Hawthorne resigns from council; Vaughn appointed

Rhonda Hawthorne on Tuesday evening in a specially called meeting officially submitted her resignation from the Glen Rose City Council, and Richard Vaughn was appointed to fill the open position.

City Administrator Michael Leamons said that Hawthorne had to resign because she took a job as office manager at Oakdale Park, which is owned by the city. She could not hold both positions, Leamons noted, according to city regulations.

Vaughn, who is 73, and one other person were considered by the council for the position. The vote to appoint Vaughn was by a 3-1 count. Hawthorne did not vote because she had already turned in her resignation.

Vaughn, a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University, served in the Marines from 196801980. He served 12 years in active duty as a lieutenant, including a tour in Viet Nam as an infantry combat officer. He had been serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission.