Rusk City Manager Mike Murray has submitted a letter of resignation, according to Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn.
Murray is “submitting his resignation effective at the end of November in order to pursue new opportunities.”
He has served as city manager since May 2006 and prior to that, 1995 to 1998.
In July, a former police department employee accused Murray of illegal wiretapping and he was placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation took place. In September, the Texas Attorney General’s office cleared Murray saying “there is no criminal offense to be investigated and/or prosecuted.”
In August, Kilgore resident Jim Dunaway was hired as the interim city manager. According to Raiborn, he will hold that position until a permanent city manager is hired.
Rusk City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 10.