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SHERMAN, TX -- Police Chief Tom Watt is set to retire in less than two days, which means one of the department's two assistant chiefs will soon take over.

Both assistant chief for administration Ken Francis and assistant chief of operations Otis Henry are being considered for the job. Henry showed up to a city council budget workshop on Wednesday.

City manager George Olson spoke with council members for several minutes in executive session. "We will be celebrating Chief Watt's retirement on Friday and our city manager will soon be announcing the next police chief," says mayor Cary Wacker.

Public safety items including police, fire, and zoning makes up about 60 percent of the budget. Wacker says unlike cities whose tax receipts dropped, Sherman revenues are flat and council members will focus on maintaining essential services and staff.