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Frank Baker out as Van Alstyne city manager

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File photo of former Van Alstyne City Manager Frank Baker. (KTEN) File photo of former Van Alstyne City Manager Frank Baker. (KTEN)

VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- The City of Van Alstyne called a special Sunday meeting to discuss the status of City Manager Frank Baker.

After nearly two hours of deliberation, the City Council voted unanimously to accept Baker's resignation.

"Very happy for today's decision, and the fact that it was unanimous is wonderful," said Van Alstyne resident Kaaren Teuber. "It shows unity, and that is really good."

Baker submitted his resignation on Thursday, and the special meeting was called shortly afterward.

"I think it's best for the city that we have a new city manager coming on board," City Council member Brad Clough said. "I have no idea who the interim will be yet, but it's an opportunity to get someone who will work with the citizens."

Baker was appointed as city manager in May 2012. He had previously served as chief of the Van Alstyne Fire Department, according to his online biography.

"We appreciate Mr. Baker and all the work he did for the city, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," Clough said.

Baker did not respond to KTEN's requests for comment on his resignation.

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