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Van Alstyne Council accepts mayor's resignation

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Larry Cooper resigned as Van Alstyne mayor. (KTEN) Larry Cooper resigned as Van Alstyne mayor. (KTEN)
The Van Alstyne City Council votes to accept the resignation of Mayor Larry Cooper. (KTEN) The Van Alstyne City Council votes to accept the resignation of Mayor Larry Cooper. (KTEN)

VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- Van Alstyne Mayor Larry Cooper resigned Tuesday without any objection from the rest of the City Council.

Cooper currently has an ethics complaint filed against him stemming from a letter he wrote supporting a local politician. The complaint was filed against Cooper even though the politician decided to not run for re-election.

The City Council voted unanimously to accept Cooper's resignation on Tuesday night, but the outgoing mayor didn't seem too upset about it.

"It was just a good time; the town has enough drama," he said. "If I'm contributing to that, then I shouldn't do that. They will be fine without me."

Mayor Pro Tem Teddie Ann Salmon  assumed the role as acting mayor of Van Alstyne. She will serve until a mayoral election on May 5.

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