GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KTEN) — Incoming Grayson County Judge Bruce Dawsey has launched a war of words against the Commissioners Court.

Earlier this week, the commissioners appointed outgoing Grayson County Judge Bill Magers as the new director of the North Texas Regional Airport and the executive director of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority, replacing Mike Livezey, who recently stepped down.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Bruce Dawsey posted a statement on Facebook saying he was "shocked" to learn about the appointments, saying it serves to  "undermine the will of the voters," and that he will launch an "independent investigation and legal review" as his first official action as County Judge.

Here is Dawsey's full statement:

According to Magers' six-page executive employment agreement, the base salary for his new duties is $10,000 a month. 

KTEN reached out to outgoing County Judge Bill Magers Wednesday night for reaction; he provided us with this written statement:

"In a regularly scheduled meeting of the Grayson County Commissioners Court this week, the Court voted unanimously to approve the unanimous recommendation of the Grayson RMA to appoint me as Executive Director. The unanimous recommendation of the Grayson RMA was also made in a regularly scheduled meeting. I look forward to serving in this capacity. "


The published agenda for Tuesday's meeting of Commissioners Court made no specific mention of Magers' appointments aside from making a reference to reserving the right "to convene in an executive session to discuss a personnel matter." The next meeting of Commissioners Court is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29.

Magers failed in his bid for a third term as County Judge. Dawsey is scheduled to be sworn in on January 1.