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Van Alstyne Mayor Steps Down Amid Ethics Violations

Feb 14, 2018

The Van Alstyne City Council Tuesday accepted Larry Cooper’s resignation as mayor . Cooper stepped down after being accused by the council of an ethics violation in January. 

In a complaint to the Texas Ethics Commission and the Grayson County District Attorney, the council accused Cooper of using city money to pay for an endorsement of another council member for reelection.

Cooper was also chided for reportedly talking to television reporters about matters discussed in executive session.