Mark the date. On March 3, 2015, the citizens of Hearne reclaimed their government from City Attorney Bryan F. “Rusty” Russ, Jr. and the rest of the Booger County Mafia by recalling Councilwoman Maxine Vaughn.
Notwithstanding the race-baiting and fear mongering of the mafia and its allies, voters ousted Vaughn by a vote of 269 to 260. Residents petitioned for a recall election last August, and by law the election should have been held last November, but law doesn’t count for much where Rusty Russ is concerned.
Vaughn, Mayor Ruben Gomez, and Councilwoman Michael Werlinger refused to schedule the election, but on February 2, 2015, the Tenth Court of Appeals ordered the city to hold the election. Now that Rusty and his allies have lost control of the council, I have to wonder if they will start shredding documents at city hall tonight.