EXCLUSIVE: Former Palestine Council Member Will Brule Says He May Run Again; Supports Syrian Refugees
PALESTINE, TX–In an exclusive interview with The Dogwood Tale, former District 1 Councilman Will Brule says he may seek the office he left in 2014, once again, to correct the wrongs he feels has been perpetrated by the current council.
We had to search for the vacationing Brule, but eventually sought him out on a beach in the Galveston area.
“I think it’s time that we bring intellect and analytical decision making back to our council and, or, you can just elect me,” Brule said. “I have watched this council destroy the best city manager we ever had, Wendy Ellis, and pledge to bring Wendy back if you’ll just elect me.”
Brule, who served only one term on the council, said he also wants to be returned to council to stop what he calls “bullying” by Mayor Bob Herrington.
“I witnessed Bob bully a child for his lunch money. I reported that and nothing has been done to date.”
Brule is, of course, referring to an incident reported here on The Dogwood Tale, a story he personally delivered to our newsroom some months back.
When asked how Brule felt about the recent arrival of Syrian refugees into the City of Palestine, Brule left no doubt about his position.
“They deserve to be here,” he declared. “This is a big opportunity for the city for sales tax revenue as these refugees will be living in our community, eating at our restaurants, and shopping at our stores. On their first day in our city, I saw a very nice refugee buy over $2,000 in ammunition at Walmart. If the other 4,999 refugees did the same, can you imagine the amount of sales tax dollars we would raise for our community?”
Bruce expects to announce his final decision whether he will or will not seek the District 1 position in the coming weeks.
“I’ll announce it right here on The Dogwood Tale,” he said.