PALESTINE-Outgoing district 1 councilman Will Brule was pleased with a reception held in his honor. Brule, who did not seek re-election, is being replaced by Adam Harding, who was sworn in earlier in the night.
“It was great, um, you know the dance-wow-the dance by Wendy [Ellis] was just mind blowing,” an obviously intoxicated Brule told reporters following the reception, “it was a big hit!”
Attendance at the reception and donations, which city manager Wendy Ellis promised critics would exceed expectations, fell short.
“We were able to raise $14.86 during my dance performance,” Ellis said. Ellis thanked the only two donors. Police Chief Robert Herbert donated $14 while the Citizens on Patrol Alumni Association donated the 86 cent, which, according to Ellis, “was all the COPAA had left in their bank bag.”
Ellis has promised more performances using the permanently installed pole before and after council meetings and at senior staff meetings.
“As always, the public is invited,” Ellis said.