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Motion fails at Brown County Commissioners Court for retaining state lobbyist

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BROWN COUNTY, Texas - Brown County Commissioners failed to pass a motion to resign an agreement with a state lobbyist. 

Several people spoke for and against the county retaining the services of former state representative Bob Turner. Commissioner of Precinct 4 Larry Traweek was the one who made the motion at Tuesday's meeting, but none of his colleagues supported it.

Six Brown County entities since 2010 have split the cost of paying Turner to help represent "rural issues" at the state capitol in Austin.

But with commissioners failing to vote for the agreement, they join the City of Early in opposing using taxpayer funds to pay for a lobbyist. 

The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, the city of Brownwood, the Brownwood Municipal Development District, and the Brown County Water Improvement District have all committed to paying for Turner's services.

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