Stepping down from board

The Hunt County Commissioners Court on Tuesday accepted the resignation from Danny Duncan of Commerce from the board of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority.

One of the two Hunt County representatives on a board that helps oversee major road development projects in the area is stepping down from the post, amid news the panel has completed its work in the county.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court on Tuesday accepted the resignation from Danny Duncan of Commerce from the board of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority.

Duncan was last appointed to the board in April 2018. Duncan and W.D. “Dee” Hilton of Greenville have been the Hunt County members of the SuRRMA, which represents Hunt, Delta, Fannin and Lamar counties. Hilton is expected to remain with the SuRRMA.

“He is going to advise us at a later date whether we need to replace anyone on that board or if we should discontinue our involvement,” Hunt County Judge Bobby Stovall said during the meeting.

In early 2007, the commissioners courts in all of the counties except Fannin filed a petition before the Texas Transportation Commission, seeking the formation of the SuRRMA, which was officially made operational as of Jan. 15, 2007, the charter date under the state resolution authorizing the formation of the agency.

The SuRRMA board voted in October 2016 to approve the expansion of SuRRMA coverage to include Fannin County.

The SuRRMA has supervised several area transportation projects, including the expansion into four lanes of State Highway 24 from Commerce to Paris.

“But all of the projects in Hunt County have been completed,” Stovall said.

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