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Stubbs seeks 8th term
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TRINITY – Longtime Mayor Lyle Stubbs is seeking his eighth term in the May 8 city elections. Stubbs is being challenged for the two-year term by Lois Saldana. Stubbs is the owner of Stubbs Chemical and Feed in Trinity and a co-owner of S&G Soil Service. First elected to the city council in 1981, Stubbs has served as mayor since July 1994 when he was appointed following the resignation of former Mayor Billy Jack Walker He was then elected to the post in 1995 to fill out the remaining year of Walker’s term and has been re-elected in every election since. “I love our community and I it has been my privilege to serve others as mayor,” he said. Stubbs said the primary goals for the future involve street improvement and economic development. He noted that last year the city issued $500,000 in certificates of obligation to perform street work. Six streets were repaved under this program last fall and a number of others will be reworked as the weather begins to get warmer this year. The city still has about $350,000 of the street money available but the streets that will be done this spring will require more work that just repaving. “We will make the money go ass far as possible because the people of Trinity deserve to have better streets,” he said. Noting that the city currently has a 14-acre site located south of the Alco shopping center, Stubbs said he wants to work with other local leaders to help develop that area into a business park. A graduate of Trinity High School, Stubbs has been a member of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years and has served as its chaplain for 20 years. He is a member of the River of Life Church and for the past several years has conducted a music ministry through his country-gospel recordings. Known as Trinity’s “Singing Mayor,” Stubbs has recorded a number of albums and singles and in 2001 was named as the Country Gospel Music Guild’s Male Vocalist of the Years. Stubbs and his wife, Susie, have been married for 46 years. They had two children, the late Michael Stubbs, and Michelle; and two grandchildren, Whitley Stubbs, 19, who is a sophomore at North Texas State University, and Michael Freeman, 12, a sixth grader at in the Hudson school system.

 

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