ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — No replacement for Orange County Judge Dean Crooks was named in Tuesday's meeting.
Crooks resigned last week, less than one year into his first term. His resignation was formally accepted by county commissioners on Tuesday, March 19.
The agenda for Tuesday outlined accepting Judge Crook's resignation during the public session and later in closed session discussing a "deliberate appointment" of his replacement.
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Crook's resignation was scheduled to take effect Tuesday, March 19. Judge Crooks gave his resignation last week during the regularly scheduled meeting.
Earlier this month, Judge Crooks and the Commissioners' Court were deeply divided over a proposed new five billion dollar ethylene plant project that Chevron Phillips chemical plant was considering putting in Orange County.
Some of the commissioners expressed concerns that Crook's comments could have put the deal in jeopardy, 12News previously reported.