Ellis County Town Elects Candidate Who Died in March as Mayor

The city of Maypearl faces "all-new territory" after its residents elected a mayoral candidate who died during the campaign.Phillip "Doc" Veltman, a former teacher at Skyline and DeSoto high schools, died from complications of leukemia March 15. He was 71.Veltman outpolled challenger John Wayne Pruitt, a former mayor, with 62 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal elections. Veltman drew 68 votes out of 110 cast.  Continue reading...

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