A special election will be held on May 19 to fill the unexpired term of Ward 1 Councilman Gerald Byrd, who resigned on Monday.
Carrollton Ward 3 Councilman Jim Watters was sworn in for his third term Monday night, becoming the senior member of the council.
The City of Carrollton has a new mayor with Betty Cason, the first woman to serve in the role, and a new District 4 council member, both of whom were sworn in Thursday night.
Carrollton District 4 Councilman-elect Bob Uglum is to be sworn in Thursday night alongside the city's first woman mayor, Betty Cason, and will succeed current Councilman Met Lane.
Carrollton Mayor-elect Betty Cason will be sworn in next week, and she has been spending the past few weeks getting up to speed on everything going on in the city.
Carrollton Mayor Walt Hollingsworth is ending his term next week, but he has a number of accomplishments to look back on – including growing as a person and a hand in making the city government more transparent.
A trio of infrastructure projects around downtown Carrollton is being worked on ahead of Christmas.