The City Council is an elected legislative body with authority to pass municipal ordinances, budgets, declarations, proclamations, and set local tax rates. The City of Hooks Council consists of 5 Council Members and 1 Mayor who are elected at large, which means they represent the entire city. The City Council enacts laws and promotes the safety of its citizens. Each position is a two-year term. After each election, the Council selects a fellow Council Member to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.

City Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month in the Council Chambers located at 603 East Avenue A beginning at 6:00PM.

Each meeting will follow an agenda. The agenda is created by the Mayor. The last day to file to be on the agenda is the Monday prior to the Council Meeting night. This must be given to the City Secretary by 4:30PM. For more information, please contact Andria Whitehurst.

Agendas are posted on the Friday before each Council Meeting by 6PM.

If you wish to speak concerning an item listed on the agenda or an item not listed on the agenda, you may sign up for public comments/open forum prior to the meeting start time to voice your concern. The Council will not address you during this time, they will only listen.

Meet The Council



November 2020

William Felty

Council Place 1

Term Expires: May 2021

Sherry Phillips

Council Place 2

Term Expires: May 2021

Gary Wright

Council Place 3

Term Expires: May 2022

Marc Reiter

Council Place 4

Mayor Pro Tempore

Term Expires: May 2021

Vicki Murchison

Council Place 5

Term Expires: May 2022

Butch Dunbar

City Attorney

Council Positions up for election for May 2, 2020 General Election:

Unofficial Results PDF 


Al Turnage

Greg Rowe


Council Place 3

Gary Wright


Council Place 5

Vicki Murchison


Public Notices for Election

Candidate Requirements (Form 1-15)

Notice of Deadline to File 

Order of Election 

Proclamation to Postpone Election  

**NEW** Election Dates

See this page for requirements and deadlines!

New Dates to remember for November 3, 2020 Election:

  1. Early Voting will be October 13, 2020 - October 30, 2020

  2. Applications to submit ballots by mail - October 22, 2020

  3. Extended hours for Early Voting October 16 and October 23 from 7AM to 7PM. 

Locations for Early Voting;

Bowie County Courthouse

Hooks High School

Walnut Church of Christ

Locations for Election Date:

Precinct 14- Bowie County Courthouse

Precinct 13 and 30- Hooks High School

November 3, 2020 General Election

unofficial results:

Al Turnage: 507

Greg Rowe:340

City Ordinances 

Election Information