BAYOU VISTA, Texas Citing the recent death of his mother, Mayor Bobby Rosenquist resigned from office Monday night. The mayor had already been spending a lot of time out of state as his mother battled liver disease until she died last month.

With my work schedule, family and city responsibilities, it s been a very hectic time, Rosenquist wrote. As a result, I have relied heavily on Mayor Pro Tem Vaun Henry this past month to take care of the city business so I could handle family issues in North Carolina. Unfortunately, with this new turn of events, this does not look like things will change, and I will be in North Carolina for the better part of the next few months handling my mother s estate.

Rosenquist had been mayor since he was elevated from mayor pro tem after former Mayor Ed Flanagan resigned in November 2010. Rosenquist was elected to the mayor s spot in 2011 and re-elected in May. He was unopposed.

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