COUNTY APPOINTMENT   Stanley Gass (right) is sworn into office as the newly appointed county road supervisor on Monday afternoon by Dawson County Judge Foy O’Brien.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)
COUNTY APPOINTMENT Stanley Gass (right) is sworn into office as the newly appointed county road supervisor on Monday afternoon by Dawson County Judge Foy O’Brien. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)

    Dawson County has a new county road supervisor and he apparently came highly recommended by his predecessor, the late Doug Isaacs.
    Stanley Gass, a native of O’Donnell who currently lives in Borden County, was appointed as county road supervisor by the Dawson County Commissioners Court at a special called meeting held on Monday afternoon.
    “He has extensive knowledge and history and is what we are looking for,” County Judge Foy O’Brien said about Gass.
    Judge O’Brien said he and County Commissioner Nicky Goode learned about Gass from Isaac’s brother, Tony Isaacs, while sharing concerns at the family visitation held for Doug Isaacs, who unexpectedly died on April 30.
    While talking about how badly Isaacs would be missed by the county and needing to fill that vacancy, Judge O’Brien said Tony told them he might have a suggestion. Tony said Doug had mentioned to him at one time that should he ever decide to leave the county’s employment, Judge O’Brien recalled, Doug knew someone he would personally recommend to take his place.
    “He (Tony) shared Stanley Gass’s information with us,” Judge O’Brien said, “and we thought if Doug had felt comfortable and good with recommending him (Gass), then it would be worth our time to call and visit with him.”
    Judge O’Brien and Goode met with Gass for several hours over a weekend and he met with the full Commissioners Court in a closed, executive session that lasted approximately 40 minutes on Monday.

 

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