NOLANVILLE — City Council members wasted no time filling a recently vacated seat Thursday at their regular meeting.

Officials appointed resident Marlene Fey, 52, in a 4-0 vote after adjourning briefly into executive session.

Council member Ernesto Servan was absent from the meeting.

Fey’s appointment came after Sherri Morales, former mayor pro tem, sent an email July 10 to Mayor Christina Rosenthal, informing officials of her immediate resignation and thanking them for the opportunity to serve.

Morales was in the middle of her second term on the council and served a total of three years.

Fey served in the Army for 25 years, ending her career as a finance officer. She has lived in Nolanville for seven years.

“I feel like I would do well for the council,” Fey said before her appointment. “...This is our home, and I want to make common-sense decisions and be part of a team.”

Fey was one of two residents who applied for the position. David Escobar, 49, also expressed interest.

Fey will serve until the election Nov. 14, in accordance with the city charter.

The mayor’s post, two council seats and city charter amendments are on November’s ballot. The resident elected to fill the at-large seat to which Fey was appointed will finish the remaining year left in Morales’ term.

Fey said she does not yet know whether she will run for the seat in November.

Other action

In other action, the council appointed Councilman Dave Brackmann as the new mayor pro tem.

Contact Courtney Griffin at or 254-501-7559

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