LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Court-at-Law Judge Derek Flournoy has turned in a resignation letter, indicating he will be stepping down on Dec. 31.
County Judge Wes Suiter confirmed Flournoy turned in the letter at Tuesday's meeting of the commissioners' court.
Suiter said the court wants him to take resumes until Nov. 10 and the court will then determine who can complete Flournoy's term.
Suiter said Flournoy indicated in the letter that he wanted to go into private practice with his wife.
"He's done a great job with us, working CPS cases and things like that for the past 11 years," Suiter said. "Can't say enough and we hate to see him go."
"I just want to make sure everyone understands nothing is wrong," Flournoy said. "People have been asking me if I'm sick and stuff like that but everything is fine. I want to thank everyone who has supported me and let you know I have worked hard and will continue to do so in the private sector."
"On October 1st, I started my 11th year," Flournoy said. "And I knew this wasn't something I wanted to do as a career. Most come in later in age and want to do it as retirement."