Assistant City Manager May Be Moving On

Just a few weeks ago, the City of Lufkin promoted him to assistant city manager, but now, he may be leaving for a new job.

Kenneth Williams could be taking over as city manager in Silsbee. A Lufkin native, Williams has worked with the City of Lufkin for nearly 20 years. He calls his potential new job a good opportunity with many new challenges.

"I [will] miss Lufkin tremendously. I worked at the City of Lufkin for the past 17 years, eight of those [as] public works director and before that, in the code enforcement department, so I have a lot of fond memories in the City of Lufkin."

Once contract negotiations are finalized, Kenneth Williams could head off to Silsbee in as little as two weeks. About 7,000 people live in the southeast Texas town near Beaumont.

Lufkin city manager Paul Parker said there won't be any plans to replace Williams until his decision to take the job is final.