Milam tax collector withdraws resignation

Bryan Bryan Doug Bryan, Milam County tax assessor-collector for the past 11 years, withdrew his resignation to count y commissioners on Monday.

Bryan, who had originally submitted the resignation to County Judge Frank Summers last Wednesday, cited health concerns as the reason for both the resignation and withdrawal.

“I had a heart attack on Memorial Day,” Bryan told The Reporter. “I was advised it was time to get out from under the (job) stress or face additional health problems.”

But the question of health insurance forced Bryan to withdraw his resignation.

“I’m still seeing a cardiologist and I have not been released from cardiology care,” he said. “If I went ahead with my plans I would have been without insurance after a couple of weeks.”

Bryan, 64, had planned to retire from his position as of July 31.

Commissioners had listed the resignation on their Monday agenda and were also prepared to appoint a successor to fill out the remaining two years of Bryan’s term.

Bryan had recommended Kolette Morgan, a 15-year employee of the tax office and the current chief deputy assessor-collector, to replace him.

Bryan said three stents were required after sustaining the heart attack at home on May 31.

“I was able to come back to work,” he said.

Bryan was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Frances Price in 1999 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

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