- Associated Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas mayor has resigned over unpaid property taxes that left him ineligible to continue serving.

The Killeen Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/MAJML5 ) that Harker Heights announced Friday that Mayor Mike Aycock had resigned due to “unfortunate financial circumstances beyond his control.”

A statement from the city said that Aycock had been unable to pay his property tax obligations before a Jan. 31 deadline and according to the city charter could no longer hold office. Harker Heights is about 70 miles north of Austin.

Aycock has filed for re-election and he will be eligible if he pays off the taxes owed. In 2012, the Bell County Tax Appraisal District sued Aycock’s construction company for unpaid property taxes totaling $8,644. It was not immediately clear if that tax debt was paid.

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Information from: Killeen Daily Herald, https://www.kdhnews.com

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