- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The city manager of Texarkana has announced his resignation, citing ongoing health issues.

City Manager Harold Boldt said Wednesday at a press conference that he will begin dialysis soon, and will likely need a kidney transplant.

“In my life right now, stress is a big deal, and it’s a part of being a city manager,” Boldt said. “When I’m in a meeting and you see me, you don’t know what I’m thinking. I have to sit on my emotions. . I’ve put my health at risk, and I’m probably going to need a kidney transplant. I will begin dialysis soon. I wish I would have listened more to my medical friends over the years, but I just ate what I wanted.”

The Texarkana Gazette (https://bit.ly/1byyBPX ) reports that Boldt will remain in the city for treatment before moving back to Little Rock. Boldt’s resignation was announced at the end of a special meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss a settlement with former City Clerk Patti Scott Grey.

Boldt says that he will leave others to determine his legacy, but he was proud to see the 2015 Governor’s Conference on Tourism go on at the Arkansas Convention Center.

Boldt’s resignation will take effect June 30.

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