Hutchins City Manager made mutual agreement with city in resignation


By Rita Cook / The Ellis County Press

HUTCHINS – Several weeks ago when former Hutchins City Manager, Carl Sherman resigned it was not brought to the attention of this newspaper until after deadline that Sherman’s resignation was mutual.

In a news release last week Sherman stated, “This was a mutually agreed upon separation, I wish the city of Hutchins well in all future endeavors.

‘I am bound by the confidentiality of the Separation Agreement. “Any further inquiry should be directed to the city attorney.”

Questions arose as to why Sherman was paid a severance agreement if he resigned to run for a seat in the Texas State House.

However, it was confirmed the employment agreement was not breached by Sherman at the time of his resignation, which was the reason he was paid the amount his contract stated as the time of his resignation.

Sherman is running for District 109 and has been endorsed by State Representative Helen Giddings who currently sits in that seat.

Giddings, 72, is an African American community leader, entrepreneur, and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, a position that she has held since 1993 from her native Dallas County, Texas.

Election Day for the upcoming Primary Election is Tuesday, March 6 with early voting beginning in late February. 

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