By Lynda Jones
Patrick Evans, president of the Houston County Hospital District Board of Directors HCHD), submitted his anticipated resignation on Wednesday, June 8.
Evans, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Crockett, is being transferred to Texarkana July 1. He sent the following email to board members and the media:
"Due to my transfer to Hardy UMC Texarkana, I a stepping down from the Hospital Board. It has been a joy to work with each of you and I appreciate your work and support during my short tenure. I wish you all the best of success and for the Hospital to continue to grow and provide high quality service."
The board's nominating committee announced at the May meeting that it will recommend Tommy Driskell of Crockett to replace Evans on the board, and Deborah Blackwell to serve as president. The board will vote on those recommendations at its June meeting.