Civil Service Commission

Commission Meetings

Commission meetings are held in the City Hall Conference Room on an as-needed basis. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas must be posted and accessible to the public for at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are available following board approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Adam Harding, Chair, Place 1
    Appointed: January 27, 2020
    Term ends: June 9, 2025
  • Marilyn Ester-Barnes, Place 2
    Appointed: May 22, 2023
    Term ends: June 9, 2026
  • Beckie Gilbert, Place 3
    Appointed: October 1, 2012
    Term ends: June 14, 2024

About Us

Members of the Civil Service Commission administer Chapter 143 of the Local Texas Government Code in accordance with the purpose of securing efficient fire and police departments composed of capable personnel who are free from political influence and who have permanent employment tenure as public servants. 

The commission is comprised of three members. Members serve staggered three-year terms, with the term of one member expiring each year.

Please contact the Civil Service Director at 903-731-8421 regarding Civil Service Commission Meetings.

View Division 2 - Civil Service Commission of the City Code (PDF).