Mayor Dreiling banters with Hunt County’s own Friendlee
at the Business Before Hours at Hunt Regional Healthcare
August 7- Mayor David Dreiling was diagnosed with a brain tumor last May. He turned over duties to the mayor pro tempore, Jerry Ransom, at a sudden called Saturday morning council meeting. He was scheduled for immediate neurosurgery a few days later. Almost ninety days have passed since his surgery and recovery.
The mayor told this correspondent at the Business Before Hours gathering yesterday, “I am pleased that nobody tried to paint their house.” Dreiling continued, “the city ran very well without me at the helm.” Mayor Dreiling wanted us to let people know “he appreciated their concerns. The cards, letters, prayers and other acts of kindness were welcomed during my recovery”. He smiled when one bystander said, “it just goes to show that you cannot keep an old sailor down.”