Stephenville City Councilman Alan Nix was elected mayor pro-tem by his fellow council members Tuesday. The position had been previously held by Russ McDanel who left office in May.

The mayor pro-tem takes on the responsibilities of the mayor during any period when the mayor is unable to perform his or her duties.

Nix has served several terms on the city council and is chairman of the Public Works Committee and member of the Personnel Committee.

As chairman of the Public Works Committee Nix works in close concert with Director of Public Works Nick Williams and is probably as well verse on the inner workings of the Stephenville physical system from sewers to streets as anyone in town.

 “I’m very honored to be selected for this position," Nix said. "I accept both the challenge and the position of mayor pro-tem and look forward to it.”