Bill Rawls to take office as Mayor of Brownsville today
This afternoon newly elected Mayor Bill Rawls will be sworn in. The ceremony will take place during the Brownsville City Board meeting. The meeting has been moved from City Hall to the Justice Complex. The board convenes at 5:30.
Outgoing Mayor Jo Matherne will call the meeting to order and then Rawls will be sworn in, according to minutes circulated yesterday. Rawls will preside over the remainder of the meeting.
Mayor Rawls becomes Brownsvilleís first African American mayor and was elected last month by a significant margin. He will serve a four-year term.