VAN ZANDT COUNTY (KYTX) -- Some are questioning whether it was the right move for Van Mayor Dean Stone to play golf Wednesday morning instead of participating in the day's recovery efforts throughout the city.

According to Garden Valley Resort and Golf Club in Lindale, Mayor Stone arrived to play golf with a friend around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The two remained at the course until about 10:30 a.m., well past the 9 a.m. scheduled press conference that many expected him to attend.

The mayor was also absent for the afternoon press conference at 3 p.m., but Garden Valley employees say he was not at the course.

CBS19 has not been able to get in touch with the mayor for comment. One of our reporters reached out to Constable Pat Jordan for his reaction to the mayor's day off, but the Constable said he had no comment on the matter.


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