Robstown City Council member David Medina Sr. resigned his position on Jan. 14 at the beginning of the council meeting, citing a recent move as the reason for the change.

Medina announced his resignation for personal reasons. He stated that because he had moved out of the city’s jurisdiction, he wanted to do the right thing and resign his position, allowing the council the opportunity to appoint someone to serve his unexpired term, which ends in May.

The council accepted Medina’s letter of resignation. The council could meet as soon as Jan. 28 to consider appointing someone at that time.

According to the city charter, the appointing of a city council member is at the discretion of the mayor and council, with majority vote confirmation.

At the meeting, the council also approved the order of election for May 11.

There are seven seats up for the city election, including the mayor position, and there is one spot up for the Utility System Place 2.

January 30 is the first day candidates can come to city hall and apply for a place on the ballot for the city general election. The deadline to file for the election is March 1.

The city will provide training for candidates, treasurers, campaign workers and poll watchers for city elections. The class is done free of charge and will take place March 12.