Kerr County Precinct 2 Commissioner Tom Moser announced Monday that he retire from the commissioner's court on July 23 — leaving a vacancy on the five-member panel.
Moser said he is selling his ranch and will move out of Precinct 2 in the coming months.
Moser was into his second term on the court, and his term expires next year. Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly will appoint a replacement.
During his remarks, which opened the meeting, Moser indicated that growth and development are the precinct's major issues. Over the last year, new housing developments have stirred up controversy in Center Point, where developers plan one high-density project.
"I'm sorry to see you leave," said Pct. 3 Commissioner Jonathan Letz.
However, the court has very little say over the size of projects — except when it comes to water. The Texas Legislature has restricted zoning authority for commissioners courts across the state.
Moser has been a leading voice on growth issues during court meetings, including controversial gravel and aggregate operations near the Guadalupe River — a move that angered the city of Kerrville due to the close proximity to manufacturing plants. Moser has also been active with community engagement, including holding town hall meetings about controversial issues.
Moser helped steer a victory for Pct. 2 businesses last year when voters overturned a decades-old limit on alcohol sales — a curious artifact left behind from prohibition.