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Petree honored at retirement reception

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:46:21 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 12 2013 09:07:37 PM CST
Richard Petree retirement
ABILENE, Texas -

A retirement reception was held Thursday afternoon for outgoing Taylor County Chief Appraiser Richard Petree.

Petree, 66, is stepping down at the end of the year.  He was first elected tax assessor/collector in 1976.

Dozens of friends showed up at the reception at the Taylor County Central Appraisal District office.

Gary Earnest will take over that job January 1.