, Port Arthur, Texas

January 3, 2014

Howard leaving tax assessor-collector post

The Port Arthur News

— Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Shane Howard is resigning from his position.

His last day is expected to be Feb. 4.

Howard is expected to make a formal announcement today detailing his decision to leave the county post he has held since Nov. 2010, when he filled the unexpired term of Miriam Johnson.

Howard is leaving for a job in the private sector that was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity, according to published accounts from KMBT News.