UPDATED: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:29pm
Temple, TX — Thursday, Temple Mayor Pro Tem, Judy Morales, submitted a letter of resignation, announcing she will be stepping down from the city council.
On Monday, Morales refused to step down, in spite of the mayor and the other three council members asking her to resign during a city council meeting.
Morales was arrested last week and has been charged with destroying public information in connection to her reportedly instructing one of her employees to delete emails and files that linked her using county equipment to run for office in 2011.
According to the city's website, Morales was elected to the district two councilmember position in May 2011. She then became Mayor Pro-Tem in May 2013. Morales is a native of Temple, and she worked as the Director of Social Services for the Temple H.E.L.P. center. Her responsibilities at the H.E.L.P. center included "administrating, planning and implementing community based outreach services and programs since 1972."
Morales asked for a public hearing, which was scheduled for this evening but has been canceled, following her resignation.