Tax Assessor-Collector Bettencourt resigns

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"I have spoken with Judge Emmett and told him of my intention to tender my resignation before Christmas," Bettencourt said in a statement released Friday night. "I want to give the Court time to address the vacancy and ensure an orderly transition."

Bettencourt, who has been in office since 1998, will take a job in the private sector.

"I want to thank the good people of Harris County for allowing me the opportunity to serve. It has been an honor and a privilege," Bettencourt said.

"We have accomplished a great deal in the office, ushering in an era of smart government -- a focus on customer service and technology."

The resignation is supposed to be effective once the county replaces him.

More, including full statement on Miya Shay's political blog

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