Six local residents have sent letters of interest to the City of Texarkana, Texas concerning the vacant Ward Five City Council seat.

The seat was vacated by local attorney Bill Miller, who was appointed to be a judge by Governor Rick Perry earlier this month.

The individuals who have applied include:

Fred Meisenheimer - Sales Coordinator

Christy Paddock - Attorney

John Tidwell - Attorney

Michael Unger - Attorney

William T. Smith III - Business Owner

Douglas Cogdill - Physician

The City Council will go into executive session at its meeting on Monday night to interview the candidates. If a consensus is formed, the new council member will be voted in that night.