After years of financial troubles the city of Brookshire, just down the road from Houston, has a pretty bright financial outlook.
Mayor Eric Scott says his goal was to put the city in the black after facing deficits when he took office in 2013.
Financial records show Scott has remained true to his promise with a surplus and an increase in capital projects around the city over the last three years.
So how did Scott do it?
He says, “we maintained fiscal responsibility and an eye on the future.”
Scott also says strategic planning played a huge role in the city’s financial resurrection.
The city of Brookshire ended this fiscal year with over $750,000 in the bank.
The year prior to Scott taking office the city was $12,000 in the hole.