San Angelo Mayor Resigns Abruptly

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - The mayor of San Angelo resigned today for personal reasons - one day after failing to show up to be sworn in for his fourth term.

J.W. Lown told the San Angelo Standard-Times, in a telephone interview from Mexico, that he's in a relationship with someone who does not have legal status in the U.S.

Lown said, quote: "I don't want to give his name."  Lown said the man attended Angelo State University and their relationship started earlier this year.

The 32-year-old Lown has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico. He said they're in Mexico to wait in line for a visa.

He said they would return to San Angelo if, quote, "the people of San Angelo will welcome me back."  Lown on May 9 overwhelmingly won re-election to a fourth term.