ALPINE - It was another eventful City Council meeting in Alpine on Tuesday night.
Council members were all set to accept the city manager, Erik Zimmer's resignation but all of that changed when he surprised the crowd and decided to stay.
Apparently, Zimmer was going to resign for personal reasons but had a change of heart.
He felt like he could help the city more by staying.
The response was overwhelming.
Zimmer even received a standing ovation.
The council also has a new face joining the team.
Rick Stephens was welcomed as the Ward 5 Council Member.
"Alpine and West Texas is a great place to live and I'm pleased to be a council member to represent the members of Ward 5 to help the city of Alpine to be the best frontier in the West," Alpine Ward 5 Council Member, Rick Stephens, said.