Ledbetter is new assessor

The Roosevelt County Commission has appointed Evelyn Ledbetter of Z-7 Farms Inc. as county assessor.

The commission voted unanimously on the matter Thursday during a special session at the Roosevelt County Courthouse.

County Assessor Tex Belcher, who was re-elected in 2010, is retiring May 31, and Ledbetter is to complete his term, which runs through 2014.

This is a developing story and we will have updates as we get more information.