The regular meetings of the city council of the City of Cross Plains are 6:30 P.M. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

City of Cross Plains Council Members




Jerry Cassle moved his family to Cross Plains in September of 1980 when he was employed by Cordova Resources. Employed for eighteen years, he retired in 1998.  Entering retirement he worked part time for Higginbotham Funeral Home and currently continues in that capacity. Married to Ruby for 31 years before her passing in 2007, they shared a  happy home with 9 children between the two of them.  Both he and Ruby were always very civic minded and loved their new community.  In 1994 Jerry sought election to the City Council and was elected in May of that same year and continues to serve his community in that capacity .  In 2003 he was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the local Economic Development Board and serves as the board’s Vice-President.  As a member of the local Economic Develompent Corporation he has been very instrumental along with the other board members bringing new businesses as well as financially assisting other aspiring local projects.

 Cassle serves with diligence and integrity and has a vision for the community as a whole.  His deep compassion drives his vision for better living conditions for the citizens and better working conditions for City employees. 

 The delipadated condition of city streets were a major concern. Working alongside City Administrator Debbie Gosnell, most of the City’s streets have been paved and continue to be assesed yearly. Major repairs to the City’s infrastructure have been accomplished in the replacement of ground storage tanks, overhead tanks, vehicles for City employees, backhoes, dump trucks, brush chippers, maintainer and a sewer jet machine, all while maintaining a sizeable reserve fund.

 Future plans for the community is to develop a better economic work climate while providing a quality of life environment for its citizens as well as promoting the community to outside visitors.



Bob Kirkham's bio coming soon.



Randy Strickland is a lifelong resident of the Cross Plains area. Randy was raised in the town of Burkett and attended Cross Plains ISD. He graduated High School in 1970 and in 1972 he and Deana Wilson were married. Together for 42 years and counting, Randy and Deana have two daughters, Shana and Misty, and three grandchildren - Shambry, Blanie, and Bracken.

After 37 years of employment with the 3M company, Randy retired in 2007.

Randy's hobbies include Golfing, Roping, drinking coffee and playing tricks on his friends...which has been known to backfire on him a time or two. An accomplished musician, Randy and some of his friends gather at Jean's Feed Barn and play, to the delight of all gathered there.

Randy is known for his positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile for the benefit of others. His purpose for running for City Councilman is an overall promotion and well being for the City and his constituents. Believing that God has blessed this City, his goals are to promote a pride in our city that is contributive to that end. Always encouraging the citizenry of the community, Randy believes that as we work TOGETHER in unity we can accomplish goals that would not otherwise be possible. As calf roping is one of Randy's hobbies, he understands the strength in unity concept and bases his belief of working together on the scriptural outlook found in Ecclesiastes 4: 12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."



Gary began his service as a City Council member in May of 2013.  Gary graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Since then he has operated as an Asset Protection Manger investigating fraudulent activity in the retail industry.  Gary is married to Ashley Moses and they have three children (Noah, Asher, and Claire).

 Both Gary and Ashley love their town and wish to see Cross Plains thrive as a community.  In October of 2013 they opened Moses Fitness which serves as a fitness facility with the intent of providing Cross Plains with the opportunity to achieve a variety of fitness goals.

 In an effort to mentor future generations Gary dedicates his time throughout the year coaching various athletic programs that the Cross Plains Little League has to offer. Gary strongly believes that the future of our town starts now and that future will inevitably be handed over to our young children of today.  Gary’s vision for our community is to foster growth while maintaining the small town values that we all cherish.



Colby Walker's bio coming soon.