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Jo Clifton is the Politics Editor for the Austin Monitor.
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Smith recovering from heart surgery
Monday, September 29, 2014 by Jo Clifton
Craig Smith, who sits on the board of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, is home from the hospital after undergoing a quadruple heart bypass last week. Smith, a Travis County assistant attorney, has served on the aquifer board since 1998. Because no one filed to run against him, the district has canceled the November election for his seat and named him to another term. Smith missed last week’s board meeting because of the surgery but seems to be recovering quickly and intends to be at the next meeting in October. His wife, Mary Ann Neely, who serves on the city’s Environmental Board and is an active Democratic precinct chair, said Sunday that she is encouraged by Smith’s progress.
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