Plenty of Ammo

Tye Thomas resigned as mayor of Gun Barrel City amid charges of misconduct. So why is he grinning?
FIT TO BE TYE: Thomas' office sports portraits of Elton John and Newt Gingrich.
Photograph by O. Lovett

On May 16, the day after a grand jury indictment led to the resignation of the youngest mayor in the history of Gun Barrel City, 22-year-old Tye Thomas looked remarkably calm. Relieved, even. He sipped coffee and curled up in a reddish-pink bathrobe in his two-tone pink home office that was decorated with photographs of politicians and a pastel of Elton John. On his first day out of public life, he opened a file on his desk and read aloud from encouraging letters he

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