August 9, 2017: Tim Chase has retired as the Director of the Hutto, Texas, Economic Development Corporation. According to the Community Impact newspaper website in Hutto, Chase's retirement was approved 5-2 by the Hutto Economic Development Corporation Board. The move occurs on the heels of a July 24, 2017, vote by the Board to stop Chase from engaging in any activities on behalf of the Economic Development Corporation. Chase told the newspaper that he plans to retire and spend time with his grandchildren. Efforts to reach him were unsuccessful, and a Spokesman for Hutto City Manager Odis Jones said city officials would have no further comment, calling the story "pretty well documented" by the Community Impact newspaper.