According to sources with the City of Meridian, Mayor Johnnie Hauerland has died. Previously, the mayor was hospitalized with COVID-19 and has been in care for about three weeks. Sources indicate that he passed around 3 p.m., Saturday, July 24. 

Previously, we talked to Hauerland about his career and work here. To leave a message of condolences or memories, email info@meridiantexas.com. This is a developing story.