Interim City Manager Joe B. Montez said this week that the council will be deciding which of two finalists to negotiate with for the position after emerging from a meeting to be held behind closed doors at City Hall.
The council was scheduled to begin the session at 11 a.m.
Additional negotiations for the position will include discussions on salary and benefits.
The two finalists come well equipped for the position.
Tom Ginter is the interim director of public works at Port Aransas. He has 20 years of local government experience as both a city manager and an assistant city manager.
Ginter has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and has experience working with a Main Street Program.
Longoria is a native son, born here and educated in Beeville public schools.
He is a 1977 graduate of A.C. Jones who went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in recreation and parks administration from Texas A&M University at College Station and earned his master of business administration at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Longoria has 28 years of experience in government and has been a member of the Beeville City Council, serving as mayor pro tem for a while during that time.
He also has served on the Corpus Christi City Council and the board of trustees of the Corpus Christi Independent School District.
Longoria has been a director of Boys and Girls Clubs in Beeville and elsewhere and was a loan officer at Commercial National Bank in Beeville while serving on the City Council here.