Hurst resident Trasa Robertson Cobern filed for the Hurst City Council, Place 4.  Anna Holzer, the Place 4 incumbent, indicated she would not seek reelection.  Mrs. Cobern holds in high regard the work of the past and existing Hurst City Councilmembers.  She believes the council has done a tremendous job making Hurst a city we can call home.  Her focus will be on helping continue to wisely limit city spending, encourage young families to be involved in the future of the city, and continue to bring successful business to the city.  She is committed to growing her family’s roots deeper in Hurst and if elected, she will work with the other councilmembers in continuing their focus on keeping our city a great place to live.

Mrs. Cobern has served in a number of volunteer board positions for the City of Hurst.  She is currently an alternate member on the Library Board.  She has also served as a voting member on the Neighborhood & Community Advisory Committee where she helped draft an important ordinance for inspecting rental properties in Hurst.  This ordinance protects both Hurst residents and Hurst property values.  Last year, she participated in the Hurst 101 program, which is a weekly class designed to help residents understand the inner workings of the City.  She was elected Valedictorian by her classmates.

While growing up with a father serving in the Army, Trasa has lived and traveled all over the globe.  She and her family could live anywhere, but they have chosen Hurst.  She believes it is an amazing community, truly “the best is in the middle” of the Metroplex, with incredible programs and a great location to raise a family.  Their family has enjoyed the Rec Center, as well as the Aquatic Centers at Central and Chisholm, and they practically lived at the Hurst Library while their children were young.

Trasa has served as Director of Publicity & Historian for the MidCities PeeWee Football and Cheerleading Association since 2009 and is also a volunteer in the PTAs at L.D. Bell High School, Bedford Junior High and Bedford Heights Elementary.  She is active in the local and state levels of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, and currently serves on the HEB ISD District Level Improvement Committee.

Trasa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University and completed her graduate work in Secondary Education at the University of North Texas. She is a high school teacher and currently teaches US History.  She and her husband Kyle, an L.D. Bell graduate, have lived in Hurst for 12 years and have four boys who attend HEB ISD Schools.  The Cobern family attends Good Shepherd Church where Trasa servers in several ministries.  More information can be found at