The fight isn't over for Crowley County Sheriff Jeff Keyes. The county clerk has approved a recall petition launched by residents who say they've lost faith in him.
Keyes was acquitted last week on charges he spilled 55 gallons of hydraulic fluid during a drug investigation and then lied to health officials about it.
He was arrested by the CBI for the incident in December.
Keyes says he may challenge the signatures and has 15 days to do it.
Three candidates who want to take over must collect 117 signatures to get on the ballot.