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Chester receives ‘superior’ FIRST score

By Chuck Davidson CHESTER – The Chester ISD Board of Trustees President Ray McKnight called the regular meeting of the board to order on Monday evening, with five of the seven members and three district employees present. The district’s business manger Austin…
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated

Sept. 15 started National Hispanic Heritage Month. The new ESL (English as a second language) class started on Sept. 12 and the plan is to have class every Monday and Friday from 2-3 p.m. All new attendees will start on a Friday. There is still room for anyone who wishes to learn. Just call and get registered. There is no charge. We have a retired teacher that teaches ESL classes to anyone who is interested. This is a free service provided at the library for our community. For further information please call the library at (936) 642-2483. •Local artist Rebecca Fleck taught a greeting card class in the library on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14-15. Your librarian and six other ladies had a fun time of fellowship and learning. We will plan to have more workshops in the future. The cost is $5 and you take five cards home. This will be an ongoing fund raiser for the library. We will let you know when the next workshop gets scheduled. We have several fundraisers that you can help the…
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Onalaska council sets tax rate

From Enterprise Staff The Onalaska City Council approved an ordinance setting a tax rate of 0.2426 during its Sept. 13 regular meeting. Council approved an ordinance authorizing and allowing – under the act governing the Texas Municipal Retirement System – “updated service credits” on an annual basis for service performed by qualifying members of the system who at the effective date of the allowance are members of the City of Onalaska; providing for a change in the municipal contributions to the current service annuity reserve at retirement; and increasing the rate of deposits to the Texas municipal retirement system by the employees of the City of Onalaska; and establishing an effective date. Ordinances regarding manufactured homes and recreational vehicles were also approved. A resolution authorizing an additional penalty to enforce the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes as per Section 6.30 of the Texas Property Tax Code was approved. Numerous other resolutions were also…
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Crockett VFD receives surplus military truck through program

From Staff Reports CROCKETT — The Crockett Fire Department has received a surplus military vehicle provided through the Department of Defense Firefighter Property Program. It also received a $20,000 grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program to install a slip-on unit on the truck. The truck has been painted nonmilitary colors, which is a stipulation of receiving the truck, and it has been outfitted with a large water tank and pump unit. The truck will be able to go into brush and forested areas, which will serve the department well in the suppression of wildfires. It will also serve as a valuable resource in water rescue operations. The Crockett Fire Department is always looking for volunteers and provides training. For more information, call (936) 544-5553. The department would like to thank the Texas A&M Forest Service for providing grant opportunities. “This will help us better serve our community. We are a smaller department with limited funding, and this…
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City OKs budget, tax rate

By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com SHEPHERD — The Shepherd City Council gave its blessing to the next budget, which contains funds for exploring the creation of a police department. At its regular meeting on Sept. 12, the council passed a budget with general fund expenses of $711,000 and revenues of $712,000. Additionally, council members approved a tax rate designed not to generate any new revenue. The new rate is 0.17674, or 17.674 cents per $100 of property valuation, down from 20.14 cents from last year’s budget. City Clerk Debra Hagler said the city is looking into a police department. “It’s not started, but we’re in the exploration stage,” she said. “The city feels that it’s time to get extra police coverage.” Funds for a police department would come from grants, and amount to $180,000. As part of the budget, the utility fund expenses were set $968,000; up slightly from last year expenses due to the city project of installing new water meters. Also, the $115,000 Economic Development…

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Chester receives ‘superior’ FIRST score

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By Chuck Davidson CHESTER – The Chester ISD Board of Trustees President Ray McKnight called the regular meeting of the board to order on Monday evening, with five of the seven members and three district employees present. The district’s business manger Austin Odom presented his report on expenditures and revenue, highlighting the online auction sale of an old bus. Also reported was the annual 2021-22 FIRST report on financial integrity giving Chester a superior score. The FIRST (Financial…

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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated

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Sept. 15 started National Hispanic Heritage Month. The new ESL (English as a second language) class started on Sept. 12 and the plan is to have class every Monday and Friday from 2-3 p.m. All new attendees will start on a Friday. There is still room for anyone who wishes to learn. Just call and get registered. There is no charge. We have a retired teacher that teaches ESL classes to anyone who is interested. This is a free service provided at the library for our community. For further…

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Crockett VFD receives surplus military truck through program

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From Staff Reports CROCKETT — The Crockett Fire Department has received a surplus military vehicle provided through the Department of Defense Firefighter Property Program. It also received a $20,000 grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program to install a slip-on unit on the truck. The truck has been painted nonmilitary colors, which is a stipulation of receiving the truck, and it has been outfitted with a large water tank and pump unit. The truck will be able to go…

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Onalaska council sets tax rate

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From Enterprise Staff The Onalaska City Council approved an ordinance setting a tax rate of 0.2426 during its Sept. 13 regular meeting. Council approved an ordinance authorizing and allowing – under the act governing the Texas Municipal Retirement System – “updated service credits” on an annual basis for service performed by qualifying members of the system who at the effective date of the allowance are members of the City of Onalaska; providing for a change in the municipal contributions to the…

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City Of Shepheard

City OKs budget, tax rate

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By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com SHEPHERD — The Shepherd City Council gave its blessing to the next budget, which contains funds for exploring the creation of a police department. At its regular meeting on Sept. 12, the council passed a budget with general fund expenses of $711,000 and revenues of $712,000. Additionally, council members approved a tax rate designed not to generate any new revenue. The new rate is 0.17674, or 17.674 cents per $100 of property valuation, down from 20.14 cents…

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