Honey Grove welcomed a new city clerk and administrative secretary at its council meeting Tuesday and accepted the resignations of Cindi Page and Jaci Garner.

The Honey Grove Davy Crockett fstival included a pancake breakfast, a bike rodeo, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a cake walk and dunking booth, a mutt strut, a new Davy Crockett exhibit for children, a Bikers Against Child Abuse motorcycle display, The River and KOYN Radio live remotes, and a large collection of vendors with food, honey, jewelry and crafts on display.

Honey Grove City Council passed a tax rate of 80 cents per $100 valuation, the same rate as last year. But the overall $2 million budget includes about a $37,000 increase due to property value increases, city secretary Jaci Garner said.

After year-long negotiations between Atmos Energy and its area coalition, Honey Grove could see as much as 3.7% residential and 2.3% commercial rate increases going to affect Oct. 1, said Atmos Energy spokesperson Beth Dattomo.