TxDOT officials outlined three possible plans for widening Highway 82 through Detroit, after city officials raised concerns of the negative impact that widening could have on the city.

The Detroit City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hold an election to raise the city’s sales tax from the current rate of 7.75% to 8.25%, equal to the sales tax in most other area cities.

After hearing the news of a planned slaughterhouse to be built in Red River County, one resident near the site of the incoming industry raised concerns of the ecological impact a slaughterhouse could bring. Despite the concerns, however, the slaughterhouse is following all safety guidelines and regulations.

The Detroit City Council will discuss the city’s sales and property tax rates when it meets for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Detroit City Hall, 190 E. Garner St.

DETROIT — In an effort to make it easier for residents to pay their bills and deter them from missing payments, the City of Detroit has altered its policies regarding when utility bills will be due and fines issued for late payments.

Following Tuesday’s Detroit City Council meeting, several local business owners, nonprofit leaders and other community members met and laid the groundwork for a group that will coordinate community events and facilitate economic growth.

Detroit hopes to add a fire engine to its fire department, and the city on Tuesday took the first steps to hopefully securing state grant money to help in that endeavor.

DETROIT — A temporary agreement of access and indemnification will provide relief for a situation at the city’s ballparks that city officials have called a “safety risk.”

Recent alterations made to the section of the Northeast Texas Trail near Detroit’s city baseball fields have upset members of the city’s government and have left them searching for more information on the matter.

DETROIT — A petition started by City Secretary Tami Nix to preserve the town’s local baseball fields from alterations made as part of the Rails to Trails project has garnered more than 400 signatures in only a week.

The 2019-20 Detroit FFA Show Team will host its sign-up during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school/middle school cafeteria, 110 E. Garner St.

Paris police said Dakota Wayne Boyett, 23, of Detroit, is facing a new drug charge after he was stopped Thursday evening in the 3800 block of Lamar Avenue.