Lamar County Adopt-a-Cop celebrated law enforcement and other first responders Saturday on National Thank a Police Officer day with a car and bike show, doughnut eating contest and silent auction at South Main Iron in downtown Paris.
Thanks to a state law requiring taxing entities to raise no more than 3.5% more in revenue year over year from property taxes, property tax rates for nearly all Red River Valley taxing entities — schools, cities and counties — are falling. Despite the lower rates, property owners are paying …
The federal judge overseeing the decadelong lawsuit against Texas for conditions in its foster care system cut this week’s hearing short. She proposed all parties involved, including the governor, “cut to the chase” to identify solutions.
The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will take possible action on the county’s Covid-19 disaster declaration, which expired last week due to a lack of action, when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Honey Grove City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at LyDay Hall for a budget workshop before convening for its regular session.
Fannin County commissioners have allowed the county’s Covid-19 disaster declaration to expire for lack of a motion to extend it another seven days.
The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will host a public hearing about establishing a 30 mph speed limit on CRs 2037 and 2038 in Precinct 1 at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at Bonham City Hall.
Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have long threatened to sue school districts that defy Abbott’s ban on local mask mandates. On Friday, Paxton made good on that threat.
The 2021-22 tax rate is down nearly 11 cents from the previous year, when it was set at $1.2111 per $100 valuation. The rate has been falling since 2014 when the school board set it at $1.40912.
Fannin County has a $14.53 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year following action Tuesday by the Commissioners’ Court. Also, County Judge Randy Moore reported five more Covid-19 related deaths during the past week.
On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
First Christian Church in Paris hosted first responders for a breakfast on Saturday.
Caseloads have left districts scrambling when many have said they have fewer tools at their disposal to combat the spread of the virus.
Two programs expired on Monday. One provided jobless aid to self-employed and gig workers and another provided benefits to those who have been unemployed more than six months.
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s future higher education at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices, excluding medical and dental institutions.
The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will host a public hearing on the county’s proposed fiscal year 2021-22 tax rate at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.
BONHAM — Sherry Zindars has worked for Fannin County for 35 years as of 2020. Commissioners on Tuesday recognized Zindars and several other county employees with their 2020 service awards.
The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend.
County Judge Randy Moore headed off concerns that the county will levy mandates for masking or vaccines, saying “we’re not even thinking about a mandate to mandate.”
Fannin County property owners may see a property tax rate of 53.41 cents per $100 valuation to fund the county’s $14.52 million fiscal year 2021-22 budget.
The legislation will need another stamp of approval in the House before it heads to the Senate, which has not yet debated its version of the proposal on the floor.