BLOSSOM - Mayor Charlotte Burge canceled a Blossom City Council meeting shortly before 6 p.m. for lack of a quorum.
Blossom public hearings on the 2020 tax rate and 2020-21 budgets drew no interest from the public Thursday afternoon as City Council approved a proposed 66-cent tax rate and scheduled formal approval at a Sept. 17 meeting.
The public today will have a chance to give their opinion on a proposed 2020 tax when the Blossom City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1240 W. Front St.
Both North Lamar and Prairiland ISD this morning reported Covid-19 cases at campuses, two at North Lamar High School and two at Prariland High School with another at Prairiland Junior High.
Today’s positive case is a Prairiland High School teacher, according to Superintendent Jeff Ballard.
A teacher assistant tested positive on Friday, according to Superintendent Jeff Ballard.
Timothy Walker assumes his duties his Sunday as the new pastor at Blossom United Methodist Church.
The active Covid-19 case count in Lamar County is falling after spending weeks rising to a high of 226.
“I just soon stay home and sleep,” Prairiland ISD sixth grade student Jayden Smith said Monday about the first day of school.
Blossom residents can expect a higher property bill in October because of increased property values although the city’s proposed tax rate remains the same.
Blossom City Council will host three public hearings, receive an outside audit report and schedule 2020-21 budget hearings when councilors meet tonight.
A public hearing on the proposed 2020 tax rate is scheduled when Prairiland ISD trustees meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building, 466 FM 196 South.
The county’s active case count rose to 167 on Friday, just two days after setting a two-week high of 143, according to the district's data.
Records show a 72-year-old man and two women ages 82 and 88 lost their battle against the infection that has killed more than 9,000 Texans as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Paris EMS and the Chicota, Blossom and Faught Fire Departments responded to a mail truck, which caught fire on CR 45600 while on its delivery route. Emergency management coordinator Quincy Blount said the driver walked away with no injuries.
An 87-year-old man has become the 17th Lamar County resident to lose his life against Covid-19, according to the Paris-Lamar County Health District. An additional 15 cases also were reported today.
On Monday, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported a fatal car crash on Highway 82 in Blossom that claimed the life of Fernando Ramirez, 68, of Clarksville.
PATTONVILLE - Prairiland ISD will begin classes Aug. 24, school trustees decided at a special noon meeting today. Teachers are to report Aug. 10, and school will be out May 27, 2021, for summer break.
Prairiland FFA students Reese Bassano and Shaeffer Suttle advanced to the virtual Texas FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contests at the 92nd annual Texas FFA State Convention.
UPDATED W/ LOCAL STATEMENT: Abbott previously resisted calls for such an order and at one point banned local governments from requiring masks. First-time violators will be issued a warning, though repeat offenders could be fined up to $250.
Blossom City Council voted to move its election to Nov. 3 amid concerns about Covid-19. It also opted to change banks for city finances. Blossom will become a Lamar National Bank customer.