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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.