With a new Dollar General in town, Deport may be taking in around $7,000 more in sales tax revenue next year.
Paris/Lamar County Health District is reporting 10 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total Lamar County count to 347 since reporting began in March.
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.
DEPORT — Deport held a soft opening for a Dollar General store on Friday, which had been delayed for six days due to technical difficulties.
HONEY GROVE — A year and a half after breaking ground, the Hidden Grove RV Resort and Storage site goes from shovels to scissors, celebrating a grand opening Saturday night.
A member of the program is able to combine joint solicitation and piggybacking to save a city or a cooperation time and money on purchasing goods.
The Deport City Council will host a public hearing regarding a grant for opportunities for downtown revitalization and infrastructure on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Deport has received a grant worth approximately $30,000 to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Catana Yarnell wants to take the leadership skills she has learned in her many endeavors to improve Deport.
“We are just collecting items for them. We have done this in several areas and have helped other families who are going through a similar situation,” Catana Yarnell said.
The Deport city council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss actions regarding the Texas Community Development Block Grant opportunities for downtown revitalization, infrastructure, fire service and a Coronavirus Relief Grant.
Roy Moll, owner of Global Tech Public Safety Equipment, has started selling personal protective equipment to fire and police departments and to home health agencies.
The Deport City Council will hear Mayor John Mark Francis’ report of cyber security training, Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program and the CARES Act Educational Initiative at its regular scheduled meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
The Listening and Learning Children’s Library will be celebrating its five year anniversary in August. The library has more than 300 books, all of which were donated, and it serves about 60 children.
“The candidate filing period for the election will not be re-opened for the Nov. 3 uniform election date. All valid, accepted candidate applications that were filed with the city for the election … will remain valid,” a resolution states.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
DEPORT — Deport officials continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 with no reported cases in the city, according to a press release by Mayor John Mark Francis.
“Bingo cards will be $15 and that will allow you to play all 20 games,” event coordinator Julie Grossmann said. “The meal will be included with every $15 card purchase.”
Candidate filing is over, and now campaigning can start for nonpartisan elections in cities and school districts across Northeast Texas.
With the March primary election coming up, the deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. today.
The mayor of Deport, charged with theft by a public servant, pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court to a lesser charge of abuse of official capacity and received a one-year probated sentence with deferred adjudication.