BOGATA — At Friday’s called meeting, the Bogata City Council hired Jennifer Boyd as the new city court clerk. With this hire, the city court and newly hired City Judge Alex Davidson can open up the city court, which had been closed for several months.
With frozen pumps and loss of electricity this week, the city of Bogata is under a boil water advisory, but the community has pulled together to ensure the well-being of all residents.
Although many area schools were off today for President's Day or for a teacher in-service day, some are planning to stay physically closed for the week due to the severe winter weather that's blanketed Texas in ice and snow.
City Council agreed Monday to start reviewing different city ordinances in order to make them more enforceable.
Fannin County Court at Law Judge Charles Butler recently lost his court reporter to a higher salary in Grayson County. After debate, he convinced the Commissioners’ Court to allow him to advertise the position at the current salary of $67,000 a year.
From his time as a peace officer to his work with the Red River County District Attorney’s office to his job at the Department of Family and Protective Services, Alex Davidson now embraces a new job: municipal judge for the city of Bogata.
Bogata Mayor Pro Tem Larry Hinsley took the helm of the turbulent city council at the end of October, and the retired former pastor and lab manager has been using everything he’s learned in life at the new job.
The Bogata City Council will sell off their scrap and debated hiring a code enforcement officer at Monday’s city council meeting.
The city council and mayoral election signups started Wednesday for the city. City Secretary Shana Huff said no one had signed up as of Thursday.
The Bogata City Council approved the upcoming city election, with half of the council to serve only one year and half to serve two to get the council back on track with state requirements.
The City Council will look at an election date and officials and terms of office at Monday evening’s meeting at 7 p.m. at the community center, 201 NW 2nd St.
“This will allow students and staff more time to monitor, and quarantine, if necessary, after the Christmas break,” Rivercrest ISD Superintendent Stanley Jessee wrote on Facebook.
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Consumers in the Red River Valley have not been deterred from shopping local during the Covid-19 pandemic, and that’s led to continued growth in sales tax collections for cities, counties and other taxing authorities.
The Texas Department of State Health Services recently updated the way it reports statistics about the Covid-19 health pandemic, and that’s led to a change in The Paris News’s Covid-19 tracking graphic.
The city of Bogata finalized creating its own economic development corporation, as well as dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s on the sale of the old nursing home property.
After accepting the resignation of City Secretary Jennifer Duffer, the Bogata City Council planned out their budget review assignments.
The parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. For information, contact Kristi Purviance at 903-782-6675.
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project everyone can still be part of, even with Covid-19 restrictions.
The Bogata City Council will hold a budget meeting Monday evening to discuss changes to the city budget.