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Councilwoman Kim Lindsey moved the council hire the auditors, based out of Paris, to replace Mike Ward, who the council hired in November for the 2019-20 audit, “since Mike Ward hasn’t produced the audit,” Lindsey said.

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BOGATA — City Council agreed to new counsel after the resignation of city attorney Jay Garrett at last week’s meeting. Garrett sent the city his resignation letter May 24 but had talked to Mayor Larry Hinsley a couple of weeks before he sent it.

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BOGATA — The City of Bogata will be undergoing a forensic audit of its finances following City Council action. The council agreed that newly-chosen Mayor Pro Tem Cecil “Tex” Loftin would seek out five forensic auditors.

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed $908 million dollars to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts this month, a 31.5% increase over last year during the same time period. 

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With all the “Pomp and Circumstance” due the solemn event, the graduates of the Rivercrest High School Class of 2021 took to the RHS gym Friday night for their graduation ceremony. 

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The cameras for the Rivercrest ISD bus stolen May 15 turned on when the suspect started the engine. Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Red River County Sheriff’s Office or the Rivercrest ISD police.

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Communities Unlimited is a nonprofit based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, aiming to build up rural communities. The city is on a three-year grant through Communities Unlimited, and one year of that grant is already gone.

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Mayor Larry Hinsley announced that the Internal Revenue Service had contacted the city about owing over $100,000 in back taxes, fines and fees from 2018 onward, with unusual circumstances surrounding it.

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The Bogata City Council will discuss purchasing an Municipal Court Records Software module for warrant collections for the city court at Monday evening City Council meeting.