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Residents in cities and school districts throughout the area will be going to the polls May 7 to determine who will serve on city councils and as school trustees for the coming year.

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Texas shoppers were not shy about visiting their local retailers in November, as evidenced by the $992.9 million in local sales tax collections to be allocated this month to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts

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Detroit ISD schools will be closed this week due to “a large number of staff/student absences,” the school announced on social media Monday.

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City Secretary Tami Nix told the Detroit City Council the city had received a notice from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at Tuesday night’s meeting of the group. The misunderstanding has been cleared up.

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The Detroit City Council plans to review a bid for a three-quarter ton truck and a price quote on the CPU/tower from Professional Business Systems at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight in City Hall at 190 E. Garner St.

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The commission voted 4-1 in favor of a resolution opposing the proposed man-made lake at Monday’s meeting in the Red River County Annex, after hearing several speakers against the reservoir.

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Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $936 million in local sales tax allocations this month, according to information from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office. That’s up 18.4% over December 2020, and represents sales made in October by businesses that report monthly, Hegar said.

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Dozens of natural gas companies failed to fill out paperwork that would have kept their electricity from getting cut off during February’s deadly winter storm. On Tuesday, Texas regulators tried to ensure that won’t happen again.

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On Saturday, Detroit United Group will host a Christmas parade along Garner Street at 6 p.m. with a community Christmas tree lighting following inside the walking trail.

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DETROIT - The Detroit City Council voted to hire the law firm of Messer, Fort & McDonald to advise the city in legal matters Wednesday at a meeting in City Hall.

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CLARKSVILLE — Red River County commissioners got some good news Monday morning at their meeting in the county annex. Richard Brand, an attorney with Linebarger Attorneys At Law, turned over checks for $3,755 and $565 to them.