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Wed
02
Sep

L-K CISD adopts deficit budget, sets tax rate

 

School district adopts budget

 

By Bobby Horn Jr.

Sun Editor

 

LINDEN—The Linden-Kildare CISD Board of Trustees, on Aug. 24, adopted the ad valorum tax rate and budget for the 2015-2016.

Trustees maintained the same property tax rate as last year, with a $1.17 per $100 valuation. School district tax rates are divided into two parts: maintenance and operations (M&O) and interest and sinking and (I&S). The M&O funds are used for the district’s daily operations while the I&S can only be used for debt service. Since the school district currently has no outstanding bond debt, the entire $1.17 will be used for M&O.

Fri
28
Aug

AISD TRE election day is Saturday, Aug. 29

  By Robin Aaron Hall

Fri
28
Aug

Commissioner says he won't take pay raise

Across the board pay raise under consideration

By Bobby Horn Jr.

Sun Editor

During Jon Borseth’s campaign for Precinct 2 commissioner, he said that if elected he would not accept a pay raise.

“Raising taxes to give commissioners a raise, I don’t think it is right,” Borseth said. Borseth said that when a person runs for commissioner they know what the salary is going in and that they should not expect a raise. “That’s just me personally,” he said. “I don’t think I should get one after just seven months on the job.”

Discussion over salaries came up during a budget meeting the Commissioners Court held on Aug. 17.

Fri
28
Aug

Tower Demolition Delayed

Alternative plans sought for tower

By Bobby Horn Jr.

Sun Editor

 

LINDEN--  It took two votes to do it, but last week the City of Linden postponed demolition of the old water tower by cancelling the contract with Iseler Demolition.

On July 13 the city awarded a $24,180 contract to Iseler Demolition for the removal of the tower. Iseler, a Michigan-based company that specializes in water tower demolitions, was the low-bidder on the job.

About the same time, the city learned that an outside group of investors had expressed an interest in acquiring the old tower and renovating it for non-water storage use.

Mon
17
Aug

Fire at Wagon Wheel

The Wagon Wheel suffered extensive damage early Monday morning, August 17, resulting from a fire that broke out at the rear of the building just after midnight. Owners said they are shaken but hope to reopen if possible. 

Wed
05
Aug

Don Henley announces release date for Cass County album

 By Robin Aaron Hall

raaron@casscountynow.com

Wed
05
Aug

Three minors injured in ATV Accident

Three minors, ages 16, 16 and 8, we're transported to a nearby hospital yesterday after being injured in an ATV accident.

According to DPS State Trooper Shane Lawrence, the accident resulted from the young driver of the Polaris 850 driving at a high rate of speed on CR 3685.

Tue
28
Jul

Police puzzled over fatal accident

Atlanta PD seeking anyone who witnessed accident at Emma Lena Way

From staff reports

The Atlanta Police Department is seeking information or eyewitnesses following a fatal wreck this morning (Tuesday, July 28) at the intersection of Loop 59 and Emma Lena Way.

Officers are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash that left one woman dead and another injured. Please call Sgt. Steve Cromeans or Lt. Allen Williams if you or someone you know may have additional information at 903-796-7973.

The accident occurred Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Atlanta Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection US -59 and Emma Lena Way in Atlanta. This is the intersection between Walmart Supercenter and McDonald's Restaraunt.

Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved. 

Tue
28
Jul

Dash For Life organizers hope to repeat first year’s success

By Robin Aaron
 
In an effort to up local donations to the American Cancer Society this year, Cass County’s Relay For Life board decided to see through a new fundraising event for 2015. The first of its kind Dash for Life Barrel Race was born to benefit American Cancer Society. 
The event took place July 18 at Cass County Championship Rodeo Arena. 
Organizer Becky Garrett hopes to see the event take on a life of its own in the years to come. 
Participants from all over the region took part in the barrel race and helped raise another $3,200 toward research, treatment and finding a cure for cancer. 
Deemed “rodeo action for a good cause” drew nearly 100 entrants in its first year.
Tue
28
Jul

Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 7 - 9

From Staff Reports
 
AUSTIN-- This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature. 
 

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