Grayson County commissioners Tuesday made it official that they are planning to retain last year’s tax rate of 49 cents per $100 valuation. Due to new property and increased property tax appraisals, that tax will raise more money this year than last year, which means it is actually seen as a tax increase.
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Grayson County Democrats have found a new home for the upcoming political season and they are planning an open house for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 218 W. Walnut in Sherman. And what would a good house warming be without food? Well, nothing, of course so the Democrats will have free hot dogs and cokes.
As a part of its ongoing discussions on setting the 2015 budget, the Denison City Council received a report on the city’s tax revenue for the current year. For 2014, city staff is recommending maintaining the current tax rate of 0.653377 percent, resulting in an increase in revenue for the City by $270,000.
The subject of commercial and retail zoning and the outside display of merchandise was the focus of discussion during the Denison City Council meeting on Monday. The Council denied a request for a zoning change from commercial to local retail for a second-hand store, located at 1728 W. Morton.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R, insisted Sunday that a grand jury indictment alleging that he abused his office and tried to coerce an elected official was unjustified, pointing to support he has received from political leaders to bolster his claim.
The Pottsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 5:45 Monday evening to consider adopting its proposed 2014-2015 budget and tax rate.
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts Friday, alleging that he abused his office and used a veto threat to coerce an elected district attorney to resign.
Grayson County commissioners concluded their budget work sessions Thursday by hearing from Treasurer Trent Bass. Bass ran for the Grayson County Judge’s spot being vacated by Drue Bynum, but lost to former Sherman Mayor Bill Magers. Magers takes office in January.
The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority received an update on the proposed Grayson County Thoroughfare Plan during a regular session on Thursday. The plan will be used as a guide for future transportation development in the County through 2040.
Gov. Mary Fallin is supporting legalization of a nonintoxicating component of marijuana on a limited, trial basis for use in treating young people with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.