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Commissioners talk election changes

Grayson County Commissioners spent a good deal of their time Tuesday talking about elections. Commissioners approved joint election agreements for November 2015 with Collinsville Independent School District; Grayson County Water Supply Corp.; and the cities of Collinsville, Denison and Sherman.

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Pottsboro ISD lowers tax rate for coming year

POTTSBORO – Projects within the Pottsboro Independent School District over the past two years have paid off — literally. Through a combination of an increase in Pottsboro property values and the district lowering its interest rate on building bonds, Pottsboro ISD was able to lower the amount taxpayers pay to support the budget. At a meeting Monday, the board approved a drop in the rate from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175, reducing the tax rate by a penny and a half.

Pottsboro ISD focuses on finances during meeting

POTTSBORO — With budget season drawing to a close, the board of trustees for the Pottsboro Independent School District spent their regular meeting on Monday looking at funding for the upcoming school year. To reach this goal, the board approved an agreement for attendance credits, which rewards schools — and students in turn — for showing up to class.