The budget was the main item before the Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday evening. The Board approved a draft of the 2014 – 2015 general operating budget to be given final approval at their August meeting.
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Grayson County commissioners decided, Tuesday, that working part-time at the County means no more than 1,500 hours a year. The decision was a response to the rule that says anyone who works over 29 hours a week must be offered health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
BONHAM — The Fannin County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting Thursday at the Fannin County Courthouse to discuss aspects of the proposed budget.
Grayson County commissioners will take some time Tuesday to recognize a longtime public servant. Commissioners will recognize Grayson County Sheriff’s Lt. David Hawley for 34 years of service to the GCSO. Hawley will retire soon, but he isn’t going far. He was elected to fill the post of Justice of Peace in Precinct 1 earlier this year.
WASHINGTON – Some higher income families would be eligible to receive a child tax credit on their federal returns under a bill approved in the House last week.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed state Sen. Craig Estes as chairman of the Senate Committee on State Affairs. The position was recently vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who retired to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
The Denison City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at City Hall, located at 500 W. Chestnut. The Council will hold a discussion and receive reports on the budget for the 2015 fiscal year. Other items that will be considered include:
TOM BEAN — The Tom Bean City Council will take several steps toward the establishment of a new city park during its regular monthly meeting Monday, among several other items of business. The Council will hold a public hearing regarding annexation of the proposed park’s 2.4 acres into city limits. Additionally, Council members will discuss spending $2,500 on a feasibility study for the property.
After months of discussion on funding priorities, budget deficits, and fiscal options, the Sherman City Council is ready to act. During its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, Council members will review a proposed, $65.3 million annual budget, which includes a property tax increase of 2.4 cents per $100 of valuation. After accounting for increases in property values, the effective tax increase would be 2.9 cents.
BONHAM — Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter presented his suggestions for the 2015 County budget during a budgeting workshop Thursday.