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Pottsboro ISD board looks to lower tax rate

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School District the board of trustees decided Monday night, to give taxpayers a little break. The board is poised to drop the tax rate a penny and a half. The board did not adopt the proposed tax rate, but the decrease from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing.

Plyler hopes to build Sherman as mayor

After spending the last four years learning the ins and outs of city government, Sherman Deputy Mayor David Plyler is ready to strike that word “deputy” from his title. Plyler filed paperwork Monday to run for mayor of Sherman during the Nov. 3 election. He is currently the only candidate in the race.

Voters to decide on restructuring of S&S tax rate

SADLER — The Sadler & Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees decided Monday to take the district’s tax rate to voters. The Tax Ratification Election will help maximize the benefits of the money the ISD receives from the state, will help avoid a shortage of funds and will not raise taxes, Superintendent Tommy Hunter said.

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Sherman snuffs out restaurant smoking

The Sherman City Council on Monday voted to ban smoking in restaurants and bars after a lengthy debate over the merits of public health versus private property rights. Councilors split 5-2 in the final vote, making it officially illegal to smoke in city dining establishments, effective immediately.

S&S CISD Board to discuss tax rate

SADLER — The S&S Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the 2015-16 tax rate that will be adopted. There are two proposed tax rates to discuss: a $1.43 total tax rate and a $1.30 total tax rate. The District is encouraging the public to participate in Monday’s meeting.

Sherman smoking ban finally comes to a head

After months of debate, both internally and within the community, the Sherman City Council on Monday will consider whether to ban smoking in city restaurants. The Council is expected to consider formal action on a smoking ban ordinance during its regular bimonthly meeting, to be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Sherman City Hall.