TOM BEAN — Only a handful of days remain until voters in Tom Bean decide whether to grant their local school district a victory in a Tax Ratification Election, which would raise approximately $500,000 for classroom instruction across the District’s three schools. If approved, the TRE would raise property taxes in the town by 13 cents over the rollback rate, or $130 annually for every $100,000 of valuation.
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Early voting for the Nov. 4 Grayson County General and Special Election ends Friday.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 Grayson County General and Special Election continues through Friday.
Grayson County commissioners meet briefly Tuesday and approved request to award a bid for the installation of fiber optic cable at the County’s Lake Street building. The bid for the work from Celo Systems came in at $62,500 and was considerably less than all of the other bids the County received.
HOWE — Harvest Family Entertainment, an Irving company that operates a chain of seven faith-based “Hawaiian Falls” water parks around Texas, is eyeing Howe for its next location, according to city leaders. Mayor Jeff Stanley and other members of the Howe City Council directed city staff Tuesday night to begin the search for a 25-acre parcel of land near U.S. Highway 75 on which a water and outdoor activity park could be constructed.
Sex education and campus improvement plans were the two major issues before the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night.
After an announcement of an agreement in June, the city of Denison approved a tax abatement with Ruiz Foods for its expansion earlier this year during a City Council meeting on Monday. In order to approve the abatement agreement, the City also signed off on the creation of a reinvestment zone for the area surrounding the Ruiz facility.
One of Sherman’s most visible structures will soon be receiving some much-needed TLC. The Sherman City Council on Monday voted to approve an engineering contract that will pave the way for a fresh coat of paint and several internal improvements to the city’s 2-million-gallon Gallagher Water Tower.
Grayson County commissioners will meet briefly Tuesday morning to discuss Internet cables and potholes.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 Grayson County General and Special Election begins on Monday and runs through Halloween.