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.
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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.
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed Texas state Sen. Craig Estes to the Legislative Budget Board. The position filled by Estes was vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who retired to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Grayson County commissioners spent no time Tuesday getting down to business in a short meeting. In under ten minutes, the Court had dispensed with the procurement of items like bath tissue and copy paper as well as the Grayson County Judge Elect’s request to go to probate school.
Grayson County Commissioners will consider, Tuesday, a request to send Grayson County Judge-elect Bill Magers to probate judge training. The request in the Court’s agenda information asks to send Magers to training in San Antonio in September. Magers will take over as Grayson County’s main budget officer in January and the job also includes probate duties.
Any Shermanites hoping to add the title of “public servant” to their résumé will be able to take the first step toward that goal on July 21. The city of Sherman will begin accepting filings for election to the City Council on that date, and will continue accepting filings through Aug. 18.
BELLS — The topic of trashcans proved controversial at the Bells City Council meeting on Tuesday. Last month the Council decided to standardize trashcans throughout Bells, replacing metal bins or other assorted trash containers with uniform red poly-carts.