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SSISD approves balanced budget, votes no changes to tax rate

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District ad valorem tax rate will remain $1.35048 per $100 property valuation for 2016, with $1.04 going to the local maintenance and operations fund and $0.31048 going toward debt service, bonded indebtedness and the interest and sinking fund.


Fire destroys Freeman Street home; no one hurt

A blaze destroyed a Freeman Street residence late Sunday night. All occupants were said to have been away from the home when it caught fire. Firefighters were still trying to determine the cause of the blaze at lunch time Monday.


Jim Beach: Loving the Outdoors

For Cooper Lake Police Officer Jim Beach, life is really better outdoors. From teaching the fundamentals of orienteering to leading canoe trips around the lake, this hot summer job is a constant adventure.


Education: Como-Pickton CISD, Yantis ISD trustees to consider handbooks at Monday meetings

Handbooks and policy updates are among the agenda items listed for Monday’s 6 p.m. board meeting at two different local school districts.


Voters go to polls for tax ratification election

Yantis Independent School District voters are asked to go to the polls Saturday, Aug. 27, to vote in a special tax ratification election, which would allow the district to move funding from one portion of the tax rate to the other and add 5-cents per $100 property value to the tax rate. This would allow the district to maintain programs and services, while receiving an additional $230,000 from the state, according YISD Superintendent Peter Running

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