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School Board Meets May 20th
Mann, Mosely take Oath
Anita Mann and Thomas Mosely will take the oath of office this evening at the regular meeting of the Terrell School Board. Anita Mann was re-elected to the pace 1 seat on the board in the May 11th general election. Thomas Mosely was unopposed for his District 4 seat. Also at tonight's meeting, board members willhear a report from the school health advisory committee, consider changes to the regular board meeting dates for the next school year, and consider a rate increase in the transportation agreement the school system has with GoldStar Transit.
Bid for Audit Services
On Council Agenda
The Terrell city council will consider awarding the bid for audit services for the city at their next regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. They will also consider an amendment to the current year's budget, and consider adopting a rate review mechanism for Atmos Energy Corporation. The date and time for both the council's spring retreat, and the council's budget retreat will be discussed.
Wills Point Resident Charged
in Murder of Terrell Man
Harry N. Beatty was taken into custody Tuesday for the 2011 murder of a Terrell man, Maxwell R. Montoya, who died of multiple stab wounds. Beatty, age 22, a Wills Point resident, was indicted April 30th by the Kaufman County grand jury in connection with the murder. He is being held in Kaufman County Jail pending a $250,000 bond.
Sales Tax Revenue Shows
Increase Again in April
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.
“Sales tax collections were up in a range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to restaurants,” Combs said. “As expected, the rate of growth in state sales tax revenue is moderating compared to double-digit growth rates we recently experienced.”
Sales Tax Holiday Approaches
for Energy Efficient Appliances
The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.
The sales tax break applies to ENERGY STAR® qualified air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; fluorescent light bulbs; clothes washers; dishwashers; and dehumidifiers.
There is more information at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_1331/.
Fallen Officers Honored
in Tuesday Ceremony
Wednesday, May 15th, is Peace Officers memorial Day, a day designated as such in 1962 by a proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy. The proclamation also designated the week as Police Week. Terrell Police Officers met Tuesday morning, May 14th, at the Terrell Veterans Memorial Park to honor two officers who died in the line of duty in Terrell, O.V. Rosenbaum and Robert Stout. The Texas Department of Public Safety held a similar ceremony Tuesday honoring ten officers who died in the line of duty during the past year.
Seaway Pipeline Project
Receives Commissioner's Approval
Kaufman County Commissioners, at their May 13th meeting, approved the installation of a 30-inch pipeline by Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC across several county roads in its path north to south across Kaufman County. The pipeline follows the same route as an existing pipeline, and the easement is non-exclusive according to a representative of Seaway Pipeline that attended the meeting to answer questions. Constable Shawn Mayfield's requested that an LED lightbar that is no longer in use be donated to the Kaufman Volunteer Fire Department. This request was approved by commissioners. Tonya Ratcliff, in presenting the Tax Assessor-Collector's monthly report for April, showed the total taxes collected year-to-date for the county amount to $27,768,784. Commissioners approved the tax resale of property which is currently held in trust for non-payment of taxes. The sale of this property was formerly approved by the various cities and school districts involved, and will now be sold to the highest bidder, which returns the property to the tax rolls.