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Friday, May 6, 2016
It's time to get some spring cleaning done... with the upcoming Kaufman County clean-up scheduled next Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th. The clean-up event provides a convenient location to drop off the unwanted items around the house. There will be five drop-off locations for trash and up to four tires in Terrell, Kaufman, Forney, Kemp and Crandall. Appliances, batteries, aluminum , steel wire and cans, and other metals can be left at Terrell Iron and Metal in Terrell. And Environmental Co-op is holding a free electronics and papeer shredding event Saturday May 14th between 9 a.m. and noon at 3003 South Washington in Kaufman.
Tomorrow is election day in the May 7th municipal and school election. Voting in Terrell will be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Terrell City Hall. Those in council district 5 will decide on their representitive on the council, a seat that was left vacant when D. J. Ory resigned earlier this year to run for mayor. Also on the ballot tomorrow is the Terrell ISD school bond issue. The school district is seeking the public's affirmation on a $45-million bond package for school upgrades and new construction. The debt service on the bonds will increase taxes between $155 and $245 per year for the average home in Terrell valued between $100,000 and $150,000.
Voters in neighboring cities are also going to the polls tomorrow. Forney residents are voting on three city council seats and three seats on the Forney school board. In Kaufman, voters will decide on representatives on the school board and two municipal bond packages. One bond package will provide money for road repairs in the city, while the other will fund the construction of a new city hall and police headquarters building.
Monday, Kaufman County Commissioners will meet in regular session. They will decide on a proposal to purchase 60 body camera kits for the Kaufman County sheriff's department with money from the state asset forgeiture account. They will also consider purchasing dump trucks for Precincts 1 and 3 with a repurchase option, and they will consider the purchase of a Caterpillar motor grader for Kaufman County precinct 3.
The funeral service for retired U. S. Navy Commander John Lawson, who passed away April 27th, at the age of 60, will be tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel in Terrell. His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:00 noon tomorrow at the funeral home.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Musican-Vocalists Don Gatlin, Jay Darby and Matt Schumacher, along with guitar and drums, feature music from all genres with tight harmonies and incredible musicianship. Big Harmonies. Big Hits. Big Sounds.