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Friday, August 26, 2016
Police are still investigating a shooting death at a rural used car dealership west of Terrell on County Road 236. According to investigating officers, the victim, Carlos Reta, was found by his wife around 10 p.m. Monday, in a pool of blood on the floor of the office at the car lot. Kaufman County Sheriff's department spokesman said Reta had been shot in the head, but the investigation is continuing and they have not yet determined if robbery was the motive.
The general election is just over two months away on November 8th. And, in addition to the presidential race on the ballot, in Kaufman County voters will see on the ballot the races for sheriff, tax assessor-collector, county commissioner for precincts 1 and 3, and constables for all four precincts in the county.
Due to the recent rain, the burn ban, placed in effect by county commissioners on August 8th, was lifted this past Monday at the recommendation of Kaufman County's fire marshal Randy Richards. Just a few weeks ago, Richards appeared before the commissioners to have the ban put in place due to the dry conditions conducive to grass and brush fires. The rain began just after the ban was placed in effect.
Work on the county's budget continues with Kaufman County Commissioners meeting again this coming Monday in a special session to review and discuss the proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year's budget for all departments and county operations including revenues, expenditures and personnel compensation. The proposed tax rate for the upcoming year is 58.87 cents per $100 assesed valuation, which is an increase of 1.25 cents over last year's tax rate of 57.62 cents. The proposed budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by a little over $4.5-million dollars, with $1.13-million of that amount coming from new property added to the tax roll this year.
On September 1st, Commissioners will meet at the Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room in Kaufman to attend a meeting with the leadership and staff of the North Texas Municipal Water District to discuss the feasibility of establishing a retional waste water treatment program in Kaufman County.
A funeral service for Bennie Lee Click of Terrell, who passed away Monday at the age of 58, will be this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Assembly of God in Terrell. Arrangements are by Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations in Terrell.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens the new season of the E! Terrell Entertainment Series at the Terrell Performing Arts Center. The Dallas Symphony’s mission is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence. Dallas Symphony performances are regularly hailed by The Dallas Morning News as “exhilarating,” “revelatory,” “intensely dramatic,” and “as electrifying as you’ll hear anywhere.”