Sulphur Springs – The City of Sulphur Springs hopes to regulate the sale of the controversial substance known as K2.
Council last night approved a first reading prohibiting the sale of K2 to anyone under 21. The item also makes it illegal for the item to be sold within 1,000 feet of protected areas, which include schools, churches, parks, daycare centers or libraries.
– Budget talks for the upcoming fiscal year are planned during Tuesday's Greenville School Board meeting.
The Greenville Herald-Banner reports the district is facing a nearly $200,000 budget shortfall.
Personnel reductions, along with the consolidation of Travis Elementary and the Sixth Grade Center, has allowed for approximately $1 million in cuts to date. It is unclear if the district will look to increase the tax rate through a rollback election, but could ask voters to approve an increase of up to 13 cents.
Leonard – More than a dozen animals were seized from a property in Leonard Friday, marking the second such incident in the city this year.
Seven dogs, five of them puppies, and another five cats were reported to be living inside a home with no signs of food or water dishes. The animals were said to be underweight, and the puppies covered in fleas.
All are currently being cared for at Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.