Hunt County – Hunt County Commissioners during its Monday meeting voted to keep the tax rate as is for the upcoming fiscal year.
The rate will still require two public hearings in the near future, according to Katrina Pemberton with the county judge's office. That's because the current rate of $0.507534 per $100 valuation exceeds the effective tax rate by just over two percent (2.001917%).
Still, the approved tax rate is five cents less than the 2006-2007 fiscal year rate.
Campbell man killed and Commerce man charged with intoxication manslaughter; Fire at VFW post in Sulphur Springs; Paris Marine killed in Middle East; Wolfe City petitions for alcohol sales could get approved Monday to go on Nov. ballot; No fatalities from two swine flu reports in Hunt County; Wood County woman arrested for assault of public servant.
Wolfe City – Two petitions for alcohol sales have been submitted by Wolfe City residents, and Hunt County Commissioners will decide Monday whether to place the items on the November 3 ballot.
The petitions are for the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only, and for the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders. 128 and 121 signatures were received for each petition, respectively. 119 were required for each.
Hunt County – As of Monday morning, little information had been made public regarding Hunt County's first two cases of swine flu/H1N1.
The Hunt County Health Department reported the information on its website last Thursday, but did not provide any additional details. Health Department Lab Director Joe Lilly was unavailable for comment last week.
KETR has since learned there have not been any fatalities from the two outbreaks.