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City of Ladonia issues boil water notice

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Lindsey Wiley
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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Low water pressure in Ladonia's distribution systems prompted the notice to be issued Monday.

  • In Ladonia, a boil water notice is in effect. Low water pressure in the city’s distribution system prompted the notice to be issued late Monday. No timeline for the lifting of the boil-water notice has been given.
  • In eastern Hunt County, firefighters battled a 20-acre grass fire along County Road 4204 on Monday. The location of the fire was about halfway between Neylandville and Campbell. The Texas A&M Forest Service reports crews from several area fire departments contained the blaze late yesterday afternoon.
  • The Collin County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to approve the county’s budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget includes a tax rate of 1.52 cents per $100 of a home’s market value. That’s only a couple of decimal points higher than the no-new-revenue rate of 1.49 cents, which would keep property tax revenue at roughly the same level as the previous year. Even though the property tax rate in Collin County is going down, bills will still go up because of an increase in home values. Collin County commissioner Susan Fletcher said going down to the no-new-revenue rate would affect services. Costs are up for the because of its growing population — the county has a 4.2% growth rate according to data from the U.S. Census. Multiple departments, including the sheriff’s office and local district courts, said during county budget workshops that the county’s growth is putting a strain on their resources.