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Commerce ISD receives $10K charitable donation

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The funds will go to help fund literacy instruction for elementary school students.

  • The Commerce Independent School District will be benefitting from a large charitable donation. The Oncor Cares Foundation is donating $10,000 to the Commerce Schools Education Enrichment Foundation. The grant is intended to help fund reading and writing instruction for elementary school students.
  • In Lamar County, the Paris City Council has set the property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The rate is set at 44.178 cents per $100 of appraised value. The Paris News reports that owners of a home valued at $100,000 would pay an estimated $443 dollars in property tax. The Paris News also reports the city’s annual budget includes two new full-time staffing positions – a second animal control officer and a police department community outreach officer. The budget also provides for an across-the-board, two percent cost-of-living increase for all city staff.