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Troup reports growing sales tax revenue
Summer is becoming a period of sweet repeat for Troup citizens: For the second consecutive month, the city has posted an amount increase in sales tax revenue from the State Comptroller's office.
Palestine man grows 82-pound watermelon
That's what local resident Alton “Junior” Doucette had on his hands last week, when he discovered the little watermelon seed he planted in March had matured into a full-grown fruit fit for a giant.
H.O.P.E. fundraiser slated for Saturday
A Zumbathon for H.O.P.E. fundraiser will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 12, at Central Baptist Church,1909 E. Rusk St. in Jacksonville.
Troup: City mulls budget, water issue
Local city leaders got an initial look at the preliminary 2014-2015 budget during Tuesday night's regular meeting, and have called a July 29 special meeting to further address it.
“It's very preliminary at this point,” said City Manager Gene Cottle, “but our budget is roughly the same as last year.”
New mayor pro tem named
The Jacksonville City Council voted for a new mayor pro-tem Tuesday during its regular meeting at the Norman Center Council Chambers.
JC recognized as second least expensive college in nation
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Education updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center. The newly published information ranks Jacksonville College as the most affordable private nonprofit 2-year college in Texas, and the second most affordable in the nation. The national average net price is $18,254. Jacksonville College ranked significantly below average with $4,304.
Making tracks in East Texas
A recent bobcat sighting during the day in Cuney by a local resident is no cause for concern, said a Texas Parks & Wildlife official, especially if the animal was near an area that was wooded.
District’s leader named lone finalist at ISD in Lubbock area
During a meeting Monday night, the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees named Keith Bryant, current Bullard ISD Superintendent, as the lone finalist in the district’s search for a new superintendent. A twenty-one day waiting period will be in effect before Lubbock-Cooper can officially hire Bryant.
West Side project to break ground today
A ground-breaking ceremony will be held
6 p.m. today for JISD’s newest elementary,
West Side School.
JISD on point with fiscal decisions regarding new schools’ construction
According to information released by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts last week, there have been 22 new public elementary schools built in Texas over the past six years, with the average cost per square foot coming in at $167.
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