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Forsan ISD to consider buying two homes

September 7, 2013

FORSAN — School trustees here will consider purchasing housing for school personnel when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Forsan Independent School District currently provides 14 “extremely” low-rent homes for extra-duty personnel — coaches, band directors and other teachers who spend a lot of extra time on campus. Now, the school board will explore the possibility of adding two more homes to the list.

Commissioners to approve budget, tax rate

September 7, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to give final approval to the budget for the coming fiscal year when they meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the new budget and tax rate during the meeting, then are expected to vote on approval of the budget. The tax rate will be formally adopted Sept. 23.
The proposed county budget will feature several new expenditures, including $500,000 to pay the county's share of costs for a new landfill and an increase of more than $240,000 to help pay for ambulance services.

Brother, sister speak of love, hope

September 7, 2013

Love was in the air at the Dorothy Garret Coliseum Thursday night.
“The Love Chromosome,” sponsored by the Healthy Women Foundation Speaker Series, in partnership with Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program, featured motivational speaker Derrick Tennant and his sister Julie.
“The series has been very successful,” said Howard College President, Dr. Cheryl Sparks. “It has gained a following. I see a lot of familiar faces here tonight.”
The series spotlights people who have overcome obstacles in their lives and have had some measure of success.

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