Howard County commissioners will continue to fine-tune their FY 2012-2013 budget when they hold their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Commissioners have already given a tentative OK to a new tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation, a decrease of more than 10 cents from the previous rate. However, because of a sharp increase in the countyâ€™s property valuations, the new rate will bring in more tax revenue this year, County Auditor Jackie Olson said.
FORSAN â€” School trustees here will work on fine-tuning the districtâ€™s budget for the coming fiscal year when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Forsan Independent School District Business Manager Dianna Walker said the school district is eyeing a $12 million budget for the coming year which will be fueled by a tax rate of $1.08 per $100 property valuation.
It seems that if Howard College officials didnâ€™t receive bad news on the financial front, they wouldnâ€™t receive any news at all.
Trustees will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax rate and hear an update on efforts to craft a new budget when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union buildingâ€™s Tumbleweed Room.
The proposed new tax rate â€” 17.66 cents per $100 valuation â€” is actually 6 cents lower than the current rate, but a $1 billion increase in the districtâ€™s certified valuations will result in the college pulling in more local tax money this coming fiscal year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (x4).
â€˘ SHANE ALAN KNOWLTON, 26, of 3103 Sherrod, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to appear.
â€˘Â FELIPE HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ, 59, of 2707 Hernandez Rd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid and fail to appear.
â€˘Â STACY LYNN PENDLETON, 36, of 1800 S. Lancaster St., was arrested Friday on a charge of sex offenders duty to register life/annually.