Howard College trustees are expected to formally adopt a budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
College employees would see their annual income increase by at least $1,200 under the new budget.
Faculty can expect annual salary increases of between $1,389 and $1,857, depending on their contracts, while other employees will see significant pay raises, also, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.
Howard County commissioners will continue hammering out a budget for the new fiscal year when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
More than a month remains before the county's new budget must be finalized, but commissioners have already given tentative approval to several features, including a pay raise for all county employees.
Love Our Lake volunteers from H-E-B participated in the clean up at Comanche Trail Park Saturday to prepare for the upcoming triathlon. Other sponsors included Taco Villa and Sonic. The event was a cooperative effort of Master Gardeners and Keep Big Spring Beautiful.
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