Archive - Sep 10, 2013 - News Article
As they have for the past seven years, area residents will gather to remember Howard County servicemen who have fallen during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The â€śMemorial at the Plaza,â€ť set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Town Plaza (formerly Big Spring Mall), will honor not only local servicemen, but all those lost in the terror attacks of 12 years ago, organizers said.
After almost a year of study and discussion, Howard County officials are going to implement a usage fee on county roads.
Effective Oct. 1, any commercial or agriculture entity which creates an access point utilizing county roads will be required to to purchase a $4,500 usage permit from the county. There will be no charge for pre-existing access points, officials said.
Howard County commissioners decided to spend some money now in the hopes of getting even more money in the near future.
During their regular meeting Monday morning, commissioners unanimously voted to set aside $150,000 for legal and administrative fees to participate in the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program.
During the most recent session of the Texas Legislature, the state senate appropriated $225 million in grants to be used by counties whose roads infrastructure had been adversely affected by the recent oil boom.