Tag Archive: budget

Sep 11 2015

City Wins Budget Presentation Award

The City of Tyler has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2014-2015 budget document.This is the ninth consecutive year that the City of Tyler’s budget document has received this special recognition. “This award is a significant achievement reflecting the commitment of the City of Tyler to meet the highest principles of …

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Sep 05 2015

Students Pay the Price

Gov. Abbott

State leaders talk fixing school finance The Texas Supreme Court is again hearing arguments over school finance because the governor and the legislative majority haven’t done their job, Texas State Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria said today. “Gov. Abbott says he wants to ‘fix’ our schools. But when is he going to start?” Candelaria asked. …

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Sep 02 2015

Breaking Poverty

Front: Pam Whitehead, Carmisha Mayfield, Shay Davis. Back: Karen Turner, B.R. Whitehead, Natasha Bush, Jessica Green, Latoya Lockett

Story and photo by Joycelyne Fadojutimi/ETR The problem of poverty is complex and more so in rural areas like east Texas. According to Center for American progress, there are more women in poverty then men in America and all over the world. Currently 37 million women are living in poverty in America, the richest country …

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Aug 27 2015

County Budget, Tax Rate Adopted


The Smith County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2016 balanced budget and the unchanged tax rate. The budget process formally began in April. After six budget workshops and two public hearings, Commissioners approved the budget, which addressed adequate funding for law enforcement and jail operations; improvements to county roads …

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Jul 06 2015

Comptroller Hegar Endorses Hughes for Senate

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has issued an endorsement to Rep. Bryan Hughes for Senate District 1. “I am honored to have Comptroller Hegar join our growing list of conservative endorsements,” said Hughes. “I have long admired Glenn for his commitment to transparency in state spending and his courage in fighting for life.” Comptroller Hegar issued …

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Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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Oct 14 2013

Shut up and work:We wouldn’t be at this point if Congress had done its job over the last several months.

For the first time in 17 years, Congress failed to provide the funding to keep the entire government running. So now you have two classes of government service and two classes of employees: “essential” and “nonessential.” If you run a national park, you aren’t essential. If you work in a government lab, you might be …

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Sep 03 2013

Joining the race: Billy Hatten declares candidacy for Gregg County Commissioner Precinct 4

Billy Hatten is in the race for Gregg County Commission Precinct 4. According to Hatten, he had planned to run for commissioner 7 years ago but John Mathis, the current county commissioner approached him and asked for his help. Hatten became his campaign manager and made sure Mathis won the terms he has served. “John …

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