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BISD asked to cancel mask mandate, or face possible legal action

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton formally called for the cancellation of the Beeville Independent School District’s mask mandate in a letter it sent to the Superintendent Travis Fanning Sept. 16. Austin Kinghorn, general counsel for the attorney general’s office, called for Fanning to rescind the district’s local...
BEEVILLE, TX
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Kenedy council adopts tax rate

Kenedy City Council members adopted a tax rate of just over 30 cents per $100 property value which raises no new revenue and kept an item in the budget which allows for cost of living increases of 3% for city staff with the possibility of additional merit raises. The salary...
KENEDY, TX
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City opts to keep tax rate the same

Continuing to juggle city revenues and expenditures in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Beeville city officials have put their finger on the area’s immediate financial future. Beeville City Council officially adopted the city’s property tax rate and budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which is set to begin on...
BEEVILLE, TX
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Former local honored with mural in Grand Rapids

A mural honoring the late Maurilia Ortiz Blakely will be dedicated Sept. 15 in an alleyway in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, part of the city’s celebration of Women’s History Month. This mural is the newest in the Women’s Way Initiative, a public art project which recognizes local women leaders, decorates downtown alleyways—and attracts people to the downtown area.
BEEVILLE, TX
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Safety first emphasized for gun possession

The new constitutional carry law which allows Texans to carry a firearm without requiring them to take an eight-hour course to obtain a permit hasn’t had much of an effect on sales so far, said Peter Rakowitz, owner of Lone Star Firearms in Kenedy. “Sales are steady,” he said. “We...
KENEDY, TX
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Roadside memorial in Sinton honors town’s ‘COVID angels’

A memorial donning the faces of those who have lost their battle against COVID-19 lines a stretch of road in Sinton, Texas. The tribute, which was first put up on Thursday, Sept. 2, can be found on Villareal Street. Along with 19 pictures of people from the community who have lost their lives during the pandemic, it is also surrounded by flowers and a cross.
SINTON, TX
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S-TISD asking voters to approve $14.6M bond initiative

The Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District board of trustees at its regular meeting last month unanimously approved an order to place a bond issue on the ballot in the upcoming November election. The board, with one member missing, approved by a 6-0 vote an official certificate for order to place what...
SKIDMORE, TX