Sunday, July 14, 2019

Commission discusses feral hog proposal at its Houston offices; transacts other business - Houston Herald

Commission discusses feral hog proposal at its Houston offices; transacts other business - Houston Herald


Commission discusses feral hog proposal at its Houston offices; transacts other business - Houston Herald

Posted: 13 Jul 2019 06:25 PM PDT

Members of the Texas County Commission handled several matters during a July 3 meeting.

Members:

•Approved a resolution opposing a proposal that would ban the hunting of feral hogs on Mark Twain National Forest Service land. It also voted to join the South Central County Commission Association in its opposition.

•Reviewed correspondence from Trinity Industrial regarding a class action lawsuit on guard rails.

•Reviewed the letter of resignation from county clerk employee Evelyn Guitierrez effective June 27. The clerk discussed staff changes and duties.

•Heard from Sheriff Scott Lindsey. Commissions heard that two full-time jailers had resigned — Frank Chapman on June 22 and Alibaale Greg Kwalume on July 11.

•Heard from Dan Cavender of Barker Phillips Jackson concerning the county's insurance status for the year.

•Heard from Tammy Cantrell, collector-treasurer, regarding bids on moving her office from a flood-prone basement. She gave an update on the activities of her office and sought input on the expiring contract of a state license fee office.

•Heard from Debbie James, assessor, regarding her property value certified totals and the upcoming board of equalization.

•Were visited by George Sholtz of Upton on a TCMH CID election, road and bridge money distribution and road signs maintenance.

Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill - Raleigh News & Observer

Posted: 13 Jul 2019 09:49 AM PDT

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill  Raleigh News & Observer

A bill designed to rev up the state's reliance on renewable energy by imposing a charge on carbon emissions is gaining steam at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

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