Registration for the May 1 local election is fast approaching. If anyone wishes to vote on May 1, they must register to vote by April 1.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $762.5 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 0.5 percent less than in March 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.
The Breckenridge Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently announced the retirement of longtime CEO and Executive Director Virgil Moore.
(ABOVE) The Picketville chapter had a meeting with Mayor Bob Sims to sign Proclamation declaring month of March as a celebration of Texas Independence from Mexico and get the flag from Alamo. B.A. photo by Jean Hay
Two key committees considered bills this week on Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s priority issue list, measures that deal with freedom of speech, freedom of religion and right to visitation. Monday, the Senate State Affairs Committee took up a bill that would prevent government at any level from imposing restrictions on religious activities or worship services. Though Governor Greg Abbott classified houses of worship as essential services early in the pandemic, government-imposed limits on religious gatherings in some other states encouraged some Texas lawmakers to ensure that never happens here. “It is certainly at the center of what it means to be an American and to be a Texan – regardless of any specific person’s faith – that we protect everyone’s freedom to assemble in places of worship, to engage in religious activities and to worship together,” said McKinney Senator Angela Paxton.