DECATUR COUNCIL PROPOSES TAX Rate — Decatur Town Council Monday proposed a tax fee of 58.1692 cents per $100 of taxable benefit for fiscal year 2021-22, a slight lessen from past year’s charge of 60 cents. The tax fee includes 9.1 cents for personal debt service and 49 cents for servicing and functions. The city’s proposed typical fund spending budget reflects a $1.3 million maximize in income at $12.2 million and a $537,000 raise in expenses at $12.1 million. A public listening to on the proposed tax level and budget will be held Aug. 23. Study additional in the midweek Intelligent County Messenger on newsstands Wednesday and on the internet at

BRIDGEPORT COUNCIL PROPOSES TAX Price — Bridgeport town council voted 4-1 to suggest a optimum tax level of 63 cents per $100 valuation Monday night time. The proposed charge is just about a four-cent boost from the 2020/21 tax rate, nonetheless it would fall in line with previous tax prices dating back to 2017. Adhering to citizen suggestions and a lengthy general public listening to, the council reviewed probably trimming between $13,000-$94,000 from the proposed spending budget in the next 7 days to deliver the tax price down to 62 or 61 cents upon the adoption of the funds. Amongst the changes from previous year’s spending budget include an ordinary 3 per cent pay raise for town staff members, bringing in additional patrol officers and an investigator to the law enforcement department, roadwork tools and enhancements to metropolis hall. The council will vote to adopt the 21/22 tax amount 6 p.m. Aug. 16.

Warmth ADVISORY Continues — Wise County continues to be under a heat advisory until finally 8 tonight. Today’s high will be all over 98 with heat index values all over 103.

Again TO College — Pupils at Decatur ISD are returning to the classroom now. Check out for pupils going for walks to and from university, and be positive to gradual down in faculty zones.

VOLLEYBALL Year Begins — Now marks the commence of the 2021 volleyball year. The Decatur Girl Eagles search to begin the protection of their 2020 4A condition title with a highway recreation versus Wichita Falls Rider at 6:30 at Midwestern State University’s DL Ligon Coliseum. The Bridgeport Sissies will welcome Azle for their home-opener at 6 p.m. The Boyd Lady Jackets will host a twin with Sanger and Glen Rose setting up at 4:30 p.m. The Paradise Lady Panthers will journey for a Sensible County bout from the Chico Lady Dragons at 6 p.m. The Alvord Lady Bulldogs will facial area Bowie at 6 p.m. at Bowie Large School.

MASONIC LODGE LETTER Looking at — Decatur Masonic Lodge will host the Grand Orator Rhit Moore 7 p.m. Thursday. Moore will give a 15-20 moment oration referred to as the Letter, about a Previous Learn of Hillsboro Lodge No. 192 on the battlefield throughout WWI in France. The Letter is far more than 100 yrs old and is about the death and destruction he witnessed and how the Craft gave him and other Masons hope and reason in making an attempt instances as he and other Texas Masons done the Masonic burial companies on brethren who had been killed in action. The oration is open to all veterans and citizens.

BLOOD Push — Cornerstone Community Action Company Headstart will host a blood push 1-6 p.m. nowadays at Walmart in Decatur. Phone 682-312-6513 to indication up, or present up. Instructors and family advocates will also be on hand.

DEMOCRATS TO Satisfy — The Intelligent County Democratic Celebration will host its regular social 6:30 tonight at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Decatur. Election Administrator Sabra Srader will be the visitor speaker. E-mail [email protected] or visit

FUNERALS — Support for Norma Jean Spunaugle Nies, 90, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. today at Initial Baptist Church of Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling preparations.

MEMORIAL for Reyes Lovington Jr., 62, of Chico will be held at a later date. Hawkins-Decatur is dealing with arrangements.

Provider for Kathy Wright, 65, of Dallas is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

Assistance for Andrew Wallace, 57, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral House in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Betty Anderson, 95, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. now at the Initially United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is managing arrangements.

FUNERAL for Kristy Lynn Loveday, 43, of Paradise is 4 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport. Household visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral property.

NO Support is prepared for Mitchell Steagall, 57, of Boyd. Hawkins Funeral Dwelling in Boyd is handling preparations.

NO Provider is planned for William Donald Harget Jr., 59, of Newark. Hawkins-Boyd is dealing with preparations.

Assistance for Arthur Manuel, 36, of Chico is pending at Hudson & Torres Relatives Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Margaret Puckett, 69, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Friday at Jim Ned Cemetery in Runaway Bay. Hudson & Torres is managing arrangements.

MEMORIAL services for Victor Elliott, 59, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hudson & Torres.