Tag: Hunt County

County Auditor, Tammi Byrd, confers with Judge John Horn on some budget amendments. Image by Jim Satterwhite for Hunt County News.

County Commissioners Approve Tax Increase

There was no fanfare or Citizens to be Heard protest before Hunt County Commissioners passed a new fiscal year budget that had an effective tax increase of almost eleven percent. The new county budget will go into effect on October 1, 2018, and remain until September 29, 2019.  The commissioners […]

Citizens and volunteers discuss the Hunt County Animal Shelter after the council meeting adjourned. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Animal Shelter Budget Presented

The animal shelter presented a budget of almost 288-thousand dollars for 2018.  This will assure that pets and people can live in harmony and safety.  The shelter investigates cases to insure pets receive proper care.  They address complaints and enforce statutes and ordinances within the city limits. Last year the […]

It took about twenty minutes to go through the line, vote and leave at lunch time Tuesday.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Early Voting is Steady

Hunt County polls opened at eight AM Monday and closed twelve hours later.  One thousand, five-hundred and eight people voted in person.  Election workers were processing absentee ballots as well.  Trays of envelopes were on desk.  Voting was steady Tuesday. Mina Cook was asked if the voting machines could be “rigged” and […]

A new communication tower is being erected at the Detention Center.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Going Up

Hunt County is improving communication among inter-county agencies such as fire, sheriff’s office, police and American Medical Response.  The county chose Johnson Technical Service of Dallas (JTS) to erect and stack antennas on a tower being constructed at the Hunt County Detention Center.  Eventually, this will become a part of […]

Mary Kaye Thomas, Drew Roberts with Combined Consumers SUD and Lisa Thomas are all smiles at the news that the Hunt County Commissioners Court accepted their contract for grant management. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

West Tawakoni Awarded Grant

On June 28, 2016, the Hunt County Commissioners Court awarded professional service contracts for its recently awarded grant through the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Velvin & Weeks Consulting Engineers, Inc. will be performing engineering services relating to the grant.  Amazing Grants, Inc. will provide program administration services.  Hunt County has […]