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Munday decides not to raise tax rate

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Munday City Council decided to reverse course and not raise the 2020-2021 property tax rates during its regular meeting last week. The council had earlier voted to propose a rate of $1.20905 by a 4-1 vote prior to holding a public meeting on the same night. No residents appeared at…

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Knox County proposes .55083, .11317 tax rates

From The News-Courier staff— BENJAMIN—The Knox County Commissioners Court voted to propose a tax rate of .55083 cents for its general fund and .11317 cents for its special (roads and bridges) account during a recent special meeting. This no-new-revenue rate will raise the same amount of property tax revenue from the same properties in both…

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Munday approves higher tax rate of 1.20950

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—The Munday City Council approved a proposed a tax rate of $1.20950 per $100 property value by a 4-1 vote last Tuesday with Karen Longan the lone no vote. The proposed rate is slightly higher than the no-new revenue rate of $1.19748 but lower than the voter approval rate…

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Pink Ladies store reopens

Special to The News-Courier— KNOX CITY—The Pink Lady store in Knox City opened last Friday with record sales of $700 reported even with half prices offered. The store had been closed for 54 days. “Donations continue to come in each Friday, and we welcome them just as we welcome our customers,” said reporter Billie Walker.…

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Haskell Memorial welcomes new physician

HASKELL—Haskell Memorial Hospital welcomes John Rose, D.O., R. Ph., as a family practice physician and OB/GYN. With more than 25 years of experience in medicine, Rose specializes in family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and is a licensed pharmacist. “I am excited to join HMH as a family practice provider,” said Rose. “I look forward…

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Hurricane relief

Courtesy Photo—Munday residents answered the call when they heard about the damages from Hurricane Laura and sent a truck full of items along with cash donations to a small town in Louisiana where Chris King, the son of Jerry and Sandy King, is the First Baptist church preacher. “The community did it again,” said Wesley…

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Financial Focus by Jared Bodkin

Make investments work as hard as you do Labor Day is almost here. Of course, this year, the holiday may have a different impact, given the employment-related stress and disruptions stemming from the coronavirus. Yet, it’s good to recognize the value of work and its importance in achieving your life’s goals. But if you’re going…

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Zimmerman named new publisher

From LK Media Group— LUFKIN—LK Media Group announced that Jackie Zimmerman has assumed the position of publisher of all its newspapers, including The Knox County News-Courier, effective Aug. 17, replacing Bruce Green. Zimmerman, a former city editor with the Lufkin Daily News who also has an ad agency in Lufkin, previously was serving as managing…

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Mom, daughter open L&L Café in Knox City

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— KNOX CITY—Knox County residents have a new place to eat at L&L Café, which opened its doors last Thursday at 502 S. Ave. F, across the street from the emergency room at the Knox County Hospital. “We just felt the city needed a different kind of food, some home-style…

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