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County tax rate goes down

By Phillip Williams Upshur County Commissioners Court on Friday lowered the county’s property tax rate after approving the county budget for 2023-24, although dropping the rate won’t prevent most

Texas Water: Present and Future Needs 2023

With Texas voters preparing to weigh in on a proposed constitutional amendment to help finance water projects, Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the publication of his agency’s report,

Three file for Upshur County sheriff job

By Phillip Williams Five men, including three potential candidates for sheriff, have filed papers appointing campaign treasurers in their bids for Upshur County offices in the 2024 election,

White Oak water rates on tap for Tuesday talk

The City of White Oak has another meeting set for Tuesday night to discuss a looming increase in the community’s water rates. It’s a lot to discuss, city coordinator Jimmy Purcell

City gets clean audit report

The City of Gladewater’s auditor recently gave council members kudos for their healthy fund balances and efficient bookkeeping. Albert Garcia of Mays & Associates attended the council’s June

Lake Warden discussion underway

By James Draper With council support, Interim City Manager Charlie Smith is determining who will take the wheel out at Lake Gladewater and get the ship righted in the days, weeks and months

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