Local Area News

Area cities get sales tax 

allocations in January

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts reported city sales tax allocations for the January 2023 period showing increases for Frankston, Berryville, Coffee City, Poynor and Cuney among  area cities over the prior period last year.

The City of Frankston received a net payment of $43,844.25 for January   compared to a $42,064.06 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 4.23 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $43,844.25 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $42,064.06, a gain of 4.23 percent.

The City of Berryville received a net payment of $3,124.43 for January compared to a $3,010.24 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 3.79 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $3,124.43 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $3,010.24, a gain of 3.79 percent.

The City of Coffee City received a net payment of $21,950.76 for January  compared to a $21,730.19 payment a year ago. That’s a decrease of 1.01 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $21,950.76 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $21,730.19, an increase of 1.01 percent.

The City of Cuney received a net payment of $3,756.82 for January compared to a $3,091.37 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 21.52 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $3,756.82 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $3,091.37, a gain of 21.52 percent.

The City of Poynor received a net payment of $1,350.54 for January compared to a $1,230.16 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 9.75 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $1,350.54 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $1,230.16, an increase of 9.75 percent.

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Frankston City Council hears

2023 TDA grant opportunities

The Frankston City Council hosted a public hearing for discussion on the Texas Department of Agriculture Grant Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2023 in their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to unofficial minutes reported by City Secretary Kelli Landreth-Smith.

Shawna McElfish from Grantworks spoke to the Council and citizens present about the grant options and requirements, specifically for a water and sewer grant, up to $500,000.

In other matters, the Council declined to approve a mobile home variance for a property in north Frankston after receiving information from the city secretary on four letters in opposition. Eight citizens at the meeting also expressed opposition to the variance.

Prior to staff reports, Mayor Tommy Carr recognized city employees and Council members who had served in the armed forces in recognition of Veterans Day.

Included in announcements were a Job Posting for a Code Enforcement Officer and a reminder that Christmas in the Park has been set for Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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