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The
Bellmead
Fire Department
is asking
the city for
funding
to replace
two aging
firetrucks.

members
it prevents council later if
ing because
minds
cast the dissent
changing their e the tax rate
and Gary Moore
cents per from
wanted to increas
setting 31.9999
SMITH
votes against
um prop- they .
as the maxim
further
like all
$100 valuation
the council,
could adopt. The
Thomas said
proposed
tax rate the city cents per $100.
must adopt a
remain erty
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is
the
leaders
other
rate
to
rate to initiate
Bellmead electedincrease the prop- current
be dedicated
s
cents would
maximum tax
r to
d public hearing s
debt The two
firetrucks, City
torn on whethe
process of require
budget’
two cents to issue
service for the
prior to the
erty tax rate by ks that fire officials debt
Thomas said.
the tax rate
Manager Bo
if the coun- on
to replace firetruc
asked
n.
first
tax
adoptio
to failure.
Youngblood
its
hearings on the
had approved
say are prone
The two public p.m. Aug. 14 and
on Tuesday got
meant the city
reiterated
6:30
staff
fiscal cil’s vote
The city council
at
the
City
be
for
tax hike.
rate will
the budget
City Hall, 3015
d ap- a 2-cent
proposed maxifirst look at
at Bellmead
the new certifie 4-2 that the amount is a
adopt Aug. 20
won’t
a
year 2018-19 with
by
council
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rate and the
included, and
month.
See BELLMEAD,
praised values
two-cent mum
until later this
y proposed the
the official rate he opposed the vote
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tax hike.
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ola? Likely
a can of Coca-C That too.
The price of
e of Pampers?
going up. A packag also may be more expenThey
cost more
Plane tickets?
and more may
start feelsive. These items
months as people and rawin the coming
prices
of higher fuel
of tariffs.
ing the effects
range
as well as a
has noticed
material costs
cks said she
Janette Hendri
everything”
on “just about
higher prices months or so. That’s put a
three
past
the
in
y retired nurse
e on the recentl
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little pressur
So she goes shoppinshe alin Washington.
,” and
things stretch
She said she
often, “makes
things on sale. to work to
ways shops for
red going back
has also conside in the budget.
cushion
so why is
have more
y is doing great,
“The econom
” she asked.
poorly?
so
everyone doing price index, the govern
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seen
worst he has
crop is the
year’s cotton
raises cattle.
us said this
rs and still
r Vince Neuha his land to other growe
and ranche
most of
Local farmer
etired, he leases
the area. Semi-r

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MCC board eyes
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111 years of records
drier.
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and 1918 were
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starting last
“For the period
on
will soon
the third-driest
McLennan Countye drought fall, this is
than
Waco — drier
extrem
for
the
record
enter
everyone living
ng to the state
phase, accordi With crops just about there,” Nielsenseen
ever
logist.
has
climato
of the near-re
said.
state
showing signs r, the area’s Gammon
quarters of the
weathe
Three
dry
cord
t condialready feeling is experiencing drough
farmers are
than a quarter
tions, and more in the severe
the heat.
and ranchof the state is listed
One local farmer
phase,
to sell half his to exceptional drought
er was forced
of tough
the National
according to ion Center.
cattle herd because
a shortage of
Mitigat
conditions and and said cot- Drought
is in the
gap
McLennan County but with
hay to fill the
t stage,
worst he has
the
drough
are
ton crops
g in severe
the county
years workin
no rain in sight, up a notch
seen in his 38
move
likely
will
scale
the area.
get worse be- on the drought monitor
“It’s going to
of summer,
State Clibefore the end
fore it gets better,”
Nielsen-Gam- Nielsen-Gammon said.
matologist John
mon said.
months, since
In the past 10 gotten 13.26
has
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nity College
nan Commu
a budget
The McLen
es approved
Board of Truste the coming fiscal year
for
plan this week the property tax rate by
that would lower
-cent.
ion
about a quarter
y adopted a resolut
The board Tuesda g the tax rate from
lowerin
r
on to 14.7696
to conside
per $100 valuati
t a bal15.0346 cents
rate would suppormillion,
cents. The tax
$56.4
proposed at
t
anced budget
or 2.8 percen
million
$1.54
million.
which is up
budget of $54.9 MCC ofover last year’s
lower tax rate, $1.7 milEven with a
to bring in extra
total
ficials expect
e over last year’s
lion in tax revenuthanks to this year’s 9
,
of $18.4 million e in property appraisal
percent increas
ed tax
values.
adopts the proposMcLenin
If the board
e homeowner
rate, the averag pay $196.71 in MCC taxes,
nan County will last year, MCC officials
up from $183.65
nt for
said.
, MCC vice preside
Stephen Benson
8A
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recently
t conditions
this year’s drough to auction.
herd
Neuhaus said
half his cattle
led him to take

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