Saturday, December 21, 2013
Sales Tax Rebates In 2013 Increase 49.32 Percent
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Rylee Pierce might be asking Santa for some front teeth. She was the first one waiting to sit on Santa’s lap so it’s very likely she has something pretty special in mind for Christmas. Santa came into Teague on Thursday, December 12th to be the Guest of Honor in the Teague Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Parade of Lights.” Merry Christmas Rylee!
The City of Teague has received a check in the amount of $75,270.29 for their portion of the state sales tax rebate sent out each month by the State Comptroller’s office.
The December 2013 rebate check shows a 64.34 percent increase over the $45,799.36 check sent to the city at this time last year.
During the twelve calendar months of 2013, the City of Teague has received checks totaling $717,971.43, an increase of 49.32 percent over 2012’s total of $480,810.51.
Three quarters of all sales tax rebate checks sent to the City of Teague are deposited into the general fund for local operations and the remaining twenty-five percent of the check is deposited into the Teague Economic Development Corporation’s fund account.
The City of Fairfield received a check in the amount of $67,800.08 this month. The check is a 53.37 percent decrease from the $145,411.43 check received at this time last year. So far in 2013, Fairfield has received checks totaling $2,254,074.77 a 10.85 percent increase from the $2,033,423.77 received by this time last year.
The City of Wortham received a check in the amount of $24,895.94, an increase of 126.10 percent from last year’s check at this time of $11,010.74. Wortham has received checks totaling $160,895.84 in 20113, an increase of 2.64 percent from the $156,745.79 in checks received last year...More →
Black Says He Does It For The Kids
Has Played Santa Since 1991
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - BY MIMI BROWN
A.D. Black - Teague’s Santa Claus
When he’s not at the North Pole Santa Claus has lived in Teague, Texas since 1991. Most area children have a picture of themselves sitting on his lap. That is every child under 22 years old.
A.D. Black grew up in Pasadena, Texas and graduated from South Houston High School and then from Sam Houston State College. He taught Vocational Agriculture in high schools in Madisonville and Buffalo before being hired by Northwestern Resources in Jewett. In 2000 Texas Westmorland bought out Northwestern Resources.
A.D. is married to Sheila, a nurse at Parkview Hospital in Mexia. He has three sons and seven grandchildren. When asked how he became Santa, A.D. said that when his sons asked for a 4-wheeler for Christmas, he planned to bring the 4-wheeler in and put it by the tree. He had also bought a Santa suit to surprise his sons. He found out, however, that he couldn’t get the vehicle through the door. He didn’t want to leave it outside where the children could see it, so A.D. took it to a friend’s barn about a mile down the street. About 3:30 in the morning on Christmas Day, when he thought no one would be around and went to the barn and started back on the 4-wheeler. Along the way a station wagon with a family in it came up the road behind A.D. in his Santa suit. “The whole back was full of children and they slowed...More →
Charles E. Morgan Is Republican Candidate
For District 8 State Representative
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Charles E. Morgan
I, Charles E. Morgan, P.E., Inactive, announce my Republican Party candidacy for State Representative, District 8. As your state representative, I will initiate state laws to protect our citizens’ health, safety and security.
Our private property rights must also be protected from unlawful taking, thus eminent domain must be better defined and enforced to assure no property can be taken except for justifiable public use or validated common carrier use. We must insure our limited water supplies are used conservatively and kept free of contamination. I will support school funding that will allow significant pay increase for educators attaining tenure as an incentive. Our education system is the backbone of our society providing critical life skills and encouraging our young citizens to become productive members.
My extensive experience and education have well prepared me to devise and implement state laws that will achieve the above objectives. I served as a U.S. Air Force engineer for 20 years achieving the rank of Major...More →
Standing In The Gap -- Christmas 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - BY JENNIFER TIMME
Many of our local students need your help this holiday season. Administrators and staff have identified students that will need our help on each campus. Teague High School and Teague Junior High have students that need our help. We would like to provide a few winter clothing items for identified students...More →