January 31, 2022 - Property Taxes are due Monday, January 31st to the county tax assessor-collector, Debora Riley. If you wait until February 1st, a penalty and interest of 7% will be charged for unpaid tax bills. In March the penalty and interest increases to 9% and continues to increase an additional 2% each month.
The courthouse is open until 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
January 31, 2021 - East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF) is currently accepting applications from East Texas students for scholarships with applications having opened on December 1, 2021. Deadlines are clearly noted on each application of either February 1 at 5pm or March 1 at 5pm.
January 25, 2022 - According to the Texas Department of State Health Service’s Covid-19 Dashboard, since yesterday there have been 12 total new cases of Covid-19 reported. Of the new cases reported, 9 are new confirmed cases and 3 are new probable cases.
Today’s increase is the smallest increase in new cases reported in over a week.
January 24, 2022 - According to the Texas Department of State Health Service’s Covid-19 Dashboard, since Friday there have been 142 total new cases of Covid-19 reported. Of the new cases reported over the weekend and Monday, 62 are new confirmed cases and 80 are new probable cases.
January 21, 2022 - One week ago the Texas Department of State Health Services announced an update to the Covid-19 Dashboard and a move away from reporting estimated number of active cases and estimate number of recoveries. Since then, the dashboard is only reporting the total number of cases and fatalities.
The number of confirmed cases and probable cases changed drastically after the update as the state was revising case totals to account for final 2020 case numbers. According to the press release, year-end data cleanup is a standard part of public health reporting.
January 13, 2022 - According to the Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard, the surge in Covid-19 cases has surpassed the four hundred mark with 438 estimated active cases. Today's numbers continue setting a new record high in number of active cases and brings the record setting to a full week.
There were 57 new cases reported and 13 new recoveries.