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Shelby & San Augustine County Commissioners Hold Meetings Today

The Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will hold a special meeting at 9:30 this morning to consider giving tax abatement to Nacogdoches Medical Center. Commissioners tabled the item earlier this month to allow County Attorney Gary Rholes time to review. The hospital is asking Shelby County for a 10-year abatement of 500% of the value of the property, the same given by the City of Center, for building an emergency complex on Hwy. 96 south at Loop 500. Nacogdoches Medical Center said with the abatement, construction would begin within three week. Before the abatement can be given, the court must revise its current abatement from 250%. Commissioners are also expected to give County Judge Rick Campbell approval to hire a new Veterans Service Officer and set pay rate.


San Augustine County Commissioners have a special meeting at 9 this morning to consider and take action on a number of agenda items. Among those will be fuel bids; a request from Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Billy Williams for temporary help in his office; maintenance for county parks, airport and radio tower; creating a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone advisory board and zone; a DETCOG road name change in Pct. 4; the district attorney’s payroll budget; and action pertaining to Ike 2.2 environment review.

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