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Wed
24
Aug

Court reviews proposed FPC budget and tax rate

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, Aug. 22, received the new proposed budget for Frank Phillips College Allen Campus and the new proposed college tax rate from Dean Amber Jones. The court also approved transfer of an airport hangar and approved  a change in the Lobo Restaurant’s hours.        

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Wed
24
Aug

City sets tax rate

The Perryton City Council officially adopted the 2016-17 budget and set the tax rate at a short meeting Tuesday evening. The 2016-17 tax rate was set at 43.5265 cents, the city’s effective rate, and 5.3 cents more than the current  rate.       

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Wed
24
Aug

Human remains found in county

Human skeletal remains were found in rural Ochiltree County on Sunday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas Rangers were called in to assist the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Office after the remains were discovered in southeast Ochiltree County.      

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Wed
24
Aug

Hospital board receives proposed budget, tax rate

The Ochiltree Hospital District board of directors met on Monday, Aug. 22. The board received the appraisal roll numbers from the Ochiltree County Appraisal District. They also received a proposed budget and proposed raising the hospital property tax rate 10 cents. From the appraisal district, the total market value is listed as $1,994,957,068. The total assessed value is listed as $1,575,482,789 and the total taxable value is listed as $1,449,945,145.      

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Fri
19
Aug

Seliger to hold town hall Thursday

State Senator Kel Seliger will be in Perryton next week for a town hall meeting. The event will be at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25.

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Fri
19
Aug

Xcel finishes Ochiltree, Lipscomb transmission line

A major new high-voltage electric transmission line has been completed in the northeastern quadrant of the Texas Panhandle, an Xcel Energy “Power for the Plains” project that will position area communities for economic growth for decades to come. The Ochiltree-to-Lipscomb 115-kilovolt transmission line involved the construction of almost 20 miles of new transmission line in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties.

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Fri
19
Aug

READY FOR THEIR SENIOR YEAR

On Thursday, Aug. 18, the incoming senior class members at Perryton High School registered for their classes, had their ID pictures taken and picked up their books for the new school year. Pictured are, from left, Aaron Fraire, Jessica Ramirez, Luis Torres, Jasmin Ramirez and Dalton Rigdon.

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Fri
19
Aug

ENJOYING A WATERMELON TREAT

A large crowd enjoyed cool treats at the annual Watermelon Feast, sponsored by the Perryton Lions Club on Thursday, Aug. 20 on the lawn of the Ochiltree County Courthouse. Fabian Salas (left photo) is the son of Olga Salas. Jase Erickson (right photo) is the son of David and Staci Erickson. The Lions served almost 70 watermelons in an event that has become a long-standing tradition during the Perryton birthd y celebration. The City of Perryton celebrated its 97th year.

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Wed
17
Aug

Texas hunting, fishing licenses now on sale

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds hunters and anglers that the new 2016-17 licenses went on sale Monday. All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-todate fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31. Every year, the department issues more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses through the agency’s 28 field offices, more than 50 state parks and at over 1,700 retailers across the state.

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Wed
17
Aug

PISD students do well in state ratings

The Texas Education Agency has released its 2016 accountability ratings based on testing during the 2015-16 school year. All schools in Perryton received the “met standard” rating, which means they met the required criteria in at least three of four areas. In fact, each school met the requirement in all four areas: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness.

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