Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

August 23, 2013

Commissioners: No tax rate increase this year

Corsicana — The Navarro County Commissioners Court said Friday that property tax rates for the coming year will remain the same, staying at .6270 per $100 valuation.

The move was part of a budget workshop held Friday by commissioners, which also saw the court approve another increase for the county constables. Commissioners agreed on a salary of $20,000 for each of the four constables.

That action came after a salary grievance filed by Pct. 2 Commissioner David Foreman. The committee voted 6-3 to recommend the commissioners reconsider the salary for the job.

Earlier in the budget talks, commissioners agreed to raise the salary of all four constables to $18,500, an increase of $1,160 annually. Friday's move raises the salary an additional $1,500.

The move by county leaders on the ad valorem tax rate keeps both the city and county property tax rates at current levels.

The City of Corsicana has also voted its intent to hold its tax rate at the current level of .6272 per $100 valuation.

Corsicana Independent School District taxes went down slightly this year, with school trustees approving a rate of $1.2803 per $100 valuation, a reduction of about one quarter of a cent.

Navarro College increased its tax rate from .1190 per $100 assessed valuation to the "effective tax rate" of .1202 per $100 valuation at its August meeting last week.

We'll post more information about Friday's budget workshop later today, and in the Saturday print edition of the Daily Sun.

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • 4-25-14 DD Band.jpg Derrick Days: Schedules and a map to plan your weekend

    There's plenty of Friday fun and a day full of activities Saturday to fill out the 2014 Derrick Days celebration.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-25-14 Ines Waggoner Hall of Fame.jpg Waggoner to join Hall of Fame during Derrick Days

    The Navarro County Historical Society will induct Ines Waggoner into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The induction is traditionally held along with Derrick Days festivities, to honor the rich oil heritage that is Navarro County.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg Woman indicted in child abuse case

    The wife of one of two brothers sentenced to prison on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child was herself indicted Thursday in connection with the same investigation.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-26-14 BG Crash.jpg Minor injuries in Highway 22 crash

    A crash involving four vehicles Thursday evening on West State Highway 22 near Blooming Grove resulted in only minor injuries.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24-14 Waterpark.jpg Name the Water Park Contest to debut at Derrick Days

    One lucky person could win season passes for the whole family and other exciting prizes if their entry is chosen in the Derrick Days “Name the Water Park Contest.”

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-25-14 DD Rodeo.jpg Mexican Fighting Bull added to Derrick Days Rodeo

    When the Derrick Days Rodeo begins its two night run tonight at the Navarro County Youth Expo Center, a very special competition has been added. The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford is making a new form of entertainment possible at the Navarro County Derrick Days Rodeo.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-25-14 Church-Nat'l Prayer.jpg Church News for Friday, April 25, 2014

    News and announcements submitted by congregations throughout Navarro County.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • NavarroCollegeforWeb.jpg Kid's College signup begins May 1

    Plans are set for another week of summer learning and fun at Navarro College with the return of “Kid's College” for Summer 2014.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24-14 DD Hot Dog Lunch 3.jpg Derrick Days: Hot Diggity Dogs

    The Derrick Days Hot Dog Kick-off Luncheon and Dinner went off without a hitch under gorgeous blue skies and accompanied by free concerts.

    April 23, 2014 4 Photos

  • 4-24-14 Cheerleader 1.jpg Navarro College national cheer champs take center stage

    The Navarro College Cheer Team signed autographs Wednesday afternoon, soaking up some sun and accolades on the Corsicana campus following the group's sixth straight national title.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos