Jacksboro ISD’s Facilities Visioning Committee members learned about potentially funding a bond issue with no increase in the district’s tax rate. During an Oct. 17 meeting, district financial consultant Doug Whitt said much of the reason behind that, if the district did decide to call for a bond issue, comes from the district having paid off previous bonds early (saving taxpayers $17,942,715 in interest charges), having a financial condition that is viewed favorably (good income of residents, strong reserves, an A+ credit rating from Standard and Poors and a solid tax base) and the potential for having more added to its tax base in the form of energy facilities such as wind and solar farms added to it in the near future or what is commonly known as a 313 agreement. A potential of three new agreements is possible, Whitt said.
After months of getting set up, data organized and gathered, the Tornado Long Term Recovery Committee is ready to start making decisions.
Jacksboro Independent School District board members approved the district’s strategic plan for the next five years during a board meeting Oct. 10.
Jack County officials are looking into paying $1.2 million in ARPA funds toward getting fiber optics to the city of Jacksboro, with potential for that later getting spread throughout the county.
Some changes in how you can get your hunting license and tags may cause some confusion with hunting season less than two weeks away.