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Zoning request denied; AMP officially suspended

Zoning request denied; AMP officially suspended

Five different residents of Farmersville showed up at the Jan. 24 city council meeting to discuss their concerns regarding a zoning request from residential to commercial. The property concerned is located on the north side of Audie Murphy Parkway (US Hwy 380) and the...

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Hotel tax, rate approved

Hotel tax, rate approved

Farmersville does not have any hotels or motels doing business within its city limits, but it does have plenty of places that function as locations where people stay “for a day or so,” according to City Manager Ben White. Therefore, it became important for the city to...

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Council passes budget, sets tax rate

Council passes budget, sets tax rate

With little fanfare or discussion, the Farmersville City Council has approved a budget for the next fiscal year that keeps the municipal tax rate the same as it was a year ago. The council voted unanimously on Sept. 13 to approve an ordinance setting the budget...

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District PD adds command center

District PD adds command center

The Farmersville Independent School District Police Department had decided some time ago that it needed extra sets of eyes it could put on all the campuses within the school system, according to Police Chief Steve Wade. Then came the tragedy at Robb Elementary School...

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Future chief will be first woman to lead PD

Future chief will be first woman to lead PD

Farmersville Police Lt. Marsha Phillips is about to take on two new titles, one of which she is acutely aware, the other of which she admits to bringing her just a touch of discomfort. Phillips will become chief of the Farmersville Police Department on Oct. 1. She...

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Commercial project a possibility

Commercial project a possibility

Farmersville is slated to become home to a new light- and heavy-industrial project on the east side of the city, but the project has yet to take form, City Manager Ben White said in a presentation to city council. The city is working closely with the city’s Tax...

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FISD adds to police force

FISD adds to police force

The Farmersville Independent School District had wanted to hire school monitors to assist its police force in maintaining security within the district. However, because of “all that happened in Uvalde,” the district has decided to hire two additional certified police...

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New moves in city leadership

New moves in city leadership

Farmersville Police Chief Michael Sullivan is retiring from his post as the city’s top cop, but he isn’t going to ride just yet into any sunsets. Instead, Sullivan is assuming a new role as assistant city manager. Sullivan’s new assignment takes effect Oct. 1,...

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Council advised to keep current tax rate

Council advised to keep current tax rate

Farmersville residents might be able to see some stability in their next fiscal year municipal tax rate if a city staff recommendation holds sway with city council. City Finance Director Daphne Hamlin – with an endorsement from City Manager Ben White – has recommended...

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