"Grisham county’s 4-H agent" by: Mike Reddell

Denise Grisham
New 4-H Agent

   Denise Grisham was introduced as Matagorda County’s new 4-H extension agent and nine environmental health nuisance suits against property owners were authorized by commissioners court at its regular meeting, Monday, Aug. 6.
   In addition, the county’s proposed fiscal 2018-19 property tax rate of 41.758 cents per $100 valuation is below the effective rate – used to calculate a levy that estimates the same tax revenue as the previous year – and won’t require a public hearing.
   There will be a public hearing on the county’s proposed budget Aug. 20, and both the levy and budget will be upcoming public agenda items.
   Grisham, who began work Tuesday, joins the county’s team of extension agents after years of related work locally – most recently she taught family and consumer science at Van Vleck High School.
   “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a 4-H agent,” District Extension Administrator Donnie Montemayor told the court Monday in introducing Grisham.
   “It’s great to have all the agents” in place, Montemayor added. 
   “I think it’s going to be a win-win for everybody.”
   Grisham said she has extensive 4-H experience at the district and state levels.
   County Judge Nate McDonald praised the extension service for filling the 4-H agent post before school starts. 
   “That’s very important,” McDonald said.

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