"County approves budget for 2019-2020" by: Mike Reddell

   After a public hearing, commissioners court approved the fiscal 2019-20 budget of $26,901,206, and held the second of two hearings on the proposed Matagorda County fiscal 2019-20 tax rate of 43.342 cents per $100 valuation, at the court’s regular meeting Monday, Aug. 19.
   The court will adopt the tax rate at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 26.
   Mid-Coast Oyster Growers Association (MCOGA) members introduced themselves to the court Monday and asked for county help to be represented on a state oyster task force being formed.
   Former marine agent Bill Balboa was spokesman for the oyster farming group that Balboa said explores and plans to invest in the oyster mariculture operations in and around Matagorda Bay.
   The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) is forming the Coastal Fisheries Division Oyster Mariculture Task Force.

To read more, please log in or subscribe to our digital edition. 

Rate this article: 
No votes yet