County to recognize First Families of LC

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Descendants of some of Limestone County’s earliest residents will be recognized at next Tuesday’s commissioners court meeting.
Commissioners will present certificates to those descendants at their Oct. 24 meeting and also receive the 2017 Tax Roll, accept a state grant, renew contracts with area fire departments and take care of other matters.
The recognition of descendants is part of the First Families Program, a project of the Limestone County Historical Commission. There have been several other, similar presentations in the past few years.
Also at the meeting, the Tax Assessor-Collector will present the 2017 Tax Roll, in which the county will be given up-to-date financial numbers of how much money the county should receive this year from homeowners and businesses from property taxes.
Several of the agenda items scheduled for Tuesday are actions the court takes at the beginning of each fiscal year. One of those actions is signing an agreement with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments for reimbursement for mental health counseling services. This is state funding that goes through HOTCOG for counseling juveniles, said County Judge Daniel Burkeen.

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