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CITY COUNCIL
Regular Meeting
Tuesday,
December 9
at 7:00 PM
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Main Street Christmas
Downtown Whitesboro
Thursday, Dec 4
From 6 to 8 PM
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Regular Meeting
Wednesday,
January 6
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TYPE B (WEDCO) Regular Meeting
Wednesday,
January 6
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FULL TIME Employment Opportunity

City of Whitesboro is now taking applications for full time Water- Utilities Postition.
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2014 Tax Rate Public Hearing Ad

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Posted 8/15

NOTICE OF TAX REVENUE INCREASE

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Posted 9/10 09:55

Triggered Source Monitoring and Reporting Violation:
Ground Water Rule
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2013 Annual Water Quality Report (CCR)Posted
CC Report
Budget (Financial Summary)
as of
October 31, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE / INFORMATION

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at City Hall located at 111 W. Main Street, Whitesboro, Texas, for Whitesboro Industrial Development Corporation and Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation at 9:00 AM, for discussion and consideration of expenditures for 615 West Main.

Citizens unable to attend this hearing may submit their comments to Economic Development Director Lynda Anderson, WEDCO, and P.O. Box 340, Whitesboro, Texas 76273. If special arrangements or assistance is required please call 903.564.4000.


Public Health Notice - West Nile Virus

The Grayson County Health Department has confirmed that 3 mosquito pools (traps) in Western Grayson County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. One of the pools collected on September 19, 2014 was located in Whitesboro. The trapping and testing of mosquitos is part of an ongoing monitoring program the Grayson County Health Department initiated several years ago, to keep the public notified of the potential problem.

The tips listed below can help minimize mosquito breeding locations and protect residents from exposure to biting insects and the West Nile Virus.
1. Stay indoors at dusk and dawn.
2. When outdoors, dress in long sleeves and long pants.
3. When outdoors, use insect repellent that contains DEET, picardin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow label directions.
4. Drain any item in your yard that can hold rain water or irrigation later. Bird baths should be emptied and refilled twice each week. Remove cans, tires, and other containers that collect rain water. Drill holes in the bottom of tire swings to allow water to drain.
5. If your home has rain gutters, check them to see if they are clogged with leaves and holding water.
6. Use air conditioning or make sure there are tight-fitting screens without tears or holes on all windows and door screens.
7. If you know locations of standing water (such as abandoned swimming pools), notify city or county officials.
8. If standing water exists on your property that cannot be drained, contact City hall at 903-564-3311 to discuss solutions to minimize mosquito breeding.
9. If mosquitoes are landing on you, go indoors.

The following facts about West Nile Virus are important to know:
• It is a bird virus that has been a part of the natural environment in the US since 1999
• It is transmitted from infected birds to people (and horses) by the Southern House Mosquito (called Culex q.)
• 80 percent of people infected by a mosquito carrying WNV never show symptoms
• 20 percent of people infected with WNV become ill with either a severe flu-like illness or a very dangerous brain infection
• Persons over age 50 are at greatest risk of showing symptoms. Persons over 70 years of age are at greatest risk of a fatal outcome


2015 City Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Thursday, January 1, 2015
  • Good Friday Friday, April 3, 2015
  • Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2015
  • Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Veteran’s Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015
  • Christmas Thursday and Friday, December 24, and 25, 2015
2014 Tax Rate Public Hearing Ad

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Posted 8/15

NOTICE OF WEBSITE HOSTING CHANGE
UPDATED 9/29/2014


Triggered Source Monitoring and Reporting Violation:
Ground Water Rule
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Financial Summary for 2010-2011

CC Report - 2013 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

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Boy Scouts Honor Whitesboro Hero Charlie Baum

“Life is good. I do not harbor any animosity for the things that happened to me. Would I do it all again? Yes, I sure would. We’re the luckiest people on earth. You’ve got to go through something to appreciate it.” ~~ Charlie Baum

These words seem surprising coming from the man that enlisted voluntarily in the Army Air Corps, endured the 100 mile Bataan Death March, survived forty-two months as a prisoner of war, and weighed eighty-six pounds when he was freed. Whitesboro native Charles Baum, World War II veteran, was the epitome of honor, courage, valor, and fortitude. Lest the sacrifice of this hero be forgotten, a local Boy Scout is on a mission to create a lasting memorial to Mr. Baum.

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Charlie Baum Charlie Baum Life Story
by Jaquita Lewter

More than sixty years ago, Charlie Baum found his world turned upside down because of events in a place most Americans had never heard of, a rocky peninsula on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, which separates the South China Sea from Manila Bay. It is called Bataan.
Water Street

Charles Edison Baum was born on July 19, 1917, in Whitesboro to George Campbell Baum Sr. and Callie White Baum. He is a great grandson of Captain Ambrose B. White, who founded Whitesboro in 1848. He was the youngest of three boys. G. C., Jr., and Al Baum were his older brothers. He also had a half-sister, Nettie Baum Ashley.

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