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TylerCountSealBy Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE The Tyler County Commissioners Court is hosting a workshop on Monday, June 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

The subject of the workshop will be a discussion with the county’s chief appraiser David Luther on “how to lower your taxes.” It will take place in the district courtroom, room 203, of the Tyler County Courthouse.

In other news of the commissioners court, during a special-called meeting last Monday, the commissioners accepted the retirement of Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.

Pct. 1 Joe Blacksher read Ford’s letter to the court, in which she recommended Tina Self, who has served 20 years as a court clerk in the JP office.

Before a motion was made to accept Ford’s resignation, Tyler County Judge Milton Powers recused himself, as Self is his sister. Judge Pro-Tem Mike Marshall entertained the motion for a replacement, and Self was unanimously approved.

The court also approved an interlocal agreement between the county and the City of Ivanhoe for law enforcement purposes.

The agreement was for a contract for the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office to provide dispatch and inmate housing services to the city. The city’s law enforcement agency has recently transitioned from a city marshal’s office into a full-time police department, Sheriff Bryan Weatherford noted to the officials during the special meeting.

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