By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – During Monday morning’s regular meeting of the Tyler County Commissioners Court, the county commissioners voted for an increase to the training and education of county officials.
In a letter to the commissioners from County Auditor Jackie Skinner, the price increases of training due to the post-pandemic price increases of everything was noted. Skinner cited increased registration fees as well as hotel booking fees. Skinner approached the commissioners asking for a budget increase to the training and education line item for each county official. “The departments will give the exact amount they feel they need to finish the year,” she wrote in her letter.
The line item increases will come from the county’s Contingency for Miscellaneous fund.
During Monday’s meeting County Judge Milton Powers congratulated the Tyler County Historical Commission for earning the Distinguished Service Award from the state. The award represents efforts from TCHC for the year 2022, and as noted in a letter to the judge, after a statewide analysis of the efforts of all historical commissions across the state, 83 awards were approved.
Powers thanked the commission members for all of their hard work in preserving the county’s history.
Fireworks order passed
One resolution was passed on Monday, which allows for the sale of fireworks for the coming Fourth of July holiday.
The period for approved fireworks sale begins on Saturday, June 24, and expires on midnight of July 4. Powers said, per the resolution, that the order can expire if drought conditions are determined, prior to the Fourth.