Sales taxes show some dips in March

Although statistics released recently by Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar show local sales tax allocations for March were up almost 8% across Texas, the numbers weren’t that good this period for most entities in the surrounding counties.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Dispatch Record interviewed these candidates several days before the Lampasas City Council considered an agenda item about whether to postpone the May 2 municipal election to November because of coronavirus concerns. The meeting that included the election-related agenda item took place Monday evening, after press time for this edition.

Effective March 20, Lampasas officials have limited access to the city administration building in an effort to protect staff and residents from potential spread of the coronavirus.

KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL

Kempner Water Supply Corp. is scheduled to announce Board of Directors election results at the annual membership meeting planned for Thursday. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the KWSC office, 11986 East U.S. Highway 190, and will be handled in compliance with the governor’s emergency orders, officials said.

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced last week that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

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