Commentary

MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.

Constitutional amendments on November ballot
Ted Hubert

Many Texans are unaware of the issues to be voted on next m onth. There will be nine propositions on the ballot and no politicians seeking office.

Proposition No. 1 allows surviving spouses of veterans killed in action to be exempt from ad valorem taxes on their homestead.

Proposition No. 2 eliminates a requirement of the state to have a medical board or a state medical education fund.

Proposition No. 3 as printed: “The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.” Is this proposition asking voters to extend time so taxes can be evaded for longer than is presently allowed?

What about the original law allowing exempting ad valorem taxes on aircraft parts?

Is this what happens when voters stay home rather than voting on issues that does not concern them?

Well grandma and grandpa, your grandchildren need a quality education. Independent School districts have less funds when ad valorem taxes are exempt.

Think about voting for this issue, against this issue or not caring enough to vote on issues. Are you a good Texas?

Proposition No. 4 is asking for an exemption of ad valorem taxes for disabled veterans on their homestead that was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.

Take the time to read about these issues. MCT is not telling you how to vote, but it highly recommended that you vote. It is your responsibility to be an informed voter.

MCT invites the Milam County residents to attend the Annual Membership meeting featuring Chief Randy Dixon.

It’s set for Rising Star Baptist Church in Rockdale, located at the end of Texas Street, on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 6:30. October is the Crime Prevention month for Milam County. If you are seeking programs, contact a representative of Milam County TRIAD.

It is every citizens duty to fight crime 12 months of each year. Milam County is emphasizing this fact by focusing on crime prevention the entire month of October.

This is a time for parents to teach their children ways to avoid trouble and to respect those in authority.

Parents must be good examples and guide family members to know right from wrong, then do what is right and proper.

A special thanks to the minister and congregation of the Rising Star Baptist Church for hosting our meeting. tedh@myalpha1.net


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