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Farmersville water meters come in over budget, year-end financials reveal a $231,215 deficit

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Heading into the 2017-2018 fiscal year the City of Farmersville knows they will be facing a deficit. And last week the Council learned they came in nearly a quarter of a million dollars short from last year’s budget. After the numbers were in, finance director Steve […]

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County spends $1.3M on new sheriff vehicles

TCSO set to receive 40 new vehicles through County’s Vehicle Internal Borrowing Program By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN TULARE COUNTY – One of the things that will always need replacement in any organization is materials. Normal wear and tear can cost a lot in maintenance and eventually replacement. But lucky for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, the […]

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Exeter’s city council and school district agree to come to the table for the selling of Dobson Field

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Ownership changes may be on the horizon when it comes to Dobson Field. Last week the Exeter City Council agreed to talks with the Exeter Unified School District (EUSD) Board of Trustees over whether to sell it to the District or not. Within the last year the District has […]

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Residents upset over legal street parking on Crespi near EUSD office and Kaweah Delta Medical Clinic

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – When Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Care Clinic on the corner of San Juan and Crespi began their renovations and construction in the spring, patients and staff were forced to park on nearby streets. At the same time, packing houses on Rocky Hill Drive started to come back into production adding […]

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Lindsay City Council passes task order to begin process for new well intended to replace Well 14

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Water issues have been a constant struggle for the City of Lindsay. During the drought they had limited allocations from the Friant-Kern Canal, and recently they have had to rely on aging infrastructure to supplement their water supply during hot summer days. On top of that they have had to […]

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Farmersville celebrates Chief Krstic’s career

City and community take time at council meeting to recognize Farmersville Police Chief Mario Krstic’s 20 years of service By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Moving away from the mundane business of the City for a second, the Farmersville City Council and community took a few minutes last Monday to recognize Police […]

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Farmersville sets public hearing date for Sept. 25 over potential water rate increase

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN FARMERSVILLE – The cost of city services rarely goes down. In fact just the opposite is true, they go up. Whether it is the cost of labor or infrastructure, the cost to provide services is always growing, and cities have to keep up. As a result citizens have to pay more to […]

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Woodlake votes to allow portions of Wutchumna and Sentinel Butte into Greater Kaweah GSA

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) signed into law in Sept. of 2014 has flooded cities, counties, farmers and water providers with quandaries. Over the last three years few of those questions have been ironed out, including what to do with water companies that have properties all over the place. […]

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Woodlake reduces the number of animals residents are allowed to have to four

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – Last week, the Woodlake City Council took on three city ordinances, two of which was the number of animals residents can legally own. In all, the Council decided to reduce the number of animals residents can have to four, including dogs. Woodlake ordinance 614 says that residents can only have […]

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Lindsay councilwoman Laura Cortes introduces Community Recognition Committee

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Most good things in small cities are thought of, organized and carried out by volunteers. And those volunteers mostly go unrecognized. But one Lindsay councilwoman is hoping to change that. At a Lindsay City Council meeting last month Laura Cortes introduced the idea of a Community Recognition Committee. “For me […]

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