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Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Harlingen, TexasWeather forecast today sunday3 3 saturday hi6n9s Low 73 nign96 Low 7s mostly sunny mostly sunny saturday. August 29.20151 Cut 2015 $1.50 sunday a 750 daily see photo gallery of the Hawks game. Jason Hof Hiim Valloft Mohning stain above the Harlingen High school South Southern stars performed last night during the Hawks season opener football game at Boggus stadium. South took on the Weslaco panthers. Inset students showed their enthusiasm with cheers in the student Section at Boggus stadium last night. But when All was said and done the Hawks fell to the panthers. George w. Bush visits disaster zone 10 years after katrina by Cain Bur eau and Jeff Amy the Asci re Irwi new Orleans Iti Mier a no ski it surge w. Bush enjoyed a Inifi atheta in new Jii eans arid missis Sipi on i riday As he ret Nied to the a Gion when a Lur Ricard katrina Sank his Kipu Larity 10 years ago. Bush avoided parts of new Jrie ans that have yet to Stover from tin devastating Stomi Sueh As the Liwer 9th Wani we re lure ski it Barack Bania ining Ixl wit i Hunan is of a silents the Day la Fon. Bush did not tour the Lihle rally Inan Geti levees who it be failures fax led to Pienert of the City. Instead he Visitacti a school rebuilt with sup Kirt from former first lady Bush s foundation then flew to Gulfport Mississippi to Honor Milice and firefighters who saved lives after katrina s towering storm surge swamped the , a i he 10th anniversary is a Good time to Honor courage and resolve a Bush said in Gulfport. Quot its also a Good time to remember we live in a compassionate Bush t x k no questions at either event and made no mention of his administrations a Kluster initial response to katrina which historians consider a Low Wint for his presidency. In new Orleans he focused instead Oil promoting charter sch oils. The co Mexick from katrina has been uneven. While Missli Sippio a Gulf oui i or ill its Xiii Latke and then some Bush and is team have then so deeply resented in new Means Liat iii vol goers displayed them in Effi at Annu Manji gras Paradt a. For Days after the storm bodies i we a Cutalo no ibo a it thi Asso Clafto paits fomer Pratsi Defit Gcorge w. Bush posts for a so fwd photo with former first lady Laura Bush marching band do actor Asia Muhaimin. Right and new Means mayor or Landrieu far left at Warren Easton charter High school in new Orleans. Friday. Bush is in town to commemorate the kit Anniv Tsary of hurry my katrina which is today. see video of Bush s visit. More stories inside photographers remember capturing a tragic event in America air a a of if i q see photo gallery of katrina anniversary. Decomposed in the streets and thousands of people i rugged to be rescued from their rooftops in new Orleans. In Mississippi Relief came so slowly that Biloxi a Sun Herald a newspaper published a front Page editorial entitled Quot help us st anniversary a a8 la Feria officials seek to fund new services with tax increase by Fernando Del Valu staff or Riff la Feria a for the second year in a Row a tax hike is on the table. Ity officials have proposed As much As a 5-cent property tax increase to he in p by f or new City services the proposed $12.1 million general fund budget would come with a tax rate of 76 cents per i Kjin valuation. I he current $13.4 million general fund budget includes a 71-cent lax rate that generates $587,463 in Revenue. A lax increase of about 1 cent would generate an additional $96,643. On the average Home valued at $58,509, the proposed 5-Cenl lax hike would increase annual taxes by about $50, from $417.51 to $467.85 for the City s portion of the tax Bill. Quot it is at the discussion stage at this time a Day manager sunny pm i iii said yesterday. City Xii missioner Lohn Hernandez said commissioners might not increase tie tax rate. 1t"s just a suggestion a Hernandez said. Quot that a nothing Concrete a Index amusements c6 crossword c7 Faith a6 obituaries sports to st a9 b1 a4 Texas Valley weather a a3 b8 for the latest news go to n follow us on Facebook today s Page 1 editor Alta l. Vow Aurritta uses 655-860 if you go a Public hearing will be held to discuss the pro posed tax rate hike. When 6 50 p.m., tuesday where c Fly commission meeting room 115 e. Commercial ave., la Feria a Public hearing is set for tuesday. Philip said the pro Posztl general fund budget would decrease expenditures by $1.3 million Ite cause some City projects Are near completion. Fhe proposed tax increase would help pay for maintenance costs associated with six City Parks that include a l m acre nature Park Philip said. I he tax hike also a would help fun iid annual operational costs of $160, h 0 associated with the City s 12,000 Square foot indoor recreational Center that opened three years ago. Fhe City s current tax base cannot fund new City services. Philip said. Sec tax a m vol. 104 a a no 144 copy night 2015 i 38112"00001

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