TISD school board to consider tax rate Monday night | News

Temple Independent School District trustees will vote to approve a proposed tax rate of about $1.28 per $100, during Monday night’s meeting.

Temple ISD had a tax rate of about $1.35 per $100 for the 2019-20 academic school year, while the 2018-19 tax rate was set around $1.40.

“We’re glad that we’re able to bring a rate lower than what we proposed back in June when we adopted the budget (of $115.9 million),” Kent Boyd, Temple ISD’s assistant superintendent of finance and operations, said. “We had posted a maximum rate of $1.34, but in reality, it’s going to be about $1.28.”

Although Temple ISD’s tax rate has continued to decrease, it does not mean residents will see lower chargers when reviewing their tax bills. But Superintendent Bobby Ott said his district was diligent and mindful when developing the proposed tax rate.

“We always want to be sensitive to the taxpayers

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What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week

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Each Monday I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy and eclipses. 

The Night Sky This Week: August 31 to September 6, 2020

This week stars with a slight meteor shower, but there’s no doubting the star attraction. Rising near-“full” on Tuesday night and setting near-“full” on Wednesday morning, the “Corn Moon”—the final full Moon of the seasons—will dominate the night sky all week. As it wanes, catch it shining beside Mars, the “red planet,” on Thursday.

Monday, August 31, 2020: Aurigid meteor shower

Producing a mere six “shooting stars” per hour on average, the Aurigid meteor

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