During a presentation to emergency planners, business representatives and community members in McMullen County, Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez presented a picture of the border crisis that shows the state is under siege.

The Three Rivers Independent School District anticipates a budget of just over $24.7 million for the 2021-22 school year, with a total tax rate of $1.391 per $100 property valuation to support maintenance and operations and interest for the district.

George West Independent School District’s board of trustees approved an $11.7 million dollar budget for the 2021-22 school year and approved a tax rate that is slightly lower than the previous year during its August meeting.