By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – County Judge Jacques Blanchette presented a proclamation denoting March as Red Cross Month in Tyler County at Monday morning’s meeting of the Tyler County Commissioners Court.
John and Annette Stagg were on hand, representing the American Red Cross. The Staggs have served a multiple-county region for the organization and have been deployed in numerous disaster relief efforts through the past decade, as Blanchette noted.
Sealed bids approved
Commissioners approved the awarding of sealed bids for properties struck off the tax rolls by Woodville ISD, Warren ISD, Colmesneil ISD and the hospital district.
The bids, which came to the court from the Linebarger Law Firm, which serves as a tax collection firm for the county, were approved from bid amounts already approved by the respective entities, Pct. 1 Commissioner Martin Nash said.
Courthouse Remediation Agreement passed on agenda
One of the items on Monday morning’s agenda up for action was to authorize Blanchette to execute the Courthouse Remediation Agreement with the Texas Historical Commission. The item was passed, pending more meetings and information concerning the project.
A meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 to approve the authorization of Blanchette to execute the agreement with THC.
Another agenda item concerning the work of restoring the courthouse was to engage the services of a preservation architect to fulfill the responsibilities THC requires for the project. This item was approved by the commissioners.
“We can go ahead and take action on this because it’s the eventuality,” Blanchette said. “This at least acknowledges to the historical commission that we’re taking our next step.”