ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES)
Ector County Commissioners made a couple of big decisions at their meeting on Monday.
First, a new tax rate of 0.335 was approved.
It's a slight increase from last year and will raise taxes by about $16 a year per house.
They say it's the first time in years they've had to do this.
They also approved the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget, which will be nearly $2 million less than last year.
"This has been by far one of the toughest budgets we've faced because of the loss of mineral valuations that affect the county. I do think we did a good job of making significant cuts and toeing the line as much as we could. At the end of the day, we're going to have a budget that is less than last year's budget," said Ector County Judge, Susan Redford.