Early voting begins next Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and Howard County Commissioners are working to get information out to the public about the possible creation of a county assistance district for Howard County. This will be listed as “Proposition A” on the upcoming election ballot for eligible voters who reside outside of the city limits of Big Spring, Coahoma, or Forsan.
If approved, the Howard County Assistance District would implement a two percent sales tax increase in the unincorporated areas of the county (outside the city limits of Forsan, Big Spring and Coahoma). This increase will change the 6.25% sales tax to 8.25%, and is expected to generate income for the district to fund road repairs and law enforcement and other things in the district area. Over time, it has potential to help offset property taxes.
Howard County Commissioners will hold a Town Hall Meeting / Special Meeting tonight, 10/06/2020, at 6 PM. They’ll meet on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse, 300 S. Main, in Big Spring. A live stream of tonight’s information session can be found on our KBest Media Facebook page.