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City tax hike proposed

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Olton residents would pay 90.9 cents per $100 of valuation in property taxes if the tax rate proposed Monday night wins approval.

Councilman Derek Roberson moved to set the proposed 2019 Property Tax Rate at the rollback rate — the maxium tax increase possible without risking a rollback election.

Councilman Tracy DeBerry seconded the motion to set the proposed rate at 90.9 cents per $100 of valaution. All voted in favor of the proposed rate, which is 2.27 cents greater than the 2018 tax rate of 88.63 cents and 6.73 cents greater than the effective rate, which is the rate required to generate the same amount of revenue as the previous year.


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Hortensia Villanueva recognized with surprise retirement reception

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Servant, pure heart, noble, helpful, caring, patient, dependable, gentle, dedicated, happy, joyful, loving and trustworthy were a few of the words projected on a screen in Olton Schools cafeteria Monday as Olton Independent School District faculty and staff, as well as several former superintendents, surprised Hortensia Villanueva with retirement reception.

She retires next week after 42 years of service to OISD, including more than 30 in the Superintendent’s Office.

“We came here to celebrate the face and civility of Olton ISD,” Superintendent Kevin McCasland said. “You've been a consistent person. You've served with fidelity, with love and character of honor and they want to honor you.”


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Sports

Tahoka scrimmage a test for Mustangs

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The Olton Mustangs get their first real test tonight when they scrimmage the Tahoka Bulldogs.

Junior varsity action gets started at 6 p.m. at Olton Memorial Stadium with varsity players taking the field at 7 p.m. Like last year, Tahoka should be a good test for the Mustangs. The Bulldogs went several games deep in the playoffs last year and are expected to be solid again this season.

Following an afternoon workout in triple-digit weather Monday, Coach Ross Lassiter was asked what he is seeing from his Mustangs after just over a week of practices.

“Lots of bright spots. Without a doubt, lots of bright spots and a lot of work to be done as well,” the coach said. “I was telling the kids after a hot practice that this is probably the most enjoyable two-a-days I have had, and it’s probably all been because of their attitude and their effort.”


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Fillies starting to play harder

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For Coach Kyle Johnson it’s a matter of perspective — what’s happening with the Olton Fillies volleyball team versus what he wants to see happen.

Following a 27-25 Game 3 loss to Post on Monday, an official, who had worked an Olton scrimmage a week earlier, caught Johnson at the score table and noted the Fillies were “playing better, playing a bit harder, and playing with a little bit more confidence.”

Johnson was asked about the comment after the match.

“Now if you ask me one of the things we really need to work on, it would be we needed to play harder and play with more confidence and more communication,” he said. “But it’s nice when people say they think we’re getting better.”


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Obituaries

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Esther Saldivar

Esther Saldivar, 73, of Olton, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Plainview.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Ramage Funeral Directors in Olton. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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