County employee Missi Walden has secured her position as Ector County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2.
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Ector County officials go back to the drawing board as an $85 million debt proposal for a new courthouse was voted down at Monday’s commissioners court meeting.
Ector County Republicans nominate their county judge and two county commissioners, while Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 heads to a runoff.
Although initially proposing a major property tax hike, Ector County Hospital Board decided to withdraw from their proposal after almost 50 residents attended a public hearing to express their opposition to the tax hike. The board, instead, passed a tax rate slightly lower than the effective rate.
The Ector County Hospital Board has proposed a major tax hike for property owners that would generate approximately $2 million in additional revenue for the hospital. The increase is needed to “save lives”, according a hospital leaders. However, just weeks prior to the tax increase proposal, board members approved a $2 million land for no specific reason besides “future growth”.