KDDD News 10-7-21 Dumas raises property taxes

Covid 19 numbers maybe slowing down across Texas, including here in Moore County. But experts warn, not to let our guard down, as hospitals continue to struggle in
handling positive cases. Also over the last week, 3 more Moore County residents have died due to the virus, raising our total to 82 people dead. PHA is reporting 32 active cases

MCHD reporting 4 COVID patients 1 on ventilator, and 832 tested to date at the open to the public park testing, with 127 positives.

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The Amarillo Public Health Department is reporting 132 new cases of COVID-19, 87 new recoveries and six additional COVID-19-related deaths in the Amarillo area.

APH said Potter County has 55 new cases and 34 recoveries. Potter County is reporting three new COVID-19 related deaths from Tuesday.  In Randall County, 77 new cases were reported along with 53 recoveries. Randall County is reporting three new COVID-19 related deaths from Tuesday.

The Area Hospitalization Rate stands at 13.28%

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The Dumas City Commission voted 4 to 1 to approve the cities 2021-2022 budget, increasing property taxes at the same time. With the increase the city will be able to fill several
positions, that prior it wasn’t able to do. And it assures that services the city provides, will continue. $833,000 dollars will go directly to the budget with the tax increase.