Hard freeze warning to remain through Jan. 3
Most of Southeast Texas is under a hard freeze warning through 9 a.m. Jan 3, according to the National Weather Service. A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely and will last 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 through 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, according to the NWS. Sleet or snow flurries remains a possibility in the forecast for Tuesday evening.
Local school districts still on winter break
Lamar Consolidated ISD and Fort Bend ISD students are still on winter break. LCISD students return to classes Jan. 9; Fort Bend ISD students return Jan. 8, according to each district’s website. www.lcisd.org www.fortbendisd.com
Lamar Consolidated ISD trustees accept districtwide department audit
LCISD trustees accepted a districtwide department process and operational audit from McConnell and Jones in late December at a regularly scheduled board meeting. The report reviewed LCISD’s overall organizational governance, risk management and management controls. Recommendations included in the report call for an update to the district’s 2002 facilities plan and hiring a deputy superintendent. All trustees voted in favor of accepting the audit.
Fort Bend County Commissioners approve thousands in grant funding
Commissioners approved over $300,000 in grant funding for several Fort Bend community agencies through the Community Development Block Grant Funding. The Fort Bend County CDBG program provides an annual grant to the county for development projects that benefit low and moderate-income persons and help meet community needs, according to the Fort Bend County website.
Federal tax code overhaul
President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a historic overhaul of the tax code, into law Dec. 19. Here is what you should know about how the law will affect Texan taxpayers.