County OKs agreements for fishing tournaments

By Larry Tucker
editor@wood.cm
Posted 1/13/22

Wood County Commissioners approved the Bassmaster Host Agreement and a Lake Fork Fishing Tournament agreement with the Sabine River Authority Tuesday. 

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County OKs agreements for fishing tournaments

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Wood County Commissioners approved the Bassmaster Host Agreement and a Lake Fork Fishing Tournament agreement with the Sabine River Authority (SRA) Tuesday. 

Precinct 2 Commissioner Jerry Gaskill presided and Prec. 3 Commissioner Mike Simmons was absent.

Wood County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Christoph Trahan spoke on the fishing events.

“We have reviewed the Bassmasters host agreement thoroughly and it is beneficial for Wood County. The SRA has always been an effective community partner for us to work with on making these events happen,” Trahan said. “We are currently working with SRA and the Pilot Club of Quitman on the festival site to make sure we have a lot of events to draw people there.”

In personnel matters, Juana Mendoza resigned as juvenile probation officer. Cole Hudson resigned his deputy position in the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. Also in the sheriff’s department, Benjamin Whisenhunt was hired as a deputy.  

Paige Lea Brown was hired as a Deputy II by Suzy Wright in the district clerk’s office, and Athena Young was discharged from her temporary help position in that office. Prec. 4 Commissioner Russell Acker hired Timothy Jones as a custodian.

In other business, commissioners set a public hearing Feb. 8 to adopt guidelines and criteria for granting tax abatement within a reinvestment zone for commercial and industrial tax abatement in Wood County.  

A public hearing date was set for Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. for the revision of lots 272, 273, and 274, part II, section VIII, Holly Ranch Subdivision.

A preliminary plat for the Corey Morehead Subdivision was presented to the court.

“There is still a long way to go, but the process has begun,” commissioner’s court administrator Kari Perkins said.

In another matter, commissioners approved $600 for an indigent burial.