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County commissioner sell tax properties, pay bills

The Wilbarger County Commissioners met Monday at the courthouse. County Judge Greg Tyra discussed how the governor’s recent decision to end the statewide mask mandate on Wednesday may affect Wilbarger County.
Judge Tyra said that for now, residents should still bring their masks if they wish to do business at the courthouse.
He said guidelines for court settings were still being ironed out. The latest state directive stipulates, “all courts are permitted to—and required to avoid risk to court staff, parties, attorneys, jurors, and the public—without a participant’s consent.”
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday revised a Covid-19 emergency order, lifting restrictions that most proceedings be held remotely, while encouraging courts to continue operating remotely.
It also gave judges authority to mandate masks and social distancing in their courtrooms and ended prohibitions on in-person municipal and justice court hearings. With the order, those types of courts are now authorized to hold trials remotely.
Judge Tyra said that individual county offices might also still have barriers up, at least for the time being.
In county business, bills were paid on a motion form commissioner Scott Inglish.
Three tax resale deeds were approved on a motion from commissioner Phillip Graf: 824 Cumberland
had a bid of $200, 2109 Pine had a bid of $300, and 16265 CR 75 had a bid of $1,000.
The Wilbarger County Treasurer’s quarterly report was reviewed and then approved on a motion from commissioner Josh Patterson.

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