Aspermont ISD Government class observe county government first hand

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By Jeff Hurt

The Stonewall County commissioners had guests in the courtroom Tuesday, as students from the AISD dual-credit government course were present in order to get a real-world view of how local government operates. Commissioners reviewed the quarterly investment reports, discussed future operations, and approved bids for struck-off property among the day’s agenda items.

In her quarterly investment report, County Treasurer Anya Mullen informed the court how the County only had to extract a little over $20,000 from the CD. She went on to explain how this was, in fact, good news considering the IT work and new deputy sheriff vehicles, and helping the fire department purchase a new truck, which was not budgeted for at the beginning of the year.

Stonewall County Judge Ronnie Moorhead informed the young government students how the county operates on a fiscal year, which begins in October of one year and ends in September of the following year. He also briefly explained a little about the treasure's financial report and its purpose.

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