Update City of Tom Bean Property Taxes in 2020

New Home sign

The appraisal district is only responsible for determining what the market value of your property was on January 1. The taxing jurisdictions (county, cities, schools, hospital districts, and water districts) determine your tax burden based upon the tax rates they adopt to fund their operating budgets. The property tax rates for the City of Tom Bean have been steadily going down over the last six years as shown below. Due to the increase of new homes being built, this will enable us to decrease the property tax rates over the coming years as well. 2014–.623753/$100 valuation 2015–.623753/$100 valuation 2016–.596287/$100 valuation …

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New and Improved Blessing Box

We have had a blessing box outside of City Hall for about a year. The original donated box has served us well for almost a year, but it was now time to expand our capacity. Today, the new and improved blessing box has been installed and restocked. This is a labor of love for anyone needing help. This well-built cabinet should serve us well for many years! Special thanks to the Tom Bean Public Works Department, Steve Dane, William Cobert, Dakota Bomsburger, Mary Ann Starnes, husband of Mayor Howard Larry Howard, and Shauna Bradshaw for organizing the blessing box for …

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Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!

Thanks to residents Cindy Thompson and Roberta Wiggs for setting up this tribute to our 2020 Tom Bean High School seniors at the City pavilion! And some special recognition to our two City of Tom Bean/Republic Services $500 scholarship recipients: Lindsey Garner and Sierra Punzel. Congratulations to you ladies! This is also posted at the pavilion.

Mayor’s Newsletter: Our City’s 2019 Accomplishments

Tom Bean’s 2019 Accomplishments and Happenings 1) The Tom Bean Monument restoration project was completed in February 2019. This was a private donations effort over several years and we were finally able to contract out the effort at a cost of $2500 for the re-leveling of the founder of our town, Thomas Bean, who is buried in Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham, Texas. Power Jack Foundation Repair out of Paris, Texas was very gracious to power wash the monument free of charge and made it look so much better than before. We are proud of this accomplishment and want to …

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Review and Show your Support for our TXDOT Sidewalk Grant.

UPDATE: The grant package has been submitted to TXDOT. We will be notified in December if our application was accepted. The City would like to thank the many people who took the time to submit their comments online.  The City of Tom Bean is applying for a TXDOT Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside) Grant. The emphasis of this grant is to proactively plan, design and construct facilities to safely accommodate pedestrians. The purpose of the project is to provide a direct connection between important community destinations (such as schools, employment, shopping, and recreational areas) and to increase mobility options. …

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Mayor’s Newsletter — December, 2018

As we launch our new City of Tom Bean website, the City Council and I are so happy to have finally accomplished this overdue project. It will feature many new options of which several will be automated and more convenient for you, as the customer, to use and communicate easier with the city staff. As we start 2019, there are several projects that I am very proud that we accomplished last year. They include the Holcombville Water Systems Improvement grant of which was a $207,420 grant with the city’s portion being $18,000. New water lines have been installed throughout the …

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