Lufkin draws up a preliminary budget

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The city of Lufkin said despite the poor economy, their budget is looking good. They said the budget is conservative and they are not really adding any additional services to the budget like they may in a normal year, but they don't plan on cutting any more programs.

"We're not seeing the increase in sales tax like we have in the past, in percentages. It's lower and a lot of our budget, the majority of our budget is based on sales tax and property tax," said Lufkin Deputy City Manager Keith Wright.

Lufkin's budget will not officially take effect until October 1.

The City of Nacogdoches also said their preliminary budget is in the works and they do not plan on having shortfalls.

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