Angelina Co. Commissioners Court postpones funding decision for Huntington VFD

Kimberly Clark
Kimberly Clark

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Commissioners Court decided today to postpone action on whether or not the new "City of Huntington Volunteer Fire Department" will receive funding from Angelina County.

This comes months after the Huntington City Council pulled funding from the department.

The department is now revamped, and its new members say they need at least $800 dollars a month from Angelina County to provide fire service in the area.

"Before January, everybody was receiving $800 a month so as far as I know it's still the same so basically if they just give us $800 from January until now or just start our funding from now until…for $800," Kimberly Clark, the secretary for the City of Huntington Volunteer Fire Department, said.

Clark says the firefighters run about 100 to 200 calls a year and are currently only being funded by the Four Way Water District.

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