by Christa Lollis
Last year Nacogdoches County residents voted for emergency services district 4 to be created. In January of 2007 the commissioners court met to discuss the planning of the new ESD. "In that meeting there were some issues with the boundaries. The original paperwork that was filed said the boundaries were going to follow the Woden independent school district lines," County Judge Joe English explains.
But, after reviewing the lines drawn, those involved in the planning realized it would make more sense to use Lanana creek as a dividing line. That's when the lines of communication got crossed. President of the district, Greg Sowell says, "That info was not relayed to central appraisal district although the election was held with the line from Lanana creek so the appraisal district assessed taxes."