Budget talks continue for Angelina County

By Mystic Matthews

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Commissioners started budget talks in June and hope to wrap up next week.

It's the seventh month in the fiscal year and already they are moving around money, so by planning for next year, Judge Wes Suiter hopes they prevent running out too soon.

"We just don't know.  We put in an increase for fuel, but we weren't expecting it to go up like it did.  And again this year, we plan for the worst and hope for the best."

Suiter says budgets are tight, but he plans to put money where it's needed in order to continue operating the county.