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City council meeting gets heated over tax hike

HAWKINS, TX (KLTV) - One East Texas community is looking to upgrade its sewer system.
That normally isn't a big deal. But, at the Hawkins City Council, the issue led to raised voices, and some choice words.

And the exchange was caught on tape.

The City of Hawkins is taking out a 3.7 million dollar loan to pay for the project.

It's an issue that some residents don't support.

Some citizens say council members failed to get input from the community and didn't follow bid rules.

And the most upsetting part for some---taxes will be raised to pay back the loan.

A vote on the project is expected at next Monday's city council meeting.

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