Houston River fire district tax renewal passes, Moss Bluff school distict tax fails

Houston River fire district tax renewal passes, Moss Bluff school distict tax fails

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A fire protection tax renewal that supports the operation of the Houston River Road Fire Department passed Saturday.

The 9.76-mill maintenance tax passed with 70 percent of the vote (877 votes to 377).

Voters in Moss Bluff emphatically voted down a sales tax that would have helped build a new school in that area. Seventy percent (4,854 votes to 1,431) voted against the 1.5-percent sales tax.

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