time for a change!!!
Charles

Texarkana, TX

#1 Feb 12, 2013
Everybody go vote or register to vote May 11th for a new MAYOR. You have moaned and groaned since the last election about the Mayor and how he has hurt Bonham and it's growth. Now is the time to move forward before it's to late to better your city. Bring on new companies and KEEP the ones that are just barely hanging on because of high taxes. We need change!!!!
Resident

Lockhart, TX

#2 Feb 12, 2013
We really don't have "high taxes" here, but whatever. Who is running against him?
Charles

Texarkana, TX

#3 Feb 13, 2013
Resident wrote:
We really don't have "high taxes" here, but whatever. Who is running against him?
Check out why Blue Cross, General Cable,etc left Bonham. It took General Cable 4 years trying to get lower tax rate, they finally said to heck with this town and moved their equipment to other plants including Mexico. That cost Bonham about 600+ jobs!!!
Resident

Lockhart, TX

#4 Feb 13, 2013
It wasn't taxes, it was cheaper labor.

I am referring to the city tax rate compared to other towns of similar size in north Texas.
yeah

Texarkana, TX

#5 Feb 13, 2013
...and Bonham has one of the lowest school tax rates in all of this area - only Dodd City is lower - and we were tied with them before the Evans bond passed...

The decision to close up a facility and move is never based on one thing, such as taxes. It's always a combination of factors.
billy

Lockhart, TX

#6 Feb 14, 2013
Charles wrote:
<quoted text>Check out why Blue Cross, General Cable,etc left Bonham. It took General Cable 4 years trying to get lower tax rate, they finally said to heck with this town and moved their equipment to other plants including Mexico. That cost Bonham about 600+ jobs!!!
Cable plant closing?? That's like wondering why the telegraph plant closed. That place was gonna close regardless of location. Advancement in technology like fiber optics was its major demise.
Check

Haslet, TX

#7 Feb 14, 2013
billy wrote:
<quoted text>Cable plant closing?? That's like wondering why the telegraph plant closed. That place was gonna close regardless of location. Advancement in technology like fiber optics was its major demise.
Not sure if I agree with this statement. Encore Wire in McKinney seems like a very strong company. It's growth in recent years is impressive.
Charles

Texarkana, TX

#8 Feb 14, 2013
Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure if I agree with this statement. Encore Wire in McKinney seems like a very strong company. It's growth in recent years is impressive.
Correct statement!! These people commenting do not have a clue about General Cable and their products. They are just trying to start an argument.
billy

Haslet, TX

#9 Feb 14, 2013
Check wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure if I agree with this statement. Encore Wire in McKinney seems like a very strong company. It's growth in recent years is impressive.
Good point. The again, Collin county is another animal entirely. They support all kinds of stuff. That's a HUGE tax base over there.
billy

Haslet, TX

#10 Feb 14, 2013
Charles wrote:
<quoted text>Correct statement!! These people commenting do not have a clue about General Cable and their products. They are just trying to start an argument.
Not trying to argue man. Just stating an opinion. It's called a discussion. Not an argument.

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