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Mabton pushes on to resolve canine issues

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Mabton city officials listen as City Clerk Tanya Gaston (foreground) presents information on an agreement for public services. Council later took action last night, Tuesday, in approving the measure that’s intended to provide property owners assistance. Pictured clockwise from left are Councilwoman Sophia Sotelo, Councilman Arturo DelaFuente, Mayor Mario Martinez, Councilwoman Vera Zavala and City Attorney Jamie Carmody. Not pictured is Councilwoman Oping Hutson.

MABTON – At its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 27, the Mabton City Council is expected to pass tighter dog licensing requirements.

In anticipation of that move, Police Chief Rick Gutierrez told council last night, Tuesday, door hangers were posted at 133 homes in town with unregistered dogs.

If owners do not register the animals by the end of the month, according to Gutierrez, they will be facing a $500 fine.

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