The Red Oak Police Department maintains a flag retirement receptacle that was donated from the Sons of the American Legion Chris Kyle Squadron #388 in the front lobby of the Red Oak Police Department. Citizens can stop by the Red Oak Police Department lobby and dispose of their worn and tattered American flags into the receptacle for proper disposal by the Sons of the American Legion.
This service was created after Red Oak Police Department Chief Garland Wolf was approached by members of the community requesting a location where American Flags could be dropped off to be properly retired. Chief Wolf created a plan and tasked Red Oak Police Department Citizens on Patrol Representative Robert Sonnier with the project. Mr. Sonnier also serves as the Post Adjutant for the Sons of the American Legion Chris Kyle Squadron #388 out of Midlothian. The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 and places high importance on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for the nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps, most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.
The City of Red Oak adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.38 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $-40.57.