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  1. “Cooling College Station” city leaders considering five-year urban heat mitigation plan

    ...average of 958 trees being planted a year at an estimated cost of $643,172 a year. It’s a cost that the city council agreed unanimously is worth the price tag. “It seems every way I look at this, this is a good...

  2. Lakeway OKs budget, tax rate

    The approved tax rate of $0.1290 is 17% lower than last year’s tax rate of $0.1545. City spokesman Jarrod Wise said this change will result in an average $40 reduction for the average homeowner’s annual tax bill. The no new revenue tax rate, which is...

  3. Budgets and parades approved by City Council

    Parades and budget items were on last week’s agenda at the Port Lavaca City Council meeting, kicking off the season. During the meeting, four parade permits were given, ranging from October to December....

  4. City OKs budget, tax rate

    The Shepherd City Council gave its blessing to the next budget, which contains funds for exploring the creation of a police department. At its regular meeting on Sept. 12, the council passed a budget with general fund expenses of $711,000 and...

  5. Onalaska council sets tax rate

    The Onalaska City Council approved an ordinance setting a tax rate of 0.2426 during its Sept. 13 regular meeting. Council approved an ordinance authorizing and allowing – under the act governing the Texas Municipal Retirement System – “updated...

  6. Regional Broadband Forum to brainstorm on how to provide rural areas in South Texas with broadband

    ...broadband in our communities helps with our salability, economic development and growth,” said Alice Mayor Cynthia Carrasco. “It also helps with our health care access…It is important to always be progressive...

  7. Keep Marshall Beautiful hosts fall sweep cleanup event

    Carpenter said KMB is also currently in training with Keep Texas Beautiful to implement litter education programs at our local school districts, beginning with Karnack ISD in early 2023. "Our litter education programs will teach about the dangers of...

  8. Resma is new Main Street manager

    City of Uvalde executive assistant to the city manager Gloria Resma has been chosen to lead the Main Street Uvalde program beginning Monday, Oct. 3. She said she was drawn to the Main Street position in hopes of continuing traditions and keeping the...

  9. Denison celebrates it's 150th birthday

    The City of Denison celebrated 150 years this weekend with a big birthday event at Forest Park. "So far, it's picture perfect," said Mayor Janet Gott. "Everything's happened exactly as it's supposed to. And we are so excited to have our citizens...

  10. DeSoto City Council Passes Overall Budget & Tax Rate but Says NO to Water and Sewer Price Increase

    The proposed rate is composed of two parts, the debt service rate (I&S) and the maintenance and operations rate (M&O). The debt service rate is 14.7305 cents per $100 valuation, which is an increase from the Tax Year 2021 rate of 12.5019...

  11. El Cenizo takes steps toward finally getting ambulance services

    ...help bring ambulances to the area. During the meeting, the administration -- led by City of El Cenizo Mayor Elsa Degollado -- successfully approved a budget item for fiscal year 2022-23, and allocated funds...

  12. Mexia council adopts budget, tax rate

    The Mexia City Council adopted the 2022-2023 budget and tax rate, allocated funds toward projects and discussed concepts for a ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log...

  13. Troup adopts lowest tax rate in 14 years

    The Troup city council unanimously approved the proposed 2022-2023 budget and adopted a property tax rate of $0.710545 at the Sept. 19 meeting. The overall tax rate is divided into general fund, $0.576922...

  14. Grants galore

    The Van Horn City Council voted unanimously to approve a request from Mayor Corrales to submit an application for the USDA Rural Broadband Grant Opportunity, which would bring affordable broadband internet to Van Horn. The grant would enable the City...

  15. City Council adopts new budget

    The Baytown City council adopted a $255 million budget for the 2022-2022 fiscal year Thursday. The council also recommended a combined city tax rate of 75 cents per $100 of property value, which is a 3.5...

  16. City of Amarillo and City of Canyon allocates remaining ARPA funds

    The City of Canyon was awarded close to $4 million total. It is using funds on two different projects updating aging utility infrastructure. One is to improve its drinking water and the other for wastewater. “It’s replacing an aging pump station...

  17. A first for Abilene: City Council uses ASL interpreter, leading to better community-engagement

    For the first time Thursday, Abilene City Council used an ASL interpreter for the recording of its meeting. Council used a 24/7 remote video language line, similar to a zoom call. Video of the interpreter was visible in Thursday’s meeting recording...

  18. Nolanville Council: Oncor must admit responsibility for outages

    ...response to the roughly 2,200 residents that have lost power over the past two months, the Nolanville City Council approved a resolution on Sept. 15 to submit a formal complaint to Oncor, the “poles and wires...

  19. Flower Mound mayor proposes ban on facial coverings while carrying guns

    Flower Mound mayor Derek France is proposing a ban on people wearing facial coverings while carrying firearms. In a Facebook post, France said he was inspired by photos of masked weapon-carriers he claimed to be members of ANTIFA at recent events in...

  20. Council okays 22-23 budget

    Jefferson City Council approved the 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget on Monday and the 2022 tax rate of $0.450000 per $100 taxable valuation on Tuesday following two 15-minute public hearings, one per day. The tax rate is the same as the 2021 tax rate, but...

  21. Sales tax receipts, General Fund show growth

    Fairfield City Administrator Nate Smith introduced to City Council a number of improvements he is making to keep the budget under control and also to keep council continually apprised of city projects. Smith made that introduction at the Sept. 13...

  22. Keller creating new destination in Old Town

    The latest efforts to improve Old Town Keller involve upgrading Bates Street with a park to hold festivals and adding connectivity to the west side. The goal with the nearly $4.97 million project is to create a destination for residents and visitors...

  23. Buda adopts $102.6M budget, keeps tax rate the same

    Buda City Council adopted the 2022-23 budget Sept. 20. The new budget clocks in at $102,559,173, of which around $50 million will go toward capital improvement projects, some of which are directly tied to the 2021 bond.

  24. Harlingen eases property tax rate in approving $95.8M budget

    ...infrastructure, and quality of life issues,” city officials stated Friday in a media release. On Wednesday, the city commissioners approved the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Budget as presented. The combined $95,812,266 million...

  25. City reaches agreement with Justin VFD

    After striking a deal to provide funding to the East Wise Fire Department earlier this month, the New Fairview City Council approved a new pact with the Justin Volunteer Fire Department Monday. The council voted to increase the annual payment to the...

  26. Southlake’s Municipal Court Has a New Clerk of the Court

    The Southlake City Council appointed Jodi Bolton the Municipal Clerk of the Court at the September 20, 2022, City Council meeting. Jodi has worked for the City of Southlake in the Municipal Court division since December 2006. She has been certified...

  27. Humble City Council ratifies reduced tax rate for fiscal year 2022-23

    Humble City Council ratified a tax rate of $0.25158 per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2022-23 at its Sept. 22 meeting, down from last year’s rate of $0.263508. Council members will consider formally adopting the tax rate at their Oct. 13 meeting.

  28. Katy, counties get slice of $488M from H-GAC for storm projects

    The funding comes from Community Development Block Grant mitigation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With the approval, the H-GAC will provide $56.03 million to Fort Bend County, $1.72 million to Waller County and...

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