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  1. Carthage progressing on water, sewage projects

    The City of Carthage is making progress on several water and sewer infrastructure projects, City Manager Steve Williams said. Williams gave an update at last Monday’s city commission meeting, saying crews had begun working on the first phase of the...

  2. Jackson School of Geosciences partners with City of Austin to strategize future of Austin’s water supply

    The City of Austin partnered with the Jackson School of Geosciences to explore the future of Texas’ water and aid in the city’s battle against future droughts. “We have a new understanding of climate change,” Yang said. “That’s why the city of...

  3. Colmesneil City Council hears reports

    The city has opted to engage Todd, Hamaker, & Johnson, LLP, out of Lufkin once again to perform their FY 2022 audit. Last year, they performed the audit at a cost of $9,400+; this year they submitted a bid of $9,800. Council approved the proposal...

  4. Belton city manager gets $22,496 raise, contract extended

    The Belton City Council — in a unanimous decision Tuesday — extended Sam Listi’s contract as city manager.

  5. City approves more than $800,000 bid for the Honey Bee Water Line Replacement Project by Lake Fort Phantom

    The Honey Bee Road Water Line Replacement Project (CB-2320) will replace the current 10-inch pipeline with PVC pipe. The project also includes the relocation of water meters to the edge of new property lines and is a part of the preparation for...

  6. Mineral Wells clerk to announce retirement

    Peggy Clifton clearly believes in self improvement. The Mineral Wells city clerk, who took online and night courses even before joining city hall in April 2007, will take her next step toward her goals when she announces her retirement at the Feb. 7...

  7. RGV Humane Society tries for no-kill status at Mission shelter

    ...neuter services to our community and the Harlingen Humane Society will do just that,” said Mission Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza. She added that under their management, which is tentatively scheduled to begin...

  8. Bellmead’s city manager expects new developments to make the city a place to ‘live, work and play’

    Between road construction, new businesses breaking ground, and plans for an upgraded baseball facility, city manager Yost Zakhary says there’s a lot Bellmead is doing to make it a place where folks can “live, work and play.”

  9. Cleburne breaks new housing record

    The news gets better, Easdon said. “You can see our track record over the last five years,” Easdon said. “Exciting new growth, and these new rooftops are largely responsible for a lot of the new commercial and retail activity we see going on now.”

  10. Bowie City Council meets Monday night

    Much of the agenda focuses on grant updates from City Manager Bert Cunningham and Emergency Management Coordinator Kirk Higgins. The EMC has been working on a federal grant for generators, a Homeland Security grant program and a federal individual...

  11. Longview council OKs public safety grant applications, purchase of new police armored vehicle

    The Longview Police Department was given approval to apply for a $40,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. The funds are provided by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation. If...

  12. Construction begins on City Dog Park

    “After nearly of year, the dog park will finally be completed,” said City Manager Teresa Herrera. “There were unforeseen delays along the way, but it's definitely worth the wait. The park gives owners peace of mind knowing their dogs are playing in a...

  13. Waco farmers market expanding to Bridge Street Plaza in East Waco

    The city of Waco opened the $6 million plaza in fall 2021 on several blocks just south of Elm Avenue, which itself is undergoing a major renovation. The weekly market at 200 Bridge Street is set to kick of March 15, running from 5 to 8 p.m. each...

  14. City of Laredo appoints two new department directors

    Miriam Castillo will serve as the new economic development director and Jesus Esparza will serve as the city’s new budget director. Both individuals had served in these positions in an interim capacity. “I am confident in both of these individuals’...

  15. Frisco City Council adds infrastructure, community engagement to top 10 priorities for 2023

    Council Member Tammy Meinershagen suggested the city prioritize envisioning and planning for Frisco’s roads and infrastructure in 2040. The list of priorities for 2023 was made by council at the conclusion of its winter work session meetings Jan....

  16. New Braunfels City Council OKs street maintenance, lease purchase of 6 new police automobiles

    Items on the consent agenda included: — Approval for the street maintenance plan for the 2023 fiscal year. — Approval of a lease purchase for six police vehicles with Enterprise Fleet Management.

  17. Gatesville wishes Gohlke a fond farewell

    "I never thought I'd see the day when I retired," Gohlke said. "This is a job that I've enjoyed, and I couldn't have done it without outstanding staff and great support from the people of Gatesville." After joining the police department in April...

  18. Fort Worth’s teen curfew will end. Council members have proposed this alternative plan

    Fort Worth will let its curfew ordinance for minors expire in February as the Texas Legislature is set to debate curfews in a statewide context, Mayor Mattie Parker said in a statement released Friday.

  19. Port Isabel trash charges to increase

    At Tuesday’s, Jan. 24, Port Isabel City Council meeting, City Manager Jared Hockema discussed raising the amount for trash removal services after Republic Services raised their rates by 3.83%. The city is a couple of years into a five-year contract,...

  20. 91st Annual Parade of Oranges in Mission, Jan. 28th

    ...beautiful floats, so we can’t wait to see them and welcome everyone to our great city of Mission,” said Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza. And the fun doesn’t end there. We invite the community to the “Mission Let’s...

  21. Mayor Presents State of the City Address

    At today’s monthly luncheon of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes delivered his annual “State of the City” address. The first part of the presentation included some economic statistics: *** Unemployment in...

  22. Assistant City Manager Sam Roberts retires from Cedar Park after 31 years

    The city of Cedar Park announced the retirement of Assistant City Manager Sam Roberts after 31 years of service at the Jan. 26 council meeting. “[Roberts’] impact on [his] profession, the wider community, not just our city, is huge,” Mayor Jim...

  23. League City mayor and city manager discuss the city’s future, reflect on 2022

    Mayor Nick Long and City Manager John Baumgartner reflected upon progress on projects in 2022 and spoke about League City's future at the annual “State of the City” event. The city will continue to focus on a strategy of fostering resilience across...

  24. 'People before politics': Mayor Trevino holds State of the City address

    Dr. Victor Trevino’s first State of the City address as mayor of Laredo covered the growth the city has experienced in recent years and the growth that is to come. The city continues to persevere because of its people, the mayor said, and the city’s...

  25. A Banner Year: Kilgore celebrates 2022's achievements at State of the Community Luncheon

    "This last year was our 150th birthday, and we celebrated in style all year long," City Manager Josh Selleck told an audience which included city, county, school and college officials. "We got together and decided what our city needed most and how we...

  26. City to provide feedback updates on ForwardDallas Comprehensive Land Use Plan progress

    After hosting workshops over the past months aimed at gathering resident feedback on an update to the ForwardDallas Comprehensive Land Use Plan, leaders from Dallas’ Planning & Urban Design Department are ready to share the feedback they received...

  27. McAllen budgets $21 million to expand City Hall

    ...city of McAllen may spend $21 million to expand City Hall. During a meeting on Monday afternoon, the City Commission voted to budget $21 million for the project. “Traditionally, for an expansion of this magnitude...

  28. Increase to E. coli testing fees greenlit by Round Rock officials

    Water sample testing costs at the city of Round Rock's Environmental Services Laboratory will see some increases following actions of the City Council. City Council on Jan. 26 approved $5 increases to the cost of eight-hour and 24-hour E. coli...

  29. Georgia-Pacific Helps Equip Corrigan PD With Life-Saving Devices

    “We just purchased and placed 8 defibrillators in all of our patrol cars,” said Darrell Gibson, Corrigan Police Chief. “Our police officers are now trained and have the ability to provide this life-saving technology thanks to the generosity of...

  30. East Texas cities come together to meet needs of local homeless population

    Cities like Tyler and Longview are doing what they can to help the homeless in East Texas. “We want to help move them beyond where they are and help get them to where they’re working a job, living independently, being self sufficient,” said Executive...

  31. Downtown Port Arthur to have more low- to moderate-income housing

    ...huge employment base with the refineries. So we need places for these people to live." Port Arthur Mayor Thurman Bartie said having the apartments direct correlates to growth and redevelopment of the downtown...

  32. Celina Fire Captain completes Managing Officer Program through National Fire Academy

    The program entailed instruction on leadership, firefighter and community safety, modern training and analytical decision-making tools, the Celina Fire Department stated, adding that students also gain insight into national response planning and...

  33. Cibolo City Council discusses Towncreek Trailhead project

    Cibolo City Council on Jan. 24 discussed a new trailhead at the pond located next to the new H-E-B. The Towncreek Trailhead is an agreement between the city of Cibolo, the Cibolo Economic Development Corporation and H-E-B. In the agreement, H-E-B was...

  34. College Station City Council Ends Lower Electric Rates Between November And April

    This is the last winter that College Station Utilities electric customers will be charged less. This is after the city council during Thursday’s meeting approved raising the rate for November through April to match the rate from May through October.

  35. Pearland releases new details for Clear Creek Trail project

    According to the new agreement, the trail will start at a pedestrian bridge across Clear Creek that connects Harris and Brazoria counties. Additionally, it states the trail will feature “San Jacinto-themed historical points of interest” and signs.

  36. Researchers learn from Horseshoe Bay water conservation

    Horseshoe Bay City Manager Jeff Koska was invited to tell committee members from the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) about the city's water conservation program at an on-line meeting Wednesday. Horseshoe Bay's water conservation efforts are...

  37. Corrigan updating police equipment

    The first grant request is under the TCJD’s Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program. TCJD accepts applications for projects under this program to increase the safety of Texas law enforcement officers and prevent further loss of life in active...

  38. CERT hosting annual class next month

    Individuals looking to get involved with a local organization promoting disaster preparedness and response have the opportunity to do so in a class offered by the Sachse Community Emergency Response Team. “CERT Basic is a FEMA course designed to...

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