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  1. New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

    ...County had submitted sloppy applications didn’t help matters. Sparring with Houston’s Democratic mayor was nothing new, but now Bush was facing angry members of his own party. Ken Paxton, the Republican...

  2. Meet-and-greet Tuesday for Greenville police chief finalists

    Local residents have an opportunity Tuesday to meet the five finalists for the position of the next Greenville police chief. Acting Greenville Police Chief Will Cole and Quinlan ISD Police Chief Steve Walden are among the finalists in the running to...

  3. San Antonio Book Festival will feature Sandra Cisneros, Emma Straub, Julia Glass and an illustrator sketch-off

    More than 100 writers will be taking part in the San Antonio Book Festival, which is marking its 10th anniversary. The festival kicks off Thursday with the Book Appétit! Literary Feast Luncheon, featuring New Yorker writer Susan Orlean. The main...

  4. City, OME say they’re ready for migrant surges

    Officials with the City of El Paso and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) released a statement Sunday night, saying both the city and the office are prepared for any migrant surge in the Borderland.

  5. Disaster declaration issued for Breckenridge, Stephens County due to storm damage

    Stephens County Judge Michael Roach and Breckenridge Mayor Bob Sims have issued a joint Disaster Declaration for Stephens County and Breckenridge in response to damage in the area caused by a severe thunderstorms on Friday evening, May 13.

  6. City Council expands use of shipping containers

    Midland - Current building standards allow one shipping container on residential properties larger than 10 acres in size, but Narvaez said no criteria allowing them existed for non-residential uses. The new standard will mirror the residential...

  7. McAllen addresses traffic congestion with $3 million improvement project

    Drivers in McAllen can expect less congestion along the city’s major arteries after a $3 million improvement project. The city’s traffic department celebrated this week the completion of the 2018 bond project, which studied traffic patterns along the...

  8. Rose Sunday returns to 'famous' Tyler Rose Garden, celebrates new blooms of season

    ...Elizabeth Berry while attending a special Rose Sunday at the Tyler Rose Garden. Buy Now Tyler Mayor Don Warren reads a proclamation on Sunday proclaiming May 15, 2022 as Rose Sunday in the City of Tyler...

  9. Beaumont moves along with two city sewage projects

    “There's a capital item to repave all of Fourth Street,” said Director of Public Works and Technology Services Bart Bartkowiak. “So, what this project is, is to look at the storm drains, the rainwater collection systems that go under Fourth Street,...

  10. ‘Nothing good happens after midnight’: Windcrest juveniles who break curfew may face community service

    ...nonprofit organization or an educational institution. Windcrest first adopted a juvenile curfew in 1994. Mayor Dan Reese said data negatively correlating the curfew and the city’s crime rates had been “back and...

  11. 'An incredible year': Police Chief Dudley recaps 2021 Abilene crime and policing efforts

    "I thought that 2021 was an incredible year," Dudley said. "And I think it's amazing to me, when I look back, and and say, 'Geez, I've only been here for a little over 15 months and to think about how much we've been able to create in terms of change...

  12. Longview City Council approves controversial rezoning to allow beer garden/sports complex to be built

    The 11.5 acre lot is just in front of trails that travel through the city, and is an easy access entertainment area that the whole community can enjoy. But just hundreds of feet both north and south of the potential business, are residential areas....

  13. City of El Paso Public Library highlights banned books in new section

    The City of El Paso has teamed up with YWCA El Paso to bring banned and challenged books to every public library location. The banned books ceremony took place Saturday at the Chamizal Community Center.

  14. College Station redeveloping fire station for future visitors center

    ...Station No. 1 is being renovated to house a visitors center to promote tourism and economic growth. City council staff approved an almost $4 million agreement for the renovations at an April council meeting....

  15. City moving forward with manager search

    The City of Cameron took steps toward hiring a new city manager during a meeting on Monday. Council directed Mayor Bill Harris to negotiate with their final candidate for city manager after executive session on Monday.

  16. BRENHAM CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD FIRST WORKSHOP FOR 2022-23 BUDGET

    Budget discussions for the upcoming fiscal year start on Monday for the Brenham City Council. A morning workshop will be held for councilmembers to begin talks on the proposed budget for the 2022-23 Fiscal...

  17. City grant helps businesses spruce up exteriors

    ...allocated through the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation and then approved for the budget by the city council, Williams said. The facade grant program is a way for the city to help incentive buildings...

  18. Clute updates debris services

    CLUTE — In preparation for hurricane season, the city council approved bids for disaster debris removal and monitoring services. Two different companies were awarded the contracts at Thursday night’s...

  19. Longview police operation aims to curtail speeding, racing, red-light violations

    ...Longview Police Department traffic operation. Police Chief Anthony Boone announced at Thursday’s City Council meeting the launch of Operation: Pump the Brakes, an effort to make the city’s roads safer...

  20. Higher impound fees, longer holding period among suggested changes to animal control ordinance

    Plainview residents could soon be allowed to keep more pets and to volunteer at the animal shelter from a younger age, per some changes to the city’s animal control ordinances. Beyond those proposed changes, other noteworthy differences include the...

  21. Mayor Turner, Chief Finner meet with President Biden to discuss increased crime in Houston

    Along with HPD Chief Troy Finner, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner highlighted the One Safe Houston plan, a multimillion-dollar initiative to fight crime. The funds for that were made possible by the $1.9...

  22. Round Rock approves $136,000 in contracts for design of new fire station

    The Round Rock City Council on Thursday night approved two contracts to move forward with designs for a new Fire Station 1. The station is expected to cost $10 million and to be completed by 2024. The design of the station will be funded through the...

  23. Magnolia City Council approves higher impact fees for new developments to fund water, wastewater expansions

    City Administrator Don Doering said the impact fees were raised to $7,400 in total instead of $4,800 in total; the fee increase does not affect current customers, only new connections to the city's systems. The increase went into effect as soon as...

  24. San Benito officials ask for help in parks vandalized

    “You know these parks are for the community and everyone and when stuff like this happens it’s an inconvenience to them and we want our parks to be for everybody,” said David Favila, the Public Relations Director for the City of San Benito.

  25. City of Humble attempts to combat catalytic converter theft with new ordinance

    According to City Manager Jason Stuebe, the newly approved ordinance amends Chapter 32 "Second Hand Goods," Article III "Precious Metals and Gem Dealers" of the city's code of ordinances, effectively requiring metal or junk dealers in the city to...

  26. Kountze police officer rescues military dog

    ...means he will be ready to serve the community after getting the final stamp of approval at next week’s city council meeting. “He will be ready to hit the streets the next day and sniff as much as he wants,”...

  27. Highland Village fire chief leaving post

    Michael Thomson, Highland Village’s fire chief, is leaving his post to become the new fire chief for the city of Carrollton. Assistant Fire Chief Jason Collier will serve as the interim fire chief “until we determine the next steps,” said Laurie...

  28. City hires economic development director

    ...county, and chamber that ultimately failed, the city of Granbury is trying a different approach. City Manager Chris Coffman has hired an economic development director, a move intended to finally bring...

  29. City of Corpus Christi celebrates reopening of Philip Dimmitt Pier and Park in Flour Bluff

    In 2017, the pier was damaged in Hurricane Harvey and the parking lot was destroyed in Hurricane Hanna in 2020. In a $740,000 project, the pier was rebuilt in 2021 and improvements, including a parking lot, a park area, picnic tables and a...

  30. Developers pitch 8,500-seat amphitheater to City of Longview

    “We’ve been looking for something to stimulate growth in that area,” Mack said. “I see this as a lightning bolt. Every piece of real estate in that area would be gobbled up.” Powers played a video message from country singer and Longview resident...

  31. Bartonville Town Update — May 2022

    In May, we can look back on how quickly spring is passing us by. What a busy, yet productive season it has been for the Town and our residents. Spring cleaning was in full swing at the Town’s annual clean up event! You may have noticed road repairs...

  32. Conroe to use $20M in reserve funds for water, sewer projects

    The Conroe City Council agreed to jump start several water and sewer project by allocating city funds in reserve that would be paid back later this year following the sale of bonds. Jason Fochtman, Houston...

  33. Coppell's car port ordinances change after resident advocacy

    ...what they are willing to accept.” This has been a decision in the works since August, according to Mayor Wes Mays. “We don’t make decisions quickly, but I would like to think that we take our time to make...

  34. Strawn tapped for $2M in water grants

    ...totaling $2 million to the city of Strawn for upgrades to its water treatment plant and delivery system. City Manager Danny Miller said the award of $773,000 in financing and slightly more than $1.2 million in...

  35. Voters overwhelmingly approve city charter

    The city will now be classified as a “home rule” city with the ability to make more decisions on the local level. Previously the city could only exercise powers specifically granted by the state legislature. Mayor Jim Atchison says that the move was...

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