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  1. One-time expenses leave Danbury budget imbalanced

    ...to save money is by adopting uniform pay dates, which should cut about $2,000 in accounting costs, Mayor Melinda Strong said. All Danbury employees will be moved to biweekly pay schedules, she said. Council...

  2. City of Longview health plan more stable, official says

    ...past week at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. “At this point last year, we had to go to City Council and ask for some money from the general fund balance to help us make it through a very difficult...

  3. Kimberly McNeeley to head Austin's Parks Department

    The city of Austin has named Kimberly McNeeley as the lone finalist for the director of the Parks and Recreation Department. She will begin her new duties Sept. 1. McNeeley began her career in municipal recreation as a teen and progressed from a...

  4. Galveston palm trees would get protections under ordinance

    ...The city’s planning commission approved the standards this week, but the draft must go to Galveston City Council for final approval. While palms aren’t native to Galveston, they provide significant benefits...

  5. Cedar Park proposes tax rate decrease during 2019-20 budget workshop

    ...Park is proposing a $0.001 decrease in the property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. Cedar Park City Manager Brenda Eivens and Assistant Director of Finance Chad Tustison presented a preliminary total...

  6. Six-year plan sets goals for Temple

    ...police department staff and five new fire department staff members are only part of the plans by Temple City Manager Brynn Myers for the next six years. During budget season, the city of Temple often just looks...

  7. Tool getting two senior-living developments

    ...not one but two senior-living developments. “We very proud to have both developments in Tool,” said Mayor Tawnya Austin. Hoping at least one development would be built in the City of Tool. The city council...

  8. Paris City Council plans closed meeting about city manager John Godwin

    ...upcoming closed session, and whether the agenda item meant a continuation of his evaluation. Paris Mayor Steve Clifford declined comment when asked about the agenda item. After a July 8 meeting, during...

  9. German auto parts manufacturer breaks ground on Kilgore facility

    “This is a great day for Kilgore and Wagner Tuning and the Wagner family,” Johnston said. “It’s an exciting day. This has been a two-year journey for KEDC, recruiting folks to come to Kilgore, to come to Synergy Park.” The team from Kilgore first met...

  10. Robinson proposes tax rate bump to fund streets, raises after 3 years of cuts

    ...Aydelotte Robinson street maintenance crews completed work on East Rocket Road earlier this week. The city council is considering a property tax increase for next year that would fund additional street work....

  11. Baytown council OKs 1-cent lower tax rate

    Baytown property taxpayers will see a 1-cent decrease in their tax rate next year after the City Council approved the change Thursday, along with several budget reductions to make up for the roughly $1.2...

  12. Interstate project impacting Loop 340 through Bellmead

    ...of La Vega and Connally students. It could get even tighter (on the loop),” Torres said. Bellmead City Manager Yost Zakhary said increased traffic on the loop was to be expected and there is not much the...

  13. Two special taxing districts in Galveston face closure

    ...81st streets north of Broadway, hadn’t generated the growth and revenue the city thought it would, Mayor Jim Yarbrough said. “The north of Broadway TIRZ has never taken off like we hoped,” Yarbrough said....

  14. With voter approval, McAllen will slightly increase property taxes to pay for drainage projects

    ...thanks to low interest rates and the city’s AA+ credit rating. “We’re proposing a tax increase,” said City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez. “And it is strictly to ensure that we’re able to pay the bond issue that...

  15. Rowlett joint meeting talks economic development

    The Economic Development Advisory Board and the Rowlett City Council held a joint work session Tuesday night to go over some board activities and what they’re looking at going forward. The board advises...

  16. Brownwood council completes budget workshops, opts to delay tax note decision

    Brownwood City Council members have completed their workshops on City Manager Emily Crawford’s proposed $36.23 million budget for the 2019-’20 fiscal year, which will be adopted next month along with a tax rate expected to remain at 78.69 cents per...

  17. Wastewater plant tests out aeration

    ...installed aerators at the Thomas Road wastewater treatment facility on Aug. 7. Presented during the city manager’s report to the regular August session of the city council, city manager Marc Maxwell reported...

  18. Carrollton selects new IT director

    ...process, I am pleased to congratulate Andy on this challenging new opportunity,” said Bob Scott, assistant city manager and chief financial officer over information technology. “I am excited to work with him in...

  19. Proposed Greenville budget includes 3-cent increase to property tax rate

    Greenville’s proposed city budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year will be formally presented during the city council’s work session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Greenville’s proposed city budget for the 2019-20 fiscal...

  20. Brazoria to roll back tax rate

    ...said. Property values increased about 8 percent in Brazoria this year, Councilman Gary Kersh said. If City Council adopted the effective tax rate, residents could petition to lower the tax rate to the rollback...

  21. College Station City Council taking closer look at home shares

    ...other home-share companies in the city and a robust discussion among its members, the College Station City Council has directed city staff to gather feedback from home-share, hotel and other tourism stakeholders....

  22. Austin City Council OKs $6.2 million loan for water metering program

    The Austin City Council voted to authorize negotiation and execution of a financing agreement for a $6.2 million low-interest loan from the Texas Water Development Board’s State Water Implementation Fund for Texas loan program. The 20-year...

  23. Galveston proposes tax rate 2 cents higher next year

    ...against a headwind of increased expenses and a looming, state-imposed revenue cap. The Galveston City Council this week proposed a maximum property tax rate at 0.58 cents per $100 of taxable value, 2 cents...

  24. Humble seeks input on $2 million flood mitigation project in Northshire subdivision

    ...all of the grant money that could be given to the city will be allocated solely to Black’s Bayou. Mayor Merle Aaron followed up Nykaza’s statement and added that Black’s Bayou has had limited maintenance...

  25. Mexia property tax rates to stay the same

    Mexia City Manager Eric Garretty presented his initial proposed city budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year at ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in...

  26. Elkhart lifts gun ban in city hall

    ...their weapons at the door when entering Elkhart City Hall. On Friday, Elkhart Mayor Jennifer McCoy and City Administrator Judith Cantrell ended the city's ban on firearms inside the building, arguing it was...

  27. City approves hike and bike update

    ...turned, the plan for a large mobility network in Frisco is at least official now. Tuesday the Frisco City Council approved an update to its Hike and Bike Master Plan. The plan, an update from its 2008 plan,...

  28. Buda cancels Budafest 2019, will host event again next year

    ...and Pinballz were among the venues city officials considered. At their Aug. 6 meeting, Buda City Council members voted 4-1, with Council Member Evan Ture dissenting, to cancel Budafest this year. Council...

  29. Conroe proposes raising property tax rates ahead of next year’s state-mandated cap

    ...for FY 2019-20 is $0.4454 per $100 assessed value, up from $0.4175 per $100 assessed value. City Council heard the first public hearing on the new tax rate Aug. 8 and set the final adoption of the FY 2019-20...

  30. Humble City Council approves agreement for Rankin Road project, appoints new public works director

    ...longtime employee of the city of Humble was appointed to be the new public works director at the Humble City Council meeting Aug. 8. Council members unanimously voted to appoint Assistant Director of Public Works...

  31. Fate includes outdoor emergency warning system in budget

    ...which consists of two outdoor sirens. The omnidirectional sirens have been placed in city budget after city council approved a proposal indicating the possible locations and cost, which was brought to them by...

  32. Cedar Park Council revises amusement ordinance

    The Cedar Park City Council held a public hearing Thursday on a proposal to modify the city's outdoor amusement ordinance, which could make it easier for businesses to pursue opening smaller amusements like batting cages and golf driving ranges. City...

  33. Mustang Ridge Police Chief Shot With Stun Gun for School Supplies

    ...his life Friday morning. Raised $15,000 Chief had never been shot with a stun gun Mustang Ridge City Council recently approved purchase of stun guns Chief Cantu surpassed his $15,000 fundraising goal...

  34. Surf’s up: Wave pool, Crystal Lagoon among plans unveiled at town hall for new $1B Rowlett development

    ...economy through new jobs, housing, tourism and other business opportunities. The mayor also lauded the City Council for its “unwavering commitment to develop the unique destination. ” Even when Bayside, the...

  35. Local entities propose lower tax rates

    ...rate, property owners could still see a larger tax bill because of increased property values. The City Council will review the tax rate and the budget at its Aug. 20 meeting, and a vote to approve both...

  36. University Park Fire Department Awarded Prestigious Recognition

    ...experts. This designation demonstrates to residents that their fire department is among the very best in the Texas fire service. A presentation of the award will take place at a future City Council Meeting.

  37. Fort Worth police want to add more officers

    ...these classes address attrition, not additional officers, just vacancies in the department,” Assistant City Manager Jay Chapa said. “People will continue to retire each month and separate from the service, resign...

  38. Dallas city budget proposes a small tax hike for more public safety investment

    ...from the increase and still leave them with additional savings on their tax bills. But the City Council hasn't approved a rate increase since fiscal year 2011. And some council members are already skeptical...

  39. Round Rock’s new Fire Station No. 3 to break ground Aug. 12

    ...times and give our firefighters the ability to better serve a growing area in Round Rock,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said in an Aug. 9 news release. Located in the La Frontera shopping center, the 11,500-square-foot...

  40. Mesquite to celebrate KidsQuest 2.O with Last Play event, Buy a Picket program

    On Monday the city council approved the replacement and expansion of the KidsQuest playground located a DeBusk Park, 1625 Gross Road. Input from the public was an important part of designing the next generation...

  41. Rio Grande City proposes 1-cent tax increase

    ...“critical” needs. The city must hold two public hearings before officially adopting the new rate. Mayor Joel Villarreal and Commissioners Rey Ramirez and Hernan Garza voted of the proposal to bring the...

  42. $700,000 grant goes to South Texas Eco-Tourism Project

    ...than that, it showcased the partnerships we have and when people work together,” said Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela. Cameron County plans to build the eco-tourism center on 10 acres within Laguna...

  43. LCRA grant may help Granite Shoals residents save at the tap

    ...Cost-Share Program. Pictured are LCRA Board member Michael L. ‘Mike’ Allen, Granite Shoals Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith, LCRA senior water conservation coordinator Stacy Pandey, LCRA Board member George...

  44. Chandler City Council approves committee formations, land acquisition, park improvements and more

    Chandler City Council approved a new committee on the airport master plan, construction at San Tan Park and more than 40 other items at a meeting Aug. 8. The items were part of City Council’s consent agenda, meaning they were all approved in one...

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