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  1. City of Lufkin considering water, sewage contract for Alta Power, LLC

    The Lufkin City Council may sign a contract with Alta Power LLC for water and sewer services at their proposed power plant to be located in Lufkin during Tuesday’s council meeting. The meeting is at 5...

  2. Burghdoff, Gunn named interim assistant city managers in Fort Worth

    Dana Burghdoff, left, Kevin Gunn named interim assistant city managers City Manager David Cooke appointed two seasoned veterans of municipal government as interim assistant city managers, replacing longtime...

  3. The area of Copperas Cove struck by an EF2 tornado last week will be getting help from the city Monday with a free brush and bulk item pickup service

    ...June 9, but the city is also helping people finish cleaning up after the storm. After Copperas Cove Mayor Bradi Diaz declared a state of disaster in the city Wednesday, the city chose to provide a free brush...

  4. Austin Water pours new investments into South Austin wildlands

    City Water employee Kevin Thuesen, right, led Austin city staff, including City Manager Spencer Cronk in a tour of the city's water quality-protected lands. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)...

  5. Mission budgets $5 million for Madero bridge project

    ...city budgeted $5 million for the environmental assessment and railroad-focused feasibility study, Mayor Armando “Doc” O’caña said Monday. “We have allocated — and I say ‘we’ — the city of Mission has allocated...

  6. Belton leaders plan for tight budget

    ...Appraisal District of Bell County has updated its appraisal numbers frequently, Bozon provided the City Council with next year’s estimated tax rates. Certified appraisal values are expected later this summer....

  7. Google expands in Texas with new Midlothian data center, office space in Austin

    ...Google’s millions of dollars invested in local STEM and workforce development initiatives,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said. “We value and appreciate our growing relationship as this lead corporate citizen...

  8. City pursuing additional debt

    The Odessa City Council plans to pursue taking on potentially more than $90 million in debt to help pay for improvement projects to the city they consider much needed. Council members met with the city’s financial advisor about possible options for...

  9. Alta Power LLC to move to Lufkin

    ...to town and we’re thrilled to death that they have picked Lufkin. Our site fits everything,” Lufkin Mayor Bob Brown said. “We’ve got the space, we’ve got the water, we’ve got all that is needed to make this...

  10. Baytown names health director

    ...demonstrated his abilities to lead the health department, and I recommend the vote on his directorship.” Mayor Brandon Capetillo congratulated Gray. “From everything I have heard, it seems the citizens have...

  11. New animal shelter gains traction

    ...about pets and then reduce the number of strays and lost pets that sometimes end up at the shelter. Mayor Brandon Capetillo said while he thought the new shelter idea was a good option, he would really like...

  12. City studying pros, cons of weed mat removals

    ...in Landa Lake and flowed downstream and trapped trash that fed into Lake Dunlap. While New Braunfels City Council Members were non-committal, they pledged to work with residents on a solution. That was six...

  13. College Station City Council approves Northgate Park funds

    The College Station City Council on Thursday unanimously approved funding to begin construction on the Northgate Park. The park will be bound on three sides by Boyett Street, Spruce Street and College...

  14. Gilmer council OKs budget amendments for police cameras, hotel study

    ...a donated refrigerator were the subjects of budget amendments approved this past week by the Gilmer City Council. Council members amended the 2019 budget by $4,435 to buy a body camera system for police...

  15. Facing $1M insurance shortfall, Galveston eyes changes

    After raising employee premium rates this year, the city might have to make more changes to its health insurance plan to cover a shortfall estimated at more than $1 million. Both the number and the cost of claims against the city’s employee health...

  16. City council to discuss KFD restructure at workshop

    ...Expressway in Killeen, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. Eric J. Shelton | Herald On Tuesday, the Killeen City Council will discuss a possible ordinance to create a new position for the Killeen Fire Department....

  17. Angleton City Council approves design plans for Lakeside Park

    Concerns over the cost of design plans for a 42-acre nature park that will include a fishing pier and a kayak launch didn’t stop city council from approving the proposal at its meeting this week. Mayor Pro Tem John Wright expressed hesitation over...

  18. Two ordinances to be amended with aim toward Bicycle Friendly Community designation

    ...a cyclists or other vulnerable road user. Two ordinances will be considered at the Wichita Falls City Council meeting Tuesday that affect bicyclists. The city is working toward becoming a “Bicycle Friendly...

  19. City's Public Information Department wins 3 awards

    ...conference, facilitated two panel discussions, and introduced three speakers. An affiliate of the Texas Municipal League, TAMIO provides professional development for public information officers, and promotes...

  20. City officially adopts 'Mobilize Marshall' strategic plan

    The Marshall city commissioners on Thursday officially adopted a strategic plan compiled from community input during the city’s previous “Mobilize Marshall” town hall style planning meeting earlier this...

  21. Freeport to increase water, sewer by 10 percent this month

    FREEPORT — Residents shouldn’t be surprised if their July water bill is higher than usual after city council increased the water and sewage utility rate, but Freeport City Manager Tim Kelty said they still...

  22. City of Austin taking steps to protect water quality

    ...water quality and making that water quality good for future generations,” said Spencer Cronk, Austin City Manager. With troubling floods that continue to plague the region, city officials are tasked with...

  23. Longview told it could save millions through private vehicle fleet management

    ...sell” vehicles in the city’s fleet. Enterprise Fleet Consultant Nathan Pickle talked to Longview City Council members about the potential savings at their regular meeting Thursday at City Hall. “If you...

  24. Kilgore on track to surpass development goals, council approves Wagner abatement

    ...Economic Development Corporation. KEDC Assistant Director Jana Russell presented the report to Kilgore City Council at their Tuesday meeting. “The purpose of a mid-year report is threefold. One, we look at...

  25. College Station considers 15% hike in water fee rate

    ...city. Mary Ellen Leonard, the city’s director of fiscal services, presented to the College Station City Council on Thursday evening during the workshop portion of the meeting. Leonard told the council that...

  26. City of Edinburg remove recall signs with no disclaimer

    ...recall sign on McColl and Canton (Source: KGBT){/p} Signs promoting the recall election of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina were removed because there was no contact information or disclaimer on the political...

  27. Sales taxes continue to rise; County brings in $368K in June

    ...were in the June disbursement. “Next month, we’ll have a month of business from QT,” said Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon. The June payment pushed Decatur’s collections past $2.192 million for the past...

  28. Cleaning up the cemetery; New rules give city authority to remove items

    By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, June 15, 2019 Tags: Decatur, Decatur City Council The Decatur City Council Monday gave its blessing to the cemetery board’s updated rules, which address safety-related...

  29. Temple repeals outdated ordinances

    ...massage establishments and railroads are all on the chopping block for the city of Temple. Temple City Council members voted unanimously last Thursday to repeal the three ordinances in the city’s code of...

  30. City of Fritch addressing aging water infrastructure

    ...hoping one day the city will have new water infrastructure and there will be fewer boil water notices. City manager, Drew Brassfield tells ABC 7 News there are a number of challenges to getting new infrastructure...

  31. Siren system, $7.4M infrastructure project on Monday’s Fate council agenda

    ...systems and water system improvements to Phases 2B, 2C and 3A1 off Williamsburg Parkway. The Fate City Council’s agenda is packed for Monday night’s meeting, including discussion of a proposed outdoor warning...

  32. WP council hears debt presentation

    The Willow Park City Council heard a presentation on the city’s debt as well as approved a $2,365,000 tax note at a 2.15 percent interest rate to fund street improvements, parks and drainage. Marti Shew...

  33. Frankston steps up gaming raids

    ...Nearly 60 illegal, casino-like gambling machines and roughly $16,000 in cash were seized. Frankston Mayor Gerald Hall told the Herald-Press the FPD operation had been active prior to his election in May,...

  34. Bridgeport City Council mulls options, hears concerns on biosolids

    Bridgeport council members and members of the public discussed possible solutions for biosolids being applied on rural properties near city limits Monday at a pre-council workshop meeting. Pictured is a sign near a property where biosolids have been...

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