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  1. Austin’s rewrite of land-use rules enters home stretch with upcoming vote

    ...overhaul for less than three weeks, but it already appears poised to make some significant changes. Mayor Steve Adler recently floated the idea of allowing for three housing units on all residential lots,...

  2. Joining Forces: PI City Officials vote to annex with RGVMPO

    ... Following the actions of neighboring cities South Padre Island and Laguna Vista, the Port Isabel City Commission voted Tuesday night to pass a resolution supporting the annexation of the Laguna Madre area...

  3. Cove Council to consider joining Texas Power Switch program

    The Copperas Cove City Council plans to consider a partnership with a Houston-based company in hopes of cutting the bills of local Oncor electric customers.

  4. City looks to make scooter program permanent

    The Huntsville City Council is expected to open discussions Tuesday on an ordinance change to allow e-scooter companies to operate in Huntsville — provided companies fulfill the requirements of a new permitting system. The code change would make the...

  5. Denton makes first major change to gas well rules in five years

    ...Pilot Knob looming just south of it. Al Key/DRC Both politics and public health drove the Denton City Council’s 5-2 split decision to increase the distance between old gas wells and new homes earlier this...

  6. Keystone, Motiva pipeline sections approved in Port Neches

    ...the Keystone pipeline by next year have been approved by the city of Port Neches. The Port Neches City Council recently permitted two sections of crude oil pipeline through one of its existing corridors...

  7. Grant helps LJ Fire Marshal's Office purchase rescue boat

    ...using it within the city, he said. “It’ll come extremely in handy in any rescue and flood situation,” City Manager Bill Yenne said. The city’s budget often directs money toward trying to get the big things,...

  8. 30 years since first local 911 response, emergency system continues to evolve

    ...novelty by the time the system was in place locally in 1989, said Zakhary, who now works as Bellmead's city manager. "Thirty years ago, it was foreign to a lot of people," Zakhary said. "A lot of people were...

  9. Temple moves proposed water tower to new site

    After months of delays on its construction, the Temple City Council will decide Thursday on an amendment to a contract that will allow a planned water tower in West Temple to be relocated to a new site....

  10. Lubbock skateboarders pushing for skatepark expansion

    ... There’s a new group of people involved in McAlister Park’s improvement discussions, showing up at city council meetings and making pitches to the city’s parks department. It’s the men and women in Lubbock’s...

  11. MxLAN festival to return to McAllen in 2020

    City commissioners this week all but assured there will be a second edition of MxLAN, the five-day arts and music festival held by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the McAllen Convention Center for the first time this past summer.

  12. Union Pacific sues to void nearly 150-year-old jobs pact with East Texas town

    ...government, and this deal requiring jobs be maintained in Palestine improperly limits its options. City Manager Leslie Cloer says she hasn’t seen the lawsuit and couldn’t comment on it directly, but she...

  13. City of South Padre Island receives certificate for excellence in financial reporting

    According to a release, the Government Finance Officers Association announced the City of South Padre Island received the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

  14. Midlothian’s First Gobble Wobble 5K Raises $11,000

    ...Meet, was the honorary race starter for both the 1 mile and 5k races. Jim Norris of MISD, Midlothian Mayor Richard Reno, and Executive Director of Manna House Sissy Franklin handed out awards to participants...

  15. McAllen authorizes contract to analyze social media

    ...media comments in hopes of identifying trends in discussions about the city. Despite Villalobos and Mayor Jim Darling voting in opposition, commissioners narrowly approved the contract with ZenCity Technologies...

  16. In 20 years, Texarkana will really be moving | Arkansas, Texas have local portions of I-30 planned as six lanes in future

    ...getting a new terminal and a flight training school will be built. Dr. Kenny Haskins, the Arkansas-side city manager, anticipates even more growth to come for the airport and the rest of the city. Photo by Hunt...

  17. Kemah mayor strangled by husband for coming home late, police say

    KEMAH, Texas (KTRK) -- The husband of Kemah mayor Theresa Gale was arrested and charged for allegedly strangling her during an argument. Scott Gale was arrested early Tuesday morning. According to court...

  18. Topgolf confirms interest in Waco market

    ...in a climate-controlled environment. The prospect of Topgolf being included in the package had Waco City Council members showing increased interest as they considered a $5 million incentive package that would...

  19. Assistant City Manager to retire

    After 32 years of helping plan the future of Victoria, Assistant City Manager John Kaminski is retiring at the end of the year. City of Victoria employees and community...

  20. Bellaire moves forward with regional flood planning

    In his latest blog post, Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg lauded the city’s efforts in getting its drainage plan off the ground. The goal is it mitigate flooding and wick water away from the city. At a...

  21. Sugar Land neighborhood recovering after receiving nearly 10 inches of rain

    ...over 9 to 10 inches (of rain) in about four hours, so we’ve had another heavy rainfall,” Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman said. The majority of street flooding in the area has slowly been clearing, but there...

  22. City tightens reins on short term rentals

    New Braunfels City Council has approved the final reading of an ordinance that penalizes short-term rental owners who fail to file or are delinquent in city Hotel Occupancy Tax payments. Beginning with...

  23. Parts of Austin's short-term rental ordinance deem unconditional by appeals court

    ...ordinance on Wednesday. The Third Court of Appeals wrote an opinion overturning two provisions by Austin City Council that originally went into effect three years ago. In 2016, Council passed an ordinance which...

  24. Marlin getting $10.6 million to help fix chronic water issues

    ...applied for the funding early this year and expects to receive the first round of money next month, City Manager Cedric Davis said. About $3.1 million of the total $10.58 million is a no-interest loan from...

  25. Carrollton council looks to update dog ordinance

    ...specifically attacks made on other dogs. Cory Heiple, environmental services director, updated the City Council recently on the proposed changes during the Nov. 19 meeting. In the current ordinance, a dangerous...

  26. Hudson Oaks, Aledo to host holiday celebrations

    ...“Today, this event is proudly our biggest and most attended, now encompassing our entire downtown area. Mayor Kit Marshall is always striving to help our businesses by involving all that will participate, and...

  27. Quitman council awards bid for new Lake Fork water line

    ...their votes for Dr. John Johnson to be on the Wood County Appraisal District Board of Directors. Mayor Dunn also recognized and congratulated Leo “Mitch” Walls who celebrated 35 years of employment with...

  28. Laguna Vista Council approves pact with David

    ...abilities,” Houston said. David is originally from Harlingen and previously served on the Rio Hondo City Council. His first position with the Highway Patrol in the 80s was working this area, Houston said. His...

  29. City staff adjusts Lake Pflugerville improvement plans

    ...of Lake Pflugerville improvements in response to concerns from nearby residents. The Pflugerville City Council on Tuesday discussed an amended plan to move a proposed parking lot for the North Beach area...

  30. Another explosion rocks a Texas chemical plant in Port Neches

    ...blast. Monk awoke to his front and back doors being blown into their frames, he said, and Port Neches Mayor Glenn Johnson told reporters, "I understand what getting blown out of bed means now." Tyler Shawn...

  31. Palestine awarded top honors by North American finance group

    ...Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award. Palestine was last recognized by the GFOA in 2012. City Manager Leslie Cloer told the Herald-Press Tuesday she is pleased, but not surprised, by the win. ...

  32. City of Athens sets planning date

    ..."Tell your friends and neighbors that this is the direction of the city for the next 10 to 15 years," Mayor Monte Montgomery said. "We need your input and we need all citizens aware of this." Norris Design,...

  33. Cooper to buy new $500K fire truck with grant

    ...department was currently going through specifications the city needs for the new truck. At the October City Council meeting, officials approved an agreement for the grant to fund the new fire truck. The city...

  34. City of Canyon begins executive search for new police chief

    ...online application submission on the City’s website at www.canyontx.com. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Chief of Police is responsible for the administration, management, and development of...

  35. Canyon residents greet new City Manager

    ...meet and greet reception earlier this month at the Canyon Area Library. Those present included the Mayor, City Commissioners, City employees, heads of departments, law enforcement personnel and his family.Price...

  36. Breckenridge appoints new Police Chief

    Wed, 11/27/2019 - 9:00am In a unanimous decision, the Breckenridge City Commissioners appointed Lt. Bacel Cantrell as the new Breckenridge Police Chief. Current Police Chief Larry Mahan had announced...

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