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  1. Old Raymondville Walmart to be converted into shelter for undocumented children

    ...who crossed the border illegally. “Nothing like this has ever happened in Raymondville,” says the mayor for the city, Gilbert Gonzales. Gonzales emphasizes on the magnitude of this facility and what it...

  2. Residents near Eagle Mountain Lake seek tree protection after developer clears forest

    ...removed are within the scope of work reviewed and approved by the City of Azle.” Tom Muir, Azle’s city manager, said that his office did not receive direct complaints from anyone about clearing trees until...

  3. Mercedes funds four drainage projects

    Along with giving city staffers the go-ahead to begin pursuing the projects, the commission during an April 6 meeting also approved funding streams for some of the projects by approving the issuance of additional debt to pay for them.

  4. Pharr hosts largest COVID-19 vaccination clinic for farmworkers

    ...Pharr spokeswoman Karina Cardoza, approximately 300 individuals attended Sunday’s vaccine clinic. Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez and city commissioner Dr. Ramiro Caballero were also in attendance, helping administer...

  5. Event held in Schertz encouraging people to go outside

    ...for us to enjoy the outdoors again, to have fun and enjoy ourselves," said Ralph Gutierrez, Schertz Mayor. The city put up hand washing stations and did encourage face masks. The mayor told us, about half...

  6. Laredo Mayor optimistic about opening bridges to Mexican tourists soon

    As Mexican officials discussed this week of a potential gradual reopening of the border, Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz expressed optimism about the possibility and the impact it would have on local business owners.

  7. Denton mayor wants to criminalize disclosure of closed session talks. Experts in the law say that would be unconstitutional.

    “These people are not employees,” said Joseph Larsen, an attorney who represents the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. “The government can direct an employee on what to say and what not to say, but you cannot do that with an elected...

  8. SPI to prohibit rental, use of motor-assisted scooters, e-bikes

    ...of debate by city leaders, business owners and residents. On Wednesday, South Padre Island City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the rental of motor-assisted scooters and...

  9. Keep Marshall Beautiful Announces Beautification Award

    Keep Marshall Beautiful (KMB) in partnership with The City of Marshall and The Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce have announced their new program, the Beautification Awards. This program will recognize residential and commercial properties in the...

  10. Revive SMTX funding to require masks

    The San Marcos City Council indicated in its meeting Tuesday that it would require future recipients of the Revive SMTX small business relief fund to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in order to receive funding. Although...

  11. Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Nationwide supply drop won't immediately impact Houston, mayor says

    ...doses, going from 500,000 doses shipped this week to 130,000 anticipated doses next week. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he does not anticipate seeing a major impact to the vaccine supply and distribution...

  12. Brookshire City Council Q&A - growth is coming

    Given the rapid rate of growth, spurred in part by the county’s increased desire to bring industrial hubs to the area, it won’t take long for Brookshire to become like Fulshear. About 10 years ago, Fulshear had a population of only about 1,100...

  13. Message from the Mayor: Corsicana works to attract visitors

    The CVB, in partnership with the City, takes advantage of the IH 45 corridor as another way to market the town. The use of several of Corsicana’s billboards to promote and publicize local festivals, the “must see” attractions, and upcoming events has...

  14. El Paso City Council to create Municipal District Commission

    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — There are a few items to look out for on the City Council’s Tuesday agenda. One important item will be the council’s decision to create a municipal districting commission, which...

  15. Rusk city council names new Chief of Police

    Rusk city council members, following a relatively brief executive session Thursday, voted to confirm Jeremy Black as the new Rusk Chief of Police. Black completed his service with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office on Friday and officially began his...

  16. This North Texas city projects a population jump from 30,000 to 160,000 in 10 years

    The Collin County city of Celina is booming, both in terms of rooftops and residents. Celina’s population of about 30,000 has tripled in the past four years and is expected to hit about 160,000 people by the end of the decade.

  17. League City Council Supports Gulf Coast Protection District

    At their last council meeting on March 23, League City council members voted unanimously to support the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District, an entity that could be formed through the Texas Legislature...

  18. Rollingwood launches community survey focused on city’s first comprehensive plan

    ...comprehensive plan strike force, a 13-member citizen advisory group that was established by Rollingwood City Council in October. The stakeholder group, led by former Mayor Thom Farrell, serves as consultants...

  19. Round Rock City Council moves to end face covering ordinance on April 22

    Morgan called local businesses prior to the City Council meeting to get their thoughts on the ordinance. Ultimately the council voted on Morgan’s motion to give the business community more time for their employees to receive the vaccine before the...

  20. Huntsville hires deputy city manager

    Rick J. Rudometkin, a 18-year veteran of city and county government, has become the deputy city manager for the city of Huntsville. Most recently, Rudometkin was the city administrative administrator for the city of Snoqualmie, Washington — a town of...

  21. Waskom Library celebrates National Library Week with proclamations

    ...the American Library Association. To show support and thanks to the library on Thursday, Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore presented two proclamations, one to the library and one to Waskom Library Director Terry...

  22. Nome still waiting for state grant since Tropical Storm Harvey to repair treatment plant

    The mayor of Nome is raising questions about money to improve the water system. Tropical Storm Harvey damaged the city's treatment plant. ... city officials are still waiting for a $500,000 state grant to make repairs.

  23. ‘The state of the city is strong’: Harlingen holds 2021 State of the City Address

    ...time in a year. “The year 2020 will indeed go down in history as famous, if not infamous,” began Mayor Chris Boswell after thanking the Rotary Club for their organization of the event and service. Boswell...

  24. Mangrum: New developments planned for Early after COVID-related challenges

    ...this summer, and construction could potentially begin in the fall of 2022, Mangrum said. Assistant City Administrator Larry McConn said in the video that potential elements of the center include a par 3...

  25. Questions of transparency? Denton city meeting procedures unique for region

    Denton City Council members often spend considerable time during meetings talking about how and when issues should be discussed and the extent to which they are deliberated — a dilemma thought to be solved...

  26. Wills Point K-9 police officer laid to rest Friday

    K-9 Zeus, the town’s first K-9 police officer, received his “Last Call” in front of dozens of law enforcement and Wills Point residents. According to his handler, K-9 Zeus had almost 100 narcotic deployments and worked with countless agencies,...

  27. Belton Chamber plans return of in-person July Fourth parade

    After a year going virtual during the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Belton Fourth of July Parade will return to an in-person parade. The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the parade would march through the city once more with this...

  28. Breckenridge Village of Tyler breaks ground on $5 million Douglas R. Mehling II Multipurpose Center

    The Douglas R. Mehling II Center will be the newest building at BVT once it’s completed in 2022. The village can then expand opportunities for the dozens of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who call BVT home.

  29. Council votes to take on $9.2 million loan for road project, although they may not need it

    Laredo City Council on Tuesday voted to apply for a $9.2 million loan in order to develop the Hachar-Reuthniger Road, a future highway meant to alleviate traffic on Mines Road by connecting it to I-35 a ways north of Loop 20. This loan will pay for...

  30. Friendswood joins League City in supporting creation of Gulf Coast Protection District

    With little discussion April 5, Friendswood City Council voted in favor of a resolution to show support for House Bill 3029, the passage of which would result in the creation of a taxing entity to help fund the operation of the proposed coastal...

  31. Boeker terminated as Brenham fire chief

    Former Fire Chief Ricky Boeker was terminated Wednesday after being asked to retire early on March 15.

  32. With stalemate over sewer plant, Granbury officials face possible city-wide building ban, lawsuit

    The City Council of Granbury, Texas faces a possible city-wide development moratorium if it can’t move forward with a second wastewater treatment plant, and an almost certain lawsuit if it does. Successful...

  33. Mesquite receives statewide honor for its ‘centerpiece’ park

    City Lake Park in Mesquite was one of eight parks recognized this year by the Texas Recreation and Park Society. It earned recognition alongside three other North Texas parks in Cleburne, Denton and Fort Worth. The Mesquite park received the Lone...

  34. Conroe Police to get new armored vehicle

    The Conroe City Council approved the purchase of an armored vehicle for the Conroe Police Department that is expected to help provide safety to both law enforcement and citizens as will. The cost of the Rook armored critical incident vehicle is $343...

  35. Longview city council approves nearly $6 million in renovations for Broughton Rec Center

    Thanks to a bond election, the Longview Parks & Recreation Department now has the funding needed to renovate the center into the modern age. “It’s not the most pleasing venue to look at, it’s very institutional, so we wanted to be sure to improve...

  36. Former political candidate drops temporary restraining order, allowing Pharr to proceed with Hidalgo County EMS deal

    ... filed a lawsuit against the city, attempting to stop the sale. At her request, a state district judge signed a temporary restraining order against Pharr. On Friday, though, Singh agreed to drop the restraining order after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge...

  37. Duncanville Make Changes To Solicitors Ordinance To Improve Safety

    Today, applicants approved for a permit will be issued a brightly colored solicitor’s vest with the permittee’s name, their photo, and a company name visible on the front of the vest Additionally, the Solicitors Ordinance limits unwanted intrusion...

  38. Ashby’s broadband bill gets final passage in Texas House

    Rep. Trent Ashby’s broadband legislation passed in a unanimous final vote in the Texas House Friday morning. HB 5 passed on a 146-0 vote. The bill would create a broadband office at the comptroller of public accounts to pinpoint and address areas of...

  39. City of Marble Falls OKs water tank work

    ...rehabilitate a water storage tank, uncovering the extent of issues at the aging structure. Marble Falls City Council members April 6 accepted a bid recommendation from Trihydro Corporation, the project designers,...

  40. Harlingen’s finances stand up against pandemic

    The city’s finances stood strong during the coronavirus pandemic’s first six months, with officials stockpiling a massive $26.1 million cash reserve. The city’s annual financial audit shows the war chest is big enough to run operations for 199 days,...

  41. Visit Frisco leverages GPS data to boost tourism

    The latest data indicates day-trippers are traveling farther distances, reaching from as far away as Tyler and Stephenville. Buxton says this has become a trend in many of its studies due to the pandemic. Visitors gravitate toward Frisco’s special...

  42. Eagle Pass Sports Complex Grand Opening Scheduled on April 30

    ...complex was financed by the issuance of $32 Million Certificates of Obligation (bonds) by the Eagle Pass City Council on September 25, 2018 as part of several city projects. The $32 Million Certificates of Obligation...

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