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  1. Texas’ small-business owners tap patience and experts to navigate coronavirus relief options

    ...already begun canceling events as fears grew over the spread of the new coronavirus. By the time Austin Mayor Steve Adler canceled the entire 10-day event one month ago, Richie saw the writing on the wall. “We...

  2. Frustration sets in with high number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Laredo, South Texas

    ...their daily noon video conference call with media were clearly sounding the alarm. “I suggest the city council and mayor consider taking his to the next step and requiring masks inside. Asian countries...

  3. Marshall receives grant money to assist with virus repercussions

    ...utilize these funds to maximize the benefit to the overall community and hope to present something to the City Commission at a future meeting,” Morrison said. The city will host it’s next virtual city commissioners...

  4. These Downtown McKinney Businesses Were Locked Out After Asking Their Landlord To Work With Them On Rent

    ...sent the landlord a letter Monday asking him to do all they can to help small businesses survive. The city council will take up the issue Tuesday evening. As of the publishing of this article, the video Laura...

  5. City of Abilene to enforce shelter-in-place more aggressively this week

    ...The City of Abilene will begin enforcing the limited shelter-in-place more aggressively this week. City Manager Robert Hanna said if non-essential businesses don't shut down, the City may have to pull their...

  6. Freeport Mayor shows appreciation with seafood

    ...city employees. KATIE FREZZA/The Facts Buy Now As a thank you to City of Freeport employees, Mayor Brooks Bass organized a drive-thru fish fry Friday at City Hall. KATIE FREZZA/The Facts Buy Now...

  7. CAMPO mulls project cuts to free up dollars for I-35

    ...information,” clarifying the selection of deferred projects and how they were chosen, as soon as possible. Mayor Steve Adler criticized CAMPO’s lack of transparency, noting that the list of deferred projects gives...

  8. City of Amarillo wants to inform people still using park amenities

    ...definitely in the realm of possible that they just don’t know yet that the park amenities are closed.” said Mayor Ginger Nelson. Along with the park’s amenities, Amarillo public golf courses were also shut down...

  9. Council considers approval of Cite & Release ordinance

    San Marcos City Council is set to consider approval of a Cite and Release Ordinance. The ordinance will support the San Marcos Police Department increasing use of the cite and release process which originated as state legislation in 2007.

  10. "Our early indications are what we are doing of social distancing requirements is working," Mayor Nirenberg said Monday.

    ...unknown when we could see a peak of cases, in our area, these next few weeks are critical. However, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said what is clear is staying home is saving lives in our community. "Our early indications...

  11. City Council discusses financial stress during pandemic

    LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Monday at City Council, leaders discussed a number of topics like limiting the amount of people who can go shopping for essential items, further enforcement on face covers or masks,...

  12. Denton extends local stay-at-home orders to April 30, allocates $300K more to COVID-19 crisis

    The Denton City Council extended the city’s stay-at-home order to April 30, allocated another $300,000 to the COVID-19 crisis and left the door open for more help to social safety nets as fallout from the...

  13. Lakeway officials relax restrictions on certain city code violations in light of COVID-19 crisis

    ...the relaxation of several restrictions within the city code during a special called meeting April 6. City Manager Julie Oakley explained to City Council members during the meeting why relaxed enforcement could...

  14. Longview mayor: More restrictions could be coming after COVID-19 cases jump 65%

    After seeing the number of confirmed cases in Gregg County jump significantly since Friday, Longview Mayor Andy Mack said Monday morning the city was considering additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19....

  15. San Benito mulls cutting employee hours, furloughing part-time workers

    ...of employees whose hours would be cut or the number of part-time workers who would be furloughed. Mayor Ben Gomez did not respond to a message requesting comment. However, Commissioner Tony Gonzales said...

  16. TAMUCC working with city to create a local coronavirus trending model

    City Manager Peter Zanoni talked about a new trend analysis project that will create a local coronavirus trending model. A research team at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is working on it. The goal is to predict where and when the Coastal Bend...

  17. Pet groomers considered essential businesses in Abilene

    ...daycare area,” says Cosper. According to the CDC, there is no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19. Mayor Anthony Williams also added caring for pets to essential businesses for the City of Abilene last week....

  18. Harris County to consider $10M loan program to help small businesses through pandemic

    ...the initial $10 million tranche is exhausted quickly, and urged the city of Houston to contribute. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Monday he would consider the idea. Adriana Gonzales, president of Camara de...

  19. Beach still open in Jamaica Beach and Galveston leaders aren't happy

    The village’s 3,000 or so feet of beach attracts homeowners, not tourists, Mayor Steve Spicer said. The independent city of fewer than 1,000 people is bordered by the beach and the bay and on the east and west by the city of Galveston.

  20. Port Isabel mandates more regulations

    ...rise, city officials and leaders step up their efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose “JJ” Zamora issued regulations regarding face covering, taxi services and pools on Saturday....

  21. South Padre Island reduces transit services

    ...lifted, according to a city of SPI press release. “Everyone please stay home and remain safe,” SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty stated in the release. “You should only leave the house if absolutely necessary. Shelter...

  22. League City post office strikes again

    To: Postal Customers Apartment Residents All Parcels and Letter Certifies will be notified with Form 3849. Residents have to pick up at League City Post Office at 240 W. Galveston Street.

  23. City of Kyle extends day care closures, continues sanitation measures at gas stations

    Kyle City Council members voted to extend the mayor’s order to close day care facilities and continue additional sanitation measures at gas stations at an April 3 meeting in an effort to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The mandate by the Mayor...

  24. Zanoni provides special message to city workers

    City of Corpus Christi employees have received a special message on social media. It came for their boss, Corpus Christi city manager Peter Zanoni.

  25. Lewisville City Council grants development agreement to Ericsson for 5G factory, creation of 400 full-time jobs

    Last fall, Ericsson announced it would transform an existing 300,000-square-foot facility into a state-of-the-art factory that will produce advanced antenna system radios to enable 5G deployment and increase network capacity and coverage in the U.S.

  26. Texas National Guard helping the North Texas Food Bank feed those in need locally

    ...nutritious food. “The Food Bank and their member agencies play a critical role in North Texas,” said Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “The support from the National Guard will allow for them to continue to meet their...

  27. Fort Worth-area city will have drive-through testing site for the coronavirus

    ...opening a coronavirus drive-through testing site in the parking lot of the city’s recreation center. Mayor Ken Shetter said that the center will be open at 9 a.m Tuesday morning, but people must make an appointment....

  28. Lubbock Chamber Hosting Virtual Community Prayer Gathering Thursday Morning

    ...on the Zoom.us website. The event will also be carried live on the Lubbock Chamber’s Facebook page. Mayor Dan Pope, among many others, will be leading prayers. Eddie McBride, President and CEO of the Lubbock...

  29. Great Texas Balloon Race canceled over COVID-19 concerns

    ...Texas Balloon Race appreciates the support of Judge Bill Stoudt and the County Commissioners, and Mayor Andy Mack for their continued support and counsel in making this decision. Great Texas Balloon Race...

  30. Nederland City Council provides residential relief on utilities

    ...McLendon on Monday, April 6, 2020 Body In a meeting held via video conference April 6, the Nederland City Council approved ordinances to provide relief on residents' utility bills. The council unanimously...

  31. Austin Health Official Expects City's Face-Covering Guidance Will Become A Requirement

    ...home Here's a step-by-step guide from the CDC's website on how to make a fabric face covering using a T-shirt and two rubber bands. And here's Mayor Steve Adler demonstrating in a video released Sunday:

  32. Cedar Park City Council to consider small-business assistance program April 9

    Assistance would be available as grants for up to $5,000 or as loans for up to $10,000. The program would provide up to $200,000 to the businesses from the Economic Development (Type A) Corp. To be eligible, small businesses must demonstrate a need...

  33. Sunset Valley to look at budget cut options April 7, faces estimated $1.37 million sales tax revenue shortfall due to coronavirus

    In an online update to residents April 4, Sunset Valley Mayor Rose Cardona listed a number of potential budget cuts and reductions council can consider to help mitigate expected lost revenues through sales tax. The items listed did not include...

  34. Mayor Buzz Fullen addresses City in the midst of crisis

    Dear Residents of the City of Henderson, Texas, As Mayor of Henderson, I continue to be in contact daily and sometimes hourly with Local, State and Federal officials regarding the pandemic of COVID-19....

  35. Amarillo construction continues, facing new restrictions due to COVID-19

    ...in the month, before the orders were given, which is to be expected,” said Floyd Hartman, assistant city manager, developmental services for the City of Amarillo. The City of Amarillo says although down,...

  36. County Commissioners extend stay-at-home order for Hale County

    The Hale County Commissioners voted to extend a stay-at-home order that took effect last week in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The order was extended until further notice during a special called meeting Monday morning, the date the...

  37. Mayor, Health Authority ask Harlingen residents to wear face masks

    Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell and Dr. Michael Mohun, Health Authority for the City of Harlingen, are recommending residents use face masks or coverings while in public. The masks or coverings can be scarves,...

  38. City of Canyon names new Police Chief

    The City of Canyon announced the selection of Steve Brush to serve as the next Chief of the Canyon Police Department. Chief Brush has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience and is currently the Tulia Police Chief. Chief Brush has served...

  39. City of Galena Park issues daily curfew, restricts residents inside buildings

    ...to public safety and strictly following these rules and orders we make our city safer," Galena Park Mayor Esmeralda Moya said in the release. The order also restricts any open buildings to have no more...

  40. How to watch, participate in April 6-10 virtual city, county meetings in the Katy area

    Katy City Council, along with other local entities in the Katy area, are livestreaming their public meetings during COVID-19 pandemic. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper) Katy City Council, along...

  41. COVID-19: City revenue impact could be $3-5 million

    ...be, he said, on saving lives. More: United Way help, Development Corporation projects among Abilene City Council items Shelter in place essential Hanna said that the city does plan to enforce its limited...

  42. Fort Worth Hospital To Set Up Temporary Morgue As ‘Precautionary Measure’

    ...medical authorities like the Regional Trauma Advisory Council to coordinate resources. In Dallas, Mayor Eric Johnson has ordered hospitals to report daily bed counts. His office then releases the aggregate...

  43. City of Cleburne Prohibits More than One Member of a Household Engage in “Essential Activities” at a Time

    ...One example of a more stringent order is one enacted by the City of Cleburne. On April 1, Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain expanded the requirements of his previous orders to specifically prohibit more than one...

  44. Leander City Council schedules teleconference meeting for April 8

    After the regularly scheduled April 4 City Council meeting was canceled due to technical difficulties, Leander City Council has scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. April 8. According to the agenda, City Council plans to discuss the creation of a COVID-19...

  45. Gov. Greg Abbott gives update on coronavirus in Texas

    In addition to the masks, Abbott said 6,080 ventilators and 7,350 anesthesia machines with ventilation capability are available to treat those hospitalized with the illness. Abbott said he feels "more confident now than I ever have with regard to...

  46. Corpus Christi partnering with LiftFund to help local small businesses

    The city council is turning to a trusted partner to help local small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. At a special council meeting Tuesday, the city is expected to approve a $2 million agreement with LiftFund to provide small businesses with...

  47. Mayor: Rollingwood working to ensure residents are safe, supported

    A lot can happen in a month seems like quite the understatement. Last month when I was writing this column, our world looked much different than it does today. We were practicing social distancing but still going to work and running errands as usual...

  48. Mineola closes public playground areas

    ...Mineola has closed its public playground areas to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. City Manager Mercy Rushing said the playground areas at the Mineola Nature Preserve, Ironhorse Square and...

  49. 'Terroristic threat': Police searching for Texas woman who claimed to be spreading COVID-19

    The Carrollton Police Department said Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, was "seen on social media claiming to be COVID-19 positive and willfully spreading it." According to police, Maradiaga will be charged with making a terroristic threat. "We have no...

  50. Matthew McConaughey plays virtual bingo with Round Rock senior living facility

    Matthew McConaughey made a special virtual appearance this weekend at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living facility for video conference bingo. “From all of us, we want to continue to turn a red light into a green light!” the residents said in a...

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