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  1. Houston city council member announces new public safety initiatives

    Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas said roughly $110,000 will go towards the installation of 40 cameras that can capture license plates and other vehicle details. Her office said the cameras are designed to send real-time alerts to assist in criminal...

  2. A city requirement that contracted workers be paid at least $15.21 may be waived so federal disabled benefits aren’t impacted.

    Dallas may work with a local nonprofit to hire six blind or partially sighted people to answer the majority of municipal court calls, but could waive city rules requiring that the contracted workers be paid at least $15.21 an hour.

  3. Mayor expects council to hold line on taxes

    Greenville - City Manager Summer Spurlock told the council last week that as the central appraisal district goes through its protest and appeals process, 3%-5% is likely to be shaved off the $3.03 billion preliminary total.

  4. Port Arthur could be next local city to get electric scooters, bikes

    A California-based company formed to provide cities with environmentally friendly transportation is hoping to bring their electric vehicles to Port Arthur. Mike Butler with Bird Rides recently pitched city leaders an offer to launch a pilot program...

  5. Richardson discussing restrictions on short-term rentals within the city

    In addition, Richardson officials said they are looking at requiring hotel occupancy tax rates to be paid by short-term rentals upon request from the city. Officials said the hotel occupancy tax should be required since the function of the rentals is...

  6. Alton Police Dept. purchases all-electric fleet for patrol

    ...to go in at the City of Alton,” said Dr. Jonathan B. Flores who is the Chief of Police and the Asst. City Manager. Chief Flores says this will not only save the environment but also financial costs in the...

  7. The Laredo City Council selects a consulting firm to address medical needs

    Monday night, the Laredo City Council officially selected Healthcare Management Associates to provide consulting services to the county and city to help bridge any gaps in the local health services sector. The healthcare consulting firm has already...

  8. Magnolia agrees to market Waco as part of $3.8 million incentive package for new HQ

    ...$1.2 million economic development agreement involving the firm's new downtown headquarters. The Waco City Council is set Tuesday to sign off on the incentives from the Waco-McLennan County Economic Development...

  9. City of Alice looking to have a drought resistant water supply

    ...drinking water. "We average about three-and-half million gallons a day, that's on average," said Alice City Manager Michael Esparza. "So, you take the summer months, where it's pretty high, we're hoping we won't...

  10. Hillwood buys Corral City

    The new owner of Corral City — formerly known as Draper, which was formerly known as Corral City — is making improvements and raising the standard for the tiny town near Argyle. Miller declined to say how much it cost, but Hillwood now owns the land...

  11. College Station City Council Approves More Budget Amendments

    The College Station city council at its last meeting approved more than $11 million dollars of budget amendments. Fiscal services director Mary Ellen Leonard says $10 million was the increased cost of purchasing electricity.

  12. City Council votes to extend City Manager’s contract

    El Paso - The City Council approved to authorize the Mayor to execute an amendment to City Manager Tommy Gonzalez’s contract to extend his employment agreement for five years. Additionally, the City Manager advised the City of Frisco’s headhunters...

  13. City of Arlington launches program to connect officers with church congregations

    ...helped guide participants. But the scenarios mimicked real-world police encounters. Church leaders and city council members got behind the badge. "I found myself panicking a couple times myself thinking about...

  14. Victoria council to consider changes to noise ordinance

    During Victoria's City Council meeting Tuesday, council members will receive some preliminary information about possible changes to local noise ordinances. Any formal changes would occur later in the summer,...

  15. Amarillo may invest in $2 billion deal with AEDC today

    ...wrapped up. The board voted for incentives for a meat packing plant and a mineral processor. The city council and companies will still have the final say. Producers Owned Beef would build near east Interstate...

  16. Gimme shelter: Covered parking planned at 30 bus stops in Brownsville

    ...either June or July 2023. The addition of the new bus shelters was discussed and approved at a May 3 city commission meeting. “We understand the need for additional bus shelters. The City has a couple hundred...

  17. City of Amarillo Director of Communications named Leadership Fellow

    ...Amarillo Director of Communications, has been named a Leadership Fellow during an awards ceremony by the Texas Municipal League. The city said those who received the award voluntarily completed more than 30 hours...

  18. The city is applying for a federal grant to support its Early Headstart Childcare Program. City staff say it has a dual generation impact on parents and kids.

    San Antonio is hoping to get funding for one of its childcare programs. The city council recently signed off on a grant application to the US Department of Health and Human Services for up to $3 million.

  19. Conroe hotel, convention center costs rise to $107M

    ...center project Additionally, during that April meeting, Conroe’s Chief Financial Officer and Assistant City Administrator Steve Williams said the reason for the loan was to get the project going while the city...

  20. City of Amarillo to unveil bust of Quanah Parker at Rick Husband airport

    According to the COA, Parker became a legend as the last chief of the Comanche nation and a major historical figure in the foundation of the Golden Spread. “We are proud to be the home of this fantastic work of art that symbolizes one of the most...

  21. City sees good second-quarter finances

    The Lampasas City Council heard a positive second-quarter financial update and approved future street maintenance projects during a meeting May 9. In a review of the city’s finances, City Manager Finley deGraffenried said Lampasas is in good shape in...

  22. ‘It is a palace’: Pampa Animal Shelter makes partnership resulting to a low kill shelter

    ...to a low kill shelter. Due to the partnership with the Pampa Animal Shelter Director, a rescue, the City Manager and residents of Pampa the shelter now has an average live release rate of 90 percent and above....

  23. Damage reporting tool presented

    A new tool for reporting damages following a disaster was shared with the Rotary Club of Livingston recently when Jon Clingaman, the district coordinator for District 14 in the Lufkin office of Region 2 of the Texas Department of Emergency Management...

  24. Copperas Cove city council to hear options of discontinuing single stream recycling program, adding fee for recycling pickup

    Osburn is presenting several options to deal with the costs for the city’s recycling program, one of which is to continue with the program as-is, but improving on its current “hybrid” program; or introducing a monthly fee of $1.50 for residential...

  25. Lakeway City Council to consider amendments to home business law following lawsuit from home day care provider

    "Every Lakeway resident deserves the opportunity to earn an honest living so long as their business is not hurting anyone," IJ Attorney Jared McClain said in the release. "It’s time for Lakeway to pass a home business ordinance that doesn’t crush...

  26. Houston ranks as No. 3 city for Asian American entrepreneurs

    Known for its diversity, Houston ranks as the third best major metro area in the U.S. for Asian American entrepreneurs, according to a new study. Personal finance website SmartAsset analyzed data for 52 of the largest metro areas to come up with the...

  27. Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson talks about new playgrounds for six city parks

    The Bryan city council recently approved the purchase and installation of nearly $1 million worth of equipment. Each of the six parks is set to receive new or replacement playgrounds sets. They’ll be installed in the next few months.

  28. From Intern to City Manager, It’s Been A Long And Fun Ride For Greg Porter

    35 Years Of Serving Cedar Hill When you like something, stick with it. That’s certainly the motto of Cedar Hill City Manager Greg Porter. The 57-year-old Porter, originally from Irving, came to work for the City of Cedar Hill in the late 1980s while...

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