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  1. City of El Paso offers free flu shots at El Paso Zoo

    The City of El Paso’s Public Health Department along with the fire department will offer free flu shots at the El Paso Zoo on Tuesday. The drive-thru style flu shot event will start at noon until 6 p.m.

  2. City of Laredo unveils fitness center at North Central Park

    On Monday, Martinez cut the ribbon to the new facility, situated next to the park’s pool and single racquetball court. According to J.J. Gomez, the City of Laredo’s Parks & Recreation Director, the gym was normally used for seniors, but Nov. 15 will...

  3. Ordinance restricting Plano City Council votes involving campaign contributors to remain in place

    Plano City Council said it would not repeal an ordinance that forces council members to withdraw from any vote that may benefit a donor who contributed more than $1,000 to their campaign.

  4. Surfside Fire Department to host fundraiser for EMS department

    The large amount of water intake at the Surfside Beach Police and EMS buildings destroyed several EMS vehicles, and the entire fleet was down for a time, Mayor Gregg Bisso said. The living quarters for the EMS crews also are a total loss, he said.

  5. Huntington to consider ambulance service agreement

    The Huntington City Council will consider an interlocal agreement with Angelina County for ambulance services within and surrounding the city at 5:30 p.m. today. Cities in Angelina County and county leadership have met for the last few months to...

  6. Nederland staying within system for new library director

    It was a couple weeks back that Molli Hall helped host Nederland High School Key Club students at the library. Starting Monday (Nov. 1) Hall takes over as library director following the retirement of Victoria Klehn.

  7. Texarkana has a new city manager

    During a regular meeting Monday, the City Council voted unanimously to name David Orr city manager, making official the position he has held on an interim basis for half a year. Orr was named interim city manager after former City Manager Shirley...

  8. Trinity County deputy hired as new Groveton police chief in 4-1 vote

    Groveton City Council has voted to hire a new police chief. Trinity County Deputy Justin Cowart was voted in with a 4 to 1 vote Monday night. According to the department, Interim Chief Kee resigned from the police department effective immediately.

  9. Hotel occupancy in El Paso surpasses pre-pandemic levels

    ...occupancy is also about 20-21% above Texas' and the country's occupancy rate, Coronado said during an city council agenda review meeting on Monday. Visit El Paso has been advertising staycations on its website,...

  10. Austin City Council paves way for more play, exercise on neighborhood streets

    The council unanimously approved a motion, led by Council Member Paige Ellis, to adopt the Living Streets model, which is a program aimed at reconsidering the usage of local streets. The concept is used in several U.S. cities and was piloted in...

  11. Oak Ridge North discusses American Rescue Plan Act funding, potential police department relocation

    According to Oak Ridge North materials, the city received about $391,626 in the first installment of ARPA funds in September. Neeley said the city is expected to receive about $783,000 total in ARPA funds. The second round of the funds will be...

  12. Rollingwood joins $26 billion settlement to fight opioid crisis

    In an effort to mitigate the national opioid epidemic, the Rollingwood City Council voted Wednesday to join a multi-billion dollar national settlement to fund addiction support programs in Texas.

  13. The Harvest at Frisco Commons ribbon-cutting signifies ‘a dream’ come true for city parks staff

    The Harvest at Frisco Commons offers residents and volunteers a space for produce and public education. Small garden boxes measuring 4 feet by 10 feet cost $75 per year in a one-time, nonrefundable fee to be paid online. Large boxes measuring 4 feet...

  14. More wastewater services coming to Buda

    Approximately one year ago, the city adopted a wholesale agreement with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) to provide properties on the east side of Buda with wastewater services. The city would act as a retail provider and GBRA would act as...

  15. Missouri City to interview eight city manager candidates

    The search for Missouri City’s next city manager will move forward in November. The city council last week unanimously agreed to interview the eight candidates who were recommended by the search firm,...

  16. Flower Mound Town Council appoints new town manager

    The Flower Mound Town Council on Monday unanimously voted to appoint James Childers — a former Flower Mound town employee — as the new town manager. Childers, the current assistant city manager for the city of Irving, will start his new position on...

  17. Horseshoe Bay residents asked to conserve water as city works on plants

    ...crews worked Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 23-24 — and are continuing to work — to keep water flowing. Interim City Manager Jeff Koska said the issues began at the West Plant on Oct. 22 when employees discovered a hole...

  18. Lewisville deemed the 'Hamptons of Dallas'

    The plot to be developed is part of a previously approved Norther Gateway development and was purchased by the city for $9.25 million. Maiden said he plans to bring in multifamily residences and amenities including upscale restaurants, a healthcare...

  19. Sherman city manager scores high marks on latest performance review

    Sherman city leaders recently gave the city manager a nod of approval through his annual performance evaluation. The review, which covered September 2020 through August 2021, found that Hefton performed above average with most scores falling between...

  20. Longview to hire firm to study firefighters pension plan

    ...to look for new answers to fully funding the Longview Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund. The City Council on Thursday unanimously agreed to hire Summit Financial Corp. a subsidiary of Hub International...

  21. City of Brady Sends Back $1.3 Million in Coronavirus Funding to Avoid Federal Government Strings Attached

    The City of Brady declined its $1.3 million allotment in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding this week. The city council did so to avoid the conditions that accompany the funding. Brady is now one of 65 municipalities in Texas with under 50,000...

  22. Cottonwood Shores adopts dark sky ordinance, hears park improvement updates

    “Dark Skies isn’t doing away with lights,” he said. “We want to see the stars at night. It is using it in a smart way. We direct the light to where it needs to be.” He noted that when a school district in San Antonio decided to turn off lights...

  23. Celina Roundup: Ribbon cutting, alarms triggered, Halloween celebration

    Last week, the Celina City Council and Collin County representatives held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Collin County Outer Loop from Preston Road to the Dallas North Tollway. ... the Collin County Outer Loop is a 55-mile planned...

  24. Laredo Mayor and Nuevo Laredo Mayor are Both Ready to Welcome Visitors

    ...of the bridges approaches, both border Mayors say they are ready to welcome visitors. In Laredo, Mayor Pete Saenz says he is excited border restrictions will be lifted adding he continues working alongside...

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