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  1. Midland population estimated to grow to 230,000 by 2030

    “It’s a good steady growth rate and it is manageable. It’s just when you’re in the boom and the bust cycle that it seems unmanageable but if you average it then you can get a better idea of where the city’s been and where it’s going to be.”

  2. Groves Firefighters get collective bargaining on Nov. ballot

    The Groves city council voted unanimously to allow residents to have a say on whether or not the the city’s fire fighters will be able to collectively bargain. The issue will appear on the Nov. 2 election...

  3. Richardson City Council considering 3.5% utility rate increases for each of next 5 years

    The 3.5% increase to the utility rate for each of the next five years is an estimate, Magner said. The increase is expected to never be more than about 4% and never less than about 3%, he said. City staff said a rise of about 3% for the current year...

  4. City of Austin identifies two sites for possible sanctioned homeless encampments

    ...Director, Kimberly McNeeley, stated their staff is “actively pursuing steps to prepare both sites for City Council consideration.” "After careful consideration and vetting of City-owned properties, staff has...

  5. Killeen council to discuss redistricting services with Austin law firm

    Killeen City Council is expected to vote on whether to enter into a contract with an Austin law firm to perform redistricting services for the city. The matter will be discussed during a regularly scheduled...

  6. He's backkkk! Mike Markle to return as Corpus Christi police chief

    Former Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle is returning to the top spot, Mayor Paulette Guajardo announced on Monday. Markle retired in May 2021 after more than 30 years of serving Corpus Christi. He previously accepted a private sector job. His...

  7. Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

    ...truck stops and convenience stores. “Our biggest driving force is the tourism dollar,” said Van Horn Mayor Becky Brewster. The town’s proximity to Big Bend National Park, the Guadalupe Mountains, an ancient...

  8. Fast-growing Van Alstyne girds for the future

    ...improvements ... new development road improvements as well as existing road improvements," said Van Alstyne City Manager Lane Jones. "As a city, we've gone from chip-and-seal roads to asphalt roads, and now we are...

  9. Kyle updates transportation plan

    ...growing population of mroe than 50,000 residents, Kyle is looking at future roadway changes. The Kyle City Council approved the updated Transportation Master Plan at its regular meeting July 6. Two freeway...

  10. Water treatment funding on tap Tuesday

    The Odessa City Council will discuss their tentative decision to use certificates of obligation to pay for a $95 million rehabilitation of the current water treatment plant during Tuesday’s work session....

  11. New Braunfels development processes could be streamlined

    New Braunfels city officials are examining various development-related ordinances in an effort to streamline processes that require certain items to appear before city council members for final decision.

  12. City’s Victoria Broadband Commission seeks to expand broadband options with Sparklight partnership

    City officials are pleased to announce Sparklight, a nationally recognized internet provider, will build a state-of-the-art fiber optic network in Victoria that will provide another option for fast and reliable high-speed internet.

  13. City of Abilene to give 40 hours of vacation to those who get vaccinated

    A memo from the city manager has confirmed that the City of Abilene is giving 40 hours of vacation time to residents who get vaccinated. To be eligible for the time, residents must have their first dose of the vaccine before August 9th.

  14. Council extends two of three Declarations of Local Disaster

    The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 13, approved extending two Declarations of Local Disaster, and turned down a third. The declarations, which were part of the consent agenda,...

  15. Proposed Brownwood budget up slightly at $36.17 million

    Brownwood officials released City Manager Emily Crawford's proposed $36.17 million budget for the 2021-'22 fiscal year, a spending plan that contains little growth — .23 percent, or $84,319 — over the existing budget.

  16. City of Kyle celebrates groundbreaking of La Verde Park and Cultural Trail

    The event offered community members an opportunity to learn more about the unique features that will be included in La Verde Park and the Cultural Trail as well as provided attendees a preview of how the park will be used as a community gathering...

  17. Kempner looks to host household hazardous waste disposal event next year

    ...working to host a household hazardous waste collection event in 2022. In a 4-0 vote July 13, the Kempner City Council stated its support for the city hosting such an event. Mayor Pro Tem Jared Jones was absent...

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