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  1. Commerce approves downtown master plan

    With a projected total cost of about $4 million, the proposed improvements largely deal with safety but also include the building of a plaza and improvements to the Farmers Market area. The city is now in the process of submitting a grant application...

  2. City of Corpus Christi moving forward with plans for tap water ban settlement

    Six years after a suspected chemical contamination of the water supply, city officials are moving forward with plans to spend an additional $1.3 million to safeguard against future incidents. The funding, formally appropriated by the Corpus Christi...

  3. How reforms took Houston's pension systems from an $8.2 billion crisis to a more stable footing

    Now, nearly six years after Mayor Sylvester Turner shepherded a package of reforms through the Texas Legislature and the ballot box, the city's pension systems face a far brighter future, according to business leaders, financial analysts and City...

  4. Baytown reports wastewater overflow from heavy rains

    This standard release is required to notify the public, but it is necessary to note that no one who receives drinking water from the City of Baytown has been impacted. City Manager Jason Reynolds said, “These reports are designed to inform, and not...

  5. Fort Worth could start making money off your trash as city looks to tap landfill gas

    The City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to hire an outside law firm to advise on legal issues surrounding the extraction of landfill gas. If approved, the city will pay Houston-based firm Porter Hedges LLP $12,000 to help draw up a contract...

  6. City of Corpus Christi sees $70M price tag to replace old water pipes

    ...year, $40 million worth of waste water pipes are going to be installed, something that Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni said is well worth the price tag. "It is expensive, but the payoff is worth...

  7. 'Potential for cancer': Port Arthur Fire Department taking preventive measures to decrease risk of cancer

    Port Arthur Fire Chief Greg Benson enforces these preventative measures and praises wellness checks. "To check for their potential for cancer, but also cardio issues what was approved by the city council last year. For this year's budget was for the...

  8. New Cedar Park Public Library in Bell District breaks ground

    “Anchoring the new Bell District is such an extraordinary opportunity for the library,” said Julia Mitschke, Cedar Park Public Library director, in the Jan. 27 press release. “In this new dynamic, walkable mixed-use development, we are going to be...

  9. Hamer: I was blown away by what I saw on the Valley Legislative Tour

    “The RGV area is vitally important to the success of the entire Texas economy. And what’s really very interesting about this (eBridge) center here, that is focused on entrepreneurship, is the proximity to Mexico and the relationships that have...

  10. City of Canyon names new Economic Development Director

    Officials with the city of Canyon and the Canyon Economic Development Corp. (CEDC) recently announced Stephanie Tucker as the Economic Development Director of the CEDC. ...Joe Price, City of Canyon City Manager, “Her passion for business development...

  11. Local officials look to Legislature for lobbying reform

    Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole said it is important for the city of Pearland’s voice to be heard by lawmakers in Austin. He said he and the council rely on the Texas Municipal League, or TML, as a third party for vouching for the city’s needs at a state...

  12. Laredo City Manager finalists visit for Meet and Greet

    On Monday, the City of Laredo is hosting an event were people can meet the three candidates who are in the running to be the future city manager of Laredo. Also present will be Mayor Dr. Victor Trevino and council members. They say they want to hear...

  13. Roanoke hires new parks and recreation director

    “The city of Roanoke is looking forward to welcoming Ray McDonald to the team of hard-working and talented parks and recreation department staff,” Roanoke City Manager Cody Petree said in a press release. Before coming on with Roanoke, McDonald...

  14. Dripping Springs seeking wastewater solutions amongst lawsuit, rapid growth

    Months after Dripping Springs ended a development moratorium that was initiated due to lack of wastewater capacity, the city’s plan to address the issue hinges on a favorable outcome in a lawsuit holding up a wastewater discharge permit.

  15. Roanoke council OKs contract for construction of new police, courts building

    Besides a new building that will house the police department and courts, the site will also contain a shooting range for training. Previous Community Impact reporting stated that the projected cost for the main building, support building and site is...

  16. Mayor Sylvester Turner's Signature Youth Employment Program, Hire Houston Youth, Opens Application Portal

    Paid local jobs and internships are available for the eight-week program, open to young people between the ages of 16 – 24. The positions are in the City of Houston and the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. Mayor Turner has set a goal this...

  17. NexPoint envisions a $3 billion life sciences campus in Plano, with the city’s help

    ...sciences district covering 135 total acres. Early conversations with the city show promise. Plano city manager Mark Israelson said city leaders are excited about the project because it would reimagine and...

  18. Soccer mini pitch coming to Taylor this spring

    At the Jan. 26 meeting, City Council members voted to approve a resolution for the city to apply for a grant through the United States Soccer Foundation that will bring a mini pitch–a small, illuminated, customized hardcourt space for individual and...

  19. Carruth Withdraws from LG City Manager Race

    Kevin Carruth of Rockport withdrew from consideration for the La Grange City Manager position, according to Interim City Manager Frank Menefee. Carruth was the City Council’s second pick for the job. One candidate remains from the four that the...

  20. McKinney City Council considers adding a $200M bond item for McKinney National Airport

    ...A bond proposition could cause activity at the McKinney National Airport to soar in 2023. McKinney City Council is considering a $200 million bond item to be added to the May election ballot at its Feb....

  21. Shavano Park going out to solicit bids for road bond work

    ...regarding streets and cul-de-sacs that are to be improved using funds from a $10 million bond issue. City Council on Jan. 23 reviewed the RFP and the latest timeline for plans to implement the 2022 voter-approved...

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