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  1. Fort Worth council rejects independent commission as it prepares to redraw districts

    Instead, the council appears willing to move forward with redistricting after the 2020 Census in the same way the body did a decade ago: having the council members seated next year choose the new map. That map will include two new council districts...

  2. Schertz approves new fire code ordinance

    ...are based on now-outdated 2012 requirements. The changes were first introduced during the March 23 City Council meeting. One “huge difference in the code this year,” Schertz Fire Chief Kade Long told the...

  3. Bexar County set to receive nearly $1 billion in rescue act funds

    ...release that money,” the representative said. As a member of the National League of Cities, Live Oak Mayor Mary Dennis said she has been a part of the months-long process to develop a relief package. “I’ve...

  4. City Council to vote on making David Orr interim city manager

    TEXARKANA, Texas — Council Member Bill Harp moved to add Orr's appointment to the position, effective May 1, to the agenda of the Council's next meeting, on April 26. Orr would take over for City Manager Shirley Jaster, who is retiring at the end of...

  5. Katy promotes new fire chief, adopts sex offender ordinance at April 12 meeting

    Kenneth Parker was appointed by Mayor Bill Hastings as fire chief during Monday’s meeting. Parker has been with the department for some time as an assistant chief and more recently as interim chief following former chief Rusty Wilson’s move to the...

  6. No fan of term limits

    The Baytown Charter Review Committee is recommending a charter amendment to City Council to allow voters to decide how long the mayor and council members should serve. One proposal on the table concerns...

  7. State sending Cameron County its biggest vaccine shipment

    ...doses of Moderna’s vaccine, which marked the city’s first direct state shipment. “That’s great,” Mayor Chris Boswell said, referring to the county’s overall allocation. “That’s a lot of vaccine. It’s really...

  8. Mayor celebrates 100,000 vaccinations at Civic Center but says Lubbockites need to pick up the vaccination rate

    Lubbock’s mass vaccination site hit 100,000 vaccinations administered as of last week and in celebration, pies were thrown in the faces of Mayor Dan Pope and Councilman Steve Massengale, but Mayor Pope says amid the celebration, Lubbockites need to...

  9. McAllen commission mulling broadcast of city workshops

    ...glean more about the workings of their local government. During a workshop held Monday, the McAllen city commissioners discussed whether to broadcast such gatherings live on social media and, if so, through...

  10. City of Denton to discuss repairing snowstorm damage at City Hall West

    ...Scott Gray, Denton’s director of airport, facilities and real estate, is expected to ask the Denton City Council on Tuesday to authorize repairs to City Hall West, including hazardous material removal, after...

  11. New Waco assistant city manager to oversee tourism, parks, airport

    Waco’s newest assistant city manager has a background in customer service, something municipal leaders were looking for. Waco City Manager Bradley Ford hired Lisa Blackmon, current acting city manager of Manteca, California, to take over as one of...

  12. Bexar County is almost 25% fully vaccinated

    Nearly a quarter of Bexar County residents old enough to get the shot have been vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s a remarkable statistic and one that is reason for optimism.

  13. New Braunfels City Council discontinues face covering requirement at facilities

    New Braunfels City Council members on Monday unanimously voted to discontinue requiring the use of face coverings by the public while at city facilities. The new policy goes into effect immediately. City facilities will now post new signage that...

  14. Dallas moves forward with violence interrupters program; wants convenience stores to beef up surveillance

    In an effort to curb the killings, the city has picked a contractor to run a new violence interrupters program where members of the community defuse tensions in neighborhoods to stop shootings. Officials also are looking to change an existing city...

  15. Child safety zones proposed in New Braunfels restrict where sex offenders may live

    In New Braunfels, a child safety zone would be defined as premises where children commonly gather. That includes public or private schools and day care facilities, public or private parks, youth centers and arcades.

  16. Dallas Considering the Purchase of Backup Generators to Keep Public Spaces Operational During Power Outages

    The city proposes backup generators at one library and one recreation center in each of the 14 Dallas City Council districts. This would provide people a warm place to go in the event of an extended power outage.

  17. ‘Recent sales tax numbers set record’: The City of Amarillo says

    ...performance, because the totals show how people are spending money on goods and services,” said COA Assistant City Manager Laura Storrs. “Sales tax revenue in Amarillo has been consistently strong for months, and this...

  18. Counties expected to get over $30M in COVID relief funds

    A little over $27.7 million has been allocated to Parker County, with Weatherford expected to receive $7.31 million in relief funding. About $5.6 million has been allocated to Palo Pinto County. Of that, the city of Mineral Wells is expected to...

  19. Aledo discussing short-term safety solutions at railroad crossing

    “There are a number of different dynamics and one of them is the delay issue and that’s a big issue because it’s easy to sit in traffic for 15 minutes trying to get through this,” Campbell said. “My concern of course is safety with the railroad...

  20. MW exploring change from bag to poly cart trash service

    ...“When I moved here in 2007, I found it very strange that we didn’t have trash carts,” Mineral Wells Mayor Regan Johnson said. “To me, this is something very basic and a very long time coming.” The city is...

  21. City of Edinburg to build new skate park

    ...Bipartisan group led by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez holds press conference on Southern Border visit Mayor Richard Molina says the new skate park is long overdue. “I’m glad that we were finally able to approve...

  22. Palestine youth enjoy successful opening day at Athletic Complex

    What started as just a vision came to fruition Saturday at Palestine's Athletic Complex. Palestine Youth Sports Organization brought youth baseball and softball to around 500 participating kids as they held their opening ceremony Saturday. It was a...

  23. Rollingwood Public Works chief: Looking to improve city's utility mapping

    ...work in the field. The Public Works Department and administrative staff – with the support of our mayor and City Council – are working with engineers on a GIS mapping plan, which will result in measurable...

  24. Early holds ‘State of the City’ presentation

    Like most cities in Texas, Early was negatively impacted by the spread of COVID-19, which hurt their hotel’s revenues and saw some small businesses close their doors. However, community members heard Friday that Early is bouncing back, with several...

  25. Celina slated to consider police chief appointee Tuesday

    Celina may be looking forward to welcoming its next police chief after Tuesday night. The Celina City Council regular meeting agenda for that evening has listed two items related to the police chief appointment...

  26. Tree Planting Event Is The First Step To New Park In South Dallas

    “It’s not just about building a great park, but we want to help the neighborhood around the park be as walkable as it is and so folks can get to that park and enjoy the walk there,” said Robert Kent, Texas state director for The Trust For Public...

  27. College Station mayor on new business during a pandemic: ‘There’s something very stable about BCS economically’

    ...College Station hit, the city received praise from business leaders and excited residents alike. Mayor Karl Mooney says he is pleased but unsurprised that more and more big business is moving into town....

  28. City of San Antonio reopens public facilities and services Monday

    City of San Antonio facilities and services will reopen Monday, city manager Erik Walsh announced, citing lowered risks of COVID-19 transmission. Many of those facilities will operate with pandemic safety precautions in place. Those include...

  29. Abilene Chamber of Commerce applauds airport’s ‘Master Plan’

    This past Thursday, the City Council approved the airport’s Master Plan, which sets the stage for the next five, ten, and twenty years. “Many communities don’t leverage their airport and ours again is one stop from anywhere in the world,” said Doug...

  30. Smithville wins 4th consecutive statewide healthy living competition

    ...regularly. “There’s a very big sense of community in Smithville and health is important to us,” Mayor Joanna Morgan said. “We have a health initiative that’s really a whole health partnership among the...

  31. City Council term length, limits on Missouri City May ballot along with other charter amendments

    Missouri City voters will be asked during the May 1 election whether they support nine amendments to the city’s charter—the document that outlines how the city's government is structured as well as its rules and procedures.

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