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  1. Lake will be closed on July 4

    Boerne lake closed last weekend, and the movie night in the park was canceled. The lake will remain open for normal operating hours during the week. But it will be closed Friday through Sunday, July 3-5.

  2. Plano could become second Collin County city to require face masks

    ...first in the county to add a mask mandate. Now the city of Plano is considering the same. The Plano City Council will meet for an emergency Zoom meeting Tuesday evening. Councilors will consider taking immediate...

  3. Marine audio systems company relocation to bring 50 jobs to Rosenberg

    ...bring significant capital investment to the tax rolls and create 40 to 50 high-paying jobs,” Rosenberg Mayor William Benton said in the announcement. “It is a first-class company, and we are excited their leadership...

  4. Mansfield approves property tax break. Here’s how much homeowners could save

    ...right direction and hopefully we can increase it down the road.” Peter Phillis, the city’s deputy city manager of finance, said the homestead exemption has been in the works for a long time, but the city...

  5. Voters in two Fort Worth suburbs could decide to allow liquor stores within city limits

    ...will need signatures from 2,900 registered Haltom City voters from the most recent gubernatorial election. ... John Hatch, president of Texas Petition Strategies, said Hurst will need 4,558 signatures to call the election.

  6. Round Rock City Council approve new face mask order

    In light of the recent and ongoing spike of corona virus infections, the Round Rock City Council announce they are now requiring people aged 10 and older to wear a facemask or covering in public places...

  7. Brazoria hires new city manager

    BRAZORIA — Michael Collard has been hired as Brazoria’s new city manager and public works director. City officials met in special session Monday morning to hire Collard for both positions, Mayor Roger Shugart said.

  8. Houston firefighters stretched thin as businesses, patrons disregard Gov. Abbott's COVID-19 orders

    Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena joins other local leaders, saying he's frustrated with businesses and patrons not complying with Texas Governor Greg Abbott's COVID-19 guidelines. ... Meanwhile, 25% of his firefighters are in quarantine due to possible...

  9. College Station to receive $6.44M in grants from the Coronavirus Relief Fund

    ...course to receive about $6.44 million through grants from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. At Thursday’s city council meeting, council members voted unanimously to permit the city manager to apply for the money,...

  10. City of Bryan planning to create non-profit tourism office

    The Bryan city council will consider the creation of a non-profit tourism office during Thursday’s special meeting. This comes after the City of College Station pulled out of a tri-agreement with Experience Bryan-College Station and the City of...

  11. Hale County, City of Plainview adopts Abbot’s executive order

    ...Abbott’s Order GA-28. The order, which was approved by Hale County Judge David Mull and Plainview Mayor Wendell Dunlap, officially went into effect on Friday. Through this resolution, the original conditions...

  12. Towns hold off on mask orders while McLennan County leaders debate

    ...McLennan County government before proceeding. “I was literally just drafting a letter,” said Bellmead City Manager Yost Zakhary, reached by Monday afternoon. “We are going to follow what the county will do....

  13. City names new Director for Museums and Cultural Affairs, Parks and Recreation

    Monday evening, City of El Paso officials announced the appointment of Ben Fyffe as the City’s Director of Cultural Affairs and Recreation. Fyffe, a 19-year City of El Paso employee, will lead and oversee the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department...

  14. Test supplies run short as amid exponential COVID growth

    Nueces County is running short on testing supplies as community spread of COVID-19 accelerates. Nearly 1,400 new cases have been identified within the past seven days underlining the urgency voiced by officials when 205 cases were reported Monday....

  15. Hundreds of nurses coming to San Antonio to help with surge in coronavirus hospitalizations

    As of Monday evening, 881 coronavirus patients are in the hospital. About 274 patients are in the ICU, and 154 are on ventilators. According to local officials, hundreds of nurses are heading to our area to deal with the surge. More than 800 nurses...

  16. McKinney Businesses Welcome Mask Mandate, Brace For Unhappy Customers

    ...she began asking employees to don them last week. Starting Wednesday, a new executive order from Mayor George Fuller will for the first time require customers to wear them as well. With Covid-19 cases...

  17. Multiple Williamson County cities pass their own mask ordinances

    The number of available hospital beds in Williamson County continues to decrease as the area sees more new COVID-19 cases, so multiple cities passed a mask ordinance in an effort to flatten the curve. Georgetown, Hutto, Taylor, Cedar Park, and Round...

  18. SpaceX gives back land to City of McGregor

    ...donate parts of the land back. This includes areas with water lines, water towers and sewer lines. Mayor Jimmy Hering says this is not a sign SpaceX is leaving McGregor, but it is important for the city...

  19. Midlothian Wine & Arts Festival Canceled Due To COVID

    ...events. Many were looking forward to Saturday’s Star Spangled Salute Independence Day Parade. Today, the City Council voted to change the parade’s format to a reverse parade to prevent cancellation. The Midlothian...

  20. Navasota Freedom Festival scheduled as planned

    The Navasota Freedom Festival will continue as planned for Saturday. Mayor Bert Miller is “counting on the public to do the right thing for their fellow man.” The city believes the festival will draw in more than 100 people.

  21. List: These Central Texas cities and counties require face masks as the state sees uptick in coronavirus cases

    ...own household or when doing so poses a physical health risk to the individual. Cedar Park The mayor of Cedar Park has issued an emergency order mandating that "all commercial entities and nonprofits...

  22. Mayor Dee Margo speaks on the state of COVID-19 in El Paso

    As El Paso reports triple digit COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day, El Paso’s mayor halted the opening of certain facilities. On Monday, 131 new cases were reported by public health officials. Mayor Dee Margo said that testing numbers are...

  23. Austin shuts down Barton Springs and Deep Eddy pools indefinitely; parks, pool and rec centers closed for Fourth of July weekend

    ...provided by Austin Public Health. Austin-Travis County interim health authority Dr. Mark Escott told City Council June 29 that the city was in a "very dangerous" spot heading into the holiday weekend. Several...

  24. West Lake Hills could receive approximately $182,000 in coronavirus relief

    ...Treasury Department; the agreement could provide the city with about $182,000 in COVID-19 assistance. City Council members unanimously voted on an interlocal agreement with the county during a June 24 meeting,...

  25. Bellaire scales back nonessential services amid Harris County’s new COVID-19 threat level

    The city of Bellaire has decided to scale back and reduce nonessential services beginning June 29, according to a June 26 weekly city manager memo. As a result, the Bellaire Public Library is now closed to the public, and curbside pickup will resume...

  26. City of Lufkin calls for masks to be worn in public

    ...be respectful of your neighbors, be respectful of your fellow customers in the retail stores,” said Mayor Bob Brown. Per the governor's office, the city cannot impose a criminal or civil penalty, but they...

  27. Austin prepares field hospital, changes strategy amid surge

    While there is currently enough hospital capacity to meet demand, that is likely to change in the next few weeks barring any substantial developments, Dr. Escott said. Already, he is hearing from area hospitals that they are hitting their ICU bed...

  28. City of Roanoke to celebrate Fourth of July with virtual event

    ...website and social media platforms. “We didn’t want to have a July 4th where we had nothing,” Roanoke Mayor Scooter Gierisch said. “We’d rather have something, even if it is virtual.” The virtual event will...

  29. Mayor mandates masks in Fredericksburg

    ...now have to wear masks or face coverings in public places, beginning at 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 6. Mayor Gary Neffendorf signed a supplemental order on Monday, June 29, requiring the wearing of masks for...

  30. Midlothian to Hold Reverse July 4th Parade

    The Midlothian City Council held a special meeting at 4 pm on Monday afternoon, June 29 to discuss upcoming Independence Day celebrations. Three people addressed Council during citizen comments, Jackie...

  31. City of Eagle Pass Now Accepting Applications for Business Assistance Grants

    ...Economic Development Director (Press Release) The City of Eagle Pass is proud to announce that the City Council recently approved to give grants to assist local businesses during this pandemic. The Economic...

  32. Marble Falls businesses must require customers, employees to wear masks

    Marble Falls Mayor John Packer issued an order June 29 requiring businesses to enforce the wearing of face masks for both customers and employees in response to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Burnet...

  33. Marble Falls fireworks show postponed

    ...spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. “The health and safety of our community is a priority,” Mayor John Packer said. “I encourage responsible personal decision making appropriate preventive measures...

  34. Frisco To Host College Football Bowl Games Through 2025

    ...Dallas, the Hunt family and ESPN Events on extending their agreement to host the Frisco Bowl,” said Mayor Jeff Cheney. “As Sports City USA, the Frisco Bowl is important to our community because it generates...

  35. Successful grant program helps improve businesses in Downtown Mesquite

    ...Bill Metzger of Metzger Awards was one of the first to have a façade improvement grant approved by City Council in October 2019. With the façade grant, Metzger enhanced the architectural details of the building,...

  36. Judge Huff signs order requiring masks inside county buildings, commercial entitites

    Live Oak County - Judge Huff, along with Three Rivers Mayor Felipe Martinez and George West Mayor Andrew Garza all had a mutual agreement with the order. “I had a meeting with both mayors and they were supportive of this order as well,” Judge Huff...

  37. City of Mart issues order requiring masks, penalty for violations

    The Mayor of Mart has issued a mask order requiring all residents to wear a face covering any time they are in contact with other people who are not household members. The order goes into effect at 12:01 am on June 30.

  38. Judge dismisses San Jacinto River Authority suit against Conroe and Magnolia

    ...water rate. However, SJRA officials said they are planning an immediate appeal. In a press release, Mayor Toby Powell said the city’s actions have been to “protect its water customers, both now and in the...

  39. Leon Valley adjusts Emergency Declaration in response to rising COVID-19 cases

    ...than those set forth above in paragraph numbers 1, 2, or 4, the gathering is prohibited unless the mayor of the city in which the gathering is held, or the county judge in the case of a gathering in an unincorporated...

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