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  1. $2,500 impact fee, approved by Sherman council

    “This is something that the city of Sherman in general, has been looking at doing for almost two decades. Nearly 17 years, the city has been discussing whether or not this is a good step to take” said city spokesperson Nate Strauch.

  2. Eagle Lake Chief Placed on Leave, Then Resigns

    ...at the Sept. 8 Eagle Lake City Council meeting, the council reconvened and voted unanimously to place Eagle Lake Police Chief Wilton White, Jr. on administrative leave with pay, and to investigate irregularities with documents filed with Texas...

  3. Rollingwood raises tax rate

    By a vote of 4-1 last week, the City Council approved a fiscal 2020-21 ad valorem tax rate of 23.69 cents per $100 valuation, with the general fund or operating portion of the tax being 12.2 cents and the debt service portion of the tax being 11.49...

  4. Bee Cave looks to improve affordability, congestion

    ...housing options in Bee Cave will soon be implemented in an effort to help improve traffic, following a City Council workshop Sept. 14. The city hosted a workshop to discuss, and allow the council to provide...

  5. High tides from Beta floods streets, neighborhoods across Galveston County

    ...of downtown businesses or homes near Offatts Bayou that might have taken in some water, Galveston Mayor pro tem Craig Brown said. “This storm is still not over,” Brown said. “We just need to stay the course,...

  6. Bellaire police will soon begin testing license plate readers

    ...expected one to two months after the contract is approved, according to Lt. Russell Brown. Bellaire City Council voted Aug. 17 to allow the department to apply for and receive $27,500 in grant funding from...

  7. San Antonio announces reopening of parks, facilities as virus indicators show lowest risk level of transmission

    ...announced Monday that its COVID-19 virus indicators show the lowest risk level (safe) of transmission. City Manager Erik Walsh said city, county, state and federal virus protocols contributed to the reopening...

  8. High-speed train between Dallas and Houston gets federal approval

    ...jobs right here in Houston and injecting billions of dollars into our local businesses,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in a statement. “Once operational, the system will create connections and opportunities...

  9. Clear Lake Shores adopts fiscal year 2020-21 budget

    Clear Lake Shores City Council approved the city’s fiscal year 2020-21 budget, which is projected to be nearly $2 million higher than the budget from last fiscal year ... The city’s general fund, which is estimated to be at $3.8 million as of Oct. 1...

  10. Hutto selects Warren Hutmacher as new city manager

    Warren Hutmacher will serve as the city of Hutto's next city manager; his tenure will start Sept. 28. Hutmacher will succeed Interim City Manager Charles Daniels, who was appointed to the position in December 2019.

  11. UP OKs FY2021 Budget, Property Tax Rate

    The University Park City Council last week approved an ordinance adopting the fiscal year 2021 budget, as well as an ordinance levying the fiscal year 2021 property tax rate. The ordinance set the fiscal...

  12. Dallas, Tampa Mayors Agree To Friendly Wager On Stanley Cup Final Between Stars And Lightning

    “We are extremely proud of the Dallas Stars,” Mayor Johnson said. “Throughout the playoffs, our hockey team has embodied our city’s toughness, resilience, and resourcefulness. We are excited to cheer for these special players as they fight for the...

  13. Texas State and San Marcos collaborate in launch of pilot scooter program

    ...opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of motor-assisted scooter use in the San Marcos community,” City Manager Bert Lumbreras said. “The pilot program will be measured, analyzed, and evaluated from the...

  14. Disaster declaration issued for 4 Houston-area counties ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

    ...meet again with HCFCD late tomorrow afternoon to reassess returning to school Tuesday.” Seabrook Mayor Thom Kolupski signed a local disaster declaration the morning of Sept. 21 to assist the city with...

  15. Surfside Beach gets doused as residents ready for Tropical Storm Beta

    ...Surging tides had inundated one subdivision, Surfside Shores, said Larry Davison, who the beach town's mayor. Throughout the day, bands of rain doused the city. The town's beaches were closed, as were all roads...

  16. Dallas Fire-Rescue Wildland Team Helps Put Out Wildfires in California

    Members of the Dallas Fire-Rescue strike team are receiving praise for their efforts to help put out the wildfires in California. According to the Dallas City Manager, Dallas Fire-Rescue's Wildland team was assigned to the August Complex fire in the...

  17. Fort Worth Fire Department Receives $9.55 Million Award Through FEMA Grant Program

    ...Homeland Security Director Chad Wolfe in securing this grant funding for the Fort Worth Fire Department," Mayor Betsy Price said. "Public safety is our priority and the support is truly appreciated." Beyond providing...

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