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  1. Texas expects largest shipment yet of COVID-19 vaccine

    Gov. Greg Abbott said there are now 78 vaccination hubs up and operating across the state. That number is expected to grow before the end of the week. Texas expects to receive a total of 800,000 doses of the vaccine from the federal government this...

  2. Huntsville developer proposes MUD for 731-acre subdivision

    Under state law, developers are allowed to create these local government authorities in order to levy additional taxes on the future residents of its development. The tax revenue will help fund, via debt, the creation of public infrastructure and...

  3. Cumby considers replacing water meters

    Citing problems with the current digital-only meters, Cumby Mayor Doug Simmerman proposed replacing those meters with new master meters that could be read manually, a project with a total price tag of $96,000, but no action was taken at the Jan. 12...

  4. State names McKinney Fire Department as vaccine hub

    ...department is using Collin County's vaccine waitlist as a central place for people to sign up. McKinney Mayor George Fuller said there will be multiple sites in Collin County, including in Allen and McKinney,...

  5. Odessa city council discussing fire station #9

    Fire chief John Alvarez and JSA president Cruz Castillo believe this new station would help ease the burden of work other stations are putting in when responding to fires in this area.

  6. City of Lockhart to offer more COVID grants to aid local businesses

    With the pandemic still affecting local businesses, the Lockhart City Council reauthorized the COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund for 2021. Instead of offering loans and grants to aid businesses as they did last year, the city will only offer $5,000...

  7. Lufkin City Council approves Gattefossé agreement, withdraws Jefferson discussion until after community meetings

    The Lufkin City Council approved an economic development incentive agreement and tax abatement with Gattefossé USA, but withdrew the request for a tax abatement agreement with Jefferson Enterprise Energy...

  8. Council adopts 2018 ‘Int’l Building Codes’

    Kerrville - Council discussed a lengthy section of new ordinances on first reading, updating “Building and Building Regulations” moving from 2016 to the 2018 version of the city’s use of the “International Building Codes.”

  9. WF City Council approves new WFPD motorcycles, city properties sold

    Wichita Falls Police Department will be getting some new motorcycles after approval from city council. In a typical budget year, city staff recommended replacing three police motorcycles. But in November, one motorcycle was totaled in an incident.

  10. New Amarillo rental assistance program

    ...Development, Jason Riddlespurger. “There are people behind those stories that are struggling.” The City Council approved an action plan that aims to get money in the hands of renters, nearly 550 thousand...

  11. Colleyville City Council approves water line upgrades

    The project was estimated to cost $617,400 for water line installation and roadway repairs. FM Utilities submitted a bid for $424,644, which the council accepted from among the nine bids submitted.

  12. City working on utilizing Civic Center as vaccine hub when enough doses are available

    BEAUMONT — Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames tells KFDM/Fox 4 the city has set up the Civic Center as a future vaccine hub, ready to go once enough vaccine arrives.

  13. El Paso to receive more than $20 million in federal funds for rent and utilities aid

    ...and in our bank account, the city’s bank account, there was a $20.6 million deposit,” Deputy El Paso City Manager Robert Cortinas told the El Paso City Council on Tuesday. Cortinas said the Federal Emergency...

  14. Drippings Springs cancels Founders Day festival for the second year in a row

    ...organize sponsorships, vendors and activities as they have in the past, she said. “I'm disappointed,” Mayor Bill Foulds said. “I feel like there was a way that we could have this event, but it would have taken...

  15. Selma tax note could help buy new fire truck

    City Manager Johnny Casias said the city has some bonds that are callable that were first issued in 2012. Andrew Friedman, with Samco Capital, told council that moving on a tax note would not affect the city’s interest and sinking — interest and...

  16. City of Roma appoints new police chief

    The Roma City Council on Tuesday afternoon appointed Iv Garza to head the city’s police department. Garza, who previously served as a sergeant with the department, replaces longtime Chief Jose H. Garcia, who passed away on Jan. 4.

  17. Denton officials to apply for $2.5 million in DCTA grant funding for sidewalks

    ...people to access public transportation,” said Chris Watts, chair of the DCTA board and former Denton mayor. “Member cities can apply for grants and projects that enhance transportation. How can we use that...

  18. Having trouble with the Austin COVID-19 vaccine portal? It may be your username

    ...and creating accounts on its portal to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. At a joint meeting of Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioners Court Tuesday, health leaders emphasized one fix that has been...

  19. Robinson swears in new police chief

    Rich Andreucci officially took over as Robinson police chief with a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning. The city hired Andreucci, 41, in December. He started his law enforcement career with the Manor Police Department in 2004, where he served as a...

  20. Houston joins nationwide coronavirus memorial, lights landmarks

    Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo gave remarks Jan. 19 accompanied by the singing of the national anthem, a livestreamed musical performance and prayers from local religious leaders....

  21. $31 million Waco facility planned by German maker of flooring installation products

    ...seven-floor tower. It would open next year to employ more than 40 people by December 2024. The Waco City Council and McLennan County Commissioners Court approved a public incentive package Tuesday for Uzin...

  22. Granger praises Air Force decision to base F-35s in Fort Worth

    ...Fighter,” Granger’s statement said. “My support for the NAS JRB Fort Worth goes back to my days as the mayor of Fort Worth, when I led the crusade to preserve the installation by establishing America’s first-ever...

  23. Rowlett Charter Review Commission discusses council terms

    The current charter states that an individual cannot serve more than two consecutive three-year terms as mayor, and an individual cannot serve more than two consecutive three-year terms as a council member. The charter does not define the maximum...

  24. Denison creates tourism master plan

    The plan will be based on six focus areas that were identified and discussed during evaluations of previous initiatives, challenges and efforts. These areas include the creation of partnerships, tourism development, visioning, group experiences,...

  25. San Angelo Regional Airport to get second airline, direct flight to Houston in 2021

    City Council members together with COSA DC board members on Tuesday announced residents will soon be able to fly directly to Houston thanks to a partnership with SkyWest Airlines.

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