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  1. 'The place for me': Allen's new city manager faces changes, 'balancing act' as town grows

    ...city’s government from afar before the right job opened up in 2012. Eric Ellwanger was named Allen's city manager after serving a interim manager since May 1. (Jason Janik/Special Contributor) Now, he’s...

  2. Council votes for additional scrutiny of EDC

    4-3 vote seals deal; transparency reasons cited In a split vote, Wylie City Council passed a resolution last week that adds a layer of oversight to the way that Wylie Economic Development Corporation operates...

  3. Preliminary budget figures presented

    Workshops set for July 9, 11 Wylie City Council members viewed new budget numbers for the first time last week that show $41.9 million in general fund expenditures that do not include any additional departmental...

  4. El Campo economy showing more gains

    ...revenue is exceeding budget targets and is good news as we enter the FY20 budget season,” El Campo City Manager Courtney Sladek said. The payment reflects El Campo’s 1.5 percent cut of the sales tax paid...

  5. City votes to do away with Urban Redevelopment Plan

    ...all. I struggle with that. I think that needs to be turned back over to the county.” Precinct 5 Councilmember Douglas Porter said all these properties that have been sold have been sitting out here 15 or...

  6. Fort Worth is buying up homes to stop flash flooding.

    ...plan to buy up of Arlington Heights homes in an attempt to mitigate flooding will move forward. The City Council Tuesday approved purchasing four properties for more than $1.66 million as part of a plan to...

  7. Hudson to build new drainage system, ditches on Evans Gann road

    ...alternatives to the drainage issue at the intersection of Ashwood Bend and Evans Gann Road,” Hudson city administrator James Freeman said. “Several different attempts were made to work out agreements with...

  8. Plan outlines steps to help promote growth in coming years

    ...and hanging out after five. We want to make sure we’re giving you something for the money.” Lufkin Mayor Bob Brown and Angelina County Judge Don Lymbery taught the Young Professionals network about city...

  9. Lufkin agrees to water, sewer for Alta Power

    The Lufkin City Council signed a water and sewage contract with Alta Power LLC to provide service for 10 years. The contract is not binding and does not mean the company will, in fact, be coming to Lufkin....

  10. Sunset Valley City Council votes to cease consideration of Stearns ETJ annexation

    ...Austin]. We are focused on maintaining our existing relationship of keeping Stearns in the ETJ,” said Councilmember Melissa Gonzales. Austin currently provides Sunset Valley with water and wastewater service per...

  11. New program could reduce traffic speeds to 25 MPH in San Antonio

    ...streets safer. "We are piloting right now, 25 mile-per-hour timed signal lights,” said District 5 Councilmember Shirley Gonzales. If the pilot program reveals a decrease in traffic fatalities, Gonzales hopes...

  12. Cove Council hears update on city budget

    Fathom representative Brad Drier, far right, makes his presentation to the Copperas Cove City Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday Dave Perdue | Herald By David Perdue Killeen Daily Herald...

  13. Huntsville city manager gets 3 percent pay raise

    ...remove the yellow curb on either side of their driveway. “I think this is a good compromise,” councilmember Paul Davidhizar said. “I received calls for months when we had all yellow curbs painted, with...

  14. New assistant fire chief position discussed at the Killeen council workshop

    Within the 20-item agenda at Tuesday’s Killeen City Council workshop was the possible realignment of the Killeen Fire Department. The human resources department is requesting changes to the current fire...

  15. Grapevine City Council approves new building permit fees to comply with Texas law

    Under a new Texas law, Grapevine City Council had to make changes to its building permit fees. (Courtesy Fotolia) To comply with a new state law, the city of Grapevine has changed its building permit...

  16. Keller residents to vote Nov. 7 on allowing liquor stores in the city

    ...Keller residents will vote Nov. 7 on whether to allow liquor stores to be built in the city. Keller City Council voted at its June 18 meeting to call the election after accepting a petition to put the measure...

  17. Frisco extends contract with Collin County Animal Services

    ...Services as some residents continue to advocate for an animal shelter within the city. On June 18, Frisco City Council unanimously approved the contract extension through 2023 with an automatic renewal term of...

  18. Nacogdoches City Council approves necessary permit for proposed ballpark to move forward

    Ballpark By | June 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM CDT - Updated June 18 at 8:49 PM Nacogdoches City Council approves necessary permit for proposed ballpark to move forward

  19. Southlake seeks to realign ZIP code boundaries on west side of the city

    ...ZIP code boundaries to include residents living near the city of Keller. The decision was approved by City Council at its June 18 meeting. Southlake’s ZIP code is 76092. But in the west side of the city, there...

  20. Keller City Council approves tax election for street maintenance projects

    ...Fotolia) In addition to approving an election that could allow liquor stores in the city, Keller City Council voted at its June 18 meeting to call a sales and tax use election. On Nov. 7, Keller residents...

  21. Athens approves building fee chart

    To comply with a change in state law, the Athens City Council adopted an ordinance on Monday to amend residential building permit fees. City Director of Development Audrey Sloan said Texas law now prohibits...

  22. Dallas city council gets first look at challenging budget, with expected revenue decline

    New Dallas city council wants to prioritize public safety with less revenue coming in Author: David Goins Published: 6:33 PM CDT June 18, 2019 Updated: 6:51 PM CDT June 18, 2019 DALLAS —...

  23. Free activities all summer long at San Antonio Public Libraries

    ...Monday through Thursday at Bazan and Central Library. Along with these activities, there still is the Mayor's Summer Reading Club. Children from infancy to 12 years old can be registered at any location or...

  24. College Station considering raising water rates for next fiscal year

    ...$22.80. "We had been anticipating an increase for this next year," said College Station Assistant City Manager, Jeff Kersten. Kersten says the extra revenue will help them cover expenses like maintaining...

  25. New housing development in Caldwell changing due to power project

    ...building a line east of us and they will be coming through the city and right around the city," said Mayor Norris McManus of Caldwell. Nearby neighbors said they are worried about what the power project's...

  26. Texas Health Sports breaking ground in Allen

    ...Training and Health, and Allen Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The organization heads along with Allen Mayor Steve Terrell will join in the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. When completed, the new facility...

  27. AEDC executive director resigns

    ...Denton’s time in Athens, the AEDC won multiple awards in the field of Economic Development. Athens City Manager Elizabeth Borstad said, “The City Council wish Lisa luck on her new endeavors.” Borstad said...

  28. Liverpool Fire Department making progress

    ...three days after a public meeting in Liverpool with representatives of the district and the Liverpool City Council and four days before the June 10 deadline. The situation surrounding the Liverpool Volunteer...

  29. Corsicana approves final water park extension

    After postponing its decision earlier this month, Corsicana's City Council called a special meeting Monday, June 17 to reconsider Corsicana Water and Adventure Park's fifth request for an extension to the...

  30. Lake Kickapoo dam repairs could cost millions

    ... Work will soon be underway to design a fix for a damaged dam at Lake Kickapoo. The Wichita Falls City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday to amend the water/sewer budget to include $240,300 to secure...

  31. Facing revenue caps, majority of Austin City Council members support re-evaluating active corporate tax breaks worth millions

    ...Semiconductor) As the revenue caps handed by the Texas Legislature shape the future reality of Austin, City Council is weighing its options in backing out of active multimillion-dollar tax breaks given to developers...

  32. Hutto scores state tax earnings ahead of Perfect Game construction

    ...lobbying team led by former House of Representative Larry Gonzales and Emily Parks, our assistant to the city manager,” said City Manager Odis Jones, in a news release. “This is a game changer and major first...

  33. Former Waxahachie mayor, community icon passes away at 93

    ...childhood home on Sycamore Street. Not long after returning home, Jenkins was elected to the city council in May 2000, ultimately serving the city at-large from city hall through 2010. That stint included...

  34. 12 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this June and July

    ...Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.

  35. San Benito to put $8.4M sewer project to vote

    ...penalties for a series of sewage spills that occurred back in 2009 and 2010. For more than a year, city commissioners have battled over an $8.4 million project to upgrade the aging sewer system. As part...

  36. Jersey Village unanimously votes to raise homestead exemptions

    Jersey Village City Council voted to raise homestead exemptions from 8% to 14% at a June 17 meeting. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper) Homeowners in Jersey Village will be able to cut more value...

  37. Round Rock noise ordinance too strict, bar owner says

    ...then we're not going to be able to attract the customers that we want to." In March, the Round Rock City Council amended the city noise ordinance to tamper down loud music. The new rules went into effect...

  38. San Angelo event venues raise fees for 1st time in 10 years, sites get updates

    ...improvements and many exciting events have been the main highlights thus far in 2019. On April 16, the City Council approved funding for improvements at El Paseo de Santa Angela. Some of those upgrades include...

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