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  1. Budget workshops begin; council hears requests

    The Wylie City Council got to work on the 2019-20 budget last week by conducting a pair of workshops to try and get a handle on how much money will be available in the next fiscal year and what items need...

  2. Wylie mayor explains how tax dollars are spent at luncheon

    Touting the benefits and plans of their communities, three area mayors and one mayor pro tem spoke at the annual Mayoral Luncheon hosted by Sachse Chamber of Commerce. Representing area cities were Murphy...

  3. El Campo's economy still on rise, state says

    ...continue to see increases, month after month, I recognize that this growth appears to be a trend,” City Manager Courtney Sladek told the newspaper. “We are still conservatively budgeting and monitoring this...

  4. Austin has the weakest threshold for citizen-initiated ordinances of any major Texas city

    ...$20 million be put to a public vote. If there are more than 20,000 valid signatures on the petition, City Council will be forced to either pass the ordinance as written, or call a local election to let the...

  5. Royse City Fire Department awaits arrival of new engine later this year

    ...that we needed one and we just haven’t had the funding capabilities to make it happen,” he said. “The city council and city management were able to make everything work out for us.” The new fire engine will...

  6. City of Bastrop to begin enforcing hands-free ordinance

    ...called for by a group of high school students who took their concerns about distracted driving to the mayor. It makes the use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle a Class C misdemeanor....

  7. Killeen: City manager says no funds in budget for homeless shelter

    ...funding, officials with the Friends in Crisis shelter received a decision Tuesday night. During the city council workshop meeting, city manager Ron Olson told the council the city money for the shelter "doesn't...

  8. Summer work program

    Students from the City of Baytown’s “Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program” participate in the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE®) driving course put on by the Baytown Police Department. The course...

  9. Baytown crime reports trending down so far

    ...often hitting different locations of specific chains, like Ulta, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowes. City Manager Rick Davis complimented the achievements in crime reduction, saying, “Safety is so fundamental...

  10. Council approves ordinance on unlawful animal restraint

    ...provide Taylor citizens with time to become educated on the ordinance and make adjustments if needed. Council member Robert Garcia asked if electric collars were mentioned in the ordinance, to which Chief Fluck...

  11. City leaders discuss homeless, future development

    With no contracts to award or resolutions to approve, Nacogdoches City Council spent its regular meeting discussing two of the city’s proverbial elephants in the room: Homelessness and the need for economic...

  12. $1 million transfer station settlement awarded to City

    ...Transfer Station. Issues at the Huntsville Transfer Station are nearing a conclusion. The Huntsville City Council officially accepted a $1 million settlement offer with Weaver Consulting Group and Anchor Construction...

  13. Los Fresnos to get new city hall

    ...Fresnos City Hall building on East Ocean Boulevard. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald) Los Fresnos City Manager Mark Milum explains how the new City Hall plans allow for growth, with areas marked for future...

  14. City of Robinson residents to see increase in utility bill

    ...reflected in a $0.44 per month increase to residential customers' utility bills. However, the City says City Council decided to waive this increase to customers until July 2019 "since the contract allows for...

  15. Mont Belvieu hires familiar face

    ... “We couldn’t be more excited to have Justin as our new Parks and Recreation Director,” Assistant City Manager Scott Swigert said. “His education as a landscape architect, his years of parks and recreation...

  16. City may introduce anti-camping ordinance

    The Victoria City Council plans to introduce an anti-camping ordinance to address homelessness in Victoria. Council members Tuesday discussed creating the ordinance after Councilman Dr. Andrew Young described...

  17. Waco City Council approves taking ownership of regional sewer system

    ...owned entirely by the city of Waco if six other cities approve an ownership change endorsed by the Waco City Council Tuesday. Staff photo - Rod Aydelotte Waco City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday...

  18. McKinney: New Approaches This Summer to Address Homelessness

    ...larger," said McKinney Mayor George Fuller. This summer, Mayor Fuller launched a task force that includes city council members, county commissioners and the Collin County Homeless Commission. Hiker Found Alive...

  19. Grapevine police seek grant to fund purchase of forensic equipment

    ...Courtesy Grapevine Police Department The Grapevine Police Department received approval from Grapevine City Council on July 16 to apply for a grant that would reimburse the department for police equipment. ...

  20. Colleyville City Council OKs projects to improve traffic, accessibility at City Hall

    Colleyville City Council met July 16 and authorized staff to award two construction contracts to different companies for work at and around City Hall. Nu-Way Construction will be widening part of Terra...

  21. Cove council votes to issue certificates of obligation

    The Copperas Cove City Council has approved issuing certificates of obligation to cover $8.3 million in expenditures and projects. Gary Kimball of Specialized Public Finance told the council that the city received a total of seven bids to issue the...

  22. Gilmer airport to get security upgrades after break-in

    ...including installing surveillance cameras, and updating terminal and gate security features, said Gilmer City Manager Greg Hutson. The additions to the the terminal and gate areas will include access codes for...

  23. City council approves funds for border patrol facility improvements

    SAN ANGELO, TX – City council voted six to zero in favor of using city tax dollars to encourage further growth and development of the border and customs operation at the San Angelo Regional Airport. “Customs...

  24. WF city council approves funding for airports

    Most of Wichita Falls City Council agenda was items regarding Kickapoo Downtown Airport and WF Regional Airport. Council approved all ordinances and accepted over a million dollars worth of grants.

  25. Red Oak to be home to second Google data center in Ellis County

    ...that led to that project's groundbreaking. In contrast to the initial negotiations, however, Red Oak city manager Todd Fuller made it quickly and publicly known to the City of Red Oak that the tax-abatement...

  26. Unity of community spurs Meadows Place to build inclusive playground

    ...that here in Meadows Place,” Jessup said. Jessup took the suggestion of a youth group member to the city council, where he said it was overwhelmingly approved. So during the last few years, some of the older...

  27. Mesquite City Council approves $5.5 million downtown project

    During Monday night’s regular meeting, the Mesquite City Council approved a construction contract for the Front Street Station infrastructure project in Downtown Mesquite. City Manager Cliff Keheley said...

  28. Friendswood bond advisory group sees need for many projects

    ...set cost estimates for the projects at more than $80 million. The suggestions will be discussed by City Council in August. Residents will get the chance to voice opinions on proposed bond projects before...

  29. 12 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery

    ...Sticky Notes, Digital Advertising, E-Newsletter Sponsorships Contact Us Today Eat snow cones with the mayor July 18 Grab a free ice treat from Montgomery Original Snoballs with Montgomery Mayor Sara Countryman....

  30. League City, Webster recognized as ‘scenic cities’

    ...re-certified at a platinum ranking. They and the other winners will be recognized with awards at the Texas Municipal League’s annual conference Oct. 10 in San Antonio, bringing the total number of certified...

  31. Tomball City Council greenlights contract negotiations for drainage project

    Tomball’s city manager was given the green light by city council to begin negotiating a contract with the engineering firm Costello for a drainage improvements project in the Lizzie Lane and S Persimmon Roads area.

  32. Corsicana Water Park grand opening July 20

    ..."We want to put a new face on Corsicana," said John McClung, manager of the water park, and Corsicana City Council member from 2011 to 2019. The original concept was envisioned in 2011, having taken inspiration...

  33. Tarrant County Rosie the Riveters are being honored with a rose garden in Fort Worth

    ...flabbergasted,” Stephens said. “I love it. I love to know that I did do something worthwhile.” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Travino and a representative from Congresswoman Kay...

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