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  1. Kilgore council approves master plans for city's future

    The plans are meant to guide the development of the city during the next decade and beyond while providing a roadmap for the city to plan improvement projects and infrastructure upgrades.

  2. Austin's mayor pushes Travis County to help fund city's homelessness initiatives

    To address the Austin's escalating homelessness crisis, Mayor Steve Adler is calling on Travis County elected officials to join the city in spending millions in federal stimulus dollars on housing for unsheltered people. Combined, the city and county...

  3. Logistics park would add jobs, taxable value

    ...and the interstate system, air and seaports, and a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal. Wylie Mayor Matthew Porter expressed excitement about the development, which would sit on about 220 acres, moving...

  4. Abbott: No government mandated vaccine passports in Texas

    Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement. In addition, organizations that receive public funds are prohibited from requiring consumers to prove they...

  5. Hallsville to get new business shopping center in downtown

    ...thanks to the new shopping center currently under construction by a private investor. Hallsville Mayor Jesse Casey on Tuesday said a private investor, on land zoned for commercial business, is currently...

  6. West Columbia starts on elevated storage tank on Loggins

    WEST COLUMBIA — The ground storage tank on Loggins Drive has seen its last days as City Council voted to begin its demolition and replace it with a new elevated tank. Members approved during their meeting...

  7. Richwood to pursue funding for floodgates

    ...install floodgates around the Audubon Woods development remain alive after a decision by the Richwood City Council. “We were contacted a couple weeks ago by (the Texas General Land Office) on the application...

  8. City grants $200K help for pending hotel project

    ...Monday night for a new $4.5 million hotel project on U.S. 59. “It’s going to be a great project,” Mayor Chris Barbee said. A $200,000 incentive from the City Development Corporation of El Campo makes...

  9. COVID-19 vaccines being offered for free in Diboll, Huntington

    ...at Huntington City Hall. The vaccines will be administered by a trained military team, an email from city manager Bill Stewart said. The first vaccination day is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, with...

  10. Too much success? George West misses out on revitalization grant

    Holm told the GW City Council that based on several factors, George West only tallied about 57 to 60 points in grant criteria, and GrantWorks representatives told Holm that they had not seen a city receive that type of grant unless it obtained at...

  11. Destination Bryan tells city council it’s exploring changes to Texas Reds festival

    Friebele said that there are many ways Destination Bryan could move forward, whether it be establishing multiple branded events annually to increase their impact or evolving the most impactful parts of the Texas Reds Festival.

  12. Next phase of Bee Cave hike and bike trails receives council approval

    Bee Cave City Council members unanimously approved April 13 a $1.12 million bid to construct an additional phase of its hike and bike trail system. The winning bid is from Smith Contracting Co. of Austin to build 10-foot-wide concrete trail segments...

  13. El Paso City Council passes $141-million spending on streets and projects, $93 million in non-voter approved debt

    The El Paso City Council approved $141.3 million in spending to fund ongoing efforts to reinvigorate city streets, lighting, and bolster spending for quality of life initiatives. The City Council also initiated efforts to pull $93 million of...

  14. With more than 120 days of barrel racing, the City of Llano is hoping to garner the title for a 10-year period.

    "We have several things I think we have made Llano famous for, and I would definitely like to add barrel racing to our criteria," Mayor Gail Lang said. "We're talking about making Llano, Texas, the 'Barrel Racing Capital of Texas.' This is a real art...

  15. J&J replacement: San Benito to replace shots; McAllen, Port Isabel receive no complaints

    ...vaccine. Port Isabel, McAllen receive no concerns over Johnson & Johnson vaccine In Port Isabel, City Manager Jared Hockema said he had not received concerns from residents who took the Johnson & Johnson...

  16. How Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine distribution pause will impact the Coastal Bend

    Mayor Paulette Guajardo says the distribution pause will impact the future of the 'Help our Homeless' vaccination program. “This vaccine is one and done we were looking forward to saying all these people are completely vaccinated with the one dose...

  17. Dripping Springs set for a facelift this summer, with new website, city logo and slogan

    According to a presentation by Communication Director Lisa Sullivan, a city committee has been developing a rebranding plan over the past five months, with feedback from city staff and community leaders. As part of the rebranding, the city will...

  18. League City agrees to land swap with Friendswood

    League City will give up nearly 30 acres of land to Friendswood in exchange for some of the property tax revenue generated by the move after League City City Council’s unanimous vote April 13.

  19. City awards Recreation Center contract

    Orange - The structure will be built in the footprint of the former Orange Natatorium and will have room for two full-size basketball courts or multiple volleyball courts. It can host weekend tournaments, open gyms or possibly league.

  20. Killeen council narrowly OKs Singh as new assistant city manager

    The Killeen City Council holds discussion for the approval of Danielle Singh as the new assistant city manager at Tuesday’s regular meeting. By a narrow 4-3 vote, the Killeen City Council voted Tuesday...

  21. DeSoto Council Adopts “Fair Chance” Employment Policy

    The DeSoto City Council has taken a bold step towards ensuring employment fairness by passing a measure by a 6-1 vote at its April 6th meeting to prohibit DeSoto-based businesses with 15 or more employees from asking applicants if they had a criminal...

  22. Seadrift opposes HB749, SB234

    “Specifically, the bills will prohibit political subdivisions from using public funds, from hiring lobbyists under Chapter 305 or to pay non-profit state associations or organizations that represent political subdivisions,” DeForest said.

  23. El Paso City Council supports comprehensive immigration reform

    City representatives from all districts in the community voted in favor of a resolution calling on the federal government to implement immigration reform policies after several efforts have failed in the last two decades.

  24. McAllen ranks in top 10 list of safest cities in America

    ...year to the lowest it has ever been in the past 36 years… McAllen is safe and secure.” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling in a statement. McAllen is the only top Texas city that is located outside of Collin...

  25. McAllen mayor calls on government to allow non-essential international travel

    During a regular city meeting, Darling said that he asked Hidalgo County if there was a noticeable trace of COVID-19 related illness to people that have crossed the border, and the answer was no.

  26. Temple residents receive sewer, water warranty letters; city partnered with company on offer

    Assistant Public Works Director Kenton Moffett said the city chose to contract with Sewer Line Warranties of America for the service after it was recommended by Killeen and other Texas cities. City officials said the warranty is also endorsed by the...

  27. Austin's biggest vaccination hub seeing a drop in demand for COVID-19 shots

    For months, the demand for COVID-19 vaccines has been much greater than the supply. But this week that changed. Austin Public Health opened its appointment portal Monday night with 14,000 slots available. Of those, only 3,400 were filled, leaving...

  28. At a Cross Roads: Denton County town adapting to growth, new development

    But make no mistake about it, Cross Roads is on the cusp of major growth, creating a delicate balancing act for those who want to preserve the past while welcoming new residents, small businesses, franchises and retailers with open arms.

  29. Chandler to consider hotel funds

    ... they recommended advancing the $200,000 to Chandler Texas Hospitality for completion of the building... “The hotel is short on funds from several different things that have happened during the construction of the hotel,” Whitsell said at the EDC...

  30. Brownwood council OKs expense for hotel hazard remediation

    Brownwood City Council members have authorized the expense of up to $49,000 to remediate the hazard of falling glass at the former Brownwood Hotel. While council members approved the expense Tuesday, the city still wants the owner to address the...

  31. Amarillo's COVID-19 vaccination clinic won't be affected by Johnson & Johnson news, officials say

    ...allocation panel, said during Tuesday’s COVID-19 update during the regular meeting of the Amarillo City Council that the city’s walk-in vaccination clinic operation will not be affected by this recommendation...

  32. Georgetown City Council to use $910K in excess funds for additional municipal services

    The $910,000 is part of a total $5.6 million in excess funds the city had in its fiscal year 2020-21 budget due to conservative budgeting during the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Director Leigh Wallace said.

  33. City Council accepts Click It or Ticket grant

    The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Corpus Christi are again collaborating to keep drivers safe on the road. On Tuesday, City Council voted to accept a grant from TxDOT for the annual Click It or Ticket program.

  34. City council approves investing $165K to clean up the Corpus Christi Bay

    ...economy. “Today is a significant step in the protection of the Corpus Christi Bay," Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. "Ensuring trash is picked up and items are removed from our stormwater system...

  35. Construction underway for Gulfton street safety project

    The construction project will cost approximately $3.4 million with funding from the city of Houston and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 20. The project joins Houston’s efforts to contribute to the international Vision Zero movement, which seeks...

  36. City buys new 'Spray Pothole Patchers'; says they will improve street repair response time

    Corpus Christi - With this new equipment, city leaders believe response time for street repair will greatly improve, with pothole crews now being able to "repair a wider range of non-structural pavement deteriorations quicker and more efficient than...

  37. Mabank partners with Terrell for vaccines

    MABANK–Mabank City Council approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Terrell for a local COVID-19 vaccination center during the regular council meeting held April 6. The center will be held at...

  38. Kerens plans to move City Hall

    The City of Kerens is looking for a new City Hall location and is seeking a grant to improve its water system, including an elevated tank erected in the 1920s.

  39. Dallas Receives $100K Grant For Workforce Study

    ...research may confirm his belief that the pandemic has led to a dwindling supply of low-wage work. City Council member Casey Thomas chairs the Workforce, Education, and Equity Committee. He's expecting the research...

  40. Alvin Museum opens new Nolan Ryan exhibit

    The public was invited to the opening ceremonies and later inside the museum in small groups to view the exhibit, which included memorabilia from the Alvin Express’ legendary hall of fame career with the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston...

  41. Paris council approves $46M bond sale for wastewater treatment plant replacement

    Bond adviser Mark McLiney with Samco Capital Markets brought the news of the sale of $46.065 million in certificates of obligation to Texas-based Hilltop Securities with a 2.216495% interest rate and a savings of $7.5 million from earlier interest...

  42. Amazon to open three new San Antonio delivery stations that will bring hundreds of jobs

    “Just months after announcing two new fulfillment centers, a new delivery station, and 1,500 new jobs in San Antonio, Amazon continues to invest in our fast-growing community. San Antonio and Amazon are building a strong partnership and we look...

  43. Bullard city council meetings reopen to public

    The Bullard city council meetings, which had been closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, have reopened to the public with limited capacity. Having moved to a live-stream format, the city will...

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