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  1. Ingleside Pool Slated for Tentative July Opening

    Brenton Lewis is Ingleside’s new City Manager, effective June 27th. He moves here from Woodcreek in the Texas Hill Country where he’s served in a similar capacity there. The nearly $1-million renovation has taken place after the pool was shuttered...

  2. Goldman Sachs would bring 5,000 jobs to new Dallas office

    ...wants to put 5,000 workers in a new office tower to be built just north of downtown Dallas. Dallas’ city council will vote Wednesday on a plan to give Goldman Sachs and Dallas’ Hunt Realty more than $18 million...

  3. Houston asks residents to conserve water due to drought

    The City of Houston is asking residents to conserve water due to drought conditions in the area. Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the city has entered Stage One of its Drought Contingency Plan, effective...

  4. Archer City continues ambulance service discussion

    ...staffing and budget concerns for the Archer City Ambulance Service during its meeting Tuesday, June 21. Mayor Jake Truette had originally stated that he would like to see the old business agenda item to be placed...

  5. Somerville bond work nearing conclusion

    Somerville City Administrator Danny Segundo said the $1.5 million bond project for street, drainage and sewer improvements will likely be completed in late July or early August. Segundo offered that update at the Somerville City Council’s Tuesday,...

  6. City of El Paso Provides Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Overview, Proposes Reducing Tax Rate

    ...decreasing the City’s tax rate and maintaining tax relief for seniors and residents with disabilities. City Manager Tommy Gonzalez and Chief Financial Officer Robert Cortinas presented a preliminary budget that...

  7. Bloomburg taking bids on new City Hall location

    In the June 15 Journal-Sun it was officially announced that the City of Bloomburg was accepting sealed bids for a four-person crew that would include demolition and construction of the interior walls of the new City Hall. According to Bloomburg Mayor...

  8. City of Victoria to replace ambulance totaled in May crash

    Those funds will be fully reimbursed by the insurance company for the Victoria Fire Department, said Victoria Fire Chief Tracy Fox. So far, insurance has paid $55,000 to the city of Victoria. The department is expecting an ambulance to be delivered...

  9. Frisco City Council approves homestead exemption increase, property tax freeze for elderly and disabled residents

    Frisco City Council approved an exemption increase in ad valorem property taxes for residences within the city at its June 21 meeting. The change raises the Homestead exemption from 10% to 12.5%. In addition, the council approved a freeze on property...

  10. County experiences steady sales tax halfway through year

    ...$149,028.87, which is also up 43.84% from last year. “This is very important to Charlotte and her growth,” Mayor Stephen Porter said. “COVID caused us to hit rock bottom and we have the opportunity to get back on...

  11. Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

    I hope you are all having a great week. At our last meeting on June 16, we discussed a few items that were a result of our Washington D.C. visit. If you remember, through our connection with the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), we...

  12. Harrison County approves tax abatement agreement for Aviagen chicken hatchery

    ...hatchery will be located in the industrial park off of South Eastman Road in Precinct 3. The Longview City Council already approved a 10-year, 50 percent tax abatement agreement in March. The company requested...

  13. Dallas Mayor, City Manager agree on path forward, together

    Mayor Eric Johnson and City Manager T.C. Broadnax on Tuesday announced that they have reached an agreement for moving forward together. “A little over a week ago, I said that it was time for a change at...

  14. Mayor Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

    DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Tuesday morning tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot. He is currently experiencing only very mild cold-like symptoms....

  15. Lake Jackson signs 20 year lease with SPCA

    ...building its own facility, the continued partnership with the SPCA is important to the city. Assistant City Manager Megan Borth said. “There’s not currently anything that the city needs this building for,”...

  16. City agrees to provide dispatch services for Diboll

    The Lufkin City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement for the city to provide dispatch services to the Diboll Police Department. Specifically, the council authorized city manager Kevin Gee to enter...

  17. Linden park's drainage project to be finished by end of July

    ...interested in the natural look. That's why you're seeing all the rock, grass and terracing," Linden City Administrator Lee Elliott said. He quickly gave commendation to Linden assistant city manager and...

  18. Hawkins police chief submits resignation, city council accepts

    Police Chief Manfred Gilow has resigned from his position as chief of the police department. Hawkins City Council members accepted his resignation. Gilow has been police chief since 2019.

  19. Odessa's mayor reflects on city's infrastructure emergency

    ...even “trending” nationwide on Twitter. The Reporter-Telegram had an opportunity to communicate with Mayor Javier Joven about the break and the efforts to bring water back to Odessa residents. MRT: At what...

  20. Homestead tax exemptions increased, expanded for Wacoans

    Amid rising property tax values, tax breaks are coming for certain homeowners in Waco. Tuesday night, the Waco City Council approved an emergency ordinance for bigger homestead tax exemptions.

  21. City approves meter project

    Livingston City Manager Bill S. Wiggins told the Livingston City Council during its June 14 regular meeting that he set three goals when he took the city manager position four years ago – get the water tanks completed; improve the water, sewer and...

  22. Mission adopts code of ethics for elected officials, committee and board members

    ...Fulfilling a campaign promise made by newly elected Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza, the Mission City Council adopted a code of ethics Tuesday that will apply to all of the city’s elected officials as well as...

  23. New telecommunications tower coming to McKinney-Frisco border

    ...new telecommunications tower project was approved to develop at 3109 S. Custer Road in McKinney by City Council on June 21. This particular tower is called a stealth bell tower, and its primary carrier would...

  24. Depending on their address, residents can only water their yards on certain days.

    ... "We're using about 500 to 600,000 gallons a day more than what we were using last month," Bullard city manager, David Hortman said. The dry weather has prompted the city to put in place a stage one water...

  25. City of Canyon releases project overview, budgets

    ...city budget, capital recovery revenue, and multiple varieties of debt. Continuing into August, the City Council is expected to discuss the projects and the adoption of its next budget for the upcoming fiscal...

  26. Rockdale water breaks fixed (for now)

    ROCKDALE — Six water main breaks that affected Rockdale’s drinking water over the weekend have been fixed, City Manager Barbara Holly said Tuesday. “Fortunately, the emergency is over for the moment,” she said....

  27. Pilot Point mayor arrested for online solicitation of a minor

    DALLAS - The current mayor of Pilot Point has been arrested for online solicitation of a minor. Dallas police say they arrested Matthew McIlravy, 42, on Tuesday for online solicitation of a child younger...

  28. Katy enters 'future city' phase of 2040 comprehensive plan

    ...entering the “future city” phase. During this special meeting, Dang delivered the existing city report to City Council and the city planning and zoning commission with the primary purpose of confirming the data...

  29. 13 Texas mayors launch bipartisan effort for special legislative session in wake of Uvalde massacre

    Thirteen mayors from across Texas signed a letter with five reform measures they want to see state leaders address immediately in the wake of the tragedy in Uvalde. In the note, they call on Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session.

  30. McHone takes over as Salado police chief

    Gary McHone, who was sworn in on June 15, replaces Pat Boone, who retired to take a corporate security position. “Salado is on the verge of a lot of growth and development, and that challenge excites me,” McHone said. “I have a lot of experience with...

  31. Flower Mound doubles Homestead exemption

    ...themes of the discussion. “The conservative approach is to keep it at an incremental 2.5%, safe,” Town Manager James Childers told the council. “Are there risks associated with going to 10%? Potentially,...

  32. Harker Heights joins Salado as “Music Friendly Community”

    Harker Heights is the latest “Music Friendly Community” in Bell County. The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center announced Tuesday that the city has been awarded the designation by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office.

  33. Jersey Village City Council increases residential homestead exemption to 20%

    At its June 20 meeting, the Jersey Village City Council unanimously approved raising the residential homestead exemption from 14% to 20% of the appraised value. City Manager Austin Bleess said this move will cost the city about $294,000 in property...

  34. Temple City Council approves master plan to improve roads, sidewalks, public transportation

    According to the city, the plan "is designed to produce a state-of-the-practice, multimodal transportation system through the improvement and construction of roads, sidewalks, parks, traffic lights, public transit and other transportation methods."

  35. Houston to consider funding study of ‘Galveston Bay Park’ flood barrier to complement Ike Dike

    The Port of Houston, Harris County, and entrepreneur Joseph Swinbank each have agreed to pay $250,000 toward the study of the proposed storm barrier known as Galveston Bay Park, designed by researchers at Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction,...

  36. Flower Mound Town Council talks tennis center, potential project funding

    ...not vote on the item during the meeting. “I think we all agree it needs to go to voter approval,” Mayor Derek France said. Council members discussed the possibility of seeing the item on the November ballot...

  37. Granite Shoals to name interim city officials

    A special meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in City Hall to name an interim city manager and an interim city secretary. Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith is listed on the agenda as a possible temporary...

  38. City of Ingram gets interim police chief

    A retired state trooper has been hired as the city of Ingram’s interim police chief. Joe Hamilton, hired Monday, has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, said Ingram Mayor Claud Jordan.

  39. Flower Mound’s AAA bond rating reaffirmed

    Flower Mound - “For nine consecutive years, the Town has received the AAA rating from these agencies, which is a testament to the strong financial leadership provided over the years by our Finance and Administration staff,” Mayor Derek France said....

  40. Keller awards new construction bids for ongoing sidewalk repairs

    The Keller City Council approved two more construction bids at its April 19 meeting for sidewalk repairs as part of its ongoing sidewalk improvement project. The first approved project is for the Chase Oaks area, covering 15,738 square feet of...

  41. Pavilions, walkways part of ambitious plans for Kemah nature area

    ...learning center. Isaac Saldaña, president of the Kemah Community Development Corp. and also a Kemah City Council member, has been involved in the effort to create the park for years. “I was first involved...

  42. Allen juvenile curfew gets a three-year extension

    Allen City Council has re-upped its juvenile curfew ordinance. City leaders voted last week to continue enforcing an existing juvenile curfew in the city for kids ages 10 through 16. According to a city...

  43. Plano Fire-Rescue receiving new fire trucks to replace aging vehicles

    ...the trucks, which play a vital role in providing public safety services, was approved by the Plano City Council during its June 13 meeting. The Siddons-Martin Emergency Group will supply the trucks as...

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