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  1. Texas tops 10,000 new virus cases in single day as state fair canceled for fall

    ...Texans, is scheduled to run next year from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17 in Dallas' Fair Park. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said in a statement that he was saddened by the closure but that the organization made...

  2. Cumby citizens report water bill overages

    ...some citizens have reported problems. “The City of Cumby has switched over to AVR billing,” city council member Julie Isham Morris wrote on the city’s social media on July 2. “During this process the company...

  3. Officials redouble testing, tracing efforts as Waco-area COVID-19 cases pass 2,000 mark

    ...1,723 active cases. Waco-McLennan County Public Health District officials on Tuesday told the Waco City Council that the county’s rate of infections per 100,000 residents now exceeds that of the state, and...

  4. Coffee company bringing $56M investment

    Seguin City Council approved a 10-year abatement deal that starts out at 85% of property taxes forgiven the first two years, goes down to 10% annually for years three through eight and goes to 30% in year nine to 25% in year 10. As part of the...

  5. Council examines bridge revenues

    Del Rio City Council members on June 30 heard a presentation from the city’s finance director on revenues generated by the city’s international bridge. City Finance Director Alberta S. Barrett said she...

  6. Taiwanese chamber donates 20,000 masks

    Representatives of the North Texas Collin County Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce on Friday donated 20,000 face masks to the city of Del Rio. Business owner Nancy Kang Lin represented the North Texas Collin County Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in making...

  7. LJ proposes no-new-revenue tax rate

    The city’s budget for next fiscal year will be “quite austere” as officials prepare for more lost revenue and a tax rate that will bring the same amount of money as this year, City Manager Bill Yenne said. The proposed 2020-21 budget does not include...

  8. Galveston County launches COVID-19 business task force

    ...County is taking a page from its largest city, creating a business turnaround task force composed of a council member from League City’s group, the county’s chambers of commerce, the health district and others,...

  9. TxDOT outlines scope of Cibolo road projects

    ...around Cibolo will involve construction for years to come, according to TxDOT officials who briefed city council on its highway expansion plans. Jonathan Bean, Texas Department of Transportation deputy district...

  10. Luft reflects on his career of service with Cibolo’s EDC

    For the past week, Mark Luft has not had to get up at 5:30 a.m. to start his day as Cibolo’s Economic Development Corporation executive director. He’s been sleeping in — as late as 8 a.m. After almost two decades as an EDC chief and a career in urban...

  11. San Marcos moves forward with COVID-19 Testing Program in partnership with Hays County

    San Marcos City Council members learned details about a partnership between the city and Hays County at a July 7 meeting that could advance coronavirus testing efforts. The proposed COVID-19 Testing Program would receive $105,530 in funding from the...

  12. Colleyville City Council approves funding for median landscaping along SH 26

    ...beautification effort,” Colleyville Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said at a July 7 meeting. Mayor Richard Newton complimented staff for keeping the project costs low. “All the bids came in under...

  13. Killeen city manager proposes $194.2 million budget

    Killeen’s proposed general fund budget for the coming year is balanced with proposed expenditures at $96.7 million with a tax rate decrease for property owners. The proposed tax rate is at 72 cents per $100 of taxable value assessed — the city’s...

  14. Valley mayors await on approval to use hotels to help free beds at hospitals

    ...worse symptoms, there ought to be some sort of accommodation if we have space already,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “As opposed to spending a whole bunch of money on retrofitting areas in the hospital...

  15. City joins county to support airport through funds for marketing study

    Victoria City Council members on Tuesday agreed to spend $75,000 to support a marketing study at the Victoria Regional Airport to help it attract business interest. The money will come from the Victoria...

  16. How Nueces County leaders are responding to the lack of coronavirus tests

    The ability for Nueces County to conduct major testing operations has slowed down because of a lack of supplies from the state. Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said Nueces has hired a private lab to do the testing, and that's the way it'll be...

  17. Leander to continue solid waste contract with Al Clawson Disposal Inc. despite rate increase

    The new contract between ACDI and the city of Leander would include a 24% service cost increase for nonresidential customers. The company has not increased Leander customers' rates in 12 years, though costs to the company have increased in that time...

  18. As infections rise, Jefferson Co. checks employee protocols

    After at least three Jefferson County departments this week had to send employees to be tested for coronavirus, officials are developing a protocol to determine who should be tested when and how a worker can be cleared to come back to work.

  19. Divided Missouri City City Council votes to hire Odis Jones as city manager

    ...vote July 7, Missouri City City Council voted to hire Odis Jones as the city’s next city manager. Mayor Yolanda Ford and council will extend the job offer to Jones and begin the contract negotiation period...

  20. Friendswood City Council votes to reallocate funds to Galveston County for coronavirus efforts, closes city facilities

    The city agreed, along with all other cities in the county, reallocate a portion of coronavirus relief funding to the county. Friendswood’s portion to Galveston County is roughly $280,000. Coronavirus cases in Friendswood continue rise, Kabiri said.

  21. Frisco Chamber of Commerce to livestream State of the City event

    ...livestream of its State of the City panel discussion set for July 14. The panel will include Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Visit Frisco Executive Director Marla Roe, Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland and Frisco Economic...

  22. Taylor enacts orders in response to rising COVID-19 case counts

    ...and will continue through the month of July unless extended, modified, or terminated earlier by the mayor. Under this new order, all businesses and commercial entities in the City of Taylor that provide...

  23. City of Houston, Reliant launch annual Beat the Heat program

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s program will have some changes to help residents avoid the heat while practicing social distancing. This year, the program will provide residents across Houston with portable AC units, care packages,...

  24. Mesquite says goodbye to former mayor

    ...Mesquite Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy. Additionally, he served as the president of the Texas Municipal League and on many state, regional and local boards and committees to help make Mesquite...

  25. Bellaire City Council appoints Brant Gary interim city manager effective Aug. 3

    The vote for Gary’s appointment came after a closed meeting discussion during a July 6 council meeting; it also comes as Bellaire City Manager Paul Hofmann is slated to work his last day with the city Aug. 2 before he becomes Bastrop's city manager.

  26. Harlingen may help residents with bills

    ...on the way for residents who lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, city commissioners are set to consider launching a program that would offer federal money to help residents...

  27. Hacker takes over as interim fire chief

    “I am greatly appreciative of Chief Hacker’s willingness to serve as interim chief and am confident the department will continue to function at a high level until the new chief is in place,” Boerne City Manager Ben Thatcher said.

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