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  1. Wills Point Chronicle

    Wills Point Mayor Mark Turner and Gospel for Asia’s Founder, K.P. Yohannan have teamed up to create a video for the community they love, during this menacing time with COVID-19 threatening to infect the...

  2. City Provides Hotel Space To House Coronavirus Patients, Homeless

    ...The city of San Antonio will provide hotel space for people who test positive for the coronavirus. Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced the plan on Tuesday, though the process of how an infected person would apply...

  3. State Probes San Antonio Nursing Home Where Eight Have Died Of Virus

    ...Officials are trying to find out how the virus spread in the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the city is working with the facility to make sure it cooperates with the probe,...

  4. Downtown Tyler townhomes development continues through COVID-19 outbreak

    Will Hersey, founder of TD Land Development, shares a socially-distanced handshake with Tyler City Manager Ed Broussard, sealing the closure of the land that the West Oak Townhomes will be built on. Courtesy/Will...

  5. Eagle Pass City Council Approves Covering of Nose and Mouth for People Over 5 Years Old Due to COVID-19

    The City of Eagle Pass, Texas City Council unanimously approved at their April 7, 2020 regular meeting a modification to the City’s earlier Declaration of Disaster Public Health Emergency Order due to COVID-19 that “all persons over the age of five...

  6. Mayor expands order as Gregg County cases increase 17%

    ...curfew will take effect citywide tonight under new orders announced Tuesday afternoon. Longview Mayor Andy Mack had warned tougher measures were coming if residents failed to be more disciplined in social...

  7. Lufkin council postpones city election

    Lufkin’s City Council on Tuesday postponed the 2020 municipal election until Nov. 3, unless another, earlier date is recommended. As COVID-19 began spreading, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation allowing...

  8. Work on Diboll relief route project set to begin on April 14

    ...signs in the next week. “The city has been planning for the relief over the past four years,” Diboll city manager Gerry Boren said. “The city council has adopted a future land use plan for the anticipated...

  9. Coronavirus updates for April 8, 2020

    Lake Jackson City Council unanimously approved a one-time utility bill credit city leaders announced late last month. The waiver is equal to the base water bill for a standard residence or business, City Manager Bill Yenne said through the...

  10. Laredo weeks away from administering new test kits, might forbid family outings

    ...implemented, including an overnight curfew and requiring residents to cover their faces in public. Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz has the authority to implement even stricter rules and he said on Tuesday that he is seriously...

  11. Leander Council considering COVID-19 business relief program, Capital projects review TONIGHT

    The Leander City Council will go online-only tonight for the first time in its history as part of its all-out effort to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The …

  12. Short term housing rentals prohibited in Corpus Christi

    ...CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The order approved this morning applies to services like Vbro and Airbnb. Mayor Joe McComb saying there is no way to check them to see if they're following the health rules and regulations....

  13. Texas governor announces temporary closure of state parks

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday morning that he's directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks and historic sites.

  14. San Marcos city council passes cite-and-release ordinance during first reading, now pending second vote

    ...class C misdemeanors and some cases of class A and class B misdemeanors instead of making an arrest. Mayor Jane Hughson and council members Ed Mihalkanin and Saul Gonzales voted in opposition of the ordinance,...

  15. Amended declaration mandates gloves, face masks for store employees

    Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. late Monday signed an amended disaster declaration allowing additional shoppers inside Del Rio’s two largest grocery stores, clarifying language establishing a youth curfew and canceling Easter gatherings in...

  16. Frisco approves zoning to allow breweries, distilleries and wineries in the city

    ...businesses in Original Town Commercial District, the Highway District and Industrial District zonings. Mayor Jeff Cheney noted that residents have said they want those experience-type destinations in the city,...

  17. Two road projects in Colleyville to move forward

    ...on installing a new roundabout on McDonwell School Road and improving Glade Road. The Colleyville City Council agreed April 7 to pay Ed Bell Construction Company $14.2 million for work on Glade Road. With...

  18. Public art to bring foot traffic to north Grapevine Main Street

    ...contribute today A new piece of art work will soon make its way to Grapevine Main Street. The Grapevine City Council voted April 7 to purchase a Kugel floating granite sphere and install it at the northeast corner...

  19. League City Council to consider emergency turnaround task force

    ...the business community and the public, officials said. “We’re doing something — that’s our deal,” Mayor Pat Hallisey said. “We want to do something, as opposed to nothing.” This would include providing...

  20. Kyle city council members consider ‘anti-eviction ordinance’ similar to Austin

    ...terminated and you have three days to exit the premises while we have a shelter in place,” says Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell. Mitchell says if the court process is on hold, landlords should use that time to...

  21. Economic relief on its way in Buda

    ...monetary relief of $485,000 to businesses in Buda that have suffered due to COVID-19. On Tuesday night, city council members approved these expenditures and praised the relief this stimulus package will bring...

  22. Drive-thru coronavirus testing underway in Comal

    ...at home, Thompson said. “We have paramedics who will actually be doing the testing,” New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno said Friday. Paul Anthony, Comal County public information director, also...

  23. City of Huntsville pledges not to disconnect service during coronavirus threat

    ...“This is one of the most severe situations that the people of this decade have ever experienced,” councilmember Russell Humphrey said. “We don’t know where it is going and don’t know how it’s going to turn...

  24. Cove City Council votes to fund senior meals, learns DEAAG grant request not funded

    COPPERAS COVE - The Copperas Cove City Council will continue to fund a meal program for senior citizens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The council voted unanimously to budget $35,000 to fund the Cove...

  25. Balcones Heights issues fourth emergency declaration amid new changes from COVID-19

    ...most important in our lives. Stay home, stay safe, and we’ll all get through this together,” said Mayor Suzanne de Leon. Main elements of the Declaration includes: Updates previous Declarations Makes...

  26. Bulkhead Project tabled by City Council

    LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A project that is considered a border security infrastructure is tabled by City Council. The Bulkhead Project was one of the items up for discussion at Monday's meeting. The project...

  27. Coronavirus: Corpus Christi City Council creates $2 million small business loan program

    ...stay-at-home orders last a month, according to the South Texas Economic Development Center. But the City Council on Tuesday took a major step to help local small businesses. The council unanimously approved...

  28. McKinney City Council to consider action to help businesses facing lockout, eviction

    ...consideration to what the entire planet is going through right now,” Jared Tye said. The Tyes said McKinney Mayor George Fuller reached out to them after learning about the situation. Fuller said in a statement...

  29. City of West offering free lunch deliveries for seniors during shelter in place

    ...Fridays. The city council approved $10,000 from the city’s reserve fund for the program proposed by Mayor Tommy Muska. The volunteers will leave food at residents’ doors, knock and then wait at the curb....

  30. City of Pampa confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases, Stay-at-Home order extended

    ...these cases have been transmitted. Both patients are isolated in a medical facility. The Pampa City Commission voted unanimously to extend the Stay-at-Home order originally set to end April 8. The...

  31. City plans for ‘long road ahead’ as financial impacts of COVID-19 hit

    The city of Victoria’s budget has not been immune to impacts of the new coronavirus. City Manager Jesús Garza told City Council members on Tuesday that the city is bracing for revenue shortfalls this...

  32. City of Forney to close all city parks, walking trails at Community Park will remain open

    FORNEY, Texas — Following a Tuesday night meeting of the Forney City Council, the City of Forney will move forward will closing all city parks with the exception of the walking trails at the Forney Community...

  33. Harmony teachers 3D printing face shields for community

    A team of educators in Laredo have found a way to use their unique talents and cutting-edge technology available at their school to help address a critical need. Laredo Harmony teachers are hard at work using their classroom technology to help the...

  34. Brownsville ISD could resume food distribution next week

    The BISD stopped distributing the meals on Tuesday but is coordinating with city authorities so that people picking up meals don’t receive police citations. The USDA had required students receiving the meals to be in the car with their parents for...

  35. Houston police, fire departments propose slight budget increases for 2020-21 amid coronavirus downturn

    ...Acevedo said. As department heads propose budgets, additional changes to each will be made before the mayor proposes a final budget for City Council consideration in June. The police department recommended...

  36. Sugar Land postpones May 2 elections to Nov. 3 in response to coronavirus outbreak

    ...positions are up for election, including the mayoral seat and at-large positions 1 and 2. While incumbent Mayor Joe Zimmerman and incumbent at-large Position 2 Council Member Jennifer Lane are running unopposed,...

  37. Fort Worth Extends ‘Stay at Home’ Order Through April 30

    ...order issued last week by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Fort Worth's declaration, signed Monday by Mayor Betsy Price, extends restrictions implemented March 24 designed to keep people apart in an effort...

  38. Central Hospital of Bowie files for bankruptcy

    ...former Central Hospital of Bowie was supposed to be sold on the courthouse steps Tuesday but Bowie City manager Bert Cunningham said the owners filed for bankruptcy instead, stopping the sale in its tracks....

  39. City council extends, modifies emergency order

    WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — City councilors continue to fine tune the mayor’s declaration of emergency orders to try to accommodate as many customers and businesses as possible. They formalized the change...

  40. WF CC: 4B funds approved, Lake Kickapoo Dam project moves forward

    ...because he thought that money should be used elsewhere, maybe combat this COVID-19,” said Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana. “But, you know, 4B funds and 4A funds are used for certain purposes, there’s not...

  41. Dallas City Council working to fast-track relief for renters, small business owners

    Dallas city council members are working to fast track relief for small businesses that may not be able to get federal relief.  The DALLAS - Dallas city council members are working to fast track relief...

  42. Harris County starts building $60M medical shelter at NRG park amid coronavirus pandemic

    The build-out for a potential worst-case scenario was well underway in the parking lot at NRG Park Tuesday morning before the agenda item was even voted on by Harris County Commissioners. Officials are working on building a 250-bed hospital at NRG...

  43. Local political leaders look to free up $600 million for I-35 by potentially waiting on local projects such as Loop 360, RM 620, US 79 and Parmer Lane

    ...already-funded projects to punt down the road in order to funnel money to I-35 has been contentious. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the process to choose some projects to defer and others to keep on schedule harkened...

  44. Gov. Greg Abbott Expected To Appeal After FEMA Denies Disaster Aid For Dallas Tornado Outbreak

    ...necessary.” Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to appeal, along with the help from area leaders such as Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who previously sent a letter to FEMA alongside Sen. Ted Cruz...

  45. Fort Worth Leaders Expect 30% Drop in Sales Tax Revenue This Year Due to COVID-19

    ...behind us yet. It’s still to come, but I hope it’s not as bad as we think it might seem," Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said during her opening remarks. "I’m confident that we have the right people at the table...

  46. Denton City Council approves special taxing districts for huge developments in split vote

    But the council voted unanimously to accept a conservation easement that protects Pilot Knob Hill as part of the project. The approvals mean future home and business owners will likely pay an additional 55 cents per $100 valuation in district...

  47. State, city shut parks for Easter, county still waits

    ...traditionally scheduled this Good Friday, but provided no further details Tuesday afternoon. New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel reiterated his hope that citizens will remain indoors throughout the holiday period....

  48. University Health System shows how to make the right fabric mask, proper cleaning protocol

    The folks at University Health System have released some instructions and patterns that were designed and tested by a team of UHS surgeons, nurses and engineers. UHS officials are also urging residents to practice social distancing during Easter and...

  49. Council Report: Rules amended to allow videoconferencing

    ...procedure to officially allow for meetings by videoconferencing while any emergency declaration from Mayor Betsy Price, as well as any executive order by Governor Greg Abbott, or Tarrant County Judge Glen...

  50. City of Lindsay closes parks for most of April

    In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Lindsay Mayor Scott Neu has ordered all of the city’s parks to close until at least April 29. Neu made the announcement Monday, April 6, on the city’s Facebook...

  51. Man facing charges for lying about having COVID-19

    A stern warning from Driscoll police after a man who was pulled over during a traffic stop last week along Highway 77 was caught in a lie about having the coronavirus. The driver is now facing much more serious charges because of that false...

  52. Pflugerville requests homeowner associations close parks Easter weekend

    ...coronavirus, according to a Tuesday news release. In a letter sent to all homeowner associations on Monday, Mayor Victor Gonzales requested them to join the city and Travis County in closing parks for the holiday...

  53. Fort Worth to close parks to vehicle traffic on Easter Sunday

    ...this Sunday in an effort to prevent large holiday gatherings, like barbecues and Easter egg hunts. Mayor Betsy Price said code enforcement will be on the lookout for violators in an effort to prevent a major...

  54. Selma plans ‘town center’ on 50 acres of land

    ...major employers. It’s a large piece of property along Lookout Road and Schertz Parkway,” Casias said. Mayor Tom Daly expressed his gratitude to Casias, his staff, and to Douglas Architects for working diligently...

  55. Lampasas extends disaster declaration; Gatesville issues stay-at-home order

    ...disaster declarations, and Gatesville issued a stay-at-home order for the first time Tuesday. Gatesville Mayor Gary M. Chumley issued a stay-at-home order for the city Tuesday. It lasts until April 14, unless...

  56. Denison foresees $2.5 million in general fund revenue

    ...of reserve, it would leave about $2.16 million in missed revenue. The update comes Monday night as City Manager Jud spoke about the city’s finances and adjustments to planned projects in an uncertain economic...

  57. Bellaire City Council considers budget cuts, hiring freeze amid anticipated revenue declines

    ...its budget as the COVID-19 outbreak continues its spread throughout the Greater Houston area. City Council, meanwhile, will be considering ways in which the city can cut expenditures. Those were the key...

  58. BREAKING: City council votes to amend disaster declaration

    Tonight, Tuesday, April 7, members of the Gainesville City Council unanimously agreed to amend the city's COVID-19 public health emergency declaration. The amended declaration mirrors Gov. Greg Abbott's March 31 executive order.

  59. Corsicana extends shelter in place order

    Corsicana's Mayor Don Denbow announced Tuesday the city will extend its shelter in place through Monday, April 27. First enacted by the city council March 25, the emergency declaration orders residents...

  60. City of Huntsville closes areas of local parks

    ...the public until the Governor’s order is lifted and public safety conditions improve, according to City Manager Aron Kulhavy. “The remainder of the park will be open for walking, hiking, and other outdoor...

  61. Houston's stay home order saved 4,500 people, study says

    ...Houston announced 175 more coronavirus cases Tuesday, as well as another death from the pandemic. Mayor Sylvester Turner said the 11th death in the city involves a "young man" in his 30s who had underlying...

  62. Austin hopes to allow people to sign up for COVID-19 testing without physician referral

    ...public-driven sign up” for COVID-19 testing. His comments were shared at Tuesday’s meeting for Austin City Council’s work session. Currently, people need to be referred by a doctor to get tested, Austin Public...

  63. Cibolo officials vote to close parks, prohibit door-to-door business

    Cibolo officials vote to close parks, prohibit door-to-door business Cibolo’s parks and small businesses were major talking points during the city’s March 30 special city council meeting to discuss the city’s emergency health declaration.

  64. Lewisville's Main and Mill corridor project cost increases by $394,324 as city decides to reroute sewer mainline

    At an April 6 meeting, Lewisville City Council approved a change order for the ongoing Main & Mill Corridor project, increasing the project's cost by $394,324. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)...

  65. Council amends stay-at-home orders to include airbnb locales

    Mayor Joe McComb recently told short-term visitors to stay away from Corpus Christi during the coronavirus pandemic. That pronouncement is counter to what might be expected for a city with such a heavy dependence on tourism for its livelihood.

  66. Vidor City Council meetings will be on Zoom

    The city of Vidor is taking its city council meetings online, which will be made available through two-way video conferencing website Zoom. "Based on recent...

  67. City council extends public health emergency

    The Katy city council has extended the public health emergency for the city. At a special council meeting held via video conference on April 6, the council unanimously voted to extend the public health...

  68. City consultant: 261,000 local jobs lost due to the coronavirus

    ...public driven sign up for testing,” Escott said. Escott made the comments while briefing the Austin City Council Tuesday during a teleconferenced work session. Earlier: The Austin City Council is holding...

  69. Missouri City to hold online public meetings

    Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a direct impact on the Missouri City Council, city business must go on. Missouri City is looking to ensure a semblance of normal operations by way of virtual...

  70. Williamson County extends stay at home order

    The stay at home order for Williamson County has been extended until April 30th. The decision was made following President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s move to extend their executive orders. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell also...

  71. Houston pauses electric disconnections

    The Houston City Council on Monday decided to pause any electric disconnections in the city after some residents have lost their jobs and others had employment hours reduced during the rocky economic climate....

  72. Council approves changes to shelter-in-place order, extension through May 5

    ...handwashing stations and the business must sanitize equipment every six hours. The Wichita Falls City Council approved a second-amended shelter-in-place (SIP) order Tuesday morning at their first virtual-only...

  73. Missouri City City Council votes to continue city manager search, directs staff to post position online

    At its April 6 meeting, City Council voted against deferring the search for a new city manager. Additionally, council directed the city’s human resources staff to post the open position on available job boards and social media platforms.

  74. Paris’s new city manager to begin work April 27

    Paris’ new city manager is spending his last week on the job in Nebraska, and he plans to be on the job here April 27. “We’re hoping to get the moving company to get us down there pretty quick,” Grayson...

  75. School districts, cities to reschedule elections for Nov. 3 uniform election date

    ...Smith; Smith later dropped out of the race. Meanwhile, the race for the District 4 seat on the local city council drew only one applicant, incumbent Rob Gowin. • The City of Alto – Incumbents Carey Palmer...

  76. Shelter in place: SPI reduces transit services

    ...lifted, according to a city of SPI press release. “Everyone please stay home and remain safe,” SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty stated in the release. “You should only leave the house if absolutely necessary. Shelter...

  77. Angelo State provides 'relief housing' to medical staff conducting COVID-19 tests

    Angelo State University is providing "relief housing" to medical staff conducting COVID-19 tests to public. With a 20-person capacity, Carr Hall began housing medical personnel Sunday, April 5, 2020. No charges or fees will be issued to any medical...

  78. Paris mayor plans second town hall to discuss Covid-19

    Paris Mayor Steve Clifford is planning a second town hall meeting with health and city officials at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting is to be by video-conference with...

  79. Drive-thru COVID-19 testing begins today in Johnson County

    ...Questcare staff. “I expect a high volume and the spots to fill pretty quick the first few days,” Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter said. “I think that will probably even out as the days go on.” Shetter said this is...

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