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  1. City approves budget, first read of newly proposed tax rate

    ...through our enterprise funds and also props one and two,” said Amarillo City Manager, Jared Miller. Councilmember Elaine Hays was the one dissenting vote. The second reading and final vote is Tuesday, September...

  2. Austin hosts national water conference as leaders develop conservation rules

    ...the U.S. Water Alliance, held in different cities around the country. Austin Mayor Steve Adler and City Manager Spencer Cronk will speak at the conference Thursday and attendees will go on site visits to...

  3. Regional economic development strategy brings Toyota, Aisin wins

    ...over the next few years and begin producing automatic transmissions in Cibolo by fall 2021. Cibolo City Manager Robert Herrera said the team effort required to land Aisin included political leaders in multiple...

  4. Transportation Updates for Cedar Park-Leander

    ...final design of the Bell roadway project totaling $2,967,381, according to city documents. Cedar Park City Council authorized a supplemental engineering agreement Aug. 22 with the engineers for the design of...

  5. Fort Worth approves $1.8 billion budget with focus on shoring up infrastructure

    ...will be done in low income and minority neighborhoods that may have been neglected over the years, City Manager David Cooke has said. Cash will be devoted to these efforts: ▪ $500,000 more per year for...

  6. Hallsville city council adopts reduced tax rate, balanced budget

    ...on Tuesday also canceled the upcoming Nov. 5 election after no one filed to run for the two open alderman seats currently held by Charlie Hunt and Lauren Bresch. The city's mayoral seat was also up for election...

  7. City to use outside firm to track down HOT non-payment

    The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, approved entering an agreement with Azavar Government Solutions (AGS) for professional services for administration, discovery and collection...

  8. Richwood tax rate stalemate ends with mayor's 'aye'

    The tax rate is the same as the current year, but it is 9.65 percent higher than the effective tax rate — the rate that would bring in the same amount of total revenue for properties on the tax rolls for both years. The adopted tax rate will bring in...

  9. Keller City Council approves annual budget, decreased tax rate

    ...decrease and homestead exemption increase as a part of the city’s FY 2019-20 budget. Keller City Council unanimously approved an amended annual budget and tax rate at its Sept. 17 meeting. Council approved...

  10. City OKs budget, talks about future

    Nacogdoches City Council on Tuesday approved a budget and tax rate for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The approved total city tax rate of 61.4 cents per $100 of appraised value is lower than the prior...

  11. Tropical Storm Imelda forms; promises days of rain in Galveston County

    ...precipitation. “If it does like it’s done all day, I think we are in extremely good condition,” Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “As long as the rain is somewhat measured, we’re able to take it and drain...

  12. Chaos Erupts at City Commission Meeting in Mercedes

    ...MERCEDES – A city meeting erupted in chaos before it could get started. The potential removal of a city commissioner and the city manager were on the agenda. Dozens showed up for a city meeting in Mercedes...

  13. New city effort wants to tidy up El Campo

    ...that’s the point the city is trying to make. It’s a battle against blight, declared last year by Mayor Randy Collins and once championed by Ann Leach, a woman some might remember. The effort is starting...

  14. Victoria City Council approves final vote on homeless ordinance

    ...limits where homeless people can sleep in the city was approved on final reading by Victoria City Council on Tuesday. Despite a divided council and pleas from members of the community to address the problem...

  15. Edinburg City Secretary to remain on the job following executive session

    ...on Tuesday night. After executive session, it was announced that no action was taken. However, Councilmember Gilbert Enriquez made a motion to remove Leal and replace her with Tim Serna, the Administrative...

  16. San Benito scratches timetable to re-open water plant

    ...project to re-open the $17 million water plant shut down about five years ago. Earlier this year, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa was planning to re-open the plant between Aug. 24 and Dec. 21. Now, he’s...

  17. Harlingen tax hike passes

    Harlingen city commissioners passed the second and final vote on a proposed four-cent tax increase expected to generate $1.3 million to balance a proposed $47.8 million. Present at the meeting were residents...

  18. Clear Lake Shores approves budget, sees projected sales tax revenue drop

    The Clear Lake Shores City Council on Sept. 17 approved the fiscal year 2019-20 budget in the wake of lower-than-expected projected sales tax revenue. It will be adopted at a special meeting next week....

  19. Frisco’s 2019-20 budget adds 4 new employees, keeps tax rate steady

    ...Frisco’s 2019-20 budget includes the addition of four new police officers and a steady tax rate. Frisco City Council approved the tax rate and $177.9 million general fund budget Sept. 17. The four new positions...

  20. City of Amarillo approves health grant to help fight obesity and other chronic illnesses in the area

    ...will be targeted through a new health program implemented by the City of Amarillo. During today’s City Council meeting, City Officials approved a $250,000 community and clinical health grant which will...

  21. City of McKinney adopts budget, lower property tax rate for FY 2019-20

    McKinney City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a tax rate at $0.5156 per $100 valuation—a decrease of approximately $0.01 from the current rate of $0.52517 per $100 valuation. Following the approval of this tax rate, FY 2019-20 marks the...

  22. City council votes to keep property tax rates the same

    SAN ANGELO, TX – San Angelo city council members approved the property tax rate at their most recent meeting, allowing it to remain the same. City staffers say increased property values along with increases...

  23. Pandemonium breaks out at Mercedes city meeting

    MERCEDES — Chaos erupted even before the Mercedes City Commission meeting could begin here Tuesday evening. As dozens of residents filed into the legislative chamber ahead of two hotly anticipated agenda...

  24. Granger designated Texas Main Street city

    ...businesses. A lot of downtowns close, and this is a way to bring businesses back into the towns.” Granger Mayor Trevor Cheatheam said efforts to have the city join the program started around five years ago with...

  25. Dickinson prepares as tropical depression slams coast

    ...hard to get out," said Bimage. As residents prepare, the city of Dickinson is doing the same thing. City administrator Chris Heard is overseeing a multi-million dollar flood mitigation plan and says the city...

  26. Sherman solid waste fee decrease starts Oct. 1

    ...average home price within the city. The reduction was expanded to $6 per month following comments by council member Shawn Teamann, who expressed a desire to make the increasing tax rate as painless to residents...

  27. Robstown Police data breach a false alarm

    ...email or through software. Roughly 95 percent of the data has been recovered, and according to the city manager nobody accessed the information. “The data was not downloaded or lost or removed from our...

  28. Approved Belton budget includes street maintenance, pay raises

    ...officers and firefighters are this city’s top priorities in its now-approved budget for 2020. The Belton City Council, in a 6-0 decision Tuesday afternoon, approved a $28,623,718 budget. They also approved a 65.98-cent...

  29. Bryan looking to expand corridor beautification partnership to Midtown

    ...looking to expand its corridor beautification partnership into some new areas. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, the staff is recommending a partnership to make Midtown and areas like College Avenue...

  30. City of El Paso to consider applying for $1 million grant following mass shooting

    ...department lost the most money for the use of resources approximately $1.58 million. At Tuesday’s meeting, city council members will discuss a grant application for $1 million from the State of Texas to help recover...

  31. Corpus Christi City Council adopts 2020 city budget, including boosts for streets, police

    Corpus Christi's funding for streets will officially more than double in 2020. City Council approved and adopted the city's $1.1 billion budget for 2020 at Tuesday's regular council meeting. The 2020...

  32. New Public Works Director Hired by City of Johnson City

    After resuming Open Session, the City Council approved motion from Council Member Clayton Young and second by Council Member Gayla Guthrie to hire Brent Sultemeier as the Public Works Director with a six month probationary period.

  33. Around-the-clock fishing on Lake Kirby's banks could soon be permitted

    ...banks of Lake Kirby around the clock. The 24/7 fishing proposal will be brought forward to the Abilene City Council at next week's meeting on September 26. Currently, Lake Kirby closes to on-bank fishermen...

  34. Toyota announces $391-million additional investment in San Antonio plant

    ... Toyota made the announcement in a ceremony that included Texas Governor Greg Abbott, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. Governor Abbott said, "it is a great day for Toyota...

  35. WF City Council overview: budget approval, property taxes, bike-friendly changes

    Property taxes in Wichita Falls are going up three cents after city councilors approved the increase, and their new budget, at this morning’s meeting. “This is huge," said Wichita Falls fire chief Ken Prillaman, “not just for public safety but for...

  36. Smithville council OKs $12 million budget, tax increase, employee pay bump

    The Smithville City Council gave its final approval on Sept. 9 to a $12 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that includes a tax increase, utility rate increases for customers who live outside the city limits, and a 5% bump to employee pay. The...

  37. Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl named finalist in ‘Texas Downtown’ contest

    Finalist for the Texas Downtown Association President’s Award were announced on Tuesday, and the historic Tomato Bowl in Jacksonville made the list. The program was developed as a way to recognize outstanding projects, places, and people that...

  38. Overview of city’s FY2019-20 budget

    The Borger City Council approved at its Sept. 17 meeting the tax rate of $0.863490 per $100 of property. According to numbers provided by the city, the taxpayer impact for home values for FY2019-20 will stay the same as the current year. The current...

  39. Lakeway officials begin search for new city manager

    ...dedicate $30,000 to hire a search firm to hire a new city manager. Additionally, council authorized Mayor Sandy Cox and Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Higginbotham to choose a search firm within that budget. No time...

  40. Leander City Council seeks more service, cost restructuring from Capital Metro

    ...we need to do this probably on a lot more regular basis than was done in the past,” Clarke said. Mayor Troy Hill said he believes the meeting was informative, but there are still hurdles that need to be...

  41. Houston area prepares for significant flash flooding threat

    ...their high water vehicles ready for use. Starting Tuesday morning, barricades will be staged, the Mayor's Office said. The city is urging property owners to make sure street drains and ditches are clear...

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