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  1. Welcome back: Cain Center celebrates Grand Re-opening

    Athens - “This is such an exciting day,” she said. “Today’s ribbon cutting is a celebration almost five years in the making. The pathway from December 2016, when the Cain Center closed, to today, when we celebrate its new beginning, has been full of...

  2. Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to celebrate Dia Del Rio

    ...come together to proclaim binational celebration of Dia Del Rio and national Make a difference Day. Mayor Pete Saenz along with Mayor Carmen Lilia Canturosas will gather at the riverbanks of the Las Palmas...

  3. City leaders begin local redistricting efforts to reflect population shifts

    ...The Huntsville City Council is comprised of four ward positions, four at-large spots and an at-large mayor. On Tuesday, members of the City Council approved a $15,000 contract with Olson and Olson LLP — the...

  4. Aspermont Council tables Sheriff’s costsharing proposal

    After meeting with county commissioners last week, Stonewall County Sheriff Bill Mullen addressed the Aspermont City Council on Tuesday, speaking on the challenges of hiring deputies at competitive wages and outlining a proposal for city assistance....

  5. Nederland EDC makes pledge to incentivize airport development project

    The Nederland Economic Development Corporation made a verbal pledge Wednesday evening to commit an incentive package to planned development at Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

  6. Live Oak's Wayman announces his retirement from public service

    After serving the city of Live Oak for 35 years, Scott Wayman has decided to call it a career. Live Oak City Council voted unanimously Oct. 12 to begin the process of finding a replacement for Wayman, city manager for the past seven years.

  7. Fire chief announces departure as city celebrates new equipment

    It was a bittersweet day for Windcrest Fire Chief Daniel Kramer. On Oct. 9, the city celebrated the arrival of $2 million worth of firefighting equipment — a $1.32 million ladder truck with a 100-foot aerial reach, and a $600,000 pumper truck with a...

  8. Dripping Springs approves Transportation Master Plan

    According to the City, the master plan will: Promote safe mobility within the City’s transportation infrastructure; Develop a future transportation system that accommodates growth; Establish the ultimate roadway network and identify right-of-way...

  9. Castroville's new 950-home development underway as San Antonio sprawls west

    Alsatian Oaks will feature 950 homes with neighborhood trails and parks interwoven throughout once complete. The entrance of the subdivision will have over 400,000 square feet of restaurants, retail, and medical office space. The 435-acre development...

  10. WHARTON EMS: Director Gonzales always had a picture of health eyed

    The dream of a seven-year-old girl who wanted to become a paramedic became a reality when Christy Gonzales became a paramedic for the City of Wharton in 2008. Her position with Wharton EMS 13 years now evolved into her being named director of the...

  11. New Braunfels seeks public input on capital improvement plan through online survey

    ...needs of New Braunfels, we rely on residents to let us know where additional issues are,” Assistant City Manager Jordan Matney said. “The input we get from the public on the capital improvement plan helps...

  12. City of Waco clears hurdle in bid to build new landfill next to historic Central Texas cemetery

    During Tuesday’s city council meeting, the City approved a proposal to spend $200,000 for improvements to a cemetery that will eventually be surrounded on three sides by the new landfill on FM 939 near State Highway 31.

  13. Denison Development Alliance Ecommerce Accelerator Incentive program wins state, international recognition

    The Denison Development Alliance (DDA) won a Gold Rank in the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Initiatives from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its Ecommerce Accelerator Incentive project. The honor was presented at an...

  14. Brownsville appoints new city attorney

    In his new role as city attorney Victor Flores will provide complete legal services to the city commission and to people or entities who may act on the city's behalf as provided by the law. Flores has served as Brownsville's interim city attorney...

  15. Vidaurri resigns as Devine City Administrator, effective Oct. 22

    Devine City Administrator John Vidaurri submitted his resignation in a letter to the City Council dated October 19. Vidaurri’s last day is Friday, Oct. 22. An article about Viduarri’s departure will be in the Oct. 27 edition of The Devine News....

  16. Cove council moves to secure additional water rights

    With an expansion of the Belton Lake Water Treatment Plant on the horizon, the Copperas Cove City Council agreed to commit to an additional 7 million gallons per day of treated water rights during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

  17. State legislators approve $15.5 million for new Presidio railroad inspection station

    ...has been set for the first train to roll across the bridge from one country to the other. Presidio City Administrator Brad Newton pointed out that while most rails in the area seem to travel east to west,...

  18. Houstonians can now drop off kitchen scraps for composting as part of a new pilot program

    Houston’s composting pilot program is now up and running through Nov. 27 in an effort to divert food waste from going into the city’s landfills. Residents can drop off food and non-edibles at three sites across Houston, including the Kashmere...

  19. Sugar Land City Council OK’s $1.9M for Greatwood drainage project

    According to a presentation given to the City Council at the Oct. 19 meeting, the improvements will address the street ponding and structural flooding issues. City officials said it will target existing structural flooding by designing and...

  20. Noble named police chief

    City Manager Tom Mattis announced on October 11 the appointment of Chris Noble as the new Elgin Chief of Police. Chief Noble has served as commander for the Elgin Police Department (EPD) for nearly four years and has most recently served as EPD...

  21. Tyson Foods is making a $58 million expansion in Seguin

    “We’re excited about the expansion project at Seguin, which is part of our commitment to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for Tyson chicken, while delivering on our strategy of accelerating long-term growth,” David Bray, the Group...

  22. Marble Falls grants hotel occupancy tax abatement for hotel-conference center

    The Marble Falls City Council approved a $300,000 hotel occupancy tax abatement Monday, Oct. 19, for the Marble Falls Hotel Group LLC. The group will construct, own, and operate the Marble Falls hotel and...

  23. City of Laredo Designates New Directors

    ...the City of Laredo Legal department will be led by newly appointed City Attorney Dean J. Roggia. Mr. Roggia is a graduate of Baylor Law School and his legal career has been dedicated to municipal law.

  24. Plenty to get excited about. 52nd Groves Pecan Festival nears kicks off.

    The Groves Pecan Festival is set for Nov. 4 through Nov. 7 at Lion’s Park. The event was canceled last year due to COVID. “I just feel like we’re finally getting to get out,” said Beverly Hereford, president of the Groves Chamber of Commerce. “For...

  25. HBO drag series We're Here to showcase Del Rio, Texas in forthcoming episode

    Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano (right) tries on a wig in preparation for his drag performance. In the unscripted series, queens Shangela, Eureka and Bob the Drag Queen travel the country, hosting one-night-only drag shows in small towns featuring local...

  26. Somerville approves equipment purchases

    The Somerville City Council has approved the purchase of a new dump truck and backhoe loader for the public works department, replacing aging equipment. The council approved those purchases at their Tuesday, Oct. 12, meeting. The public works...

  27. Keller City Council passes child sex offender residency ordinance

    With the ordinance’s passage, it is now illegal for a sex offender to live within 1,000 feet of areas children commonly gather. The ordinance refers to such areas as “child safety zones.” As outlined, child safety zones include places such as...

  28. Stafford discusses animal control

    ...topic especially when an unwanted animal enters your yard or spooks you on your daily walk. Navasota City Manager Brad Stafford discusses animal control and how infractions are handled by law enforcement....

  29. Study finds $7.37M needed for Sherman sewer repairs

    ...state of sewer infrastructure in the heart of the city and the cost of restoring it. Members of the city council received the results of a study and survey of downtown sewer infrastructure Monday night that...

  30. Monopoly San Antonio Edition unveiled today with squares for missions, Hemisfair, Market Square, River Walk and more Alamo City sites

    Monopoly San Antonio Edition is now available, with squares for Hemisfair, the River Walk, Market Square and other Alamo City sites. Players hoping to see more puro San Antonio staples such as Big Red and barbacoa for game pieces or a game board...

  31. San Benito to begin phase one construction for RGV Epicenter

    The RGVE is set to include family entertainment, retail, restaurants, live entertainment, a medical wellness center, interactive educational initiatives, and Class A office space. “It’s to serve as an area for the community where the community can...

  32. Council to tab new audit firm

    Wills Point - We feel like it is time to send out for an RFP. We have presented that to you prior to sending it out. I did find two firms at the Texas Municipal League conference I attended last week that would be interested, and would like that...

  33. San Benito launching $115 million project; Hotel, convention center billed as game-changer

    “We need it for San Benito,” Mayor Rick Guerra said Tuesday. “It’s a big project. It’s giving us a chance in San Benito. There’s no other investment that big trying to come here. He’s a private investor, everything’s on him. We have to give him a...

  34. Anna approves $800M Anacapri Development

    “I am excited for the impact of this project and look forward to seeing it come to fruition,” Mayor Nate Pike said. “This is a game-changer for Anna and provides several unique activities for Anna neighbors.”

  35. City Commissioners Discuss HOT Tax

    Both the City of Mason and the Chamber of Commerce will benefit from an uptick in Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT) collected from local lodging providers. Mayor Whitney Leifeste said the HOT revenues are growing and are much more significant than in the...

  36. Two Moratoriums: one extended and one enacted

    Granbury - The moratoriums are needed because the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has not yet approved the City’s permit for a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) for the City’s east side. TCEQ requires the City to begin planning...

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