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  1. Pearland celebrates 125 years this month. Here's a look back at the town's humble beginning

    ...those old settlers used to wait on the train," Hayes said. In addition to the depot re-opening, the mayor of Pearland will give an address and a mini-documentary on the depot will be screened to the public...

  2. Celina residents fight water bills

    ...her bill increased from $125 to over $500. Another quoted her bill as $85 over a nine-day period. Mayor Sean Terry said that every summer the city goes through some form of water rate discussion due to...

  3. Allen tax rate, budget approved

    The Allen City Council on Tuesday adopted the budget and tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1. The tax rate will be $.489 per $100 of taxable value, down from $.498 last year. The city’s...

  4. Allen City Council extends DART service

    ...County Rides program, which can connect to the Downtown Plano Station. Courtesy of DART The Allen City Council last week voted to extend the Collin County Rides program for another three years, bringing...

  5. City of Jacksonville is getting a new public safety headquarters

    ...police, and emergency response teams on one campus. GMET’s Brennon Gurley talked with the Jacksonville city manager about what this means for you. City council approved plans for the new 28,000 square-foot...

  6. Brazoria approves tax rate decrease

    ...$100 of property value, down from the current rate of 72.2 cents, at their meeting Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Roger Shugart said. Councilwoman Susan Parker could not make the meeting, he said. The council...

  7. Council approves purchase of new patrol cars

    The Seguin Police Department’s fleet will soon get a few updates. City council approved the purchase of about a dozen Chevrolet Tahoes at a cost of about $63,000 each, during the regular meeting on Tuesday....

  8. City, business leaders discuss solutions to clean up area around City Hall

    ...CHRISTI, Texas — Concerns about crime and cleanliness around city hall are nothing new. At-large council member Paulette Guajardo says she's seen it for herself. "There's drug dealing going on. A lot of...

  9. City of Bowie receives grant to fix drainage damage

    ...money to help repair damage caused by major flooding in 2015. On Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, the Bowie City Council received some great news, they will receive a grant to help fix drainage damage across an area...

  10. Rollingwood sets proposed tax rate for FY 2019-20

    ...year 2019-20. Council set the proposed rate at the rollback number of $0.2088 per $100 of valuation. City Administrator Amber Lewis said the proposed rate is not official, and council can vote on the official...

  11. City spending $1.4 million to offset landfill's expected impact on streams

    ...streams expected to be disrupted by a future landfill will cost Waco about $1.4 million. The Waco City Council approved an agreement with Oxbow Investments Inc. this week to buy $1.4 million in mitigation...

  12. Neighbors concerned about indoor shooting range being built in Round Rock

    ...She then compiled a list of more than 50 people who opposed the project to present to the Round Rock City Council. She and another neighbor spoke to the council members on Sept. 12 during the citizen comment...

  13. City of Rollingwood swears in two new officers, city secretary

    ...city’s new police officers. “I have the distinct honor of getting to swear in some fantastic folks,” Mayor Michael Dyson said prior to swearing in the trio. Wayman replaces Robyn Ryan as Rollingwood’s city...

  14. Brownsville names new public works director

    ...Selected to the position, Armando Guitierrez Jr. will officially start Sept. 23, according to Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal. “We are thrilled to have Armando Gutierrez on board,” Bernal said. “His vast...

  15. Carrollton City Council approves decreased tax rate

    ...fiscal year 2019 results are finalized. “I’m very proud of how we operate here in the city,” said Mayor Kevin Falconer. “We’ve been effective and efficient. We know that we’re using our resident’s money,...

  16. Cities agree on $2.6 million TASWA fund distribution

    ...between the three cities with the remaining funds distributed based on each city’s usage. Sherman Mayor David Plyler said the cities are currently unsure how much each will get as the funds are based on...

  17. Denison ups employee pay starting with police on Oct. 1

    ...raises in the near future with police starting in October and everyone else going up in January. City Council adopted a new pay scale as well as pay raises in the 2020 budget that was approved Monday night....

  18. El Paso Electric bond credit rating gets a downgrade from Moody's

    ...IIF. The sale also has to be approved by several government regulatory agencies, including the El Paso City Council. Moody's also determined that the pending sale won't hurt El Paso Elecric's credit quality...

  19. Lewisville adopts final tax rate and budget

    ...Cziko, rode together while Willett was in the city. Lewisville Police Department The Lewisville City Council approved on Monday its final tax rate and budget for fiscal year 2019-20. Tax rate is set...

  20. Huntsville approves $74.25 M budget with focus on public safety

    ...tax rate increase, when we have $1.26 million of extra money going into the general fund,” said councilmember Ronald Allen, who was the lone member to vote against the budget and taxing measures. “No matter...

  21. Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents to see lower property tax rates

    ...due to new property added to the tax roll and property value growth, according to meeting documents. City Council also adopted a $179 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This is a 4% increase...

  22. Downtown San Marcos set to open mobility hub this fall

    ...and rain gardens. With these additions, the mobility hub would resemble a miniature downtown park. Council Member Ed Mihalkanin said the city is working to make the spot a place for transit and gathering....

  23. City council approves contract with UCRA for Concho River testing

    SAN ANGELO, TX – At a recent San Angelo city council meeting, council members approved payment by the city to the Upper Colorado River Authority for testing in the Concho River. The testing is part of the...

  24. Council approves group for full-time city manager search

    Bay City Council approved a contract with Strategic Government Resources (SGR) to find a permanent city manger for the city. “Everything in here is in line with what the research was for this position,”...

  25. City of San Juan announces Los Tigres Del Norte for annual festival

    San Juan City Manager Benjamin Arjona stands in front of a sign announcing Los Tigres Del Norte following a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in San Juan. (Francisco E. Jimenez/ The Monitor)...

  26. Corpus Christi's airport awarded $7 million in federal funding

    ...funding.” Airport enhancement will positively impact business and tourism travel to Corpus Christi, said Mayor Joe McComb, as well as benefit residents flying out of Corpus Christi. Improvements could also help...

  27. Royse City Council approves fiscal year 2019-20 budget, tax rate

    Royse City Council adopted the proposed budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year, starting Oct. 1, at last week's council meeting. The council set the property tax rate at 62.15 cents per $100 valuation, keeping the same tax rate as last year....

  28. Killeen airport receives nearly $3.4 million in federal grant money

    ...Killeen who worked to secure this funding,” Cornyn said in a statement. On Tuesday evening, the Killeen City Council learned of the grant during its regular workshop meeting. By law, according to Matthew Van...

  29. Dripping Springs City Council passes 2019-20 city budget

    Dripping Springs City Council voted to approve a nearly $6.9 million city operations budget for the the 2019-20 fiscal year, with a total budget including city, parks and Founder’s Day income of nearly $7.4 million. Along with the budget passed...

  30. Houston City Council strikes daytime hours, lowers fines for juvenile curfew ordinance

    Houston City Council amended Houston's citywide juvenile curfew ordinance. New changes to Houston’s juvenile curfew ordinance keep its enforcement in effect but aim to reduce the likelihood that minors will be subject to racial profiling.

  31. San Angelo closes out summer with 15th annual LilyFest

    This year marks the 15th annual LilyFest in San Angelo, and the 31st year for the renowned International Water Lily Collection, which has grown into a major tourist attraction from its humble beginnings.

  32. Solar plant in Tom Green County becoming a reality

    ...renewable energy companies have found one of our great assets here in West Texas, sun," said San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter. "Growth in our community is important. Exposure to our community is important. Investments...

  33. Hays in ‘moderate drought,’ water conservation urged

    ...allowed before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Exceptions include the irrigation of new landscapes (if the city manager is notified at least one day in advance), in connection with “repair or testing of a new or...

  34. Eagle Pass City Council Approves $40.6 Million Fiscal Year Budget for 2019-2020

    The City Council approved an ad valorem tax rate of $0.54073 per $100 valuation on real property for 2019-2020, a slight decrease from last year’s (2019) tax rate of $0.54489 per $100 valuation. The newly adopted 2019-2020 fiscal year budget will...

  35. Houston City Council approves creation of Highland Village management district

    ...Houston must receive approval from the city before gaining the authority to issue bonds. Houston City Council voted to authorize the district Sept. 18. Over the last two years, various consultants have worked...

  36. Houston City Council approves 30-year Spaceport lease for FlightSafety

    ...simulation company will soon lease land in Phase 1 of the Houston Spaceport. On Sept. 18, Houston City Council approved a 30-year lease agreement with FlightSafety International Inc. The company will relocate...

  37. Lufkin approves same tax rate

    The Lufkin City Council approved a rate of 53 cents per $100 valuation for the fiscal year 2019-20 on the second reading Tuesday. The rate is $.02 higher than the effective tax rate, which would have...

  38. Jersey Village ramps up capital project spending, boosts starting pay in 2019-20 budget

    The Jersey Village City Council unanimously adopted a city budget for fiscal year 2019-20 at a Sept. 16 meeting, with projected expenditures outpacing revenues by roughly $4 million—a gap that will be filled by city reserves.

  39. Sugar Land City Council adopts FY 2019-20 budget, tax rate

    Sugar Land City Council unanimously approved a fiscal year 2019-20 budget of $272.6 million during a Sept. 17 regular City Council meeting. Council also approved a tax rate of $0.332 per $100 valuation, a 3.99% increase from last year’s $0.31762 tax...

  40. Sunset Valley approves budget including $5.2 million in general fund expenditures

    Sunset Valley City Council approved its fiscal year 2019-20 budget Sept. 17, which included a balanced general fund that takes in as much revenue as it spends. According to the budget, general fund revenue was estimated at $5,208,100.

  41. McKinney City Council approves budget, lowers property tax rate

    McKinney City Council voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2020 budget of $585 million and also lowered the city’s property tax rate. The 1-cent reduction brought the current property tax rate from 0.525170 to 0.515600.

  42. At Frisco Station a helipad was just built to be the first test site for Uber Elevate.

    The future of transportation just might be taking shape in Frisco. At Frisco Station, a helipad was just built to be the first test site for Uber Elevate. The helipad sits right next to The Star and along the Dallas North Tollway. It is larger than...

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