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  1. Melissa Approves Downtown Development

    The initial project will be the development of a 50,000 square-foot site at the northwest corner of Fannin Road and State Highway 5. Plans call for retail and restaurant space, a two-story office building and general commercial establishments.

  2. Tompkins confident in progress of $50 million street program

    Greenville Public Works Director Press Tompkins told the city council Tuesday that he’s confident the $50 million improvement program for city streets will be accomplished in two years. “We are on target, we’re right around $24 million in the first...

  3. Brazoria scratches the surface on chicken ordinance

    The City Council created a special committee to address its desire to rewrite the city’s ordinances to differentiate chickens — and possibly other fowl or poultry — from the more broadly defined “livestock” of their current laws.

  4. As home prices reach new heights, Plano looks to enhance housing affordability programs

    Muns said it is important that the city maintains Plano’s high-quality neighborhoods and living standards while also finding more ways to make it a place where teachers, firefighters and police officers, or those earning similar incomes, can own...

  5. City of Pampa Commissioners discuss downtown revitalization

    “It’s been a couple of years since we filed for a grant to help revitalize and beautify downtown,” Community Services Director Dustin Miller said. “It’s a grant many communities in the Texas Panhandle has received and this is the first year, even...

  6. Orange outlines fire chief hiring process

    The City of Orange is closing in on naming a new fire department chief. City Manager Mike Kunst is leading the selection process following the retirement of longtime leader David Frenzel, who served the city for 53 years. According to Kunst, the city...

  7. City of Hondo website to undergo upgrade

    Hondo City Council on Monday, May 9, approved upgrading its web hosting provider from Revize, which has only one data server, to multi-data server CivicEngage. The transition will take place in about six months, according to Information Technology...

  8. Southlake Library Task Force presents options for new library, seeks public input at town hall meeting

    ...preliminary plans for a new library. The Southlake Library Task Force was created a few months ago, Mayor John Huffman said, with the intention to review options and make recommendations for a new Southlake...

  9. City of Orange’s Leigh Anne Dallas completed leadership training

    Mayor Larry Spears Jr. recognized Leigh Anne Dallas, event manager/EDC assistant, on her completion of Leadership Southeast Texas Class of 2022. LSET was organized for the purpose of educating regional...

  10. New hangars proposed for airport

    The initial hangar construction plan for Louis Schreiner Field proposed to the Texas Department of Transportation’s aviation division was to secure $900,000 in state funding and $150,000 each from the city and county for 10 T-hangars, according to a...

  11. Construction of WF hotel and convention center remains on track

    Construction for the downtown Wichita Falls hotel and convention center is on track to be completed next summer. The only thing that has come close to giving crews a scare so far is a shortage of materials, but the city is working closely with the...

  12. Nixon nixes mobile homes within city limits

    Nixon City Council has taken action prohibiting any new mobile homes from being installed within Nixon city limits. At their Monday, May 9, meeting, council members approved this housing amendment in the hopes of increasing Nixon’s property values...

  13. Those outside of Corpus Christi city limits could be expected to pay for fire services

    The City of Corpus Christi is looking to make those residents who live outside the city limits to start paying for fire service. The fire chief made a presentation to city council members concerning the issue. One which is basically directed at the...

  14. Cleveland mayor caught on tape cursing, threatening city manager

    With a body-camera equipped Peace Officer in tow, Cleveland Mayor Richard Boyett appeared clearly intent on a recorded confrontation... "You are a [sic] (expletive) if you think I’m going to sit here and let you run this City," said Mayor Boyett...

  15. Axiom Space breaks ground on new headquaters in Houston

    The headquarters, located at Ellington Airport, will be where the aerospace company will train private astronauts and begin production of its Axiom Station, which is the world’s first free-flying, internationally available, private space station that...

  16. As Presidio considers HOT tax ordinance, trouble in Terlingua highlights need for more robust collection

    Unlike many neighboring Big Bend communities, Presidio doesn’t yet have local regulations or tax collection mechanisms in place for short-term rentals listed on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. “They’re popping up like bluebonnets,” Velázquez-Ornelas...

  17. Celina's Corbett Howard announces retirement from director role

    Twenty years to the month after taking his oath of office as Celina's mayor, Corbett Howard has announced his retirement from his director position with the city's Economic Development Corporation.

  18. San Antonio city staff propose reducing property taxes and increasing homestead exemptions for 2023 budget

    City staff is proposing to reduce the total tax rate from $0.55 to $0.54. The maintenance & operation tax rate will go down from $0.34 to $0.33 while the debt service tax rate remains the same. During Wednesday’s presentation, San Antonio CFO...

  19. El Paso's fire chief takes on new position among other leaders at City Hall

    Some leadership roles have shifted within the City of El Paso. The Senior Deputy City Manager for the City of El Paso, Colonel (Ret) Cary Westin, will be retiring. An updated leadership organizational chart for the City of El Paso shows Tracey Jerome...

  20. City has historic preservation grants available

    The City of Fredericksburg understands that some homeowners may need assistance in covering expenses related to the maintenance of these historic properties. Homeowners with structures in need of exterior maintenance are eligible to apply for funding...

  21. Multi-million dollar water project completed in Clarendon

    “We’ve replaced around five miles of pipe of the total 17 miles in town,” said Jacob Fangman, mayor pro-tem/alderman. Besides installing five miles of PVC pipe the city put in a new elevated storage tank and installed isolation values allowing the...

  22. It’s a home run for home rule

    Farmersville voters, apparently believing it is time for their city to take the next step toward municipal adulthood, said “yes” to a request on Saturday to create a home rule charter that City Hall will use to govern its affairs while also endorsing...

  23. San Benito proposes water rate hikes

    ...officials disclosed the consultant’s study. “We’re trying to do something but yet not hurt the people,” Mayor Rick Guerra said Wednesday, referring to the proposed rate hike. “We’re basically coming out of the...

  24. Aransas Pass railroad gets reactivated after nearly 20 years

    ...crossing. Some residents have already reported a train passing through on the way towards Rockport, and City Manager Gary Edwards said it's great news for the future of the City. "It's been so long since trains...

  25. Dallas plans $2 million for Shingle Mountain soil cleanup that may take 2 years

    ...former Blue Star Recycling along S. Central Expressway, which the city now owns. The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved budget adjustments such as adding $5 million of excess revenue to its liability...

  26. Montgomery City Council approves agreement with county for emergency bridge repairs

    An interlocal agreement with Montgomery County was approved at Montgomery City Council’s May 10 meeting for emergency repairs to be made to the bridge on Lone Star Parkway immediately east of Plez Morgan Drive. Council members approved the agreement...

  27. Dallas Bans Pet Store Puppy and Kitten Sales

    Dallas City Council members Wednesday banned the sale of live puppies and kittens in pet stores. The Humane Pet Store Ordinance takes effect in six months. It gives Dallas Petland, the one Dallas store...

  28. A blast from the past: Jacksonville’s 1972 time capsule opened

    ...me to believe that 50 years ago I was in the seventh grade and I was present when they buried it,” Mayor Randy Gorham said after welcoming those who attended. “It’s not hard to believe that I don’t remember...

  29. City of Celina gets a shoutout from Gov. Greg Abbott, here's why

    Celina has long been drawing regional eyes for its rapid growth. On Tuesday, Celina city officials met with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at his office in Austin as part of a recognition for Celina's Gigabit City designation. Celina is the first city in...

  30. City of Edna, VEDC partner to provide economic development services

    ...Edna joins our leadership on fulfilling our mission to expand opportunities in the Region.” Edna City Manager Gary Broz released the following statement “We are excited to partner with an organization...

  31. Construction of new Allen fire station approved by council

    Construction for a sixth fire station was approved by Allen City Council in a Tuesday meeting. The station, Allen Fire Station No. 6, will be the Allen Fire Department's northernmost facility, plotted...

  32. Nonprofits can apply for grant funding in Georgetown for 2022-23 fiscal year

    ...funding for the City’s 2022-23 Fiscal Year, which begins Oct. 1. Funding decisions will be made by the City Council in compliance with the policy and funding guidelines subject to the availability of funds,...

  33. Ferris City Manager Announces “Access For All” in First Ever Solution for Healthcare

    Ferris City Manager Brooks Williams presented an “access for all” healthcare solution to the Ferris City Council Monday night, which was unanimously approved. The presentation outlined an unprecedented...

  34. City of Holliday discusses aftermath of Police Chief Chunn's passing

    Archer County Sheriff Jack Curd spoke to the council about what the office can do for the city while the Holliday Police Department is down to just one officer. “We can handle everything from the city, but the…

  35. Lewisville experiences increase in outdoor activities, visitors in summer months

    Nearly six million people are projected to visit the lake in a given year, bringing $60 million in revenue to the Lewisville area and local businesses, said James Kunke, the city’s community relations and tourism director. The lake also drives...

  36. EDC seeking new director

    The Dublin Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director after Brad Stanford submitted his resignation during the April EDC meeting. Stanford reported he loves the work and working with the board,...

  37. College Station City Council Members Are Asked To Consider Building A Roller Hockey Rink

    Jake Madewell asked that a roller hockey rink be added to the proposal for pickleball courts at Anderson Park that could be part of a bond issue this November Taylor Pampinella says there is a Texas A&M club that plays once a week at Neal Park in...

  38. El Paso moves forward with plans to modernize and expand international ports of entry

    ...will move forward with plans to modernize and expand the international ports of entry. On Tuesday, city council approved the motion to apply for $3,000,000 from the U.S Department of Transportation. Traffic...

  39. 52 City of Tyler street to receive improvements

    The Tyler City Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to approve a $3,301,084.71 contract with Reynolds and Kay, LTD. for the 2022 asphalt enhancement project. The work will improve 25 lane miles of roadways, curbs and gutters and restripe and place...

  40. Buda council approves new art commission

    The new commission will allow the city access to state grants designed to boost the cultural uniqueness of communities throughout Texas alongside other benefits, such as organizing and directing local art projects.

  41. Council approves new game room ordinance

    The Odessa City Council Tuesday evening voted 5-1 to approve amendments to its game room ordinance and unanimously voted to purchase 15 new police vehicles. The council has been working for months on amending...

  42. City to ink $5.4 million contract to buy land for proposed Inner Harbor desalination plant

    ...seawater desalination plant in hopes of ushering in a more "drought-proof" region. The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday voted to draft a contract aimed at purchasing about 12.5 acres of property and 11...

  43. Port San Antonio to build $60-million ‘innovation center’

    Port San Antonio has the go-ahead to build a $60 million “innovation center” that its leaders hope will strengthen the business park’s drive to reinvent itself as a magnet for up-and-coming cybersecurity and tech companies.

  44. Converse looks for new city manager

    Converse is looking for a new city manager after its City Council on May 3 unanimously approved a unilateral separation agreement with current City Manager Le Ann Piatt following a three-hour executive session.

  45. Goliad getting Tractor Supply Company store

    Tractor Supply Company will break ground for a 24,000-square foot prototype store in July at 1554 N. U.S. Highway 183 in Goliad. Tractor Supply Company touts itself as the “largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States.”

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