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  1. Remote-pay parking system to be presented to College Station City Council Thursday

    Mooney says that prospective parking customers would use an app or web-based platform to reserve a spot in certain residential areas. People would be charged an hourly rate for the spot for which they registered. The current proposal sits between $3...

  2. Playscape at park has been installed

    This past Saturday at the Rocksprings City Park construction of a playscape took place. The project was funded using a $10,000 grant from the Edwards County Economic Development Corporation with added money from the City of Rocksprings. Sand was...

  3. City of Marshall welcomes new court administrator

    Tara Archield will join the city of Marshall as the new Court Administrator beginning July 26. She was selected following interviews by four members of the city’s staff, according to City Manager Mark Rohr.

  4. Port Arthur EDC CEO resigning; why he believes it's time for him to step down

    The chief executive officer of Port Arthur's Economic Development Corporation is resigning at the end of September. Floyd Batiste has headed Port Arthur's EDC for nearly 17 years.

  5. Public areas ordinance aims to wipe out unruly behavior

    Ordinance 2021-19 now includes a new article titled “Use of Public Areas” that prohibits camping, bathing, urinating and defecating in public areas and subjects such actions to a fine not to exceed $500. The Lockhart City Council on Tuesday voted...

  6. Kerrville CVB: Hotel occupancy garners $1M in taxes

    “There was $1.1 million in hotel occupancy taxes collected in 2020, and we are already at $1 million for this year,” she said. According to the report published by the CVB, 1,400 rooms were booked during the first three months of 2021, for a total of...

  7. Beaumont council looking to borrow millions for street, drainage repairs

    The city of Beaumont could soon devote an additional $33 million to improving city-owned drainage ditches, its storm water system and various streets, among other projects. The money would come from debt issued in the form of “certificates of...

  8. Richwood to help with dewatering

    During Monday’s meeting, Director of Public Works Clif Custer requested the city help with the construction by giving an amount not to exceed $20,000. He came to the council wanting to help because of the circumstance of the project, without requests...

  9. The city plans to take over the Doris Miller YMCA in September and temporarily close it for renovations.

    The city decided to to combine the community center services with the recreational services at the Doris Miller YMCA into a new Doris Miller Community Center. This would give the city the ability to offer a larger community center with the pools,...

  10. City unveils trail park in SE part of Midland

    ... which they stated is now open to hikers, runners, bicyclists and other visitors who have gone to https://pbbatx.com/ to pay a $30 annual membership fee, which helps to defray the ongoing maintenance costs of the facility.

  11. Planning for the future: Raymondville tapping $2.69M stimulus check

    ...to expand the sewer plant to treat an additional 500,000 gallons a day. “It’s for future growth,” Mayor Gilbert Gonzales said Monday. Hard lesson In 2013, local officials learned hard lessons from a...

  12. Sesajal buying land for Hondo facility

    Sesajal was founded in 1989 and is a worldwide leader in the processing of specialty oils, oily seeds and their derivatives. Sesajal plans to construct a multi-million dollar production facility on the 16-acre property, eventually employing over 150...

  13. Houston lands large-scale Dia de los Muertos event

    A big event will be coming to Houston this fall for Dia de los Muertos, known as Day of the Dead. It's a Mexican tradition where loved ones who have passed away are honored and remembered. It will be happening Saturday, Nov. 6. The festival will be...

  14. Pharr agrees to pay increases with police, fire unions

    The city of Pharr has reached collective bargaining agreements with both the police and fire unions, making way for incremental pay increases and organizational modifications. The new contracts also include a physical fitness deal, which until now...

  15. Denison issues new requirements for home builders

    The Denison City Council has voted unanimously to amend city building regulations to require lead walkways running from the curb to the front door or driveway of a residence. The goal is to make it easier for first responders to gain access in an...

  16. Lakeway City Council approves increase in waste collection fees, development

    The Lakeway City Council on Monday approved an increase to the monthly waste collection fee from $17.61 to $17.80. Officials said an increase in disposal costs at local landfills, competitive labor markets for drivers and supply chain issues prompted...

  17. The Colony Fire Department’s performance could lead to lower insurance rates

    ...an upgraded safety rating the fire department recently achieved. Fire Chief Scott Thompson told the City Council on Tuesday that the department has received a rating of 2 from the Insurance Services Office...

  18. Arlington Ban On Short-Term Rentals Stands After Recent Court Ruling

    ...can continue to rely on the ordinance that allowed us to reclaim our neighborhoods.” The Arlington City Council voted in 2019 to ban most short-term rentals across the city, except in the area surrounding...

  19. City of Helotes to consider purchasing property for EDC, sale of easement to Balcones Water Supply; holding special election to increase sales tax

    The Helotes City Council will meet for the second regularly scheduled meeting for July on Thursday, July 24 at Helotes City Council Chambers. The meeting will begin at 7pm. City Council Chambers are located...

  20. Library earns achievement of excellence

    Bay City Mayor Robert Nelson joins Bay City Public Library Director Samantha Denbow in showing off the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. Of the 568 public library systems in Texas, the Bay City Public Library is one of 56 that have...

  21. Coldspring City Council looks to stiffen nuisance ordinance

    The Coldspring City Council, looking to clean up derelict and unkempt properties within the city, is strengthening its rules as well as its enforcement. ...including dealing with junk storage, leaky exterior pipes, certain types of waste discharge,...

  22. Lewisville's new Thrive Nature Park to hold grand opening on Aug. 28

    The park features "native Texas forest and prairie with trails and opportunities for environmental education and play," according to the city's website. The $1.59 million park was developed with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Texas Parks &...

  23. Houston launches revamped 3-1-1 system

    Houston’s new 3-1-1 system launched July 21 with new features including a mobile app. The system, which city staff have been in the process of revamping for the last nine months, aims to give residents more options for the ways they can report...

  24. Plans, variances OK'd for new $17.26M police headquarters

    Development of the new $17.26 million Sherman Police headquarters passed one of its final hurdles before it can enter construction Tuesday night when plans and variances were approved by the Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission.

  25. Highland Haven swears in city secretary

    The city of Highland Haven has a new city secretary. Jeff Lederer took his oath of office during the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on July 20. His first day at City Hall is Monday, July 26. Jeannie Gruetzner resigned as city secretary in...

  26. ‘Complete redo’ of major roads authorized at Marfa’s special city council meeting

    Monday’s special city council meeting consisted of a discussion and motion to authorize a request for proposal, or RFP, for additional paving and repair of three major streets, as recommended by Mayor Manny Baeza. With contractors already working on...

  27. Night vision gear, license plate readers, new vehicles: What local law enforcement says it needs to assist Border Patrol with Texas’ comprehensive border security plan

    The Marfa Police Department, alongside several other city and county departments, submitted a request to the Texas Division of Emergency Management two weeks ago that detailed all of the equipment and funds it says its officers will need to assist...

  28. Breckenridge City Commissioners hire Erika McComis as new city manager

    The Breckenridge City Commission approved the hiring of Erika McComis, currently the assistant town administrator of Argyle, as the new Breckenridge City Manager in a special meeting Tuesday evening, July 20.

  29. Corpus Christi offering programs to battle obesity

    ...been rolling our programs to encourage Corpus Christi residents to make healthier choices. In 2020, city manager Peter Zanoni created "Safe Fun Fit at the Bayfront," a program created to get people biking,...

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