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  1. Bishop City Council hears State of Bishop Police address by Police Chief

    In a follow up interview with Chief Day, he explained that the reason he chose Chicago to purchase units was because the company is a hub for used police cars with low milage. “We can get a police unit with 30K miles on it for close to 30K and that...

  2. Houston names council chamber in honor of late city secretary Anna Russell

    Houston named its City Council chambers on Wednesday for Anna Russell, the late, longtime city secretary who oversaw the body's weekly meetings for five decades. The city also unveiled a park bench with her name on it, which will sit in Hermann...

  3. City Considers 3-Stage Plan For Fighting Violent Crime In San Antonio

    San Antonio City Council is considering a three-stage plan to fight violent crime, devised by UTSA criminologists. The first stage would focus on identifying and policing "hot spots." After six to 12 months,...

  4. Long-term water plan in the works for Clute

    “We’ve added in the past five years about 400 new homes that weren’t accounted for in the previous plan,” Clute City Manager CJ Snipes said. “This plan will help us address that growth plus any additional growth that we will see in the next 20 to 30...

  5. Brazoria seeks money for police radios

    The city is seeking a $200,000 grant to replace its outdated police radio system. “It’s basically a matter of life and death,” Mayor Phillip Ray said. “Our radio systems are at the end of life. It needs to be replaced as soon as possible.” The State...

  6. Hundreds of thousands of Texans without heat, with no clear timeline for getting power back

    At one point, more than half of those affected were served by Austin Energy, which warned customers Wednesday evening that the outages could extend until 6 p.m. Friday. The outages come as residents experience another night of near-freezing...

  7. City of El Paso interviews candidates for interim police chief position

    City of El Paso officials are interviewing applicants for the interim police chief position, city spokesperson Laura Cruz-Acosta said in an email Wednesday. El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez previously said the four assistant chiefs within the El...

  8. Council approves measures to help child care providers

    Austin - At its first meeting of the year, City Council voted unanimously to direct the city manager to work on ways to lower the barriers to setting up new child care facilities and reduce parking requirements for such businesses. Council Member...

  9. COVID recovery funds the topic of NB council’s Jan. 30 special meeting

    Presentations relating to the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program and reports on nonprofit organizations that applied to get grant funding were given during a special meeting of the New Braunfels City Council Monday,...

  10. City of Marlin learned from experience, had contingency plan in place for water ahead of latest winter storm

    The city of Marlin is relieved to still have water during the winter storm. City manager, Cedric Davis, said Marlin’s water is flowing smoothly. “It’s like winter storm Uri all over. So, hopefully, everyone around the state can stay warm,” said...

  11. City of Houston awarded more than $28 million grant for Bissonnet Corridor Project

    One of the city's most dangerous roadways will soon be getting a makeover. This comes after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the City of Houston a $28.79 million grant in federal funding through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)...

  12. Big Bend Conservation Alliance hosts community bike ride around Presidio

    Last Saturday, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) hosted a bike ride around Presidio, encouraging locals and visitors alike to get active and take in the views around town. Nineteen cyclists attended the event, including a handful of folks...

  13. New program offering business grants in Harlingen

    Today, Mayor Norma Sepulveda and the city’s Economic Development Corporation are unveiling a new program offering grants of as much as $10,000 to help small businesses fund upgrades to their shops. To launch the Revitalize Harlingen program,...

  14. Bellaire police secure new bullet-resistant shields in the event of an active shooter

    “The state of Texas made this protective shield grant available to law enforcement agencies following the active shooter incident in Uvalde, Texas. When the grant was announced, the department saw an opportunity to secure crucial protective equipment...

  15. Rosie Cuellar sworn in as Rio Bravo's first municipal judge

    Cuellar entered the position after Rio Bravo voted on an item to create the position, as Cuellar was at the top of the list to be considered for the role. All three councilmembers, including the mayor and two city commissioners, voted in favor of the...

  16. Tri-Cities Neighborhood Summit planned for Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell

    Residents of Lewisville, Flower Mound and Coppell have been invited to attend a joint neighborhood gathering and meet different city officials. The event is in support of Lewisville's "Big Move: Diverse and Thriving Neighborhoods" phase of the city's...

  17. A one-on-one with Coppell’s new Deputy City Manager

    Last week, Kent Collins was selected by the City of Coppell to serve as the new Deputy City Manager. This is not Collins first role with Coppell since he has served as the city’s Director of Public Works...

  18. Mayor authorized to enter negotiations with city administrator candidate

    Glen Rose - Last week, Mayor Julia Douglas received authorization from the city council to enter into negotiations with a potential new hire for the city administrator position. The process of hiring the new employee started at the end of last week...

  19. Lockney PD’s Fitzwater ends tenure as chief Jan. 30; Sotogonzalez to step up as interim

    Casey Fitzwater, who has been Lockney’s chief of police since the city set up a standalone department in October 2021, is no longer serving in that role as of this morning, according to city manager Buster Poling. “We have concluded a separation...

  20. 'Home Improvement' comes to Brownwood

    Borrowing from the 1990s television sitcom “Home Improvement,” Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes touted Brownwood’s improvements of the past year and looked ahead to what’s planned in the coming year.

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