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  1. Mayor pro tem promotes city at annual luncheon

    Touting the benefits and plans of their communities, three area mayors and Mayor pro tem Jennifer Berthiaume spoke at the annual Mayoral Luncheon hosted by the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. Representing...

  2. Texas, San Antonio, Listed as "Millennial Magnets" in New Study

    ...college educated young people. With an economy then largely based on tourism and the military, former Mayor Julian Castro repeatedly lamented the fact that San Antonio was a leader in seeing its young people...

  3. LJ proceeds with public art concept

    ...to be placed in the southwest corner in front of Lake Jackson Municipal Court, he said at Monday’s City Council meeting. Lake Jackson received $210,000 toward a beautification project after winning its...

  4. Consultant digs into downtown Smithville tourism

    ...the beginning of the association’s assessment of Smithville’s downtown, kicked off by a request from City Manager Robert Tamble and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director April Daniels, that will ultimately...

  5. Smithville designated a Purple Heart city

    ...in combat. It is customary for Purple Heart signs to be put up at entrances to designated cities. Mayor Scott Saunders read a proclamation as Bastrop County Commissioner Mel Hamner and resident Mac Simpson...

  6. Sweeny loses city manager

    SWEENY — After 14 years working for Sweeny, City Manager Cindy King turned in her resignation last week. King’s last day will be Aug. 1, she said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, during which council...

  7. Mineola city leaders outline areas of economic strength

    ...Cowburners BBQ and Taproom. Main Street Manager Doris Newman, City Finance Director Cindy Karch and City Manager Mercy Rushing teamed to give an update on the city. Newman said the 30-year-old Main Street...

  8. Leander seeks to control growth of apartments

    ...that the city require all multi-family developments to use 100 percent masonry in its construction. Council member Christine Sederquist questioned whether they would be able to institute the proposal given...

  9. Council updates ordinance, fee schedule

    The Wills Point City Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting July 9, making short work of an agenda that included a series of bookkeeping items as well as an update on ongoing projects. Business...

  10. Rollingwood officials get update on infrastructure improvement plan

    ...improvement plan to present to council by October. “I hope the public shows up en masse for this,” Mayor Michael Dyson said of K. Friese’s next presentation to the city. “Because it is critically important...

  11. Castle Hills City Council cancels meeting for second week in a row

    by SBG San Antonio Thursday, July 18th 2019 AA ( SAN ANTONIO — The Castle Hills City Council abruptly canceled its meeting for the second week in a row. In question right now is the legitimacy of newly-elected...

  12. City of Katy may expand 10 acres for new retail development

    ...Valente/Community Impact Newspaper) The city of Katy may get a few acres bigger. According to Houston City Council documents, the city of Katy provided a letter to Houston expressing its intent to annex about...

  13. City raises average water rates by 56 percent

    ...water rates will rise 56 percent, effective Oct. 1, under a plan approved, 6-1, by Palestine City Council members. Many residential users with sprinklers, and most commercial users, would likely see increases...

  14. $5.5 Million To Improve Downtown Mesquite Approved By City Council

    MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The city of Mesquite is about to pump $5.5 million into a downtown project. The Front Street Station will add more than 80 new parking spaces and will create an event space,...

  15. Peacock hired as Keene city manager

    Joshua's Assistant City Manager Mike Peacock will soon work for another Johnson County city. Peacock will join the city of Keene as its new city manager in early August. He has worked for Joshua since...

  16. City water quality gets ‘superior’ TCEQ rating

    ...to Public Works Director Ron Sellman. On Tuesday, July 16, Sellman gave members of the Gainesville City Council a brief update on the city’s 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. Sellman said the city’s...

  17. San Benito proposes new building permit fees

    ...others could drop SAN BENITO — New costs tied to home construction are changing. Earlier this week, city commissioners took the first step to revise the way officials charge for residential building permits....

  18. Lake Dunlap spillway collapse will impact water in Kyle

    ...up pools or automobile washing — anything that’s not really necessary,” said James Earp, Assistant City Manager for the City of Kyle. Kyle gets its water from the Edwards Aquifer, Barton Springs, and Lake...

  19. Conroe warns of public works staff impersonators

    ...similar reports of issues determining who are city employees and who are not. In fact in 2014, the Conroe City Council approved an amended city ordinance setting out specific regulations for permits regarding soliciting...

  20. Houston City Council votes to end parking requirements in some areas surrounding downtown Houston

    Houston City Council voted to lift parking requirements in parts of Midtown and east downtown July 17. (Courtesy city of Houston) Houston City Council voted to expand the city's market-based parking boundaries...

  21. Charlotte splash pad officially opens

    ...impact on the city and we are forever grateful to them for this amazing opportunity,” said Charlotte Mayor Buddy Daughtry. “A lot of people, especially the children, will benefit from this, including the city.”...

  22. Mayor’s Message – Poteet

    Willie Leal, Jr. Mayor City of Poteet This past weekend our neighboring state, Louisiana, got hit with a weak hurricane resulting in a lot of rain causing flooding issues. Lucky we live far inland from...

  23. Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

    Travis Hall Jr. Mayor City of Pleasanton Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Ernie and Janice Gonzalez of EMC Strategy Group, this city’s Business and Economic Development Consultants, will be hosting...

  24. Proposed Bellaire budget calls for 8% property tax increase

    ...for an 8% increase in property taxes from existing properties, according to a presentation given by City Manager Paul Hofmann to the city council at its July 15 meeting. “According to this budget, we’ll...

  25. Consulting firm working on finding new city manager

    ...what the city has to offer. The committee had also considered discussing the amount of money the next city manager would be paid but the firm believes that can be done later. Officials were provided with information...

  26. City airport to get $80k in upgrades

    ...do more work that originally planned. “I’m very pleased at the effectiveness of our airport board,” City Administrator David Dockery said. “This will help improve our airport runway, tarmac, and striping,...

  27. Howardwick settles fire department suit

    ...Volunteer Fire Department bringing control of the city’s fire protection back under the authority of the City Council, and named former city alderman Brice Hawley as interim fire chief. In special meeting Monday...

  28. Council extends 'flexible' curfew, officials highlight "safeguards"

    According to Mayor David Hillock, 2009 was a critical juncture in the juvenile mischief rate. In what was seen as a significant problem a decade ago has now been tempered due to the actions council took to enact a curfew for minors. On Tuesday, the...

  29. City of Gilmer executing master plan for municipal airport

    ...month and a half we’ll have the pavement rehab and aprons and taxiways starting as well,” said Gilmer City Manager Gregg Hutson. Another part of the master plan is fencing around the west side of the airport....

  30. West Lake Hills recognized for excellence in scenic standards

    ...citizens and visitors,” Scenic Texas Executive Director Sarah Tober said. Awards will be presented at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference on Oct. 10 in San Antonio, according to Scenic Texas.

  31. Athens Council looks at preliminary budget

    Athens Director of Finance Mandie Quigg presented the current status of the 2020 budget on Monday at a city council workshop session. "We have received preliminary figures from the Appraisal District and they...

  32. Budget workshops begin; council hears requests

    The Wylie City Council got to work on the 2019-20 budget last week by conducting a pair of workshops to try and get a handle on how much money will be available in the next fiscal year and what items need...

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