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  1. Grant approved to help build veteran’s tribute

    Murphy City Council last week approved a $10,000 grant to Murphy Historical Society to help move along a project to build Murphy Veterans Tribute. The award was approved at a regular council session Tuesday,...

  2. Kingsville sets tax rate, budget in split vote

    In a split vote, the Kingsville City Commission approved its first tax increase in nine years and approved the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. From 2010 to 2017, the commission approved the same rate...

  3. Brazoria likely to cancel $800,000 project

    BRAZORIA — City Council is leaning toward canceling a previous high-priority, $840,500 project to replace a 425,000-gallon groundwater storage tank. Though the city has already paid $66,000 in Strand...

  4. Kleberg County adopts budget

    The Kleberg County Commissioners Court voted on Monday to adopt the budget and tax rate for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year, which will include a increase in revenue from property taxes compared to last year’s budget. According to county records, the county...

  5. Groves looking to build new fire station

    ...firefighters are looking to save themselves from a deteriorating building that's been in use since 1956. City Manager D.E. Sosa and Fire Chief Dale Jackson agree it's time for change. Firefighters spend a third...

  6. White Settlement Road Bridge Project Could Be Complete by End of 2020

    ...delay. Part of the meeting turned to discussion on whether the project was fully funded. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price insisted it was, while Hill said it did not cover additional costs resulting from delays...

  7. What would happen if employees in your city resigned?

    ...Kempner. In Gholson, Jim Rich doesn't see an employee walkout happening. "These people that's on our city council, they do a good job and they catch all the bull that people don't want to do," he said. He...

  8. Alba council says no exclusive on water tower

    ...from Community Internet Providers to locate equipment on the city water tower exclusively, the Alba City Council voted last Tuesday not to offer anyone exclusive use of the tower. Nextwave is already renting...

  9. Mineola adopts health insurance plan that saves significant dollars

    ...is saving tax dollars on health insurance while maintaining good coverage for city employees. The city council voted unanimously Monday to accept a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan from Brinson that will cost...

  10. City residents to see tax rate increase

    The Wills Point City Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday night, charting the course for the upcoming fiscal year by approving both the 2019-’20 tax rate for residents and budget...

  11. COB hires planning director: Vasquez leaving job as Garland assistant city manager

    Rick Vasquez has been hired as the city of Brownsville’s new director of planning and redevelopment services — a new title for the city, reflecting a new priority in terms of land use and growth. Vasquez, who starts Oct. 7, comes to Brownsville from...

  12. Yantis hosts second prairie day Sept. 28

    Yantis Prairie Day will continue this year with its second annual event to educate the community on nature and how to grow the prairie ecosystem. “We will have the event outside in the prairie classroom site this year. The old dairy barn is being...

  13. Rowlett discusses new passage to Public Information Act

    Many new laws went into effect on Sept. 1, and one that had Rowlett City Council members talking is Senate Bill 944, which was passed during the 86th Texas Legislature. The council members discussed this...

  14. Belton issues precautionary boil water notice after line break

    ...can purchase bottled water or get water from a different source instead of boiling it. Assistant City Manager Gene Ellis said Belton workers were repairing the line. Ellis, who also serves as the Belton...

  15. City prepares grant application for downtown improvements

    ...awarded. The naming of a grant administrator and engineer were needed to complete the grant application. City Manager Randy Criswell said the city would add a 20 percent match, or $70,000, to the grant if approved,...

  16. Nassau Bay lowers property tax rate in FY 2019-20 budget

    On Sept. 9, the Nassau Bay City Council officially adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, and for the first time since FY 2013-14, Nassau Bay’s property tax rate will drop. The existing property tax rate...

  17. Belton approves new municipal fees

    ...starting next month. That increase is one of more than 20 changes to Belton’s fees and rates the City Council unanimously approved this week. The changes include charging a $200 clean-up deposit for...

  18. Sealy increasing water, sewer rates

    The Sealy City Council proposed rate increases for water and sewer during its meeting on Sept. 3. Under the proposal, fixed water rates for a ¾-inch line would go from $14.87 to $16.50 and a one-inch line would go from $14.87 to $19.60. Volumetric...

  19. Fate City Council approves fiscal year 2019-20 budget, tax rate

    Fate City Council adopted the proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2019-2020 at last Tuesday night’s special meeting. The property tax rate for the coming fiscal year is 28.0656 cents per $100 valuation, setting the rate to the rollback rate...

  20. Atmos Energy rate increase coming to Paris

    Atmos Energy customers in Paris will pay more for natural gas beginning Oct. 1 after Paris City Council approved a rate increase at Monday’s meeting. The typical residential customer will see a $2.05...

  21. Wimberley moving forward to becoming film-friendly city

    ...production companies to film in certain designated areas in town. Earlier this month, the Wimberley City Council approved an ordinance for a film policy to begin the steps of designating Wimberley as film-friendly....

  22. Cooper increases taxes for 2019-20 city budget: Council goes over effective rate for raises to retain workers

    COOPER — City Council has approved a budget increase of $25,360 to give raises to city employees. The raises approved went to the maintenance staff, the city secretary and the city clerk, Mayor Darren...

  23. Weatherford City Council accepts ESD 3 offer

    After reconvening from executive session, Weatherford City Council voted to accept the offer from Emergency Services District 3 regarding the contract. The decision was made in a 3:2 vote with council...

  24. City passes budget and tax rate

    Without much fanfare, the Athens City Council set the budget and tax rate on Monday. The approved fiscal year 2020 budget for the general fund is $11,250,986. The 2019 property tax was set at 0.680221,...

  25. City lowers property tax rate for fourth time in five years

    City Council on Wednesday voted to trim Houston’s property tax rate, despite tepid resistance from council members who voted for the cut after voicing opposition to the voter-imposed property tax revenue cap that forced the rate cut. The 2-cent drop...

  26. Kyle council amends pipeline ordinance

    ...could be placed and requires that pipelines be buried no less than 13 feet deep. On Sept. 9, the Kyle City Council voted 6-0 to “engage in discussion as discussed in executive session” relating to possible...

  27. Montgomery maintains $0.400 tax rate for 2019-20, will collect $72,959 more in property taxes

    At a regular meeting Sept. 10, the Montgomery City Council approved its $4.09 million budget and its tax rate for FY 2019-20. City Administrator Richard Tramm said that of the $72,959 revenue increase, $62,185 will come from revenue raised from new...

  28. Burton council adopts tax rate

    City council members voted 4-1 to adopt the 2019-20 property tax rate of 50 cents per $100 valuation — 10 cents for maintenance and operations and 40 cents for debt service.

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

    The city of Kyle, which has been in Stage 1 of its water conservation rules since November 2018, says if current water consumption holds, a move to Stage 2 may be in the offing. Stage 2 was in effect from the summer of 2017 through October 2018.

  30. League City, Friendswood sign agreement to study Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou watersheds

    ...City moved one step closer to addressing regional flooding issues with an interlocal agreement the City Council unanimously approved Sept. 10. After Hurricane Harvey, the council directed city staff to...

  31. City approves tax rate, Leamons 3-year extension

    The Glen Rose City Council on Monday voted 4-0 to approve its previously proposed ad valorem tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year. City Administrator Michael Leamons said the tax rate of 0.384074 cents per $100 of property tax valuation “is the same...

  32. Food hall trend coming to Grapevine

    ...Irene Dancer said. Still to come is the planned food hall at Carillon Parc in Southlake. The Southlake City Council approved plans in July 2018 for the European-style development, which will include a food hall...

  33. City of Austin Approves Historic New Budget

    The Austin City Council has adopted a fiscal year 2019-2020 Budget. At $4.2-billion, it's not only an historic high for a city budget in Austin, it's also 3.8-percent higher than the current year's budget....

  34. Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake’s building codes preempted by new state law

    ...deed restrictions between property owners will still be enforced, according to a statement from the Texas Municipal League. Homeowners association rules and development agreements will also remain intact,...

  35. City Council: Stanton PD is here to stay, despite rumors

    ...9, 2019 Despite rumors that the Stanton police department might be no more, the city council is assuring citizens it will be sticking around. "We are not going to close the police department," said Stanton mayor Jim Smith.

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