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  1. Council likely to contract for street-sweeping

    Mexia City Manager Eric Garretty informed City Council during the Tuesday, June 20, meeting that the city’s 20-yearold street-sweeper is ...

  2. Weslaco hotel houses COVID-positive migrants, officials say

    ...spots are created in our communities.” “Providing us with further information can save lives,” said Mayor David Suarez in a statement. “We take this matter very seriously, and our priority in Weslaco has...

  3. Lockney to revive city's police department in October

    The City of Lockney will revive its police department in October. Lockney’s City Council opted not to renew an interpersonal agreement that was in place with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office that is set...

  4. Diboll considering $4 million bond for sewage infrastructure repairs

    ... interest rate is 1.72%, but that is likely to change by the time the bond is sold, interim city manager Keith Wright said . × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able ...

  5. Amarillo voters get to vote on proposed tax hike for first time ever

    It’s been a year of firsts for Amarillo, with a mayoral recount in May, and this fall, citizens will vote on a property tax increase. The vote stems from a 2019 law that limits tax increase amounts over 3.5 percent without voter approval.

  6. Cove council proposes lower tax rate for FY21

    Copperas Cove residents may be looking at a city property tax rate of 76.0068 cents per $100 valuation for the upcoming fiscal year after the Copperas Cove City Council unanimously proposed that rate Thursday evening.

  7. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order bans local governments from issuing mask, vaccine mandates Abbott: ‘Texans have mastered the safe practices that help to prevent and avoid the spread of COVID-19′

    ...cannot require face masks or enact other restrictions. Abbott’s mandate comes a day after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff penned a letter to the governor seeking his permission...

  8. In wake of mass shooting, Austin council weighs safety plan for Sixth Street

    ...Sixth Street — including a mass shooting in June that left one person dead and 13 injured — the Austin City Council has expressed interest in trying to make the party area safer by reducing opportunities for...

  9. City of Corpus Christi wins with events like Games of Texas

    ...during the competition. Big events like this, provide an economic boost to the City of Corpus Christi. City council members said during their Tuesday meeting they expect 10,000 participants and 15,000 spectators....

  10. Ludwig takes Burleson deputy post

    Waxahachie assistant city manager Tommy Ludwig has submitted his resignation in order to accept the job of deputy city manager in Burleson. Ludwig’s final day in Waxahachie will be next Friday, Aug. 6. He will assume his new role on Aug. 9, according...

  11. Glen Rose sales tax allocations continue to climb

    ...year. “Definitely, we've been in an uptrend for the past year, and that's a blessing,” said Glen Rose City Administrator Michael Leamons. Earlier this month, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties,...

  12. Beeville chief of police announces his retirement

    The city of Beeville is officially looking for a new police chief. City Manager John Benson says Chief Robert Bridge announced his retirement earlier this week. Bridge was appointed to leading the force in June of 2017 and had previously spent 25...

  13. Tyler to spend $1M to repair Glenwood Elevated Storage Tank

    The city of Tyler will spend about $1 million to repair and improve the 500,000-gallon Glenwood Elevated Storage Tank at the intersection of North Glenwood Boulevard and North Gaston Avenue. An inspection of the tank in 2019 identified work that was...

  14. Palmview to conduct third-party review of Agua SUD sewer project

    The Palmview City Council wants to know why the Agua Special Utility District sewer project went bad. Construction started in March 2017. More than five years later, the $42 million project still isn’t...

  15. U.S. Postal Service to dedicate Fate, TX, Post Office in honor of former U.S. Representative Ralph Moody Hall

    On Friday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m., USPS Texas 1 District Manager Scott Hooper will join other elected officials and Hall family representatives at the dedication of the Fate, TX, Post Office in honor of former U.S. Representative Ralph Moody Hall.

  16. Lampasas City Council begins budget talks for fiscal year 2022

    ...budget that will not include an increase in utility or tax rates. The proposed budget presented by City Manager Finley deGraffenried shows anticipated expenditures of about $31 million, close to the same...

  17. Mission mulls proposal to start city-run ambulance service

    The Mission City Council is weighing a proposal to lease ambulances and create a city-run EMS service. Emergency Management Coordinator James Cardoza briefed the City Council on the proposal during a workshop...

  18. West Lake Hills City Council talks budget for next year

    The West Lake Hills City Council discussed options for next year’s budget Wednesday night, including staff raises and funding maintenance projects that were delayed during the pandemic. Vonda Ragsdale, the city’s financial officer, said the...

  19. Texas State Aquarium breaks ground for $15 million wildlife rescue center

    Corpus Christi - The $15 million, 20,000-square-foot center will be located on the aquarium's main campus and will facilitate learning for veterinary medical students and technologists and teach the public what they can do to help protect wildlife.

  20. Flores and community say Poteet Public Library asset to the community Free Access

    The Poteet Public Library serves many purposes in the community. In the height of the 2020 pandemic, the library doors were closed but still offered curbside service for check-in and checkout. It also serves as the site of the annual Summer Reading...

  21. Allen City Council will discuss proposed budget and tax cap for FY 2022 in September meeting

    The FY 2022 tax cap proposed by the city manager and documented in the agenda item is $0.4829 per $100 of appraised value, a decrease from FY 2021’s $0.485 per $100.

  22. Missouri City Bond Exploratory Committee recommends $86.4M bond, $0.05 tax rate increase

    The Missouri City Bond Exploratory Committee recommended the city call for an $86.4 million bond election to be on the Nov. 2 ballot .. . The $86.4 million bond would represent the city’s maximum remaining bond capacity and require a maximum interest...

  23. Paris City Council extends Covid-19 disaster declaration

    Paris City Council earlier this week extended a disaster resolution related to Covid-19 and expanded a federal conservation program initiated earlier this year to include all properties within the city...

  24. Deport City Council discuss security system

    Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass provided information on the Flock camera security system, which are currently being used in Paris and Reno. “I’ve been going around to different incorporated cities to talk about the Flock cameras and I…

  25. Bogata City Secretary resigns position after less than a year

    The Bogata City Council held a special called meeting Monday night at the community center. The main item for discussion was the recent resignation of City Secretary Shana Huff. Huff was appointed to the post in November of last year. Council members...

  26. Blossom City Council discuss street repairs and security system

    Street repairs was once again the main topic of discussion at the Blossom City Council meeting last Thursday, July 22 at City Hall. For months, Blossom residents have asked the council to repair deteriorating roads that are riddled with potholes or...

  27. City Council keep city tax rate the same

    Detroit - The council agreed to keep the city tax rate of 0.499999%, which according to City Secretary Tami Nix has been the same for the last three years. Despite keeping the same city tax rate, residents have been unhappy about the rise in their...

  28. Pfluger safeguards San Angelo’s access to Federal Funding and Resources

    San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter: “ We are pleased to have secured the needed designation to remain as a MSA. The designation ensures we as a city will have the opportunity if needed to apply for federal funding and resources. This designation is vital...

  29. City contracts with Langford to manage HOME grants

    The HOME program currently provides $135,000 funding to qualified homeowners to have a substandard residence demolished and reconstructed. The City of Hondo would also contribute $12,150, or 9%, of the home reconstruction costs. The city has budgeted...

  30. City ponders $25.9 million budget

    City Manager Scott Albert on Tuesday, July 27, presented Hondo City Council members with a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 of almost $26 million to preface the first of two budget workshops. The budget would be funded by a proposed property...

  31. Free backpack, school supplies giveaway in La Feria

    ... will give away free backpacks and school supplies. Children ages 5-18 are eligible to receive the items on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The event is in partnership with BCFS Health and Human Services and Precinct 4...

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