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  1. City of Paris to restart recycling program; changes announced

    ...said Edwayne Samis, City of Paris Traffic and Sanitation superintendent. More information Paris City Council seeks applicants for District 3 Applications for the District 3 seat on the Paris City ...

  2. City talks COVID-19 precautions

    As the number of City of Athens and Henderson County COVID-19 cases continue to grow, City Councilwoman Toni Clay is calling for businesses to require customers to wear masks to show the spread of the disease.

  3. Governor closes some businesses, reduces capacity for others with COVID-19 case increases

    ...than those set forth above in paragraph numbers 1, 2, or 4, the gathering is prohibited unless the mayor of the city in which the gathering is held, or the county judge in the case of a gathering in an unincorporated...

  4. Boerne city leaders cancel Fourth of July fireworks show over COVID-19 concerns

    ...numbers were trending and how things looked in this area or in Texas, everything was looking good,” Mayor Tim Handren said. The city used numbers from the state that showed the positivity rate was 4 to 5...

  5. City of Abilene will not enforce Abbott's latest order to close bars, reduce restaurant capacity

    "But we encourage all business owners and citizens to use common sense, and to follow the governor's executive orders to the extent they can," City Manager Robert Hanna wrote in a statement Friday. "In regards to bars and restaurants, TABC will...

  6. City To Launch “Mask Up Lewisville” Awareness Campaign

    ...June 29, consists of social media posts and posters at various City facilities featuring Lewisville City Council members, the police chief, and the fire chief all wearing masks with the tagline “My mask protects...

  7. City of Pflugerville closes Lake Pflugerville amid COVID-19 outbreak

    ... closed Lake Pflugerville with the exception of the trail and parking on the south and west sides. The closure begins at noon on June 26. The closure includes the north parking lot, open spaces, playscape, Pflug Fun kayak rentals, boat ramp,...

  8. Emergency City Council meeting expected to discuss face coverings requirements, disaster declaration

    The City of Lubbock will hold a Special City Council Meeting today at 3 p.m. The agenda includes "a declaration regarding large gatherings and the requirement for face coverings".

  9. City of Bryan seeking opinions about face mask requirements

    ...masks should be required in businesses. The four-question online survey comes after College Station Mayor Karl Mooney signed an emergency order requiring face masks in businesses late Thursday night, after...

  10. San Antonio Metro Health Director Resigns as City Grapples With Record COVID-19 Numbers

    ...mount that the city's record number of COVID-19 cases could outstrip hospital resources. In an email, City Manager Erik Walsh said he received Emerick's resignation Thursday night. He did not give a reason...

  11. “We didn’t even have our first wave yet” Cameron County warns residents as COVID-19 cases increase

    ...unfortunate that South Padre Island is starting to see COVID 19 cases on the Island,” South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty told the PRESS in a text message. “We all knew that SPI was not invincible to this...

  12. Pflugerville to seek federal money for Pecan Street, FM 685 intersection improvements

    ...Pflugerville will seek federal funding for intersection improvements at Pecan Street and FM 685. Pflugerville City Council on June 23 submitted a disaster recovery grant application through the Economic Development...

  13. Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo moves COVID-19 threat level to red

    ...Bars must shut down at noon today, according to new order from Gov. Greg Abbott In Houston alone, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city added nearly 1,000 new cases on Thursday, with four additional deaths....

  14. Mesquite seeks input from residents on the city’s budget

    ...portion of the data collected will be presented at a Budget Town Hall meeting on July 14 and used by the city council at their July 18 Budget Workshop. Prior to taking the survey, residents are encouraged to...

  15. Fort Worth businesses may face $500 fine if they fail to require masks

    The Fort Worth City Council during a special meeting Friday ratified Mayor Betsy Price’s order requiring people to wear masks. ... Fort Worth dips into multiple counties, so the mayor must issue her own order for it to cover every city resident.

  16. Tarrant County will require face masks at all businesses amid surge of COVID-19 cases

    ...alternative at this time.” “If you leave home, put on a mask.” Whitley was joined by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter and several doctors and health...

  17. Denton City Council holds COVID-19 emergency meeting today

    The Denton City Council has called an emergency meeting for 1 p.m. Friday to update emergency orders it had only updated Tuesday, a signal of fast-changing conditions in the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas Gov....

  18. GE Engine Services-McAllen lays off 350 workers

    “Of course, Liz understands what has happened in the aviation business. Planes that are parked don’t need engines repaired and so as a result their (GE Engine Services) business is off over 60 percent. They ended up letting about half of their...

  19. 'Pongfest' party leaves large number of Texas high school students exposed to COVID-19

    Hundreds of teenagers were exposed to COVID-19 after a large party that took place on June 20 in Lakeway. According to Austin Public Health (APH), some attendees were waiting for their coronavirus test results at the time of the party and have now...

  20. Local developer bringing hundreds of single-family homes, apartments, commercial space to Anna

    ...western side of U.S. 75 and provide diverse housing options and amenities for Anna neighbors,” Anna Mayor Nate Pike said in a statement. “We are also excited about the commercial and entertainment options...

  21. Boerne Lake closed next 2 weekends

    ...operations and events to reduce the spread of the virus. On Thursday morning, Mayor Tim Handren and City Manager Ben Thatcher discussed the best plans moving forward which they determined should include canceling...

  22. Grants help, but recovery slow

    The Boeme Strong Stimulus Program awarded 110 businesses with funding designed to help alleviate the fi nancial burdens of the pandemic shutdown. While no business was awarded more than $7 ,000, and most of them received less than $3 ,000 , the city...

  23. Fair Oaks Ranch to light up holiday sky on July 3

    ...be a designated spot for people to sit and watch the show in line with social distancing guidelines, City Manager Tobin Maples said during a recent city council meeting. "We are going to pre-mark the field...

  24. Rio Grande City leaders recognizing local businesses for practicing COVID-19 safety protocols

    ...business owners to step up safety protocols and awarding those setting an example. Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal says city leaders are visiting local businesses to see who makes the Rio Grande City’s...

  25. Approval of agreement with PSI leaves Mission Mayor Pro-Tem “disappointed”

    The agenda stated PSI sent Mission city staff a project scope of work “with a guaranteed energy savings and design-build cost proposal,” and would include items like water meters with “Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), LED lighting and manhole...

  26. Fort Worth councilman tests positive for coronavirus. ‘Mask up,’ he says

    ...were doing everything right,” he said. “I think this is a reminder to people. Mask up.” During the city council meeting Tuesday at City Hall, Moon was seen coughing into his arm a few times. During the council’s...

  27. Marshall City Commission approves design contract for animal shelter

    City Commissioners approved a contract for the next phase of the design/build plan for the new animal shelter during their virtual meeting Thursday. The design/build contract is for the development, design...

  28. With virus surging, Cronk revises return-to-work plan

    Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk announced Thursday that he was postponing reintegrating city employees back into the workplace for a month due to concerns about the increase in Covid-19 cases. Instead of starting...

  29. Diboll urges residents to take COVID-19 seriously as numbers grow exponentially

    ...governments to begin determining what they’re city or county needs to ensure the community’s safety, city manager Gerry Boren said. “There are cities, right here in Texas, saying that if you’re out in public,...

  30. College Station City Council approves new short-term rental ordinance

    ...required to comply with a new permitting process and safety regulations beginning Oct. 1, following the city council’s unanimous approval of a short-term-rental ordinance Thursday night. Before the council...

  31. College Station mayor signs emergency order requiring face masks

    ...discussed formally at next week’s Brazos County Commissioners Court meeting. Assistant to College Station City Manager Brian Piscacek said that the city has received significant feedback about a potential requirement,...

  32. Midland Mayor strongly encourages residents to wear a mask and social distance

    Midland Mayor Patrick Payton has no intention of putting a mask requirement in place, however, he did stress the importance of slowing the spread. In a press conference Thursday he said everyone should be wearing a mask and social distancing.

  33. City of Colleyville announces it will not enforce Tarrant County mask order

    Tarrant County requires all businesses in the county mandate employees and visitors to wear a mask within the business setting. The City of Colleyville will not adopt any formal action enacting this measure nor provide enforcement. Questions...

  34. Four mayors want Gov. Abbott to let them reinstate mask orders

    He will gather with mayors from McAllen, Edinburg, and Pharr to write a letter to Abbott asking for their power back. “The intent of the letter is to ask the governor to be able to allow us to do these kinds of things that mayors of inside their city...

  35. Pleading 'self defense,' Galveston council extends mask order through summer

    ...GALVESTON People will have to wear face coverings in businesses through the summer after the Galveston City Council voted Thursday to extend a masking rule to the end of September. It’s one of the few tools...

  36. Temporary suspension of Abilene’s street maintenance fee expires

    ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — The Abilene City Council has let the temporary suspension of the street maintenance fee expire. At Thursday’s meeting, no one moved to extend the suspension, meaning the fee...

  37. McAllen taps funds to cover near $12M shortfall

    The city manager here wants to set the record straight about the city’s financial situation. ... “I don’t like bad news, believe me, I’m the worst at taking bad news, but in this case, it’s important to me that the community understand that we’re in...

  38. Round Rock Council OKs $7.3M Heritage Trail West construction

    ...be adding a long-awaited segment to its growing trail system in the next two years. The Round Rock City Council on Thursday night approved a $7.3 million construction contract with Pflugerville-based Ritter,...

  39. Sherman proposes no property tax increase in 2020-2021 budget

    ...increase for the upcoming year, despite economic uncertainty and a tight budget. This comes as the city council met this week for its annual budget retreat. The annual meeting serves as one of the key...

  40. New Braunfels City Council to resume virtual meetings

    ...exposure. “City business must continue, but it must be done safely for everyone involved. Therefore, City Council members and city staff will resume conducting meetings remotely,” New Braunfels Mayor Rusty...

  41. Brownwood council OKs tax note for city projects

    Thursday Jun 25, 2020 at 7:05 PM Brownwood City Council members approved a $685,000 tax note this week to fund several projects. Council members approved the tax note at their Tuesday meeting, which...

  42. Williamson County cities weigh closing parks as COVID-19 cases increase

    ...closing the park out of an abundance of caution and to better ensure the safety of our residents,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “We encourage every Georgetown resident to please, take this threat to our health...

  43. Pearland mayor's order: Businesses to require customers to wear masks

    Pearland Mayor Tom Reid has issued an order effective at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, June 28, that will require employees in city businesses as well as patrons age 10 years and older to wear masks in those businesses.

  44. Officials propose $47.1 million budget

    ...proposed $47.1 million general fund budget to offset an $8,971 shortfall. During a workshop Thursday, HarlingenCity Manager Dan Serna proposed $47.15 million in revenues along with $47.16 million in expenditures for...

  45. Victoria Mayor issues order requiring businesses to mandate masks

    As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Victoria and surge throughout the state, Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy signed an order on Thursday requiring all businesses to mandate the use of facial coverings. ...

  46. Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, The Woodlands announce Fourth of July festivities

    ...parades. ... I think that in this general area, we are going to be the only parade," Oak Ridge North City Manager Heather Neely said. "We’ve gotten a lot of interest. We have lengthened the route—it’s about...

  47. Arlington Cancels Independence Day Parade

    ...Association Board president. “We didn’t want to contribute to the spike in cases in any way.” Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams thanked the Arlington 4th of July Association for its collaboration with the City to...

  48. Athens authorizes business help

    The Athens City Council gave the go-ahead on Monday for a grant program to help businesses hurt by COVID-19 restrictions. By a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Robert Gross opposed, the council passed a Resolution...

  49. Bastrop hires Paul Hofmann as next city manager

    ...28. "Mr. Hofmann brings a breadth of experience that aligns perfectly with our community," said Mayor Schroeder in a written statement. "He is the right person at the right time with a proven track record...

  50. San Benito mulls tax hike, water rate increase, street fee

    Earlier this week, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa presented city commissioners with “options” ranging from a tax hike, a water rate increase and a street maintenance surcharge along with a proposed $7.4 million bond issue to fund a state-mandated...

  51. SJRA Lawsuit Against City of Conroe Dismissed

    ...suit ruled that Conroe is immune from SJRA’s suit. The Judge ordered SJRA’s suit dismissed. Conroe Mayor Toby Powell said the City is acting to protect its water customers, both now and in the future. In...

  52. Weatherford anticipate bypass funding in November

    ...sure we can hit our target.” Hughes said at this time, everything is in NCTCOG’s court. Weatherford Mayor Paul Pascall said until they have finalized the interlocal agreement, there is no deal. “Until we...

  53. Dallas will not open a pop-up hospital at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as COVID-19 cases spike

    ...result, the makeshift hospital at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will go unused, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said on Twitter. On March 29, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dallas would be the site of...

  54. Granite Shoals consolidation move could save half-million dollars

    ...new water tower as well as upgrading its water treatment plant and some existing water lines. The City Council approved the consolidation plan of its $9.3 million general obligation and refunding bonds...

  55. Along familiar lines, Missouri City City Council votes to interview top 2 city manager candidates

    ...decided it will interview these top candidates. Those in favor of moving forward with the process are Mayor Yolanda Ford, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Preston, and Council Members Vashaundra Edwards and Cheryl Sterling....

  56. Bastrop, Bastrop County won’t mandate masks in businesses

    ...Tuesday that, in part, strongly recommends that everyone in the city wear masks in public. Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder said the city simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehensively enforce a mandate...

  57. Rowlett City Council votes to trigger disaster provision of SB2

    During the June 16 Rowlett City Council meeting, the council discussed at length a resolution to calculate the tax rate and to consider a resolution directing the city’s finance director to calculate the...

  58. 2020 Core Power IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

    ...June 23, it would not be responsible to host the event at this moment in time. “We are grateful to Mayor Pope of The City of Lubbock and his fine team of professionals, along with our long-time partners...

  59. DeSoto Council Examines $16.5 Million Capital Improvement Plan

    ...preliminary and will need to be discussed with the city’s bond consul to come to any final recommendation. Mayor Pro-Tem Moore confirmed with Crystal Owens that $16.5 million would be what it would take to satisfy...

  60. Dalhart City Council votes against spending $750,000 towards recreation center

    The Dalhart City Council voted against using the economic development fund to help pay for a newly proposed recreation center. The city received a donation offer from a local couple, but the center would cost about $750,000 extra.

  61. Lockhart mandates face coverings

    Lockhart Mayor Lew White at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 23 amended the city’s declaration of a local state of disaster to include a provision that commercial establishments...

  62. Lawmakers from both parties urge Trump administration to keep funding 7 testing sites

    Elected officials from both parties joined together in recent days to push back against the Trump administration's intention to stop funding seven Texas coronavirus testing sites at the end of the month.

  63. Burleson Mayor Describes ‘Culture War,’ Defends Essential Workers Berated For Wearing Masks

    Describing a “culture war” he didn’t even know existed, Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter came to the defense of essential workers he said were “accosted and berated,” for simply wearing a mask.

  64. July 4th parade canceled again

    ...festival would not take place due to the coronavirus, but then obtained agreement from the Granbury City Council and Hood County Commissioners Court to hold a smaller-scale event aimed at locals. Now, though,...

  65. City of Deport joins purchasing coop, discusses Thompson Street closing

    The City of Deport joined the Purchasing Cooperatives program in a unanimous vote at the City Council meeting Monday. “It allows a city to be able to purchase things, and it’s to keep the city legal whenever you make certain purchases. ... Mayor John...

  66. After first round of allocations, Bee Cave program still has more than $1.3 million for small businesses hurt by pandemic

    ...participated in the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to Steve Albert, president of the EDC. City Council set aside $1.5 million for the business assistance plan, leaving a remaining $1.35 million...

  67. Allen organizations launching ‘Authentically Allen’ shop local campaign

    ...local spending in an effort to boost the city’s economy and bring in sales tax revenue. The Allen City Council unanimously voted on June 9 to allocate nearly $90,000 from the CARES Act stimulus fund to...

  68. City of San Angelo issues order about gatherings of 100-plus people, mask requirements

    ...in accordance with an amendment Governor Greg Abbott made to Executive Order GA-26 that allows the mayor, county or judge to impose restrictions on gatherings in excess of 100 people. Read or Share this...

  69. Duncanville City Manager Retiring After 5 Years

    City Manager Kevin Hugman. Photo courtesy of City of Duncanville Kevin Hugman Is Looking Forward To Retirement After decades of serving his country and a variety of cities, Duncanville City Manager...

  70. Texas reports nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike

    Gov. Greg Abbott cautioned that the number of new cases statewide, along with a dramatic rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, could jeopardize the reopening of Texas. The state on May 1 began lifting shutdown restrictions. But in the last two weeks,...

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