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  1. State of the City: Here's how COVID-19 has affected Corpus Christi in 2020

    ...Mayor Joe McComb, who spotlighted the city's accomplishments. Here's what the mayor said: The City Council was able to make many major accomplishments together as a team. Hiring City Manager Peter Zanoni...

  2. City Council Boosts Pandemic Housing Assistance By $24M

    Sep 18, 2020 The San Antonio city council is spending another $24 million on a pandemic-related housing assistance program. The council voted on Thursday to add additional funds to the COVID-19 Emergency...

  3. City Asks For Public Input In Development Of Bicycle Mobility Plan

    ...a micro-mobility policy. The map and the survey are both available until the end of the month. The city says recommendations should be delivered to the city council by next spring. Photo: Getty Images

  4. Rowlett council approves FY2021 budget

    During Tuesday night’s Rowlett City Council meeting the council approved an ordinance adopting the budget for Fiscal year 2020-21, to ratify the property tax revenue increase reflected in the budget for...

  5. Leander Council cuts tax rate for 8th consecutive year, adopts final Fiscal Year 2021 city budget

    The Leander City Council approved another property tax cut for the eighth consecutive year Thursday and adopted the final City of Leander city budget for Fiscal Year 2021.While the final rate of …

  6. Cars, PPE added to Sweeny Halloween plans

    ...office is known for, but like so many things, COVID-19 threw a wrench in the plans, so he went before City Council to seek their blessing for trick-or-treating by car. “We have a Halloween party every year,...

  7. Angleton leaders excited about city growth

    ANGLETON — To hear Mayor Jason Perez and City Manager Chris Whittaker tell it, Angleton appears to have turned a corner and is a city on the move. Perez and Whittaker discussed the recent housing and...

  8. Lakeside Park plans develop shape

    This pavilion is one of the amenities proposed for the new Lakeside Park in Angleton. There are no hard and fast definitions for lakes and ponds, but regardless, Angleton City Council members got a better look at how the body of water and the park...

  9. Texas Governor Issues New Guidelines for Coronavirus Reopenings

    During an update from the Texas Capitol in Austin on September 17, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that most regions in Texas can loosen their current coronavirus restrictions, meaning many businesses and services can increase their capacity to 75 percent...

  10. Hudson city council approves FY 2020-21 budget

    HUDSON — The Hudson City Council adopted the fiscal year 2020-21 budget and tax rate on Thursday. The city adopted a tax rate of 30 cents per $100 valuation, which is a tax rate decrease from the last...

  11. Waco facing road funding challenge: Highway 6, I-35 overpass projects proposed for delay, 3 others would go ahead

    ...Deaver said it is important that the MPO find a way to keep that project funded on schedule. Hewitt City Manager Bo Thomas asked if it would be possible to pay for the project through other Texas Department...

  12. Convention center expansion moves forward

    After a long day considering various different topics, City Council voted 10-0-1, with Council Member Leslie Pool abstaining, to authorize staff to move forward with negotiations to purchase two expensive...

  13. Bryan-College Station to receive additional $1.4 million in CARES Act funding

    ...provided to the community to meet the most pressing needs,” Eller said. “And we’re very happy that our city council supports making these funds available as quickly as possible for our residents.” A survey...

  14. $8M more in CARES Act funds allocated for South Texas region, but entities must apply

    ...crisis. But leaders of two of the largest cities soon learned that delivery could take months. McAllen Mayor Jim Darling told Border Report that city officials now expect $1.086 million from the Department of...

  15. Temple's Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Market Trail recognized as one of the best improvement projects in Texas

    ...a huge milestone in the development and revitalization of the landscape of Downtown Temple,” Temple City Manager Brynn Myers said. “It has brought jobs, increased foot traffic and really been a beautiful...

  16. Schertz approves new tax rate, budget

    ...property tax rate at or near its current level, which was also the city staff’s recommendation, confirmed City Manager Mark Browne. “We have a modest tax rate,” explained Dahle. “Do I want to pay less? Absolutely,...

  17. Windcrest adds paid firefighters to staff

    ...to provide the city with dependable round-the-clock staffing. Fire Chief Dan Kramer last month told City Council that the department was ready to enlist its first four paid firefighters into its previously...

  18. City sets 56 cent tax rate, lowered by 2 cents

    The Galveston City Council on Thursday set a tax rate of 56 cents on every $100 of taxable property value, a 2 cent reduction from this year’s 58 cents. Despite the cut, the owner of an average house...

  19. City mulls boosting event center fund; Harlingen passes $48.6 million budget

    ...limit the virus’ exposure. City passes $48.6 million general fund budget During Wednesday’s meeting, city commissioners approved a $48.6 million general fund budget that comes with a $17.6 million cash reserve...

  20. COVID-19 to Cost DeSoto $1.8 Million, But City Remains Whole

    The DeSoto City Council met the evening of September 15. City Manager Brandon Wright began the meeting presenting upcoming events. He announced that the shredding event was being cancelled and would be...

  21. SPI to submit project applications for coastal management

    ...projects, as part of its CMP Cycle No. 26. During a meeting held Wednesday, South Padre Island City Council ranked and approved SPI’s project applications for the CMP Cycle 26. According to Shoreline Director...

  22. San Antonio City Council passes new plan to fund Edwards Aquifer Protection Program

    By a 9-2 vote, the San Antonio City Council on Thursday passed a new funding plan to keep a popular Edwards Aquifer Protection Program going after the sales tax that has funded it since 2000 expires.

  23. Austin City Council extends renter protections related to eviction notices through Dec. 31

    On Thursday, Austin City Council approved an extension of renter protections, which requires landlords to give 60 days notice of a proposed eviction before they issue a notice to vacate. The city says this will give tenants financially impacted by...

  24. City council approves transit service plan

    The San Marcos City Council approved the San Marcos Transit Plan, also referred to as the Five-Year Strategic Plan for Transit Service, in its Tuesday meeting. The plan involves coordinating the Texas State University Bobcat Shuttle with San Marcos...

  25. Frisco approves upcoming budgets

    The Frisco City Council adopted the city, Community Development Corporation and Economic Development Corporation budgets for the upcoming fiscal year during its Tuesday meeting. Assistant Finance Director...

  26. Council votes to keep same tax rate, extend Leamons’ contract

    The Glen Rose City Council voted Monday evening during its September meeting to keep the ad valorem tax rate the same as last year, and also to extend the existing contract with Michael Leamons as city administrator for one additional year.

  27. Laredo excluded from further reopening permitted across Texas

    Laredo belongs to one of three hospital regions in the state, along with the Rio Grande Valley and Victoria, where patients with COVID-19 make up more than 15% of total hospitalizations. According to the state’s calculus, in Laredo 26.4% of current...

  28. Lufkin establishing communications and public information office

    ...Department, is being promoted to communications director for the city of Lufkin, according to interim city manager Bruce Green. The city is establishing a communications and public information office on Oct....

  29. Rice Alliance to launch clean energy accelerator in Houston

    "The Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator is poised to increase the quality and quantity of clean-tech startups in the area, which benefits Houston but also has the potential to benefit the greater global economy," says Jenny Flores, head of small...

  30. JC City Council Approves 2020-2021 Municipal Budget & Ad Valorem Tax Rate

    ... approving the 2020 ad valorem rate and levy of $0.399 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of all taxable property within the corporate city limits of the City of Johnson City. The votes were taken verbally and recorded, with a...

  31. Aledo to seek funding in wastewater expansion process

    The city of Aledo will be seeking funding from the Texas Water Development Board to move forward in its wastewater treatment plant expansion. The Aledo city council approved a motion to authorize the pre-application process for a loan from the TWDB...

  32. Highland Village Council approves final read of the 2020-21 budget

    The city expects a 1.9% increase in certified tax roll and a 1.4% increase in sales tax revenue, according to a news release from the city. The new approved budget is $18,579,283, a 1.4% increase over the previous year’s budget.

  33. Round Top Approves Budget And Two Pickleball Courts

    The Round Top town council met by conference call Monday and approved Mayor Barry Bone’s overall budget for the next fiscal year. It includes a $30,000 deficit from the current year, Bone said. Town Consultant...

  34. Sugar Land City Council unanimously approves fiscal year 2020-21 budget, property tax rate

    Sugar Land City Council unanimously approved the city’s fiscal year 2021 budget and tax rate at its Tuesday meeting. The budget, which comes in at $254.37 million, includes $226.87 million for operations and $27.50 million for capital projects.

  35. Cooper City Council approves tax rate, budget

    COOPER — The Cooper City Council approved the budget and tax rate at Monday evening meeting. City officials opted for the effective tax rate, which, given rising property values, considerably lowered...

  36. Paris City Council OKs property tax increase

    Paris City Council ratified a 2020 property tax increase and levied a 48.078 cents per $100 valuation tax rate Tuesday afternoon to support the $24,443,660 budget for fiscal year 2020-21 approved at a Monday...

  37. Rollingwood 2020-21 budget features tax rate increase, police retention initiative

    Rollingwood City Council on Sept. 16 adopted the fiscal year 2020-21 budget, which features a $0.0281 tax rate increase and new employee retention initiatives. Council approved a $1.56 million total budget, a $36,454.55 increase from the current...

  38. Quitman city administrator handed economic development role

    After meeting in executive session, the Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) named city administrator Rodney Kieke executive director of QDC, which has been without a director since parting ways with Denea Hudman in February.

  39. Mineola council approves $8 million budget

    Mineola City Council adopted an $8,085,622 budget Monday ... The budget will be funded by a property tax rate three cents lower than last year. The council adopted the rate of 53.2 cents per $100 valuation because it does not raise any new revenue.

  40. Budget, tax rate adopted by council

    The city of Farmersville budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21 was unanimously adopted at last week’s city council meeting. Council also adopted a number of ordinances that are related to the coming year’s budget.

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