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  1. Plan for tons of residences, offices on East Riverside wins final rezoning OK

    ...people really can't afford." Council Member Greg Casar, who voted against the rezoning along with Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Council Member Leslie Pool, said he didn't think the project's community benefits...

  2. Austin to crack down on homeless camping — somewhat

    By KXAN News 36 minutes ago On Thursday night, Austin City Council voted to still allow homeless camping, except in certain areas and under certain specific conditions. In a 7-4 vote, Council voted...

  3. MAP: Early voting locations in Williamson County

    Early voting for the 2019 election begins Oct. 21 and concludes Nov. 1. The Georgetown City Council District 1 seat election and the Williamson County roads and parks bond will appear on the ballot for...

  4. McAllen launches storefront revitalization program

    ...that they (businesses in the central part of McAllen) stay vital and employ people,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, during a presentation of the Refresh 50/50 program. The presentation was held on the...

  5. Gun Control, Video Games Topics for State Senate Violence Hearing

    ...Violence Prevention Committee is meeting in Odessa, where seven people were killed in August. Odessa Mayor David Turner was asked what can be done to deal with gun violence? "Violent video games today are...

  6. Arlington leaders, volunteers teaming up to create safer, more beautiful neighborhoods

    ...innovative collaboration is most likely to provide an immediate and lasting change for the better,” Mayor Jeff Williams said. “By proactively engaging with our residents and providing these targeted city...

  7. Tarrant voters: What races are on the Nov. 5 ballot? Take a look

    ...proposal to build and renovate buildings throughout TCC. ▪ Benbrook: Three city council races, a mayor’s race and the race for two seats on the Benbrook Water Authority Board of Directors. ▪ Everman:...

  8. San Antonio Hires California Firm to Advise on Solutions on Homelessness

    ...cause of homelessness. Homebase is set to have a report issued on the best practices to deal with San Antonio's homeless problem by March, and the solutions will be considered by City Council in April.

  9. Five takeaways from third-quarter fundraising reports in Texas’ congressional races

    ...Olson of Sugar Land. In Marchant’s district, for example, GOP candidate Beth Van Duyne, the former mayor of Irving, jumped in the race the day after he announced his retirement in early August and hauled...

  10. City wants to revoke tax abatement for Quad Graphics

    ...it violated the requirements and expectations of the tax exemption. Earlier this week, the Midland City Council voted to revoke the tax exemption, sending a formal recommendation to the State Tax Commission,...

  11. Other Voices: What Texas editors are saying

    ...words and actions are both crucial. So we were heartened by the honesty and completeness with which Mayor Betsy Price, City Manager David Cooke and interim police Chief Ed Kraus spoke Monday about the tragedy....

  12. City makes progress with cite and release policy

    ...ordinance. The committee — comprised of Councilmember Mark Rockeymoore, Councilmember Ed Mihalkanin and Mayor Pro-Tem Lisa Prewitt — shared information about the committee’s draft ordinance on cite and release....

  13. Little Elm approves redistricting plan

    ...Musteen (District 5). Curtis Cornelious and Stephanie Shoemaker are at-large council members, as is Mayor David Hillock. “We tried to leave a little bit of room in Districts 3 and 5 because that’s where...

  14. City reports successful river campaign

    ...want to say that this is the 13th month that we’ve not been involved in a river-related lawsuit,” Mayor Barron Casteel said, referring to the five years of litigation that barred city enforcement of river...

  15. Richwood delays deciding utility fee structure

    ...agreed and said they would factor that in to the expected revenue. After a series of discussions, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Johnson recommended the council move on if they were not going to make a motion that...

  16. Austin City Council approves zoning changes for controversial 97-acre “urban village” on East Riverside

    ...associated with the developer, incidents that involved police. Council Member Kathie Tovo was absent. Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Council Members Greg Casar and Leslie Pool voted against the rezoning. The...

  17. Harry Harelik: Waco only part of founder’s rich Texas legacy

    ...Indian Spring Park that Jacob gave to the city of Waco. Shortly thereafter, a meeting room of the Waco City Council was named for him. Unfortunately, and at least till recently, the intertwining of Jacob’s...

  18. Mild weather greets guests downtown for Entertainment District Celebration Party

    ...years ago can also happen to our downtown." While the evening was still young, Texarkana, Arkansas, Mayor Allen Brown, along with 1894 City Market Project Developer David Peavey, stopped by Broadway Sports...

  19. Floodgates in McAllen

    ...Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:51 pm Floodgates in McAllen Editor: McAllen is feeling the pinch, huh? The mayor wanted the floodgates opened, he got it. Be careful what you wish for. A valve (wall) to control...

  20. Work on 1914 church to begin with discovery

    ...knew our first step was figuring out this one certain wall that is starting to twist,” Sowell told city council in an update on the project this month. “Before we start busting holes in the wall, for lack...

  21. Park board, city make relationship status official

    GALVESTON The Galveston City Council on Thursday approved the document meant to clearly define its relationship with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees after more than a year of discussion about what...

  22. Shootings’ causes examined

    ...Thursday in Odessa to apply logic to the highly illogical crisis of mass shootings while Odessa’s mayor said publically that there was a communications problem for law enforcement the day that seven people...

  23. Kingwood residents ask mayor what can be done to prevent flooding

    ...Partners Ltd. on Oct. 2. They also began a 12-week investigation into the storm water system. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city and developers have been in communication and have to an agreement...

  24. Habitat for Humanity receives second lot from Sherman

    ...donated lots to the organization since its inception more than 25 years ago. In early September, the city council voted unanimously to donate an empty lot on First Street that has been in the city’s possession...

  25. Big business closes in small town, taking more than 300 jobs with it

    ...companies. Stevens Tanker Division closed Tuesday, taking all 367 jobs with it. We spoke with Stockdale's City Manager Banks Akin, who said it's a big economic hit for the city. Not only because of the loss of...

  26. Galveston Council Notebook: Olsen named Galveston's new fire chief

    The city council appointed Charles Olsen as Galveston’s new fire chief on Thursday. Olsen, who has been with the city for about 30 years, was appointed as interim chief in September after previous Chief...

  27. NEW: 105-acre development on FM 1660 moves forward in Hutto

    ... Hutto residents living near FM 1660 and Mager Lane will soon have new neighbors, following Hutto City Council’s approval of a zoning ordinance for a new 105-acre mixed-use development. Council voted 4-2...

  28. Campaign finance: What we know about the Houston mayoral race and the candidates' money

    ...Updated: 9:13 PM, October 17, 2019 HOUSTON - Twelve candidates are battling it out to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. Sitting Mayor Sylvester Turner, Tony Buzbee, Bill King and Dwight Boykins...

  29. First town hall meeting brought talk of improvement projects

    ...city departments and sometimes people don’t always know what goes on behind the scenes.” Denison Mayor Janet Gott addressed the city’s desire to become a community of choice and talked about a number of...

  30. Galveston Assistant City Manager Rick Beverlin named new Leander City Manager finalist

    ...negotiation an employment agreement with Beverlin. The committee's appointed membership consists of Leander Mayor Troy Hill, City Attorney Paige Saenz, Human Resources Director Cindy Hignite and Powell Municipal...

  31. Roma Renovating Historic Properties to Reinvigorate Economy

    ...corridor and off the Roma Bluffs that border the Rio Grande. Lately, Freddy Guerra, Roma assistant city manager, says ecotourism is not what it used to be. "We have seen those figures decrease, that's why...

  32. Waco fire chief to retire at end of year

    ...Worth Fire Department, where he most recently served as deputy chief in charge of fire prevention. City Manager Wiley Stem III said Tatum has led the department in improving fire services during his tenure....

  33. Tyler Municipal Rose Garden listed in National Register of Historic Places

    ...Councilman Bob Westbrook gives a proclamation on the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden on behalf of the mayor. Tom Ramey, son of 1950 Tyler Rose Queen Jill Ramey, gives a history of the Tyler Rose Garden event...

  34. Fannin County Commissioners Court regular meeting Oct. 22

    ...TAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE FANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE HELD IN THE BONHAM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS BONHAM CITY HALL BONHAM, TEXAS Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:00 AM SPECIFICALLY FOR...

  35. San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

    ...Endangered Species Act. The City of San Marcos released an official statement declaring: “The San Marcos City Council, in a unanimous vote, has authorized environmental attorney William S. Eubanks II to file a...

  36. Frisco names Deputy Chief David Shilson city’s next police chief

    ...public information. “I’m very proud to promote Chief Shilson to oversee the Frisco Police Department,” City Manager George Purefoy said in the release. “We conducted a national search, which netted impressive...

  37. 'Waste of our time': Ethics complaints against El Paso Mayor Dee Margo dismissed by commission

    ...Ethics Review Commission unanimously voted Thursday afternoon to dismiss ethics complaints against Mayor Dee Margo alleging he had improper financial interests in downtown redevelopment and improperly used...

  38. David Shilson named Frisco police chief

    ...services. “I’m very proud to promote Chief Shilson to oversee the Frisco Police Department,” Frisco City Manager George Purefoy said in the release. “We conducted a national search, which netted impressive...

  39. Former Midland mayor announces bid for Congress

    ...PM CDT October 17, 2019 Updated: 2:01 PM CDT October 17, 2019 MIDLAND, Texas — Former Midland mayor and author JD Faircloth announced on October 11 he would be running for Congress. Faircloth will...

  40. Lakeway recognized as Gold Scenic City

    ...issued by the city, Lakeway got the award Oct. 10 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Antonio during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference week, and it is one of 22 cities in Texas earning first-time...

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