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  1. Call Grows for Special Legislative Session on Gun Violence

    Some 22 Texas lawmakers have now signed onto a letter urging Gov. Abbott to call a special session to focus on gun violence, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. One of the 22 is San Antonio State Rep. Roland Gutierrez, who is calling on Republicans and...

  2. Scottsville to temporarily contract with Leigh Water manager

    ...Following the untimely July 27 passing of Scottsville water plant manager Dennis Engdahl, Scottsville City Council unanimously decided on Wednesday to enter into negotiations with Leigh Water Supply Corp. manager...

  3. Room rentals are out, background checks are in for Leander Public Library

    Leander City Council voted 5-2 Aug. 15 to limit the use of library meeting rooms to city-use only, with council members Kathryn Pantalion-Parker and Christine Sederquist opposed. Previously, Leander Public Library had two meeting rooms available for...

  4. Austin Energy wind contract increases renewable energy sources

    ...additional 200 megawatts of Texas wind power from an agreement with E.ON Climate and Renewables. The City Council authorized the 12-year power purchase agreement Aug. 8. Once the project reaches commercial...

  5. City officials confident they can repair sewer issue

    The city has been working to address the issues by taking into account how many sewage covers are in the city, where they are located — and in some cases — adding risers to the covers to help prevent water from pooling around the switches when it...

  6. City of Lufkin proposed budget available online

    ...million. The proposed tax rate is 53 cents per $100 valuation, the same as was proposed in 2018. The city council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to review resident’s opinions of the budget before approving...

  7. Hutto City Council holds first public hearing for proposed property tax rate increase for FY 2019-20

    Hutto City Hall was near capacity with residents attending the City Council’s Aug. 15 meeting. The meeting marked the first of two public hearings regarding the city’s proposed property tax rate for fiscal...

  8. San Benito taps grant to fund charities

    ...$378,668 to fund city projects. But after the charities stood up for their slice of the federal pie, city commissioners agreed to give CDBG payments of $8,000 each to the San Benito Boys and Girls Club, Court...

  9. Crime biter: Temple to buy new police dog

    ...will soon be getting a new furry sidekick to help them bite crime. In a unanimous vote by the Temple City Council Thursday, members voted to purchase a newly trained K-9 unit for the Temple Police Department....

  10. Whitehouse proposes level property tax rate

    ...Whitehouse is proposing to keep its property tax rate level going into the upcoming fiscal year. The City Council has proposed a rate on 2019 property values of 79.2891 cents per $100 of property valuation,...

  11. City splits public works department

    ...department leadership, city leaders have split the department and appointed new leadership. After Monday's city council meeting, Felipe Garcia, former deputy director of public works, was named utilities director....

  12. Bee Cave City Council hits on highlights of proposed FY 2019-20 budget

    Following a two-month hiatus after not meeting in July, Bee Cave City Council began budget discussions for fiscal year 2019-20 during an Aug. 15 special meeting. Initial figures from city staff show proposed revenue estimates for the coming year at...

  13. Temple celebrates I-35 construction completion, Waco eyeing five more years

    ...this was opportunity to change the face of what 111,000 cars a day see, coming thru Temple," said Mayor Tim Davis during Thursday's ceremony. TxDOT spokesman Randy Hopmann thanked the people of Temple...

  14. Leander City Manager finalist withdraws

    The Leander City Council's finalist candidate in its search for a new City Manager has withdrawn from the search "due to personal reasons," according to a release from the the City of Leander. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to name The...

  15. Elkhart nullifies ordinances in sweeping review

    Elkhart City Administrator Judith Cantrell (left), Mayor Jennifer McCoy (center), and City Secretary Ami Ashworth (right) discuss city ordinances, and the need for transparency and change. Courtesy photo...

  16. WP talks public safety proposed budgets, tax rate options

    The Willow Park City Council recently held a budget workshop with a focus on the fire and police department proposed budgets and a discussion on tax rate options. The primary focus of the workshop was...

  17. MPO board rejects $8 million request for I-35, citing flood hazards

    The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization's policy board Thursday voted down an $8 million request for additional funds for rebuilding Interstate 35, citing unresolved concerns about increased flood risks the construction could pose for downtown...

  18. City of Roma launches investigation into City Manager, Chief of Police

    Mayor Robert Salinas of Roma confirms the city has launched an investigation into the City Manager Cristanto Salinas and Chief of Police Jose H. Garcia. This comes after a letter, submitted by the officers of the Roma Police Department emerges,...

  19. Conroe to host public hearing on potential tax rate increase

    ...at 9:30 a.m. Monday to discuss a potential tax rate increase for its $219 million budget for 2020. Mayor Pro Tem Duke Coon, who has maintained he wants to avoid a tax rate increase, presented more than $800,000...

  20. Bastrop City Council considers 39% hike to impact fees for new development

    The Bastrop City Council took a first step Tuesday toward increasing impact fees, or the fees the city collects from developers to hook up new homes and businesses to the city’s water and wastewater system. The proposed fee hikes are motivated by 56...

  21. Sugar Land City Council approves Nov. 5 ballot placement for four bonds totaling $90.76 million

    During a special meeting Aug. 14, Sugar Land City Council formally approved placement of four bond propositions totaling $90.76 million on the Nov. 5 ballot. The propositions include $47.6 million for...

  22. Lakeway seeks overhaul on city animal ordinances, eyes new permit rules

    ...only the first reading of the ordinance, with future sessions to be allocated to additional hearings, Mayor Sandy Cox said. The intent for microchipping local pets “is just to get them back home,” Lakeway...

  23. Bastrop's proposed $12M budget calls for higher taxes, increased fees, pay jumps

    Bastrop City Manager Lynda Humble on Tuesday unveiled the city’ proposed $12 million budget for fiscal year 2020 which calls for higher taxes, an increase to wastewater rates, increases to water and wastewater impact fees and a new library fee for...

  24. City Council sets maximum tax rate

    The Plainview City Council discussed the maximum property tax rate for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 during its Tuesday night meeting. City Manager Jeffrey Snyder reminded the council that the current tax rate is .8318 and what was set tonight would not...

  25. I-10 expansion project to take 3½ years

    A spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation recently informed the Sealy City Council that it will take three and a half years to complete the 10-mile expansion project Right now, crews are working on frontage roads and bridges in Sealy....

  26. It’s budget season

    The Henderson City Council held their 2019-2020 budget workshop Tuesday afternoon with Jay Abercrombie, City Manager leading the two hour session. First on the agenda was a presentation from Justin Cure,...

  27. Lower tax rate proposed by Cleburne City Council

    Cleburne City Manager Steve Polasek details the proposed city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Council members will officially vote on the budget and proposed property tax rate on Sept. 10. The proposal...

  28. Mount Enterprise City Council approves new city secretary and court administrator

    The Mount Enterprise City Council approved Suzanne Pharr, a Henderson resident, Tuesday night as the city’s secretary and court administrator after a nearly two-hour final interview process and council vote.

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