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  1. DESOTO MOURNS LOSS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY DIRECTOR TRACEY J. HUNTER HAYES

    It is with deep sadness that the City of DeSoto announces the death of Library Director Dr. Tracey J. Hunter Hayes of the DeSoto Public Library. He passed away on January 19, 2022, and his Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

  2. Richardson expects headquarters for The IQ to open in second quarter

    The Richardson Innovation Quarter, or The IQ, is a 1,200-acre industrial area east of Central Expressway that, for the past several years, has been the subject of an in-depth, city-led revitalization effort. The plan for the area is that it will...

  3. Citywide cleanup planned Saturday

    Under the contract with the company that the Greenville City Council adopted in June 2008, the company will provide four city-wide cleanup events each year. The events will be on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July and October.

  4. Vinton residents to gain access to clean water, wastewater services

    After years of living with septic systems and wells, residents and businesses in the Village of Vinton will gain access to clean drinking water and a modern sewer system. "Everybody has worked together very hard for this, this is something that is...

  5. TxDOT votes to take control of Broadway, short-circuiting city’s redevelopment plans

    The governing body of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved rescinding minute orders from 2014 and 2015 that effectively transferred the 2.2-mile stretch of roadway from Burr Road south to Interstate 35 to the City of San Antonio.

  6. Council moves to put a stop to wage theft

    Austin is taking a step toward joining El Paso and Houston in punishing employers that engage in wage theft, with a resolution City Council approved unanimously on Thursday. A dozen people signed up to tell Council members to approve the resolution,...

  7. Council sets priorities for FY 2022

    Midland - City leaders met with department heads and other staff members at Bush Convention Center, being briefed about 2021 and setting priorities for 2022 and beyond. It was the first planning session that included the two newest council members...

  8. Longview council could be forced to call bond election to save fire pension fund

    In October 2021, the council learned that despite following all the steps recommended by an actuarial firm the pension board previously hired to help improve the pension fund's financial standing, the plan still faced large and growing unfunded...

  9. Fire departments sound the alarm about the lack of resources

    Nearby fire departments are sounding the alarm about a lack of resources. Fire departments in cities like Kyle and Taylor said they can't keep up with the influx of new growth. On Thursday, Taylor City Council approved a contract with Citygate...

  10. City of Houston wins $150k grant, promote equitable careers for youth

    Houston joins five other U.S cities to receive an award of $150,000 to promote equitable career opportunities for youth in marginalized communities. This is part of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) new initiative to make economic opportunities...

  11. Mary Cooksey retires after 21 years as director of 211 Texas in Abilene

    After 21 years serving Abilene as the director of 211 Texas, Mary Cooksey is retiring. Members of the Abilene community gathered at her retirement ceremony Thursday at the Grace Museum to honor and celebrate her successful career.

  12. Council approves purchase of more license plate detectors

    Katy - In January 2020, the council approved the police’s request to install 23 such readers in various spots around the city. In a memo to council urging the additional readers, Police Chief Noe Diaz said the readers provide “best artificial...

  13. Salado all-abilities playground fully funded despite money theft accusations

    Phase 1 of an all-abilities playground in Salado has been fully funded according to Salado’s mayor Michael Coggin. The playground project was temporarily threatened after accusations arose that the founder of a popular mermaid festival- Sirena Fest-...

  14. City Council approves financial report, calls May 7 election

    The Lampasas City Council unanimously approved its year-end financial report. In the regular meeting Monday, the council acknowledged receipt of a report presented on Jan. 10 in a workshop when City Manager Finley deGraffenried reported on the...

  15. Dallas road study shows fewer lanes means fewer crashes

    The results of a study that reduced Jefferson Boulevard in North Oak Cliff from six lanes to four lanes are back. It shows reducing lanes reduced the number of crashes. Now that the city's nearly four-month-long road diet along Jefferson Boulevard is...

  16. Parts of downtown Lufkin to shut down Sunday night for survey

    The city of Lufkin will shut down sections of downtown Sunday night to begin the first phase of Lufkin FORWARD’s streetscape initiative. “We are conducting this survey at night to minimize the inconvenience for downtown businesses, residents and...

  17. Corpus Christi Fire Department gets $3M for equipment

    The Corpus Christi City Council approved $3 million in funding for the fire department to purchase needed equipment at its regular bi-monthly meeting. The equipment is needed to meet the demands of a growing city, city staff said.

  18. City Council gets update on Abilene road condition

    Old, outdated, and rough, these are some of the words that Abilene residents would use to describe the roads throughout the city. At the city council meeting Thursday morning, leaders heard an update on the evaluation of those roads, and it did not...

  19. Jacksonville Police Department receives law enforcement award for second consecutive time

    The Jacksonville Police Department has been awarded for the second time in a row the "Recognized Law Enforcement Agency" Award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.

  20. Austin authorizes $1M lease extension for COVID-19 isolation housing

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin City Council approved on consent Thursday an extension of the city’s emergency use of a northwest Austin hotel for COVID-19 isolation services. Currently, 39 guests are isolating...

  21. Recruit, retain: Burnet’s strategy to draw more first responders to the Hill Country

    Burnet City Council’s recently approved pay increase for first responders is leaders’ latest strategy in an attempt to attract more emergency personnel to the Hill Country. “It has just been unbelievable, the amount of growth in this area,” City...

  22. West Lake Hills approves engineering work to move road, drainage bond projects forward

    The road and drainage infrastructure bond package that West Lake Hills voters approved in November is moving forward on schedule, and the City Councilon Wednesday night voted to approve engineering work by K Friese and Associates, the firm that is...

  23. Plano's citywide juvenile curfew extended by council

    ...curfew for minors in Plano was extended for another three years. In its Monday meeting, the Plano City Council considered an ordinance that mandates a curfew for minors 16 and under. Under this law, minors...

  24. Fulshear looks to preserve charm as development emerges

    As the city of Fulshear approaches its 200th birthday in 2024, the area is experiencing rapid residential growth. Herman Rodriguez, Fulshear’s director of economic development, said the city of Fulshear has the fastest residential growth in the...

  25. Richardson appoints commission to review council district boundaries in light of latest census data

    Richardson City Council appointed members of a new commission and set a time frame for them to review City Council district boundaries in light of the latest census data. The council, which approved the appointments at its Jan. 24 meeting, said the...

  26. City of Austin making West Campus lighting upgrades for safety

    According to City officials, more than 500 additional streetlights will be retrofitted with LED inserts by the end of the year. The process is part of a multi-year plan to increase pedestrian safety in the area as the result of a council resolution.

  27. City: Midland Airpark isn't moving

    The city of Midland will send the FAA a letter saying it does not intend to pursue the closure of Midland Airpark. The city of Midland will send the FAA a letter saying it does not intend to pursue the closure of Midland Airpark.

  28. Allen is getting its first city dog park. Here’s what you need to know

    If the council approves the bid, construction should take around 9 to 12 months. If the city stays with that timeline, the park is expected to be complete in spring 2023. But if the city experiences construction delays — anything is paw-sible.

  29. Carthage's new all-abilities park sees great turnout in first few weeks

    City Manager Steve Williams, in updating the City Commission on the park recently, told them he went out one day he figured it would be quiet to check on everything. He found a crowd, with kids playing on the playground, adults walking and everyone...

  30. Robstown city leaders vote to privatize EMS services for residents

    "The decision made by the council by no means reflects the standard of care our EMS provides to the community. Privatizing EMS services is a decision based not only on cost-savings but our efficiency, effectiveness, quality and responsiveness," Mayor...

  31. Dallas Love Field (DAL) contracts with Vector for PlanePass aircraft landing fee collection service

    DAL originally contracted with Vector to replace the airport's manual customs fee collection process, hoping to improve fee collection efficiency in support of the Airport's GA Customs clearance center. The outsourcing decision proved so successful...

  32. Woods takes oath as Dayton Police Chief

    City of Dayton Municipal Judge Alan D. Conner congratulates new Dayton Police Chief Derek Woods after administering the oath of office to him at the Thursday, Jan. 20, city council meeting. Woods was recently hired to fill the role as the head of the...

  33. Paris City Council OKs redistricting; postpones charter election

    Paris City Council approved a redistricting map for the city’s seven member districts at a Monday meeting and added a few more touches to a Paris Charter Review Commission rewrite although time restraints will not allow the city to proceed with a May...

  34. Year-round Christmas lights plan for downtown Conroe delayed over cost concerns

    “We do have a three-year agreement with The Perfect Light to put those lights up and take them down around the Christmas holiday season and for an additional $39,650 a year, they will actually keep those ups, maintain them, change them, everything to...

  35. 'A destination for Pflugerville': City moves forward with Downtown East Project

    The project is part of the city's plan to develop the Pfluger Tract, 29 acres at the northwest corner of FM 685 and E. Pecan Street. The project could potentially include a municipal complex and a recreation center, according to city records.

  36. McKinney National Airport earns Gateway designation

    The McKinney National Airport (TKI) has earned the designation as a Gateway Airport for TSA-approved Aircraft Operators. This designation allows the airport to serve as the last point of departure for corporations and private charters that need...

  37. Hearne PD Receives $10,000.00 Grant From Motiva

    Motiva, one of the local petroleum distributors, has awarded HPD a $10,000.00 grant. The Motiva First Responder Grant Program was developed to assist emergency response organizations in communities that host Motiva facilities.

  38. City Council approves drainage clean out

    Cameron - City Street Department Manager Craig Arnold said the work will start under the railroad track on West 10th and will go from 8th Street to 6th Street. They are also planning to work on Main Street from Rusk to Jefferson, on Travis by the...

  39. EDC asked to fund $300K in small business grants

    Hondo City Council on Monday made one significant change regarding the city’s $2.338 million in American Rescue Plan spending approved at the previous council meeting. Council altered its ARP spending plan by requesting the Economic Development...

  40. Victoria city manager named to statewide forum

    Victoria City Manager Jesús A. Garza was selected for the Texas Lyceum’s 2022 class of directors. This statewide board’s told is to bring together diverse opinions to address national and state issues through civil discourse, emphasizing constructive...

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