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  1. Pasadena, Deer Park announce Joint Recovery Center opening this weekend: What you should know

    The partnership between the City of Pasadena and the City of Deer Park will assist residents in gathering important recovery resources and information, a news release said. The Joint Disaster Assistance Recovery Center will be a hub for recovery...

  2. Dallas adopts new economic development policies

    City officials say the new policy will promote real estate development and job creation in traditionally underserved areas by offering a simplified process. It will also streamline the process for smaller developers, "We want to create more offices...

  3. Dallas Eyes Legal Path Forward for Poker Clubs

    But council member Chad West took the opportunity to tap the brakes a little on Dallas’ fight against poker clubs so that work on a legal path forward for the businesses can begin. West moved to approve the funds, totaling at least $550,000, and to...

  4. Council OKs zoning for massive redevelopment of far South Congress area

    City Council on Thursday unanimously approved Community Commercial, Mixed Use and General Commercial Services zoning that will allow the site of a Southeast Austin auto salvage yard to become a vertical mixed-use development with more than 200...

  5. Thousands still without power as recovery continues in Deer Park after tornado barrels through the area

    ...tornado tore through the area earlier this week. During a press conference on Thursday, Deer Park Mayor Jerry Mouton said crews were still assessing the full extent of damage left behind by the EF-3 tornado....

  6. 'It feels great to be from Port Arthur' : City of Port Arthur celebrates 125th birthday

    ...Hundreds gathered in Port Arthur Thursday to celebrate the 125th birthday of the city. Port Arthur Mayor Thurman Bartie swelled with pride as 800 business owners and community members gathered at the Bob...

  7. New ambulance service coming to the City of Borger

    The switchover date from AMR to the new ambulance service is scheduled for May 14. The new ambulance service will cover the city of Fritch and unincorporated areas around Borger in Hutchinson County.

  8. New Braunfels plans for future water use

    The New Braunfels City Council received a presentation on the One Water Initiative, a regional collaboration on water planning and management, during their regular meeting Jan. 23. One Water is an integrated planning and implementation approach to...

  9. Ready for takeoff: City Council approves joint sponsorship of Victoria Regional Airport

    The Victoria City Council unanimously approved a resolution to take part in a joint sponsorship of the Victoria Regional Airport with Victoria County during a special council meeting Thursday afternoon. The joint sponsorship agreement will give both...

  10. Denton's considering a $343 million bond package: What would be included?

    The entire bond package includes funding to make updates and improvements to existing public facilities in Denton, such as City Hall West, South Branch Library, Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center, Clear Creek Nature Center, Denton Service...

  11. Frisco schedules Universal park 'meet and greet' events for Jan. 31

    ...to learn about the proposed park that has been announced to be in the works for Frisco. Frisco Mayor answers Universal park questions as city vote approaches As Frisco moves towards granting municipal...

  12. Possible hotel announcement coming to Celina soon and more top takeaways from 2023 state of the city

    About 10 years ago, Celina kicked off its first State of the City event. “I think 10 years ago when we did the first one, we were trying to figure out, ‘What do we talk about and the what-ifs,’” Celina Mayor Sean Terry said. “ I think it’s cool now,...

  13. Bee Cave selects architect, builder for new library

    ...library in 2025. Officials said a bigger library is needed to keep up with growing demand. The Bee Cave City Council approved the architectural and construction firms on Jan. 10 for the building of the library....

  14. SiFi Networks offers to build out fiber-optic internet to 100% of Sugar Land

    Similarly, SiFi Networks has promised to build 900 miles of high-speed, fiber-optic internet over 30 years to all homes and businesses in the city. In addition, residents could have access to fiber-optic lines within a year if Sugar Land gives SiFi...

  15. Laredo City Council approves plans for new detox center

    The city of Laredo is one step closer to making a new detox center possible. On Tuesday, January 24, city council approved the creation of a new department that will provide services for those battling drug addiction. City officials say the new...

  16. Allen’s historic downtown is getting a new plan for development

    “Everybody’s downtown is different — our downtown isn’t like Plano, Frisco or McKinney,” said Mayor Ken Fulk. “Our downtown is pretty small. “There is a significant amount of land sitting there and going to waste,” Fulk said. “We need to develop it...

  17. New developments will be required to pay water, wastewater impact fees in Georgetown

    Georgetown City Council approved the maximum allowable fees after a review of Georgetown Utilities' water and wastewater impact fees. “Impact fees allow the local government to recover infrastructure costs associated with future development,” Water...

  18. Global Tech Company Announces New Innovation, Design Hub in Richardson Innovation Quarter

    ...welcome Allegro to Richardson with the opening of its newest design center in The IQ,” Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker said in a release. “Their pioneering technologies are redefining the future of sensing...

  19. Sales tax measure to appear on Kempner ballots

    After some discussion during Tuesday’s Kempner City Council meeting, city officials decided to approve an election to increase the special sales tax levied within the city. The increase would raise the local sales tax portion dedicated to streets...

  20. Roanoke names longtime employee as new city manager

    The Roanoke City Council voted unanimously this week to name Cody Petree, a city employee since 2004, as city manager. After Scott Campbell retired in September, the city named Petree the interim city manager. Petree joined the city in 2004 and has...

  21. City’s electric rates going up in February

    City Manager Scott Albert on Monday told Hondo City Council and residents that the city has no choice but to increase electric rates this year, after having held rates steady for the last seven years. “I know we’ve had a couple announcements about...

  22. Is there an appetite for pickleball courts in Waxahachie?

    ...The city of Waxahachie is exploring the idea of constructing pickleball courts. During Wednesday’s city council work session Kyle Cooper, senior director of parks and recreation, presented several options...

  23. City Council selects next fire chief

    The Whitney City Council held a special meeting Tuesday, January 17 to interview two potential candidates for Whitney fire chief, and the council selected David Gilmore to fill the position. Gilmore is retiring from Mansfield Fire Department, with...

  24. Days after Houston-area tornado, Hidalgo signs disaster declaration, many still don’t have power

    Two days after a tornado touched down in southeast Houston, shelter relief is expanding, efforts to get rid of debris continue and power is still not restored for many properties. Harris County Judge Hidalgo signed a disaster declaration Thursday to...

  25. Mayor Voelker shares City Hall progress, 2022 accomplishments in Richardson State of the City address

    “Every year brings challenges, every year brings occasional setbacks and, ultimately, every year we build on our story of success,” Voelker said in the address. “It's our ability to meet the challenges and work through the setbacks that has made this...

  26. Marlin makes progress on $10 million grant to improve water and drainage systems

    In an effort to fix the water issues, in 2019, the city was awarded a $10.8 million grant from the Texas Water Development Board to improve the water treatment plant, water distribution system, drainage system and water quality of the pond, but, the...

  27. Copperas Cove Public Library unveils paintings of area history

    Capturing our city’s history, more than a dozen artists teamed up to create an art gallery inside the library. Tuesday night at 6 p.m., the Copperas Cove Public Library held a party celebrating the artwork and celebrating the artists who donated...

  28. Cibolo City Council approves engagement agreement for redistricting consulting services

    Cibolo City Council on Jan. 24 approved an engagement agreement between the city of Cibolo and Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP, for professional redistricting consulting services. This agreement is part of the city redistricting from seven...

  29. Waxahachie considering homestead exemption, other relief options

    Waxahachie City Council members have been asking for ways to provide property tax relief to homeowners, and a homestead exemption could be ahead. During a council work session Wednesday council members discussed various tax relief options, including...

  30. City hires Economic Development Director

    The city of Farmersville has stepped up its commercial game plan with the addition of its first economic development director. Larry Tucker, the newly hired director, brings over 25 years of experience in the economic development field to the...

  31. Council discusses grant projects

    Blackstone said the $11.4 million GLO-allocated grant for flood and drainage is waiting for the state Historical Commission to approve archeological digs, and once approved the final notice will run through the granting authority, with the estimated...

  32. Crockett City Council Approves Investments in Police and Fire Departments

    Smith told the council CPD needs to begin to purchase new patrol units for the department. Frizzell was asked about CFD items on the council “wish list” and explained the heating in the CFD building is over 50 years old. Frizzell worried his...

  33. Coppell looks to combat theft by transitioning to cashless facilities

    Coppell City Council met on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to hear information regarding cashless transactions at city facilities. Kim Tiehen, the Director of Strategic Financial Engagement for the city of Coppell, shared information about why city facilities have...

  34. City hears update on EDC projects

    Fort Stockton is steadily seeing growth, and as a result, an increase in sales tax. Fort Stockton Economic Development Executive Director Remie Ramos gave his annual report to the Fort Stockton City Council, Monday night, and said the city has seen a...

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