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2014

Profile in Public Service: Alpine Councilwoman Angela Bermudez (August 2014)

Keeping it Big and Bright in Dripping Springs, Texas (July 2014)

Thirty Tips for Newly Elected Mayors and Councilmembers (June 2014)

Achieving Excellence in Your Community (May 2014)

Investing in Today (April 2014)

Profile in Public Service – Chief Yost Zakhary, City Manager/Public Safety Director, City of Woodway (March 2014)

It’s a Great Year to Be a Part of the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Program! (February 2014)

Thirty Tips for Newly Elected Mayors and Councilmembers (January 2014)

2013

Texas Rural Internship Program (December 2013)

Texas Treasured Businesses: Texas Historical Commission Award Honors Iconic Lone Star Companies (November 2013)

Join TML's listserv, SolutionsNet (September 2013)

Economic Development in Rural Texas: Views from Residents and Leaders (August 2013)

Small Cities Benefit from TML Services! (July 2013)

Hempstead's Watermelon Run for the Fallen: Pulling Together to Honor One of Their Own (June 2013)

Profiles in Public Service: Gun Barrel City City Manager Gerry Boren and Melissa City Manager Jason Little (May 2013)

Profiles in Public Service: Muleshoe City Secretary LeAnn Gallman and Lockhart City Secretary/Administrative Services Manager Connie  Rodriguez (April 2013)

Profiles in Public Service: Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston and Staples Mayor Eddie Daffern (March 2013)

It’s a Great Year to Be a Part of the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Program! (February 2013)

What Can Small Cities Do Legislatively? (January 2013)

2012

Harnessing Youth Power with Youth Advisory Commissions (December 2012)

Leading Your Small City: What People Need from You in Today’s Changing World (November 2012)

Students Bring Fresh Perspective to Community Vision (September 2012)

Perceptions of Current and Future Economic Development Efforts in Rural Texas (August 2012)

One Plus One Equals Infinity: School District-City Partnership Produces Powerful Synergy in Navasota (July 2012)

Leading Your Small City: What People Need from You in Today’s Changing World (June2012)

Office of Rural Affairs Improves Quality of Life in Texas (May2012)

Profile in Public Service: The Lorances (April 2012)

Cities Can Maximize Revenues with Franchise Fee Payment Compliance Reviews (March 2012)

Profile in Public Service: Floresville Mayor Daniel M. Tejada (February 2012)

It’s a Great Year to Be a Part of the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Program! (January 2012)

2011

Profile in Public Service: Brenham Human Resources/Risk Manager Janie Mehrens (December 2011)

Change to Lending Program Will Benefit Rural Texans (November2011)

Profile in Public Service: Prosper Finance Director Matthew B. Garrett (September 2011)

Profile in Public Service:  Hewitt Director of Planning and Community (August 2011)

Profile in Public Service:  Shenandoah Mayor Garry Watts (July 2011)

Obtain Free Environmental Compliance Assistance, Just a Phone Call Away (June 2011)

Texas Police Chiefs Association Adds a Number of Services for Smaller Cities in Texas (May 2011)

Canton’s First Monday Trade Days: Yesterday and Today  (April 2011)

Three Reasons Why Cities ShouldConsider Hosted E-Mail  (March 2011)

2011: It’s a Great Year to Be a Part of the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Program! (February 2011)

What Can Small Cities Do Legislatively? (January 2011)

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2010

Profile in Public Service: Heath Assistant City Manager Kim Dobbs (December 2010)

Profile in Public Service: Webster City Secretary Pauline Small (Novmember 2010)

Profile in Public Service: Muleshoe Mayor Pro Tem Irene Mason (September 2010)

Communities and Economies Grow Through State-Local Partnerships (August 2010)

Some Rural Towns Know How to Fix It Fast (July 2010)

Thirty Tips for Newly Elected Mayors and Councilmembers (June 2010)

The New Face of City Government (May 2010)

Small Cities Benefit from TML Services (April 2010)

Economic Development "For the Rest of Us" (March 2010)

Lake Jackson Mayor Bob Sipple: Customer Service Advocate (February 2010)

City of Manor: Redefining Government Communication (January 2010)

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2009

Navasota: A Texas Success Story (December 2009)

It May Be Time to Review Your City's Cable Franchise and Pole Attachment Agreement (October 2009)

Small Cities Get Big Help from a TML Business Service Partner (September 2009)

Llano to Build Fiber Network (August 2009)

Profile of a City Manager: Perryton's David Landis (July 2009)

Spotlight on a Colleague: Cameron Councilmember Roselee Mondrik (June 2009)

A Day in the Life of a City Secretary (May 2009)

Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN): A Success Story in Regional Cooperation (April 2009)

Ten Ways to Improve Small Towns (March 2009)

How Can Small Cities Work with the Legislature? (February 2009)

Cooper Is Mayor of a City that Has Heart (January 2009)

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2008

Old Fashioned Values: How Downtowns Can Compete with the Giants—and Win! (October 2008)

The 2008 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition is Big on Small Cities (September 2008)

Health Care Goes High-Tech in Rural Friona and Wellington (August 2008)

Small Cities Benefit from TML Services! (July 2008)

Go Texan! "The GO TEXAN Rural Community program creates a single rallying call for rural Texas." (June 2008)

Active Investment Strategy Tools and Techniques for Small Governments: Part Two (May 2008)

Welcoming New Residents: A Small-City Approach (April 2008)

Active Investment Strategy Tools and Techniques for Small Governments: Part One (March 2008)

Texas Rural Innovators Forum (February 2008)

Emotional Investment High for Animal Control Officers (January 2008)

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2007

Free Environmental Compliance Assistance: Just a Phone Call Away (November/December2007)

First Come, First Served for Disaster Relief Funds (October2007)

Creating a Pay Plan for Small Cities: The Do’s and Don’ts (September2007)

Building a Festival from Scratch (August2007)

Revenue Recovery for Texas Cities (July2007)

Small Cities Benefit from TML Services (June2007)

Wi-Fi Within Sight for Shenandoah (May2007)

A Challenge to Change [Tourism Action Plan] (April2007)

Local Park Grants Awarded to Texas Cities (March2007)

Internet: The Farm-to-Market Superhighway (February2007)

What Can Small Cities Do Legislatively? (January2007)

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2006

A Word of Advice for the Newly Elected City Official (November/December2006)

We Are All in this Together [Texas Panhandle Ethanol Plants] (October2006)

Cities Benefit From Cable Franchise Management Service (September2006)

Common Difficulties Encountered in Managing Small City Police Departments (Part 2 of 2) (August 2006)

Common Difficulties Encountered in Managing Small City Police Departments (Part 1 of 2) (July 2006)

Seven Time and Energy Management Tips for Very Busy People –Like City Officials! (June2006)

Filling the Capital Gap for Microenterprises: How Rural Cities Can Help Very Small Businesses Succeed (May2006)

Kermit May Host Radio Academy (April 2006)

City of Yoakum Honored for Its Programs and Efforts [by the Texas EconomicDevelopment Council] (March 2006)

Beware of the Good Financial Times (February2006)

The Value of Small Towns:State Agency [Office of Rural Community Affairs] Helps Texas Keep Its Rural Assets (January 2006)

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