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  1. PA Council adjourns without decision on hiring a new city manager

    by TAN RADFORD Wednesday, March 20th 2019 AA {/p} PORT ARTHUR — Port Arthur City Council met for several hours Tuesday without making a decision on hiring a new city manager. Council is considering...

  2. City audit shows less sales tax collections but total fund balance remains in good shape

    ...in between the lines of the city’s annual financial audit, which was formally presented to the full City Council on Tuesday afternoon. Chief Finance Officer Tony Puente told council members that his office...

  3. City Council considering tougher penalties for vicious dog attacks

    ...CDT March 19, 2019 Updated: 6:27 PM CDT March 19, 2019 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi's City Council is considering putting more teeth in the current vicious dog ordinance. In the past, if a...

  4. Amarillo parking violations to change from a criminal offense to a civil violation

    ...needed to go ahead and clean up now that we’ve got a new combined process,” said Freeman. Amarillo City Council needs to pass this group of ordinances once again next Tuesday for it to officially be in effect.

  5. Denison P&Z OKs new DAWG shelter plan

    ...the most important step of all.” With Tuesday’s approval, the item will now go before the Denison City Council, who will make final judgment on the request. The push for a new shelter comes as the organization...

  6. Cracking down on street racing, DPD issues more than 2,700 tickets in 2 months

    ...bad," Martinez said. Speeding, illegal street racing, and dangerous driving are community issues some City Council members want Dallas police officers to continue addressing. RELATED: 86 mph over the limit...

  7. City Council discusses ethics ordinance

    The Odessa City Council met Tuesday afternoon to look at an example of an ethics ordinance and discuss what changes they would like to see in their own potential ethics ordinance. This ordinance was proposed...

  8. Ask the editor: What is a city charter?

    ...population of more than 5,000 people where residents have adopted a home rule charter, according to the Texas Municipal League. A city charter establishes the city’s governmental structure and determines the...

  9. Fire crews switch to attack mode as they battle Deer Park fire on day 3

    ...19, 2019 DEER PARK, Texas — While acknowledging "the dark cloud of smoke seems ominous," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said there's "no cause for alarm" as the huge plume from the Deer Park fire spreads...

  10. City talks benefits of advanced electric metering in special utility board meeting

    ...Burt | March 19, 2019 at 4:40 PM CDT - Updated March 19 at 4:40 PM LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City council held a special utility board meeting Tuesday afternoon, and while a number of items were discussed,...

  11. City council votes to discuss interstate expansion

    ...PM CDT City council votes to discuss interstate expansion Video San Angelo, TX - San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter presented the potential benefits of expanding and improving interstate transportation...

  12. PA city manager decision likely next week

    ...Tuesday to discuss, among other issues, city manager duties. When four members of the council emerged, Mayor Derrick Freeman said they had not yet made a choice on a city manager candidate. He said the council...

  13. Texas senate approves bill to allow dogs at restaurants

    ...September 2011: Paws on Patios. Late Houston Planning Director, Patrick Walsh, in 2010 convinced the city council to adjust its health codes for the Paws on Patios grassroots effort. PoP made it legal for...

  14. Daily scooter use hits all-time record during SXSW, Austin city data show

    ...Marcus Davis. "When I was out and about downtown I certainly saw tons of people on scooters," said Council Member Kathie Tovo, whose district includes downtown. "Many of them are opting into that instead...

  15. Growth tops Leander agenda

    The Leander City Council will entertain a series of ordinances setting up future growth. Scott W. Coleman From Staff Reports Growth is on everyone’s minds these days and it is no different for the...

  16. City approves new mobile home ordinance

    ...19-04 which will allow for a general election May 4. Resident Shannon Prox is challenging incumbent Mayor Laura Peace, Place 4 Christi Neal is being opposed by Mark Meadows and Place 2 Barry Lummus is being...

  17. Gov. Abbott adds his support for Lufkin to become a Foreign Trade Zone City officials seeking designation in effort to attract new businesses

    ...Texas Rep. Trent Ashby, U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas State Sen. Robert Nichols, the Lukin City Council, the Deep East Texas Council of Governments and Angelina County commissioners. In October,...

  18. Austin ordinance would let police write $40 tickets to speedy scooter scofflaws

    ...@PhilJankowski Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 at 11:33 AM Mar 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM Next week, the Austin City Council could authorize Austin police to write tickets to zippy scooter drivers officers deem a danger...

  19. Pasadena OKs drive-through holiday attraction envisioned as tourist draw

    ...in Grand Prairie. A proposal for a holiday lighting attraction narrowly won approval from Pasadena City Council, which is divided between those who think it will draw tourists and lift spirits and others...

  20. Blanket City Council discusses selling community center

    ...so I’m going to suggest we put it up for sale,” Councilman B.J. McGinnis said. With no objection, Mayor Judy Eoff requested the council table the agenda item until the April 15 board meeting so she can...

  21. Weatherford council approves zoning change

    Weatherford City Council approved a zoning change and authorized Weatherford Police Department to apply for grant funding during an 11-minute meeting on Tuesday at city hall. WPD is applying for a $45,000...

  22. City of Jacksonville hires communications director

    ...of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, whom has most recently worked for the City of Kingsville, Texas in the City manager’s office. “We are very happy to have Andrew,” said Greg Smith, Jacksonville City Manager...

  23. Mission adopts pool of architectural firms for on-call services

    ...originally appeared in the Friday, March 15, 2019 issue of the Progress Times. During this week’s city council meeting, a group of architectural firms was adopted by Mission for project specific on-call services....

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