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  1. Fire station to receive $6M makeover

    The Allen City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a $6.3 million contract to Crossland Construction for renovations to the Central Fire Station across from City Hall on Century Parkway. The station,...

  2. More damage found at Gonzales hydro dam

    By Garrett McGinley Staff Reporter Public Works Superintendent William Ince told the Gonzales city council at its regularly scheduled meeting May 9 that more structural issues have been found at the...

  3. Nixon to pay half of NVFD remodel

    By Garrett McGinley Staff Reporter The Nixon city council unanimously voted to contribute half of the funds needed to remodel the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department building. Nixon VFD sought the city’s...

  4. Waelder pitched on new water well

    Michael Harris, Valentino “Tino” Hernandez and Curtis Hadnot Jr. are sworn in to the Waelder city council. Garrett McGinley/Gonzales Inquirer By Garrett McGinley Staff Reporter Bradley Loehr of BEFCO...

  5. Flooding event proving to be unpredictable

    ...in the past, the water would reach Oyster Creek in Lake Jackson about five days later, Lake Jackson City Manager Bill Yenne said. This time, the water came in just two days, he said. “Obviously that means...

  6. Council wants to see water pumps working before authorizing full payment

    ...SCADA system, the last pieces installed before water flow can be tested. While the West Columbia city council recognized the need to pay the fee to avoid potential penalties Monday night, some members...

  7. Carthage's Wellington Street waterline fix entering next phase

    ...— but first they’ll have to tear up and close a busy intersection near the Carthage Post Office. City Manager Steve Williams told commissioners at their Monday meeting that the first part of the project,...

  8. East Texas saturated, more rain in forecast

    ...closing alerts for six Farm-to-Market roads in Wood County, and street flooding was reported in Mineola. City Manager Mercy Rushing said the city has fielded calls from residents frustrated by flooded streets....

  9. City meetings

    ...Texas City Planning Board, city hall, 1801 Ninth Ave. N., 409-643-5925. 6 p.m.: City of Jamaica Beach City Council, city hall, 16628 San Luis Pass Road, 409-737-1142. 6 p.m.: City of League City Planning &...

  10. Lake Dunlap spillgate collapse causes problems for city of Kyle's water supply

    ...things that would use large values of water that isn't really necessary right now,” said assistant city manager James Earp. The city’s other two sources are having to pick up the slack from the GBRA. “The...

  11. City fights AEP rate hike request

    ...is also proposing decreasing its rates by $5.01 across the state’s northern regions. Last night, city commissioners agreed to hire Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys to try to reduce the proposed increase. Commissioners...

  12. Unexpected expense could end Mexia's pool season

    ...underneath. Water from the pool washed away the foundation, leaving a giant dent in the pool floor. City manager Eric Garretty expects repairs to the floor to cost a bundle, and that's not to mention special...

  13. Bryan city council approves public place smoking ban

    BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) Tuesday the Bryan city council banned smoking in public places like businesses and restaurants. Citizens can, however, still smoke in establishments that sell tobacco products, like...

  14. City Council considering proposal to manage dockless scooters downtown

    ...Producer Posted: 9:44 PM, May 15, 2019 Updated: 9:44 PM, May 15, 2019 SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio City Council is considering a proposal from city staff members that recommends a program to manage rental...

  15. Influx of entertainment options coming to one Coastal Bend city

    ...Saturday. “It’s unusual in a smaller town to have three opening basically at the same time,” Aransas Pass City Manager Gary Edwards said. Edwards isn’t aware of his city ever having its own movie theater, but...

  16. Galveston to buy properties around old incinerator cite

    ...properties around the site of a municipal incinerator demolished earlier this year. The Galveston City Council on Wednesday authorized the purchase of 19 properties near the site of the 1943 incinerator...

  17. Alton aims to crack down on underage drinking

    Alton became the latest city to crackdown on underage drinking after the city commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that would hold adults accountable if underage drinking occurs on their property....

  18. City of Waco works to fill vacant positions, keep employees on staff

    ...often hovers at about 150 vacancies. With seasonal positions becoming available, city staffers told the City Council Budget and Audit Committee on Tuesday about efforts to advertise positions more effectively,...

  19. Residents take electric scooters for spin through downtown

    ...to find a different option from using a car all the time." After a year of discussions, the Waco City Council has amended ordinances to clear the path for Gotcha's rental operation. A one-year contract...

  20. Temple firm will design downtown parking garage

    ...redevelopment of the Hawn Hotel. Money for the design of a new parking garage was approved last week by the City Council in a 4-0 vote. More than $568,000 was allocated for the final design of the project to be conducted...

  21. Tyler State of the City tackles traffic concerns

    ...2019 06:32 PM CDT TYLER, Tx (KETK) - In his 2018 State of the City address for Tyler Wednesday, Mayor Martin Heines shared obstacles and important issues the city faced in 2018 and steps the city has...

  22. Herrera and Harvey among interim city manager candidates

    BY WILLIAM PATRICK reporter@palestineherald.com 1 hr ago City Manager Michael Hornes City Council members will on Friday consider three high-ranking employees for the position of interim city manager...

  23. Corpus Christi's City Council looking to improve Water Garden

    ...councilmembers agreed that funds used to maintain the seawall could also be used to fix the Water Garden. There is no timetable yet on when the design firm will present ideas to council for their consideration.

  24. Nolan Creek Flood Protection Study to mitigate flooding around creek

    ...long study to help solve it. Romer says it's important for the city to be part of this study. "Our City Council is happy to participate because Nolan Creek is such an important part of the city. It flows...

  25. Work together with ‘one entity of mind’

    ...commissioners approved participation at their May 13 meeting (see story front page), and the Rockport City Council voted on the matter last night (May 14). Aransas County Navigation District commissioners will...

  26. Coppell works to provide wind protection for Old Town pavilion

    ...staff, frustrated residents and caused problems for event goers in Old Town. During Tuesday night’s City Council work session, the city staff updated the council on an effort to install wind protection at...

  27. Fort Worth to get 500 new jobs from Stanley Black & Decker’s new manufacturing plant

    ...to or exceeding the amount of the abatement in less than two years, according to a presentation to city council members. The language for the abatement is being finalized by the city’s legal department....

  28. Lakeway adjusts recycling and solid waste agreement, increases rates

    A rate change agreed to May 15 by Lakeway City Council will increase expenditures in the solid waste fund by $0.74 per residence per month based on approximately 6,925 residences, amounting to an overall...

  29. City commits to street plan

    Wed, 05/15/2019 - 5:00pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The Granbury City Council has approved a Street System Capital Improvement Plan that calls for the city to spend $1 million per year on street repairs...

  30. Lakeway hires a new finance director

    ...Gendy was appointed Lakeway's new finance director at a special meeting May 15. (Brian Rash) Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones has appointed Shereen Gendy as the city’s new finance director, and City Council...

  31. Waskom City Council OKs updates to police in-car camera system

    ...camera is $4,620, which is about the same amount as the one purchased for the department in January. “It will come out of the technology fund, so we’ve got the money to pay for it,” said mayor Jesse Moore.

  32. City of Aransas Pass accepts $600,000+ in grants from RTF

    ...Aransas Pass received more than $600,000 in grant funds from Rebuild Texas and action was taken by the City Council to accept those funds which will be used for the city’s first-ever emergency operations center,...

  33. AEP rate change request suspension approved

    Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00am The Aransas Pass City Council approved Resolution No. 2019-891 suspending The June 5, 2019 effective date of AEP Texas Inc.’s requested rate change. Doing so gives the City time...

  34. City approves infrastructure grants

    ...sales tax dollars from this budget year toward aiding in the efforts of the 2020 U.S. Census, which Mayor David Turner said was vital for Ector County and the city. “It’s for state funding and for road funding,”...

  35. Kyle City Council approves new building regulations and safety procedures for pipeline-adjacent development

    ...present when the item was raised on May 14—Tracy Scheel, Daphne Tenorio and Alex Villalobos—as well as Mayor Travis Mitchell, voted in favor of the ordinance. No public comment was made at the beginning of...

  36. Council Report: Sales tax revenue up for March

    MARCH SALES TAX UPDATE During Tuesday's work session, the Fort Worth City Council received an informal report on the March sales tax revenue. Sales tax revenue represents approximately 22 percent of...

  37. Montgomery awards $1M bid for sewer lift station project

    ...Meagan Ellsworth, Staff writer Published 12:49 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The Montgomery City Council has awarded the bid for the Stewart Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant lift station relocation...

  38. City bidding out repair work to fix water leak on Martin Luther King Drive

    An 18-inch water-transmission main that connects to a 20-inch transmission main broke in February and has been leaking water since. Runoff has been observed trickling down the curb on Martin Luther King Drive, before turning the corner and running...

  39. Paris City Council OKs food truck statute

    ...located within city limits can’t be less than 700 square feet as a result new ordinances passed by Paris City Council. The small house ordinance gained the support of a unanimous council Monday night, but concerns...

  40. Local officials open doors to first WIC baby café in south Laredo

    ...lactation from professional and certified consultants free of charge, according to their website. Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz was among many officials and city employees who attended the inauguration. "(This is)...

  41. Kyle approves plan to subsidize ride sharing program

    ...finalized a plan that could solve public transportation woes in town. By a 6-0 vote, the Kyle City Council approved the creation of a possible city-subsidized ridesharing program with Lyft, a global ridesharing...

  42. Councilman looking to improve highway entrance

    LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - An international entrance and exit could soon see a facelift. During a special City Council meeting, a presentation displayed a plan to beautify the first four plazas immediately exiting...

  43. $46M in federal funds to address damage sustained during 2018 storms

    ...McAllen High School could not be finished faster. At the groundbreaking ceremony for the project, McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez was worried about days like Tuesday. “Every time it rains, I just cringe...

  44. Mission city council considers charter changes

    ... council appears poised to review the entire governing document, which was last updated in 1987. Mayor Armando O’Caña proposed amending the city charter to impose term limits for his office, limiting someone...

  45. City council readies drainage solutions

    City council looked at possible drainage solutions for future floods, while studying results from the past flood that occurred on April 6. The city council meeting, held on May 9, looked at statistics...

  46. City of Colleyville to install plaza to benefit community

    ...for residents and set a standard of quality for future businesses coming into Colleyville, Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said. “You’ll find that Colleyville’s focus recently—and will be for the...

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