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  1. Carrollton makes list of best 100 places to live

    ...populations over 100,000. Information was gathered using FBI crime data and recently-released census data. “City Council deeply values the city and the residents of Carrollton that we’ve been chosen to represent,”...

  2. Issues with semi trucks concern Park Street residents

    ...and Johnson Street – were a hot topic of discussion for residents who attended Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting. Issues dealing with safety and property damage caused by semi trucks turning on...

  3. Freeport EDC looking for new executive director

    ...city officials said. “We really, really appreciate her efforts in regards to economic development,” City Manager Tim Kelty said. “We felt we needed to get more aggressive with economic development and have...

  4. Trash in recycling bins costs the city, Brazoria mayor says

    ...FREZZA/The Facts Buy Now Jaime Castillo, operations manager at Waste Connections, talks with Brazoria city council about how costly contaminated recycling is, both to the business and to the environment. ...

  5. Austin Energy asking for $240M for renewable energy contract

    ...City of Austin could soon approve spending hundreds of millions of dollars for more renewable energy. City council will vote on a $240 million contract later this month for Austin Energy to sign a 20-year deal...

  6. TIRZ chairman: $86 million Northpark Drive expansion likely to receive federal funding

    ...also increase the number of lanes from four to six. Right rank In previous meetings, Houston Councilmember Dave Martin said that the project needed a top-10 ranking to advance, but Sarman said this was...

  7. Some Galveston residents complain new city lights are too bright

    ...high-pressure sodium lights. LED lights reduce the city’s electric bill by about 40 percent, Assistant City Manager Brandon Cook said. About 85 percent of the city lights have been converted to LEDs, city...

  8. City mulls how to spend $1.5 million bond funds at arboretum

    ...members raising money for the future arboretum left Longview City Hall in a huff Thursday, after several City Council members indicated they want to keep their promise to voters about how $1.5 million in bond...

  9. Red Oak's Thompson named Texas fire chief of the year

    ...Chief Ben Blanton stated that Thompson wears many hats as both the city’s fire chief and assistant city manager. “He’s been able to juggle both of those roles,” Blanton remarked. “He’s been instrumental...

  10. Cedar Park approves $60 million incentive package for mixed use development

    Claire Osborn @cosbo4 Thursday Mar 14, 2019 at 8:52 PM Mar 14, 2019 at 8:52 PM The Cedar Park City Council approved a twenty-year $60 million incentive package for a $1.5 billion mixed-used development...

  11. City Council votes to allow alcohol at Abilene parks

    ...Mar 14, 2019 08:49 PM CDT Updated: Mar 14, 2019 08:49 PM CDT ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Abilene City Council has voted to allow alcohol into several parks in the Key City. The change would allow alcohol...

  12. Conroe City Council votes to give employee health benefit rates to council members, judge

    Conroe City Council voted to allow council members to pay the city employee rate for health care benefits. (Courtesy Fotolia) Conroe City Council voted 4-1 to allow council members access to city employee...

  13. Round Rock adopts revised noise ordinance, effective April 15

    Round Rock City Council voted to revise the city’s noise ordinance March 14. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper) Downtown Round Rock might sound a little quieter as early as next month....

  14. Fate starts planning process for new park to be built across Herndon Intermediate

    ...recreation board. After adding their own recommendations and input, the board will present plans to the city council. Larson said council members will then consider different costs for the construction of the...

  15. Mayor to provide details on City Manager search

    Mayor Joe McComb is scheduled to provide an update on the search for a new city manager Friday morning after voicing his concerns about the public’s perception of the process. As we’ve reported, there...

  16. Parkway Boulevard construction to soon begin in Coppell

    ...open in each direction. According to city officials, Parkway was constructed in 1983. In 2015, the City Council approved a design contract for the project. After several public meetings and council updates,...

  17. Salado: New police chief named

    ...in Kenedy, a town of about 3,300 residents between San Antonio and Beeville. Ashe, a veteran Temple police officer and former Salado alderman and mayor, was named the village’s police chief in May 2017.

  18. Georgia man arrested for $76K theft from city of Denison

    ...this scheme and that the city will be pursuing all available avenues to recover the stolen funds,” City Manager Jud Rex said in a press release about the matter. The city alleges Bobby Demario Riden, 37,...

  19. Sherman approves 2nd part of $25K grant for historic building

    ...$25,000 grant for a long-vacant building in Sherman’s downtown area set for a new use. The Sherman City Council recently approved applicant Vanderveer Group LLC to receive the funds through the city’s Central...

  20. Denison holds ceremony for new ambulance

    ...station for the first time. “I think the nature of what our firefighters and EMTs do is sacred,” City Manager Jud Rex said. “The thoughts and feelings of that need to be captured and I think an event like...

  21. Denton receives $10,000 to build on sustainability programs

    ...contribute to policy and seeing what the city should do to remain resilient, Barnett said. Denton City Council member Keely Briggs said in the news release this program places Denton in a class with other cities...

  22. Straight-line storm devastates South Kilgore

    ...trying to begin the process of putting pieces back together. "This is just awful, a warzone," Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin said as he toured the damaged houses Thursday. "There are 150-year-old oak trees....

  23. Kyle may become Pie Capital of Texas

    ...Additionally, Kyle has hosted its annual Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival since 2017 and the city mayor has also proclaimed Jan. 23 as Pie Day, which coincides with the national celebration of the dish....

  24. Youth Round Table event set for Killeen

    ...activities over the holidays. The Youth Advisory Commission Killeen serves as a liaison to the Killeen City Council and exists to assist in minimizing community problems relating to youth. The organization also...

  25. Officials await TxDOT response on grant

    City Manager Elizabeth Borstad told city council members on Monday that she has asked the Texas Department of Transportation about what kind of match is required of the city should it receive a grant to...

  26. Double Oak names new town secretary

    ...knowledge of the town is a tremendous asset as she steps into her new role as town secretary,” said Mayor Mike Donnelly. Kennedy will celebrate her 13th anniversary with the town on Friday. Follow us...

  27. Willis city manager and longtime civil servant Hector Forestier set to retire

    ...a selection by mid-August. “It has been a great 10 years,” Forestier said with gratitude for the mayor and council for the leeway to prepare for the future and with no regrets. “… We have a very professional...

  28. Early council approves $27,000 in accommodations for relocating businesses

    Jimmy Potts Thursday Mar 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM EARLY — The Early City Council gave final approval to more than $27,000 for two relocating businesses and will pave the way for another following slew of...

  29. Conroe Council supports legislative change for new municipal utility district

    By Catherine Dominguez, Staff writer Published 1:51 pm CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Conroe City Council has approved a resolution to support the legislative change to allow a municipal utility district...

  30. Houston firefighters union not likely to agree to a shift change to implement Prop. B, president says

    ...Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña explained a proposal to stave off 400 layoffs that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has warned of as a way to fund $100 million worth of voter-approved pay raises for...

  31. Longview program to use volunteers to help homeowners with code compliance

    ...construction. Development Services Assistant Director Ingrid Self will lead a presentation to Longview City Council members today about Connect Longview — a program that matches local volunteers with Longview...

  32. Local cities, schools nearly sweep state fitness contest

    ...the third straight first-place finish in the challenge in the district’s category. Like Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling has taken an active leadership role in motivating his constituents...

  33. San Benito works on lean budget to fix streets

    ...to fund repairs, city spokeswoman Martha McClain stated yesterday. “That’s one of the priorities,” City Commissioner Tony Gonzales said yesterday. “We’ve got a lot of bad streets in San Benito. They’re still...

  34. Architects present rendering for new Anna City Hall Municipal Complex

    Anna, Texas -- Randall Scott Architects have presented to the Anna City Council a final rendering of the design for the new City Hall Municipal Complex for the City of Anna. The 50,000 sq./ft. facility...

  35. Jacksonville council approves 2-year contract for city manager

    The Jacksonville City Council voted 4-0 (Dist. 2 Councilman Jeff Smith was absent) to approve a two-year contract with City Manager Greg Smith on Tuesday. The vote was held in open session Tuesday at Jacksonville...

  36. City talks ambulance billing, collections

    ... Council members were assured that even with delays in the billing process, no revenue was lost. Mayor Don Denbow asked that Change Healthcare compile a report showing the progress in recovering funds...

  37. West Lake Hills building permits for new home construction can reach $12,300 if project is prolonged

    ...Wilt – that other cities might not have. These careful processes take up significant staff time, Mayor Linda Anthony added. “I think we do a lot more guiding through the process than you can expect from...

  38. SH 114 to have finished frontage roads and 3 more transportation updates

    ...frontage roads on SH 114 between Kirkwood Boulevard and Dove Road in Southlake. In December, Southlake City Council approved a funding plan with the Texas Department of Transportation to complete the frontage...

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