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  1. Fulton changes meet date to Wednesday

    The Fulton Town Council approved with a 5-1 vote changing its meeting dates to the first and third Wednesday each month. The council has been meeting the first and third Monday. The primary reason for making the change is to keep the council from...

  2. Fulton approves livestock, septic system ordinances

    The Fulton Town Council approved an ordinance requiring livestock to be confined and not run free within the Town. Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole said a property owner has been letting a horse roam around, and it kicked one of the property owner’s...

  3. Seguin Fire/EMS Department getting ballistic equipment for most dangerous scenarios

    Assistant Fire Chief Garrick Herbert recently explained to the Seguin City Council why the fire department was seeking funding to purchase ballistic wear and other supplies to deal with these situations. “Unfortunately, we find ourselves facing a lot...

  4. Harlingen community gathers for ‘It’s Time Texas’ walk challenge

    The city of Harlingen held a mile-long community walk Saturday for their "It's Time Texas.” Harlingen residents gathered at the McKelvey Park Saturday with city manager Gabriel Gonzalez to promote movement throughout the day.

  5. Cuero begins year-long 150th anniversary celebration with a parade of unity

    With the start of 2023, the city of Cuero is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with an event almost every month. The event to start the year-long celebration was one of unity as Tri-City Empowerment Council opened it with its first...

  6. Wilco, TxDOT and Samsung begin CR 404 and FM 973 improvements

    Road improvements continue apace near the new Samsung Austin Semiconductor site. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, Williamson County Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles was joined by the Texas Department…

  7. Harlingen invests $150,000 in small business grants

    The City of Harlingen is investing in small businesses through their revitalize Harlingen program that it provides local business owners up to $10,000 for exterior renovations. “This is a matching grant. If they, say they invest $20,000 in their...

  8. Mayors sign off on automated cross-border cargo shuttle

    The mayors of El Paso and Juarez on Friday agreed to explore a private company’s pitch for an automated shuttle system to move cargo more efficiently through the Ysleta port of entry. The project involves truckers unhinging their cargo on the Mexican...

  9. Boil water notice announced for Rio Hondo

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued a water boil notice for the city of Rio Hondo. A water line break on South Robertson Street is the cause for the notice, according to a press release. The notice is expected to last at least until...

  10. New project upgrading streetlights throughout city of Peñitas

    “We have a lot of dark areas within the city, with these new improvements it's going to benefit all citizens and victors coming through here at night,” Garza said. “Our lighting is going to be spread out throughout the whole city, and it's going to...

  11. City ponders increase in fees

    Because of increases in costs related to providing Trinity with water, sewer and solid waste disposal services, the Trinity City Council explored the possibility of raising rates. Council Member Scott Womack said that the budget for this year, which...

  12. City seeks grants for variety of projects

    The Coldspring City Council on Jan. 9 discussed ongoing and new grants for numerous projects, including installing sewer lines throughout the city. Mayor John Benestante said that providing sewer lines to all points inside the city limits is a...

  13. Gainesville council OKs water upgrade plans

    Gainesville’s water system will be getting some upgrades soon, after the city council approved several purchases for the city water system Tuesday. The first approval was for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Clarifier and RAS pump replacement. “They are...

  14. 'Time for a new challenge': Corpus Christi Fire Chief Robert Rocha retires after 11 years

    Before Robert Rocha landed in Corpus Christi, he knew only a few things about the city. More than 11 years later, Rocha is retiring as chief of the Corpus Christi Fire Department — leaving behind an agency with increased staffing, higher-level...

  15. Vernon commissioners approve appointment of new city attorney

    There was a special session of the Vernon City Commission last Tuesday evening at the Vernon City Hall Returning to regular session, Commissioners Appointed Sage Seal of Childress to the position of City Attorney.

  16. Groves leaders outline next step in search for next city manager

    Members of City Council will meet in a workshop Feb. 9 to hear proposals from executive recruitment companies as they continue the process to find a city manager for Groves. Council members voted this week to host the workshop in order to hear from...

  17. ‘Building Momentum’ is State of the City address message

    Kerrville’s State of the City message this year, according to Kerrville Mayor Judy Eychner, is that Kerrville is “building momentum.” The city has faced many challenges, Eychner said, but the future looks good for Kerrville.

  18. Police Chief retirement reception, Jan. 24

    The city of Gatesville and the Gatesville Police Department will host a come-and-go farewell reception for retiring police chief Nathan Gohlke. The reception is scheduled to be from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the City Council...

  19. McAfee Corp. to create new regional headquarters at The Star in Frisco

    McAfee is just one of many companies making a move to Frisco. Boingo Wireless, a California-based cellular company, announced in December 2022 its regional headquarters would open at The Star with plans to eventually adopt Frisco as its corporate...

  20. Humble officials host groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station No. 2 replacement

    The 12,000-square-foot facility, which will be located at 1401 S. Houston Ave., is estimated to take one year to complete, officials said. Humble Mayor Norman Funderburk said the new station’s location will allow emergency responders to access the...

  21. Frisco and McKinney Rank Among the Top 5 Cities in the U.S. to Rent New Apartments

    The report, Top 50 Cities for Finding New Apartments in 2023, ranks Frisco and McKinney as the No. 4 and No. 5 cities in the U.S. for finding an apartment that only a limited number of people—or maybe even no people—have lived in before.

  22. BRENHAM CITY COUNCIL APPROVES SALARY INCREASE FOR CITY MANAGER

    Following an executive session and evaluation of Miller, the council approved increasing Miller’s annual salary from $166,000 to $180,000, effective immediately. Miller began her career with the City of Brenham in 2005, becoming assistant city...

  23. Hedley city secretary resigns amid investigation

    ...Council accepted the resignation of City Secretary Kim Davis Gossman Thursday night, January 19, and Mayor Carrie Butler said an investigation is underway related to charges of misappropriation of funds. ...

  24. Burnet council approves high-dollar airport pave project

    Total cost of the airport paving project is estimated at more than $1.2 million. About 90% of the projects funds will come via a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The remaining 10% of the project cost (about $122,000) could come out of...

  25. Parker, Palo Pinto counties discuss water partnership

    A joint meeting of the Mineral Wells city council and the board governing Lake Palo Pinto about forming a two-county water authority with Parker County ended with a decision to form subcommittees to recommend details of the partnership.

  26. Lewisville’s new public safety center is one step closer to completion

    The Tittle McFadden Public Safety Center’s groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled for Jan. 20, as of press time. The new facility will replace Lewisville’s aging police and fire facilities and is expected to be completed by late 2024.

  27. Sales tax returns remain strong

    ...last January. “Our sales tax projections year over year are generally conservative,” said Decatur City Manager Nate Mara. “When our actual numbers come in well over their projections it allows for some...

  28. Vicki Chiavetta, City of Coppell's Deputy City Manager, announces retirement

    Vicki Chiavetta has served the city of Coppell through various roles, most recently as Deputy City Manager, but has announced her retirement which will go into effect on Jan. 27. Chiavette is a native...

  29. City council approves new meeting time

    The Graham City Council approved an ordinance Thursday adjusting the regular meeting time from 9 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every other Thursday. The item was placed on the agenda after discussion in the previous meeting. The agenda item was approved by the...

  30. Pharr’s blazing speed broadband is being expanded into San Juan and Alamo

    The City of Pharr’s blazing speed broadband service is being expanded into San Juan and Alamo thanks to a partnership with PSJA ISD. Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez announced the news during his 2023 State of the City Address.

  31. Horseshoe Bay to control short-term rental rules

    Horseshoe Bay wants visitors to have a good time – but not at the expense of permanent residents or second home owners. So Tuesday, Jan. 17, city council members approved an ordinance aimed at controlling shortterm rentals to avoid the potential...

  32. Laredoans can walk with the mayor to promote physical activity

    The City of Laredo is asking locals to participate in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge Saturday at The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo. Dr. Victor Trevino will be taking part as the community will have the chance to walk with the mayor to promote...

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