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  1. Verizon to build tower in Granite Shoals

    ...corner of Blue Briar and Phillips Ranch Road near the site of the old water tower. The Granite Shoals City Council approved a five-year contract with Verizon for $26,805 annually for the 1,228 square-feet of...

  2. Aspen Park in Cottonwood Shores cleared for new playground equipment

    The parks department received a $22,235 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Pedernales Electric Cooperative to purchase new playground equipment for ages 5-12 years old, including slides.

  3. After close calls on taxiway, Horseshoe Bay to warn cars with signs and gate

    Air Park Street in Horseshoe Bay is a taxiway for planes, but because it is not properly marked, cars have been using it, too. That will change now that the Horseshoe Bay City Council voted to put up proper signage and build a $6,000 gate blocking...

  4. Work continues on new College Station City Hall

    ...lease payments for the building on University Drive will save the city money in the long run. The City Council recently approve a $1.62 million contract for furniture and moving services for the building....

  5. Kenedy focuses on mosquitoes, pressing needs

    ...great,” Higgins said. “A lot of that is attributed to rain. When it rains, people use less water.” Mayor Joe Baker thanked city employees for their work in helping to control the mosquito population that...

  6. Colleyville’s Highway 26 improvement project moves forward

    ...that comes into the city, especially businesses, that they’re going to bring high quality product,” Mayor Richard Newton said in a news release. “And I think we have done our best to live up to that quality...

  7. Council mulls over modular home zoning

    ...handle this a couple different ways. First, I want to go down the legal side of things,” said Jefferson Mayor Rob Baker, “First and foremost, a mistake was not made by Council.” Baker then asked Ward 3 Alderman...

  8. Waco wastewater reuse project gets $1.7 million nod from House Appropriations Committee

    ...require drinkable water. “That’s exciting,” City Manger Bradley Ford said. “That’s something (former city manager Wiley Stem III) and a bunch of folks put some effort into a long time ago.” The primary goal...

  9. Major 1604 Project Breaks Ground Monday, Will Encompass 23 Miles Of Freeway

    San Antonio - The first segment of construction will focus on expanding the freeway from Bandera Road to I-10 at a cost of $148 million. There are plans to improve a total of five segments of the freeway from Bandera Road to I-35 at a cost of $1...

  10. Rollingwood to use federal relief toward wastewater infrastructure improvements

    Rollingwood will allocate its dollars towards needed investments in its water and wastewater system, another approved use within the plan's guidelines. The necessity of such improvements were highlighted by the infrastructure challenges faced during...

  11. Leading SA: Mayor Nirenberg discusses infrastructure projects, COVID-19 uptick in San Antonio

    The mayor spent part of last week in Washington D.C., advocating for infrastructure funding for the Alamo City. “There are serious discussions that are ending up on the floor now very soon on an infrastructure bill for the entire United States. So we...

  12. Lewisville roundup: School supply drive set

    “We know that getting ready for school can be overwhelming and expensive, which is why we’re here to help with free school supplies, haircuts given by barbers and information about other resources so every kid is ready for the first day of school...

  13. Deport council to discuss security system

    The Deport City Council will meet on Monday to discuss a variety of issues, including a potential security system, plans to use the American Rescue Plan Act money and a possible reconnect fee increase....

  14. Blossom hires municipal judge, city attorney

    The council unanimously approved contracts with former Justice of the Peace Cindy Ruthart for services as a municipal judge at a cost of $200 an appearance, and with David Hamilton as municipal and city attorney at $200 an hour.

  15. A spark for downtown? Killeen mayor shares vision for downtown, hopeful future of Bell County Annex building

    For Killeen, a lot of ground-breaking needs to happen. That’s true with vast improvements planned for the city, amid talks of the budget and Capital Improvement Plan. The mayor of Killeen also sees the need and he’s already planning for it in his...

  16. Zoom: Advisor to NewSpace industry predicts great things for Brownsville and RGV

    “What is happening right now in the Rio Grande Valley, the success of this (recent SpaceX) mission has really energized the NewSpace economy,” Littlejohn said. “Even though there has not been a successful departure and return of any successful...

  17. Paris water, sewer rates climbing

    Water and sewer rate increases for Paris residents are expected to continue as water consumption dwindles as consumers conserve the resource and as the city pays for an expected $64 million revamp of its antiquated water treatment plant during the...

  18. FY 2022 city budget: Council to take hard looks but optimistic after pandemic cutbacks

    ...Abilene’s 2022 budget is meant to reflect a return to normalcy while also addressing future challenges, City Manager Robert Hanna said. The city began its current fiscal year “under the cloud of the COVID-19...

  19. Looking forward to a Kirby Park trail

    A Kirby hike and bike trail would be a unique family attraction for outdoor recreation and would feature the many fascinating and attractive aspects of the natural world, along with scenic views that would not be found anywhere else in Abilene.

  20. City of Kyle receives $25,000 grant toward an outdoor fitness court

    With a kickstart grant of $25,000 from the National Fitness Campaign, Kyle City Council will work with developers to install an outdoor fitness court for free public use. The initially presented location of the fitness court is on undeveloped...

  21. UPD dispatch wins upgrade

    Julye Keeble Staff writer Uvalde City Council members recently approved the purchase of a new records management and dispatch system for the Uvalde Police Department at a cost of approximately $210,000....

  22. Marshall lawyer chosen as Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Chair for District 1

    ...court,” the Texas Bar Foundation noted. In her community, Abraham currently serves as a Marshall City Council member. Additionally, she is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and also served...

  23. Residents fear elected officials will potentially shut down unique museum in League City

    The Butler Longhorn Museum on Coryell St. is described as a hidden gem by those who know where to find it. The museum tells the story of the founding family, the Butlers, and their preservation of the Texas longhorn. "They began a program they're...

  24. Thompson Park Pool opens to the public after months of delays

    ...the new Thompson Park Pool finally opened to the public Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Ginger Nelson, Mayor Pro-Tem Freda Powell and Amarillo Parks and Recreation Director Michael Kashuba...

  25. Cove council to discuss tax rate for FY 2021-2022

    The Copperas Cove City Council is expected to meet in a special workshop Tuesday to discuss the tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Currently, residents are assessed a rate of 78.65 cents per $100 valuation,...

  26. Troup receives, applies for various grants

    The city of Troup has received a $500,000 Downtown Revitalization grant for the lighting and sidewalks adjacent to the library, city hall and across the street in front of the old Troup Bank and Trust Property and northward to East Bradford Street....

  27. City introduces Munn as new Police Chief

    Just days after being sworn in as the new Ennis Chief of Police, Dustin Munn was introduced by City Manager Marty Nelson at this week’s city commission meeting on July 19. He spoke briefly about the honor...

  28. Firefighters shave their heads for secretary battling cancer

    Fire Chief Scott Myers has his head shaved Thursday at the Angleton Fire Department on Thursday. After the department’s secretary, Missy Penney, was diagnosed with leukemia, 16 people shaved their heads in solidarity with her.

  29. CenterPoint donates $2,000 to Carthage Fire Department

    ... Fire Marshal Randy Liedtke and City Manager Steve Williams with a $2,000 check to aid in the purchase of a FLIR Thermal Imaging camera used by the Carthage Fire Department. The new FLIR camera will allow the firefighters to have the latest...

  30. Budget bottomline

    Baytown property tax payers will see a 1 cent reduction in property tax rates — if the budget presented by City Manager Rick Davis is approved by the City Council.

  31. The new state-of-the-art shelter will have air conditioning, a surgery room and space for more animals.

    The City of Odessa broke ground on a new animal shelter on Friday. The shelter will be located right next to the city's current shelter and will be more equipped to keep up with the cities growing animal population.

  32. Federal funds, charter plans before city

    The City of El Campo anticipates receiving more than $2.8 million in federal dollars earmarked to replace a Hwy. 71 water line and city well head. “(The) funds should be released in two phases, the first in August 2021 and the second a year later,”...

  33. Leeser joins other Texas mayors to call on Congress to pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

    ...calling on Congress to quickly pass President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF). Mayor Oscar Leeser of El Paso joined 13 other Texas mayors on Friday in sending a letter to Congressional...

  34. Texas Mayors push for infrastructure deal

    Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson is part of a group of big cities in Texas calling on congress to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. More than ten mayors of Texas’s biggest cities are a part of the group. The group has written a letter to...

  35. ‘Torritos Project:’ City of Weslaco works on new drainage improvement plan

    ...issues. Weslaco’s newest project is a Regional Detention Facility (RDF) that will be created at the Mayor Pablo Peña Park. “Some people think of it as a giant pond that is meant to capture a lot of the rainwater...

  36. Rollingwood City Council moves forward on preliminary plan for new dog park

    The proposed dog park, which is part of the city's master park plan, would be in a 13,000-square-foot area north of the existing sports fields. The walking trail would be relocated to run between the dog park and the fields.

  37. City council reviews proposed hotel-motel fund allocations

    The Perryton City Council reviewed the 2021-22 proposed hotel-motel occupancy tax allocations on Tuesday. The fund received a total of 13 applications, totaling $307,125. A total of $173,000 was available for funding, less the required 10% that must...

  38. City presents water roadblocks, on track for line improvements

    The city of Graham gave an update Thursday during a city council meeting regarding their water improvement plan timeline and the current status of their water improvement projects. The city has made progress with various projects after having...

  39. Ellis County Cities Feel North Texas Boom

    North Texas has mostly grown to the north of Dallas and Fort Worth for years. But Ellis County to the south is feeling the boom with tremendous growth in Waxahachie and Midlothian, as those cities work to preserve their small-town charm. Smaller...

  40. Fort Worth breaks ground on new fire station | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    ...growth in the area and provide a timely response to calls, Fire Chief Jim Davis said in the release. Mayor Mattie Parker, Davis and other city leaders will be at the groundbreaking event at 10 a.m. Tuesday...

  41. Mayor Turner's Annual Back to School Fest is a 'drive-thru' event

    Mayor Sylvester Turner will host his 11th annual "Back to School Fest" Saturday, August 14, at NRG's Park Yellow Lot as a "drive-through" event. Organizers hope to provide thousands of economically disadvantaged Houston-area elementary school...

  42. Houston's $9B I-45 rebuild could come down to online poll, after 15 years and $503 million

    The fate of the massive $9 billion project may depend on how many people who agree with Smith or agree with Daviess fill out an online poll — after 15 years of planning, design, discussions, political maneuvering and $503 million. The Texas...

  43. Council to consider tax increment financing policy, rezoning proposals

    New Braunfels City Council members on Monday are expected to consider the adoption of a tax increment financing policy. According to city officials, the purpose of such due diligence is to provide some reasonable assurance that any project applying...

  44. Reclaimed water rates in Boerne to rise as city cracks down on excessive waste

    In an effort to promote conservation and eliminate waste, city leaders have OK’d a 8.75 percent rate increase for reclaimed water usage. The proposed changes, which won initial approval last week, would also eventually provide the growing city with a...

  45. Budget Meetings Set for City of Fairfield in August

    ...year again. A schedule for budget meetings and tax rate hearings was recently released by Fairfield City Administrator Nate Smith. All meetings will be held at the Fairfield ISD Career and Technical Education...

  46. The city is ‘seeking residents who want to be more involved in their community.

    “Community engagement and outreach, community enhancement and development, crime control and prevention, advancing the Teen Court Program, issues and programs for Southlake’s senior citizen population and those interested in all matters related to...

  47. Marble Falls secures bond sale agreement

    Marble Falls city leaders inked a new agreement July 21 and laid the foundation to launch bond sales for the construction of infrastructure for the Thunder Rock development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71. With council approval, the...

  48. Round Rock implements first phase of railroad quiet zone

    Round Rock residents who live along the Union Pacific railroad that runs through town may be noticing a little less noise. The city’s first railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6, restricting train operators from blowing horns from CR 172 to...

  49. Montgomery adopts 20% tax break on homestead property taxes

    City Council adopted a resolution July 21 that establishes a new 20% homestead exemption—the highest exemption allowed by state law. This is the first time a homestead exemption has been approved by the city, according to a city news release.

  50. Blanco City Council amends MUD policy

    Blanco could soon have an interim city administrator. Councilors voted to enter into negotiations to name Kelly Kuenstler interim city administrator at a lengthy July 13 meeting. She has served as a consultant to the city since this summer.

  51. Alton Police awarded FBI LEEDA Agency Trilogy Award, City starts Phase 2 of the drainage project

    ...Alton City Police Department as they received the FBI LEEDA Agency Trilogy Award. The department is the first agency in the Rio Grande Valley and the third in Texas to receive such an honor. “Three years ago, we started this partnership with the...

  52. Estimated valuation drops in Coppell

    “I was actually expecting to see the appraised values go up more, just due to the current real estate conditions,” said Coppell Mayor Wes Mays. Miller added that the Dallas Central Appraisal District told the city to be “very conservative” in its...

  53. Burnet chooses architects for new city hall

    Seaux & Pierce was chosen as the architects for the renovation of the vacant Bealls building on Polk Street. The recommendation was made by a committee the council set up to advise on redoing the building after a $1 million contract to buy it was...

  54. City of Cove issues $8.215M in certificates of obligation

    ...2021 for less than was originally projected. The “not-to-exceed” principal amount agreed upon by the city council in previous meetings was $9.605 million. Certificates of obligation that will be issued total...

  55. Parks and Recreation Department to unveil renovated Malone Park in Third Ward Saturday

    ...The park is located at 2901 Nettleton in Third Ward. The park renovation was undertaken as part of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities Initiative, an effort Turner created to improve neighborhood...

  56. Magnolia sees surge in single-family development with thousands of homes coming

    Single-family home construction is booming in the Magnolia area with more than 18,000 lots for future homes identified across the three ZIP codes, according to first-quarter 2021 data from Metrostudy, a residential market research consulting company.

  57. Round Rock City Council rezones property near Dell HQ for Switch

    "This is the next evolution of our company, Switch," Elliott said. "We've been around since, for 22 years, since 2000, and we have grown consistently as data has grown across the country. This is our fifth campus that we're building, and we're just...

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