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  1. Tropical Storm Beta: Corpus Christi, Port Aransas close beaches as storm approaches the Texas coast

    ...will close its beaches Saturday evening as Tropical Storm Beta nears the Texas coast. Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan issued a proclamation that will close the city's beaches at 8 p.m. Saturday until further...

  2. Arlington is getting another driverless vehicle program. The mission? Building trust.

    ...existing rideshare program. Via currently covers 41% of the city, including downtown, but the Arlington City Council will vote later this year to expand coverage to the entire city starting in mid-January. “We’re...

  3. Missouri City celebrates completed median enhancements on Texas Parkway, Cartwright Road

    The median enhancements, which run southbound on Texas Parkway to Turtle Creek and from Murphy Road to Texas Parkway on Cartwright Road, cost $1 million and were funded through grants from the Texas Department of Transportation.

  4. Part of Galveston's 61st Street fishing pier collapses into choppy water

    ... High tides forced the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry to suspend operations, and Galveston Pro Tem Mayor Dr. Craig Brown told residents to expect about three to five feet of storm surge. Tide levels also...

  5. Carthage officials eye potential ordinance to ban 'offensive' billboard ads

    Commissioners were unclear what, if anything, would be allowed constitutionally, but they said they were interested in the idea. Commissioners said they would direct City Attorney Collin Underwood to speak with the Texas Municipal League to get a...

  6. City of Victoria closes facilities, cancels trash pickup Monday

    The City of Victoria is closing its facilities Monday for a 24-hour period and cancel all garbage and recycling services in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beta and strong winds expected to arrive between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday morning.

  7. Rockport feels impacts of Tropical Storm Beta

    ...areas in Rockport are known to flood. The water on the street this afternoon was minimal. Rockport Mayor, Patrick Rios says while it may have been a sunny day with little impact from the storm residents...

  8. Gladewater hosted its 47th Arts and Crafts Festival

    ...to go anywhere and a lot of communities have cancelled all of their events,” Lois Reed, President of the Gladewater Chamber of Commerce. The event was also approved by both the city council and mayor.

  9. City issues reminder about approval for tailgating, outdoor gatherings

    The City of Lubbock issued this reminder on Saturday, as fans prepare for tailgating events next week. All Texas Tech sponsored tailgating events have been canceled for the 2020 season, including Raider Alley and all corporate tailgates.

  10. Waco considers extending program that has supported 200 small business

    ...funding out there, so we haven’t made a decision on what to do with those funds,” Interim Assistant City Manager Galen Price told the Waco City Council last week. “There is the potential for us looking at...

  11. Port Arthur officials issue voluntary evacuation order for Sabine Pass, Pleasure Island ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

    Port Arthur Mayor Thurman Bartie reiterated in a Sunday morning news conference that the evacuation orders are voluntary, not mandatory. Bartie said he wants to "respectfully request the voluntary evacuation of Sabine Pass and Pleasure Island.

  12. Tropical Storm Beta could drop at least 6 inches of rain on Walker County

    "Tropical Storm Beta is a reminder that hurricane season is still in full swing," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a media release on Friday. "Now is the time to prepare. Stock your emergency kit, refill prescriptions and monitor Houston OEM's...

  13. Abilene's Cedar Ridge Reservoir's future not yet down the drain

    The reservoir's future "still needs to be considered and brought before the (Abilene City) Council,” Mayor Anthony Williams said this summer, not long after the council approved an agreement with Fort Stockton Holdings for a substantial supply of...

  14. These are the cities and counties that have issued voluntary evacuations for Beta

    Residents along the Gulf coast are keeping a very close eye on Tropical Storm Beta. The current forecast has it reaching the Texas coast early Monday evening into Tuesday morning and then moving parallel to the coast through Wednesday night.

  15. Proposed code would require sidewalks for new Longview residential subdivisions

    ...ordinances and technical manuals, Shirley said. “It takes a long time to get to where we are,” said Mayor Andy Mack, who added that he applauds the time and effort that went into code. “This was a huge issue...

  16. Clarksville announces CARES funding uses, holds public hearing on tax rate

    ...Clarksville City Hall will soon be getting a safety-conscious face lift. During a Tuesday meeting, City Council announced that CARES Act funding will be used to install touchless sliding glass doors with...

  17. Mission receives $3 million from federal government

    ...be the catalyst for the industrial park that we’re working on on the south side of Mission,” said Mayor Armando O’Caña. One of the companies that has already invested in the area is Laredo-based Killam...

  18. McAllen keeps conservative budget as international travel restrictions extended

    ...holiday season. And nowhere in the Rio Grande Valley can these effects be felt more than in McAllen, City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez said Thursday. “Obviously that is impacting us more than most cities...

  19. Wharton street surfacing begins Thursday

    ...putting the oil down, placing the rock down, rolling it, and then brushing it. In June, Plaia told the city council that the city’s Public Works Department had been working on a portion of the program with street...

  20. City of Seadrift issues voluntary evacuation ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

    City leaders warn emergency services will be curtailed once wind speeds exceed 45 mph. Leaders also warn city water services could be terminated to the entire city until it is safe to return to normal operations.

  21. Rockport budget, tax rate approved

    ...to the tax base, under an agreement between the developers and the city. “That’s the plan,” said Mayor Pat Rios. “We are looking at increased tax revenues from Pearl Point (and other housing developments).”...

  22. Port Lavaca officials working to restore water billing system after malware attack

    ...hundreds of hours of work. "We are nearing the point of having it all cleared up," said Port Lavaca Mayor Jack Whitlow. The city is finally resuming its monthly billing schedule and trying to assist residents...

  23. Iowa City manager chooses El Paso's Lt. Dustin Liston to be the city's next police chief

    Iowa City Manager Geoff Fruin recommended Dustin Liston to be Iowa City's next police chief effective Jan. 11, 2021. Liston has been a lieutenant with the El Paso Police Department in Texas since 2014 and has served at the department since 1998.

  24. U.S. Downgrades Advisory Against Travel To Mexico, But Border Restrictions Remain For Now

    ...against the restrictions. Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz told reporters on Wednesday that he would ask the city council and Laredo health officials to discuss reopening the city’s bridges to nonessential traffic...

  25. Oyster Creek adopts lean budget, lowered tax rate

    ...the “conservative” 2020-21 fiscal year budget which requires significant cuts in each department. Mayor Justin Mills thanked his council and department heads for unselfishly putting together the lean budget....

  26. El Campo approves new tax levy, budget plan

    City Council approved new lower, but more costly, tax rate unanimously Monday night. The 56.888 cents per $100 in property value tax levy this year falls to 56.338 cents per $100, the no new revenue rate,...

  27. Christmas Parade, Grito Fest canceled

    The Baytown Parks and Recreation board has decided to cancel this year’s Christmas Parade, Grito Fest and the Nurture Nature Fest due to COVID-19. However, the Christmas tree lighting will go on but is being held in a virtual format.

  28. SPI extends beach operations emergency management order

    ...need to continue following set protocols. During a meeting held Wednesday, the South Padre Island City Council voted to extend and amend its emergency management order regarding beach operations. Prior...

  29. San Benito passes $14 million budget

    ...general fund budget will come with a $1 million street project — and no tax hike. Earlier this week, city commissioners approved the budget that is about $800,000 bigger than the current $13.2 million budget....

  30. City council OKs 2020-2021 budget, tax rate

    Gainesville City Council unanimously approved the city’s more than $40 million budget this week. The 2020-2021 fiscal year budget is to begin with a balance of $48,550,362, with revenues expected to be...

  31. Early City Council to consider action related to communications system

    Consider approval to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between City of Brownwood, Brown County, City of Bangs, and City of Early for dispatch services. Consider approval to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with LCRA for...

  32. City to require new developments to bury electric lines

    ... presented a workshop item to council members Thursday asking for their input to require future commercial developments to bury electric lines underground as opposed to hanging them overhead. This would amend Chapter 23 - Subdivisions the Brenham...

  33. City of Teague Approves Lower Tax Rate Than Previous Year

    ...citizens. The budget for fiscal years 2020-2021 was also approved at approximately $4.4 million. Teague Mayor James Monks took to Social Media thanking, “each our department heads, city staff and the members...

  34. Double Horn budget includes possible city office

    ...adopted a $67,307.61 budget, which includes $9,600 toward an in-city office rental to serve as its City Council chambers. The budget was approved at a meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Spicewood Community...

  35. Pflugerville to do away with curbside chipping service

    ...limb pickup service, a decision that was made out of fairness to all taxpayers, according to Assistant City Manager Amy Giannini. "The chipping program was paid for by all residents of Pflugerville, but two-thirds...

  36. Denison approves $205K for water tower design project

    An older water tower in Denison well be getting a design change soon. This month, the City Council approved nearly $205,000 in funding for the design and survey for a new 500,000 elevated water tower near Grayson College.

  37. Denison considers fine amnesty program

    Under the program, any municipal violator with outstanding warrants will be able to reduce their fines by $50 by donating 10 cans of food or other non-perishable items. A donation of 20 items would result in a $100 reduction in fines.

  38. Kyle eyes limited reopening for city facilities

    The city of Kyle will reopen most public facilities on Monday, Sept. 21 for limited operations. Face masks will be required while in city offices and social distancing is recommended... Safety protocol for employees returning to offices include...

  39. Council approves budget, tax rate

    The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously approved the fiscal 2020-21 budget and tax rate Monday — lowering the tax rate while increasing the General Fund budget by 33 percent.

  40. Horseshoe Bay adopts new tax rate, 2021 budget

    The Horseshoe Bay City Council unanimously adopted a property tax rate of 27 cents per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2021 during their regular meeting Tuesday. Council members also unanimously adopted a total fiscal year 2021 budget with revenues of...

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