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  1. Abbott orders flags flown at half-staff as tribute to McAllen officers

    ...home. The shooter reportedly shot himself shortly after. Abbott expressed his condolences to McAllen Mayor Jim Darling in a letter following the shooting. “The First Lady and I extend our prayers of comfort...

  2. "No tax increase": El Paso leaders explain how the new budget will look despite deficit

    ...Officer Robert Cortinas said. With the new fiscal year just around the corner, Cortinas and El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez are figuring out how to adjust to the money lost from the pandemic. There’s...

  3. Houston leaders call for city lockdown amid virus case surge

    ...hospitals strain to accommodate the onslaught of patients sick with the new coronavirus. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, both Democrats, said this weekend that a stay-at-home...

  4. Uber + Kyle? City is working with ridesharing company to offer subsidized trips

    ...the City of Kyle aims to offer residents a low-cost way to get around the city. On Tuesday night, city council members approved a contract with the ridesharing company to subsidize UberX rides using a city...

  5. Conroe-based company made unusable COVID-19 test supplies using $10-million FEMA grant

    “We are aware of the issues raised by some states that received Fillakit products,” a FEMA spokesperson said in an email. “FEMA recommends the states ... refrain from using these products until [Texas Health and Human Services] testing and review...

  6. Fort Worth suburb decides to cancel fall festival because of pandemic

    Saginaw officials called off the city’s Train & Grain Festival because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event, scheduled for Oct. 17, showcased the history of the area with its ties to agriculture and railroads.

  7. San Benito approves plan for convention center, hotel

    ...said. “ This project is a big game-changer for our economy, and there is more to come,” San Benito Mayor Ben Gomez stated. “Since it is financed by the developer, it really is a big win for the city as it...

  8. Cooper City Council to discuss using property to draw business

    The Cooper City Council will discuss insurance, no parking signs and using city property to bring in new development. The council will meet at 5 p.m. through Zoom, with the attendance code being 5302608135...

  9. City approves ordinance allowing more chickens

    After months of counting their chickens, the Seguin City Council approved a revision to the number of fowl residents can house on their property and decreased the minimum distance at which they are kept....

  10. Getting connected: City hires broadband consultant

    Brownsville is one of the very least connected cities in the nation in terms of broadband internet access, which affects everything from schools’ ability to offer classes remotely to the city’s capacity for attracting certain industries.

  11. With hospitals full of coronavirus patients, ambulances wait hours for beds to become available

    Hidalgo County hospitals, which are struggling to treat hundreds of people infected with the coronavirus, simply can’t find beds for new patients, said Frank Torres, the chairman of the Trauma Regional Advisory Council for the Lower Rio Grande...

  12. Marian Rose Forehand

    ...employed by the City of Three Rivers as city secretary, and thirty-two years later, retired as the City Manager. She was a dedicated employee, often going above and beyond to serve her community. Rosie...

  13. 'I thought this was a hoax' | 30-year-old patient dies in local hospital after attending 'COVID Party'

    ...twenties and thirties. It's a growing trend seen across San Antonio. During Friday night's briefing, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said young adults made up 25% of positive cases in Bexar County. "We're in a period...

  14. Huntsville celebrates 185 years

    While Huntsville’s rich history nestled in the pines along the lush national forest draws visitors from across the state, the small town charm and community is what has inspired many generations to call the city home for 185 years.

  15. MW approves emergency business loan program

    ...have been financially impacted by COVID-19 will be able to get some assistance after the Mineral Wells city council Tuesday night voted to approve an Emergency Business Loan Program. Mineral Wells Economic...

  16. Tomlinson water to be target of grant

    ...attempt to secure funds to replace water and sewer lines on Tomlinson Street, per a decision by the Sulphur Springscity council during their regular July meeting. Grants for this project could range from $50,000 to $500,000,...

  17. Granger fire chief retires from EMS

    James Cervenka serves as chief of the Granger Volunteer Fire Dept. He also served on the Granger ISD school board in past years. “On behalf of the city of Granger and Williamson County,” said Mayor Trevor Cheatheam, “thank you for your selfless...

  18. Abilene City Council Votes to Extend Alcohol Sales Hours

    ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) – The Abilene city council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would allow alcohol to be sold at bars, clubs, and restaurants until 2 am, every day of the week. During...

  19. Lufkin city manager discusses budget, historic shortfall

    ...general fund. This has the potential to result in furloughs, layoffs and reduced services, although the city council does not seem to have a taste for any of those options, interim city manager Bruce Green said....

  20. Unclear if Austin hospitals accepting patient transfer requests from other parts of state

    This week, Dr. Mark Escott, Interim Medical Director for Austin Public Health, told city council that Austin hospitals are now being asked to care for patients from other parts of the state—where healthcare systems are facing substantial strain.

  21. Dome Shelter To Operate As Temporary COVID-19 Treatment Facility

    ...hospitals as they’ve reached maximum capacity and the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow. Mercedes City Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the dome’s temporary use for the treatment of COVID-19...

  22. Infrastructure, city efficiency to be Yarbrough's legacy

    “He brought professionalism and decorum back to the city of Galveston,” said Maxwell, who has worked with Yarbrough for slmost 30 years. Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough is stepping down this month after more than six years in office. “Being mayor of...

  23. City of Galveston limits in-person service as employees test positive

    ...working on those projects are in quarantine, Barnett said. “We are very short-staffed right now,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. The trouble is that when one person tests positive, employees on the...

  24. Galveston to begin free testing of hospitality, retail industry workers

    ...offering free COVID-19 tests to people who work in service jobs on the island next week. The Galveston City Council in May approved a program to pay for testing of restaurant, retail and hotel workers, amid...

  25. Gov. Abbott, Trump administration send medical task force to fight COVID-19 pandemic in Houston

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that additional federal resources are headed to the Houston region to combat coronavirus. The resources include an Urban Area Medical Task Force and a Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

  26. The Colony to provide rental relief for residents

    The Colony City Council on Tuesday approved a budget amendment that is designed to provide assistance to its residents impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Perez, director of community relations...

  27. WHARTON COUNTY/CITY OF WHARTON: Funds OK’d for flood protection study

    ...applicant in the study, with the other eligible political subdivisions. City of Wharton The Wharton City Council approved $18,000 in funds and sent a letter of support and a commitment for this amount of...

  28. Jonathan Peacock selected as new Weatherford Fire Chief

    ...that make the Weatherford Fire Department great. I am thankful for the support and confidence of our mayor, council, city administration and citizens of this community and the faith they put in my ability...

  29. Fiesta Called Off Due To COVID-19 Concerns

    ...likely to subside sufficiently to permit the thousands of Fiesta attendees to celebrate safely,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Not only is Fiesta South Texas’s greatest charitable endeavor, as I’ve said many times,...

  30. Cedar Park OKs $61.5M in 3 ordinances for bonds, certificates of obligation

    To fund multiple city projects, Cedar Park City Council approved three ordinances July 9 for the sale and issuance of bond programs and certificates of obligation. City Council unanimously approved three ordinances that total $61.487 million.

  31. Large hemp gin no longer coming to Shallowater, here’s why

    The Panda High Plains Hemp Gin that was supposed to be built in Shallowater is no longer an option. On Friday ... confirmed that Panda Biotech, a Dallas-based company, said the building of the Shallowater hemp gin was canceled, due to the building...

  32. SPI extends beach restrictions through July

    ...according to the order. In a text message to the PRESS before the July 7 meeting, South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty said he wanted to see the order extend through the end of July, noting he observed...

  33. City’s budget deficit swells; Officials plan to ‘whittle’ shortfall by month’s end

    HARLINGEN — As the COVID-19 pandemic muddles sales tax projections for the upcoming fiscal year, City Manager Dan Serna plans to balance a newly proposed $48.1 million general fund budget carrying a $481,511...

  34. Lake Travis-Westlake cities see slight uptick in sales tax revenue in May

    ...20.54% drop seen in April. “While it’s still not good news, it’s a little better than the one before,” City Administrator Travis Askey said during a June 8 City Council meeting. In contrast, the city of Lakeway...

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