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  1. Fort Worth suburb aims to transform vacant land into ‘destination’ spot for families

    ...townhomes, outdoor areas and restaurants. “Bedford Commons is our last remaining tract of land,” said mayor Michael Boyter. “The city owns and controls all of it. This is our last opportunity for a unique...

  2. Bomb threat closes Causeway on eve of collapse anniversary

    On the even of the nineteenth anniversary of its collapse, both lanes of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway have been closed after a bomb threat.

  3. Locals speak against Confederate monument | Texas-side Council approves new budget

    Texarkana - The budget balances the city's general fund revenue and expenditures at $34.25 million and is projected to leave $8.5 million, or 91 days' worth of expenditures ... General fund revenues are projected to decrease by $1.5 million from the...

  4. El Paso mayor on border travel crackdown: ‘If it’s not changing anything, I’d like to see it go away’

    ...according to El Paso city officials. The vehicle congestion at the international bridges is such that the mayor of El Paso has asked CBP Port Director Hector Mancha to reconsider stepped-up enforcement of international...

  5. Kemah may enact ‘midnight curfew’ to combat violence; bar owners unhappy

    ...“Curfew is a suggestion that council wants to entertain and curfew has come up more than once,” Kemah Mayor Terri Gale said. The move comes after another violent incident on 6th street, the “Lighthouse District”...

  6. ‘We’re very close.': Why Harris County Judge says she’s not yet ready to lower COVID-19 threat level but could do so soon

    ...with possible new cases from Labor Day and students returning to in-person learning. Monday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also said the area is headed on the right track. Turner said the city’s positivity...

  7. Fitch boosts San Benito credit rating

    ...upgrade shows that credible, well-known credit agencies such as Fitch like our city’s business model,” City Manager Manuel De La Rosa stated Monday. “It shows that the city of San Benito is making sound fiduciary...

  8. Richardson awards $180,000 in cultural arts grants

    ...the city has prioritized support of local arts groups so they can be viable once the crisis is over, Mayor Paul Voelker said. “These cultural arts [organizations] are the heart and soul of our city, and it’s...

  9. City council votes to remove curfew for adults

    Laredo - With the COVID-19 numbers going down, the city is reassessing their emergency order accordingly. City council voted unanimously to do away with the curfew, but only for adults. Once the emergency order...

  10. Officials OK $11.3 million contract for construction of New Braunfels Fire Stations Nos. 2-3

    Two new fire stations replacing decades-old facilities are now under contract thanks to approval from city officials during a Sept. 14 New Braunfels City Council meeting.

  11. Lakeway finds budget cuts; proposes 2% tax rate increase

    Although its final fiscal 2020 tax rate is slated to be set this month, the Lakeway City Council unofficially agreed to delete some proposed budget increases during its Sept. 7 meeting. Those cuts prompted members to propose a property tax rate of...

  12. Killeen set for federal COVID relief funding

    ...$409,099. The program is being funded though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “City Council will determine the use of funds once the money is received,” City of Killeen Spokesperson Hilary...

  13. Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter

    ...event plan to Austin Public Health for final safety approval. The ordinance is being co-sponsored by Mayor Steve Adler and Council Members Paige Ellis, Greg Casar, Natasha Harper-Madison and Ann Kitchen. ...

  14. Coronavirus Tracker: For first time since July, no new deaths reported in Bexar Co.; cases surpass 50,000

    ...coronavirus case curve in our area and the direction we're trending amid the pandemic. On Monday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported a slight uptick of 101 new coronavirus cases in Bexar County, raising the total...

  15. Rusk city leaders set 44.52-cent tax rate, adopt $6.8M budget

    ...44.52-cent property tax rate, voting unanimously during a regular council meeting Thursday, said Rusk City Manager Jim Dunaway. “The previous rate was 48 cents per $100 property valuation, so this is actually...

  16. Bullard tax rate set for 59.55 cents for upcoming fiscal year

    A 59.5599 cent tax rate was unanimously adopted during a recent Bullard City Council meeting, a rate that will help fund the city's newly adopted budget of $5,249,880. According to Sonja Richey, finance director for the city, both figures are...

  17. WPD chief named city's emergency management director

    Weatherford Police Chief Lance Arnold has been named the city’s emergency management director following city council’s approval last week. “This has always been a long-standing position for the city, but our...

  18. Laredo officials point to falling number of active cases, hospitalizations as good indicators of recovery

    ...decrease further, and to reach a point where no one else is dying from the virus, Chamberlain said. Mayor Pete Saenz said Labor Day weekend will be a another test for the community, the effects of which are...

  19. City of Abilene announces finalists for APD chief

    “The Search Committee, led by former APD Chief Melvin Martin at my request, has done an outstanding job in identifying three finalists. It is now time to find the final candidate that best fits the needs of our community and the department,” Abilene...

  20. Texas police chief arrested

    After his arrest, Yocham is no longer the police chief in Hamilton, Mayor Jim McInnis said in an email to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Monday. City Administrator Ryan Polster has placed Hamilton police officer Rena Silva in charge of the...

  21. City of Odessa getting new mass notification system

    ...“It is in a bundle with the city website and all of that was discussed with city council," Sanchez said. The investment in the notification system is something the city believes is necessary. “Moving ...

  22. Hillsboro City Council Adopts Tax Rate, Budget

    The Hillsboro City Council met in a special session Tuesday, September 8, and adopted a tax rate and budget for the coming fiscal year. The council adopted a total tax rate of $0.8064 per $100 property...

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