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  1. "It's been a long wait" | Little River Academy Volunteer Fire Department is back

    Little River Fire Chief Charles Young ..., saying the Bell County Commissioners approved the reactivation of the department, giving them their response area back as a recognized Volunteer Fire Department. "It's been a long wait," Young said. "It's a...

  2. Houston to have health inspectors enforce COVID-19 guidelines during GOP convention

    In a letter to Texas GOP executive director Kyle Whatley, Turner on Monday laid out a series of conditions the party would have to follow if it proceeds with an in-person convention ... The guidelines are aimed at limiting the transmission of COVID...

  3. Austin City Council to discuss plan to shutdown city to lower virus level, reopen schools

    This would be a 35-day shutdown with the goal of bringing the virus level in Austin low enough to allow public schools to reopen on time August 18. But that means the plan has to be implemented by next Tuesday.

  4. City of Laredo to offer tax relief to disabled residents

    City Council recently approved a Homestead Exemption of $30,000 of the appraised value for property owners who qualify for disability insurance benefits under Federal Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Act. Those who qualify will save...

  5. New Brazoria city manager to put residents first

    ...Developing the city’s infrastructure and bonding with his new community are the main goals of Brazoria’s new city manager, Michael Collard. In need of a “new trial,” Collard was drawn to Brazoria by the city council...

  6. Bryan Aquatic Center reopens with restrictions, reservations

    ...open up, even on a limited basis, and provide the opportunity to folks who enjoy lap swimming,” Deputy City Manager Hugh Walker said. “And if we can add additional programs, we will certainly try to do that....

  7. Austin stepping back from bulk pickups

    ...is suspending its brush and bulk pickup just three weeks after it started. According to a memo from City Manager Spencer Cronk, the extra duties are being suspended because more employees are needed “to assist...

  8. Animal advocates decry Austin Animal Center intake policy changes

    Multiple speakers said that the city’s shelter services are essential, and therefore the department shouldn’t restrict intake at all. The restricted intake has left dogs vulnerable to being hit by cars or winding up “starving” in the streets.

  9. City council to consider grant to bring new carrier to Abilene Regional Airport

    ...More options could be on the way when it comes to flying out of Abilene Regional Airport. The Abilene City Council will consider a $1.2 million grant to seek air service from Abilene Regional to Houston or...

  10. Virus hospitalizations double as Texas surpasses 200,000 cases

    Texas also reported 5,318 new cases Monday, after a record high of 8,258 on Saturday. And the Lone Star state reported 18 additional deaths Monday, bringing the totals to 2,655 reported deaths and 200,557 confirmed cases.

  11. Lewisville cancels Western Days, Rocktober events in fall

    ...in-person events for Western Days and Rocktober have been canceled this fall. The Lewisville City Council voted unanimously to cancel the annual events at a July 6 meeting, following Gov. Greg Abbott's July...

  12. Unincorporated status creates unique problems for Fort Davis during pandemic

    ...Management Coordinator Larry Francell said. “The county commissioners’ court functions more or less as the city council, but doesn’t have any of the authority or ordinance-making capacity that a city does.” So...

  13. Travis County to reopen certain parks this week

    The launching or retrieving of rental watercraft and watercraft for hire is prohibited. The loading or unloading of passengers from such watercraft is also prohibited. The following Travis County parks will open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily for walking,...

  14. ‘A little ray of hope:’ Acceleration of COVID-19 spread is slowing down, San Antonio mayor says

    ...in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to...

  15. Temple water shut offs begin Tuesday ; city reverses course as COVID-19 cases surge

    ...the city about a water bill that they owe, yes it is the right time (to cut the water off),” Temple Mayor Tim Davis said. “There are people out there that will simply take advantage of the program. And their...

  16. Hutto eyes land annexation as future growth strategy

    ...acres, according to city documents. Of this, over 40% was annexed in 2018 and 2019 alone. Hutto City Council has renewed its attention on annexations with specific projects in mind to help bring new jobs, entertainment...

  17. Longview closes water utilities lobby, Kilgore shuts down pool after positive COVID employees

    ...Northeast Texas. “Generally, this is a reaction to a spike in COVID-19 cases across Northeast Texas,” City Manager Josh Selleck said. “Specifically, in this area, the three folks at Gladewater City Hall who...

  18. Leander mayor allows disaster declaration to expire, cancels July 7 special meeting

    "Since Governor Abbott's order supersedes our local order on social distancing and masks, Mayor Hill did not see a need to extend his declaration," Public Information Officer Mike Neu said in a July 6 release. "But citizens should know they can still...

  19. Mask requirement old news for Mineral Wells city employees

    ...in all government buildings as well as inside city vehicles when occupied by more than one person. Mayor Tammy Underwood knows these new parameters can be hard for some but said they are necessary to slow...

  20. Mayor of Brownsville hosts virtual town hall to discuss COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mendez expressed concerned due to the pandemic. “We are trying to make public safety come first and to ensure our citizens are safe.” said Mendez. “None of the measures that we have taken means to pick on any particular business or any particular...

  21. El Paso City Council looks at $70 million budget reduction for fiscal 2021

    The El Paso City Council is looking at passing a city budget $70 million less than the current budget due to the economic crisis ... Although the proposed budget would keep the tax rate at $0.907301 per $100 valuation, many homeowners still may see...

  22. West Lake Hills to cancel November bond election to ongoing pandemic

    ...an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. But with no end to the pandemic in sight, Mayor Linda Anthony said canceling the election all together is the best decision for taxpayers and the...

  23. El Paso extends virus emergency for month; utility shutoffs still halted

    EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso City Council by unanimous vote on Monday extended the city's emergency coronavirus declaration for another month. The virus emergency will now be in effect until at least Aug....

  24. City of Henderson hires Director of Parks and Recreation

    Kirk Kimbrell has been hired as the newly established Parks and Recreation Director. Kimbrell was previously the Deputy Director of Public Services and retired over a year ago but returned to lead this new position.

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