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  1. Jones Creek sets lower property tax rates facing jump in values

    ...either, have come in,” Hardesty said. “But our property values have gone up considerably.” Jones Creek Mayor Terry Jeffers believes the rise in values was something that changed a lot of aldermen’s intentions...

  2. Angleton to grow by thousands of rooftops

    ...will potentially shop, eat and buy stuff in our community, which is potential for sales tax revenue,” Mayor Jason Perez said. “If everything materializes and we work through everything, there is a potential...

  3. New Freeport PD Chief appointed

    People stood up and shook hands with Freeport’s newest police chief, Jennifer Erlanson-Howell following her appointment at Monday’s meeting. An assistant chief from the town of Lacy Lakeview in Central Texas, she brings with her a lengthy list of...

  4. Small rose garden in Poland promotes Tyler as ‘Rose Capital of America’

    Tyler’s Municipal Rose Garden, the largest in America, is making its mark in a city more than five thousand miles from Texas. Tyler’s sister city in southwest Poland has established a small flower garden in a city park as a symbol of cooperation...

  5. Downtown Frisco road project signals start of Rail District redevelopment

    ...and come back to present new renderings and updated cost estimates. During the Aug. 2 work session, Mayor Jeff Cheney and council members noted the significant increase in price estimates since the last meeting,...

  6. Flower Mound Town Council approves plan for 1,066-acre Flower Mound Ranch

    The plan includes the construction of 6,000 apartments, 3,000 single-family homes and six-eight million square feet of commercial buildings. There is no specific timetable for the development of Flower Mound Ranch, but the full construction is...

  7. Friendswood continues providing water conservation education for students

    Friendswood City Council authorized an interlocal agreement with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District to participate in the WaterWise Conservation Program during its Oct. 3 board meeting. The program, “Be a Water Detective—Learning to be Water...

  8. SPI announces attractions for McAllen Holiday Parade

    ...tradition. “Like the McAllen parade, South Padre Island has a winter tradition also,” said Randy Smith, city manager of South Padre Island. “Endangered sea turtles return to the island each year to nest. Sea...

  9. Harlingen renews STEC ambulance service contract

    ...agreed boost the number of ambulances it stations within the city limits from three to as many as six, Mayor Norma Sepulveda said Monday. “I think they are going to improve on the quality of service the community...

  10. Dallas Teen Becomes Mayor for a Day in Ceremonious Role

    On Monday morning, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson took a ceremonial pause from his responsibilities as 14-year-old Julian Frederick stepped in for the day. "Today I am mayor for the day where I get to shadow...

  11. Mayor John Huffman Talks Budget Process with Southlake CFO Sharon Jackson

    This week on Minute with the Mayor, it’s all about the budget. Mayor John Huffman sat down with Southlake’s Chief Financial Officer, Sharen Jackson to explain the budget and role that planning plays in...

  12. Groesbeck limits water use

    The City of Groesbeck has enacted stage two of its water conservation plan that limits lawn watering to specific days and limits other water useage. Non essential water usage is prohibited, with no washes or sidewalks or driveways and no water...

  13. Tampering with Pearland water meters will now cost you $200

    Examples of new fees, which went in effect Oct. 1, are a $200 charge to “non-pay customers” who tamper with or damage water meters, a custodial fee of $100 for use of the stage and dressing room at Independence Park and a $250 annual fee for a city...

  14. Coppell City Council approves amendment to FY 2021-22 budget

    The amended budget includes a $9,722,159 increase to general fund revenue, according to the agenda item. The item was brought before council to amend sales tax for the general fund, crime control prevention fund, Coppell Recreation and Development...

  15. New Denton Police Chief Sworn In

    Doug Shoemaker was sworn in Monday afternoon at the department’s public safety training center. He comes to North Texas from Grand Junction, Colorado, where he was the chief of police and before that Jefferson City, Missouri, where he was part of...

  16. Lometa City Council approves new budget

    The Lometa City Council met Sept. 26 to hold the state-required public hearing before approving the Fiscal Year 2023 budget and tax rate. Over the summer, Lometa held numerous budget workshops to trim the proposed expenditures — nearly $130,000 in...

  17. Drought contingency plan in place for Corsicana

    ...are designed to help achieve a voluntary 5% reduction in Corsicana’s daily water demand. Corsicana City Manager Connie Standridge said the city is continuing to monitor reports from the Trinity River Authority...

  18. Organization to hold inaugural Frisco Mayor's Prayer Breakfast October 12

    The inaugural Frisco Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, at the Embassy Suites- Frisco Convention Center, Located at 7600 John Q Hammons Dr, Frisco. The organization...

  19. McKinney to host groundbreaking event for new City Hall project

    ...project that has been in the works since 2006, according to Assistant City Manager Barry Shelton. Mayor George Fuller, City Manager Paul Grimes and a representative from Pogue Construction are planning...

  20. BREAKING: Cedar Park, Leander lift emergency water restrictions necessitated by pipe break

    ...many Leander residents who stepped up to the challenge to conserve water during this time,” Leander City Manager Rick Beverlin said in the release. “We know this affected all residents and are grateful to...

  21. Alamo balances budget, to pay city staff more

    ...budget for the new fiscal year that began Saturday, “marking the first time in several years the the City Commission has approved a balanced budget,” city officials announced Monday. The city’s property tax...

  22. Laredo seeks public input for new city manager search

    Steps to secure Laredo’s next city manager will include the Laredo community. Last Wednesday, the City of Laredo and Strategic Government Resources announced they will host a town hall meeting that will gather public input on the qualities needed...

  23. Council Sets Budget, Tax Rate For 2022-23

    The Hillsboro City Council met in a special session Tuesday, September 27, to wrap up its work on the city budget and tax rate for 2022-23. After no comments were made during the required public hearings,...

  24. La Joya will increase water and sewer rates nearly 9% in November

    ...residential water and sewer rates by nearly 9% in November to pay for two major infrastructure projects. Mayor Isidro Casanova and members of the City Council approved the rate increase during a meeting on Sept....

  25. Sullivan City Council increases property tax rate

    ...cents per $100 of taxable assessed valuation. The City Council didn’t take the decision lightly, said Mayor Alma Salinas. Before the City Council voted, members spent nearly 40 minutes listening to public comments...

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