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  1. El Paso leaders share 2021 achievements, look ahead

    As part of a team effort, our top accomplishment in 2021 was turning El Paso’s situation around from the highest infected city in the nation to one of the most vaccinated in the entire country. We have 75.3% of our community fully vaccinated and...

  2. Friendswood to continue focus on downtown revamp

    ...the streets and pedestrians with construction set to begin in the third quarter of 2022, Assistant City Manager Steven Rhea said. Additionally, the city also plans to install new downtown street signage...

  3. Here’s how Fort Worth hopes to pull in $250 million to fund minority-owned businesses

    The city of Fort Worth begins a new initiative Wednesday designed to give people of color access to funding to invest in their small businesses or nonprofit organizations and for developers to build affordable housing projects.

  4. Ironman extending partnership with Waco by 7 more years

    The city of Waco and Ironman have agreed on a seven-year extension to their current contract, giving the city a two-race festival weekend through at least 2028, said Mike Vogelaar, executive director of the Greater Waco Sports Commission.

  5. Cap Metro tries to keep Leander in transit system by offering infrastructure funding

    ...members consider whether to call a general election on membership in the transit system. Leander’s mayor and City Council were scheduled to vote on an election last week but decided to delay the decision...

  6. Officials say convenience of new Orange hospital could be the difference between life and death

    "It's unfathomable to try to even gauge what this means to our community," Orange Mayor Larry Spears said. Many are relieved knowing they will no longer have to drive to Beaumont for health care or during emergencies.

  7. DeKalb seeks $500,000 from Bowie County to help fix water system that will need adjusting for highway widening project

    ...city's water supply -- as well as causing the city to request financial aid from Bowie County. DeKalb Mayor Lowell Walker asked the Bowie County Commissioners Court during their Monday meeting for $500,000...

  8. Oak Ridge North police department to relocate to new public works facility

    Oak Ridge North City Council unanimously agreed to move the city’s police department to the future public works facility during its regular Jan. 24 meeting. The police department will be included in the design process for the public works facility,...

  9. $3.6M in federal relief to address Mercedes Police Department, drainage

    “We want to be able to fix and repair the drainage system, and upgrade it and ensure that we don’t have flooding in peoples’ homes and businesses and communities,” Gonzalez said after a brief ceremony. “That’s a major issue for South Texas, and as a...

  10. Houston-based real estate company planning to bring new shopping, eating center to Lumberton

    Lumberton residents and those in surrounding areas could soon have a new shopping and eating destination thanks to a Houston-based real estate company. Plans are in the works for a retail development site off Highway 69 just south of Lumberton High...

  11. $20 million Stamford water project in final phase

    The City of Stamford is beginning phase three of their $20 million water project, starting construction on a new, bigger water treatment plant. The original Stamford water plant was built in 1952, 70 years old this year, and is showing its wear and...

  12. CCFD looks to purchase $3 million in life saving equipment through state program

    Corpus Christi - The department is also looking to buy 20 brand new cardiac monitors at a cost of $1.1 million. They're also asking for a new fire engine at a price tag of $859,000. ...these purchases will be paid for through the state program called...

  13. 34 applicants seek city fire chief position

    City Manager Robert Camareno said 34 hopefuls from 11 states have applied to succeed former Chief Patrick O’Connell, who resigned from the top job in September. Interim Fire Chief Mike Wehman confirmed he wasn’t among them, and the city’s not saying...

  14. Lakeway mayor: Stay healthy, give blood and have patience

    It’s been another interesting start to the new year. I know many people are going through COVID fatigue, and are frustrated with multiple variants, changing orders and new guidelines. Hopefully, the pandemic will become endemic, and our lives go on....

  15. San Angelo named #1 True Western Town in the U.S.

    San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter said the town’s recognition is long overdue, but is glad it finally came. “San Angelo exists today because of Fort Concho and because of its western heritage. I know it’s a cliché but you have to protect your history to...

  16. Austin City Council weighing $46 million airport terminal expansion

    On Thursday, the Austin City Council is set to consider a measure to spend $46 million on terminal expansion at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The measure would award a contract for the design of three new gates on the west end of the...

  17. Laredo City Council names interim city manager

    In finding a replacement for the resigning Robert Eads, the City of Laredo looked to the past to fill its interim city manager position. On Monday, it was announced that Samuel Keith Selmen would take the spot for the next 10 months. Selmen was the...

  18. Gala themed to circus magic to benefit Friendswood library

    In hopes of purchasing a mobile library vehicle, the Friends of the Friendswood Public Library will host its Night Circus: Black, White and Read Gala on Saturday, March 5 at the library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive. The group’s inaugural gala was in...

  19. Taylor has annexed 1,200-plus acres for Samsung site

    The massive plot of land in Taylor that is set to become Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s $17 billion chipmaking plant is now officially inside city limits, potentially adding more than $50 million to the city's general fund over the next three...

  20. Pflugerville officials to consider nearly $7M water tower project

    The $6.8 million bid includes the construction of a two million-gallon capacity water tower east of Weiss Lane as well as 160 feet of water line and various utility and electrical improvements.

  21. Traffic signal boxes are everywhere. Grand Prairie wants to cover them with original art

    Grand Prairie wants to transform those ubiquitous traffic signal boxes into canvases for original art. The city is inviting Texas-based artists to compete for public commissions to create the pieces. Artwork “will brighten city streetscapes, enhance...

  22. Presidio Officials Worried About a New Trade Route for Truckers. Locals Saw an Opportunity.

    Now, as visitor numbers grow, Presidio officials are starting to see an opportunity too. Some admit they may have misjudged the new route. “I think we had a case of fear of the unknown,” said Newton, the city administrator. Transmigrante traffic...

  23. Tannos Development Group to break ground on 2 Friendswood projects

    ... the development will contain 112 Class A apartment units on the top three floors with the bottom floor being devoted to 20,000 square feet of retail space, according to Tannos Development Group President Louis Tannos. One side of the building...

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