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  1. Fulton approves tax rate higher than previous year

    ...regarding the tax rate, seeking clarification for what the tax revenue will be used for. Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole said the extra money raised in tax revenue will be used to fund street repairs, drainage,...

  2. Mayor Bartie Issues Declaration of Local Disaster- T S Nicholas

    Port Arthur - Effective today, September 14, 2021 Mayor Thurman Bartie has signed a Declaration of Local Disaster due to the threat of Tropical Storm Nicholas. Please stay safe.

  3. Power outages have been reported across the Houston area as Hurricane Nicholas blew onto the Texas coast.

    As of 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, CenterPoint reported more than 270,000 customers in the immediate Houston area were without power. In Brazoria County and portions of Galveston County, provider Texas-New Mexico Power reported there were nearly 40,000...

  4. Nicholas strengthens to hurricane ahead of Texas landfall

    Nicholas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it headed toward landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast and it was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana.

  5. Converse approves lowest tax rate since in more than 30 years

    Converse City Council approved a budget that adds nine employees, six vehicles and nearly $1 million for Rocket Lane water and sewer line relocation — all without raising the city’s tax rate.

  6. Schertz City Council amends its comprehensive land-use plan

    The Schertz City Council, at its Sept. 7 meeting, continued to grapple with what kind of community it wants to be. The issue that night was a proposed light industrial and business park on the north side of Interstate 35 between Hubertus and...

  7. Windcrest police to upgrade its communication system

    The council unanimously supported purchasing the 40 portable XL-1858P radios. Police Chief Darrell Volz told council that San Antonio and Bexar County are switching to a new P25 digital radio communication equipment. The P25 system involves a...

  8. City Council approves annual budget, lower property tax rate

    TEXARKANA, Texas — During a regular meeting Monday, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, including a reduced property tax rate. The rate will be lowered 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, from 70 cents to...

  9. Plano City Council approves tax rate, upcoming fiscal year budget

    Plano City Council adopted a $638.9 million operating budget and a $0.4465 per $100 valuation tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year at its Sept. 13 meeting. Council also approved the city’s community investment program budget at $305.5 million. The...

  10. Mayor grateful Tropical Storm Nicholas missed Rockport

    Rockport Mayor Patrick Rios said while his team was prepared for Tropical Storm Nicholas, they are glad they didn't have to put their plan into action Monday evening. The storm is expected to make landfall near Matagorda Bay.

  11. Orange County officials work on drainage systems to avoid Harvey, Imelda-type floods ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas

    ...international apartments and Coopers Gulley. “That we are working on currently with concrete lining,” Orange Mayor Larry Spears, said. “We've also dug some ditches. We've purchased a slope mower, and last year ,in...

  12. Galveston mayor urges residents in flood-prone areas to move to higher ground

    "We started Saturday notifying our residents that we were going to have flooding," said Brown. "The main event would be a heavy rainfall, if we get that, and so we advised our residents to take precaution and move to higher ground."

  13. Bell leaders urge vaccinations in open letter; regional hospitalization rate decreases to 16.95%

    ...health care workers are exhausted.” The letter was signed by County Judge David Blackburn, Temple Mayor Tim Davis, Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra, Belton Mayor Wayne Carpenter and Harker Heights Mayor Spencer...

  14. Clayton Homes purchase brings new jobs to Wichita Falls

    Up to 200 jobs are coming to Wichita Falls after Clayton Homes purchased the former ATCO building from the Wichita Falls Economic Development Corporation. The $1 million purchases will create between 180 and 200 jobs with a projected capital...

  15. Corpus Christi closes its beach access roads; Port A access roads remain open

    Several beach access roads on Mustang Island and North Padre Island have been closed by the City of Corpus Christi ... All beach access roads within the Port Aransas city limits remained open early this evening and Port Aransas City Manager Dave...

  16. Lakeway Mayor Kilgore: Projects moving forward, despite pandemic

    I know this has been another challenging year for many in our community due to the ongoing pandemic. While it may not yet be fully back to business as usual, the city of Lakeway continues to move forward on several projects and programs to keep our...

  17. Corpus Christi mayor says emergency operations center now closed

    "We're very grateful that the storm did not affect us directly," Guajardo said. "However, it’s a good reminder of the things we need to do of keeping in constant contact with our residents and being proactive," she said.

  18. Calendar of events for Lake Travis area

    ...vestibular disorders and what people can do about them. To register: laketravislibrary.org. Lakeway City Council regular meeting: 6:30 to 10 p.m. at City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road. For more information:...

  19. BC Mayor issues statement on storm

    This is Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge. Tropical Storm Nicholas is forecast to make land fall on the middle Texas coast tonight with the possibility of strengthening prior to land fall. Significant rain fall totals should be expected for the next...

  20. West University, Bellaire cancel council meetings, close facilities ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas

    Both cities closed their facilities at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 for nonessential services through Tuesday, Sept. 14, and they each also canceled City Council meetings that were both scheduled for 6 p.m., according to the cities’ websites. Both cities have...

  21. Hidalgo Asks Harris County Residents To Stay Put Monday Night Due To Nicholas

    ...would be closed Tuesday as well. Hidalgo’s main request to county residents echoed that of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner earlier Monday: stay off the roads Monday night and plan to stay put possibly all...

  22. City, county agencies prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

    Yesterday, the Victoria City/County Office of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center in response to the storm. Since then, City and County officials have been meeting consistently to ensure a coordinated emergency response for...

  23. Prosper Fire Chief rescinds resignation days after departure announced

    Prosper Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame won’t be leaving his post with Prosper after all, the town announced Monday afternoon. After the fire chief’s resignation was announced on Thursday, Town Manager Harlan Jefferson announced Monday that Blasingame...

  24. Calendar of events for Westlake area

    ...to meet and try out writing prompts. To register: westbanklibrary.com. Sept. 22 West Lake Hills City Council meeting: 7 p.m. at West Lake City Hall, 911 Westlake Drive. For information: westlakehills.org.

  25. City of Sugar Land city offices close at 3 p.m. on Sept. 13

    The city of Sugar Land announced that due to inclement weather expected from Tropical Storm Nicholas, city offices closed at 3 p.m. on Sept 13. Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman said that Sugar Land is looking at the possibility of receiving up to 14...

  26. 10 things you need to know to prepare a successful grant application

    Many public safety organizations find themselves with tight budgets, asked to do more with less – especially with declining tax revenues and increased calls for service during the pandemic. Grant funding is a good way to supplement your annual...

  27. El Paso City Council approves final plans for proposed Mexican-American Cultural Center

    The El Paso City Council approved the final design and concept of the proposed $16.3-million Mexican-American Cultural Center in Downtown El Paso. The proposal indicates the project will be built into the Downtown library, which also had a $1.6...

  28. City of Orange meetings postponed

    The EDC and Orange City Council meetings have been CANCELLED for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. Both meetings have been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021: ...

  29. El Paso extends COVID-19 emergency ordinances through September

    ...voted Monday before the city's emergency ordinance was set to expire Friday. The ordinance gives Mayor Oscar Leeser the power to issue local directives to curb the spread of COVID-19. Governor Greg Abbott...

  30. League City preparing for Tropical Storm Nicholas

    Officials recommend residents get off the road before afternoon rush hour Sept. 13 and avoid driving the night of Sept. 13 and morning of Sept. 14. Baumgartner said to avoid driving into floodwaters of unknown depth, especially at night.

  31. Kleberg County opening FEMA Dome for those needing shelter from storm

    ...Kingsville's city landfill is the only service there that has been affected, according to Kingsville City Manager Mark McLaughlin "We've had about two inches of rain and we don't want people's cars to get...

  32. City Council approves budget, tax rate

    In a short special meeting last Tuesday, the Midlothian City Council approved a new budget and ad valorem property tax rate for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. City manager Chris Dick said the budget includes the general fund, utility fund, the Mid-Town...

  33. Grand Prairie Awarded “Texas Music Friendly Community” Certification

    The City of Grand Prairie was certified as a Texas Music Friendly Community on Saturday, September 11 by the Texas Music Office within the Office of Governor Greg Abbott.

  34. No tax increase in Henderson

    There will not be an increase in taxes to the citizens this year and the tax rate will remain the same at .5517 per $100 of assessed value. The Council passed it unanimously as well as the upcoming budget year.

  35. Cedar Park’s 'highest-priority' stormwater project to begin work in 2022

    Cedar Park City Council approved a $7.5 million cost-share agreement for the project Sept. 2 with the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control & Improvement District. The UBCWCID includes areas from Hutto to Leander and manages over 20 dams, according to the...

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