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  1. North Texas bars face closures as COVID-19 hospitalizations exceed Gov. Abbott’s limit

    That’s because for the last four days, the number of patients battling COVID-19 in North Texas hospitals has gone over Gov. Greg Abbott’s limit of 15% of all beds. If it continues at this capacity for three days, it will trigger the restrictions he...

  2. Search for New Fort Worth Police Chief Continues

    Tuesday, the Fort Worth City Council will get an update on the ongoing search for a new police chief. This comes after Chief Ed Kraus announced in July his intention to retire by the end of the year; starting the nationwide search for a replacement.

  3. CDC in Lake Jackson for amoeba testing

    ...the city Monday to test for Naegleria fowleri, or initial genetic material for a brain-eating amoeba, City Manager Modesto Mundo said. The final results from that testing, which Mundo anticipates getting...

  4. COVID hospitalizations close bars in Central Texas county

    McLennan County Judge Scott Felton on Sunday closed bars and reduced capacity to 50% at stores, restaurants and other businesses. The action comes after the area's hospitalization rate for patients with COVID-19 went above 15% for seven consecutive...

  5. Aggie students work on comprehensive plan for Caldwell

    ...planning students working on a project for the community are presenting their findings to the Caldwell City Council. Their work from this semester, which largely consists of gathering initial resident input,...

  6. Jefferson County judge calls for state assistance as COVID-19 hospitalization percentage keeps climbing

    ...likelihood of the spread of the virus," Branick said. Given the recent spike in cases, Port Arthur Mayor Thurman Bartie is encouraging everyone to take advantage of testing. "We are fighting something...

  7. Mayor Turner hints at curfew as last resort after viral video of maskless crowd at Houston nightclub

    ...agency says the club is currently under investigation for possible non-compliance issues. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he will be scheduling personal visits to city establishments that may be in...

  8. Cold weather tips to ensure your safety

    Other News News Fort Worth Mayor Price tests positive for COVID-19 Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has tested positive for COVID-19, she said in a statement released Wednesday through her Twitter account....

  9. Dickinson development corp calls forensic audit of own finances

    Dickinson’s economic development corporation board has signed off on a forensic audit of the group’s finances since 2017 as questions grow about how the city handled money and accounting during City Administrator Chris Heard’s tenure, officials...

  10. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Back at Work After Getting New COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

    Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price was back at work at city hall Monday after a two-week bout with COVID-19 during which she received a brand new treatment. "I appreciate everybody's thoughts and prayers,” she said in an afternoon news conference. “The...

  11. Katy City Council hears CARES Act update, approves water plant contract at Nov. 30 meeting

    In a brief special meeting Monday afternoon, Katy City Council awarded a contract to Tidal Construction Inc. for upgrades to one of the city’s water plants and received an update from Mariga, PLLC representatives regarding its efforts to claim...

  12. Laredo city manager tests positive for COVID-19

    Robert Eads said his family also contracted the virus and is under quarantine. He goes on the say if need be, Deputy City Manager Rosario Cabello could be the acting city manager. But as of now, Eads will continue to work from home.

  13. Dallas Loses Its First-Ever Transportation Director

    Michael Rogers, the first-ever transportation director for the city of Dallas, is leaving to become a deputy city manager in the southern suburb of Glenn Heights. Rogers was hired from Raleigh, North Carolina in 2017 and charged with creating the...

  14. Abilene City Council to discuss potential budget cuts

    ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — The Abilene City Council is expected to revisit proposed budget cuts in this week’s meeting. Officials say Abilene has lost about $3.1 million this year due to the pandemic....

  15. Kyle Releases Christmas Event Schedule

    ...when they see Santa and tell him what they want or taking a walk to see all the lights strung up,” Mayor Travis Mitchell said. All Holiday event participants are asked to practice State and Local Orders...

  16. Mayor extends mask order through Dec. 31

    Mayor Charlie Kiehne has extended the City of Fredericksburg’s supplemental order mandating face coverings in businesses through Dec. 31. “I hope all of our citizens will wear a face covering and protect themselves, family and friends,” he added.

  17. Texas comptroller says budget isn’t as dire as anticipated, but revenue remains down

    “All told, revenue collections have outperformed what we expected when we released our revised estimate in July,” Hegar said, testifying virtually before the Legislative Budget Board. “Nonetheless, revenues remain down significantly relative to a...

  18. Dallas mayor launches task force to attract entrepreneurs

    DALLAS - Dallas is trying to make itself more attractive to entrepreneurs. Mayor Eric Johnson announced a new task force aimed at bringing more self-starters into the city. The mayor said that Dallas...

  19. Jersey Village secures $4 million in grant funding for flood control projects

    ...$4.2 million grant secured, the city will fund the remaining $1.7 million of the $5.9 million project. City Manager Austin Bleess said the city has not received formal notification from FEMA yet, but it is ready...

  20. Ballinger enters Stage 1 Drought Contingency

    On November 25, Ballinger City Manager Brian Frieda put out an announcement that Ballinger will enter Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan. Frieda sent a letter to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Richard A. Hyde, informing him of...

  21. League City officials: Mayor on the mend from COVID-19

    Additionally, League City City Council Member Larry Millican has tested positive for COVID-19, but he, too, is recovering. City officials have since been tested for the coronavirus, and the results came back negative, city officials said.

  22. After 20 years of service, Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley to retire in January

    Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley, who has served in that role for 20 years, announced his retirement Nov. 19. Lashley will retire Jan. 29 to become the executive director of the Central Texas Library System, a nonprofit serving 218...

  23. El Paso County approves $10 million for economic relief

    Last week, Commissioner’s Court approved using $10 million in unallocated emergency reserve funds to establish a regional economic relief program. The details of the regional economic relief program have not been finalized, but county officials said...

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