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  1. Newly renovated building to house city of Conroe departments

    ...The cost of purchasing land and construction of a new building would have been about $10.5 million, Mayor Jody Czajkoski said in the news release. "This is a win for taxpayers, a win for residents of Conroe...

  2. "We want more outdoor activities and this thing covers the whole gamut. It’s got hiking, biking, it’s got shade, it’s got a water feature, it’s dog-friendly.”

    ...Texas dirt. Also known as, the perfect recipe for a multi-use trailhead. At least that is what Midland City Council thinks. On Tuesday, the council approved a lease agreement with the Permian Basin Bicycle...

  3. Abilene City Council to consider buying COVID-19 vaccine appointment software

    ...Abilene hopes to improve the sign-up process for COVID-19 vaccines with a roughly $90,000 software City Council will consider purchasing this week. “It helps streamline the qualification process for vaccinations...

  4. Vernon City Commissioners approve police request for body, car camera upgrades

    ...will be an update to police bodycam and car camera equipment in the Vernon Police Department after the city commissioner’s meeting Tuesday night. When it comes to the camera technology currently in use at the...

  5. Voters to decide on changes to how Austin’s government works

    ... Change from a “weak-mayor” form of government to a “strong-mayor” system. Austin currently has a city manager who oversees the executive branch of the city. The change would put the mayor in that role...

  6. Allen City Council unanimously approves COVID relief funding, which includes eviction assistance

    The Allen City Council unanimously approved two resolutions on Tuesday that effectively disperse COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

  7. Midland City Council approves new bike trail

    The park will have a seven-mile-long trail and it will allow people to mountain bike, run and hike. The project will be funded entirely by private funds. The Permian Basin Bicycle Association has a goal to raise 150,000 dollars to build this park and...

  8. Dallas could be one of 16 cities to host the 2026 World Cup, FIFA says

    ...terms of sustainability, human rights and event legacy, is of the utmost importance.” The Dallas mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In the U.S., matches will likely be...

  9. Texas Governor Discusses COVID-19 Liability Protection For Businesses And More Vaccines During San Antonio Visit

    Those conversations included potential state legislation to protect businesses from lawsuits and liability related to COVID-19. He also called for broadband internet access across the state and touched on increasing vaccine access.

  10. Frisco officials aim to allow more food truck parks

    The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on Jan. 26 discussed potential provisions to city codes that would allow continuous and temporary food truck courts on non-residential property. These potential changes would formalize the application process...

  11. Amazon looking to build fulfillment center in Amarillo

    ...City of Amarillo passed all three items concerning the Amazon fulfilment center with a 4-1 vote. Councilmember Elaine Hays was the only one to vote against it. “This year to be asking for preferential treatment...

  12. Fire station vote is a yes

    The Odessa City Council on Tuesday approved a $5,875,000 contract with Mid-Tex of Midland Inc. to construct the city’s new Fire Station No. 9... Odessa Fire Rescue Chief John Alvarez said the new station will be both functional, attractive and a...

  13. City OKs trail grant application

    New Braunfels city officials will pursue grant funding options to assist in the development of the Alligator Creek Trail after council members on Monday authorized an application submission to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Recreational...

  14. City awarded $4.5M Military Grant for Water Infrastructure Project

    ...resiliency and bolster an already strong partnership between El Paso and Fort Bliss,” said Senior Deputy City Manager Cary Westin. “The successes of both Fort Bliss and El Paso are intertwined and so it should...

  15. City of Amarillo to use money for city developments for residents

    The City of Amarillo is ready to borrow money for big projects that involve streets, water, sewer services and drainage improvements. The City Council members voted today to sell different kinds of bonds to raise about $90 million for the work.

  16. Meet La Marque’s New Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Safety

    David Jordan is one of La Marque’s new Assistant City Managers and the Director of Public Safety, managing La Marque’s police and fire departments and leading the development and implementation of changes to meet overall city goals. He’s also a...

  17. City eyeing illegal dumping civil penalties

    ...civil penalties for the infractions. The issue was broached during Tuesday's virtual regular Amarillo City Council meeting. "We're working through some ordinances, some means and methods to be able to enforce...

  18. Council extends face covering ordinance

    The Elgin City Council renewed the city’s face covering ordinance through March 24 at its most recent meeting on January 19. The ordinance requires all commercial entities in the city to post a notice that employees and visitors are required to wear...

  19. Missouri City council gives itself greater control over key employees’ contracts

    The city council for Missouri City voted unanimously Jan. 19 to give itself more control over the municipality’s contract negotiations with its city manager, city secretary and city attorney. The move...

  20. Travis County leaders rally for election on ambulance funding in Pflugerville

    This week, Travis County Commissioners Jeff Travillion and Brigid Shea penned a letter to the Pflugerville City Council asking them to "allow your voters to decide" after a petition to create an election on an item regarding ambulance service...

  21. Deport revises water billing, accepts HOME Grant bid

    Water billing was a top concern at a Monday night Deport City Council meeting as council members and Mayor John Mark Francis debated the best way to collect overdue water bills with help from the city’s new attorney, David Hamilton.

  22. Marble Falls mulls RV park regulations

    Marble Falls City Council members approved potentially placing more restrictions on planned RV venues in the city limits to avoid the pitfalls of the locations becoming permanent dwellings with little to no regulations.

  23. Marble Falls seeks new finance director

    The city of Marble Falls is in the midst of interviewing candidates for the finance director position, officials said. City Manager Mike Hodge told council members Jan. 19 that the effort continues to replace Baron Sauls to oversee the municipality’s...

  24. New groundwater rules in Montgomery County abolish previous restrictions

    ...increase its usage from the Jasper Aquifer from 65 million gallons of water per year to 92 million, City Administrator Richard Tramm said. “We don’t have to watch as closely the amount of water we are pumping...

  25. Paris City Council approves sewer rate hike to support $60M plant renovation

    ...plant, and residents will see substantial increases to sewer bills over the next six years. Paris City Council on Monday gave the go-ahead for staff to proceed with plans, which include the first of several...

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