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  1. Public hearing held before vote on El Paso Electric's proposed rate increase

    The utility company is required to file a base rate case every four years by the Texas Public Utility Commission. The last base rate case was filed in 2017. El Paso Electric is proposing a monthly increase of $10.25 to residential customers.

  2. Council approves $1.5 million grant for new health district jobs

    ...with the COVID-19 response, thanks to a state grant awarded earlier this year. The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday voted to appropriate more than $1.5 million from a Department of State Health Services...

  3. Council, Buccaneer Commission agree to new 5-year contract

    The Corpus Christi city council has approved an ordinance allowing the Buccaneer Commission to host its Buc Days Festival along the Bayfront for the next 5 years. The 2022 festival will once again take place along Shoreline Boulevard at the American...

  4. Health clinic returns to Poteet

    The AHC originally started in Poteet in 1978. Since then, the AHC has expanded into five counties with six different locations. The goal was to bring the center back to its original home. With the $4,099,500 awarded from Congress- man Cuellar, the...

  5. Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

    Some fun things to talk about are our events from now until the end of the year. Today is the free Collaborative Career and Job Fair with Workforce Solutions Alamo and Coastal Bend College. On Halloween, we will have trick-or-treat at the park.

  6. EMS director resigns, new collection agency sought

    ...internally reviewing the job description prior to posting ... We will be advertising through TML (Texas Municipal League) and other sites to enhance our visibility to candidates,” City Manager Courtney...

  7. Port Arthur’s requested repayments drastically reduced by more than $700K

    A request from the Texas Division of Emergency Management to the City of Port Arthur to repay more than $1 million in Hurricane Ike-related funds has been rescinded after the state department found the city was overcharged. Instead, the amount has...

  8. City moves ahead on Lufkin Forward

    The project was first broached by the council in October 2020 in an attempt by the Lufkin Economic Development Corporation to further revitalize downtown Lufkin. The city partnered with Asakura Robinson, an architectural firm known nationwide for...

  9. Council funds emergency generators, new ambulance

    Kerrville City Council held the Oct. 12 regular meeting at the Arcadia Live Theater, tackling issues of emergency generators; automatic water metering; possible funds from an opioid settlement; committee...

  10. City leaders make their case for $174 million bond package for infrastructure improvements

    Lubbock - The ballot measure would approve a $174.5 million bond package for street and infrastructure improvements around the city, the first major investment of its kind since 2009. Projects will be funded through a two-cent property tax hike,...

  11. McKinney City Council approves requests for concrete recycling facility

    A project that would bring about 54 acres from the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction into the city of McKinney and allow for a concrete recycling facility in this area has been given the green light to move forward with development.

  12. San Marcos City Council adopts legacy business program

    San Marcos City Council signed off on a program Oct. 19 to direct the city to move forward on creating a program to provide aid and technical support to small businesses considered historically significant and underserved.

  13. Forest Hill city manager given severance package, placed on administrative leave

    “I want to thank each of you for a good run to be a city manager for about 12 years,” he said. “I am very grateful. I have no bad feelings toward anybody given the opportunities that have been given to me.”. Ipaye said he will help with the...

  14. Killeen issues citywide boil water notice

    Due to quarterly water samples taken from six sites indicating chlorine residuals below TCEQ guidelines, effective immediately the City of Killeen is issuing a citywide boil water notice. The city is working with the TCEQ and city’s water provider to...

  15. Round Rock mayor reflects on economic development, COVID-19 in State of the City address

    Economic development, transportation needs and COVID-19 all featured as prominent topics during Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan's State of the City address. Regarding economic development, Morgan mentioned the Switch Data Center coming soon near the...

  16. Proposed San Antonio ordinance would target spectators of illegal street races Violators could face $500 fine

    The proposal follows two state laws which took effect in September targeting the issue. The city ordinance is based on a similar one in Dallas, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

  17. Flower Mound names new interim town manager to replace retiring administrator

    The town of Flower Mound has named Tommy Dalton as the new interim town manager to replace Debra Wallace, who will retire on Oct. 29. Dalton currently serves as assistant town manager, a position he has held since August 2016. He has worked with the...

  18. FC park secures $45,000 donation

    Plans to renovate Veterans Memorial Park in Falls City got a significant boost recently, as the Karnes County Commissioners Court voted to award $45,000 to the effort. “We’ve proposed a couple of new ideas – a walking trail, restrooms and a possible...

  19. Mesquite approves new $60 million business park at I-635, U.S. Highway 80

    The park will feature two rear-load buildings and one front-load building with 32 to 36-feet clear heights, 185-feet truck courts and approximately 594 auto parking stalls. LGE Design Group and its affiliate, LGE Design Build, are the architect and...

  20. Kerens approves manufactured home development

    Kerens City Council voted 3-1 after an Oct. 12 public hearing to approve a manufactured home park across State Highway 309 from the Kerens ISD campus, which is expected to generate $20 million to $25 million in property taxes.

  21. Round Rock looks to replace water line pipes built in the 70s

    ...The City of Round Rock is working to repair aging, old water lines throughout the city. Round Rock City Council approved a contract at its Oct. 14 meeting to replace the lines in the Greenhill subdivision,...

  22. Meadowlakes contends with coyote concerns

    Meadowlakes city officials announced they will work with Texas Parks and Wildlife and a possible trapper to mitigate issues residents have reported about a possible pack of coyotes killing wildlife in the bedroom community.

  23. City of Kaufman, Downtown Merchants Group, and Lions Club to host festivities

    The City of Kaufman will host Oktoberfest starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 11 a.m. on Oct. 23 at the Kaufman Sports Complex. There will be live bands, beer tents, weenie dog/weiner-be races, as well as a kids zone.

  24. Missouri City City Council to interview top 8 city manager candidates in November

    Missouri City City Council is moving forward with its search for the next city manager. In an unanimous vote Oct. 18, the City Council decided to interview the top eight candidates for the position, as recommended by search firm GovHR USA.

  25. Local Girl Scouts plant 120 trees in Huntsville

    Partnered with the Texas A&M Forest Services, Troop 103111 spent the weekend planting 120 Shumard and willow oak trees that were donated by nurseries in the area. TAMFS worked with the city of Huntsville to determine that 80 trees would be planted at...

  26. These Waxahachie parks are getting an upgrade

    The City Council on Monday approved the Lake Parks Master Plan, which will provide a guide for the improvements to Boat Dock Park, Jetty Park and Spring Park, which are all located on the north side of Lake Waxahachie.

  27. This North Texas suburb is the best small city in Texas and among the best in U.S., study says

    Southlake was ranked No. 20 in a study of small U.S. cities created by WalletHub, a personal finance website. The Tarrant County suburb is the only Texas city to crack the top 20, making it the best small city in Texas, according to the list. Cedar...

  28. Tomball set to receive $34,620 in national opioid settlement

    Tomball City Council approved a resolution Oct. 18 to opt into the national opioid settlement agreement. The city is expected to receive $34,620 as part of the settlement, according to the meeting’s agenda packet.

  29. Bellaire council roundup: $70K donation to create library reading area, $350K water and wastewater agreement approved

    The funding will pay for a variety of amenities, including panorama shade structures, picnic tables, chess and checker tables, benches, outside Wi-Fi access, and story walk stands. It will also fund a 4-foot-high black tubular fence that will be...

  30. Surrounding towns put pressure on San Marcos to ban disposable containers

    At the Sept. 29 San Marcos City Council meeting, Martindale City Council member Mike McClabb visited the council and asked them to consider enforcing an ordinance, similar to those in Martindale and New Braunfels, that prohibits disposal containers...

  31. Council approves severance, excess payment for former city manager

    Wylie City Council approved a severance agreement for former City Manager Chris Holsted at a special meeting Monday evening. The council had accepted a proposed resignation agreement for Holsted on Oct. 13 in a 6-1 vote ...

  32. City council evaluates city manager

    Laredo City Council emerged from executive session Monday night and voted to keep the city manager in his position. The closed-door evaluation took roughly three hours with Robert Eads given one more year to run the city.

  33. Council creates TIRZ

    Sachse - After holding a public hearing on the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 3 ... council voted to create the TIRZ. Council named Leah Granger as interim city secretary. Granger took the position after the previous city secretary, Michelle...

  34. City of Onalaska repeals old ordinances with new one

    The Onalaska City Council approved Ordinance No. 415 during its regular meeting Tuesday. Adoption of the new ordinance repealed Ordinance No. 395, the manufactured and modular home ordinance, Ordinance No. 396, building regulations, and Ordinance No...

  35. Goodrich council hears presentation, adjusted fees

    The Goodrich City Council heard a presentation from the new truck stop, adjusted fees for the community center and planned holiday festivities in October’s regular meeting Thursday. A Halloween drive-thru will be held Oct. 30 4-6 p.m. Over 200...

  36. Jacinto City’s Library helping Galena Park

    The Jacinto City Library is providing in-person library services to Galena Park citizens because their library was forced to close due to the February freeze which busted water lines in its ceiling causing severe damage. Galena Park residents can use...

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