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  1. Austin plans campaign to fill 2,500 open city jobs. Here's what we know.

    The hiring campaign, starting Feb. 1, is the largest the city has undertaken and will target residents through print, digital, social media, radio, billboards and bus advertisements. The city expects to spend about $33,000 a month, with that spending...

  2. How Austin plans to spend its $350M affordable housing bond funds

    The newly approved funds will be used in four main areas: land purchases for future housing projects, funding support for both rental and ownership projects, and repairs for existing residences. “One of the challenges that we had early on with the...

  3. Meridian mayor, MEDC discuss new staff position

    Meridian Mayor Ryan Nieuwenhuis recently approached the Meridian Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors about possibly creating a new staff position that would promote the City of Meridian’s events and activities. The new position...

  4. Council table contracts for hiring City Manager

    The Snyder City Council took no action in Monday night special meeting in the search for a new City Manager. The council heard presentations from Strategic Government Resources, Inc. (SGR) and Clear Career Professionals. Both companies would offer...

  5. CEDC hears city’s proposal for Armory renovations

    Project could reach $383,000 in upgrades to 64-year-old building For over 60 years, the Clifton Armory has been a venue for fundraising dinners, day camps, markets, trick-or-treating, and fun-runs in Clifton City Park. Clifton City Administrator...

  6. Dripping Springs presents its ’State of the City’ for 2023

    Mayor Bill Foulds, Jr., and a number of the Dripping Springs city staffers gave a presentation on the “State of the City” to local business owners last week. Staffers reviewed last year’s goings-on and gave a brief glimpse of what residents can...

  7. Grace period ends, fines to begin for Houston’s pet microchip ordinance

    That grace period ended Wednesday, and now a pet owner can receive a fine of between $100 to $500 if their dog or cat isn’t microchipped. BARC, the city’s animal control and shelter agency, says the goal isn’t to collect fines but to strongly...

  8. Angleton may be seeing new pathways of transportation in the upcoming years

    City leaders have applied for a state grant that would allow people to get around more easily in ways other than their vehicles. The grants are to benefit methods of transportation other than highways, such as sidewalks, side paths and bike paths,...

  9. Main Street Project concept gets council approval

    Pleasanton City Council gave approval on a concept for a major project that would tie in Main Street and the city’s River Park with mixed use, retail, office space and multi-family living. “We know this is a big project, but by using this company, we...

  10. Literacy in the park

    City of Pleasanton officials were excited about the unveiling of a Little Locker at the Pleasanton River Park on Friday, Jan. 27. The Little Locker is filled with free books for youth and even some for adults to enjoy while spending a day at the...

  11. Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

    At our last meeting, we had a presentation on a concept for the City of Pleasanton Justice Center, which will be built on the property just north of the current police station. The Justice Center will house the Pleasanton Police Department and...

  12. Former Fire Chief Robert Rocha recognized for his years of service

    The City of Corpus Christi presented a special honor to former fire Chief Robert Rocha. During Tuesday's city council meeting, Rocha was presented with a plaque and certificate from the city thanking him for his unforgettable leadership. Rocha was...

  13. 'I'm just filled with joy' : ExxonMobil Beaumont donates $100K to help repair Charlton-Pollard Park

    A generous donation was made to City of Beaumont's Park and Recreations department to go towards a beloved park in desperate need of repairs. ExxonMobil presented a $100,000 check during Tuesday's Beaumont City Council meeting. The money will be used...

  14. Sugar Land completes $1.9M Greatwood Village drainage project

    The project, originally green-lit in November 2019, set out to address critical ponding and structural flooding issues, targeting a series of problematic areas within the subdivision as part of a 2019 general obligation bonds project.

  15. Council approves amending trail plan

    “We had a plan in there, but it was just generic. It was just a concept,” said Toni Fisher, Willow Park Planning and Development Director. “We planned on having trails, but we weren’t sure where they were going to go.” The council has been working...

  16. Laredo selects its next city manager after public interviews

    The three finalists for the city manager position spent their Tuesday morning and afternoon being interviewed by Laredo's eight councilmembers and the mayor. Following nearly two and a half hours for discussion, Laredo selected Joseph Neeb as its...

  17. Harlingen mulling FM 509 study

    City Manager Gabriel Gonzalez is scrapping a proposal to downgrade FM 509 from a highway to a roadway. The city’s previous administration had designated FM 509 from U.S. 281 to FM 508 as a freeway, part of its Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan’s...

  18. McAllen fire chief to retire this week

    After more than two years leading the McAllen Fire Department, McAllen Fire Chief James Schultz is stepping down. The McAllen city commission accepted Schultz’s resignation during a meeting last week, thanking and praising him for his 30 years of...

  19. Gas Production Underway From Trash Buried At Twin Oaks Landfill

    College Station’s mayor tells the city council that a new revenue stream has started at Twin Oaks landfill. John Nichols reported during last week’s council meeting that gas produced by the compacted trash is being collected by a third party. The...

  20. From horse-drawn wagons to the Telecom Corridor: Richardson celebrates 150th anniversary

    Richardson is planning a variety of city events over the first six months of 2023 in honor of its 150-year anniversary. According to city officials, Richardson was chartered on June 26, 1873, as a railroad community. “I think when we celebrate the...

  21. Shortage of disinfecting chemical could effect the city's drinking water

    The city of Corpus Christi is facing a permanganate shortage. A chemical disinfectant, permanganate is used by the city to treat drinking water. At Tuesday's city council meeting, city manager Peter Zanoni told council members that the city has about...

  22. Shavano Park applying for grant that could help fund beautification of Northwest Military Highway

    The city of Shavano Park is applying for the Governor’s Community Achievement Award grant, which if awarded, could help to support beautification efforts along the town’s segment of Northwest Military Highway. City officials said they are working...

  23. Maintenance plan for Southwest University park

    City council set to consider a 5 -year maintenance plan for our ballpark and is set to cost an estimated $5.8 million dollars. “Under the agreement, the City is required to do improvements to the facility whether it be safety issues, new requirements...

  24. San Angelo makes top 10 list of True Western Towns of 2023

    ...personal look at the animals. “San Angelo’s historical beginnings are buried in western civilization," Mayor Brenda Gunter said. "We have been and always will be a town that celebrates and honors western culture."...

  25. City of Corpus Christi appoints interim fire chief

    Richie Quintero, formerly the deputy chief of the Corpus Christi Fire Department, was named interim chief following longtime chief Robert Rocha's retirement in January. Quintero, a Corpus Christi native, has been a member of the department for 29...

  26. Coppell City Council approves additional funding for city marketing campaign

    The Discover Coppell marketing campaign will receive more funding after the City Council approved an additional $224,000 for the initiative. Discover Coppell is a joint initiative between the city and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce. The campaign...

  27. Coppell Public Works Director Kent Collins named deputy city manager

    Kent Collins has been named Coppell’s new deputy city manager. Collins, who began his new role Jan. 28, served as the city’s public works director for five years. Collins replaces Vicki Chiavetta, who retired last week.

  28. New policy says when Elmendorf elected officials can visit City Hall

    In its commitment to “providing a positive and supportive work environment for its employees” while recognizing that the city’s mayor and council representatives “care strongly about their community and desire to have a positive impact” through their...

  29. Floresville council OKs $14 million in funding

    In November, the Floresville City Council approved issuing certificates of obligation — a form of borrowing — for capital improvement projects. Waterlines and lift stations to provide water services to new developments are among priorities....

  30. Bee Cave city manager Clint Garza talks transportation, city goals for 2023

    Clint Garza has served as Bee Cave’s city manager since 2018. Before coming to work for Bee Cave, Garza was chief of staff and executive director of countywide operations for Hays County. In an interview with Community Impact, Garza talked about his...

  31. Schertz City Council reorganizes city staff, operations

    Schertz City Council on Jan. 24 approved a reorganization of city staff and operations, which was presented by City Manager Steve Williams. According to a Jan. 27 release, the approved reorganization is part of Williams’ efforts to better align the...

  32. Upcoming projects to up water capacity in Cedar Park, Leander

    In the coming year, local projects will increase water treatment capabilities. The Water Treatment Plant Rehabilitation project is under construction in Cedar Park. In Leander, the Sandy Creek Water Treatment Plant project will add a seventh...

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