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  1. Granbury wins 'Best Historic Small Town' two years in a row

    These days, Visit Granbury and tourism stakeholders could use a boost, and they got one Friday when Granbury took top honors again as Best Historic Small Town in America by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award.

  2. ‘We need those day-trippers back’: Frisco discusses economic state

    ...listing as the most recession-resistant city in the country comes down to the city’s diverse economy, Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “While tourism is a big part of our local economy, we don’t put all of our eggs...

  3. How two feuding communities and one post office caused the creation of Garland, Texas

    ...that after an election Garland became incorporated. The paper on May 5, 1891, reported that the first mayor of Garland, M. Davis Williams, and the town marshal, Tobe Ethridge, were elected. The town’s population...

  4. Hood County News

    The Granbury City Council has approved the purchase of nine fleet trucks that will cost a total of $437,378. The purchases ...

  5. Building use fee will not apply to nonprofits

    ...competitively The city of Sulphur Springs will now charge a fee for using City Hall spaces, as of the July city council meeting. In May, the council discussed for the first time charging a fee for city spaces, which...

  6. Grant could help with flood risk in Taylor

    ...worries, natural disasters such as flooding aren’t being forgotten in Taylor. On July 9, the Taylor City Council heard an update on the city’s application for a Community Development Block Grant Mitigation...

  7. Are DFW Hospitals Headed to Surge Capacity?

    ...should it continue, the status quo will be insufficient to meet patient demand. Gov. Greg Abbott and Mayor Eric Johnson both have asked the federal government to send Disaster Medical Assistance Teams to help...

  8. Travis County approves Tesla incentive deal

    ...spokesperson Rohan Patel told the Commissioners Court that on July 13 Tesla officials spoke with a mayor and a governor in other areas of the country regarding a potential development proposal. Commissioners...

  9. Diboll discusses delinquent water accounts

    During Tuesday’s meeting, city manager Gerry Boren brought up the growing deficit in funds caused by people not paying their water bills. He said the issue at hand is that while the city is happy to work with customers, only one person has approached...

  10. City ends mask requirement

    El Campo’s mask order expired Monday, but don’t plan on putting away your facial coverings. The statewide mask order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in response to rising COVID-19 cases remains in effect until further notice.

  11. Corpus Christi city leaders assure that first responders are staying as protected as possible

    "We've been at the pandemic for five months or so and we've evolved in terms of keeping them as safe as they can be," Zanoni said. "There's a lot of personal protection gear that's worn by the police department. Most everyone is wearing masks now in...

  12. Advertisements in other cities are said to be promoting Corpus Christi as a vacation spot

    During today's city-county public health district briefing, Zanoni said those locations were told to remove the ads back in June. The city has since learned that was never done. Zanoni said there are no paid tourism dollars being used in Texas right...

  13. Bryan firefighters seek to address COVID-19 workers’ comp issue with the city

    So far, Buford says no Bryan fire fighters have tested positive for the virus. He says they are asking for the city to pay for the medical bills associated with COVID-19, and paid leave if a fire fighter tests positive. That was part of the message...

  14. ‘We are not ready to come back to school full speed on the days they’re scheduled to open,' SA Mayor says

    On Tuesday Mayor Ron Nirenberg said a meeting with local leaders and 17 area superintendents revealed they were under a lot of pressure from parents and the community to continue the online learning model well into the start of the new 2020-2021...

  15. San Juan police chief placed on paid administrative leave

    After meeting in executive session, the City Commission placed Gonzalez on paid administrative leave Tuesday afternoon, said City Manager Ben Arjona. Arjona said he couldn't provide any details about the decision, which he called a personnel matter.

  16. Voters decide to keep half-cent sales tax to fund Fort Worth PD

    ...With 93 percent of the precincts reporting, 65 percent of voters were in favor of keeping the tax while 45 percent of voters turned it down. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has already declared a victory.

  17. Laredo City Council prohibits social gatherings, closes restaurant dining rooms

    In an effort to abate the ever-growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the community, Laredo City Council on Tuesday took several steps to stop the spread, such as banning all social gatherings and closing restaurant dining rooms.

  18. FEMA coronavirus surge site at Laredo hotel could be active as soon as this week

    ...non-acute patients, allowing hospitals to then focus their resources on covid patients in intensive care. City Manager Robert Eads said this surge capacity at the Red Roof Inn will be entirely funded by the Federal...

  19. Galveston racking up overtime to manage summer crowds

    ...to city documents. “We’re spending a tremendous amount of effort trying to keep our visitors safe,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. City employees are spending time picking up trash and managing day trippers,...

  20. Weslaco Mayor and city officials test positive for COVID-19

    Weslaco Mayor and two District Commissioners announce they tested positive for COVID-19. It's important everyone practice social distancing, stay home as much as possible, and wear a mask. The release states they have not met in person in more than...

  21. New Allen mixed-use development will include offices, hotel, retail and homes

    A new mixed-use development on the way in Allen will be one of the largest such projects in that area of Collin County. Called The Farm, the project will include a combination of office, retail and residential space. A hotel and public park are also...

  22. UPDATED: Pflugerville City Council approves Amazon economic agreement July 14

    Pflugerville City Council unanimously approved an economic development agreement between Amazon.com Services LLC and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. July 14. The agreement was approved on consent, meaning no discussion was held by...

  23. Pflugerville cancels 2020 Chili Pfest, Deutschen Pfest; Georgetown cancels POPPtober Fest and more Central Texas news

    The city of Pflugerville announced July 13 that two annual events will not take place in 2020. Both Deutshcen Pfest and Chili Pfest have been called off due to public health concerns around the coronavirus. POPPtober Fest 2020 in Georgetown is...

  24. Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough is resigning, citing COVID-19 concerns

    Yarbrough’s resignation letter said Galveston doesn’t need a “virtual mayor” during this pandemic. “It needs an active, on-the-job mayor and I am unable to fulfill those requirements.” Yarbrough explained why he is not in a position to fight the...

  25. Veramendi breaks ground on $8 million regional dam project

    Located a half-mile behind Oakwood Church on the north side of New Braunfels, the regional dam will hold back 20 million cubic feet when fully activated during a storm event.

  26. Greenville library posts virtual learning programs for grown-ups

    In these days of social distancing and masking up as a precaution against COVID-19, Greenville’s W. Walworth Harrison Public Library has been beefing up its online adult education programs over the last couple of weeks in addition to its many...

  27. DeSoto Launches A Second Round of COVID-19 Grants

    The City of DeSoto is issuing a Second Round of funding opportunities for the City’s Small Business Grant Program with assistance from the DeSoto Economic Recovery Advisory Task Force’s Business Subcommittee which will be providing support to...

  28. Lubbock’s new medical examiner hits the ground running

    ...experience in family medicine. He offices out of the Wolfforth Community Health Center. He was the mayor of Wolfforth from 2012 until earlier this year. Addington is also the head of the ER at Lubbock...

  29. Edinburg City Council stops in-person instruction this Fall

    During a special City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Edinburg City Council approved amending the city’s emergency order to address children returning to the classroom this fall. Effective immediately, the council moved to close all Edinburg...

  30. ‘Brighter days are definitely ahead here’: Frisco leaders discuss state of the city

    “Frisco has always been planned to be a great place to live, work and play, and people are going to value that even more,” Cheney said. “Brighter days are definitely ahead here. You can sense that optimism here in the community.”

  31. Dangerous Cibolo train crossing threatens public safety after second crash in five months

    ...18-wheeler could finally lead to substantial changes. "We’ve really dodged a bullet here," says Cibolo mayor Stosh Boyle. He's grateful there were no injuries in either crash. "It’s the grace of God that the...

  32. Parking spots may be converted to expanded outdoor dining space for Georgetown restaurants

    ...takeout meals or shopping from local businesses online,” Community Services Director Jack Daly said to City Council on July 14. Daly said there is a sentiment among downtown businesses that some patrons who...

  33. Pharr Issues Live Safe, Work Safe Orders, Suspends Construction to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

    “We also noticed upon inspecting construction sites that health and safety measures were not being followed, so we needed to set clear guidance to ensure all businesses, including construction sites, are abiding by the requirements,” Hernandez added

  34. Pearland City Council allocates funds to one-time payment program for hotels affected by COVID-19

    Pearland City Council unanimously approved a measure to allocate $500,000 for a one-time payment program to financially aid hotels suffering due to COVID-19. According to City Manager Clay Pearson, the hotels are arguably suffering the most of all...

  35. League City to concentrate on birding, boating to promote tourism

    ...the director of the League City Convention and Visitors Bureau, spoke at a June 9 League City City Council meeting about ways the city can position itself to attract more visitors and promote tourism. With...

  36. Marble Falls LakeFest canceled

    ...“united decision” by LakeFest organizers and local health and government officials. Marble Falls Mayor John Packer pointed out that the event draws visitors from outside of the area, which would increase...

  37. McAllen’s 3-1-1 Launches New Mobile App

    ...but we can also provide them up-to-date information that responds to their concerns,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “Whether you call directly or use the app, it is on effective tool for our community....

  38. Tomball, Magnolia officials see increases in May sales tax allocations

    ...Magnolia’s allocations for May increased by just under $50,000 from $191,000 to $241,000. Magnolia City Administrator Don Doering said he is thankful residents are choosing to shop local. “We are just very...

  39. New police station taking shape

    Community members can now see the new Huntsville Police Department headquarters begin to take shape. City manager Aron Kulhavy said that the police station started “going vertical” last week, with the structure...

  40. Reno adjusts, extends virus disaster proclamation

    ...that don’t adhere to the social distancing guidelines established by Gov. Greg Abbott, and granting Mayor Bart Jetton the ability to exercise emergency powers regarding rules and regulations, should the need...

  41. Fort Bend County Judge Declares Red Alert for COVID-19

    Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced Tuesday that his county is on red alert due to the “uncontrolled community spread” of COVID-19, the highest possible warning level in the county's threat level system. “I just want our citizens to know that...

  42. Mayor hosts Kids Town Hall about COVID-19

    Calling all Wichita Falls kids! The Mayor will be hosting the first-ever virtual Town Hall to answer COVID-19 questions kids might have. All you have to do is send a short video with your child’s question to Publicinformation@wichitafallstx.gov by...

  43. Mission considering order closing local school campuses

    “COVID-19 is continuing to spike so opening schools will open the door for more infections.” O’Caña said. “I don’t want to do an executive order without consulting with the schools first, but at the end of the day the city will have to decide if we...

  44. Abilene Animal Services Shelter welcomes interim director

    ...in a new director for the first time since March. It’s all part of a deal approved by the Abilene City Council in May, partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to help get the shelter back on its feet....

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