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  1. Leaders approve new budget, tax rate, utility/trash pickup rates

    Raymondville City commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a $4.8 million budget, based on a tax rate of 73.76 cents for each $100 in assessed property taxes. Taxes have been reduced 4.36 cents for each $100 in property values to offset increased...

  2. Lyford officials OK tax rate, budget for 2022-23

    Lyford city commissioners approved a 2022-23 fiscal year property tax rate of 98.11 cents for each $100 in assessed property value and an approximately $1 million budget. Mayor Rick Salinas said the city has lowered its property tax rate for the past...

  3. First responders attend Resilience Strategies training

    ...Alice first responders attended a Resilience Strategies for a first responders course provided by the Texas Municipal League and hosted by the City of Alice at the County Fairgrounds. This course provided...

  4. Survey looks to identify broadband needs

    ...there was an opportunity here, we jumped on it and started coordinating,” said Albert Lawrence, deputy city manager for the city of Waxahachie. “We’re not just looking to help Waxahachie but all of Ellis County.”...

  5. Midlothian council sets tax rate for new fiscal year

    ...discussion centered on what the M&O rate — and therefore the total rate — should be to fund the budget. Mayor Pro Tem Justin Coffman advocated for the compromise 65-cent rate, which he said was the “no-new-revenue”...

  6. Spur raises tap fees, adopts animal control measures

    ...tap fees, adopts animal control measures In its regular monthly meeting of Tuesday, Sept. 22, Spur City Council handled a lengthy agenda, which included revised ordinances regarding utility tap fees and...

  7. Jourdanton council approves budget in special meeting

    Following their final budget workshop, the City of Jourdanton approved the proposed budget and tax rate at their special called meeting on Monday. The tax rate was voted on and approved by the council at a rate of $0.740000, just $0.01 lower than...

  8. Trade school for free; City of Pleasanton, Coastal Bend College invest in Pleasanton’s future

    ...Council and the Pleasanton EDC in pushing for the continuation of the second round of the PTP,” says Mayor Clinton Powell. Registration for the second round of the PTP will begin on October 30. The city will...

  9. Denton council votes to approve budget, parking space requirements for new businesses

    After starting nearly two hours late, the Denton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night at a special-called meeting to approve the 2022-23 budget — lowering the tax rate, although tax bills are expected...

  10. Poland relationship among oldest, most active of Tyler’s sister city partnerships

    The City of Tyler’s partnership with Jelenia Góra in southwestern Poland is among the most active of its six current international sister city relationships. As one of the oldest cities in Poland, Jelenia Góra’s 900-year history includes nearly three...

  11. City manager updates projects in Port Arthur, shares “open for business” message to developers

    “Folks, the city of Port Arthur is open for business. It’s open for business in a very transparent way,” Burton said. “We are committed to you. We are committed to the partnership of the six other taxing entities in the city of Port Arthur. We are...

  12. Olney PD to do food service inspections

    The Olney City Council approved an ordinance at their Sept. 12 meeting that puts the Olney Police Department in charge of twice-yearly inspections of food service establishments and mandatory annual inspections of the school and hospital cafeterias....

  13. Linden streets looking better already

    ...car and bus traffic but also proper drainage at the elementary campus and park. In July, the Linden City Council unanimously approved the issuing of $6 million for the street certificate of obligation bond...

  14. Jamaica Beach police chief resigns citing harassment

    Brad Heiman, chief of the Jamaica Beach Police Department, resigned late last week, asserting he had been harassed by City Councilwoman Lorraine “Taz” Jones and “her group of followers,” according to a letter the mayor posted Tuesday on social media.

  15. Vidor approves tax rate

    Vidor City Council approved a property tax rate of 0.067393 per $100 of valuation for 2022-2023 Thursday and most Vidorian’s will be paying more in property taxes with property valuations increasing almost 10 percent compared to last year. The...

  16. San Juan police chief suspended with pay

    City Manager Benjamin Arjona recommended that the city place Morin on administrative leave for no less than two weeks and no more than 30 days while the city looks into allegations that police officers were being retaliated against following the...

  17. Bee Cave takes first steps toward new public library

    ...new multi-use development area projected to open in 2024 west of Bee Cave Central Park. Bee Cave Mayor Kara King said she was excited about the proposals for the new library. “When I got on council nine...

  18. Killeen Mayor appointed to position for United States Conference of Mayors

    Killeen Mayor Debbie Nash-King was recently appointed as the vice chair of the Veterans Affairs Task Force for the United States Conference of Mayors by the president of the organization, Miami Mayor Francis...

  19. Council continues Lubbock juvenile curfew with new enforcement plan, curfew center

    The Lubbock City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance to continue after Police Chief Floyd Mitchell presented a plan for dedicated enforcement efforts involving a Curfew Center and teams of officers looking for...

  20. Houston and Harris County officials say we're ready for major hurricane hit

    The city of Houston said that even with no current threat, they too have remained prepared, for sheltering tens of thousands of people. "We have the water bottles. We have the cots that might be needed and then of course we have the community...

  21. City of Wichita Falls celebrates 140th birthday

    ...celebrating its 140th birthday on Tuesday. Sept. 27 is the day Wichita Falls was incorporated. “As the 40th mayor of Wichita Falls, it is my honor and privilege to wish a 140th birthday to the city of Wichita Falls,”...

  22. San Antonio Police ask for dashcam upgrades, purchase of new handguns

    SAPD provided a briefing to the city’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday to replace existing duty guns and upgrade its in-car video system that could include cloud-based storage, linking/activating systems of other nearby officers, and integration...

  23. As Austin Energy customers face multiple rate hikes, council considers options for adjustments

    ...is now under-compensating for the utility's needs, leaving it in a hole that must now be made up. Mayor Pro Tem Alison Alter said market changes were not accounted for fast enough, one of the various issues...

  24. Outdoor Amarillo works towards city park improvements

    ...is not only a demand for improvements but funding to make the changes. Larger projects will require city council approval due to zoning issues, equipment regulations and other factors. The current structure...

  25. Pearland to spend Community Development Block Grant funds on mental health, other services

    Pending application approval, Pearland plans to spend $478,854 of Community Development Block Grant funds on mental health and other services. The CDBG program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, offers money for...

  26. Celina City Manager issues annual report

    The City Manager Report reviews the Fiscal Year 2022, which ends on Friday, Sept. 30, and looks ahead to the expected growth in the City’s near future. The report, which was first presented to the Celina City Council in its August meeting, shows the...

  27. Michael Mize named Navasota’s new police chief

    Mize was chosen from three finalists and over 11 nationwide applicants who applied for the position. Mize had served as Navasota’s interim police chief since April and has been with the Navasota Police Department for over 16 years. He begins his role...

  28. Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Master Plan community open house on Oct. 4

    Citizens of Lubbock are invited to an upcoming community open house concerning the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Master Plan. The Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Master Plan will guide the development and operation of parks, aquatic and sports...

  29. John Collins named Director of Utilities for the City of Amarillo

    Amarillo City Council is announcing its new Director of Utilities, John Collins. Collins is responsible for water productions and distribution, wastewater collection, water reclamation and the environmental laboratory.

  30. Houston's first-ever professional pickleball tournament swings into Memorial Park

    ...Jumping on that trend, the City of Houston helped organize the tournament in a joint effort between Council Member Abbie Kamin, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Greater Houston Pickleball, and the...

  31. McAllen approves pop-up market regulations

    ...across the street from residential areas but under more limitations than for those not near residential areas. “I hope everybody’s happy,” said Mayor Javier Villalobos once the regulations were approved.

  32. McKinney City Council convenes a bond committee for airport improvement projects

    The proposed single-issue bond will focus on improvements and projects at McKinney National Airport. Projects that may be included in the bond are additional development and infrastructure on the east side of the airport; a parallel taxiway on the...

  33. Sales tax solution to fund McKinney road projects, spur economic development

    ...MEDC and MCDC will greatly aid our effort to invest in our community’s future public infrastructure,” Mayor George Fuller said in a news release. “This will send a strong signal to the business and investment...

  34. West University adopts FY 2022-23 budget, tax rate and FY 2023-27 capital improvement plan

    The city’s proposed tax rate of $0.277402 per $100 valuation is 0.4% lower than the FY 2021-22 rate, a margin of $0.001120 per $100 valuation. The adopted budget remains in line with expenditures from previous fiscal year. The $22.91 million general...

  35. Fort Worth Approves $2.3 Billion Budget That Includes Drop in Property Tax Rate

    The 2023 budget, an increase of $10 over 2022, passed by a vote of 7-2, will reduce property taxes from $.73 per $100 of property tax valuation to $.71. The drop isn't expected to save property owners any money, however, since property values remain...

  36. New Braunfels approves grant with SPARK Small Business Center

    Also known as the University of Texas at San Antonio Small Business Development Center New Braunfels Satellite Office, the office provides free advising, market research, referrals and workshops for small businesses and prospective small-business...

  37. Happy 170th Birthday, Corpus Christi!

    The City of Corpus Christi is celebrating its 170th birthday with a special event at 11 a.m. Thursday at City Hall. This marks the first celebration of the City's birthday since 2002. The celebration will include a proclamation, a historical timeline...

  38. Mission Resource Center coming soon

    Mission City Manager Randy Perez said the city has been in conversation with the Food Bank for some time because they wanted to expand services. He explained the Mission Food Pantry is donation-based, and sometimes the pantry runs low on products....

  39. City unveils new Fitness Court

    Mission’s latest outdoor attraction is now open to the public. A Fitness Court is an outdoor gym with workout stations for bodyweight circuit training. It has seven stations with equipment designed for a full-body workout in at least seven minutes....

  40. Celina Police break ground on new headquarters building

    ...that Celina Police Chief John Cullison recalled from early on in his time with the city of Celina. City Manager Jason Laumer had brought up the idea during discussions, and for Cullison, it stuck. Celina's...

  41. Mercedes to Host RockNBoots Music Festival 2022

    Mercedes Mayor, Oscar D. Montoya, and City of Mercedes officials are pleased to announce the City of Mercedes will host it’s first annual RockNBoots Festival on Friday, September 30, and Saturday October...

  42. Council passes FY23 budget

    At its recent meeting on Sept. 22, the Aledo City Council unanimously approved a budget of more than $11.7 million for the Fiscal Year 2023. The budget includes a property tax increase to 38.3 cents per each $100 evaluation, an increase from 32.7...

  43. City of Houston launches 100 Pantries in 100 Days to address food deserts

    ...those in need. Whirlpool will donate refrigerators to help with the upkeep with donations. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the initiative is well-needed especially for his home community of Acres Home....

  44. Edinburg business expansion set to boost economy

    ...“There’s going to be a lot of groundbreakings going on in the next couple of years,” Dan Diaz Councilmember Place 1 with the City of Edinburg said. Signs reading “coming soon” and “future home” comes as...

  45. Gun Barrel City launches new rescue boat

    The city has in the past asked for boat assistance from firefighters who have their own boats. Skains said that he didn’t like having to ask and worried about their personal boat becoming damaged during the rescue. Now firefighters can easily perform...

  46. Pape-Dawson wins contract for city’s Hike & Bike Trail

    Floresville City Finance Director Cynthia Sturm and City Manager Andy Joslin presented the firm’s quote of $200,967 to the city’s six-member Hike & Bike Trail committee at their Sept. 21 meeting. The price quoted, according to Sturm, includes...

  47. Dog Park opening this Thursday

    The Cuero Municipal Park has continued to add attractive things for members of the community and people passing through to spend their valuable time on. The newest welcomed addition is the Dog Park located at the old community garden.

  48. McAllen Wins Highest Designation & Most Coveted Award at IFEA

    The City of McAllen recently earned 82 multiple awards, as well as an international designation and a coveted industry award, at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Insurance Pinnacle Awards and the IFEA World Festival & Event City Awards. “I am proud...

  49. CITY OF NAVASOTA RECEIVES AN IEDC AWARD

    The City of Navasota has won an Excellence and Leadership in Economic Development Award. The city received a Bronze Award for the Best General Purpose Print Promotion for “Navasota Works!” The printed brochure and pamphlet include a map separating...

  50. College Station City Council Adopts Its First “ROO” District

    The College Station city council has its first residential neighborhood with a city enforceable restricted occupancy overlay district. Better known as a ROO, the council voted six to one at their September 22 meeting to approve the application that...

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