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  1. DHS to require vaccines for essential and non-essential travelers

    On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced non-essential travel by land or ferry will be open to Canada and Mexico, requiring travelers to be fully vaccinated. Rio Grande Valley mayors said this is a positive thing for the...

  2. Community Calendar

    October 14 th Rotan City COuncil Meeting 7am at City Hall Aspermont ISD FCCLA Talent Show Fundraiser 5pm Aspermont ISD Fall Fest 5:30pm Aspermont ISD Sock Hop 8pm October 15 th NO SCHOOL - Aspermont ISD October 16 th 3rd Annual Roby Livesstock...

  3. Mesquite discusses tax election

    Residents will have a chance to vote on the new tax rate as early as Oct. 18. The proposed property tax rate is $0.70862 per $100 of value. While the rate is the same as last year, single-family home owners are estimated to pay an additional $10 per...

  4. City Council pushes for more street repairs and drainage funding in 2022 bond

    On Wednesday, Walsh and staff presented a whittled-down list of bond projects for inclusion in the proposed $1.2 billion bond program. Of that, $255 million is proposed for projects city staff characterize as having citywide impact, including...

  5. Austin seeking feedback on more than $100M in homeless spending

    ...on homeless strategy, the city is looking to hear from residents on how that money should be spent. City Council voted in June to use up to $106.7 million of Austin's more than $260 million in American Rescue...

  6. Commissioners vote to adopt new voting machines

    The Hunt County Commissioners Court voted this week to formally adopt the county’s new voting system for the Nov. 2 elections, with early voting beginning next week. Hunt County Elections Administrator Jeannie Ash was on hand for Tuesday’s vote by...

  7. Brazoria Council make change to adopted tax rate

    The original proposed tax rate was 72.7 cents per $100 of appraised value but after a public hearing Sep. 29, the council had decided to keep the tax rate at 68.0 cents per $100 of appraised value.

  8. City Commission approves grant submissions for projects

    Kingsville - The city will be submitting an application to the State Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program (DEAG) for the purpose of requesting grant funding for the fire truck rescue truck facility and for a new Pass and Tag Facility...

  9. South Dallas to receive lighting boost under mayor’s public safety plan

    South Dallas will receive $500,000 in lighting improvements under a new public safety plan proposed by Mayor Eric Johnson. In total, 76 new lights will be installed in the area along key corridors in the neighborhood.

  10. City of Port Arthur joins settlement from opioid manufacturers

    The City of Port Arthur this week voted unanimously to join a growing list of Texas communities seeking reimbursement from a multi-state program regarding the “fraudulent and/or reckless marketing and/or distribution of opioids that have resulted in...

  11. Sandwich shop grants Groves Fire Department $23k for new equipment

    During a Groves city meeting, the council voted to approve a grant from Firehouse Subs for three thermal imaging cameras and accessories. The grant covers all of the $23,160 cost for the new equipment. Hayden Grove, president of the department’s...

  12. Drainage improvements underway in the city of Orange

    Work is already underway in the city of Orange for drainage improvements that many residents say are long overdue. ... reports the city's Mayor Larry Spears says the drainage improvements are part of a bigger plan. Spears says there is a direct link...

  13. New $800 million mixed-use development planned for Anna

    It includes 1,239 single-family units, 600 multi-family units, a 2.3-acre crystal lagoon, two sand beaches—one public and one private—a Flow Rider surf simulator, swim-up bar, kids play area, a water slide, 30,000 square foot commercial entertainment...

  14. QDC targets downtown sidewalks for improvement

    Quitman - “The downtown sidewalks need to be a priority. Let’s take a look and see what it entails,” board member Brad Medlin suggested. Other projects on the horizon are working toward a hotel/motel facility in the city and continued support for the...

  15. Texas mayors talk pandemic recovery and beyond on first day of CityFest 2021

    San Antonio - The four-day hybrid festival opened with a discussion among mayors. Mayor Ron Nirenberg was joined by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker to discuss what it’s been like leading their respective cities through the...

  16. Amarillo Transit Department looking to add benches, shelters to more bus stops

    Another transit note. The city council approved a resolution accepting two federal grants totaling $7.3 million to design and build a multimodal transit hub just west of downtown. Federal matching funds for the grants include $1.2 million from the...

  17. Council approves $275K for remote water meter installation: 4,500 meters to be installed this year

    The Kerrville City Council voted to approve the renewal agreement between the city and Core & Main LP to provide materials to continue the installation of two-way metering in all homes for the collection...

  18. Dallas approves plan to pay for new or rebuilt downtown convention center

    The deal, which would allow the city to use hotel taxes typically collected by the state, could potentially raise $2.2 billion for downtown redevelopment projects in and around the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for 30 years. It’s expected to...

  19. Reenergized, Killeen council members return from TML conference

    “Surprisingly, the most interesting part of TML was the exposure to other town and city legislators. To be able to share ideas and experiences of how to address and tackle different challenges and inspire positive change was powerful, and refreshing...

  20. Amarillo City Council gives $6 million to city broadband access plan

    Amarillo City Council approved a city broadband access plan to support areas with low internet connection and families on low income. The plan will have radio transmitters placed on top of water towers to reach homes in a three mile radius of the...

  21. Nolanville’s Main Street overpass gets new paint

    “The bridge is a beautiful gateway leading to the improvements we made on Main Street,” Nolanville Councilwoman Joan Hinshaw said in a statement. Escajeda also said the paint job did not cost any expenses to the city, as it was part of ongoing I-14...

  22. Mission nationally recognized as pet-friendly city

    ...whole state of Texas, there are only a handful of other cities that have received this designation," Mayor Dr. Armando O'Caña said in a news release. "The Better Cities for Pets program recognized us for our...

  23. Mission forges ties with Mazatlán, Mexico

    “Together, Mission and Mazatlán will work to stimulate economic growth, promote tourism and encourage cultural interactions through our newest sister city relationship,” Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña said. “We look forward to this new friendship and it...

  24. BURTON CITY COUNCIL MAKES NO CHANGES TO INSURANCE POLICY

    The Burton City Council moved to leave the city’s law enforcement liability insurance as is at its meeting Tuesday. The council considered lowering insurance coverage and raising the deductible, after...

  25. Tyler City Council approves advanced traffic management system at cost of $1.8 million

    The system includes software, traffic signal communications, traffic signal controllers and vehicle detection.The system is made up of a server-based system that will be controlled by city staff and a cloud-based software that can be controlled by...

  26. Council talks grants, reports

    Dublin - The council also voted for Librarian Adina Dunn to pursue the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Digital Navigator’s Grant. The grant is unique in that it creates and funds a temporary worker to assist the community with digital...

  27. Two new mixed-use developments hope to capitalize on Dripping Springs' explosive growth

    But a pair of new mixed-use developments that are in the works are set to put Dripping Springs on the map in the coming years by providing retail, restaurant and high-density living space to accommodate the surge in residents, and put the city in...

  28. Millar Inc. moving headquarters to Pearland in 2022

    Millar Inc. will move its headquarters to a 5-acre site on Kirby Drive just south of Beltway 8 in Pearland by 2022. Millar develops and manufactures pressure sensor-enabled devices, and partners with global leaders in technology, manufacturing and...

  29. Point Comfort to purchase trench box

    ...could expand to accommodate most sizes of pipe. “It’s a matter of remaining OSHA compliant,” said Mayor John Warren. The motion to purchase a V-Panel 10x10 trench box for $25,850 was approved by the council....

  30. Corsicana names Interim Fire Chief

    The City of Corsicana announced Wednesday that Assistant Fire Chief Wade Gillen has agreed to serve as Interim Fire Chief. Gillen has served the City of Corsicana and Navarro County for eighteen years, seven of those years has been as Assistant...

  31. La Cima development adding land, City Council annexing 16.48 acres Projects underway in San Marcos

    Income-restricted apartment complex coming to San Marcos La Cima development adding land, City Council annexing 16.48 acres. CPC Mortgage Co. LLC obtained a $30 million Federal Housing Administration Construction loan to build an affordable apartment...

  32. Bryan expands Corridor Beautification Program to include more of Midtown area

    The city first started those efforts in the downtown and Texas Avenue areas and includes grant options to improve properties. ”If you have a business that you want to improve, especially the aesthetics, those types of grants are available for you as...

  33. Wylie city manager resigns

    Wylie City Manager Chris Holsted’s resignation was accepted early Wednesday morning after the Wylie City Council met in an executive session to discuss his performance and contract. Assistant City Manager Brent Parker told the News he is the acting...

  34. Master-planned community of Castle Hills to officially join city of Lewisville with annexation

    Years of planning will culminate at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15 when the community of Castle Hills is scheduled to become part of the city of Lewisville. Lewisville will also gain another 18,000 residents overnight, plus more than $3 billion in property value...

  35. Livestreams of Devine City Council meetings set to resume

    Council briefly discussed other area cities that livestream and/or archive videos of their Council meetings, with Mayor Cory Thompson pointing out that Castroville’s City Council meetings are posted to that city’s YouTube page, and Randall adding...

  36. Texas City Attorneys Association Board of Directors Elects Victor Flores

    ...setting policy and procedures for the organization, amongst other duties. TCAA is an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League (TML), which promotes, encourages, and advances the professional development of municipal...

  37. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport moves one step closer to adding fourth security checkpoint at main terminal

    ...checkpoints. The Airport Advisory Commission approved sending the $1.5 million project to the Austin City Council for final approval during its Oct. 12 meeting. The potential investment comes after ABIA announced...

  38. New armored vehicle $280K allocation approved

    ...officers safe when responding not only to dangerous calls in Sherman, but also throughout the region. The City Council recently unanimously approved allocating nearly $280,000 for the purchase of a new armored...

  39. Pflugerville PD receives excellence award for autism interaction program

    One year after the Pflugerville Police Department launched a program to promote positive interactions between officers and people with autism or related conditions, the Texas Municipal League has recognized the effort through an excellence award....

  40. Pattison moves forward with City Hall project, passes budget

    ...like to tell council that the $150,000 is an estimate. We might not need to spend all that,” Pattison Mayor Joe Garcia said. Other higher-end line items on the budget include $40,000 for payroll, $30,000 to...

  41. Bedias VFD Annual Fund raiser Oct. 16

    We are looking forward to the Bedias Volunteer Fire Department’s annual October fundraiser, this Saturday, Oct. 16. Like last year, the main event will be a raffle for a small herd of cattle valued at $11,500. Tickets are $50 each.

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