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  1. Murphy continues road, sidewalk work

    ...city of Murphy, gave an update on the street and sidewalk rehabilitation programs at the mid-March city council meeting. The council will receive another project update in September. In a later interview...

  2. Greenville sees chill in sales tax revenue from February

    Mayor David Dreiling addressed the steady increases in sales tax rebate revenue the City of Greenville has reported during the past few years, during the “State Of The City” event as part of the Greenville...

  3. Legality of Jefferson's city administrator job interviews questioned

    Some Jefferson residents have recently called out Jefferson City Council members for allegedly hosting illegal council meetings while interviewing potential city administrator candidates, though the mayor and city attorney deny the allegations.

  4. Sweeny to address economic incentives, tax abatements

    When company representatives go to a municipality looking for a deal, the town will provide a packet of information that includes, among other things, the city’s economic incentives and tax abatements. Sweeny doesn’t have that part nailed down, which...

  5. Brazoria officials preach unity against pricey gas bills

    City leadership asked angry and confused residents for unity and constant phone calls to state legislators as they seek relief from a massive natural gas bill caused by February’s winter freeze. Mayor Roger Shugart explained the city’s position to...

  6. Port Neches to consider hiring former Laredo leader Eloy Vega as fire chief

    ...with the Laredo Fire Department, is poised to become the new fire chief in Port Neches. Port Neches City Manager Andre Wimer said he would recommend the hiring of Vega at the 4 p.m. council meeting today...

  7. A Record Number of Candidates Are on Fort Worth's Ballot

    For the first time in its more than 170-year history, there’s a chance that the Fort Worth City Council will consist of more newly elected members than incumbents. On Saturday, May 1, citizens will choose from a vast slate of candidates, many of whom...

  8. Coming Soon to Aggieland: BigShots Golf

    ...halt for a year because of the pandemic, BigShot Golf Aggieland finally began excavation in Bryan. Mayor Nelson said people love this simple, fun, group-based golf entertainment and he is so excited that...

  9. Utilities Department to end assistance program

    Laredo - The city council is requiring the utilities department to reach out to all 5,000 customers and notify them 30 days in advance, and they are offering a deferred payment plan program to help customers who are struggling to pay their bills to...

  10. City facilities to have voluntary mask wearing

    Out of respect for citizens who do not wish to wear a mask inside city buildings, the city of Kerrville has continued to offer numerous online options and curbside or drive-thru services to meet the needs of citizens in regards to city matters.

  11. Pharr plans dog park, walking trail at new stormwater drainage pond site

    “We are proud to break ground on the city’s newest project ...,” Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez said in a news release. “This project will not only help improve our drainage infrastructure in the city but also serve as a recreational area and dog park for...

  12. Waco bus system overhaul estimate tops $30 million

    ...to build but less expensive to run than city staff initially thought, a consultant told the city council Tuesday. The proposed Bus Rapid Transit system could cost as much as $30 million to $35 million...

  13. The Killeen city council could see a pay raise in the future if approved by residents

    The charter review would allow the council to make any suggested amendments or changes to the charter and place them on the ballot for the public to vote on them, one of which could include a pay raise for the council.

  14. Plano City Council approves pay raises for employees

    Plano City Council approved a 2% pay increase for city employees in the middle of the budget year. Roughly $1.6 million from various city funds will go toward an increase in pay for all employees. Salary increases were not planned for in the 2020-21...

  15. Mayor: 'vaccines are readily available'

    Last week, four vaccine providers in Lubbock received vaccine shipments from the state for distribution, and this week there were 21 recipients. Pope expects this number to keep growing, and vaccines will keep becoming more available.

  16. Pflugerville fire chief named recipient for Lone Star Achievement Award

    Pflugerville Fire Chief Ron Moellenberg has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Texas Fire Chiefs Association Lone Star Achievement Award for his 43 years of advancing emergency medical and fire services in Travis County.

  17. City ends 'Lubbock Safe' program for area businesses taking extra COVID-19 safety measures

    The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force is ending the Lubbock Safe program, a certification incentive given to businesses that followed extra COVID-19 safety measures. There are still recommended guidelines for best practice, but Massengale says...

  18. Sam Houston State highlights new medical campus in Conroe

    ...highlight the school’s new medical campus. A new medical campus is a worthy accomplishment for any city council to brag about and members of the Conroe City Council were eager to do just that while extending...

  19. City subsidizing rec center at $1.25M annually

    ...recreation center at the municipal complex in Wylie requires city funding to keep it afloat, and Wylie City Council members want to see a long-term plan formulated for its operation and blend it in with a master...

  20. Partnership between local cities, Fort Hood to be extended

    ...Sustainable Communities Partnership Environmental Ambassador Award, the release said. During the ceremony, Nolanville Mayor Andy Williams will present each community with an apple tree to be planted.

  21. Homebound residents in the Meals on Wheels program will be eligible to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines starting Tuesday.

    A program to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to adults with disabilities and elderly residents who can’t physically leave their homes is expanding to Dallas on Tuesday, according to the city.

  22. FEMA partially approves extension of COVID-19 vaccine sites in Houston, DFW

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has partially approved a request to extend operations for the federally supported community vaccination centers in Houston, Arlington and Dallas through May 18, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced.

  23. MW exploring change from bag to poly cart trash service

    ...“When I moved here in 2007, I found it very strange that we didn’t have trash carts,” Mineral Wells Mayor Regan Johnson said. “To me, this is something very basic and a very long time coming.” The city is...

  24. Program gives residents opportunity to help keep Stephenville clean

    ...will receive a special certificate of appreciation/recognition from the city that is signed by the mayor and may automatically renew to adopt their spot for another one year period if all program requirements...

  25. New $5 million animal shelter proposed in Copperas Cove

    COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove City Council has agreed on a location it would like to see the proposed new animal shelter, but it would like to see a master site plan of the location before making final...

  26. Officials break ground on new police substation in south Denton

    ...substation in far south Denton. “Our city’s growing, and we have to serve our community better,” Denton Mayor Gerard Hudspeth said during the groundbreaking ceremony. “This gives us that opportunity to have coverage...

  27. PA seeks voter approval for $3M to city parks

    Port Arthur may not have any City Council races on the May ballot, but voters still will have an opportunity to make their voices heard, this time regarding the dedication of sales tax proceeds to two city parks.

  28. Kaufman County gives lot to city for storm drainage

    ...the city at its April 6 meeting. The property went into foreclosure and county ownership, Kaufman City Manager Mike Slye said at the meeting. The city requested the deed to the property to install storm...

  29. Mesquite's City Lake Park receives state recognition

    The city of Mesquite has earned the special recognition from Texas Recreation and Parks Society, as City Lake Park was one of only eight Texas parks honored in 2021 with a prestigious Lone Star Legacy Park designation.

  30. Frisco City Council tables zoning request for potential $1 billion mixed-use project near PGA

    ...with city staff and the applicants before the proposal returns for council consideration in May. Mayor Jeff Cheney said the site contained what he believed was “the city’s most valuable office property”...

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