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  1. City OKs new RV park rules

    Olney - The City Council approved preliminary new fire safety and occupancy rules for recreational vehicle parks... The City has been trying to update its 2003 fire and building codes to get a better fire safety rating, resulting in lower fire...

  2. Hallsville's annual Music in the Park event set for Saturday at Hallsville City Park

    HALLSVILLE — Hallsville Mayor Jesse Casey is inviting guests to come enjoy some live music in the park this Saturday during the second annual "Music in the Park," event. Casey, a former Hallsville ISD...

  3. City plans support for utility bills

    ...with the city of Uvalde have implemented a utility assistance plan called the Helping Hand Fund, and city council has funded the program with more than $25,000, according to city finance director Felix Castillo....

  4. City eyes water surcharge hike

    Olney - The City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would raise the water surcharge to $35 Nov. 1 to cover payments on $13.5 million in revenue bonds issued last month to pay for a new water treatment plant.

  5. Food trucks creep forward in Lake Jackson

    City Council had another helping of food truck discussion as Lake Jackson prepares for the possibility of property owners opening food truck courts. The Planning Commission provided recommendations to council members for what they think should be...

  6. VW facility in Freeport on table

    Freeport and Port Freeport have been negotiating with Volkswagen for months to put together a package for the auto manufacturer to make Port Freeport its new port of entry, Freeport City Manager Tim Kelty said. “The port of entry would receive...

  7. Council finalizes contract on roll-off dumpsters

    Olney - The City Council unanimously approved a contract with Waste Connections to rent large rollaway dumpsters to residents doing home remodeling or construction at the May 9 meeting. The contract allows residents to order the industrial-size...

  8. City opts for $10K bid in police chief search

    Castroville City Council on Tuesday, May 10, approved awarding a recruitment service contract for chief of police. The city received three proposals for the services: one from Strategic Government Resources, which provided Castroville’s city...

  9. Texas has 10 days to fix Harvey recovery plan that gave Houston $0 in flood mitigation, feds say

    ...of Justice so we will see how that unfolds,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said during Wednesday’s city council meeting. “We will be carefully monitoring to see what unfolds from that.” In March, a HUD...

  10. New Braunfels Fire Station No 3 gets an upgrade

    ...many of us know, Fire Station No. 3 needed major repairs for a really long while,” said District 4 Council member Lawrence Spradley, who had previously served as an emergency medical technician for a small...

  11. City of Presidio taps new EMS medical director, receives major healthcare grant

    Healthcare topped the docket at Presidio City Council Monday evening, where councilmembers voted to appoint a new medical director for the city’s EMS department and received news from the Big Bend Regional Hospital District that the city has been...

  12. San Antonio reveals $2B terminal overhaul plans for airport growth

    ...is growing and the city approved $2.5 billion will help make the facility a destination airport. The city council heard a presentation from airport director Jesus Saenz on Wednesday, May 18, on what that billion-dollar...

  13. One Corpus Christi water source could 'curtail or suspend' city's water access

    ...continues to grip the State of Texas continues,” said Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni said. Mayor Paulette Guajardo said this development emphasizes the importance of finding a drought-proof water...

  14. After waiting years, Granbury Police Department to move into new $13M facility

    ...cycle, the need for a police station was discussed but other needs took priority. But in recent years, City Manager Chris Coffman, who joined the city in spring 2015, gave precedence to the new police station...

  15. Texas Instruments breaks ground on new semiconductor plant in Sherman

    ...manufacturing." Abbott delivered remarks at the groundbreaking. Grayson County Judge Bill Magers, Sherman Mayor David Plyler, state Sen. Drew Springer, state Rep. Reggie Smith, and other local community leaders...

  16. City of Dallas outlines new plan to get building permit backlog under control

    ...the city has been talking about and not fixing for more than two years now. This time, the Dallas city manager addressed council members' questions directly. Some solutions up for debate were if more...

  17. VIP visit: Indonesian president makes quick stop in Brownsville

    Brownsville received a presidential visit on May 14 when Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo flew in to visit Boca Chica/Starbase and met with SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk. Widodo traveled to Brownsville from Washington D.C. where he had...

  18. Garland gives green light for new compost site

    ...30,000 square feet of land in Garland will be turned into a compost site. On Tuesday night, the Garland City Council approved a permit that allows Turn Compost to lease more than half an acre from Texas Tree...

  19. Michigan-based plastics company to open $30M facility in McKinney

    ...companies devoted to sustainability, and I greatly admire their commitment to preserving the environment,” Mayor George Fuller said in the release. “We know they will find great success in McKinney,” Petoskey Plastics...

  20. Mayor Ron Nirenberg represents San Antonio at White House's AANHPI celebration

    San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg visited the White House on Tuesday, May 17 for a reception celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Nirenberg, whose mother is Filipino, represented San Antonio at the Rose...

  21. Houston passes ordinances to combat opioid epidemic with grant funding

    The first ordinance authorizes a grant application for federal assistance to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Officials with the Houston Health Department said they hope to use the money for first responder training...

  22. Marshall welcomes new City Manager Terrell Smith

    Terrell Smith joined the City of Marshall staff at the beginning of this month as the city’s new city manager. Smith came to Marshall from Sugarland, where he spent the last six years in various positions, ending as the assistant to the city...

  23. Marble Falls approves base rate billing for EMS

    The Marble Falls City Council is the latest government agreeing to move to base rate billing for Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services. EMS Chief Johnny Campbell has been making the rounds to government clients that pay into the system.

  24. El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser vetoes City Manager Tommy Gonzalez's contract changes

    El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser on Tuesday vetoed an extension and amendments to City Manager Tommy Gonzalez's contract. Leeser listed three reasons for his veto, according to a news release sent from his office:...

  25. Dripping Springs extends development moratorium for another 120 days

    DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas - The Dripping Springs City Council has decided to extend the Temporary Development Moratorium for another 120 days in relation to wastewater needs. The decision was made during...

  26. Reno City Council approves purchase of vehicles for police, water/street departments

    Another police vehicle is planned to be purchased for the Reno Police Department. The Reno City Council decided on Monday to authorize the purchase of a used police vehicle, a 2016 Ford Explorer with 40,000...

  27. Pharr Ranks #1 in sales Tax Collections May 2022

    Pharr Finance Director Karla Saavedra reported to the City Commission that Pharr ranked #1 in sales tax collections in May 2022. The City of Pharr Sales Tax Collection Report for May 2022 also showed an increase of 14.10% Month-to-Month compared to...

  28. Todd Mission PD welcomes K9

    The City of Todd Mission expanded its police force with the addition of a K9, one-year-old Zava, a Belgian Malinois/ Shepherd mix. Officer Steven Siracusa, a former K9 handler for Grimes County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), with approximately 10-years’...

  29. City of Katy parks master plan aims to connect community, residents

    ...who took on the role in July 2021, said the parks master plan is the second-highest priority for Katy City Council this year, second to the comprehensive plan that will construct a plan for city’s next two...

  30. Ennis to celebrate 150th anniversary

    ...proclamation to Ennis Mayor Angie Juenemann recognizing the city of Ennis on the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of its founding, which will occur June 8. With them is Ennis city manager Marty Nelson.

  31. Police Department hosting Coffee with a Cop

    The Princeton Police Department is hosting Coffee with a Cop from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Origin Chiropractic, located at 310 N Main Street. “Coffee with Cops is a community event that is designed to build trust and foster the...

  32. Taylor applies for COPS grant

    A new grant might help the Taylor Police Department expand. On May 12, the Taylor City Council authorized completion of an application for a grant from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS…

  33. City of Holliday approves new emergency alert system

    The city council of Holliday approved making Hyper-Reach as its new emergency alert system at a cost of $500 per year during its meeting Monday, May 16. County Emergency Management Coordinator Shane Wright presented the information to the council at...

  34. Brandenburg signs three-year contract with City

    The Council unanimously approved the employment of Brandenburg at their April 6 meeting, and he officially began his role with the City on May 2. According to his employment contract... Brandenburg agreed to an annual salary of $180,000 under a...

  35. Gainesville economic chief Schroyer stepping down, city council OKs contract with successor

    The Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday night to hire William Myers II as the new Executive Director of the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC). He will replace Audrey Schroyer, who has accepted a similar position in North...

  36. City to install new water meter system

    Jacksboro City Council voted to upgrade their water meter reading system during the Jacksboro city council’s meeting May 9. The council had been looking at two proposals for water meters during the last few months. It now takes three days for up to...

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