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  1. Eagle Pass Police Department Chief Alberto Guajardo Resigns

    City of Eagle Pass Police Department Chief Alberto Guajardo has unexpectedly resigned from his post on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, tendering his letter of resignation to Eagle Pass City Manager George Antuna, according to published news sources.

  2. Council leaning towards no tax rate increase

    ...the tax rate for 2021, and the budget for 2021-22 was held during Monday’s meeting of the Iowa Park City Council. The certified appraisal value for the city is $246,637,157. It was discussed leaving the tax...

  3. CDBG to fund policing initiative in Rowlett

    The Rowlett Police Department will receive CDBG funding to start a new initiative where off duty officers can build positive interactions with residents in low-income neighborhoods. The police department will offer overtime shifts to off-duty...

  4. Alice Rodgers heads for retirement after 37 years

    Lake Jackson City Secretary is officially retiring come December. A Lake Jackson native, she began working for the city more than 30 years ago.

  5. Bonds set to pay for city needs

    Setting a course toward its future, the Greenville City Council unleashed a $67 million spending plan to secure long-term water access and upgrade emergency services during Tuesday night’s meeting. Setting...

  6. Produce company expanding local facility

    Empacadora will build an $11.4 million distribution facility, retain 13 jobs, and add 5 new full-time positions. Monday night, city council agreed to enter into a proposed economic incentive agreement with the company. The agreement will reduce the...

  7. City considers $13 million for water treatment plant

    Mayor Rue Rogers said, “I love Olney and want to see Olney continue to grow and prosper. The water project is a big project that will have immediate implications, but also set us up for the next 50 years where we will have good water and [allow] the...

  8. Development near New Braunfels airport set to take flight

    New Braunfels City Council members on Monday approved the first readings of two proposed rezoning requests, including one that would allow construction of more than 500 housing units in an area near the New Braunfels Regional Airport.

  9. La Joya and Hidalgo County officials voice concern over migrants released into community

    ...Eddie Guerra on Wednesday to update the community on the influx of migrants coming into the Valley. Mayor Isidro Casanova said residents want more transparency from the federal government and local charities...

  10. City of Brownwood set to expand with new, state-of-the-art multipurpose event center

    The City of Brownwood is expanding and working on plans to make the community better, starting with appointing a new chamber president and building a multipurpose event center. The center will include a conference hall and an outdoor stage for...

  11. City to potentially extend chlorine conversion

    LAREDO - The smell of chlorine in our water could be sticking around a little while longer. On Monday night, the utilities director announced to city council that they will be asking the state if the can continue the chlorine conversion process.

  12. Mayor Adler requests COVID vaccines be mandatory for city employees

    Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Adler issued a call for City Manager Spencer Cronk to require all city employees to get vaccinated. As part of that call, Adler said some exceptions to the mandate could be allowed.

  13. City, county and hospital leaders discuss spike in COVID-19 cases

    ...want to do everything that we can to make (getting vaccinated) convenient for you," Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. "We’re working on other measures and other ways to bring vaccinations more...

  14. Homelessness relief at top of Denton's priority list for federal funding

    ...soon may see more local funding through the American Rescue Plan. In a presentation Tuesday to the City Council, Denton city staff members showed initiatives to help people experiencing homelessness, and...

  15. Former Fort Worth official is San Antonio’s new economic development director

    Following a nationwide search that began in March, the city hired Brenda Hicks-Sorensen as director of the Economic Development Department. Monday was her first day on the job, leading the 35-member staff.

  16. Ordinance restricting Plano City Council votes involving campaign contributors up for discussion

    Plano City Council is discussing amendments to an ordinance that forces council members to withdraw from any vote that may benefit a donor who contributed more than $1,000 to their campaign.

  17. Willow Park could have Fort Worth water by next week

    The nearly $20 million project — divided into a 52-48 cost split between Willow Park and Hudson Oaks, respectively — will include a 24-inch water main, wholesale water meter station, and storage tank and pump station that would help transport water...

  18. State reports more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, 3,000 cases active in Central Texas

    Texas reported 10,086 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, the biggest single-day total since February, and the number of active cases of the virus in the 16 Central Texas counties KWTX is monitoring rose by 180 to 3,044.

  19. Amarillo officials discuss mitigation at COVID-19 briefing as cases spike

    The change came after COVID-19 cases again took an upswing in Amarillo, raising the alert level from Yellow to the more serious Level Orange. "Level Orange indicates that our community’s hospital capacity is limited," said Public Health Director...

  20. Hogan Park getting $55 million facelift

    Midland - We are talking a splash pad, outdoor grass amphitheater, turf baseball, softball, soccer and football fields, 7-mile trailhead, and a whole lot more. It is all thanks to a $55 million renovation brought about by the Midland Quality of Place...

  21. EDP Renewables to build $200 million solar farm near Lufkin; Angelina County grants abatements

    A company has announced plans to build a $200 million solar farm in Angelina County that would cover thousands of acres. EDP Renewables of North America says its Azalea Springs Solar Farm will create hundreds of construction jobs and then permanent...

  22. Pflugerville's 2020 parks bond money starts moving toward citywide upgrades

    ...major overhauls thanks to passage of the city's $42.3 million parks bond in 2020. Toward that end, City Council on July 27 received an update on how some of that money is intended to beautify several areas...

  23. Ascension, Baylor Scott & White to require all employees be fully vaccinated against coronavirus by fall

    ... Ascension and Baylor Scott & White have announced all eligible employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming months. Ascension stated its employees must be inoculated by Nov. 12, 2021—regardless of whether they provide direct...

  24. Dallas code compliance department hiring dozens of new employees

    Dallas is looking to beef up its code compliance department and is having an unprecedented surge in hiring. The city is looking to hire 34 new positions, a staffing increase of about 20%.

  25. San Angelo hospital reopens drive-thru COVID-19 testing site near Sunset Mall

    Shannon Medical Center announced it would reopen its drive-thru testing site for the coronavirus after Tom Green County reached more than 500 active COVID-19 cases Wednesday afternoon. Appointments are not required, and tests are free for all,...

  26. Federal infrastructure bill could impact the Valley

    City of Brownsville leaders echoed the importance of broadband internet connectivity. In 2018, the city began plans to bring broadband to areas of Brownsville with little or no connectivity. The city recently used almost $20 million from American...

  27. City of Georgetown asking for resident feedback on FY 2022 budget

    ...hearings throughout the budget adoption process. Public comments and feedback will then be provided to City Council for its Sept. 14 meeting, during which the council is scheduled to hold public hearings and...

  28. Burnet issues $6 million in certificates of obligation for airport, new City Hall

    In June, the Burnet City Council purchased the old Bealls building with plans to turn it into a new City Hall. The council followed that July 27 with $5 million in certificates of obligation to start renovations....

  29. Police chief discusses needs of department

    Levelland -The combination of a reduced patrol fleet and the possible savings of a lease program would potentially create money in the police department to afford one new officer this year, and possibly one new officer for the next three years until...

  30. Newton hired as city administrator

    On Monday, the Presidio City Council hired Brad Newton as the town’s new city administrator. Newton, who also heads the Presidio Municipal Development District, has been serving as interim administrator for the past six months after Joe Portillo...

  31. Granite Shoals seeks cleaner water from Lake LBJ, addresses golf carts on main road

    Granite Shoals is looking to move its raw water intake farther out into Lake LBJ to cut down on treatment and improve the quality of the city’s drinking water. Currently, it is drawing from a position that is only 9 feet deep. Lake LBJ reaches depths...

  32. Rowlett updated on solid waste pickup

    During the snowstorm, FCC experienced delays of up to a week across the state. Over the course of the four-and-a-half months since the storm, the average monthly bulk collection rose form 384 tons to 684 tons. Sanders said while the rise is normal...

  33. Area city hall employees tested for COVID-19 after several coworkers test positive

    Marlin City Hall employees will be tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday and Thursday after several coworkers tested positive for the virus, Mayor Carolyn Lofton said in a statement posted Wednesday. The Marlin Police Department will be closed to the...

  34. Conroe visits Elgin to learn about downtown

    Conroe city leaders visited Elgin on Monday, July 26 to talk with city officials and downtown leaders in order to learn about how the program works, and about the benefits gained from and commitments needed for downtown revitalization. The City of...

  35. Jacksonville city council to hold budget workshop

    Various items will be discussed, including the revenues and expenditures of the general, water sewer, hotel motel tax and specialty funds; capital projects and purchases, Lake Jacksonville, grants received and insurance and salaries, among others.

  36. Brownsville City Manager Appointed to The Board of Trustees

    BROWNSVILLE, TX – Noel Bernal, Brownsville City Manager, was newly appointed to serve on the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TMLIRP) Board of Trustees Place 1 with a term through 2025. “The Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental...

  37. New bus delivers food, help to these Fort Worth neighborhoods in need

    The city of Fort Worth, Tarrant Area Food Bank and Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation unveiled its Resources and Education Delivered (RED) Bus on Friday. The bus will provide education, nutrition resources and healthy food to communities in...

  38. La Vernia council keeps pace with local growth

    ...commercial businesses, and community projects in La Vernia proper have been skyrocketing and La Vernia City Council and city staff are doing what they can to keep pace. Council members and the La Vernia Municipal...

  39. Jim Blagg, 73, had controversial tenure as city manager from 1984-94

    Former Abilene City Manager Jim Blagg's death at 73 last week prompted Gary McCaleb, who was Abilene mayor and on the Abilene City Council during Blagg's tenure, to remember him as "generally, a very competent city manager."

  40. Rusk city council to hold budget workshop

    The Rusk city council will meet in special session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid Street. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a workshop for the proposed 2021-2022 annual operating budget.

  41. Allen roundup: Public input requested for library expansion

    The 45,000-square-foot expansion, slated for construction in 2022, has been the subject of deliberation between architect Hidell and Associates Architects ... . The latter entity is also gathering input in visits to public libraries in nearby cities...

  42. Brooks selected as Weatherford's new director of finance

    Dawn Brooks has been named director of finance for the city of Weatherford, effective immediately. Brooks has served two years in the organization as the assistant finance director and most recently served as the interim finance director.

  43. Buda Bond Advisory Committee finalizes package

    The projected $88.7 million package is aimed at improving Buda’s roads and parks and the committee has been meeting since February. Buda council members had tasked the committee with putting together a package that was less than $100 million. As...

  44. Message from the Mayor: City addresses trains blocking road

    Corsicana - Dear Residents: There has been a lot of discussion recently about what can be done when a train is blocking the road for an extended period of time. Below is an excerpt from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Frequently Asked...

  45. Meet Boerne's new assistant city managers. Both will earn $170,000 annually.

    Danny Zincke and Kristy Stark will become Thatcher’s assistant city managers on Aug. 2 and both will $170,000 annually. While the two were chosen after a nationwide search, Boerne ultimately did not have to look far to fill the roles left by two...

  46. City manager presents budget balance to city council

    While the proposed budget was developed under particular circumstances because of the pandemic that afflicts the community, it was also created with the collaboration of our citizens through a survey that allowed city management to view the...

  47. Sweeping Plan: Harlingen’s goals reaching hundreds of millions

    After two days of discussions, city leaders are developing a strategic plan aimed at bolstering the health care industry, education and manufacturing while calling for hundreds of millions of dollars in water, sewer, drainage and street upgrades...

  48. Pflugerville officials continue actions toward agreement on emergency services with ESD 2

    Pflugerville City Council considered options for emergency medical services, or EMS, and advanced life support, or ALS, as part of a process in part necessitated by ongoing talks with Travis County Emergency...

  49. Mayors of Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village compete in pizza cook-off for charity

    The Mayoral Pizza Cook-off for these cities starts at 5:30 p.m. when all three mayors will create their best pizza at Motor City Pizza Kitchen. Judging will take place at 6 p.m. next door at T's Bar and Grill, 1305 S. State Highway 121 in Lewisville...

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