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  1. Murphy budget, tax rate adopted

    Murphy City Council closed out budget season last week by adopting the fiscal year 2020-21 budget and 2020 property tax rate, and then tackled a lengthy agenda. The council met Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the...

  2. Teague board approves purchasing of PPE

    The City of Teague Board of Aldermen met on Monday night and approved purchasing 28 sets of TECGEN51 personal protective equipment totaling $18,468. The City of Teague received $39,000 in Coronavirus relief funds that must be used by Dec. 30, 2020 to...

  3. Council approves abatement for travel center

    Cleburne - The company plans a total capital investment of $5.6 million and anticipates taxable sales of about $4 million in year one as well as a staff of 28 full-time employees and an estimated payroll of $850,000.

  4. City approves budget, tax rate

    The Goliad City Council approved a tax rate of $1.147545 per $100 property valuation during a meeting on Sept. 9, and also approved the city budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The new fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1, will include a budget of $5...

  5. City explains budget property tax cut

    Recently, the Kingsville City Commission passed a budget on Sept. 14 that appeared to approve a 2.42 percent ad valorem property tax increase. However, City Manager Mark McLauglin is proud to point out the 2020-21 budget actually has a small...

  6. Huntington city council approves budget, sets tax rate

    The Huntington City Council adopted the fiscal year 2021 budget and tax rate Tuesday evening. While this is a tax rate increase for the city, it was listed as the No New Revenue Tax Rate. This means it will produce no more revenue than last year’s...

  7. Dallas City Council passes budget that leaves police funding in place

    In addition to adopting the roughly $4 billion budget, the Dallas City Council also passed a tiny tax rate reduction amounting to 0.02 cents. The city next year is likely facing a significant budget hole due to tanking sales tax revenue and less...

  8. Jersey Village adopts budget, sets tax rate public hearing for Sept. 28

    City officials are proposing a tax rate of $0.723466 per $100 of valuation, down from $0.7425 per $100 of valuation in FY 2019-20. Based on average taxable values, a Jersey Village homeowner can expect to pay $60 more in property taxes than in the...

  9. Bowie supports residents and businesses as they try to get back to normal after tornado

    The City of Bowie’s Economic Development Cooperation has created The Bowie Tornado Relief Committee to help families and business owners get back on their feet. The committee has received $70,000 in donations from other businesses and individuals,...

  10. Bastrop appoints police chief, assistant chief

    Interim Bastrop Police Chief Clint Nagy has been promoted to the city’s top cop position effective Wednesday, City Manager Paul Hofmann told the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. Interim Assistant Police Chief Vicky Steffanic was also...

  11. Council OKs $1.34 billion budget, approves Historic Denton request

    Denton City Council members have approved a $1.34 billion budget for fiscal year 2020-21 that includes the same property tax rate as the current budget year. With an operations rate of 38 cents and a debt rate of 21 cents, the combined tax rate is 59...

  12. Montgomery addresses Town Creek drainage, upcoming projects

    “We also found is one of the box culverts under FM 149 is 50-60 percent full of sediment so we have reached out to TxDOT, because that is their culvert, to request their assistance to get that cleaned out,” Roznovsky said during Tuesday’s regular...

  13. Pilgrim's to Invest $1.5M in Mount Pleasant to support local community initiative

    ...this city needs while trying to offset the lasting effects of the global pandemic," said Mt. Pleasant Mayor Tracy Craig. "I am honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Pilgrim's to improve the city...

  14. McAllen, Texas Bridges the Digital Divide

    The city of McAllen is deploying a shared spectrum CBRS wireless network... The network gives the entire community of McAllen – including more than 23,000 K-12 students in the independent school district –access to internet connectivity.

  15. City Of Austin Starts Suspending Negligent Landlords' Right To Rent Vacant Apartments

    The City of Austin’s Code Department has told eight landlords they no longer have the right to rent to new tenants after the city says they failed to comply with permitting requirements and rectify dozens of health and safety violations.

  16. City council approves budget, tax rate for 2021 fiscal year on Monday

    Fredericksburg City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2021 Fiscal Year budget and the 2020 tax rate at its 6 p.m. meeting Monday. With these approvals, the City of Fredericksburg adopted a total budget of $63,302,208, which was down from 2020’s...

  17. Belton planning director to take job in Temple; interim leader named by Listi

    Cheryl Maxwell, planning director for the city of Belton, will take a position in Temple's Planning Department Oct. 2 Bob van Til, Belton’s grants and special projects coordinator, was named the city's interim planning director.

  18. COVID-19 business grant applications due

    The deadline to fill out the forms for a chance at a portion of the available $50,000 is Friday, Sept. 25. Both the AEDC board and Athens City Council approved opening up the grants at separate meetings last week.

  19. Sudan Fire Department receives new asset for wildland firefighting

    Sudan Fire Department added a new 2020 brush truck to their fleet thanks to a $199,800 cost share grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program administered by Texas A&M Forest Service.

  20. Pflugerville approves bond refund, saves $11 million

    he city refunded $55.54 million in existing bonds and reissued the bonds at a lower interest rate. The move was possible because the city earned a good bonding rating, which helped keep interest rates low, Deputy City Manager Trey Fletcher said in a...

  21. Local mask mandate remains

    Boerne Mayor Tim Handren addressed city council members Tuesday night after a meeting last Thursday with local leaders about the governor’s mask ordinance. “The group that met on Thursday unanimously felt...

  22. Mayor Gunter to San Angelo: I will not shut down bars

    Mayor Brenda Gunter said Wednesday the City of San Angelo will not stand in the way of bars reopening, a task she said is left to the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission.

  23. Waco: City reopens search for new police chief

    The City of Waco is relaunching a nationwide search to find a replacement for police Chief Ryan Holt, who was promoted earlier this year to assistant city manager. In August Assistant Waco police Chief Frank Gentsch was sworn in as the city’s interim...

  24. Weatherford council requests more county support utilizing sales tax revenue

    ...County has been receiving sales tax revenue through the city of Weatherford and at Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, council members asked the county to map out a plan as to how the $5 million is being...

  25. Tool adds new position

    Tool City Council met Sept. 17 and appointed current City Secretary Makenzie Lyons as the City Administrator effective Oct. 1. The City Administrator position is a new position created and approved within the city’s budget. This will leave an opening...

  26. Roanoke City Council approves new developments, resolution to help local businesses

    According to the resolution document, the decision was made by City Council, which determined "the suspension of enforcement of certain temporary sign code regulations would allow Roanoke businesses to more effectively communicate with their...

  27. Allen creates program to help residents struggling to pay utility bills

    The Allen City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of the Emergency Utility Assistance Program to provide relief for residents facing hardships due to the pandemic. The city will use CARES Act Community...

  28. Wings Over Houston Airshow is drive-in event this year

    The 36th Annual Commemorative Airforce (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow will take to the air on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-11, and will offer fans a drive-in viewing experience to ensure safe social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  29. Burnet trash and recycling rates going up

    ...of Burnet trash and recycling customers will notice a bump in their bills starting Nov. 1 after the City Council approved a 3 percent rate hike during its regular meeting Sept. 22. Under its contract with...

  30. Richardson police to form mental health crisis team

    Richardson police said that 16 officers will serve on a new mental health crisis team as the department builds a database it says will help police better serve residents with mental health issues.

  31. Irving receives top bond rating from national credit agencies

    ...Irving’s Aaa rating saves Irving taxpayers at least $650,000 in interest expense annually,” Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer said in a statement. Regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Moody’s wrote, “We regard...

  32. Plano mayor says transportation and infrastructure work vital to reviving economy

    Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere joined Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton during a national panel discussion on infrastructure, innovation and how cities can recover from the economic downturn caused by the...

  33. Georgetown adopts fiscal year 2020-21 budget that lowers property tax rate, focuses on maintaining services

    The budget totals $396 million and decreases the city’s property tax rate by $0.002, making it the lowest of all cities in the Austin area with a population greater than 20,000, a news release said, adding as a result of the lower tax rate and a...

  34. Robstown spraying for mosquitoes to protect residents from viruses

    Mayor Gilbert Gomez, the City Council and the City of Robstown Vector Department welcome citizens to help prevent mosquito borne viruses in the city. The city plans to spray for mosquitoes from Wednesday, September 23 through Friday, September 25.

  35. Friends of UP Public Library Open Pop-Up Bookstore

    The Friends of the University Park Public Library recently celebrated the opening of Second Chapter Bookstore, a pop-up secondhand bookstore in Snider Plaza. The bookstore is open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  36. City Council Approves 2020-2021 Municipal Budget & Ad Valorem Tax Rate

    Stell called for discussion of Ordinance #20-0906 approving the 2020 ad valorem rate and levy of $0.399 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of all taxable property within the corporate city limits of the City of Johnson City.

  37. Henderson adopts fiscal year budget, tax rate

    The Henderson City Council approved the 2020-2021 fiscal budget and tax rate Tuesday at a special called meeting. “We wanted to have this public hearing at the Civic Center so that anyone that wanted...

  38. Rowlett council enters program to purchase electricity

    During the Sept. 15 Rowlett City Council work session, the council received a presentation from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, Inc. (TCAP) regarding a new procurement option – the Strategic Hedge...

  39. Mason Site for New Technology Installation

    The storage facility, only one of two being built in the state, incorporates cutting edge battery technology to store unused power until it is needed. During periods of low consumption, power diverts into the batteries. If something happens to the...

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