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  1. Texas limits outdoor gatherings of 10 or more. Fort Worth likely won’t grant exemptions

    ...Abbott that went into effect July 3. In Tarrant County, city residents must get permission from the mayor and those in the unincorporated part of the county must get permission from the county judge. But...

  2. Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto plan for future growth

    ...imagine what these older shopping centers could be redeveloped into,” said Laurie Hadley, Round Rock city manager. “We’re hoping this redevelopment will spawn other businesses to encourage new growth while...

  3. Austin City Council considers tough measures to shoot down soaring coronavirus

    ...the virus. Today council members will hear from experts to help them decide what to do next. Austin Mayor Steve Adler adds, “They’re going to tell us whether we’re screaming into it or not and what the indicated...

  4. Cedar Park Councilor Kelly requests executive session discussion on City Attorney

    The Cedar Park City Council will "deliberate regarding the evaluation of the Cedar Park City Attorney" J.P. LeCompte on Thursday during the Council's executive session at the request of Cedar Park …

  5. Sales tax refunds boost coffers in many Longview-area cities

    ...disbursements down to $447,349 from $801,240 a year earlier. Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck and Mayor Ronnie Spradlin were unavailable for comment Wednesday. Gregg County will see its disbursements...

  6. LJ city manager to make $204,500 annually

    LAKE JACKSON — Modesto Mundo will start as city manager Sept. 1 with an annual salary of $204,500, City Secretary Alice Rodgers said. City Council decided on the salary after a closed-to-the-public session...

  7. Freeport approves downtown zoning district

    “This is something vital for the development of our downtown,” City Manager Tim Kelty said during the Monday night council meeting. “Right now, we have an investor that is making a large investment within downtown for three separate businesses and we...

  8. San Marcos Sees Highest Ever Sales Tax Revenue Ever, Hays County, Local Cities Also Way Up

    ...increased valuations of property and what’s going on, I don’t want to go above 7% [tax rate increase].”Councilmember Ed Mihalkanin The reliance on sales tax revenue requires vigilant monitoring of revenue sources...

  9. Council seeks to add teeth to virus regulations

    Mayor Steve Adler is proposing two ordinances: one would authorize the city health authority – in this case Dr. Mark Escott – to adopt rules protecting people from Covid 19 and create a class C misdemeanor...

  10. City of Edinburg launch new stimulus program to boost local economy

    ...struggling businesses. “This pandemic is affecting people in so many different ways, “ said Edinburg city manager Ron Garza City leaders are looking to help the Edinburg economy during a devastating pandemic....

  11. City to create master plan for senior centers

    ...create and those things it addresses include current facilities and programs. Last year, the Midland City Council talked about putting money into new senior facilities. Jauz said the master plan will give...

  12. Castle Hills will have a free COVID-19 testing site this week

    ...CASTLE HILLS, Texas - Residents will soon have a free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. Castle Hills Mayor JR Trevino announced Wednesday the city partnered with multiple local and state organizations to provide...

  13. Mayor Turner cancels state Republican party's convention

    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that the city has canceled its contract with the GOP convention, which was scheduled at the George R. Brown Convention Center on July...

  14. City Council: Tyler airport set for security upgrades, Innovation Pipeline ready to become independent nonprofit

    ...Airport is looking to modernize its access points. Airport Manager Davis Dickson spoke to the Tyler City Council on Wednesday to detail planned improvements to fencing and gateways that are up to 25 years...

  15. County Judge offering Montgomery Co. as alternate state GOP Convention site

    ...“Montgomery County is open for business,” Keough said in the video message. This comes after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made the decision Wednesday afternoon to cancel the event from taking place at the...

  16. Federal Government Sending Medical Teams To DFW Hospitals During Coronavirus Hospitalizations Spike

    ...rate, North Texas hospitals would have to activate their surge plans in the next 2-3 weeks. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson also made a request for medical personnel to White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr....

  17. City will remove utility late fees; considers paid parking to support parks

    In a plan approved by the San Marcos City Council Tuesday, Utility Customer Service will not be terminating service or sending customers to collections during the COVID-19 emergency. They will remove all late fees from March to December of 2020,....

  18. Police to cite citizens not wearing masks

    WACO, Texas – Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver announced in a special COVID-19 meeting Wednesday that police officers will be patrolling certain businesses to potentially cite customers or employees not wearing masks....

  19. Houston sues Bush, Texas General Land Office over Harvey recovery takeover

    The lawsuit, filed in Travis County state district court, concerns $1.27 billion in grant funds allocated to the city by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Turner is seeking a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to...

  20. Officials say COVID-19 Patients In San Antonio Hospitals Are Younger, Sicker Than They Were In April

    ...Wednesday, the highest daily report so far. The new deaths bring the death toll to 146. According to Mayor Ron Nirenberg, several of the deaths were people under the age of 50, including people in their 20s...

  21. Former Cedar Park police chief named Burnet chief

    Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix is now the top cop in Burnet. Burnet City Manager David Vaughn confirmed to KVUE Wednesday that Mannix has accepted the position of chief of the Burnet Police Department. He will begin his new role on...

  22. City of Belton, United Way of Central Texas partner to help Belton residents behind on utility payments

    ...been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are behind on utility bill payments. In May, the Belton City Council authorized $10,000 in funding toward the COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund. The funding...

  23. Small business can get help thanks to local pandemic grants

    ...so that we can turn the tide around together,” Corpus Christi councilwoman Paulette Guajardo said. Mayor Joe McComb said he is determined to do what he can to help local small businesses. “We're just pleased...

  24. League City officials give updates on drainage projects amid hurricane season

    At the town hall, officials said post-Hurricane Harvey neighborhood impact studies showed a need for more small projects over time versus one major project that would mitigate flooding issues more quickly.

  25. Hewitt cites constitutional rights as it trades door-to-door solicitation ban for permitting requirements

    The Hewitt City Council scrapped the city's ban on door-to-door solicitation Monday, replacing it with permit requirements for any solicitors seeking donations or with a commercial purpose.

  26. Sherman City Council votes to change regulations at municipal airport

    Sherman City Council voted on Monday to change regulations at the Sherman Municipal Airport to allow access to a proposed residential development geared toward pilots. The change will allow for through-the-fence operations, meaning the development...

  27. Killeen sees another surprise increase in sales tax allocations

    ...yet to understand what drove the increase locally.” A request for comment was also sent to Killeen City Manager Kent Cagle, but the only response provided was from Locke. Statewide, the total allocations...

  28. Lewisville cancels Western Days and Rocktober concert series

    The Lewisville City Council unanimously voted to cancel the events at Monday night’s meeting, citing the safety and well-being of staff, vendors, entertainers, and visitors. Council was presented numerous safety precautions and money-saving options...

  29. More support staff bound for Laredo hospitals as COVID capacity is again maxed

    ...you maximize that to the greatest extent possible, so you put human resources into those hospitals,” City Manager Robert Eads said. “When that gets entirely maxed out, that’s when you pull the lever on field...

  30. Brooks County Attorney Says Coronavirus Patients Will Be Prosecuted if They Appear in Public

    County Attorney David Garcia said in his warning that residents would be charged with violating Texas Penal Code 22.05(a), which makes it a Class A misdemeanor to “recklessly [engage] in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious...

  31. League City to concentrate on birding, boating to promote tourism

    ...Polk and council members said it should be a priority. "I’m excited to see what the next step is,” Mayor Pat Hallisey said. “It’s a great town. Let’s make it an even greater town.” By Jake Magee Jake...

  32. Killeen city manager proposes $204.4 million budget

    Killeen City Manager Kent Cagle gave a general overview of the FY21 budget to the council Tuesday evening. Monique Brand | Herald Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect the correct overall...

  33. What city of Friendswood is seeking to do in its first comprehensive plan update in 22 years

    ...is something that has sort of languished a little bit, getting dusty on a shelf for a few years,” Mayor Mike Foreman said. The project is in its early stages, said Aubrey Harbin, Friendswood’s director...

  34. Little Elm pushes charter election to May

    ...Committee recommended three items to be placed on the ballot, including increasing the pay for the mayor and council members. Currently the mayor and each council member receive $25 per meeting. The proposal...

  35. Huntsville council approves raise for city manager ahead of budget talks

    ...City Manager Aron Kulhavy’s salary by $5,000 annually during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Mayor Andy Brauninger said he championed Kulhavy’s raise after he completed his second year with the city,...

  36. Sugar Land takes steps to maximize flexibility for budget season during coronavirus pandemic

    ...proposed tax rate, which will be decided on by council after workshops and a public hearing. Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman said Senate Bill 2 has “muddied the water” and made staff and the council jump through...

  37. Austin prepares Convention Center as a COVID field hospital

    ...to avoid this outcome. "Let me be clear, we do not want to utilize that community," he told Austin City Council during a special called meeting last month. "We do not want to care for people outside the...

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