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  1. Menstrual products available in Austin libraries

    Menstrual products are available in all public restrooms "as the library serves people with many different backgrounds and needs, including those acting as a proxy for a family member or friend, those who are transitioning/have transitioned, and...

  2. New retail center planned at Nolan River Mall

    New retail construction and establishment remains robust, Cleburne Economic Development Director Grady Easdon reported during Tuesday’s Cleburne City Council meeting. “This will be a strip center of about 6,000 square feet,” Woodmont Vice President...

  3. Council agrees to purchase narcotics analyzer, new dispatch equipment

    Greenville - The TruNarc can be used to test for 498 substances without removing them from their packaging, and the results are admissible in court, according to the police department. The cost of the TruNarc is $31,804 and will be paid for through...

  4. Sabinal City Council gives updates on finances, goals

    At the city council special meeting held Jan. 19, Steven Horton explained the annual report and was hired to do the report this year for the city. It was said that the duct work has now been completely cleaned and the library is once again open. The...

  5. Lightning strike damages Carthage police, fire equipment

    ...officials told commissioners on Monday. Fire Marshal Randy Liedtke, giving his quarterly update at the city commission meeting, said the old tower at the police and fire building took a direct lighting hit on...

  6. Council approves housing addition

    A replat was approved for the Mineola Memorial Library property at 1712 N. Pacific. A bid for $54,022 was awarded to Precision Fence for new fencing for the city water wells. The project is funded with American Rescue Plan money.

  7. State of the City: Leaders tout new mall clients and local development

    Katy is revising its strategic plan for future growth while it welcomes new businesses to the city, Mayor Dusty Thiele and City Administrator Byron Hebert said at the State of the City address. Several of the new businesses settling in Katy are doing...

  8. Plans in the works for former Bank of America building in Nederland

    Boston Avenue may soon house both an event center and an emergency management shelter in what was once a Bank of America. The vacant building as well as its corresponding parking lot were purchased in 2021 by the Nederland Economic Development...

  9. The city of Midland voted in favor of a new facility for training purposes

    Midland hopes to provide training for both MPD and MFD which can help save money on trainings that require them to go out of West Texas. “The ability to have a new facility where we can have new training abilities, new training props, more state of...

  10. Nacogdoches city council appoints fire chief as interim city manager

    Nacogdoches City Council voted unanimously for Fire Chief Keith Kiplinger to fill the role as the interim city manager. The city attorney will be drafting a contract that will include an additional monthly stipend of $3,830. Mario Canizares final day...

  11. Presidio Municipal Development District executive director and president resign

    ...Presidio the document needed to be signed by all PMDD board members and approved by council. Councilmember Arevalo said that the previous set of bylaws — written in 2017 — were submitted for formal consideration...

  12. Westside Recreation Center- Soft Opening

    Conroe - Owen Park includes off leash areas for dogs (separate areas for small and large dogs), large covered pavilion with regulation basketball court, restrooms, pond with fishing pier, natural surface hiking/biking trails and small pavilion....

  13. Volunteers and crews work to clean debris in Baytown after destructive tornado

    ...indication is that Weaver Street off Bayway Drive took the brunt of Tuesday's tornado. According to Baytown Mayor Brandon Capetillo, at least 12 homes were completely destroyed or damaged. Three people were extracted...

  14. Long-needed hospice services arrive in Alpine, with goal to expand to entire region

    Alpine Mayor Catherine Eaves, in a statement to The Big Bend Sentinel, expressed relief and gratitude at the return of such an essential service. “It is an incredible feeling to have hospice here once again. Now we no longer have to leave our beloved...

  15. Dallas City Council announces interim city attorney after Chris Caso retires in February

    On Wednesday, Dallas' First Assistant City Attorney Tammy Palomino was appointed interim city attorney, starting at the end of February. Last week, Caso announced his plans to retire on Feb. 28 "to spend more time with my family and to pursue other...

  16. CapMetro's 'double-tracking' project in Leander officially complete

    Double-tracking is exactly what it sounds like. After a year of construction, the roughly 15-mile section of the Red Line from Leander to Lakeline now has two tracks instead of just one. "It allows us when things go a little wrong, to recover our...

  17. City of Tyler approves Grande Boulevard improvements, traffic signal upgrades

    Tyler officials continue to work to improve traffic flow and safety in Tyler. The Tyler City Council on Wednesday approved two projects, one aimed at improving safety on the busy Grande Boulevard and another...

  18. Constancio retires from City after quarter century

    Lockhart - Hired by then City Manager Phillip Cook in 1998 as a secretary for the Development Services Department, Connie Constancio had no idea she would spend the rest of her professional career at City Hall. “It’s a wonderful path that I’ve been...

  19. TxDOT provides update on I-35E Phase 2 Reconstruction in Downtown Carrollton

    The I-35E Phase 2 project is a full reconstruction of the existing six general purpose lanes to eight general purpose lanes with auxiliary lanes at entrance and exit ramps, a full reconstruction of the “grandfathered” existing two tolled managed...

  20. Killeen cracks down on vacant property owners; could face a fine up to $2,000 a day

    Vacant building owners in downtown Killeen will pay a hefty fine of up to $2,000 a day if they don’t register them soon. City council is cracking down on these owners so they city can move forward with revitalizing the area.

  21. Howe to lose only ambulance by week’s end, city says

    The City of Howe announced Wednesday the removal of their ambulance service at the Howe Volunteer Fire Department station. Stanley said the city is seeking alternate providers and options to continue emergency services in light of these events.

  22. Funding delay threatens waterline project, city scrambles to seek $1 million line of credit to keep water project flowing

    In an emergency session Friday morning (Jan. 20) the Devine City Council voted to establish a $1 million line of credit with the Lytle State Bank to cover interim costs on a multi-million dollar project to replace aging asbestos-cement water lines...

  23. Kimble to become KPD interim police chief after he retires on Friday

    Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble has signed a contract with the city to become interim chief after he retires on Friday. “I have confirmed that Mr. (Kent) Cagle has spoken to each individual council member separately in reference to bringing Chief...

  24. McAllen ends decades-long relationship with Med-Care EMS

    During a meeting Monday, the city commissioners decided to end their contract with Med-Care in response to the company’s ultimatum to the city to either agree on one of four options to subsidize their ambulance service or terminate the contract.

  25. Round Rock Public Library grand opening set for Jan. 28

    ...is truly a library for the community, intended to serve people from all walks of life,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said. “This building, and the programming that will happen in it, will help shape the...

  26. Houston City Council passes sidewalk ordinance, creates fee in lieu of sidewalk construction

    Under these new changes, council members approved a requirement for a fee in lieu of sidewalk construction of $12 per square foot when a property owner submits an application to modify sidewalks. The fee would pay for not having a sidewalk built and...

  27. Dallas seniors can apply for home repair grants

    The Dallas City Council has unanimously approved a program providing grants of up to $10,000 to low-income seniors to make home improvements. The money for the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization was included in this year's budget.

  28. Another development sets sights on Buda

    Some of the proposed amenities of the development include a pocket park, pet parks, resort-style pools, fitness and activity centers, co-working areas, enhanced pedestrian streetscapes and green pathways that connect the residential to commercial.

  29. Kyle council seeks community input

    In light of several major projects in the works for Kyle, city staff has planned multiple open house events in order to garner resident and business feedback. The open houses are intended to give residents and business owners an opportunity to visit...

  30. Gary Palmer begins role as new city administrator in Montgomery

    The city of Montgomery welcomed its new city administrator, Gary Palmer, on Jan. 6. Palmer was appointed to the position on Dec. 13. He chose to relocate to Montgomery because of its small-town feel, he said.

  31. Lakeside City purchases bulletproof vest for Constable Pct. 2

    The Lakeside City Council voted to purchase a new bulletproof vest for Constable Pct. 2 Donald Stevens during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Mayor Cory Glassburn said the city of Lakeside City does set aside money in its budget for the constable’s...

  32. Kyle approves TNR ordinance

    The ordinance would set the parameters of the TNR program, which would allow Animal Control or volunteers to trap cats in the Kyle community and bring them to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS), where they would be spayed/neutered and...

  33. City receives annual comprehensive financial report

    After hearing a review of the city’s comprehensive financial report during last night’s meeting, Wylie councilmembers were informed they have a large surplus of funds in the city’s unassigned fund balance. The city’s revenues were $65.9 million...

  34. New city manager not satisfied with status quo

    Newly minted Trinity City Manager Tim King doesn’t plan to be a placeholder, but a proactive leader who will keep the city moving ahead. Former City Manager Steven Jones retired at the beginning of the year, and recommended King as his replacement....

  35. Ramos named Woodville city judge

    Sergio Ramos was appointed temporary municipal judge at a special called meeting Monday evening. Mayor Amy Bythewood put his name before council for the appointment, and he was unanimously approved to the position to replace long-serving magistrate...

  36. Council fires city attorney

    The Port Aransas City Council has fired its city attorney for the second time in a year. During its meeting Thursday, Jan. 19, the council voted 4-3 to terminate the contract with Roxann Pais Cotroneo. During the meeting, no one said why they […]

  37. Katy and Fulshear leaders consider infrastructure, mobility and jobs in the next decade

    If the previous decade is any indication, growth in the Katy and Fulshear areas will be significant over the next 10 years. With the number of residents anticipated to reach 1.02 million by 2037, Katy and Fulshear leaders are preparing for the future...

  38. City of Humble eyes downtown revitalization project in 2023

    In November, Humble city council members approved an agreement with the Texas Downtown Association to assess the city’s downtown area in advance of the project. According to City Manager Jason Stuebe, the assessment will likely begin in the first...

  39. RGVMPO produces its first-ever State of the System Report

    The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has produced a new 32-page booklet packed with data about the region. “The purpose of the State of the System Report is to provide a data-driven ‘snapshot’ that assists us in our planning...

  40. Report assesses downtown revitalization strategy

    In 2021, the City of Navasota received a grant to fund the entire cost of such an assessment. After allowing time for the completion of the Railroad Street drainage and street project and new business openings, TXDT (Texas Downtown) conducted its...

  41. Caldwell Council updated on major grant projects

    The Caldwell City Council was briefed on several major grant projects involving sewer upgrades and drainage, a road upgrade at the industrial park and the new fitness court installation at their Tuesday, Jan. 17, meeting. City Administrator Camden...

  42. Snook OKs taking over streets in Heritage Acres

    The Snook City Council has approved a variance to allow the city to take over streets in the Heritage Acres subdivision off County Road 269 three years after construction the first time in their history that they will handle street maintenance. The...

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