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  1. City sues, county judge issues disaster declaration to stop feds from dropping off migrants apprehended elsewhere

    ...lawsuit in the hopes of getting a temporary restraining order to stop the influx of migrants, Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz told Border Report on Wednesday. The actions occurred after Laredo officials last week...

  2. Piney Park gets next step with zoning change

    Marshall - The 126.51 acres parcel of land located at the corridor of Interstate 20 and Hwy. 59 has been going through a lengthy process since June of becoming a seasonal holiday park. During Thursday night’s meeting, council approved a zoning change...

  3. Lake Dallas begins process to study police department merger with Corinth

    Lake Dallas City Council approved an interlocal agreement Thursday in a 4 to 1 vote to conduct a study to see if it is feasible to merge its police department with the Corinth Police Department. Lake Dallas’ interim city manager Mike Wilson said he...

  4. College Station City Council votes unanimously to move forward on remote pay parking system

    College Station City Manager Bryan Woods says staff will use a multi-phase approach now that council has given them the green light to continue crafting the parking system. “We’ll have to nail down all the technical aspects of it and really zero-in...

  5. Council extends COVID disaster declaration

    The Plainview City Council unanimously voted on Thursday to extend the city’s COVID-19 disaster declaration another 30 days. The current declaration was scheduled to expire on Thursday. The council voted...

  6. Up, up and away: Galveston considers ban on balloon releases

    Kristen Vale, who works with the American Bird Conservancy, removes a balloon and a plastic bag from a protected nesting area at East Beach in Galveston on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Galveston City Council discussed a new ordinance that could...

  7. Floodwaters Return: San Benito assessing city drainage system

    On Thursday, Mayor Rick Guerra said he wants city commissioners to discuss drainage upgrades. “We still have issues with drainage,” he said after driving through parts of town. “That’s something we need to look at.”

  8. Kyle moves forward with outdoor recreation projects

    Kyle is working with the Great Springs Project and other partners along the IH-35 corridor to create a spring-to-spring network of trails from San Antonio to Austin. City manager Scott Sellers told council that in light of the $10 million Proposition...

  9. U.S. Men's National Team to play World Cup qualifier in Austin at Q2 Stadium

    The Beatles arrived in Austin when the U.S. Women’s National Team debuted Q2 Stadium to the soccer world in the venue’s first-ever match on June 16 in a 2-0 win over Nigeria as part of Olympic buildup. The stakes rise at Q2 Stadium Oct. 7 when the U...

  10. Marshall EDC to invest $2.8 million in business park development

    The Marshall Business Park is located along the future I-369 corridor on existing Loop 390 and Highway 43, inside the Marshall city limits. The park has seen prior development over the years in roadway, utilities, and site locations. This development...

  11. Cove officials lay out landfill delay contingency

    ...happen, we have the ability to work with other regional landfills to take our refuse there,” said Cove City Manager Ryan Haverlah on Tuesday afternoon. Those two regional options are the Austin Landfill or...

  12. Upcoming Frisco event looks to connect residents with city officials in their own neighborhoods

    The city of Frisco is gearing up to host the 2021 iteration of its Community Awareness Night, dubbed Frisco CAN, in an effort to connect residents with police, fire and city officials. The event serves as Frisco’s local version of National Night Out...

  13. New on-demand shuttle service GoZone approved for Lewisville, Highland Village and Denton

    The service will launch Sept. 7 with 32 vans operated by an agreement through a private company called Via. The service would be available 365 days a year. Fares approved for the first six months of operation range from $0.75 in cash for a single...

  14. Port of Houston sets new diversity standards for business contracts

    The new initiative aims to increase the representation of minority, women-owned, and businesses that enter into sub or primary contracts with the port. The Port Authority, the agency overseeing the port operations, created a business equity division...

  15. Mike Markel's first sit-down interview to be Corpus Christi's next top cop

    ...outstanding leader like we had it's hard to replace or hard to find someone of that caliber,” Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni says about re-hiring former Chief Mike Markel to lead the department. Earlier...

  16. Lampasas almost ready for FY 2022 budget projections

    ...of Lampasas is one meeting behind schedule in presenting its fiscal year 2022 budget, according to City Manager Finley deGraffenried. At the July 12 City Council workshop, deGraffenried said his office was...

  17. New Metro Health director takes Covid seriously, but not himself

    ...significant change in local government. "The health department reports directly to me," says Erik Walsh, city manager. "It doesn't report to an assistant city manager. It's too critical." Erik Walsh and Claude...

  18. Ordinance adopted, motions passed and cultural developments discussed during Presidio City Council meeting

    PRESIDIO — Interim City Administratrator and PMDD Director Brad Newton and 911 specialist from the Rio Grande Council of Governments Jesus Balles talked about the new numbering ordinance, which they’d made improvements to for the sake of facilitating...

  19. Petition aiming to change alcohol laws in Pearland achieves signatures requirement

    A citizen-led petition met the signature requirement needed for the city of Pearland to potentially allow entertainment businesses, or businesses that make more than 51% of their revenue in alcohol sales, to come to the city.

  20. Lake City holds inaugural Independence Freedom Parade

    ...new council, and we have been having new activities in the community for community involvement,” Lake City Council Secretary Teresa Miller said. “We’ve had a Christmas parade, we’ve had an Easter festival with...

  21. Amarillo Area Coronavirus Status Level moves up to Level Orange

    ...great success when the COVID-19 vaccine was first made available to the community,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “We have to continue this commitment to safeguard ourselves and others. I have received...

  22. Bastrop City Council approves development agreement for mixed-use, 400-acre subdivision west of FM 969

    The proposed Viridian development, which will be built north of Texas 71 and south of Sam Houston Drive, will include a variety of parks, open green spaces, single-family homes and a core commercial district, according to its concept plan. About 265...

  23. Clarksville City Council okays higher water and sewer rates

    CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville City Council agreed to raise water and sewer base rates $2.50 each at Tuesday night’s meeting to cover the loan for the upcoming water project. “It would be nice if things...

  24. Conroe adopts quarantine policy for first responders

    The Conroe City Council has approved a new policy that spells out quarantine leave for first responders who are exposed to communicable disease while on duty. Human Resources Director Andre Houser said the policy is required under state legislation...

  25. Zume and Jefferson Enterprise Energy Secure $122M to Build the World’s First 100% Renewable Energy Powered Compostable Packaging Factory

    Lufkin - The financing will support Jefferson’s joint venture with Zume, creators of the world’s most advanced molded fiber technology, to build the first sustainable manufacturing factory for consumer goods powered entirely by an onsite renewable...

  26. Mayor’s Fitness Council to host memorial bike ride for Mike Greer

    The Lubbock Mayor’s Fitness Council has planned a memorial bike ride in honor of Buffalo Springs Lake triathlon founder Mike Greer. The 31-mile Celebration of Life Bike Ride will start at the Chisum Travel Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24....

  27. East Bernard aldermen unanimously approve Drainage Task Force

    They unanimously approved a resolution creating the City of East Bernard Drainage Task Force and approval for a Request for Proposals and Qualifications (RPQ) for professional engineering services for a drainage study.

  28. Street maintenance remains key priority

    Farmersville City Manager Ben White has presented city council with a 15-point plan to improve the condition of the city streets and the council has agreed to come back during its first meeting in October...

  29. City awaits final guidelines on use of American Rescue Plan funds, with eye on infrastructure improvements

    In a brief meeting Monday evening, City Manager Joe Jarosek filled in council members on the most recent instruction received concerning the expenditure of about $588,000 in American Rescue Plan funding that the city of Canadian expects to receive.

  30. Roofing scam complaints lead Georgetown officials to consider how to protect residents

    Since 2017 there have been 21 official complaints of roofing scams in Williamson County and five official complaints since 2020 from Georgetown, all occurring after extreme weather conditions in the area, such as hail storms and the February winter...

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