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  1. El Paso officials trying to avert humanitarian crisis after migrants dropped Downtown

    "Brownsville is processing 1,800 people per day without requirement for shelter," Keller told the commissioners on Thursday. "It’s like a hub. They’re going to the airport, to the bus station or to other locations to get flights out. We’re going to...

  2. City Manager Gives Updates on Downtown Zoning Project, Water Plant and Sidewalks

    Coleman - "The entire goal of this project is to create a new zoning district for downtown that preserves the uniqueness of downtown, and the character of downtown, but promotes new development that's appropriate for downtown. What are we doing? How...

  3. A fresh start: Development taking off in Seabrook as Hwy. 146 widening nears completion

    It is three years into the Texas Department of Transportation’s five-year, $201 million project to widen Hwy. 146 from Seabrook to Kemah, and Seabrook City Manager Gayle Cook said the construction, while frustrating, will be a fresh start for...

  4. Turner advocates safer streets, more transportation options

    Turner argues Houston, to attract people and give all residents a better city, needs to be more dense and less dependent on automobile trips. As a result, he said the city must improve sidewalks and add bike lanes so people can consider other travel...

  5. Mayor, HPD chief visit White House to discuss public safety

    Mayor Sylvester Turner, HPD Chief Terrence Finners and others join President Joe Biden to talk about public safety in Houston. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Police Chief Troy Finner recently attended...

  6. Texas A&M to make over $1 billion investment in Fort Worth

    It's a five-year capital plan that involves $85 million to start construction on a law and education building in 2023. Then in 2024, the public university fund will use another $85 million towards the construction of a research and innovation center...

  7. Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation outlines steps for finding new executive director

    ...oversee the organization until further notice. The appointment is contingent on approval from Port Arthur City Council, which is expected to vote on it at their next meeting. Once the RFPs are submitted, a committee...

  8. 75th annual Killeen Rodeo kicks off Thursday night

    The 75th annual Killeen Rodeo opened Thursday with a showy demonstration of skill and strength in the saddle by Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division Mounted Detachment. Saturday, the final night of the rodeo, will honor faculty and staff from local and...

  9. Texas Municipal League recognizes City of Post employees

    ...Texas Municipal League recognized Bryan Looney, Post Water Utility Director; and J Rhett Parker, Post City Manager as a 2022 TML Leadership Fellow on Friday, May 13 in Round Rock. Both were … This item is...

  10. The Colony City Council approves $20 million certificate of obligation bond for infrastructure projects

    In a Tuesday meeting, The Colony City Council approved a $20 million certificate of obligation (CO) bond sale for the 2022 year. This bond money can be used to support various infrastructure projects...

  11. Faced with slower growth, Amazon abandons Peñitas project

    “Basically what we’re getting from Amazon is they’re slowing their growth on warehousing and putting a lot of projects on hold,” said Mike Perez, the executive director of the Peñitas Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, which partners with landowners to...

  12. Frisco outlines next steps to address performing arts center costs

    ...surpass what was originally budgeted for a forthcoming performing arts center. On Tuesday, Frisco City Council was presented with study results regarding a future performing arts center space, the creation...

  13. Killeen council approves grants for some youth groups, businesses

    The Killeen City Council met this week to go over the businesses and youth groups that applied locally for American Rescue Plan Act funding — federal coronavirus money that was distributed nationwide. ...

  14. Killeen garbage: City to end bulk trash collection, raise employee pay

    ...understaffed fleet of employees. The raise was approved via a motion of direction at the Killeen City Council workshop Tuesday and announced in a news release Thursday. “This pay bump will help us keep...

  15. City manager wants to bring fiber to Farmersville

    Farmersville City Manager Ben White has dropped a heaping plate of questions and issues for city council to consider as the community continues to chart a path toward a future dominated by exploding growth....

  16. Mesquite Heat Fire near Abilene reaches almost 10,000 acres, burns 50-plus homes

    ...according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. An estimated 50 to 60 houses had been destroyed, Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams said about 10 a.m. Thursday during a Facebook live video update. Live updates:Abilene...

  17. BRENHAM CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS REDISTRICTING PLAN

    The Brenham City Council unanimously adopted a final redistricting plan at its meeting today (Thursday). Syd Falk of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP reviews with the Brenham City Council on Thursday...

  18. Gonzales city departments talk budgets

    The department heads got together for a special Gonzales City Council meeting to discuss their budgets on Monday, May 16, regarding budget requests. The department heads went over the list of items and anything that needs increase in their budgets to...

  19. Bellaire City Council approves wage increase for municipal employees

    On May 16, the Bellaire City Council approved a midyear wage increase for some part-time and full-time city employees to address high turnover rates across departments. The salary step increase targets employees who have not moved up to a higher pay...

  20. Stephenville's King hired as new Glen Rose city secretary

    The Glen Rose City Council voted unanimously in its meeting last Tuesday night to the hiring of Staci King as the new city secretary. King, who has been the city secretary in Stephenville since July 2017, replaces Stephanie McDonald, who resigned...

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