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  1. Austin to enter mutual aid agreement with neighboring utility companies after February freeze

    The City Council approved a $1.75 million agreement with CenterPoint Energy, New Braunfels Utilities and CPS Energy that would bring in crews from Houston, San Antonio and New Braunfels in the event of an emergency.

  2. Canyon issues disaster declaration after recent severe weather, flooding

    According to a City of Canyon press release, continuous rainfall has led to flooding around the city causing numerous road closures. Officials said road closures come from the swift, running water at high water levels on the road.

  3. Richwood emergency notifications get update

    Most people probably won’t notice that Richwood has changed its emergency notification services. The difference between the new system and the previous one is negligible but it does have some improvements behind the scenes that make it more...

  4. 'We're definitely ready' : Southeast Texas leaders prepare for 2023 hurricane season

    Beaumont - "In my first two weeks as mayor, I've undergone a lot of emergency management training," Roy West said. "We have good technology and I feel well prepared for this hurricane season and hopefully it will be uneventful."

  5. Amarillo, Canyon continue managing severe weather flooding

    According to Amarillo Assistant City Manager Floyd Hartman, playa lakes around Amarillo are at or above capacity.Hartman said the city is working with the county to provide solutions to flooding.

  6. Austin City Council votes to change code implemented to fight ‘stealth dorms’

    The Austin City Council voted Thursday to amend a city code that caps the number of unrelated adults living in a residential home from 4 people up to 6 people in a residential home. Qadri and Mayor Pro Tem Ellis said the cap presents more harm amid...

  7. Crockett Boil Notice Affecting Residents, Businesses

    As of press time, the city of Crockett remains under a boil notice which began Tuesday, May 23. The city purchases the water from the Houston County Water Control and Improvement District (HCWCID) #1, which received notice from the Texas Commission...

  8. Long-time North Richland Hills police chief retires; department veteran named interim leader

    Jimmy Perdue, who led North Richland Hills through the COVID-19 pandemic and the February 2021 winter storm, retired after almost 18 years as the city’s police chief and public safety director. His last day was Wednesday. City manager Mark Hindman...

  9. City council to discuss allowing golf carts on roadways

    You may soon be seeing more golf carts in Wichita Falls, and not just on the golf courses. The city council is pondering making carts legal means of transportation on public roads, and adopting a city ordinance to adapt with state law that allows...

  10. Palisades community expresses concerns for flooding

    “Our bridge foes over to the north side of the village and it is the only way for the residents on the south side to get back and forth. We have an emergency gate that it is open,” said Jerry Lane, mayor of Palisades. Right now Casino Drive is...

  11. Waco-area tree, sidewalk, traffic safety projects get OK for $2.2M in federal funds

    The program aims to encourage people to walk rather than drive everywhere, reducing carbon emissions and helping to ease the climate crisis, Waco MPO Director Mukesh Kumar said. Some 27% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions are...

  12. El Paso interim city manager discusses priorities as he begins new role

    “We’re in the budget season so delivering a budget to the city council this summer is going to be very important, certainly carrying forward the council’s directive of a city manager search and that whole process is another big priority and then more...

  13. McAllen city health plan faces multimillion dollar shortfall

    As healthcare costs have risen nationwide, officials here have found that even the city’s penchant for conservative budgeting hasn’t been enough to keep pace — so much so that McAllen’s health insurance plan is facing a $3.2 million shortfall by the...

  14. Endurance Fest runs June 2 through June 4 at Water's Edge Park

    Corpus Christi - The Safe Fun-Fit At the Bayfront has reached its 3-year anniversary, and organizers have decided to host Endurance Fest 2023 in celebration of their milestone. Endurance Fest 2023 is a 3-day event that kicks off Friday, June 2, with...

  15. Houston County week-long boil water notice lifted after preventing businesses from selling ice, soft drinks

    John Angerstein, City Administrator for the City of Crockett, said that the boil water notice was issued on May 24 due to sediment in the water caused by storm water and lake turnover, which is causing water to be cloudy for Houston County residents...


    The new rules transition from measuring noise based on a “plainly audible” standard into a decibel-based system, with the allowed maximum decibels depending on the time of day and whether the property is zoned for residential, industrial or...

  17. Wichita Falls names new Director of Health

    The Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District has a new director after the retirement of Lou Kreidler. Amy Fagan was named the new Director of Health for the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District by Wichita Falls City...

  18. ‘Why not San Juan?’ Cultural arts district OK’d for home of basilica, stained glass museum

    During a special called meeting Wednesday evening, the San Juan City Commission approved the creation of the San Juan Cultural Arts District — an effort fronted by Gelman Stained Glass Museum’s former Executive Director Miriam Cepeda-Gelman.

  19. Edwards Aquifer Protection Program secures 400 more acres, prepares to shift to a new funding source

    The aquifer is San Antonio’s main source of water. The program has protected that critical resource since 2000 by purchasing conservation easements that keep development and pollution off land that feeds into and refills the aquifer.

  20. Trophy Club hires search firm to help with town manager search

    “We are right in the throes of hiring a new town manager,” Flynn said. “We’ve done the right thing. We went outside to SGR. They are, well, well-known entity in this type of things. We are are going out professionally, and it started out about a...

  21. City of Marshall considers staff pay with compensation study

    The goal of the study was to determine where Marshall fell when it came to competitive wages, both regarding actual pay and pay scale advertised by the city. The goal, Lister said, was to train and retain talent within the city.

  22. Schertz City Council meetings change to two times a month

    In May, City Council voted to reduce the number of meetings and reschedule the dates to the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings were formerly held on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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