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  1. Chime in Survey invites residents to participate in city's budget process

    The city of El Paso invited residents to voice their priorities by submitting responses to the city’s Chime in Survey. The CFO of El Paso, Robert Cortinas said survey responses reinforce strategic plans when district representatives advocate for said...

  2. City of San Antonio to open more in-person services starting Monday

    ...is categorized as “low”, the City plans to reopen more in-person services and facilities next week. City Manager Erik Walsh told City Council on Thursday that City staff reviewed this next phase of reopening...

  3. Uncertain proposes increase in local sales tax on May 1 ballot

    ...ballot, the consideration is for the adoption of a local sales and use tax at the rate of 2 percent. The city council voted back in January to propose to increase the sales tax from 1 percent to 2 percent on the...

  4. Jefferson City Council tables city administrator hire

    The Jefferson City Council unanimously voted to table a decision to name a new city administrator and also unanimously declined to allow the new city administrator to live outside the city limits during a meeting Thursday.

  5. If Texas Lawmakers Get Their Way, Cops Could Confiscate Stunt Drivers' Cars

    If passed, House Bill 2315 would allow law enforcement in some circumstances to seize and possibly forfeit someone's car. This wouldn't happen for a first-time offender unless they injured someone or were driving while intoxicated. After the first...

  6. Downtown Waco board OKs $2.6 million for Magnolia conversion of Trib building

    ...property tax revenue collected in the area. The TIF board’s recommendation will now head to the Waco City Council for final approval. Under the deal, Magnolia would receive three annual TIF payments after...

  7. Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund awards $300k in additional grants, raising total to $1.34M for winter storm recovery

    DALLAS — The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund will distribute another $300,000 to 15 local organizations that have been helping residents recover from Winter Storm Uri, Mayor Eric Johnson announced Thursday....

  8. Round Rock to repeal mask mandate starting April 22 at midnight

    The Round Rock City Council voted Thursday night to repeal the order starting April 22nd at midnight. Council cited increased vaccinations for the move, hoping that the rate will be even higher in two weeks.

  9. Local cities joined forces to maintain a sustainable community

    Leaders from Fort Hood, Nolanville. Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton, Salado, Gatesville, and Lampasas gathered in Monarch Park Nolanville to renew their commitment to the Cen-Tex Sustainable Communities Partnership additional three...

  10. DeSoto Celebrates a Victory for Workers while Texas Senate Considers Sweeping Preemption Bill

    DeSoto City Council approved a Ban-the-Box policy joining the City of Austin, 36 states, and over 150 cities and counties in implementing hiring policies that aim to give everyone a fair chance at employment. “Ban the Box” refers to the policy of...

  11. The hubs would serve as emergency shelters to deal with future disasters.

    Austin's City Council approved a resolution starting the process to make "resilience hubs" in the wake of February's storms. The hubs at schools and other community buildings throughout the city would have the capacity to serve as shelters,...

  12. Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site to open at New Braunfels City Hall

    ...clinics, attention has shifted to conducting more large-scale vaccination events,” said New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno. “This agreement with Curative allows the city and county to maintain a testing...

  13. Mercedes names Alberto Perez city manager

    After winnowing their list of candidates down to three, city leaders here named Alberto Perez as the new city manager Tuesday night. “I’m just excited for the city of Mercedes,” Mayor Oscar Montoya said immediately after the meeting adjourned.

  14. City council to consider term limits

    The City of San Marcos Charter Review Commission presented an interim report to the councilmembers at their regular meeting Tuesday night, making some considerations including term limits. The commission suggested changing the term of mayor from two...

  15. Judge signs temporary restraining order to stop Pharr from acquiring Hidalgo County EMS

    A judge signed a temporary restraining order against the city of Pharr on Thursday, prohibiting the city from acquiring the assets of Hidalgo County EMS.

  16. Eloy Vega welcomed as Port Neches Fire Chief

    ...Neches City Manager Andre Wimer said Vega brings a wealth of knowledge and operational experience. Mayor Glenn Johnson thanked the fire fighters, some of who were in the audience, for their work during the...

  17. City of San Antonio to receive $326M from latest federal stimulus package

    ...revenue loss, which is an estimated $247.5 million over the course of fiscal years 2020 and 2021, Deputy City Manager María Villagómez told City Council members Thursday. Villagómez addressed the council in chambers,...

  18. Austin OKs up to $125M in bonds for nearly 800 affordable housing units

    ...housing-starved Austin will receive some funding by way of multifamily private activity bonds. Austin City Council approved April 8 the issuance of up to $125 million of bonds for housing projects across the...

  19. Claude Lewis

    For the past 20 years Claude proudly served as the Mayor of Ravenna, not for the title, but because he wanted to better his community and help his fellow neighbors.

  20. City, SFA reach agreement for summer shot clinics

    ...Moderna COVID vaccine during a vaccination clinic March 4 at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center. City Council this week Ok'd an interlocal agreement with Stephen F. Austin State University that will allow...

  21. City Council updates requirements to small business grant program

    The San Marcos City Council revised the Revive SMTX small business grant program to correlate with updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines at its April 6 meeting. The new guidelines require small businesses who receive...

  22. Lakeway City Council approves staff raises, agreement on trail bathroom

    The Lakeway City Council voted Monday night to approve salary raises for city staff using money from sales tax collection. City Manager Julie Oakley said Lakeway’s collection of sales tax has been above what the budget projected for this year by...

  23. City Council Votes to Extend Building Moratorium 180 Days

    The Granbury City Council voted unanimously to extend the City’s moratorium on new permitting and building on the City’s east side for another 180 days during the April 6 City Council meeting. The new ruling,...

  24. County and City officials meet together to discuss Coronavirus Recovery Funds

    Rusk County Commissioners Court and the Henderson City Council joined together Monday for a historic joint workshop in over a decade. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Court room in order to discuss...

  25. February storm highlights Leander water struggles

    Last July, a water treatment plant failure coupled with peak summer water demand left over 20,000 customers boiling their water for six days. This February, an eight-day boil water notice was issued after the city’s only functioning water treatment...

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