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  1. City Council reviews possibilities for new city projects

    ...Solutions, presented a comprehensive plan for improving the city of Glen Rose at city hall last week. The city council commissioned the company to gather feedback from the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee...

  2. Homelessness in Austin could end in 2023, city leaders say

    On Thursday, city leaders gave status updates on the multiple initiatives that are underway. Homeless Strategy Officer Dianna Gray said out of 1,300 new housing units planned under the "Finding Home ATX" initiative, around 1,000 are in the pipeline...

  3. City Council designates street repairs

    During the meeting, City Manager John Angerstein showed the Council a spreadsheet that listed streets in their precincts that qualified and asked their representatives to elect their top choices for those repairs. Each precinct had approximately $40k...

  4. Ivanhoe mayor schedules town hall meeting

    The agenda, she said, will include the topics of recreational vehicles; home-based businesses and air B&Bs, and encouraged any residents who have other topics to include, to let her know. “If we get together as a community, we can talk about...

  5. Brazoria completes budget, tax rate

    The city is keeping the property tax rate at 68.04 cents per $100 taxable value despite higher property values, a move Ray has said is being done to help address the cost of infrastructure improvements and ensure inflation doesn’t create...

  6. Angleton tackling ADA compliance

    ...compliance, such as walking paths, sidewalks, crosswalks and connectors of streets and sidewalks, Mayor Jason Perez said. “What this will do is help plan, prioritize and budget for those shortfalls and...

  7. The short and winding road: Sweeny takes up industrial park infrastructure

    The City Council made tentative steps toward creating infrastructure for the industrial park on FM 524 that has been advancing in fits and starts since it was purchased in 2010. Nina Christie of the Sweeny Economic Development Corp. spoke to the...

  8. Old book, new cover: Freeport library shows off interior revamp

    The Freeport branch of the Brazoria County Library System made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear when the great freeze of 2021 caused pipes to burst and ruined parts of the building. As floors and fixtures and media were replaced, the library took the...

  9. Nearly 150 mayors commit to combating hate, extremism

    Washington, D.C. – Nearly 150 mayors, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and four additional mayors in ADL’s Southwest Region, have signed or renewed a 2017 pledge...

  10. Board OKs TIF money for affordable housing, Elm business support

    Waco - The city could soon use its Tax Increment Financing money to subsidize new affordable housing and help small businesses along Elm Avenue pay for facility improvements. The Tax Increment Financing Zone board for TIF 1 and TIF 4 recommended...

  11. College Station plans to keep cool with tree-planting plan

    ...have developed more roots and may not be as adaptable to being placed in a harsher environment. Mayor Karl Mooney was also in favor of the plan. With the council unanimously in favor of the tree-planting...

  12. Texas City Commission approves $179 million budget

    TEXAS CITY The Texas City Commission in a 6-0 vote Wednesday approved a $179 million expenditure budget. × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium...

  13. Donna approves $84 million in debt for international bridge expansion

    ...finance the continued commercial expansion of the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge. The Donna City Council, Donna Economic Development Corporation (4A) and Development Corporation of Donna (4B) boards...

  14. Big Sandy stops spraying for mosquitos to save bees

    Officials say that they decided to stop spraying because growing concern in Big Sandy about the program’s effect on the areas falling bee population. Its not all sacrifices though for the people of Big Sandy. Authorities say that residents will no...

  15. Progress at Woodway's arboretum provides hope for autumn reopening

    An $18 million sewer project that started in mid-2019 and eventually ripped through the arboretum, uprooted much of its vegetation and contributed to the alienation of some longtime supporters, is now finished. Crews are working to restore the...

  16. Cove council approves drainage project at intersection near school

    On Tuesday, the Copperas Cove City Council approved a future drainage project at the intersection of Hardeman Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The city's Public Works Director said during rain events,...

  17. Round Rock City Council approves interlocal agreement, engineering contract for regional pipeline project

    Round Rock City Council approved an agreement and contract in partnership with the city of Georgetown regarding a regional pipeline project during a Sept. 22 meeting. Under consideration were interlocal agreements for the engineering, design and...

  18. City of Harlingen cutting hurdles on development

    As the city takes steps to cut hurdles standing in the way of subdivision developers, officials are aiming to keep higher drainage standards in place. While some developers are calling for options to building detention ponds they argue boost new home...

  19. Dallas monkeypox relief fund aims to help sufferers through long recovery

    As monkeypox continues to circulate in Dallas, several nonprofits are teaming up to create a relief fund for people directly impacted by the virus. There have been nearly 700 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Dallas County.

  20. T-Mobile presents $50,000 Hometown Grant for speaker system in Downtown Plainview

    ...install a speaker system all along the sidewalks of Broadway from the highway to eighth street,” said Mayor Charles Starnes. “And that will enhance the ambiance of the town.” The grant was presented as a...

  21. Conroe considers new electric business signs downtown

    With a nod from downtown business owners, the Conroe City Council is considering amendments to its sign ordinance to allow electric signs. The potential changes would allow electric lighted signs and signs...

  22. Celebrating a rich history: Jacksonville dedicates new historical marker

    A crowd gathered in Jacksonville’s Hazel Tilton Park Sept. 21 to witness the dedication of a historical marker, received during the city’s 150th anniversary. Senator Robert Nichols served as the keynote speaker for the dedication of the historical...

  23. Council passes budget, sets tax rate

    Farmersville - All told, the new budget spends $4,322,784 for its general fund, an increase of about $100,000 from the current budget. The new budget projects expenses to total $4,526,311, showing a deficit for the coming fiscal year of $283,527.

  24. Castroville budget OKd, tax rate unchanged

    The annual operating budget anticipates general fund expenditures of $4,204,014. Last year’s general fund expenditures were $3,417,003. The FY 22-23 proposed budget was delivered to city council on Aug. 12. Several work sessions and council...

  25. Castroville adopts amended gas contract with CPS

    Castroville City Council on Sept. 13 approved a modified one-year extension to its CPS Energy gas operations contract. Council approved the contract in an effort to control costs for utility customers and to buy time to explore other gas provider...

  26. Great Wolf Lodge breaks ground on first Houston family resort in Webster

    The city of Webster hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the first Great Wolf Lodge in the Houston metro area Sept. 22. The resort, hotel and indoor waterpark will be the 22nd location in North America and the second in Texas, the first being in...

  27. Abilene City Council approves fourth largest DCOA deal in entity's history

    It expects to invest roughly $60.3 million in Abilene for expansion in its current facility over the five years, with the new jobs having an average salary of $53,775. Over 10 years, the project is estimated to generate $21 million in tax benefits,...

  28. Llano approves final properties in JLK Event Center trade

    ...options at a meeting Sept. 19. Current negotiations between the city and the county began in July when Mayor Kelli Tudyk proposed a trade of the event center for county-owned properties across the city. Staff...

  29. Archer City council listens to citizens regarding ambulance concerns

    The Archer City council continued discussions regarding the future of the city’s emergency medical services during its council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15. The Archer City council voted to use American Medical Rescue for emergency medical services...

  30. City enjoys extra sales tax revenues

    Better than expected sales tax collections mean the city of Gatesville will have about $500,000 more to spend on different projects around the city. "Basically, our sales tax has come in really well – above our expectations," Gatesville Finance...

  31. California parts manufacturer moving to Rockwall Technology Park

    IDP is developing a 21,000-square-foot facility on a 2.51-acre parcel adjacent to State Highway 276 in Phase I of the Rockwall Technology Park. IDP has committed to adding at least $7 million in new taxable value to the Rockwall community, primarily...

  32. City Council adopts tax rate,hears property owner requests

    Whitney - The council voted to leave the tax rate unchanged, at $0.6384 per $100 property valuation. Based on increased property values in the city, that rate will exceed both the no-new-revenue rate, which would raise the same amount of tax revenue...

  33. Project to bring about 381 multifamily residential units to McKinney

    The new development, termed Modera McKinney Ridge, will sit on the east side of the future expansion of Hardin Boulevard, about 1,500 feet north of Bloomdale Road. The development is about a mile north of McKinney North High School.

  34. City of Southlake Revisits Time Capsule for 66th Birthday

    The City of Southlake was officially incorporated as a City on September 22, 1956, which makes it 66 years young this year. Like most birthdays, it is always fun and memorable to do a little self-reflection and revisit one of our most commemorative...

  35. Gonzales approves 2022-23 master rate and fee schedule

    The Gonzales City Council approved the 2022 Master Rate and Fee schedule during the Thursday, Sept. 8 meeting. The following rates will be increased and/or added for the 2022 schedule: • Commercial Construction: Base permit fee increased to $100....

  36. Gonzales City Council approves new tax rate

    The council approved, by a 4-1 vote, adopting the ad valorem tax rate (0.3117 per $100 value) for the 2022-23 budget year; this will be a decreased tax rate from last year’s tax rate. This year’s budget will raise more revenue from property taxes...

  37. AP Council Passes Budget, Tax Rate

    Every penny counts in the Aransas Pass City Council budget.From different sides, one penny was fought for through the end ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a...

  38. Marshall to reconsider amendment allowing food trucks downtown

    The Marshall City Council will once again hear from city officials regarding an amendment to a city ordinance which would allow mobile food vendors to operate within downtown Marshall. The largest change proposed in the amendment would lift...

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