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  1. Rockwall city manager retires after lifetime of municipal service

    On Jan. 31, City Manager Rick Crowley will retire after 42 years in municipal government, 37 of those with the city of Rockwall. A lot has changed here since his arrival, and throughout his tenure, Crowley has made a huge impact on the growth and...

  2. Samsung considers $10 Billion Texas chipmaking plant, sources say

    The world’s largest memory chip and smartphone maker is in discussions to locate a facility in Austin, Texas, capable of fabricating chips as advanced as 3 nanometers in the future, people familiar with the matter said. Plans are preliminary and...

  3. Buda city council eyes free COVID testing program

    ...but they have been presented with a chance to pay nothing for state-allocated COVID-19 tests. Buda City Council members were hesitant to approve the proposal due to multiple unanswered questions. The tests...

  4. Dallas to Consider Expanding Food Truck Ordinance

    ...City Council on Thursday, January 21, 2021 A memorandum signed by five council members was sent to Mayor Eric Johnson’s office Nov. 9, requesting an item to appear on the council’s agenda before the end...

  5. The US can vaccinate up to 85% of US adults and begin a return to normal by fall, Fauci says

    Despite challenges with the distribution and administration of Covid-19 vaccines, the US “can and should” vaccinate 70-85% of US adults by the end of summer, infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday. If officials do hit that benchmark,...

  6. Brownsville partners with Methodist Healthcare to improve broadband access

    The City of Brownsville announced this week that they are partnering with the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. to improve local broadband access, opening up access to this service at a critical time.

  7. Mayor: Pharr saw growth in 2020 despite COVID

    The state of the city, titled “Together: Honoring Our First Responders,” opened with Hernandez honoring first responders and paying tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as well as the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Galveston starting 2021 on a positive note and moving ahead

    We continue our discussions with the state, UTMB and the Galveston County Health District as plans emerge for mass vaccine distribution. While the city isn’t an authority on vaccine distribution, we appreciate the collaboration and willingness of...

  9. $46.7 million in assistance coming to help you as pandemic continues hardships at home

    The City of San Antonio announced Wednesday it's receiving 46.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief. 90 percent of it is specifically for emergency housing and rental assistance. "This is money specifically to help people in need," Mayor Ron Nirenberg...

  10. State names UT Health San Antonio’s clinical practice city’s latest vaccine hub

    ...half of the city are feeling like we’re not given the consideration,” Courage said during a Jan. 14 City Council briefing. City Manager Erik Walsh reminded Council members that all of the Metro Health, WellMed,...

  11. Houston mayor asks Union Pacific to help pay for families to move away from cancer cluster area

    Mayor Turner urges Union Pacific help families move out of Fifth Ward cancer cluster Several families near a Union Pacific site in Houston's Fifth Ward have been developing cancer at high rates. Now, Houston...

  12. Abilene mayor withdraws from consideration for city manager in small Washington town

    Anthony Williams was one of three finalists for City Manager of Bainbridge Island, Wash. The mayor did not specify why he withdrew his name from consideration, but previously said it would take something extraordinary for him to leave Abilene, his...

  13. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott floats ‘statewide camping ban’ as homeless debate heats up

    “I do expect to announce a statewide plan to address homelessness that will include a ban on camping as well as other ideas to make sure that Texas will be able to effectively and aggressively address the homelessness situation,” Abbott said...

  14. Fulton Fishing Pier reopens after being destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in 2017

    ...$1.9 million with most of the money coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Fulton's Mayor said a new bait-house building is also being built there. Until then, they are letting people enjoy...

  15. DeSoto Discusses Future Senior Property Tax Exemptions

    ...meeting of March 2 this year for it to be effective for the tax year 2021. Councilperson Raphiel, Mayor Pro-Tem Moore and councilperson Patrick all pointed out given the current economic outlook due to...

  16. Montgomery OKs MUD annexation for new housing development

    ...annexation of land in MUD 179 for the final plat following a past closed session with a 3-0 vote with Mayor Sara Countryman and the now resigned councilmen John Champagne, Jr. and Jon Bickford. But first,...

  17. Public feedback solicited on multimodal plan

    ...cross sections to accommodate vehicles, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit. "It's exciting," Mayor Ginger Nelson said with regard to the plan. "Citizens use the things MPO works on every single day....

  18. Arlington Council’s Raul Gonzalez tested positive for COVID | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    He’s the third elected city leader to announce a positive COVID diagnosis. Ruby Faye Woolridge, District 6 councilmember said she tested positive earlier this month, and Mayor Jeff Williams said he tested positive Dec. 23. Both Williams and Woolridge...

  19. San Marcos may challenge governor over COVID-19 restrictions

    During a Jan. 19 meeting, San Marcos' City Council weighed whether to follow the cities of El Paso and Austin in challenging an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott by enacting additional COVID-19 restrictions.

  20. Trinity County JP, longtime fire chief, dies from COVID-19

    Chief Hayne Huffman was a dedicated servant to the people of Trinity County, serving 57 years on the fire department and 51 years as chief. He died Thursday at the age of 80 from COVID-19.

  21. City of McAllen to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    ...pleased to be able to offer the first of many COVID-19 vaccine clinics for our residents,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “I encourage everyone who is eligible to register for this important vaccine and I ask...

  22. Mesquite airport proposes strategic plan

    The Mesquite Metro Airport proposed its strategic plan in order to increase growth and economic development of the area. The strategic plan would cover the next three to five years to help impact the community and aspire to bring in new businesses.

  23. Bay City takes steps toward major water, wastewater system improvements

    Council authorized notice to issue certificates of obligation in connection with receiving $36,400,000 for wastewater system improvements and $20,300,000 in water system upgrades. The wastewater system improvements include upgrades to the existing...

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