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  1. Mesquite city budget passes, hearing for tax rate Sept. 28

    During Monday night’s Mesquite City Council meeting the council unanimously passed an ordinance adopting and approving the proposed fiscal year 2020-21 budget following the final public hearing. The city’s...

  2. Mayor Turner discusses testing wastewater for COVID-19 hotspots

    ...to contain and treat. SEE ALSO: City of Houston plans to test human waste for COVID-19 hot spots Mayor Sylvester Turner said a team has been testing for the presence of the virus in wastewater since May...

  3. Rockwall City Council approves budget, lowers tax rate

    The Rockwall City Council voted Monday to adopt a property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. A statement issued by the council said the vote continued a seven-year trend to decrease the tax rate for Rockwall residents. The approved tax rate is...

  4. Beth Journeay retires from Angleton Chamber

    Beth Journeay will retire as President and CEO of the Angleton Chamber of Commerce but still plans ... Leading up to Wednesday, when the retirement is effective, she’s spending time taking care of loose ends, meeting with the Angleton city manager,...

  5. College Station partnering with Santa’s Wonderland to boost tourism

    ...traditional Christmas in the Park, the release says. Christmas in College Station will run Dec. 1-30. City council members approved of the effort at their Thursday meeting. This means $100,000 will go toward...

  6. Nixon City Council ratifies tax rate, approves budget, appoints Amaya to vacant seat

    The new tax rate of 0.3450, or 34.50 cents per $100 of valuation, is a decrease from the previous year’s rate of 0.3929. However, this does not mean the amount of taxes Nixon property owners pay will decrease, as it depends on the increase in...

  7. Smiley City Council ratifies tax rate and approves budget for 2020-2021

    At the special called meeting of the Smiley City Council on Sept. 24, 2020, a tax rate of 0.3573 was ratified for the fiscal year of 2020-2021, and the city’s proposed budget was approved. This rate of 0.3573, or 35.73 cents per $100 of property...

  8. Galveston to accept applications for city flag designs

    People will have an opportunity to submit a design for a flag representing Galveston. Those proposals will go before a city committee for review before the Galveston City Council votes on one next spring, Mayor pro tem Craig Brown said.

  9. New Wheels: City receives custom-built firetruck

    Brownsville - The engine will serve the entire city, but is stationed in the downtown area on Adams Street and is designed specifically with an independent suspension that will allow personnel to make tighter turns on the neighborhood’s narrow...

  10. City manager receives two-year extension, no salary increase

    The Brownsville City Commission on Sep. 15 extended City Manager Noel Bernal’s contract for two more years effective Oct.1 after almost two years since he began his service for the city in December 2018.

  11. Gov. Abbott announces new proposed penalties for people who participate in 'riots'

    The legislation, if passed by lawmakers in 2021, would create felony-level offenses for causing injury or destroying property during what is deemed to be a “riot.” Blocking hospital entrances and using lasers to target police would also be felony...

  12. Construction underway for a Valero travel center in Clyde

    ...benefit form the taxes and it will create more than 100 jobs. The decision took months of meetings with city council members, residents, law enforcement, and school officials since it's located right by the high...

  13. SPI receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

    ...city personnel, the award represents a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of the SPI City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. A Certificate of Recognition...

  14. Waco relaunching search for new police chief

    ...new police chief, hoping to have a replacement for former Chief Ryan Holt by early next year. Waco City Council members narrowed a field of 91 applicants to five candidates but called off the process in...

  15. San Benito offers $180,000 in COVID-19 relief assistance

    The Hardship Assistance Program, also known as SBCARES, is funded by federal CARES Act COVID-19 relief funding. SBCARES will assist qualifying residents who have experienced temporary or permanent job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  16. Missouri City unanimously adopts lower tax rate, approves 2020-21 budget on split vote

    Missouri City residents will pay a tax rate of $0.598035 per $100 valuation during FY 2020-21. The approved rate is approximately $0.03 less than the FY 2019-20 tax rate. The mayor and Missouri City Council members unanimously approved the lower tax...

  17. Amarillo residents will experience water and sewer rate increase

    ...“One of those projects is very large scale in the water collection area,” said Laura Storrs, assistant city manager. “It’s related to the northeast interceptor that will be funded with this rate increase that...

  18. Council discusses door-to-door concerns

    Del Rio City Council members left the city’s existing emergency declaration of disaster for public health emergency unchanged Tuesday after discussing problems posed by salespeople and politicians going...

  19. Sale of Denton's stake in coal plant in negotiation phase

    The coal-fired power plant at Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station is owned by the Texas Municipal Power Agency, created by the cities of Denton, Garland, Bryan and Greenville to produce electricity. The plant is about 20 miles east of College...

  20. Christmas at the Courthouse in Longview canceled because of COVID-19

    Christmas at the Courthouse, with its free rides, entertainment, refreshments and visits with Santa, will not happen in in downtown Longview. Instead, Sheriff Maxey Cerliano said visitors are encouraged to take in the lights and displays at the...

  21. San Antonio ranked No. 1 among Texas cities in helping immigrants integrate in the community

    The City of San Antonio shared its recent ranking in a news release Thursday, stating the NAE Cities Index ranked the Alamo City 29 out of 100 cities. It was the second year in a row where San Antonio listed as the top Texas city in the ranking.

  22. Katy Market Day set to return Oct. 17

    ...Old Town Katy near Katy City Hall. The announcement indicated the event had been approved by Katy Mayor Bill Hastings and would feature 50 vendors in addition to food trucks. The announcement said prior...

  23. Austin musicians unify for citywide anthem, 'Walk With Me'

    More than 45 native and resident musicians around Austin have teamed up to create "Walk With Me," an anthem meant to inspire and unify the city during troubling times across the U.S. It's all part of a nationwide initiative supported by the U.S....

  24. Conroe issues $56M in bonds for capital improvement, water and sewer projects

    The Conroe City Council took action Thursday to issue more than $56 million in certificates of obligation for numerous capital improvement and water and sewer projects. The $39.2 million water and sewer...

  25. Frisco’s FY21 budget adds six new police officers, maintains tax rate

    The new budget will include a $183 million general fund that will allocate $12.1 million to the public works department, $18.3 million to the parks and recreation department, $42.3 million toward the Frisco Fire Department and $46.4 million toward...

  26. City of Kyle donates more than $200K to students for thousands of new devices

    ...the last of its CARES Act funding to Hays CISD, with a fund match from the Texas Education Agency. Mayor Travis Mitchell says $210,000 will go towards new devices for Kyle students. Between the city’s donation...

  27. City of Victoria moves forward with storm drainage and thoroughfare master plans

    The City says that Public Works will contract with CivilTech Engineering for the storm drainage master plan. The scope of the master plan includes evaluating sites around Victoria to make them developable, updating design standards, and preparing...

  28. Bay City agrees to purchase power with new plan

    City Council approved a new agreement with Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) that calls for purchasing power two years in advance of delivery...

  29. Halloween on Main to be drive-thru event

    Sealy Main Street has announced that it will hold Halloween on Main as a drive-thru event on Oct. 31. The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. with vehicles lining up at B&PW Park and slowly parading down Main Street where socially distanced vendors will...

  30. Lower tax rate for Quitman budget

    The city’s new tax rate was set at $.5473 per $100 valuation which is less than last year’s $.5915 rate. The maintenance and operation portion is $.4117 with the interest and sinking rate at $.1356 bringing it to $.5473. The total of expenditures for...

  31. Mineola parades will follow former Hwy. 80 route

    The Mineola High School homecoming, Veteran’s Day and Christmas parades will proceed as scheduled, unless more stringent measures are adopted by the state. Mayor Kevin White has final authority to approve such gatherings and gave the go-ahead with...

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