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Cove City Manager Andrea Gardner presented the preliminary fiscal year 2018 budget to the City Council at a special workshop Tuesday.

LAMPASAS — Retired schoolteacher Greg L. Smith was sworn in to the City Council’s Place 4 seat Monday after the council unanimously approved his appointment June 5.

The city is accepting applications to fill a position on the Citizens Focus Group. The purpose of the City Council-appointed advisory body is to gain input from citizens to ensure the city is capturing the true intent of residents.

The Economic Development Corporation unanimously approved the extension of a closing deadline of a land purchase agreement with Endeavor Real Estate Group until Jan. 16, during a special meeting Tuesday.

The City Council canvassed and declared the official vote totals in the runoff elections Dec. 13 between Dan Yancey and Chuck Taylor, and between Jay Manning and Gary Kent, during a special workshop Wednesday.

A petition launched by the family of a 15-year-old Copperas Cove High School student struck and killed by a vehicle while waiting for his school bus helped convince the Coryell County Commissioners’ Court to lower the speed limit on certain county roads during their meeting at 9 a.m. Monday …

A detailed report released Aug. 12 on an audit conducted by the city on the Chamber of Commerce’s financial controls and compliance with city agreements shows the chamber did not comply with two separate agreements, commingled hotel occupancy tax funds disbursed by the city and funds in its …

Disenchantment with fellow council members and the city manager motivated Councilwoman Marty Smith to resign her position Aug. 11. The council accepted her resignation on Tuesday.

No one spoke during public hearings Tuesday on the Cove fiscal year 2017 City Manager’s Proposed Budget and Plan of Municipal Services and the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation’s fiscal year 2017 proposed budget.

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