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Texarkana Council to vote on recognizing New Town Neighborhood Association

by Karl Richter | January 22, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- During a regular meeting Monday, the City Council will conduct a public hearing and vote whether to officially recognize a recently formed neighborhood association.

The New Town Neighborhood Association serves residents in the area south of College Drive, north of New Boston Road, east of Summerhill Road and west of Texas Boulevard. It has recently established a board of directors and bylaws, according to a summary published with the meeting's agenda.

After the Council's recognition, next steps for the association include pursuing incorporation and 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

The Council will also consider a pair of measures in reaction to the sale of CenterPoint Energy natural gas assets to Summit Utilities.

On Jan. 10, Summit announced its purchase of CenterPoint's gas distribution operations in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texarkana, Texas. The Council will hold hearings and vote on ordinances transferring the city's natural gas franchise from CenterPoint to Summit.

Another hearing and vote concern a request to rezone 5302 N. Kings Hwy. to allow a realty office in a home there.

The Council will also vote on amending the city budget to account for a $30,000 grant from the Texas Recreation and Park Society and the National Fitness Campaign Committee.

"The 2022 NFC/TRAPS Healthy Cities Campaign is part of a national movement to make world class fitness free and accessible in public spaces across the country," according to a summary.

The agenda includes an open forum during which members of the public may address the Council on any topic for up to five minutes each.

(The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 220 Texas Blvd. A live video stream will be available via the city's website, ci.texarkana.tx.us.)

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