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This is Falfurrias, Texas

Falfurrias is the county seat of Brooks County, Texas, United States. The town is named for founder Edward Cunningham Lasater's ranch, La Mota de Falfurrias. In 1893, the Falfurrias ranch was one of the largest in Texas at some 350,000 acres.

The city is centered around the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 285 and is approximately 81 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, 90 miles southeast of Laredo, and 36 miles south of Alice. Population was 6,200 as of 2010.


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City of Falfurrias

 
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor                                               
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem                                                
David Longoria, Alderman                                                                        
Manuel Perez Jr., Alderman                                                                      
Mae Saenz, Alderwoman                                                                               
Roberto J. Villarreal, Alderman                                                                                                       
 
Sammy Maldonado, City Administrator Interim
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
Roberto Gomez, City Foreman 
 
NOTICE is hereby given of a REGULAR MEETING, of the City Council, for the City of Falfurrias, County of Brooks, State of Texas, to be held on WEDNESDAY, June 03, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at: Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen St. Falfurrias, Texas 78355 for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
 
If during the course of this Council Meeting, the City Council should determine that a Closed meeting or executive session of the Council is required, such closed meeting or Executive session will be conducted during or soon after the commencement of the meeting Covered by this notice. This closed meeting or executive session will follow the guidelines and subject matter as set forth under Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code and any Amendments thereto.
 
  • ITEM 1.) CALL TO ORDER AND CERTIFICATION OF A QUORUM:
  • ITEM 2.) CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is the opportunity for visitors and guests to address the City Council on any issue. City Council may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be taken on any issue at this time. (Attorney General Opinion – JC 0169)
  • ITEM 3.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Approval of monthly bills.
  • ITEM 4.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve April 15, 2015, special meeting minutes.
  • ITEM 5.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve May 6, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

 

NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 6.) PRESENTATION – Presentation by President of the Brooks County Fair Association Bobby Saenz on donation given by City of Falfurrias.
  • ITEM 7.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on variance request for property at corner of 281 and W. Noble Street.
  • ITEM 8.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on renewal of Municipal Golf Course contract with Falfurrias Golfer’s Association
  • ITEM 9.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on January, February and March financials for General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Utility Fund Acct.
  • ITEM 10.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on accepting letter of resignation from Mayor Lamar D. Martinez Sr.
  • ITEM 11.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING –. Discussion and possible action to approve a $3,000.00 offer made by Norma E. Saenz to purchase tax sale property on the Lots 2 and 3, Block 3 Miller Brothers addition to the City of Falfurrias, as described in Volume 125, Page 703, Deed Records of Brooks County, Texas belonging to Emanuel L. Pena, Marivel G. Rosas, Rafaela Villarreal, Edna Grubbs, Aka Edna Mae Grubbs Boswell and Elizabeth Rosas, By Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, and to approve a resolution regarding same.  Property is located at 718 E. Bowie St., Falfurrias, Brooks County, Texas. 
  • ITEM 12.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – Discussion and possible action to approve a $1,300.00 offer made by George Moreno to purchase tax sale property on the Lots 6,7,8, and 9, Block 19, La Colonia Addition, an addition to the Town of Falfurrias, Brooks County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Cabinet ‘A’ Slide 32, Plat Records of Brooks County, Texas belonging to Pasqual Salinas, et al, By Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, and to approve a resolution regarding same.  Property is located at W. Lee Street Falfurrias, Brooks County, Texas.
  • ITEM 13.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on The Falfurrias Fire Department 50th Anniversary BBQ Celebration.
  • ITEM 14.) EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Council will enter into closed, executive session to discuss the following:
  • (1) Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code, to provide advice and counsel in connection with the City’s rights, duties, privileges, and obligations in connection with the collective bargaining negotiations between the City and the Police Union,  threats of litigations, and related legal matters.
  • ITEM 15.) ADJOURN.
 
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need assistance should contact 
Melinda Garza, City Clerk, at (361)-325-2420 two days prior to the meetings so appropriate arrangements may be made.
 
The undersigned officers certify that the foregoing notice was posted this 29th day of May, 2015 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building, and at the Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen Street, Falfurrias, Texas.
 
 
__________________________________________
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Falfurrias
 
Attest: 
 
 
 
______________________________
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
 
 
POSTING CERTIFICATION:
This is to certify that this Agenda was posted on the front door of the City Hall office, and the Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room located at 205 E. Allen St. in Falfurrias, Texas on the __________ day of May @ _________P.M.
 
 
Signed: __________________________
 
Title: ____________________________
 
 

City of Falfurrias

 
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor                                                                          
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem                                                                      
David Longoria, Alderman                                                                                                     
Manuel Perez Jr., Alderman                                                                                                   
Mae Saenz, Alderwoman                                                                                                            
Roberto J. Villarreal, Alderman                                                                                                       
 
Noel Bernal, City Administrator
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
Roberto Gomez, City Foreman
Homer Mora, City Attorney
 
NOTICE is hereby given of a REGULAR MEETING, of the City Council, for the City of Falfurrias, County of Brooks, State of Texas, to be held on WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at: Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen St. Falfurrias, Texas 78355 for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
 
If during the course of this Council Meeting, the City Council should determine that a Closed meeting or executive session of the Council is required, such closed meeting or Executive session will be conducted during or soon after the commencement of the meeting Covered by this notice. This closed meeting or executive session will follow the guidelines and subject matter as set forth under Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code and any Amendments thereto.
 
  • ITEM 1.) CALL TO ORDER AND CERTIFICATION OF A QUORUM:
  • ITEM 2.) CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is the opportunity for visitors and guests to address the City Council on any issue. City Council may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be taken on any issue at this time. (Attorney General Opinion – JC 0169)
  • ITEM 3.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Approval of monthly bills.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 4.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – PROCLAMATION – A PROCLAMATION IN SUPPORT OF TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COALITION. A REGIONAL MODEL FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
  • ITEM 5.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on accepting bid for the City of Falfurrias Tony Lemus Tennis Courts Rehabilitation Project from Teni Trak, Inc. of $89,831.70.
  • ITEM 6.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on accepting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for City of Falfurrias legal services. 
  • ITEM 7.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – ORDINANCE N0. 2014-017– Discussion and possible action on amendments to Ordinance.
  • ITEM 8.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and take possible action on permits issued under Ordinance No. 2014-O-017 to VIP game room and Heart’s Venture.
  • ITEM 9.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on Interlocal Agreement between the City of Falfurrias and Brooks County for Veteran’s Services to possibly subsidize Veteran’s Officer Ismael Ortiz.
  • ITEM 10.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on authorizing use of Brooks County Sheriff’s Office antenna and repeater on City’s elevated storage tank.
  • ITEM 11.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on authorizing policy academy training sponsorship of Rey Regalado at Del Mar College. 
  • ITEM 12.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on hiring Police Department employee as recommended by City Administrator.    
  • ITEM 13.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING – To discuss and vote on accepting letter of resignation from City Administrator Noel Bernal. 
  • ITEM 14.) NEWS AND INFORMATION – (Non-Action Items) 
  • ITEM 15.) ADJOURN.
 
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need assistance should contact 
Melinda Garza, City Clerk, at (361)-325-2420 two days prior to the meetings so appropriate arrangements may be made.
 
The undersigned officers certify that the foregoing notice was posted this 27th day of February, 2015 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
 
 
 
____________________________
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
City of Falfurrias
 
Attest:
 
 
_____________________________
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
 
This is to certify that this Agenda was posted on the glass front door of the City Hall office at ______P.M., _______________, 2015.
 
 
Signed: _____________________________
 
 
Title: _______________________________
 

City of Falfurrias

 
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
David Longoria, Alderman
Manuel Perez Jr., Alderman
Mae Saenz, Alderwoman
Roberto J. Villarreal, Alderman
 
Noel Bernal, City Administrator
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
Roberto Gomez, Public Works Director                                                                                      
Samuel Maldonado, Utilities Director
Homer Mora, City Attorney
 
         
NOTICE is hereby given of a REGULAR MEETING, of the City Council, for the City of Falfurrias, County of Brooks, State of Texas, to be held on WEDNESDAY, December 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at: Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen St. Falfurrias, Texas 78355 for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
 
If during the course of this Council Meeting, the City Council should determine that a closed meeting or executive session of the Council is required, such closed meeting or executive session will be conducted during or soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice. This closed meeting or executive session will follow the guidelines and subject matter as set forth under Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code and an amendments thereto.
 
  • ITEM 1.) CALL TO ORDER AND CERTIFICATION OF A QUORUM:
  • ITEM 2.) CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is the opportunity for visitors and guests to address the City Council on any issue. City Council may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be taken on any issue at this time. (Attorney General Opinion – JC 0169).
  • ITEM 3.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Monthly bills.
  • ITEM 4.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve October 22, 2014 special meeting minutes. 
  • ITEM 5.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve November 5, 2014 regular meeting minutes. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 6.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To discuss and vote on 2015 City of Falfurrias Holiday schedule.
  • ITEM 7.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To discuss and vote on October financials for General, Utility, and Special Revenue funds.
  • ITEM 8.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To discuss and vote on Comprehensive Compensation and Classification Study and Job Descriptions.  
  • ITEM 9.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING: To discuss luminarias decorations and lighting for Downtown and invite the public to participate on Christmas Eve.
  • ITEM 10.) EXECUTIVE SESSION – The council may enter into closed or executive session to discuss the following Texas Government Code Section 551.074 –Personnel Matter;
(1)To deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline; or dismissal of a public officer or employee;
(a) To deliberate and discuss performance evaluation of City Administrator Noel Bernal. 
  • ITEM 11.) RETURN TO OPEN SESSION – (a) Consider and act upon items listed under Executive Session:
(a) Discussion and possible action on performance evaluation of City Administrator Noel Bernal. 
  • ITEM 12.) NEWS AND INFORMATION – (Non-Action Items) 
  • ITEM 13.) ADJOURN.
 
    
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need assistance should contact 
Melinda Garza, City Clerk, at (361)-325-2420 two days prior to the meetings so appropriate arrangements may be made.
 
The undersigned officers certify that the foregoing notice was posted this 26th day of November, 2014 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
 
 
____________________________
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor 
City of Falfurrias                   
 
 
Attest:
 
_____________________________
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
 
 
This is to certify that this Agenda was posted on the glass front door of the City Hall office at _______P.M._______________, 2014
                                           
 
 
Signed: __________________
 
 
Title: ____________________
 
City of Falfurrias
 
  •  Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
  •  Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
  •  David Longoria, Alderman
  •  Manuel Perez Jr., Alderman
  •  Mae Saenz, Alderwoman
  •  Roberto J. Villarreal, Alderman
  
  •  Noel Bernal, City Administrator                                                                                  
  •  Melinda Garza, City Clerk
  •  Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
  •  Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
  •  Roberto Gomez, City Foreman 
  •  Homer Mora, City Attorney

 

NOTICE is hereby given of a REGULAR MEETING, of the City Council, for the City of Falfurrias, County of Brooks, State of Texas, to be held on WEDNESDAY, February 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at: Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen St. Falfurrias, Texas 78355 for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
 
If during the course of this Council Meeting, the City Council should determine that a   Closed meeting or executive session of the Council is required, such closed meeting or executive session will be conducted during or soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice. This closed meeting or executive session will follow the guidelines and subject matter as set forth under Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code and an Amendments thereto.
 
  • ITEM 1.) CALL TO ORDER AND CERTIFICATION OF A QUORUM:
  • ITEM 2.) CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is the opportunity for visitors and guests to address the City Council on any issue. City Council may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be taken on any issue at this time. (Attorney General Opinion – JC 0169)
  • ITEM 3.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Approval of monthly bills.  
  • ITEM 4.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve November 19, 2014 regular meeting minutes. 
  • ITEM 5.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve November 19, 2014 public hearing minutes. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 6.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on acceptance of Fiscal Year 2013 audit for the City of Falfurrias and the Falfurrias Utility Board. 
  • ITEM 7.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING – Progress report on delinquent tax collections by Nancy Vasquez with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson.  
  • ITEM 8.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on contract for the collection of delinquent taxes with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 9.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING – Progress report on fines and fees collections by Nancy Vasquez with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 10.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on contract for the collection of fines and fees with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 11.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on contract for the collection of delinquent special assessments with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 12.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Request for Proposal (RFP) for Cibolo Creek Drainage Improvements via the General Land Office (GLO) Grant.
  • ITEM 13.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Request for Proposal (RFP) for TxDOT Hwy. 281 drainage improvements in Encino and to authorize Fulcrum Engineering to perform engineering services.  
  • ITEM 14.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on December financials for General Fund, Special Revenue Fund, and Utility Fund.    
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 15.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on hiring Public Works employee as recommended by City Administrator.   
  • ITEM 16.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on hiring Utilities employee as recommended by City Administrator.  
  • ITEM 17.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on hiring Police Department employees as recommended by City Administrator.    
  • ITEM 18.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on issuing Request for Proposals (RFP) for Ed Rachel Memorial Golf Course greens Rehabilitation Project.   
  • ITEM 19.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on issuing Request for Proposals (RFP) for Tony Lemus Park Tennis Courts Rehabilitation Project.   
  • ITEM 20.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for utilities vehicle purchases.   
  • ITEM 21.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for little league lights purchases.   
  • ITEM 22.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for little league bleachers purchase.   
  • ITEM 23.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for golf carts and pump purchases.   
  • ITEM 24.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on naming the little league field as Jose Pepe Lopez field.    
  • ITEM 25.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – ORDINANCE NO. XXX– AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND ALLOWING, UNDER THE ACT GOVERNING THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, RESTRICTED PRIOR SERVICE CREDIT TO EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE SYSTEM FOR SERVICE PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED FOR VARIOUS OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES FOR WHICH THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED CREDITED SERVICE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE ORDINANCE
  • ITEM 26.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING – To discuss City of Falfurrias 2015 capital improvement plan and timeline for projects. 
  • ITEM 27.) EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Council may enter into closed or executive session to discuss the following Texas Government Code
  1. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code, to receive legal advice and counsel on legal requirements under Texas Open Meeting Act”
  2. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code to provide advice and counsel in connection with the City’s rights, duties, privileges, and obligations in connection with the collective bargaining negotiations between the City and the police union, threats of litigation, and related legal matters”
  • ITEM 28.) RETURN TO OPEN SESSION – Consider and act upon items listed under Executive Session: 
  1. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code, to receive legal advice and counsel on legal requirements under Texas Open Meeting Act.”
  2. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code to provide advice and counsel in connection with the City’s rights, duties, privileges, and obligations in connection with the collective bargaining negotiations between the City and the police union, threats of litigation, and related legal matters.”
  • ITEM 29.) NEWS AND INFORMATION – (Non-Action Items) 
  • ITEM 30.) ADJOURN.
 
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need assistance should contact Melinda Garza, City Clerk, at (361)-325-2420 two days prior to the meetings so appropriate arrangements may be made.
The undersigned officers certify that the foregoing notice was posted this 30th day of January, 2015 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
 
____________________________
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
City of Falfurrias                   
                                                     
Attest:
 
_____________________________
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
 
 
This is to certify that this Agenda was posted on the glass front door of the City Hall office at _______P.M._____________, 2015
 
 

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