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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

Governor Order March 2021

Effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021, businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their discretion.

March 2, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release 

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made t...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Update from LMPD: citizens may notice additional patrols and dispatch service from Galveston County

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An important update from our Assistant City Manager of Public Safety, David Jordan. Citizens may notice patrols and dispatch service from Galveston County.

The
La Marque Police Department
is facing an unexpected health challenge that caused staffing issues. Immediately upon discovering this issue, the city implemented safety protocols to protect our remaining staff and citizens. In response, we requested ass...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 23, 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, La Marque EDC Earns Economic Excellence Recognition

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The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2020.

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2020. The awards were presented on Tuesday, February 23rd, during the TEDC’s 2021 Legislative Conference hosted virt...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Emergency Water Service Release program for citizens and businesses impacted by water leaks

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PROBLEM - La Marque has from 500-700 water meters turned off due to broken lines. The waitlist for a plumber is between two and three weeks & people can't wait that long. SOLUTION - Tink designed an Emergency Service plan to get the water turned back on.

La Marque City Manager Tink Jackson implemented the Emergency Water Service Release program for citizens and businesses impacted by water leaks from the February 2021 winter storm. 

PROBLEM - La Marque has from 500-700 water meters turned off due ...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Utility Billing Department FAQ: recycling, bulk trash, late fees and water bill adjustments

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The La Marque Utility Billing Department handles trash service and water bills for La Marque citizens. Due to a high volume of calls, the best way to the Utility Billing team is by email at UB@cityoflamarque.org.

Utility Billing Department FAQ: recycling, bulk trash, late fees and water bill adjustments

The La Marque Utility Billing Department handles trash service and water bills for La Marque citizens. Here's an update on recycling, bulk trash pickup, wa...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 17, 2021

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED 11:55 AM Sunday, February 21, 2021.

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The City of La Marque Boil Water Notice has been LIFTED as of 11:55 AM on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Citizens can go back to normal water usage. The water is safe to drink.

The City of La Marque Boil Water Notice has been LIFTED as of 11:55 AM on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Citizens can go back to normal water usage. The water is safe to drink.

BOIL WATER NOTICE
The City of La Marque has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE. Wat...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 19, 2021

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Stay up to date with the latest city news by connecting with us on social media, registering for News Flash notifications and making sure phone numbers are updated in the CTY phone call system.

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 20, 2021

SHARE THE REPAIR - neighbors helping neighbors with water line parts.

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Fittings, pipes and repair parts are tough to come by as hundreds of citizens are facing water line repairs. Please use this thread to ask for what you need, or offer up what you're willing to share.

It's like take a penny, leave a penny but for plumbing parts with your neighbors. We can help each patch up until parts are readily available again, or a licensed plumber can make permanent repairs. Join the conversation on City of La Marque&...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 19, 2021

BOTTLED WATER DISTRIBUTION: Free Water for La Marque Residents

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SATURDAY UPDATE 1:10 PM 2/20 - All water at La Marque Station #2 near City Hall has been distributed. There is about a half pallet left at Central Fire Station near Saltgrass Crossing neighborhood. City Manager working to secure another delivery.

BOTTLED WATER DISTRIBUTION

1:10 PM 2/20 UPDATE - All water at La Marque Station #2 near City Hall has been distributed. There is about a half pallet left at Central Fire Station near Saltgrass Crossing neighborhood.
City Administration is trying to...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 18, 2021

WATER LEAK RUNDOWN - What to do if you spring a leak

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If you spring a leak, shut off water to your home or business as soon as possible. If you cannot shut off the water supply, call La Marque Public Works at 409-938-9280 and we'll shut it off at the road. Next step - call a licensed plumber.

Water leaks can cause significant damage inside your home or business. If the leak is outside, its reducing water pressure for your neighbors. Check out these guidelines for what to do if you find a leak. 
If you spring a leak, shut off water to y...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 20, 2021

President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

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Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing.

The Presi...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Call Public Works for utility emergencies and questions about the boil water notice.

Call Public Works for water updates at 409-938-9280

The La Marque Public Works number is 409-938-9280. If you get voicemail, please leave a message. If the line is busy, please try again. We are asking for patience and kindness as we manage hundreds of phone calls.

Moving forward, please direct all calls for utility emergencies, broken water lines and questions about the boil water notice to La Marque Public Works at 409-938-9280. 

If you get voicemail, please leave a message. If the line is busy, please try...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2021

La Marque Police Department is hiring. Join our team.

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La Marque Police Department is hiring. Register for the Civil Service entrance exam scheduled from April 8, 2021. We want you to be part of the team and make a difference in your community.

A message from La Marque Police Department

The La Marque Police Department will administer a Civil Service entrance examination on April 8, 2021. We want you to be part of the team and make a difference in your community.

We are accepting applications from ...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: February 4, 2021

City of La Marque Finance Department earned Certificate of Achievement for Excellence

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The Government Finance Officers Association advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of La Marque for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Amazon to Open New Delivery Station in La Marque

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Amazon's Delivery Station in La Marque will bring hundreds of new jobs to our city, ranging from drivers to primary management positions and team leads.

Amazon Logistics plans to open a new 180,000 square foot delivery station located in La Marque, Texas. 

Amazon's Delivery Station in La Marque will bring hundreds of new jobs to our city, ranging from drivers to primary management positio...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: January 27, 2021

La Marque Police Department Update on Operation Washout Resulting in 123 Arrests

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This multi-agency law enforcement operation was executed under the umbrella of the U.S. Marshal’s Office and was formulated to zero in on the gang violence that has been plaguing Galveston County.

For almost two weeks in January 2021, a multi-agency law enforcement operation under the umbrella of the U.S. Marshal’s Office took place in Galveston County and the surrounding region. This operation w...
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Community News and Updates
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Say hello to David Jordan, Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Safety

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Mr. Jordan manages La Marque's police and fire departments and is responsible for developing and implementing changes to meet overall city goals. Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/LaMarqueDavidJordan.

Say hello to David Jordan, one of La Marque's new Assistant City Managers and our Director of Public Safety. Mr. Jordan is a decorated combat veteran, a dedicated public servant, a former city council member, a former city manager and a passionate communi...

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Community News and Updates
Posted on: March 11, 2020

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Want to keep up with city news? Register for e-notifications, calendar announcements and Connect CTY Emergency Alerts. It's free, quick and easy. For help call 409-938-9255.

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