Police calls down in 2015

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford presented his department's yearly report to the city council Tuesday night.

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Bridgeport police chief seeks to improve safety on stretch of U.S. 380

Published Saturday, December 19, 2015
By Racey Burden

Safety concerns over the stretch of U.S. 380 that runs through Bridgeport were raised at the city's council meeting Tuesday.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, December 12, 2015

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Trustees will vote to approve the middle school science annex construction contract at Monday's meeting.

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Bridgeport City Council hires firm to repair Energy Way

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council approved a construction agreement for the repair of failing panels on Energy Way Tuesday.

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Bridgeport City Council denies Pavecon’s request to stop project time

Published Saturday, October 24, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council denied a request from PaveCon Public Works Tuesday to stop time on the first phase of the Halsell Street Improvement Project until Jan. 1.

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City of Bridgeport contracts with county for election services

Published Saturday, October 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted Tuesday to approve a joint election agreement and contract for election services with Wise County for the Nov. 3 home rule charter commission election.

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Bridgeport citizens face 5-cent tax increase

Published Saturday, September 26, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted Tuesday to raise the city's tax rate for the first time in 10 years.

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Bridgeport City Council approves 5-cent tax increase

Published Saturday, September 19, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council approved the city's budget for fiscal year 2015-16 Tuesday night.

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Bridgeport City Council considers tax increase to decrease deficit

Published Saturday, September 5, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council is considering a property tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year, moving from 58.75 cents per $100 valuation to 63.90.

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Bridgeport City Council hires EDC director

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council approved the hiring of a new Economic Development Corp. (EDC) director last week.

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City of Bridgeport changes health insurance

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council agreed to change the city employees' health insurance coverage Tuesday night.

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Bridgeport plans for road repairs

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council discussed plans for repairing several roadways Tuesday.

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Bridgeport City Council calls special election

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Council voted unanimously to call a special city election in November concerning the formation of a Home Rule Charter Commission.

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Bridgeport hires McEachern

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Bridgeport City Council voted Tuesday to officially hire Jesica McEachern as the new city administrator.

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Bridgeport declines ordinance amendment

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council considered voting for an amendment to the city zoning ordinances on non-conforming buildings and structures at its meeting Tuesday, before ultimately deferring action.

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Amortization talk ruffles feathers

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By David Talley

Bridgeport's City Council spent more than a quarter of their time Tuesday night discussing amortization provisions, eliciting vigorous responses from the mayor, councilmen and a member of the audience.

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Bridgeport City Council rescinds airport board appointments

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By David Talley

Bridgeport's City Council Tuesday corrected an oversight made when appointing members to its airport board.

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Bridgeport City Council narrowly approves pursuing home rule

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted 3-2 to put a home rule charter on the ballot for the next city election.

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Bridgeport City Council hears storm damage report

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Director Ryan Nolting presented an overview of the damage that Bridgeport sustained during the May storm outbreak at the June 16 city council meeting.

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Bridgeport City Council debates solutions to library loss

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Racey Burden

A multitude of overdue items has resulted in a significant loss of materials to Bridgeport Public Library.

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