Devine City Council approves UTSA vision plan, amends budget

While Anderson St. is shown on maps as intersecting with Transportation Dr. and running parallel to Corley Dr., in reality, it is a small patch of pavement that dead ends. The City is taking steps to have Anderson St. removed from maps.

The Devine City Council amended and approved UTSA’s Vision of the Future for downtown Devine, and approved spending over the previously-approved amount of $3,000 for Incode software at the Regular meeting on Tuesday, April 18.
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UTSA presents vision plan for IH-35 development, downtown revitalization

The UTSA team presented a number of different 3D renderings of what downtown Devine could look like. This shows the revitalized grain silo, Driscoll Public Library, and train depot.
This rendering features the train depot in the foreground. To the left is a revitalized version of the current City Hall, which the USTA team envisioned as the new location of the Driscoll Public Library and George S. Woods Community Center. Also visible are the rehabbed grain silo, currently-derelict historic buildings, and the Four Corners.

Representatives from UTSA’s Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research and the Rural Business Program presented a vision plan for the future of Devine from IH-35 down Hwy. 173 to the downtown district in a public meeting held in the George S. Woods Community Center on March 30.
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Devine City Council tables consideration of First Baptist Church property

Members of the Devine City Council and City administration at the Special meeting on March 30. Pictured from left to right are Steve Lopez, David Espinosa, Interim City Administrator Dora Rodriguez, Mayor Bill Herring, Kathy Wilkins, City Attorney Tom Cate, David Valdez, and Hal Lance.
First Baptist Church Pastor Mike Barrera addressed City Council regarding the church’s property.

The Devine City Council voted unanimously to take no action on the possible purchase of the former Whitfield and Briscoe properties now owned by the First Baptist Church in a Special meeting held Thursday, March 30.
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Devine City Council purchases ticket writing system, considers speed bump on Fullerton Dr.

Devine Police Chief Kandy Benavides and Cardinal Tracking, Inc.’s Laura Mason show off the new ticketing system City Council agreed to purchase for the police department at the Special meeting on March 30.

Devine Police Chief Kandy Benavides and Lieutenant Chris Andrews presented the Devine City Council with a proposal for the purchase of two mobile ticket writing systems from Cardinal Tracking, Inc., at the Special meeting on Thursday, March 30.
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