Municipal Utility Districts

Magnolia officials discuss possibility of permitting in-city MUDs

A number of local officials gathered for a special meeting and joint planning workshop at City Hall Dec. 11 to discuss the possibility of creating Magnolia’s first in-city municipal utility districts for future development. more »

Dec 22, 2014 5:44 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Proposed site of Cotton Center near San Marcos

Brandy Cohen

San Marcos City Council to consider 2,358-acre development

Walton Development and Management, a development firm based in Canada, is proposing a municipal utility district on 2,358 acres in the city of San Marcos’ unincorporated area east of the San Marcos Regional Airport and north of Martindale. more »

Sep 16, 2014 10:59 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Public improvement districts on the rise within Hays County

Growth in Hays County has led to rapid build-out of neighborhoods, infrastructure and retail space. Increasingly, developers are using public improvement districts, or PIDs—a tool created by the Texas Legislature in 1987—to finance these endeavors. more »

Jul 16, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Home values climb throughout Austin’s northern suburbs

Most homeowners in Williamson and Travis counties will find their property value increased in 2013, according to data released by the counties’ central appraisal districts in April. more »

Jun 4, 2014 12:00 AM , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Voters decide on Lakeway MUD board, Travis County WCID 17 race

May 10 voters weighed candidates for Lakeway Municipal Utility District and the Travis County Water Control and Improvement District 17. more »

May 10, 2014 12:00 AM Vote Central Texas

Hillwood Communities, a Dallas-based developer, is in talks to develop a master-planned residential community near Wolf Ranch Town Center on Wolf family property.

Photo by JP Eichmiller

Wolf Ranch development gets conditional consent for utility district

City Council approved a resolution giving its conditional consent for the developers of the Wolf Ranch proposed master planned community to seek creating a municipal utility district, or MUD, for the development with in the city limits. more »

Apr 25, 2014 11:46 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

Council begins wading through MUD decisions

The proximity to the city of Georgetown and its amenities as well as the natural beauty of the South San Gabriel River basin along Hwy. 29 has made the area attractive to real estate developers, city officials have said. more »

Apr 9, 2014 5:04 AM Georgetown

MUDs by the Rock

As a matter of necessity, the employees of the Round Rock Public Library have become experts on city residency laws. more »

Aug 1, 2013 7:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 8 Comments

Proposed LaSalle development

Source: LaSalle Holdings

State Legislature approves utility districts for 1,674 acres near San Marcos

Gov. Rick Perry signed five bills into law June 14 that lay the groundwork for a largely residential 1,674-acre development between Kyle and San Marcos. more »

Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

HOAs bring structure to Cy–Fair

Primary responsibilities of homeowners associations typically involve the maintenance of common areas, the enforcement of deed and architectural restrictions and the collection of fees, but in unincorporated areas they serve a greater purpose. more »

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

KAEDC works to coordinate local MUDs

Although one may have a Katy address and call Katy home, the majority of people in the Katy area do not live in the city. more »

Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Partnerships help out county financially

If unincorporated Harris County were a city, it would be the second largest in the state behind the city of Houston. more »

Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Municipal utility districts in Harris County may have the authority—which would need to be granted by the legislature—in coming years to fund street improvement projects to upgrade neighborhood roads.

Photo by Marie Leonard

MUDs could help with funding street improvement projects

Unincorporated Harris County residents receive water and sewer services through hundreds of municipal utility districts, but future legislation could allow MUDs to also pay for road improvement projects. more »

Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

Visitors walk around a trail during the opening day at the Park at Willbern, located behind Willbern Elementary.

Marie Leonard

New park opens behind Willbern Elementary

Funded through the Reid Road Municipal Utility District No. 2 and a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant, the Park at Willbern is now open to all community members. more »

May 24, 2012 3:58 PM Cy-Fair