PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE * City of Nixon, Texas* Community Development Block Grant Program






The City of Nixon will hold a public hearing at. 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at the Nixon City Hall located at 100 W. 3rd Street, Nixon, Texas regarding the submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) grant. The purpose of this meeting is to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss the citizen participation plan, the development of local housing and community development needs, the amount of TxCDBG funding available, all eligible TxCDBG activities, and the use of past TxCDBG funds.  The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of this TxCDBG application and to make their views known at this public hearing.  Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views and proposals to Harold Rice, City Administrator, at the Nixon City Hall.  Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact City Hall to arrange for assistance.  Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact the city at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. For more information in Spanish, please contact Deborah Bustamente at 830-582-1924 or send email to:






La ciudad de Nixon celebrará una audiencia pública en. 5:05 p.m. el jueves 8 de abril de 2021 en el Ayuntamiento de Nixon ubicado en 100 W. 3rd Street, Nixon,Texas conrespecto a la presentación de una solicitud al Departamento de Agricultura de Texas para una subvención del Programa de Subvenciones para Bloques de Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG). El propósito de esta reunión es permitir a los ciudadanos la oportunidad de discutir el plan de participación ciudadana, el desarrollo de las necesidades locales de vivienda y desarrollo comunitario, la cantidad de financiamiento de TxCDBG disponible, todas las actividades elegibles de TxCDBG, y el uso de fondos anteriores de TxCDBG.  La Ciudad alienta a los ciudadanos a participar en el desarrollo de esta aplicación TxCDBG y a dar a conocer sus puntos de vista en esta audiencia pública.  Los ciudadanos que no puedan asistir a esta reunión pueden presentar sus puntos de vista y propuestas a Harold Rice, Administrador de la Ciudad, en el Ayuntamiento de Nixon.  Las personas con discapacidad que deseen asistir a esta reunión deben ponerse en contacto con el Ayuntamiento para organizar la asistencia.  Las personas que requieran ayudas o servicios auxiliares para esta reunión deben ponerse en contacto con la ciudad al menos dos días antes de la reunión para que se puedan hacer las disposiciones apropiadas. Para obtener más información en español, póngase en contacto con Deborah Bustamente al 830-582-1924 o envíe un correo electrónico a:


Nixon City Council Incumbents’ To Serve Another Term

February 12th, 2021 was the final day for Nixon citizens to file an application to pursue a seat on the Nixon City Council. Interested parties could have filed to compete for one of three seats. Incumbents up for re-election were Mr. Rene Amaya, Ms. Mary Ann Fatheree and Mr. Justin La Fleur. There were not any applications filed therefore the incumbents’ will keep their current place on the Nixon City Council for the next two years. An Election for City Council will NOT be held by the City of Nixon on May 1st, 2021.

Our current Nixon City Council Members are:

Mayor Dorothy Riojas May 2022

Mayor Pro Tem, Justin La Fleur May 2023

Rene Amaya May 2023

Mary Ann Fatheree May 2023

Maggie Gaytan May 2022

Mark Soto May 2022

Congratulations to each and every Council Member. We appreciate your time, hard work and dedication for the good of our city and citizens. Thank you , we look forward to all of the exciting events, decisions and wonderful changes made through your continued leadership.

Mayor Riojas has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Nixon




 WHEREAS, on February 12, 2021, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a Proclamation declaring an Emergency due to the imminent threat of widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to prolonged freezing temperatures, heavy snow and freezing rain; and

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2021, the President of the United States issued a Declaration of Emergency for all 254 Texas Counties; and

WHEREAS, extremely cold temperatures and record snow and ice accumulation on the streets in the City of Nixon have created dangerous conditions making travel difficult, closing most businesses and creating hazardous conditions for the City ‘s citizens; and

WHEREAS, the extreme cold temperatures are forecasted to continue through Thursday, February 18, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the extremely cold temperatures exist statewide and have stressed the ability of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to provide sufficient power to the State’s electricity grid causing requests urging citizens to conserve power in order to limit rolling blackouts; and

WHEREAS , due to the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 16, 2020, the Governor, at the request of the Texas Attorney General, suspended several provisions of the Texas Open Meetings laws to allow governmental entities to meet virtually in order to conduct business; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has periodically extended the open meeting exemptions, along with other COVID-19 emergency directives, with the last extension occurring on February 4, 2021 continuing through March 2021.



SECTION 1. That the findings and recitations set out in the preamble to this Declaration are found to be true and correct.

SECTION 2. That a state or disaster exists for the City of Nixon.

SECTION 3. That this declaration of local disaster take effect immediately and remain in effect for the next seven (7) days, unless terminated earlier.

SECTION 4. That pursuant to §418.015 of the Texas Government Code and its amendments, this declaration  of  a local  state of disaster activates the City Emergency Management Plan; and

SECTION 5. That virtual and/or public meetings of the Nixon City Council, as may be planned for the next seven (7) days, shall be postponed to a future date after the expiration of this Emergency Declaration.

SECTION 6.  That this declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary.

SO DECLARED AND ORDERED this the 16th day of February 2021.



                                              Dorothy Riojas                          

                                          DOROTHY RIOJAS, MAYOR

                                               CITY OF NIXON, TEXAS


Day ONE of the historic south Texas Snow is practically behind us. The street and park crews have worked all day clearing intersections and answering citizens calls for help. The NPD, emergency and fire crews have been assisting stranded motorists and keeping us safe.
Despite our best efforts the roads are still dangerous to drive! Please do not go out unless you absolutely must.
If you do venture out please know that the slushie ice on the road will become sheer, black ice later this evening and certainly tonight.
STAY HOME! Driving conditions will worsen as the days progress .
Trash pick up is suspended until it is safe to put the trash trucks back on the road again. The City Library and other City offices will be closed tomorrow.
Please check on your neighbors ensuring everyone is warm and has food. We have survived floods, wind storms and even a pandemic, we can do this as well Nixon!

Inclement Weather Message to the Residencts of Nixon, TX

Residents of Nixon: The electric grid providing power to the City of Nixon residents and businesses has reached capacity and is under severe stress.
Please take immediate action to conserve electricity NOW
* Unplug all lights, devices and appliances that are not absolutely necessary
* Set heat on thermostats to no more than 68 degrees
*Keep doors to rooms closed to keep the heat in
*Place towels or blankets beneath doors
*Put on extra lawyers of clothing

Nixon City Council to meet Monday, 2/8/21 , 3:30 p.m. at the Aphne Pattillo Public Library. The Public is invited to attend. Please wear a face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.





  Monday, February 8th, 2021


The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Aphne Pattillo Public Library, 401 N Nixon Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:


Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

Citizens to be HeardCitizens to be Heard – This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on issues and concerns. No action can or will be taken on issues raised under this portion of the meeting. Please limit your marks to a period not to exceed three (3) minutes. We ask that you approach the council and state your name and address for the record).  Pursuant to House Bill 2840 (codified in Texas Government Code Section 551.007), all attending citizens who wish to comment on specific agenda items, during a scheduled meeting, must sign up to do so PRIOR to the start of the meeting and indicate which agenda item the citizen wishes to comment on.  Said public comment on agenda items shall occur once the agenda item is reached during the meeting, but prior to City Council deliberating the matter.  A time limit of three (3) minutes shall be observed by all commenting citizens.



  1. Discussion/Action to Approve the Minutes of the 1/05/2021 Meeting.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Fire Chief Report
  4. Discussion/ Possible Action on approval of the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department Firework Show for July 4th
  5. Discussion/Possible Action on using funds from the Hotel /Motel Tax Fund for the Nixon VFD 4th of July Firework Show.
  6. Discussion /Possible Action on placing the 1989 Ford F350 4×4 (formerly known as Brusk-41) for a sealed bid. VEHICLE INFORMATION: Year:1989, Make: Ford, Model: F350 1 Ton – Pickup, Engine:7.5 L 460 CID V8, VIN:1FDKF38G7KNA97550, Fuel Type: Gas
  7. Discussion/Possible Action on granting the City Manager specific authority to act on behalf of the City of Nixon, Texas as an authorized agent for the City for the purpose of executing and signing any and all loan documents, real estate documents and closing documents with Third Coast Bank, SSB for the purpose of the construction loan with said bank for the new City Hall building.
  8. Discussion and Approval of a Resolution Designating Authorized Signatures for Contractual and Grant Fund Documents pertaining to the TxCDBG Contract #7220331”
  9. “Discussion and Approval to adopt Civil Rights Resolution, Policies and Procedures for the TxCDBG Contract # 7220331.”
  10. Discussion/Possible Action on purchase of Little League Field lighting from Musco Sports Lighting, LLC.
  11. Discussion/ Possible Action regarding signing of a Resolution for a finance contract with Government Capital for the lighting of the Little League Field.
  12. Discussion / Possible Action on hiring a part-time code enforcement /animal control officer.
  13. Discussion/ Possible Action on starting the Nixon Farmer Market on the first Saturday of the month with the next date being March 6, 2021.
  14. Discussion / Possible Action on scheduling of Gladyne Finch Park Dedication
  15. Discussion/ Possible Action on giving the City Manager the authority to purchase a marque from Stewart Signs for the new City Hall and Community Center.
  16. Police Chief Report
  17. Library Report
  18. City Manager Report:  Status of New City Hall /police dept transition- new officers/ Goldman audit under way/online bill payment


EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Nixon City Council may convene into executive (closed) session in accordance with the Texas Government Code when necessary and legally justified. Any item on this agenda may be discussed in executive session if authorized by Texas Law regardless of whether it is listed under “Executive Session” of this agenda, and regardless of any past or current practice of the City Council. Executive Sessions herein are closed meetings, and may include the consideration of any item otherwise listed on the agenda plus any subject matter specified in the executive session notice, and may include items under the Texas Government Code as follows: Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney regarding contemplated or pending litigation, a settlement officer or administrative hearing); Section 551.072 (Deliberations regarding Real Property); Section 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts & Donations); Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters); Section 551.076 (Deliberation about Security Devices);  Section 551.086 (Deliberations regarding Municipally Owned Utility); and Section 551.087 (Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiation).”


This Notice of Meeting was posted for public viewing in City Hall in Nixon, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times and was posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.





Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary