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February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016
My Pfurry Valentine event at the Animal Shelter features $20 pet adoptions
With only $20 adoptions for purrs, tail wags and doggy kisses, come to the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook Drive, on Saturday, February 13 for My Pfurry Valentine.
All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, a first round of puppy or kitten shots (when appropriate), microchip, microchip registration and 30 days of free pet insurance. Tail wags and purrs are complimentary! Foster homes and volunteers are always in demand if you'd like to foster while searching for the right pet for your home.
The Pflugerville Animal Shelter is located at 1600 Waterbrook Drive and is open daily, except Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 512-990-PETS. However, it will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents Day. For a list of pets at the shelter currently, visitwww.pflugervilletx.gov/adoptadogor www.pflugervilletx.gov/adoptacat.
Romance Readers social at the library
Join local authors on Saturday, February 13 for a fun-filled celebration of romance novels at the Library from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. April Kihlstrom, Molly McAdams, Adrienne deWolf and Skyler White will be there to sign books and participate in a Q&A panel. The event includes crafts, free paperback books, cupcakes and more. For more information, see the authors' websites. Anyone age 18 and older is welcome to attend.
April Kihlstrom: Kihlstrom writes historical romance novels, as well as children's books. She also teaches writing workshops. Find her at www.aprilkihlstrom.blogspot.com.
Molly McAdams: McAdams is a New York Times bestselling author of new adult romance novels. Visit her at www.mollysmcadams.com/.
Skyler White: White writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal fiction. Visit her at www.skylerwhite.com.
Adrienne deWolfe: deWolfeis a national bestselling author and the recipient of 48 writing awards, including Best Historical Romance of the Year. Visit her atwww.wildtexasnights.com.
Transit survey and meeting February 22
Thank you to everyone who has completed the transit survey online and provided feedback on public transit in Pflugerville. The city encourages everyone to visit Pftransitplan.org to provide input.
A public meeting to talk about transit will be held Monday, February 22 at the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St., at 6:30 p.m.
Black History Month Author visit: Join Hopeton Hay of KAZI Book Review for an interview with Dr. Kevin Cokley
Come to the library on Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m. to meet speaker Kevin Cokley, author of "The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism: A True Psychology of African American Students." Cokley is a Professor of Counseling, Psychology and African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin and the Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis. His research and teaching can be broadly categorized in the area of African American psychology. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology and the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Anyone age 18 and older may attend.
Pflugerville Library wins award
Congratulations to the Pflugerville Public Library for earning the Library of Excellence award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association who recognizes outstanding contributions to public libraries each year. Of 560 libraries in the state, 41 were awarded the 2015 Achievement of Library Excellence. To receive the Achievement of Library Excellence Award, the library must provide documentation in 10 service categories including outreach to under-served populations, marketing, cultural, topical and education programming for all ages and professional staff training for staff at all levels.
DNA and Genealogy at the library February 19
Learn the basics of DNA testing for genealogy and its usefulness and limitations when doing family history research. An avid researcher for more than 30 years, Randy Whited is active in the genealogical community. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Randy was recently elected president of the Texas State Genealogical Society. Come to the library Friday, February 19 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. for this program.
City facilities closed on Presidents' Day; trash pickup not affected
The City of Pflugerville offices, library, recreation center, animal shelter and recycle center are closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day. If you need immediate assistance when the city is closed, call the Police Department Communications Line at 512-251-4004. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Winter weather and temperatures remind us about people, pets, plants and pipes
North Travis County MUD#5 Phase 2 Water utility construction in February - There will be traffic delays along Pflugerville Parkway and Black Locust Drive during the construction of new water mains along the north side Pflugerville Parkway (Wilke to Regis), and along Black Locust Drive (Pfennig to Gazania) for the installation of a series of pressure reducing valves. The new water mains will be built under existing sidewalk, therefore sidewalk closures as well as temporary lane closures are expected throughout the project. Construction duration is about five months. City staff ask motorists to proceed with caution through construction work zones and observe temporary construction signage. For more information about the project, please email email@example.com or call 512-990-6400.