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March 25, 2016
Suddenlink line break temporarily cut city phones and internet service
The Key to the City is late today because city offices were
without internet or phone service after a Suddenlink line break by a
private contractor near Steeds Crossing and SH 130 northbound access
road. The city's main line 512-990-6100 and department phone lines are
During the outage residents could not call the city of Pflugerville
offices, but 9-1-1 remained fully operational as well as the police
communications hotline 512-251-4004. In the event of future outages,
please note that the city cannot estimate how long a line break repair
will take, but can assure residents that the 9-1-1 system is setup to
withstand such outages. To receive cell phone text alerts from your
police department, text PfPd to 888777.
Provide pfeedback on design concepts for the Sports Complex Master Plan
On Wednesday, March 23, the city hosted a public meeting at the library
to present design concepts for the Community Park and Sports Complex
master plan. After two public meetings and one-on-one meetings with
stakeholder groups, the consultant has outlined three potential design
options for the park.
Three concepts were shown at the open house for public feedback. The
next step is to take the survey and provide feedback on each of the
concepts. Let us know what you do and don't like about each one and what
you'd like to see the city adopt. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/cpmp to see the three concepts, watch video of the open house presentation and then fill out the survey to provide feedback.
Sign up for the Miss Pflugerville Pageant; applications due April 1
Applications are now accepted for the Miss Pflugerville Pageant through Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.
The pageant divides contestants into three age groups:
Little – for girls going into third to fifth grade in the 2016-2017 school year
Junior – for girls entering sixth to eighth grade in the 2016-2017 school year
Miss –for girls entering ninth to twelth grade in the 2016-2017 school year
The competition includes a question and answer session. No swimsuit or
talent competitions are involved. The event will be held at the
Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, in Pflugerville on
May 14 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The first mandatory parent and child meeting is on April 16, Saturday at
2 p.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Sign up and get more
information online. There is no cost to enter the competition. The top
three winners in each age category will be in the Deutschen Pfest parade
on Saturday, May 21 and have the opportunity to participate in
community activities including a princess story time at the library and
volunteering at the Pfarmers Market. http://www.deutschenpfest.com.
Teen Iron Chef Challenge
Allez! Cuisine! Saturday, April 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the
Pflugerville Public Library welcomes teenagers to compete for the title
of Teen Iron Chef. This competition is for ages 12 to 18. You can come
as part of a team totaling two to four members or be assigned to a team
when you arrive. While there will be no cooking for this event, the
teams will receive food to assemble and present for the competition. The
winning team will be chosen based on creativity and presentation.
Ingredients and utensils will be provided while supplies last.
Family Night: I Love the ‘90s
The library will host a ‘90s themed family night on Thursday, March 31
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will be filled with vintage games, food,
crafts and more. There will be a screening of episodes from popular
‘90s shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House, Boy Meets World
and Family Matters.
Children improve reading skills with Paws & Read at the library
a Great Dane from the Austin Dog Alliance, is the newest therapy dog to
participate in the Paws & Read program at the Pflugerville Public
Library. The program is open to readers from kindergarten to second
grade. Children register for a shared fifteen minute slot and take turns
reading to and petting the therapy dog. Dogs are great listeners and
these dogs love when children read to them.
Dogs can be read to on Monday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please contact the library
for more details.
Heated Windermere Pool popular over Spring Break
city offered free swim over spring break to spotlight the newly heated
Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street. The pool was open for recreational
swim and welcomed about 300 guests.
Windermere Pool is the second heated pool in the city and will be
available for swim teams thus reducing demand on the Gilleland Creek
Pool. The city welcomes the heated pool, and will offer swim times for
the public year-round.
Free Holistic Wellness Classes at the Recreation Center
The Pflugerville Recreation Center offers a Holistic Wellness Series by
Delia M. Trujillo, Holistic Advocate and Author on the first Tuesday of
April, May, June, September and October from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The series begins April 5 with a program on the Foundation for a Life of
Balance and Harmony to include stress reduction, circadian rhythms,
clearing the clutter and food choice.
This is a free series, but please reserve your space in class at the
Recreation Center front desk, 400 Immanuel Road, or online: www.pflugervilletx.gov/classes.
AARP Tax help at the library - On Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library tax help is offered. First come, first served.
Rain barrels for sale - The city of Pflugerville has rain barrels
for sale. A Springsaver 50 gallon is $64.99 and a Rainsaver 54 gallon
is $84.99. Order online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/rainbarrel.
Orders will be available for pickup on May 13 between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
at the Public Works Department Wastewater Plant, 15500 Sun Light Near
Way #B. The last day to purchase is April 30, 2016.
Food trucks wanted for Pfirecracker Pfestival - Applications for
food vendors for the Pfirecracker Pfestival go online today, March 25.
New for 2016, food trucks will align the south shore of Lake
Pflugerville in the festival area. No commercial or arts-and-crafts
vendors. Space is limited, so sign up your food truck today. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker.
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar
Friday 3/25: Tax Assistance (L); Movie Matinee: Goosebumps (L);
Saturday 3/26: Story Time (L); Movie Matinee: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 (L)
Monday 3/28: Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 months old (L); Baby
Time: For Babies 12 – 18 months old (L); Homeschool Teens: Flower Pots
(L); Movie Matinee: The 33 (L); Paws & Read (L)
Tuesday 3/29: Story Time (L); Home School Kids (Ages 5 – 8): Balloon Twisting Class with Miss Poppy (L); Home School Tweens (L)
Thursday 3/31: Story Time (L); Family Night: I Love the 90s (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Spring Bug Watercolors (L)
April 9 Clean Up Day - Do you have items to recycle and dispose of
that you can't put curbside on your trash pickup day? Take your
televisions, latex paint and scrap metal to Clean Up Day for disposal.
For a list of items you can bring, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/cleanup.
Pflugerville utility customers only. Proof of residency with utility
bill required. No commercial contractors please. Clean Up Day begins at
8:30 a.m. Please be in line by 11:30 a.m. to ensure entry.