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Equipment rodeo, water conservation and rain barrel pickup at the Public Works open house
Visit the Public Works Open House on Friday, May 13 for
an equipment rodeo and guided tours of the facility between 1 p.m. - 6
p.m. Held in conjunction with Public Works week, the open house is a
chance to learn more about your city's water, wastewater, street and
See the steps it takes for water to get from the city to your faucet and
back. Explore the laboratory where water samples are taken and
measured. Meet the people who provide services for you in the community.
Climb onboard a backhoe, front-end loader, mower and equipment used to maintain city streets and right-of-way. Children are welcome and a camera is encouraged.
A children’s water conservation tour is at 2 p.m. and a guided tour for adults is at 3 p.m.
Rain barrel pickup: If you ordered a rain barrel through the city's sale, pick it up between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Public Works offices are located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.
Pflugerville Police host a bike registration day
On May 15 the Pflugerville Police Department hosts a
bike registration day from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice
Center, 1611 E. Pfennig Lane. The Police Department and volunteers will
register bikes. With summer quickly approaching, it’s a great way to
keep a record of your bike information and ensure that the Police
Department has it if it is misplaced or comes up missing. Bring your
bikes to the Justice Center for this free service.
Heritage House Museum and the library preserve history
years ago, the Pflugerville Public Library launched a local history
digital archive project to highlight Pflugerville's history. The archive
provides a great way to both preserve historical documents and provide
access to the public. Multiple historical collections exist including
government, history of the city, Deutschen Pfest, Friends of the
Library, Heritage House Museum collection and the Pflugerville Press.
The digital archive is quite possibly the only place that the
Pflugerville Press is preserved. The Library is currently seeking
donations of the Pflugerville Press for the archive. Items will be
scanned, placed in archival boxes and sleeves and returned to the donor
with a digital copy. Since the start of this project the archive holds
more than 2000 items. Families have provided a treasure trove of
collection items to scan and replicated so they are never lost.
As part of ongoing historical preservation efforts, the Library is
working closely with the Heritage House Museum Partners to preserve
physical artifacts from Pflugerville’s past. A historical marker graces
the front of the Heritage House Museum located on the Gottlieb William
Bohls (1878-1961) farm on the Old Austin to Hutto Road. The house is an
eight room, two-story Queen Anne home, built in 1913 and one of the few
Victorian homes in the Pflugerville area. The house sits in a 17-acre
park featuring a public pool, eco-friendly barn, gazebo and farmers
Previously only open one day per month, library staff and museum
partners will now open the museum every Tuesday during the Pfarmer’s
Market. The museum offers a unique glimpse into the life of the Bohls
family from 1913 through 1940. Vintage textiles, antique furniture and
everyday items are on display.
Current displays include 1930s Depression Milk Glass in the American
Sweetheart Pattern, stoneware including a sauerkraut barrel and vintage
kitchen utensils. Open Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the first Sunday
of the month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is located at 901 Old
Austin Hutto Road.
Pfarmers Market open for the season
Pflugerville Pfarmers Market is weekly at the Green Red Barn in
Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Come shop on Tuesdays from 3
p.m. - 7 p.m. The Heritage House museum is also open during the market
for touring. Shop fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods and
Road work at Kingston Lacy May 7
Weekend work will be performed at the intersection of Kingston Lacy
Blvd. on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Please anticipate travel delays. All
travel lanes will remain open and work will be completed in the same
day, weather permitting.
Pfocus video series helps you pfollow City Council highlights
city of Pflugerville has launched Pflugerville Pfocus a video highlight
of council meetings and council decisions. After each meeting, Pfocus
will let you know the changes that resulted from the council meeting.
Keep up with the current highlights in this short video blog program.
You already read the key so you are connected. Watch Pfocus for extra information on your city.
Running for speed or distance May 7
In preparation for the
Deutschen Pfest Pfun Run/Walk and Kids’ K set for Sunday, May 22,
Russell Seguin, a certified Newton Running Coach, is offering the
final class of the four-course series “Running For Pfun (Really!)” on
Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation
Center, 400 Immanuel Road. The free class will cover “How to Best
Increase Running Speed and/or Distance.”
Seguin will provide an overview on proper running form and how to
determine if you have enough flexibility to run efficiently. He will
demonstrate specific drills, exercises, and stretches to help ramp up
your training as well as strengthen your key running power muscles.
Learn how to utilize your muscles efficiency while running. Bring a
water bottle and come dressed ready to run. Various levels of runners
from beginners to advanced are welcome! For more information, call
It's national Air Quality Awareness Week
In recognition of national Air Quality Awareness Week, CAPCOG's Air Quality Program is encouraging residents to Conserve.
Since emissions from power plants are a significant source of
ozone-forming emissions in the region and tend to be used on the hottest
days, even small efforts to reduce electricity consumption can go a
Drive less – Avoid unnecessary driving by bringing your lunch to
work, combining errands, carpooling and trying out transportation
alternatives such as walking and cycling.
Drive clean – Avoid driving during peak congestion times, make
sure to properly maintain your vehicle, avoid idling and use the
lowest-emission vehicle available when necessary to drive.
Conserve – Reduce electricity consumption, water consumption and natural gas consumption.
Know before you go – Before going out, know what the ozone
forecast is for the day by signing up for ozone notifications or
downloading the AirNow app at www.airnow.gov.
Save electricity - Turn out lights when you’re not using them. Set your thermostat a little higher when the weather gets warm.
Dog and cat adoptions now $20 - The animal shelter is pfull so cats and dogs are now $20 and buy-one-get-one on littermates.
Holistic series on June 7 will feature Healthy Nutrition for the Busy Career Person
The recreation center has added 1-Day Craft Workshops designed for
children ages 7-11 years old. Each 2-hour class is $25 and will focus on
a new craft or engineering project. Enrollment is on a daily basis.
Creative freedom is encouraged. All materials included. Sample projects
for this summer may include: tye-dye projects, cardboard building, cup
robots, clay projects, paper mache, build a boat, paint on canvas, make a
rock cactus garden, and many more! Parents are welcome but attendance
is not required. Sign up at www.pflugervilletx.gov/classes