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May 20, 2016

Parade, 5K and Pfun at Deutschen Pfest 
The Deutschen Pfest, Pflugerville's largest community festival, is May 20-22, 2016 at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road. Deutschen Pfest

Pfluger Park opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20 to kick off a weekend of fun. Event highlights include the live music concert stage and performances at the Gilleland gazebo and numerous booth vendors. 

Enter Pfluger Park for the food vendors and shopping opportunities. Live music is featured all weekend long featuring polka, yodeling, country, top 40 and more. Friday features music from Trick Shot and Suede. Saturday night headliner is Micky and the Motorcars and the Eggmen perform on Sunday.

Children's area: A special children's area is setup in Gilleland Park with a petting farm, kiddie train, inflatables and puppet shows at the east gate of Deutschen Pfest at Gilleland Creek. No admission is required to participate in the children's area. At the petting farm children can feed animals of various types. Take off your shoes and jump on the inflatables. The children's area is open from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Carnival: Due to recent rains, the carnival is setup in the Gilleland Creek Pool parking lot at 700 Railroad this year. Wristbands are $20. 

The 5K Pfun Run and Kids K is May 22 at 8 a.m. through downtown Pflugerville. After the run, enjoy pizza and beer at the finish line and then head to Pfluger Park for the final day of the Pfest. 

Deutschen Pfest T-shirt sale:  For $12 you can buy a souvenir shirt size S-XL and $14 for 2XL and 3XL for the 41st annual Deutschen Pfest and receive free admission while wearing the shirt at the Pfest. Youth shirt sizes S-XL are $10. With Friday admission $5, Saturday $7 and Sunday $5 that's a great deal. Get your T-shirt at the gate. 

Rain plan: If a day of the festival must be canceled due to the rain, it will be posted prominently on the city's homepage and on the Deutschen Pfest page at Please check the website before heading out. 

Admission: Admission is $5 on Friday and Sunday, and $7 Saturday. Free admission all weekend with Deutschen Pfest T-shirt available for purchase at City Hall and the Recreation Center.  Proceeds support Pflugerville park projects. 
Parking: Parking is not available in Pfluger Park for Deutschen Pfest so guests are encouraged to enjoy free parking and free shuttles available from Pflugerville High School (1301 W. Pecan St.) which run from 30 minutes before the festival through 30 minutes after close.  For full event schedule, map, parade route, 5K run details and more information about the Pfest,

Congratulations to Miss Pflugerville Pageant Winners
The Miss Pflugerville Pageant was Saturday night, May 14 at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Miss Pflugerville
Congratulations to:
Little Miss Pflugerville Peyton LeJuene
Junior Miss Pflugerville Olivia Campbell
Miss Pflugerville Alexys Knell
and all the girls who participated. 
Pictured: The girls volunteered at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market on Tuesday. 

Watch a replay of the event on the city's YouTube Channel.  Winners from the pageant will be in the Deutschen Pfest parade on Saturday, May 21, featured at the pfest and will visit story time at the Library on July 12. 

NO Splash Day at Gilleland Creek Pool  
The Gilleland Creek Pool is not open this year in conjunction with Deutschen Pfest due to recent rains and the carnival relocation to the parking lot. 

Pflugerville Animal Shelter at Deutschen Pfest
Looking for a pfurry pfriend? The Pflugerville Animal Shelter will have its adoption trailer along the Gilleland trail at the Deutschen Pfest. Come check out animals in need of a home. $20 adoption special for cats and dogs.

Master gardener presentation at the library 
Master Gardener Reeve Hobbie will be at the Pflugerville Public Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m to teach attendees how to maintain a garden during the summer months. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last. The presentation is for adults,18 and up, but children are welcome to work on activities in an adjacent room with library staff. 

Transit development plan proposed routes meeting May 25
The City of Pflugerville and Capital Metro invite you to an Open House on the Pflugerville Transit Development Plan Proposed Routes. Come to the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig, on May 25 to provide feedback on transit in Pflugerville starting at 5:30 p.m. with an open house. There is a presentation at 6 p.m. on the transit plan

You will have the opportunity to view maps of the proposed routes and offer your feedback. 

City pools open weekends starting May 28 
The city's pools open on weekends starting May 28 and then kick into full summer season on June 2. With three pools operated by the city and a splash pad, there is plenty of water pfun in Pflugerville. 

Summer Pool Schedule 
Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 Railroad Avenue: Open noon -7 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend.  June 2 – August   Tuesday/Thursday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. closed Mondays. 
Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road: Open Memorial Day weekend May 28 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; May 29 from noon – 8 p.m.; and May 30 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
June 2 – August open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday noon – 8 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.

Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street: Memorial Day Weekend Open noon – 7 p.m.,  June 2 – August open noon – 7 p.m. and closed Tuesdays.

Test reveals a healthy lake ecosystem
Yes Pfishermen, there are fish in Lake Pflugerville. The city works with Texas Parks and Wildlife to evaluate the diversification of our fish population and make sure we are a healthy ecosystem. On May 10 Texas Parks and Wildlife came out and electrofished at the lake, a common survey method that is used to determine abundance, density and fish species in a body of water. With no permanent harm to the fish, this provides helpful data to the city. The city monitors to make sure that lake and pond ecosystems don't get out of balance from poor stocking, over fishing or any naturally-occurring events.

After 30 minutes Texas Parks and Wildlife caught 67 bass (134 per hour) with 20 over 14-inches and four over 18-inches. The largest was 20-inches (4.2 lbs.) which TXP&W described as favorable. According to the report, smaller bass indicate good spawning and recruitment. Body condition (relative weight) was satisfactory and decent amounts of sunfish, shad, crappie, a few grass carp, channel catfish, and a few large common carp as well. 

Testing allows the city to continuously monitor the health of our lake. 

Pflugerville 11 pfastest growing city in the nation
Census data reveals Pflugerville is 11th fastest growing city in the United States with a population of 50,000 or more

With all the growth going on in our city, it's no surprise that Pflugerville would be in the list of fastest growing cities in the nation with a population of 50,000 or more. The City Council focuses on quality of life issues and managing our growth, and 57,122 people call Pflugerville home and Pflugerville had a 4.5% population growth from 2014-2015.  In 2015 there were 999 homes/apartment units built in Pflugerville. Pflugerville has grown by 21.7% since the 2010 census. 

What's Happening
Friends of the library Booksale May 26
Browse through the wide selection of books and DVDs at the Friends of the Library used booksale on Thursday, May 26 at Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger Street. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Summer program registration continues
Half-day camps still have some availability.  Pick a day to attend. 

Arts and craft camp workshops are held July 5, 6, 7, 8 at 10 a.m.
Filmmaking Camp June 20, July 18 and August 8 at 9 a.m.
Sewing June 13 and July 25 at 8:30 a.m.
Princess dance camp June 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Dance camp jump rope and classic games June 27 at 10 a.m.
Frozen and Friends dance camp August 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Etiquette Camp for kids July 11 at 10 a.m.

Tennis Camp week August 1, August 8 and August 15 have availability.

High school student wanted for Parks and Recreation Commission 
The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications for a high school student to serve as a regular voting member of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a 1-year term beginning June 2016 and ending May 31, 2017.  The selected teen will attend meetings on the third Thursday of the month throughout the year.  A required official application and details are available on the City’s website at, through the City Secretary’s Office by calling 990-6101 or  The deadline to submit applications is June 3, 2016. Interviews and appointment is expected to take place at the City Council meeting on June 14, 2016 at 7 p.m., 100 E. Main St., Suite 500.

This Week 

Friday 5/20:   Deutschen Pfest (May 20-22) 
Saturday 5/21: Story Time (L); Paws & Read (L)  Deutschen Pfest
Monday 5/23: Movie Matinee – He Named Me Malala (L); Archery – Ages 7 years and older (April 25 – May 23) (P&R); Deutschen Pfest 
Tuesday 5/24: City Council Meeting (B&C); Teen DIY: Watercolor Class (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 5/25: Conversational English (L); Techie Tweens: Decoder Glasses (L); Transit open house (O) 
Thursday 5/26: Friends of the Library Book Sale (L); Turning Pages Book Club (L); Master Gardener Presentation: Month to Month Gardening for June, July, and August (L)
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other

Online City Event Calendar 

June 1 Sports Complex Meeting - Come to the Library for the Sports Complex update meeting. Learn about the new 1849 Park and the conceptual design that went to City Council.

June 4 KidFish 
- Come learn to fish at Lake Pflugerville for KidFish on the south shore of the lake from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June 4 Kick off the Summer Reading Program with Maker Pfest
 - Reading logs for the Summer Reading Program will be available to pick up at the library starting June 4. While you are there, explore the new Pfab Lab, enjoy demos and experience hands-on activities at Maker Pfest. For more information about Maker Pfest, visit