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December 16, 2016

Typhoon Texas to operate water park
Typhoon logo At a joint meeting Thursday of the Pflugerville City Council and Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC), the council approved the transfer of the lease and operating agreement for the waterpark in Pflugerville from Hawaiian Parks-Pflugerville, LLC (Hawaiian Falls) to Typhoon Waterpark of Pflugerville, LLC (Typhoon Texas).

The city and PCDC expect to finalize terms of an agreement soon that would allow Typhoon Texas, as the new operator, to break ground quickly on the multi-million dollar project to renovate the park. Typhoon Texas is expected to open for its first summer season in Pflugerville May 2017.

“The Pflugerville water park needed investment and changes to be successful. After exploring options for more than a year with our partners at the City of Pflugerville, we believe we have found the right operator who shares our vision for the park. The Typhoon Texas team has the capital, the leadership and the proven track record to turn around this water park,” PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison said. “With this agreement, we have successfully kept hundreds of seasonal jobs in our community and protected an asset that brings significant economic development benefits to Pflugerville.”

Typhoon Texas owns and operates a highly successful water park west of Houston in Katy, Texas, that opened last summer and exceeded attendance expectations. Co-owners Ray DeLaughter, Keith Dalton and Terry Hlavinka say a large play area for younger children will be among the added attractions and improvements at the Pflugerville water park.

“Our investment analysis shows there is strong market opportunity at the Pflugerville location, but the wrong product has been in place, and we can fix that,” DeLaughter said. “We know we can deliver a water park that people love, which is evident by our success at Typhoon Texas in Houston. Typhoon Texas in Pflugerville will soon be a great benefit to the city and the region.”

The water park in Pflugerville will be Typhoon Texas’ second location. Hawaiian Falls 2017 season passes will be honored at the new facility. 

City Council to fill new council seat in November
With approval of the votes for the November 8, 2016 Special Election, Proposition 1 was officially adopted which added a new Place 6 seat to the City Council. In order to not have to hold a special election and incur unplanned costs, the City Council approved a motion to establish the Place 6 seat, recognize that it is open effective on July 4, 2017, and thus allow for a November 2017 election to fill the position. With the November 2017 election, the new councilmember would be elected and serve a full three-year term. 

A Home for the Holidays

The Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) hosts Home for the Holidays on Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook Drive. Adoptions are only $20.homeforholidaysdog 

Are you planning to surprise someone with a pet this holiday? Remember that a pet is a great gift, but works best when you let the recipient pick out the pet that is the right fit for them! We hope you’ll take a loving animal home for the holidays.

All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, a first round of puppy or kitten shots, microchip, microchip registration and 30 days of free pet insurance. Tail wags and purrs are complimentary! Fosters and volunteers are always in demand.


Animal Wish Tree at the library
Want to know what our shelter pets want for Christmas? Pull an ornament off the shelter wish tree at the library and commit to providing a gift to a cat or dog currently staying at the shelter. From new chew toys to yarn, the pets at the shelter appreciate your support.  Fosters are always needed, so consider fostering a pet this holiday. www.pflugervilletx.gov/animalshelter

Senior Movie Matinee: Florence Foster Jenkins
Enjoy a pfree movie screening on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library! Snacks and drinks will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Movie is rated PG-13 (Paramount Pictures).

Teen Coloring Club
Meet in the Teen Space at the Pflugerville Library after school to color. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own. The Teen Coloring Club meets on Tuesday, December 20 at 4:30 p.m. This program is for ages 12 to 18. 

What's Happening

Recreation Center memberships make pfun gifts
A great way to stay in shape for the holidays is to visit the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. With a weight room, game room, indoor walking track and classes and programs for you and your family, there's plenty of opportunity to keep in shape and have fun.Give the gift of pfitness! www.pflugervilletx.gov/recreationcenter 

Holiday Hours at the Pflugerville Library and Recreation Center
The Pflugerville Library and Pflugerville Recreation Center will close Friday, December 23 and remain closed through Monday, December 26. The facilities will reopen Tuesday, December 27. 
City offices are closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. If you need assistance when the city is closed, call the citizens hotline at the Police Department at 512-251-4004. 

Holiday Hiatus
Regular kids programs at the library are on hiatus until January 2. For movie matinees and special holiday programs in December view the library calendar. www.pflugervilletx.gov/library.  

Register your alarm permit -  Alarm permits help police contact you if your home or business alarm goes off. You can register online at http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/alarmpermit

This Week 

Saturday 12/17: A Home for the Holidays (AS)
Sunday 12/18: Game On! Board Games (L)
Monday 12/19: Senior Movie Matinee: Florence Foster Jenkins (L);
Tuesday 12/20: Pfestive Pfarmers Market (P&R); Teen Coloring Club (L); Sit ‘n Knit (L) Heritage House Museum Open (O)
Friday 12/23: City offices and facilities closed through 12/26. Reopen at 8 a.m. 12/27.
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other

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SAVE THE DATE

December 29: Watch and Mock Bad Movie Trailers - Looking for something to do over the winter break? Bring your friends to the Pflugerville library on Thursday, December 29 at 2 p.m. Enjoy movie snacks, and mercilessly mock old movie trailers. This event is for ages 12-18.

December 30: Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party - Celebrate the new year at the Pflugerville Library on Friday, December 30 at 11 a.m. Children up to age 12 are invited to celebrate the New Year with pfun, dancing, and a countdown to 12:00 (noon).

January 1 Pfreeze Pflop - Are you brave enough to slide into the pfrigid water at Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, to kick off your new year? The line begins at 10 a.m. and the event is over when the last brave soul goes down the slide. No, the pool isn't heated. Admission is free with donation of a canned food item given to benefit local pfood banks. For information, contact the Recreation Center at 512-990-6350 or email to parks@pflugervilletx.gov.