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City welcomes interim chief of police Jessica Robledo
The City of Pflugerville will conduct a badge pinning ceremony for newly appointed Interim Chief of Police Jessica Robledo. The ceremony will be held at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 East Pfennig Lane on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. (photo courtesy City of Austin)
The ceremony will feature Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo performing the official pinning of the badge. Representatives of regional law enforcement agencies will also attend.
Interim Chief of Police Robledo joins the City of Pflugerville after more than 28 years of public service including 13 years of executive level leadership in the Austin Police Department. She has promoted the use of data driven techniques to assist in developing and supporting departmental efforts. Robledo recognizes the importance of community policing and has connected with the community through her work with numerous organizations.
Robledo stated that she is honored to serve the citizens of Pflugerville and work with the excellent personnel at the Pflugerville Police Department.
City Council finalize Typhoon Texas terms
At a joint meeting, the City of Pflugerville, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) and Typhoon Waterpark of Pflugerville, LLC (Typhoon Texas) negotiated and approved the terms of a two-year ground and operating lease agreement for the waterpark in Pflugerville. The lease and operating agreement includes options to renew in 10-year increments up to 2038.
The approved lease terms include an outline of added family-friendly features and funding plans to make the park more of a regional and local destination.
• Typhoon Texas will honor Hawaiian Falls 2017 season passes that have already been purchased and is currently matching Hawaiian Falls season pass pricing for new park passes ($69.99).
• Typhoon Texas will provide free parking to patrons with the exception of VIP or valet parking.
• Typhoon Texas will resurface and remedy the areas of the waterpark that currently feature gravel stone and sand.
• Typhoon Texas committed to add new rides to the facility, including the Gully Washer, a giant four-story water splash-pad playground with slides and activities for young children. The Gully Washer will be operational, weather permitting, by May 2017. (pictured)
The opening for Typhoon Texas, weather permitting, is scheduled for May 2017.
Celebrate National Hobby Month at the Pflugerville Library
January is National Hobby Month and the library wants to help you learn something new. Seniors, come to the library on Monday, January 9 and make a necklace with a baked clay pendant charm and beads. Senior Crafternoon starts at 2 p.m. in the Pfab Lab. The program is designed for those ages 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Want to do more with clay? Come to Adult Craft Night on Thursday, January 12 at 6 p.m. and use oven-bake clay to make a miniature air plant pot. All materials, including air plants, will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.
Tweens ages 8 to 12 are welcome to attend Paperback Pirates on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:30 p.m. for a discussion about books and a related craft. Kids will receive a book to take home for two weeks at the meeting. This month’s selection is Socks by Beverly Cleary.
Kids, don’t miss out on Kids Crafternoon this month! Kids ages 5 to 8 can come to the library on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to work on a different project every week. This month children will make snowmen, penguins and polar bears, and a dragon mask using a variety of craft supplies. All library programs are free and materials are provided to participants while supplies last. For more events and happenings at the Pflugerville Public Library, follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pflugervillelibrary
Intermediate Computer Classes for Adults
Kick off the New Year with new skills. Attend the Intermediate Computer Class on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. Visit http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=tt to register. Students must have a valid email address and access to the Internet from home. For more information about the topics covered, call the library at 512-990-6375.