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Key to the City November 3, 2017

Post Date:11/03/2017 10:30 a.m.

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Key to the City November 3, 2017

 

Construction to begin on Grand Avenue Parkway

Phasing for GA

The City of Pflugerville will rehabilitate and reconstruct the pavement along Grand Avenue Parkway from Pflugerville Parkway to the city limits near Viki Lynn Place starting the week of November 6.  This work will be accomplished in two major phases over the next 90 days, weather permitting. 

Phase 1 begins south of Pflugerville Parkway and ends just north of the Gilleland Creek bridge.  Phase 2 will complete the job from south of the bridge to Viki Lynn Place at the city limit.  Each phase requires that all traffic be moved to one side of the roadway, with a single lane being provided for each direction at all times.

Phase 1 is anticipated to last until mid-December.  During this same time, the City will complete the construction of a new traffic signal at the Grand Avenue Parkway and Black Locust Drive intersection. 

The City encourages drivers to slow down and use extra caution in all construction zones, but especially in construction zones near schools. 

City plants 12 trees for Arbor Day 

ArborDAYThis morning, 12 trees were planted at Cambridge Heights Park in honor of Arbor Day.  Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees in their community. With fall as a great time of year to plant trees in Texas, Texas Arbor Day is observed in November, whereas national Arbor Day is in April.

Now is a great time to plan landscape gardening and trees at your home. Don't forget about the city's Drop by Drop landscape rebate program which provides up to $500 in rebates for planting native, drought-tolerant plants and trees in your yard. Texas Arbor Day is a great time to start your plan!

If you plan to plant at your home, make sure you know proper tree planting techniques. (Tree planting video courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation)  

 

Adulting 101: Money Matters girl holding piggy  bankNovember 7 Adulting 101: Money Matters

The Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas visits the Pflugerville Library on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. for the next session of Adulting 101. Learn how to manage your money with personal spending plans, and identify ways to decrease your spending and increase income.

An instructor from The Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas will teach you how to:

  • Track daily spending habits
  • Prepare personal spending plans and estimate income and expenses
  • Find ways to decrease spending and increase income
  • Find budgeting tools to manage bills
  • Create and achieve financial goals

The program is geared for young adults ages 15-23. Register online or call the library at 512-990-6375 to participate. 

Pfestive Pfarmers Market Tuesday

Visit the Pfestive Pfarmers market for extra shopping for your holiday meals and gifts. The market kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Remember, when you shop at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market, you are supporting local farms and small businesses. Future pfestive market days include Nov. 14, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.

For more information, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/pfarmers-market

Blue Santa is coming to town; applications now accepted 

ytThe Pflugerville Police Department is asking the community to help with a special operation to ensure that all local children and families can enjoy the spirit of the season.

Pflugerville PD is accepting applications from families in need as well as donations from the community for its annual Blue Santa project.

How to apply for assistance: Pflugerville families who need help with the holidays this year may apply to receive gifts for children ages 14 and under and a holiday meal by filling out an application in person from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig Lane to the Records window. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5. Applicants should bring a valid Texas Driver's License and utility bill that shows matching address as proof of residence in the city limits.

Donations accepted: The public is invited to donate new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items at Blue Santa donation bins located at city facilities (Recreation Center, City Hall, Library, Pflugerville Justice Center) businesses and schools. Every year, the program is especially in need of gifts for recipients 10 to 14 years of age and infants up to 2 years of age.

Toy ideas for kids 10 – 14: Anime, Art supplies, Advanced Legos, Dr. Who, gloves/scarves, Star Wars items, sports equipment, baseball caps, throw blankets, cool school supplies, nail polish, scarves, bath lotions, candles, earrings/necklace sets, purses, slippers. Bicycles and clothing other than gloves and hats are not needed for this year’s program.

Money is accepted by mailing a check or money order to Pflugerville Blue Santa, c/o Pflugerville Police Department, P.O. Box 679, Pflugerville, Texas 78691 or visiting the Pflugerville Justice Center in person. Donation bins will be picked up starting Dec. 11.

Blue Santa is coordinated by the Pflugerville Police Department and wouldn’t be possible without the additional sorting, wrapping and packaging by volunteers who come from the Pflugerville community, businesses and volunteer organizations.

For more information, please visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta

Veterans Day activities in Pflugerville

Veterans Day at Fallen Warrior Memorial

The American Legion will host a Veterans Day event on Friday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at the Fallen Warrior Memorial at Pfluger Park. Guest speakers include Mayor Victor Gonzales and Dr. Doug Killian, PFISD Superintendent. Music will be provided by Cele Middle School, and a flyover will be from the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing.  For more information, contact post154commander@gmail.com.

WWI Remembrance: Open Cockpit PresentationWorld War I remembrance with Gary Whitaker

Come to the library Saturday, November 11 at 2 p.m. for a WWI Remembrance program presented by Gary Whitaker. All ages are welcome. The Open Cockpit presentation is based on the books by Arthur Gould Lee "No Parachute" and "Open Cockpit". Listen to Gary Whitaker share Lee's story about survival against some of the best trained pilots with the best planes during WWI.
Lee flew in the number 46 squadron of the British Royal Air Force. Lee's squadron, outfitted with inferior planes, was pitted against the notorious Red Baron and his squadron, the Flying Circus. Battles ensued between the air units, sometimes three to four times a day. This is a story about survival. This is the real story about sacrifices made.

PPD to play flag football with Pflugerville Falcons "Rumble in the 'Ville"

Pflugerville officers will team up with the Pflugerville Falcon Special Olympic athletes for a battle of the ages at the “Rumble in the ‘Ville” flag football game on Wednesday, Nov. 8. falconrumbleflyer102317

The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at the Hendrickson High School football stadium located at 2905 FM 685. Officers will team up with the Falcons to compete against each other for bragging rights. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds from the evening will be used to purchase new shirts for the Falcons’ future competitions.

“This event will recognize and celebrate our athletes as well as continue our wonderful partnership that has been developed with the Pflugerville Police Department,” said Amy Wiesenhutter, Pflugerville ISD Special Olympics Coordinator.

Earlier this year, the Pflugerville Police Department helped to send off the Falcons to the 2017 Special Olympics Texas Summer Games. In addition to flag football, the Falcons participate in a variety of other sports including golf, aquatics, bowling, basketball, track and soccer.

“We invite the public to join us in supporting our Falcon athletes and are excited for the chance to show off our Police Department’s flag football skills,” Police Chief Jessica Robledo said. “This game will be as much as fun for the spectators as it will be for the participants!”

What's Happening

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 5  - At 2 a.m. move your clocks back one hour. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep. 

Heritage House Museum open Sunday - Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, is open the first Sunday of each month from 1- 4 p.m.

Vote Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day November 7, 2017 for voting in a General Election to elect City Council Members for Place 2, Place 4 and Place 6.  
Early voting is October 23- November 3 and Election Day is November 7. Preliminary results will be posted at www.pflugervilletx.gov when available.
Election Information:  http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/city-secretary-s-office/election-information-informacion-de-la-elecci
 
Vota - Los lugares de votación estarán abiertos de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m. en dia de la elección el 7 de noviembre de 2017 para votar en la elección general para elegir los Miembros del Concilio para Lugar 2, Lugar 4, y Lugar 6.
La votación anticipada es del 23 de octubre al 3 de noviembre y el día de las elecciones es el 7 de noviembre. Hubo 17,131 votos emitidos en la elección del los miembros del Concilio de Pflugerville en el 2016 Informacion de la elección http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/city-secretary-s-office/election-information-informacion-de-la-elecci

Use your library account to check out a cookbook - Try out a new recipe this fall, check out a cookbook from the library. Get tips for your next yummy treat or plan a holiday feast. Visit the library catalog to get started.

This Week:

Key:  Boards and commissions (B&C); Parks and Recreation (P&R); Library (L); Other (O)
Saturday, November 4 - Saturday story time (L); Paws and Read (L)
Sunday, November 5 -
Heritage House Open (O);Game on board games (L); Sewing ages 8+ (P&R, please pre-register)
Monday, November 6 - Baby time (L); Adult coloring club (L); STEM (L); Paws & Read (L); Intermediate computer classes for adults (L); Planning and Zoning Commission (B&C)
Tuesday, November 7 - General Election/Elección General (O); Bilingual story time (L); Adult fitness (P&R); Home school tweens (L); Home school tweens (L); Heritage House open (L); Pfestive Pfarmers Market (P&R), Lego club (L); Adulting 101: Money Matters (L)
Wednesday, November 8 - Play time (L); To be continued (L); Tween book club (L); Library board meeting (B&C); Conversational English (L); Deutschen Pfest steering committee (B&C)
Thursday, November 9  - Story time (L); Kids crafternoon (L); Adult craft night: basic weaving (L); Advanced Tinkercad class (L)
Friday, November 10 - Embroidery machine training (L); Sensory story time (L)

Save the Date 


November 18 Pfall Pfest Craft Show - On Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, hosts the annual Pfall Pfest Craft Show. Entry to the show is free and there will be food for sale. Come find that one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or family member, or treat yourself. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest.

November 30 Cosplay Night in the Pfab Lab - Teens (ages 12 and up) and adults are welcome to the Pfab Lab on Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. for a walkthrough of the library's makerspace. Learn about the different tools that you can use to make your next cosplay outfit, including the 3D printers, laser cutter and sewing machines. Feel free to bring any projects that you are currently working on. The Pfab Lab is located inside the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St. RSVP to this event on Facebook and connect with other cosplay artists. For questions, call the library at 512-990-6375.

December 3 - Christmas Parade and Pfestival of Lights - The Knights of Columbus and City of Pflugerville partner to host this annual event in downtown Pflugerville. For the lighted Christmas parade, decorate your float and be sure to include many lights as the parade kicks off at 7 p.m. from Pfennig southbound on Railroad Avenue to Main Street. The parade concludes at 4th and Main for the lighting of the tree and time with Santa. Bring a gift to support Blue Santa. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/holidays