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Key to the City May 19, 2017

Post Date:05/19/2017 2:00 p.m.



May 19, 2017

Live Music, Parade, 5K and Pfun at Deutschen Pfest 2017

Pflugerville’s largest community festival, the Deutschen Pfest is May 19-21, 2017. Starting Friday at 5 p.m. the Deutschen Pfest kicks off a weekend of fun. Event highlights include the live music concert stage and performances at the Gilleland gazebo and numerous booth vendors.Hanz Deutschen Pfest

Music Lineup:  Friday night features Markus Baggio, American Gypsy Band and Shelly King. King performs a blend of original blues, rock, folk, country, soul and gospel. She is the first woman appointed by the Texas Legislature to represent the state as its Official Texas State Artist. She has won Austin Music Awards for Song of The Year and Best Roots Rock Band. 

Saturday includes German music throughout the day with Oma and the Oompahs, Yodel Blitz and Chris Rybak. Rybak is an accordion player in the variety of Czech/German polkas and waltzes, country and gospel. In the evening, enjoy Pflame, Diana Naranjo, David Touchton and finish the night with Gary P Nunn. Nunn established himself as an icon of Lone Star Music and was inducted in the Texas Hall of Fame. He has been honored by Governor Rick Perry as “The Music Ambassador of Texas.”

Sunday enjoy Markus Baggio followed by the Walburg Boys. The Walburg Boys is a five-member band known for their German, country, R&B, reggae, rock, and polka.

Children enjoy Deutschen Pfest

Train ride at Deutschen Pfest; children's activitiesA 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 wristband admission is required to participate in the children's area. At the petting farm children can feed animals of various types. The kiddie train is onsite giving rides around the park. 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.

Children are encouraged to participate in the Children's Parade which takes off at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main on Saturday. Ride a decorated bike, or wear a favorite costume and join the fun.

On Sunday, there's a 5k Pfun Run and Kids K downtown at 8 a.m. followed by more fun at the park.

Get a souvenir T-shirt and enjoy access all weekend long

Deutschen Pfest shirts For $12 you can buy a souvenir shirt size S-XL and $14 for 2XL and 3XL for the 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! Come get your shirt at City Hall, 100 E. Main, or Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, during office hours. The shirts are also sold at the Pfest while supplies last.

Rain in the pforecast

If a day of the festival or specific event within the pfestival such as the parade or 5k must be canceled due to rain, it will be posted prominently on the city's homepage and at Please check the website before heading out.

Congratulations to Deutschen Pfest Miss Pflugerville Pageant Winners

princesses1The Miss Pflugerville Pageant was Saturday, May 13 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road.  Three winners were crowned:

Caitlin Kauff: Miss Pflugerville
Heidi Hughes: Junior Miss Pflugerville
Kali Neal: Little Miss Pflugerville 

The winners will ride on the Deutschen Pfest pfloat in the Deutschen Pfest parade on Saturday and volunteer throughout the year at community festivals and events. If you missed the pageant, visit to watch a playback of the event.


Pflugerville Police quickly arrest suspect in Foothill Farms Homicide

On Monday, May 15, the City of Pflugerville filed an arrest warrant against Robert Joseph Uribe in the death of Jose Avidan Martinez, 20, which took place on May 10.  “City of Pflugerville and City of Round Rock detectives have worked together to solve this case quickly,” Chief Robledo said. “In less than a week, this collaboration has resulted in having Uribe in custody. I want to thank the following agencies for assisting Pflugerville Police, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division (TX DPS CID), Texas Rangers and Round Rock Police Department (RRPD). Thank you to the community for your ongoing support, calling with information, using our CID TIP Line and working together to be the eyes and ears of the Pflugerville Police Department.”

The incident was narcotic and gang related. For additional information on the case visit Pflugerville Police News and follow the Police Department on social media for updates on future cases. 

May 26 Coffee with a CopCoffee with a cop

On May 26 the City of Pflugerville Police Department holds its first Coffee with a Cop at Panera Bread, 18701 Limestone Commercial Drive, in the Pflugerville Stone Hill Town Center from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Meet with the Pflugerville Police Leadership team to discuss crime prevention. This is the city’s first Coffee with a Cop event. For more information, visit

Heritage House Museum Photography Contest: What Does Heritage Mean to You?Photography Contest

Calling all photographers, amateur or otherwise. Send your original photographs on the theme: What Does Heritage Mean to You? Library card holders are encouraged to submit photographs for a chance to win Ancestry DNA kits provided by the Heritage House Partners.  Three winners will be selected.  The winning photographs will be displayed at the Heritage House Museum during August and September. Entries should be emailed as attachments to in JPEGs no larger than 15 MB per file.  The deadline is July 24. For more details, see the contest guidelines.


Wonder Woman DayWonder Woman Day this Saturday at the Pflugerville Public Library

Celebrate Wonder Woman with the library at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 20, before the release of the new movie.  Enjoy a story time, crafts, games, and pictures with Wonder Woman.  You could also win one of several prizes including movie passes. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library in memory of Kay Walker, one of the founding members of the group.  Come to the library for a fun event for the entire family.  Costumes are encouraged. The event schedule includes a story time at 1:30 p.m., crafts and games at 1:45 p.m. and photos from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. with Wonder Woman.


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May 25 and June 1 Master Gardener at the Pflugerville Public Library

The library hosts presentations for home gardeners on back-to-back Thursdays: Preserving Your Harvest and Container Gardening.  On May 25, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. join Jeff Peters, Travis County Master Gardener, for an overview of the key food preservation processes; freezing, dehydration and canning. Then on June 1, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. join Kirk Walden, Travis County Master Gardener, for tips on container gardening at home. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.

 What's Happening

Traffic Detoured at East Pecan and Sun Light Near Way - The intersection of East Pecan and Sun Light Near Way is closed to traffic as the city prepares to reconstruct Sunlight Near Way to Helios Way, scheduled for completion in August.  Signage along E. Pecan directs traffic to a detour on the newly-constructed Biltmore Ave. and Helios Way route. Northeast Travis County Regional Park access is via the detour. This closure provides for the reconstruction of Sun Light Near Way including a new three-lane roadway section, installation of sidewalks, drainage improvements and miscellaneous work. Project updates are available on the City’s website at

Children's Programming Break at the Library - There will be a two-week break in programming for children, tweens, and teens as library staff prepares for the Summer Reading Program. The break includes regular programming including story times.  The library has many free and exciting programs planned for the summer which kick off on June 3 at Maker Pfest from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Adult programs will continue as normal.

Senior Movie Matinee at the Library - Enjoy a free movie screening of The Finest Hours on Monday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at the library. The film tells the story of four U.S. Coast Guard members set out to rescue 30 sailors, in a heroic action-thriller based on a true story. Movie snacks will be provided while they last.

Conversational English at the Library - Come to the library each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for an opportunity to practice using the English language.  Join an informal group of English language learners to practice conversation, pronunciation, and grammar. This regular program is perfect for anyone who would like to practice their English skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment. 

This Week

Legend: Animal Welfare Services (AWS); B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; PW - Public Works; HH - Heritage House; O - Other

Friday, May 19 - Deutschen Pfest  Pfluger Park (P&R); Toddler Movie Matinee (L)

Saturday, May 20 - Deutschen Pfest - parade 10 a.m. Railroad to Main Street.  Pfestival at Pfluger Park. (P&R); Wonder Woman Day (L); Paws & Read (L)

Sunday, May 21 - Deutschen Pfest 5k PFun Run and Kids K downtown, Pfestival at Pfluger Park. (P&R)

Monday, May 22 - Senior Movie Matinee (L)

Tuesday, May 23 - City Council (B&C); Heritage House Open Hours (HH); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Graphic Novel Book Club (L)

Wednesday, May 24 - One to One Computer Help (L); Conversational English (L)

Thursday, May 25 - Turning Pages Book Club (L); Master Gardener Presentation (L)

Friday, May 26 -Coffee with a Cop (PD)


June 3 KidFish at Lake Pflugerville - Each year on the first Saturday of June, the City of Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department partners with the KIDFISH Foundation, Inc to offer an outdoor fishing opportunity for the youth of our community. Directed at children ages 16 and younger, KIDFISH and Texas Parks and Wildlife will stock hundreds of pounds of a variety of fish in Lake Pflugerville days before the event to boost the fishing experience. The event is from 9 a.m. - noon. Loaner fishing poles are available while supplies last. For more details visit

June 3 Maker Pfest and Summer Reading Kickoff at the Pflugerville Public Library - Join us from 2 p.m. - 5  p.m. at the library for a fun-filled afternoon of hands on activities like robotics, textile arts, 3D printing, STEM activities, crafts and more.  Also, pick up your summer reading logs.  All ages are welcome. For more details visit

June 4 - July 11 Woman Suffrage Movement Display at Heritage House Museum - The museum presents a special traveling exhibit called Citizens at last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas. This exhibit is produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It focuses on the twenty-seven-year campaign for woman suffrage in Texas. Come to the museum and learn how women in Texas contributed to the struggle for the right to vote for women.  Visit the museum the first Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. or Tuesdays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. during the city's Pfarmer's Market in Heritage Park.