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Key to the City August 31, 2018

Pfurry Splash Party, construction at PAWS and more
Post Date:08/31/2018 11:15 AM


Key to the City August 31, 2018

Facilities closed for Labor Day holiday; trash not affected

City offices, the Public Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center and Recreation Center are closed Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Trash and recycle pickup is not affected. If you need assistance when the city is closed, call the citizens communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Watch Pflugerville Pfocus episode - Expansion ep55

Today's Pflugerville Pfocus highlights the renovations set to begin at the Recreation Center for an enlarged senior recreation room, the construction underway at the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services and the upcoming Pfurry Splash Party. Watch online.

Pfinal splash in city pools; Labor Day weekend hours

Gilleland Creek Pool –Sept. 1- Sept. 3: 1 - 8 p.m.
Scott Mentzer Pool – Saturday, Sept. 1: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2: noon – 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Falcon Pointe Splash Park - Open daily through October 1 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Windermere Pool - Closed for the season. The pool will reopen June 2019.

View pool information online at

City over-the-road banner opens September 1

The city partners with the Texas Department of Transportation to allow non-profit organizations to hang a mesh over-the-road banner on FM 1825. Starting September 1, applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis to reserve a two-week time period for charitable, scholastic or public interest events by a non-profit organization in the 2019 calendar year. Due to the high demand in the months of September and October, only one-week availability will be given. In the event that multiple groups desire the same weeks in other months, the city reserves the right to reduce the over-the-road mesh banner use to a one-week period. The city and TxDOT reserve the right to reject any applications, and mesh banners are subject to approval by city staff. If you have an event in 2019, please email or call 512-990-6115 to reserve your desired hanging time.

Bring your teddy bear to Pajama Storytimehappy-young-girl-cuddling-her-teddy-bear_My-xpNvO

Young children and their caregivers can enjoy an evening storytime at the Pflugerville Public Library on September 4, from 6:30 - 7 p.m. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed toy to cuddle. This event is recommended for children up to age 8. Refreshments will be available while supplies last. Please arrive on time to minimize distractions.

Financial AidLearn how to navigate financial aid

Gina Havel Palmatier of the University of Texas at Austin Office of Financial Aid will be at the Pflugerville Public Library on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. to give a presentation on how to navigate financial aid. Present and future college students and parents can attend to learn more and get their questions answered. This program is for ages 15 and up only.

Solve the crime at the Murder Mystery Dinner

Register for a role or sit back and watch the mystery at the Pflugerville Public Library on Thursday, September 6 at 6 p.m. Attendees will run through the scenario and try to solve the mystery of "whodunnit" in Murder Mystery Dinner: Sour Grapes of Wrath. There are still spots available. Register in person at the library checkout desk to claim either a speaking or non-speaking role. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Pfurry Splash Party on September 8

Pfurry Splash Party 2017

Grab your four-legged friend and come to Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special splash day at the pool. Admission is $5 per dog (includes two humans) and $3 per extra human. The Friends of the Pflugerville Animal Shelter will be onsite hosting a raffle for dog-related gifts and collecting donated items.

All dogs attending must be spayed/neutered. Proof of current vaccinations must be provided upon entry. Download the required waiver here. For more information, please visit the event website.

Construction is underway at Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

construction1_shelterConstruction is underway for the new intake building at the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services shelter located at 1600 Waterbrook Drive. The intake kennel building is going vertical. The masonry sides are underway and site improvements continue. The building is larger than 5,000 sq ft including the outdoor run areas. It has 24 indoor/outdoor kennels for incoming large and medium stray dogs. The kennel area also has a courtyard that is fenced with artificial turf for the dogs to exercise in. The indoor kennel area has skylights to provide natural light. The new building has a separate room for housing small dogs. There is a dog isolation room that has 5 small and medium cages and 2 large kennels. The current shelter does not have an isolation area for dogs, so this is a much-needed addition. The building also has a medical room where staff can examine incoming dogs and administer vaccines, etc. It also has a laundry room which includes a large commercial dishwasher for cleaning bowls. The building will have limestone exterior walls and an art wall feature where a large mural can be painted.

Cats are not left out of the recent updates. Separate renovation construction is underway on a catio to allow shelter cats to enjoy some sunlight and outdoors during their stay at PAWS.

City staff plan to occupy the new building in mid-October. Once the construction of the new intake building is complete, the city will oversee the removal of no-longer-needed structures that are located within the flood plain. If you haven’t visited the Pflugerville Animal Shelter in awhile, watch Pflugerville Pfocus as today's episode features the construction.

Music in the Park September kick offMITP 1

The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights through September. Go to Pfluger Park on Friday, September 7 and enjoy the popular animated film, Coco. The movie will begin at dark, approximately 8 p.m.

Additional September concert series dates include September 14 with Candace Bellamy and September 21 with The Kristen Gibbs Band.

There's no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation starting at 7:30 p.m. Pets are permitted on a leash. The soundstage is located adjacent to the newly renovated Pfluger Park playscape. Please remember: no glass containers are allowed in the park. more information on the entire concert series, visit

pfallpfest1Pfall Pfest Craft Show vendor applications now accepted

The Pflugerville Recreation Center hosts the Pfall Pfest Craft show on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is a great place to start your holiday shopping or find those one-of-a-kind items for a special friend. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from. Shoppers are encouraged to save the date as admission for shoppers is free.

The vendor application is online. For more information, please visit

What's Happening

Youth wanted for the YAC program - Pflugerville teens age 17 and up are invited to sign up for the Youth Advisory Council to learn more about local government. Mayor Victor Gonzales will serve as council representative and liaison to support the youth participants. The YAC participants will volunteer at city events, tour city facilities, attend various board and commission meetings. Applications are due by October 1. Click here to learn more about the program.

Pfarmers Market opens every Tuesday - Visit the market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Park. The market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. To learn more about the market, visit The Heritage House is also open for the public to tour and explore during market hours.

Dove season is Sept. 1- Nov. 4 - Starting Saturday, September 1, dove hunters may begin to hunt around Pflugerville as dove season begins. State law allows hunting on a tract of land of 10 acres or more, so you may hear hunters in the city limits. As always, the Police will respond to all shots-fired calls to investigate if any laws have been broken. Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. To report a concern, call the Pflugerville Police Department at 512-990-6700. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Heritage House Open First Sunday - The Heritage House is open the first Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the museum on September 2 and learn about local history. The Heritage House Partners host the museum and provide visitors with stories, memories, and facts about the history of Pflugerville.

Youth Programs resume at the library on September 4 - Come to the Pflugerville Library on Tuesday, September 4 to enjoy storytimes, LEGO Club, programs for Homeschoolers and a presentation on how to navigate financial aid. View the library calendar for more information.

This Week

Friday, August 31 - No city events scheduled

Saturday, September 1 - Little Women Celebration (L)

Sunday, September 2 - Heritage House Open (O); Game on Board Games (L); Journaling Group (L)

Monday, September 3 - City offices and facilities closed for Labor Day holiday

Tuesday, September 4 - Bilingual Story Time (L); Adult Fitness (P&R); Home School Kids (L); Home School Tweens (L); Home School Teens (L); Heritage House Open (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Children's Dance School Year Program (P&R); LEGO Club (L); Pajama Story Time (L); How to Navigate Financial Aid (L)

Wednesday, September 5 - Zumba (P&R); Children's Dance School Year Program (P&R); Story Time (L); Kawaii Club (L); Girls Who Code Club (L); Pfknitters (L); Conversational English (L); Beginner Ukulele for Teens and Adults (L)

Thursday, September 6 - Play Time (L); Ballroom Dance (P&R); Beginner Chair Yoga (P&R); Adult Fitness (P&R); Kids Crafternoon (L); Children's Dance School Year Program (L); Genealogy Club (L); 3D Printer Training (L); Murder Mystery Dinner for Adults (L); Zumba (P&R); Adult Tap (P&R)

Friday, September 7 - Robotics Fall I (P&R); Music in the Park Movie Night: Coco (P&R)

Save the Date

September 29 - Comic Con - You are invited to meet authors, artists, voice actors, cosplayers, and local comic shop owners for a celebration of comics, anime and pop culture at the Pflugerville Comic Con on September 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Pflugerville Library. Activities include question and answer panels, gaming, comic and manga related crafts, drawing lessons, face painting, and a cosplay contest for teens and adults. This event is free and family-friendly. For more information, see the Comic Con page.

September 29 - Public Safety Day -  Come to Public Safety Day at the Pfield, 1440 W Pecan on Saturday, September 29 when the City of Pflugerville Police Department hosts the first annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event includes the bicycle rodeo event which allows children to enjoy learning about bicycle safety while racing against the clock through a series of challenging bicycle obstacles. The event offers safety instructions, riding instructions and displays by Central Texas Law Enforcement Agencies featuring the Pflugerville Police Department K-9 unit, crime scene, volunteers, motorcycles, and recruiting. In addition, it is the kick off for National Night Out and packet pickup for registered parties.  More information.

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