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Key to the City January 11, 2019

Tree recycling, MLK Day closures and more.
Post Date:01/11/2019 11:00 AM


Key to the City January 11, 2019 
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Christmas tree recycling at the Pflugerville Recycle Center through Jan 14

Small_treeRecycleThe Recycle Center is now accepting Christmas trees. Trees can be brought to the Recycle Center during normal operating hours, Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For your convenience, the Recycle Center will be open Monday - Saturday until January 14, 2019. The Pflugerville Recycle Center is located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way #B near Northeast Travis County Metro Park. Please remove all decorations from your tree. Trees dropped off for recycling are mulched and residents are welcome to pick up mulch while supplies last.

Please note that in previous years Christmas tree recycling was offered at Wells Point Park. There will be no Christmas tree recycling at Wells Point Park. Thank you to everyone for recycling your tree.

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day – trash not affected

City offices and facilities including the Pflugerville Recreation Center, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services, Library and Recycle Center are closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash pickup and recycling are not affected. If you need assistance when the City is closed, please call the police communications line at 512-990-6700. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Play your part in theft prevention – practice the #9PMRoutine9PM_Routine_Key1

Since one of the best ways to prevent theft is to secure your home, vehicle and belongings, the Pflugerville Police Department is taking part in the national #9PMRoutine to remind residents to lock their cars and homes, close garage doors and secure all belongings.

“With the #9PMRoutine we are reminding residents not to leave valuables in unlocked vehicles, to close garage doors and secure personal belongings,” Chief Jessica Robledo said. “In the new year, I want all of Pflugerville to make crime awareness and safer habits part of your new routine. Crime prevention starts with you.”

Throughout the month of January, the Police Department will be posting a series of #9PMRoutine reminders on the department Facebook page ( and Twitter account ( to remind residents to lock up. Residents are encouraged to follow the Police Department social media pages for regular reminders throughout the year to use the #9PMRoutine.

The #9PMRoutine

  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Lock the doors and entries to your home.
  • Close your garage door.
  • Take all valuables out of your vehicle.
  • Check to see that gates to your property are locked.
  • Turn on exterior lights.

Watch Pfocus for highlights of Tuesday's Council meeting

ep62 (2)On Tuesday, City Council learned about some of the many ways the City's Communications Division operates in a new Council series featuring various city departments and the role they play. Pflugerville Pfocus, social media, events and the city's web presence were all part of the presentation. Residents are encouraged to Pf Connect and pick the best way to get direct information from the City of Pflugerville. Today's Pflugerville Pfocus episode features communications opportunities, the #9PMRoutine for news on how you can keep your belongings secure and information on the Parks and Recreation Facility and Senior Needs Assessment Survey. Watch Pflugerville Pfocus after each Council meeting.

See a dark street light? Report it

Neighborhood and roadway streetlights in the city of Pflugerville are maintained by Oncor and the city of Austin. If you see a streetlight that is out, please report it. Please be our eyes and be on the watch for any in your neighborhood that may need to be repaired. Visit to report an issue. You can enter the address and select the light in need of repair on a street map and the specific issue with the light.

Using NIXLE the Police Department can text or email you emergency information

The Pflugerville Police Department uses Nixle service to send out local alerts about road closures, police activity and Pflugerville-based issues. You can text PfPD to 888777 to receive messages via text. Sign up your email address at

Rent a park facility for your next event

Gilleland Creek Pavilion 2If you need a space to celebrate a special occasion, consider renting a city park facility. The Parks and Recreation Department has several city pavilions, pools, and facilities available for rental. Take advantage of the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park with a generous parking lot, or consider the Gilleland Creek Pavilion (pictured), Lake Pflugerville Pavilion or Windermere Club House for your birthday, anniversary, work event, church group picnic or other celebration. Visit to see which facility fits your needs. Stop by the Pflugerville Recreation Center at 400 Immanuel Road to reserve and make payments.

New year, new learning opportunities with

Library cardholders can use Lynda for free. Learn software, technology, business, and creative skills. Log in to your library account and select the link through the catalog to get started. Library cards are free for residents and only $25 annually for those living outside of the PfISD boundaries. Those that work in Pflugerville, but do not live within the city limit boundary, may also obtain a free library card. Call the library to learn more at 512-990-6375.

Filibuster a book: Register for a non-stop read aloud

Calling all readers. The Pflugerville Public Library will host a non-stop reading of Charlotte's Web by E. B. White on Friday, February 1, from 1 - 5 p.m. for World Read Aloud Day. Ages 12 and up can register for a ten-minute spot at the Checkout Desk in the library. On the day of the event, all are welcome to stop by and listen to the readers for World Read Aloud Day.

Workstation Checkouts at the Library

Looking for a quiet place to work? Finishing up a project? Use your library card to check out a workstation in the Computer Classroom. Each desktop has Microsoft Office, Inkscape, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Flatbed scanners are available and can be used from these devices. This service is available during library operating hours unless there is a program scheduled in the classroom. Patrons ages 13 and up can get a keyboard and mouse from the Checkout Desk. Ages 12 and under will need to be supervised by a parent or legal guardian. Library card is required. Talk to the staff at the Checkout Desk for more information, or call the library at 512-990-6375.

Teen Job Pfair registration now open for Employers and Volunteer Organizations

Recruit new hires at the Pflugerville Library's Teen Job Pfair on March 2.. Organizations with volunteer opportunities and internships are welcome to participate. Participating employers that register by January 31 will be included on print and online advertising. The final registration deadline for employers is February 15. The event is a great opportunity for local businesses to find part-time and seasonal employees. 

The 2018 Teen Job Pfair had more than 200 teens (between the ages of 14 - 19) and 15 employers in attendance. This event is free to both employers and teens. Registration is only for employers and organizations, teens do not need to register to attend. For more information visit the Teen Job Pfair page.

City Events

Winter Pfest tomorrow

Come to the Pflugerville Library on Saturday, January 12 from 2 - 4 p.m. for Winter Pfest. Family-friendly activities include winter-themed games, crafts, an indoor maze, temporary tattoos, "snowball" fight, balloon shapes and more. Hot cocoa and cookies, sponsored by the Friends of the Pflugerville Public Library, available while supplies last. This is a free event. Activities and crafts are recommended for families with children ages 10 and under. The library is located on 1008 W. Pfluger Street.

Adult Pfab Craft: Button Making on Jan 17

Learn how to use the library's button maker on Thursday, January 17 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Pfab Lab. Use a pre-printed graphic or design your own. Materials will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Children are not allowed in the Pfab Lab during adult programs.

Make something new at Kids Crafternoon

Children 5 to 8 years old, with a parent or caregiver, can come to the library every Thursday to work on a craft activity from 3:30 - 4 p.m. This event is free. This month kids can make a canvas puppet, a construction paper penguin and a painting with Tempera Stix painting. For dates of the crafts, visit the library calendar.

What's Happening

Year in Review - The 2018 Year in Review was sent to Pflugerville addresses in December. The magazine highlights accomplishments and news from the past year in the City of Pflugerville. If you haven't had a chance to view the file, it is also online as a PDF.Cover_Graphicyearinreview

Register for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run - Mark your calendars for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K on May 19, 2019. Registration for the race is only $25 before February 28 and includes a T-shirt that gives you free admission to the Deutschen Pfest. Registration for the Kids K is $15. For more information, including race preparation classes, team information and registration, visit

Take the Pflugerville Recreation and Senior Facility Needs Assessment Survey - Please help the City of Pflugerville determine future indoor recreation priorities for our community. Parks and Recreation is an important part of quality of life, and your opinions are very important. This survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete:

LEGO Club - Kids can enjoy building with LEGO and DUPLO bricks at the library on January 15 from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. No need to bring your own, the library supplies all of the bricks. The program is recommended for ages 4 - 12. LEGO Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Visit the library calendar for upcoming LEGO Club dates.

Save the Date

February 9 - Romance Readers Social - From 2 - 4 p.m. fans of romance can come to the library for a fun-filled afternoon of book signings, author interviews, crafts and games. Enjoy some cupcakes while chatting with local authors and picking up some new reads. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Visit the Romance Readers page for more information about this year's featured authors.