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Key to the City January 18, 2019

Post Date:01/18/2019 10:30 AM


Key to the City January 18, 2019 
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Calling all veterans! Send us your Pflugerville - Images of service

pfluger park 1The City of Pflugerville Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is launching a historic preservation project called Pflugerville Images of Service to help capture photographs and stories from Pflugerville veterans. Concerned that the memory and history of Pflugerville Veterans and their stories may not be preserved, the newly-created YAC will work with Mayor Victor Gonzales, Heritage House Museum partners, American Legion Kerlin-Lyerly Post 154 and City staff to collect photographs and historical data from Pflugerville residents and relatives who have served our country.

The YAC is a high school student program to teach youth about city government and get them more involved with the City. Through the Pflugerville Veterans Images of Service project, the goal is for YAC to help capture history for the entire community through the collection of photos from veterans. Upon completion of the project, the stories and photographs will be preserved in Pflugerville Images of Service online digital archive at the library and shared via social media platforms.

Submitting photos: Photographs for the Pflugerville Veterans Images of Service archive can be of a Pflugerville resident or a direct relative of a current Pflugerville resident. For each photograph provided, the name of the military member, branch, rank, date or year if known, which war if during a time of war, who was President during the time, and a caption explaining the photo should be provided via the photograph submittal form. Photographs will be collected through March 2019. The City reserves the right to accept or deny any photograph.

Digital submittals - Digital photos are preferred and may be sent directly to the City at A photograph consent form will be sent to anyone submitting photographs digitally and must be complete for the photographs to be considered for the collection.

Printed photograph submittals - Pflugerville residents may drop off up to 10 photos at the Pflugerville Library in an envelope, with email or phone number, and a caption description of the photographs for consideration for use within the photo archive. The library will scan these photos into the digital archive and contact original owners to pick up their photos once the pictures are scanned. Each photograph dropped off must include a photographic consent form allowing the photographs to be used in future online, print and digital archives, books or other mediums. The consent forms will be made available at the library and online.

In addition to the photographic archive, several veterans will be interviewed for a digital video archive. A Pflugerville Images of Service Reception to highlight the project and feature donated photographs will take place on April 7, 2019, from 3-4 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger Street. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Stubbs, Assistant City Secretary, at 512-990-6101 or by email at

Pflugerville's pfirst hospital is open

Ribbon_CuttingsmallOn Tuesday, January 15, Mayor Victor Gonzales and Councilmembers joined the community in celebrating the opening of Pflugerville’s first hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health Pflugerville. The hospital not only provides additional services to the community, but it also is employing the community with more than 70% of their employees living locally. The hospital is described by BSW Health as an experimental innovation hub which will focus on health care and not sick care. The hospital is a three-story facility with an initial footprint of approximately 52,000 sq.ft and a multispecialty medical clinic. The City celebrates this newest facility in Pflugerville and their focus on keeping us well.

Register today for Citizens Police Academy

Do you want to know more about the Pflugerville Police Department and how it operates? Are you interested in having a more active role in community policing? Registration is now open for Pflugerville’s Citizen Police Academy.

The Citizens Police Academy is a 34-hour course of instruction to give the public a working knowledge of the Pflugerville Police Department policies and operational practices. The program consists mainly of two-hour classes on Thursdays starting February 7. The comprehensive course covers a different area of police work each week led by certified police officers, supervisors, and civilian personnel.

Applicants must work, reside or own a business in the city limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of Pflugerville and be at least 18 years old. Upon completion, graduates may consider participation in the Citizens on Patrol program, which aims to help Pflugerville police reduce crime, improve community awareness, and facilitate partnerships between the community and the Pflugerville Police Department.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. Register online today or contact Pflugerville Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison at 512-990-6940 or

Have a lot to recycle? You can purchase a second recycle cart

recycle_smallThe City currently offers weekly trash pickup and every other week recycling pickup curbside. For residents that have an abundance of recycling, for a nominal fee, you can obtain a second recycle cart.

Residents can order a second recycle cart for $2.55 a month. Contact Utility Billing at 512-990-6100 to order your new cart. The recycling cart should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. every other week on the scheduled pickup day. Please allow 5 ft. between trash and recycling carts to allow cart pickup by automatic arms. Please keep your carts at least 5 ft. from vehicles and other obstructions.

Thank you for continuing to recycle and keeping reusables out of the landfill. 

City Events

Make a custom organizer at Crafty Café

Anyone ages 12 and up can enjoy a beverage while working on a craft at the Pflugerville Public Library on Sunday, January 20 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Use creative techniques to make a D.I.Y. frame desk organizer. Materials and hot drinks are provided while supplies last.

Scrunchies are back in style at Pfab Lab Teen Night

Teens ages 12 - 18 can visit the Pfab Lab at the Pflugerville Public Library to try a different craft or piece of equipment each month. On Tuesday, January 22, use a sewing machine and fun fabrics to make your own hair scrunchie. Craft starts at 6 p.m. Registration is not required. This program is first come, first served.

Learn to code at Techie Tweens

On January 23, from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. tweens ages 8 - 12 will learn how to use a Code and Go Mouse™ at the Pflugerville Public Library. Techie Tweens is a monthly program where kids learn, build, and explore an assortment of technologies. Materials are provided while supplies last.

Laser Cutter Crafts: Wood

Choose a craft prepped by the library's laser cutter and then add a personal touch. Get ideas for your own projects, featuring a different laser-friendly material each month. On Wednesday, January 23, participants will work on hanging wall art using wood and yarn. Craft starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Pfab Lab at the library. Materials will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.

Get it together with Bullet Journaling

Learn about bullet journaling and use the library's supplies to customize a small journal on Thursday, January 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free journals will be provided for the first 30 attendees. You may also bring your own journal. 

What's Happening

For a calendar of Board and Commission meetings and programs scheduled for next week visit

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

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day - City facilities including City Hall, the Recycle Center, Pflugerville Recreation Center, Library and PAWS are all closed on Monday, January 21 for the MLK Jr Holiday. If you have a water or wastewater concern when the city is closed, you can call the communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700. Trash pickup is not affected by the holiday.

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.

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