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Key to the City January 25, 2019

Post Date:01/25/2019 10:00 AM

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Key to the City January 25, 2019 
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Watch Pflugerville Pfocus -  Road construction awarded, employee service awards and teen court

ep63What happened at Tuesday's City Council meeting? Watch Pflugerville Pfocus for the top headlines on employee service awards, the Pfennig Lane construction project and the new teen court. Visit www.youtube.com/cityofpflugerville to catch the latest episodes. A new Pflugerville Pfocus comes out every Friday following a City Council meeting and can be watched on YouTube, the City's website or from the City Facebook page. Stay connected with the City of Pflugerville by visiting www.pflugervilletx.gov/connect.

Pflugerville launches a Teen Court Program - Applications wanted

gavelPflugerville Teen Court is a new program providing an opportunity for Pflugerville teens to participate in the municipal court process. The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications from youth ages 10-17 to serve on the 2019 Teen Court which will consist of 25 youth and will meet on the second Wednesday each month starting on February 13 at 5 p.m. Training will be held the week of February 4.

Participants will commit to a training session and then one evening per month of court. Teens will serve in various roles from juror to attorney after receiving training and instruction in the judicial process. The group will work closely with Municipal Court Judge Farren Sheehan to hear actual Class C misdemeanor cases.

"The court is a great opportunity for any teen interested in exploring or pursuing a career in law, law enforcement, or criminal justice. Teens are encouraged to apply to learn the inner workings of the judicial system as an actual part of the Municipal Court,” Judge Farren Sheehan said. “The teen court holds juvenile offenders responsible for their behavior and provides the potential for a more positive experience with the judicial system with hopes of reducing recidivism and helping to deter future crimes."

The Teen Court is a voluntary alternative to the sentencing arm of the Municipal and Justice of the Peace Courts. Teens can enter a plea of guilty or no contest and have the sentencing aspect of the case heard by their peers. Instead of paying a fine, the sentence will be community service.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The first meeting of the new Teen Court will be the week of February 4 for initial training. For additional information, email teencourt@pflugervilletx.gov or call 512-990-6285. https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/municipal-court/teen-court

One in 5 recycling carts is filled with trash in Pflugerville; let's pfix this contamination

recycle_smallContamination is averaging 19% in the current Pflugerville curbside recycling program.  So when the Waste Connections recycle trucks pick up recycling citywide, this means that one in five recycling carts is collecting and transporting trash material that is not recyclable.

When there is trash in the recycle cart, that costs everyone money as it wastes fuel, truck time and driver time and lowers the value of the recyclables.  Please read the label on top of your recycling cart and include only those items that are permissible in your recycling carts.  When in doubt, throw it in the trash cart. Sometimes people throw trash in the recycle cart because the trash cart is full. Don't forget that you can put up to six bags of trash or items next to your trash cart on your trash day. Please don't toss any trash in the recycle cart. For more information about recycling, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/recycle.

City Events

Pfat CatPfat Cat Adoption Specials at PAWS

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) is offering special Pfat Cat adoption days from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on January 26 and 27. The adoption fee for cats will be based off how much they weigh, $1/lb. All cats 10lbs and more will be $10. Guess the weight of your new cat within a ½ lb and the adoption is free. Check out the cats in need of a forever home by visiting www.pflugervilletx.gov/adopt. Visit PAWS at 1600 Waterbrook Drive.

Free Movie Matinee for Seniors Jan. 28Movie Matinee

Enjoy a free movie screening at the library on Monday, January 28 from 2 - 4 p.m. Watch First Man (©Universal Pictures, rated PG-13), the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. Senior Movie Matinees occur on the last Monday of each month at 2 p.m. The screenings are intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. 

Special Guest Bonzo Crunch for Homeschool Tweens and Teens

Bonzo Crunch will visit the library on Tuesday, January 29, 2 - 3 p.m. for a short comic/magic/juggling show followed by a movement workshop. Rik Gern, a.k.a. Bonzo Crunch, has been performing as a clown since 1978. Inspired by the classic slapstick comedians of the ’20s and ’30s, Rik began his training at the Dell ‘Arte School of Mime and Comedy, and later graduated from the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College. This program is for older children, ages 8 - 18.

Wii Mario Kart Teen TournamentTrophy

Teens, ages 12 - 18, are invited to compete in the Wii Mario Kart double-elimination tournament at the library on Tuesday, January 29. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Registration takes place on-site from 5:45 - 6 p.m. and the tournament will be from 6 - 7:30 p.m. There will be a maximum of 16 competitors. Family and friends are welcome to stay and watch.

BookSale2016 003Find great deals on media at the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Get a bargain on DVDs, CDs and books at the Friends of the Library Book Sale on Thursday, January 31. Stock up on books to read throughout the year, or find something special for your sweetie just in time for Valentine's Day. The sale starts when the library opens at 10 a.m. and stops when the library closes. Funds from the book sale support library programs.

What's Happening

Hanz Deutschen PfestRegister 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 www.deutschenpfest.com.

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. The deadline to sign up is the end of day Wednesday, January 30. On the day of the event, all are welcome to stop by and listen to the readers for World Read Aloud Day.

Citizen Police Academy - The next class of the Citizen Police Academy begins in February. Register today to reserve your spot.

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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