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Key to the City February 15, 2019

Paws, plazapalooza, and more
Post Date:02/15/2019 11:30 AM


Key to the City February 15, 2019 
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Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) to open new facility

intake1On Tuesday the City Council heard a presentation about Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services. PAWS has been busy getting ready for the opening of a brand new animal intake facility which is slated to open on February 28 at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in partnership with the Friends of Pflugerville Animal Shelter and Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the intake facility, PAWS continues to provide great services to our furry friends in the city. PAWS is very proud of a 98% save rate as animals who come to the facility end up in loving homes whether they are adopted or are returned back to their owners. 

PAWS has many programs for animal welfare in the city. They are very successful thanks to numerous volunteers and staff that worked tirelessly to keep our animal friends happy. If you’re looking to adopt be sure to visit Pflugerville to see the many cats and dogs ready to go home with you.

Pfennig Lane Construction to begin next week

one_way_pfennigPfennig Lane will be under construction starting next week, February 19. The project includes widening the road to a 3-lane section, softening the S curve that currently exists on the roadway and adding a sidewalk to the north side of roadway filling the sidewalk gap that currently exists. During the construction, Pfennig will be one-way westbound and construction is anticipated to take about 9 months. A speed limit of 30 mph will be enforced during the construction. Drive carefully.

City facilities closed for Presidents Day

City offices and facilities are closed on Monday, February 18 for the Presidents' Day holiday. Trash pickup is not affected. If you need assistance when the City is closed, call the communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700 ext.0.

Get ready for a plazapalooza

plazapoolooza1On Tuesday, City Council approved an annual community engagement project and authorized the city manager to annually create and facilitate a project. This year the service project, Main Street Plazapalooza, is a community-inspired art walk in the grassy alley space between City Hall and Hanovers Draught Haus. The space will be transformed into a gathering plaza during a community build and block party event on April 27.  The City will be reaching out to community partners including the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, Rotary, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Downtown Association and School District to encourage true community involvement in the project. Stay tuned for details on ways you can be involved and contribute to this beautification project.

Pfocus 64Updates on the PAWS facility, Black history month events and more in Pflugerville Pfocus

Watch today's episode of Pflugerville Pfocus to learn about the grand opening of the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services intake building slated for February 28 and the many Black History Month programs being offered citywide. Episodes are available the Friday following each City Council meeting at

City Events

Come to Pizza with Police on Saturday

Come to MOD Pizza, 18817 Limestone Commercial Drive, Ste 500, on Saturday, February 16 for Pizza with the Police, an opportunity to chat with local law enforcement about issues and crime prevention from 5 -7 p.m. Residents of all ages are encouraged to visit and ask questions and learn about ongoing community-wide efforts to keep Pflugerville safe. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through building relationships between police officers and community members, one slice of pizza at a time. 

Join the Pflugerville Ukulele Club

Meet other ukulele players and learn songs to play together at the library on Tuesday, February 19. Teens and adults are welcome (ages 12 and up). Bring your own ukulele and tuner. Please arrive at 6 p.m to have time to socialize and tune-up. The club will begin at 6:30 p.m. This club is recommended for intermediate players, but beginners and more advanced players are also welcome.

Paint and Sip at the Library

The Pflugerville Library will host its first every paint and sip on Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. Adults will paint a floral motif on a wooden sign and enjoy some wine. The library will provide the wine, but attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages. Materials will be provided while supplies last. This event is for adults age 21 and up only.

Watch a Free Movie this Weekend

On Saturday, February 23, the library will show Bohemian Rhapsody (rated PG-13, ©20th Century Fox) and A Star is Born ( rated R, ©Warner Bros). Teens and adults are welcome to attend Bohemian Rhapsody at 12 p.m. A Star is Born will start at 2:30 p.m. and is for ages 18 and up only. 

What's Happening

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

Vendors wanted for Deutschen Pfest - Vendor applications for the 2019 Deutschen Pfest (May 17-19, 2019) are now open for food vendors, non-profits and businesses. All vendors are selected through an applications process and will be notified in mid-March. The application includes all rules and regulations for Deutschen Pfest booths, so please make sure you read through it before you apply. If you have any questions, contact All applications must be returned to the City of Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department. Applications are available at

Spring class registration ongoing - Registration for Spring recreation classes opened on Wednesday. Sign up for youth and adult active and educational classes including Adult Tap Dance, Children's Dance, Gymnastics, Archery (returning after a winter break), Mommy & Me Music, Karate and more. To view classes and to register, visit

LEGO® Club - Meet at the library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. to build with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library will provide the bricks, please leave your own at home. This club is recommended for ages 4 - 12. This is a come and go program. 

Java & Journey – Enjoy social hiking in the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve and a cup of joe at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Registration is $6 and is available at

Save the Date

March 1 – Senior room grand opening - Celebrate the completion of remodeling and the opening of the expanded Senior Activity Room at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Stay tuned to for more information.

March 3 - Teen Job Pfair - The library hosts a teen job fair for teens ages 14-19 to meet with local employers and organizations and learn about local jobs and volunteer opportunities. The event is from 2 - 4 p.m. Teens do not have to register to attend. For more information visit,


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