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Key to the City February 22, 2019

Pfun Run, Pfennig construction, and more
Post Date:02/22/2019 11:00 AM

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Key to the City Feb 22, 2019 
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Pflugerville Police K9 Isa, Lubo, & Tymo to receive a donation of body armor K9 vest1

Pflugerville Police Department’s K9 Isa, Lubo, & Tymo will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Isa’s vest is sponsored by Ruth Knoll of Kalua Kona, HI and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Frosty”. K9 Lubo’s vest is sponsored by Kristen Emmett of Southampton, MA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love- Trained to Serve- Loyal Always”. K9 Tymo’s vest is sponsored by Kathleen Clark of West Burke, VT and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring Those Who Served and Sacrificed”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies. To learn more about the K9's body armor donation, please visit https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6070/1030.

Register for the 2019 Pfun Run before the price increase on February 28

hanzMark your calendars for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K on May 19, 2019. Registration for the 5K 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.

Apply for the Drop by Drop landscape rebate for your home garden and pflowerbeds

Drop_by_drop1The City of Pflugerville offers a Drop by Drop program with a rebate for Pflugerville water customers off the purchase of native plants, mulch, and turf up to $500. Customers select plants, trees and turf from the Drop by Drop approved plants list, submit a landscape plan to Parks and Recreation, and once approved begin to plant a garden. Now is a great time to start your plan so you can plant in the coming months.

Approved plant listings and applications can be found online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/dropbydrop, at the Parks and Recreation Office, and at local nurseries. Make sure to follow the steps to get your project approved before making any purchases. After your garden is planted, the city will come out to inspect for the rebate. This program is available to City of Pflugerville water utility customers. For more information, call the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department at 512-990-6350.

City Events

Make a Mini Succulent Sculpture February 26 

Teens ages 12-18 can visit the Pfab Lab to try a different craft or piece of equipment each month. On February 26, use clay sculpting tools to make tiny succulent sculptures with polymer clay. The craft starts at 6 p.m. The Pfab Lab is located inside the Pflugerville Public Library.

Open House on Old Austin Hutto Road project February 27

Old Austin Hutto Open House InfoThe City will host an Open House at Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, on February 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss improvements to Old Austin Hutto Road.

Old Austin Hutto Road is a connector street that runs adjacent to the Bohls Subdivision and to Heritage Park. Construction is anticipated to begin this spring to widen the road into a three-lane section of roadway along the full length of the project limits. The street has a low water crossing which will be mitigated through the construction.

This project is the first capital improvement project from the 2018 bond program.

Additional information can be found online

Pfennig is under construction and traffic is one-way Westbound

Construction is underway on Pfennig between the Justice Center and Rocky Creek Drive to widen the roadway to a three-lane section with curb and gutter and help mitigate the S curve in the road. While there are many signs at each intersection, some drivers are still attempting to drive around barricades and travel eastbound. Please watch signage and be careful along this stretch of road. The roadway will be one-way through the duration of the construction which is anticipated to last approximately nine months. Westbound traffic is encouraged to use Pflugerville Parkway or another route.

Meet author Judith Austin Mills at the library on February 27

Come to the library on Wednesday, February 27 from 1 - 2 p.m. for a presentation from author Judith Austin Mills. She will share her research into Texas history that has informed and inspired her novels. This program is intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. Refreshments will be provided.

PAWS ribbon cutting on February 28

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services 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.

The Austin History Center: African American Community Archives on February 28

On Thursday, February 28, 6 - 8 p.m. kYmberly Keeton from the Austin History Center (AHC) will give a special presentation on the AHC's African American Community Archives. This presentation is for ages 18 and up. Please RSVP online or by calling 512-990-6375. Refreshments will be provided.

Teen Job Pfair on March 2

Looking for a part-time or summer job? Come to the library's 4th annual Teen Job Pfair on March 2, 2 - 4 p.m. Meet local employers and organizations and learn about job and volunteer opportunities. Last year, the 2018 Teen Job Pfair featured 15 employers and had over 200 teens in attendance. The Pfair is open to teens ages 14 to 19, but keep in mind that employers set varying minimum age requirements and that positions for teens under the age of 16 are very limited.

This event is free to both employers and teens. Teens do not need to register to attend.

Employers and organizations with volunteer and internship opportunities can still register to participate. The deadline for employer registration has been extended through February 27. Learn more about the event and register at pflugervilletx.gov/teenjobpfair.

Employers wanted for the Greater Pflugerville Job Pfair on April 9

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce, City of Pflugerville, Pflugerville Independent School District, and Pflugerville Travis County Emergency Services District #2 are organizing a Greater Pflugerville Job Fair for April 9 from 4- 8 p.m. at Typhoon Texas, 18500 TX 130 Service Road, to encourage employment in Pflugerville.

The public is encouraged to bring their resumes and come learn about job opportunities in Pflugerville. The City is hiring several full-time positions including utility maintenance employees and police officers, and part-time summer positions. The Emergency Services District #2, Pflugerville Pfire, is hiring firefighters and medics.

Several Pflugerville businesses were recognized earlier this year by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission for hiring veterans, and to support the veteran community the Greater Pflugerville Job Pfair has partnered with Fort Hood and area military organizations to encourage veterans to attend.

In addition to the business partners coordinating the event, additional Pflugerville businesses are invited to attend the Pfair. Visit https://www.pfchamber.com/events/details/pflugerville-job-fair-115

To reserve your booth and get further information. For more information on the Job Pfair visit the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce website https://www.pfchamber.com/events/details/pflugerville-job-fair-115/

What's Happening

Veteran photographs wanted - The City of Pflugerville Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is collecting photographs and stories from Pflugerville veterans. Submit photos to the project and help us capture the history from Pflugerville residents and relatives who have served our country. Send your photos to PfImagesofService@pflugervilletx.gov or drop them off at the Pflugerville Library. For more information visit, https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/city-council-and-mayor/youth-advisory-council/pflugerville-veterans-images-of-service

Paws & Read - Young readers build their literacy skills while they share a book with a volunteer team from The Dog Alliance. Sign up begins at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before the program starts. Paws & Read is held on Mondays, 6 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library.

Save the Date

March 7 - History of the Driskill Hotel with Monte Akers - Author Monte Akers will be at the Pflugerville Library to discuss his book, The Grand Dame of Austin, which details the history of Austin's historic Driskill Hotel. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. The presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

March 12 & 26 Early Opening Pfarmers Market, 3-7 pm at Heritage Park. Enjoy local produce and prepared foods at these pre-season markets. Find out more at pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

March 15 – Pfieldtrippin’ – On the Friday before Spring Break (also a PfISD Holiday) with Pfieldtrippin': McKinney Falls State Park. Participants will enjoy a day out to McKinney Falls State Park where they will hike, participate in a scavenger hunt and play in the falls. Registration is $20 for Pflugerville residents/$25 for non-residents. For more information and to register, visit pflugervilletx.gov/camps.

March 30 - Spring Pfling, noon - 3 pm at Heritage Park. This year the Spring Pfling is moving to Heritage Park and will showcase even more programs, classes, sports and fun for all ages in Pflugerville. Register early for Summer Pfun Camp (residents only), try free workouts with Camp Gladiator and FIT4MOM, enjoy a performance from the Library's Ukulele Club, food, Pfarmers Market vendors, inflatables, a petting zoo and more. For a full list of activities, visit pflugervilletx.gov/springpfling.

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