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Key to the City May 10, 2019

Post Date:05/10/2019 10:00 AM


Key to the City May 10, 2019 
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Congratulations to Deutschen Pfest Coloring Contest winners and Mayor for a day, Conner Krause

The Deutschen Pfest coloring contest awards were given at Spare Time on Monday, May 6. Congratulations to all the contest winners who received free game play at Spare Time and will be in the Deutschen Pfest parade on May 18.winners2019_small The overall winner and mayor for a day is Conner Krause pictured with Mayor Gonzales, Spare Time and the Deutschen Pfest Miss Pflugerville Pageant winners 2018.

All coloring contest winners received a Deutschen Pfest T-shirt good for admission at Pfluger Park all weekend long at the pfest and prizes from Coloring Contest Sponsor Spare Time Pflugerville.

Conner Krause – Murchinson Elementary

FIRST PLACE: Matthew Dankowski – Pflugerville Montessori
SECOND PLACE: Leyla Unver – Pflugerville Montessori
THIRD PLACE: Hendrix Eke – Pflugerville Montesori

FIRST PLACE: Gianna Kinney – Home School
SECOND PLACE: Parker Hansen – Pflugerville Montessori
THIRD PLACE: Carmelo Justice – Wieland Elementary

FIRST PLACE: Jacquelynn Foth – Murchinson Elementary
SECOND PLACE: Edward King – Brookhollow Elementary
THIRD PLACE: Rayna Holmes – Murchinson Elementary

FIRST PLACE: Elle Inabinett – Murchinson Elementary
SECOND PLACE : Marelyn Lovaton – Dessau Elementary
THIRD PLACE: Peidad Chautly – Dessau Elementary

For photographs and additional information on the Pfest, visit

Support your Police Department this police week

nationalpoliceweekNational Police Week 2019 is Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18. Residents are encouraged to hang blue ribbons on trees in their front yard to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities. If you don't have one already, your final chance to pick up a ribbon will be at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 14. At this meeting, show your support as Mayor Gonzales reads a proclamation recognizing National Police Week in the City of Pflugerville.

Lieutenant Jared Bruno and Corporal Alex Grana are representing the Pflugerville Police Department at our nation’s capital to stand in solidarity with other departments from around the country in honor of this year’s National Police Week.

Pfluger Park closed for Deutschen Pfest starting May 15; trails remain open

Pflugerville's largest festival, the Deutschen Pfest is May 17-19 and Pfluger Park will welcome thousands of guests over the course of the weekend. To prepare for the event, Pfluger Park will close May 15-21 to allow for the festivities. With a giant carnival, vendor booths and stage to set up, city crews will use this time before and after the Pfest to set up and take down the festival area. For your safety, please stay along the trail and avoid the park setup areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

For information about the Deutschen Pfest including admission, parking, parade and more, visit

City Events

Nintendo SwitchTeen Game Day, May 11

Bring your friends and hang out at the library for an afternoon of games on Saturday, May 11 from 2-4 p.m. A Nintendo Switch, Wii, and PlayStation 4 will be available to play, plus a huge selection of board games and card games, including Exploding Kittens, Apples to Apples, Clue, Pictionary, Settlers of Catan, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, and more. If you attended D&D Teen Night at the library in April, finish creating your character with help from Kasey Lansangan. Ages 12-18 are welcome. 

Learn weaving at Senior Crafternoon

Library Tech Joan will walk you through basic weaving techniques on Monday, May 13. Yarn and small wooden looms will be provided for participants while supplies last. Priority for supplies will be given to those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. The class starts at 2 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library.

Library Interior smallTeddy Bear Storytime for kids

Children can bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed toy to the Teddy Bear Storytime at the library on Tuesday, May 14. Enjoy teddy bear stories, sing songs, work on a craft and have a snack with your special stuffed friend. Kids ages 5 and under with an adult are welcome. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. Please note that this storytime does not repeat. 

Back to back tween events, Tuesday and Wednesday

Did you know that the library has programs just for tweens? Ages 8-12 can attend Tween Hangout Night on Tuesday and Tween Storytime and Tween Scene on Wednesday. Tweens will work on a stained glass craft on Tuesday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is a come and go event, but please arrive by 7 p.m. in order to make the craft. On Wednesday, tweens can enjoy a chapter book style storytime at 3:30 p.m. The author for May is Jon Scieszka. Stick around for Tween Scene at 4:30 p.m. and decorate sea shell bowls. Materials are provided while supplies last. For more information about upcoming events for tweens, visit the library calendar

Get social for Deutschen Pfest

Hanz_smallIf you know you want to attend Deutschen Pfest and don't want to forget, go ahead and sign up as attending on the Deutschen Pfest Facebook event. You can invite your friends and share it on your Facebook wall so more friends can know you'll be there. By responding to the event, participants will receive updates about the festival. Click here to follow the event.

Prepare for the Deutschen Pfest Children's Parade

Join us for the annual Children's Parade starting at 10 a.m. on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Street. Ribbons are given with awards for best German theme, most decorative wagon/bicycle, most creative entry, and youngest participant. Area school classes, individuals and families are encouraged to participate.

Participants report to the grassy lot besides Dr. Hassell’s office (200 W Main St) by 9:45 a.m. for judging. It is recommended you access 3rd Street from the south side (Pecan Street) as 3rd Street on the north side of Main Street will be closed for the main parade.

Come one, come all and keep Pflugerville traditions alive. Pfind out more at

What's Happening

STEM Club - STEM at the library offers opportunities for kids 5 to 8 to creatively explore science, technology, engineering, and math through different activities each week. Stop by on May 13 at 4 p.m. to make marshmallow and toothpick structures.

Bridge closure May 18 - Weiss Lane, from Kelly Lane to Hidden Lake Crossing, will be closed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, weather permitting. Please seek an alternate route if you normally drive this roadway. Traffic will be detoured via Kelly Lane, Hidden Lake Drive, and Hidden Lake Crossing. Driveway access will be maintained to all driveways along Weiss Lane including the gas station. A City inspector will be on site to ensure everything runs smoothly. The City asks motorists to proceed with caution through construction work zones and observe all construction signage. For more information about the project, please email or call 512-990-6400.

Updated signal timing at Heatherwilde and SH 45 - Anticipate roadway crews at the intersection of Heatherwilde and SH 45 the week of May 13 conducting signal timing updates.

Purchase your Deutschen Pfest T-shirt - Buy a souvenir shirt for the Deutschen Pfest and receive free admission while wearing the shirt all weekend long May 17-19. Purchase your shirt at City Hall (100 E. Main St., Ste 100) or at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Road). Kids shirts size small to large are $10. Adult shirts S-XL are $12 and $14 for a 2XL or 3XL.

Save the Date

May 23 - Public Works Open House - Come visit the Pflugerville Wastewater Plant on Thursday, May 23 from 1-6 p.m. for a Public Works Open House. Come tour the plant, learn about the water cycle and take a picture on board some of the equipment used every day to keep your water and wastewater service operational. The plant is located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.

May 24 - Music in the Park Movie Night - Music in the Park returns to Pfluger Park on Friday, May 24 with a movie night pfeaturing the Greatest Showman. Join us for pfood and pfun. The movie will start at dark. For more information, visit the Music in the Park website or our Facebook event.

May 28 - Parent Workshop: Stop the Summer Slide - Parents of kids ages 8 and up are invited to learn different strategies to support their children's reading skills, prevent the "summer slide," and keep them reading all summer long. The workshop will be at the library on on May 28, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Register online. There will be crayons and coloring sheets for kids who attend with their parents.