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Key to the City November 1, 2019

Post Date:11/01/2019 10:00 AM

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Key to the City November 1, 2019
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Library Hosts Facebook Mustache Contest

To celebrate Men's Health Month, the Library will host a Facebook competition for Pflugerville's Most Stellar Stache. The competition begins Movember 24. The winner will receive the much coveted and sought after 2019 Stellar Stache trophy. No entries will be accepted before or after Movember 24. The winner will be announced December 1. To learn more about Movember or to donate to the largest men's health organization, go to https://us.movember.com.

Pfall Back this Sunday

Pfall Back Clock

Set your clocks and be prepared to fall back one hour on Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m. Prepare for daylight saving time by changing the clocks in your house the night before. With earlier, darker evenings, it is important to be extra cautious on the road. Check out these tips when driving in dark conditions:

  • Turn on your headlights as the sun begins to set.- Go ahead and turn your lights on before the sun fully sets. 
  • Yield to pedestrians - Always be watchful near parks and crosswalks. 
  • Stay focused. Avoid distracted driving and keep your hands free to drive.
  • Use controlled safe movements. Quickly backing up, turning, or changing lanes can contribute to crashes that were preventable. Slow down and fully look in all directions prior to making a traffic maneuver. 
  • Drive sober. Never drink and drive.
  • Slow down. Even if a person is traveling at the legal speed limit, these speeds are often high enough to cause significant injury to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Obey traffic signals and signs. Stop at red lights and stop signs.

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep and stay safe.

Pflugerville Police accepting applications and donations for Blue Santa

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The Pflugerville Police Department is asking the community to help with a special operation to ensure that all local children and families can enjoy the spirit of the season. 

The public is invited to donate new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items at Blue Santa donations bins located at the Pflugerville Justice Center, City Hall, Recreation Center and other area businesses, schools, and organizations. Every year, the program needs gifts for children ages 10-14 and infants up to two years of age. Check out the Pflugerville Police’s gift registry on Target.com for gift suggestions. To access the registry, visit the Target website, click on registries and type “Pflugerville Police” for the first name and “Blue Santa” for the last name. Monetary donations are also accepted by check or money order mailed to Pflugerville Blue Santa, c/o Pflugerville Police Department, P.O. Box 679, Pflugerville, Texas 78691 or in-person at the Pflugerville Justice Center located at 1611 Pfennig Lane. With 150 families served last year, the Pflugerville Police Department is grateful for the community’s support. 

Starting November 4, the Pflugerville Police Department is accepting applications from Pflugerville families requesting assistance from Blue Santa this holiday season. New this year, families can apply online at pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta or fill out an application in-person at the Pflugerville Justice Center until Friday, December 6 at 5 p.m. Applicants should bring a valid Texas Driver's License and utility bill that shows a matching address as proof of residence in Pflugerville city limits. 

Blue Santa is coordinated by the Pflugerville Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison and would not be possible without the additional sorting, wrapping, and packaging by volunteers who come from Pflugerville community, businesses, and volunteer organizations. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can find out more and submit their contact information at pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta.

City Events

Pforty Mile Trail Challenge starts November 1

Starting November 1, walk, bike, or run your way through 40 miles of Pflugerville trails to earn a $5 voucher for the Deutschen Pfest 5k. Keep track of your mileage as you go and present proof of completion at the Pflugerville Recreation Center once you have finished. There are many ways to log your Pflugerville miles, but the Parks and Recreation Department recommends setting up a MapMyRun account to track progress. By using MapMyRun, participants can “friend” Pflugerville Parks and Recreation, which allows the City to track a participant’s progress. The Pforty Mile Trail Challenge will be open through the end of January 2020, so residents have plenty of time to log those miles and explore Pflugerville's many trails.

Unplug and Explore November 2

Unplug and Explore is an outdoor field trip program for children ages 6-12. There will be one Unplug and Explore trip each month, with 15 spots available per trip. The November 2 field trip is to Lockhart State Park from 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registered children will meet at the Pflugerville Recreation Center before proceeding to the event's location. For more information, contact Daulton Mobley at 512-990-6363 or daultonm@pflugervilletx.gov. Register for the trip here

What's Happening

Stage 3 water restrictions continue - The City is still in Stage 3 water restrictions. Please make sure you are watering on the appropriate day. Watering schedules can be found at pfreshwater.com 

City offices closed for Thanksgiving holidays November 28-29 - Affected locations include the Pflugerville Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center, Recreation Center, and City offices. Normal hours will resume the following Monday. If you have a water/wastewater concern when the City is closed, please contact the Police Department citizen communications hotline at 512-990-6700.

Trash and recycling pickup are affected by the holiday. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, trash and recycling pickup will move forward one day for the rest of the week. (Thursday pickup on Friday, and Friday on Saturday). For more information, please contact the City at 512-990-6100 or utilitybilling@pflugervilletx.gov.

Save the Date

Pf Veterans Day Ceremony- November 11 - Hosted by American Legion Kerlin-Lyerly Post 154, the Ninth Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be at the Fallen Warrior Memorial at Pfluger Park from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Special speakers include Senator Ted Cruz and Mayor Victor Gonzales, as well as surprise musical guests. Find out more at pfvetsday.org.

Pfestive Pfarmers Market - November 12 & 26 - The Pfestive Pfarmers Market expands on the regular market by bringing in seasonal products that are perfect for holiday shopping or getting into the holiday spirit. Join in on the pfun from 3-7 p.m. at the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park.

Coffee with a Cop November 19 - Come out to the Starbucks on E. Pflugerville Parkway at FM 685 and meet with your police department from 7-9 a.m. Bring a toy for the Blue Santa program and enjoy a cup of coffee. 

Pfall Pfest - November 23 - From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Pflugerville Recreation Center will transform into the best place in town to start holiday shopping. Whether you're looking for a one-of-a-kind item for a friend or for yourself, you're sure to find something pfabulous. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry, and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from. For more information, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest. 

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