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Oct. 24, 2014 - Pioneer Pups author will sign books Nov. 8 Oct. 24, 2014 - Pioneer Pups author will sign books Nov. 8
Nancy K. Arnold is coming to Burleson Saturday, Nov. 8, for a book signing for her second book, Pioneer Pups. She will be at the Burleson Visitors Center and Museum, 124 W. Ellison St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Burleson Heritage Foundation is hosting the event.
Oct. 23, 2024 - Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2 Oct. 23, 2024 - Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2
All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker at Burleson Memorial Park, 580 Memorial Plaza, will be removed after Nov. 2. What else goes along with changing your clocks? Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Oct. 14, 2014 - Edwards earns Employee of the Quarter honors Oct. 14, 2014 - Edwards earns Employee of the Quarter honors
If you come to Burleson City Hall to pay your water/trash bill, you probably know Lisa Kay Edwards. She is the utility customer service supervisor who, along with her fellow employees, greets you at the window to take your payment, set up your service and more. Next time you are in city hall, congratulate her. Lisa was named Employee of the Quarter for the City’s public works department. She is the third honoree in 2014. She will be recognized as Employee of the Quarter at the Oct. 20 Burleson City Council meeting.
Oct. 14, 2014 - Citizens On Patrol earn four honors Oct. 14, 2014 - Citizens On Patrol earn four honors
The Burleson Police Department’s Citizens On Patrol (COPs) program was honored not once, not twice, but four times recently at the Texas Citizens On Patrol Association annual convention in Cleburne. Sgt. Brian O’Heren, coordinator of the program, earned Coordinator of the Year. Burleson COPs won Small Agency of the Year. Caty “Granny” Atkins, the oldest member of Burleson COPs, accepted the Lifetime Member award. And, out of 14 vehicles entered in the car show, the Burleson COPs vehicle won honorable mention. The Burleson Police Department’s COPs program boasts 40 active members, including the 2014 class.
Oct. 8, 2014 - Library hosts Anime & Manga Festival Nov. 8 Oct. 8, 2014 - Library hosts Anime & Manga Festival Nov. 8
The Burleson Public Library has hosted a number of events dedicated to the study of Anime (Japanese animated films) and Manga (Japanese comics), but on Saturday, Nov. 8, the library will combine the two for the Burleson Anime & Manga Festival. The event is slated for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave.
Oct. 7, 2014 - Burleson is #4 in Best Places for Young Families Oct. 7, 2014 - Burleson is #4 in Best Places for Young Families
Burleson ranked fourth in a field of 100-plus cities and towns in Texas as the Best Places for Young Families in Texas. The top five includes Frisco, Friendswood, Allen, Burleson and Mansfield. Only places with a population over 25,000 residents were analyzed.
Oct. 6, 2014 - Get your tickets for Founders Day Dinner Oct. 6, 2014 - Get your tickets for Founders Day Dinner
You have until Oct. 11 to buy your ticket to the Third Annual Burleson Heritage Foundation Founders Day Dinner! The event is Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Baker House, 117 E. Ellison St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person
Oct. 2, 2014 - Working Fire Alarms Save Lives Oct. 2, 2014 - Working Fire Alarms Save Lives
Have you tested your smoke alarms lately? “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11. The Burleson Fire Marshal’s Office will be working with the Burleson Fire Department to visit schools and daycares to drive the message home.
Sept. 27, 2014 - Boo Bash fun is Oct. 25 Sept. 27, 2014 - Boo Bash fun is Oct. 25
Old Town will be taken over by superheroes, princesses, and more on Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., for the City's seventh annual free Burleson Old Town Boo Bash. The fun takes place on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.).
Sept. 26, 2014 - City will spray for mosquitoes Sept. 26, 2014 - City will spray for mosquitoes
Today, the City’s environmental services division was notified that a mosquito trap in the 300 block of West Eldred Street tested positive for West Nile virus. The City will conduct three nights – Saturday/Sunday/Monday - of ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 9 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Sept. 24, 2014 - Sixty serve on City committees, boards and commissions Sept. 24, 2014 - Sixty serve on City committees, boards and commissions
Welcome aboard and thank you to the more than 60 residents and businesspeople who are already serving or who were appointed to the 10 City boards, committees and commissions by Burleson City Council on Sept. 15. The terms officially start Oct. 1.
Sept. 22, 2014 - Police will interact with neighbors via social network Sept. 22, 2014 - Police will interact with neighbors via social network
The Burleson Police Department is adding a new tool to the toolbox. It’s called Nextdoor. Police are partnering with the private social network for neighborhoods. The partnership allows Burleson’s Community Resource Officer David Wardlaw to communicate online with residents in Burleson neighborhoods so they can work together to improve safety and strengthen neighborhood watch efforts. There are currently 25 active and six inactive Nextdoor neighborhoods in the city limits of Burleson.
Sept. 19, 2014 - City will spray for mosquitoes Sept. 20-22 Sept. 19, 2014 - City will spray for mosquitoes Sept. 20-22
Today, the City was notified that two mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile virus. One positive trap is in the 2000 block of Mary Ann Lane. The second positive trap is in the 300 block of Southeast John Jones Drive. The City will conduct three nights – Saturday/Sunday/Monday - of ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 9 p.m. on Sept. 20.
Sept. 19, 2014 - It's time for family fishing and camping! Sept. 19, 2014 - It's time for family fishing and camping!
It’s time to bait that hook, cast that line, and cross your fingers for a bite. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the popular Far Out Family Campout and Fishing Adventures Friday/Saturday, Oct. 17-18, at Bailey Lake. The overnight event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday and wraps up at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Sept. 18, 2014 - Stop at railroad crossings Sept. 18, 2014 - Stop at railroad crossings
Flashing red lights at railroad crossings are the same as a stop sign. A dozen drivers learned that lesson Sept. 17 when the Burleson Police Department joined forces with Union Pacific Railroad and the City marshals for a railroad crossing enforcement.
Sept. 18, 2014 - Expect Renfro lane closures for signal maintenance Sept. 18, 2014 - Expect Renfro lane closures for signal maintenance
Weather permitting, a contractor will be doing maintenance on the signal light at Renfro and Wilson streets, next to Burleson City Hall, on Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23. The right lanes on Renfro will be closed starting at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday.
Sept. 16, 2014 - City awards $72,700 in hotel motel funds Sept. 16, 2014 - City awards $72,700 in hotel motel funds
Six organizations received a boost for their events/programs Monday night when the Burleson City Council approved $72,700 in funding through hotel/motel occupancy tax funds. An additional $17,500 was earmarked for sports tournament promotion, historic tourism and arts-related tourism. Hotel occupancy tax revenue is generated by each hotel room stay in Burleson. The City levies a 7 percent tax that results in approximately $140,000 in revenue each year. The City received 10 applications from eight organizations that totaled more than $176,000.
Sept. 16, 2014 - Four City employees rewarded for TIP Sept. 16, 2014 - Four City employees rewarded for TIP
Four City employees received $125 each for a TIP that they submitted to save the City money. Honored at the Sept. 15 Burleson City Council meeting were Margie Kallmayer, accounting technician with the City’s finance department, and Terry Hambley, Lee Westcott and CaShan Clark, city marshals with municipal court.
Sept. 15, 2014 - Connect with Council Oct. 11 Sept. 15, 2014 - Connect with Council Oct. 11
The next Connect with Council is Saturday, Oct. 11, at the City’s Founders Day celebration. Councilmembers Stuart Gillaspie and Matt Aiken will be at the event so be sure to bring your questions and comments and share with them your thoughts about the Burleson community.
Sept. 12, 2014 - You might qualify for a PRV rebate Sept. 12, 2014 - You might qualify for a PRV rebate
Check your mail to see if your home qualifies for a rebate for the installation of a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). The City of Burleson made water system upgrades to improve service to existing customers citywide. Your home may have been identified as possibly having a maximum water pressure above 80 psi after the system upgrades. A PRV is one way to regulate the water pressure.
Sept. 11, 2014 - Come celebrate Founders Day Oct. 11 Sept. 11, 2014 - Come celebrate Founders Day Oct. 11
The City and the Burleson Heritage Foundation are putting the finishing touches on the schedule for the 22nd annual Founders Day, slated for Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Old Town Burleson. The historic festival includes western gunfighters, antique appraisals, arts and crafts, great food, games, and children’s activities (including bounce houses). There will be two stages featuring entertainment. Vendor booths will stretch down Ellison, from Warren Street to Main Street. Sonny Burgess, a Country Music Association artist winner and Texas Country Music Hall of Famer will headline the 4 p.m. concert.
Sept. 9, 2014 - Two arrested, third sought in organized criminal activity Sept. 9, 2014 - Two arrested, third sought in organized criminal activity
Two out of three suspects who allegedly burglarized vehicles in a neighborhood in north Burleson have been arrested. The burglaries took place June 30. Credit cards taken from those vehicles were used at local convenience stores. Police are looking for the third suspect, identified as Angelica Velasquez, 22, who is also wanted for engaging in organized criminal activity/credit card abuse.
Sept. 5, 2014 - City will spray for mosquitoes tonight Sept. 5, 2014 - City will spray for mosquitoes tonight
Today, the City’s environmental services division was notified that two mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile virus. One positive trap is in the 800 block of Parkridge Boulevard. The second positive trap is in the 300 block of West Eldred Street, which also came back positive last Friday. The will conduct three nights – Friday to Sunday - of ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 9 p.m. tonight, Sept. 5.
Sept. 4, 2014 - It's dogs, dogs, dogs at Sept 26 Yappy Hour Sept. 4, 2014 - It's dogs, dogs, dogs at Sept 26 Yappy Hour
Dogs, dogs, dogs and more dogs are the theme Sept. 26 when the Burleson Animal Shelter and Lost Oak Winery team up for the fifth Yappy Hour. Everyone, including our Empty the Shelter families, is encouraged to bring their own pets and check out the adoptable pets that the animal shelter staff will bring out for on-site adoptions. Animal shelter staff will be shuttling adoptable pets to the winery from the 775 S.E. John Jones Dr. Burleson Animal Shelter site. Adoption fees range from $55 to $65. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The winery will be donating a portion of the Sept. 26 evening’s proceeds to the Burleson Animal Shelter.
Sept. 4, 2014 - Police Explorers looking for another win Sept. 4, 2014 - Police Explorers looking for another win
In July, Burleson Police Explorer’s Post #4911 won second place in the Intoxicated Driver event at a multi-day competition for police explorers at the University of Texas at Arlington campus. In October, the explorers hope to compete again at the Alamo Area Police Explorer competition, where they won first place in the Domestic Violence scenario in 2013. Two teams of four explorers from the Burleson post engaged in life-like law enforcement scenarios July 10-12 at UTA. Post #4911 was one of more than 90 teams from law enforcement agencies statewide.
Sept. 3, 2014 - Tip-A-Cop Sept. 29 Sept. 3, 2014 - Tip-A-Cop Sept. 29
Save the date, enjoy a burger and fries, tip your waiter or waitress, and support your local police department. It’s that simple. It’s called Tip-A-Cop. Make plans to stop by Grumps of Burleson on Monday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and the tips and a portion of the nightly proceeds will go to the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (BCPAAA). Police officers will be serving you your choice of a hamburger or cheeseburger, fries or chips and soda or tea all for just $8. BCPAA members will refill your drink and clear the tables.
Aug. 29, 2014 - City will spray after two mosquito traps test positive for  West Nile virus Aug. 29, 2014 - City will spray after two mosquito traps test positive for West Nile virus
Today, the City’s environmental services division was notified that two mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile virus. One positive trap is in the 300 block of Northwest Hillery Street. The second positive trap is in the 300 block of West Eldred Street. The City of Burleson will conduct ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. The ground spraying will be performed by trucks with foggers in targeted subdivisions within designated spray zones. (see maps, www.burlesontx.com/WNV). The Hillery Street designated spray zone includes 8.44 miles of street, which encompasses 2,565 single family homes and 318 apartment units. The Eldred Street designated spray zone includes 14.37 miles of street and encompasses 841 single family homes and 62 apartment units.
Aug. 27, 2014 - Drug Take Back Event is Sept. 27 Aug. 27, 2014 - Drug Take Back Event is Sept. 27
The City, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting a Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, September 27, at the old City service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents may drop off unused, expired or unwanted medications, in both pill and liquid form, for safe disposal. This includes over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs.
Aug. 25, 2014 - Apply for hotel/motel tax fund grants Aug. 25, 2014 - Apply for hotel/motel tax fund grants
If you want to apply for hotel/motel occupancy tax fund grants, the guidelines and application are online now. If you are looking for some assistance, the City’s economic development department will be hosting an optional pre-submittal workshop at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Burleson Visitors Center and Museum, 124 W. Ellison St.
Aug. 20, 2014 - Fifty-three adopted on Empty the Shelter Day Aug. 20, 2014 - Fifty-three adopted on Empty the Shelter Day
Dog and puppy tails were wagging, kitten and cat tails were swishing, and “Adopted by the Burleson Animal Shelter” bandanas were abundant as 53 pets found their forever homes Saturday, Aug. 16, during Empty the Shelter Day. The Burleson Animal Shelter was one of more than three dozen animal shelters and rescues across the Metroplex that participated in Empty the Shelter Day in an effort to find homes for hundreds of pets.
Aug. 14, 2014 - Nineteen graduate from Citizens Police Academy Aug. 14, 2014 - Nineteen graduate from Citizens Police Academy
The Burleson Police Department’s 20th Citizens Police Academy graduated Aug. 14 in a ceremony at Burleson City Hall. Bill Moore, county attorney for Johnson County, was the keynote speaker. Brian O’Heren, the CPA coordinator and traffic sergeant for the police department, presided over the festivities which included the presentation of certificates and t-shirts.
Aug. 14, 2014 - Watch for flashing lights in school zones Aug. 14, 2014 - Watch for flashing lights in school zones
Pay attention to those flashing lights in school zones in Burleson – students are back in school Tuesday, Aug. 26. The City of Burleson maintains more than a dozen school zone flashers. The Texas Department of Transportation maintains the flashing school zone lights on FM 1902, East Renfro Street and Wilshire Boulevard. The City is testing the flashing lights beginning Aug. 21. Hours for elementary school zones are 7 a.m.-8 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Hours for the middle schools are 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. And hours for the high schools’ school zones are 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 12, 2014 - Teen SWAG returns Sept. 4 Aug. 12, 2014 - Teen SWAG returns Sept. 4
The Teen SWAG Affair is coming back! It will be Thursday, Sept. 4, between 4 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Ron Harmon Subcourthouse, 247 Elk Dr. (across from Burleson High School). Typically SWAG refers to a person’s appearance, style or presentation, but at this free event the message is Sober – Wait – Awareness – Guidance.
Aug. 11, 2014 - Sign up for Trash Bash now! Aug. 11, 2014 - Sign up for Trash Bash now!
Come out and join the City of Burleson and Keep Burleson Beautiful with the Burleson Trash Bash on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Volunteers will remove litter and debris from retail corridors, waterways, drainage channels, streets, parks, and other public areas. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but youth participants are required to have adult supervision. After the cleanup, volunteers will convene at Warren Park, 301 S.W. Johnson Ave., for free pizza and some prize drawings. You can register online now.
Aug. 11, 2014 - Get ready to read year-round! Aug. 11, 2014 - Get ready to read year-round!
The Burleson Public Library is announcing the launch of Burleson Reads, a yearlong reading program! The Library will provide parents the option of tracking their children’s reading throughout the school year and earn incentives for doing so. With the successful launch of the new online participation program during Summer Reading Club, the Burleson Reads program captures the convenience and fun of participation . . . making it summer reading all year long.
August 7, 2014 - City facilities close for Labor Day August 7, 2014 - City facilities close for Labor Day
There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection on Sept. 1. Remember to stop by the BRiCk and swim for free on Labor Day, which is also the last day the outdoor pool will be open. The indoor pool, as well as the BRiCk, will be closed. The Sept. 1, Burleson City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The work session will begin at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.
August 7, 2014 - Agreements, in lieu of annexation, go in mail Monday August 7, 2014 - Agreements, in lieu of annexation, go in mail Monday
The City hopes that owners of agricultural property in Burleson’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) will sign on the dotted line by Sept. 15, 2014, in a joint effort to protect the current use of the land that is outside the city limits, and to ensure how that land will be developed in the future. The City is offering “immunity from annexation” for 10 years, subject to the conditions of the agreement. The areas affected are primarily located near and/or along the Chisholm Trail Parkway (121 Tollway), the future Alsbury Boulevard extension to 121, and I-35W south of Bethesda Road.
August 6, 2014 - City changes curbside recycling contractors August 6, 2014 - City changes curbside recycling contractors
Changing contractors for your curbside recycling collection will be smoother than the City’s public works department staff originally thought. The quorum of four Burleson City Council members voted unanimously Aug. 4 to terminate the recycling collection agreement with Community Waste Disposal, purchase existing bins from CWD, and approve a one-year recycling collection agreement with Progressive Waste Solutions.
August 4, 2014 - There was some reading going on! August 4, 2014 - There was some reading going on!
There were 1,209 people who registered online for the Library's Summer Reading Club. The children and teens read a combined total of 348,990 minutes and 479 participating adults read 1,259 books and submitted 1,291 book reviews. The teens alone read 1,544 hours and submitted 194 book reviews! Of the total number of minutes read, 678 children read 256,350 minutes. Total attendance at Summer Reading Club programs was 2,053.
July 28, 2014 - Library hosts Anime & Manga Festival July 28, 2014 - Library hosts Anime & Manga Festival
In years past, the Burleson Public Library has hosted a number of events dedicated to the study of Anime (Japanese animated films) and Manga (Japanese comics). On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Burleson Public Library is combining the two for the Burleson Anime & Manga Festival. The event is slated for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave.
July 22, 2014 - Librarian earns Employee of the Quarter July 22, 2014 - Librarian earns Employee of the Quarter
Amanda Goshey’s customer service made her a shoo-in for the City’s second Employee of the Quarter award. The reference public services librarian “is genuine in her desire to help people and there is never a stupid question. Her knowledge of resources is impressive.”
July 17, 2014 - Man dies following Sunday crash July 17, 2014 - Man dies following Sunday crash
A Burleson man died July 15 at a Fort Worth hospital following a two-vehicle crash in south Burleson Sunday morning. The cause of death is still under investigation by the Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office.
July 17, 2014 - Know what you have and how to ID it July 17, 2014 - Know what you have and how to ID it
Keep information about your valuables in a secure place and upload pictures, receipts, warranties and appraisals to LeadsOnline, an internet-based pawn program in which pawn shops nationwide upload their transactions.
July 16, 2014 - Operation Chill rewards children July 16, 2014 - Operation Chill rewards children
hanks to 7-Eleven and its Operation Chill program, Burleson Police officers have coupons for a free small Slurpee for youngsters who are caught in the act of doing something good.
July 15, 2014 - Sign up for Aug. 5 National Night Out! July 15, 2014 - Sign up for Aug. 5 National Night Out!
There will be picnics, cookouts, bounce houses, and more, in neighborhoods citywide, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as Burleson celebrates National Night Out with the rest of the nation. This is National Night Out’s 31st year. Last year the City went with the Texas National Night Out (first Tuesday in October), but since some like the August date, Burleson honors both groups by celebrating the national date one year and the Texas date the next.
July 9, 2014 - McClendon is the new Mayor Pro Tem July 9, 2014 - McClendon is the new Mayor Pro Tem
After seven years, there’s a new Mayor Pro Tem in town. Dan McClendon, Place 5 councilmember, was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem at the July 7 Burleson City Council meeting. He replaces Stuart Gillaspie, who has served in that role since the May 2007 City elections.
July 9, 2014 - Hutchison earns $500 for TIP July 9, 2014 - Hutchison earns $500 for TIP
City council honored Jay Hutchison, a utility superintendent in the City’s public works department, Monday night with a $500 award for being innovative with his TIP on streamlining the City’s water meter installation procedure.
July 9, 2014 - City, finance earn awards for budget and transparency July 9, 2014 - City, finance earn awards for budget and transparency
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Burleson has been awarded the Gold Leadership Award from the Texas Comptroller for financial transparency. The City’s finance department was also honored with the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2013. The City has earned the GFOA award dating back to the 1980s.
June 24, 2014 - Burleson celebrates Fourth with parade, concert and fireworks June 24, 2014 - Burleson celebrates Fourth with parade, concert and fireworks
There’s a parade at 9 a.m., Metal Shop concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:20 p.m. on Friday, July 4th in Burleson! Metal Shop is bringing the ‘80s hair band music back when they headline the City’s free Independence Day Celebration concert and fireworks show at Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex! If you love the City’s free Hot Sounds of Summer concert series in Old Town, then you remember Metal Shop rocking Old Town in 2013. The 90-minute Fourth of July concert has a playlist that includes Gun's 'n Roses, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Ozzy, Metallica, Poison, Tesla, Winger, Cinderella, AC/DC, and more, in a “true 80’s rock arena style concert.”
June 20, 2014 - Swim at BRiCk's outdoor pool July 4th June 20, 2014 - Swim at BRiCk's outdoor pool July 4th
Swim at the BRiCk’s outdoor pool on the Fourth of July! Hours are 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The outdoor pool will be open, but the BRiCk will be closed. Hidden Creek Golf Course is open for regular play until 5:30 p.m. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection.
June 19, 2014 - Door-to-door solicitors must be registered June 19, 2014 - Door-to-door solicitors must be registered
What rules govern the actions of door-to-door solicitors in residential areas? Solicitors must register with the Burleson Police Department, provide two recent passport photographs (as well as driver’s license information and Social Security number), description of the vehicle that will be used during the solicitation, and describe what will be sold or for which orders will be solicited. Solicitors must wear City of Burleson-issued solicitor ID badges. Who is exempt from the City registration? Alarm security companies and locksmiths are exempt because they fall under Section 1702.134 of the Occupations Code and hold state licenses from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
June 18, 2014 - BPD participates in Talk, Text, Crash campaign June 18, 2014 - BPD participates in Talk, Text, Crash campaign
Traffic Sgt. Brian O’Heren with the Burleson Police Department joined the Texas Department of Transportation and four other law enforcement agencies this morning at a press conference for TxDOT’s Talk, Text, Crash campaign.
June 13, 2014 - Police arrest one in connection with vehicle burglaries June 13, 2014 - Police arrest one in connection with vehicle burglaries
Burleson detectives arrested a 20-year-old Fort Worth man on June 12 for burglary of a home and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The arrest is connected to the rash of vehicle burglaries reported earlier this week.
June 5, 2014 - Some city streets will get new asphalt June 5, 2014 - Some city streets will get new asphalt
As part of the City’s street maintenance program, TexOp Construction, L.P., has been contracted to perform the milling part of the mill and overlay program in 2014. The grinding on the first streets – Miller Street, Miller Court and Commerce Street - on the list will be done June 9-19.
June 4, 2014 - City earns boost in credit rating; bond sold June 4, 2014 - City earns boost in credit rating; bond sold
According to the City’s financial advisor - Boyd London, managing director with First Southwest - the City “was upgraded. You had an AA- rating and it was upgraded to AA. Triple A is the best. AA+ is the next step and I anticipate you will get to AA+ within the next few years.”
June 3, 2014 - Six appointed to Mayor's Youth Council June 3, 2014 - Six appointed to Mayor's Youth Council
Burleson City Council members approved six new Mayor’s Youth Council members at the June 2 council meeting. The new members include Lindsey Douglas, freshman, Centennial High School; Katelyn Depoy, freshman, Burleson High School; Jonathan Espinoza, junior, Centennial High School; Jaden Griffin, 7th grade, Hughes Middle School; Aidan Rasor, freshman, Centennial High School; and Aaron Todd, junior, Burleson High School.
June 3, 2014 - City and Senate proclaim Small Cities Month June 3, 2014 - City and Senate proclaim Small Cities Month
The City and the Texas Senate have proclaimed June as Small Cities Month. That’s significant because the City of Burleson is playing host to the National League of Cities Small Cities Council Steering Committee summer meeting June 11-14. Dual proclamations were presented at the June 2 Burleson City Council meeting.
May 15, 2014 - Library opens grant resource center May 15, 2014 - Library opens grant resource center
Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in Burleson looking for grant funding now have access to a valuable new collection of databases and print resources at the Burleson Public Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center of New York. Whether you are looking for grants for your church, non-profit organization, or school, or you are seeking grants to fund your education, the Library now has some powerful resources to help you in the process.
May 12, 2014 - National spotlight is on Burleson in June May 12, 2014 - National spotlight is on Burleson in June
Elected officials from more than a dozen states are visiting our city June 11-14 for the National League of Cities Small Cities Council summer meeting. Burleson Mayor Pro Tem Stuart Gillaspie chairs the committee. The Small Cities Council is comprised of more than 150 representatives from member cities with populations of 50,000 or less. During the June meeting, elected officials share best practices and discuss the implications of federal policy and funding decisions on small cities and towns.
May 12, 2014 - Technology improves service at library May 12, 2014 - Technology improves service at library
RFID tags are attached to library materials. When items are placed on special equipment, the tag is temporarily energized, and the computer recognizes the title and can adjust the security setting depending on if the item is being checked out or returned. This makes self-checkout easy! The system includes a new security gate system, better inventory control, and a mobile device that allows staff to check out materials to patrons anywhere in the library.
May 10, 2014 - Incumbents retain seats on council May 10, 2014 - Incumbents retain seats on council
The incumbents - Shetter, Green, Aiken and Johnson - won re-election to their seats on the Burleson City Council. Due to the Nov. 5, 2013, change to the charter, today’s winners will be serving three year terms instead of two year terms.
May 9, 2014 -  Sign up online for Summer Reading Club May 9, 2014 - Sign up online for Summer Reading Club
The Burleson Public Library is gearing up for Summer Reading Club with exciting programs, prizes, and fun for readers of all ages. New for this year is an online registration and reading log program option. Parents may now register themselves and their children online at www.burlesonlibrary.com and keep track of their reading time from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
May 8, 2014 - Get your Junior Fire Academy application May 8, 2014 - Get your Junior Fire Academy application
Students who are entering the fifth grade in the fall of 2014 are invited to apply for a spot in the Burleson Fire Department’s Junior Fire Academy. Class is Monday-Thursday, June 23-26, 8 a.m.-noon. The free academy is limited to 12.
May 7, 2014 - Meet the chief June 4 May 7, 2014 - Meet the chief June 4
Stop by Burleson City Hall on Wednesday, June 4, to meet the Burleson Police Department’s new chief, Billy Cordell. The reception is 3 p.m.-5 p.m. in the council chambers at 141 W. Renfro St. Cordell will be sworn in as police chief at the June 2 city council meeting.
May 5, 2014 - Golf and swim on Memorial Day! May 5, 2014 - Golf and swim on Memorial Day!
Most City facilities will be closed on Memorial Day, May 26. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection May 26. Your trash will be collected on your next scheduled day. The BRiCk will be closed on Memorial Day, but staff will be celebrating Splash Weekend at the BRiCk’s outdoor pool. Hidden Creek Golf Course is open for normal hours Memorial Day weekend.
May 5, 2014 - Sanitary sewer system will be smoke tested May 5, 2014 - Sanitary sewer system will be smoke tested
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system May 7-9 in the Sierra Vista subdivision. The area that will be tested Wednesday and Thursday includes 225 homes.
April 29, 2014 - Winners named in Celebrate Kindness contest April 29, 2014 - Winners named in Celebrate Kindness contest
Three school campuses know how to Celebrate Kindness. Their students are the winners in the anti-bullying art contest. Burleson Municipal Court and Mayor’s Youth Council teamed up to encourage children from kindergarten up to seniors to refrain from name calling and bullying and to express their feelings through art. The contest - posters, drawings, paintings, and video – was open to all youth who live in Johnson County, including all Burleson youth who live in Tarrant County.
April 29, 2014 - Sign up for Citizens Police Academy April 29, 2014 - Sign up for Citizens Police Academy
Do you want an insider’s understanding of the police department? Apply for the Burleson Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, which starts June 5. This is a 10-week program, every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The deadline to apply is May 30.
April 29, 2014 - Library hosts open house for homeschoolers April 29, 2014 - Library hosts open house for homeschoolers
The Burleson Public Library is hosting an open house for homeschoolers on Saturday, May 17, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. The event will kick off with a presentation geared to those who are considering homeschooling. Immediately following, a presentation will be given to showcase library resources available to homeschoolers such as the youth robotics lab, available online databases, the interlibrary loan system, and more.
April 24, 2014 - Outdoor water restrictions are permanent April 24, 2014 - Outdoor water restrictions are permanent
The outdoor water restrictions that were most recently enacted in Burleson in June 2013 are now permanent due to a required change in the City’s water conservation plan. Since the City of Burleson purchases its water from the City of Fort Worth, Burleson must approve a drought contingency plan that mirrors Fort Worth’s plan. This month, Fort Worth made the maximum twice per week landscape restriction permanent, year-round.
April 24, 2014 - KBB honors students on Earth Day April 24, 2014 - KBB honors students on Earth Day
Students and teachers from nine campuses were honored April 22 during the Keep Burleson Beautiful Earth Day (BEE) awards ceremony at Russell Farm.
April 23, 2014 - HMS student has winning artwork for Trash-Off t-shirt April 23, 2014 - HMS student has winning artwork for Trash-Off t-shirt
London “Lo” Gonzalez' artwork was number one in the City’s Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off t-shirt design contest. This Saturday, April 26, the 200-plus volunteers who have signed up to beautify Burleson will be wearing t-shirts sporting Gonzalez’ winning design.
April 23, 2014 - Painting of poles in Old Town starts April 24 April 23, 2014 - Painting of poles in Old Town starts April 24
If your destination is Old Town, some parking spots will be blocked between Thursday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 30, so that lamp poles can get a fresh coat of paint. The painting of the poles is the first step in the Old Town improvements that were approved by city council. In order for the work to be done, the City will be blocking off parking spaces, intermittently, during that seven-day timeframe to give the painters enough room to get the project done as quickly as possible.
April 23, 2014 - Make a nomination for MYC April 23, 2014 - Make a nomination for MYC
Do you want to be a link between the youth of Burleson and the Burleson City Council? If you are between 13 and 19 years old as of June 1, 2014, you can be nominated to serve on the Burleson Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC). The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 9.
April 23, 2014 - Work on radio system earns Butler Employee of the Quarter April 23, 2014 - Work on radio system earns Butler Employee of the Quarter
David Butler went “above and beyond his daily duties” in coordinating the City’s new “state-of-the-art radio system.” That dedication earned the fire investigator/inspector the City’s first Employee of the Quarter honor for 2014. Butler was honored at the April 21 city council meeting.
April 18, 2014 - Police host open house May 13 April 18, 2014 - Police host open house May 13
The Burleson Police Department is hosting its annual open house on Tuesday, May 13, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., in the front parking lot at 225 W. Renfro St. The open house will feature displays by the SWAT team, hostage negotiators, Citizens Police Academy, Citizens On Patrol, traffic unit, Burleson Police Officers Association, school resource officers, community resource officers (crime prevention) and public safety communication specialists.
April 16, 2014 - Foster parents needed for puppies, kittens April 16, 2014 - Foster parents needed for puppies, kittens
The Burleson Animal Shelter is looking for a few good foster parents, who live in Burleson, for two litters of puppies and three litters of kittens. The four-legged mothers came into the animal shelter abandoned and pregnant. Foster parents must take in the mother and puppies with the understanding that they cannot give the puppies or kittens away. The puppies and kittens are returned to the animal shelter when they are six weeks old.
April 15, 2014 - Johnson/Gardens signal will go to flash April 15, 2014 - Johnson/Gardens signal will go to flash
Look for flashing signal lights at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Gardens Boulevard starting Wednesday, April 23. The signal lights will be set to flashing for 90 days, in anticipation of the eventual removal of the signal.
April 14, 2014 - Mansfield man has fastest time in Community 5K April 14, 2014 - Mansfield man has fastest time in Community 5K
Fifty-six runners pounded the pavement for three miles in the third annual Burleson Community 5K and Fun Walk April 12. The event was hosted by the City's Be Healthy Initiative. The first to cross the finish line was Todd Dawson, 47, of Mansfield whose time was 20.42 minutes.
April 14, 2014 - Shelter reunites truck driver and Pit Bull April 14, 2014 - Shelter reunites truck driver and Pit Bull
A California truck driver was reunited with his Pit Bull today thanks to the family that took care of her, the police officer who found her, and the animal shelter staff that found the microchip. Gracie, a brindle and white Pit Bull, was overjoyed to see her “dad,” Charles Boettcher, who drove from California to Burleson to pick her up.
April 9, 2014 - Fort Worth deputy chief tapped as Burleson's new police chief April 9, 2014 - Fort Worth deputy chief tapped as Burleson's new police chief
Billy J. Cordell accepted the position today. His first day on the job will be June 2. Cordell was one of 78 to apply when the position opened in December 2013. Cordell has been with the Fort Worth Police Department since July 1985 and served as a deputy chief since 2011.
April 8, 2014 - Cinco de Mayo moves to Bartlett Park April 8, 2014 - Cinco de Mayo moves to Bartlett Park
Cinco de Mayo has moved, but the fun won’t change! The City and La Buena Vida de Burleson will host the annual festival Friday, May 2, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. at Bartlett Park, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. There will be entertainment, carnival rides and great food.
April 8, 2014 - Clean out garage for May 3 recycling event April 8, 2014 - Clean out garage for May 3 recycling event
The City is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding event on Saturday, May 3, at the City’s old service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and is only available to residents who live inside the Burleson city limits (proof of residency including a City water or solid waste bill is required).
April 7, 2014 - Build a race car in robotics class April 7, 2014 - Build a race car in robotics class
Learn more about electronics and computer programming with the Burleson Public Library’s weekly robotics class. Classes start Thursday, May 1, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and will take place every Thursday, with a new project each month. The robotics class is geared toward students 10-14 years old, but teens up to 18 years old are also invited to participate.
April 3, 2014 - Annual book sale is April 25-26 April 3, 2014 - Annual book sale is April 25-26
The Friends of the Library will host the group’s annual book sale on Friday, April 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Burleson Public Library. The sale will have a large variety of books, hardcover and softcover for all ages, including popular fiction and nonfiction (biographies, cooking, self-help, history, literature and more). You can buy a bag of books, of your choosing, for $10. Single books range in price from 50 cents to $2.
April 2, 2014 - Be proactive about mosquito season April 2, 2014 - Be proactive about mosquito season
It’s OK to starve them . . . in fact, the City strongly recommends it and will work with you to make it happen. We are talking about mosquitoes. They love to feed on your family, friends and pets. But there is a way to starve them. Drain. Drain is the fourth D of the 4-Ds (DEET, dress, dawn/dusk, and drain), in combatting mosquitoes.
April 1, 2014 - Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza will be dedicated April 1, 2014 - Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza will be dedicated
Vera Calvin, her family, friends and dignitaries will gather at the corner of Wilson and Ellison streets in Old Town Burleson on Monday, April 14, to dedicate Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza. The ceremony is at 2 p.m. at 124 W. Ellison St. The plaza is home to the Burleson Visitors Center, Rail Car #330 and Parlor Car #411.
April 1, 2014 - Sign up for Paw Pals! April 1, 2014 - Sign up for Paw Pals!
If your pre-teen loves animals, is interested in animal welfare, and is free this upcoming June, then sign him or her up for the free Paw Pals Animal Care Academy. Burleson Animal Services is proud to offer Paw Pals, a free educational program for students who are entering the sixth grade in the 2014-2015 school year. The goal is to teach students the proper care and handling of family pets and to show them how animals are cared for at the Burleson Animal Shelter.
April 1, 2014 - Celebrate Arbor Day April 25 April 1, 2014 - Celebrate Arbor Day April 25
The City will host its annual Arbor Day ceremony on Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at Warren Park, 301 S.W. Johnson Ave. Staff will distribute 450 free tree seedlings on a first-come, first-served basis. The seedlings include bur oak, live oak, shumard oak and bald cypress.
March 31, 2014 - Drivers passed the test in bus detail March 31, 2014 - Drivers passed the test in bus detail
No one passed a school bus. That’s the news that the Burleson Police Department and Durham Transportation were hoping for March 26.Officers from the department’s traffic unit rode the bus routes that included picking up students for Clinkscale, Mound and Hajek elementary schools as well as both high schools. On March 26, no drivers passed a school bus when children were getting on or getting off the bus.
March 27, 2014 - Drug Take Back event is April 26 March 27, 2014 - Drug Take Back event is April 26
The City, in partnership with the DEA, will be hosting a Drug Take Back Event April 26 at the old City service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents may drop off unused, expired or unwanted medications, in both pill and liquid form, for safe disposal. This includes over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs.
March 26, 2014 - Fish and camp out with the family! March 26, 2014 - Fish and camp out with the family!
Make some memories at the City’s Far Out Family Fun Campout & Fishing Adventures April 26-27 at Bailey Lake. The City is sponsoring the event that starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Learn to fish and enjoy hot dog roasting, marshmallow toasting and camping out under the stars. Bring the whole family ($10 per family of five if you pre-register; $15 at the event).
March 25, 2014 - KBB honored at national level March 25, 2014 - KBB honored at national level
Keep Burleson Beautiful earned the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award during the KAB’s 2014 National Conference. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in building and sustaining vibrant communities.
March 21, 2014 - Burleson is a city on the rise March 21, 2014 - Burleson is a city on the rise
The consumer advocacy site that recently named Burleson 17 out of 20 in the top cities for home ownership, just ranked Burleson 23 out of 126 for Cities on the Rise in Texas. The analysis focuses on population growth in the working-age population, employment growth and income growth.
March 21, 2014- Volunteer for Texas Trash-Off March 21, 2014- Volunteer for Texas Trash-Off
You get to wear a cool t-shirt and reflective vest, learn how to operate a “picker-upper” and beautify your community all at the same time. Burleson's Great American Cleanup / Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off event is April 26, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., city wide. Participants will remove litter and debris from retail corridors, drainage channels, streets, parks and other public areas. Following the cleanup, volunteers are invited to Warren Park for a free pizza lunch.
March 18, 2014 - Report a concern via our website March 18, 2014 - Report a concern via our website
You report a concern and we get you an answer. It’s a simple as utilizing the RequestTracker page on the City of Burleson website at http://bit.ly/1fF8xN4. Since September 2010, when the City launched a redesigned website, you have been telling us your concerns to the tune of 2,825 (and counting) reports about everything from lost and found dogs, high grass/weeds, low water pressure and street maintenance. That is an average of 66 reports a month.
March 17, 2014 - One dies in two-vehicle collision March 17, 2014 - One dies in two-vehicle collision
A 47-year-old man died Thursday, March 13, as the result of a two-vehicle collision on Dobson Street.
March 17, 2014 - Library partners with banks to issue library cards March 17, 2014 - Library partners with banks to issue library cards
Burleson Public Library cards are now being issued at two local banks. The library has partnered with Community Bank and First National Bank of Burleson in a special pilot program for those who are new to the community. Library cards are free to those who live in or own property within the city limits of Burleson.
March 17, 2014 - No injuries in Sunday structure fire March 17, 2014 - No injuries in Sunday structure fire
It appears that an electrical short in the attic is to blame for a structure fire early Sunday morning at a home in the 800 block of Southwest Sundown Trail. A neighbor alerted the residents to the heavy smoke coming from the home at approximately 7:55 a.m. Three adults, two dogs and two cats got out safely. A third cat is still missing but was not found at the scene of the fire.
March 12, 2014 - Get ready for Community 5K and Fun Walk March 12, 2014 - Get ready for Community 5K and Fun Walk
Lace up your running shoes for the 3rd annual Be Healthy Community 5K and Fun Walk on April 12. Race Day Registration is at 7 a.m. at Bartlett Park. The 1 mile Fun Walk is at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K run is at 8 a.m. The Fun Walk is free.
March 12, 2014 - Get your Easter baskets ready for April 12 March 12, 2014 - Get your Easter baskets ready for April 12
Burleson is the place to be Saturday, April 12, when the parks and recreation department hosts Aqua Egg Hunt, Bunny Daze, the Bunny Daze Easter Egg Hunt, and the Easter Egg Hunt at Russell Farm.
March 11, 2014 - Connect with Council April 12 March 11, 2014 - Connect with Council April 12
The City is hosting Connect with Council on Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. - noon, at the BRiCk. Mayor Pro Tem Stuart Gillaspie and Councilmember Matt Aiken will field questions and talk about their top priorities.
March 10, 2014 - Yappy Hour returns April 25 March 10, 2014 - Yappy Hour returns April 25
The Burleson Animal Shelter and Lost Oak Winery are teaming up for the fourth Yappy Hour on Friday, April 25, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., at the winery. Shelter staff will bring adoptable pets to Yappy Hour for on-site adoptions. A former American Idol contestant will return to provide the entertainment.
March 6, 2014 - No drinking and driving over spring break March 6, 2014 - No drinking and driving over spring break
Students in the Burleson and Joshua school districts are on spring break March 10-14. The Burleson Police Department is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies across Texas and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to eliminate drunk driving. The key message of the 2014 Texas Spring Break traffic safety campaign is
March 6, 2014 - Twenty-four stopped in railroad crossing enforcement March 6, 2014 - Twenty-four stopped in railroad crossing enforcement
Stop when the railroad crossing signals flash red. That’s the law. On March 5, the Burleson Police Department, in cooperation with Union Pacific Railroad, conducted a railroad crossing enforcement detail at four crossings in Burleson between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The crossings included Eldred Street, Ellison Street, Renfro Street, and Alsbury Boulevard.
March 4, 2014 - Time change is catalyst for cemetery cleanup March 4, 2014 - Time change is catalyst for cemetery cleanup
Daylight saving time means the City’s cemetery, Burleson Memorial Park, will get spruced up. The clocks spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker will be removed after the time changes. Items will be removed from gravesites the week of March 9-15.
Feb. 28, 2014 - Two of four races are contested Feb. 28, 2014 - Two of four races are contested
Two of the four races for Burleson City Council are contested. The filing period for the May 10, 2014, city council election ended at 5 p.m. today, Feb. 28.
Feb. 28, 2014 - Girl Scout scavenger hunt benefits City Feb. 28, 2014 - Girl Scout scavenger hunt benefits City
A new book or dog food/supplies is the only admission price for the Saturday, March 22 St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Scavenger Hunt at the City’s Russell Farm. Miranda Maceyra, a 16-year-old Centennial High School student, is hosting a Girl Scout community service project at the historic farm between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The fun is geared toward children, nine-16 years old.
Feb. 20, 2014 - Budget amendment passes on first reading Feb. 20, 2014 - Budget amendment passes on first reading
A request to amend the City’s fiscal year 2013/2014 budget by more than $900,000 earned a unanimous thumbs up, on first reading, at the Feb. 17 Burleson City Council meeting.
Feb. 19, 2014 - Employee awarded for cost saving tip Feb. 19, 2014 - Employee awarded for cost saving tip
An 8-year employee of the City was honored for his money-saving tip for the City. Kevin Freeman’s suggestion was to replace less cost efficient signal and overhead lights with full LED lights. The goal was to use less energy and save the City money. After one complete year of implementation and reporting, the City is seeing a cost savings of 28 percent.
Feb. 19, 2014 - Old Town could get new look in 2014 Feb. 19, 2014 - Old Town could get new look in 2014
Improvement projects that were highlighted in the focus area - bound by Renfro, Main, Eldred and Warren streets - include a Main Street mobility upgrade, alley connections, light poles/banners, street signs, parking signs, landscaping and trash receptacles. The price tag for that list is an estimated $415,000 and would be paid for using funds already designated for tourism and/or the Old Town district.
Feb. 19, 2014 - More homes, higher value on horizon Feb. 19, 2014 - More homes, higher value on horizon
Have you met your new neighbors? According to the 2013 development update delivered at a Developers Roundtable on Feb. 14, a total of 360 homes with an average value of $192,000 and an average size of 2,450 square feet were built in Burleson in 2013. The average value was up 30 percent compared to 2012.
Feb. 17, 2014 - 'A Matter of Balance' coming to library Feb. 17, 2014 - 'A Matter of Balance' coming to library
An award-winning national program to help older adults who experience a fear of falling is coming to the Burleson Public Library starting March 20. The classes are every Thursday, March 20 to May 8.
Feb. 13, 2014 - Two council races are contested Feb. 13, 2014 - Two council races are contested
Two of the four races for seats on the Burleson City Council are now contested. Robert Gray, 36, filed for Place 6, currently held by Ronnie Johnson. The race for mayor and Place 6 are contested.
Feb. 12, 2014 - Burleson is in top 20 of best cities for homeownership Feb. 12, 2014 - Burleson is in top 20 of best cities for homeownership
What are the best cities for homeownership in Texas, according to NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy site? Count Burleson among the top 20. NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best cities in Texas for homeownership. The criteria included, are homes available, can you afford to live there, and is the area growing?
Feb 11, 2014 - Mack is 2013 Unsung Hero Feb 11, 2014 - Mack is 2013 Unsung Hero
Dedication, attitude, and hard work paid off for the BRiCk’s Jessica Mack, who was named the Burleson Rotary Club’s 2013 Unsung Hero. Mack, 26, is a recreation center coordinator at the BRiCk, the City-owned recreation center on Summercrest Boulevard. As a coordinator, Mack assists in the front line supervision and support of 24 part-time customer service attendants. Her director calls her work ethic “impeccable.”
Feb. 11, 2014 - Water issues are improving Feb. 11, 2014 - Water issues are improving
The taste and odor issues in Fort Worth’s water supply are showing substantial improvement, according to the Fort Worth water department, since the Lake Benbrook water was blended with Cedar Creek Lake water in late January.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Six earn lifesaving awards Feb. 7, 2014 - Six earn lifesaving awards
Six lifesaving awards, almost a dozen commendations, and four awards for meritorious conduct were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual awards banquet. More than half a dozen employees were also recognized for their years of service to the department.
Feb. 7, 2014 - McElroy selected as Ofelia Blair Character Award winner Feb. 7, 2014 - McElroy selected as Ofelia Blair Character Award winner
She’s not a sworn peace officer and she’s not a civilian employee at the Burleson Police Department. But the leadership that Vicki McElroy displays with the department’s Citizens On Patrol program was so outstanding that it garnered her the 2013 Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character Award.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Gomez and Pate earn Community Policing award Feb. 7, 2014 - Gomez and Pate earn Community Policing award
Increased personal efforts to prevent DWIs and underage drinking in Old Town Burleson snagged two officers the Burleson Police Department’s Most Outstanding Community Policing Award. Officer Jonathan Gomez and Officer Mark Pate were honored at the department’s annual banquet.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Martin selected as Civilian Employee of the Year Feb. 7, 2014 - Martin selected as Civilian Employee of the Year
Katlyn Martin has been working for the Burleson Police Department for less than two years, but she has already made an impression. She was awarded the department’s 2013 Civilian Employee of the Year award. In addition to the Civilian Employee of the Year award, Martin earned a lifesaving award and a police commendation.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Sherman named Supervisor of Year Feb. 7, 2014 - Sherman named Supervisor of Year
He was named Rookie Officer of the Year for the Burleson Police Department in 1993. On Jan. 30, 2014, Sgt. Bob Sherman was named the 2013 Supervisor of the Year. He was hailed as a strong leader amongst his patrol shift and a leader in the hostage negotiations team.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Prieskorn named Rookie Officer of the Year Feb. 7, 2014 - Prieskorn named Rookie Officer of the Year
The Burleson Police Department’s Rookie Officer of the Year is cross trained in firefighting and law enforcement. Andrew Prieskorn was presented with the top Rookie award at the department’s annual banquet. Prieskorn, 33, was hired by Burleson on Aug. 1, 2012.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Garrett honored twice as Officer of the Year Feb. 7, 2014 - Garrett honored twice as Officer of the Year
Burleson Police Officer Chaz Garrett must be doing something right. He was honored as the 2009 Rookie Officer of the Year, the 2011 Officer of the Year, and on Jan. 30, he was tapped as the 2013 Officer of the Year. That wasn’t the only honor Garrett took home. He also earned a Life Saving Award.
Feb. 6, 2014 - Incumbents and challenger file for council Feb. 6, 2014 - Incumbents and challenger file for council
The last of the four Burleson City Council incumbents and one challenger filed for council Jan. 30. Rick D. Green, Place 2, filed for re-election to Place 2. John Glen Garrison filed for mayor. Ronnie Johnson, Place 6, was the first to file, on the first day of the filing period, on Jan. 29. He was followed by Matt Aiken, Place 4, and Ken Shetter, mayor.
Feb. 4, 2014 - Sign up for emergency notifications Feb. 4, 2014 - Sign up for emergency notifications
How will you know if a tornado warning or severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Burleson? The City of Burleson, in partnership with Everbridge, will contact you using Everbridge’s industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification system.
Feb. 3, 2014 - Fort Worth is blending water Feb. 3, 2014 - Fort Worth is blending water
The taste and odor issues with Fort Worth’s water supply continue, according to the City of Fort Worth’s water department. The department has increased the dosing of ozone and has begun blending the water from Lake Benbrook with water from Cedar Creek Lake. Ozone is used to disinfect the drinking water, and it can help with resolving taste and odor issues, but not in all cases. The City of Burleson buys its water from the City of Fort Worth. Other entities that may be experiencing the same issue include Bethesda Water Supply Corporation and the City of Crowley, to name a few.
Jan. 30, 2014 - Three of four incumbents file Jan. 30, 2014 - Three of four incumbents file
Three of the four incumbents have filed for re-election to their Burleson City Council seats. Ronnie Johnson, Place 6, was the first to file at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29. He was followed by Matt Aiken, Place 4, at 11:40 a.m. and Ken Shetter, mayor, at 4 p.m.
Jan. 29, 2014 - Pay municipal court fines now Jan. 29, 2014 - Pay municipal court fines now
If you have fines that you have not paid to the City of Burleson’s Municipal Court, your time is running out. Arrests will be made and unpaid fines will be collected during a Metroplex Warrant Roundup. Notices will be mailed statewide by participating agencies for the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Roundup.
Jan. 29, 2014 - Schoonover earns Fire Chief's Award Jan. 29, 2014 - Schoonover earns Fire Chief's Award
Robert Schoonover is known for making sure his fellow firefighters know the hazards they may face when entering a commercial building, but the children know him as the man who launched the idea for the City’s first Burleson Fishing Adventures program in 2013. Two fire lieutenants nominated the Burleson Fire Department engineer for the 2013 Fire Chief’s Award.
Jan. 29, 2014 - Clarkin named Firefighter of the Year Jan. 29, 2014 - Clarkin named Firefighter of the Year
Robert Clarkin was already a seasoned veteran when he was hired as a firefighter for the Burleson Fire Department in 2007. His military background and integrity were two of the reasons his lieutenant nominated Clarkin as the department’s 2013 Firefighter of the Year.
Jan. 29, 2014 - Wines earns Fire Officer of the Year Jan. 29, 2014 - Wines earns Fire Officer of the Year
A lieutenant who is noted for his expertise in rescue, and who participated in rescue and recovery efforts in West, Texas, was named the Burleson Fire Department’s 2013 Fire Officer of the Year. Lt. Duane Wines accepted the honor at the department’s annual banquet Jan. 11.
Jan. 29, 2014 - Firefighters honored at banquet Jan. 29, 2014 - Firefighters honored at banquet
Three firefighters were tapped for top honors at the Burleson Fire Department’s annual awards banquet. Lt. Duane Wines was named the 2013 Fire Officer of the Year. Firefighter Robert Clarkin earned Firefighter of the Year, and Engineer Robert Schoonover achieved the Fire Chief’s Award.
Jan. 27, 2014 - Police make arrest in armed robbery Jan. 27, 2014 - Police make arrest in armed robbery
The police department has a Burleson man in custody for aggravated robbery in connection with the armed robbery Jan. 19 at the Quick Track (Texaco) on Alsbury Boulevard. Charles Kevin Hughes, 37, was arrested on a Johnson County felony warrant for revocation of probation/third DWI and aggravated robbery.
Jan. 24, 2014 - Alvarado man dies in crash Jan. 24, 2014 - Alvarado man dies in crash
A 48-year-old man died early this morning at a Fort Worth hospital following a one-vehicle crash on I-35W Thursday night in south Burleson.The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the driver as Darrell Barbee, 48, of Alvarado. His time of death was 12:22 a.m. on Jan. 24.
Jan. 23, 2014 - Issues with taste, odor of water continue Jan. 23, 2014 - Issues with taste, odor of water continue
The taste and odor issues with Burleson water have continued, according to the City of Fort Worth’s water department (the City of Burleson gets its water from Fort Worth). The water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, although it has an earthy smell and taste.
Jan. 22, 2014 - Library offers new online services Jan. 22, 2014 - Library offers new online services
The Burleson Public Library is ramping up its online services to bring high quality information to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With free language learning, auto repair manuals, business resources, books for Kindles, children’s digital books, and more, there is something for everyone.
Jan. 21, 2014 - Police seek tips on identify of robber Jan. 21, 2014 - Police seek tips on identify of robber
Burleson Police are seeking tips from the public concerning the identity of an armed suspect who robbed a clerk at a convenience store Sunday night.
Jan. 17, 2014 - Candidates can pick up election packets Jan. 21 Jan. 17, 2014 - Candidates can pick up election packets Jan. 21
If you want to represent your neighbors on the Burleson City Council, candidate packets for the May 10, 2014, City election are available starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Burleson City Hall. The city secretary’s office will have the packets ready to pick up 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and at city council meetings on Jan. 21, Feb. 3, and Feb. 17. Those council meetings start at 7 p.m. The filing period is Jan. 29-Feb. 28. The four seats on the ballot include Place 2, held by Councilmember Rick Green; Place 4, held by Councilmember Matt Aiken; Place 6, held by Councilmember Ronnie Johnson; and mayor, held by Ken Shetter.
Jan. 17, 2014 - Student safety investigation closed Jan. 17, 2014 - Student safety investigation closed
The investigation in to a report that a man pulled his car up to a Bransom Elementary School student as she was walking home from school Tuesday has been closed. According to the Burleson Police, the man called police Thursday (after the incident was publicized), identified himself, then was interviewed today, Jan. 17. He told police that there were signs up in the neighborhood concerning a lost dog. The man saw the child, with her mother following her, and stopped to ask if she had lost a dog.
Jan. 17, 2014 - Library hosts business workshops Jan. 17, 2014 - Library hosts business workshops
The Burleson Public Library will be hosting four free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business startups starting Saturday, Jan. 25. No registration is required. All workshops are on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the library, located at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave.
Jan. 16, 2014 - City signs Stuart Industries Jan. 16, 2014 - City signs Stuart Industries
The City of Burleson’s economic development department ended 2013 by signing a contract with Stuart Industries for 3.7 acres to build a 35,000 square foot building in the City’s Highpoint Business Park on I-35W. Construction will start later this year.
Jan. 14, 2014 - Library hosts mobile computer lab Jan. 14, 2014 - Library hosts mobile computer lab
A mobile computer lab rolled up in to the parking lot at the Academy at Nola Dunn this morning to teach basic computer skills to those who had registered for the class. The teacher was Marc Marchand, director of library services for the City.
Jan. 14, 2014 - Fire department offers free CPR classes Jan. 14, 2014 - Fire department offers free CPR classes
The Burleson Fire Department is hosting free basic CPR classes on 12 Saturdays – January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 31, June 14, July 12, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29 and December 13. All classes are 9 a.m.-noon at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
Jan. 14, 2014 - Heat your home safely Jan. 14, 2014 - Heat your home safely
The cold snap last week probably won’t be the last one we experience this winter. The Burleson Fire Marshal’s office wants you to be smart when it comes to heating your home safely in the winter.
Jan. 14, 2014 - Water is safe to drink Jan. 14, 2014 - Water is safe to drink
The City of Burleson’s public works department has received several complaints about the taste and odor of Burleson’s drinking water. Burleson is one of 20 entities that receives its water from the City of Fort Worth. Fort Worth issued a news release Jan. 13 stating that the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, despite the “earthy smell and taste.”
Jan. 13, 2014 - City hosts Celebrate Kindness contest Jan. 13, 2014 - City hosts Celebrate Kindness contest
The Mayor’s Youth Council and Burleson Municipal Court are teaming up for Celebrate Kindness. The goal is to encourage children from kindergarten up to seniors to refrain from name calling and bullying. The contest - posters, drawing, paintings, and video - is open to all youth who live in Johnson County, including all Burleson youth who live in Tarrant County.
Jan. 2, 2014 - Tickets for Valentine Dance on sale Jan. 8 Jan. 2, 2014 - Tickets for Valentine Dance on sale Jan. 8
The sweetest dance is between a parent and a child, and the City is setting the stage to make that happen for Valentine’s Day 2014. Parents and their children have two chances to celebrate with their favorite valentines on Saturday, Feb. 8. If you have little ones who can’t stay up until 9 p.m., sign up for the 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dance at the BRiCk. If you have older children, you can sign up for the 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dance.
January 2, 2014 - City facilities close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 2, 2014 - City facilities close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Monday, Jan. 20, but City facilities will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Dec. 17, 2013 - Plan ahead for sober ride home Dec. 17, 2013 - Plan ahead for sober ride home
Plan ahead for a sober ride home. That’s the message that the Texas Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies statewide are stressing this holiday season. The campaign is called Holiday P.A.S.S. (Person Appointed to Stay Sober). TxDOT says too often a designated driver is chosen during the evening and is the “least drunk” person in the group. The goal of P.A.S.S. is to get people to plan ahead and remember that “sober drivers make great gifts.”
Dec. 17, 2013 - Recycle your Christmas tree Dec. 17, 2013 - Recycle your Christmas tree
If you live inside the city limits of Burleson, it’s easy to recycle your Christmas tree when it begins dropping needles. The City’s compost/mulch/recycling center is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The center will be open Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28. The compost/mulch/recycling center is located at 620 Memorial Plaza, behind Fire Station #2. You have to be a resident of the city of Burleson to use the City center.
Dec. 16, 2013 - Fajardo honored by parks department Dec. 16, 2013 - Fajardo honored by parks department
If you have played softball at Hidden Creek Sports Complex, you know why Guadalupe Fajardo was named the Parks and Recreation department’s Employee of the Year. Fajardo serves as a one-man crew at the sports complex.
Dec. 16, 2013 - Longbotham picked as top golf course employee Dec. 16, 2013 - Longbotham picked as top golf course employee
She started off as a temporary employee and turned in to Hidden Creek Golf Course’s “most valuable asset.” That success garnered Mary Longbotham, the lead food and beverage attendant, the 2013 Hidden Creek Golf Course employee of the year award.
Dec. 16, 2013 - Utility field supervisor is tops in public works Dec. 16, 2013 - Utility field supervisor is tops in public works
Her commitment to excellence is evident. She is kind and considerate. And, she can resolve just about any issue with a smile. Brandi Rendon was named the 2013 Employee of the Year for the City of Burleson’s public works department.
Dec. 16, 2013 - Senior accountant wins one of top awards Dec. 16, 2013 - Senior accountant wins one of top awards
It started with a love for math as a young girl, followed by a love for accounting at Alvarado High School. Kristina Johnson said she knew “from that point on that accounting would be my career.” The pursuit of that goal led her to the City of Burleson’s finance department and her success earned her the 2013 Administration Employee of the Year (internal services) honor.
Dec. 16, 2013 - Animal control supervisor is honored Dec. 16, 2013 - Animal control supervisor is honored
She has been working in animal control services since she was young enough to still need a babysitter. On Dec. 10, Kim Peckler, the animal control supervisor for the City of Burleson, was named the 2013 Administration Employee of the Year (external services). The honor was announced at the City’s annual awards luncheon.
Dec. 16, 2013 - City names five Employees of the Year Dec. 16, 2013 - City names five Employees of the Year
Seven employees were honored for 20 or more years of service to the City of Burleson and five were honored as Employee of the Year for their departments at the City’s annual awards luncheon Dec. 10.
Dec. 11, 2013 - City facilities close Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1 Dec. 11, 2013 - City facilities close Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1
City facilities will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The trash and curbside recycling collection will not be affected Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 since those are not regular collection days. If you are on the Tuesday/Friday route, your trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Dec. 24. Progressive Waste will not do bulk collections Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
Dec. 10, 2013 - Christmas at Russell Farm is Saturday only Dec. 10, 2013 - Christmas at Russell Farm is Saturday only
The City-owned farm on CR 714 is still very wet and muddy from the recent ice storm. The Thursday and Friday hours, Dec. 12-13, have been canceled. On Saturday, Dec. 14, visit the farm between noon and 6 p.m.
Dec. 6, 2013 - Breakfast with Santa and craft fair are Dec. 14 Dec. 6, 2013 - Breakfast with Santa and craft fair are Dec. 14
The14th annual Breakfast with Santa has been postponed from Dec. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 14. The Christmas Craft Fair is also postponed to Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dec. 4, 2013 - City has gift options for you Dec. 4, 2013 - City has gift options for you
Are you looking for gifts that will make the receiver smarter, pampered, or loved unconditionally? Then the City of Burleson has some great ideas for you.
Nov. 27, 2013 - Four injured when lighting gasoline Nov. 27, 2013 - Four injured when lighting gasoline
Four were injured, one critically, Wednesday afternoon when the gasoline that they were lighting flashed.
Nov. 27, 2013 - City facilities will close for awards luncheon Nov. 27, 2013 - City facilities will close for awards luncheon
City of Burleson facilities - with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the Burleson Police Department and the three fire stations - will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 10, between 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. so that City employees may attend the City’s annual awards luncheon. The Burleson Animal Shelter will open at 2 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2013 - Manual recount halted by petitioner Nov. 23, 2013 - Manual recount halted by petitioner
The manual recount of the votes from the Nov. 5 City bond/charter election was halted shortly after 12 p.m. today at the request of the petitioner. Approximately 600 of the 1,748 ballots had been hand counted. Twenty-six people counted the votes starting at 9 a.m. The votes during the manual recount reflected similar margins as the results that were canvassed by council on Nov. 18.
Nov. 22, 2013 - Benefit game cancelled due to weather Nov. 22, 2013 - Benefit game cancelled due to weather
The benefit softball tournament for Heart For The Kids scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hidden Creek Sports Complex has been cancelled due to the weather. Admission to the 10 a.m. game was one unwrapped toy. Toys can be dropped off at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The toys will be distributed the week of Dec. 9.
Nov. 22, 2013 - Manual recount of votes requested Nov. 22, 2013 - Manual recount of votes requested
All ballots submitted for the 16 propositions will be hand counted. The total voter turnout was 1,748. If you are interested in being part of the recount and you were a registered voter on or before Nov. 5, you can earn $10 an hour to participate. The recount will begin at 9 a.m.
Nov. 19, 2013 - Police watch shopping areas at holiday Nov. 19, 2013 - Police watch shopping areas at holiday
Holiday shopping, especially Thanksgiving weekend, can be chaotic. But the Burleson Police Department is there to help you. The police will be patrolling retail parking lots when you hit the stores for Black Friday specials on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 29.
Nov. 15, 2013 - Pets are cared for via Ani-Meals Nov. 15, 2013 - Pets are cared for via Ani-Meals
If you want to make a difference in the life of an elderly or homebound resident, and their pets, become a part of the Ani-Meals pet food program. Ani-Meals is a partnership between Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties and area animal shelters. Burleson touched base with Meals-On-Wheels in June 2008 to see if the non-profit agency could use food that was donated to the shelter (shelter animals are kept on a Pedigree program, so food donated to the Burleson shelter is not used for the rescued animals). Meals-on-Wheels was already exploring the idea of a pet food program, so the two combined efforts and the program was launched in 2009. Ani-Meals now includes eight communities within the Johnson-Ellis county area.
Nov. 15, 2013 - Page named to 2013 Women of Influence Nov. 15, 2013 - Page named to 2013 Women of Influence
The woman who was named the Burleson Police Department’s 2012 Ofelia Blair Character Award winner earlier this year earned another honor in October. Wanda Page, the department’s victim assistance coordinator, was named to the 2013 Women of Influence by the Fort Worth Business Press. The honor was for Page’s passion, Disabled Crime Victims Assistance.
Nov. 12, 2013 -  City moves forward on radios, building Nov. 12, 2013 - City moves forward on radios, building
Thanks to the approval of voters in the Nov. 5 bond election, most members of the Burleson Police Department could be in new quarters within a year. Voters approved $5 million for police station acquisition and improvements. The City has closed on a two-story building at 1161 S.W. Wilshire Blvd. that fronts Hwy. 174/Wilshire Boulevard. The 22,000-square foot building, which was formerly owned by Huguley, will more than double the available space for the police department.
Nov. 11, 2013 - Don't forget Christmas at Russell Farm Nov. 11, 2013 - Don't forget Christmas at Russell Farm
Get your picture taken with a “Rein-Donkey” during the three-day Christmas at Russell Farm festivities. The City’s 30-acre historic farm at 405 W. County Road 714 is the site for fun Dec. 12-14. The hours on Thursday and Friday are 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday’s hours are noon-8 p.m. The festivities are free.
Nov. 8, 2013 - Library partners for mobile computer lab Nov. 8, 2013 - Library partners for mobile computer lab
A mobile computer lab is coming to Burleson thanks to the Burleson Public Library and Workforce Solutions of Cleburne. Marc Marchand, director of library services for the City, will teach the first mobile computer basics class in Burleson on Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – noon. Residents will receive the location of the class when they register.
Nov. 6, 2013 - Results are in on recycling event Nov. 6, 2013 - Results are in on recycling event
During the two-hour event, 270 Burleson residents drove to the City’s old service center on Main Street to dispose of chemicals, electronics, and paper that needed to be shredded. Staff and volunteers collected household hazardous waste from 183 homeowners. Of the rest of the participants, 119 had electronics and 81 had paper to be shredded.
Nov. 5, 2013 - Three of four bond propositions pass Nov. 5, 2013 - Three of four bond propositions pass
Three of the four City of Burleson bond propositions and all 12 of the City charter propositions passed in today’s election. These are unofficial results.
Nov. 5, 2013 - Winning artists ride with Santa Nov. 5, 2013 - Winning artists ride with Santa
The City of Burleson’s parks and recreation department is looking for some talented third graders who are also Burleson residents to participate in the annual holiday coloring contest.
Nov. 5, 2013 - Get your tickets for Breakfast with Santa Nov. 5, 2013 - Get your tickets for Breakfast with Santa
If you have never been to Breakfast with Santa, 2013 is the year to make it happen. Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, Dec. 7. The big guy from the North Pole and his elves are hosting the 14th annual Breakfast with Santa, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., at the BRiCk.
Nov. 4, 2013 - City facilities close for holidays Nov. 4, 2013 - City facilities close for holidays
City facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29; Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-25; and Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observance of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Oct. 31, 2013 - Police/fire benefit game is Nov. 23 Oct. 31, 2013 - Police/fire benefit game is Nov. 23
The bats will be cracking Saturday, Nov. 23, in a benefit softball tournament for Heart For The Kids. Burleson fire fighters and Burleson police officers will face off at 10 a.m. at Hidden Creek Sports Complex, 295 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy. Admission is one unwrapped toy.
Oct. 29, 2013 - Police explorers place first Oct. 29, 2013 - Police explorers place first
A team of four Burleson Police Department Explorers placed first in an event at the 2013 Alamo Area Law Enforcement Explorer Competition Oct. 19. The team of Selena Lisotta, Mary Studebaker, Rachelle Medlin, and Colby Smith drew four events at random. They placed first in the Domestic Disturbance scenario.
Oct. 22, 2013 - Promises Ministries earns City award Oct. 22, 2013 - Promises Ministries earns City award
First Baptist Church of Burleson’s Promises Community Ministries Center was awarded the 2013 Jerry Allen Award for Excellence in Community Improvement. The presentation took place at the Oct. 21 city council meeting. The award has been given twice since 2008. It was created to honor then-outgoing council member Jerry Allen.
Oct. 21, 2013 - Keep trick or treaters safe Oct. 21, 2013 - Keep trick or treaters safe
The City is hosting the sixth annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in Old Town Burleson. Several groups and neighborhoods are hosting festivities on Oct. 31. What can you do to keep your children safe and what can drivers do to keep trick or treaters safe? The Burleson Police Department, American Academy of Pediatrics and Safe Kids have some tips for everyone.
Oct. 21, 2013 - Halloween can be scary for pets Oct. 21, 2013 - Halloween can be scary for pets
If someone came running at you making loud noises and carrying an object, what would you do? Your defense mechanism may tell you to strike back. Dogs may react in the same way if a child or adult approaches in what the dog may see as a threatening manner. Now imagine that the child or adult is wearing a Halloween costume.
Oct. 18, 2013 - Set clocks back an hour Nov. 3 Oct. 18, 2013 - Set clocks back an hour Nov. 3
Daylight saving time means the City’s cemetery, Burleson Memorial Park, will be spruced up!The clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker at Burleson Memorial Park will be removed after the time changes. What goes hand in hand with changing your clocks? Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Oct. 17, 2013 - Don't miss Boo Bash Oct. 26 Oct. 17, 2013 - Don't miss Boo Bash Oct. 26
Free miniature pumpkins will be available for the first 1,500 trick-or-treaters at the City of Burleson’s sixth annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26. The fun, which includes free trick or treating for children from birth to 12 years old, takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.).
Oct. 16, 2013 - Thirteen cited in railroad crossing detail Oct. 16, 2013 - Thirteen cited in railroad crossing detail
Earlier this month, officers from the Burleson Police Department’s traffic unit and the City marshal division issued 13 citations for disregarding a railroad crossing signal, two warnings for disregarding a railroad crossing signal, and two citations for no insurance and driving while license is suspended. One person was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants. Officers were on the train and on the streets between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Three of the citations were issued at the Renfro Street railroad crossing. The rest of the citations were written at the Alsbury Boulevard crossing.
Oct. 16, 2013 - Ten graduate from COPs program Oct. 16, 2013 - Ten graduate from COPs program
Members of the Citizens On Patrol are graduates of the department’s Citizens Police Academy, a free 10-week course that is offered every summer. CPA graduates then attend the 16 hours of COPs Academy training.
Oct. 9, 2013 - Courage for the Cure is theme of firefighter t-shirts Oct. 9, 2013 - Courage for the Cure is theme of firefighter t-shirts
Members of Burleson Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #4025 are fighting back against cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling t-shirts that sport the slogan “Courage for the Cure.” A portion of the proceeds from the sales will benefit the Careity Foundation.
Oct. 8, 2013 - Motorcyclist dies in three vehicle crash Oct. 8, 2013 - Motorcyclist dies in three vehicle crash
A 42-year-old Burleson man died Monday, Oct. 7, in a crash involving a motorcycle and two vehicles on I-35W in north Burleson.
Oct. 7, 2-2013 - Get rid of household hazardous waste, electronics and paper Nov. 2 Oct. 7, 2-2013 - Get rid of household hazardous waste, electronics and paper Nov. 2
Clean out the garage! The City is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Paper Shredding event on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the City’s old service center at 133 N. Main St. The event is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. You must be a resident of the city to participate in the event so be sure to bring a copy of your City water bill or solid waste bill to show proof of residency.
Oct. 7, 2013 - WASP, Merchant Marine and Rosie the Riveters will be honored Oct. 7, 2013 - WASP, Merchant Marine and Rosie the Riveters will be honored
The service and sacrifices of military veterans will be honored Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. when the City hosts the seventh annual Military Veteran Tribute at Veterans Memorial Park at Renfro Square. The City will pay tribute to the WASP, United States Merchant Marine and Rosie the Riveter.
Oct. 3, 2013 - City will spray for mosquitoes Oct. 3, 2013 - City will spray for mosquitoes
The City will conduct ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Old Town area (see map, http://tinyurl.com/mdemqda). The ground spraying will be done in targeted subdivisions within a one-mile buffer surrounding the 300 block of West Eldred Street Oct. 4-5, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Oct. 2, 2013 - Boo Bash is Oct. 26 Oct. 2, 2013 - Boo Bash is Oct. 26
Things will get a little wild and crazy in Old Town on Saturday, Oct. 26, when the City hosts the sixth annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash. The event, which includes free trick or treating, is for children from birth to 12 years old. The fun takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.).
Oct. 1, 2013 - Safe Kids Fair is Oct. 17 Oct. 1, 2013 - Safe Kids Fair is Oct. 17
Mark your calendar for the City’s Safe Kids Fair set for Thursday, Oct. 17, in the H-E-B parking lot. The fun is slated for 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at 165 N.W. John Jones Dr.
Sept. 25, 2013 - Library hosts Micro A-Kon convention Sept. 25, 2013 - Library hosts Micro A-Kon convention
People in costume may stop traffic on Johnson Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 19, when the Burleson Public Library hosts Micro A-Kon 2013, the library’s second annual miniature Anime convention. The event is slated for 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave.
Sept. 25, 2013 - City calls Nov. 5 bond and charter election Sept. 25, 2013 - City calls Nov. 5 bond and charter election
The Burleson City Council has called an election for Nov. 5 in order for voters to consider a number of propositions to amend the city charter and to consider the issuance of general obligation bonds. There are four propositions on the ballot for voters to consider that authorize the City to sell general obligation bonds. There are 12 propositions on the ballot to amend Burleson’s charter.
Sept. 23, 2013 - Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 26 Sept. 23, 2013 - Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 26
The City, in partnership with the DEA, will host a Drug Take Back Event Oct. 26 at 133 N. Main St. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents may drop off unused, expired or unwanted medications, in both pill and liquid form, for safe disposal.
Sept. 20, 2013 - Restaurant closed for sewer issues Sept. 20, 2013 - Restaurant closed for sewer issues
The City of Burleson has issued an emergency suspension order to AA China Super Buffet for violations of the City's industrial waste ordinance due to high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas.
Sept. 19, 2013 - Sign up for Burleson Fishing Adventures Sept. 19, 2013 - Sign up for Burleson Fishing Adventures
Register your child for a free day of learning how to fish Oct. 5 at Burleson’s own Bailey Lake. Children, kindergarten to fifth grade, are invited to the City’s first Burleson Fishing Adventures. Register by Sept. 30 at the BRiCk. The fun takes place 9 a.m.-noon.
Sept. 17, 2013 - Community joins National Night Out Sept. 17, 2013 - Community joins National Night Out
More than half a dozen apartment communities, an equal number of neighborhoods, and Target are on board to host parties for National Night Out 2013 on Tuesday, Oct. 1. New community partner 7-11 and H-E-B are also signed on to come together, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., to raise awareness about organizing and fighting back against crime.
Sept. 17, 2013 - Water transmission line detours start this week Sept. 17, 2013 - Water transmission line detours start this week
Construction of the I-35W 16-inch water transmission main project will begin to affect Commerce Street, north of Renfro Street, starting later this week. Commerce Street will be closed to through traffic south of Rudd Street for several weeks.
Sept. 11, 2013 - Prevent kitchen fires Sept. 11, 2013 - Prevent kitchen fires
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12, and this year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” The Burleson fire marshal’s office and the fire department will be visiting students during October to talk about how to do just that.
Sept. 11, 2013 - Bank draft could make you a winner Sept. 11, 2013 - Bank draft could make you a winner
As an incentive for utilizing the bank draft feature to pay your City of Burleson utility account, all customers who choose (or currently use) this option will be entered into a monthly drawing beginning in October 2013. The customer whose name is drawn will receive a $100 credit to their City utility account.
Sept. 10, 2013 - City has new public events ordinance Sept. 10, 2013 - City has new public events ordinance
If you want to host a public event in Burleson, you have to contact the City. A public event is a meeting or gathering held at a specific location within the city limits, which attracts or can be expected to attract more than 500 people at any time during the meeting or gathering.
Sept. 10, 2013 - Don't pass a school bus Sept. 10, 2013 - Don't pass a school bus
Don’t pass a school bus when children are getting on or off. We’re watching. The police department’s traffic section and the marshals from municipal court are teaming up with Durham School Services to educate drivers about the stop signs and red lights that bus drivers activate when children are getting on or getting off of the bus.
Sept. 9, 2013 - Library hosts food drive Sept. 9, 2013 - Library hosts food drive
The Burleson Public Library is spearheading a drive to collect pantry items for Harvest House and its clients. The drive will take place Monday, Sept. 23-Saturday, Sept. 28.
Sept. 6, 2013 - Library hours change Sept. 30 Sept. 6, 2013 - Library hours change Sept. 30
The changes affect Thursday and Saturday access to the Burleson Public Library. Hours are currently 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. The hours that will go in to effect on Sept. 30 are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays.
Sept. 5, 2013 - Signal on Renfro is going live Sept. 5, 2013 - Signal on Renfro is going live
The traffic signal located at the intersection of Northwest Renfro Street and McAlister Road will be activated on Friday, Sept. 6. It will flash red/stop in all three directions until Tuesday, Sept. 10, when it will become fully operational.
Sept. 4, 2013 - Burleson woman dies in motorcycle crash Sept. 4, 2013 - Burleson woman dies in motorcycle crash
A 52-year-old Burleson woman was killed Friday, Aug. 30, in a motorcycle crash in south Burleson.
Sept. 4, 2013 - Doo the Right Thing Sept. 4, 2013 - Doo the Right Thing
Do you know what happens to dog waste if you don’t pick it up? Besides the obvious answer (you step in it), if you don’t pick up after your pet, chances are that pet waste will become part of storm water runoff which washes down storm drains, into drainage ditches, and into our creeks, rivers and lakes. Doo the Right Thing and take the pledge to pick up after your pets.
Aug. 30, 2013 - Sign up for Burleson Fishing Adventures Aug. 30, 2013 - Sign up for Burleson Fishing Adventures
Register your child for a free day of learning how to fish at Burleson’s own Bailey Lake. Members of the Burleson Fire Department, Burleson Police Department, the City’s parks and recreation department and the fire marshal’s office are hosting as well as teaching, the event. Children, kindergarten to fifth grade, are invited. The fun takes place Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, at 280 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy.
Aug. 29, 2013 - HighPoint Business Park signs first tenant Aug. 29, 2013 - HighPoint Business Park signs first tenant
Chicken E Food Service signed the contract to build an 89,000 square-foot office and distribution space on 26 acres of the park’s 160-acre master planned development. The office/distribution complex will serve the Chicken Express restaurant chain in a five-state region (Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma and Louisiana) that includes 190 locations. Burleson’s franchise is on Wilshire Boulevard (Hwy. 174).
Aug. 29, 2013 - Bring neighbors together for National Night Out Aug. 29, 2013 - Bring neighbors together for National Night Out
Have you signed up for the Oct. 1 National Night Out? Neighborhood parties are 6 p.m.-9 p.m. citywide. This year is the 30th anniversary for National Night Out.Crime prevention starts in your own backyard so organize your neighbors for a neighborhood cookout. Community Resource Officers Jack Goleman and David Wardlaw, the police command staff, fire department and fire marshal’s office, Target, and City representatives will visit as many neighborhoods as they can.
Aug. 27, 2013 - Citizens On Patrol volunteer earns state honor Aug. 27, 2013 - Citizens On Patrol volunteer earns state honor
For the second time in three years, Vicki McElroy of Burleson was awarded the Thomas Windham Citizens On Patrol Member of the Year, a state honor presented by the Texas Citizens On Patrol Association. McElroy, who is the assistant coordinator of the Burleson COPs program, won the honor first in 2011 then again at the awards banquet in Decatur on Aug. 17.
Aug. 27, 2013 - Connect with  Council Oct. 5 Aug. 27, 2013 - Connect with Council Oct. 5
The City is hosting the fifth Connect with Council on Saturday, October 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Burleson Public Library, 248 S.W. Johnson Ave. Councilmembers Jerry Allen, Place 3, and Dan McClendon, Place 5, will field questions and talk about their top priorities.
Aug. 26, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer Aug. 28-29 Aug. 26, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer Aug. 28-29
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Wednesday and Thursday in the Meadowcrest subdivision. The area that will be tested Aug. 28-29 includes 300 homes.
Aug. 26, 2013 - Move over or slow down Aug. 26, 2013 - Move over or slow down
Texas’ Move Over/Slow Down law expands Sept. 1. Right now, the law requires drivers in Texas to yield to police, fire and emergency vehicles. Starting Sept. 1, the Move Over/Slow Down law expands to provide that same protection for Texas Department of Transportation workers.
Aug. 26, 2013 - Don't drink and drive over holiday Aug. 26, 2013 - Don't drink and drive over holiday
If you are celebrating the end of summer, don’t drink and then get behind the wheel of a vehicle. As part of a national effort to save lives and crack down on impaired driving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced its “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign that started August 16 and ends September 2.
Aug. 23, 2013 - Attracting tourism is goal of hotel/motel tax funds Aug. 23, 2013 - Attracting tourism is goal of hotel/motel tax funds
The City collects a local hotel occupancy tax, as authorized by the Texas Tax Code Chapter 351, which amounts to a 7 percent tax on each hotel room that is occupied in Burleson. There are four hotels - Days Inn, Best Western, Comfort Suites and America’s Best Value Inn – inside the Burleson city limits. The funds the City collects each year are used to support qualifying programs that attract tourists and results in “heads in beds” at local motels.
Aug. 22, 2013 - Pay attention in school zones Aug. 22, 2013 - Pay attention in school zones
Pay attention to those flashing lights in school zones in Burleson – students are back in school Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Aug. 21, 2013 - Celebrate Founders Day Oct. 12 Aug. 21, 2013 - Celebrate Founders Day Oct. 12
Mock gunfights, staged shootouts, a Bumble Rumble Car Show, motorcycle show, arts and crafts, great food, and two stages of entertainment are on tap for the City of Burleson’s 21st annual Founders Day. The celebration starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, and wraps by 6 p.m. in the City’s Old Town, 124 W. Ellison St.
Aug. 21, 2013 - Burleson Trash Bash is Sept. 21 Aug. 21, 2013 - Burleson Trash Bash is Sept. 21
Do you see trash littering Burleson retail corridors and drainage channels as you walk or drive through the city? If so, join the City and Keep Burleson Beautiful (KBB) in a semiannual campaign to beautify Burleson. The City and KBB are hosting the Burleson Trash Bash on Saturday, Sept. 21. What is your commitment? Two hours, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Aug. 20, 2013 - Boy Scouts learn about mosquito abatement Aug. 20, 2013 - Boy Scouts learn about mosquito abatement
Two Boy Scouts from Troop 183 worked toward earning their merit badges recently, thanks to the City’s environmental services division, by learning how to prevent West Nile Virus.
Aug. 15, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer system Aug. 15, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer system
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Tuesday-Thursday next week in the West Bend subdivision. This is the seventh smoke testing. The area that will be tested Aug. 20-22 includes 420 homes.
Aug. 13, 2013 - Funding secured for bike path; public meetingis Aug. 15 Aug. 13, 2013 - Funding secured for bike path; public meetingis Aug. 15
The City is hosting a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 15 at city hall to talk about the mobility plan, bike path plan and Old Town mobility plan. The meeting is 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. with a short presentation slated for 6:45 p.m. The event is hosted by the City’s engineering and economic development departments.In late July, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Transportation Commission granted the City $1,022,634, the maximum federal funding, for a project that the City submitted for pedestrian and bicycle improvements between Summercrest Boulevard and McAlister Road. Work is expected to begin early next year.
Aug. 13, 2013 - City offers SNAP for special needs residents Aug. 13, 2013 - City offers SNAP for special needs residents
The City of Burleson’s Emergency Management Division is partnering with Fort Worth Emergency Management to help special needs residents when an emergency arises. This service is available for both Tarrant County and Johnson County residents who live in Burleson. The partnership allows the City to provide the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) for residents who are dealing with permanent disabilities. SNAP is only for emergencies.
Aug. 10, 2013 - Driver arrested for felony evading following crash Aug. 10, 2013 - Driver arrested for felony evading following crash
Burleson Police have one driver in custody following a three-vehicle crash. Two people, including an infant, were transported to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.
Aug. 8, 2013 - Driver in fatality crash is arrested Aug. 8, 2013 - Driver in fatality crash is arrested
The 46-year-old driver in the two-vehicle crash that killed a 60-year-old Rio Vista man Saturday morning has been arrested. Burleson Police arrested Robert Dale Emerton of rural Burleson at the police department while he was there for an interview. The charge is intoxication manslaughter.
Aug. 8, 2013 - Council names Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza Aug. 8, 2013 - Council names Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza
The dedication to City government and the community by the only female mayor of Burleson was recognized with a surprise announcement Aug. 5 at the Burleson City Council meeting. Vera Calvin, mayor of Burleson 1988-1992, is now the namesake for Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza, located in front of Burleson City Hall. The plaza, at the corner of Wilson and Ellison streets, is home to the Burleson Visitors Center, Rail Car #330 and Parlor Car #411.
Aug. 7, 2013 - Family Field Day is Sept. 21 Aug. 7, 2013 - Family Field Day is Sept. 21
The City of Burleson is hosting a free Burleson Family Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Kerr Middle School. The event is 9 a.m.-noon. Field Day activities will be designed for school-age children, five and older.
Aug. 7, 2013 - City and KBB host free horticultural seminars Aug. 7, 2013 - City and KBB host free horticultural seminars
The City of Burleson and Keep Burleson Beautiful will host two free horticultural seminars, one in September and one in December, at the Burleson Public Library. The seminars will be conducted by master gardeners from the Texas A&M Agrilife extension. The seminar dates are Thursdays – Sept. 12 and Dec. 5 – at 6 p.m.
Aug. 7, 2013 - City facilities close for Labor Day Aug. 7, 2013 - City facilities close for Labor Day
City facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection on Labor Day.
Aug. 5, 2013 - City will test lines in West Bend Aug. 5, 2013 - City will test lines in West Bend
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Wednesday and Thursday in the Hogan Acres subdivision. This is the sixth smoke testing.
Aug. 3, 2013 - Driver in fatality crash is identified Aug. 3, 2013 - Driver in fatality crash is identified
The 60-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as William Smith of Rio Vista. The other driver, Robert Dale Emerton, was released from the hospital earlier today.
Aug. 3, 2013 - One dies in two-vehicle crash Aug. 3, 2013 - One dies in two-vehicle crash
A 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Burleson.
July 31, 2013 - Sergeant earns state CPA award July 31, 2013 - Sergeant earns state CPA award
Burleson Police Sgt. Brian O’Heren was awarded the Ray Ramon Award for Officer of the Year at the Texas Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association convention July 26. Seven officers, statewide, were nominated.
July 30, 2013 - Library hosts community programs July 30, 2013 - Library hosts community programs
The Burleson Public Library is hosting several community education programs in the next few months, including diabetes management, ESL and basic and advanced computer.
July 29, 2013 - City will smoke test Hogan Acres sewer July 29, 2013 - City will smoke test Hogan Acres sewer
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Hogan Acres subdivision.
July 22, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer this week July 22, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer this week
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Wednesday and Thursday in the Oak Valley subdivision. This is the fourth smoke testing in Oak Valley.
July 8, 2013 - City will test sanitary sewer July 8, 2013 - City will test sanitary sewer
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Wednesday and Thursday in the Oak Valley subdivision. This is the third smoke testing in Oak Valley this month.
July 1, 2013 - New asphalt paver is working hard July 1, 2013 - New asphalt paver is working hard
Residents and businesses on six Burleson streets have reaped the benefits of the City’s new paving machine in just one month’s time. The City’s Public Works Department got a new Cat AP500E paving machine in May. Since then, the public works staff has completed paving Cozby Lane, Broad Valley, Broad Valley Court, CR 714, Forrest Lane and, most recently, Boone Road.
June 28, 2013 - City, soldier planned special homecoming June 28, 2013 - City, soldier planned special homecoming
Thirty-year-old William R. Moody, a husband and father of three, had something special planned for his children when he came home from Operation Enduring Freedom. And the Burleson Fire Department was going to play a big part in it.
June 28, 2013 - Teen SWAG is Sept. 5 June 28, 2013 - Teen SWAG is Sept. 5
The Teen SWAG Affair that had been scheduled for June has a new date! It will be Thursday, Sept. 5, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Burleson subcourthouse (Ron Harmon Subcourthouse). The subcourthouse is located across from Burleson High School at 247 Elk Dr.
June 27, 2013 - City will smoke test sanitary sewer June 27, 2013 - City will smoke test sanitary sewer
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system Tuesday and Wednesday in the Oak Valley subdivision. The area that will be tested July 2-3 includes Parkridge from Springhill to the drainage ditch behind Hollow Creek; Springhill from Parkridge to Springhill Court; Black Oak from Hollow Creek to Springhill; Live Oak from Hollow Creek to Springhill; all of Aspen Court; Hollow Creek from Black Oak to Wood Duck Court (but they will not be smoke testing Wood Duck Court); and the drainage ditch behind Hollow Creek from Parkridge to Wood Duck Court. See map, http://tinyurl.com/ndgyba6.
June 27, 2013 - Connect with Council is July 20 June 27, 2013 - Connect with Council is July 20
The City of Burleson is hosting the fourth Connect with Council on Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at Hidden Creek Golf course, 555 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy. Light refreshments will be provided. Councilmembers Jerry Allen, Place 3, and Ronnie Johnson, Place 6, will field questions and talk about their top priorities.
June 26, 2013 - Fireworks and dogs don't mix June 26, 2013 - Fireworks and dogs don't mix
More dogs run away on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year. The sounds of fireworks - the artificial squeal followed by the giant burst of explosives and subsequent whimper - drive dogs nuts! For many, it triggers their innate flight instinct so many dogs are reported lost over the patriotic holiday.
June 24, 2013 - Outdoor pool and golf course are open July 4th June 24, 2013 - Outdoor pool and golf course are open July 4th
Swim at the BRiCk’s outdoor pool on the Fourth of July! Hours are 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The outdoor pool will be open, but the BRiCk will be closed. Hidden Creek Golf Course is open for regular play until 5:30 p.m. The clubhouse and patio will open at 5 p.m. for the 9:20 p.m. fireworks show. The Burleson Visitors Center will be open on the Fourth of July, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 20, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer lines June 20, 2013 - City will smoke test sewer lines
The City’s public works department will be doing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system next Tuesday and Wednesday in the Oak Valley subdivision. The area that will be tested June 25-26 includes White Oak to the drainage ditch behind Hollow Creek, Post Oak to the drainage ditch behind Hollow Creek, Hurst Road to Parkridge, and Springhill to Renfro Street.
June 20, 2013 - Sign up for safe room rebate waitlist June 20, 2013 - Sign up for safe room rebate waitlist
If you are interested in a rebate to install a safe room in your home, Burleson residents can start to sign up for a waitlist next week. The North Central Texas Council of Governments just released the call schedule for residents from all 16 NCTCOG counties. The signup is in alphabetical order. Burleson is in two counties. Johnson County residents can call in starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, and Tarrant County residents can call in starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. The waitlist will not close.
June 19, 2013 - City says yes to blue recycling bags June 19, 2013 - City says yes to blue recycling bags
Monday, Burleson City Council members approved an amendment to an ordinance that now allows residents to use the translucent blue plastic bags, in addition to the current green recycling bins, for weekly curbside recycling collection. The bags, which can be purchased at local retail stores, cannot be less than 33 gallons in size and you can only stuff 35 pounds or less in each bag.
June 18, 2013 - Shelter and winery host Yappy Hour June 18, 2013 - Shelter and winery host Yappy Hour
The Burleson Animal Shelter and Lost Oak Winery are teaming up for the third annual Yappy Hour on Friday, July 12, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., at the winery. Shelter staff will bring adoptable pets to Yappy Hour for on-site adoptions. This year a former American Idol contestant will be providing the entertainment. Guests may bring their own pets. Leashes are strongly advised for all pets who attend.
June 18, 2013 - City expects crowd for free July 4th fun! June 18, 2013 - City expects crowd for free July 4th fun!
The Spazmatics, who have headlined Hot Sounds of Summer concerts in Burleson since 2010, are bringing their new wave 80’s show to the City’s Independence Day Celebration concert and fireworks. Don’t miss the free family fun at Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex. The 90-minute concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks follow after 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The day’s celebration starts at 9 a.m. on July 4 with the Burleson Lions Club’s annual parade. The theme is “Celebrating Our Military.”
June 10, 2013 - Fire department offers free basic CPR June 10, 2013 - Fire department offers free basic CPR
If you want to learn how to do basic CPR, for free, you have seven chances in 2013. The Burleson Fire Department is hosting free basic CPR classes on seven Saturdays - June 29, July 27, August 17, September 28, October 19, November 9, and December 21. All classes are 9 a.m.-noon at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
June 5, 2013 - Pet Walk is now June 26 June 5, 2013 - Pet Walk is now June 26
The Mayor’s Youth Council will host a Burleson Pet Walk on Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., on the Oak Valley Trail. The walk starts and finishes at Bransom Elementary, 820 S. Hurst Rd. Donations and proceeds will benefit the Burleson Animal Shelter.
June 5, 2013 - City reports no positive WNV tests June 5, 2013 - City reports no positive WNV tests
City staff has been trapping and testing for mosquitoes since the beginning of May, and, as of June 5, none of those tests have come back positive for West Nile Virus.Today also marks the first day of work for the City’s part-time mosquito control technician, whose sole responsibility is larviciding (treating standing water to kill mosquito larvae) and surveillance.
June 4, 2013 - Spazmatics headline Fourth of July June 4, 2013 - Spazmatics headline Fourth of July
Bjorn, Cecil, Al and Joey are celebrating the Fourth of July in Burleson! The Spazmatics, who have headlined Hot Sounds of Summer concerts in Burleson since 2010, are bringing their ultimate new wave 80’s show to the City’s Independence Day Celebration concert and fireworks. Don’t miss the free family fun at Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex. The 90-minute concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.
May 30, 2013 - Homes may be eligible for PRV rebate May 30, 2013 - Homes may be eligible for PRV rebate
Check your mail to see if your home qualifies for a rebate for the installation of a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). If you receive a letter from the City you may be eligible for that $400 rebate. A PRV is one way to regulate the water pressure.
May 24, 2013 - You have the tools, knowledge to weather the storm May 24, 2013 - You have the tools, knowledge to weather the storm
Since April 2008, the City has alerted residents to thunderstorm and tornado warnings via an emergency phone notification system. The emergency phone notifications automatically post to the City of Burleson, Texas Facebook page and to the City of Burleson Twitter page. The City also has outdoor warning system sirens (11 in Burleson’s 26 square miles). City officials strongly encourage citizens to buy weather radios with S.A.M.E. technology (programming to receive local alerts).
May 21, 2013 - Stage 1 water restrictions start June 3 May 21, 2013 - Stage 1 water restrictions start June 3
In Burleson, Stage 1 water restrictions means landscape watering is now limited to twice a week. Residential addresses that end in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) may water on Wednesday and Saturday; and, residential addresses that end in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) may water on Thursday and Sunday.
May 21, 2013 - Elevated storage tank, water line in works May 21, 2013 - Elevated storage tank, water line in works
The 1 million gallon elevated water storage tank will be located at the southeast corner of Dobson Street and Hidden Creek Parkway. When it is finished, the tank will be 120 feet tall. A 16-inch water line that will service the new tank will be constructed from Alsbury Boulevard south to Hidden Creek Parkway.
May 20, 2013 - Traffic signal is going in at Renfro/McAlister May 20, 2013 - Traffic signal is going in at Renfro/McAlister
The new traffic signal will control north and southbound traffic and drivers who are heading west on McAlister Road. It will make it easier for drivers coming off of McAlister to turn left on to Renfro Street.
May 20, 2013 - Buckle up for safety May 20, 2013 - Buckle up for safety
Drivers and passengers, by state law, are required to wear a seatbelt. The Texas Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies across Texas are spreading that word during the 12th annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The campaign is May 20-June 2. Texas law requires drivers and all passengers in a vehicle to be secured by a safety belt.
May 17, 2013 - What should you do when you are pulled over? May 17, 2013 - What should you do when you are pulled over?
When you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror, you may get nervous. What should you do if you see a police officer behind you to ensure your safety as well as the officer’s safety? Stay in your vehicle! The officer does not know who you are and will not know your intentions so if you get out of your vehicle the officer may believe his/her safety is in question and react accordingly.
May 17, 2013 - Hone your computer skills! May 17, 2013 - Hone your computer skills!
Hone your computer skills with Computer/Internet Skills classes at the Burleson Public Library. There are two levels, Basic/Introduction and Step-Up/Intermediate, and both start in June.
May 15, 2013 - Dig into Reading this summer! May 15, 2013 - Dig into Reading this summer!
“Dig into Reading” is the theme of the Burleson Public Library’s Summer Reading Club which kicks off on June 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave. Children, birth to 11; teens, 12-18; and adults are invited to join in the fun and win cool prizes.
May 13, 2013 - Free Hot Sounds of Summer kicks off May 31 May 13, 2013 - Free Hot Sounds of Summer kicks off May 31
Wear your dancing shoes May 31 because the 2013 Hot Sounds of Summer concert series starts off with a street dance! The bands for the City’s free concert series include Steve Story on May 31, Le Freak on June 7, Two Tons of Steel on June 14, Metal Shop on June 21 and Quaker City Night Hawks June 28.
May 13, 2013 - Golf course rates increase May 15 May 13, 2013 - Golf course rates increase May 15
Pull two more ones out of your pocket, grab a golf cart, and enjoy play on the City’s newly redesigned Hidden Creek Golf Course.The new rates go in to effect May 15.
May 13, 2013 - City featured in national report for BOF May 13, 2013 - City featured in national report for BOF
Burleson is featured in the National League of Cities’ national report on City Leadership and Families for the Burleson Opportunity Fund. The report highlights efforts by cities to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000. The Burleson Opportunity Fund is a joint effort of the City of Burleson, Burleson Independent School District, Hill College, and donations from local businesses, groups and individuals.
May 11, 2013 - Allen wins re-election to Place 3 seat May 11, 2013 - Allen wins re-election to Place 3 seat
The incumbent in the only contested race on the Burleson City Council ballot won re-election to his seat by a margin of 119 votes.
May 10, 2013 - Sign up for the Burleson Pet Walk May 10, 2013 - Sign up for the Burleson Pet Walk
The Mayor’s Youth Council will host a Burleson Pet Walk on Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., on the Oak Valley Trail. The walk starts and finishes at Bransom Elementary, 820 S. Hurst Rd. Proceeds benefit the Burleson Animal Shelter.
May 10, 2013 - Tour Russell-Boren home on Saturdays May 10, 2013 - Tour Russell-Boren home on Saturdays
Do you want to learn more about the history of the Russell-Boren House at the City’s Russell Farm? Thanks to a team of volunteers, you can take a free guided tour of the farmhouse on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The farm is located at 405 W. CR 714. Built in 1877 by the recently widowed Martha Glenn Russell, an independent pioneer woman, the house sheltered not only Martha and her five children but also descendants of the Russell family for 135 years.
May 6, 2013 - City will ground spray for mosquitoes May 6, 2013 - City will ground spray for mosquitoes
Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Burleson’s plan for mosquito control in 2013 now includes ground spraying for mosquitoes in areas where a mosquito pool confirms West Nile virus or where a human case of West Nile virus is confirmed.
May 6, 2013 - Burleson honored for being proactive about health May 6, 2013 - Burleson honored for being proactive about health
The National League of Cities recognized Burleson for achieving key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
May 2, 2013 - If you like it, lock it! May 2, 2013 - If you like it, lock it!
“If you like it, lock it.” That’s the Burleson Police Department’s catchy slogan for getting you to start thinking about how not to be a victim. Always assume a thief is watching you and outsmart them. A thief is always looking for an easy, quick mark, and that mark is an unlocked vehicle and plenty of valuables within easy reach to choose from.
May 2, 2013 - Winners of fire prevention contest announced May 2, 2013 - Winners of fire prevention contest announced
Seven students were named winners and six were runners-up in the City’s Fire Prevention Poster/PSA Contest. The contest was coordinated and judged by the Mayor’s Youth Council.
May 1, 2013 - City hosts health fair May 17 May 1, 2013 - City hosts health fair May 17
The City will host the second Burleson Community Health Fair on Friday, May 17, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The City will offer healthy food choices and demonstrations for attendees, and several City departments will be participating in the fair.
April 29, 2013 - Enjoy Splash Weekend on Memorial Day weekend April 29, 2013 - Enjoy Splash Weekend on Memorial Day weekend
Most City facilities will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27. There is no trash or curbside recycling collection May 27. The BRiCk will be closed on Memorial Day, but staff will be celebrating Splash Weekend at the BRiCk’s outdoor pool. Admission to the outdoor pool is free on Memorial Day, only. Hours on Saturday, May 25 are 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; and May 27, 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Admission is $3-$4 for children and $4-$6 for adults.
April 26, 2013 - Apply for Junior Fire Academy April 26, 2013 - Apply for Junior Fire Academy
Students who are entering the fifth grade in the fall of 2013 are invited to apply for a spot in the Burleson Fire Department’s Junior Fire Academy. Class is Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 8 a.m.-noon. The free academy is limited to 12.
April 24, 2013 - Teen Court volunteers win award April 24, 2013 - Teen Court volunteers win award
Members of the Burleson Teen Court participated in the Texas Teen Court Competition April 13 and one team come home with a third place award. The competition was hosted by Texas Wesleyan Law School. The team of Jennifer King and Trey Johnson (attorneys) and Natalie Purvis (witness/defendant) won third. The team of Blair Roy and Tabithia Leon (attorneys) and Joshua Yarian (witness/defendant) placed seventh out of 20 teams.
April 19, 2013 - Police will host open house May 14 April 19, 2013 - Police will host open house May 14
The Burleson Police Department is hosting its annual open house May 14, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., in the front parking lot at 225 W. Renfro St. At approximately 4 p.m. the department’s honor guard will present the colors (flag raising) and conduct a firing party to pay respects to all the law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.
April 19, 2013 - One dies in crash on I-35W April 19, 2013 - One dies in crash on I-35W
One person died Thursday afternoon at the scene of a crash on I-35W in Burleson. A second person was transported to the hospital. The crash was reported at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the 2700 block of I-35W South, southbound, three-quarters of a mile north of the FM 917 exit.
April 15, 2013 - Apply for Citizens Police Academy April 15, 2013 - Apply for Citizens Police Academy
What does it take to work in law enforcement? Find out this summer when the Burleson Police Department hosts the free 10-week Citizens Police Academy. The academy begins June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the police department, 225 W. Renfro St. The academy is every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., with the exception of July 4. Graduation is Aug. 15. Class is limited to 25 students.
April 11, 2013 - Police seek suspect in hit and run April 11, 2013 - Police seek suspect in hit and run
Burleson Police are seeking one driver, and possibly an accomplice, involved in a hit and run crash in the 300 block of Warren Street. The suspect hit a motor home (recreational vehicle with its own engine), which was parked in a driveway, and pushed the motor home in to the yard. No one was in the motor home at the time. There were no injuries. The damage to the motor home is estimated at $40,000.
April 11, 2013 - Three more skunks test positive for rabies April 11, 2013 - Three more skunks test positive for rabies
Three more skunks have tested positive for rabies in Burleson, bringing the total to five since Jan. 28.
April 3, 2013 - Signal work and seal coating are on April's schedule April 3, 2013 - Signal work and seal coating are on April's schedule
For the next few weeks, the contractor will be conducting traffic signal work on the Hwy. 174 median improvement project which will require some weekday lane closures. There will also be some night time lane closures beginning at the end of April in order to seal coat the roadway surface.
April 2, 2013 - Cinco de Mayo celebration is May 3 April 2, 2013 - Cinco de Mayo celebration is May 3
The City of Burleson and La Buena Vida de Burleson will host the annual Cinco de Mayo festival Friday, May 3, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. The event will take place in Old Town Burleson.
April 1, 2013 - Apply for a plot at Russell Farm Community Garden April 1, 2013 - Apply for a plot at Russell Farm Community Garden
Applications are now available for the Community Garden at Russell Farm, which is owned by the City. The public area of Russell Farm, 405 W. County Road 714, comprises about 11 acres which will be home to the community garden. The garden area will be open daily, except for Sundays, for garden members and volunteers. Children under 18 are welcome in the garden but they must be accompanied by an adult.
April 1, 2013 - Prevent mosquito breeding sites April 1, 2013 - Prevent mosquito breeding sites
Start now to prevent your home and yard from becoming a mosquito breeding site by eliminating standing water. Adult flying mosquitoes frequently rest in grass, shrubbery or other foliage but do not develop there. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed.
April 1, 2013 - Bring your recyclables May 4 April 1, 2013 - Bring your recyclables May 4
The City is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding event on Saturday, May 4, at the City’s old service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and is only available to residents who live inside the Burleson city limits (proof of residency including a City water or solid waste bill is required).
March 28, 2013 - Keep yard waste out of streets March 28, 2013 - Keep yard waste out of streets
In Burleson, blowing or sweeping yard waste into streets, sidewalks, driveways or storm drains is illegal. Why? Because when it rains, yard waste left in streets, on sidewalks, or in driveways will wash into nearby storm drains. Once in the storm drain system, the yard waste can enter waterways without being treated or cleaned.
March 25, 2013 - City will Take Back Meds April 27 March 25, 2013 - City will Take Back Meds April 27
The City of Burleson, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting a Take Back Meds Event on Saturday, April 27, at the old City service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 25, 2013 - Connect with Council April 27 March 25, 2013 - Connect with Council April 27
The City of Burleson is hosting the third Connect with Council on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-noon, at Fire Station #1. Mayor Pro Tem Stuart Gillaspie and Councilmember Ronnie Johnson, Place 6, will field questions and talk about their top priorities.
March 22, 2013 - Beautify Burleson at April 27 Trash-Off March 22, 2013 - Beautify Burleson at April 27 Trash-Off
Jump in with both feet and volunteer to beautify Burleson on Saturday, April 27, during the Great American Cleanup/Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off. The event is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. followed by a free thank-you lunch complete with door prizes at Warren Park.
March 22, 2013 - Get free seedlings for Arbor Day March 22, 2013 - Get free seedlings for Arbor Day
The City and Keep Burleson Beautiful will host the annual Arbor Day ceremony on Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at Clinkscale Elementary. City staff will distribute 400 free tree seedlings.
March 22, 2013 - City hosts Senior Resource Fair March 22, 2013 - City hosts Senior Resource Fair
The Senior Resource Fair will be at the Senior Activity Center April 26, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The fair features bone density screenings, chair massages, blood pressure and blood glucose checks, exercises for older adults, foot health and door prizes.
March 21, 2013 - Rain may postpone egg hunts March 21, 2013 - Rain may postpone egg hunts
The Aqua Egg Hunt will go on, rain or shine, 10 a.m.-noon, in the BRiCk’s indoor pool. If it is raining, Family Field Day (scheduled for 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Bartlett Park) will be cancelled; Bunny Daze (noon-2 p.m.) and the Bunny Daze Easter Egg Hunt (1:30 p.m.), also in Bartlett Park, will be cancelled; and the 3 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Russell Farm will be cancelled. If there is a rain postponement, the Bunny Daze Easter Egg Hunt and Russell Farm Easter Egg Hunt will be rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the BRiCk. Family Field Day will be rescheduled for a Fall 2013 date.
March 18, 2013 - Friends host annual book sale March 18, 2013 - Friends host annual book sale
The Friends of the Library will host the group’s annual book sale Friday, April 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Burleson Public Library. All books will be offered for $1-$2 with specials offered during the sale.
March 18, 2013 - Apply for free Paw Pals Animal Care Academy March 18, 2013 - Apply for free Paw Pals Animal Care Academy
The deadline to apply for the Burleson Animal Shelter’s Paw Pals Animal Care Academy is Friday, April 26. This is a free four-week course. Class is 90 minutes, noon to 1:30 p.m., every Saturday, June 1-June 22. The shelter is hosting the academy for students who are entering the sixth grade in the 2013-2014 school year and who are interested in animal welfare.
March 13, 2013 - City earns third consecutive transparency award March 13, 2013 - City earns third consecutive transparency award
Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, announced that the City of Burleson’s website was one of the winners of the fourth annual Sunny Awards. The City of Burleson earned a Sunny for the third consecutive year. The award, which honors the most transparent government websites in the nation, went to 250 government entities.
March 13, 2013 - Court collected more than $26,000 in warrant roundup March 13, 2013 - Court collected more than $26,000 in warrant roundup
Thanks to the 2013 Texas Warrant Roundup, the Burleson Municipal Court cleared more than 180 warrants and collected more than $26,000. Between Feb. 18 and March 10, 187 warrants were cleared, $26,063 was collected (costs, fees, fines, bonds), and the total face value of all warrants cleared totaled $54,671.
March 12, 2013 - More than 100 participate in 5k March 12, 2013 - More than 100 participate in 5k
It was cold and windy, but that didn’t keep the diehard walkers and runners from participating in the Burleson Community 5K and Fun Walk hosted by the City of Burleson’s Be Healthy Initiative. There were 115 participants, ranging in age from nine to 73, and 12 Burleson Independent School District campuses involved in the second annual event March 2 at Bartlett Park.
March 4, 2013 - Municipal Court is looking for good artwork March 4, 2013 - Municipal Court is looking for good artwork
Burleson’s Municipal Court is looking for some good local artwork created by students for Law Day 2013. Law Day 2013 is May 1. This year the contest features three categories - drawings, paintings and photographs. The 2013 theme is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.”
Feb. 26, 2013 - Firefighters offer free CPR classes Feb. 26, 2013 - Firefighters offer free CPR classes
Burleson firefighters have scheduled two more free basic CPR classes, open to the public, in March and April. Classes are on Saturdays, March 30 and April 20, 9 a.m.-noon at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
Feb. 26, 2013 - Protect your information Feb. 26, 2013 - Protect your information
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. According to the Burleson Police Department’s criminal investigations section, in Texas, just being in possession of someone’s identifying information, without their consent, with the intent to use it for fraudulent purposes constitutes a crime. Forgery and credit card abuse go hand in hand with the term identity theft.
Feb. 22, 2013 - Twenty cited in railroad crossing enforcement Feb. 22, 2013 - Twenty cited in railroad crossing enforcement
Stop when the railroad crossing signals flash red. That’s the law. On Feb. 21, four officers from the Burleson Police Department’s traffic unit, with the assistance of the City marshal division, issued 20 citations for disregarding a railroad crossing signal at the Alsbury Boulevard crossing. The detail ended when a driver struck the railroad crossing gate, damaging it.
Feb. 22, 2013 - Municipal Court tapped for Traffic Safety Award Feb. 22, 2013 - Municipal Court tapped for Traffic Safety Award
The City of Burleson Municipal Court has been named one of nine cities to receive the Traffic Safety Award from the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s (TCMEC) Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative. The award will be presented at the April TCMEC Traffic Safety Conference. All municipal courts in Texas were eligible to apply. Burleson, Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Friendswood, Frisco, La Porte, Mansfield and Socorro earned recognition for those courts serving a population of 30,000-149,999.
Feb. 20, 2013 - City participates in Great Texas Warrant Roundup Feb. 20, 2013 - City participates in Great Texas Warrant Roundup
If you have fines that you have not paid to the City of Burleson’s Municipal Court, your time is running out. Arrests will be made and unpaid fines will be collected during a Metroplex Warrant Roundup. Notices have been mailed statewide by participating agencies for the 2013 Great Texas Warrant Roundup that starts Saturday, March 2. Burleson currently has approximately 3,100 outstanding warrants valued at more than $700,000.
Feb. 18, 2013 - Two skunks test positive for rabies Feb. 18, 2013 - Two skunks test positive for rabies
The first positive was Jan. 29 of this year on Lynnwood Ave. In that case, two dogs killed a skunk. Those dogs are in a 45-day home isolation. On Feb. 13, a Burleson animal control officer captured a skunk that was running loose on Wilshire Boulevard/Hwy. 174. There was no known contact with another animal or person, but the skunk was sent for testing because it was captured during daylight hours. Skunks are nocturnal animals. That Wilshire Boulevard skunk tested positive for rabies.
Feb. 18, 2013 - Nominate a youth for Mayor's Youth Council Feb. 18, 2013 - Nominate a youth for Mayor's Youth Council
Do you want to be a link between the youth of Burleson and the Burleson City Council? If you are between 13 and 19 years old as of June 1, 2013, you can be nominated to serve on the Burleson Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC).
Feb. 15, 2013 - Police tip you off to burglary prevention Feb. 15, 2013 - Police tip you off to burglary prevention
Eleven vehicles were discovered burglarized in Burleson between Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Monday, Feb. 11. In all 11 cases, the vehicles were left unsecured. No arrests have been made yet. Burleson’s community resource officers stress that the majority of burglaries happen when people leave valuable items in view and leave their vehicles unlocked. The vehicles that were burglarized this month were in residential driveways or parked on a neighborhood street.
Feb. 14, 2013 - Moseley tapped as Firefighter of the Year Feb. 14, 2013 - Moseley tapped as Firefighter of the Year
The Burleson Fire Department’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year was a volunteer firefighter for Burleson for two years before he was hired as a career firefighter in January 2007. Engineer/Paramedic Matt Moseley received the Firefighter of the Year honor at the department’s annual awards banquet.
Feb. 14, 2013 - Davis earns Fire Officer of the Year Feb. 14, 2013 - Davis earns Fire Officer of the Year
The 2012 Fire Officer of the Year for the Burleson Fire Department has a “lead by example attitude in everything he does.” That’s how Fire Lt./Paramedic Casey Davis was described in a nomination letter. He is the sixth lieutenant to be honored since the inception of the Fire Officer of the Year award in 2008.
Feb. 14, 2013 - Firefighters honor their own Feb. 14, 2013 - Firefighters honor their own
The Burleson Fire Department’s highest honors went to Lt. Casey Davis - Fire Officer of the Year - and Firefighter Matt Moseley - Firefighter of the Year – at the department’s awards banquet. Firefighters gathered to tell stories about their shifts at the stations and recognize fellow firefighters for their service, certifications, and workload.
Feb. 14, 2013 - One of three council races is contested Feb. 14, 2013 - One of three council races is contested
One of the three races on the Burleson City Council ballot in May is now contested. All three incumbents who are up for re-election have filed paperwork with the city secretary’s office.
Feb. 14, 2013 - City hosts Easter extravaganza March 23 Feb. 14, 2013 - City hosts Easter extravaganza March 23
There is a full slate of activities for families Saturday, March 23, when the City of Burleson hosts Aqua Egg Hunt, the Bunny Daze Extravaganza, and the new Family Field Day, all at the BRiCk and Bartlett Park. And, the City’s Russell Farm is hosting its first ever Easter Egg Hunt at Russell Farm.
Feb. 13, 2013 - Alleged bank robber arrested Feb. 13, 2013 - Alleged bank robber arrested
A man who allegedly robbed the Educational Employees Credit Union on Alsbury Boulevard Saturday afternoon didn’t get far. Burleson officers arrested Bentley Mark Jenkins, 45, of Fort Worth on a charge of robbery (strong arm) in the 7200 block of FM 917.
Feb. 11, 2013 - Daylight saving time triggers cemetery spruce up Feb. 11, 2013 - Daylight saving time triggers cemetery spruce up
Daylight saving time means the City’s cemetery, Burleson Memorial Park, will get spruced up. The clocks spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker will be removed after the time changes. Items will be removed from gravesites the week of March 10-16.
Feb. 11, 2013 - Bauereisen honored as Officer of the Year Feb. 11, 2013 - Bauereisen honored as Officer of the Year
The Burleson Police Department’s 2012 Officer of the Year “has a strong teamwork attitude." Officer Tiffany Bauereisen was one of six officers nominated for Officer of the Year. The Haltom City native was hired by the Burleson Police Department in September 2005.
Feb. 8, 2013 - Victim Assistance Coordinator selected for Character Award Feb. 8, 2013 - Victim Assistance Coordinator selected for Character Award
She is considered a part-time employee but Wanda Page is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and she never refuses to respond. Page is the Burleson Police Department’s Victim Assistance coordinator, and the 2012 Ofelia Blair Character Award winner. The award is named in honor of the former clerk for the department’s criminal investigations section who lost her battle to cancer in 2003.
Feb. 8, 2013 - Firefighters offer free basic CPR Feb. 8, 2013 - Firefighters offer free basic CPR
Burleson firefighters are offering a free basic CPR class to the public on Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.-noon, at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. You must be at least 15 years old to participate.
Feb. 8, 2013 - Collard honored for community policing Feb. 8, 2013 - Collard honored for community policing
The Burleson Police Department’s 2012 Most Outstanding Community Policing award went to Officer Robert Collard, a seven year veteran of the department. The award was presented at the department’s annual awards banquet. Collard is the third officer to be honored with the award since 2011.
Feb. 7, 2013 - All three incumbents file for re-election Feb. 7, 2013 - All three incumbents file for re-election
As of noon on Feb. 7, all three incumbents who are up for re-election had filed paperwork with the city secretary’s office. The election is May 11, 2013.
Feb. 7, 2013 - Rivera tapped as top Telecommunicator Feb. 7, 2013 - Rivera tapped as top Telecommunicator
The Burleson Police Department’s Telecommunicator of the Year “always keeps a positive attitude, makes the best of every situation and is willing to go the extra mile. That’s how Sabrina Rivera was described in her nomination for one of the department’s top six awards.
Feb. 7, 2013 - Haas earns Civilian Employee of the Year Feb. 7, 2013 - Haas earns Civilian Employee of the Year
The Burleson Police Department’s 2012 Civilian Employee of the Year wears many hats. Steve Haas, records coordinator for the police department, was honored for his work in 2012. He is the alarm coordinator, records coordinator, fills in as a communication specialist, and works with the City’s emergency management division and at the Emergency Operations Center as the logistics officer.
Feb. 7, 2013 - Bastible earns Supervisor of the Year Feb. 7, 2013 - Bastible earns Supervisor of the Year
Sgt. Craig Bastible earned the respect of his peers in 2007 with Rookie of the Year honors and in 2009 with Officer of the Year accolades. At the Burleson Police Department’s annual awards banquet he was awarded Supervisor of the Year for 2012. Bastible is the sixth sergeant to earn the award since its inception in 2007.
Feb. 7, 2013 - Police employees earn annual honors Feb. 7, 2013 - Police employees earn annual honors
Three Medal of Valor awards and eight Lifesaving awards as well as an Honorary Lifetime Dispatcher award were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet. Top awards include Officer of the Year Tiffany Bauereisen, Supervisor of the Year Sgt. Craig Bastible, Civilian Employee of the Year Steve Haas, Telecommunicator of the Year Sabrina Rivera, Community Policing Award winner Officer Robert Collard, and Victims Assistance Coordinator Wanda Page - Ofelia Blair Character Award winner.
Feb. 6, 2013 - City seeks input on Bike Path Plan Feb. 6, 2013 - City seeks input on Bike Path Plan
If you have an interest in the City’s Bike Path/Mobility Plan, mark your calendar for Thursday, Feb. 21. A representative from Kimley-Horn and Associates will be in the Burleson City Hall council chambers at 6:30 p.m. for a joint presentation with the City’s engineering services department. This is a public meeting in which the City is soliciting input on the first draft of the Bike Path Plan. There will also be discussion about the Mobility Plan which includes updates to the Master Thoroughfare Plan.
Feb. 4, 2013 - Survey says you like what City is doing Feb. 4, 2013 - Survey says you like what City is doing
In October 2012, a National Citizen Survey tailored to the City of Burleson by the National Research Center, Inc., was sent randomly to 1,200 Burleson households. The survey included more than a dozen categories. Out of 23 key service areas respondents rated Burleson above the benchmark in 18 areas.
Jan. 31, 2013 - Two council incumbents file for re-election Jan. 31, 2013 - Two council incumbents file for re-election
As of 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, two of the three council incumbents had filed paperwork with the city secretary’s office. They are Jerry W. Allen, Place 3, and Dan McClendon, Place 5.
Jan. 22, 2013 - Knitting/Crocheting group meets at Russell Farm Jan. 22, 2013 - Knitting/Crocheting group meets at Russell Farm
Bring your knitting or crocheting to the City-owned Russell Farm starting Monday, Jan. 28. The Knitting/Crocheting Group will meet the third Monday (except for this month), 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Building on Russell Farm.
Jan. 17, 2013 - Spring league play registration starts Feb. 11 Jan. 17, 2013 - Spring league play registration starts Feb. 11
Are you ready for some softball, flag football and kickball? Then get your team together and be ready to sign up for spring league play starting Feb. 11. Registration for all Adult Sports (17 years of age and older) is at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
Jan. 14, 2013 - Register for Spring Fun Camp! Jan. 14, 2013 - Register for Spring Fun Camp!
Start signing up for the BRiCk’s Spring Fun Camp on Feb. 1. The camp is March 11-15, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. This camp is for students from 6-12 years old.
Jan. 2, 2013 - Fire department offers free basic CPR class Jan. 2, 2013 - Fire department offers free basic CPR class
Burleson firefighters are offering a free basic CPR class to the public on Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-noon, at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. The course walks an attendee through very basic and easy hands on CPR, basic first aid, and instruction on an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
Jan. 2, 2013 - Get your tickets for annual Valentine Dance Jan. 2, 2013 - Get your tickets for annual Valentine Dance
Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, make a date for Saturday, Feb. 9, for the City’s annual Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dance!Dinner, dancing, pictures and corsages are included in the advance ticket price of $16 per couple or $25 per couple at the door. Tickets will be available at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd., starting Friday, Jan. 11. The fun is slated for 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Feb. 9, at the BRiCk.
Dec. 31, 2012 - Council candidate packets are available Jan. 23 Dec. 31, 2012 - Council candidate packets are available Jan. 23
If you want to represent your neighbors on the Burleson City Council, packets for the May 2013 City election are available starting Jan. 23 at Burleson City Hall. Packets will be available at the council meetings on Feb. 4 and Feb. 18. Those meetings are at 7 p.m. at Burleson City Hall. The filing period is 8 a.m. on Jan. 30 to 5 p.m. on March 1 (Monday-Friday). Election Day is May 11. The three seats on the ballot include Place 1, held by Mayor Pro Tem Stuart Gillaspie; Place 3, held by Councilmember Jerry Allen; and Place 5, held by Councilmember Dan McClendon.
Dec. 31, 2012 - City facilities close Jan. 21 Dec. 31, 2012 - City facilities close Jan. 21
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Monday, Jan. 21, but City facilities will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., but the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk), library, animal shelter, and Senior Activity Center will be closed. The Burleson City Council meeting scheduled for Jan. 21 has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 22. The work session is at 6 p.m. and the general meeting is at 7 p.m. at city hall.
December 14, 2012 - Learn what the City does for you! December 14, 2012 - Learn what the City does for you!
What does the City do for you? We will toot our own horns starting in January! The public works department is kicking off a year-long education program in the display case in the front foyer of the Burleson Public Library. A different department will be featured each month. The displays will move to Burleson City Hall the following month.
December 14, 2012 - Connect with Council Jan. 19 December 14, 2012 - Connect with Council Jan. 19
The City of Burleson is hosting the second Connect with Council on Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Senior Activity Center, 216 S.W. Johnson Ave. Councilmembers Rick Green (Place 2) and Dan McClendon (Place 5) will host the informal meeting. The elected officials will talk about their top priorities and listen to the concerns of residents and businesspeople.
December 14, 2012 - City facilities close for holidays December 14, 2012 - City facilities close for holidays
City facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
December 13, 2012 - Recycle your Christmas tree December 13, 2012 - Recycle your Christmas tree
If you live inside the city limits of Burleson, it’s easy to recycle your Christmas tree when it begins dropping needles. The City’s compost/mulch/recycling center is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The center will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, but will be open Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28-29.
December 12, 2012 - Protect your pets from weather, holiday treats December 12, 2012 - Protect your pets from weather, holiday treats
A pet’s fur is not a perfect insulator. If your pet’s coat gets wet, the fur loses some of its insulation, especially if the pet’s fur is short. Your dog’s toes, nose and ears are even more vulnerable in cold weather. It doesn’t take long for snow or ice to freeze on the pads of your dog or cat’s feet. When it is cold outside, keep your younger, older and sick pets indoors. They don’t have the fat, metabolism or the full fur coat needed to stay warm.
December 10, 2012 - Director of court services earns state kudos December 10, 2012 - Director of court services earns state kudos
Burleson’s Municipal Court has a few things to brag about. Constance White, director of court services, was one of eight honored by the Texas Court Clerks Association for extraordinary achievement in 2012. And, White, along with one of her court clerks, earned their certifications through the Texas Municipal Court Clerks Certification program.
December 10, 2012 - Give the gift of a sober ride December 10, 2012 - Give the gift of a sober ride
During the upcoming holiday season, law enforcement officers throughout the state, including Burleson, will work to crack down on drunk driving. The Burleson Police Department has operated with the no-refusal policy since May 2008. If a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated in Burleson refuses to submit to an intoxilyzer test, that driver will be headed to the hospital to have blood drawn.
December 10, 2012 - Cunningham will lead UMANT December 10, 2012 - Cunningham will lead UMANT
Kellye Cunningham is currently vice president of the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas. She will serve as president starting in January 2013. UMANT is comprised of people employed in entry and mid-management positions with municipal government agencies in the North Central Texas region.
December 7, 2012 -  Bland serves as president of PLANT December 7, 2012 - Bland serves as president of PLANT
Rod Bland’s term as president of PLANT will come to an end Dec. 31, 2012. The director of the Burleson Public Library has served in this post for the Public Library Administrators of North Texas for one year.
December 7, 2012 - Chafin chairs stormwater council December 7, 2012 - Chafin chairs stormwater council
Bianca Chafin, who serves as the City’s environmental programs specialist, is the chairperson of the Regional Stormwater Management Coordinating Council for Fiscal Year 2013. The Regional Stormwater Management Coordinating Council (RSWMCC) is composed of 22 representatives from participating entities who provide guidance and oversight to the annual program.
December 6, 2012 - Bradley named president of state purchasing association December 6, 2012 - Bradley named president of state purchasing association
Sandy Bradley, the purchasing manager for the City of Burleson, was recently named as the president of the Texas Public Purchasing Association for the 2013 term. She is a certified public purchasing officer.
December 5, 2012 - City has gift ideas for you! December 5, 2012 - City has gift ideas for you!
Are you looking for gifts that will make the receiver smarter, pampered, or loved unconditionally? Then the City of Burleson has some great ideas for you. The BRiCk is offering the New Year’s Resolution 3-month membership special as well as specials on one-hour Swedish massages. The Burleson Animal Shelter is offering gift certificates, good for six months, for the adoption of a pet and the Burleson Public Library has a plethora of ideas for you from free library cards to a book about the history of Burleson.
December 5, 2012 - Time capsule will be buried Dec. 21 December 5, 2012 - Time capsule will be buried Dec. 21
The City and the Burleson Heritage Foundation will mark the end of the City’s Centennial year by burying a time capsule at Centennial Park on Friday, Dec. 21. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. The park is located at 1100 Scarlet Sage Pkwy. The capsule will be buried at the center of the Military Veteran Grove, which was dedicated Nov. 3.
December 4, 2012 - Fire marshal is president of Texas chapter of IAAI December 4, 2012 - Fire marshal is president of Texas chapter of IAAI
Stacy Singleton started his two-year term as president of the Texas chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators in March of 2012. The Texas chapter is one of the largest chapters of the IAAI.
November 28, 2012 - City hosts Shop on Wilshire loyalty program November 28, 2012 - City hosts Shop on Wilshire loyalty program
In January 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation will be making improvements to the medians on State Highway 174 (Wilshire Boulevard), between I-35W and Elk Drive. During the construction process, the City of Burleson is encouraging everyone to keep visiting your favorite Wilshire businesses that are located in the improvement area. Why? You could get rewarded for it!
November 27, 2012 - Drop unwrapped gifts off at fire and police stations November 27, 2012 - Drop unwrapped gifts off at fire and police stations
If you can’t make it to the Dec. 8 Red vs. Blue benefit softball game for Heart for the Kids, the Burleson Firefighters Auxiliary has set up collection boxes for unwrapped gifts at all three Burleson fire stations. The police department also has a collection box. The deadline to turn in gifts at the stations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.
November 15, 2012 - Median improvements delayed to January November 15, 2012 - Median improvements delayed to January
The Texas Department of Transportation’s median improvement project on State Hwy. 174 will not start until January 2013. The project is expected to be complete by April 2014. The original start date for the project was right after Thanksgiving, this year. TxDOT and the project coordinator worked with the City to push back the timeline so that retail traffic on Hwy. 174 would not be affected during the 2012 holiday season.
November 15, 2012 - Streets will be closed to protect safety of Santa and parade watchers November 15, 2012 - Streets will be closed to protect safety of Santa and parade watchers
To protect parade participants, drivers, pedestrians and parade watchers on Dec. 1, the streets around Kerr Middle School will be shut down starting at 4 p.m. so the staging of the parade can start at 4:30 p.m. Those closures include Irene Street, Lena Street and Dian Street. Every street and driveway between Gardens Boulevard and Renfro Street that intersect with Johnson Avenue will be barricaded by 5:30 p.m. The square block area around the fireworks display (the First Baptist Church’s parking lot at Ellison and Johnson) will be barricaded by noon on Dec. 1. There will be no access from Hwy. 174 to Johnson Avenue, including cutting through parking lots, starting at 5 p.m.
November 15, 2012 - Police commander earns character award November 15, 2012 - Police commander earns character award
Burleson Police Commander Chris Havens was tapped for the Byron Black Character Award at the Burleson City of Character Luncheon in November. Havens is the sixth City staff member or City official who has been honored with the award, which is named after former Mayor Byron Black.
November 14, 2012 -Sign up for Red Cross lifeguard certification November 14, 2012 -Sign up for Red Cross lifeguard certification
Do you want to be a Red Cross certified lifeguard? Then sign up at the BRiCk for a two-weekend Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 15-16. You must attend both weekends to be certified. The cost for the course is $35.
November 13, 2012 - Keep our sidewalks clear November 13, 2012 - Keep our sidewalks clear
Sidewalk obstructions come in many shapes and sizes - piles of dirt, a trash bag, or a vehicle parked over the sidewalk are a few examples of sidewalk obstructions. Blocking a sidewalk is a violation of the City of Burleson’s code of ordinances.
November 13, 2012 - City employees honored for their service November 13, 2012 - City employees honored for their service
More than 50 City of Burleson employees were honored for their years of service at the Employee Awards Luncheon at the BRiCk. Police Commander Cindy Aaron was recognized for her 35 years of service. The 25 year awards and 20 year awards also went to police employees. Officer Paul Lancaster and Telecommunications Supervisor Lisa Pollard have worked for the City for 25 years. Johnny Schumacher, the DARE/School Resource Officer at Hughes Middle School, was honored for 20 years of service.
November 13, 2012 - Public works employee earns City's top honor November 13, 2012 - Public works employee earns City's top honor
Paul Faulks, a five-year employee of the City of Burleson, was awarded the City’s Employee of the Year Award. Faulks and his crew are responsible for providing maintenance to 190 miles of the City's sanitary sewer system infrastructure.
November 13, 2012 - Be your own best deterrent for crime November 13, 2012 - Be your own best deterrent for crime
The Burleson Police Department will be patrolling retail parking lots when you hit the stores for Black Friday specials Nov. 23. This year, some local retailers are offering specials on Thanksgiving night as well.
November 12, 2012 - Sign kids up for Winter Fun Camp! November 12, 2012 - Sign kids up for Winter Fun Camp!
Don’t miss signing up for the BRiCk’s Winter Fun Camp, Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. Campers will participate in fun and exciting activities such as group games, arts and crafts, swimming, rock climbing, team building events and more.
November 12, 2012 - Citizens rank City's communication skills November 12, 2012 - Citizens rank City's communication skills
The information that citizens receive from the City and the timeliness of feedback from City staff got a thumbs up with 79.6 percent saying they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied.”
November 9, 2012 - Visit Christmas at Russell Farm, Dec. 13-15 November 9, 2012 - Visit Christmas at Russell Farm, Dec. 13-15
Get your picture taken with a “Rein-Donkey” during the three-day Christmas at Russell Farm festivities. The City’s 30-acre historic farm on the south side of Burleson is the site for fun Dec. 13-15. The hours on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13-14, are 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday’s hours are noon-9 p.m. The festivities are free.
November 5, 2012 - Veteran Tribute features commander November 5, 2012 - Veteran Tribute features commander
John Hince, the 6th District Commander of the American Legion for Texas will be the guest speaker at the City of Burleson’s sixth annual Military Veteran Tribute on Saturday, Nov. 10. The 6th District includes Post #235 in Burleson. The ceremony is at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 298 E. Renfro St. The focus this year is on Purple Heart recipients and those warriors who were wounded in combat. A monument will be dedicated to Purple Heart recipients.
November 5, 2012 - Hwy. 174 center median is topic Nov. 13 November 5, 2012 - Hwy. 174 center median is topic Nov. 13
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation and the project contractor, Austin Bridge & Road, as well as City staff will be at Burleson City Hall for a public meeting to discuss the construction schedule for the upcoming improvements to State Hwy. 174 between I-35W and Elk Drive. Improvements include replacement of the center turn lane with a raised curb center median with turn lanes, an overlay of the existing pavement and landscaping. The meeting is a come-and-go format, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at 141 W. Renfro St.
November 5, 2012 - Public safety hosts benefit for Heart For The Kids November 5, 2012 - Public safety hosts benefit for Heart For The Kids
The bats will be cracking Saturday, Dec. 8, in a benefit softball tournament for Heart For The Kids. Burleson fire fighters and Burleson police officers will face off at noon at Hidden Creek Sports Complex, 295 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy. Admission is one unwrapped toy. This is the 12th year that the Burleson Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #4025 and Burleson Police Officers Association have hosted the event.
November 5, 2012 - Senior Center hosts Craft Fair Dec. 1 November 5, 2012 - Senior Center hosts Craft Fair Dec. 1
The Burleson Senior Activity Center is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the center at 216 S.W. Johnson Ave.
November 2, 2012 - Police report possible link to county assaults November 2, 2012 - Police report possible link to county assaults
The Burleson Police are investigating a possible connection between an Oct. 31 incident in Burleson’s Mountain Valley and two aggravated sexual assaults that occurred in Johnson County. Burleson Police are coordinating efforts with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, which is the agency investigating those two sexual assaults.
October 30, 2012 - Library hosts Micro A-Kon convention October 30, 2012 - Library hosts Micro A-Kon convention
The Burleson Public Library will play host to a Micro A-Kon convention on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be panel discussions with professional artists and voice actors, autographs sessions with the actors, free sketches from the artists, a cosplay contest, prize raffle, live board and card game demonstrations, and a video game room.
October 30, 2012 - Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 1 at the BRiCk! October 30, 2012 - Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 1 at the BRiCk!
Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, Dec. 1! The day starts off with Santa and his elves hosting the 13th annual Breakfast with Santa, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. Santa picked a new and bigger location this year to host his breakfast! The Dec. 1 finale is the City’s tree lighting and fireworks show at 7 p.m. at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison Street.
October 29, 2012 - Library hosts diabetes education class October 29, 2012 - Library hosts diabetes education class
The Burleson Public Library is working in conjunction with Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) to host free education sessions on diabetes management at the library. The next class is Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave. The educator is Suzanne Crabtree.
October 29, 2012 - Freedom Walk is Nov. 10 October 29, 2012 - Freedom Walk is Nov. 10
The Burleson Mayor’s Youth Council is helping host the second annual Freedom Walk on Saturday, Nov. 10, in conjunction with the Burleson Heritage Foundation and the City’s sixth annual Military Veteran Tribute. The walk will start at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St. and end at Veterans Memorial Park, 298 E. Renfro St.
October 26, 2012 - Learn about ancestry at the library October 26, 2012 - Learn about ancestry at the library
If you have always wanted to find out more about your ancestry, the Burleson Public Library can help you through the free Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available. All you need is a Burleson Public Library card (free to those who live in Burleson or who own property in Burleson) and a few hours to spend at the library.
October 25, 2012 - BFD offers free basic CPR class October 25, 2012 - BFD offers free basic CPR class
Burleson firefighters are offering basic CPR classes to the public starting on Saturday, Nov. 17. The two hour class begins at 1 p.m. at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
October 25, 2012 - Shield pets from Halloween activities October 25, 2012 - Shield pets from Halloween activities
Children and adults in costumes, toys and gadgets that make ghostly sounds, and a never-ending trail of people ringing the doorbell can be unsettling for your four-legged friends during the Halloween season. The website Doggone Safe, www.doggonesafe.com,, offers the following tips for dog owners as well as for children and their parents.
October 24, 2012 - Streets will be closed for Boo Bash October 24, 2012 - Streets will be closed for Boo Bash
The Burleson Police Department’s Citizens On Patrol, Police Explorers, and the police department’s bicycle officers will be at the Oct. 27 Boo Bash in Old Town to help coordinate foot traffic and patrol the area. Streets in the area will be closed between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
October 23, 2012 - Don't miss Boo Bash Oct. 27! October 23, 2012 - Don't miss Boo Bash Oct. 27!
Free miniature pumpkins will be available for the first 1,500 trick-or-treaters at the City of Burleson’s fifth annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 27. The fun, which includes free trick or treating for children from birth to 12 years old, takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.).
October 22, 2012 - Brush up on history with bookmarks and book October 22, 2012 - Brush up on history with bookmarks and book
For the last 10 months, the Burleson Public Library and the Burleson Heritage Foundation have been selling special edition bookmarks featuring the City’s mayors. Both locations are also selling James L. Haley’s “Burleson Century,” a Centennial book commissioned by the City.
October 22, 2012 - Top artists will ride with Santa October 22, 2012 - Top artists will ride with Santa
The City of Burleson’s parks and recreation department is looking for some talented third graders, who are also Burleson residents, to participate in the annual holiday coloring contest. Two children – one lucky boy and one lucky girl – will be selected to ride with Santa in the Burleson Rotary Club’s Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 1.
October 22. 2012 - City facilities close for Thanksgiving October 22. 2012 - City facilities close for Thanksgiving
City facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25; and Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection on Thursday, Nov. 22; Tuesday, Dec. 25; and Tuesday, Jan. 1.
October 19, 2012 - Russell Farm hosts sculptor Nov. 12-16 October 19, 2012 - Russell Farm hosts sculptor Nov. 12-16
Russell Farm welcomes J. Christopher White, an artist, sculptor and poet; for a weeklong seminar, Nov. 12-16. The seminar is called Maximize Movement. Limited space is still available for this seminar.
October 17, 2012 - Fire association fights back against breast cancer with t-shirts October 17, 2012 - Fire association fights back against breast cancer with t-shirts
Members of Burleson Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #4025 are fighting back against cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling t-shirts to benefit the Careity Foundation.
October 16, 2012 - Check out DVDs of veteran interviews October 16, 2012 - Check out DVDs of veteran interviews
If you want to learn more about local veterans in the weeks leading up to the sixth annual Military Veteran Tribute on Nov. 10, the Burleson Public Library is at your service. Approximately 100 interviews with local military veterans that have been compiled as part of the Burleson Veterans History Project/Operation Remember have been added to the library’s DVD collection. DVDs may be checked out for one week at a time. If you have a library card, you may check out up to 10 DVDs at one time.
October 16, 2012 - Plant a tree for a veteran and receive free tree seedling October 16, 2012 - Plant a tree for a veteran and receive free tree seedling
If you come to honor a veteran at the 9 a.m. dedication of the City’s Military Veterans Grove at Centennial Park on Nov. 3, you may leave with a free tree seedling. The Texas Forest Service has donated 300 seedlings – bur oak, live oak and shumard oak – to be given out at the dedication.
October 16, 2012 - Man driving SUV hits moving train October 16, 2012 - Man driving SUV hits moving train
The driver told officers that the sun was in his eyes and that he could not see that the railroad crossing arms were down or that the red warning lights were flashing.
October 12, 2012 - Police make arrests in two robberies October 12, 2012 - Police make arrests in two robberies
Burleson Police arrested a Waco man Thursday for the aggravated robbery of the Burleson Dairy Queen in December 2011. In an unrelated case, Burleson Police arrested a Comanche man on Sept. 27 for the aggravated robbery of a Burleson 7-11 store on Aug. 30 of this year. Arrested for the 2011 aggravated robbery is Daniel James Rockstad, 24. Arrested for the 2012 aggravated robbery is Mark Dewayne Rangel, 48.
October 10, 2012 - Military Veteran Tribute is Nov. 10 October 10, 2012 - Military Veteran Tribute is Nov. 10
The service and sacrifices of military veterans will be honored Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. when the City of Burleson hosts the sixth annual Military Veteran Tribute at Veterans Memorial Park at Renfro Square. This year's event will be dedicated to warriors wounded in action and Purple Heart recipients.
October 9, 2012 - Water main break did not pose threat to public October 9, 2012 - Water main break did not pose threat to public
Approximately 2,400 pounds of lime and 324,000 gallons of chlorinated drinking water entered the City’s storm sewer system Friday, Oct. 5, at 8:45 a.m. when a City contractor accidentally struck a 12-inch water transmission main while mixing lime for subgrade stabilization in Renfro Street. The work is part of the left turn lane project at Northwest Renfro Street and Brushy Mound Road in north Burleson. City staff contacted the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to report the unauthorized discharge. The discharge did not, at any time, pose a threat to the public.
October 9, 2012 - Learn more about Chisholm Trail Parkway October 9, 2012 - Learn more about Chisholm Trail Parkway
If you want to learn more about Chisholm Trail Parkway, stop by the Burleson Public Library at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave. The NTTA and Granite Construction will also host a community meeting in Burleson on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the council chambers at city hall. The meeting is 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.., with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. Burleson City Hall is located at 141 W. Renfro St.
October 8, 2012 - Connect With Council Oct. 27 October 8, 2012 - Connect With Council Oct. 27
The City of Burleson is hosting the first of several town hall meetings, dubbed Connect With Council, with the first one slated for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at the BRiCk.
October 8, 2012 - City facilities will close for awards luncheon October 8, 2012 - City facilities will close for awards luncheon
City of Burleson facilities - with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the Burleson Public Library, the Burleson Police Department and the three fire stations - will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 7, between 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. so that City employees may attend the City’s annual awards luncheon. Since the luncheon is being hosted in the gymnasium at the BRiCk, the gymnasium will be closed on Nov. 7, from 7 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.
October 8, 2012 - Have Two Ways Out is Fire Prevention Week theme October 8, 2012 - Have Two Ways Out is Fire Prevention Week theme
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. That’s not always the case. That’s why the Burleson Fire Marshal’s office and Burleson Fire Department are teaming up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, 2012, to urge residents to “Have Two Ways Out!”
October 5, 2012 - Blue Hat headlines Founders Day event October 5, 2012 - Blue Hat headlines Founders Day event
A little rock, rhythm and blues, funk, and country is coming to Burleson Oct. 13 for the 20th annual Founders Day celebration in Old Town. Blue Hat is the day’s headline act with a 90-minute concert slated to kick off at 4 p.m. on the main City stage.
October 5, 2012 - Time change triggers cleanup at cemetery October 5, 2012 - Time change triggers cleanup at cemetery
The clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker at Burleson Memorial Park will be removed after the time changes. The removal includes fresh or artificial flowers and other items that are hanging, sitting or lying on the gravesite.
October 2, 2012 - City wants your input! October 2, 2012 - City wants your input!
We want to know what you think about Burleson and City government. The City of Burleson 2012 Citizen Survey will be sent randomly to 1,200 Burleson households beginning Oct. 15. If you are one of those selected for the survey, you should receive a pre-notification postcard between Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.
October 1, 2012 - Moving rail car creates street closures Saturday October 1, 2012 - Moving rail car creates street closures Saturday
Seek alternate routes around Burleson’s Old Town Saturday morning. Crews will be moving the refurbished Passenger Car #411 from the City’s old service center on Main Street to the pad site next to the Burleson Visitors Center on Ellison Street between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Oct. 6. Several Old Town streets will be closed to the public.
October 1, 2012 - Kids, don't miss  Boo Bash Oct. 27! October 1, 2012 - Kids, don't miss Boo Bash Oct. 27!
Kids, put on your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag to the City of Burleson’s fifth annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 27. The fun, which includes free trick or treating for children from birth to 12 years old, takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.).
October 1, 2012 - Dedication of Military Veteran Grove is Nov. 3 October 1, 2012 - Dedication of Military Veteran Grove is Nov. 3
All military veterans will be honored with a Military Veterans Grove at Centennial Park, 1100 Scarlet Sage Pkwy. The dedication and planting is slated for Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter will be the speaker. The grove will consist of 100 native trees planted in a geometric pattern.
October 1, 2012 - COPs members trained in CPR and First Aid October 1, 2012 - COPs members trained in CPR and First Aid
Members of the Burleson Police Department’s Citizens On Patrol earned their CPR and First Aid certification Thursday night with the help of the Burleson Fire Department.
Sept. 28, 2012 - Paper shredding added to Nov. 3 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Sept. 28, 2012 - Paper shredding added to Nov. 3 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling
The City of Burleson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Electronic Recycling, and Paper Shredding event on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the City’s old service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and is only available to residents who live inside the Burleson city limits (proof of residency including a City water or solid waste bill is required).
September 28, 2012 - Record number of volunteers join Trash Bash September 28, 2012 - Record number of volunteers join Trash Bash
The 375 participants removed 7,000 pounds of litter and debris during the two-hour event. They also contributed an estimated 750 hours of volunteer service which is equivalent to one full-time employee picking up trash every day during a 40-hour work week for 18.75 weeks.
September 27, 2012 - Applications taken for Planning and Zoning Commission September 27, 2012 - Applications taken for Planning and Zoning Commission
The City is seeking applicants for a seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The City is trying to fill an unexpired term. The new commission member would serve until Sept. 30, 2013. The deadline to apply is Oct. 5.
September 26, 2012 - BRiCk opens at 5 a.m., starting Oct. 1 September 26, 2012 - BRiCk opens at 5 a.m., starting Oct. 1
Due to popular demand, the BRiCk will open at 5 a.m., Monday-Friday, starting on Monday, Oct. 1. The weekend hours will not change. Patrons will have access to the weight room, indoor track, and basketball gym starting at 5 a.m. instead of 6 a.m.
September 26, 2012 - Renfro/Brushy Mound project faces delays September 26, 2012 - Renfro/Brushy Mound project faces delays
The two delays include a small water leak and the electric conduit that runs between the existing street lights was too shallow for subgrade stabilization to be performed.
September 25, 2012 - Family loses home in Monday fire September 25, 2012 - Family loses home in Monday fire
The cause of the fire that engulfed a family home in the 1300 block of Erin Court is accidental, according to Burleson Fire Marshal Stacy Singleton.
September 25, 2012 - Baby dies after pit bull attack September 25, 2012 - Baby dies after pit bull attack
A 3-month-old Burleson boy died Monday after being attacked by a pit bull terrier.
September 17, 2012 - Council approves budget and tax rate September 17, 2012 - Council approves budget and tax rate
Burleson City Council members unanimously approved the City’s $71 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 and a tax rate of $0.6900 per $100 valuation at tonight’s Sept. 17 council meeting. The tax rate remains the same as Fiscal Year 2011-2012. The average City tax bill in Fiscal Year 2013 is expected to be $828.34 per year. The average residential City tax bill will see a reduction for the third consecutive year.
September 17, 2012 - Golf course re-opens Oct. 1 September 17, 2012 - Golf course re-opens Oct. 1
After a six-month closure, Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open for play on Monday, Oct. 1. The course has been closed since March for a course redesign and realignment. Golf course staff will start taking Oct. 1 tee times on Monday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m. Call 817-447-4444, extension 5. The course is re-opening at the old rates.
September 12, 2012 - If you are delinquent with utility bill, you may get a call September 12, 2012 - If you are delinquent with utility bill, you may get a call
If you are delinquent in paying your utility statement (water, sewer and solid waste services) from the City of Burleson, you may receive an automated phone call, email or text from the City starting next week.The City’s Blackboard Connect emergency phone notification system is now being used to notify customers that there is an issue with their utility account. This is being done in an effort to cut down on the number of water cutoffs due to non-payment.
September 12, 2012 - Sign up for the Far Out Family Fun Campout! September 12, 2012 - Sign up for the Far Out Family Fun Campout!
The new date is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, to 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the field behind the Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex baseball diamonds. The fun includes a hot dog dinner with marshmallows for dessert.
September 12, 2012 - BFD will offer free car safety checks September 12, 2012 - BFD will offer free car safety checks
Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Burleson Fire Department's A shift of certified child passenger safety technician firefighters will host a Free Car Seat Checkup at Burleson Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Make an appointment by calling 682-885-2634.
September 12, 2012 - Japanese visit Russell Farm September 12, 2012 - Japanese visit Russell Farm
Russell Farm welcomed visitors from Japan earlier this month during the center’s first public tour since its open house in May 2012. The 15 Japanese guests were part of the Japanese-American Society and Friendship Force of Fort Worth.
September 11, 2012 - City celebrates Founders Day Oct. 13 September 11, 2012 - City celebrates Founders Day Oct. 13
Burleson will commemorate the 20th annual Founders Day celebration in Old Town on Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The fun will take place on Ellison Street. The Burleson Heritage Foundation will host a walk from First Baptist Church to the railroad tracks at 10 a.m. That will be followed by a “homecoming” for the linotype at the Burleson Visitors Center, 124 W. Ellison St.
September 10, 2012 - Heritage Foundation hosts Centennial Celebration Dinner September 10, 2012 - Heritage Foundation hosts Centennial Celebration Dinner
Members of the Burleson Heritage Foundation are hosting a Burleson Centennial Celebration Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Baker House in Old Town Burleson. The Baker House is located at 117 E. Ellison St. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a reception then enjoy a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. Guests are requested to dress in Centennial period attire.
September 6, 2012 - Targeted spraying for mosquitoes slated for Mountain Valley, Sept. 7-9 September 6, 2012 - Targeted spraying for mosquitoes slated for Mountain Valley, Sept. 7-9
The City of Burleson will conduct ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, in the southern part of the city. The ground spraying, performed by trucks with foggers, will be conducted in targeted subdivisions within a one-half mile buffer surrounding the 2800 block of Lakeside Drive. The City detected a mosquito pool that tested positive for West Nile Virus on Lakeside. This area includes 11 miles of streets and approximately 990 addresses. The spraying will take place in that area on three consecutive days, Sept. 7-9.
September 6, 2012 - Police earn seventh re-accreditation September 6, 2012 - Police earn seventh re-accreditation
Tuesday night, Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman presented the Burleson Police Department with its seventh re-accreditation certificate from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Burleson was the first police department in Texas to be accredited by CALEA in 1987.
September 5, 2012 - Take Back Meds Event is Sept. 29 September 5, 2012 - Take Back Meds Event is Sept. 29
The City of Burleson is partnering with the City of Fort Worth for the Take Back Meds Event on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the old City service center, 133 N. Main St. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This is part of a nationwide Drug Enforcement Administration event.
August 31, 2012 - Police seek identity of 7-11 robber August 31, 2012 - Police seek identity of 7-11 robber
Burleson Police are seeking the public’s help in apprehending a man, armed with a tire iron, who robbed a clerk at the 7-11 store on Burleson Boulevard Thursday morning.
August 30, 2012 - MYC hosts Fit Families Fun Walk Sept. 27 August 30, 2012 - MYC hosts Fit Families Fun Walk Sept. 27
Burleson Mayor’s Youth Council members are hosting a Fit Families Fun Walk on Thursday, Sept. 27, on the trail surrounding the BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd. The 1-mile walk starts at 6 p.m. Register on-site between 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There is no entry fee. The youth council needs at least 50 people to join the walk in order to reach the goal of 100,000 steps. Free t-shirts, pedometers, and water will be provided.
August 30, 2012 - Burleson joins Shelter Pets Rock Showcase August 30, 2012 - Burleson joins Shelter Pets Rock Showcase
Burleson Animal Shelter adoptable pets are taking a trip to Fort Worth Sept. 15-16 for the Shelter Pets Rock - North Texas Adoption Showcase at PetSmart stores. The event will take place at the two Fort Worth PetSmart stores at 4800 S.W. Loop 820 (I-20 at Hulen) and 2901 Texas Sage Trail (I-35W at Heritage Trace Pkwy.)
August 29, 2012 - Be cautious in school zones August 29, 2012 - Be cautious in school zones
Pay attention to those flashing lights in school zones in Burleson – students are back in school this week. The City is responsible for two school zones in the Joshua School District and 13 in the Burleson School District.
August 29, 2012 - Pesticide concerns are addressed August 29, 2012 - Pesticide concerns are addressed
Targeted ground-based spraying for mosquitoes is scheduled to start tonight, Aug. 29, at 9 p.m. Since the public was alerted on Aug. 27 that the City would be spraying Aug. 29-31, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., City personnel have received questions concerning the product that will be sprayed and whether or not it can harm pets.
August 29, 2012 - Join National Night Out Oct. 2 August 29, 2012 - Join National Night Out Oct. 2
Have you signed your neighborhood up for the Oct. 2 National Night Out? The neighborhood parties are 6 p.m.-9 p.m. citywide. The 2012 National Night Out theme is “Give Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party.”
August 27, 2012 - City starts targeted ground-based spraying for mosquitoes Aug. 29 August 27, 2012 - City starts targeted ground-based spraying for mosquitoes Aug. 29
The City of Burleson will conduct ground-based spraying for mosquitoes starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the northern part of the city. The ground spraying, performed by trucks with foggers, will be conducted in targeted subdivisions within a one-half mile buffer surrounding the area where four confirmed human cases of West Nile virus were reported by Tarrant County Public Health. This area includes 36.39 miles of streets and approximately 4,300 addresses.
August 24, 2012 - Police seek identity of armed robber August 24, 2012 - Police seek identity of armed robber
Burleson Police are seeking the identity of a man who robbed Advance America Cash on Aug. 9.
August 24, 2012 - Fourth human case of WNV confirmed August 24, 2012 - Fourth human case of WNV confirmed
Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Aug. 23 that there is a fourth confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in Burleson. The affected person lives in the 800 block of Ridgeview Drive.
August 23, 2012 - Construction of the median project starts Aug. 29 August 23, 2012 - Construction of the median project starts Aug. 29
Construction of the Renfro Street/Brushy Mound Road median turn lane project is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 29. Brushy Mound will be closed at Renfro Street for at least 60 days. The project will take approximately four months. Residents are advised to use Sierra Vista at Alsbury Boulevard to access the neighborhood.
August 23, 2012 - Volunteer for Burleson Trash-Off August 23, 2012 - Volunteer for Burleson Trash-Off
The City of Burleson and Keep Burleson Beautiful will host the Burleson Trash-Off on Saturday, Sept. 22. Show your community pride by joining the mission to clean up what others have left behind in the city’s retail corridors as well as in drainage channels that run through residential neighborhoods. What is your commitment? Two hours, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., on a Saturday morning.
August 22, 2012 - Third human case of West Nile Virus is confirmed August 22, 2012 - Third human case of West Nile Virus is confirmed
Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Aug. 21 that there is a third human case of West Nile Virus in Burleson. The affected person lives in the 300 block of Angela Drive.
August 20, 2012 - Police investigate murder August 20, 2012 - Police investigate murder
Burleson Police are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday that resulted from a verbal argument between neighborhood friends.
August 16, 2012 - Tarrant County confirms second human case of West Nile Virus in Burleson August 16, 2012 - Tarrant County confirms second human case of West Nile Virus in Burleson
Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed a second human case of West Nile Virus in Burleson. The first was reported July 24 in the 900 block of Timber Ridge Court in the north part of Burleson. The second was reported Aug. 15 in the 700 block of Northwest James Circle, also in the north part of Burleson.
August 13, 2012 - Police seek Racetrac robber August 13, 2012 - Police seek Racetrac robber
The Burleson Police Department is seeking the identity of a man who robbed the Racetrac convenience store on Alsbury Boulevard Saturday, Aug. 11.
August 7, 2012 - Most City facilities close Labor Day August 7, 2012 - Most City facilities close Labor Day
City facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection on Labor Day in Burleson.
August 1, 2012 - Street work continues next week August 1, 2012 - Street work continues next week
The City’s street department has completed the mill and overlay work on six streets and a City contractor will start work on micro surfacing 10 streets on Aug. 7, weather permitting.
July 29, 2012 - Police seek suspect in Walgreen's robbery July 29, 2012 - Police seek suspect in Walgreen's robbery
Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a Walgreen's Pharmacy Saturday night in Burleson. He is described as a Caucasian male, early 20s, 5-feet-7 inches to 5-feet-10-inches tall, scruffy reddish brown goatee, wearing a ball cap, dark shirt and plaid shorts
July 27, 2012 - Temperature gun tells tale of conditions inside vehicle July 27, 2012 - Temperature gun tells tale of conditions inside vehicle
The Burleson Animal Shelter now has a simple tool that can save the lives of four-legged family members and help educate adults and children alike on just how hot it can get in a vehicle during a Texas summer. That tool is a temperature gun with an infrared laser.
July 24, 2012 - First case of human WNV reported in Burleson July 24, 2012 - First case of human WNV reported in Burleson
Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed today the first human case of West Nile Virus in Burleson in 2012. The person who is affected lives in the 900 block of Timber Ridge Court in the north part of Burleson.
July 24, 2012 - Participate in national website survey July 24, 2012 - Participate in national website survey
CivicPlus, the company that redesigned the City’s website in September 2010, has asked Burleson to participate in a national research survey to determine how citizens use the government website.
July 19, 2012 - Youth, apply for City boards and commission July 19, 2012 - Youth, apply for City boards and commission
The application for youth applying for City of Burleson boards and commissions is now available online. To be eligible to apply, the youth must live in the city limits and be of age for the board they choose on Oct. 1. The youth must also be enrolled in school.
July 16, 2012 - One shot in robbery of China King Buffet July 16, 2012 - One shot in robbery of China King Buffet
A 23-year-old Burleson man was shot in the arm during an aggravated robbery Sunday night at China King Buffet restaurant in Burleson. Police are searching for the suspect.
July 13, 2012 - Sierra Vistas is public meeting topic July 13, 2012 - Sierra Vistas is public meeting topic
The City will host a public meeting on Wednesday, July 18, to discuss removal and replacement of the brick planters at the entrance to Sierra Vista Estates at the intersection with Alsbury Boulevard. The hour-long meeting is a come-and-go format starting at 6:30 p.m. at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
July 2, 2012 - Pets and fireworks don't mix July 2, 2012 - Pets and fireworks don't mix
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says fireworks can result in severe burns or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets. Even unused fireworks can pose a danger because some fireworks contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals. Pets should be kept in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home on July 4th.
July 1, 2012 - Lost Oak Winery hosts Yappy Hour July 1, 2012 - Lost Oak Winery hosts Yappy Hour
The Burleson Animal Shelter and Lost Oak Winery are teaming up for the second annual Yappy Hour on Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., at the winery. The shelter staff will bring adoptable pets to Yappy Hour for on-site adoption.
June 25, 2012 - Don't miss Burleson's July 4th! June 25, 2012 - Don't miss Burleson's July 4th!
Don’t leave town Wednesday, July 4th! For the second year in a row, the City’s free Independence Day Celebration concert and fireworks show will take place at the Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex starting at 7:30 p.m. The Burleson Lions Club will host the annual parade at 9 a.m.
June 19, 2012 - Sit outside the fence on July 4 June 19, 2012 - Sit outside the fence on July 4
You still can park at the golf course, and you can enjoy the clubhouse patio on July 4, but due to the ongoing redesign at the golf course, no one will be permitted to spread a blanket or set up chairs to watch the fireworks from the golf course side of the fence next to the I-35W service road.
June 19, 2012 - Swim at the outdoor pool on July 4 June 19, 2012 - Swim at the outdoor pool on July 4
Swim at the BRiCk’s outdoor pool on the Fourth of July! The outdoor pool will be open, but the BRiCk will be closed. The golf course is closed for play on July 4, but the patio will be open beginning at 5 p.m. for the 9:20 p.m. fireworks show. All other City facilities – with the exception of the police department and fire stations - will be closed in observance of Independence Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection.
June 19, 2012 - No fireworks inside the City limits June 19, 2012 - No fireworks inside the City limits
The fire marshal, fire inspector/investigator and public safety officers will be on alert during the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks will be confiscated and citations may be issued.
June 15, 2012- Citizens host fundraiser for Bike Unit June 15, 2012- Citizens host fundraiser for Bike Unit
The Burleson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a fundraiser for the police department’s bike unit on Sunday, June 24, at Pier 35 Restaurant in Burleson. The money will be used to purchase new bikes for the newly expanded bike unit.
June 14, 2012 - Asleep at the Wheel plays Burleson July 4th June 14, 2012 - Asleep at the Wheel plays Burleson July 4th
The nine-time Grammy-winning Kings of Texas swing are coming to Burleson for the Fourth of July!Asleep at the Wheel will kick off the City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration at the Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The gates to Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex, 500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy., will open at 5 p.m. The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
June 12, 2012 - What can you recycle? June 12, 2012 - What can you recycle?
Items not accepted in curbside recycling include Styrofoam cups and to-go containers (including pizza boxes), plastic bags, lids, caps, sprayers, aluminum foil and pie plates, wet or yellowed newspaper, books, cookware, ceramics, utensils, cups, dishes, glasses, light bulbs, window glass, toys and batteries.
June 11, 2012 - Public safety warnings will come from FEMA, FCC June 11, 2012 - Public safety warnings will come from FEMA, FCC
The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) allows authorized national, state or local government officials to send alerts regarding public safety emergencies. The alerts target specific geographic areas through cell towers.
June 8, 2012 - Centennial book is for sale at Hot Sounds June 8, 2012 - Centennial book is for sale at Hot Sounds
You can get a copy of the Burleson Century book if you attend the Hot Sounds of Summer Concert. The Friends of the Library will be selling the hardback for $38 and a soft cover for $27. The sales table will be set up next to the Burleson Visitors Center. Payment at outdoor venues must be made by cash or check.
June 8, 2012 - Protect pets during storm season June 8, 2012 - Protect pets during storm season
Some pets can suffer anything from mild anxiety to terror when strong winds, thunder, lightning and torrential rains hit. Planning for your pet’s safety can prevent them from becoming injured, getting lost or causing property damage if they try to run from the storm.
June 5, 2012 - UCS earns Excellence in Community Improvement Award June 5, 2012 - UCS earns Excellence in Community Improvement Award
When United Cooperative Services renovated and expanded its eastern district offices at 2601 South I-35W this year, it did so in a manner that uses less energy, recycles construction waste, includes a wind turbine and a solar array to power some of the electricity for the buildings and exterior lighting, and even supports electric vehicles. That effort garnered UCS the Jerry Allen Award for Excellence in Community Improvement Award from the City of Burleson.
June 1, 2012 - Shelter offers two-for-one adoption rate for cats June 1, 2012 - Shelter offers two-for-one adoption rate for cats
The Burleson Animal Shelter is celebrating June as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by offering a two-for-one special on kitten and cat adoptions. You can take home two kittens for $55 or two adult cats for $65.
May 26, 2012 - Spazmatics return to Hot Sounds June 29 May 26, 2012 - Spazmatics return to Hot Sounds June 29
The Spazmatics bring the ultimate new wave ‘80s show to the City stage at the corner of Ellison and Wilson streets (124 W. Ellison St.). The 90-minute show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Spazmatics are an act, complete with skinny ties, horn-rimmed glasses, and all of the dance steps and sounds of the 1980s.
May 23, 2012 - Six new members appointed to Mayor's Youth Council May 23, 2012 - Six new members appointed to Mayor's Youth Council
Burleson City Council members unanimously approved the appointment of six new members to the Burleson Youth Council. The six joined the seven current Mayor’s Youth Council members.
May 22, 2012 - Junior Brown comes to Hot Sounds May 22, 2012 - Junior Brown comes to Hot Sounds
He invented the Guit-Steel and he’s bringing it to Burleson June 22 for the fourth week of the five-week Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Old Town.
May 17, 2012 - Stop burglar in his tracks by securing your vehicle May 17, 2012 - Stop burglar in his tracks by securing your vehicle
Fifteen vehicles were discovered burglarized in Burleson between 12:17 a.m. on May 8 and 3:17 a.m on May 9. Of those 15, in only one instance did the burglar have to force his way into the vehicle. Fourteen vehicles were left unsecured.
May 17, 2012 - FastLane plays tribute to Eagles June 15 May 17, 2012 - FastLane plays tribute to Eagles June 15
Don Henley fans, don’t miss the free June 15 Hot Sounds of Summer concert in Old Town. The band FastLane, “the Southwest’s premier tribute to the Eagles,” is headlining the 7:30 p.m. concert.
May 16, 2012 - Learn how to prevent dog bites May 16, 2012 - Learn how to prevent dog bites
Any dog can bite, if provoked. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, last year, nearly 5 million people were bitten by dogs in the United States, and nearly a million people, more than half of them children, require medical attention for dog bites every year. May 20-26, has been proclaimed National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The goal is to educate people on how to avoid dog bites.
May 15, 2012 - Russell Farm hosts art shows, car show May 15, 2012 - Russell Farm hosts art shows, car show
Students in the Burleson school district are competing in art shows on two Saturdays. The first show was May 12 and the second is May 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Russell Farm is also hosting a Model “A” Car Show on May 19 at 10 a.m. in conjunction with an open house at the farm.
May 15, 2012 - City hosts open house at Russell Farm May 15, 2012 - City hosts open house at Russell Farm
The City is hosting an Open House at Russell Farms on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Russell Farm is an historic farm that was donated to the City for historical, art and agricultural/natural uses. The 30-acre property is located at 405 W. County Road 714.
May 15, 2012 - City hosts Community Health Fair Friday May 15, 2012 - City hosts Community Health Fair Friday
Tour the golf course, visit with vendors, and try your luck at door prizes at the City’s Community Health and Wellness Fair slated for Friday, May 18, at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The free event is 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at 555 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy.
May 14, 2012 - Summer Reading Club kicks off June 2 May 14, 2012 - Summer Reading Club kicks off June 2
The Burleson Public Library will launch the annual Summer Reading Club program at 10 a.m. at 248 S.W. Johnson Ave. Registration will continue through July 13.
May 14, 2012 - Court hosts Teen SWAG June 9 May 14, 2012 - Court hosts Teen SWAG June 9
At this free event the message is Sober – Wait – Awareness – Guidance. There will be food, fun, prizes and giveaways as well as a DWI simulator and a pedal car with an obstacle course.
May 13, 2012 - Incumbents win; Johnson wins Place 6 May 13, 2012 - Incumbents win; Johnson wins Place 6
Ken Shetter, Rick Green and Matt Aiken won re-election to their council seats and Ronnie Johnson is elected to Place 6.
May 11, 2012 - Early voting numbers total 1,461 May 11, 2012 - Early voting numbers total 1,461
That is more than twice the total for 2011 early voting, which was 589. Election Day is tomorrow with voting 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.
May 11, 2012 - Buckle up, it's almost Click It or Ticket time May 11, 2012 - Buckle up, it's almost Click It or Ticket time
Seat belts are strong, seat belts save lives. That’s the message this year as law enforcement agencies across the state participate in the Click It or Ticket program, May 21 – June 3, 2012.
May 10, 2012 - Youth Forum is May 17 May 10, 2012 - Youth Forum is May 17
The meeting targets students 13-18 years old. It will take place at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. The forum is 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with registration at 4:30 p.m. Qdoba will provide the brainstorming food.
May 10, 2012 - Charlie Robison headlines Hot Sounds June 8 May 10, 2012 - Charlie Robison headlines Hot Sounds June 8
Bandera native Charlie Robison is bringing his own brand of country to Burleson’s Old Town on Friday, June 8, for the second week of the City’s five-week Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series.
May 7, 2012 - Youth earn best times in Community 5K May 7, 2012 - Youth earn best times in Community 5K
The top male runner in the 5K was 15-year-old John Carter and the top female runner was 15-year-old Harley Wright. In the 13 and under category, the top male was 10-year-old Noah Patterson and the top female was 12-year-old Mackenzie Russell.
May 3, 2012 - Water restrictions are lifted May 3, 2012 - Water restrictions are lifted
The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) has lifted the Stage 1 Water Restrictions, effective Friday, May 4, 2012. Due to drought conditions, the restrictions were enacted on Aug. 29, 2011, for all of the TRWD’s direct customers and indirect customers. The City of Burleson is an indirect customer.
May 2, 2012 - Most City facilities will close for Memorial Day May 2, 2012 - Most City facilities will close for Memorial Day
The BRiCk will be closed on Memorial Day, but staff will be celebrating Splash Weekend at the outdoor pool. Admission to the outdoor pool is free on Memorial Day. The pro shop at Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m and the restaurant is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Memorial Day. The Burleson Public Library is closed on May 28, as is the Burleson Animal Shelter.
May 2, 2012 - Police Explorers bring home awards May 2, 2012 - Police Explorers bring home awards
Members of the Burleson Police Explorer Post #4911 represented Burleson well last Saturday by bringing home three top awards in the Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association (TLEEAA) annual competition.
May 1, 2012 - Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series opens June 1 May 1, 2012 - Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series opens June 1
The Josh Weathers Band is coming back to Burleson June 1 to kick off the City of Burleson’s Centennial Celebration with the five-week Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series for 2012.
April 30, 2012 - Apply now for Citizens Police Academy April 30, 2012 - Apply now for Citizens Police Academy
What does it take to work in law enforcement? Find out this summer when the Burleson Police Department hosts the 10-week Citizens Police Academy.It begins June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burleson Police Department, 225 W. Renfro St. The academy is every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The last day is Aug. 9. The class is limited to 25 students.
April 30, 2012 - Sign up for Summer Fun Camp April 30, 2012 - Sign up for Summer Fun Camp
Field trips, group games, arts and crafts, swimming, rock climbing and team building events are all part of Summer Fun Camp at the BRiCk. Parents are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
April 27, 2012 - City hosts first Recycled Boat Regatta April 27, 2012 - City hosts first Recycled Boat Regatta
The City and Keep Burleson Beautiful are looking for youth, 6-17 years of age, who can build a boat out of recycled items, then race the boats in the BRiCk’s outdoor pool. The fun will take place, 9 a.m.-noon, at 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. Boats must be on-site for inspection and judging by 9:15 a.m. The race will start at 10 a.m.
April 27, 2012 - Early voting starts April 30 April 27, 2012 - Early voting starts April 30
Vote early at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St. Hours are Monday, April 30-Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and, Monday, May 7-Tuesday, May 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Election Day voting is 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
April 26, 2012 - Apply for Junior Fire Academy April 26, 2012 - Apply for Junior Fire Academy
Students who are entering the fifth grade in the fall of 2012 are invited to apply for a spot in the Burleson Fire Department’s Junior Fire Academy. Class is June 4 -7, 8 a.m.-noon. The academy is limited to 12.
April 26, 2012 - Winners announced in MYC contests April 26, 2012 - Winners announced in MYC contests
The winners of the Burleson Fire Awareness poster contest and the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest were announced at the Safe Kids Fair on April 20
April 25, 2012 - Clean out and recycle May 19 April 25, 2012 - Clean out and recycle May 19
The City is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronic Recycling event on Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at 133 N. Main St. (the City’s old service center next to the railroad tracks).
April 24, 2012 - Alvarado man dies in crash on I-35W service road April 24, 2012 - Alvarado man dies in crash on I-35W service road
A 70-year-old Alvarado man died Monday evening after crashing the Lincoln Town Car he was driving into a Ford F-250 pickup that was stopped for traffic.
April 24, 2012 - Police will host open house May 15 April 24, 2012 - Police will host open house May 15
The open house, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., will feature the Honor Guard, SWAT team, hostage negotiators, Citizens Police Academy, Citizens On Patrol, traffic unit, Burleson Police Officers Association, school resource officers, community services and telecommunicators.
April 24, 2012 - Burleson woman dies in three-vehicle crash April 24, 2012 - Burleson woman dies in three-vehicle crash
A 26-year-old Burleson woman was killed Monday in a three-vehicle crash in the 1600 block of Houston Road.
April 23, 2012 - Register for Community 5K and Fun Walk April 23, 2012 - Register for Community 5K and Fun Walk
Register online to participate in the Get Going With Glenn Community 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, May 5. Online registration is available at http://behealthy5k.athlete360.com. Glenn Keller is a Burleson resident who was picked for the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge in September.
April 21, 2012 - Two die in crashes on I-35W April 21, 2012 - Two die in crashes on I-35W
A pedestrian and a Good Samaritan died early this morning on I-35W in south Burleson.
April 20, 2012 - Two adults needed for Mayor's Youth Council April 20, 2012 - Two adults needed for Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor’s Youth Council is looking for two adults from the school district or from a non-profit community youth advocacy organization to serve as voting members. Applications are being accepted up to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 14, for adults to serve during the June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013, term.
April 20, 2012 - Deadline to apply for Paw Pals extended to May 19 April 20, 2012 - Deadline to apply for Paw Pals extended to May 19
The Burleson Animal Shelter’s Paw Pals Animal Care Academy is for students entering sixth grade in the 2012-2013 school year. Class is limited to 15 students who must either live in Burleson or attend school in Burleson. This is a free four-week course. Class is noon to 1:30 p.m., every Saturday, June 2-June 23.
April 17, 2012 - Burleson is in Top 10 for population growth April 17, 2012 - Burleson is in Top 10 for population growth
Burleson, Texas is listed in the 2012 Top 10 Cities/Highest Absolute Population Growth by the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Burleson’s estimated population as of Jan. 1, 2012, is 38,130.
April 16, 2012 - City doesn't endorse water line protection programs April 16, 2012 - City doesn't endorse water line protection programs
Several companies are mailing letters to residents concerning a water line protection program, but those programs are not endorsed by the City of Burleson and citizens are not required to take any action.
April 11, 2012 - Voice your opinion about police department accreditation April 11, 2012 - Voice your opinion about police department accreditation
Comments from the public are welcome between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23, by calling 817-426-9921. That night, the floor is open at a public hearing slated for 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St. Written comments may also be mailed to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.
April 9, 2012 - Don't miss Community Health and Wellness Fair April 9, 2012 - Don't miss Community Health and Wellness Fair
Tour the golf course, visit with vendors, and try your luck at door prizes at the City’s Community Health and Wellness Fair slated for Friday, May 18, at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The free event is 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at 555 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy.
April 9, 2012 - City recognizes National Library Week April 9, 2012 - City recognizes National Library Week
For more than 41 years, the Burleson Public Library has served the library needs of the community. That dedication was recognized April 2 when the Burleson City Council proclaimed the week of April 8-14 as National Library Week in Burleson.
April 9, 2012 - City launches LitterRANGERS program April 9, 2012 - City launches LitterRANGERS program
LitterRANGERS is a program in which volunteers agree to pick up litter along roadways, drainage ditches, or other public areas. The City provides the trash bags, gloves and safety vests for volunteers.
April 5, 2012 - Cinco de Mayo festival is May 4 April 5, 2012 - Cinco de Mayo festival is May 4
The event will take place 6 p.m.-11 p.m. in the parking lots between Eldred Street and Ellison Street. There will be entertainment on two stages, carnival rides and great food.
April 5, 2012 - City celebrates Arbor Day April 27 April 5, 2012 - City celebrates Arbor Day April 27
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at Meadow Crest Estates Park, 1050 Barracuda Dr. City staff will distribute 400 free tree seedlings – live oak, red oak and bald cypress – on a first-come, first-served basis.
April 5, 2012 - Emergency weather alerts feed to City's social media April 5, 2012 - Emergency weather alerts feed to City's social media
As of March, the Blackboard Connect emergency phone notification now includes an RSS feed from Blackboard to the City’s Facebook page and the City’s Twitter page. The message posted on Facebook is the same as the recorded message that is heard in the Blackboard emergency phone notification. The message posted on Twitter is a shorter version. Presently, the City has 4,514 fans of the City Facebook page and 263 followers on the City Twitter page.
April 2, 2012 - City hosts Far Out Family Fun Campout May 4 April 2, 2012 - City hosts Far Out Family Fun Campout May 4
This is an all-nighter with a hot dog dinner, nature walks, campfire stories and s’mores, and a pancake breakfast.
April 2, 2012 - Stage 1 Water Restrictions are still in effect April 2, 2012 - Stage 1 Water Restrictions are still in effect
The Tarrant Regional Water District has not lifted the Stage 1 Water Restrictions enacted on Aug. 29, 2011, for its direct customers and indirect customers. The City of Burleson is an indirect customer.
March 29, 2012 - Centennial Park dedication is April 7 March 29, 2012 - Centennial Park dedication is April 7
The City’s first universally accessible playground will be dedicated Saturday, April 7, thanks to the efforts of the City and several community organizations. The dedication is at 10 a.m. at Centennial Park, 1100 Scarlet Sage Pkwy., off of McAlister Road.
March 28, 2012 - Friends of Library host book sale March 28, 2012 - Friends of Library host book sale
The Friends of the Library book sale will be Friday, April 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Burleson Public Library.
March 28, 2012 - Paw Pals teaches children to be better pet owners March 28, 2012 - Paw Pals teaches children to be better pet owners
The Burleson Animal Shelter is hosting Paw Pals Animal Care Academy for students who are entering the sixth grade in the 2012-2013 school year. The class is limited to 15 students. This is a free four-week course. The deadline to apply is April 20.
March 26, 2012 - Firefighters earn Valor Award for cell tower rescue March 26, 2012 - Firefighters earn Valor Award for cell tower rescue
Four Burleson firefighters as well as a Crowley firefighter were honored with the Valor Award by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association for the role they played in the August 2011 high angle rescue of a cell tower worker.
March 20, 2012 - City hosts 5K and Fun Walk to support Burleson's CNN Fit Nation participant March 20, 2012 - City hosts 5K and Fun Walk to support Burleson's CNN Fit Nation participant
Get fit with Glenn Keller on Saturday, May 5, as the Burleson resident prepares for the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. The City of Burleson is sponsoring the Get Going With Glenn Community 5K and Fun Walk at the Bartlett Park Sports Complex (home to the BRiCk), 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The Fun Walk steps off at 8:30 a.m. The 5K follows at 9 a.m. for those who want to do both events. The May 5 event is part of the City’s Be Healthy Initiative.
March 19, 2012 - Don't Mess with Texas Trash Off is April 21 March 19, 2012 - Don't Mess with Texas Trash Off is April 21
Jump in with both feet and volunteer to beautify Burleson on April 21 during the Great American Cleanup/Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off.
March 19, 2012 - Police department vies for seventh reaccreditation March 19, 2012 - Police department vies for seventh reaccreditation
A team of assessors representing the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is coming to Burleson in April as the Burleson Police Department vies for its seventh reaccreditation.
March 15, 2012 - Commander Havens honored with Ofelia Blair Character Award March 15, 2012 - Commander Havens honored with Ofelia Blair Character Award
His commitment and dedication to the Burleson Police Department are unquestionable. And his connection to the namesake of the Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character Award, which Commander Chris Havens accepted at the police department’s annual awards banquet, makes the honor bittersweet.
March 15, 2012 - Officer Mabry takes home Community Policing Award March 15, 2012 - Officer Mabry takes home Community Policing Award
In 2011, Officer Tim Mabry took home the 2010 Rookie of the Year honors at the Burleson Police Department banquet. In 2012, the officer earned the department’s Community Policing Award.
March 15, 2012 - Reynolds gets the nod for Telecommunications Operator of the Year March 15, 2012 - Reynolds gets the nod for Telecommunications Operator of the Year
Katie Reynolds is a repeat winner. The 30-year-old Alvarado native won the Civilian Employee of the Year award at the Burleson Police Department awards banquet in 2011, and this year she took home the department’s first Telecommunications Operator of the Year award.
March 15, 2012 - Clerk earns kudos as Civilian Employee of the Year March 15, 2012 - Clerk earns kudos as Civilian Employee of the Year
Courtney Haley was honored with the Burleson Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Year award at the department’s annual banquet. Haley is the criminal investigations clerk.
March 15, 2012 - Officer Wichman selected as Rookie of the Year March 15, 2012 - Officer Wichman selected as Rookie of the Year
He is quick and eager to learn. That is one of the traits that earned Officer Brandon Wichman the Burleson Police Department’s Rookie of the Year honors at this year’s awards banquet.
March 15, 2012 - Sgt. Pool tapped as Supervisor of the Year March 15, 2012 - Sgt. Pool tapped as Supervisor of the Year
The recipient of the Burleson Police Department’s Supervisor of the Year leads or is involved in more than half a dozen vital department programs. Sgt. Darin Pool was honored at the March 1 police awards banquet.
March 15, 2012 - Chaz Garrett awarded Officer of the Year March 15, 2012 - Chaz Garrett awarded Officer of the Year
In 2010, Officer Chaz Garrett was tapped as Rookie of the Year for his work in 2009. In 2012, the officer was on the stage again at the Burleson Police Department’s annual awards banquet but this time it was to be recognized as the department’s Officer of the Year.
March 15, 2012 - Police honored at annual banquet March 15, 2012 - Police honored at annual banquet
The Medal of Valor, Lifesaving awards and an Honorary Lifetime Dispatcher award were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet.
March 12, 2012 - City earns A+ for transparency March 12, 2012 - City earns A+ for transparency
For the second year in a row, the City of Burleson has earned an A+ from the Sunshine Review for government transparency on the City’s website,www.burlesontx.com. Burleson is one of 21 city and county governments and school districts in Texas to earn 2012 Sunny Awards.
March 9, 2012 - City hosts Safe Kids Fair April 20 March 9, 2012 - City hosts Safe Kids Fair April 20
Grab your kids Friday, April 20, and head to Bartlett Park for the City’s Injury Prevention and Safe Kids Community Fair. The free event is 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
March 8, 2012 - Place 2 challenger withdraws March 8, 2012 - Place 2 challenger withdraws
Thursday afternoon, Joseph Markham, who had filed against incumbent Rick Green for Place 2, withdrew his name from the ballot.
March 7, 2012 - Centennial Park dedication is April 7 March 7, 2012 - Centennial Park dedication is April 7
The City will dedicate the City's first fully accessible park for children of all abilities on Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. Centennial Park (formerly Burleson Meadows Park) is located at 1100 Scarlet Sage Pkwy., off of McAlister Road.
March 7, 2012 - City facilities close for Good Friday March 7, 2012 - City facilities close for Good Friday
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Friday, April 6, but most City facilities will be closed for Good Friday.
March 5, 2012 - All four council races are contested March 5, 2012 - All four council races are contested
All four Burleson City Council seats on the May 12, 2012 ballot are contested. The filing deadline was 5 p.m. today.
March 5, 2012 - Texas SmartScape can help save water and money March 5, 2012 - Texas SmartScape can help save water and money
Do you want to save money on your water bill this summer? Then try converting to a landscape that uses native plants and careful design. That one change could reduce your water use by 20 to 50 percent, according to the Texas SmartScape program.
March 5, 2012 - MYC hosts If I Were Mayor essay contest March 5, 2012 - MYC hosts If I Were Mayor essay contest
This contest is for students in middle school and high school who live inside the Burleson city limits or in Burleson’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The essays will be judged in two age categories, sixth-eighth grade and ninth-12th grade.
March 5, 2012 - Youth host fire awareness poster project March 5, 2012 - Youth host fire awareness poster project
The Fire Awareness Poster Project comes with a theme, “Play it Safe, Plan Your Escape.” The contest is geared toward students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
March 2, 2012 - Two of four council races are contested March 2, 2012 - Two of four council races are contested
Ronnie Johnson, 66, filed for the Place 6 seat currently held by Council member Larry Pool. Pool opted not to run for re-election to his seat so that he could seek the mayor’s post. Brenda Gammon has also filed for Place 6.
March 2, 2012 - Woman dies in crash Thursday March 2, 2012 - Woman dies in crash Thursday
A 63-year-old Burleson woman died in an automobile/pedestrian crash on John Jones Road Thursday afternoon.
Feb. 29, 2012 - Time change triggers cleanup at cemetery Feb. 29, 2012 - Time change triggers cleanup at cemetery
Daylight saving time means the City’s cemetery, Burleson Memorial Park, will get spruced up. The clocks spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11.
Feb. 29, 2012 - Change smoke alarm batteries when the time changes Feb. 29, 2012 - Change smoke alarm batteries when the time changes
Daylight saving time is a great time to remind everyone to check the batteries in their smoke detectors at work and at home. The time change (spring forward one hour) is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11.
Feb. 29, 2012 - Dive in at the Aqua Egg Hunt Feb. 29, 2012 - Dive in at the Aqua Egg Hunt
Last year’s Aqua Egg Hunt has officially become an annual event with the hunt slated for Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.-noon, at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
Feb. 29, 2012 - Bunny Daze slated for March 31 Feb. 29, 2012 - Bunny Daze slated for March 31
Grab your children, camera and Easter baskets and join the City in the annual Bunny Daze Easter Eggstravaganza at the BRiCk at Bartlett Park.
Feb. 27, 2012 - March 5 is deadline to file for a seat on council Feb. 27, 2012 - March 5 is deadline to file for a seat on council
The deadline to file for a place on the ballot for the May 12, 2012, Burleson City Council election is Monday, March 5, at 5 p.m. Filing papers must be turned in by the candidate at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.
Feb. 24, 2012 - City launches Community Voice Feb. 24, 2012 - City launches Community Voice
The purpose of Community Voice is to allow citizens and website visitors to interact with City staff and each other by suggesting initiatives, posting ideas and participating in conversations concerning community proposals.
Feb. 20, 2012 - City proclaims Severe Weather Awareness Week Feb. 20, 2012 - City proclaims Severe Weather Awareness Week
City council, in conjunction with the City of Burleson’s Emergency Management team, declared the week of Feb. 19-25 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Feb. 20, 2012 - Six new faces needed for Mayor's Youth Council Feb. 20, 2012 - Six new faces needed for Mayor's Youth Council
The terms of six of the 13 members of the Burleson Mayor’s Youth Council will expire May 31, 2012, so the council is looking for some fresh faces to fill those shoes.
Feb. 20, 2012 - Learn how to prepare for college Feb. 20, 2012 - Learn how to prepare for college
A nationally recognized expert on college preparation will be the guest speaker at a workshop Feb. 29 at Burleson City Hall.
Feb. 17, 2012 - Two in custody following aggravated robbery Feb. 17, 2012 - Two in custody following aggravated robbery
Two suspects are in custody following an aggravated robbery at a Burleson residence Thursday night that included an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and the homeowners.
Feb. 13, 2012 - Officers pull burglary suspect to safety Feb. 13, 2012 - Officers pull burglary suspect to safety
Burleson Police pulled a burglary suspect to safety Saturday night after the car he was in crashed and caught on fire.
Feb. 13, 2012 - Prevent stormwater pollution Feb. 13, 2012 - Prevent stormwater pollution
Love your city this Valentine’s Day by doing your part to prevent stormwater pollution.Stormwater flows over rooftops, streets, driveways, and yards picking up pollutants along the way and depositing them into storm drains. Storm drains do not lead to wastewater treatment plants. That means that any pollutant in stormwater runoff gets carried directly into creeks, rivers, and lakes without treatment.
Feb. 13, 2012 - BRiCk announces spring break pool hours Feb. 13, 2012 - BRiCk announces spring break pool hours
The pool is closed on March 12. Open swim is 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (slide is open), Tuesday-Thursday. On Friday, March 16, open swim is 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (slide is open).
Feb. 13, 2011 - City and school work together on Teen CERT program Feb. 13, 2011 - City and school work together on Teen CERT program
More than two dozen students at Burleson’s Centennial High School are learning how to prepare, respond and recover from a disaster thanks to a partnership with the City’s fire prevention department.
Feb. 10, 2012 - Municipal Court extends hours to help clear warrants Feb. 10, 2012 - Municipal Court extends hours to help clear warrants
The City’s marshals, Burleson Municipal Court and the Burleson Police Department will join forces with more than 120 law enforcement agencies across the state for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup of 2012.
Feb. 9, 2012 - Place 2 incumbent files for re-election Feb. 9, 2012 - Place 2 incumbent files for re-election
Place 2 Councilmember Rick Green has filed for re-election to his council seat. Green joins two incumbents and two challengers who filed for a place on the May 12 ballot on Saturday, the first day to file for office.
Feb. 9, 2012 - Hidden Creek Golf Course will close March 7 for five-month redesign Feb. 9, 2012 - Hidden Creek Golf Course will close March 7 for five-month redesign
Hidden Creek Golf Course will close for course play on March 7, 2012, so that the redesign and realignment of the municipal course can get underway. The project will take approximately five months, with an expected re-opening in late August.
Feb. 8, 2012 - City manager appointment expected Feb. 20 Feb. 8, 2012 - City manager appointment expected Feb. 20
Dale Cheatham is expected to be officially appointed as the next city manager of the City of Burleson at the Feb. 20 city council meeting. Once appointed, Cheatham would not officially start with the City until April.
Feb. 4, 2012 - Two incumbents, two challengers file for election Feb. 4, 2012 - Two incumbents, two challengers file for election
On first day to file, two incumbents and two challengers filed for a place on the May 12, 2012, ballot for Burleson City Council.
Jan. 30, 2012 - Candidate packets available online Jan. 30, 2012 - Candidate packets available online
Candidate packets for residents who want to file for a seat on the Burleson City Council are now available on the City of Burleson website, www.burlesontx.com, Elections (center column), Candidate Packets.
Jan. 26, 2012 - Council narrows city manager finalists to two Jan. 26, 2012 - Council narrows city manager finalists to two
Burleson City Council members have narrowed the list of candidates for city manager from five to two. The finalists are Dale Cheatham, town manager for Brownsburg, Ind., and former city manager for The Colony, Texas; and Elizabeth Grindstaff, assistant city manager, San Angelo, Texas.
Jan. 23, 2012 - City council candidate packets available Jan. 30 Jan. 23, 2012 - City council candidate packets available Jan. 30
Packets for candidates for Burleson City Council will be available to pick up at city hall starting Monday, Jan. 30, through Monday, March 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The packets will also be available at the city council meetings on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20.
Jan. 20, 2012 - Register for Battle at the BRiCk basketball Jan. 20, 2012 - Register for Battle at the BRiCk basketball
Registration for the City’s first Battle at the Brick Spring Break Youth Basketball tournament starts Feb. 6.
Jan. 19, 2012 - Hunter honored with Firefighter of the Year Jan. 19, 2012 - Hunter honored with Firefighter of the Year
Twenty-seven-year-old Kevin Hunter has worked at three fire departments and has a lengthy list of certifications to boot but it is initiative that earned him the Firefighter of the Year honor.
Jan. 19, 2012 - Lozier earns Fire Officer of the Year Jan. 19, 2012 - Lozier earns Fire Officer of the Year
Professionalism, leadership, and knowledge were words used to describe Burleson Fire Lt. Jeremiah Lozier, who was awarded the department’s Fire Officer of the Year honor.
Jan. 19, 2012 - Firefighters honored at awards banquet Jan. 19, 2012 - Firefighters honored at awards banquet
A lieutenant and a firefighter won top honors Jan. 14 at the Burleson Fire Department’s annual awards banquet.
Jan. 19, 2012 - Centennial bookmarks highlight  mayors Jan. 19, 2012 - Centennial bookmarks highlight mayors
The Friends of the Burleson Public Library and the Burleson Heritage Foundation have partnered to create Centennial bookmarks to mark the 100th anniversary of the City’s incorporation.
Jan. 18, 2012 - City unveils Centennial celebration events Jan. 18, 2012 - City unveils Centennial celebration events
The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary, or Centennial, of the incorporation of the City of Burleson as a town. The City is celebrating that milestone with a list of events that are sure to peak the interest of residents and tourists, alike.
Jan. 18, 2012 - January is Train Your Dog Month Jan. 18, 2012 - January is Train Your Dog Month
So many dogs and puppies are adopted or purchased from breeders and brought home during the winter holidays. The goal is to promote using training methods that are kind, gentle and have an emphasis on building a relationship with your dog.
Jan. 18, 2012 - Missing man found safe Jan. 18, 2012 - Missing man found safe
The Silver Alert for a missing 73-year-old Burleson man was cancelled when he was found safe by a Comanche County deputy in Central Texas.
Jan. 17, 2012 - Silver Alert issued for missing man Jan. 17, 2012 - Silver Alert issued for missing man
The public’s assistance is needed in locating Freddy Johnson, a 73-year-old Burleson man who was last seen at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 17, in the 400 block of Rand Street
Jan. 12, 2012 - Only brush, tree limbs and yard waste accepted at compost center Jan. 12, 2012 - Only brush, tree limbs and yard waste accepted at compost center
Effective March 6, 2012, the City compost site will only accept brush, tree limbs and yard waste. Residents will no longer be able to drop off other wood or wood by-products such as old lumber, desks, plywood, fencing etc., for grinding.
Jan. 11, 2012 - Fresco's hosts fundraiser for youth council Jan. 11, 2012 - Fresco's hosts fundraiser for youth council
Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council are partnering with Fresco’s Cocina Mexicana on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in a fundraiser for the youth council.
Jan. 11, 2012 - Submit your Centennial pictures Jan. 11, 2012 - Submit your Centennial pictures
The City is celebrating the Centennial of its incorporation this year. Pick out your best quality pictures of Burleson, both past and present. List the names of the people pictured, the date the picture was taken, where the picture was taken and the significance of the event.
Jan. 6, 2012 - Local rain totals are below average Jan. 6, 2012 - Local rain totals are below average
Year to date, Burleson has seen 24.04 inches of rain. That’s down from the yearly average of 37 inches of rain.
Jan. 5, 2012 - Filing for council starts Feb. 4 Jan. 5, 2012 - Filing for council starts Feb. 4
The first day to file for a place on the ballot for the election for Burleson City Council is Feb. 4. Burleson City Hall will be open 10 a.m.-noon. The last day to file is March 5 at 5 p.m. Election day is May 12.
Jan. 4, 2012 - List for next city manager narrows to five Jan. 4, 2012 - List for next city manager narrows to five
The five candidates will be interviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24-25, during executive session. Those interviews will not be broadcast via the streaming video on the City website.
Jan. 4, 2012 - Golf course closes for redesign Jan. 4, 2012 - Golf course closes for redesign
Hidden Creek Golf Course will close the back nine holes effective Jan. 9. The front nine holes are slated to close in mid-February. All 18 holes will reopen in the fall of 2012, barring any weather delays during the redesign.
Dec. 19, 2011 - Tickets for Valentine dance go on sale Jan. 10 Dec. 19, 2011 - Tickets for Valentine dance go on sale Jan. 10
Reserve Saturday, Feb. 11, for the City’s annual Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dance! The event takes place 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the BRiCk.
Dec. 19, 2011 - City facilities close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dec. 19, 2011 - City facilities close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Jan. 16, but most City facilities will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The city council meeting slated for Jan. 16 will take place on Jan. 17.
Dec. 15, 2011 - Employees honored for service to City Dec. 15, 2011 - Employees honored for service to City
One employee was honored for 30 years and three were honored for 25 years of service.
Dec. 15, 2011 - Tammy Harrison wins Employee of the Year honors Dec. 15, 2011 - Tammy Harrison wins Employee of the Year honors
Tammy Harrison is the recreation center accountant for the BRiCk. She maintains the BRiCk membership records and payments for more than 9,000 members and all purchasing for the park and recreation department.
Dec. 13, 2011 - Pick a good tree, water, and recycle Dec. 13, 2011 - Pick a good tree, water, and recycle
If you enjoy a live Christmas tree, pick a robust one, and keep it hardy throughout the holiday season. And, when it’s time to recycle that live evergreen, the City’s public works department is at your service.
Dec. 13, 2011 - Fire marshal says practice candle safety during holidays Dec. 13, 2011 - Fire marshal says practice candle safety during holidays
Most candle fires are preventable. If possible, fire officials encourage families to avoid using lighted candles, and instead opt for flameless candle warmers.
Dec. 12, 2011 - City has holiday gift options for you Dec. 12, 2011 - City has holiday gift options for you
What can you get for free that increases your wealth of knowledge? Put a library card on your gift list. Burleson Public Library gift cards are issued at no cost if you live in the city limits of Burleson or own property within the city limits of Burleson.
Dec. 9, 2011 - Prevent crime with holiday safety tips Dec. 9, 2011 - Prevent crime with holiday safety tips
Officers have seen an upsurge in the number of people starting their cars, then leaving the vehicles unattended. That’s just what a potential car thief is looking for.
Dec. 8, 2011 - Call a cab or get a sober ride home Dec. 8, 2011 - Call a cab or get a sober ride home
A traffic crash is never on anyone’s holiday wish list, so please plan a sober ride. That’s one of the messages from the Texas Department of Transportation’s campaign against drunk driving.
Dec. 8, 2011 - Watch out for pets during cold weather Dec. 8, 2011 - Watch out for pets during cold weather
Winter, and the holiday season, can bring on health hazards for your animals. Some health risks can be brought into the home inadvertently. The Burleson Animal Shelter wants to help you make this holiday season safe, fun and enjoyable for you and your pets.
Dec. 6, 2011 - Expect railroad repairs through Dec. 16 Dec. 6, 2011 - Expect railroad repairs through Dec. 16
Union Pacific Railroad is in the process of making track, trestle and crossing repairs from Hillsboro to points north of Burleson. Several crossings and track repairs will be made within the city limits of Burleson between now and Dec. 16.
Dec. 2, 2011 - Parade, tree lighting/fireworks move to Dec. 9 Dec. 2, 2011 - Parade, tree lighting/fireworks move to Dec. 9
Due to a conflict with another major community event, the Burleson Rotary Club’s annual lighted Christmas parade and the City’s tree lighting and fireworks show have been moved to Friday, Dec. 9. Breakfast With Santa will go on, with doors opening Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center.
Nov. 30, 2011 - BRiCk's indoor pool is open for holidays Nov. 30, 2011 - BRiCk's indoor pool is open for holidays
Burleson Independent School District students are out of the classroom Dec. 19-Jan. 2, so the BRiCk staff will be keeping them busy in the center’s indoor pool.
Nov. 29, 2011 - City facilities close Dec. 7 for awards luncheon Nov. 29, 2011 - City facilities close Dec. 7 for awards luncheon
City of Burleson facilities - with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the Burleson Public Library, the Burleson Police Department and the three fire stations - will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 7, between 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. so that City employees may attend the City’s annual Christmas awards luncheon.
Nov. 28, 2011 - Dec. 3 highlights include breakfast, parade, tree lighting and fireworks Nov. 28, 2011 - Dec. 3 highlights include breakfast, parade, tree lighting and fireworks
The Rotary Club’s annual parade steps off from Kerr Middle School at 4:30 p.m. The day starts with Breakfast With Santa at 7 a.m. The tree lighting and fireworks are at 6 p.m.
Nov. 28, 2011 - Police, fire face off Dec. 10 in charity softball game Nov. 28, 2011 - Police, fire face off Dec. 10 in charity softball game
The bats will be cracking Saturday, Dec. 10, in a benefit softball tournament for Heart For The Kids. Burleson fire fighters and Burleson police officers will face off at 11 a.m. at Hidden Creek Sports Complex, 295 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy. Admission is one unwrapped toy.
Nov. 28, 2011 - Facilities close Dec. 23 and 26 Nov. 28, 2011 - Facilities close Dec. 23 and 26
The collection of trash and curbside recycling will go uninterrupted over the Christmas holiday. With Christmas falling on a Sunday in 2011, most City facilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26. City facilities will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year holiday. Residential trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Jan. 2.
Nov. 23, 2011 - Senior center hosts Christmas Craft Fair Nov. 23, 2011 - Senior center hosts Christmas Craft Fair
Handmade crafts from several local artisans will be on sale at the Burleson Senior Activity Center’s Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Nov. 14, 2011 - Police will look out for you during Black Friday shopping Nov. 14, 2011 - Police will look out for you during Black Friday shopping
The department's sworn bicycle officer unit, the police traffic unit, and members of the Citizens On Patrol will be out in force the day after Thanksgiving.
Nov. 4, 2011 - Talk to Santa via North Pole Calling Nov. 4, 2011 - Talk to Santa via North Pole Calling
Burleson children will receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus thanks to the North Pole Calling program coordinated by the City’s parks and recreation department.
Oct. 27, 2011 - City hosts Freedom Walk Nov. 5 Oct. 27, 2011 - City hosts Freedom Walk Nov. 5
The two-mile walk will start at Burleson City Hall and end at Veterans Memorial Park in time for the 2 p.m. start of the Military Veteran Tribute.
Oct. 27, 2011 - POW is guest speaker for Nov. 5 Military Veteran Tribute Oct. 27, 2011 - POW is guest speaker for Nov. 5 Military Veteran Tribute
United States Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry A. Singleton was shot down Nov. 6, 1965, while flying a rescue mission over North Vietnam. He evaded the enemy for five days before he was captured.
Oct. 27, 2011 - Third grade artists needed for Christmas Coloring Contest Oct. 27, 2011 - Third grade artists needed for Christmas Coloring Contest
One lucky boy and girl who color the best pictures will be selected to ride with Santa Claus in the Burleson Rotary Club’s annual Christmas parade.
Oct. 26, 2011 - Change your clock, change your battery Oct. 26, 2011 - Change your clock, change your battery
When the daylight saving time falls back one hour at 2 a.m. on Nov. 6, residents are reminded to not only change the clocks, but change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Oct. 24, 2011 - Nationwide Emergency Alert System test is Nov. 9 Oct. 24, 2011 - Nationwide Emergency Alert System test is Nov. 9
On Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time, a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted. It will be broadcast over all TV stations, radio stations, and video providers, including cable and satellite operators.
Oct. 24, 2011 - Christmas comes to Burleson Dec. 3 Oct. 24, 2011 - Christmas comes to Burleson Dec. 3
Festivities include Breakfast with Santa, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center; the Burleson Rotary Club’s annual Christmas parade at 4:30 p.m.; and the City's tree lighting and fireworks at 6 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2011 - Sign kids up for Winter Fun Camp! Oct. 21, 2011 - Sign kids up for Winter Fun Camp!
Children 6-12 years old will do group games, arts and crafts, swimming, rock climbing, team building events and more, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23.
Oct. 20, 2011 - Give Cancer the Axe with fire association t-shirts Oct. 20, 2011 - Give Cancer the Axe with fire association t-shirts
Firefighters are selling “Give Cancer the Axe” t-shirts at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. The front of the black t-shirts sports the fire fighter association logo with the pink breast cancer ribbon in place of the fire department’s Maltese cross. The back of the shirt features “Give Cancer the Axe” with the pink ribbon at the center of two crossed axes.
Oct. 19, 2011 - No fee required for a garage sale permit Oct. 19, 2011 - No fee required for a garage sale permit
A permit is still required to host a garage sale inside the city limits. Now, if you are hosting a garage sale, the sale sign can not be bigger than 15-inches by 22-inches. The restriction on the number of garage sales and duration is still in place.
Oct. 19, 2011 - No trash collection on Thanksgiving Oct. 19, 2011 - No trash collection on Thanksgiving
There will be no collection of trash or curbside recycling on Thanksgiving. Those on the Monday/Thursday schedule will resume regular collection Nov. 28. All City facilities – with the exception of the golf course, police station and fire stations – will be closed on Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24-25).
Oct. 18, 2011 - Library is awarded $5,000 for teens Oct. 18, 2011 - Library is awarded $5,000 for teens
The Burleson Public Library’s Teen program was awarded $5,000 from Best Buy. The grant will be used to develop the young adult book collection, buy electronic equipment, and secure new furniture for the Teen Room.
Oct. 17, 2011 - Digital Bookmobile makes stop here Nov. 2 Oct. 17, 2011 - Digital Bookmobile makes stop here Nov. 2
Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile, which is inside a 74-foot 18-wheel tractor-trailer, will be at the Burleson Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 2, between noon and 6 p.m. There is no charge to participate in the event and the exhibits.
Oct. 12, 2011 - Recycle household hazardous waste and electronics Nov. 12 Oct. 12, 2011 - Recycle household hazardous waste and electronics Nov. 12
The City of Burleson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste collection and Electronic Recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the City’s old service center at 133 N. Main St. The event will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Oct. 11, 2011 - Police promote National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 11, 2011 - Police promote National Teen Driver Safety Week
Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among teens, killing nearly 4,000 teenagers, 16 -20 years old, in traffic-related crashes each year. The Burleson Police Department is joining other law enforcement agencies in promoting National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 16-22.
Oct. 10, 2011 - More than 18 graduate from COPs program Oct. 10, 2011 - More than 18 graduate from COPs program
More than 18 graduates of the Burleson Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy signed up for more training and are now certified as members of the department’s Citizens On Patrol program.
Oct. 10, 2011 - Library group conducts survey of patrons Oct. 10, 2011 - Library group conducts survey of patrons
The Friends of the Library want to know what you think about library services. The survey is less than 10 questions.
Oct. 7, 2011 - New state laws affect many Oct. 7, 2011 - New state laws affect many
The Texas legislature enacted new criminal procedure, penal code and transportation code laws that went into effect in September 2011. Those laws include new penalties for possession of K-2, an amendment to the “Move Over Law” that includes tow trucks, making misuse of social media in an attempt to harm someone an offense, and adding missing persons with intellectual disabilities to the list of reasons to activate the Amber Alert.
Oct. 7, 2011 - City hosts Military Veteran Tribute Nov. 5 Oct. 7, 2011 - City hosts Military Veteran Tribute Nov. 5
The service and sacrifices of military veterans will be honored Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. when the City hosts the fifth annual Military Veteran Tribute at Veterans Memorial Park at Renfro Square.
Oct. 6, 2011 - Time change triggers cemetery cleanup Oct. 6, 2011 - Time change triggers cemetery cleanup
All items that are not permanently attached to the marker will be removed after the time changes. The clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.
October 4, 2011 - KBB earns Gold Star status from the state October 4, 2011 - KBB earns Gold Star status from the state
Keep Burleson Beautiful was tapped as one of 55 Texas communities to be honored with Gold Star Status by Keep Texas Beautiful. Keep Texas Beautiful also recognized Bianca Chafin with second place in the Individual Leadership Award category.
Oct. 3, 2011 - Silver Rail headlines Founders Day celebration Oct. 3, 2011 - Silver Rail headlines Founders Day celebration
The Silver Rail band - classic rock, oldies, country, blues and funk – is the headline entertainment Saturday, Oct. 8, at the 19th annual Founders Day celebration
October 3, 2011 - Council appoints board, commission members October 3, 2011 - Council appoints board, commission members
The Appointments Committee – Mayor Ken Shetter and council members Larry Pool and Matt Aiken - reviewed the applications and made recommendations to the full council.
Sept. 30, 2011 - Interactive House simplifies permit process Sept. 30, 2011 - Interactive House simplifies permit process
Are you adding a swimming pool/spa, storage building, retaining wall, landscape irrigation or deck/patio to your residential property? Finding out what the City requires to do this and more just got easier.
Sept. 28, 2011 - Remember a veteran with engraved brick Sept. 28, 2011 - Remember a veteran with engraved brick
Local military veterans can still be immortalized with a brick at Burleson Veterans Memorial Park in Renfro Square. Approximately 1,240 bricks have been sold, with room for 100 more.
Sept. 28, 2011 - Police launch commercial motor vehicle enforcement program Sept. 28, 2011 - Police launch commercial motor vehicle enforcement program
This is a safety initiative designed to reduce serious crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.
Sept. 26, 2011 - Animal shelter offers microchipping to everyone with a pet  Oct. 1 Sept. 26, 2011 - Animal shelter offers microchipping to everyone with a pet Oct. 1
Each chip has a unique identification number that links a pet to the owner’s personal information so if a dog or cat is lost, chances of being reunited with the owner are good.
Sept. 26, 2011 - Free pumpkins for first 1,000 at Boo Bash! Sept. 26, 2011 - Free pumpkins for first 1,000 at Boo Bash!
Children, birth to 12 years old, can decorate their pumpkin with markers or paint, then take the pumpkin home. For those who aren’t in the first 1,000 to go through the pumpkin patch, plastic pumpkins will be available for decorating.
Sept. 19, 2011 - Firefighters honored for tower rescue Sept. 19, 2011 - Firefighters honored for tower rescue
Ten Burleson firefighters who were instrumental in the rescue of a worker from a tower in August were honored Sept. 19 with a Medal of Life Saving Award from Fire Chief Gary Wisdom. Mayor Ken Shetter presented the three firefighters who climbed the tower and the lieutenant over operations with a Mayoral Commendation.
Sept. 19, 2011 - Volunteers 'bashed' trash Saturday Sept. 19, 2011 - Volunteers 'bashed' trash Saturday
Approximately 100 volunteers ventured down into drainage ditches and retail corridors after Friday night’s rain to bash trash in the Sept. 17 Burleson Trash Bash.
Sept. 19, 2011 - Military veterans share stories via Operation Remember Sept. 19, 2011 - Military veterans share stories via Operation Remember
How did the war affect you? What life lessons did you learn? Those are just two of the questions included when United States military veterans are interviewed for the City’s Operation Remember program.
Sept. 16, 2011 - City hosts discussion on I-35 Corridor Plan Sept. 16, 2011 - City hosts discussion on I-35 Corridor Plan
The City of Burleson is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, to discuss the I-35 Corridor. The two-hour meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Burleson High School cafeteria.
Sept. 16, 2011 - Winners announced in calendar photo contest Sept. 16, 2011 - Winners announced in calendar photo contest
The Keep Burleson Beautiful committee picked eight winners and six runners-up in the 2012 Calendar Photo Contest. Winning images will be published in the 2012 Keep Burleson Beautiful calendar and may be used in City publications.
Sept. 14, 2011 - Police promote Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 14, 2011 - Police promote Child Passenger Safety Week
According to TxDOT, three out of four child passenger safety seats are incorrectly installed.
Sept. 14, 2011 - Rail Car #330 will reopen Sept. 21 Sept. 14, 2011 - Rail Car #330 will reopen Sept. 21
The car has been closed for several months while repairs were made to the exterior.
Sept. 14, 2011 - One youth, one adult needed for Mayor's Youth Council Sept. 14, 2011 - One youth, one adult needed for Mayor's Youth Council
The council will fill the positions on an interim basis for the remainder of the year. The positions will be filled from nominations, questionnaires and applications that are submitted by Sept. 30.
Sept. 13, 2011 - Fines start after second watering restriction violation Sept. 13, 2011 - Fines start after second watering restriction violation
The first offense for someone who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with the water restrictions is a written warning. The second offense will result in a fine of a minimum of $250.
Sept. 13, 2011 - Join the Boo Bash fun Oct. 29 Sept. 13, 2011 - Join the Boo Bash fun Oct. 29
The year 2011 marks the fourth year that the City has hosted the Burleson Old Town Boo Bash. Boo Bash will fill the streets from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Sept. 8, 2011 - BFD deploys strike team to wildfires Sept. 8, 2011 - BFD deploys strike team to wildfires
The Burleson Fire Department deployed a strike team to Cass County in East Texas to assist with fighting wildfires. Cass County has the largest single wildfire in northeast Texas.
Sept. 7, 2011 - City participates in National Moment of Remembrance for 9-11 Sept. 7, 2011 - City participates in National Moment of Remembrance for 9-11
The sounds of emergency vehicle sirens and church bells will fill the air at noon on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in a tribute to the first responders of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Sept. 1, 2011 - There are exceptions to watering restrictions Sept. 1, 2011 - There are exceptions to watering restrictions
According to the City of Burleson’s drought contingency plan as well as the Tarrant Regional Water District plan, there are exceptions to the Stage 1 Water Restrictions that were enacted Aug. 29.
Aug. 29, 2011 - Input needed on center median on Hwy. 174 Aug. 29, 2011 - Input needed on center median on Hwy. 174
The Texas Department of Transportation and the City will host an open house on Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at city hall.
Aug. 26, 2011 - Celebrate 19th annual Founders Day Oct. 8 Aug. 26, 2011 - Celebrate 19th annual Founders Day Oct. 8
Mock gunfights and great food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and entertainment will all mark the 19th celebration of the founding of Burleson, Texas.
Aug. 25, 2011 - City utility customers are under Stage 1 Water Restrictions Aug. 25, 2011 - City utility customers are under Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Stage 1 has been enacted by the Tarrant Regional Water District. Burleson buys its water from the City of Fort Worth. Fort Worth is supplied by the TRWD. All direct and indirect customers of the TRWD are affected.
Aug. 25, 2011 - More than 40 graduate from Citizens Police Academy Aug. 25, 2011 - More than 40 graduate from Citizens Police Academy
Thirty-one graduated from the Burleson Police Department’s Basic Citizens Police Academy and 10 graduated from the Advanced Citizens Police Academy.
Aug. 22, 2011 - Know Where It All Goes (stormwater) Aug. 22, 2011 - Know Where It All Goes (stormwater)
What you leave on the yard, driveways and streets flows into stormwater drains and eventually into creeks where we get our water.
Aug. 17, 2011 - Drink, Drive, Go to Jail Aug. 17, 2011 - Drink, Drive, Go to Jail
The campaign, which starts Aug. 19, is an effort to crack down on drunk driving. The enforcement period is Aug. 19-Sept. 5.
Aug. 16, 2011 - Slow down in school zones Aug. 16, 2011 - Slow down in school zones
The flashing lights in school zones in Burleson will be activated Aug. 18 to test the systems. Students return to Burleson Independent School District campuses on Tuesday. Students return to Joshua Independent School District campuses Monday.
Aug. 15, 2011 - Volunteer for Sept. 17 Burleson Trash-Off Aug. 15, 2011 - Volunteer for Sept. 17 Burleson Trash-Off
Show your community pride by joining the mission to clean up what others have left behind in the city’s retail corridors as well as in drainage channels that run through residential neighborhoods.
Aug. 15, 2011 - Medians on Hwy. 174 will be discussed Aug. 15, 2011 - Medians on Hwy. 174 will be discussed
The City and state are hosting a public meeting on Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.
Aug. 5, 2011 - Play some golf on Labor Day Aug. 5, 2011 - Play some golf on Labor Day
Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open on Labor Day. All other City facilities will be closed. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection on Sept. 5.
Aug. 4, 2011 - Firefighters rescue worker from 800-foot cell phone tower Aug. 4, 2011 - Firefighters rescue worker from 800-foot cell phone tower
Burleson firefighters successfully rescued a 25-year-old worker who was trapped on a cell phone tower, more than 700 feet in the air. The rescue, which included the Crowley Fire Department, lasted approximately seven hours.
Aug. 3, 2011 - Deadline for calendar photo contest is extended Aug. 3, 2011 - Deadline for calendar photo contest is extended
The deadline for the Burleson Calendar Photo Contest sponsored by Keep Burleson Beautiful and the City of Burleson has been extended to Sept. 9. There is only one change to the rules. There is no limit on the number of photographs a person may enter.
July 29, 2011 - Apply for a City board or commission July 29, 2011 - Apply for a City board or commission
Do you want to serve on one of the City's eight boards and commissions? The deadline to apply is August 27.
July 22, 2011 - Have you signed up for National Night Out? July 22, 2011 - Have you signed up for National Night Out?
Organize your neighbors for a block party or neighborhood cookout, then let the police know about your plans! The citywide celebration is slated for 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Aug. 2.
July 18, 2011 - Know the rules of the road July 18, 2011 - Know the rules of the road
Bicyclists, remember to follow all state laws, wear a helmet, always be observant of the other vehicles on the road (it is easier for you to stop than a 3,000-pound vehicle to stop), and use crosswalks.
July 15, 2011 - Five cited during railroad crossing enforcement July 15, 2011 - Five cited during railroad crossing enforcement
Five citations, one written warning and one verbal warning were issued during a railroad crossing enforcement detail that included the combined efforts of Union Pacific Railroad and the Burleson Police Department’s traffic unit.
July 12, 2011 - Be part of the Keep Burleson Beautiful calendar July 12, 2011 - Be part of the Keep Burleson Beautiful calendar
Have you been gathering your pictures of people, pets, places, nature, recreation, history and culture/lifestyles? You have less than three weeks to turn in pictures for the City’s first Burleson Calendar Photo Contest.
July 11, 2011 - Fire Prevention posters are touring city July 11, 2011 - Fire Prevention posters are touring city
The artists aren’t touring, but their posters are, starting with Community Bank then First National Bank and American National Bank.
July 11, 2011 - Purchasing  manager earns credentials July 11, 2011 - Purchasing manager earns credentials
Purchasing Manager Sandy Bradley was among 56 professionals nationwide who completed the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) credential.
July 5, 2011 - Don't leave your pet in a hot vehicle July 5, 2011 - Don't leave your pet in a hot vehicle
The City of Burleson ordinance says a person commits an offense if any animal is left in a standing or parked vehicle in a way that endangers the animal’s health, safety, or welfare.
June 28, 2011 - Police have “No Refusal” policy  for DWI June 28, 2011 - Police have “No Refusal” policy for DWI
The state's July 4th No Refusal Weekend is July 1-5. Burleson will have a heightened awareness but stresses that the policy is enforced year round.
June 28, 2011 - Animal Shelter and winery team up for Yappy Hour June 28, 2011 - Animal Shelter and winery team up for Yappy Hour
The Burleson Animal Shelter and Lone Oak Winery are teaming up for Yappy Hour on July 22, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Shelter staff will bring adoptable pets for on-site adoption.
June 28, 2011 - Work on railroad underpass is put on hold June 28, 2011 - Work on railroad underpass is put on hold
The scheduled repair to the railroad underpass on Hulen Street has been put on hold until further notice.
June 27, 2011 - Hulen Street will close for repairs to railroad underpass June 27, 2011 - Hulen Street will close for repairs to railroad underpass
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will be repairing the underpass. The expected closure date is July 6.
June 20, 2011 - Transit station design will be unveiled July 5 June 20, 2011 - Transit station design will be unveiled July 5
What will Burleson’s proposed transit station look like? Find out for yourself on Tuesday, July 5, when the Burleson City Council meets for a 6 p.m. work session at city hall.
June 20, 2011 - Join National Night Out Aug. 2! June 20, 2011 - Join National Night Out Aug. 2!
The Burleson Police Department will participate in the 28th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
June 17, 2011 - Celebrate Independence Day in Burleson with parade, concert, fireworks! June 17, 2011 - Celebrate Independence Day in Burleson with parade, concert, fireworks!
Don’t leave town July 4th! The Burleson Lions Club will host the annual parade, and the City of Burleson’s free Independence Day Celebration concert and fireworks show will take place at a new venue – Chisenhall Fields.
June 17, 2011 - Voodoo Blue headlines City's Fourth of July concert June 17, 2011 - Voodoo Blue headlines City's Fourth of July concert
Strains of Stevie Ray Vaughan music, courtesy of Voodoo Blue, will fill the air at Chisenhall Fields as the City hosts the annual Independence Day celebration.
June 16, 2011 - Golf course closed Monday-Thursday to host national junior championship June 16, 2011 - Golf course closed Monday-Thursday to host national junior championship
The course will be closed for half a day (tee times 7 a.m.-9 a.m. only) on Monday, June 20; closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday; then tee times can be booked after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.
June 15, 2011 - Join Summer Reading Club, go to a Rangers game! June 15, 2011 - Join Summer Reading Club, go to a Rangers game!
Summer Reading Club 2011 kicked off June 4 at the Burleson Public Library, but registration continues through July 15. There is a little extra incentive to sign up now and buckle down on the reading. Each Summer Reading Club participant is eligible for a complimentary ticket to the July 10 baseball game featuring the 2010 American League Baseball Champion Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland Athletics.
June 15, 2011 - City's website, Facebook and newsletter win state awards June 15, 2011 - City's website, Facebook and newsletter win state awards
The City was honored not once, but three times at the 2011 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers conference in Frisco June 10.
June 14, 2011 - Report a non-emergency through City's Facebook App June 14, 2011 - Report a non-emergency through City's Facebook App
Reporting a non-emergency concern to animal services, code compliance, and public works is as easy as logging in to your Facebook account.
June 11, 2011 - Allen, Pool win in runoff election June 11, 2011 - Allen, Pool win in runoff election
One councilmember lost his bid for re-election in the June 11 Burleson City Council runoff election.
June 7, 2011 - 569 voted early in June 11 runoff June 7, 2011 - 569 voted early in June 11 runoff
Early voting ended at 7 p.m. today. Election Day is Saturday, June 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., at Burleson City Hall.
June 7, 2011 - Keep fireworks outside city limits June 7, 2011 - Keep fireworks outside city limits
The storage, use, possession or sale of fireworks is prohibited inside the city and within 5,000 feet of the corporate limits of the City of Burleson.
June 1, 2011 - Golf and swim on the Fourth of July! June 1, 2011 - Golf and swim on the Fourth of July!
The golf course and the BRiCk's outdoor pool will be open, but all other City facilities – with the exception of the police department and fire stations - will be closed July 4. There will be no trash and curbside recycling collection.
May 31, 2011 - City and school initiate Walking School Bus May 31, 2011 - City and school initiate Walking School Bus
The goal is to combat childhood obesity and promote a safe environment by encouraging families to take turns walking neighborhood children home from school.
May 25, 2011 - Independence Day celebration moves to Chisenhall Fields May 25, 2011 - Independence Day celebration moves to Chisenhall Fields
The Burleson Lions Club will host the annual parade, and the City of Burleson’s free Independence Day Celebration concert and fireworks show will take place at a new venue – Chisenhall Fields.
May 25, 2011 - Shoot Low Sheriff is Hot Sounds headliner May 25, 2011 - Shoot Low Sheriff is Hot Sounds headliner
Shoot Low Sheriff is closing out the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series June 24 by bringing western swing to Old Town.
May 24, 2011 - Summer climate is ideal for mosquitoes May 24, 2011 - Summer climate is ideal for mosquitoes
The City coordinates mosquito control through public education, surveillance, and environmentally responsible mosquito abatement.
May 24, 2011 - Early voting for council runoff starts May 31 May 24, 2011 - Early voting for council runoff starts May 31
The races include Place 3, where incumbent Matt Powell faces challenger Jerry W. Allen, and Place 6, where Larry Pool and Jim Bailey vie for an unexpired term.
May 23, 2011 - Council awards bid for water supply improvements May 23, 2011 - Council awards bid for water supply improvements
The transfer valve project will be constructed at two locations, Hwy. 174 at Hulen Street and on City-owned property where the Turkey Peak elevated storage tank is located.
May 23, 2011 - Expect some street closures for 13th annual Honey Tour Bike Ride May 23, 2011 - Expect some street closures for 13th annual Honey Tour Bike Ride
Some Burleson streets will be closed Saturday, May 28, when the 13th annual Burleson Honey Tour Bicycle Ride cycles through town. Kerr Middle School on Johnson Avenue is the starting point.
May 19, 2011 - Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day May 19, 2011 - Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day
Take a break and take your kids to the park Saturday for National Kids to Parks Day.
May 18, 2011 - Spazmatics return for June 17 Hot Sounds May 18, 2011 - Spazmatics return for June 17 Hot Sounds
They kicked off the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series in 2010, and now the Spazmatics are back June 17.
May 17, 2011 - Slate of Mayor's Youth Council  members is approved May 17, 2011 - Slate of Mayor's Youth Council members is approved
New and returning Mayor’s Youth Council members were given the nod of approval by the Burleson City Council on May 16.
May 16, 2011 - Sponsors turn up promotional heat on Hot Sounds of Summer May 16, 2011 - Sponsors turn up promotional heat on Hot Sounds of Summer
Thanks to more than a dozen sponsors, two billboards and a media blitz, the City hopes to draw even bigger crowds to the free Hot Sounds of Summer Concert series starting Memorial Day weekend.
May 14, 2011 - Place 3 and Place 6 forced into runoff May 14, 2011 - Place 3 and Place 6 forced into runoff
Two incumbents were re-elected. There will be a runoff election for Place 3 and Place 6.
May 13, 2011 - Shelter offers microchipping for pets of City residents May 13, 2011 - Shelter offers microchipping for pets of City residents
All pets that are adopted from the Burleson Animal Shelter are microchipped. Some new owners asked if they can get their other four-legged friends microchipped. The cost is $15 per animal. The owner must provide proof of rabies vaccination to get the microchip.
May 13, 2011 - There are still a few slots open for Paw Pals Animal Care Academy May 13, 2011 - There are still a few slots open for Paw Pals Animal Care Academy
Fifth grade students get to participate in a free four-week course offered by the City of Burleson’s animal services division. Class is 90 minutes every Saturday, June 4-June 25. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 20.
May 12, 2011 - Solicitors are regulated by City and State May 12, 2011 - Solicitors are regulated by City and State
Recent hail damage as well as the start of the primetime selling season for companies that want your residential alarm business has brought up questions about regulations for door-to-door solicitors.
May 12, 2011 - City council proclaims National Public Works Week May 12, 2011 - City council proclaims National Public Works Week
The Burleson City Council proclaimed May 15-21 as National Public Works Week in Burleson. According to the proclamation, the health, safety and comfort of the community greatly depends on the public works systems and programs.
May 11, 2011 - Josh Weathers headlines Hot Sounds concert June 10 May 11, 2011 - Josh Weathers headlines Hot Sounds concert June 10
Welcome Josh Weathers & the True Endeavors to the Hot Sounds of Summer concert stage Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m.
May 11, 2011 - More than 500 vote early in City election May 11, 2011 - More than 500 vote early in City election
Early voting for the May 14 Burleson City Council election drew 589 voters. Early voting ended at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Election day voting is 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.
May 11, 2011 - Police Explorers are making a good impression May 11, 2011 - Police Explorers are making a good impression
Since the post re-organized last fall, the Explorers have worked Boo Bash, Relay For Life and Cinco de Mayo. They will also participate in the National Police Week Open House May 17.
May 9, 2011 - Police celebrate National Police Week with Open House May 9, 2011 - Police celebrate National Police Week with Open House
The Burleson City Council proclaimed the week of May 15-21 as National Police Week in Burleson. To commemorate that week, the police department will host an open house on Tuesday, May 17, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at 225 W. Renfro St. The police department’s honor guard will host the opening ceremony.
May 9, 2011 - Pledge pounds in Biggest Loser Pound For Pound Challenge May 9, 2011 - Pledge pounds in Biggest Loser Pound For Pound Challenge
Make that pledge to lose weight or maintain your current weight and to also provide food for the needy via the Biggest Loser’s Pound For Pound Challenge! The deadline is May 31.
May 6, 2011 - Work together to extinguish arson May 6, 2011 - Work together to extinguish arson
Residents can work together to extinguish serial arson through Neighborhood Watch programs. That is the theme of the 2011 Arson Awareness Week.
May 5, 2011 - Council proclaims Burleson Public Service Recognition Week May 5, 2011 - Council proclaims Burleson Public Service Recognition Week
The Burleson City Council recognized the everyday work of City employees with a proclamation designating May 2-8 as Burleson Public Service Recognition Week.
May 5, 2011 - BPD will participate in Click It or Ticket campaign May 5, 2011 - BPD will participate in Click It or Ticket campaign
The Texas Department of Transportation’s 10th annual Click It or Ticket spring campaign kicked off this week, with the focus on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend (May 23-June 5). The Burleson Police Department will be participating in the campaign by stepping up enforcement efforts during the two-week period.
May 4, 2011 - Incognito brings alternative and classic rock to Old Town May 4, 2011 - Incognito brings alternative and classic rock to Old Town
Get ready for some alternative and classic rock when the band Incognito hits the stage Friday, June 3, for the City’s free Hot Sounds of Summer concert series in Old Town Burleson.
May 3, 2011 - Council approves construction agreement for fully-accessible playground May 3, 2011 - Council approves construction agreement for fully-accessible playground
Burleson City Council members approved an agreement with Northstar Construction, Inc. for construction of improvements at Burleson Meadows Park. This will be the City’s first fully accessible playground.
May 2, 2011 - Lucky 12 will participate in Junior Fire Academy May 2, 2011 - Lucky 12 will participate in Junior Fire Academy
The Burleson Fire Department is hosting a Junior Fire Academy Monday, June 6-Thursday, June 9 for Burleson fourth graders. The academy is free. Applications are available at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. The deadline to apply is May 23.
April 27, 2011 - Eleven Hundred Springs kicks off Hot Sounds of Summer concert series April 27, 2011 - Eleven Hundred Springs kicks off Hot Sounds of Summer concert series
Eleven Hundred Springs will kick off the City’s free Hot Sounds of Summer concert series in Old Town on Friday, May 27.
April 27, 2011 - Golf course and outdoor pool are open Memorial Day April 27, 2011 - Golf course and outdoor pool are open Memorial Day
All City facilities – with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the outdoor pool at the BRiCk, and the police department and fire stations - will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no trash and curbside recycling collection.
April 20, 2011 - Early voting for May 14 election starts May 2 April 20, 2011 - Early voting for May 14 election starts May 2
Early voting for the May 14 election for Burleson City Council will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 2-May 7 and 7 a.m.-7 p.m., May 9-10. Election Day is May 14, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. All voting takes place at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.
April 19, 2011 - Fifth graders, sign up for Paw Pals Academy! April 19, 2011 - Fifth graders, sign up for Paw Pals Academy!
Fifth graders could earn the chance of a lifetime to work with shelter animals one-on-one in the City's fourth annual Paw Pals Animal Care Academy. This is a four-week course hosted by the City’s animal services division.
April 11, 2011 - Recycle household hazardous waste and electronics April 11, 2011 - Recycle household hazardous waste and electronics
The City is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling event Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at the City’s old service center at 133 N. Main St.
April 11, 2011 - Police host Open House May 17 April 11, 2011 - Police host Open House May 17
In recognition of National Police Week, the Burleson Police Department is hosting open house May 17, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
April 8, 2011 - Lineup revealed for Hot Sounds of Summer concert series April 8, 2011 - Lineup revealed for Hot Sounds of Summer concert series
All you need is a lawn chair or blanket, and maybe some sunscreen, and you are set for the City’s Friday night Hot Sounds of Summer concert series in Burleson’s Old Town. The free five-concert series kicks off Memorial Day weekend, May 27.
April 5, 2011 - Rinse, flatten, and recycle at the curb April 5, 2011 - Rinse, flatten, and recycle at the curb
Recycling is easier than ever before via the City’s contract with Community Waste Disposal. No separation of items is required. Toss your plastics, glass, cans, and paper into one bin.
April 4, 2011 - Fire prevention poster winners earn $50 savings bond April 4, 2011 - Fire prevention poster winners earn $50 savings bond
It’s a sound you can live with, and illustrating that thought just might net you a $50 savings bond. The City’s fire marshal’s office and the Mayor’s Youth Council are working together on a Fire Prevention Poster Contest to spread the message, “A Sound You Can Live With: Smoke Alarms.”
April 4, 2011 - If you talk or text while driving you may crash April 4, 2011 - If you talk or text while driving you may crash
If you talk or text while driving, chances are you may end up in a crash, or put the safety of others at risk.
April 4, 2011 - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 6! April 4, 2011 - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 6!
The City of Burleson and La Buena Vida de Burleson will host the Cinco de Mayo festival Friday, May 6, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. in Old Town Burleson.
April 1, 2011 - Haas earns axe for 12 years as volunteer firefighter April 1, 2011 - Haas earns axe for 12 years as volunteer firefighter
Steve Haas grew up in Burleson and has family members in firefighting so it was no surprise when he joined the Burleson Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in April 1998.
April 1, 2011 - Singleton honored for 26 years as volunteer firefighter April 1, 2011 - Singleton honored for 26 years as volunteer firefighter
Singleton was honored with an axe for his 26 years as a volunteer firefighter/captain. He joined as a volunteer firefighter on March 15, 1984.
March 31, 2011 - Firefighter Rob Moore earns Chief's Award March 31, 2011 - Firefighter Rob Moore earns Chief's Award
The career switch from law enforcement to firefighter has been good for Rob Moore, who earned the Chief’s Award from Fire Chief Gary Wisdom on March 22 at the 2010 Firefighters Awards Banquet.
March 31, 2011 - Numbers improve in railroad crossing enforcement March 31, 2011 - Numbers improve in railroad crossing enforcement
The timeframe was shorter and compliance was higher in the railroad crossing enforcement detail Wednesday, March 30.
March 31, 2011 - Lt. Mike Jones earns Fire Officer of the Year honors March 31, 2011 - Lt. Mike Jones earns Fire Officer of the Year honors
Fire Lt. Mike Jones, 35, is a fire lieutenant/emergency medical technician intermediate. He volunteered for Burleson before being hired in April 1999.
March 31, 2011 - Firefighters are honored at banquet March 31, 2011 - Firefighters are honored at banquet
Burleson firefighters were honored for their work and dedication March 22 at the 2010 Firefighter Awards Banquet.
March 30, 2011 - Volunteer for April 30 Texas Trash-Off March 30, 2011 - Volunteer for April 30 Texas Trash-Off
Get involved in Burleson’s Great American Cleanup Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off. Volunteer to join the cleanup event on Saturday, April 30, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
March 29, 2011 - Authors will talk about acclaimed novelist Elmer Kelton  April 12 March 29, 2011 - Authors will talk about acclaimed novelist Elmer Kelton April 12
The 2011 Mayor’s Book Club spotlight is on Elmer Kelton's book,
March 29, 2011 - Make healthy snacks for your kids March 29, 2011 - Make healthy snacks for your kids
The BRiCk is hosting the free one-hour course at 2 p.m. on April 2. THR and H-E-B will teach you how to cook healthy.
March 29, 2011 - Friends of the Library host annual book sale March 29, 2011 - Friends of the Library host annual book sale
The sale is April 15-16. Friday’s hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
March 24, 2011 - Rainfall is below historical averages March 24, 2011 - Rainfall is below historical averages
Burleson has fallen below historical rainfall averages for the past five months.
March 23, 2011 - Two clerks arrested for alcohol sales during sting operation March 23, 2011 - Two clerks arrested for alcohol sales during sting operation
Two store clerks were arrested for sale of alcohol to a minor during an alcohol sting operation March 9. The Burleson Police Department and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission visited 15 Johnson County businesses.
March 23, 2011 - Sign up for Citizens Police Academy March 23, 2011 - Sign up for Citizens Police Academy
What are the laws concerning arrest, search and seizure? What are the different levels of use of force? How is evidence collected and stored? Find out those answers, and more, by signing up for the Burleson Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The free classes will take place 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., every Thursday, June 9-Aug. 11.
March 23, 2011 - Register to vote by April 14 March 23, 2011 - Register to vote by April 14
The Burleson City Council election is May 14. The deadline to register to vote is Thursday, April 14.
March 22, 2011 - City hosts open house for Mobility and Thoroughfare Plan Update March 22, 2011 - City hosts open house for Mobility and Thoroughfare Plan Update
The City of Burleson will host an open house for the citywide Mobility and Thoroughfare Development Plan Update at Burleson City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. This plan is currently under design. The open house is a come-and-go event.
March 21, 2011 - Join the Pound For Pound Challenge today! March 21, 2011 - Join the Pound For Pound Challenge today!
Have you taken the Biggest Loser’s Pound For Pound Challenge? The staff at the Burleson Recreation Center created the Burleson Recreation Center Pound For Pound Challenge team. As of March 21, a total of 31 people joined the team and made the pledge to the tune of 499 pounds.
March 21, 2011 - Sign up for Summer Fun Camp at the BRiCk! March 21, 2011 - Sign up for Summer Fun Camp at the BRiCk!
Check out the Summer Fun Camp at the BRiCk! There are 11 one-week sessions starting June 6. Camp time is 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. The camps are geared toward children 6-12 years old. Each week will include a one-day field trip. If you participate in the March 22 Open House at the BRiCk, you can get 10 percent off of the price of the weekly camps.
March 21, 2011 - Brush up on medical literacy April 14 March 21, 2011 - Brush up on medical literacy April 14
The City’s Be Burleson safety, wellness and health initiative is hosting a free Medical Literacy event on Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. This event is for residents of all ages.
March 21, 2011 - City facilities will close for Good Friday March 21, 2011 - City facilities will close for Good Friday
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Friday, April 22, but City facilities will be closed in observance of Good Friday.
March 17, 2011 - Transit service is focus of April 7 meeting March 17, 2011 - Transit service is focus of April 7 meeting
A public meeting to discuss transit service and station design concepts for the Burleson Transit Oriented Development (TOD) study is slated for Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Burleson City Hall.
March 16, 2011 - All spots are reserved for community garage sale March 16, 2011 - All spots are reserved for community garage sale
All of the spots for the Keep Burleson Beautiful community garage sale, set for March 26, have been reserved! Residents from 46 homes have signed up to participate.
March 16, 2011 - BRiCk launches Aqua Egg Hunt April 16 March 16, 2011 - BRiCk launches Aqua Egg Hunt April 16
The BRiCk is offering a twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt with the Aqua Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16. The fun starts at noon in the indoor pool at 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
March 14, 2011 - There is a four-way race for Place 6 March 14, 2011 - There is a four-way race for Place 6
Janine Austin-Quinn and Jim Bailey filed for Place 6 on Monday, the deadline to file to have the name on the May 14 ballot. Also in Place 6 are Joshua Pickrell and Larry Pool.
March 14, 2011 - Bunny Daze is April 16! March 14, 2011 - Bunny Daze is April 16!
Grab your children, camera and Easter baskets and join the City in the annual Bunny Daze extravaganza at the BRiCk at Bartlett Park.
March 14, 2011 - Applications are being accepted for Mayor's Youth Council March 14, 2011 - Applications are being accepted for Mayor's Youth Council
To be eligible, the youth must be 13-19 years old by June 1, 2011; live in Burleson or Burleson’s extra-territorial jurisdiction; have a passion to be a voice of Burleson youth; and show leadership qualities within the community.
March 14, 2011 - Celebrate Arbor Day April 15 March 14, 2011 - Celebrate Arbor Day April 15
The City and Keep Burleson Beautiful will host the City’s annual Arbor Day ceremony on April 15.
March 11, 2011 - Bonds will pay for water and wastewater improvements March 11, 2011 - Bonds will pay for water and wastewater improvements
Council members directed staff to publish a notice of intent to issue $9.5 million in certificates of obligation to fund the first year of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan approved by council in November 2010. A major improvement includes a 5.0 million gallon per day water pump station and a 1.0 million gallon elevated water storage tank, as well as the associated transmission main lines.
March 10, 2011 - KBB's community garage sale spots are going fast March 10, 2011 - KBB's community garage sale spots are going fast
As of Tuesday, 26 of the approximately 40 spaces available for the Keep Burleson Beautiful community garage sale had been reserved. The sale is March 26, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church.
March 10, 2011 - Three of four council races are contested March 10, 2011 - Three of four council races are contested
The unexpired term for the Place 6 seat on the Burleson City Council is now a contested race, as is Place 3 and Place 5.
March 8, 2011 - Cemetery cleanup starts Sunday March 8, 2011 - Cemetery cleanup starts Sunday
The clocks spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker at Burleson Memorial Park will be removed after the time changes.
March 7, 2011 - Save water with plantings and landscape March 7, 2011 - Save water with plantings and landscape
The North Central Texas Council of Governments is teaching homeowners, through Texas SmartScape, how to use hardy native and adapted plants in yards and landscapes.
March 7, 2011 - More than 170 warrants are cleared March 7, 2011 - More than 170 warrants are cleared
From Feb. 21, 2011, through Saturday’s Fifth Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, 173 warrants were cleared, $28,945 was collected (costs, fees, fines, bonds), and the total face value of all warrants cleared totaled $47,679.
March 3, 2011 - Two council members draw challengers March 3, 2011 - Two council members draw challengers
As of noon on March 3, two of the three Burleson City Council incumbents had drawn challengers.
March 2, 2011 - Military veterans, tell your story March 2, 2011 - Military veterans, tell your story
As of today, 1,235 veteran bricks have been sold and 66 veteran interviews are archived through the City's Veterans for Bricks and Operation Remember projects.
March 2, 2011 - Elmer Kelton is focus of Mayor's Book Club March 2, 2011 - Elmer Kelton is focus of Mayor's Book Club
The 2011 Mayor’s Book Club spotlight is on “The Time It Never Rained” and its acclaimed author, Texan Elmer Kelton.
March 2, 2011 - BRiCk offers free classes March 2, 2011 - BRiCk offers free classes
Four classes – Bodyworks, Tread & Spin, Yoga Pilates Fusion, and Pure Cardio -are free to BRiCk members! Non-members who drop in to try out a class pay $10 per class.
March 1, 2011 - Apartment managers earn certification in Crime  Free Multi-Housing program March 1, 2011 - Apartment managers earn certification in Crime Free Multi-Housing program
On Feb. 25, Community Resource Officer Michael Owen and a dozen rental property managers from Burleson gathered for an eight-hour Crime Free Multi-Housing Program training that qualified those managers for Level 1 certification in the program.
Feb. 28, 2011 - Keep safe from coyotes Feb. 28, 2011 - Keep safe from coyotes
Spring is coming, which is the prime time for coyotes to start roaming. The City’s Animal Services has some simple ways to keep your family and animals safe from coyotes.
Feb. 25, 2011 -Officer Lancaster earns first Most Outstanding Community Policing Award Feb. 25, 2011 -Officer Lancaster earns first Most Outstanding Community Policing Award
The inaugural award was announced at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet Feb. 17. Lancaster was one of two officers nominated for the honor.
Feb. 25, 2011 - Officer Kasey Martin earns BPD Character Award Feb. 25, 2011 - Officer Kasey Martin earns BPD Character Award
Officer Kasey Martin possesses many of the same traits as the namesake of the Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character award.
Feb. 25, 2011 - Keep Burleson Beautiful hosts community-wide garage sale Feb. 25, 2011 - Keep Burleson Beautiful hosts community-wide garage sale
Keep Burleson Beautiful invites the community to participate in Burleson’s first community-wide garage sale on Saturday, March 26, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church.
Feb. 24, 2011 - Officer Mabry earns Rookie of the Year Feb. 24, 2011 - Officer Mabry earns Rookie of the Year
Officer Tim Mabry, 25, was awarded Rookie of the Year honors for the Burleson Police Department. He has been with the department less than 19 months but “his skill and knowledge of the job is that of a 15-year veteran officer.”
Feb. 24, 2011 - Air Force veteran earns Supervisor of the Year Feb. 24, 2011 - Air Force veteran earns Supervisor of the Year
Sgt. Jody Trumble earned Supervisor of the Year for the Burleson Police Department. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, graduated from the North Central Texas Regional Police Academy in February 2004, and earned her sergeant stripes in 2010.
Feb. 24, 2011 - Six have filed for seats on city council Feb. 24, 2011 - Six have filed for seats on city council
As of noon on Thursday, Feb. 24, one person had filed for the unexpired term for Place 6 and one of the three incumbents had drawn two challengers for his seat on the Burleson City Council.
Feb. 24, 2011 - City rolls out City Focus Newsletter in March Feb. 24, 2011 - City rolls out City Focus Newsletter in March
The City of Burleson’s 16-page quarterly Burleson Progress Report has been replaced with a new two-page monthly City Focus newsletter. The first issue of the City Focus will be in your mailbox and on the City website starting in March.
Feb. 24, 2011 - Police employees honored at annual awards banquet Feb. 24, 2011 - Police employees honored at annual awards banquet
Six major awards as well as lifesaving awards and the Medal of Valor were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet Feb. 17.
Feb. 23, 2011 - Operator wins Police Employee of the Year Feb. 23, 2011 - Operator wins Police Employee of the Year
Katie Reynolds earned the Burleson Police Department’s Employee of the Year award. Reynolds is a telecommunications operator who dispatches police and fire calls for the City.
Feb. 23, 2011 - Traffic officer earns Officer of the Year honor Feb. 23, 2011 - Traffic officer earns Officer of the Year honor
Davis was one of four officers nominated for the honor that was awarded at the annual police banquet Feb. 17.
Feb. 23, 2011 - Four classes are free to BRiCk members Feb. 23, 2011 - Four classes are free to BRiCk members
Four classes – Bodyworks, Tread & Spin, Yoga Pilates Fusion, and Pure Cardio -are free to BRiCk members! Non-members who drop in to try out a class pay $10 per class.
Feb. 22, 2011 - Councilmember resigns mid-term Feb. 22, 2011 - Councilmember resigns mid-term
Place 6 Burleson City Council member Chip Stephens submitted his letter of resignation to council last night. Council accepted the resignation with a vote of 5-1 (Stephens abstained; Mayor Pro Tem Stuart Gillaspie voted against). Council then approved a resolution calling for a special election, on May 14, to fill Stephens’ unexpired term. That vote passed 7-0.
Feb. 17, 2011 - All three incumbents and one challenger file for council Feb. 17, 2011 - All three incumbents and one challenger file for council
Incumbent Dan McClendon filed for his Place 5 seat; Jerry Allen filed against Place 3 Incumbent Matt Powell; Powell filed for re-election; and Stuart Gillaspie, who also serves as mayor pro tem, filed for his Place 1 seat.
Feb. 16, 2011 - Municipal Court extends hours in advance of warrant roundup Feb. 16, 2011 - Municipal Court extends hours in advance of warrant roundup
If you have fines that you have not paid to the City of Burleson’s municipal court, your time is running out. Arrests will be made and unpaid fines will be collected during a Metroplex warrant roundup scheduled for March 5.
Feb. 16, 2011 - Make a pledge in the Pound For Pound Challenge Feb. 16, 2011 - Make a pledge in the Pound For Pound Challenge
Pledge to lose a pound, or two, or 20 and Feeding America will receive the equivalent of one pound of food for every pound you pledge to lose. The staff at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) has made that pledge through the Pound For Pound Challenge, the brainchild of the Biggest Loser fitness program.
Feb. 16, 2011 - BRiCk offers free instructor classes Feb. 21-27 Feb. 16, 2011 - BRiCk offers free instructor classes Feb. 21-27
Half a dozen instructor-taught classes are on next week's schedule.
Feb. 16, 2011 - BRiCk offers free demo of Pure Cardio Feb. 18 Feb. 16, 2011 - BRiCk offers free demo of Pure Cardio Feb. 18
Even if you are not a BRiCk member you can purchase a daily pass. Call 817-426-9104.
Feb. 15, 2011 - BRiCk pool will close Feb. 26-27 for training Feb. 15, 2011 - BRiCk pool will close Feb. 26-27 for training
The BRiCK will host an Aquatic Exercise Association certification and workshop Saturday, Feb. 26, and Sunday, Feb. 27.
Feb. 10, 2011 - Valentine Dance is sold out Feb. 10, 2011 - Valentine Dance is sold out
The City’s parks and recreation department apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused to parents and their children.
Feb. 10, 2011 - Alsbury lane closures start Feb. 14 Feb. 10, 2011 - Alsbury lane closures start Feb. 14
The Alsbury Boulevard lane closures that were delayed due to the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures last week, will start Monday, Feb. 14.
Feb. 9, 2011 - Free iPhone apps locate City facilities and community resources Feb. 9, 2011 - Free iPhone apps locate City facilities and community resources
The Resource Directory app allows citizens to search for everything you would find under the City Resources Guide on www.burlesontx.com. The Facilities app lets you search by keyword, type, or amenities.
Feb. 9, 2011 - Senior center is closed; BRiCk will close early Feb. 9, 2011 - Senior center is closed; BRiCk will close early
The Burleson Senior Activity Center is closed today, Feb. 9. The BRiCk will close today at 6 p.m. The lap lanes at the pool will close at 3 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2011 - Drip faucets and wrap pipes Feb. 8, 2011 - Drip faucets and wrap pipes
How can you help prevent broken pipes when the temperatures dip below, and stay below 32 degrees for several days? Install faucet covers on all exterior faucets and wrap any exposed piping. On interior faucets, leave both cold and hot water dripping, especially if located on outside walls.
Feb. 7, 2011 - BRiCk is fully operational Feb. 7, 2011 - BRiCk is fully operational
Due to the City weather closures during the first week of February, the BRiCk will extend all monthly, annual and EFT memberships by four days.
Feb. 7, 2011 - DVD-based classes postponed at the BRiCk Feb. 7, 2011 - DVD-based classes postponed at the BRiCk
Due to flooding damage at the BRiCk, the free DVD-based fitness classes are postponed until further notice. Instructor classes will resume in the multi-purpose room.
Feb. 4, 2011 - Four City facilities will be open Saturday Feb. 4, 2011 - Four City facilities will be open Saturday
The Animal Shelter, BRiCk, library and pro shop/restaurant at Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open Feb. 5.
Feb. 4, 2011 - BRiCk may reopen Saturday Feb. 4, 2011 - BRiCk may reopen Saturday
Pending weather conditions, the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) will reopen Saturday, Feb. 5.
Feb. 4, 2011 - BRiCk closes due to broken water pipe Feb. 4, 2011 - BRiCk closes due to broken water pipe
A water pipe on the roof of the center on Summercrest Boulevard broke Friday morning due to the sub-freezing temperatures that have affected Burleson since Tuesday.
Feb. 3, 2011 - BRiCk pool is open tonight Feb. 3, 2011 - BRiCk pool is open tonight
The indoor pool at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) will be open for modified swim tonight, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Weather and road conditions have affected the availability of lifeguards for the center, so other pool activities have been modified.
Feb. 2, 2011 - City facilities are open Feb. 3 Feb. 2, 2011 - City facilities are open Feb. 3
Jan. 31, 2011 - P90X, five days a week, at the BRiCk Jan. 31, 2011 - P90X, five days a week, at the BRiCk
Enjoy P90X five days a week, Feb. 7-11, at the BRiCk! Members can participate for free.
Jan. 31, 2011 - If the schools close for weather, City facilities close too Jan. 31, 2011 - If the schools close for weather, City facilities close too
Did you know that if the Burleson Independent School District delays classes or closes school for bad weather, City of Burleson facilities will also be closed?
Jan. 31, 2011 - Lane closures on Alsbury start Feb. 1 Jan. 31, 2011 - Lane closures on Alsbury start Feb. 1
Starting tomorrow, Feb. 1, the inside lanes of Alsbury, immediately west of the I-35W service road, will be closed during daylight hours for the construction of landscaping improvements to the median.
Jan. 26, 2011 - Library offers self checkout Jan. 26, 2011 - Library offers self checkout
Thanks to a change in the operating system in the Plano Public Library system, the Burleson library got an $11,000 self checkout kiosk free of charge.
Jan. 25, 2011 - Enjoy Yoga Pilates Fusion at the BRiCk Jan. 25, 2011 - Enjoy Yoga Pilates Fusion at the BRiCk
Enjoy Yoga Pilates Fusion at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday! BRiCk embers can participate for free.
Jan. 20, 2011 - Put a lid on that curbside recycling bin Jan. 20, 2011 - Put a lid on that curbside recycling bin
With this week’s gusty winds, it’s a good time to remind residents that the City’s public works department has lids for those green curbside recycling bins. To pick up free lid residents can go by the Municipal Service Center at 1675 John Jones Dr., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Jan. 18, 2011 - Check out free demo of Yoga class Jan. 18, 2011 - Check out free demo of Yoga class
Check out the free demonstration of Yoga for Every-Body class on Monday, Jan. 24, at noon at the BRiCk. Members can participate for free. Even if you are not a BRiCk member you can purchase a daily pass. Call 817-426-9104.
Jan. 12, 2011 - Centennial book author visits Burleson Jan. 27 Jan. 12, 2011 - Centennial book author visits Burleson Jan. 27
James L. Haley, the author the City contracted with to write a City of Burleson Centennial History book, is coming to town on Thursday, Jan. 27. He will tour the community, Burleson Visitors Center and Rail Car #330, attend a lunch hosted by members of the Burleson Heritage Foundation, and attend a meet and greet at the BRiCk.
Jan. 12, 2011 - New partnership makes adopting animals easier Jan. 12, 2011 - New partnership makes adopting animals easier
The Burleson Animal Shelter has joined forces with the website, www.petango.com, to help find homes for the dogs and cats that make the shelter their temporary home.
Jan. 11, 2011 - BRiCk offers free instructor-based classes in January! Jan. 11, 2011 - BRiCk offers free instructor-based classes in January!
You wanted free instructor-based classes, and the BRiCk is offering them to members during January! Check out Yoga Pilates Fusion, Cardio Step & Ab Blast, and Tread and Spin on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Total Body Workout and Bodyworks on Wednesday and Friday.
Jan. 4, 2011 - City facilities close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Jan. 4, 2011 - City facilities close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected on Monday, Jan. 17, but City facilities will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Jan. 4, 2011 - Celebrate 100 Best Award Jan. 12 Jan. 4, 2011 - Celebrate 100 Best Award Jan. 12
Mix and mingle, learn what the Burleson community has to offer its youth, and participate in a town hall meeting Wednesday, Jan. 12, as the City celebrates winning the 100 Best Communities for Young People award. The fun is slated for 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk).
Jan. 4, 2011 - BRiCk adds free instructor classes Jan. 4, 2011 - BRiCk adds free instructor classes
The BRiCk has added five instructor-based classes – Body Works, Yoga Pilates Fusion, Tread & Spin, Total Body Workout and Cardio Step & Blast - that are free to BRiCK members in January.
Jan. 3, 2011 - Dance with your daughter, or son, Feb. 12 Jan. 3, 2011 - Dance with your daughter, or son, Feb. 12
Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, make a date for Saturday, Feb. 12, for the City’s annual Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dance.
Jan. 3, 2011 - Three council seats are on May 2011 ballot Jan. 3, 2011 - Three council seats are on May 2011 ballot
If you want to serve your city as a member of the Burleson City Council, applications for that post will be available at Burleson City Hall starting Friday, Feb. 7.
Jan. 3, 2011 - Make good on that New Year's Resolution at the BRiCk Jan. 3, 2011 - Make good on that New Year's Resolution at the BRiCk
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get fit? Then check out the free DVD-based classes at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk). Even if you are not a BRiCk member, you can participate in the free classes by purchasing a daily pass. For more, call 817-426-9104.
Jan. 3, 2011 - Meadow Crest Park closed for construction Jan. 3, 2011 - Meadow Crest Park closed for construction
Meadow Crest Park, located at Barracuda Drive and Linda Street, will be closed to the public while construction is underway for a new parking lot and walking trail. The construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 10, and will last approximately four months. For more information, please call 817-426-9621.
Dec. 29, 2010 - Citizens can upload information to LeadsOnline Dec. 29, 2010 - Citizens can upload information to LeadsOnline
Keep information about your valuables in a secure place, and, upload pictures, receipts, warranties and appraisals to LeadsOnline.
Dec. 21, 2010 - BRiCk offers free Body Works class Monday Dec. 21, 2010 - BRiCk offers free Body Works class Monday
Check out the free Body Works class demonstration on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 17, 2010 - Three new free aquatics classes are on board for January Dec. 17, 2010 - Three new free aquatics classes are on board for January
Ab Blast, Aqua Boot Camp and Aqua Run classes are free to BRiCk members starting Jan. 4.
Dec. 16, 2010 - Recycle your Christmas tree Dec. 16, 2010 - Recycle your Christmas tree
Recycle your Christmas tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
Dec. 16, 2010 - Start the new year with Body Works class! Dec. 16, 2010 - Start the new year with Body Works class!
Take the boredom and tedious repetition out of exercising in the new year with Body Works at the BRiCk (Burleson Recreation Center).
Dec. 16, 2010 - Don’t Drive if You’re Tipsy, Buzzed or Blitzen Dec. 16, 2010 - Don’t Drive if You’re Tipsy, Buzzed or Blitzen
The Burleson Police Department is joining with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)in a statewide impaired driving crackdown – “Don’t Drive if You’re Tipsy, Buzzed or Blitzen.”
Dec. 14, 2010 - Try free Zumba class at the BRiCk Dec. 14, 2010 - Try free Zumba class at the BRiCk
Check out the free Zumba class on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and take note of the altered class schedule on Thursday and the holiday closings Dec. 24-25.
December 14, 2010 - Celebrate 100 Best award Jan. 12 December 14, 2010 - Celebrate 100 Best award Jan. 12
On Jan. 12, the Burleson community will celebrate the 100 Best honor with a town hall meeting, free food, and fun for youth and their families at the BRiCk.
December 14, 2010 - Regional commuter rail service is Jan. 13 topic December 14, 2010 - Regional commuter rail service is Jan. 13 topic
If you are interested in regional commuter rail service and the development potential for the area around that site, reserve Thursday, Jan. 13, on your calendar.
December 13, 2010 - Learn how to talk to your baby December 13, 2010 - Learn how to talk to your baby
The Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) is hosting a Baby Signs Parent Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 15, and a six-week Sign, Say & Play program starting Jan. 18.
December 10, 2010 - What can you do about barking dogs? December 10, 2010 - What can you do about barking dogs?
Dogs that bark “incessantly,” non-stop day and night, create a nuisance for neighbors. What can the City do about it?
December 10, 2010 - Give the gift of a free library card! December 10, 2010 - Give the gift of a free library card!
What’s the perfect Christmas gift? How about one that opens the door to a lifetime of learning and is free – a library card from the Burleson Public Library. Library cards are issued at no charge if you live in or own property within the city limits of Burleson.
December 10, 2010 - Employees honored for service December 10, 2010 - Employees honored for service
Burleson Police Cpl. Don Raines and Tom Clark with the gas well development division were recognized for their 20 years of employment with the City.
December 9, 2010 - James Reed named Employee of the Year December 9, 2010 - James Reed named Employee of the Year
James Reed has made a positive impression in a short time. The information technology support technician was honored Wednesday with the Employee of the Year award at the City of Burleson’s annual awards luncheon.
December 7, 2010 - BRiCk adds more free Biggest Loser classes December 7, 2010 - BRiCk adds more free Biggest Loser classes
If Biggest Loser is your favorite workout regime, you get an extra dose of it next week in the free fitness class schedule at the BRiCk.
December 6, 2010 - Deadline for angel donations extended to Dec. 10 December 6, 2010 - Deadline for angel donations extended to Dec. 10
The deadline for angel tree donations has been extended to Friday, Dec. 10.
December 1, 2010 - Road construction paves way for business park December 1, 2010 - Road construction paves way for business park
Country Road 711 is expected to be closed to traffic, between I-35W and Briaroaks Road, beginning Monday, Dec. 6, for road construction. The road closure is necessary for the construction of a four-lane boulevard to serve future tenants of the HighPoint Business Park of Burleson.
November 30, 2010 - Find a seat on Johnson for the parade! November 30, 2010 - Find a seat on Johnson for the parade!
The best seat for the show Saturday, Dec. 4, is along Johnson Avenue!
November 30, 2010 - Motorcycle officer earns third in rodeo November 30, 2010 - Motorcycle officer earns third in rodeo
The Burleson Police Department’s senior motorcycle officer earned third place out of more than 50 riders in the Spokes4Hope 2010 competition at the Texas Motor Speedway.
November 30, 2010 - Students donate to Burleson Animal Services November 30, 2010 - Students donate to Burleson Animal Services
Burleson Animal Services mascot Raven and Animal Control Officer Terrie McClure accepted an oversized card and a $250 donation from the Family and Community Services class at Burleson High School.
November 30, 2010 - Keep up holiday workouts at the BRiCk! November 30, 2010 - Keep up holiday workouts at the BRiCk!
Keep up the workout regime you started after Thanksgiving with everything from Biggest Loser, Insanity, P90X, and Pilates workouts at the BRiCk. Even if you are not a BRiCk member, you can participate in the free DVD-based classes by purchasing a daily pass. For more, call 817-426-9104.
November 29, 2010 - City facilities close Dec. 23-24 November 29, 2010 - City facilities close Dec. 23-24
Trash and curbside recycling will be collected over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but City facilities will be closed Thursday-Friday, Dec. 23-24, and Friday, Dec. 31.
November 23, 2010 - CR 711 will be closed November 23, 2010 - CR 711 will be closed
County Road 711 will be closed between I-35W and Briaroaks Road for construction beginning Monday, Dec. 6.
November 22, 2010 - Work off Thanksgiving with three new free classes at the BRiCk November 22, 2010 - Work off Thanksgiving with three new free classes at the BRiCk
Are you trying to work off the great food you enjoyed over Thanksgiving? Then head to the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) and try out the three new free instructor-based classes. Choose from Total Body Workout, three days a week; Cardio Step two days a week; and, Ab Blast two days a week. Even if you are not a BRiCk member, you can participate in the free classes by purchasing a daily pass. For more, call 817-426-9104.
November 19, 2010 - StarSaver membership from MedStar is available to residents November 19, 2010 - StarSaver membership from MedStar is available to residents
If you reside or work within the city limits of Burleson, a StarSaver membership from MedStar is available to you thanks to the City of Burleson’s membership in the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority
November 19, 2010 - Nine cited in railroad crossing enforcement detail November 19, 2010 - Nine cited in railroad crossing enforcement detail
One traffic officer was riding the Union Pacific Railroad train and four were on the street Wednesday watching drivers in a railroad crossing enforcement detail with Union Pacific. Nine citations were written for disregarding a traffic control device at a railroad crossing.
November 19, 2010 - Keep Burleson Beautiful accepts $1,500 check from H-E-B November 19, 2010 - Keep Burleson Beautiful accepts $1,500 check from H-E-B
Keep Burleson Beautiful received a $1,500 grant from H-E-B to fund the 2011 Burleson High School Eco Extravaganza. The presentation was made at the Nov. 15 Burleson City Council meeting. Keep Texas Beautiful received a check for $50,000.
November 18, 2010 - Have a  happy fire-safe season November 18, 2010 - Have a happy fire-safe season
Candles, Christmas trees and great home-cooked meals ... these are just some of the ingredients for a home-spun holiday. Follow holiday decorating and entertaining tips from the National Fire Protection Association and you can enjoy a happy and fire-safe season.
Novembe 18, 2010 - Ruin a thief's Thanksgiving Novembe 18, 2010 - Ruin a thief's Thanksgiving
Men and women in blue are out patrolling retail parking lots as well as residential neighborhoods over the Thanksgiving holiday, especially the Friday after Thanksgiving which is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
November 18, 2010 - Police and Fire face off in charity kickball game November 18, 2010 - Police and Fire face off in charity kickball game
The game has changed, but the goal has not. This year, Burleson firefighters and Burleson police officers will face off in a game of kickball on Saturday, Dec. 11, at noon at the softball field at Burleson High School. Admission is one unwrapped toy for Heart For the Kids.
November 17,  2010 - Help  needy children via the library, BRiCk November 17, 2010 - Help needy children via the library, BRiCk
Staff at the Burleson Public Library and the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) are asking for the public’s help in making Christmas brighter for children. The library is hosting a Holiday Friends Angel Tree. The BRiCk is hosting an Angel Tree for the Johnson County Foster Parent Association.
November 17, 2010 - Military veterans, tell us your story November 17, 2010 - Military veterans, tell us your story
How do we learn more about the past? By listening to those who lived through it, especially military veterans. More than 50 interviews have been conducted, but more veterans are needed to tell their stories. With the expertise of community volunteers, the City has been compiling video interviews with military veterans since the spring of 2010, via Operation Remember.
November 16, 2010 - Get your workout in before Thanksgiving! November 16, 2010 - Get your workout in before Thanksgiving!
Get your workout in before Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 25) because the BRiCk will close for the holidays Nov. 25-26.
November 11, 2010 - Learn a foreign language, free, via the library November 11, 2010 - Learn a foreign language, free, via the library
Do you want to expand your horizons and learn a foreign language? All you need is a Burleson Public Library card and a computer.
November 10, 2010 - Coloring contest winners ride with Santa November 10, 2010 - Coloring contest winners ride with Santa
Are you a third grader? A Burleson Independent School District student? A talented artist? That’s what you need to participate in the annual Christmas Coloring Contest hosted by the City’s parks and recreation department. The artists – one lucky boy and girl – who draw the best pictures will be selected to ride with Santa Claus in the Burleson Rotary Club’s annual “Blanket Burleson” lighted Christmas parade.
November 10, 2010 - Children may get personal call from St. Nick! November 10, 2010 - Children may get personal call from St. Nick!
Burleson children will receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus thanks to the North Pole Calling program coordinated by the City of Burleson’s parks and recreation department.
November 10, 2010 - City facilities close for Dec. 8 awards luncheon November 10, 2010 - City facilities close for Dec. 8 awards luncheon
City of Burleson facilities - with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the Burleson Police Department and the three fire stations - will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 8, between 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. so that City employees may attend the City’s annual Christmas awards luncheon.
November 10, 2010 - City adds iPhone app to City website November 10, 2010 - City adds iPhone app to City website
Does a picture speak louder than words? CivicPlus, the designer for the City of Burleson’s new website, thinks it does. An iPhone application has been added to the Citizen Request Tracker module on www.burlesontx.com. Applications for other Smartphones are in the works.
November 8, 2010 - BRiCk beefs up Biggest Loser classes November 8, 2010 - BRiCk beefs up Biggest Loser classes
Biggest Loser is the talk of the BRiCk next week! The free DVD-based classes have been expanded to six days a week, including four classes a day Monday-Friday and two classes on Saturday.
November 2, 2010 - Pay your utility bill online November 2, 2010 - Pay your utility bill online
Previously only customers with Internet Explorer or Firefox web browsers were supported, but now all web browsers are supported for online payments.
November 2, 2010 - Find a free fitness class for you! November 2, 2010 - Find a free fitness class for you!
Do you want to tough it out with programs like Insanity, Biggest Loser and P90X? Or, are Pilates, water aerobics, and strength and conditioning more your style? Pick one, or pick several of these DVD-based classes, free to BRiCk members, and get ready for the holidays.
November 2, 2010 - Burleson celebrates Christmas Dec. 4! November 2, 2010 - Burleson celebrates Christmas Dec. 4!
There’s a whole lot of Christmas packed into Saturday, Dec. 4, in Burleson!
November 1, 2010 - Pedestrian bridge is in place November 1, 2010 - Pedestrian bridge is in place
The pedestrian bridge linking Hidden Creek Golf Course on Hidden Creek Parkway and the Boys and Girls Club football field on Miller Street was installed the last week in October.
October 25, 2010 - Get in shape for the holidays at the BRiCk! October 25, 2010 - Get in shape for the holidays at the BRiCk!
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . what do they have in common? Food! If you want to be prepared to face the holidays in top shape, don’t miss out on the free DVD-based fitness classes offered to BRiCk members. Even if you are not a BRiCk member, you can participate in the free classes by purchasing a daily pass. For more, call 817-426-9104.
October 22, 2010 - Vietnam POW is guest speaker at Military Veteran Tribute October 22, 2010 - Vietnam POW is guest speaker at Military Veteran Tribute
Elmo C. “Mo” Baker endured nearly six years as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton in North Vietnam. The Burleson resident - a retired colonel with the United States Air Force - will talk about his experiences as the guest speaker for the Nov. 6 Military Veteran Tribute.The event begins at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 298 E. Renfro St., in Burleson.
October 22, 2010 - Names from Johnson County Veteran Monument join Veterans Memorial Park October 22, 2010 - Names from Johnson County Veteran Monument join Veterans Memorial Park
The names that are etched into the granite Johnson County Veterans Monument on East Renfro are joining those etched in the sidewalk at Burleson Veterans Memorial Park. The remembrance will be completed by Nov. 6, the date of the fourth annual Military Veteran Tribute at Veterans Memorial Park.
October 21, 2010 -  First 1,000 at Boo Bash take home miniature pumpkin October 21, 2010 - First 1,000 at Boo Bash take home miniature pumpkin
Free miniature pumpkins, donated by City Market, will be available for the first 1,000 trick-or-treaters at the Burleson Old Town Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 30. Children, birth to 12 years old, can decorate their pumpkin then take it home. For those who aren’t in the first 1,000 to go through the pumpkin patch, plastic pumpkins will be available for decorating.
October 21, 2010 - City will unveil Operation Remember kiosk Nov. 6 October 21, 2010 - City will unveil Operation Remember kiosk Nov. 6
Finding a brick at Veterans Memorial Park and learning that military veteran’s story will be easier after Nov. 6. The City will unveil a computer kiosk at the fourth annual Military Veteran Tribute at 298 E. Renfro St. That event is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.
October 19, 2010 - City facilities close two days for Thanksgiving October 19, 2010 - City facilities close two days for Thanksgiving
There will be no trash pickup or collection of curbside recycling on Thursday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Those on the Tuesday-Friday collection schedule will have their trash collected on Nov. 26. Those on the Monday-Thursday schedule will not have trash picked up until Nov. 29.
October 18. 2010 - Take your pick of free classes at the BRiCk October 18. 2010 - Take your pick of free classes at the BRiCk
Cardio, Pilates, strength and conditioning, Insanity, P90X, Biggest Loser . . . these classes, and more, are all there for you at the BRiCk! Even if you are not a BRiCk member, you can participate in the free classes by purchasing a daily pass. For more, call 817-426-9104.
October 14, 2010 - Town hall meeting on Chisholm Trail Parkway is Oct. 27 October 14, 2010 - Town hall meeting on Chisholm Trail Parkway is Oct. 27
The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) will host a town hall meeting on Oct. 27, to discuss Chisholm Trail Parkway. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St.
October 13, 2010 - City and KBB host photo contest October 13, 2010 - City and KBB host photo contest
The City and Keep Burleson Beautiful invite you to enter your favorite photos of Burleson in a photography competition.
October 13, 2010 - Ellison Street is site for Boo Bash 2010 October 13, 2010 - Ellison Street is site for Boo Bash 2010
Booths and bounce houses will be stretched down Ellison Street, from Main to Johnson, for the third annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 30. The fun is packed into two hours, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
October 12, 2010 - Family Water Aerobics added to free class schedule October 12, 2010 - Family Water Aerobics added to free class schedule
Family Water Aerobics has been added to the Friday night free fitness schedule at the BRiCk. The class is free to BRiCk members and $15 for non-members.
October 8, 2010 - Alarm system permits go through Irving company October 8, 2010 - Alarm system permits go through Irving company
If you have questions about your alarm system permit, alarm information or alarm bills, those questions go to PMAM Corporation. In June, Burleson City Council members approved the agreement with PMAM, an Irving business, for alarm management services.
October 7, 2010 - Time change triggers spruce up at Burleson Memorial Park October 7, 2010 - Time change triggers spruce up at Burleson Memorial Park
All items that are not permanently attached to the memorial or marker will be removed after the time changes. The clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7.
October 6, 2010 - Pilates is on tap  Wednesday and Friday nights October 6, 2010 - Pilates is on tap Wednesday and Friday nights
An extra Power Paced Pilates class has been squeezed into the Wednesday and Friday night free fitness schedule at the BRiCk. The BRiCk provides the workout room, DVD, and projector screen. You provide the motivation!
October 5, 2010 - Thirteen graduate from Citizens On Patrol October 5, 2010 - Thirteen graduate from Citizens On Patrol
It may be considered an unlucky number, but the number 13 is good news for the Burleson Police Department. On Sept. 30, 13 new Citizens On Patrol members joined the ranks in a graduation ceremony at the station.
October 5, 2010 - City adopts Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program October 5, 2010 - City adopts Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program
The Burleson Police Department is working with apartment complex management to reduce crime, drugs, gangs and gang activity at properties within the City limits. The program is called the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. The ordinance went into effect Sept. 21.
October 1, 2010- BRiCK adds special membership for activity military October 1, 2010- BRiCK adds special membership for activity military
The Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) is honoring active military personnel and their families with a special membership rate, effective Oct. 1.
September 29, 2010 - Rail car will be dedicated Oct. 9 September 29, 2010 - Rail car will be dedicated Oct. 9
The rail car, also known as the trolley car, will be dedicated in a brief ceremony slated to start at 12:40 p.m. next to the Burleson Visitors Center at 124 W. Ellison St.
September 29, 2010 - State wants input on widening of East Renfro September 29, 2010 - State wants input on widening of East Renfro
Plans to widen East Renfro to six lanes will be discussed by the Texas Department of Transportation during a meeting on Oct. 28 in the cafeteria at Stribling Elementary School.
September 28, 2010 - City hosts household hazardous waste and electronic recycling event September 28, 2010 - City hosts household hazardous waste and electronic recycling event
The City of Burleson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste collection on Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at 133 N. Main St. Electronic recycling is also part of this collection.
September 28, 2010 - BRiCk repeats first class free fitness schedule September 28, 2010 - BRiCk repeats first class free fitness schedule
If you liked last week’s schedule of free DVD-based fitness classes at the BRiCk, you are going to love the schedule for the first week in October because it’s a repeat!
September 28, 2010 - City hosts Military Veteran Tribute Nov. 6 September 28, 2010 - City hosts Military Veteran Tribute Nov. 6
The service and sacrifices of military veterans will be honored Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. when the City hosts the annual Military Veteran Tribute at Renfro Square.
September 23, 2010 - Two come forward in hit-and-run crash September 23, 2010 - Two come forward in hit-and-run crash
The driver and the passenger in the pickup that fled the scene of a crash in the Walmart parking lot on Sept. 17 came forward Wednesday night.
September 22, 2010 - Insanity, morning and night, at the BRiCk September 22, 2010 - Insanity, morning and night, at the BRiCk
Insanity, morning and night classes, are back on Monday and Wednesday as well as on Saturday and Sunday. And, check out a free instructor-based class demonstration of POWER C! The Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) offers free DVD-based fitness classes seven days a week for BRiCk members.
September 22, 2010 - Police seek driver in hit-and-run crash with bicyclist September 22, 2010 - Police seek driver in hit-and-run crash with bicyclist
The police are looking for the driver of a pickup who was involved in a crash with an 11-year-old bicyclist in the Walmart parking lot.
September 21, 2010 - Council approves budget and tax rate September 21, 2010 - Council approves budget and tax rate
The City’s $64,489,068 budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 and a tax rate of $0.7100 passed by a vote of 6-1 Monday.
September 21, 2010 - Burleson named 100 Best for Youth September 21, 2010 - Burleson named 100 Best for Youth
Burleson and the other winners spanning 37 states were recognized on Sept. 21 at a ceremony in front of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
September 20, 2010 - Railroad crossing is closed Wednesday September 20, 2010 - Railroad crossing is closed Wednesday
The Renfro Street railroad crossing will be closed for repairs on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
September 20, 2010 - Burleson Old Town Boo Bash is Oct. 30 September 20, 2010 - Burleson Old Town Boo Bash is Oct. 30
The event - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - is hosted by the City, the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce, and the community.
September 20, 2010 - Free Stroller Walking Time at the BRiCk! September 20, 2010 - Free Stroller Walking Time at the BRiCk!
Parents and babies, hit the track at the Burleson Recreation Center(the BRiCk) five days a week!
September 15, 2010 - Stop at railroad crossings! September 15, 2010 - Stop at railroad crossings!
Stop when the railroad crossing signal lights flash red. That’s the law.
September 14, 2010 - Police seek tips in JCPenney jewelry theft September 14, 2010 - Police seek tips in JCPenney jewelry theft
The Burleson Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving the case of the theft of several high dollar pieces of jewelry from the JCPenney store, 877 N.E. Alsbury Blvd.
Free DVD-based fitness class schedule, Sept. 13-19 Free DVD-based fitness class schedule, Sept. 13-19
Enjoy seven days of free fitness classes at The BRiCk!
September 1, 2010 - Fall Kickball 2010 registration September 1, 2010 - Fall Kickball 2010 registration
Remember the days of playing kickball in the park? The Burleson Parks and Recreation department is bringing that fun back with Fall Kickball 2010. Registration is Sept. 13-29 and league play begins Tuesday, Oct. 5.
July 28, 2010 - August 2-7 free fitness classes at the BRiCk July 28, 2010 - August 2-7 free fitness classes at the BRiCk
There is more “insanity” at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) next week with six days of Insanity fitness classes, free for BRiCk members. Non-members can participate in free fitness classes by buying a daily pass with access to all equipment and free classes. For more about free fitness classes, call 817-426-9104.
July 21, 2010 - City signs contract with noted researcher / author for Centennial history book July 21, 2010 - City signs contract with noted researcher / author for Centennial history book
Burleson is going into the history books, again, but this time it is Centennial history. Burleson City Council members voted unanimously Monday to a $35,000 contract with author James L. Haley to write a City of Burleson Centennial History book.
July 20, 2010 - Free fitness classes at the BRiCk, July 26-31 July 20, 2010 - Free fitness classes at the BRiCk, July 26-31
The “insanity” continues at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) next week with six days of Insanity fitness classes, free for BRiCk members - in the morning. If you are not a BRiCk member, you can still participate in the free fitness classes by purchasing a daily pass that gives access to all equipment and free classes.
July 19, 2010 - Burleson Public Library participates in Close the Book on Hunger campaign July 19, 2010 - Burleson Public Library participates in Close the Book on Hunger campaign
Hunger and illiteracy – these are two growing problems local communities face each day. The North Texas Library Partners and the Tarrant Area Food Bank are partnering again for the Close the Book on Hunger campaign. Drop off non-perishable food items at the Burleson Public Library, 248 S.W. Johnson Ave., through Monday, July 26. This is a three-week campaign.
July 19, 2010 - Neighbors talking to neighbors is goal of Aug. 3 National Night Out celebration July 19, 2010 - Neighbors talking to neighbors is goal of Aug. 3 National Night Out celebration
Why should you get involved in the National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 3? Your community building efforts help create strong, safe communities. When neighbors know each other and work together you can expect increased safety.
July 19, 2010 - Burleson Wise Eyes is revamped - citizens are now crime-fighting participants July 19, 2010 - Burleson Wise Eyes is revamped - citizens are now crime-fighting participants
Do you want to be part of the solution? Then sign up for the Burleson Police Department’s new and improved Burleson Wise Eyes program.
July 15, 2010 - Make your vehicle unattractive to potential burglars July 15, 2010 - Make your vehicle unattractive to potential burglars
CD players, car stereos, GPS navigation systems, purses, wallets, cellular telephones, loose change and tools . . . what do they have in common? They are consistently among the top items stolen from vehicles in Burleson. Other prime targets include IPODs, CDs, radar detectors, briefcases/work bags, computers, jewelry, guns and garage door openers.
July 14, 2010 - Neighbors, stand united for National Night Out Aug. 3 July 14, 2010 - Neighbors, stand united for National Night Out Aug. 3
Do you want to make a difference in your neighborhood and your community? Then talk to five or six neighbors, form a block party, and join the National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
July 13, 2010 - Hidden Creek hosts 2010 Burleson City Championship golf tournament July 13, 2010 - Hidden Creek hosts 2010 Burleson City Championship golf tournament
The City of Burleson’s Hidden Creek Golf Course will host the 2010 Burleson City Championship tournament Saturday, July 24-Sunday, July 25, at 555 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. on July 22.
July 13, 2010 - Contests and free healthy food draws 77 to Youth Day at the BRiCk July 13, 2010 - Contests and free healthy food draws 77 to Youth Day at the BRiCk
Swimming, dodge ball, rock bouldering and free healthy food . . . that’s what attracted 77 youth to the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) recently for the Mayor’s Youth Council Youth Day.
July 13, 2010 - Free fitness classes at the BRiCk beginning July 19 July 13, 2010 - Free fitness classes at the BRiCk beginning July 19
It’s time to a get a little insane, for free, at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) next week. The BRiCk is now offering free Insanity fitness classes for members six days a week, starting Monday, July 19.
July 13, 2010 - Games begin at Chisenhall Fields July 21 July 13, 2010 - Games begin at Chisenhall Fields July 21
The transformation of Chisenhall Park into Chisenhall Fields, located at 500 Hidden Creek Pkwy., will be near completion at the end of the month when the Burleson Youth Association (BYA) hosts two baseball tournaments, Wednesday, July 21- Monday, Aug. 2.
July 13, 2010 - What swim classes / aquatic fitness classes do you want to see at the BRiCk? July 13, 2010 - What swim classes / aquatic fitness classes do you want to see at the BRiCk?
If the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) isn’t offering the swim lessons or aqua fitness classes that interest you, then get some friends together and make a request.
July 12, 2010 - Welcome to new board, commission and corporation members! July 12, 2010 - Welcome to new board, commission and corporation members!
Welcome to the new members of City boards, commissions and committees. Council recently appointed the following to fill vacancies:
July 6, 2010  - Monday, July 12, is free fitness all day for BRiCk members July 6, 2010 - Monday, July 12, is free fitness all day for BRiCk members
If you are a member of the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) and you want to try out some classes, then Monday, July 12, is the day for you with a day filled with five fitness classes, all free.
June 30, 2010 - Youth can stay fit and healthy at the BRiCk June 30, 2010 - Youth can stay fit and healthy at the BRiCk
Youth who are looking for a healthy and fit way to spend their summer have plenty of options starting July 6.
June 30, 2010 - Head start on a career in law enforcement through the Burleson Police Explorer Post June 30, 2010 - Head start on a career in law enforcement through the Burleson Police Explorer Post
If you are a young adult who is between 14 and 20 years old and you have a serious interest in a career in law enforcement, then the new Burleson Police Explorer Post #4911 is for you.
June 30, 2010 - BRiCk free fitness class schedule June 30, 2010 - BRiCk free fitness class schedule
Pick a day and a time between 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and you can find a free fitness class at the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk)!
June 29, 2010 - Session 2 of BRICk classes start July 5 June 29, 2010 - Session 2 of BRICk classes start July 5
Session two of eight classes offered by the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk) starts the week of July 5.
June 28, 2010 - Veteran officer joins police department's community resource officer program  June 28, 2010 - Veteran officer joins police department's community resource officer program
The Burleson Police Department’s Community Resource Officer program has added a new face. Officer Jack Goleman is a 23-year veteran of the Burleson Police Department. He served as a patrol officer and trained new recruits before becoming the City's, and the Burleson Independent School District’s, first school resource officer 17 years ago.
June 28, 2010 - Come early for the concert and stay late for the fireworks! June 28, 2010 - Come early for the concert and stay late for the fireworks!
Come early to enjoy the music and leave late so you can be amazed by the fireworks.
June 25, 2010  - Protect your valuables from theft June 25, 2010 - Protect your valuables from theft
Did you know that protecting your valuables from theft is as easy and inexpensive as investing in an electric engraving pen, a camera and a notebook?
June 23, 2010 - City says farewell to council members Jim Wadlow and Carter Mahanay June 23, 2010 - City says farewell to council members Jim Wadlow and Carter Mahanay
The Burleson City Council and City staff said farewell to council members Jim Wadlow and Carter Mahanay at the June 21 council meeting.
June 23, 2010 - Burleson Citizens On Patrol program, and coordinator, win top awards June 23, 2010 - Burleson Citizens On Patrol program, and coordinator, win top awards
The Burleson Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol program and coordinator Sgt. Diron Hill were honored Friday night with two top awards from the Texas Citizens on Patrol Association (TCOPA) at a banquet in Granbury. The Citizens on Patrol (COPs) program won the award for the Small (less than 100,000 population) Citizens on Patrol Association of the Year. Hill won Citizens on Patrol Coordinator of the Year.
June 21, 2010 - Eight Arms to Hold You bring back the Beatles for final Hot Sounds concert June 21, 2010 - Eight Arms to Hold You bring back the Beatles for final Hot Sounds concert
The sound of The Beatles will bring the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series to a close this Friday, June 25, in Old Town Burleson. Eight Arms To Hold You headlines the free 90-minute concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. on the City stage at the corner of Ellison and Wilson streets.
June 21, 2010 - Burleson Progress Report and E-Newsletter win two state awards June 21, 2010 - Burleson Progress Report and E-Newsletter win two state awards
The City of Burleson’s quarterly Progress Report and weekly E-Newsletter came up winners at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers awards luncheon June 11.
June 18, 2010 - Police, railroad combine forces for railroad crossing enforcement detail June 18, 2010 - Police, railroad combine forces for railroad crossing enforcement detail
The Burleson Police Department’s traffic unit and Union Pacific Railroad joined forces again Wednesday for a railroad crossing enforcement detail. Seven drivers, including one driving a commercial vehicle, received citations for disregarding the railroad crossing lights and arms at the Alsbury Boulevard crossing. Citations carry a fine of approximately $176 in Burleson.
June 15, 2010 - Voodoo Blue headlines Hot Sounds concert June 18 June 15, 2010 - Voodoo Blue headlines Hot Sounds concert June 18
Stevie Ray Vaughn still brings out the nostalgia in fans, old and new. If you are one of those fans, don’t miss the Hot Sounds of Summer concert Friday, June 18, featuring Voodoo Blue.
June 15, 2010 - Number of Burleson residents keeps growing June 15, 2010 - Number of Burleson residents keeps growing
According to the 2010 population estimates from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Burleson now boasts a population of 35,050 residents. That’s up just over 2 percent from the 2009 estimate of 34,350.
June 8, 2010 - Municipal Court earns recognition for Traffic Safety June 8, 2010 - Municipal Court earns recognition for Traffic Safety
The City of Burleson Municipal Court can be applauded for its focus on traffic safety, as is evidenced by being named one of six cities to receive the Traffic Safety Award from the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s (TCMEC) Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative.
June 7, 2010 - Bring your dancing shoes for the June 11 Hot Sounds concert June 7, 2010 - Bring your dancing shoes for the June 11 Hot Sounds concert
Bring your dancing shoes to Old Town Burleson Friday, June 11, for Landon Dodd and the Dancehall Drifters. The band will headline the third concert in the five-week Hot Sounds of Summer concert series.
June 7, 2010 - No fireworks inside the city limits June 7, 2010 - No fireworks inside the city limits
The storage, use, possession or sale of fireworks is prohibited inside the city and within 5,000 feet of the corporate limits of the City of Burleson. The exception to the rule is the City’s Fourth of July fireworks show, which is free to the public. That show is slated for approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, at the Hidden Creek Sports Complex on I-35W. A licensed pyrotechnician coordinates the fireworks.
June 7, 2010 - Fourth of July holiday closings June 7, 2010 - Fourth of July holiday closings
The outdoor pool at the Burleson Recreation Center as well as Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open on Sunday, the Fourth of July.
June 4, 2010 - Fun and healthy eating highlight Youth Day at the BRiCk June 25 June 4, 2010 - Fun and healthy eating highlight Youth Day at the BRiCk June 25
Relays, a scavenger hunt, dodge ball tournament and healthy eating are all on tap for Youth Day at the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
June 4, 2010 - Keep the Independence Day weekend fun at home this year! June 4, 2010 - Keep the Independence Day weekend fun at home this year!
Burleson is filling your Independence Day weekend with the Burleson Lions Club parade on Saturday, July 3, and the City’s concert and fireworks at Hidden Creek Sports Complex on Sunday, the Fourth of July.
June 3, 2010 - Don't miss the BRiCk grand opening June 5! June 3, 2010 - Don't miss the BRiCk grand opening June 5!
Tropical relays, scavenger hunts, a limbo contest, and a Police Fitness Challenge for youth . . . that’s just some of what will be going on at the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) during the grand opening celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 5.
June 2, 2010 - Victor Trevino Jr. brings Elvis rockabilly to Hot Sounds Friday night June 2, 2010 - Victor Trevino Jr. brings Elvis rockabilly to Hot Sounds Friday night
The 1950s and 1960s . . . Elvis Presley rockabilly . . . does that bring back good memories? Then don’t miss the second of the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series Friday, June 4, in Old Town Burleson. Victor Trevino Jr. will be bringing back the king of music’s wilder years – the rockabilly ‘50s and ‘60s.
June 1, 2010 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey June 1, 2010 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey
There’s going to be some serious clowning around at the Burleson Public Library on Tuesday, June 29. The library is welcoming Kelly the Clown, a Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey “ambassador of laughter” to the library at noon for a special 45-minute Circus Story Time!
May 28, 2010 - Household hazardous waste and electronics were recycled May 22 May 28, 2010 - Household hazardous waste and electronics were recycled May 22
Your neighbors got the household hazardous waste out of their homes May 22 through the Household Hazardous Waste event at the City’s old service center on Main Street. Approximately 137 households participated.
May 27, 2010 - Watch out for unpermitted residential alarm solicitors May 27, 2010 - Watch out for unpermitted residential alarm solicitors
The four-month period, May – August, is the prime selling season for companies who want to get your residential alarm business. The Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association has highlighted the following red flags that homeowners should listen for when someone comes knocking at your door.
May 27, 2010 - Outdoor pool and Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open on Memorial Day May 27, 2010 - Outdoor pool and Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open on Memorial Day
All City facilities – with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the police department and the fire stations - will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The golf course will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Golfers will be treated to holiday rates, which are the same as weekend rates.
May 26, 2010 - Summer Reading Club kicks off June 5 at the Burleson Recreation Center grand opening May 26, 2010 - Summer Reading Club kicks off June 5 at the Burleson Recreation Center grand opening
The Burleson Public Library’s Summer Reading Club will kick off in a big way Saturday, June 5, with Mark Shelton and his High Energy Percussion Party.
May 26, 2010 - Work on raised medians at railroad tracks on Alsbury starts June 1 May 26, 2010 - Work on raised medians at railroad tracks on Alsbury starts June 1
The construction of raised medians on Alsbury Boulevard, adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad crossing, will start Tuesday, June 1. The construction should take approximately one week.
May 26, 2010 - Registration for Summer Softball ends June 4 May 26, 2010 - Registration for Summer Softball ends June 4
Spring Softball 2010 ends in May, then Summer Softball 2010 starts fielding balls the week of June 14
May 25, 2010 - Spazmatics open Hot Sounds of Summer concert series Friday May 25, 2010 - Spazmatics open Hot Sounds of Summer concert series Friday
Do you like ‘80s music? How about Elvis Presley rockabilly? Classic country shuffles and ballads? Stevie Ray Vaughn and Beatles’ tunes? Then you are in for a treat, a free treat, when the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series hits Old Town May 28.
May 25, 2010 - Buckle up, every rider, every ride May 25, 2010 - Buckle up, every rider, every ride
The Burleson Police Department is participating in the Texas Department of Transportation’s Click it or Ticket campaign, May 24-June 6. The national enforcement mobilization encourages all motorists to wear their seat belts – day and night. Drivers caught not wearing their seat belt run the risk of being ticketed.
May 24, 2010 - Silver Rail plays at June 5 opening of the Burleson Recreation Center May 24, 2010 - Silver Rail plays at June 5 opening of the Burleson Recreation Center
The Burleson Recreation Center will be rocking at noon on Saturday, June 5, as the classic rock band Silver Rail takes to the stage during the grand opening of the BRiCk.
May 20, 2010 - Operation Remember kick off is Memorial Day ( May 20, 2010 - Operation Remember kick off is Memorial Day (
On Memorial Day, honor guards from the police department and fire department will present the colors, lay a wreath, provide a firing party and play taps in tribute to military veterans as Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter kicks off Operation Remember. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at Veterans Memorial Park at 298 W. Renfro St. in Old Town.
May 20, 2010 - Some streets will be closed for Honey Tour Bike ride May 20, 2010 - Some streets will be closed for Honey Tour Bike ride
Some Burleson streets will be closed Saturday, May 29, when the 2010 Burleson Honey Tour bicycle ride cycles through town. Kerr Middle School on Johnson Avenue is the starting point.
May 20, 2010 - City celebrates grand opening of the Burleson Recreation Center June 5 May 20, 2010 - City celebrates grand opening of the Burleson Recreation Center June 5
The City will celebrate the grand opening of the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) on Saturday, June 5, with a ribbon cutting, tours, and live entertainment.
May 18, 2010 - Sign up for memberships and take a tour at the BRiCk May 18, 2010 - Sign up for memberships and take a tour at the BRiCk
The contractors are putting the finishing touches on the inside of the Burleson Recreation Center (the BRiCk), so this week, through Friday, May 21, the center’s hours are 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Residents, and non-residents, can sign up for memberships and tour the facility, but the center will not be open for workouts. The center will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
May 12, 2010 - Parent meeting for Barracuda Swim Team is May 24 May 12, 2010 - Parent meeting for Barracuda Swim Team is May 24
The Parent Meeting and New Skill Evaluation for the Burleson Barracuda Swim Team will take place Monday, May 24, instead of Saturday, May 16, as was printed in the Burleson Community Guide published by the City’s recreation department and library. The May 24 meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Burleson Recreation Center’s (BRiCk) indoor Natatorium party rooms. The BRiCk is located at 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd.
May 11, 2010 - Hart is tapped for Rookie Fire Fighter of the Year honors May 11, 2010 - Hart is tapped for Rookie Fire Fighter of the Year honors
Jeff Hart took the initiative to send himself through driver/operator school and is always trying to find something to do when all of the other work is done. That work ethic is the reason he was nominated, and won, the Burleson Fire Department’s 2009 Rookie Fire Fighter of the Year.
May 11, 2010 - Scally earns Fire Officer of the Year honors May 11, 2010 - Scally earns Fire Officer of the Year honors
It’s our job . . . do it the best you can.” That’s what Lt. Claude Scally tells his fellow fire fighters at the Burleson Fire Department. Scally’s mentorship as well as his wealth of knowledge about the emergency medical system and apparatus earned him a nomination and the award for 2009 Fire Officer of the Year.
May 11, 2010 - Fire fighters are honored at annual awards banquet May 11, 2010 - Fire fighters are honored at annual awards banquet
Burleson fire fighters were honored at the annual awards banquet May 1 at Mountain Valley Country Club.
May 8, 2010 - Los resultados de las elecciones del Consejo Municipal de Burleson del 8 de mayo de 2 May 8, 2010 - Los resultados de las elecciones del Consejo Municipal de Burleson del 8 de mayo de 2
May 8, 2010 - Challenger defeats incumbent for Place 2 on Burleson City Council May 8, 2010 - Challenger defeats incumbent for Place 2 on Burleson City Council
Read the results of the May 8, 2010 Burleson City Council election.
May 7, 2010 - Hot Sounds of Summer kicks off May 28 May 7, 2010 - Hot Sounds of Summer kicks off May 28
Grab your lawn chair or blanket and even a picnic and head to Ellison Street. The free, five-week Hot Sounds of Summer concert series kicks off in Old Town May 28.
May 7, 2010 - Burleson Recreation Center opens, soft opening, May 17 May 7, 2010 - Burleson Recreation Center opens, soft opening, May 17
What can you do when you walk in the door of the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) on Monday, May 17? A lot . . . and there is more to come after the grand opening that is slated for Saturday, June 5.
May 6, 2010 - Fourth graders wanted for Junior Fire Academy! May 6, 2010 - Fourth graders wanted for Junior Fire Academy!
Burleson fourth graders can find out now if they have what it takes to be a fire fighter. The Burleson Fire Department is hosting a Junior Fire Academy Monday, June 7-Thursday, June 10. The academy is free. There are 12 openings. The deadline to apply is May 24. Applications are available at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
May 6, 2010 - City proclaims Arson Awareness Week May 6, 2010 - City proclaims Arson Awareness Week
Arson is destructive and dangerous. It doesn’t discriminate between the elderly or infants or between businesses, homes, churches or vacant buildings. That’s part of the message that the City, Fire Marshal Stacy Singleton, and Burleson fire fighters want to get across during Arson Awareness Week/Community Arson Prevention.
May 6, 2010 - Local military veterans can still be immortalized with a brick May 6, 2010 - Local military veterans can still be immortalized with a brick
Local military veterans can still be immortalized with a brick at the City’s Veteran’s Park in the B&G development at 298 W. Renfro.Stop by the Burleson Public Library, 248 S.W. Johnson Ave. and request a Brick for Veterans order form, or go to the library web site, www.burlesonlibrary.com and click on “Bricks for Veterans.”
May 5, 2010 - Memorial Day Holiday May 5, 2010 - Memorial Day Holiday
All City facilities – with the exception of Hidden Creek Golf Course, the police department and the fire stations - will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The golf course will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Golfers will be treated to holiday rates, which are the same as weekend rates.
May 5, 2010 - Police host Open House May 11 May 5, 2010 - Police host Open House May 11
Are you curious about what the Burleson Police Department has to offer? In recognition of National Police Week, the department is hosting its annual open house on Tuesday, May 11.
April 30, 2010 - Volunteers needed for Teen Court April 30, 2010 - Volunteers needed for Teen Court
If you are interested in the municipal court process and want to make a difference in your community, check out the Burleson Teen Court program.
April 29, 2010 - Rabies confirmed in skunk on Royal Oak April 29, 2010 - Rabies confirmed in skunk on Royal Oak
A test on another skunk in Burleson has returned positive for rabies. Two dogs killed a skunk on Sunday, April 25, in the 800 block of Royal Oak, which is located in a subdivision east of I-35W in Burleson. Both dogs involved in this incident are current on their rabies shots. The dogs received a rabies booster shot the same day as the incident.
April 28, 2010 - Recycling center moves effective May 4 April 28, 2010 - Recycling center moves effective May 4
The City of Burleson’s recycling center on Haskew Street is moving to the Compost Center on Memorial Plaza effective Tuesday, May 4.
April 26, 2010 - Street will be closed for Cinco de Mayo celebration April 26, 2010 - Street will be closed for Cinco de Mayo celebration
In preparation for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration slated for 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on Friday, April 30, one street will be closed starting Thursday, April 29.
April 26, 2010 - Volunteers pick up 1,700 pounds of litter and debris April 26, 2010 - Volunteers pick up 1,700 pounds of litter and debris
Children, teens, families, couples and even individuals turned out Saturday, April 24, for the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off hosted by the City of Burleson and Keep Burleson Beautiful.
April 22, 2010 - Friends of the Library host book sale April 23-24 April 22, 2010 - Friends of the Library host book sale April 23-24
All kinds of books and videos, at very low prices, will be the fare at the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale April 23-24.The sale will take place at the library, 248 S.W. Johnson Ave., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
April 21, 2010 - Two more skunks test positive for rabies April 21, 2010 - Two more skunks test positive for rabies
Two more cases of rabid skunks have been confirmed, bringing the total to four since March 12. The two most recent cases include one in the 1400 block of Erin Dr which occurred Friday, April 16, and one in the 700 block of Wrigley Drive that occurred Saturday, April 17.
April 20, 2010 - Keep Burleson Beautiful receives $3,000 from H-E-B Green Bag Grants Recycling April 20, 2010 - Keep Burleson Beautiful receives $3,000 from H-E-B Green Bag Grants Recycling
Keep Burleson Beautiful received $3,000 from the Green Bag Grants Recycling Program to help expand the efforts of the 2010 Burleson Environmental Education (B.E.E.) contest and awards ceremony. The theme this year is Recycle This!
April 19, 2010 - Fifth graders invited to apply for third annual Paw Pals Academy April 19, 2010 - Fifth graders invited to apply for third annual Paw Pals Academy
Fifth grade students could earn the chance of a lifetime to work with shelter animals one-on-one in the City of Burleson’s third annual Paw Pals Animal Care Academy.
April 15, 2010 - Nine drivers ticketed in railroad crossing enforcement detail April 15, 2010 - Nine drivers ticketed in railroad crossing enforcement detail
Members of the Burleson Police Department’s traffic unit wrote nine tickets to drivers today for disregarding a traffic control device at a railroad crossing. The ticket writing was part of a combined educational effort of the police department and the Union Pacific Railroad to educate drivers about railroad crossings.
April 14, 2010 - City proclaims National Volunteer Week, April 18-24 April 14, 2010 - City proclaims National Volunteer Week, April 18-24
The dedication of volunteers to the City of Burleson was recognized with a proclamation for National Volunteer Week, April 18-24. Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter presented that proclamation to the members of the Burleson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Citizens On Patrol, and Community Emergency Response Team.
April 12, 2010 - Officer Craig Bastible honored as Hero for a Day April 12, 2010 - Officer Craig Bastible honored as Hero for a Day
Craig Bastible, the 2009 Officer of the Year for the Burleson Police Department, was honored again with the Hero for a Day award.
April 12, 2010 - Summer Softball starts June 14 April 12, 2010 - Summer Softball starts June 14
Spring Softball 2010 ends in May, then Summer Softball 2010 starts fielding balls the week of June 14.
April 12, 2010 - Double elimination adult softball tourney is May 22 April 12, 2010 - Double elimination adult softball tourney is May 22
The City’s Parks and Recreation department is hosting a double elimination adult softball tournament Saturday, May 22, at Hidden Creek Sports Complex.
April 12, 2010 - Electronic recycling is added to Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 22 April 12, 2010 - Electronic recycling is added to Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 22
The City of Burleson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling event on Saturday, May 22, at the City’s old service center at 133 N. Main St. The two collections will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
April 7, 2010 - Rabies confirmed on Ranchway Drive April 7, 2010 - Rabies confirmed on Ranchway Drive
The test on a skunk found in the 100 block of Ranchway Drive, near North Joshua Elementary in south Burleson, came back positive for rabies.
April 7, 2010 - Vital need for libraries proclaimed via National Library Week April 7, 2010 - Vital need for libraries proclaimed via National Library Week
Movie Mocking Monday, Storytimes, teen anime/manga and the top book and movie picks from the staff of the Burleson Public Library highlight the happenings during National Library Week, April 11-17.
April 5, 2010 - Citizens Police Academy offers free, realistic look at policing April 5, 2010 - Citizens Police Academy offers free, realistic look at policing
Can you solve a case in 60 minutes? Does every department have equipment that captures DNA? Does every detective have a sidekick like TV’s Castle?
April 5, 2010 - Police hosts annual Open House Tuesday, May 11 April 5, 2010 - Police hosts annual Open House Tuesday, May 11
Are you curious about what the Burleson Police Department has to offer? In recognition of National Police Week, the department is hosting its annual open house on Tuesday, May 11.
April 5, 2010 - Grand opening of Burleson Recreation Center kicks off Summer Reading Club April 5, 2010 - Grand opening of Burleson Recreation Center kicks off Summer Reading Club
The City’s parks and recreation department and Burleson Public Library are joining forces Saturday, June 5, for the grand opening of the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) and kickoff of the library’s Summer Reading Club.
March 29, 2010 - Celebrate Cinco April 30 March 29, 2010 - Celebrate Cinco April 30
Burleson’s Cinco de Mayo celebration will draw in dancers, food vendors, and arts and crafts for a six-hour event in Old Town.
March 17, 2010 - Skunk tests positive for rabies March 17, 2010 - Skunk tests positive for rabies
A test on a skunk found Friday, March 12, in a dog house on Bluebonnet Court came back positive for rabies on Tuesday.
March 15, 2010 - Mayor Pro Tem is appointed to National League of Cities Small Cities Council March 15, 2010 - Mayor Pro Tem is appointed to National League of Cities Small Cities Council
Burleson Mayor Pro Tem Stuart Gillaspie has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Small Cities Council (SCC) steering committee for 2010. Gillaspie is the only committee member representing Texas.
March 9, 2010 - Interurban Express Motor #330 comes home March 9, 2010 - Interurban Express Motor #330 comes home
Interurban Express Motor #330 has returned to Old Town Burleson. On March 6, Basden Steel, with the assistance of City park maintenance workers, moved the 18,000-pound circa 1902 refurbished trolley car from the City’s old service center on Main to 124 W. Ellison, next to the Burleson Visitors Center and city hall.
March 4, 2010 - Police Department Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character Award Winner March 4, 2010 - Police Department Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character Award Winner
The Burleson Police Department’s 2009 Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character Award went to Lisa Cauthern, senior administrative secretary for the department’s command staff.
March 4, 2010 - Police Department Civilian Employee of the Year March 4, 2010 - Police Department Civilian Employee of the Year
This telecommunication operator’s easy-going attitude and ability to remain calm and collected when the stress levels rise earned Phil Lewis the Burleson Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Year award for 2009.
March 4, 2010 - Police Department Rookie of the Year March 4, 2010 - Police Department Rookie of the Year
The professionalism of Burleson Police officers is what drew Chaz Garrett to apply for a job with the department. Saturday, his professionalism was recognized as his peers selected him as the department’s Rookie of the Year for 2009.
March 4, 2010 - Police Department Supervisor of the Year March 4, 2010 - Police Department Supervisor of the Year
Sgt. Brian O'Heren, 2009 Supervisor of the Year for the Burleson Police Department, “continues to forge a positive relationship with the citizens and positive perception of the Burleson Police Department..
March 4, 2010 - Police Department Officer of the Year March 4, 2010 - Police Department Officer of the Year
Burleson Police Officer Craig Bastible keeps achieving. He won Rookie of the Year honors for 2007, then his peers awarded him Officer of the Year honors for 2009.
March 4, 2010 - Police Department honors its own March 4, 2010 - Police Department honors its own
The Burleson Police Department honored its own with a banquet Feb. 27.
March 1, 2010 - See how your neighbors imagine Burleson in 2030 March 1, 2010 - See how your neighbors imagine Burleson in 2030
Where do you see Burleson in 2030? What do you think needs to be done with Hwy. 174, the city’s major corridor? See what a committee of Burleson citizens, businesspeople and decision makers came up with during a nine-month process called Imagine Burleson – Roadmap to 2030.
February 18, 2010 - Burleson Police Department achieves seventh meritorious accreditation award February 18, 2010 - Burleson Police Department achieves seventh meritorious accreditation award
The Burleson Police Department was recognized for its professionalism and high standards Monday when Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman, a commissioner with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), presented Police Chief Tom Cowan with the department’s seventh accreditation award.
January 28, 2010 - Police Commander earns Athena Award January 28, 2010 - Police Commander earns Athena Award
One of the City’s own was recognized at the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce banquet for her support of professional women.


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