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City News

Check out the headlines on City of Boerne operations, department highlights, and more.

  1. Staff Profile: Shelbi Smith brings excellence to Animal Care Services

    Animal Control Officer Shelbi Smith is part of the team dedicated to caring for the animals of Boerne. Learn about Shelbi.
  2. Fire Marshal’s symposium aims to improve fire sprinkler system freeze protection

    Meeting connects property managers and owners to contractors with the goal of improving fire sprinkler system freeze protection. Read about this collaboration.
  1. Boerne Police arrest juvenile suspect in threats against BISD school

    Boerne Police arrested the primary suspect in the threats made against Champion High School on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Details on the arrest.
  2. Library Director Kelly Skovbjerg to retire after 22 years

    The Patrick Heath Public Library will soon turn the page on a new chapter with longtime director Kelly Skovbjerg set to retire. More on Kelly's retirement.
  1. Two donations to make lasting impact at Boerne’s library, animal shelter

    Boerne City Council approved a budget amendment and accepted two anonymous donations totaling $98,043. Read about the donations.
  2. City named Best-In-Class Employer for second straight year

    For its 2023 survey, Gallagher identified the City as an organization that excels in optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing. Read about the distinction.
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Staff Profiles

We have some of the best people working every day to provide exemplary service. Each month we will showcase a member of City staff as we highlight Team Boerne.

  1. Shelbi Smith

    Staff Profile: Shelbi Smith brings excellence to Animal Care Services

    Animal Control Officer Shelbi Smith is part of the team dedicated to caring for the animals of Boerne. Learn about Shelbi.
  2. Ryan Bass

    Staff Profile: Ryan Bass leads City’s preservation, conservation efforts

    The man behind many of the City of Boerne's preservation programs for the last 15 years has been Environmental Program Manager Ryan Bass. Read more about Ryan.
  3. Denise Hessler

    Staff Profile: Denise Hessler is a bridge-builder in Finance

    Denise has been with the Finance Department for just a year and a half, but her impact on the City’s payroll process has already been noticeable. Read more about Denise.
  4. Jeanette Teague

    Staff Profile: Jeanette Teague helps visitors feel at home in Boerne

    Teague manages the day-to-day operations of Visit Boerne and its four employees and more than 20 volunteers as they work to market Boerne. Read about Jeanette.
  5. Gerald Jonas

    Staff Profile: Gerald Jonas brings quality, expertise to customer care

    With two decades of dedicated service, Gerald stands as a pillar of experience and leadership at the Boerne Utilities Customer Care and Billing department. Read about Gerald.
  6. Collin Rogers

    Staff Profile: Collin Rogers monitors Boerne’s fire safety

    Under the Fire Department, the Rogers and the Fire Marshal’s Office have a range of responsibilities related to fire prevention and planning. Read more about Collin.
  7. Sheldon Cravey

    Staff Profile: Sheldon Cravey keeps City’s tech up to speed

    For the last 15 years, Cravey and the IT team have worked hard to ensure all the technological needs of City employees are met. Read more about Sheldon.
  8. Roy Burgess

    Staff Profile: Roy Burgess on decades of consistency at Boerne Utilities

    Over his nearly 40-year career at Boerne Utilities, Burgess has ensured the quality of our drinking water. Learn more about Roy.
  9. James Schmidt

    Staff Profile: Lt. James Schmidt is driven by service

    A graduate of Boerne High School, Lt. James Schmidt always knew this was where he wanted to live and work. Read the full profile.
  10. Claudia Lemon

    Staff Profile: Claudia Lemon leads the Municipal Court

    For the last 19 years, Claudia has managed the day-to-day operations of the Boerne Municipal Court. Learn more about Claudia.
  11. Alison Topper holds the book &#34Bernie Boerne&#34

    Staff Profile: Alison Topper on how the Library is more than books

    When she’s not helping someone find a book, Alison can be found leading youth workshops or set up in the lobby for Ask Alison. Learn more about Alison.
  12. Jerry Carlos poses for picture in front of Boerne City Lake

    Staff Profile: Jerry Carlos Reflects on Mission and Service

    Jerry has been with the Boerne Parks and Recreation Department for 17 years, working in different areas to provide exemplary service. Learn more about Jerry.

Library News

The Patrick Heath Public Library always has something fun going or a new program to share with the community.

  1. Starting January 16, tax appointments being taken

    AARP Tax-Aide is at the library once again this year to prepare federal income tax returns for free, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Wait until January 16 to call for an appointment! Schedule your appointment.
  1. Help Us Continue Being a Dynamic Community Hub!

    The Patrick Heath Public Library, a department of the City of Boerne, seeks members to serve on its advisory board. Learn more about applying.
  1. How Do You Like Us Now?!

    Please take our survey on your personal experiences with accessing Boerne resources on The Portal to Texas History! Take the survey.
Library Website

Parks and Recreation News

Get the latest happening from our team over at the Parks and Recreation Department.

  1. Now hiring pool staff for summer 2024

    If you’re looking to be a part of a great, hardworking, and friendly team, join us this summer at the Boerne Municipal Pool! See job openings.
  1. River Road Bank Stabilization project remains on schedule

    Get the latest on the City's project to stabilize the bank of Cibolo Creek and install new amenities for the public to enjoy. Track our progress.
  1. Arbor Day: City plants 15 trees with help of volunteers

    The City of Boerne celebrated Texas Arbor Day on Nov. 7 by planting 15 trees along the Currey Trail with the help of dozens of volunteers from local organizations. Read about the event.
Parks and Rec. Website

Police News

Explore the stories below for the latest from the Boerne Police Department.

  1. Boerne Police arrest juvenile suspect in threats against BISD school

    Boerne Police arrested the primary suspect in the threats made against Champion High School on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Details on the arrest.
  1. Boerne Police reminds residents to be on alert for scammers

    The Boerne Police Department has seen an increase in reported fraud attempt cases over the last year. Learn about recent scams.
  1. Crowd fills room for Kendall County Behavioral Health Advisory Coalition kick-off

    Representatives shared a background of mental health response in the county and the need for a collaborative approach to fill in the gaps for those experiencing mental health crises. Learn about the coalition.
Police Dept. Website

Visit Boerne

Planning a trip to Boerne? Check out some of the great resources the team at Visit Boerne have compiled to help you make the most of your time in our corner of the Hill Country.

  1. Three Boerne Businesses Named “Best in State” In 2024 Texas Travel Awards

    Three Boerne businesses took top honors in the 4th annual Texas Travel Awards. The awards were created to celebrate the top travel destinations and attractions across the Lone Star State. Read on...
  1. Boerne Brunch Hotspots

    Whatever your wish may be, from cozy cafes to trendy brunch bars, it’s all right here in Boerne! Review this extensive list of many of the amazing local brunch options you won’t want to miss. Read on...
  1. The Ultimate 2024 Boerne Spring Break Guide!

    Spend a glorious week in Boerne on your ideal Spring Break vacation. We’ve done the leg work for you, just take a look for some great ideas and start crafting your perfect stay! Read on...
Visit Boerne Website