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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Traveling veterans memorial on display at Boerne Parks in May

traveling veterans memorial signs on display at park

A traveling veterans memorial will be on rotating display at Boerne’s parks during the month of May leading up to Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.

The seven signs that make up the memorial list those from Boerne and Kendall County who died in serv...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

ACS adoption event finds 26 pets forever homes

man and woman hold white dog they adopted at event

Almost 30 pets found their forever home at a Boerne Animal Care Services adoption event May 7 at Tusculum Brewing Company.

The furry friends included 20 kittens and six puppies, all of which were under the care of Boerne ACS.

“We are so thrilled w...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Boerne IT wins award for collaborative public safety project

Small Boerne Police trailer with camera mast and solar panels

The City of Boerne’s Information Technology Department received an award for their work to retrofit a retired radar trailer into a mobile video security unit for the Boerne Police Department.

The 2022 Excellence Award was given to the IT departme...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Movie in the Park schedule for 2022

Movies include Raya and the last dragon, Sing 2, Ghostbuster, Encanto, Elf, Ninja Turtles

A summertime tradition is about to kick-off once again this summer. From action-packed to singalongs and even heartwarming the Boerne Parks and Recreation Department’s Movie in the Park has something for everyone. 

Pre-movie activities b...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Boerne named Tree City USA for 12th-straight year

Tree City USA logo

The City of Boerne has once again been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forestry. The honor, given in recognition of the City’s work in 2021, marks the 12th-straight year Boerne has achieved this stat...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Scout project for fish habitat gives Fire Dept. training opportunity

eagle scout Barron Cohoon stands next to fish habitat project

A months-long Eagle Scout project culminated Monday, April 18 when the Fire Department and Parks and Recreation staff helped a local teen improve the fish habitat in Boerne City Lake.

Boy Scout J. Barron Cohoon completed his Eagle Scout Project by sinking ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Boerne police officers recognized at annual awards ceremony

Exterior of Boerne Police Department

Recently, several members of the Boerne Police Department and 911 Telecommunications Team were recognized for their work in 2021.

On March 30, members of both teams met in the police training room to help congratulate their colleagues.

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Boerne City Lake Park: Updated Rules, Guidelines

graphic reading "Boerne City Lake: Updated Rules and Guidelines"

The City of Boerne Parks and Recreation Department has updated its list of prohibited activities at Boerne City Lake Park.

Effective immediately, no one will be allowed to use a firepit or BBQ pit. The ones permanently installed will be covered to prevent ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

City to expand B.O.N.D. Meetings

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As the City continues to plan for the future, a newly created program will be expanding its reach.

“B.O.N.D. is a community outreach program facilitated by the City,” Planning and Community Development Director Laura Haning said of the ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Patrick Heath Public Library seeks 2 new advisory board members

An exterior shot of the Patrick Heath Public Library from June 2020

The Patrick Heath Public Library is seeking two members to serve on its advisory board. The applicants shall possess knowledge of and commitment to libraries and literacy.

The Advisory Board works with library staff to advise City Council through recommend...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Online bill pay to get new look in early April

New City Hall and Utilities Signage

Boerne residents who utilize online payments for utility bills or municipal court payments will notice a new look by April 1, 2022.

From the initial landing pages to the functions once logged in, there will be several difference of note.

Login information, ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Boerne PD Chief, Assistant Chief sworn in at ceremonies

The swearing-in ceremonies for Chief Steve Perez and Asst. Chief Cody Lackey

Steve Perez sworn in as Chief of Police

A new generation of leadership is at the helm of the Boerne Police Department after the new Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police were sworn in Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

Both men showed the heart behind the badge...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Boerne Mobility Master Plan

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The Mobility Master Plan is a long-range plan that casts a vision for future transportation investment in and around the City of Boerne.

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

City survey seeks input on short-term rentals

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The City of Boerne is seeking to learn more about the public's thought's on short-term rentals like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO.

Short-term rentals are any rental of a residence, a room in a residence, or a secondary building on a lot for less than 30 days....

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Rates increasing slightly for residential waste collection

Waste Management Trash Bins

City of Boerne residential customers who have their garbage and recycling collected through the City’s contract with Waste Management will see a slight increase in their monthly garbage bill. The increase amounts to less than 80 cents per month for custom...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

City names Steve Perez next Chief of Police

Steve Perez Boerne Police Department

City Manager Ben Thatcher announced Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, that Steve Perez has been promoted to Police Chief for the Boerne Police Department. Perez has been serving as the Interim Assistant Police Chief since the retirement of Police Chief Jim Kohler in...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Cody Lackey promoted to Assistant Chief at Boerne PD

Cody Lackey Boerne Police Department

Incoming Chief of Police Steve Perez announced this week that Lt. Cody Lackey has been promoted to Assistant Chief of the Boerne Police Department.

Lackey, who has been with the department since 2004, assumes the position after the retirement of Assistant ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

City planning director recognized for conservation efforts in UDC

Laura Haning with award from Cibolo Center

The Cibolo Center for Conservation recognized Laura Haning, the director of the City’s Planning and Community Development department, for her leadership during the creation of the Unified Development Code.

The Unified Development Code (UDC) combi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Breaking Barriers: Boerne PD marks historic promotion ceremony

Group photo at officer promotion ceremony January 2022

The Boerne Police Department held an officer promotion ceremony Jan. 21, 2022, that marked several firsts in the department’s history.

The ceremony included the promotion of seven officers, including the first promotion of a woman officer in depa...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mental Health Officer a first for Boerne PD

Officer Rebecca Foley

The Boerne Police Department now has a dedicated mental health officer on staff to provide additional levels of support and attention to people in a mental health crisis.

Officer Rebecca Foley, with the department since 2013, assumed the role of mental hea...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

City employees volunteer at local nonprofits for Give Back Days

City of Boerne employees volunteering

During this season of giving, 37 employees from the City of Boerne teamed up to volunteer at local nonprofits during the month of December.

The City’s Human Resources department coordinated the Employee Give Back Days, partnering with Hill Country Daily Br...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Boerne PD Lt. Scoggins graduates FBI National Academy

Lt. Mitch Scoggins

Boerne Police Department Lt. Mitchell Scoggins was among 128 recent graduates of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

The academy invites only the top one percent of law enforcement officers in the country to attend 10 weeks of advan...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

City, community partners deliver holiday gift bags to Boerne school kids

Staff from the city and community partners prepare gift bags

Spreading cheer this holiday season, city staff and our community partners delivered almost 100 gift bags to students at Boerne I.S.D.’s Herff Elementary School.

Communications staff from the City of Boerne, Boerne I.S.D., Boerne Kendall County Economic De...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

City Council approves new districting map

updated city council distrcit map jan 2022

City Council approved an updated district map based on the latest U.S. Census data.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Citizen Commendation: Man honored for rescuing driver from Cibolo Creek

Cord Johnson shakes hands with Mayor Tim Handren

A Hill Country resident has been recognized with a Citizen Commendation for heroic and life-saving actions taken when he pulled a driver from a vehicle that crashed into Cibolo Creek Nov. 22.

The driver of the car lost consciousness during a medical episod...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Baptist Health System purchases land for new hospital in Boerne

Baptist Health System logo

Editor’s Note: The following press release is from Baptist Health System and reposted here by the City of Boerne with permission.

Baptist Health System has purchased land in Boerne with plans to build a hospital campus that will include an acute ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

City maintains strong Aa2 credit rating

New City Hall and Utilities Signage

The City of Boerne announced Tuesday that Moody’s Investors Service has once again maintained the City’s credit position.

Boerne holds a Moody’s Aa2 rating, which exceeds the median rating of Aa3 for U.S. cities. Click here to...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

20 trees planted at Boerne City Lake Park

Community members gather around one of the trees planted for Arbor Day in Boerne

Twenty new trees were planted Tuesday at Boerne City Lake Park.

Members of the City’s Park and Recreation Department, alongside the Boerne Rotary Club, Burkett Arbor Care and the Texas A&M Forest Services worked together to plant the Cider El...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Boerne, Kendall County resume signups for COVID-19 vaccine

Final COVID 19 vaccine event May 19 2021

The next Boerne/Kendall County COVID-19 Vaccine Hub is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Cana Ballroom at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church (202 W Kronkosky St. in Boerne).

Moderna Vaccine

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Kitten rescued from truck engine by Animal Care Services

ACS technicians Stefanie and Elida with rescue kitten Ford

Two technicians from Boerne Animal Care Services rescued a 5-week-old kitten from the engine bay of large pickup truck this week.

Ellie Huron and Stefanie Fisher responded to the call on Monday after a man heard the kitten crying while driving through town...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

City receives Municipal Excellence Award for student intern program

city staff accept TML Municipal Excellence Award

The City of Boerne received a 2021 Municipal Excellence Award at the Texas Municipal League (TML) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Houston this October.

The award was given in recognition of management innovations demonstrated by the City’s cr...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Boerne Boo! A spooktacular family-fun was a huge success

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UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who attended, our event was a huge success with thousands of people attending. 

No trick here, Boerne Boo, the City of Boerne Parks and Recreation and Patrick Health Public Library annual Halloween event, is back in-p...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

City of Boerne welcomes new Director of Finance

Sarah Buckelew Photo Updated

The City of Boerne welcomed a new member to its Leadership Team on Tuesday.

Sarah Buckelew officially began her first day as Director of Finance, joining the City from nearby Fair Oaks Ranch where she served in the same role for nearly five years. She will...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Hundreds gather for National Night Out in Boerne

Officers talk to residents seated at National Night Out event

More than 600 people attended National Night Out gatherings around Boerne Oct. 5, 2021, as residents and Boerne Police officers came together to build a stronger community.

Officers partnered with residents to plan neighborhood gatherings, leading to a suc...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

New hours of operation at Boerne Animal Care Services

Animal Care employee Ellie Huron helps care for a cat housed at the shelter

In a quiet corner of Boerne, cars pass with little sign of the hustle and bustle happening behind the scenes.

Inside the City of Boerne’s Animal Care Services building staff are busy tending to animals, answering calls, and reconnecting lost pets with thei...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

City, local groups partner to beautify community spaces

Native Plant Society planting flowers in Veterans Plaza

In just two days, more than 100 volunteers partnered with city staff to spruce up several areas in the heart of Boerne.

On September 15, 2021, the Boerne chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Hill Country chapter of the Texas Master Naturali...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Boerne Parks and Rec. recognized for outstanding athletic programs

Boerne Parks and Rec. receives Platinum Member Award

The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation awarded two recognitions to the Boerne Parks and Recreation Department and its staff at the organization’s 96th annual conference in Wichita Falls this week.

With over 140 member organizations, including the City of Bo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Boerne Police Officer Pablo Morales promoted to Sergeant

Sergeant Pablo Morales poses for a picture with Boerne PD Chief Jim Kohler

Joined by his family and fellow officers, Boerne Police Officer Pablo Morales was promoted to sergeant during a ceremony Thursday.

Sergeant Morales began his career with BPD in 2012 and has received numerous accolades over the last nine years, including 12...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Boerne’s Chief of Police to retire

picture of Boerne Police Chief Jim Kohler

After more than three decades of exemplary service to Boerne and its residents, Boerne’s Chief of Police Jim Kohler announced Tuesday that he will retire on October 31, 2021.

Chief Kohler’s October retirement date will coincide with his 10th year of being ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Boerne City Council approves Unified Development Code

City of Boerne Code enforcement officer inspects home under construction

The City of Boerne’s Unified Development Code (UDC) was approved by City Council at the July 27, 2021, meeting, marking the culmination of the first major project undertaken after the Boerne Master Plan was updated in 2018.

“This process took more than two...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Boerne named ‘film friendly’ by Texas Film Commission

Film Friendly Texas logo imposed over photo of Boerne Main Plaza

Boerne could soon be the backdrop of your next favorite TV show, movie or commercial after the city was named a Film Friendly Certified Community by the Texas Film Commission (TFC).

The Film Friendly Texas program provides ongoing training and guidance on ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

New interpretive sign tells rich history of Boerne Crusaders Club

Picture of the Boerne Crusaders Club informational sign along Cibolo Creek

The City of Boerne unveiled a new interpretive sign July 15 along the Cibolo Creek Trail to tell the story of the Boerne Crusaders Club, in operation from 1969 to 2019. The new sign overlooks an area of town known as “the Flats,” which was once home to th...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Boerne to welcome 2 new Assistant City Managers

Headshots for Assistant City Managers Danny Zincke and Kristy Stark

Boerne City Manager Ben Thatcher has named two new assistant city managers after a nationwide search. Danny Zincke, currently with the City of Boerne, and Kristy Stark, currently with the City of San Marcos, will join the City Manager’s office on Aug. 2, ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Hot car demonstration aims to prevent heat stroke deaths in children

hot car demonstration showing temperature higher inside parked car than outside

The City of Boerne, Kendall Co. EMS and Kendall Co. Emergency Management have partnered with Safe Kids to demonstrate the dangers extreme heat can have on a child left inside a parked car.

A hot car demonstration will be parked around Boerne and the county...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City celebrates retirement of 2 long-time public servants

headshots for Jeff Thompson and Pamela Bransford

The City of Boerne’s Deputy City Manager and Boerne Utilities General Manager Jeff Thompson, who has been with the City since 2007, and Communications Director Pamela Bransford, with the City since 2006, are set to retire beginning in July.

The City is pro...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Boerne PD unveils new K-9 training facility

Officer Brandon Goudreau with K-9 Emma

The Boerne Police Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its brand-new K-9 training facility over the weekend.

The facility features a kennel space, a K-9 washing station and a large fenced-in training area where officers and their K-9s can learn the...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Coffee With a Cop builds relationships between officers, community

Boerne police officers pose for picture with woman and boy

The Boerne Police Department connected with members of the community Thursday morning during its Coffee With a Cop event downtown.

The event, held at Black Rifle Coffee Company, aims to bridge the gap between officers and the public. The police department ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

OprahDaily.com names Boerne’s Main Street Top 25 "Need to Visit ASAP"

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From Eastsound, Washington, to Frederick, Maryland, these small towns in America might not sound like they would have much in common with Boerne, Texas, unless of course Oprah Winfrey hears about these communities.

OprahDaily.com recently listed Boerne, Te...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Roof replacement permitting process

Photo of hail stones outside Boerne Fire Department on May 3

With the recent winter and now spring storms, you may now find yourself replacing your roof. Here are few tips to make sure you get the job done right.

Is a building permit required?

A permit for a roof replacement is needed as would be needed for any major...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Drug take back day bigger than past years

The Boerne Police Department once again participated in this years DEA drug take back event

The Boerne Police Department once again participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take Back event and saw a noticeable increase in medications collected over previous years.

Lt. Cody Lackey and Officer Rebecca Foley coordinated a...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Job openings at the city

Now hiring

Throughout the year, the city of Boerne has various job openings within our organization.

Boerne is a treasure, nestled in the magnificent setting of the Texas Hill Country, and a quick drive into San Antonio, via Interstate 10. Boerne is home to about 20,...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Work on electric lines now saves on repair costs, reduces outages

Utility Work Ahead Sign

Work continues in Boerne’s northside and westside areas to improve our electric grid and increase its reliability.

For years now, Boerne Utilities has been making various improvements to our electric distribution system, with particular focus on the utilit...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Upcoming UDC public meetings, milestones announced

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As the Unified Development Code progresses, the city’s Planning and Community Development Department has announced upcoming public meetings and milestones before the Planning and Zoning Commission makes its recommendations to City Council, and t...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City recognized as Tree City USA community for 11th straight year

Arbor Day 2020

The city has once again been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The honor is bestowed upon communities that show a commitment to effective urban forest management.

By having a tree board/department, tree care ordinance, annual comm...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City expands ways Boerne Utilities customers can pay

City App photo

With a recent update to the city of Boerne app, Boerne Utilities customers can now pay their bill and receive important account information in seconds.

By utilizing the app customers can: 

  • Access real-time account information and consumption histor...
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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Job openings at Boerne ISD

BISD now hiring

Boerne Independent School District is a great place to work and grow professionally.

BISD and its employees are embraced by the community, which takes great pride in the tradition of excellence fostered by Boerne schools. That commitment to excellence is s...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City, community partners recognize importance of conserving natural environment

Native Plant Society Monarch Butterfly

In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne and its residents see firsthand the vital role our natural environment plays every day.

From the planting of native trees, grasses and plants the city of Boerne strives to better our environment and the animal...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Library recognized for outstanding work, community efforts

2020 library award team photo

Our Patrick Heath Public Library was recently cited by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association for the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award.

The award recognizes 10 areas of service and outstanding contributions our library makes to ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Police department recognizes officers during 2020 awards ceremony

2020 Boerne police awards

The Boerne Police Department held their annual Awards Ceremony on March 11, 2021, to recognize exemplary service in 2020. 

“The police department is proud to recognize the hard work all these individuals and the rest of the team that make us succe...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Despite pandemic, city continues to enable learning opportunities

Four students from BISD Champion High School have been interning at City hall

Not even a pandemic can stop the city of Boerne from helping those in our community. As part of the 2020-2021 academic school year, four students from Boerne Independent School District’s Champion High School have been interning at two different departmen...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Boerne PD dedicates newly built police K-9 area

Police K-9 offices stand with the two young men who helped build the new training facility.

After months of planning and hard work, two members of the Boerne community officially dedicated the newly built Boerne Police K-9 area.

Samuel Adams and Ian Siemens began planning for the projects back in the spring of 2020 as part of their Eagle Scout pr...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Get the details on Boerne’s Independence Day Fireworks Show

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The City of Boerne is excited to welcome everyone back to the park for an annual summertime celebration.

The Boerne Fire Department will once again sponsor the city’s annual Independence Day Fireworks show on Sunday, July 4 starting around 9:15 p...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

City launches first-ever citizen survey

Citizen Survey (1)

UDPATE: As of June 3, 2021 the survey has closed. 

ORIGINAL STORY

The city of Boerne is conducting a resident survey to gauge citizen satisfaction in Boerne. Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website to complete the online surv...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Partnerhsip at the heart of emergency response

Boerne firefighters saved a dog during a house fire

A call for service in Boerne does more than dispatch our first responders. Often times there are hidden surprises they overcome as they pop-up.

That is what happened on October 26, when Boerne’s C-Shift firefighters were dispatched to a housefire.

Upon arri...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

BACK ON: Full closure of I-10 set for Feb. 11-14

I-10 to close for Highway 46 bridge demo

See the latest news and updates on construction taking place on I-10 in Boerne.

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Holiday Events in Boerne: What To Expect

People walk downtown for Dickens on Main

With the expansion of A Dickens Celebration to four weekends and other holiday celebrations taking place through the end of the year, there is a lot going on in Boerne this holiday season.

Check out the information below to learn about the upcoming events,...

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