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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 Boerne/Kendall County COVID-19 vaccine HUB is resuming operations with a vaccine distribution event on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The event will be held from 8 a.m. - noon at the Cana Ballroom at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church (202 W Kronkosky...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Boerne Boo! A spooktacular family-fun event happening October 23

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

From ghouls and goblins, join us for a ghastly good time at our free family-favo...

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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 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 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 15, 2021

Notice of Adopted 2021 Tax Rates

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The City of Boerne adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations that last year's tax rate.

The Tax Rate will effectively be raised by 3.31 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by app...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Notice on 2021 Tax Rates for City of Boerne

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This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year’s tax rate.

The no-new revenue tax rate would impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-ap...

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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, the Native Plant Society of Texas, Boerne chapter and the Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country chapter helped install ...

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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

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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

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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 23, 2021

Chip sealing city streets resumes after pause for pandemic, weather

City of Boerne street crew conducts chip seal road repairs

After multiple delays, the city’s road repair and maintenance program resumed in July.

Commonly known as chip sealing, the city reduced the program last year during the pandemic as a cost saving measure and because the work requires nearly a dozen people f...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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 19, 2021

Patrick Heath Public Library seeking two new members to serve on advisory board

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

The Patrick Heath Public Library seeks 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 reco...

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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: April 15, 2021

Boerne VFD fish fry to return in 2021

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The popular Boerne Volunteer Fire Department fish fry will return in 2021. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 1. 

Money raised from the event is used to purchase equipment such as rescue equipment, swift water equipment and apparatus.

T...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Rainwater harvesting, turf management online training set for May 11

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training May 11 for residents of Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr counties.

The free event is being of...

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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. 

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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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