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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

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: April 15, 2021

I-10 closure scheduled for June 11-14 postponed again

Old Main Street overpass

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has postponed the closure of Interstate 10 in Boerne that was scheduled for this weekend, June 11-14, to allow crews to demolish the old overpass bridge at Business Highway 87/Main Street.

According to TxDOT, ...

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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

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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

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...

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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 succes...

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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

Boerne Volunteer Fire Department fish fry image

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

A person's hand can be seen watering a lawn

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. 

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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