Posted on: May 25, 2023
Calling all sixth graders! Animal Care Services is excited to host the first-ever Boerne Animal Academy this summer.
The camp will be held over three Saturdays in June and is open to Boerne students entering sixth grade in the fall.
Each Saturday features a...Sign up today!
Posted on: May 22, 2023
In a first-of-its-kind collaborative project, the City of Boerne and the Boerne Independent School District partnered together to help create a new archway at the Boerne Cemetery. Working together, students in the Champion High School welding program comp...Watch the full story.
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Posted on: May 15, 2023
Starting in June 2023, the City of Boerne’s residential collection provider WM will move its brush and bulk pickup to the second full week of the month.
This collection has been conducted during the first full week of the month since the program ...See the new schedule
Posted on: May 24, 2023
With a continued investment in professional development, Boerne City Manager Ben Thatcher is leading by example as the City continues to aim to be an exemplary Hill Country community.
Thatcher recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICM...Read more about the recognition.
Posted on: May 24, 2023
At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, the City of Boerne held the swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected Mayor Frank Ritchie, District 2 Councilwoman Sharon Wright and District 4 Councilman Bryce Boddie.
All three were elected to serve a full...Read more about the ceremony.
Posted on: May 11, 2023
The City of Boerne has launched a redesigned website with an emphasis on access to City services and ease of use for the public.
The improved design accomplishes several goals:
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- Quick access to the most sought-after information.
- Modern, mobile-friendly design...
Posted on: May 8, 2023
The results of the May 6, 2023, General Election for City of Boerne mayor and city council positions are listed below. The following is from the Kendall County Elections Office.
- Frank Ritchie – 1,575 votes
- Nina Woolard – 499 votes
Ci...See the results.
Posted on: May 2, 2023
Four Boerne destinations were crowned “best of” in the 3rd annual Texas Travel Awards. Launched by the publishers of Austin Monthly, San Antonio Magazine, and Texas Music, the awards were created to celebrate the top travel destinations and attractions ac...See the awards.
Posted on: May 1, 2023
What began as a routine drive home from a conference on April 22 became anything but for Officer Rebecca Foley of the Boerne Police Department.
“I had just stopped for gas and was on the last leg of the trip before getting home,” Foley said.
As she approach...Read more on this story.
Posted on: May 2, 2023
The Boerne High School Greyhounds baseball team filed into the Animal Care Services parking lot on a recent Monday afternoon to drop off much-needed supplies for the animals at the shelter.
Head coach Bill Merrell said this is the second year for the team’...Read about the donation.
Posted on: April 20, 2023
The Boerne Police Department held its annual awards ceremony April 18, 2023, and several officers were honored for exemplary service for their work in 2022.
The following awards were given during the ceremony:
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- Officer of the Year
- Dispatcher of the Year
- Top Gu...
Posted on: March 29, 2023
A PAFR presents the City's financial position, accomplishments, and activities in an easy-to-read format.
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Posted on: April 19, 2023
Following the significant winter storm that impacted the City of Boerne in late January and early February, the City of Boerne Streets Department quickly pivoted from keeping roads ice-free during the storm to brush and tree collection afterwards.
In Febru...See the details.
Posted on: March 29, 2023
On Tuesday night, April 11, 2023, Boerne City Council voted unanimously to approve minor updates to the City’s Major Thoroughfare Plan.
State law allows cities to create these plans per Local Government Code, Title 7, Chapter 213. The City of Boerne create...See the updates.
Posted on: April 14, 2023
Has one of Boerne’s finest ever gifted you a traffic ticket? If so, you have probably met Claudia Lemon and the staff at the Municipal Court.
For the last 19 years, Claudia has managed the day-to-day operations of the team that handles all Class C misdemea...Learn more about Claudia.
Posted on: March 23, 2023
The City of Boerne will welcome a new addition to its Development Services offices with the hire of Steve Riggs as the City’s first Chief Building Official.
“We are excited to have Steve join Team Boerne and to achieve our goal of addin...Read about the new hire.
Posted on: March 10, 2023
Hundreds of Boerne residents and veterans filled Veterans Plaza on Monday, March 6, 2023, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Graham Monument.
At the end of World War I, local leaders decided to erect a monument to memorialize the y...Read about the park's history.
Posted on: March 3, 2023
With teaching, service, and excellence at the heart of his resume, City Manager Ben Thatcher announced Friday, March 3, 2023, that Manuel “Manny” M. Casarez has been hired as the next Fire Chief for the Boerne Fire Department.
Born and ...Learn about the new chief.
Posted on: February 7, 2023
February kicked things off in true winter fashion as we have experienced what we hope is our big winter weather event for the season. The brunt of last week's winter weather and cold temperatures are in the rearview mirror, and we wanted to provide a brie...Read the update.
Posted on: September 22, 2022
The City of Boerne and several area partners met Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, for a safety planning meeting ahead of two solar eclipses set to occur in the Hill Country over the next two years.
Tuesday’s meeting, held at the Boerne Fire Department, is the thir...Read about the preparations.
Posted on: January 26, 2023
City leaders braved the colder weather on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, to break ground on a much-need sidewalk expansion and utility improvement project in central Boerne.
The Capital Improvement Project will see the addition of nearly one mile...Read about the project.
Posted on: December 14, 2022
Three departments at the City of Boerne that work with residents and contractors on development projects have been renamed as part of an effort to bring clarity to the development process at the City.
As of Dec. 16, 2022, the following departments have bee...See the updates.
Posted on: December 2, 2022
The Patrick Heath Public Library recently launched an online archive of thousands of documents and pictures related to Boerne’s history, marking a major milestone in a project that has been years in the making.
The library hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony ...Check out the archive.
Posted on: November 28, 2022
The City of Boerne now offers a new text message payment option for Boerne Utilities customers. This option gives customers another safe and secure payment method available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are interested in this option, please fol...Learn how to sign up.
Posted on: November 9, 2022
Prop A and Prop B Approved
The City of Boerne’s two bond propositions were approved by voters in the November 8, 2022, General Election. The two propositions – Prop A for Streets and Mobility ($23 million) and Prop B for Parks and Open ...See the vote totals.
Posted on: November 18, 2022
The City of Boerne hosted a workshop Nov. 16 to provide information about oak wilt and what resources are available for treatment and prevention.
The Oak Wilt Management Workshop, co-hosted by the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas A&M AgriLife...Learn about oak wilt.
Posted on: October 14, 2022
Boerne Utilities customers have a new way to connect with a Customer Care representative in the form of an online chat feature.
The new live chat feature can be accessed by visiting the Boerne Utilities Customer Care and Billing webpage and clicking on the...Learn about Live Chat.
Posted on: October 28, 2022
The City of Boerne partnered with Kendall County on the purchase of a new mulch grinder for the county’s brush collection site.
The new machine, dubbed the Beast and built by Bandit, is a 35-inch capacity horizontal grinder that will recycle brush and limb...Read about this partnership.
Posted on: October 11, 2022
The City of Boerne was recognized for two achievements during the Texas Municipal League annual conference in early October, including becoming a Certified Scenic City by Scenic Texas and placing as a finalist for a Municipal Excellence Award in Public Sa...Read about the recognitions.
Posted on: October 6, 2022
Main Plaza was packed with lovers of literature on Saturday, October 1 for the annual Boerne Book and Arts Festival.
The festival, hosted by Boerne’s Patrick Heath Public Library, brought an estimated 1,000 visitors to the park for author discuss...Read about the festival.
Posted on: September 19, 2022
The City of Boerne announced Monday the retirement of Boerne Fire Chief Ray Hacker.
Chief Hacker will be retiring on October 21 following a 40-year career in fire service.
“I am incredibly proud of the men and women who comprise the Boerne Fire De...Read about Chief Hacker's retirement.
Posted on: August 24, 2022
The City of Boerne's budget for fiscal year 2023 was approved by City Council at the Sept. 27 council meeting. This was the second and final vote to approve the budget. The first vote of approval was held at the Sept. 13 council meeting.
The overa...See the budget.
Posted on: August 26, 2022
Employee Appreciation and Recognition
Each of the City of Boerne’s more than 300 employees work diligently each day to make our community a wonderful place to live. Their efforts can be seen across all departments and are evidenced by the numerou...See a list of recognized employees.
Posted on: August 16, 2022
The City of Boerne unveiled its new logo and branding story at the Aug. 16, 2022, City Council meeting, where councilmembers approved its adoption.
The City began the rebranding project at the end of last year. Staff reviewed bids from more than a dozen ma...Read about the new logo.
Posted on: August 1, 2022
Hear from Utilities Director Mike Mann
Water management and conservation have remained a priority as Boerne and nearly the entire state of Texas continue to experience a prolonged drought and higher than normal temperatures in 2022.
With this in mind, we ch...Hear from Boerne Utilities Director Mike Mann.
Posted on: June 30, 2022
Residents have a new tool to notify the City of Boerne of potential watering violations as we work together to conserve water and highlight the current Stage 2 Water Restrictions requirements.
Historical water data shows an increase in usage in the summert...Learn about water conservation.
Posted on: July 15, 2022
The City of Boerne’s Convention and Visitors Bureau will now be known simply as Visit Boerne – a change that more accurately represents the work of the department’s dedicated staff.
The switch to Visit Boerne reflects a state and nationwide shift in the re...Learn more about Visit Boerne.
Posted on: June 23, 2022
As the summer heat continues to shine brightly on the Texas Hill Country, the City of Boerne would like to take a moment to remind residents and visitors of some simple ways to safely cool off this summer.
One of the most popular ways to beat the...Check out these safety tips.
Posted on: June 23, 2022
The City of Boerne nabbed three “best of” accolades in the 2nd annual Texas Travel Awards. Launched by the publishers of Austin Monthly, San Antonio Magazine and Texas Music, the awards were created to celebrate the top travel destinat...Read more about the honor.
Posted on: March 11, 2022
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 City’s Boerne Open N...Learn about the BOND meetings.
Posted on: April 20, 2022
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...Read on...
Posted on: February 18, 2022
The Mobility Master Plan is a long-range plan that casts a vision for future transportation investment in and around the City of Boerne.
Posted on: December 21, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: November 2, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 20, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 14, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 12, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 24, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2021
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: July 15, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: June 16, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: April 15, 2021
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: April 15, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: April 15, 2021
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...Read on...