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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Approved FY 2024 City Budget invests in bond/capital projects, public safety


The City of Boerne’s budget for fiscal year 2024 was approved by City Council at the September 12 meeting.

A public hearing for the proposed budget and the tax rate was held during the meeting. Both were approved by council as follows:

  • Budget approved in 5-...
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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Boerne Police Lt. Chris Walk graduates from FBI National Academy

Chris Walk

Boerne Police Department Lt. Chris Walk was among 199 law enforcement officers from across the country and the world to graduate from the FBI National Academy Sept. 14, 2023.

The academy invites only the top one percent of law enforcement officers to atten...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Mayor's Blog

Frank Ritchie

Read the latest from Mayor Frank Ritchie on happenings in the City of Boerne.

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Councilman reflects, prepares to step down: 'I have been lucky to serve'

Bryce Boddie

District 4 Councilman Bryce Boddie is preparing to step down from Boerne City Council at the September 12, 2023, meeting after more than three years of service.

Before one of his final City Council meetings sitting behind the dais, Boddie reflected on his ...

Hear from Councilman Boddie.

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

City receives national award for collaborative mental health efforts

City Hall

The City of Boerne is a 2023 recipient of the ICMA Local Government Excellence Award in Community Partnerships for the reimaging of the Police Department’s mental health officer (MHO) position and the City’s efforts to collaborate with area partners on me...

Read about the award.

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Oak Wilt mediation underway at City Cemetery

Tree removal

The City of Boerne has begun conducting oak wilt mediation at the City Cemetery. The biggest thing people will see are numerous tress that have been tagged with color-coded tape to indicate the type of treatment they have received. Furthermore, these acti...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Boerne Police Dept. creates first-ever sergeant for SRO Division

Bowen Patton

For the first time in its nearly 25-year history, the Boerne Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) Division will have a dedicated sergeant for the program.

Sgt. Bowen Patton will begin his duties July 24.

“This is our fastest growing division of t...

Learn more about the role.

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

City of Boerne named a Best-In-Class Employer

Human Resources staff

As an organization rooted in service and excellence, and with a goal of remaining an employer of choice, the City of Boerne is proud to announce it has been named a Best-In-Class Employer in Gallagher’s 2022 U.S. Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey....

Learn about the award.

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Boerne dedicates new memorial, hosts Women Veterans Day celebration at Veterans Plaza

Athena's Prayer Statue

A special celebration in honor of women veterans was held Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Veterans Plaza — just ahead of Women Veterans Day.

A highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of “Athena’s Prayer,” a bronze monument created by world-renowned artist ...

Read about the ceremony.

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

City moves brush, bulk collection to second week of month

WM trash truck

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 began a fe...

See the new schedule

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

City’s Communications Office wins 2 statewide awards

Robert Taylor and Chris Shadrock

The City of Boerne Communications Department brought home two awards from the annual conference of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO).

The City won first place in the Best Strategic Plan category for the Boerne Family Tree rebr...

Read about the awards.

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

City partners with Champion HS welders for new cemetery archway

New Cemetery Archway

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...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Boerne City Manager recognized with certification by international organization

City Manager Ben Thatcher

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...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Hounds for Hounds: Boerne baseball delivers supplies to ACS

BHS baseball team with donated items at ACS

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.

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