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Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

February 3, 2017
Police Department launches new program for citizens
New program teaches citizens to become more cautious 

Citizens Awareness Training Session (CATS) is a one-time, three-hour class that is designed and intended to help citizens become more cautious and aware of their surroundings while out and about in the community.

Why you should take the class:     
  • To learn the proper precautions to take not to become a victim.
  • To become familiar with the different options to protect your residence, vehicle and to keep yourself safe.
  • To become familiar with information that is needed when identifying a person who has committed a criminal offense or who appears to be a suspicious person.
Classes will be held the third Tuesday of every month and anyone who is over 18-years-old can sign up for the class by contacting community resource officer T. Bauereisen, tiffanyb@burlesontx.com or (817) 426-9983. Next scheduled class is Feb. 21 from 6 - 9 p.m., sign up for it today.
 
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City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6
The regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. (work session starts at 6 p.m.) Mon. Feb. 6.
 
You can access the agenda for this upcoming city council meeting, and all other city meetings, through the Agendas and Minutes page.
 
If you can't make it to the meeting you can view the video by going to the Streaming Video page

Pet of the Week - Meet Achilles
Meet Achilles, a two-year-old male pit bull terrier mix. He is truly the most gentle and calm dog. He loves to go on walks and prefers to just hang with you and be petted. We have never seen him be aggressive to other dogs, in fact, he is quite scared of a chihuahua at the shelter! He also never goes to the bathroom in his kennel, so he appears to be potty trained. He is a great boy and would be a good addition to your family.
Free Tax Aid at Burleson Public Library
The Burleson Public Library is partnering with AARP Tax Aide again this year to offer free tax assistance.

Every year qualified agents from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) volunteer to complete the tax returns of low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older.  

Appointments start Feb. 7 and are available Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Library and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Burleson Service Center, 725 SE John Jones Drive. The last day for an appointment is April 13.

You must book your appointment in advance at the Burleson Public Library, 248 SW Johnson Ave and volunteers will only be available to offer assistance during the posted times. This program is a first-come, first-serve basis only and time slots fill up very quickly so don't wait, make your appointment today. 

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Mayor's Youth Council Looking for Leaders
Be the link between the youth of Burleson and the Burleson City Council.

Mayor's Youth Council is currently accepting nominations until March 31.
 
Who is Eligible? 
  • 13-19 years of age (at start of term June 1)
  • Reside in Burleson or the ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction)
  • Have a passion to be the voice of Burleson youth, and
  • Show leadership qualities within the community
How to be nominated? 
More information about the nomination process.
Upcoming Events
There are so many fun upcoming events in Burleson. Make sure to mark you calendar for the below dates, view the entire city calendar.  
February 10

Senior Valentine Dance
7 - 9:30 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave.
The Senior Activity Center's dance will feature live entertainment, free pictures and corsages for the ladies.  
Cost: $5 per person

February 11
Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Valentine  Dance  
Tickets on sale now! 

4 - 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 9 p.m., BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd. 

Join the Burleson Recreation Center as they create a wonderful evening for families with dinner, dancing, games and memories that last forever. Corsages and pictures will be provided with ticket prices. For more information. 

Pre-event cost: $16 per couple (tickets available Jan. 9)
At the door cost: $25 per couple

City of Burleson
817-426-9622 | dphillips@burlesontx.com | http://www.burlesontx.com
 
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