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Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

June 16, 2017
City News
Election Day for runoff election set for June 17
Election Day for City Council Place 4 is Saturday, June 17, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The candidates are Pam Grant Tatum and Todd Hulsey.  All voting will take place at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.

At the May 6 general election, three candidates were vying for the Place 4 seat currently held by Matt Aiken, who chose not to run for reelection. Tatum garnered 38.27 percent of the vote and Hulsey received 42.73 percent. In order to win the seat outright, the person with the highest number of votes would have had to earn 50 percent of the total vote, plus one. Shannan Sutter received 19 percent of the votes for Place 4.
Hidden Creek Golf Course Pro set to compete in PGA Professional National Championship  
Greg Gregory, assistant golf professional at Hidden Creek Golf Course, will be competing in the 2017 PGA Professional National Championship June 18-21 at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.
 
Greg is part of a field of 312 players, who have advanced from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with eligible past Champions, that will be competing at the 50th PGA Professional Championship.
 
The top 20 finishers of this tournament will go on to compete in 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, August 10-13. "The main goal is to be one of the top 20 finishers so I can move onto the next tournament," said Greg. "Of course, winning would be even more special."
 
The tournament will be featured on the Golf Channel. Tune into the first round 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to see if you can catch Greg playing. "I am proud to represent the City of Burleson and Hidden Creek Golf Course at this tournament," Greg stated. Television times for the rest of the tournament are as follows:
               Second Round: Monday, June 19 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
               Third Round: Tuesday, June 20 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
               Final Round: Wednesday, June 21 6:00- 9:00 p.m. 
Hot Sounds of Summer concert tonight; street closures 
Another installment of the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series will take place tonight. The free  90-minute concert in Old Town starts at 7:30 p.m. with Le Freak.  

Street closures in Old Town Burleson (124 W. Ellison St.) will start at 4 p.m. today and every Friday through June 30, come down early and eat at one of the more than half a dozen restaurants, then set up your lawn chairs and blankets in the street. Food and drink are allowed at the concerts, but patrons are strongly discouraged from bringing glass bottles, due to safety reasons.  More information
City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, June 19   
The regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. (work session starts at 6 p.m.) Mon. June 19.
 
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
Recreation Program of the Month 
Mini-Camps

The Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) offers a wide variety of fun, week-long camps for campers as young as four-years-old through 12-years-old.  

Mini-camps range from sports to chess, and from Lego to fashion design.  We are sure your child will find just the right camp to fit their interest. View all available mini-camps
Remember: check the back seat 
ACT: use these tips to reduce the chances of child deaths in hot cars. It is summer, so let's all be extra vigilant. 

* A: Avoid heatstroke related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you're not in it so kids don't get in on their own.

* C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially  important if you're not following your normal routine.

* T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
Golf is a great gift for Father's Day 
Father's Day is June 18 and Hidden Creek Golf Course has just the gift that Dad wants. 

You can pick from a round of golf, add on lunch at The Terrace or get a monetary gift card that he can spend however he would like. And the best part, they can all be purchased online.  


 

Pet of the Week 
Pet of the Week

Meet Fivel, a nine-month-old Akita mix who is so very sweet. Fivel has been at the shelter for a really long time and is looking for his forever home with a yard and a family he can play with. 

**The Burleson Animal Shelter is currently at capacity, so Fivel and all of his friends are $85 or less.** Come meet him today.

Free Financial Workshops at Library 
Did you ever exceed your spending  limit on your credit card? 
Pay one card with a balance transfer from another? 
Find something  outrageous on your credit card bill? 

If you carry a balance on your credit cards, the Burleson Public Library is hosting a workshop by Lorene Collier Purcy from Mindset Matters Consulting & Education LLC that  will help you to get out of credit card debt quickly. 

Credit Card Debt: Taking the First Step to Getting Debt Free*
Tuesday,  June 20, 6 p.m. 
Cost: Free 

*This program does not constitute endorsement by the Library of the individual presenter's policies or beliefs.
Fireworks 
As a reminder:
The storage, use, possession or sale of fireworks is prohibited inside the city. The exception to the rule is the City's Fourth of July fireworks show, which is free to the public.
 
The Burleson Fire Marshal's Office and/or the Burleson Police Department can write the tickets. Violations of the fire code are subject to a fine of up to $2,000. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist is a separate offense. 
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.  
Hot Sounds of Summer
June 16, 23 & 30, 7:30 p.m.
Old Town
Cost: Free
4th of July Celebration
July 4, Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Chisenhall Sports Complex, 500 W Hidden Creek Parkway  
Cost: Free 
More information.  
Dive-in Movie
July 7, 7:30 p.m.
BRiCk, 550   NW Summercrest Blvd
Cost: Pre-event: $5 per person; Day of: $7 per person
July Craft Fair
July 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave. 
Cost: Free 
More information.  
City of Burleson
817-426-9622 | dphillips@burlesontx.com | http://www.burlesontx.com
 
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