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June 30, 2017
City News
4th of July in Burleson: What you need to know
City Closures
Most City facilities will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Trash or curbside recycling collection will not be affected. The Burleson Recreation Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

4th of July Parade
The Burleson Lions Club's 13th annual Independence Day Parade will start at 9 a.m. The parade route starts at Kerr Middle School and winds from Irene Street to Gregory Street, Johnson Avenue, Ellison Street, Wilson Street, Bufford Street, Warren Street, Gregory, and back to Irene. The parade will pass in front of Burleson City Hall.

For more information, email  Burleson Lions Club or visit their   website.

4th of July Celebration
The City's free Independence Day concert and fireworks show takes place at Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex, 500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy. The gates will open at 5 p.m., with the concert by Trio Grande, a ZZ Top cover band, starting at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks at approximately 9:20 p.m.

Patrons are encouraged to sit on the field surrounding the stage, in the bleachers or on most of the fields throughout the park. The concession stand will be open but patrons may also bring a picnic and beverages. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets, tents or canopies/pop-ups are permitted in the park. Fireworks, including sparklers, are also not permitted. More information.  

4th of July Celebration Parking and Traffic 
Hidden Creek Parkway westbound will remain open throughout the event. Hidden Creek Parkway eastbound will close at Irene Street for post-event traffic flow. Traffic coming out of Chisenhall Fields main gate may turn right, only (towards I-35W) on to Hidden Creek Parkway. More information on parking

4th of July Safety
Fireworks are prohibited in city limits:  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.

Pets: Please make sure to bring your pets in or put them in a safe place before the fireworks start. The Burleson Animal Shelter takes in more pets after the 4th of July than on any other day of the year. Before the 4th,  stop by the Burleson Animal Shelter and get your pet microchipped. The fee is $15, regardless of where you live. You have to provide proof of rabies vaccination to get the microchip. 
Johnson Avenue Construction Closure 
A portion of Johnson Avenue will be closed from July 5 to approximately July 27 to allow for the construction of storm drains. Please follow detours signs.

Patrons will still have access to the  Burleson Public Library, Warren Park and local businesses during the closure.

July 3 City Council meeting - canceled 
The Burleson City Council will not meet for their regularly scheduled city council meeting on July 3. The next City Council meeting will be held Monday, July 17.  
PD promotes Mabry to sergeant 
Detective Tim Mabry was promoted to the rank of sergeant, effective May 22, 2017.

Sergeant Mabry is an eight-year veteran of the department. He has experience as a patrol officer, motorcycle officer, and detective working both property and financial crimes. He is a latent fingerprint examiner, accident reconstructionist and serves on the crisis negotiation team. Sergeant Mabry will be assigned to the third shift patrol unit.

Sergeant Mabry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin and recently completed his Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Texas Christian University. He holds a Master Peace officer certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. 

July is 'Watch Your Car' Month 
The Texas Department of Public Safety reports indicate that more motor vehicle thefts and burglaries are committed in July than in any other month. 
  • Remove or hide your valuables
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Never leave your keys in your vehicle

The Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force reminds you to remove your valuables and your keys and always secure your vehicle.  

Pet of the Week 
Meet Jasmine, a one-year-old female American Bulldog mix. Jasmine loves to play and enjoys hanging out with her humans. Jasmine is ready to love on you and your family. Come see her today!

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

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 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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