Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

November 18, 2016
City looks to fill open Board and Commission seats
The deadline to apply for an open board or commission seat is Nov. 28. 

Open Positions:

* Planning & Zoning Commission 
Place 6 - resident of Burleson

* Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
Youth Member (must be 13-17 years-old)

* Building Codes and Standards Board
Place 4 - Licensed Plumber
Place 7 - Licensed HVAC
Place 8 - Alternate 1 (Licensed Electrician, Licensed Plumber or Licensed HVAC)
Place 9 - Alternate 1 (Licensed Electrician, Licensed Plumber or Licensed HVAC)

* Old Town Development Standards Review Committee
Place 2 - Youth member (must be 13-17 years-old)
Place 6 - Alternate 1 (Resident of the City or own a business located in the City)

Apply Now
Krsnak competes in Senior PGA Championship 
Congratulations to  Hidden Creek Golf Course 's, Mike Krsnak, who competed in the Senior PGA Championship Nov. 17 in Port Saint Lucie, FL. 

Krsnak finished second in the North Texas PGA Senior Championship to qualify to compete in the tournament.

Krsnak is the head golf professional at Hidden Creek Golf Course and has been with the city for 13 years.
City closures for Thanksgiving holiday

All non-emergency City facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection. For more information on trash or recycling schedules, download "Burleson Waste & Recycling" app or type in your address at ReCollect.

Most non-emergency City facilities will remain closed the day after Thanksgiving, Fri. Nov. 25, exceptions are H idden Creek Golf Course which will be open for normal hours, 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and  Burleson Recreation Center also open normal hours,  5 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Santa's Breakfast tickets on sale now
The holiday season is fast approaching and you will want to make sure to get your tickets for Santa's Breakfast soon.
Pre-event tickets are $4 for children and $5 for adults. Tickets are on sale now at the Burleson Recreation Center, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.

Pet of the Week - Meet Star
Meet Star, an eleven-month-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is a sweet girl and likes other dogs. Star was returned to the shelter because the resident dog didn't like her and her owner was afraid she was going to be harmed. The previous owner stated she was a great dog and he hated having to return her. She has been spayed, housebroken and all her vaccines are complete. She is ready for her forever home and her adoption fee is only $20.00. Come meet her today at the Burleson Animal Shelter.
Stay safe this Thanksgiving
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment?

The Burleson Fire Department wants you to stay safe this year. 

Here are some Thanksgiving safety tips:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. 
  • If you are deep frying your turkey make sure it is completely thawed and dry before cooking and that the fryer is in an open area away from structures that could catch fire. 
  • Keep children away from the stove and make sure all matches and utility lighters are out of their reach.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button. 
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.  

November 19

Be Healthy Burleson Free Community Workouts
Registration at 7:15 a.m. Workouts at 7:30 a.m., City Hall, 141 W Renfro St
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable workout clothes and bring your own yoga mat. This program is part of the City's initiative to promote a safe, well and healthy community, for more information .
December 3

Santa's Breakfast
7 - 10:30 a.m., BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
Join us for our annual breakfast with Santa. Guests will enjoy making holiday crafts, exploring Santa's workshop and of course, visiting Santa himself. Tickets on sale now at the BRiCk. For more information.

Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting & Fireworks
6 p.m., Old Town Burleson, corner of SW Johnson Avenue & W Ellison Street
The Burleson Rotary Club hosts the annual lighted Christmas parade followed by the City's tree lighting and fireworks show. The tree is outfitted with more than 10,000 lights, which will be turned on by Santa and his helpers. Singers and dancers entertain the crowd while Santa breaks away from the parade and makes his way to the City stage. Make sure to stay and watch the holiday fireworks! For more information.
December 10

Christmas Craft Fair
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave. Join the Senior Activity Center for their holiday craft fair. Local vendors will be showcasing their sewn creations, art, jewelry and other handmade items. For more information

December 17

Christmas at Russell Farm
noon - 8 p.m., Russell Art Farm, 405 W. CR 714
The festivities include pictures (bring your own camera) with a donkey wearing antlers; cowboy poetry; checking out the Christmas trees decorated by community clubs and organizations; hay rides; handmade crafts for sale; and, tours of the historic Russell-Boren house as well as the Russell Farm Art Center gallery. Concessions include hot cocoa, cookies, coffee and ice cream.

City of Burleson
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