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Posted on: February 2, 2023

City Facilities Back to Normal Hours on Feb. 3

Inclement Weather Normal Hours

The City of Cleburne's facilities and offices will be back to normal operating hours on Friday, Feb. 3. We appreciate your patience as we made decisions for the safety of our visitors and staff members.

A big thanks goes to the men and women who w...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

City Facilities and Offices to Open at Noon on Feb. 2

Inclement Weather Delay

Based on current road conditions in Cleburne and the weather forecast for the next 24 hours, the City of Cleburne facilities and offices will open at noon on Thursday, Feb. 2. Emergency services will operate as usual. Please note how this affects the city...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 31, 2023

City Facilities and Offices to Remain Closed on Feb. 1

City Facilities Closed 2

City of Cleburne facilities and offices will remain closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1 due to the inclement weather and dangerous road conditions. Emergency services will operate as usual. Please note how this affects the city’s various departments below.

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

City Facilities Closing 5PM on Jan. 30; All Day Jan. 31

City Facilities Closed

City of Cleburne facilities and offices will close on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. and remain closed on Tuesday, Jan. 31 due to the predicted inclement weather and dangerous road conditions. Please note how this affects the city’s various department...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

2023 State of the City Brochure Now Available

State of the City 2023

The City of Cleburne releases an annual brochure that details what the City achieved in the past year and what projects are in the works for the current year.

The theme of the 2023 State of the City brochure is “becoming the city by which others ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Cleburne Library Takes Services on the Road for Immobile Residents

Library Homebound Services

The Cleburne Public Library team works hard to ensure that there are zero excuses when it comes to utilizing their services.

They have plenty of books, digital materials, databases, equipment and programs for patrons who come through the doors. However, th...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Work on Utility Lines and Roadways Underway

Utility Line Repair

Road repairs and utility work for the streets identified in the City of Cleburne’s 2022 Street Maintenance Program are currently underway.

Phase one of the program, which included the repaving of eight streets, is complete.

Crews are now working on the rene...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Historic Landmark Plaque Designated for Harrell Street Bridge

Harrell Street Bridge

Representatives from the Johnson County Historical Commission (JCHC) presented the City of Cleburne with a historic landmark plaque for the Harrell Street Bridge.

The presentation was conducted at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 24.

The current bri...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Semiannual Cemeteries Cleanup Begins Jan. 23

Cemeteries Cleanup

City crews will be conducting their semiannual grave cleanup at the cemeteries starting on Monday, Jan. 23. 

The cleanup removes items left behind on graves to meet city ordinance, which ensures that the grounds are kept neat and are able to be ma...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Firefighters Reunite with Child Surrendered at Station

Baby Moses

The men at Fire Station No. 1 stay ready for emergencies that cause them to spring into action at the drop of a hat. Three years ago, the call for help was different than their usual fire or medical incident.

They received notice that a baby was going to b...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Filing Period Open for Council Seats in May Election

Empty Council Seat

The filing period is now open for those interested in running in the upcoming Cleburne City Council election.

The two seats on the ballot will be Single-Member District 2 (SMD 2) and Single-Member District 3 (SMD 3). 

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Cleburne Still in Stage II "Winter" Watering Restrictions

A view of the low water level at Lake Pat Cleburne along the shore

In accordance with the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, the City of Cleburne remains in Stage II "winter" drought conditions.  

Please be advised that landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems for ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Cleburne City Offices Closed Jan. 16 for MLK Day

Holiday Hours - MLK Day

City of Cleburne administrative buildings and offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day. 

Sanitation routes will run as usual. The Transfer Station, Cleburne Public Library, Splash Station and Bo...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Housing Assistance Voucher Waiting List Reopens

Public Housing

The mission of the Cleburne Housing Department (CHD) is to provide rental assistance to the elderly, disabled and those with very low income while promoting safe, decent and sanitary housing conditions.

Due to the high volume of people on the waiting list ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

SMD 2 Council Seat to be Filled After May Election

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In an effort to maintain transparency and avoid bias, Cleburne City Council unanimously made the decision to keep the Single-Member District 2 (SMD 2) seat vacant until the public can elect the person in May.

Councilmembers asked for letters of interest fr...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Sparks Drive Connection Project Now Underway

Sparks Drive Project

The new year marked the start of the Sparks Road Connection Project, which will provide better accessibility near the industrial area of Cleburne. Crews are in the area prepping the construction site for the project. 

Sparks Drive currently runs f...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Pickup for Live Christmas Trees on Jan. 6 and 13

Christmas Tree Disposal

The City of Cleburne’s sanitation division has a solution for those looking to properly dispose of live Christmas trees.

A special pickup for live Christmas trees will take place on Friday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 13. The trees must be put out on the curb ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Public Works Supervisor Named All-Star Employee

Ron Taylor

The City of Cleburne's STARS program recognizes staff members who go above and beyond to help serve the community. The latest recipient of the All-Star Award is Ron Taylor, the City’s water distribution supervisor.

Taylor was nominated for the way he jumps...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

View the City of Cleburne’s New Year's Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours - New Year

The City of Cleburne hopes that everyone has a safe and enjoyable new year celebration!  Please note that City administrative buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Below is the schedule for sanitation services, parks and ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Prepare for Freezing Temperatures with the Four P's

Cold Temperatures

Freezing temperatures are on the horizon as arctic air is predicted to move into the area this week.

As always, the City of Cleburne is prepared to treat roads if necessary, and crews are on standby to address any city water line breaks that may occur. In ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Councilman Mann Named as Mayor Pro Tem, Applications Being Accepted for SMD2

Councilman Mike Mann

The councilmember of Single-Member District 3 (SMD 3) has been appointed to be Cleburne’s new mayor pro tem, which will take effect in the new year.

Mike Mann was approved to be the City’s next mayor pro tem at the council meeting on Dec. 13. A mayor pro t...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Cleburne Councilman Elected as County Judge

Councilman Chris Boedeker

Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Christopher Boedeker will be moving on to another elected position at the start of the new year.

Boedeker won his election to become Johnson County Judge in May. His last date serving on the Cleburne City Council will be Dec. 3...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Cleburne to Host is First Holiday Hoopla on Dec. 17

Holiday Hoopla

The entire community is invited to come out to Hulen Park on Saturday, Dec. 17 for the first ever Holiday Hoopla at the Park.

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy free holiday activities and games. Food trucks will be on site, an...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 29, 2022

View the City of Cleburne’s Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season. As the year comes to an end, please note the hours of operation for the City of Cleburne’s municipal facilities and services.

City administrative buildings will be closed Dec. 23-26 in obse...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Winter Wonderland Exhibit Opens Dec. 2 at Railroad Museum

Walls Winter Wonderland

The Cleburne Railroad Museum will display a magical exhibit that will help get the community in the Christmas spirit.

Philanthropist and businessman Sam Walls was well known for the enormous and enchanting Christmas train village he created at his home eac...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Holiday Grease Roundup Aims to Save Pipes

Holiday Grease Roundup

When fats, oils and grease are washed down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes, hardening and building up until they cause clogs and sewer backups. This can cause sewage to overflow into homes, streets and local waterways.

Whether the repairs are ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Weekly Garage Sales Now Posted on City Website

Garage Sale Listings

One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and the City of Cleburne has the perfect addition to its website if you’re looking to find your next.

On the City’s garage sales web page, you’ll now be able to find where this week’s residential garage sales will ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Prepare for Cold Weather with the Four P's

Cold Temperatures

This fall season is feeling more like winter with November already bringing near-freezing temperatures. To keep you and your home safe, please review the four P's of cold weather safety.

  1. People: Remember to frequently check up on your loved ones, especiall...
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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Non-Cleburne Resident and Business Dumping Fees to Increase

Transfer Station Fee Changes

The City of Cleburne’s Transfer Station allows for residents, non-residents and businesses to go to the facility and drop-off bulk trash or recycling materials.

As the demand for the service and the costs to operate the facility increases, the City is adju...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

View the City of Cleburne’s Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

As we enter into the holiday season, please note the hours of operation for the City of Cleburne’s municipal facilities and services.

City administrative buildings will be closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, closed Dec. 23-26 in ob...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Cleburne Library Receives Another $25,000 Grant

Library Grant for Archiving

The Cleburne Public Library received another $25,000 grant to digitize old local newspapers to make it easier to search for specific articles online. The grant is provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Cleburne Makes List for Most Charming Christmas Towns in Texas

Whistle Stop Lights

Whistle Stop is an annual tradition in Cleburne that has grown to attract over 1,000 attendees to see Hulen Park transform into a winter wonderland.

The series of events that takes place for Whistle Stop is one of the reasons Cleburne made Only in Your Sta...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

The City of Cleburne Honors Local Veterans

Veterans Memorial

The City of Cleburne is proud to recognize and celebrate military veterans, the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day is a federal holiday observed annually on Nov. 11. It is a time to reflect and honor those who have served and ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Construction on Utility Line Renewals Begins

Utility Line Repair

Work will begin for phase two of the City’s 2022 Street Maintenance Program on Monday, Nov. 14. Phase two includes seven streets that will have water/sewer line renewals and receive new pavement.

Euclid Street is the first street in phase two that will und...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Work on Anglin Sidewalk Project Beginning Nov. 14

Anglin Sidewalk Project

A project to improve pedestrian mobility and safety in the downtown area will commence next week. Starting Nov. 14, workers will be replacing and widening the sidewalks on Anglin Street from Henderson Street to James Street.

The Anglin corridor will also h...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 5, 2022

Election Day is Nov. 8 for General Election

Vote

If you didn't vote early, you can still vote on Election Day . The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. See voting locations in Johnson County here.

More information about voting and ballot information i...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Library Director Named All-Star Team Member

Tina Dunham

The City of Cleburne's STARS program recognizes staff members who go above and beyond to help serve the community. The latest recipient of the All-Star Award is Tina Dunham, the director of library services.

"Tina treats our library patrons like her f...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Sparks Drive Connection Project to Begin in January

Sparks Drive Project

A project meant to better connect the City and provide better accessibility near the industrial area of Cleburne will proceed with construction by the beginning of next year.

Sparks Drive currently runs from County Road 1017 to the Chisolm Trail Parkway. I...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Work Begins for 2022 Street Maintenance Program

Road Repairs

Road work will begin next week on some of the streets identified in the City of Cleburne’s 2022 Street Maintenance Program.

Starting Monday, Oct. 31, crews will begin repairing and/or repaving the following streets on varying days:

  • Willow Creek Ro...
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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Early Voting Happening Now for Nov. 8 Election

Vote

If you want to skip the lines and vote early, now is your time to do so. Early voting is going on now through Nov. 4 before the general election on Nov. 8.

During early voting, registered voters can vote at any location in the county where the voter is reg...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 19, 2022

City of Cleburne Begins Next Phase of Watering Restrictions

Stage 2 Winter Restrictions

The City of Cleburne remains in Stage II drought conditions. In accordance with the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, the City is preparing to transition into its seasonal adjustment of Stage II watering restrictions.

Previously, outside wat...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

City of Cleburne Receives Award for Zoning Project

APA Award 2022

The City of Cleburne earned an award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the work done to update the Cleburne Zoning Ordinance.

The zoning update was adopted by City Council in April 2022 in an effort to modernize and simp...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 16, 2022

Boil Water Notice Lifted for Residents in NW Cleburne

Boil Water Lifted

Update on Oct. 18 at 9:50 a.m. - The precautionary boil water notice has been lifted. The water samples that were sent in to get tested after the water main break was repaired passed. The water is safe to consume. Thank you for your patience as w...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Fire Prevention Week Kicks Off in Cleburne

Fire Prevention Week 2022

Every 23 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. To educate communities on how to prevent fires and stay safe if one occurs, the National Fire Prevention Association hosts Fire Prevention Week every Octo...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 2, 2022

Subscribe to Cleburne's Weekly E-Newsletter

The Burne Weekly

"The Burne" e-newsletter provides residents and businesses with details about city news, events and activities. The newsletter is distributed weekly through email. To get the latest City of Cleburne updates—straight to your inbox—sign u...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

City Council Approves Redistricting Proposal

Redistricting Map 2022

Every 10 years following the federal census, all federal, state and local election district boundaries must be redrawn or revised if a population imbalance of more than 10% exists. 

Since the overall population deviation for the City of Cleburne’s...

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Posted on: September 5, 2022

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Still Underway

Drought Conditions

The recent rains were not quite enough to change the City of Cleburne's current drought conditions. The City is still under Stage 2  watering restrictions. 

Stage 2 is initiated by the City Manager when mild drought continues, lake elevat...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Champs Named in 2022 Cleburne Golf Tournaments

Golf Championship Winners 2022

Three golfers came out on top after the City of Cleburne hosted its annual golf championship games.

Steve Riza won the men’s tournament, Dale Furtick was the championship for the senior tournament, and Kim Bice won it all in the ladies tournament.

Riza is a...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

FM 4 (Second Street) Reopen to Traffic

Road Reopening

The City of Cleburne understands that construction projects can be an inconvenience, and we appreciate the community’s patience as the necessary work had to be done.

With that being said, the City is happy to announce that the portion of FM 4 (Second Stree...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

City Council Approves Lower Tax Rate, Adopts Budget

Budget and Finance

The Cleburne City Council has approved a tax rate that is 5 cents lower than it was in the last fiscal year. This is the fourth year in a row that Cleburne’s tax rate has decreased, which totals a reduction of 16 cents over that period of time.

The new tax...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Water Quality Report for 2021

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Each summer, the City publishes a water quality report that outlines the results of city and state testing performed on the City of Cleburne water system. The report shows the substances the water is tested for, the acceptable range of those subs...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Cleburne Golf Course to Simplify Rate Structure

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Effective March 1, 2023, Cleburne Golf Links will be operating under a new, simplified rate structure, which will allow the golf course to remain competitive with surrounding locations.

The previous fee schedule had rates which were discounted based on whe...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Sign Up to Receive City Emergency Notifications

CivicReady National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, an observance to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

Are you prepared for an emergency? Be sure to sign up for the City of Cleburne’s Civic...

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Spotlight News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

City Facilities & Employees Named ‘Best of the Best’

Best of the Best 2022

The City of Cleburne is proud to have four amenities and five city employees that were voted by the community as the 2022 Best of the Best in Johnson County.

The award is presented by the Cleburne Times-Review and recognizes the top businesses, individuals...

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