News Flash

City of Cleburne News

Posted on: February 19, 2021

City operations begin returning to normal as ice thaws

City Hall

The temperatures are rising, ice is melting, and the city’s operations are ready to serve.

Most city facilities returned to regular office hours this Friday with plans for normal operations resuming next week. We will continue to monitor any storm damage to our facilities in the coming week.


Curbside trash pickup began rolling out this Friday. Customers should leave their bins by the curb as crews continue to pick up trash at homes over the weekend. In order to be able to service as many homes as possible, Sanitation will only be able to collect trash in bins. Regular trash service is scheduled to return to normal operations next week with Monday collection.

The Transfer Station will be open for normal hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday.

Conference Center Warming Shelter

With power back online to households and people returning home, Cleburne Public Safety was able to shut down the temporary warming shelter at the Cleburne Conference Center. This emergency shelter was able to provide warmth for the community over five days. Special thanks to the many local businesses and organizations that were able to donate supplies and volunteer.

Vaccination Hub

Cleburne Fire will administer vaccination appointments that were rescheduled earlier in the week over the weekend. Staff will make an announcement before registration goes live next week. Those interested in making an appointment should continue to monitor and the city’s Facebook and Twitter social media pages.

Public Works

With the chance for melted ice and snow to refreeze overnight, Public Works crews will continue to treat public roadways Friday night into Saturday morning. The primary focus for treating public roadways is intersections, bridges, public safety facilities, the hospital, and heavily traveled roadways.

If you see or suspect a water main break please contact the Public Works emergency line at 817-645-0972 or use the SeeClickFix app.

Cleburne Water and Waste Water Treatment plants continue normal operations in our delivery of potable water to the community. An easy way to check if you’re a City of Cleburne water customer is to see if your billing statement is addressed from the CITY OF CLEBURNE and features the city logo in the background.  Sign up for CivicReady or update your info here

Parks & Recreation

The Booker T. Washington Recreation Center and Museums will resume regular hours. 

Splash Station will be closed while we assess and repair damage from the winter weather. Cleburne Golf Links will be closed over the next few days to address building issues and allow the course to recover from the weather and become playable. Golf Links staff anticipate opening in the middle of the upcoming week.

Public Library

The Cleburne Public Library has resumed normal hours.

Public Transportation

City/County Transportation (CLETRAN) has resumed normal operations.

Water Services

Residences across the city may experience bursting pipes. Residents can use the SeeClickFix app or to request a water shutoff if necessary. For more information about freezing pipes and how to thaw them visit the Brazos River Authority.

Building Inspections

Plumbing Permit Procedures - Building Inspections is working to provide relief to the community recovering from winter weather damage occurring on or about Feb. 14-18. Staff has revised the permitting process for plumbing permits to waive fees and expedite approval and inspections of necessary repairs to plumbing systems.   For more information please visit

Power Outages

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has announced the state’s electricity grid is back to normal operations. There may be still be outages due to the weather. For information about power outages please see Oncor’s Power Outage map.