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Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day, May 27

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City of Cleburne offices will be closed on May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The closure includes the Booker T. Washington Recreation Center and Senior Center. The City’s Layland and Railroad museums and the Public Library will al...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Cleburne Fire seeks community's help to prevent childhood drowning

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This summer, The Cleburne Fire Department is encouraging residents to prevent childhood drowning by lifeguarding their children.

Cleburne Fire joined fire departments across Johnson County to recognize May 2019 as Lifeguard Your Child Month. The County urg...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Railroad History Days at Cleburne Railroad Museum

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The City of Cleburne is celebrating National Train Day at the Cleburne Railroad Museum.

At a recent City Council Meeting, Mayor Scott Cain proclaimed May 10-17 Cleburne Railroad History Days. The proclamation coincides with National Train Day, which is hel...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Cleburne sees commercial, residential growth in start of 2019

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More business and more homes is the story in Cleburne for the first quarter of 2019.

Economic Development manager Grady Easdon presented a quarterly economic development update at a recent City Council meeting. The presentation highlighted new businesses i...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Stay safe, be prepared for spring storms

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Cleburne Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management know rain and thunderstorms are common this time of year and urge residents to be prepared before severe storms strike.

Severe storms can have multiple impacts to residents in their homes, dri...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

TxDOT repairing, building sidewalks along Henderson Street

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TxDOT is conducting its Curb Ramp Program, which includes installing pedestrian sidewalk ramps, sidewalk repairs, new sidewalks to fill gaps, crosswalks, and replacing sections of curb and gutter.

The project runs along Henderson Street from Westmeadow Dr...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Police PSA: Move over Law protects people

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We have all heard about the recent crashes involving police or fire vehicles that were parked at scenes along busy highways. Most recently, and close to home, a firetruck in Hillsboro was struck and heavily damaged.

The Texas “Move over Law” was first enac...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Cleburne chiefs provide property maintenance progress update

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The community has supported new property maintenance regulations leading to meaningful change, the Cleburne Police and Fire chiefs told the City Council at a recent meeting.

Police Chief Rob Severance and Fire Chief Scott Lail presented an update to the Ci...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

City to begin mill and overlay road improvements

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The Public Works Department begins this year’s mill and overlay project to improve six miles of city roads across Cleburne at the end of March.

The project begins the week of March 25 on Prairie Street from Featherston to Country Club. In this co...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Cleburne Police join Johnson County-wide dispatch, database

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Cleburne Police Department has joined partners across Johnson County to use shared dispatch and database technology to improve public safety efforts across the region.

The City recently became part of the county-wide Computer-Aided Dispatch and Records Man...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Cleburne Fire Department and local hospital partner for paramedicine program

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The Cleburne Fire Department has begun a program with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne to help discharged patients and prevent return hospital visits.

The pilot program, which began this February, allows specially trained paramedics to visit...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

City receives $1M in funding for Wastewater Facility Upgrade

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) awarded the City of Cleburne funding of up to $1 million for the City’s Wastewater Treatment Expansion Project.

The funding allows the City up to $1 million in principle forgiveness toward the upcoming pro...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Cleburne recognized as one of the safest driving cities in Texas

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Cleburne is one of the top 10 safest driving cities in Texas, according to QuoteWizard.com.

The insurance website listed the top 15 safest driving cities in the state using incident data including speeding tickets, accidents, DUIs, and other citations. Cle...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Economic development quarterly update January 2019

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New businesses, more homes, and downtown redevelopment describe the past quarter in economic development in Cleburne.

Economic Development Manager Grady Easdon provided a quarterly economic development update to the City Council at its Jan. 8 meeting. The ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Police PSA: Be aware of scammers

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The best way to avoid being the victim of a scam is to be aware of the warning signs and heed them. Scammers understand psychology and know how to manipulate people.

There are never any circumstances where a legitimate business or government department (IR...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Property Maintenance Codes go into effect Jan. 1

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New property maintenance policies to improve the community’s health and safety go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

City Council wants to ensure residents live in safe conditions and protect Cleburne’s growth and prosperity. To achieve this, th...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

City to conduct micro-surfacing work on roads

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The city will micro-surface several roadways this fall as part of its Street Maintenance Program.

The City Council approved a $244,414 contract with Viking Construction, Inc. for a project to micro-surface about 3.3 miles of roadway.

Crews will resurface ex...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Cleburne to apply for Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion funding

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The City of Cleburne is obtaining funding to expand its Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Cleburne City Council approved a resolution requesting $42 million from the Texas Water Development Board to fund the expansion during its Sept. 25 meeting. The state board...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Fiscal Year 2018 budget document wins award

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A leading government finance officers organization recognized the City of Cleburne’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget document.

Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the City of Cleburne their Distinguished Budget Presentation award for our ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City Council adopts Fiscal Year 2019 budget

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The city of Cleburne’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget funds infrastructure maintenance and improvements, a new fire truck, and invests in economic development initiatives.

The Cleburne City Council adopted the $85 million budget at its Sept. 11, 2018 me...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

City does not solicit residential water test

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The City of Cleburne does not solicit residents for random community water testing.

City staff has recently heard from residents about forms left on front doors regarding community water tests. These forms are not from the city of Cleburne. In many instanc...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

K9 Gimi to retire in September

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A Cleburne Police Department veteran is ending his watch to spend more time chasing balls rather than criminals.

The Cleburne City Council approved the retirement of K9 Gimi at its Aug. 28, 2018, meeting. The police dog has served the city for more than 10...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Cleburne sees violent, property crime decrease

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Cleburne continues a five year trend of reduction in violent and property crimes in 2017.

Police Chief Rob Severance III presented the Cleburne Police Department Annual Report to the City Council on June 26. In 2017, Cleburne saw a decrease in cases of rob...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Policy change allows downtown restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages

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An amendment to city policy aims to assist restaurants and encourage more businesses by allowing downtown restaurants located within 300 feet of a church to begin serving alcoholic beverages.

City Council unanimously approved the amendment to the Code of O...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

CLEBURNE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Cleburne, TX – The City of Cleburne Animal Shelter and The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is seeking anyone who came into contact with a litter of a lab/shepherd mix puppies that w...

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