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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Railroad Museum Expansion Project finalizes design

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The Cleburne Railroad Museum’s new expansion would include design elements that create a train station atmosphere.

City Council reviewed the latest update of the Cleburne Railroad Museum Expansion project at its July 28 meeting. The project aims ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Cleburne Police receive state best practices recognition

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The Texas Police Chiefs Association renewed the Cleburne Police Department’s Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition following a 2020 review.

The recognition acknowledges the police department’s commitment to effective service...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Zoning Ordinance Update Kick-Off scheduled for July 23

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The City will hold a Zoning Ordinance Update project kick-off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Cleburne Conference Center.

The City of Cleburne is undergoing the process to revise its Zoning Ordinance to modernize and simplify the ordinance and updat...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Economic Development Update: residential, commercial activity shows growth

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The latest economic development update shows new homes and businesses in Cleburne.

Economic Development manager Grady Easdon presented the quarterly economic development update to City Council at its July 14 meeting. The presentation highlighted residentia...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Texas Transportation Commission allocates $6.2M for Cleburne airport pavement construction

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The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $6.2 million in funding for the repair of Cleburne Municipal Airport’s runway and taxiway. The funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed to provide ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New regulation mandates businesses to post face covering requirements

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Cleburne City Council approved a measure to fight the spread of COVID-19 by requiring commercial entities that provide goods or services directly to the public to post if they require customers to wear face coverings.

The Council voted at a June 30 meeting...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

City Council decides not to close any railroad crossings

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The City Council has completed discussions of potentially closing existing railroad crossings in Cleburne after receiving a final offer from BNSF Railway.

The City Council decided the company’s latest and final offer to close the existing railroa...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

PSA: Fight the spread of mosquito borne illnesses and limit mosquito spread around your household

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The Cleburne Health Department encourages residents to take steps to reduce the chances for mosquito borne illnesses around their homes and when they are out and about.

Wet and humid weather is the perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes, which could c...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Public Swim at Splash Station begins June 20

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Splash Station is Cleburne’s to-go park for swimming fun this summer.

Splash Station will open its competition pool for public swim starting June 20. Public swim will be available from noon to 3 p.m. and from 4-7 p.m. daily with an hour in-betwee...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

All Aboard Program supports local businesses

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Local businesses are all aboard a program to encourage the community to shop, dine, and play in Cleburne.

City staff recently presented an update to City Council about the shop local. The program allows qualified businesses to participate in the &ldquo...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City of Cleburne expands openings to align with Open Texas plan

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The City of Cleburne has several expanded openings planned as the State has reached a new phase of the Open Texas plan.

Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced the latest round of openings as Texas works through the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions lesseni...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City encourages Cleburnites to use common sense on playgrounds

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The City of Cleburne is restoring swings and basketball hoops at its parks and playgrounds for the community to enjoy but visitors are encouraged to take safety precautions.

Staff reinstalled swings and basketball hoops at its park facilities on Friday, Ma...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Splash Station's Summer 2020 opening limited to competition pool

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Splash Station’s 2020 season will be limited to the competition pool due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

City Council directed the aquatics center to open only the competition pool this summer, following a staff presentation. The other portions of S...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Council discusses railroad street crossing offer from BNSF

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The Cleburne City Council said BNSF Railway has not made an offer worth closing existing street crossings.

The City Council agreed that they would prefer not to close any of the current streets that cross over railroad tracks in the city with BNSF&rsqu...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Council extends COVID-19 disaster declaration to June 9

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The City Council voted to extend its local disaster declaration regarding COVID-19 to the next City Council meeting on June 9.

Having a disaster declaration allows city leadership to issue special regulations to protect the health and safety of Cleburne. I...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Cleburne Market Square Concert Series moving to 2021

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The City of Cleburne is rescheduling its 2020 Market Square summer concert series to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cleburne City Council provided this direction for the community-favorite concert series at its May 26 meeting. The concerts are traditio...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Cleburne to open Library and certain Parks facilities with safety protocols

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The City of Cleburne plans to open several facilities to serve the community while keeping participant and staff health at the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. As recommended by the CDC, visitors are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines,...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

City Council extends local disaster declaration to May 26

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The City Council voted to extend its local disaster declaration regarding COVID-19 to the next City Council meeting on May 26.

Having a disaster declaration allows city leadership to issue special regulations to protect the health and safety of Cleburne. I...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Hall to open to public May 13

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Cleburne City Hall will open to the public in a limited capacity on May 13, 2020.

Members of the public with city business will have limited access to City Hall. The opening aligns with the easing of restrictions from Gov. Greg Abbott during the COVID-19 p...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Community expresses desire to grow existing parks in Parks & Recreation Master Plan

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The feedback is in and Cleburnites want to continue improving existing parks, have more amenities at Lake Pat Cleburne, and expand trails across the city.

City staff recently provided City Council with an update on the development of the Parks & Recrea...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Program to repair city streets begins with fog sealing, mill and overlay construction

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The 2020 Streets Program is underway this May to improve roadways across Cleburne.

The contractor began work in early spring with fog sealing and mill & overlay work in the West Meadow area. This work is the start of the city’s 2020 Streets P...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Cleburne Order No. 10 updates regulations to follow governor’s Open Texas plan

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Mayor Scott Cain has issued Order No. 10, which updates local regulations to align with Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest plan to Open Texas through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As outlined in Executive Order No. GA-21, the governor is allowing hair salons, ba...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City and Texas Health Resources partner to bring drive-thru COVID-19 testing

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The City of Cleburne and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne are partnering to bring free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the community starting May 4.

The free testing will be available to Cleburne and Johnson County residents from 9 a.m. to 5 ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Cleburne extends COVID-19 local disaster declaration to May 12

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The Cleburne City Council voted to extend the local disaster declaration to its next City Council meeting on May 12 to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Having a disaster declaration allows city leadership to issue special regulations to prote...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Cleburne introduces program to assist local businesses with $5k

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Cleburne businesses can receive $5,000 from a program to promote the City of Cleburne and its local businesses.

The City Council approved of the “All Aboard Cleburne” Community Promotion Program at its April 28 meeting. The program allo...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Governor's order allows retail-to-go starting April 24

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Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain signed new orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing non-essential retail to operate starting April 24.

Order No. 8 updates Cleburne’s policies to align with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executiv...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Council approves items in fight against COVID-19

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The Cleburne City Council continues its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.

At its April 14 meeting, the City Council approved extending its existing declaration of local disaster to the next City Council meeting on April 28 and approved the appointm...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Cleburne recognized as one of the safest cities in Texas

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A recent ranking of Texas cities by safety has Cleburne in the top 100.

Alarms.org, a consumer security and safety website, recently used FBI crime data to list the safest cities in Texas. Cleburne took the 67 spot.

Other Johnson County cities on the list i...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Economic Development connects local businesses to COVID-19 support resources

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COVID-19 is taking a substantial toll on the local economy and the financial well-being of the businesses and citizens of Cleburne. The City of Cleburne Economic Development team wants you to know that we are here to help! Due to new legislation just pass...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Cleburne Golf Links to close to public April 14 by Governor’s Order

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Cleburne Golf Links will close to the public on April 14, 2020 as ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott.

In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order effective April 2, 2020 in which all non-essential services and activit...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Community members test positive for COVID-19

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Officials have notified the city of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cleburne.

Both subjects and their families are in self-isolation at home. That is all the information we have available.

We knew it was only a matter of time before confirmed cases were ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City office open, City Hall closed to public to combat COVID-19

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Effective noon on Monday, March 30, Cleburne City Hall will remain open to serve our citizens, but our doors will be closed to the public.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 all business will be conducted online or by phone. All departments ar...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Council approves postponing May 2020 election to November

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City Council has rescheduled the May 2020 election to November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City Council voted to reschedule the election which includes the seats of mayor and city councilmembers single member district one and four. The election will ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Cleburne to limit mass gatherings with more than 50 people

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The City of Cleburne is prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 50 people to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The limit, in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation, goes into eff...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Cleburne declares local disaster in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain issued a declaration of local disaster in response to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mayor Cain ordered the declaration at an emergency meeting with City Council on March, 13. The City Council voted to have the ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Cleburne to begin downtown sidewalk improvements in spring

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This spring the City of Cleburne will begin its downtown sidewalk project, which will create a more walkable environment, while improving downtown’s feel.

The City Council awarded the project to Northstar Construction, LLC for $1,028,376 at its F...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Cleburne invests more than $556,000 in its Sports Complex and Splash Station improvements

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2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Cleburne’s parks with new equipment, refurbished and replaced amenities, and more.

The City of Cleburne is investing more than $556,000 this year in the Sports Complex and Splash Station to improve the park...

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