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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Cleburne Library Earns Excellence Award

Library Display

The Cleburne Public Library is among the top 15% of public libraries in the state after earning the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. This is the third year in a row that the Cleburne Public Library has won the distinction.

The annual award is ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Introduces Address Lookup Tool for Resources

Address Inquiry Tool

The City of Cleburne is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest online tool designed to enhance accessibility and convenience for our residents.

The online Address Inquiry Tool provides residents with a comprehensive resource for accessing vital city...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 24, 2023

Golf Crew Member Earns City’s All-Star Award

Feliciano Resendiz

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 Feliciano Resendiz, also known as Felix. He is a cart attendant and maintenance worke...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Free Tax Assistance for the Community

Tax Assistance

If you need help doing your taxes, the Cleburne Public Library has partnered with AARP to offer free assistance to the community.

These free help sessions will be held Feb. 5 through April 12 on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The program is open...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Filing Period Open for Four Council Seats

Vacant Council Seat

Cleburne City Council consists of a mayor and four councilmembers serving two-year terms. Councilmembers are elected by their representing single-member districts (SMD), and the mayor is elected at-large.

Council called for a general election and a special...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 24, 2023

Facilities Manager Named Superstar Award Winner

Brian Wintermeier

The City of Cleburne's STARS program recognizes staff members who go above and beyond to help serve the community. There are different levels to the program—Rising Stars, Shining Stars, All-Stars and Superstars.

All-Stars are equivalent to employees of the...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Semiannual Cemeteries Cleanup Begins Jan. 22

Cemeteries Cleanup

City crews will be conducting their semiannual grave cleanup at the cemeteries starting on Monday, Jan. 22. The work is expected to last through Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The cleanup removes items left behind on graves to meet City ordinance, which ensures that ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Cleburne Unveils Annual State of the City Brochure

State of the City 2024

The City of Cleburne has released its annual State of the City brochure, a comprehensive report showcasing the city's remarkable accomplishments in 2023 and laying out goals and projects for the upcoming year.

In 2023, Cleburne achieved significant milesto...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

City Launches Home Improvement Incentive

Older Home

Applications are now being accepted for the City's new Cleburne Pride Home Improvement Incentive Program.

The program, which applies to single-family homes that are at least 30 years old, provides homeowners with financial incentives for making certain ext...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Street Superintendent Wins All-Star Award

Mark Pugh portrait picture

The City of Cleburne's STARS program recognizes staff members who go above and beyond to help serve the community. The newest recipient of the All-Star Award is Mark Pugh, the City’s street and drainage superintendent.

Pugh has worked for the City of Clebu...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Cleburne Continues to Reinvest in Streets

Street Maintenance Paving

The City of Cleburne’s Street Maintenance Program, which aims to strategically repair road surfaces, is entering into its sixth year.

So far, approximately 35.8 miles of roadway have been resurfaced with an investment of $13 million. This year, a...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Special Pickup Dates for Live Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Pickup

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. 5 and Friday, Jan. 12. The trees must be put out on the curb ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

View the City’s Holiday Season Hours

New Years Day Fireworks

The holiday season is upon us! Please note that City administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Administrative offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Yea...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Cleburne City Council Names New City Manager

Michael Marrero

Following an extensive national search, the Cleburne City Council has named a new city manager. Michael Marrero has been appointed for the City’s top leadership role after the retirement of the former city manager, Steve Polasek.

Marrero comes to the City ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Take the Second Survey for Our New Skatepark

Hulen Park Skatepark

A modern skatepark is coming to Cleburne, and it will be located at Hulen Park! We want to hear the community’s feedback about how the skatepark should be designed.

The first design survey was given in November. The ideas gathered were used to formulate va...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Meter Crew Leader Earns City’s All-Star Award

Justin Medenwaldt

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 Justin Medenwaldt, the meter crew leader for the city’s water division.

Medenwaldt has served t...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Come to the Hulen Skatepark Design Meeting on Dec. 14

Hulen Park Skatepark

A modern skatepark is coming to Cleburne, and it will be located at Hulen Park! The design of the project will be formulated with the help of community feedback. 

A design input survey was open Nov. 14-30. The ideas gathered will be presented to t...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Sparks Drive Connection Now Open to the Public

Sparks Drive Open

The Sparks Drive Connection Project is complete, and the new road is open to motorists. The finished road significantly enhances accessibility to Cleburne's industrial park by connecting Sparks Drive to the Chisholm Trail Parkway (CTP) from both direction...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Detours and Closures for the Dec. 1 Christmas Parade

Whistle Stop Christmas Parade

The community is invited to come out to Cleburne Chamber of Commerce’s Whistle Stop Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1 in Downtown Cleburne.

Please plan your alternate routes in advance as the roadways throughout the area will start closing at 5:30...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Filing Period Open for SMD 3 Council Seat

Vacant Council Seat

The filing period is now open for those interested in running in the Cleburne City Council special election. The seat on the May 4 special election ballot will be Single-Member District 3 (SMD 3).  No candidate packets were turned in for...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Give Your Input About Cleburne’s New Skatepark

Hulen Park Skatepark

A modern skatepark is coming to Cleburne, and it will be located at Hulen Park! We want to hear the community’s feedback about how the skatepark should be designed.

The design input survey is now open and will run through Nov. 30. The ideas gathered will b...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Cleburne City Offices Closed Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving

Fall Thanksgiving Spread

City administrative buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Emergency services will operate as usual. 

Please view the schedule for sanitation services, parks and recreation faci...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 10, 2023

The City of Cleburne Honors Our Local Veterans

Veterans Day

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 9, 2023

Get Involved by Joining a City Board or Commission

Citizen Meeting

The City of Cleburne’s Boards and Commissions provide City Council with informed public opinions, thoughts and ideas from various viewpoints that help shape the city.

The members of city boards and commissions play a vital role in the future of Cleburne.

Th...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: November 10, 2023

Senior Facilities Technician Wins City All-Star Award

Clint Dean

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 Clint Dean, the senior facilities technician.

Dean has served the City of Cleburne for more tha...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Lake Pat Cleburne Now 100% Full After Recent Rain

Lake Pat Cleburne

The recent rains have made a significant impact on Lake Pat Cleburne. The lake is now 100% full. 

Over the weekend, the lake began to overtop the spillway for the first time since July 2021. 

The City of Cleburne is now out of Stage I Drou...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 19, 2023

All-Star Award Goes to Police Senior Secretary

Martina Bartolowits

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 Martina Bartolowits, the senior secretary for the Cleburne Police Department.

Bartolowits has s...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

City Continues Stop Sign Project to Increase Safety

Stop Sign

What do you do when you approach a T-intersection? By law, you’re supposed to stop. To increase driver safety and understanding, the City of Cleburne is continuing its initiative to install stop signs at those intersections all across the community.

Phase ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

City to Begin Enhanced Water Disinfection Process

Water Tower

The City of Cleburne will begin its temporary enhanced potable water disinfection process on Monday, Oct. 16 around 8 a.m. At that time, the City will switch from disinfecting treated water with chloramine to a more potent free chlorine. The duration of t...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

November Special Election Canceled

Vacant Council Seat

Due to there being no parties who submitted a candidate packet for the City of Cleburne’s Single-Members District (SMD) 3 seat, the City has canceled its upcoming special election. The election was scheduled for Nov. 7. 

The seat became vacant aft...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Fire Prevention Focuses on Cooking Safety

Cooking Safety Fire Prevention

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. That’s why it’s important for the community to understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored the...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

City Amenities & Staff Named Best in County

Best of the Best 2023

The votes are in, and the City of Cleburne's amenities and employees finished in top ranks for the 2023 Best of the Best in Johnson County contest.

The friendly competition is presented by the Cleburne Times-Review and recognizes the best businesses, indiv...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Senior Secretary Earns City’s All-Star Award

Cindy Moore

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 Cindy Moore, the senior secretary for the water department.

Moore has served the City of Clebur...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

City Files Petition for Property on 14 E. Chambers St.

14 Chambers Building

Update on Oct. 20: All of the necessary documentation for a demolition permit was submitted and is in order for 14 E. Chambers St. The demolition process, which will be handled by the property owner, may proceed at any time with completion no later than F...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Cleburne joins the nation in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month—a month to honor the history, cultures and contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year on Se...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Register Your Neighborhood for National Night Out

National Night Out

Cleburne public safety personnel are gearing up for a night of fun, unity and safety awareness. National Night Out is on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  

The initiative is all about strengthening community bonds, getting to know neighbors, an...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Council Adopts Budget & Lowers Tax Rate

City Hall Sign

The Cleburne City Council has approved a tax rate that is approximately 6 cents lower than it was in the last fiscal year. This is the fifth year in a row that Council lowered Cleburne’s tax rate, which totals a reduction of 22 cents per $100 of valuation...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Sign Up to Receive City Emergency Notifications

Emergency Alerts

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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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Never Forget: Remembering the Events of 9/11

Never Forget Patriot Day

Monday, Sept. 11 marks the 22nd anniversary of largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives and thousands more were injured after hijackers flew planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Exhibit Highlights Johnson County History

Hallmark Painting

The Layland Museum of History is gearing up for one of its biggest exhibits of the year. “The Mustang Foundation Collection,” featuring 47 works of art that were donated by the Mustang Foundation, will be on display at the museum from Sept. 22 through Dec...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 29, 2023

View the City's Labor Day Weekend Hours

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is held on the first Monday of September.

City administrative buildings will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day. Sanitation routes and emer...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Cleburne Enters Stage I Drought Conditions

Lake Pat Cleburne

In response to the lack of rain and current lake levels, the City of Cleburne has transitioned into its first phase of drought response in accordance to its Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan.

The year-round, twice-a-week watering schedule is ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Sanitation Foreman Earns City All-Star Award

Jimmy Green

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 Jimmy Green, the sanitation foreman.

Green is a longtime city employee. Those who know him know...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 23, 2023

More Cleburne Residential Streets Getting Resurfaced

Hot Mix Asphalt

In addition to the Cleburne Street Maintenance Program, the City has contracted for several residential streets to be repaired and resurfaced using hot mix asphalt overlay. The overlay provides a restored surface, which is smooth and can withstand heavy t...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Homeschool P.E. Program Launches

Homeschool P.E.

The Cleburne Parks and Recreation Department is starting an exciting new weekly program meant to get homeschoolers up and moving.

Homeschool P.E. will be held on Fridays at the Booker T. Washington Recreation Center, beginning on Friday, Sept. 8, at the fo...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Council Reviews Fiscal Year 2024 Budget, Considers Lower Tax Rate

Budget and Finance

The Cleburne City Council is in the process of adopting its fiscal year 2024 budget, which outlines the City’s expenditures and revenues for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2023.

City Council held a budget workshop at its Aug. 8 meeting. The budget ...

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City of Cleburne News
Posted on: May 25, 2023

View the City’s Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Memorial Day Holiday

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

City administrative buildings will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services will s...

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City of Cleburne News