Wimberley, Texas News & Events

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Butterfly Crafts for Children at the Library

Posted By on April 24, 2014

butterfly clipartFriday, April 25

3:30 PM

Get ready for Butterfly Day.  Children can come after school and make a fancy fluttering butterfly that, just like the ideas they learn at the library, will follow them right out the door and beyond.

Concert at the Blue Hole – Last Night

Posted By on April 23, 2014

picnicThis Friday marks the last performance in the Third Annual “Concert in the Park Series”. Come see Country singer Ryan Beaver perform at the Blue Hole Regional Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Dripping Springs Vodka and the City of Wimberley are working together to host this event.

Bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs.

Admission by donation.

Call (512) 660-9111 or visit http://www.cityofwimberley.com for more information.

Trifecta of entertainment nominees from Wimberley Players

Posted By on April 22, 2014

Central Texas Excellence In Theatre AwardsCongratulations to our very own Wimberley Players!  They have been nominated for three categories in the 2013 Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards presented by the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin’s Editor Jeff Davis.

Nominees include:

Outstanding Theatre Outside Of Austin City Limits
Wimberley Players

Best Direction of a Musical
Jim Lindsay, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Best Scenic Design
Carroll Dolezal, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

 

Winners will be announced online on Friday, May 2

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St. Stephen’s School Earth Day PreK Event

Posted By on April 22, 2014

earth day & kidsFor the third year, area preschoolers and families are invited to a fun and free way to celebrate Earth Day at St. Stephen’s School.  Not So Creepy Critters will introduce young ones to some of Earth’s most interesting friends. There will be creative crafts for busy little hands and guests are invited to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the playground after the festivities.

Friday, April 25th from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Visit www.ststeveschool.org for more details.

Important City Meetings

Posted By on April 21, 2014

cell towerTuesday, April 22, 2014

6 to 8 p.m

Wimberley Community Center

AT&T and American Tower representatives will hold a public workshop to discuss their proposed 105-foot cell tower at the US Postal Service’s Wimberley Post Office.  Their purpose is to explain their plans and to get a sense of public opinion on the project.


road work constructionWednesday, April 23

6:00 pm

Wimberley Community Center

The city will host an informational meeting on the proposed road bond issue and accompanying property tax that will appear on the May 10 city election ballot.  The nature of the meeting is informational.  City officials will be present to provide information and to answer questions about the proposal.

Citywide cleanup!

Posted By on April 18, 2014

city-wide clean upTomorrow, April 19, 2014 is the annual citywide cleanup day in Wimberley.  The event is sponsored by the Lions Club of Wimberley and Keep Wimberley Beautiful along with the City of Wimberley and Texas Disposal Services.

From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., crews, a dumpster and garbage truck will be stationed at the Lions Field parking lot in the 700 block of FM 2325 to collect items.  To take part in the event, you must be a resident of the city of Wimberley and a current customer of TDS.

Couches, mattresses, appliances and other bulky items, included limited quantities of brush will be accepted at the collection site.  Household batteries, chemicals, empty drums, fluorescent light bulbs, paints, pesticides, thermostats, solvents/gasoline and other hazardous waste and tires will not be accepted.

Concert in the Park Series

Posted By on April 16, 2014

Carrie Elkin, a Texas singer and songwriter, will be performing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm this Friday evening to continue the “Concert in the Park Series” series at the Blue Hole Regional Park. This annual event is sponsored by Dripping Springs Vodka and the City of Wimberley.

Bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs.

Your donation is your admission.

Call (512) 660-9111 or visit http://www.cityofwimberley.com for more information.

A Letter From the Mayor

Posted By on April 14, 2014

Wimberley, Texas, newsWhen my term as mayor expires on May 10, my plans are to no longer publish City Hall Briefs.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Wimberley as a city council member and as mayor for eight years. I have been deeply honored and humbled by the trust and confidence you placed in me, to work for you and to be a part of the many exciting things going on in our little town at this point in its development. I believe that when one retires from a position such as that of mayor, he should really retire. That is my plan, so don’t look to me to comment on city politics or about what the council is or is not doing. I can tell you based on first-hand knowledge that every person that you have ever elected to serve on the council has worked hard to do what they thought was best for Wimberley. You are really lucky to have such dedicated, hard-working people working for you, and they need all of your support.

There are three people running for mayor and five for two council seats. Wimberley will be well-served by any combination of those eight dedicated volunteers.

I began publishing Briefs eight years ago because I believe that there is no such thing as too much communication. I will be the first to tell you that this medium has never been perfect, but it is one tool in our communication tool box. With email and the growth of the social media, future communication should be even better. I will not get involved in the campaign for mayor—I don’t think that it’s appropriate for a retiring officer to be involved in choosing his successor. All three of the mayoral candidates have indicated to me the desire to maintain some sort of public communication medium. Shannon duPlessis, candidate for Council Place 4 and a professional communicator, has indicated to me that if elected she plans to continue communicating with the public. It may be a different and a combination of social media, but it will be an additional source of information for the public.

Again, thank you for allowing me to serve you for the past eight years. Be sure to say, “Howdy,” when you see me around.

Warmest regards,

Bob

Bob Flocke
Wimberley, Texas
512-971-4524 (Cell)