Wimberley, Texas News & Events

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

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at The Rep Theatre

Posted By on April 11, 2014

The Rep Theatre has been proudly presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Friday and Saturday nights for the past few weeks. The last two showings are tonight, April 11 and tomorrow, April 12th at 8:00 pm in the Katherine Anne Porter School theatre space. Join us for this hilarious musical romp through those angst-ridden, awkward jr. high years. Brush up on your spelling skills for some audience participation! Tickets can be purchased on line at http://www.thereptheatreco.com. Or you can make reservations by calling (512) 395-7043. We have limited seating, so reservations are strongly suggested.

Writer’s Workshop at the Library

Posted By on April 10, 2014

write a bookSaturday, April 12th
1 – 3 PM

Dr. Karen Bartell will present her Author’s IDEAL-L Workshop entitled “Connect the Dots to Complete Your Book.” Dr. Bartell, a university professor and published author, has previously given a program at the library on e-publishing. In addition to conducting the workshop, she will read from her latest book, Sacred Choices, and other works. The book will be available, and she will sign those she sells.
As with all the programs at the Library, the public is welcome and admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Wimberley Village Library.

Concert at the Blue Hole Park

Posted By on April 9, 2014

The City of Wimberley and Dripping Springs Vodka continue their Third Annual “Concert in the Park Series” at the Blue Hole Regional Park. This Friday evening you can hear the Cody Byran Band (Country Rock) from 6:00 to 8:00.

Bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs.

Admission by donation.

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

TGIF: Lunch and Learn with LaDonna Hansen at the Library

Posted By on April 8, 2014

job search clipart
Friday, April 11th

Noon – 1 PM

For the second of her two free programs, LaDonna Hansen will provide you with new insights that will help you plan your job search and increase your chance of getting both an interview and a job.

LaDonna Hansen is a corporate human resource and marketing professional who has founded Laditudes, a Hill Country resume and career services firm that offers job seekers affordable options for resume development, job campaign planning and career counseling.

Passion for Paper at Library – Spring Mobiles

Posted By on April 7, 2014

happy spring clipartPaper Crafting with Sue Brockman
Wednesday, April 9th

6 PM

You are invited to share a relaxing evening making Spring Mobiles in this month’s Paper Crafting Class. You will love hanging these light-hearted little delights in a window, patio, or in a child’s bedroom. All supplies will be provided. Bring your basic kit if you have one.