We've got ambulances
Burleson announces in-house ambulance initiative, Council discusses parks updates and more
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Burleson has its own ambulances
The Burleson Fire Department will initiate its own fire-based ambulance service beginning October 1, Burleson announced Thursday.
Initiating its own ambulance service will optimize response times, Burleson stated in its announcement.
This initiative replaces MedStar Mobile Healthcare.
Elks 0-5 after losing to Mansfield Summit 49-11
The Burleson Elks varsity football team (0-5) lost 49-11 to the Mansfield Summit Jaguars Thursday at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
Burleson has been outscored 199-52 through its first five games in Chad Worrell’s first season as head coach.
Parks and codes updated, alleys abandoned at council meeting
City Council discussed parks-and-recreation updates and approved new city contracts, alley abandonments and code updates Monday at City Hall.
Burleson parks and recreation director Jen Basham proposed a parks-and-recreation capital-improvement plan that included spending $3.66 million on parks projects, $5.45 million on Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) renovations, $86,750 on golf-course projects, $100,000 in administration costs and $464,917.50 in contingency and escalation plans in fiscal-year 2023-24.
Council also approved authorization of a five-year contract with Bureau Veritas for third-party inspections and plan-review services for the fire department, development services and environmental services at the meeting.
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Can the Spartans avoid the Scorpions’ sting? The Centennial Spartans varsity football team (4-0) looks to remain undefeated as it faces the South Hills Scorpions (0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday at Burleson ISD Stadium. Centennial has outscored its opponents 122-46 through its first four games while South Hills has been outscored 126-46 through its first three games of 2023.
Bye-bye, Elks and Spartans. The Burleson Elks (0-5) and Centennial varsity football teams won’t play September 29 for their bye weeks.
Garbage Party. Burleson will host a “Trash Bash” from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Warren Park. Burleson will provide free pizza and a raffle prize drawing after litter-pickup.
Mario time. Burleson will play “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” for the “Old Town Picture Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza.
Mayor’s Mini-Mes and P-and-Z. The Burleson Mayor’s Youth Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Smoking coffee and drinking cigars. Wilde Cigar + Culture will host its monthly “Leaf and Bean Gathering” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wilde. Java John’s will be selling coffee, and the coffee-cigar pairing event’s sponsor Havins Consulting will award raffle-drawing winners with prizes.
Briefcases and eggs. The Burleson Area Chamber of Commers will host its monthly member-only “Business over Breakfast” from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk).
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