City of Strawn Seeking Applicants for Development Corporation Board of Directors FY2019

City of Strawn is seeking applicants to serve on the board of directors of the Development Corporation of Strawn for a two year term. The Development Corporation of Strawn's primary duties include promoting economic development in the immediate area of Strawn. The ideal applicant would have a background in business and be excited about helping Strawn grow economically. Interested parties should pick up an application at Strawn City Hall located at 118 E. Housley Street. Applicants must live in Palo Pinto County or in a bordering county within 10 miles of Strawn. If you have any questions please call city hall at (254) 672-5311. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride 10/19-10/21/2018

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride Strawn Texas October 19-21, 2018 Saturday’s Ride will be all day - pack a lunch To Register, contact Janis Janes - text (817) 734-1249 or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Come out to the park and ride the trails all day Saturday 9a.m. – 3:00p.m.(pack a lunch to eat on the trail), and Sunday morning 9:30a.m. - noon. Ham will be provided for our evening meal Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and a drink for yourself. No other meals provided. Primitive camping only (no hook-ups). Water for horses will be provided, but no potable water available. Port-a-Potty on site. Negative Coggins required, no exceptions There are no trees to tie picket lines. You will need to bring portable pens or tie horses to your trailers. Trails are moderately demanding in terrain and grades. TRAILS ARE ROCKY. SHOES/BOOTS are highly recommended. Last Spring, we had several suffering from heat/dehydration. Please remember to pack appropriate clothing for sun protection and plenty of water. State Park website recommends 8 oz of water per hour during outdoor activities. CHECK-IN: Friday after 3:00 p.m. and Saturday between 7:30-8:30 a.m. Cost for the event is $30.00 for the weekend or the day. OCTOBER IS THE KICK OFF MONTH FOR JOINING THE PALO PINTO MOUNTAINS STATE PARK PARTNERS. Membership levels are Individual $10/ Family $20/ Business $30 (Please supply a business card at check-in) Burn Ban - If the Burn Ban is lifted for this ride, campfires will be permitted only in your own ELEVATED fire rings. There are NO fire rings on site. Directions: From I-20 exit 361 to Highway 16 north to Strawn 4 miles From US Hwy 180, travel south on Hwy 16 to Strawn In Strawn take FM 2372 (Tucker Lake Road) west for approx. 4 miles. Trail Ride Signs will be posted. PARKING: Go past the main gate (on left) and follow signs posted. We will be parking on the LEFT side of the road about 2 miles west of Park Headquarters in the Cedar Elm Equestrian Parking. This trail ride is underwritten by Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners. All proceeds from this ride will be donated to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners. We would like to take this opportunity to thank TETRA for their help and support over the past several years. Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is not open to the public. This ride is by invitation only.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Star Gazing Party 10/6/2018

We will be holding our Fall Star Party at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park (PPMSP) on Saturday, October 6th beginning at 4:00 pm. PPMSP is new TPWD park property near the town of Strawn, Texas which serves as the gateway to the newly acquired state park property. The park is relatively undeveloped, however there are roads and a parking area near our observing site. The skies are extremely dark. This event is open to the public. Volunteers will be there with a variety of telescopes and binoculars for observing the night sky. No generators will be permitted. Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners will be kicking off their membership drive. They will be serving free hotdogs. Come out and show your support for the park.

Development Corporation of Strawn Public Hearing and Special Meeting Notice

The Development Corporation of Strawn will hold a special meeting and Public Hearing to discuss the purchase of a property in Strawn to be used as a Senior Center/Community Center. This meeting and Public Hearing will be held in the council chambers of Strawn City Hall located at 118 E. Housley Street. Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact the City Hall at 254-672-5311 to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact the City at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If you are unable to attend, please mail your views and comments to Danny Miller, PO Box 581, Strawn, Texas 76475.

Public Hearing Notice 8/27/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Strawn, Texas, will hold a Public Hearing in regard to the submission of applications to the General Land Office for Texas Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program grant funds. The Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on August 27, 2018, at Strawn City Hall, 118 E. Housley Street, Strawn, Texas. The agenda will include: Citizen participation plan; Development of local housing and community development needs; Amount of GLO TXCDBG DRP funds available; Explanation of eligible activities in the programs; Use of past GLO, TXCDBG DRP activities and funds; Amount of grant funds available to benefit low-to-moderate income persons; If applicable, minimizing displacement of persons by project activities; Citizens' views, proposals, questions and comments; Discussion of the application process. Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact the City Hall at 254-672-5311 to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact the City at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If you are unable to attend, please mail your views and comments to Danny Miller, PO Box 581, Strawn, Texas 76475.

La ciudad de Strawn, Texas, llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en relación con la presentación de solicitudes a la Oficina General de tierras de Texas comunidad desarrollo Block Grant-programa de recuperación de desastres conceder fondos. La audiencia pública se celebrará en 18:00 en 27 de agosto de 2018, Ayuntamiento en Strawn, 118 E. Housley Street, Strawn, Texas. Incluirá el orden del día: plan de participación ciudadana; Desarrollo de vivienda local y necesidades de desarrollo de la comunidad; Cantidad de fondos GLO TXCDBG DRP; Explicación de actividades elegibles en los programas; Uso de GLO pasado, DRP TXCDBG actividades y fondos; Cantidad de fondos disponibles en beneficio de las personas de ingresos bajos a moderados; En su caso, minimizar el desplazamiento de personas por las actividades del proyecto; Los ciudadanos opiniones, propuestas, preguntas y comentarios; Discusión del proceso de aplicación de.Las personas con discapacidad que deseen asistir a esta reunión deben póngase en contacto con el Ayuntamiento en 254-672-5311 para solicitar asistencia. Personas que requieren ayudas auxiliares y servicios para esta reunión deben comunicarse con la ciudad por lo menos dos días antes de la reunión para que se pueden hacer arreglos apropiados. Si no puede asistir, por favor enviar por correo tus opiniones y comentarios de Danny Miller, PO Box 581, Strawn, Texas 76475.

 

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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311