Sachse Bond Leaderboard

Council reconsiders July 4 celebration

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Latest

Sachse City Council consid­ered changes to the Red, White & Blue Blast during the April 5 meeting – the first in-person regular meeting since March 2, 2020.

Options for the July 3 cele­bration were initially discussed during the Jan. 19 council meet­ing.

At that time, Dallas County Health and Human Services of­ficials were estimating the vac­cine would not be available to the general public until July.

As a result, Parks and Rec­reation Director Lance Whit­worth presented several options for consideration for the Red, White & Blue Blast. It was recommended by council to provide the fireworks portion of the celebration along with a drive-thru food event.

With the vaccine now widely available to all Texans, the di­rector said he wanted to discuss the possibility of returning to an event closer to what the city has provided in the past.

Whitworth said staff has contacted vendors to determine their availability should the city move forward.

Several vendors, includ­ing the band, petting zoo and Jumperbee – a vendor that rents carnival rides, bounce houses and other items – said they are available should the city decide to move forward with the cele­bration.

The proposed drive-thru food event was not well-received by food vendors, says Whitworth, but added they would be willing to participate in the event at the park.

For the full story, see our April 15 issue or subscribe online.

By Dustin Butler • [email protected]

0 Comments

Related News

EDC holds joint meeting

EDC holds joint meeting

For the first time in half a year, stakeholders in the economic development of Sachse gathered to discuss what worked well and what needs to be planned for the future. The Sachse Economic Development Corporation (EDC) discussed its progress and goals for 2022 in a...

read more
Safe Outdoor Dogs Act goes into effect

Safe Outdoor Dogs Act goes into effect

Texas is now a safer place for dogs thanks to the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, which went into effect Jan. 18 and bars pet owners from using a chain to tether a dog outside. The law, Senate Bill 5, was vetoed last summer by Gov. Greg Abbott but subsequently passed during...

read more
King, Felix announce they won’t seek re-election

King, Felix announce they won’t seek re-election

Two long-standing elected officials, Cullen King and Mayor Mike Felix, publicly announced they would not seek re-election after 12 and 29 years on council, respectively. The announcements were made during the Sachse City Council regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, one...

read more
Garland ISD teachers win grants

Garland ISD teachers win grants

Garland ISD rewarded select teachers with a surprise delivery of grants and scholarships to enhance learning in specific classrooms. Garland ISD Education Foundation board members delivered grants and scholarships to this year’s winners at Sachse’s four GISD schools...

read more
Collin County holds mitigation plan hearing

Collin County holds mitigation plan hearing

If the winter storm last year proved anything, it pays to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Collin County Assistant Emergency Management Specialist Randall Gurney presented information about the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan during a Wednesday, Jan. 12...

read more
Garland ISD Sub Club rewards key staff

Garland ISD Sub Club rewards key staff

Garland ISD continues to give back to an unsung part of the teaching community, substitute teachers, as part of its longstanding Sub Club. Formed as a partnership between the Garland ISD Education Foundation and the Substitute Office of Garland ISD, the program...

read more
Library hosts Adult Reading Challenge

Library hosts Adult Reading Challenge

For those with reading as a New Year’s resolution, a returning program offers a fun, easy way to stick with it. The Sachse Public Library is bringing back its Adult Reading Challenge program for the fourth consecutive year. Residents interested in participating can...

read more
Voter registration deadline Jan. 31

Voter registration deadline Jan. 31

Texas Secretary of State John Scott reminds all eligible Texas voters to ensure they are registered to vote before the upcoming deadline. The last day to register to vote for the upcoming March 1 primary race is Jan. 31. "Registering to vote in Texas is easy and...

read more
Dallas County tax offices reopen

Dallas County tax offices reopen

The Dallas County Tax Office reopened all branch locations to serve the public Tuesday, Jan. 18 after closing its offices Tuesday, Jan. 11. Each of the seven offices is committed to providing a safe environment that will allow residents to conduct their business...

read more
Garland ISD choice of school window open

Garland ISD choice of school window open

As a choice of school district, Garland ISD allows parents to elect which school they want their children to attend. Each year, GISD has a winter selection window for parents to select preferred schools through the district's Skyward Family Access platform. This...

read more