Seagoville Quarterly Newsletter

Third Quarter 2017

Fire Department News

The Independence Day holiday is quickly approaching, please keep in mind that discharging fireworks in the City limits is prohibited. Please be sure to join us at Central Park on July 1, 2017 where we can celebrate America’s independence together. (See details below).

Summer Safety Tips

As summer is upon us please be sure to stay hydrated! If you are working outside, take frequent breaks in air conditioning when possible and drink plenty of water. Also, prepare your body for working outside by drinking plenty of water several days in advance of your planned outdoor work. If you become dehydrated, or are around someone who is, do not hesitate to call 911 as this is a serious health risk and can become dangerous very quickly. Some symptoms of dehydration are: increased thirst, dry mouth, tired or sleepy, headache, dry skin, dizziness, decreased urine output, and urine is darker than normal.

Fire Department Extends Special Thanks to the Seagoville Business Community

Every year in October the Seagoville Fire Department spends time at each of the local elementary schools to teach children about fire safety. These visits include skits, coloring books, badges, and pamphlets that teach about smoke detectors, fire escapes and other fire safety topics. The materials are provided to the Fire Department because of donations from local businesses to the National Fire Safety Council (NFSC). The Seagoville Fire Department would like to offer a special thank you to all of the local businesses who donate funds to the NFSC so that we can continue our mission of educating the city’s youth about fire safety.

Fireworks in the Park

Make plans for a great family day at Seagoville's annual "Fireworks In the Park". This year's event is sponsored by the City of Seagoville, Seagoville Chamber of Commerce and the Seagoville Economic Development Corporation.

Saturday, July 1, 2017, festivities start at 5:00 pm and will continue until 11:00 pm at C. O. Bruce Central Park located 1801 N. Hwy 175, Seagoville, Texas. Free Admission - Free Parking.

Bring your cooler, (no alcoholic beverages), picnic, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an afternoon and evening of great family entertainment. Food, drink and craft vendors and a an Inflatable Waterpark will round out the festivities. Waterpark armbands will be sold at the Chamber Tent at the event and are $10.00 each for unlimited rides on the water slides.

Seagoville Chamber of Commerce radio station, KSGV 95.5 will be on site providing music and recording the event to broadcast on July 4, 2017. Fireworks will start about 9:00 pm.

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Water & Sewer Department Adds Jetter Truck to Service Fleet

At the June 19, 2017 City Council meeting, the Seagoville City Council approved the purchase of a 2017 Peterbilt Vac-Con Jetter Truck. The addition of this crucial piece of equipment permits staff to carry out the functions that are outlined in the Capacity Management, Operations, and Maintenance (CMOM) Plan recently submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

The new Jetter truck will allow staff to properly clean sewer mains and vacuum out the debris that is currently being washed further down the sewer system, accumulating and causing blockage in the sewer lines.

The truck was purchased debt free at a cost of $375,255 and adds significant maintenance capabilities in comparison to the old Jetter truck that was purchased in 1997.

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Seagoville Police Department Achieves Re-Accreditation with the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Program

In February 2013 the Seagoville Police Department achieved a milestone by becoming an Accredited and Recognized Police Department through the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices program. Becoming a recognized and accredited agency through TPCA involves an on-site inspection by TPCA to ensure that your Police Department is performing the best law enforcement practices through their development and implementation of policy and procedures standards, practices and documentation processes. It is the gold standard of law enforcement practices for the State of Texas.

Maintaining accreditation is not an easy accomplishment. Once the original accreditation process was accomplished, maintaining these standards meant periodic review of all policies and procedures, ongoing training and annual reports to TPCA to ensure compliance standards are met. These reports and proofs of compliance are sent in to TPCA for review each year. On the anniversary date of the fourth year there is another on-site inspection conducted exactly like the original on-site inspection. This process involves a program director from TPCA and outside assessor coming in and physically inspecting each of the standard files, inspecting the facility and interviewing staff to ensure that your Police Department is maintaining the standards set forth by this program.

To date there are 168 policy standards that your Police Department has to meet through the TPCA Best Practices program. On June 22nd and 23rd, 2017 we had our anniversary on-site inspection for the Best Practices Re-Recognition program, and we are pleased to announce that we have achieved re-recognition status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. What this means for our citizens and the community we serve is that your Police Department is maintaining that gold standard of law enforcement practice. Currently out of 2,661 police agencies throughout the great State of Texas there are only 139 agencies that are accredited and recognized through the Texas Police Chiefs Association and the Best Practices Program.

Seagoville Finance Department Provides Mid-Year Financial Report

Each year the City of Seagoville Finance Department prepares a Mid year Financial Report for the City Council. The Finance Department is proud to share this year's report with the citizens of our community. Please follow this link to view the full report: Mid Year Budget Review 2017
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Library News

The Seagoville Public Library provides digital materials in addition to the traditional print resources that citizens have relied on in the past. Visit the Seagoville Public Library for more information on:

  • Digital Books
  • Digital Audio Books
  • Streaming Video
  • Digital Read-A-Long books for beginning readers

These resources, as well as all of the interactive resources listed below, are available free through your public library. For more information and a full list of resources, visit your library website at

Interactive, easy-to-use, unlimited remote access

Digital Content available through your library includes all of the following , plus much more! And, it's all FREE with a library card.

School Center

Elementary School

 Math Skills Improvement

 Reading Comprehension Skills Improvement

Middle School

 Math Skills Improvement

 Reading Comprehension Skills Improvement

 Writing and Grammar Skills Improvement

 Social Studies Skills Improvement

 Vocabulary and Spelling Skills Improvement

 High School Entrance Exams Preparation

High School

 Logic and Reasoning Skills Improvement

 Math Skills Improvement

 Reading Comprehension Skills Improvement

 Science Skills Improvement

 Social Studies Skills Improvement

 Statistics Skills Improvement

 Trigonometry Skills Improvement

 Vocabulary and Spelling Skills Improvement

 Writing and Grammar Skills Improvement

College Preparation Center

Prepare for Your ACT® Test

Prepare for Your SAT* Test

Prepare for Your AP* Exam

Prepare for Your PSAT/NMSQT* Test

Prepare for Your TOEFL iBT® Test

Prepare for College Placement Exams

Prepare for the CLEP* Exams

High School Equivalency Center

Prepare for the GED® Test

GED® en Español

Visit your library for a free library card and free access to these and many more digital resources. Follow this link for service hours and location:

Fall Session of Story Time for Pre-Schoolers Begins September 8, 2017

Mark your calendar to take advantage of Story Time this Fall. This free program is designed for preschool age children, 3-5 years old. Programs include a story and a story related craft and music. Guest readers and occasional guest program presenters round out a fun and educational experience for young library patrons.

Fridays at 11:00 am, beginning September 8, 2017.

Movie in the Park Scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017

Presented by the City of Seagoville Community Development Department, this annual event is great family entertainment.

  • Free Admission - Free Parking
  • Bruce Central Park located at 1801 N. Highway 175, Seagoville, TX
  • 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm

IN-N-OUT Burger will be on site with their Cookout Trailer from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Burger, chip and drink packs will be available to the first 250 people for A $3.00 donation to the Seagoville Parks Department.

Families are also welcome to bring their picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Movie to be determined and will begin at dusk. (7:45)

No E-Z up canopies please.

Seagoville City Hall and Library Holiday Observations

Seagoville City Hall and Library will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

Future Dates to Remember

  • Seagofest - October 6-9, 2017
  • Keep Seagoville Beautiful Arbor Day Event - Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Christmas Tree Lighting - Thursday, December 7, 2017