Governor Abbott issued a proclamation March 18, 2020 suspending provisions of the Texas election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections as the state and many communities focus on the COVID - 19 public health emergency.
To protect the citizens from potentially deadly harm, and to avoid voter and candidate disenfranchisement by holding elections in the middle of a pandemic, the City of Joshua has postponed the General Election. The General Election will now be held on November 3, 2020.
Residents of Joshua will go to the polls on November 3, 2020 to vote for the following places:
Note: Filings are posted in the order they are filed with the City Secretary’s Office.
Candidate(s) for Council Member Place 2:
- Mike Kidd
- Doug Taylor
- Julian Torrez
Candidate(s) for Council Member Place 5:
For more information, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817/558-7447 or email@example.com
Important Election Dates
- Last Day to Register to Vote – October 5, 2020
- First Day of Early Voting – October 13, 2020
- Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)- October 23, 2020
- Last Day of Early Voting by Personal appearance- October 30, 2020
- Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail – November 3, 2020 (Election Day)
- ELECTION DAY – November 3, 2020 (Polls are open 7:00 am-7:00 pm)
Early Voting Location
- Burleson Sub-Courthouse, 247 Elk Dr., Burleson, TX 76028
Election Day Location:
- Pct. 2- NorthPointe FBC of Joshua, 2450 SW Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, TX 76028
- Pct. 12- Joshua Baptist Church, 3231 SW Wilshire Blvd., Joshua, TX 76058
- Pct. 13- Lane Prairie Baptist Church, 412 CR 704, Joshua, TX 76058
- Pct. 29- Joshua HS South Trust Community Rm., 907 S. Broadway, Joshua, TX 76058
- Pct. 31- Joshua community YMCA, 1009 Joshua Station Blvd., Joshua, TX 76058
Bring the twinkle back to Maggie's eyes!
WHY WE LOVE MAGGIE–AND YOU SHOULD TOO!
Maggie is a sweet, loving, playful dog. Unfortunately, she’s lost the twinkle in her eyes and the smile on her face because she doesn’t understand why her human is not still with her.
Come and meet Maggie and help make her eyes twinkle, bring a smile to her face and give her the forever home she deserves. Sounds like a win-win situation. Please contact Joshua Animal Control at (817) 774-9450 to make arraignments to meet her.
Prepare! Don't Let Severe Weather Take You by Surprise.
Find out what you can do before severe weather strikes. Preparation is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.
- Be Weather-Ready: Check the forecast regularly to see if you're at risk for severe weather. Listen to local news or a weather radio to stay informed about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. Check the Weather-Ready Nation for tips.
- Sign Up for Notifications: The City's CodeRed Emergency Notification System is a good way to stay informed. Go the the City's homepage and follow the CodeRed link to sign up to receive voice, email, or text messages. The system will allow the City to send you information messages and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service about situations as they occur. Alerts can be revived on multiple devices such as home phone, work phone, mobile phone, text messages, and email.
- Create a Communications Plan: Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Get more ideas for a plan at: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
- Practice Your Plan: Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill regularly so everyone knows what to do if a damaging wind or large hail is approaching. Make sure all members of your family know to go there when severe thunderstorm warnings are issued. Don't forget pets if time allows.
- Prepare Your Home : Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house. If you have time before severe weather hits, secure loose objects, close windows and doors, and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure.
- Help Your Neighbor: Encourage your loved ones to prepare for severe thunderstorms. Take CPR training so you can help if someone is hurt during severe weather.
if you have not signed up for CodeRED Weather Warnings. please do so. It's a free service to the citizens of Joshua.
CodeRED Weather Warnings are sent when the National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flood warning. The geographically-based Code Red System determines if your address is in the path of the storm and immediately calls with the weather information.
Click here to sign up: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFDEBD50B7D5
Joshua Veteran’s Memorial
The City of Joshua is accepting applications for name spaces for the Joshua Veteran Memorial walls to honor our Veterans. Each name space will have three lines of information available. The veteran’s name and information will be engraved into a customized plaque and set on granite below the corresponding branch of service.
Requirements for submittal:
* Veterans must have an Honorable or General-Under Honorable Conditions Discharge
* A copy of the service members DD214 or other official paperwork
* Service member’s dedicatory Information
* A payment of $100.00
* Completed application form
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions are contingent upon the Veteran’s Committee.
Once the required number of applications are received, the engraving will be scheduled, and a ceremony scheduled the addition on Veteran’s Day.
For more information, contact Assistant City Manager Mike Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817/558-7447
Code Enforcement activities were designed to ensure the health and safety of each neighborhood and the community. If left alone, these areas would become chaotic, unhealthy and dangerous.
Here are a few things you can do to improve your neighborhood and ensure its safety:
Install your address so that it can be seen from the street. This is for emergency response purposes and your safety.
Your yard and property
Do not store vehicles, furniture, or allow trash and junk to accumulate on your porch or property.
Keep grass and high weeds cut, including the alley area behind your house where rats, mice and snakes can hide.
Do not allow abandoned, junked or wrecked vehicles to remain on your property.
Get current registration and a current inspection sticker. Make sure your vehicle is operable.
Do not park your vehicle on the grass.
Securely containerize your garbage.
Remove any scattered trash, junk, filth or garbage, especially in your alley.
Do not post notices, yard sale or garage sale signs on trees, utility poles, traffic signs or on city easements.