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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Tulia Citizens Complying With New Ordinances

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Tulia citizens are voluntarily correcting existing violations on their properties. Officers report that approximately forty cases have been opened in the past three months and over 85% have been cleared through voluntary compliance. No citations have been...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2014

Tulia Animal Control Officers Keeping Busy

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According to Public Information Officer, Shanae Thompson, “over the past six months, almost ninety-four dogs and cats were handled by the City of Tulia. We were fortunate to have adopted out over twenty-four of them, through adoption clinics held at Tract...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2014

Tulia Police K-9 Unit Makes More Drug Arrests

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Tulia Police Officer Anthony Longoria and K-9 Mirko recently made more drug arrests after three recent traffic stops. Public Information Officer Shanae Thompson said that Officer Longoria initiated a vehicle traffic stop on a silver passenger car, travell...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Tulia Volunteer Fire Department Receives Grant for $15,000

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The Tulia Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) has recently received a grant of $15,000 from Texas A&M Forest Service to go toward the purchase of rescue equipment for the department. The TVFD matched the grant with $5,000. According to Fire Chief Johnny...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Ozment Selected as Tulia’s New Assistant Chief of Police

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Doyle Ozment, a thirty-year veteran of the Tulia Police Department, has been promoted to assistant chief. Ozment most recently served as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division but welcomes his new role. “It is a tremendous honor to serve Tuli...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

N. Highway 87 Annexation Information

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A page has been created on the City of Tulia website for all information related to the proposed N. Highway 87 Annexation. The City Council will hold two public hearings, one on August 12th and one on August 19th. City Council will vote on the matter at t...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Tulia Police K-9 Unit Finds Drugs, Three Arrested

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Tulia Police Officer Anthony Longoria and his K-9 partner, Mirko, recently found illegal drugs during two separate traffic stops. Public Information Officer Shanae Thompson said, “Two weeks after being released from field training, Officer Longoria and Mi...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Tulia Police Department Adds Public Information Officer

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The Tulia Police Department recently added a public information officer to their roster. Shanae Thompson, a Tulia native, has been with the police department for two years. She serves as the Communications Director of Operations and will be the department...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

TEDC Board Appointment

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The City Council will be appointing a new member to the Tulia Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) Board of Directors at the August 12th Council meeting. If you are interested in serving on the board and would like to be considered by City Council, ple...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

City Council Approves New Code Enforcement Ordinances

At their July 8th meeting, the Tulia City Council approved changes to the city code related to recreational vehicle parking, parking on unimproved surfaces, fences, carports, and building across multiple lot lines.

Recreational vehicle equipment such a...Read on...

Click Here to Read the Full Ordinance
Posted on: July 14, 2014

Tulia Citizens Group Leads by Example with Clean-up Campaign

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In preparation for Picnic, Tulia and Swisher County’s biggest homecoming event of the year, a citizen group known as Tulia Citizens Working for Tulia volunteered time and effort to mowing vacant lots, hauling off debris, and removing old furniture from pr...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Tulia adds Officer, First Ever K-9 to Police Force

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The City of Tulia recently hired Anthony Longoria as a patrolman for the Tulia Police Department. Officer Longoria not only brings his experience as a four year police veteran, he also brings his partner, “Mirko” to the department. Mirko is a three year o...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

City Fireworks Display

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The City of Tulia will be hosting a fireworks display this year on July 4th at MacKenzie Park. It will begin shortly after dark between 9:45 & 10 pm. Come on out and enjoy the show!

Also a friendly reminder - it is against the law to set off firew...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Tulia Fights Back Against Burglaries and Thefts

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The City of Tulia has taken a proactive step to make it harder for criminals to get away with burglaries and theft. City Manager Andrew Freeman announced his plan to make it easier for the citizens of Tulia to work with the Tulia Police Department in loca...Read on...

Click Here to Sign Up on ReportIt Website
Posted on: June 19, 2014

City Council Strategic Planning Session Scheduled for June 20th

City Council will be holding a Strategic Planning Session tomorrow June 20th from 10-3 in the Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public. Council will be discussing the needs for Tulia and developing goals, objectives, and strategies moving forw...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

Early Morning Pursuit Ends in Crash, Arrest, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle

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The Tulia Police Department arrested Jasman Edward Williams of Tulia, after he stole a pickup truck and crashed into a parked vehicle, while attempting to flee Tulia Police officers. According to Chief Jeffrey Yarbrough, “Over the past few weeks, we have ...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Tulia Volunteer Fire Department Launches Junior Fire Fighter Program

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The Tulia Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) is launching a new junior fire fighter program to help promote awareness about the importance of volunteers in fire departments throughout rural communities. Any students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply to ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2014

Tree/limb clean-up from June 7th storm

If you have trees or limbs that were damaged in the storm, please place them as close to the curb as possible in front of your home. DO NOT place them in the alleys or near dumpsters. We have additional part-time help this summer as well as inmate workers...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

CITY COUNCIL MEETING NEWS

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The City Council will be meeting at 6PM on Tuesday, June 10th in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall. Two of the items that may be of interest to the citizens of Tulia are the following:

• Discuss and take appropriate action regarding new c...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Tulia Restructures Code Enforcement and Animal Control Force

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The City of Tulia recently hired two new employees to handle code enforcement and animal control duties. Steve Suriano comes to Tulia from Bastrop, Texas, and is a 31 year police veteran. He holds a master peace officer certification and has gained a weal...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2014

Junior Firefighter Program Discussion Meeting June 22nd

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On Sunday, June 22nd, the Tulia Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a program discussion about their new Junior Firefighter Program being launched. Come out and meet the firefighters and hear about the exciting opportunity of becoming a Junior Firef...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2014

New City Hall Business Hours

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City Hall will have new business hours effective Monday, June 2nd. We will now be open Monday through Friday from 8:00-5:00.

For those that were taking advantage of the early hours from 7:30-8:00, please remember that we have a drop-box available for ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Administrative Utility Disconnect Policy

In the past, the City has followed an unwritten policy on how utility disconnections are handled. We have decided to formally provide one in writing so that everything is clear moving forward. It can be found at the link below.

Please read this polic...Read on...

Administrative Utility Disconnect Policy
Posted on: May 23, 2014

Tulia High School Students Help Police Department

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The Tulia Police Department building has received a facelift. The building was repainted and new lettering was added to present a cleaner, more modern looking facility. The project took several weeks to complete and much of the labor was provided by staff...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Tulia Trust Properties for Sale

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FOR SALE!

There are properties here in Tulia that are for sale! The best part about these properties is that there is not a set price. The Tulia Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the Texas Communities Group, LLC will begin placing ...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2014

Tulia Police Department Transitions from Taser to Non-lethal JPX Cobra 450 Pepper Gun

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The Tulia Police Department has recently transitioned from the Taser electro-shock device to a new, non-lethal device called the JPX Cobra 450 pepper gun. In light of the continued and heated public debate regarding the use of Tasers in schools and Taser ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2014

Tulia Clean-up Phase I Scheduled for Saturday June 7th

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The City of Tulia will be placing four dump trailers at strategic points along Broadway Street between Dallas Street and N Hale Street from June 2nd – June 9th

To be used by citizens in that area of...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014 City Council Election Unofficial Results

Unofficial results from the May 10, 2014 City Council election:

Mayor -
Ross James: 174 votesJami Clifton: 88 votes

District III -
Kathy Vestal: 42 votes

District IV -Russell Proctor: 8 votes
Lance McCaslin: 5 votesChristopher Chavez: 3...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2014

City of Tulia Chief of Police Jeffrey Yarbrough Promoted to Assistant City Manager

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City of Tulia Chief of Police Jeffrey Yarbrough Promoted to Assistant City Manager

Jeffrey Yarbrough has been promoted by City Manager Andrew Freeman as Assistant City Manager/Chief of Police for the City of Tulia. Yarbrough is a 19 year law enforcemen...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2014

Tulia Economic Development Corporation contracts with Texas Communities Group, LLC

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Tulia Economic Development Corporation contracts with Texas Communities Group, LLC to Help Clean-up Problem Properties
On February 28, 2014 the Tulia Economic Development Corporation (EDC) contracted with Texas Communities Group, LLC (TCG) in an effor...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2014

City of Tulia Police Department Promotions

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The Tulia Police Department has recently announced new promotions. Alisha Del Toro was promoted to Communications Director of Administration. She has been a member of the Emergency Communications Division since 2012. Shanae Thompson has also been a member...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

City of Tulia Police Department Deploys Axon Flex On-Officer Cameras

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City of Tulia Police Department Deploys Axon Flex On-Officer Cameras

The Tulia Police Department announces the deployment of equipment purchased from TASER International, Inc. The purchase of 6 new AXON™ Flex™ on-officer cameras, with full service EVI...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Code Enforcement Officer Vacancy

The City of Tulia is currently hiring for a Code Enforcement Officer. For more information, please click the Additional Info link below.

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

City Facebook & Twitter Page reminder

Remember to like the City's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for important news and updates. Starting soon the City's Police Dept, Fire Dept, and Animal Control will be posting regular updates.

You can find the City's Facebook page at https://ww...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot

The application period to file for a place on the ballot is from January 29th to February 28th. The Council seats up for election this year are Mayor, Councilmember District 3, and Councilmember District 4.

Physical Address for filing application in...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2013

City of Tulia Hires Jeffrey Yarbrough as Next Chief of Police

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Jeffrey Yarbrough has been selected by City Manager Andrew Freeman as the next police chief for the city of Tulia. Yarbrough currently works in the Austin area and is a 19 year law enforcement veteran. He has accumulated extensive law enforcement, leaders...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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