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Posted on: August 29, 2023

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We want to hear from you, please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Free Fire Safety Classes!

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Register now for FREE fire safety classes! Classes will take place from 6 PM - 9 PM at the Steven and Judy Deffibaugh Community Center.

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Steven & Judy Deffibaugh Community Center

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The Community Center located at 416 North 4th Street is now accepting reservations.

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Welcome to the City of Princeton!

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Since the 2020 U.S. Census, our population has experienced a large growth rate that continues to escalate. 

As one of the cities in the fastest-growing county in Texas, Princeton has opened opportunities for retail and commercial growth. ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Black History Month

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The Lois Nelson Public Library will have activities, crafts, and guest readers throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Join the Citizens Fire Academy!

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The Citizens Fire Academy is an eight-week educational program designed to give members of the community an inside look at their local fire department. 

Class Details:

March 21st – May 9th

Classes meet every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 9:00pm and t...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Easter Egg Hunt

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No "bunny" does an Easter Egg Hunt like the City of Princeton! Grab your baskets and help celebrate spring at one of our favorite City events.

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Façade Improvement Grant

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New businesses are eligible to receive reimbursement up to a maximum of $10,000 for eligible improvements to facades in the City of Princeton.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Welcome to the Lois Nelson Public Library!

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Mission Statement

Lois Nelson Public Library provides a place where people can meet and interact with others in the community and participate in public discourse. The library provides current topics and titles that help supply the information of popular cu...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month

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Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2024 theme, “African Americans and the Arts,” explores the key influence African Americans have had in the fields of...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Teen Dating and Violence Prevention Month

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  • Dating violence is more common than you may think, especially among teens and young adults: 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before becoming adults. And nearly half (43%) of...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

National Heart Month!

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February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health.

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

February Books of the Month

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Here are the books for February – Black History Month!!!

  • Nonfiction – adult – Call Us What We CarryAmanda Gorman - Amanda Gorman’s remarkable new collection reveals an energizing and unforgettable voice ...
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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate Runaway

Princeton Police Officers were dispatched on June 21, 2023, in reference to a runaway. The juvenile was last seen in the Arcadia Farms subdivision in Princeton at approximately 10 pm.  

If you see this run away or know of the whereabouts of this j...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate Hit and Run Accidents within Park Trails – Subject in Custody

Released 06.20.2023

At approximately 2:50 pm, on June 20th a caller advised a blue passenger car was driving through the Park Trails subdivision in Princeton running into mailboxes.   Officers responded to the area and located the vehicle and driv...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate: Amber Alert

At this time the Princeton Police Department is collectively working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Dallas Division, and with Plano Police Department in locating Ja'Myra Strawder who was recently submitted into the Amber Alert system....

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Update: Princeton Police Investigate: Amber Alert / Located

On June 14th, 2023, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Plano Police Officers located Ja'Myra Strawder in the City of Plano. Investigators are meeting with Strawder regarding this case to further investigate her whereabouts and related activities. Strawde...

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate Princeton ISD Social Media Threat

At around 4 p.m. this afternoon, Princeton ISD was made aware of a possible threat posted on social media. District officials immediately contacted Princeton Police Department and an investigation was initiated.

PISD administration was able to identify a C...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate Possible Threats

On April 27th, 2023, the Princeton Police Department was made aware of two possible threats made toward Lovelady High School and Princeton High School. Due to previous disciplinary issues, both suspects had already been removed from the schools prior to t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Princeton Police Investigation Suspicious Packages

On May 22, 2023, Princeton Police Department received a numerous amount of calls about suspicious packages that have been left in driveways, yards and on sidewalks in front of homes in the City of Princeton.  Packages have been located in the sub...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Princeton Police Investigation Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child

Released 05/15/2023

On May 10th, 2023, at approximately 12:50 am, Princeton Police Department officers located a suspicious vehicle (Black Infiniti Q50) on Island Way.  Officer Goodwin contacted 2 individuals that were in the vehicle.  Af...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate Runaway

Princeton Police Officers were dispatched May 7, 2023, in reference to a runaway. That night officers located the juvenile and returned him home to his parents. On May 11, 2023, at approximately 11:45pm, Princeton Police Officers were dispatched to a runa...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Princeton Police Investigate Deceased Person

Princeton Police Department was dispatched to the 200 Block of Silverleaf Dr at 8:30 a.m. this morning for an unresponsive person.  Officers arrived on the scene and located a male subject.  Princeton Fire Department and EMS arrived on t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2023

Princeton Police Update: Still Missing

UPDATE: STILL MISSING

The City of Princeton Police Department is actively working with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and 4theONE to help locate Hannah Elise Rocheleau.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this child, please contact...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Princeton Police Homecoming Dance Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, September 16, 2022

The Princeton Police Department has conducted a thorough investigation into the incident that occurred on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Lovelady High School Homecoming Dance. Investigators were unabl...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 7, 2022

NTMWD Annual Water System Maintenance Planned March 4 – April 1

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

City of Princeton Invites Community to Welcome Reception for New City Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-24-2024

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton invites members of the community to a welcome reception for its newly appointed City Manager, Michael Mashburn, on February 12th from 5:00 – 6:30pm. The reception will take ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Princeton Welcomes New Board and Commission Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-18-2024

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton is thrilled to welcome its newest board and commission members. On January 8, 2024 at the City Council Work Session, applicants appeared before Council to advocate for their appointme...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

City of Princeton Announces Michael Mashburn as New City Manager

Princeton, Texas: On January 5th, The City of Princeton is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Mashburn as the new City Manager. This decision was made following a unanimous vote by the City Council during a special meeting on Friday, January 5...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

City of Princeton Welcomes Richard (Rick) Irvine as Director of IT Infrastructure Services

 PRINCETON, TEXAS: On Tuesday, January 2nd, The City of Princeton is proud to announce the recent hiring of Richard (Rick) Irvine as the Director of IT Infrastructure Services. A seasoned cybersecurity professional, Mr. Irvine brings a wealth of ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

City of Princeton purchases state-of-the-art drone, Volatus Aerospace hosts demonstration

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On December 4, 2023, Volatus Aerospace will host a drone demonstration at J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park. Purchased with funding from Princeton’s Community Development Corporation (CDC), the drone will assist the Princeton Fi...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

City of Princeton recognized by the American Heart Association

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, has awarded the City of Princeton national silver level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2023 W...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

City of Princeton Welcomes Interim Police Chief James Waters as Official Police Chief

Princeton, Texas: Today, Monday, November 13, 2023, a swearing in ceremony was held at the Municipal Center, Mayor Brianna Chacon administered the oath of office to Interim Police Chief James Waters, officially appointing him as the new Police Chief for t...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

City of Princeton Celebrates Landmark Victory with the Passing of the 2023 Parks & Library Bond

City of Princeton: Monday, November 13, 2023, The City of Princeton is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of the 2023 Parks & Library Bond Program, with both Proposition A and Proposition B receiving resounding support from the community.

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

City Manager Derek Borg Resigns, City Council Appoints Lesia Gronemeier as Interim City Manager

Princeton, Texas: On Friday, October 20, 2023, City Manager Derek Borg tendered his resignation at the October 20th Special City Council meeting. The City Council unanimously voted to appoint Assistant City Manager Lesia Gronemeier as the interim City Man...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Parks & Recreation Launches Princeton Senior Programs (PSP)

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton is launching a weekly senior program at the Steven and Judy Deffibaugh Community Center. The Princeton Senior Programs (PSP) kick off on Monday, July 31st, and will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Development Services department launches EnerGov permitting software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7-6-2023

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton Development Services Department is launching the EnerGov software system on August 28, 2023. The new system will be used for commercial and residential development, including permits a...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

City of Princeton Implements Enhanced Safety Measures for July Spectacular

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6-14-2023

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton is excited to celebrate Independence Day at the July Spectacular on July 1 at J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park. In consideration of the recent tragedy in Allen, the City of Princeton ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Casey Donahew to Headline the 2023 July Spectacular

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PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton is excited to welcome Casey Donahew as its headlining performer at the 2023 July Spectacular on Saturday, July 1st! Other musical guests include opening act Big Joe Wa...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Princeton Recognized as Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful

One of 82 Texas Communities Honored for Exceptional Community Improvement Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4-24-2023

PRINCETON, TEXAS - Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recentl...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

City of Princeton, Operation Kindness and Collin County Animal Services host Pet Care Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2-7-2023

PRINCETON, TEXAS: Come meet some amazing adoptable animals while getting your pets up to date on their vaccines! On Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, the City of Princeton will host a Pet Care event alongside ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

City of Princeton, Princeton CDC, Princeton ISD partner with Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12-19-2022

City of Princeton, Princeton Community Development Corporation and Princeton ISD partner with Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton, Princeton Community Development Corporation (CDC) ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Princeton Fire Department Hosts Fire Station #2 Groundbreaking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12-6-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: Please join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of our new fire station! On Wednesday, December 14 at 10 AM, the Princeton Fire Department will host a gathering at the future location of Fire Station #2 (...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Princeton Mayor “rings” in the holidays with The Salvation Army Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11-23-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: Ring in the holidays with the City of Princeton! On Friday, December 9 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Mayor Brianna Chacón and community volunteers will participate in The Salvation Army Ma...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11-1-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season by enjoying breakfast with Santa right here in Princeton! On Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 AM to noon, the City of Princeton will host a festive breakfast su...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Celebrate Texas Arbor Day by planting trees along Tickey Creek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-14-2022 

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On Friday, November 4 in celebration of Texas Arbor Day, over 1,200 trees will be planted along Tickey Creek in J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park. Funded by the PepsiCo Green Team, the Forests to...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Jean Suplick hosts wildlife presentations at library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-12-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: Certified Texas Master Naturalist Jean Suplick will be sharing her love and knowledge of birds at the Lois Nelson Public Library in her presentations “Common Wading Birds of North Central Texas&...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

City of Princeton will spray for mosquitos on September 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9-28-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton received confirmation that one mosquito pool tested “positive” for West Nile Virus (WNV). The location is near East College Street. In response, the city will spra...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Lois Nelson Public Library dedicates memorial bench to Cathy Dunkel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9-27-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On Tuesday, October 4 at 8:30 A.M., the Lois Nelson Public Library will hold a memorial bench dedication ceremony to honor the late Library Director Cathy Dunkel. Prior to her retirement in August 2021, Ca...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

City of Princeton hosts Town Hall Meeting on 2nd Street Reconstruction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9-20-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton will host a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. to discuss the reconstruction of 2nd Street from US 380 North to College Street. The meeting will be...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Princeton Police Department: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, September 16, 2022

The Princeton Police Department has conducted a thorough investigation into the incident that occurred on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Lovelady High School Homecoming Dance. Investigators were unabl...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Princeton Community Development Corporation partners with Meals on Wheels Collin County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9-20-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The Princeton Community Development Corporation (CDC) is excited to announce its partnership with Meals on Wheels Collin County. Through this partnership, the Steven and Judy Deffibaugh Community Center wi...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Mike Petrick to host "Some Rare and Colorful Birds of Texas" presentation at library

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PRINCETON, TEXAS: Certified Texas Master Naturalist Mike Petrick will be sharing his love of birding and photography at the Lois Nelson Public Library on September 19, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. His program, ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Princeton Police Department: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9-11-2022

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On Saturday, September 10, 2022, the Princeton Police Department responded to Lovelady High School Homecoming dance reference students indicating that they had seen a threat on social media of a person wit...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

City of Princeton celebrates National Night Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9-6-2022

City of Princeton celebrates National Night Out

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On October 4, 2022, neighborhoods throughout the City of Princeton are invited to join neighbors across the country in celebrating the 39th Annual Nat...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Patriot Day Ceremony to be held at Princeton Municipal Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8-30-2022

Patriot Day Ceremony to be held at Princeton Municipal Center

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On September 11 at 7:30 A.M., the VFW Bois D’Arc Post 9167, Princeton Fire Department and Princeton Police Department will hold a Patr...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

The Nature Conservancy's Brandon Belcher to present at Lois Nelson Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8-25-2022

The Nature Conservancy’s Brandon Belcher to present at Lois Nelson Public Library 

PRINCETON, TEXAS: On Thursday, September 8th at 2:00 PM, Brandon Belcher will present “Bringing North Texas Prai...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

City of Princeton "Spreads the Hope" for annual Peanut Butter Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8-25-2022 

City of Princeton “Spreads the Hope” for annual Peanut Butter Drive 

PRINCETON, TEXAS: The City of Princeton is excited to announce its partnership with North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) for its annual Peanut B...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

The City of Princeton is setting up an Overnight Warming Shelter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2-4-22

Princeton, Texas: On Friday, February 4 through Saturday, February 5, 2022 , The City of Princeton will be setting up a Warming Shelter at City Hall located at 123 W Princeton Drive, for residents who have lost power and need ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

The City of Princeton is hosting a job fair in collaboration with Workforce Solutions of North Centr

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-3-22 

The City of Princeton is hosting a job fair in collaboration with Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas 

A Workforce Solutions mobile unit will be on site to help people apply for jobs with the city.

Prin...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

City of Princeton Host Blood Drive for National Blood Donor Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12-20-21 

City of Princeton Host Blood Drive for National Blood Donor Month

Donate blood in Princeton with Carter BloodCare

Princeton, Texas: On Tuesday, January 25, 2022 City of Princeton is hosting a Blood Drive for National...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

City of Princeton Annual Toy Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12-01-21

City of Princeton Annual Toy DriveResident can donate an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

Princeton, Texas: On Monday, November 29, 2021 City of Princeton launched its annual toy drive to support the Marine Toys for Tots Progr...

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Posted on: November 13, 2021

Tragedy Strikes The Princeton Fire Department

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November 13th, 2021 

TRAGEDY STRIKES PRINCETON FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Princeton Fire Department is in mourning after suffering the tragic loss of one of our own on November 12th, 2021. Deputy Chief John “...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

City of Princeton Launches App

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-11-21 

City of Princeton Launches AppResident can register through the app and submit requests for a variety of issues.

Princeton, Texas: On Monday, October 18, 2021 City of Princeton launches app that is a real time, publ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

The City of Princeton Implements CivicReady® Mass Notification Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-1-21 

The City of Princeton Implements CivicReady® Mass Notification Solution

Service Enables Multi-Channel Distribution of Urgent and Routine Citizen Communications

Princeton, Texas: Monday, October 4, 2021 &nd...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Princeton Police Launch New tip411 Anonymous Tip System for Customized Crime-Fighting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-1-21 

Princeton Police Launch New tip411 Anonymous Tip System for Customized Crime-Fighting

Innovative new Princeton PD app helps better connect police with the public

Princeton, Texas: On Monday, October 4, 2021 The Prince...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

The City of Princeton Fire Department will host Station #3 Grand Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7-2-21 

The City of Princeton Fire Department will host Station #3 Grand Opening

New Aerial Ladder Apparatus Push-In Ceremony

Princeton, Texas: On Friday, July 9th the Princeton Fire Department will host a Station Opening and ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Princeton Warrant Round-Up

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Princeton Warrant Round-UpCanned Food Donation to Princeton Food Pantry at Faith Baptist Church

Princeton, Texas: On Monday, May 26, 2001 the Princeton Municipal Court kicked off a warrant round-up to collect debt owed on outstanding warrants. Residents we...

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