🌱 High Ozone Levels + Pflugerville Police Racial Profiling Report


Hey, North Austin-Pflugerville! Let’s kick off this Tuesday with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny; afternoon windy High: 74 Low: 43.

Here are the top stories in North Austin-Pflugerville today:

  1. Ehigh ozone levels are typically seen in central Texas from March 1 through November 30. During this period, “individuals of a sensitive group” can be strongly affected by exposure to ozone. Click on here for the current air quality in the city of Pflugerville. “Help protect Central Texas air quality this ozone season. The smallest of changes can have huge impacts!” For tips “on how to improve the air quality” in your area, visit aircentraltexas.org and read: (Press Release Office)
  2. Although unemployment is still high, many employers in North Austin-Pflugerville are looking to fill full-time and part-time positions. So there are still several opportunities. Every week Patch and ZipRecruiter post the latest local jobs in the area, and you can see some of the best jobs currently available in North Austin-Pflugerville and greater Texas by visiting: (North Austin-Pflugerville Patch)
  3. According to a 2021 report from the Pflugerville Police Department, last year “Pflugerville police stopped and searched black drivers at a disproportionate rate.” Their numbers show that “Black people make up approximately 15% of the city’s population but accounted for 26% of all shutdowns in 2021. In contrast, whites accounted for 33% of total shutdowns, despite 40% of Pflugerville’s population being white. The Hispanic quit rate was roughly even with their population in the city at 31 percent.” However, the report says “racial profiling” cannot be proven “based on these numbers.” Alicia Jackson , president of the advocacy organization Black Pflugerville, said that while she has not heard of racial profiling in Pflugerville, “the data regarding what happens to black drivers after they are stopped is concerning.” She added : “Based on this report, it appears that black ‘Pflugervillians’ are being arrested at a higher rate.” Although “she thinks the Pflugerville police officers are doing a good job,” she believes “there always room for improvement.” [of racial bias]”, she said, “but doing things right and doing things ethically may not be the same thing. For more details on this tour: (KUT)

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Today in North Austin-Pflugerville:

From my notebook:

  • “Pflugerville neighbor Deborah Johnson invites you to “Learn to Make Bobbin Lace” classes every Tuesday from 1:15-3:15 p.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation Center located at 400 Immanuel Road. Classes are $3 per week and you can register at the center.” (Room)

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You are officially informed for today. See you soon!

Gabriela Couvillion

About me: I am a working mother of two adult sons and a lifelong resident of San Antonio. I received a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in my free time I immerse myself in creative writing. Thanks for reading Patch, and please let us know if you have any news and events that our readers might enjoy!


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