City of Joshua, Texas - Municipal Government

City of Joshua, Texas - Municipal Government The City of Joshua is a Home Rule municipality located in the heart of Johnson County along Highway 174. Joshua has a population of approximately 7,000 citizens, and operates under the Council-Manager form of local government.


Joshua is under a Tornado Watch (potential for a tornado to form is present) until approximately 11pm tonight. We are expecting storms with high winds and large hail, and as always the possibility of a tornado that can form with little to no warning. Please stay informed of weather changes.


Only 10 more hours for Early Voting!

Early Voting by personal appearance ends today, April 30th at 5:30 pm.

Early voting is underway for the 2019 City Council Elections. Follow this link for more information: https://www.cityofj...
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Early voting is underway for the 2019 City Council Elections. Follow this link for more information:

2019 Election May 4, 2019 Mayor Joe M. Hollarn Kenny Robinson Place 1 Rick DePriest Brent Gibson John Mauldin Place 3 James Johnson Glen Walden Angela Nichols Early Voting Hours at City Hall April 22 - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm April 23 - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm April 24 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm April 25 - 7:00 am ...

City of Joshua Fire Department

City of Joshua Fire Department

***UPDATE CR 802 is shutdown in the 7100 Block, please seek an alternate route.***

Joshua Fire Department is responding to a damaged gas line at the 7100 block of County Road 802. To facilitate our crews' safe and timely response, we are asking the citizens to avoid the area.


Radar shows a core of 50 mph to 60 mph wind gusts approaching Joshua at this time.


Attention Park Visitors... On Monday April 1 and Tuesday April 2, 2019, the playgrounds will be closed in order to replace the playground mulch surrounding the swings, slides and other implements. The playground will reopen on the afternoon of the 2nd when the work is completed and equipment removed. We apologize for any inconvenience.


An Outdoor Warning Siren briefly sounded off Cooper Street due to maintenance not a storm.


Trash Service will be running as scheduled Christmas Eve, Monday (December 24, 2018).
Merry Christmas


The Staff has been notified by Waste Connections that a few neighborhood trash collections were not completed yesterday due to the heavy volume following the holiday. Trucks are in these areas this morning so leave the trash out or if possible, place it back out for collection. If you go uncollected, contact us at City Hall and we will make arrangements to have the trash collected. Thank you for your patience.


Anyone that lost some glasses on Saturday evening during the Parade contact City Hall. There were some turned in following the parade that were found by the Christmas Tree. 817-558-7447


REMINDER... Trash and Recycling service will not be running on Thursday November 22 (Thanksgiving Day). Additionally, City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday November 22, 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving and Safe Travels.


The FEE for all garage sales permits during this weekend's scheduled citywide cleanup will be waived. We still ask that permits are applied for, however, to encourage uniformity of signs and responsibility of their removal. It also allows us to include each address on our garage sale list on the website for those who want to know where they be able to find them.

Thank you!


City Wide Fall Clean-up.
October 26,27 and 28, 2018.
Open from 7am - 6pm.
Proof of City residence will be required with a current trash bill. Tires and batteries are accepted with a $5 disposal fee. Please enter off of 6th Street.

Joshua Police Department

Joshua Police Department

The Joshua Police Department will be participating in the DEA National Take Back day on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 10AM - 2PM. Joshua PD will be set up at the Joshua Community YMCA, 1009 Joshua Station Blvd.

The DEA National Take Back is a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. It provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Intra-venous solutions, injectable items, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.


The City Public Works Department will be closing Wagon Wheel Street at the 5000 Block on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm to replace the washed out drainage culverts. For questions, contact Kristen Hubacek at 817-558-7447.


Joshua Public Works is building a temporary, one time use lane over the creek washout on Wagon Wheel. The lane will not be for continuous traffic, only for citizens to get vehicles out before heavier rains return and weaken the lane and make this temporary repair hazardous. This should be complete within the next few hours. Permanent repairs will be completed after the flood threat subsides.


The Animal Control Offices and the Animal Shelter will be closed for the rest of today, August 29, 2018. A decision will be made soon as to if the shelter and offices will be open tomorrow.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Welcome to the City of Joshua The City of Joshua is a Home Rule municipality located in the heart of Johnson County along Highway 174. Joshua has a pop...


City offices will be closed today for 1 hour from 3:00-4:00 pm for our quarterly staff team-building event. We'll open back up promptly at 4:00 pm and look forward to serving you a that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding!


Ever heard of a municipal "development agreement"? What about what they actually say?

A development agreement is a contract that a city offers specific landowners in the city's extra-territorial jurisdiction ("ETJ") for several reasons but usually in connection with the city's annexation authority. Basically, the city promises not to annex the landowners property for a number of years - and not have to pay city property taxes or worry about code enforcement, for example - in exchange for that landowner not "developing" his or her property. Nothing changes, for either side, during those years and the contract protects the city's future growth potential as well as the landowner's way of life. It also allows the landowner to request an extension or renewal before it expires.

Development agreements have to be written in a way that makes them legally "solid", to protect both the city and landowner. Unfortunately, that can make them difficult to make sense of and understand.

If you or someone you know is curious about what these documents are and what they actually say and mean, we've put together a factual guide for our community members that should help clear up any confusion or misunderstanding.

Go to: and click: Government > Annexation > Annexations - 2018 to read both the agreement and the guide.


The Texas Department of Transportation will be working on FM 917, East of Hwy. 174 beginning on Tuesday June 5 through Wednesday afternoon June 6, 2018. West bound traffic will be diverted to Gregory Street to 4th Street to reach Hwy. 174.


Trash service for Memorial Day will run as scheduled.


Today Mayor Hollarn and other city staff met with some of our local business partners at the City's quarterly "[email protected]" luncheon, hosted by the Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce. These luncheons provide a forum for our local businesses to let us know how we can best partner with them to continually improve their business climate and, by extension, the quality of life of our citizens. A big "Thank You!" to reps from Brookshire's, Dairy Queen and Right at Home for attending this first meeting.


To all Joshua Residents:

We need one (1) volunteer to participate in our Storm Drain stenciling program this Friday, April 6th! Annually we have to go throughout the city marking 24% of our storm drains that connect to the streams to discourage illegal dumping which pollutes the storm water.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristin Hubacek at (817) 558-7447 or via email at [email protected].

City of Joshua Fire Department

City of Joshua Fire Department

There has been some confusion this morning as to what the City of Joshua's Outdoor Warning Siren System's purpose is.

The Outdoor Warning Siren System is simply that, a warning system for those caught outdoors during a dangerous event so that they can immediately seek shelter indoors immediately.

While those that live near the sirens may be able to hear the siren when indoors, this is not always guaranteed due to many factors including proximity to the siren, wind speed and direction, noises inside the house, etc. For this reason, the City of Joshua has invested in the CodeRed messaging system that will call, text, email and notify via their app, citizens that are indoors and may not be able to hear the Outdoor Warning Sirens.

As to when the Outdoor Warning Siren System is sounded please do not mistake them as "Tornado Sirens" as this is only one purpose for them.

Please remember they are again, to warn those caught outdoors during a dangerous event to seek shelter immediately indoors. These dangerous events could be a Tornado threat, Nuclear or other mass attack threat, Major Hazardous Materials Leak/Spill, or any other event that would endanger those outdoors.

Last night the sirens were activated due to strong indications on radar that 1 1/2" hail and 70 mph or greater winds were directly threatening the City of Joshua. This decision was made thanks to Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Jamie Moore who recognized the threat to the City of Joshua and immediately notified the Joshua Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Wayne Baker who made the decision to activate the sirens in order to warn anyone outdoors of the immediate threat, having already sent two CodeRed messages to warn those within the City of Joshua that were indoors of the Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

So, please remember again, the system is an Outdoor Warning Siren System and it is utilized for any dangerous event that may threaten those caught outdoors. If you are outdoors and hear the Siren System activate:



Sirens sounded due to threat of high winds and large hail. Storm has now passed.


NOTICE: Via the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Johnson County 9-1-1 office, Governor Abbott has mandated that the 9-1-1 system be updated for increased efficiency and effectiveness, which includes the readdressing of many properties throughout the state. The readdressing is to ensure uniformity in GIS mapping used by dispatch centers to route emergency services. Each city administers the addressing within its jurisdiction and therefore is tasked with notifying any property owners within the city of the revision if theirs is a property identified for readdressing. We sent out the notices last week and those who own properties that require readdressing should be receiving them today, if he or she hasn't already.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact City Secretary Lisa Cabrera or City Manager Josh Jones during regular business hours at (817) 558-7447.


The courtesy notices the billing company sent for unpaid trash bills were issued blank. Actual late notices will be issued per the regular schedule (30 days past due, April 15, 2018.)

If you have yet to pay your trash bill and wish to obtain the balance prior to the late notices being issued, please call 817.558.7447.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Stadium drive will be closed from Hwy 174 to Henderson from 8AM to 5 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, 3-13-2018 for street repairs.


The City of Joshua will be waiving the permit requirement for garage sales for the City-wide Garage Sale event on Friday, April 6, 2018, through Saturday, April 7, 2018. This waiver applies to these dates ONLY.

All we ask is that you help us keep our city and neighborhoods clean - and your wallet a little heavier - by picking up any and all signs following the conclusion of the event!


We would like to express our sincerest thanks to the fire departments of the cities of Keene, Godley, Cleburne and Burleson, Johnson Co. ESD volunteer crew 83 and full-time Engines 90 and 290, the Parker Co. ESD volunteer crew from Cressen and Emergency Support Services for their assistance with a significant house fire this morning.

Thank you!


The Joshua Police Dept. invites residents to apply for our Citizens Police Academy. The program provides insight to the services JPD provides our community. The course is free and meets each Tuesday for 10 weeks. Class starts January 23rd. Apply today!

The application can be found on the City's website on the Police Department Citizens Police Academy Page.


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The City of Joshua utilizes social media as a tool to communicate but it does not serve as the official record of the city and is not monitored 24 hours a day. If you have an emergency and need immediate assistance please contact 911, if you have a question you would like to have addressed quickly and it is during city hall normal hours please contact us at 817-558-7447. All content and comments posted to this official City of Joshua, Texas, Facebook site are subject to public disclosure laws. This includes private messages sent to this page. Posted comments do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the City. The City of Joshua intends to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue. In that spirit, the rules for posting external comments on Facebook are intended to maintain a productive and open forum for community discussion. Our moderators use these rules to ensure that posted comments are constructive and suitable for all readers, while respecting a range of opinions and points of view. Moderation will take place during the City of Joshua's normal business hours. Posted information and comments on City of Joshua pages must comply with the following regulations: A. Comments must be civil and may not contain slanderous, libelous, malicious, offensive, threatening, profane, or insulting language. B. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation are not permitted. C. References to the personality of individuals, personal attacks, or potentially libelous statements are not permitted. D. Advertising or promotional announcements are not permitted. E. Comments must be within the scope of the topic under discussion. F. Comments cannot include personally identifiable information, such as an address, phone number, social security number or other sensitive information. G. Comments of a sexual nature or links to sexual content are not permitted. H. Comments cannot represent a person other than the one posting the comment. I. Comments containing links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic. J. Comments cannot serve electoral campaign purposes. Political messages will not be published except for announcements of City elections or voter encouragement campaigns. K. Comments encouraging illegal activity are not permitted. L. Solicitations of commerce are not permitted. M. Participants are responsible for what they post. Comments must not breach any law, confidentiality, or copyright. N. The administrator/moderator may remove any and all postings and comments at the administrator/moderator's sole discretion. Comments by external parties on City of Joshua pages are not official public testimony concerning any project or program. An opinion expressed on a City of Joshua page is posted for discussion only and is not a substitute for a formal statement in a public hearing process. The City of Joshua does not necessarily agree with content posted by City of Joshua Facebook Fans. Nothing in any page constitutes a binding representation, agreement or an endorsement on the part of the City of Joshua. The City of Joshua will delete any comment that violates this agreement and users will be blocked and/or reported to Facebook. In addition to this agreement Fans who also violate Facebook Terms and Conditions will be reported to Facebook and blocked from the City of Joshua's pages. The City of Joshua's Facebook accounts are hosted by Facebook. Therefore in addition to this agreement, said accounts are also governed by a separate Privacy Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Agreement, said account is also governed by a separate Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:30
Thursday 07:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 12:00


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