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Almost 300 Runners, Joggers & Walkers Competed in the 2022 Fox Trot 5K


NOLANVILLE, TX —289 participants competed in Nolanville’s 8th annual Fox Trot 5K and 1K race, held Saturday, September 24th, at Nolanville City Hall. 

With numbers returning to pre-pandemic status, the streets of Nolanville were lined with runners of all ages before returning to the finish line for music, a victory taco from Sticky Fingas BBQ, and an awards ceremony. 

Each pre-registered runner received a commemorative medal, a race bag filled with goodies from community sponsors and an official race day t-shirt. 

Winning the trophy in the top overall time and fastest in the men’s division was Alex Tosi of Killeen, TX, at 17 minutes and 49 seconds and first in the women’s division and 5th overall, Thea Barragan of Killeen at 20 minutes and 24 seconds. 

“Thank you to everybody that came out to this year’s race. The weather was in our favor, and the community really seemed to enjoy themselves this year,” said Misha Johnson, Nolanville Fox Trot Coordinator. “We look forward to carrying the momentum from this event into next year, so be on the lookout for information for next year’s race on September 23rd, 2023.”

The Fox Trot 5K and 1K is one of 20 races held throughout the year in the Cen-Tex Race Series circuit. There are still six races left this year with the next one being the Mary Kay 5K. Register for this event or others here




For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4



Join the Nolanville Citizen Advisory Committee and Take an Active Role in Our Community!


 Like every community should, the City of Nolanville encourages its residents to participate and take an active role in local Government. One such opportunity exists by volunteering to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

The CAC is to be comprised of up to eight members of the Nolanville community who provide insight to the boards, commissions and the City Council of Nolanville. The committee assists City Staff in reviewing local policies and programs and providing feedback and suggestions for improvement in areas such as park development, public art and other design and construction projects within the City. 

This committee will meet at least once a month on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 PM to 6 PM but City Staff may call special meetings as they see fit. 

For more questions or to submit an application to be a part of the CAC click here or contact City Hall at 254-698-6335. 



For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4

WCID No 3. Public Notice

**This Public Notice only affects customers at the below addresses located on S. Main St, Nolanville: 100, 103, 106, 109, 111, 203

Public Notice for Interruption of Water Service followed by a Precautionary Water Boil Order happening on:

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Bell County WCID3 crews are scheduled to be onsite at 203 S. Main St to repair a water leak. Water service may be interrupted for customers located on South Main St at the following addresses: 100; 103; 106; 109; 111; 203. WCID3 is not expecting any other addresses to be affected, but the possibility always exists when doing water line repairs.
Once the repairs are complete, a Precautionary Boil Order will go into effect for the addresses affected by the water interruption.

2022 National Day of Service Wrap Up



NOLANVILLE, TX. – More than 53 volunteers from the City of Nolanville and the surrounding communities rolled up their sleeves for a day of service to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic events of September 11th. 

Volunteers spent the morning picking up litter down Highway 439, spreading wildflower seeds along the I14 access road's grassy area, and painting over ten picnic tables for various parks around the community. 

While the acts of kindness shown during this year's event are no comparison to the sacrifices made by those who lost their lives that day, the unity and willingness to volunteer demonstrated by those who came out are a great reminder of how strong our community is. 

Want to be a volunteer for future events? You can sign up to be the first to know HERE



For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4

Nolanville Unveils New Electric Vehicle Charging Station



NOLANVILLE, TX – September 9, 2022 – Central Texas Electric vehicle drivers rejoice, there is a new place in town to charge your electric car, as The Nolanville Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) has unveiled a new electric vehicle charging station at 204 N Main Street, in Nolanville. This charging station marks one of just a few to be located for public use along I14 from Temple to Harker Heights. 


“This project not only gives the community access to sustainable electric charging, but also helps to prepare the City for a shift to an electric fleet. said Nolanville City Manager, Kara Escajeda. “We are glad we can offer this option to the community and opens up the ability for us to stay ahead of future expected demands.” 


The project, which passed through Nolanville City Council June 16, 2022, is installed and maintained by Chargepoint, an American electric vehicle infrastructure company based out of California. 


“We are excited to invest in a vehicle charging infrastructure for this community,” said Mayor of Nolanville, Andy Williams. “We are showing Central Texas that our city, residents, and businesses welcome this form of sustainable transportation.


The ChargePoint Dual station, which closely resembles gas pumps, can take up to five hours to charge a nearly depleted electric vehicle. When the charging stations are full, drivers can join a waitlist through the ChargePoint mobile app and get in line to be notified when a spot becomes available. Pricing is set by the City and can be viewed in real time using the ChargePoint mobile app.



For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4



City of Nolanville Fills Two Vacant Positions



Nolanville- September 7, 2022 — The City of Nolanville and The Nolanville Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) are pleased to announce the hiring of Brian O’Connor as the Director of the NEDC and the appointment of Jennifer Shidler as the new Keep Nolanville Beautiful (KNB) Coordinator. 

“The City is very excited about adding Brian to the team and expanding Jennifer’s involvement with the City,” said Nolanville City Manager Kara Escajeda. “Each has a unique set of skills and experience that will help advance our economic development goals and bring creativity to our community outreach initiatives. These are all goals outlined by the City of Nolanville’s mission and vision statements and the City is confident their contributions will position our community to better execute on those goals.”


Nolanville Economic Development Director: Brian O’Connor –  Background

Brian O’Connor, who most recently served as the Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, brings to Nolanville more than 26 years of economic and community development experience. 

The Director of Economic Development will be responsible for creating and implementing strategies for economic development in Nolanville to include business attraction, business expansion and business retention.

While working with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, O’Connor had no shortage of significant accomplishments. He had a primary hand in developing a research park at A&M Central Texas with Fort Hood and Army Futures Command. and he helped the City of Killeen extend broadband networks throughout their school district. 

Like Nolanville, O’Connor has a mind for technology and innovation.  He developed a branding campaign for Killeen as a Smart City to recruit technology clusters. He created a downtown innovation district plan to cultivate technology and small business entrepreneurship

O’Connor holds a BA in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and City Planning, both from Cleveland State University in Ohio. O’Connor also holds an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certificate from the National Development Council.   

“We are very excited to welcome Brian to the NEDC and have this important role with the Nolanville Community filled,” said NEDC Board President, Bryan Buck. “His experience and connections will help facilitate new projects and relationships that will lead this community into the next stages of economic development, growth, and innovation for The City of Nolanville.”

O’Connor replaces Kerry Fillip who retired from the NEDC in June. He will begin his role on Tuesday, September 13th.


Keep Nolanville Beautiful Coordinator: Jennifer Shidler– Background

Jennifer Shidler currently works for the City of Nolanville as the Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator and will add Keep Nolanville Beautiful to her area of expertise.

Keep Nolanville Beautiful’s mission is to promote litter eradication, recycling, and beautification efforts in Nolanville using education, events, and volunteer engagement. 

Shidler began her career with the City in September 2021, and since then has been instrumental in her efforts in both community and creative outreach. Under the guidance of the previous Keep Nolanville Beautiful Coordinator, Shidler helped to plan events and build relationships with volunteers that further the cause to make Nolanville A Great Place To Live. 

“I am excited to be taking on an official role with Keep Nolanville Beautiful as the program coordinator,” said Shidler. “I have a passion for community development and engagement, and I look forward to sharing that passion with our residents and surrounding communities. I want to keep building on the amazing work that KNB has already achieved.”

Shidler holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, and Marketing from Indiana State University and is a 10-year resident of Nolanville. 



For More Information:

City of Nolanville, 254-698-6335,






Nolanville- September 7, 2022 — The City of Nolanville will again be hosting its 10th Annual Train Whistle Jamboree and Fox Trot 1K/5K on September 24. The event will be held at Nolanville City Hall, located at 101 N 5thStreet, with the Fox Trot festivities starting at 9 AM and the Jamboree kicking off at 5 PM. Parking for both events will be on Avenue G in the grassy area between the road and the railroad track.


The day will start with the Fox Trot 5K, a part of the Cen-Tex Race Series. While pre-registration has ended, you can still register online at up until 11:59 PM September 21, or you can register on the morning of the event at City Hall. 


The race starts at 9 AM at City Hall. The 5K will weave throughout the City before bringing the runners back to City Hall for the finish line. The 1K, which starts simultaneously, has a different turnaround point that will get runners back to City Hall, where they will be met with fun colors.


The fun doesn't stop after the race is over. Join us again at City Hall from 5-9 PM for the Train Whistle Jamboree. The Jamboree's goal has always been to have a free, family-friendly event for the community to come together and enjoy. 


This year's event is jam-packed with community vendors, non-profit booths, and food trucks. Also joining this year's lineup are two bands, Jon Austin band & Michael Carabelli, a mechanical bull, hypnotist, petting zoos, face painting over five moon bounces, a DJ, and much more. Don't forget the popular Pie Eating contest!

Cost is free for the community to attend, and food, drinks, crafts, and merchandise from local vendors are available for purchase. All the above-listed activities, such as moon bounces, face painting, petting zoo, bands, etc., are available at no additional cost. 


The City of Nolanville and its staff have worked hard all year, making this event a reality for the community. Most of the work is done in-house with our staff to help keep the overall cost down, but without community sponsors and area businesses who donate items, funds, and manpower, this event would not be as big and unique as it has become. 


The City would like to thank our 2022 event sponsors for making this year the best year yet. Great Escape Killeen, Mililani Woods, Foxworth Galbraith, Subway, Lackmeyer, Construction, Perdue Brandon Attorneys at Law, Dead Fish Grill, Northside Baptist Academy & Church, Genesis Aero, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Renewal by Andersen, Walter Castro Homes, Nolanville Lions Club, Empyral Homes, Carlson Law Firm and The Hop. 



For More Information: Jennifer Shidler Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335

Nolanville Annual Budget 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 was presented to City Council on August 4, 2022. The Budget is the translation of the City's future into financial terms. Adopting the budget and the tax rate are two of the most critical processes for the City to go through each year. And this process is designed to give citizens the notice and impact of each action. The process also includes an opportunity for people to speak to City Council about the budget and the tax rate. 

This year’s budget reflects City Council and Community priorities, and the City’s commitment to make The City of Nolanville a more resilient and vibrant community.

Read the budget in its entirety here.



For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4


6th Annual Fox Trot 5K Is Right Around The Corner

Nearly three hundred community runners', joggers and walkers are expected to join at Nolanville City Hall at 9 am on Saturday, September 24, for Nolanville's annual Fox Trot 5K & 1K Color Run. 


Presented by the City of Nolanville as part of the Cen-Tex Race Series will be a fun-filled, rain or shine event featuring a live 5K Run, a live 1K Color Run, and a virtual 5K & 10K. There will be a free Gladiator competition between the race finish and the awards presentation.  


Participants who pre-register through September 14 on the race run website (here) will receive an official race shirt, a runners' bag, and a free taco at the finish line. 


Race Day Registration begins at 8:00 am. Entry fees are $20 before September 15 and $25 after September 15. 


Early packet pick-up for all pre-registered runners will be Friday, September 23, at City Hall, 101 North 5th Street, Nolanville, Texas 76559, Monday-Friday, 8 am-12 pm and 1 pm-5 pm. 


Race-day packet pick-up and race-day registration will run from 7:30–8:45 am. Cash, check, and credit accepted.


"We are very excited to be celebrating our 6th Fox Trot race. This race brings more people together each year from the community," said Misha Johnson, City of Nolanville race coordinator. Past participants of the Fox Trot have consistently remarked about how excited they are each year for this event to come around."


The Fox Trot 5K shares the event stage with the Train Whistle Jamboree, which will take place later in the afternoon, also at City Hall. The Train Whistle Jamboree is a free community event with community vendors, food trucks, live bands, family games, bounce houses, petting zoos, and much more. 


The City of Nolanville is grateful to the community who continue to join us each year and the enthusiastic support from our many community and local business sponsors.  


Event sponsors have included:  Carlson Law Firm, The Great Escape: Killeen, Perdue Brandon Attorneys At Law, Subway, Foxworth Galbraith, Dead Fish Grill, Mililani Woods, Lackmeyer Homes, Northside Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Academy, Genesis Aero, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Renewal by Andersen, Walter Castro Homes, The HOP & The Nolanville Economic Development Corporation. 


For more information on the Fox Trot 5K, contact Jennifer Shidler at 254-698-6335 EXT 4, or visit

City of Nolanville to Participate In National Day of Service on 9/10

Community members and other local volunteers are asked to join the City of Nolanville in a day of service to benefit the community on Saturday, September 10.


"We are excited to bring together volunteers to help us remember those we lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our first responders and give service to our community. I hope you plan to join us next Saturday to serve," said Mayor of Nolanville Andy Williams


The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. until noon, with the morning starting at Nolanville City Hall. The event will begin with a moment of remembrance honoring those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, attacks and all first responders before dividing up into various areas of service projects within the community. 


Planned service activities include neighborhood clean-up projects, local park beautification, painting, and more. 


The City will also provide trash collection kits, which include trash bags, grabbers, and gloves, to those wanting to go out on their own or a different day. 


The 9/11 Nation Day of Service is the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States. The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, are the only Days of Service officially recognized and established under federal law and Presidential Proclamation.


For more information on how you can be a volunteer or for additional project ideas, please contact City of Nolanville's Community Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Shidler at 254-698-6335 EXT. 4 or via email at



Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4

Nolanville Announces Contest For Residents Who Download and Use the My Nolanville App


Hey, did you know the City of Nolanville has its own app and using it during the month of September could win you a $25 Gift Card? 


That’s right! Starting September 1st until October 2nd, residents who download, register, and submit a concern or an idea using the My Nolanville App will be entered into a drawing for a $25 HEB gift card. This drawing is open to all residents who report a concern each week, not just new users who download and use during the contest time. The only requirement is that you are a registered user on the app and you submit either a picture, voice or text concern or idea. Residents may submit as many concerns or ideas as they wish but will only be given one entry for each week they participate.


Every Monday afternoon starting September 12th until October 3rd, one user from the following weeks reports will be drawn at random for a gift to be picked up at City Hall during business hours Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM. 


For questions regarding this contest or help with downloading and use of the My Nolanville Application, contact Jennifer Shidler at 254-698-6335 EXT 4 or via email at


More information on the My Nolanville App:


The City of Nolanville has partnered with CityFront Innovations on an application called My Nolanville that allows residents to report concerns, get up to date city information and request city services.


With the free My Nolanville mobile app and web tools, Nolanville residents will now be able to provide the staff with pictures, specific descriptions, exact locations and more — valuable information needed to get the job done efficiently. In addition, The My Nolanville App provides City officials with a centralized management system to manage and rectify issues from creation to resolution with the ability to engage the citizens throughout the process.


The app is available for both iPhone and Androids users; just search “My Nolanville” in their Apple or Google Play stores. You can also head here for step-by-step directions. 



For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335



Nolanville Police Department Prepares For National Night Out




The City of Nolanville Police Department will once again host National Night Out on Oct. 4, 6:00-8 p.m. at Monarch Park 100 Gold Star Avenue in Nolanville, Texas. The event will have information tables, static displays of emergency vehicles, handouts, prizes, music, face painting, a dunk tank, and free food. Multiple organizations, government agencies, and community partners will be at this event to answer questions and meet community members. 



While there will be a large gathering at the park, residents are encouraged to host block parties on their streets or subdivisions before joining the main group! 



The city has seen everything from cookouts to bounce houses, carnival games, and music. Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and city officials spend the evening going around to as many of the locations as possible. They are there to answer questions, have fun with the kids, and especially eat some food and desserts.



If you are interested in hosting a block party in your neighborhood, we would like you to fill out the form at this link. Once we receive your information, National Night Out organizers will contact you to help you prepare for the best night ever!



For more information, contact City of Nolanville Court Clerk Misha Johnson at



National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a sense of community. Furthermore, it provides an excellent opportunity to get police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. 



For more information, visit




For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4


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