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Did you know: Bulk Trash Pick Up In Nolanville

Nolanville— June 27, 2022  Hey Nolanville! Did you know that the trash company that services the City (TDS) has a special Wednesday route? The route is designated for scheduled* bulk pick-ups and they offer each home one bulky pick up a year!

 What does that mean you may be asking yourself? It means that the 1980’s couch that you’ve been hiding in your garage (you know, just in case it comes back in style) can come out and finally go away! 

 It is important to know there are a few rules and conditions that TDS outlines for what they will and will not pick up. Here are a few quick facts for a successful bulk pick up:

  • They will pick up three (3) cubic yards per bulky pickup. This is roughly about the size of three (3) washers’ side-by-side. Loads larger than this can be collected but at an additional cost
  • Items should be five feet away from mailboxes, cars, utility lines, and other personal items, and should be out no later than 6 A.M. on the day of pick-up.
  • Items TDS WILL pick up:
    • Furniture
    • Appliances (freon removed)
    • Drained Water Heaters
    • Wood (without nails)
    • Doors
    • Carpet
    • Toilets
    • Tubs (fiberglass only)
    • Mattress/Box springs (special terms may apply and may require further confirmation from TDS at time of scheduling)
  • Items TDS WILL NOT pick up:
    • Paints
    • Cleaners
    • Chemicals
    • Dead Animals
    • Vehicles/Parts
    • Tires
    • Concrete or Bricks (Construction materials in general) 
    • Broken Glass or Sheet Glass
    • Soil. Dirt. Sand

If you have made it this far into the article you have probably asked yourself two questions. 

  1. What in my house should I finally get rid of first (definitely the 80's couch)?
  2. How do I schedule my first pick up?

Scheduling a pick-up is almost as easy as accumulating the bulk to begin with. You can download the City application, ‘My Nolanville’ located for free in both the Apple and Google application stores, and request a bulk pick up. You can also go online here: and fill out the quick and easy form.  Last but not least, you can call City Hall at 254-698-6335 Extension 4 and we can get you scheduled. 

Don’t have bulk trash but have a brush (limbs, sticks, leaves) pick up? No worries, we’ve got you covered there, too! Follow the same steps above and just notate that this is for BRUSH and one of our public works crew members will schedule a time to pick up your brush. Please be descriptive in the amount and type of brush you are requesting for removal (you can even send us a photo) so we can estimate the crew and materials to haul away the brush. Please note, we only offer pick up service for Brush. We cannot cut or break down limbs or branches from trees.



For More Information:

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

Nolanville DAV to host blood drive

Hey you, yeah you! did you miss out on our last blood drive? Well we have good news for you. The Nolanville DAV is hosting a blood drive this Friday July 1 from 11 am to 3 pm

Don't forget that 1 donation has the potential to save three lives!

Fourth of July Ribbon Cutting


Join us on the corner in Nolanville on Monday, July 4th as we celebrate the arrival of our new brush truck and the finished underpass lighting project (3 years in the making!!!). We will have some food trucks on hand to serve food, a live band playing great music, family games, snow cones from the Lions Club and free popcorn.  It may be a bit last minute...but its going to be a blast!! 

To read more about the underpass, or Wonderpass as we are calling it, project, click Here.



For More Information:

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

UPDATE:Bell County Judge Issues Firework Ban for all of Bell County.

UPDATE: After recent rainfalls, Bell County Judge David Blackburn amended the Drought Disaster Declaration Tuesday to allow the sale and use of some fireworks this Fourth of July. Sales will be permitted from July 1 to July 4. Judge Blackburn is remind resides to still remain alert and cautious this July 4th. Stick Rockets and Missile fireworks are still banned under this declaration.

As a reminder, regardless of County declaration, per City Ordinance Code,  fireworks of any kind are not allowed within Nolanville City limits at any time. 

Nolanville, TX – Effective, June 22, a Drought Disaster Declaration for Bell County has been issued by Judge David Blackburn. This declaration bans both the sale and use of fireworks throughout the county, regardless of whether you are outside city limits or on private property.

The declaration, which can be read here, was announced during a press conference which can be watched here.

It is important to note that the declaration includes exceptions for fireworks displays that have been issued a permit by the Bell County Fire Marshall’s office. Those displayed approved by the Fire Marshall are going to be ones performed by licensed pyrotechnicians and will have fire department support on site. 

Violations of this declaration would include the sale, or the use of fireworks is an offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or confinement in jail for a term that does not exceed 180 days.

 Nolanville Police Department will be strictly enforcing Bell County’s declaration until is expiration or recension. Police Chief Michael Hatton asks anyone to report illegal firework use to call 9-1-1 as they handle all non-emergency dispatch calls for the city.





For More Information:

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


Monarch Park Splash Pad Repairs Update
Just a reminder that the splash pad is undergoing repairs to fix issues that were uncovered at our end of school bash event.
This past week the repair team from Houston has been hard at work addressing all mechanical and electronic repairs needed to bring her back to her former glory.
While we don't have an exact time of finish for the repairs, they have been expedited and they are doing everything they can to get it up and running soon.


For More Information:

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

The HOP Announces Additional Curb-to-Curb Transportation Options for Nolanville Residents

Nolanville— June 15, 2022  Good news for the City of Nolanville’s seniors and those with disabilities as they now have a new way to travel. Starting Friday, July 1, residents can sign up for a curb-to-curb transportation service to help seniors and other vulnerable residents maintain their independence and mobility to run errands and attend medical appointments. 

This is far from the first door-to-door specialized transportation service available in Nolanville, as the growing need for aid over the years has given birth to another program first of its kind; ENDEAVRide. The ENDEAVRide program, designed by Dr. Wei Li and his students at Texas A&M University and operated by City of Nolanville employees, has been offering transportation services to seniors, veterans, and other vulnerable residents since the spring of 2021. 

City employees are excited and grateful for the announcement of expanded services, knowing that this opens the availability for them to help more people than ever. 

“The increase of this program brings more independence and aid to the many important people in our community, enabling them to get to essential services and medical appointments,” says Alexis Suarez, Nolanville Community Outreach. 

City Council Member Joan Hinshaw also knows how important this partnership is for the community. 

 “I am so excited about the HOP news concerning bus service for our senior and disabled Nolanville residents! This will provide access to these residents and help them maintain their independence. Thank you so much for making this happen.”

The Grant from the Federal Government was awarded to the Killeen UZA. The Grant challenges transit agencies to come up with ways to provide additional services to seniors and those with disabilities who may not be served in traditional transportation models.

“We are so excited to bring this service into Nolanville,” says Steven Beck, Interim General Manager of The Hop. “Since I started here in January, I have heard the need for the Nolanville community loud and clear, and I have been exploring how to provide service to Nolanville. When looking deeper into this grant opportunity, we realized that we could use this Grant in Nolanville; it was a win-win for everyone.”

To use this service, residents must fill out an application through the HOPs website located here. Nolanville officials encourage citizens who feel they may qualify to contact City Hall if they require additional assistance with the form. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth application process for everyone. They can call 254-698-6335, email us at or visit us at City Hall 101 N 5th Street, Nolanville, TX 76559.




For More Information:

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


Steven Beck, Interim General Manager Hill Country Transit District 254-933-3700

Nolanville’s Light Shines Bright with Vibrant New Underpass Lighting

Nolanville— June 13, 2022  The City of Nolanville begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel as construction wraps up on the I14 expansion and plans to ''switch'' on new underpass lighting begins.

In a project that the city is calling the "Wonderpass," Nolanville officials are hoping to transform a once dark underpass into an attractive, accessible path that will help create a safe, walkable environment and bring overall vibrancy to the area. 

The new lighting installed by local contractors RK Bass, will include color-changing light fixtures that can be set to illuminate the underpass with different combinations and motions throughout the year. Different themes will be programmed for holidays, commemorations, and remembrances.

The Wonderpass is a collaboration between the City and the Economic Development Corporation and is one of the highlighted campaigns in the city's latest comprehensive plan.

Nolanville City Manager Kara Escajeda explains that this project has been on their planning radar since 2018 when Main Street received its most recent facelift. 

 "In 2018, Main Street went through this beautiful transformation. The plan was to carry the light posts installed on Main Street to the bus stop on the other side of the interstate," said Escajeda. "When we realized the cost would be similar, we opted to go with a more vibrant approach to allow Nolanville to stand out more."

The Nolanville Economic Development Corporation has also been passionate about working towards this goal since the beginning and has funded half of the Wonderpass lighting project.

Kerry Fillip, Director of the Economic Development Corporation, explains how vital this project is. 

"Not only will these changes help showcase the positive improvements made on Main Street, but it will help generate more foot traffic for business growth and help weave together the north and south neighborhoods of Nolanville."

Plans for a community lighting ceremony are underway and will be announced once RK Bass has completed the finishing touches.

Stay up to date with this and other upcoming projects such as the JW Sims Community Center renovation, Avenue G updates and Old Nolanville Road connectivity by following us on Facebook, Keep Nolanville Beautiful or by subscribing to our newsletter: The Item at


For More Information:

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

Nolanville Residents Eager To Donate At Local Blood Drive

Nolanville Residents Show Up to Local Blood Drive to Do Their Part In Restocking The National Blood Shortage Which Remains At Low Levels.

Nolanville— June 6, 2022– The City of Nolanville offers its gratitude and thanks to the many residents that attended their recent blood drive at the Central Bell County Fire station. Saturday’s drive, which was larger than similar Blood Drive events held by the city, had double the number of donors than usual in the six-hour event window. 

Residents could make an appointment ahead of time to avoid the wait, but walk-in donations were also accepted. 

Blood donation helps patients undergoing treatments for cancer, anemia, and bleeding disorders. It supports crises such as the recent tragedies in Uvalde, Philadelphia & Chattanooga. 

Nolanville resident and event organizer Marlene Fey was thrilled at the above-average turnout and was happy to do her part by donating blood.  

 “Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood, and one donation alone can potentially save three lives,” said Fey. “Many may choose to donate blood for different reasons; for me, it’s something I can do to give back.” 

Saturday’s event marked the first of four blood drives scheduled for the City of Nolanville this year. The next blood drive is planned for August 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Residents are reminded that they don’t have to wait for our next event to give the gift of life and can schedule times to donate sooner by searching for and scheduling an appointment at other mobile blood drives. Searches for local drives can be done here:



For More Information:

Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach Coordinator 254-698-6335

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