Juneteenth Holiday Observance

Juneteenth Holiday Observance
Posted on 06/14/2024
Juneteenth Holiday Observance
City offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

We will reopen Thursday, June 20th, at 8:30 AM to accommodate your city business needs.

Juneteenth has been recognized as an official federal holiday since 2021.  Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery, specifically in Galveston, Texas, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln's in 1862 and made effective in 1863.

News of the proclamation was slow to reach many areas of the country, either by technological means, enforcement in many places still under Confederate control, or as a way to keep the enslaved in bondage. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later.

Trash and recycling schedules will be unaffected.

For a listing of all our holiday closures, please see link below:

Holiday Closures.