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HAPPY JULY 4th !!!

We hope you can attend the 10th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday 4th July at Doornbos Park.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm with an introduction by Mayor Albanese and an appeal to Pastor Jason Burden.

Live music from PopGun! starts at 7 pm The fireworks starts at 9:15 pm; the show will be broadcast simultaneously on FM 94.1.

The Nederland Swimming Pool is open for Open Swim from 5pm to 10pm and normal admission prices apply. The pool quickly reaches capacity on July 4th.

Five food stalls will be at the event selling food and drinks. The field of honor is exhibited in the park. Unfortunately we weren’t able to organize the Veterans VIP area this year, but we will work to reopen it in 2022.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the event: Entergy, MCT Credit Union and Bolton CDJR. As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, we must thank the brave men and women who have secured and protected our country and its freedoms.

God bless you and God bless the United States of America!

In July the city will hold a special election to fill a vacancy on the city council (District III).

The pre-vote will take place from Wednesday, July 7th to Tuesday, July 20th. Pre-voting is possible between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during this period, with the exception of Tuesday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 20, when pre-voting is open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Election day is on Saturday / 24. July between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The vote will only take place at City Hall (207 North 12th Street). The city council elections are impartial.

The 2021 hurricane season started on June 1st and our region has already experienced its first potential fear of tropical weather events.

In an emergency, communication is vital. The city uses the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) and our social media pages to deliver emergency alerts.

If you have not yet registered for STAN or have family, friends, neighbors, work colleagues, etc. who have not yet registered, please register for STAN at And follow the city’s Facebook pages: “The City of Nederland, TX”, “Nederland Police Department”, “Nederland Fire Rescue”, “Nederland Recreation Center”, “Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library” and “Nederland Animal Shelter” “.

Keep in mind that the city offers several opportunities to keep our youth and community busy this summer. The Nederland Swimming Pool is open in the park department. OPEN SWIM times are now Tuesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The rock wall and the new water slide are available this pool season.

The recreation center is open to the public. New training stations have been installed along the hiking trail in Doornbos Park.

The summer reading program is running in the library. Information on the programs in the library can be found at

Transparency is vital in government. Regarding financial transparency, the city’s website has a page that ensures that the public is informed about taxes, city finances, debts, etc. ( ).

The city council meetings take place every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4.30 p.m.

For citizens who cannot attend the meetings in person, the city will continue to broadcast the meeting online.

In August, the City Manager will host the third City Hall meeting, which will focus on the city’s proposed budget and tax rate; a time and date are still pending.

The city will endeavor to continue to focus on ensuring that the community is informed of the city’s activities, projects, etc., and that a line of communication is open to receive public input.

If you have any questions about city operations, please contact the city administrator’s office at 409-723-1503.

Chris Duque is the City Manager of Nederland. He can be reached at [email protected]

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