Category: Featured Stories

The City of Celina Launches CITIBOT, America’s First Text Messaging Software System for Civic Engagement with Government

The City of Celina is the third city in the country to launch CITIBOT, America’s first interactive text messaging and customer service software system for civic engagement with government. With CITIBOT, citizens of Celina can text search words to quickly access relevant city information about trash pickup times, permitting info and public meeting announcements. Citizens ...

Leaving it All on the Court…Bobcat Basketball Finishes Playoff Season Strong

The Celina Bobcat basketball team took on the Caddo Mills Foxes in the first round of playoffs last night at McKinney Boyd High School. The momentum on the court was always extremely high...each team gave the game everything they had! At the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats trailed 8-11 and by the end ...

Celina Rallies for Hometown Hero Gary Don Moore

There was an undeniable sense of comradery, with the buzzing of the crowd and building anticipation from fans of all ages as they made their presence known. You could feel the sense of pride in the air as a line of supporters made their way out of the cool night air. Another Celina football game, ...

Bobcats Named 4A District Champions…Take on Caddo Mills Tonight in the Bi-District Championship

The Celina Bobcat boys basketball team has been dominating against their competition throughout the year. Last Tuesday they were named 4A Region II District 11 Champions after defeating Anna. These men went head to head against the Coyotes and from the beginning, set the scoreboard straight. At the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats ...

Celina ISD Police Chief Issues Safety Concern Bulletin

A Message from Bobby R. Manson, Chief of Celina ISD Police Department Celina ISD is committed to the safety of our students and drivers in and around our schools. There have been a high number of reports of speeding in our school zones especially on Malone Street, feeding Celina Primary School. The boundaries of this ...

Celina Main Street Praises Actions of Celina Fire Department

Jack Ousley, President of the Celina Main Street Advisory Board, spoke to the Celina City Council during the February 13 workshop meeting to praise the actions of the Celina Fire Department. He brought with him a $1,000 check for the Celina Professional Firefighters Association. Celina firefighters were on hand to receive the award. “You guys ...

City of Celina Becomes Hands-Free in April

During Staff Reports in the Celina City Council workshop meeting, council members heard that the City of Celina will be hands-free beginning in April. Assistant to the City Manager, Paul DeBuff, explained the new program, stating that the intention is to try it for one year. He explained that the only way a driver can ...

Show Your Love Event on February 10th!!

This week is your chance to show some love for Celina's Historic Downtown Square...stop by any (or all!) of the merchants, City Hall or the Library through Saturday, February 10, to fill out a red heart that expresses your adoration of CELINA. These hearts will be on display the week of Valentine's Day and shared ...

False Alarm Reduction Program

Law Enforcement personnel respond to thousands of false alarm calls annually. These unnecessary responses result in an enormous burden in manpower and expense; which in turn reduces the time available to respond to real emergencies. The City of Celina has recently implemented a new program to reduce the number of these false alarm activations in the ...

Celina Resident John Jones Works on Unfinished Business on the Way to American Ninja Warrior

John Jones got the call of a lifetime last year after attempting for several years for a chance at the American Ninja Warrior competition. He was invited to travel to San Antonio to be an official participant for American Ninja Warrior, an American sports entertainment competition. The competition features hundreds of competitors attempting to complete ...