City of Pilot Point News

Feb 21

Pilot Point Podcast, Episode 18: Abra Nusser

Posted on February 21, 2024 at 1:47 PM by Wendy Haun

Episode 18 of the Pilot Point Podcast is now live!

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Welcome to The Pilot Point Podcast, a podcast dedicated to exploring the fascinating history, unique culture, and current events of the City of Pilot Point, Texas. Co-hosted by City Manager Britt Lusk and local business owner Jimerson Adkins, this podcast takes you on a journey through the city's past, present, and future. In Episode 18, we sit down with Abra Nusser from LJA, Pilot Point's city planning consultant. Abra talks about the hows and whys of developing a comprehensive city plan, and how Pilot Point's own comprehensive city plan will begin to take shape with direct input from our citizens.

Each episode features interviews with residents, business owners, and community leaders who share their personal stories and insights about life in Pilot Point. From the historic downtown district to the surrounding countryside, this podcast covers everything from local festivals and events to notable landmarks and hidden gems.

Whether you're a longtime resident, a visitor planning your trip, or simply curious about the history and culture of this small Texas town, the "Pilot Point Podcast" has something for everyone. Join us as we uncover the secrets and stories of Pilot Point and celebrate the unique character of this vibrant community.

The Pilot Point Podcast is sponsored by Pilot Point Coffee House and Dog Gone Marketing. 

Stream the latest episode:

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Jan 26

Corporal Tatsak of Pilot Point PD to participate in Texas Sergeant Academy

Posted on January 26, 2024 at 10:56 AM by Wendy Haun

41 First-Line Law Enforcement Officers from 21 Texas Agencies Participating in the "Texas Sergeant Academy" Leadership and Ethics Program, Hosted by Sugar Land PD 

PILOT POINT, Texas (January 26, 2024) – The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (“ILEA”) at The Center for American and International Law (“CAIL”) is pleased to announce that 41 law enforcement first-line supervisors from 21 agencies are participating in ILEA’s two-week Texas Sergeant Academy at the Sugar Land Police Department training facility that began on January 22.

Pilot Point Police Cpl David TatsakPilot Point Police Corporal David Tatsak was one of the chosen few to participate in this elite program. Cpl. Tatsak is the fourth officer from Pilot Point to undergo this training, following Sergeant Preston Green, Corporal Madison Loughry and Corporal Justin Hull, who all underwent the training in 2023.

“The Pilot Point Police Department is proud to be a member agency in ILEA and participate in opportunities for leadership training," Police Chief Rex Marks said. "It is our intent to continue this relationship to develop and enhance the skill sets of our current and future leaders in meeting the challenges ahead.”

The Texas Sergeant Academy, one of ILEA’s premier training programs, equips new first-line leaders with the skills needed to succeed in their leadership positions.  Taught by law enforcement and academic professionals with broad backgrounds, the Texas Sergeant Academy offers officers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on leadership, communication, ethical leadership, and supervisory accountability.

“We are excited to partner with the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool on training that will ensure our community remains among the safest in the nation,” stated Sugar Land Police Chief Mark Poland. “The Sugar Land community prioritizes and supports public safety. Our continued commitment to partnerships and training is essential to the delivery of the high level of services our citizens expect. We are proud that we are able to meet these expectations while also providing the same opportunity for other participating agencies, because crime prevention is a regional effort that does not stop at the borders of Sugar Land.”

The Texas Sergeant Academy was created in 2017 in cooperation with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool to provide training opportunities for officers throughout the US. Since then, over 600 officers have successfully completed the Texas Sergeant Academy.

Media Contact:

Wendy Haun
[email protected]

Jan 25

Pilot Point Kicks Off Planning Effort with Workshop and Survey

Posted on January 25, 2024 at 2:26 PM by Wendy Haun

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The City of Pilot Point is seeking input and ideas to Plan Pilot Point! The Master Plan Set establishes a Vision for Pilot Point over the next 15 to 20 years. The Master Plan Set will include the following topics (among others):

  • Land Use, Growth + Development
  • Connectivity + Transportation
  • Housing + Neighborhoods
  • Parks + Recreation
  • Downtown
  • Economic Development
  • Infrastructure + Public Facilities

Pilot Point has adopted other plans over the past several years, but it is important to prepare an updated Master Plan Set to incorporate new development, demographics, priorities, changed natural conditions, new technology, and an updated Vision for the future.  To ensure the updated Master Plan Set best captures our interests and priorities, the community and people who love Pilot Point are encouraged to provide input by attending the first Community Forum for Plan Pilot Point on February 24, 2024. Led by the City’s planning consultant, LJA, the event will be come-and-go from 10am to 2pm at the Pilot Point Community/Senior Center (320 S. Washington Street, Pilot Point, TX). There will be activities and stations to spark discussion on key issues in the planning project relating to the topics listed above. And be sure to bring the kids because we will have a station just for them to help us Plan Pilot Point. This first Community Forum is a great opportunity to play an active role in Pilot Point’s future! There will be another one in the middle of the Project that covers different topics, and then a final Community Forum to present draft concepts and highlights toward the end of the Project.

There is a Community Survey available now on the project website ( that will provide direction for the Master Plan Set and to identify issues that need to be tackled. The survey will be open until February 25th. The Survey results will directly influence the creation of a vision statement and community goals, upon which the Plan recommendations will be based.

The project website is the digital hub for all public collaboration opportunities and feedback during the Plan Pilot Point process. It has information on current opportunities for collaboration, upcoming events, contact information, and more. To learn more about Plan Pilot Point and sign up for email notifications for the Project, visit!

LJA Contact
Project Manager:
Abra Nusser, AICP
Phone: 972-339-8186
Email: [email protected]
City of Pilot Point Development Services
City Planner
Darrell Gentry
Phone: 940-686-6488
Email: [email protected]
Media Contact
City Communications
Wendy Haun
Phone: 940-293-7434
Email: [email protected]