Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week, compiled from archives of Independent Newsmedia, Newspapers.com and the city of Surprise historical records:
Surprise residents object to El Mirage’s attempt to annex their area, arguing they already receive Maricopa County services and will make improvements such as road paving themselves.
City formally dedicates the $6 million South Wastewater Reclamation Facility on North 136th Avenue, which opened in August 1995. Groundbreaking also begins on the plants’ $8.5 million expansion to quadruple its size.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County is designing plans for a park along the Agua Fria riverbed. A meeting to discuss the Agua Fria Watercourse Master Plan is held in Surprise. The riverbed runs west of Coyotes Lakes in its span through Surprise.