Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV; watch city news on a new channel 

S‌urprise, A‌Z (August 5, 2016)
– The official TV station for the City of Surprise is switching channels and names. Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV! To catch all the latest city news, information or to watch a City Council meeting– Surprise TV is your connection to the City of Surprise.

Technology upgrades at Cox Communications and CenturyLink have or will move the city’s cable channel position from channel 11. Surprise TV is already located on 8513 in high definition for CenturyLink customers. Cox continues their transition from an analog to digital tier, and the new location for Surprise TV has not yet been identified. Finalized details will be made available at You can also access Surprise TV programming online at


Abrazo Surprise Hospital

Abrazo Surprise Hospital (Photo: Courtesy of Abrazo Community Health)

Abrazo Community Health will begin construction of a “microhospital” in Surprise that will provide 24-hour emergency room services, as well as minor surgical and medical procedures.

The 32,500-square-foot building will be near Loop 303 and Bell Road.

The facility will feature a 13-bed emergency department, an operating room, eight inpatient rooms, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and a pharmacy. 

The hospital marks the first in Surprise, a city of more than 130,000 people. The two nearest hospitals are Banner Boswell in Sun City and Banner Del Webb in Sun City West.

Surprise, AZ (April 2, 2019) Surprise, in partnership with the city of El Mirage, will host walk-in Utility Assistance events in Surprise on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, to assist eligible households that need support paying gas and electric utility bills.

Utility Assistance Events will be held at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Rd. Bldg. A Suite #124. The first come, first serve events will take place from 3 – 7 p.m., or until fund capacity is achieved; interviews do not guarantee assistance.

Southwest Gas and Arizona Public Service (APS) customers who qualify and need assistance are encouraged to attend one of the events.