Southlake Severe Weather Awareness Week: March 18-24

Spring is here, and that can mean severe weather for the DFW region. In an effort to bring more awareness to preparing for severe weather in Southlake, Mayor Laura Hill recently proclaimed March 18 – 24 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Southlake at the March 20 City Council Meeting.

Each year brings the potential for violent weather to Texas, and large portions of our state including the City of Southlake, can be devastated by flooding, tornadoes, hail storms, straight-line winds, and other severe emergencies; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have joined together to urge all citizens to prepare for severe weather events and to educate themselves on safety strategies; and,

Whereas, while storms can strike at any time of year, the months of March, April and May bring a greater potential for violent weather events. Planning, preparation, and day-to-day awareness can greatly reduce the loss of life and property during severe weather events; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim March 18-24, 2018, as “Severe Weather Awareness Week” and urge everyone in our community to learn more about and to participate in severe weather preparedness activities available in the City of Southlake.


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Sewer improvements construction to start in Fairhaven, Central Meadowbrook neighborhoods

The city will update residents about the construction schedule for sewer improvements in the Fairhaven and Central Meadowbrook neighborhoods at a meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. April 5 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church (in the sanctuary), 1509 Wilson Road.

Existing sewer lines are being replaced on the following street segments:

  • Shilling Drive from Briarwood Lane to Kemble Street.
  • Kemble Street from Watson Street east 200 feet.
  • Barnett Street from Queen Street to Watson Street.
  • Brentwood Stair Road from Shilling Drive to 1,185 feet east.
  • Junius Street east 193 feet from Spear Street.
  • Easement north of Reed Street from Freddie Street to Donalee Street.
  • Easement between Wiman Drive and Reed Street from San Rose Drive west 800 feet.
  • Alley north of Normandy Road from Carl Street to North Edgewood Terrace.
  • Easement between South Hughes Avenue and Tahoe Drive from Wilbarger Street north 720 feet.
  • Easement between Tahoe Drive and Carmel Drive from Wilbarger Street north 720 feet.

Make plans to attend the meeting to hear the schedule and find out about impacts to residents.

To learn more, contact project manager Rakesh Chaubey at 817-392-6051.

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Five Carroll Choir Members Participate in American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir

Several students from the Carroll Choral Department participated in the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir March 7-11 in Oklahoma City.

Emma Cave (Treble Choir 8-10), Hunter Wasson (Men’s Choir 7-10), Bella Tran, Garrett Walsh and Sebastian Poorman (Mixed 11-12) were selected from hundreds of auditions in the Southwest Region, which included singers from Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. They participated in rehearsals for 3 ½ days to prepare for the convention ending concert, which was held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. The singers had to master up to nine difference pieces of music prior to the convention to be prepared for the intensive rehearsals. Each choir was led by a nationally known choral conductor, providing an invaluable learning experience for these students.

ACDA, the American Choral Directors Association is a nonprofit music-education organization devoted to choral music.

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NRH Mayor’s Monthly Bike Ride-April 3

Event date: April 3, 2018
Event Time: 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
7680 Douglas Lane
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
We are gearing up for the first ride of the 2018 season! Join Mayor Oscar Trevino rolling through the NRH Community on the monthly ‘Round the Town with Oscar bike rides. This is a family friendly ride and open to all ages. It is a great opportunity to get outdoors, meet new people, be active and ride through NRH! This first ride will begin and end at Cross Timbers Park, 7680 Douglas Lane. Keep an eye out for new locations for the rest of the 2018 rides. Round the Town with Oscar is sponsored by the City of NRH and Bicycles Inc.

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Three great companions to have during storm season

North Central Texas thunderstorms can be intimidating, no matter how long you’ve lived here. The storms can strike with lightning, heavy rainfall, strong winds, hail and tornados, all of which can cause injury and large amounts of personal property damage.

Stay a step ahead of the storms by receiving advance alerts that provide time to find shelter and prepare. The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management recommends all residents have access to these three emergency alert systems:

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NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio

This AM/FM radio receives broadcasts directly from the National Weather Service. It should be your first warning of severe weather conditions, including tornado and flash flood watches and warnings. NOAA radios can be found online and at local retailers. Fort Worth residents who want to receive only warnings for their specific county should purchase a radio with S.A.M.E. technology and use these codes to program it:

  • Tarrant County 048439
  • Denton County 048121
  • Wise County 048497
  • Parker County 048367
  • Johnson County 048251

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Nixle Emergency Text Alerts

Alerts sent directly from the Office of Emergency Management advise residents to seek shelter and information about current severe weather events or a manmade hazard. Alerts are received via text on your cell phone or via email. Residents can register their cell phone by texting their selected ZIP code to 888777. Residents wishing to register multiple ZIP codes, such as work, home and school, or to receive email alerts, should register online.

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CASA Weather Radar

This short-range weather radar system is in multiple locations around the DFW Metroplex. Residents receive alerts and monitor the storm’s radar images by downloading the free CASA Alert app from the Apple App Store.

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MasterWorks Concert Series Brings Free Family Fun to Southlake

A Southlake tradition, the MasterWorks concert series offers community members a variety of free musical performances all summer long.

Presented by the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast, MasterWorks concerts are open to both Southlake residents and visitors. Concerts will be held from April through October at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square (1400 Main Street) and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake (285 Shady Oaks Drive). Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy these free Saturday night concerts with family and friends. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, coolers and bug spray! Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted at either venue.

The 2018 MasterWorks concert series will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 when the Zack King Band brings their unique style of Texas rock to the stage at Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion. On May 18, the Southlake Community Band will perform at Aria Amphitheater at The Marq. Composed of more than 70 adult amateur musicians who play music for the sheer fun of it, the Southlake Community Band is always a MasterWorks favorite!

Come out to Town Square on June 2 for a children’s concert presented by Vocal Trash, a group known for blending elements of music and dance into its energetic and entertaining performances. Multiple tribute bands are on the schedule for June and July: enjoy familiar favorites by The Beatles during a performance by Me & My Monkey on June 16, and relive Journey’s greatest hits with the tribute band Escape on July 21.

Visit the MasterWorks webpage to see a full schedule of this year’s MasterWorks concerts! For more information, please call Southlake Special Events at 817-748-8919.

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Scam Alert for Home Buyers and Sellers

In the past 6 months, we’ve had about 10 of these cases, so if you’re buying or selling a home, listen up!

Let’s assume you’re buying a brand new home here in the glorious land of Southlake. You’ve worked hand in hand with your realtor, your mortgage company, and your title company for the last few months. You’ve built a rapport with them. You expect an email or two a week, whether they need another pay stub or your last 6 months of bank statements. The purchase date is rapidly approaching, the movers are locked in, and all of the sudden, you receive an email allegedly from your title company that says “we actually need the down payment today, so please wire it immediately to this bank account.”

You do that, because I mean, the email came from the title company, right? Nope. Here’s what’s happening.

Hackers are finding a way to get into the emails of realtors/mortgage companies/title companies to send you these bogus requests. These guys are GOOD, and as you can probably guess, the down payment on a house here in Southlake isn’t a mere $20K.

If you’re in the process of buying or selling and you receive an email request for money, call your mortgage or title company immediately before sending off funds. Double check your emails and look for slightly off verbiage and misspellings. Look at the email address it came from—in our cases, the suspect email was one or two letters off the regular email address of your trusted contact.

And if you’re a mortgage or title company, please stop using public Wifi to communicate, because that’s how they’re getting in! We’re doing the best we can on our end, but we need your help!

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Behind the Book: C.J. Box

Event date: April 3, 2018
Event Time: 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
9015 Grand Ave
NRH Library
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Join us as we welcome ‘New York Times’ Bestselling author C.J. Box! Mr. Box will visit to release his newest western crime novel ‘The Disappeared’ where Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two lethal cases to contend with.

A ticketed reception will be held from 12:00-12:45 p.m. and a free speaking engagement will take place at 1:00 p.m. A book signing will immediately follow. Please call 817-427-6800 for more information. This event is presented by the Friends of the North Richland Hills Library.

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