Runway Closures May Increase Aircraft Noise Over Southlake This Weekend (4/25/14-4/27/14)

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following from DFW Airport Noise Office:

We want to inform you of four (4) planned, short term, runway closures that may affect flights over and near your cities.  DFW’s Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed in accordance with the schedule below for needed reconstruction and expansion work on some taxiway shoulders within the Runway’s environment.  The Runway will be closed for less than 48 hours during each closure.

The following weekend runway closures are scheduled:

    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, April 25, through 06:00AM on Sunday, April 27.
    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, May 2, through 4:00PM on Sunday, May 4.
    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, May 9, through 4:00PM on Sunday, May 11.
    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, May 16, through 4:00PM on Sunday, May 18.

Please note that the forecast weather for this weekend’s closure is predicted to become severe Saturday night with a chance of thunderstorms across much of north Texas.  There will be a chance of some severe local thunderstorms along and east of, Interstate 35.  Winds are forecast to be from the south at 17mph gusting to 28mph by around 5:00PM Saturday, followed by a 30% to 50% chance of rain and possible large hail.  As a result of the weather forecast, this weekend’s planned closure has been shortened by ten hours.

Since the winds are predicted to be from the south there should be no jet departures from Runway 31L, the west diagonal runway.  Air Traffic Control directed deviations from the normal airport traffic pattern may occur to aid flight crews in avoiding known areas of turbulence.

Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact the DFW Airport’s Noise office by email at or call the 24-hour telephone hotline at 972-973-3192.

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Recreation staff relocates to Colleyville Senior Center

Effective Monday, Aug. 6, the recreation staff will be located at the Colleyville Senior Center. Many regular recreation classes are now conducted at the Senior Center and now staff will be on-hand to assist those attending classes. Registration for recreation and athletic programs can still be done online or by phone at 817.503.1180.To register forprogramsin person, please plan to visit the Center at 2512 Glade Road.

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Senior Advisory Commission Chairman, Dick McCauley Passes at 77

Richard McCauley

Richard McCauley

Dick McCauley, the chair of the Senior Advisory Commission, passed away last week.  A long-time supporter of the City’s volunteer program and the Southlake Senior Community, Mr. McCauley gave countless hours of his time to the City and its programs.  The City is grateful for his service, his passion and his spirit.  He will be missed.  

The following was previously published in the Fort Worth Star Telegram:

Dick McCauley, 77, passed into eternal rest at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at a Grapevine hospital. Service: 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Colleyville. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Colleyville. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Call A Ride Southlake or Southlake Senior Funding Inc.

Officially, Dick was retired but in reality, he was a tireless volunteer. Dick had once been a heart patient at Baylor Hospital, leading him to serve in the Caring Hearts program where he ministered to over 2,500 heart patients. He served as chairman of Call A Ride Southlake (CARS) and later emeritus. Dick was also chairman of the Senior Advisory Commission to the Southlake City Council. He founded Southlake Senior Funding Inc. serving as chairman for five years. Southlake area seniors had an anchor, advocate and a passionate proponent for improving senior living, including his advocacy for a new senior center.

Survivors: Loving wife of 56 years, Bernice; son, Matt; daughter, Laura McCarter and husband, Greg; son, Scott and wife, Robin; son, Richard Jr. and wife, Roxana; grandchildren, Matthew, Skyler, Cody and Cameron; many nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends. 

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