Join Us for Stars and Stripes 2019 – Celebrating 20 Years

Let’s party like it is 1999! That’s right you heard it here first, we are celebrating 20 years of Stars and Stripes history!  Bring your enthusiasm and patriotism to Southlake Town Square on July 3 from 6 to 11 p.m. to enjoy our signature Stars and Stripes event 2019.

The free community event offers everything that you need to enjoy a good night out with the family, from live entertainment to activities for kids to delicious cuisines, free shuttles and more!

This year we have live entertainment to rock the night out on two stages located in Southlake Town Square Family Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park.

Other entertainment includes a juggler, balloon artist and stilt walkers.  Let’s not forget our kids, this year, we will have two inflatables to accommodate the little kids and bigger kids.

Did someone say food? With a variety vendors this year, attendees will have their pick of delightful cuisines to satisfy all palates, from Texas BBQ, to popcorn, pizza and even desserts like ice cream and Italian ice. Patrons can come hungry and leave happy.

The fireworks show kicks off at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, so make sure you find a good spot to watch. The fireworks are launched front the rooftop of the West Park Garage and can be viewed anywhere in and around Southlake Town Square.  Some of the best viewing spots include, DPS Headquarters, Park Village, Shops of Southlake, McPherson Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park.

We’ve  also added more accommodations for our guests and visitors this year as well. This year, we are adding more restrooms and additional handicap parking will be available. Event parking is free and open to the public. Please note internal Southlake Town Square parking lots will close at 7 a.m. on the day of the event. All surface lots and the East Garage will close once full or by 7:30 p.m.

If you are looking to take the shuttle, free shuttle services will be provided at White’s Chapel UMC and at Gateway Church with roundtrip rides to and from the event from 3:30 p.m. to 11: 45 p.m. For up to date event information, text STARSNSTRIPE to 888777 and download the VisitSouthlake! App on Android or Apple App Store.

For more information about Stars and Stripes, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our event website page.

We would like to also thank our sponsors: Gateway Church, Whites Chapel UMC, Maserati/ Alfo Romeo, Springfree Trampoline, All-Star Orthopedics, Texas Health Southlake.

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New Biz List: May 2019

Would you like to know about the new businesses in town? If so, you are going to want to subscribe to the Economic Development New Biz List. The list not only gives you an update about recently opened businesses, but it will also tell you what’s coming to Southlake in the next few months.

  • Dragon House: Dragon House recently opened at 2640 E. Southlake Boulevard. The restaurant specializes in Shanghai-style cuisine with a variety of flavored dishes, handmade in-house noodles, pan-fried potstickers and steamed buns. 817-912-1788
  • Clarity Home Improvements: Clarity Home Improvements opened earlier this year at 2865 Market Loop.  The business offers window and door sales, installation, and decorative concrete flooring. 817-410-7272
  • JP and Associates Realtors: – JP and Associates Realtors recently opened at 2615 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 150.  JPAR offers a wide-range of real estate services in both residential and commercial properties. 1-800-683-5651
  • Skin RX by Roxanne: Skin RX by Roxanne recently opened at 361 W. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 120. The practice offers services such as micro needling, facial peels, LED light treatments and more. 817-410-1415
  • Tapout Fitness: Tapout Fitness is now open at 2717 E. Southlake Boulevard Suite. 180. The gym offers classes for boxing, kickboxing, cardio and jiu jitsu. 817-329-3456.
  • Premier Grilling: Premier Grilling recently opened at 3020 E. Southlake Boulevard. The store offers grills, outdoor kitchen installations, grilling tools and accessories, consultations and repair services. 855-744-7455
  • Fragranza: Fragranza recently opened at 1251 Main Street in Southlake Town Square.  The retailer carries more than 130 brands of major and rare to find designer fragrance brands.  682-477-4347
  • FASST Performance & Fitness: FASST Performance & Fitness is now open at 1605 Hart Street, Suite 180. Programs are available to help youth and adult-level athletes prepare for optimal performance and to help individuals reach their fitness goals. 571-334-7199
  • Fusion Flavors: Fusion Flavors is recently opened at 2001 W. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 119. The restaurant specializes in Indian Cuisine. 817-912-1579
  • Chelsea Hall: Chelsea Hall recently opened at 1901 W. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 120.  The business offers an affordable and fun learning environment for group study, SAT/ACT prep, tutoring and other services. 817-912-1551
  • The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, P.A.: The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology recently opened at 109 River Oaks Drive, Suite 150.  The practice offers the most advanced treatments for neurological and neurophysiology disorders, from Botox injections and sphenopalatine ganglion block (SPG) to electromyography (EMG) and polysomnography (sleep studies). 817-379-9922
  • ATI Physical Therapy: ATI Physical Therapy recently opened at 245 W. State Highway 114, Suite 320. Physical Therapy services include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities, cardiovascular conditioning, and strength training. 817-873-5311

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Tarrant County College South to host Building Sciences Expo 2019

Tarrant County College South will host Building Sciences Expo 2019, a conference focusing on the opportunities, strategies and benefits of green building design on Friday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology, 5301 Campus Drive.

The conference targets researchers, practitioners, architects, engineers, as well as faculty and students involved in building sciences. Sessions will focus on transitioning to sustainable operations, dynamic interfaces of water-resistive barriers and post occupancy evaluations.

Admission to the expo and the luncheon

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Summer Sounds Youth Festival 2019

Apex Arts League is pleased to invite applications for Summer Sounds Youth Festival 2019, with special rehearsals and Grand Recital on June 29 at Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel UMC, Southlake.

Having presented over 100 events by professional ensembles and artists – including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet and the American Baroque Opera Company; the Apex Arts League’s inaugural Summer Sounds Youth Festival celebrates the unique accomplishments of music students, teachers and parents who comprise a vital part of our local community and culture.

With just 20 spots available, we invite teacher and parents – of students in grades K to 12 of intermediate to advanced level – to submit applications by May 28. If accepted, students are required to attend a 20-minute special rehearsal on either June 24 or June 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Grace Chapel. Applicants will also receive a confirmation email in the first week of June.

A $30 participation fee will be due on acceptance, along with an original/clean-copy accompaniment score for the collaborative pianist.

Apex Arts League ask students to prepare and present one movement of any classical sonata, concerto or established encore piece, which should be 3 to 6 minutes in length. Memorization is encouraged, but not required.

The Grand Recital will be held on June 29 at 4 p.m. at Grace Chapel, followed by refreshments.

Apex looks forward to welcoming you to Apex Arts League’s Summer Sounds Youth Festival 2019!

For any questions, please email or call Apex Arts League on (682)-651-5026.

The registration form can be found at or this link.

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Nine Dragons Sign Letters of Intent at Spring Singing Day 2019

Carroll Senior High School hosted their spring signing event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Student Activity Center.

The ceremony included nine Carroll student-athletes signing athletic scholarships with colleges or universities.

The signees include…

Austin Hale – Baseball – Weatherford College

Sam Silvestri – Baseball – University of the Ozarks

Brandon Haddock – Basketball – University of Utah

Jack Myers – Cross Country/Track –  University of Texas at Arlington

Sofia Santamaria – Cross Country/Track – University of Texas at Arlington

Christopher Lindley – Swimming – United States Air Force Academy

Jaykob Williams – Swimming/Diving – United States Air Force Academy

Mason Kelber – Swimming/Diving – Washington University in St. Louis

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Mini Kickers Spring Session Starts Monday, April 29, 2019

Mini Kickers introduces kids ages 4–5 to the fundamentals of soccer using creative activities and games.

Preschoolers practice dribbling a soccer ballOur fun instructors teach little athletes basic soccer skills while emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship, following directions. Don’t miss the last day of class when players show off all the skills they’ve learned in the Big Game!

Mini Kickers: Spring 2019

Dates: April 29 – May 22
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Session 1: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Fieldhouse
Instructor: City of Southlake Recreation Staff
Champions Club Member Fee: $45
Non-Member Fee: $53

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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Champions Challenge Kicked-off at the Grand Opening of Champions Club on April 6, 2019

Champions Club kicked-off the inaugural Champions Challenge at the Grand Opening on April 6, 2019. Champions Challenge will be an annual tradition that is held each anniversary of the facility. Members will be able to compete in various athletic challenges to try and beat the previous year’s winner. The new Champions of each event will be featured at the facility and will hold their title until the following year.

During the Grand Opening, celebrity Champions came to show attendees their skills and help orchestrate some of the challenges. We appreciate each of the celebrities for their efforts in making the first Champions Challenge a success. Follow Champions Club on Facebook to learn more about our Champions and the events included in the Challenge. The 2020 Champions Challenge date will be announced later this year.

Congratulations to the below winners of the challenges!

Athletic Challenges
3 Point featuring Karen Young, former Dragon & TCU Player
10 & Under: Danny Kunz
12 & Under: Taevin Kunz
13 & Under: Luke Hallenback
Adult: Danny Wood

Bunting featuring Mike Adams, former Texas Ranger Player
6 & Under: Jackson Hartzler
8 & Under: Braden Bormaster
10 & Under: Zak Pryce
12 & Under: Carter Williams
Teens: Will Bloumt

Free Throw featuring Coach Eric McDade
6 & Under: Owen Armstrong
8 & Under: Ethan Meche
10 & Under: Bennett Bormaster
12 & Under: Jackson Meche
Teens: Nick Ryniak
Adults: Taylor Perkins & Brandon Meche

Field Goals
Teens: Kyle Lemmermann and Jackson Fuller

Shuttle Run featuring Willie Pile
6 & Under: Philip Derry
10 & Under: Lindy Meacham
12 & Under: Ben Blount
Teens: Ryan Schmuhl
Adults: Adam Derry

QB Accuracy featuring Coach Riley Dodge
8 & Under: Ronan Muokere
10 & Under: Brody Knowles
12 & Under: Gavin Strange
Teens: Jake Jimenes, Robby Hanson and Eric Garza
Adult: Chris Tribble

Soccer Accuracy
6 & Under: Jackson Copeland
8 & Under: Presley Knowles
10 & Under: Allison Copeland
12& Under: Gavin Strange
Teens: Hamza Khawaja

Fitness Challenges
Track Race featuring Councilmember Chad Patton
8 & Under: Vimey Bai
10 & Under: Andrew Huffman
Adults: Todd Jorgenson

Rower featuring Councilmember John Huffman
Adults: Steve Schlitsky

Adults: Paul Phillips

Bench Press
Adults: Christian Espirit

Aquatics Challenges
Green Water Slide Race featuring Shawn McCaskill
Adults: Shawn McCaskill

Blue Water Slide Race
6 & Under: Vincent Snayor
8 & Under: Thomas Reekers
10 & Under: Harper Yates
12 & Under: Ollie Veil

To learn more about Champions Club’s membership opportunities and amenities, please check out our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8955.

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It’s National Library Week 2019

It’s National Library Week and this year we celebrate Libraries = Strong Communities.

Celebrate libraries with us this week!  April 7-13 is National Library Week and that gives us a chance to celebrate all the wonderful ways libraries support the community. This year, Melinda Gates is the Honorary Chair and she is stepping forward to advocate for libraries. On April 23, she will debut her book, “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.” This candid and inspiring book demonstrates the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies and includes conversations she’s had with women all over the world.

Don’t let National Library Week be the only reason you stop by to see us, we want you to check out our offerings all year! The Southlake Library offers interactive story times for kids and educational programs for both youth and adults. The library also has a wide selection of books and audio books and helps support the needs of the community through educational, business and personal growth. Whether you want to find a book, movie, program, notary or even a toll tag, the Southlake Library is here to help.

To find Melinda’s book or for more information, please contact the Southlake Library at 817-748-8243.

Join #MyLibraryMyStory

The American Library Association has launched a social media initiative called #MyLibraryMyStory. Share your videos, stories, photos or text sharing your library story and #MyLibraryMyStory to join the conversation. One person will be randomly selected to win a $100 Visa gift card for sharing their story. Post your story to Instagram or Twitter by April 13 at noon CT for your chance to win.


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2019 Early Voting Parking

As spring weather approaches and foot traffic in Town Square increases, the City is preparing for Early Voters. For voter convenience, the City is reserving parking spaces to avoid the hassle of finding a spot.

Signs will be placed throughout Town Square to assist voters during Early Voting from April 22 – April 30, and to assist voters during the Art in the Square event from April 26 – 28. See schedule and parking locations below:

Voter parking- Main Street- facing Town Hall:
April 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voter parking – Art in the Square – 20-minute limit on Main Street, facing  Ann Taylor:
April 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 27, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Parking, Main Street – facing Town Hall
April 29, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Final day, Early Voting Polls Close

For more information on voting in Southlake, please contact the City’s Secretary’s office at 817-748-8183 or visit us online.

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