May 4, 2019 General Election

Southlake City Council called a General Election for May 4, 2019 to elect three positions on council.

The first day to file an Application for a Place on the ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 16. The last day to file an Application for a Place on the ballot is Friday, Feb. 15.

The General Election is to elect the positions of Council Place 3, Place 4 and Place 5.

Interested parties must turn in their application at Southlake Town Hall at the City’s Secretary’s Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the City’s Secretary Office at 817-748-8183

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2019 Brings More Progress on N. White Chapel Widening Project

With the New Year comes the excitement for new things to come. In Southlake, 2019 will bring a new and improved N. White Chapel Boulevard.

Crews have been steadily making progress on the widening of N. White Chapel between Highland Street and SH 114. Part of a larger N. White Chapel improvement project, when completed there will be a new dual-lane roundabout at Highland and N. White Chapel. Gone will be the two-lane road motorists are used to, and in its place will be landscaped divided four-lane road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second part of this Capital Improvement Project will be the widening of N. White Chapel from Emerald Boulevard to Highland. When completed, N. White Chapel will be a four-lane road from FM 1709 to SH 114.

Since spring 2018 crews have:

  • Installed a new 12-inch water line
  • Installed new sanitary sewer lines
  • Installed new storm drains
  • Paved portions of the roundabout, and
  • Paved portions of north and southbound lanes

“We are pleased with the progress of this project. It will be a much-needed improvement,” noted Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “It was a wet fall, but despite the rain, we still made significant progress and are still on track for a fall 2019 completion of this phase of the overall improvement. The additional lanes and new roundabout will make a positive difference for motorists on this section of N. White Chapel.”

As the project continues to move forward, motorists can expect lane switches and lane closures, however, two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project. As always, motorists are reminded to use caution and be aware of their surroundings as they drive through the construction zone.

For updates follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook and visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

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Community Challenge, a fun way to get fit in 2019, runs through March 3

The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is now underway. It’s an easy and fun way for entire Texas communities to demonstrate their commitment to healthy living. The challenge is being brought to Fort Worth by FitWorth.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register online.
  2. Earn points by tracking your physical activity, uploading “healthy selfies,” organizing group activities and more.
  3. Keep it going through March 3 and be entered to win cool prizes and earn points.

The winning community will receive funds from It’s Time Texas to put toward health efforts.

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Celebrate a Candylicious Valentine’s Day at the 2019 Sweetheart Dance

Southlake’s annual family-friendly Valentine’s dance will be held at Legends Hall on Saturday, February 9.

You are cordially invited to the Sweetheart Dance, Southlake’s Valentine’s Day celebration for the whole family!

Where: Legends Hall at The Marq (285 Shady Oaks Dr.)

When: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Resident Fee: $14 per person

Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person

Children under 2 are free!

This year’s theme is “Sweets for my Sweet,” so get ready for a candylicious evening of dancing, refreshments and activities for all ages. The festivities will include:

  • A live DJ
  • Limo rides
  • Photobooth with complimentary photos
  • Candy bar with a wide selection and plenty of take-home boxes
  • Valentine’s-themed crafts
  • Chick-fil-A, Nothing Bundt Cakes and other snacks

Registration is required, and parents must register with children. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

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New Biz List: January 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.

Now Open

Shake Shack: Shake Shack recently opened at 125 Central Avenue in Southlake Town Square. The fast casual restaurant offers a modern day version of a roadside burger stand serving delicious burgers, chicken, hot dogs, shakes, frozen custard and more. 817-809-8545 ShakeShack.com

Urban Air Adventure Park: Urban Air Adventure Park opened at 2201 W. Southlake Boulevard in Southlake Marketplace. Once you’ve experienced the adventure park for yourself, you’ll see what we mean when they say they’re more than just a trampoline park. Young or old, tall or short, athlete or armchair quarterback – their attractions will help you defy gravity and keep you entertained. 817-203-8686 UrbanAirTrampolinePark.com

Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness: Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness relocated to 280 Commerce Street, Suite 115. This practice helps patients by providing services such as orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapy and sports performance enhancement. 817-912-1420 InspirePTandWellness.com

Vape’N Vapor: Vape’N Vapor opened at 200 N. Kimball Avenue. They offer the best quality in e-cigarettes and accessories for vaping. Visit their website for more information but remember, you must be 18 years or older. 817-912-1882 VapeNVapor.com

Spectrum: Spectrum opened in Park Village at 1081 E. Southlake Boulevard. This new location offers customer support and sales for internet, television and home phone services at excellent rates. You can shop new products, upgrade services, make payments and pick-up equipment including self-install kits. Spectrum.com

Lavender Square: Lavender Square is now open in Park Village at 1161 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 290. At Lavender Square, their mission is to empower you to feel your best by helping you look your best. They use naturally derived Aveda products to reveal the beautiful, healthy hair you’ve always had. They recharge and restore you with rejuvenating rituals to ensure that you’re not just taking care of your hair, you’re taking care of you. 817-442 0800 LavenderSquareSalon.com

Find out more here.

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DFW Airport Announces Additional Runway Activity to Accommodate Heavy Holiday travel on Jan. 1, 2019

DFW Airport has notified the City of Southlake about an increase in aircraft operations that could impact airport noise overnight on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. In order to accommodate passenger loads due to the holiday season, on Tuesday evening, January 1, DFW Airport will experience 72 departures after 11:50 p.m. with the last departures at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday morning.

In light of the anticipated departure activity increase, with Runway 17C/35C being closed for runway rehabilitation, it is anticipated that Runway 17L/35R will remain operational until 1 a.m. Runway 13R/31L and Runway 13L/31R may also experience later than typical operations to accommodate these additional passenger loads.

What to Expect:
The weather forecast is not yet known for this day. In general, because aircraft take off and land into the wind when winds are southerly, aircraft take off to the south and land from north to south. When winds are northerly, aircraft take off to the north (or northwest in the case of the use of Runway 31L) and land from south to north. Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land.

North Flow: When winds are out of the north. Departures will utilize Runway 36R and 35L.

  • Runway 35R will remain operational for arrivals until 1 AM.
  • Runway 31L may be needed if winds or operational needs require

South Flow: When winds are out of the south. Departures will utilize Runways 18L and 17R

  • Runway 17L will remain operational for arrivals until 1 AM.

This increase in aircraft operations to the runways during this flex schedule may primarily affect the cities of Irving, Coppell, Flower Mound and Lewisville. Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, and Westlake could also experience some additional aircraft traffic.

Citizens with inquiries or comments should contact DFW Airport by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

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Register Now for 2019 Day Break and Spring Break Camp Mania!

Looking for something fun to do on your day off school? Want to spend Spring Break at some of the coolest places in the Metroplex? Join us at Camp Mania!

Camp Mania is Southlake’s premier camp where kids ages 5–11 can have fun, make friends and enjoy DFW’s best field trip locations on their days off school.

Registration is now open for our 2019 Day Break and Spring Break Camp Mania sessions. Spots fill fast, so be sure to register online before these popular camps sell out! Children must be currently enrolled in kindergarten or a private school equivalent to participate.

Day Break Camp Mania – January 7

Date: Monday, January 7
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
*No before or after care will be provided.
Resident Cost: $33 per camper
Non-Resident Cost: $41 per camper
Field Trip: TBD

Day Break Camp Mania – February 18

Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
*No before or after care will be provided.
Resident Cost: $33 per camper
Non-Resident Cost: $41 per camper
Field Trip: TBD

Spring Break Camp Mania 2019

During Spring Break Camp Mania, structured activities take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Before and after care will be provided from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Resident Cost: $141 per camper
Non-Resident Cost: $176 per camper
Field Trip: TBD

For more information about Camp Mania, visit our website or contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

 

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Lane switches on N. White Chapel widening project starting January 2, 2019

Despite Mother Nature’s attempts to slow down construction projects across the region with heavy rainfalls in the past months, the N. White Chapel widening project continues to remain on schedule. As the project moves forward, construction crews will be doing more work on existing roadways and are planning for some lane switches starting Wednesday, January 2, weather permitting.

Map indicating lane switch at SH 114 beginning January 2, weather permitting.


A major lane switch, starting towards the end of the week, will be at the north end, where N. White Chapel meets SH 114. Starting at SH 114, all traffic will be switched to the new northbound lanes for approximately 900 feet before crossing over the existing lanes to the new southbound lanes. All traffic will travel on the southbound lanes until re-entering the existing roadway approximately 400 feet south of Highland Avenue. This lane switch is only expected to last a couple of days.

Temporary lane switch in preparation for full lane switch.


There will be some temporary moving lane switches earlier in the week as crews prepare for the long term switch.

Motorists also need to be aware of some changes in roadway elevation during the lane switches. Temporary pavement will be added to bridge the new lanes to the existing lanes. “Driving over the temporary pavement will feel like a speed bump, so I’d like to encourage motorists to take it easy as they cross over those sections,” notes Deputy City Engineer Steven Anderson.

Signage will be in place to help motorists navigate the lane switches. Visit ConnectSouthlake.com and follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook to stay up-to-date with Southlake road projects. Have questions about this project? Give Southlake Public Works a call at 817-748-8098.

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Blue Mound Road reconstruction begins in 2019

Work is scheduled to begin early next year on FM 156/Blue Mound Road, modernizing the once-rural roadway to meet urban needs.

The project will run from U.S. Highway 81/287 to McLeroy Boulevard/Watauga Road. The project will reconstruct and widen the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane road with a raised median and left-turn bays at major cross-street intersections. Other improvements include sidewalks separated from the roadway and shared-use outside lanes to accommodate bicyclists.

The $48.6 million project was awarded to Webber LLC of Houston. Work will continue through 2022.

Currently, the Texas Department of Public Safety is working with utility companies on their relocation plans.

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