Champions Club Public Grand Opening is Saturday, April 6, 2019! View the Experience Southlake Magazine for Champions Club Grand Opening Details, Spring 2019 Programs and More!

Champions Club at The Marq Southlake will celebrate its public grand opening on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Check out the special edition of Experience Southlake Magazine to learn more about Champions Club and see all the fun things happening in Southlake Parks and Recreation this spring!

Join us for the official public grand opening of Champions Club on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00am-8:00pm! Members and non-member are invited to tour the facility, learn about available memberships, try out our equipment, take a fitness class and enjoy activities for the whole family. More information will be available soon, so be sure to follow Champions Club on Facebook to stay up-to-date or visit www.ExperienceChampionsClub.com.

The Winter/Spring Experience Southlake Magazine is now live with Champions Club information! You can register online for all of our spring programs and athletic leagues, and you can also book your Champions Club rentals now for use once the facility opens.

Inside this issue of Experience Southlake Magazine, you’ll find more information about the programs and services we’ll be offering at Champions Club, including:

  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training packages
  • Learn to swim classes and schedules
  • Rentals and party packages

You’ll also find information about our spring 2019 Parks and Recreation programming, including:

  • Youth and family programs
  • Nature programs at the Bob Jones Nature Center
  • Youth and adult athletics
  • Special events

As we put the final touches on Champions Club, in-person registration has been temporarily relocated to Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake.

To learn more about Champions Club services, rentals and memberships, please call (817) 748-8955. For information about our recreational programs, leagues and events, please call (817) 748-8019.

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Sales tax collections up 11 percent in April

Fort Worth’s net sales tax collections in April totaled $12,269,565, up from April 2017 by $1,239,515, or 11.2 percent.

So far this fiscal year, sales tax collections are up 6 percent.

The city anticipates collecting $154,573,000 by fiscal year end.

Sales tax revenue represents 22.7 percent of the city’s General Fund budget. This is the second largest revenue source, with property taxes being the largest.

For the Crime Control and Prevention District, sales tax revenue represents the largest revenue source.

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April 2018 FM 1938 Road Construction Updates

The City has some updated information about road construction on FM 1938.

First, the relocation of utilities along the Myer’s Meadow subdivision is scheduled to start this week which will allow the construction of the screening wall located on the east side of FM 1938 to commence. Lane closures are expected for the duration of the screening wall construction.

TxDOT’s contractor is approximately 30% complete with the underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive. The structure is being constructed to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938.

This northern portion of the project is expected to be complete by next winter.

Also, the City and TxDOT are working on a way to ease congestion at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and FM 1938. A recent Facebook post asked about right-turn-only lane at northbound FM 1938 at Southlake Boulevard. The recently modified TxDOT signal at this intersection was not designed to accommodate a northbound, right turn only lane as was the case before the modifications. The staff has received a number of questions and observed significant back-ups due to the current configuration. After discussions with TxDOT, staff engaged a consultant to study the intersection and provide recommendations for modifications to the traffic signal to make it operate more efficiently. Reinstatement of the FM 1938 northbound right-turn-only lane is certainly one of the options being explored. There is no timeline for the signal modifications at this point however our consultant is currently working on deliverables for TxDOT. We will keep you updated.

Keep in mind that while all of this work is being completed, the entire corridor is considered a construction zone and the construction speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet April 19

Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
Board Action Items and Board Business

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CISD Place 4 Board of Trustee Candidate Forum April 24

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC), in partnership with the Carroll Education Foundation (CEF), will host a SPIN (Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods) Town Hall Candidate Forum for Carroll Independent School District Board of Trustees Place 4 Candidates on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Marq Southlake, located at 285 Shady Oaks Drive.

The CEC is a City of Southlake Committee and a nonpartisan body dedicated to facilitating communication between residents and local government, typically through SPIN Town Hall Forums. The candidate forum is intended to provide an opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the Carroll ISD Board of Trustee Place 4 candidates and their platforms.

Candidates List

Program

The program will start with a meet and greet open house beginning at 6:00 p.m. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with candidates. Following the open house at 6:30 p.m., the forum will begin with each candidate providing an opening statement. Next, all candidates will be given the opportunity to respond to questions from the audience; the question and answer portion of the program will be moderated by a member of the CEC. Finally, all candidates will be asked to provide a closing statement

Important Dates

  • Monday, April 23, 2018, to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Early voting by personal appearance at Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Election Day – Voting for board elections will be held at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd.

Additional election information can be found on the Carroll Independent School District website at www.SouthlakeCarroll.edu. For additional information about SPIN, please visit www.SouthlakeSPIN.org.

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Car-free street fair planned April 15

Enjoy family-friendly, car-free streets in the Near Southside during Open Streets, a temporary urban space allowing residents to interact with each other through exercise, entertainment and fun.

Open Streets is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. April 15 on Magnolia Avenue between Eighth Avenue and Hemphill Street. Some parts of the route will be full of activities and vendors, while some will be more relaxed, allowing the gentle enjoyment of a neighborhood not dominated by cars.

Enjoy food vendors, live music, water stations, a children’s area, fitness classes and more. Dogs are welcome.

Choose to spend your time in the Roll Zone — an entire lane dedicated to rolling fun on bikes, boards, skates and scooters — or the Stroll Zone — more than 100 community partners providing free, family-friendly activities.

The Open Streets concept originated in Bogotá, Colombia, where 1.5 million people participate weekly on 70 miles of streets closed to vehicular traffic. U.S. cities that have successfully held events include El Paso, Portland, New York City, Kansas City and Cleveland.

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DFW Airport Announces Two Runway Closures in April

DFW Airport has notified the City of Southlake about two runway projects that could affect air traffic in Southlake. One is the weekend closure of Runway 17R/35L from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15, and the second closure is the partial closure of Runway 18R/36L starting Monday, April 16 through Monday, April 30. The following information is from the airport.

Runway 17R/35L Closure:

DFW is planning the weekend closure of Runway 17R/35L from Friday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. This is to accommodate installation of electrical duct banks within the runway safety area.

What to Expect:

On Friday night through Sunday, there is the potential for conditions where winds are westerly or northwesterly (West Flow) at 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph, such that the diagonal Runways 13R/31L and 13L/31R may be needed for arrivals and/or departures.  The shift in aircraft operations during these weather conditions may affect the cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Coppell and Irving, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic.

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 which aircraft take-off and land.

Runway 17R/35L is the primary departure runway on DFW’s east side.  During its closure:

  • North Flow:  When the winds are out of the north or are light/variable:
    • Departures will shift to Runway 35C, which is DFW’s primary arrival runway on the east side.
    • Some departures may shift to the west side of the airport
    • Arrivals will shift from Runway 35C to Runways 35R and 31R on DFW’s east side and Runway 36L on DFW’s west side.
  • South Flow:  When the winds are out of the south:
    • Departures will shift to Runway 17C, which is DFW’s primary arrival runway on the east side.
    • Some departures may shift to the west side of the airport
    • Arrivals will shift from Runway 17C to Runways 13R on DFW’s west side and 17L on DFW’s east side.
  • The use of the outboard runways (diagonal runways and Runway 17L/35R) may be extended at night to 11 p.m.
  • The shift in aircraft operations to other runways during the closure may primarily affect the cities of Coppell, Irving, and Lewisville. Flower Mound, Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Euless, and Arlington could also experience some additional aircraft traffic.
  • The graphic below provides a visual as to how air traffic will be redistributed during the closure.
Air Traffic Redistribution of Traffic During Closure

Air Traffic Redistribution of Traffic During Runway 17R/35L Closure

Runway 18R/36L Partial Closure

Subsequently, DFW is planning the partial closure of Runway 18R/36L from April 16 at 6:00 a.m. until Monday, April 30 at 6:00 a.m.  The partial closure is necessary to accommodate work on the runway involving urgent asphalt shoulder replacement on the south end of Runway 18R/36L.  In preparation, DFW plans to close the runway overnight beginning at 11:00 p.m. on April 15.  The runway will reopen on Monday, April 16 at 6:00 a.m. with the southern-most portion closed for the repairs.

The runway will be available for use during the partial closure as follows:

  • South winds:  Runway 18R will be available for landings.
  • North winds:  The runway will be closed to arrivals.  Arrivals will shift to the departure runway, Runway 36R, requiring departures to shift to Runway 31L.
  • The runway will be closed at night and during periods of reduced visibility.
  • The runway will reopen to full length on April 30 at 6:00 a.m.

What to Expect:

The weather forecast is not known for the closure period.  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 which aircraft take-off and land.

Runway 18R/36L is the primary arrival runway on DFW’s west side.  During its closure:

  • North Flow:  When the winds are out of the north or are light/variable:
    • Arrivals will shift from Runway 36L (arrival runway) to Runway 36R (departure runway) on the west side.
    • Departures will shift to Runway 31L
    • Some departures may shift to the east side of the airport
    • Increased arrivals Runway 31R and 35R on the east side;
  • South Flow:  When the winds are out of the south:
    • Little to no change in operations
    •  Runway 18R will still be available for aircraft arrivals.
  • The use of the outboard runways (diagonal runways and Runway 17L/35R) may be extended at night to 11:00 p.m.
  • The shifts in aircraft operations to other runways during the closure may primarily affect the cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake and Flower Mound.  Lewisville, Coppell, Irving, Euless and Arlington could also experience some additional aircraft traffic.
  • The graphic below provides a visual as to how air traffic will be redistributed during the closure.
Air Traffic Redistribution During Partial Closure of Runway 18R/36L

Air Traffic Redistribution During Partial Closure of Runway 18R/36L

DFW Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them.  You may contact them 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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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet April 12

Take notice that the Governance Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held at the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the April 19, 2018, meeting of the Board of Trustees
Discuss Recommendations
Board Work Session
Closed Session

Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the

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Tour Fort Worth’s newest fire station on April 14

Residents in far south Fort Worth will soon have a new fire station to serve them.

Station 42 is at Spinks Airport off I-35W and FM 1187. The facility will provide service for residents in the developing area and emergency services for the airport. The station includes three bays for fire apparatus equipment.

Residents are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at 10 a.m. April 14 at 450 E. Rendon Crowley Road. Fort Worth emergency personnel will provide demonstrations. Parking is available on the street outside the fire station fence.

Cost of the new station is $4.5 million with funding coming from the 2014 bond program ($4.4 million), gas well revenues ($200,000) and savings from prior bond programs ($800,000).

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Free April Seminars for Senior Activity Center Members

Did you know that the Southlake Senior Activity Center offers a variety of free monthly educational, legal and health seminars for Senior Center members?

All you have to do is see a staff member to register for the seminar you want to attend! Not a member of the Senior Activity Center? Anyone age 55 and better can enroll online or in-person at the Senior Activity Center, located within Legends Hall at The Marq (285 Shady Oaks Drive). There are no geographical restrictions on membership or attendance.

April Seminars at the Senior Activity Center

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. The schedule is subject to change.

Educational Seminar: Medicare
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Description: The Area Agency on Aging/United Way of Tarrant County will answer questions and discuss current issues involving Medicare.

History Seminar: The Cold War
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Description: Come learn about this turbulent time in U.S. history and its long-lasting impact on America’s relationship with Russia.

Better Health, Better You: Diet Do’s and Don’ts
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Description: In this health seminar, a dietitian will explain the basics of a healthy diet and give tips for making healthy choices.

Technology Q&A
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Description: Do you have a question about technology? Our Technology Q&As offer 20-minute one-on-one sessions with experts who can assist you with your computer and technology needs. Participants must register in advance at the front desk for each individual class and give a brief description of their questions or concerns. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Looking for more fun things to do? Check the Senior Activity Center newsletter or online calendar for more classes, programs, events and trips tailored to mature adults! If you have any questions, please call the Senior Activity Center at 817-748-8315.

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