Southlake Public Art Collection Now Available Online

The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department discussed Southlake’s Public Art Program, online art gallery, funding sources and art partnerships at the June 4 City Council meeting.

Throughout the years, the City of Southlake has developed a remarkable collection of public art and has consistently invested in routine maintenance and conservation of those assets.

If you drive around Southlake, you will notice that the City often utilizes open spaces, intersections, key gateways, key destinations and roundabouts as opportunities to place public art.

The Southlake public art collection has always been a staple in the community. It tells a story about the City’s history, artistic style and residents.

With the expansion of the public art collection, the Southlake Arts Council is working diligently to implement the City’s public art initiatives through Southlake Public Arts Programs.

The purpose of the Southlake Public Arts Programs is to enhance the cultural life of the community through the arts.  To accomplish this, the Southlake Arts Council was appointed by City Council to advise on art-related matters and align all the public art initiatives.  Resources for programs are granted through the Public Art fund and partnerships with arts organizations and community groups that bring art-related programming to the community.

A new addition to the program is the online art gallery available through the use of a story map which can be found on the City’s website.  Now you have the option to view the Southlake public art collection in person or online anytime. As a bonus, a Southlake Public Art Coloring Book is also available.

Learn more about the Southlake Public Art Program here.

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Spots available in TCC, UNT aviation career camp

Dozens of students are registered, but a few spots are still available in the popular ACE (Aviation Career Education) Academy Camp, hosted by the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College for high school students and new graduates across the state.

Participants will practice with flight simulators, learn about the science of flight and aviation history, take field trips to nearby aviation companies and airports and co-pilot a small plane with an FAA-certified instructor. The camp—open to incoming high school juniors and seniors as well as 2019 graduates—runs June 10-14 and is

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Four new TCC Connect programs available completely online open doors to jobs in high-demand fields

In fall 2019, TCC Connect, responsible for eLearning and Weekend College at Tarrant County College, will offer four new and completely online academic programs as part of the College’s commitment to being student ready. Two of these will be certificate programs in information security and two will be associate degree programs in human resources and marketing, respectively.

Those interested in the cybersecurity field may earn credentials that would qualify them to work as a cybersecurity specialist or in ethical hacking. Both positions are in greater demand as businesses across all

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Funding is available to public service agencies

Is your nonprofit seeking funding for a program that benefits Fort Worth residents?

The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department invites nonprofit and social service agencies to respond to a request for proposals for public service and architectural barrier removal programs that will provide benefits to eligible households.

Proposals must be submitted by March 15 through ZoomGrants.

Learn more on the Neighborhood Services grant page.

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Corporate Memberships to Champions Club Available for Employees of Southlake Businesses

Do you work for a business in Southlake? You’re eligible for a discounted corporate membership to Champions Club!

An inclusive corporate membership gives you access to all of Champions Club’s amenities and benefits at 10% off the base membership rate. You’ll also receive members-only pricing for room and meeting space rentals.

Southlake businesses must be verified by the City of Southlake to qualify for corporate membership rates. Employees must show proof of current employment in the form of a pay stub dated within thirty (30) days of enrollment.

Employee Wellness Programs

If you’re a Southlake business owner or corporation looking to increase employee engagement and satisfaction, we can help you transform your workplace.

Employee well-being is directly tied to a company’s efficiency, productivity and overall culture. An inclusive and thoughtfully-designed wellness program can have a positive impact on your employees’ physical, mental and emotional health, ultimately contributing to a healthier, happier workplace. Corporate memberships to Champions Club make it easy and affordable for employees to take advantage of our many health and wellness opportunities, including:

  • Lunch and Learns
  • Health and Wellness Seminars
  • Walking/Running Club on Indoor Track
  • 50+ Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

To learn more or purchase a corporate membership, contact our Membership Services Coordinator at (817) 748-8955 or memberships@themarqsouthlake.com.

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Air conditioning repair available for eligible households

Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Services Department has received state funding to provide free air conditioning repair services for certain households, based on eligibility.

Funding is available for elderly residents (over 65 years old), disabled people or households with children age 5 and younger. Download an application and mail it in by the Sept. 15 deadline. No applications will be processed after the deadline.

Crisis cooling emergency funds may help purchase up to two window units if an HVAC/central system is not reparable.

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Become a Champion Today! Champions Club memberships are now available.

Be one of the first to become a champion and experience the world class amenities and benefits Champions Club has to offer.

With Champions Club opening its doors this winter, membership pre-sales have now begun. You can purchase your membership online or in person at our sales office located at Legends Hall at The Marq. If you purchase your membership online, be sure to stop by our office for your membership photo and to pick up your VIP welcome bag (first 500 members).

By purchasing your membership now, you will receive one of our limited VIP welcome bags and have the opportunity for a sneak peek of the facility prior to opening (date to be announced this fall). Memberships purchased prior to opening will only be charged for the first month. After that, billing will begin on February 1, 2019, or 30 days after the facility opens to the public, whichever date is greater.

All memberships are inclusive of Champions Club amenities and benefits; however, resident families may choose to opt out of child watch. Please see the membership options below to find the best one for you and your family.

Membership Sales Office Hours
Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Drive

Special Hours (August 23–31)
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Regular Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Be sure to check out www.ExperienceChampionsClub.com to learn why Champions Club is the perfect place for fitness and fun in Southlake. You can also follow us on Facebook or sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive the latest information.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (817) 748-8955 or email us at memberships@themarqsouthlake.com.

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Discounts for early registrations available for Gear Up to End Hunger ride

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts, then start training for Mayor Betsy Price’s Gear Up to End Hunger challenge bike ride on Oct. 6 at Rockwood Park.

Riders who finish the course within 15 percent of the mayor’s time will earn bragging rights and a high-performance jersey. Proceeds from the race benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Through Aug. 6, early registration for the 30-, 10- and 2-mile rides is $25. Registration for ages 5-12 is $10.

The 100K begins at Rockwood Park and loops up to the Texas Motor Speedway before heading back to the park. After the ride, celebrate with free food, beverages and kids’ activities.

Mayor Price is serving as lead rider and honorary chair of the ride. Like so many Fort Worth residents, she can’t stand the thought of any child or family going hungry. “Let’s ride to help families not just survive, but thrive,” Price said.

View a video of last year’s ride.

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