More than 700 pets adopted at Mega Adoption Event

A total of 708 pets — dogs, cats, rabbits, and a few other soft and fuzzy critters — found new homes during last weekend’s Mega Adoption Event.

For the second year in a row, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter partnered with the Humane Society of North Texas to host the largest shelter pet adoption event in Fort Worth. The Mega Adoption Event was made possible by a generous grant from the Petco Foundation.

The Mega Adoption Event had been hosted twice before – December 2018 and June 2019, where a total of 1,829 shelter pets were adopted.

Many more adoptable pets are awaiting warm and loving homes for the holidays. View the available pets online.

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Take care of outstanding warrants at Dec. 12 event

The Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Safe Harbor initiative, meaning residents may visit without fear of arrest for outstanding warrants issued by the court.

Court in the Community will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Residents who plan to request alternatives to payment should bring all supporting documents for their request, including time payment plan; time served (bring booked-in and booked-out paperwork), community service/indigence (bring paperwork that shows you do not have the financial means to pay a fine); and two forms of identification.

To learn more, call 817-392-6700.

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Fort Worth Animal Shelter, Humane Society of North Texas join for Mega Adoption Event

For the second year in a row, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is partnering with the Humane Society of North Texas to host the largest shelter pet adoption event in Fort Worth. The Mega Adoption Event is made possible by a generous grant from the Petco Foundation.

More than 500 amazing pets — dogs, cats, rabbits and a few other soft and fuzzy pets — will be under one roof at the Will Rogers Coliseum, Cattle Barn 1, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Admission is free.

The adoption fee for all pets is $10. All the adoptable pets have been spayed/neutered, received rabies and core vaccinations (age appropriate), microchipping, a free initial vet visit (with a participating local vet) and 30-day pet insurance.

“What makes this event so special is that it’s a family event,” said Dr. Tim Morton, Code Compliance assistant director overseeing the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. “During the first year’s adoption event we saw families looking for, and making the decision together, on who would be the best for them.”

It’s a pet lovers dream to have hundreds and hundreds of dogs and cats in one single location – knowing each of these pets deserve an incredible life with their own family. The Mega Adoption Event has been hosted twice – December 2018 and June 2019, where a total of 1,829 shelter pets were adopted.

The goal of this upcoming event is to have these pets in their new homes for the holidays. They certainly deserve a second chance.

View the available pets at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of North Texas.

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Twenty-Nine Dragons Sign Letters of Intent at Fall 2019 Signing Day Event

Carroll Senior High School and the Carroll Athletic Department hosted an event on Wednesday morning to recognize an outstanding group of student-athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent to study and play at the collegiate level after graduation.

In total, twenty-nine athletes from sports ranging from soccer to beach volleyball signed to play college athletics.

Athletic Director Steve Keasler is excited about the bright futures of these Dragons.

“We appreciate the hard work that these student-athletes have put in both in the classroom and in competition and are very excited to watch them continue to excel at the next level,” Keasler said.

Click here to view a photo album of the celebration.

This year’s signees include:

Abigail Brown – Volleyball, Dallas Baptist University

Annabelle Smith – Volleyball, Stanford University

Madelyn Grunza – Volleyball, Old Dominion University

Paul Bonzagni – Baseball, St. Edwards University

Brandon Howell – Baseball, Tulane University

Cade Manning – Baseball, Texas State University

Grant Golomb –  Baseball, Baylor University

Homer Bush Jr. –  Baseball, Grand Canyon University

Justin Grech –  Baseball, Lafayette College

Kaden Calkins – Baseball, McLennan Community College

Kyler Boulware –  Baseball, Arizona Christian University

Yanluis Ortiz – Baseball, University of Miami

Tatum Foreman – Cross Country and Track, Samford University

Evan Paquette – Golf, University of Rhode Island

Stephanie Lee – Golf, United States Naval Academy

Alli Mills – Soccer, University of Wyoming

Laney Kimble – Soccer, Stephen F. Austin State University

Sarah Hornyak – Soccer, Baylor University

Kaitlyn Gee – Softball, University of Kansas

Ashley Zettle – Swimming, Florida State University

Katherine Zenick – Swimming, The Ohio State University

Lana Jeter – Swimming, University of Wyoming

Ryan Perham – Swimming, University of Arizona

Allison Ward – Diving, University of Southern California

Bridget O’Neil – Diving, The University of Texas at Austin

Isabelle LeBlanc – Diving, University of Notre Dame

Phillip Kleiman – Diving, Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis

Harper Cozzens – Beach Volleyball, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Elise Anderson – Club Soccer, Texas Tech University

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Take care of outstanding warrants at Oct. 24 event

The Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Safe Harbor initiative, meaning residents may visit without fear of arrest for outstanding warrants issued by the court.

Court in the Community will be conducted from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 at Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

Residents who plan to request alternatives to payment should bring all supporting documents for their request, including time payment plan; time served (bring booked-in and booked-out paperwork), community service/indigence (bring paperwork that shows you do not have the financial means to pay a fine); and two forms of identification.

To learn more, call 817-392-6700.

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Colleyville Center to Host Open House Event Featuring the Goldman Wollett Berestnev Trio

Following recent stage updates and the addition of a new outdoor courtyard, the Colleyville Center is hosting a community Open House Sunday, September 29, from 2-6 p.m. at 5301 Riverwalk Drive, Colleyville.  This is your chance to see the new renovations to the space, mingle with friends, and experience a unique musical performance while exploring local food and event vendors. Admission is free and open to the public.

Enjoy the sounds of the Goldman Wollett Berestnev Trio as they present Classical Lounge, a chamber music performance in three parts. The City of Colleyville has partnered with the APEX Arts League to bring this special music performance to Colleyville. Three performances will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in the main ballroom of the Colleyville Center. Virtual reality headsets will be available for those who wish to take their musical experience to another level.

In addition to the classical musical performances, the Colleyville Center will host a variety of local food and event vendors to make for an enjoyable afternoon out. Center-preferred local caterers will offer complimentary tastings and beverages. Participating vendors will introduce you to the latest trends in entertainment and party themes to infuse you with fresh, new event planning ideas for the holidays.

For more information, visit the Colleyville.com or call the Colleyville Center at 817.503.1330. APEX Arts League is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide premier arts programs close to home and at a reasonable cost. To view APEX Art League’s fall event series, visit ApexArtsLeague.com.

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Triathletes to converge on Fort Worth for July 14 event

Triathletes will swim, bike and run through Fort Worth as part of the seventh annual Mayor’s Triathlon, which starts at 7 a.m. July 14 at the Downtown YMCA, 512 Lamar St.

The sprint triathlon includes a 300-meter swim, 15-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. The swim will be in the YMCA pool, while the run and ride will be through beautiful Fort Worth neighborhoods.

Mayor Betsy Price is participating in the triathlon to benefit the cause. In addition, triathletes from all over Texas and the nation have signed up to compete.

Learn more on the Tri Fort Worth website.

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Find the pet of your dreams at the Mega Adoption Event – summer edition

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is partnering with the Humane Society of North Texas to host the largest shelter pet adoption event in Fort Worth. The inaugural Mega Adoption event was held in December 2018 with more than 800 pets finding their forever homes. It was an amazing event like no one had ever seen.

The “summer edition” event will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29-30 at Will Rogers Coliseum, Cattle Barn 1. Admission is free.

All the pets have been spayed/neutered, received rabies/core vaccinations, microchipping, medical exam and 30-day pet insurance.

Every pet that comes through the doors of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter and the North Texas Humane Society has a story, often one of being abandoned. It’s the goal of both agencies to find loving homes for all of these incredible pets.

The Mega Adoption event is made possible by the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Sketchers.

Check out who’s waiting to be adopted:

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Legends Hall Named One of 2019’s Top Local Event Venues in Society Life Magazine

Readers of Society Life Magazine, the exclusive magazine of Northeast Tarrant County, have named Legends Hall one of the top three event venues in the area.

Legends Hall at The Marq recently celebrated its third anniversary as Southlake’s premier special event venue. Each year, the Legends Hall team has aspired to exceed guest expectations, going above and beyond to ensure each client’s event is run perfectly.

In the January 2019 issue of Society Life Magazine, Legends Hall was named one of the top three event venues as part of their annual “Tops in Tarrant” list. “Tops in Tarrant” is a web survey where members of the Northeast Tarrant County community vote for the 100 best local businesses across 34 carefully selected industries. We are thrilled to be recognized by our guests and clients as one of the best venues around!

To celebrate this recognition, we’d like to take a moment to share how Legends Hall has grown over the years and all the ways—both big and small—our team embodies world-class service each and every day. Since 2015, Legends Hall has hosted over 3,000 events, including over 50 weddings and countless birthdays, graduations, banquets and more. The beautiful Traditions Ballrooms have also been home to 10 community art events and performances by local institutions such as the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera and Southlake Swing Band.

Legends Hall has had an amazing first three years, and we owe it all to our wonderful clients, guests and staff. We feel blessed to find ourselves listed among the “Tops in Tarrant” and look forward to being the perfect place for life’s biggest moments for years to come.

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Upcoming event helps residents take care of outstanding warrants

Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Safe Harbor initiative, meaning residents may visit without fear of arrest for outstanding warrants issued by the Municipal Court.

The Court in the Community event will be held 1-4 p.m. Jan. 17 at Good will Industries of Fort Worth, 4005 Campus Drive. The event is open to the public, but only the first 100 in line will be admitted.

Residents who plan to request alternatives to payment should bring all supporting documents for their request:

  • Time served. Bring booked-in and booked-out paperwork.
  • Community service/indigence documentation that shows you do not have the financial means to pay your warrants.
  • Time payment plans.
  • Two forms of identification.

To learn more, call 817-332-7866, ext. 2179.

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