Registration Is Open for Men’s Flag Football & Over 35 Softball!

Round up your friends, family and coworkers for some exercise and friendly competition!

Men’s Over 35 Softball

Players must be 35 by the start of the season, September 10, 2018, but teams may have up to 4 players between the ages of 30 and 34. All games are held Monday evenings at the Bob Jones Softball Complex. Teams are responsible for providing their own jerseys. Game balls will be provided.

Registration Closes: September 5
Cost per Team: $300
Managers Meeting: September 6
Season Dates: September 10 – October 29
League Playoffs: November 5 (Top teams only)
Rain-out Dates: November 19 & 26

Click here to register online.

Men’s Flag Football

It’s time to start assembling your dream team! Southlake’s fall flag football league is open to men ages 18 and up. Rosters can include up to 20 players.Men playing flag football

Registration Closes: September 7
Cost per Team: $330
Managers Meeting: September 18
Season Dates: September 22 – October 27
League Playoffs: November 3 (Top teams only)
Rain-out Dates: October 25 & November 1

Click here to register online.

If you have any questions, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Cancellation Policy: Programs and leagues that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled start time will be canceled.

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Chapel Crossing, the latest addition to the State Highway 114 Corridor, set to open this summer

Located at the southwest corner of White Chapel Boulevard and State Highway 114, Chapel Crossing will soon add to Southlake’s thriving health care industry, with construction scheduled to be complete in June and physician practices opening for business this fall.

The 48,600-square-foot, three-story Class-A medical office building will house a variety of medical occupants in the state-of-the-art facility.

JLL Healthcare Brokerage Lead Ryan H. Dale and Vice President Ruth Griggs are in the process of leasing space in the new medical office building and are looking forward to being a part of the Southlake community. “We’re excited about the upcoming grand opening of Chapel Crossing, which I believe responds to the need for more professional, Class-A multi-tenant medical office product in the growing Southlake community,” said Dale. “This immediate area is going to look completely different in a few short years. We’re approximately 45 percent leased with a strong tenant base committed prior to opening.”

The first practices expected to see patients at Chapel Crossing include: Irving Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Aesthetic Specialists, and ATI Physical Therapy.

The medical development is a joint venture between Grapevine-based 2GR Equity, a commercial real estate investment firm, Dallas-based developer Brown Company Partners, as well as other physician-tenant investors. Prospective physician tenants also have the opportunity to invest in the real estate development as well. “We have been working on this project for some time, it has come together extremely well and I know it will be a great asset to the City and the 114 corridor,” said David Karr, of Brown Company Partners.

Chapel Crossing will contribute to Southlake’s growing medical community. Already home to several large health care facilities, including Methodist Southlake Hospital, Texas Health Southlake, Cook Children’s Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties, and Southlake Medical Office Building, Southlake continues to offer patients a healthy variety of medical offerings.

For more information about this property and leasing opportunities, please contact Ryan H. Dale.

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Visit PD’s open house on June 23

Gain an inside view of Fort Worth Police activities at an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St.

View police historical displays, demonstrations by SWAT and K-9 teams, vintage and current police vehicles and the mounted patrol. Kids ID will be available.

A special feature will be the Alan Bean Moon Badge. The fourth man to walk on the moon was a Fort Worth native and an honorary FWPD officer. He carried his badge on Apollo 12 in November 1969. Bean died earlier this year at 86.

The free event is sponsored by the Fort Worth Police Historical Association, which is leading the effort for a permanent police museum.

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Southlake Tennis Center “Serves” Family Fun at Open House May 18

Another major milestone at Bicentennial Park was achieved in May with the completion of the newly-renovated and expanded Southlake Tennis Center. The facelift is part of the third and final phase of Bicentennial Park improvements, which also includes a completed trail system, synthetic turf field for the in-line hockey court, additional landscaping, and other park amenities.

In honor of the occasion, the City hosted an open house May 18 to unveil the new facility to the public. Guided tours, food and refreshments, a bounce house, and tennis activities for adults and youth allowed attendees to experience both indoor and outdoor spaces.

However, the main attraction was the new 6,100 square foot clubhouse that includes a much larger pro shop equipped with tennis apparel, shoes, bags, balls and racquets. Upgraded locker rooms offer players more restrooms, showers and dressing areas. A reception area with seating is located near the front entrance, and flat screens are placed throughout the building to display announcements and upcoming events. Tennis Center staff and pros have access to a private lounge, break room and work space with desks.

The Club Room is a multi-purpose space that connects to the covered patio via accordion-style doors. It is available for special events, meetings and luncheons. Upon completion of clubhouse renovations, two of the 19 tennis courts will be enclosed to allow for indoor play during inclement weather.

According to Frances Scharli, an avid tennis player and vice chairman of Southlake’s Parks & Recreation Board, the dramatic improvements will not go unnoticed.

“My team plays all over North Texas and our new Tennis Center is better than any other facility in the area, including private country clubs. It is state-of-the-art and superior in all aspects,” Scharli states. “I’m proud of the new facility as a Parks Board member, but I’m more proud of it as a tennis player.”

As Southlake has grown over the years, so has the popularity of the Southlake Tennis Center, which opened in 1999. Over the past decade, six additional tennis courts were added to the original 13, making it the largest public tennis facility in Tarrant County. With an original capacity for only a few staff members, the clubhouse could no longer accommodate the now 10 tennis pros and 22 personnel at the Southlake Tennis Center, not to mention the year-round, full-schedule of adult and junior players.

Scharli, who has played at Southlake Tennis Center since it opened, compares the new facility to the other top-notch recreational amenities the city offers.

“We are serving adults and children in a first-class way, just like everything else we do in Southlake…including ballfields, in-line hockey court and The Marq. We do it right and our citizens and visitors benefit from it,” she says.

The $8.8 million-dollar Bicentennial Park improvements are being funded by the Southlake Parks and Development Corporation (SPDC). Created in 1993, the SPDC administers the City’s half-cent sales tax allocated to parks-related capital projects.

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Summer Basketball Is Open for Registration

Register as a team and compete against other formed teams in Southlake’s youth summer basketball league.

This competitive youth league offers a range of age groups for boys ages 8–18 and girls ages 8–12. Coaches are given the freedom to manage their teams with no minimum playing rules, and divisions are formed based on team skill level when possible.

Registration is $410 per team, and teams must provide their own coach and uniforms. Please email parksandrec@ci.southlake.tx.us if you are interested in being a volunteer coach! Coaches must pass a formal background check, which can be submitted online at volunteersouthlake.com. Rosters and birth certificates are due at the coaches meeting on May 30. Blank rosters can be found at teamsideline.com/southlake.

Season Dates and Registration Information

Registration Closes: May 18
Coaches Meeting: May 30
Practices Begin: Jun 4–8
Season Dates: Jun 9– Jul 21 (No games on July 7)
League Tournament: Jul 23–28

Teams can register under their head coach’s name either online here or in person at Southlake Town Hall until Friday, May 18. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at 817-748-8019.

Looking for a summer basketball league that offers individual registration? Check out our new 3v3 coed league, Coast to Coast Basketball powered by Under Armour.

Cancellation Policy: Programs, classes and camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled time will be canceled.

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Registration Is Open for Southlake’s Summer Volleyball League

In this recreational volleyball league, girls ages 6-12 can spend the summer perfecting their serves, sets, hits and passes in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Whether your child is a student athlete or a recreational player with a love of the game, Southlake’s summer volleyball league will help her sharpen her skills while school’s out. Players register as individuals and coaches use a set rotation to ensure that all players receive equal playing time. Every effort will be made to honor coach and player requests, but requests are not guaranteed.

Registration is $70 per player, and each player will receive a league jersey. Teams will be provided a designated space for a one-hour practice each week.

We’re also in need of volunteer coaches! If you love volleyball and are looking for a rewarding summer experience, email parksandrec@ci.southlake.tx.us or call Southlake Community Services at 817-748-8019. All coaches must pass a formal background check.

Season Dates and Registration Information

Registration Closes: May 18, 2018
Coaches Meeting: May 31, 2018
Practices Begin: June 4–8, 2018
Season Dates: June 9–July 21, 2018 (No games on July 7)
League Tournament: July 23–28, 2018

Individual players can register online or in-person at Southlake Town Hall (1400 Main Street, Suite 210).

Cancellation Policy: Programs, classes and camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled time will be canceled.

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City Plans Third Open House For the 2035 Land Use Plan Update

Interested in learning more about the Land Use Sector Plans? Join the City of Southlake at a public open house on Tuesday, April 10 to share information and provide input on future development aspirations.

Information on the proposed recommendations of the Land Use Sector Plans and the Consolidated Future Land Use Plan, elements which will be included in the Southlake 2035 Land Use Plan update, will be presented during the event.

The first element (SH114 Corridor Plan) was adopted by City Council in June 2017.
The second element (FM 1709-FM 1938 Corridor Plan) was adopted by City Council in December 2017.

Land Use Plan Open House

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Third Floor Conference Rooms, Southlake Town Hall – 1400 Main St.
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Open House Portion
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Land Use Sectors Plan Presentation with Q&A

This plan includes all four sector plans – the North Sector Plan, Central Sector Plan, West Sector plan and Southeast Sector Plan and encompasses all of the land area in Southlake outside of the three major roadway corridors.  The Land Use Sectors Plan addresses each of the four sectors separately, providing an overview of the existing land use, mobility and environmental resource considerations, discussing planning challenges and issues, and providing specific recommendations.

“Future land use recommendations are essential for the continued growth and development of Southlake”, said Senior Planning and Development Services Director Ken Baker. “Resident input is highly valued throughout the planning process as the City develops the Land Use Plans.  The Open House provides an opportunity for our stakeholders to give us some great feedback”.

A draft version of the Land Use Sector Plan and the Consolidated Land Use Plan are available on the city’s website. There is also a feedback form that has been created for residents to submit questions or comments directly to planning staff regarding this plan. For more information about Land Use, please visit the 2035 Land Use webpage or call the Planning and Development Services Department at (817) 748-8621.

Map of Land Use Sectors Plan Map

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New lanes on I-35W open months ahead of schedule

As progress continues on the North Tarrant Express 35W project, NTE Mobility Partners announced the early opening of a major section of the highway corridor extending from Northside Drive to the IH 820/I-35W interchange.

This 35W project, which began in May 2014, includes complete reconstruction of frontage roads, general highway lanes and the addition of two managed TEXpress lanes in each direction. The final section of the North Tarrant Express 35W project from Northside Drive south to I-30 is on schedule to open later this year.

The new highway corridor consists of new ramps improving accessibility with additional connections to and from the general highway lanes and the TEXpress lanes. Drivers can choose to use the rebuilt general highway, bypass and frontage roads at no charge, or use the TEXpress lanes for a faster, more direct commute through the corridor.

The design-build method played a large role in the early opening because the contractor was able to work in all areas of the corridor simultaneously. This has allowed for an accelerated schedule and for the new highway to be built years ahead of the traditional construction timeline.

The opening is part of the $1.4 billion North Tarrant Express 35W project, which includes a 6.5-mile section of roadway currently ranked 23rd on the state’s most congested roadways list. This section of I-35W from north of I-30 to north of the I-35W/US 287 interchange just south of North Tarrant Parkway in Fort Worth was ranked 6th in congestion at the start of construction. The reconstruction of general highway lanes and the addition of TEXpress Lanes have already provided relief during heavy traffic periods on 35W.

Learn more about TEXpress lanes online.

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Carroll ISD Announces Open House Dates

Carroll ISD will be hosting open houses at elementary and intermediate campuses during the early part of March. Students and their parents are invited to attend and visit with teachers and staff on their student’s campus.

The schedule for the open house nights:

Carroll Elementary School – Thursday, March 8 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Johnson Elementary School – Thursday, March 8 5 to 6 p.m.

Old Union Elementary School – Thursday, March 8 5 to 6 p.m.

Rockenbaugh Elementary School – Thursday, March 8 5 to 6 p.m.

Walnut Grove Elementary School – Thursday, March 8

Last name A – L 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Last name M – Z 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Durham Intermediate School – Tuesday, March 6 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Eubanks Intermediate School – Tuesday, March 6 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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