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Traveling for the holidays? Sign Up for the Vacation House Watch Program

Planning to take your family on a fun‐filled holiday vacation this winter?

You’ll want to sign up for the FREE Vacation House Watch program. Once you are signed up, officers with the Southlake Police Department will help keep an eye on your home while you’re out of town.

A police officer will check on your home (once per shift) to ensure it is locked, armed and secure. Homeowners are encouraged to utilize this program in order to feel safer and more comfortable about leaving their homes for an extended period of time.

If a homeowner wishes to request a date change, return early or extend their vacation, this can easily be done by calling the non-emergency number for our 911 dispatch center at 817‐743‐4522. Please include name, home address and new dates and the officers will be informed of the updated information.

Signing up for the Vacation House Watch Program is easy. Simply complete the online form on the City of Southlake website and submit it electronically. For more information about the Vacation House Watch Program click here .

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While You Are Away

  • Arrange to have your mail held by the post office
  • Stop your newspaper delivery for the period you will be out of town
  • Leave a few lights on to give the appearance someone is home
  • Don’t forget to set your security alarm if you have one
  • If the temperature is expected to drop below 32 degrees, leave a faucet dripping inside your home.

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2017-2018 S.K.I.L. Students Selected for Prestigious Leadership Program

Congratulations to the newest group of Carroll ISD students selected to Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (S.K.I.L.) for the 2017-2018 year.

Students of the program are selected from the Carroll ISD junior high school at the beginning of each academic year. The program allows students to participate in a meaningful way to make the Southlake community better. “This is the third year for the program and it’s already been a huge success. The students in S.K.I.L. are our future leaders of tomorrow,” said Mayor Laura Hill.

Training future leaders brings in a new generation of fresh ideas and helps to foster an interest in good government. “We are excited to welcome these future leaders and looking forward to a year filled with lots of learning and educational experiences for the group,” said Deputy Director of Economic Development & Tourism Daniel Cortez.

The selected students are: Meghan Bakoo, Julia Bramlage, Pranav Chandupatha, Jonathan Ciccone, Devan DeLugo, Kennedy Erikson, Charlotte Lanier, Reagan Larimer, Samantha Lowe, Pranav Manjunath, Sebastian Poorman, Peyton Proksch, Logan Reid, Samuel Salazar, Sahaj Singh, Jack Tucker, Nolan Midolasik, James Wade, Cameron Waltz, Hannah Xu.

For more information about the S.K.I.L. Program click here.


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Attend the final stakeholder meeting for the Stormwater Management Program Master Plan Update

An update to Fort Worth’s Stormwater Management Program Master Plan will assess the progress and lessons learned from the first 10 years of the program. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

The goal is to update the master plan to gather feedback, refine policies and optimize resource distribution. The updated plan will be submitted for adoption by the City Council toward the end of this year.

To learn more, to make inquiries or to leave comments, visit the Stormwater Management Program Master Plan page.

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Surveillance cameras being installed as part of Stop Six revitalization program

As the next step in a $2.56 million investment in the Cavile Place/Stop Six community, surveillance cameras are being installed to help improve public safety.

About two dozen mobile surveillance cameras are being installed to help the Fort Worth Police Department keep a 24-7 eye on known hot spots of criminal activity.

About the Stop Six initiative

The targeted area is bordered by Rosedale Street on the north, Ramey Avenue on the south, Stalcup Road on the east and just west of Edgewood Terrace on the west.

The City Council set aside $2.56 million in funding to implement capital projects aimed specifically at improving neighborhoods. This funding may be designated for targeted neighborhoods on an annual basis.

The revitalization has a dual purpose: increase public safety and improve the looks of the neighborhood.

Depending on results, similar revitalization programs will be rolled out in a different neighborhood in the coming years.

View a new video that shows the positive impact this program is having on Stop Six.

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Curious about the 2018 bond program? New video has details

To address Fort Worth’s unprecedented growth and the challenges that come along with it, the City Council will call for a bond election in May 2018. If approved by voters, the bond package would provide funding to build new roads and repair existing ones; add new park amenities, community centers and public safety facility improvements; and replace an aging library.

A new video provides an introduction to the bond process and mentions some of the priorities for the proposed bond election.

Visit the bond program page to see a schedule of upcoming public meetings or to suggest a project.

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Registration is Open for Southlake Recreation Fall Youth Program!

Don’t miss out on all the new and exciting programs that Southlake Parks and Recreation has to offer this fall! Try out our brand new Mindfulness classes or sign-up to work out your brain at Chess.

Register online for any of the programs listed below or visit Community Services in Town Hall, Suite 210.

Babysitting Certification Class (Ages 10-16): Looking to become a certified babysitter? Well look no further! This one-day program teaches the fundamentals of safety and childcare. Learn how to treat basic first aid emergencies, choking prevention, handle fire and safety emergencies, plan age appropriate activities and much more. At the conclusion of the class, you will have the opportunity to earn a certificate by demonstrating your mastery of the content.

Chess (Ages 6-16): This is a class open to children of all skill levels and abilities. Students will receive a half hour of supervised play and instruction. This class will teach the fundamentals of chess and introduce the use of notation, which is the ability to record one’s moves. Students will also learn tournament procedures and etiquette.

Mindfulness for Kids (Ages 5-12): Mindfulness for Kids offers fun, engaging and evidence-based practices to teach children how to calm their bodies and minds. Mindfulness will be taught through a variety of modalities including breath, yoga, art and music. Yoga and guided breathing practices will be included in every class. Children will be encouraged to explore their emotions and how to “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions.  Children are encouraged to bring a yoga mat.

Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 5-18):  This Jiu-Jitsu program will develop children and preteens physically, emotionally and socially. Children will learn age-appropriate martial arts skills to prepare them to one day become a black-belt, a very high accomplishment and honor. This program also teaches important life skills such as respect, responsibility, self-esteem, confidence, discipline, heightened awareness and much more. Come and see what the excitement is all about!

For more information on Youth Programs please visit or call (817) 748-8019.

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Carroll ISD Launches New Volunteer Program

Carroll ISD has launched the Dragon EZVolunteer program, a new, robust system for individuals to apply to be a volunteer for Carroll ISD schools. Everyone interested in volunteering during the 2017-2018 school year must set up a new account and agree to a criminal background check annually.

If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer at any Carroll ISD campus for the 2017-2018 school year, please click here to create a Dragon EZVolunteer account and begin the process. To learn more about volunteering in Carroll ISD, please read the Volunteer Handbook and the Volunteer Acceptable Use Policy.

Only approved volunteers through the Dragon EZVolunteer program will be able to volunteer at special campus events, including field trips. You do not have to be an approved Dragon EZVolunteer to visit a campus, however, as the Raptor visitor security system will still be in pl;ace at every Carroll ISD campus.

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Do due diligence before signing on with a service line warranty program

The Fort Worth Water Department is aware of at least four companies — Home Services USA, American Water Resources of Texas, Dominion and Utility Service Partners — that offer service line warranty programs. Some are contacting Water Department customers to offer their warranty program for a fee.

The warranty program is much like insurance. For a monthly fee, the company will cover certain qualified repairs for service lines. Service lines are only a portion of the private plumbing line. They are neither owned nor maintained by the city. The homeowner is responsible for any damage or failure in the service line. For water lines, customer responsibility begins at the customer side of the meter. For sewer lines, the customer’s responsibility begins at the property line.

The Water Department is not endorsing any of these companies because the service line is private plumbing. Like with any insurance or warranty program, individuals should do their due diligence to learn what is and is not covered and what exceptions apply in order to make the best decision for their situation.

To learn more, contact the Water Department at 817-392-4477.

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Rotary Offers Texas Flag Program

How are events like providing basic needs and supplies to less fortunate people in Africa and Texas flags in Duncanville linked? The answer is when the Rotary Club of Duncanville thinks globally and acts locally in Duncanville. Over the past few years, the Rotary Club of Duncanville displays throughout Duncanville over 1,200 U.S Flags five times a year. Now, the club is also offering Texas flags in addition to U.S. flags. The added funds from the Texas flags will expand the clubs impact. Through the club’s fundraising activities, the club is acting locally. This year, the club will support ten $1,000 Freshman College Scholarships, will continue to partner with local Boy Scout troops, will continue to support literacy projects by donating books to the Duncanville Public Library’s book mobile and funded support for Little Free Libraries throughout the city. The club is also supporting young children in the Duncanville schools with the Early Act First Knight leadership and character building program. The Coats for Folks program has been a tremendous help for people in need by gathering gently used coats and dry cleaning them so they may be available for the winter months. The club also acts internationally by supporting activities like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International. The club has also been involved in other programs which provide shoes for people in India and recycle books for students in Africa. According to Buddy Sheppard, Lead Flag Coordinator, “The U.S. flags make an impressive presentation throughout the City of Duncanville and to add the Texas flag will show an even deeper patriotic spirit in Duncanville.” Buddy adds, “By residents and businesses supporting our flag program, we are making an impact both here and around the world. All this with two flags posted right here in the City of Duncanville.” For more information about the Duncanville Rotary Club, visit the club’s webpage at:

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