Behind the Scenes with the Office of Traffic Management

The City continues to implement solutions to serve our residents by enforcing strategic plans to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety.

With the increased need to expand mobility, the City took action and launched the Office of Traffic Management (OTM) in 2014 to address traffic concerns. The OTM is a collaborative effort between multiple City departments and other organizations and agencies.

The team meets bi-weekly to discuss mobility issues and the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. At each meeting, the team reviews the following:

  • current and future traffic concerns
  • resident and outside agency requests
  • regional partner (e.g., TxDOT and NCTCOG) updates
  • upcoming special events
  • strategic goals

Once all information is outlined, the team develops effective strategies to address and manage the situation. Next, OTM works with the Office of Marketing and Communications to share the latest information with the public.

OTM has made a significant amount of progress since it was first introduced years ago. The City is optimizing the use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter to communicate traffic updates and project news. OTM’s research and partnership with TxDOT has reduced wrong way driving-related crashes in the City, and Southlake officially participated in Walk to School Day for the first time in 2019.

If you would like to contact the City of Southlake’s Mobility Team, please click here.  For updates, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook, be on the lookout for mobility articles on My Southlake News and visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

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Theater Scenes Member Exclusive Home Concert

Apex Arts League and Opus Nova announce “Theater Scenes” a members-only chamber music concert. This private home concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Food and wine will be served, holiday attire is requested, valet parking will be provided.

As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this special event is limited to 50 people. Current Apex members are FREE and need only RSVP at apexartsleague@gmail.com. Become a member reserve and spot by purchasing tickets at www.apexartsleague.com.

 

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Apex Presents Theater Scenes Member Concert

Apex Arts League and Opus Nova announce “Theater Scenes,” a members only chamber music concert. This private home concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Food and wine will be served, holiday attire is requested, valet parking will be provided.

As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this special event is limited to 50 people. Current Apex members are FREE and need only RSVP at apexartsleague@gmail.com. Become a member reserve and spot by purchasing tickets at www.apexartsleague.com.

Attendance is $50 per person and as stated, includes an Annual Patron APEX Membership. With Apex Membership, you will receive discounts to all Apex programming, invitations to Members only events including meet-the-musicians and pre-concert lectures and importantly you will be directly cultivating a vibrant home of the arts in Northeast Tarrant County.

“With the advent of cinematography came vivid film music and compositional styles that aimed to depict colorful musical landscapes or scenes. From breathtaking melodies of John Williams to playful, jazzy vignettes of George Gershwin to the irresistible tangos of Astor Piazzolla, this highly accessible program is a prismatic journey through some of the 20th century’s most viscerally attractive sonic narratives.”

Opus Nova is a new concert series in Fort Worth, founded by local clarinet pedagogue Dr. Ann Hung and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Stas Chernyshev. They perform Chamber music from all different time periods, including today.

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Behind the Scenes at Stars & Stripes

For almost 20 years thousands of people have descended on Town Square to enjoy a family-fun, patriotic event, complete with food, music, and fireworks. The annual event is one of the largest coordinated by the City and requires the good work of numerous employees and volunteers to ensure it is fun and safe for everyone.

The exciting aspects of the event can overshadow the very important, behind-the-scenes work of some of Southlake’s most dedicated employees who provide non-public safety traffic control and staff the street barricades.

“It would be impossible to host Stars & Stripes without our park, recreation and public works employees who are stationed at important locations within the environment,” said Chris Tribble, Director of Community Services. “They are the unsung heroes of the event. We literally couldn’t do it without them.”

Working in the sweltering heat is a challenge, but turning someone away on a closed street can lead to some unpleasant encounters. The team is more than equipped to handle anything that may come up, professionally and positively.

“All of our employees do a great job ensuring that we have a super event for Independence Day, but some don’t get to do the exciting work,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “We’re very appreciative of those who help out in any way needed.”

For their Stars & Stripes work that may go unnoticed, members of Parks and Recreation (Community Services), Public Works and Planning & Development Services Departments have been selected as this quarter’s unsung heroes. A big thank you to them all!


City of Southlake Stars & Stripes Unsung Heroes

 

 

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