Get Your All-Star Team Ready for Summer Basketball!

The deadline to register for Southlake’s teams-only summer basketball league is Friday, May 24, 2019.

Register as a team and compete against other formed teams in this more competitive recreational league. Coaches in this league are given the freedom to manage their teams with no minimum playing rules. All teams will play an 8-game season with top teams advancing to the playoffs. Teams must provide their own coach and uniforms, please register under your head coach’s name.

Rosters and birth certificates are due at the coaches meeting on May 28. Blank rosters can be found on Southlake’s TeamSideline page.

Registration Closes: May 24, 2019
Resident Fee: $410 | Non-Resident Fee: $513
Practices Begin: Week of June 3
Season Dates: June 8 – July 22

Click on your desired age range to register. Age is determined by the participant’s age as of September 1, 2018.

8 & Under (Teams): Boys
10 & Under (Teams): Boys
12 & Under (Teams): Boys
14 & Under (Teams): Boys
16 & Under (Teams): Boys
18 & Under (Teams): Boys

8 & Under (Teams): Girls
10 & Under (Teams): Girls
12 & Under (Teams): Girls

Parent Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in coaching. To submit a background check online, visit

Please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019 if you have any questions.

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Getting to Know Your Emergency Management Team

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency management is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks, particularly those that have catastrophic consequences for communities, regions, or entire countries. It is the dynamic process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from an emergency. Planning, though critical, is not the only component. Training, conducting drills, testing equipment and coordinating activities with the community are other important functions. Effective emergency management relies on the integration of emergency plans at all levels of government and non-government, including individuals and community organizations.

The Office of Emergency Management Staff:

Amanda Meneses:

As the Emergency Manager, Amanda provides strategic guidance and oversight to four program areas in the application of an all-hazards emergency management program. These programs include the emergency operations center, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Amanda’s focus is on ensuring that the City of Southlake can thrive in any emergency situation that the City may face. She works jointly with other city, state, federal and non-governmental entities in the execution of this mission.

Previously, Amanda served as a Federal Emergency Telecomunicator Supervisor in Washington D.C. In this role she had primary responsibility dispatching for several federal law enforcement and fire agencies around the Nation’s Capital; coordinated internal training and communications; and served as a project manager for new and sensitive initiatives, including the roll-out of a new CAD system.  Amanda also did emergency dispatch for Kitsap County, outside of Seattle, Washington prior to moving to the D.C. area.

Amanda started her career in the United States Navy, serving 14 years.  Her main function was military police/working dog handler.  Amanda has worked both drug and explosive trained canines.  She served both stateside and in Europe, with 3 deployments to the Middle East.  Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management from Kaplan University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.

Jett Tullos:

Jett is the Emergency Management Specialist for the City of Southlake. Starting his position in Fall 2018, Jett began development of a city-wide continuity of operations plan (COOP), as well as the revitalization of a community emergency response team (CERT) among other emergency management practices to help improve the readiness and resiliency of the Southlake community.

Previously, he served in the same position at Texas Woman’s University based in Denton, TX. In this role he supervised the growth of a new Business Continuity program, as well as managing overall public education efforts for the TWU System campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. In this position, he also partnered with private and public entities to assist in response efforts for members of TWU-Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Jett holds a BS in Environmental Science from Tarleton State University and a MPA with a specialization in Emergency Management from the University of North Texas.

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TCC team places second in the nation in Student Research League competition

A team of Tarrant County College students ranked among the best in the nation in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ (AMATYC) 2018 Student Research League competition.

The Student Research League tasks students with formulating a solution to an open-ended research problem. The 2018 challenge centered on determining the safest place in the United States to live, based on exposure to natural disasters. Participants selected mathematical tools that best fit the problem, collected data, created a mathematical model to reflect the data and researched and interviewed

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Southlake’s Safety Team Aims to Improve City Practices & Reduce Workplace Risk

Southlake’s Safety Committee members were honored recently with a City Manager Commendation for their commitment to excellent safety practices and their role in promoting a culture of safety for the municipal organization.

When Southlake’s Human Resources Director Stacey Black learned that on-the-job injuries with medical costs or lost time decreased by 25% over the previous fiscal year, it made her smile. She believes this success is due, at least in part, to the efforts of the City’s hardworking Safety Committee. The group is an interdepartmental team whose mission is to keep employees and the public safe through mindful business practices aimed at reducing risk.

“A few years ago we saw a need to be a little more intentional with our safety practices,” said Black. “In fact, we set a goal of creating a strong culture of safety so that our employees return home at the end of the day or their shift in the same condition they arrived.”

Following an organizational safety audit, the team was formed and put into place under the leadership of employees Chad Minter and Tim Slifka.

“We value the well-being of our employees and the public we serve, and this guides our work,” explained Minter. “Last year we arranged for more than 900 hours of civilian safety training for various workgroups, and have worked since the beginning to create workplace practices that prevent accidents. We make a difference because we proactively focus attention on safety, and take corrective steps when needed.”

The team has worked to:

  • implement vehicle speed monitoring and alerts,
  • understand workplace injuries and how to prevent them,
  • evaluate City vehicle accidents for operational improvements,
  • reduce building safety hazards within City facilities,
  • purchase safety materials and equipment,
  • learn more about best practices for staying safe,
  • put procedures in place to improve workplace safety.

City Manager Shana Yelverton has the highest praise for the performance of the team. “Their importance and effectiveness can’t be overstated,” she said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what outcomes are achieved over time.”

For their strategic and committed work, each member of the Safety Committee has received a formal commendation, and thank you. Above photo from left to right: top row, Mike White, W. Wood, Ryan Arthur, and Tim Slifka. Middle row, Ryan McGrail, Robert Burns, Chad Minter, and Eric Lusk. Bottom row, Shane Cloud, Terry Holloway, and Andrew Merrick.

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Economic Development team members honored by DFW Minority Supplier Development Council

Robert Sturns and Gwen Wilson, both of the City of Fort Worth Economic Development Department, were honored at the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council 45th Annual E-Awards ceremony Nov. 16.

Sturns, who is the city’s Economic Development director, was named Executive Advocate of the Year. Wilson, who is a business development manager on the Economic Development team, was named Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year.

“The Economic Development team is thrilled to be recognized for our work with the DFW Minority Supplier Development Council,” Sturns said. “Our partnership with the Council plays a vital role in helping keep Fort Worth competitive for high-growth businesses and top talent, thanks to the opportunities and resources we can provide to minority and women-owned businesses to help set them up for success.”

The event also recognized the City of Fort Worth for its work developing public-private partnerships for the new Dickies Arena, which included a successful outreach effort that resulted in more than $58.6 million in contracted Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation to date. As part of this outreach effort, the Economic Development department partnered with the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council to identify certified MBEs to work on the project, and held four community outreach events that provided a unique setting for MBEs and arena contractors to network and discuss ways to work together on the project.

Additionally, the city partnered with Events Facilities Fort Worth, Beck Construction, the Fort Worth Black Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Hispanic Contractor’s Association, the Black Contractor’s Association and several clergy members to help achieve this level of participation from the MBE community.

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Join the Champions Club Team at Our December Job Fairs

We will be hosting job fairs for all part-time positions at Champions Club on Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15.

Interested in joining our team of champions? Come out to Legends Hall and let us get to know you! You can apply online in advance or walk in with your resume. You do not have to attend both job fairs.

Saturday, December 8

Legends Hall at The Marq
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 15

Legends Hall at The Marq
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We will be conducting interviews on the spot for the following part-time positions:

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please contact us at (817) 748-8955.

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CISD, AlphaBest Team Up for After-School Spanish Program

Carroll ISD and AlphaBest Education, a company that provides before and after-school programs, have teamed up to bring an immersive Spanish after-school program to CISD for students in grades K-6.

In response to community input regarding Spanish enrichment, CISD officials put out a Request For Proposals (RFP) to partner with a for-profit organization to manage the after-school enrichment program.

Students in elementary and intermediate schools in Carroll ISD may enroll in the tuition-based classes, which will be offered twice a week for 90 minutes. AlphaBest will manage the program and pay CISD to utilize two school cafeterias – one north of Southlake Boulevard and one south of Southlake Boulevard.

“It’s been several years since Carroll ISD was able to offer elementary and intermediate Spanish for our students,” said Superintendent David Faltys. “This after-school program is a way for our parents to enroll their children in Spanish classes twice a week and take advantage of national and local experts who deliver a quality curriculum designed to meet the needs of younger students.”

The program will feature a curriculum in which culture will be taught in every unit so that students will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and learn about the Spanish-speaking world. Special attention will be given to the traditions of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia. Students will be learning in Spanish about topics from science to social skills.

This program is voluntary and will be offered at two locations in CISD. Rockenbaugh Elementary and Walnut Grove Elementary will be the host campuses, but all students K-6 are welcome to register. The Spanish program is the only one of its kind in Carroll ISD, according to school officials. Campuses are often rented by non-profit clubs and organizations, as well as for-profit entities but this is the only CISD-sponsored after-school program offered at local campuses. AlphaBest Education work in numerous school districts in Texas and throughout the United States.

If a student attends Carroll Elementary, Rockenbaugh Elementary, Old Union Elementary or Eubanks Intermediate, he/she can register and attend the program being hosted at Rockenbaugh Elementary. Students who attend Johnson Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary and Durham Intermediate will be able to register and attend the program being hosted at Walnut Grove Elementary.

The cost of the program is $792 per school year, and payment schedules are available. Parents can begin the registration process here, the deadline to register is October 10.

For more information on the Rockenbaugh location, click here.

For more information on the Walnut Grove location, click here.

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Carroll ISD and Ozarka Spring Water Team Up To Help Local Community Outreach

For the third straight year, the Carroll ISD community has shown that compassionate service is more than just one of the district’s core values. Last week, Carroll ISD and Ozarka Spring Water challenged all 11 CISD campuses to participate in a gift card drive to benefit a local outreach program for women and children.

This year, the campus that raised the most total dollars amount in gift cards would receive the 2018 Compassion Cup. This year’s “Ozarka Give Back Challenge” was benefitting our neighbors at The Gatehouse in Grapevine, a supportive living community where women and children leaving a crisis receive safe refuge, ample time, practical resources and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent positive change.

The previous two years of the “Ozarka Give Back Challenge” saw the community step in huge ways to donate over 6,000 pounds of food to local Dallas-Fort Worth food pantries in 2016 and donate over $36,000 dollars in gift cards to school districts impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

During a five-day period from September 10-14, CISD students, staff and families donated more than $12,000. Added to that total was Ozarka’s donation  5,000 bottles of water to The Gatehouse in Grapevine.

The three schools with the most total donations were announced during the first half of the football game on September 14. Carroll Senior High School raised $2,525, Carroll Elementary raised 2,692.08, and Johnson Elementary brought in $3,955 in gift cards. Johnson Elementary will receive the Compassion Cup during an upcoming assembly on campus, unfortunately, they were not able to be announced that the football game due to a lengthy weather delay.

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As a natural resource company providing a healthy bottled beverage, Ozarka® and its parent company, Nestlé Waters North America, are dedicated to producing high quality bottled water in a sustainable way. This includes reducing the amount of plastic in its bottles and packaging, investing in hybrid transportation technology, increasing internal recycling, regionalizing bottling facilities, constructing LEED® certified buildings, and sponsoring recycling initiatives nationally. Nationwide, Nestlé Waters manages spring sites across the United States and maintains nearly 14,000 acres of natural watershed area. In East Texas, Ozarka® preserves more than 2,000 acres of land and operates LEED® certified bottling facility that employs more than 230 people.


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Carroll ISD and Ozarka Team Up for 3rd Annual Give Back Challenge

For the 3rd year in a row, Carroll ISD is challenging all 11 CISD campuses to participate in a gift card drive from Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14. This year, the campuses will compete to see who can raise the most money in gift cards for our neighbors at The Gatehouse in Grapevine, a supportive living community where women and children leaving a crisis receive safe refuge, ample time, practical resources and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent, positive change.

The winning school will be announced during the game at Dragon Stadium on Friday, September 14. The campus that collects the largest dollar amount in gift cards (based on a percentage of their overall student enrollment) will be named this year’s Compassion Cup winner. New this year, the winner will be based on dollar amount raised, not quantity of cards as in years past.

Ozarka is again taking the Give Back Challenge one step further by pledging to donate one .5L bottle of Ozarka® Brand Water (up to a maximum total 5,000 bottles) for every dollar raised by CISD under this program. The donated water will also go to The Gatehouse.

Each gift card should be a minimum of $5 in value, and all gift cards should be labeled with their dollar amount. There will be a labeled gift card drop box in the front office of each campus, the CISD Administration Building and on site at Dragon Stadium at the Ozarka booth at the September 14 game. Gift cards that will be most useful at this time include: Visa/MasterCard, Amazon, grocery stores, Main Event, Walgreens, CVS, and fast food restaurants. The Gatehouse gifts these cards to families in need, as well as gives fun gift cards, like Main Event, to the kids in the Gatehouse community who are celebrating a birthday.

Gift cards will be picked up at all campuses at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14.

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