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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Upcoming Library Holiday Events

Ornament Workshop

Come make a holiday memento that you will cherish forever or at least until next year. Join us as we make ornaments, jam out to holiday music and feast on cookies. The Ornament Workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall.

Holiday Open House

The Library cordially invites you to our Holiday Open House. Join us for a Jazzy Holiday Concert, seasonal crafts and hors d’oeuvres. The guests of honor are set to be a very famous mouse couple. This is an event for the whole family! The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library.

Story Time at the Station

It’s the remix to Story Time, hot and fresh out of the Station! Join Southlake’s favorite firefighters, police officers and librarians as they come together to provide the most magical Story Time of the year. There will be sing-alongs, puppets and lots of holiday stories. Parents are encouraged to arrive early as this is a popular event and the fire bays fill up quickly. Also, please consider bringing gloves, hats, socks and scarves to donate to the winter clothing drive.

Story Time at the Station will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Fire Station No. 1, located at 600 Main Street.

Mrs. Claus Story Time

Ho-ho-ho, it’s almost Christmas! While Santa Claus is hard at work getting ready for Christmas, Mrs. Claus is coming down from The North Pole to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Join Mrs. Claus in celebrating the season with story time, sing-alongs, hot cocoa and cookies. There will be photos after the program so don’t forget your cameras.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall.

Noon Year’s Eve

Staying up until midnight is hard as a kid but, you also don’t want to miss out on any fun either! Countdown to the almost New Year with this kid-focused celebration culminating at Noon. We will have snacks, crafts and apple juice to toast to the New Year!

The Noon Year’s Eve celebration will be held Monday, Dec. 31 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library.

All events are open to all ages and no registration is required.

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Two more opportunities to learn about upcoming bond election

Two upcoming public meetings give residents a final opportunity to learn about the May 5 bond election:

April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. UCC Polytechnic Center, 3100 Ave. I.
April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St. (This meeting will be conducted in Spanish and English.)

Early voting begins April 23 and runs through May 1. Find locations and hours.

If approved by voters, the $399.5 million bond package will provide funding to build new roads and repair existing ones, new park amenities and community centers, and public safety facility improvements.

Learn more about the bond propositions.

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Public meetings provide opportunities to learn about upcoming bond election

Six upcoming public meetings will allow residents to learn about the May 5 bond election and to provide feedback on the propositions:

  • March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Temple Baptist Church, 6824 Randol Mill Road.
  • April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
  • April 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.
  • April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.
  • April 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.
  • April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. UCC Polytechnic Center, 3100 Ave. I.

If approved by voters, the $399.5 million bond package will provide funding to build new roads and repair existing ones, new park amenities and community centers, and public safety facility improvements.

Learn more about the bond propositions online.

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Two citywide meetings provide opportunities to learn about upcoming bond election

Over the past few months, public meetings were held in each of the eight council districts to allow residents to learn about the proposed bond projects and provide feedback. Now, two citywide meetings are planned:

  • Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.
  • Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fort Worth Botanic Garden Lecture Hall, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

City staff is recommending that the City Council 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, new park amenities and community centers, and public safety facility improvements.

Once all of the community meetings are completed, city staff will revise the proposed project list based on public input and will present the list to the City Council.

Learn more about the proposed projects.

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Upcoming Closures of Runway 18L/36R

The DFW Airport would like to bring awareness regarding the upcoming full closure of Runway 18L/36R and FAA’s progress on the installation of Runway Status Lights.  Runway 18R/36L, DFW’s primary arrival runway, will be closed from Friday, June 9 at 11 PM to Monday, June 12 at 4 PM, weather permitting, to accommodate the FAA’s ongoing installation work.

Immediately following will be the scheduled partial south closure of Runway 18L/36R from Monday, June 12 through Sunday, June 25 for FAA’s ongoing installation of Runway Status Lights (RWSL).

What to Expect:

The weather forecast for the weekend closure are expected to be south at 10 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.  The weather forecast is not known for the entire partial closure period.  In general, because aircraft take off and land into the wind, when winds are southerly aircraft take off to the south and land from north to south.  When winds are northerly, aircraft take off to the north (or northwest in the case of the use of Runway 31L) and land from south to north.  Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land.

The shifts in aircraft operations to other runways during the closure may affect the cities of Coppell, Irving, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Euless, Southlake, and Arlington, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic, including:

  • Increased arrivals to Runway 17L and 13R during south winds;
  • Jet departures on Runway 31L during north winds;
  • Increased arrivals Runway 31R and 35R during north winds;
  • Outboard runways will be needed later at night or early in the morning;
  • During the partial south closures of Runway 18L/36R, the runway will be available for day time only limited takeoffs and landings, as determined by the wind flow.
  • Remaining Weekend Closures for the RWSL installation are June 9-12; June 17-18; and June 24-25 [Closures of Runway 18L/36R]

Runway 18L/36R is the primary departure runway on the west side.  During its closure:

  • North Flow:  When the winds are out of the north or are light/variable:
    • Runway 36L will be the used for arrivals
    • Runway 31L will be the primary departure runway on the west side.
    • Arrivals also shift to Runways 35R and 31R on DFW’s east side.
  • South Flow:  When the winds are out of the south:
    •  Departures will shift to Runway 18R
    • Arrivals will shift to Runways 13R on DFW’s west side and 17L on DFW’s east side
  • The use of the outboard runways (diagonal runways and Runway 17L/35R) may be extended at night to 11pm.

Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land.

The graphics below depict these closures and their effects on runway utilization:

Map of DFW Operations During Full 18L/36R Closure

The above map has been provided by the DFW Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 12 – June 25 [Partial South Closure of Runway 18L/36R]

  • During the partial south closures of Runway 18L/36R, the runway will be available for day time only limited takeoffs and landings, as determined by the wind flow.
  • The runway will be closed after sunset and before sunriseas well as during any poor weather or low clouds (due to limited visibility of construction zone).
  • If the winds are out of the north, jet aircraft may need to depart Runway 31L.
  • The use of the outboard runways (diagonal runways and Runway 17L/35R) be extended at night to 11pm.
Map of DFW Operations During 18L/36R Partial South Closure

The above map has been provided by the DFW Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runway Status Lights:

Runway Status Lights (RWSL) is a fully automatic, advisory safety system designed to reduce the number and severity of runway incursions and prevent runway accidents while not interfering with airport operations.  It is an in-pavement lighting system that works similar to a traffic light which provides a visual signal to pilots and vehicle operators of when it is unsafe to enter/cross or begin takeoff on runway. The system aims to improve air crew and vehicle operator situational awareness through accurate and timely indication of runway usage.  For further information, please see the link to the FAA’s website.

Runway Status Light
Runway Status Light

The DFW Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them.  You may contact them by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7).  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided by DFW, when requested.

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Important Information for Upcoming Elections

Voting on Special Elections will be coming soon!

Although both the City of Southlake and Carroll ISD cancelled their General Elections due to the City Council and Trustee positions being unopposed, both entities are still holding special elections.

The City will hold an election to consider a proposition for:

“Whether the Southlake Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for 20 years and the crime control and prevention district sales tax should be continued for 20 years.”

You can find more information on the City’s website by clicking here.

CISD will hold an election to consider a proposition for:

“The issuance of $208,000,000 of bonds by Carroll Independent School District for the construction, acquisition and equipment of school facilities in the District and the purchase of necessary sites for school facilities, including, but not limited to: classroom additions, capital improvements, maintenance, technology, safety and security, extra-curricular/co-curricular facilities and transportation vehicles, and levying the tax in payment thereof, including the costs of any credit agreements executed in connection with the bonds.”

You can find more information on the CISD website by clicking here.

Early voting begins soon, on April 24. Southlake Tarrant County voters can vote early in Southlake Town Hall every day from April 24 to May 2 as shown below:

  • April 24 – 28: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 29: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • April 30: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • May 1 and 2: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

April 28-30 early voting dates overlap with Art in the Square. Come and enjoy Art in the Square and don’t forget to vote! If you wish to only vote, there is voter only, 20 minute parking available on Main Street in front of Ann Taylor.

Election Day, May 6 – Carroll Senior High School: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

Southlake Denton County voters can vote early at Roanoke Public Library, 308 South Walnut Street as listed below.

  • April 24 – 29: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  •  May 1 and 2: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Election Day, May 6 – Medlin Middle School, Trophy Club: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The City Secretary’s Office can help you with any questions at 817-748-8183.

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