Saturday, February 4, 2023

Dance with the Southlake Stars at the Sweetheart Dance

On Saturday, February 4, 2017 the City of Southlake will be hosting the Annual Sweetheart Dance in the Traditions Ballroom at The Marq Southlake.

Presented by chick-fil-A Southlake.

The whole family is invited to this night of fun and dancing as you create memories that will last forever.

This year the Southlake Stars will be in attendance! Kids will get to dance with people they admire and look up to from the community, especially their biggest star/hero – their parents! As always, the event features crafts, light refreshments, great photo moments, and of course a live DJ.

Join us for some dancing fun from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Pre-registration is required online or you may register in person at The Marq Southlake. Cost to attend is $15 per person (parents must register as well), and children 2 years old and younger are free.

Be sure to register early, this event sells out faster than a salsa dance! For more information, please call 817-748-8900.

Register for Holiday Break Camp Mania Today!

The Holidays are approaching quickly. What a better way to spend them than with the Southlake Parks and Recreation?

A summer favorite makes its way to the holiday season! Join Camp Mania this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years for fun, friends and excitement. All camps will be held from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

Thanksgiving Camp: November 21-23
Christmas Camp: December 19-22
New Year’s Camp: December 27- December 30

Children, ages 5-11, are invited to have fun and meet new friends in a safe environment during their time off school. Holiday Break Camp Mania provides structured and free play, arts and craft activities, and fun field trips. Your child will have a lot to talk about from their Camp Mania experience.

If you are interested in signing your child up for Holiday Break Camp Mania, you can register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Contact (817) 748-8019 if you would like more information.

Fall 2016 Southlake Scene is now available!

Looking for family activities coming up? Curious about what events The Marq has in store? Is your child interested in a camp or team sports? Then check out the Fall 2016 edition of The Southlake Scene!

The most recent edition of the Southlake Scene is now available online to Documenthelp plan your family’s activities in the city! From Youth Camps and sports, to the Monster Mash, the Southlake Scene has all your need-to-know information on all of Southlake’s major up-coming events.

In addition, registration for Team Sports, Youth/Adult Camps, and all other programs is open to the public. Don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible, as available spots can fill up quickly!

Planning your own big event? Facility rental information is also included in the Southlake Scene for your convenience.

For registration, all this information and more, Check it out here, The Southlake Scene!

For more information go to or Call (817) 748-8019


Kendall Costello named Southlake’s Youth of the Year

Southlake’s Chamber of Commerce presented the 2016 Youth of the Year Award to Kendall Costello at this year’s Annual Banquet. The award recognizes outstanding teens who have demonstrated their commitment to our community.

Kendall Costello has taken her place in a line of intelligent and outstanding youths, and is indeed among friends.

One of the best and brightest students within Southlake, Kendall has excelled academically and was previously a member of the Carroll Medical Academy in addition to participating in the UIL Social Studies Academic Team. She is an extremely versatile young lady, very studious, but also adept at balancing a healthy social and professional life. She has been a Southlake Carroll Varsity Cheerleader, volunteered with numerous local groups and even lead the initiative for a new bicycling and helmet safety campaign in Southlake.

Kendall is a personable, kind and caring young lady and her positive personality does not go unnoticed by her peers or teachers. Kendall has also been elected as a Green Jacket; a highly prestigious position and honor, bestowed only to 5 girls and 5 boys of the in-coming senior class based on academics, leadership, and integrity.

Congratulations to Kendall Costello, Southlake’s Youth of the Year 2016!


End-of-Year Celebration Showcases CISD Teachers, Staff


Leslie Elkins, CMS


Amy Evans, OUES

Carroll ISD held its annual End-of-Year Celebration at Carroll Senior High School on Wednesday, May 25.

The 11 campuses Teachers of the Year were honored and the two District Teachers of the Years were announced. This year’s K-6th Grade Teacher of the year is Old Union Elementary teacher Amy Evans. She has been in the district for five years and has 12 years of teaching experience.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

The district’ Secondary Teacher of the Year winner is Leslie Elkins of Carroll Middle School. She has five years of teaching experience, including the past four in Carroll ISD. As winners, both teachers receive the use of a Lexus during the summer thanks to Carroll ISD sponsor Park Place.

The district also honored support staff and special service award winners. This year’s Auxiliary Service Award winners were Evaristo Pineada, who has served for 15 years as a custodian in Carroll ISD and currently work at Walnut Grove Elementary.

Johnson Elementary custodian Melanie Rubell also won an Auxiliary Service Award and has been a dedicated Dragon since 1992. Rubell is retiring at the end of the school year.

CISD honored two Paraprofessional Service winners. Transportation Dispatcher Misa Ruiz earned one of the awards along with Barbara Yelton, who serves as assistant to Superintendent Dr. David Faltys.

Monica Gattshall, the district’s English as a Second Language Coordinator, earned the Distinguished Service award.

During the event, Carroll ISD also honored many employees who have completed different levels of tenure in the district.


Changes Approved to the Southlake City Code Regarding Public Smoking

The City Council recently adopted amendments to the City Code (Ordinance No. 907-A) in regard to public smoking. The City of Southlake now regulates the use of electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) in the same manner as smoking tobacco products.

The ordinance prohibits the use of both electronic and tobacco smoking products within all buildings in the City other than a private residence.  In addition, the use of electronic and tobacco smoking products within 20 feet of an entrance/exit of any building and in City Parks (except in designated areas) is also prohibited.

Violation of this City Ordinance is a class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $500. Ordinance No. 907-A went into effect March 1, 2016.

Visit the City’s Development Activity News Blog to view Ordinance No. 907-A, or to learn more about current development projects in Southlake.

For questions regarding the adopted public smoking regulations, please contact the Department of Planning and Development Services at(817) 748-8621.

Strokes of Art in the Square Voting Ends April 1

Art in the Square featured artwork is still hanging beautifully in the lobby of Southlake Town Square. The artwork will only be available to view and vote on for a couple more days. Come out and cast your votes for the People’s Choice Award at Art in the Square.

There are 11 pieces of artwork that still need your votes. Voting is located at Town Hall and will end Friday, April 1.

Art in the Square will be returning to Southlake on Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square features a tremendous lineup of musicians and performing artists. Two stages feature continuous entertainment all weekend long. Come out and enjoy the fun.

For more information on the event and voting please visit

City Launches New Mobile-Ready Website for Customer Service On-the-Go

With a mission of providing outstanding value and unrivaled quality to residents and businesses in Southlake, the City realizes the importance of customer service, both in person and online.

This is why the City unveiled its new, mobile-ready (also known as “responsive”) website March 28, which offers information, resources and tools easily accessible on a desktop, tablet or smartphone.

According to Pilar Schank, deputy director of communications, the new website is a strategic combination of intuitive design, sought-after content and the latest technology.

“The website is one of our most important communication tools, which is why we dedicated a significant amount of resources to ensure it is informational, visually appealing on multiple devices, and provides the information people are looking for,” states Schank. “We know most people go online first when searching for City news, so we made sure the site conveys who we are, what we do, and how and when we do it. In addition, we listened to residents to ensure the new website meets their needs and provides value.”

Designed by CivicPlus, which specializes in government websites, the City’s new online portal features community images, updated navigation menus, and interactive tools designed to facilitate quick access to information – most notably being a “How Can We Help You?” search bar at the top of every page.

The revamped home page offers the most frequently searched for information including meeting agendas, maps, development news, upcoming events, City Council members, and top stories from My Southlake News. The navigation menu at the top of each page offers quick access to the rest of the website:

A new addition to the primary navigation menu is Transparency, which was added as a result of resident’s increased desire to know more about their local government.   This section encompasses City communication resources, as well as public information requests, the current fiscal year budget, and most recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

Other new features include a left side navigation menu with quick links to popular sections; a “social hub” with social media channels for City departments; and the ability to share pages via multiple social media channels. Contact information, a site map and links to other City websites are located at the bottom of every page.

“The City’s primary website holds a vast amount of information and must serve a broad audience. It is our hope this new one-stop digital zone will meet the needs of all of our customers, whether they live here, do business here or are planning to visit,” Schank added.

To tour the City’s new website, go to

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Screenshot of the Fire Department’s landing page, March 28 2016

Dragon Schedule Features Big Home Matchups in 2016

DragonHelmetThe Carroll Dragon 2016 football schedule features the new District 5-6A opponents and several big matchups at Dragon Stadium.

Carroll will open the season hosting the first two non-district games against Oklahoma power Tulsa Union and Arlington Martin.

During play in the newly-aligned 5-6A, the Dragons will host rival Trinity, Byron Nelson and Hebron. The new eight-team district includes five programs with state championships – Carroll, Trinity, Hebron, Marcus and Lewisville. The Dragon schedule also features seven teams that reached the playoffs last year.

The Dragons only non-district road game will be at Rockwall in Week 3 prior to the bye week. Following the bye week, Carroll opens district against Trinity.

Homecoming is Oct. 21 against Byron Nelson. Senior Night is Nov. 4 and the regular season finale vs. Hebron. Green Out Night will be Week 2 vs. Martin.

2016 Schedule – Includes Promotional Sponsors
Aug. 26         Tulsa Union  (Engel & Volkers, Roxann Taylor and Reliant Air Conditioning)
Sept. 2          Arlington Martin  (Green Out – Ozarka)
Sept. 9          at Rockwall
Sept. 16        OPEN
Sept. 23        at Flower Mound
Sept. 30        Trinity  (Pink Out/Dragon Youth Football – Berkeys)
Oct. 7            at Lewisville
Oct. 14          at Marcus
Oct. 21          Byron Nelson  (Homecoming – Park Place)
Oct. 28         at L.D. Bell
Nov. 4          Hebron  (Senior Night – Baylor and Cook Children’s)

* Tulsa Union game at 7 p.m. All other games start at 7:30 p.m.