Monday, May 29, 2023

Call for Upcoming Boards and Commission Appointments – June 2023

Make an impact in our community. Consider joining a City of Southlake board or commission.

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, the Mayor and City Council will select individuals to serve on multiple boards, including the Building Board of Appeals, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Southlake Parks and Development Corporation, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

“The involvement of our boards and commission members are so important to the quality of life within our community,” said City of Southlake City Secretary Amy Shelley. “Their insights and perspectives help support the Council and City,” Shelley added.

If you wish to be of assistance to the City of Southlake, you can submit an online application before the deadline of Friday, May 5, 2023.

Board and commission members are typically appointed for a duration of two years unless they are selected to complete a term left vacant by another member.

If your term is coming to an end and you wish to continue serving, you will be required to reapply for your board or commission position.

If you have any inquiries regarding being a board or commission member or how to be appointed, please check out our webpage for boards and commissions. You may also contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-748-8183.

Lace Up Your Shoes for the 2023 Fit City Challenge!

Are you ready to get moving again?

Join Team Southlake for the second annual Fit City Challenge and go head-to-head with the City of Keller and the City of Colleyville to prove we have what it takes to claim the title of Most Fit City 2023! Over 45 days, we will challenge you to be physically active, focus on your well-being, and work with your fellow residents to move Southlake to the top of the leaderboard!

Here’s How it Works:
The goal for this challenge is for Team Southlake to achieve the highest average point total. The easiest way to do that is simple…go out and be active! Whether it’s walking the trails of Bob Jones Nature Center or dominating the pickleball courts at Champions Club, you’re invited to commit to a more active lifestyle for 45 days!

The challenge is based on a “most points” model where participants exercise independently but are not alone. Your solo workouts count for the team via the GoJoe app. Each activity generates points, weighted by activity type to level the playing field.

GoJoe automatically allocates points via the app. Point values are based on either the distance or duration. Learn more about how points are calculated here.

How Teams are Ranked
Teams are ranked by the average number of points for all members of that team. The leaderboard will default to team rankings, but you can see how you rank as an overall individual or as an individual on your team in real-time by selecting a new view under the options menu. Help us keep Southlake on top of the leaderboard by encouraging your team members to stay active every day of the challenge!

Keep in touch with fellow team members and receive crucial challenge updates with the new chat feature available this year. It’s never been easier to encourage Team Southlake to keep its eyes on the prize!

Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!
Each week, a random participant will be drawn from each team to win a prize! At the end of the challenge, the individual with the most points from each group will win a prize! In the case of a tie, the participants will be put into a drawing and the winner will be chosen at random.

The team that finishes the challenge with the most points will be crowned the Fit City Challenge Champions and receive the Fit City Challenge Grand Prize!

The competition runs from April 1- May 14. Learn more about the 2023 Fit City Challenge.

The Next Generation of Southlake’s Future Leaders!

Throughout the past couple of months, the youth leadership group has gotten several opportunities to practice strengthening their skills in problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and decision-making throughout various meetings.

Below is some inspiring work the students collaborated on throughout their program – An engaged and empowered group aspiring to be the next generation of future leaders!

Financing and Budget: Students adopted a mock budget for the fiscal year based on typical municipal challenges, including resident needs, economic conditions, political considerations, and building consensus in the best interest of those they represent.

Economic Development & Planning: Students debated the pros and cons of certain land use designations in specific areas of their towns. The exercise included students being City Council for a day and using the feedback they received from citizens and the developer to decide what was best for their community.

Austin State Capitol Trip: Last week, the group attended the Texas State Capitol in Austin. They toured the Dome, the Legislative Reference Library, and the Members Lounge, where they heard and spoke with Representative Giovanni Capriglione and Former Representative Larry Gonzales. They ended the trip with a visit to the Texas State Cemetery, the final resting place of legendary Texans who have made the state what it is today.

TD Ameritrade: Students have been learning and understanding the operations of a Fortune 500 company, including investment portfolio tools, client acquisition, and investment education. They are currently collaborating on their final group presentation with the company.

Some of their future meetings include:

  • Safety & Security – March 20, 2023
  • Southlake Chamber of Commerce Business Literacy – March 31, 2023
  • Final Project Assignment – April 12, 2023
  • City Council Presentation – May 02, 2023
  • SKIL Reception – May 17, 2023

We are proud of the SKIL students and can’t wait to see what they do next!


(Header Graphic: Andrea Aguilar Villalobos, Anacapri Ciccone, Carter Weiss, Charissa Wang, Cole Findlay, Dillan DeLugo, Elizabeth Grace Knight, Ford Renner, Greta Neiman, Jaiden Mehta, Jonathan Jose, Katalin Burtea, Ketan Tamirisa, Mateo Bryce, Matthew Blount, Nicole Beres, Nikhil Reddy, Raine Ducey, Safiy Islam, Sahasra Kandukuri, Shreeya, Gogia, Taksheel Aileni, William Hao, and Yuki Pilon.)

Election Information for the Upcoming May 6, 2023, General Election

The run-up to Election Day is getting started. Here’s what you need to know about voting in the upcoming May 6, 2023, General Election.

Important Dates

  • April 6, 2023, is the last day to register to vote in the May 6, 2023, election. Mail-in ballot must be postmarked by May 6 (election day).
  • April 24, 2023, the first day of early voting by personal appearance.
  • April 25, 2023, is the last day to apply for a ballot by mail. (Received, not postmarked)
  • May 2, 2023, the last day of early voting by personal appearance.

Early Voting Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, April 24 – 28, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Monday – Tuesday, May 1- 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023, – Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023, Runoff election, if needed.

Voting information for Tarrant County and Denton County can be found online.  If you have additional questions, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-748-8183.

Road Reconstruction Services on T.W. King Road Starting February 9, 2023

Contracts will be on-site to perform road reconstruction services on T.W. King Road starting Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until work is completed, weather permitting.

One lane of traffic will remain open during construction. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.

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The Weekly Adventures of the Southlake Police Department (January 20th-27th, 2023)

Here is a smattering of the multitude of actions performed by your Southlake police officers from January 20th, 2023 to January 27th, 2023:

–Officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the Home Depot parking lot.  They found it had been stolen and the driver was in possession of narcotics.  The driver was arrested for drugs and UUMV (Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle).

–A catalytic converter was stolen from a car in the Orange Theory parking lot early one morning.

–Officers pulled over a car on Lake Crest Drive and found the driver had warrants out of Arlington PD.  When the driver and car were searched, officers located a meth pipe and 2.1 grams of meth.  The driver was arrested for Possession PG 1.

–Officers responded to a crash near the intersection of Aberdeen Way and Byron Nelson.  An SUV had gone airborne and landed in a tree, knocking it over.  The white Porsche SUV was severely damaged and three of the four tires were off the ground.  All occupants (three juveniles) were transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  A DWI Open Container was filed out of custody.  Parents were notified.

–There was an accident westbound Highway 114 where a Nissan SUV struck and 18-wheeler and rolled multiple times before coming to a rest.  Officers worked with Southlake Fire to evaluate the driver and free him from the overturned car.  After finding them to be alert, officers conducted SFSTs on them and the driver was arrested for DWI.  Witnesses stayed on scene and helped provide statements.

–Multiple vendors driving large trucks were cited for noise behind Moxie’s after idling around 5:00 am one morning.

Officer Acosta was conducting a business check behind Lowe’s at approximately 2:40 am and observed a person jump into a parked vehicle.  As he drove closer, he saw brake lights illuminate and the vehicle begin to drive away without any headlights on.  As Officer Acosta pulled in behind the vehicle, he noticed that the trunk was open.  He followed the vehicle as it exited onto the service road.  A traffic stop was initiated, and the vehicle stopped in the Costco parking lot.  Officer Acosta observed several bags of potting soil inside the vehicle through the opening of the trunk. He contacted the driver Jesus Garcia and the passenger Mary Sanchez.

Jesus was interviewed about the alleged theft and a status check on both suspects showed they had active warrants.  Both individuals were arrested on the confirmed warrants. Attempts were made to contact Lowe’s representatives in order to positively identify their product and provide an itemized receipt but were unsuccessful.  Contact was made with their Loss Prevention.  B&B Wrecker was utilized to tow the vehicle back to the East station where the potting soil was unloaded and stored in the vehicle bay for safekeeping.  Great initiative and observation Officer Acosta!

Kick-Off for the 23rd Art in the Square

The community is invited to the 9th Strokes for Art in the Square on February 19, 2023. Guests will gather for a reception with refreshments in the foyer of Southlake Town Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation will present the Northeast Tarrant County charities selected as the 2023 beneficiaries during the reception. The showcased artwork of the nine featured artists offers samplings of the outstanding creatives that can be found April 28-30. The 23rd event t-shirt artwork designed by Niki Gulley will also be unveiled.

Voting begins for the 2023 The People’s Choice in late February. The community can cast a vote at Southlake Town Hall or on the city’s website for their favorite featured artist. Voting will end April 7, 2023.

Strokes is co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League and Art in the Square/Southlake Women’s Club.

Save the dates April 28-30 to attend Art in the Square… art, music and more!

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