Friday, April 12, 2024

Celebrate National Trail Day by venturing onto some of the great trails the Bob Jones Nature Center offers

National Trail Day is on the first Saturday in June each year and it provides a great opportunity for us to commemorate the natural wonders of Bob Jones Nature Center.

BJNCP is a wonderland of trails to explore. When you set out to the Nature Center, you’ll find three incredible trails: Bluebird Trail, White-Tailed Deer Trail, and Grapevine Lake Trail. From the moment you set foot on the well-maintained paths, you’ll be captivated by the natural beauty that Southlake has to offer.

Whether you’re an avid hiker or a leisurely stroller, the Bob Jones Trails cater to all levels of outdoor adventurers. With a range of trail options, from shorter loops such as the White-Tailed Deer Trail or longer excursions to Grapevine Lake, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy.

While on your hike, look out for the array of animals that call the Nature Center home. Some notable ones include singing birds, butterflies, deer, bobcats, and more! This holiday aims to advocate trail service and conservation while showing gratitude to those who help maintain our trails to enjoy.

Visit our website for a downloadable trail map. Bob Jones Nature Center Trail Map | Experience Southlake – Official Website (
For more information about BJNCP, visit Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve | Experience Southlake – Official Website (


Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth presents Animals and Music

The Southlake Public Library invites the whole family to come and watch a performance by the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth.

On Saturday, December 17 at 1:30pm the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth presents Animals and Music, a wind quintet program for the whole family! The performance will take place at The Marq in Traditions I Ballroom.

For more information call 817-748-8243 or visit Southlake Public Library.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Local Cities to Combine Animal Control Services

**IMPORTANT REMINDER: In one week Animal Control Services will move to the City of Keller.  We want to thank Animal Control Services Officer Ronnie White for his service to the City of Southlake.  He will be joining the City of Keller when the move takes place on Monday, October 1, 2012.

Southlake’s Department of Public Safety is joining with the City of Colleyville to move all Animal Control Services to the City of Keller. Southlake residents will be pleased to learn that this move will provide improved Animal Control Services.

The benefits to this plan are numerous and it is cost effective for the City and its citizens. “Southlake DPS is committed to providing excellent City services to our residents.  This multi-city agreement will add convenience and improved services to the citizens of Southlake whether it is help in finding a lost family pet or providing assistance with an animal control problem especially during nights and weekends,” said Police Chief Stephen Mylett.

All three Cities will share in the cost of the Animal Control Services Agreement. Initial cost for the City of Southlake will be $66,542.

The City of Keller will begin housing lost pets and animals from Southlake and Colleyville October  1, 2012 at their current facility. The new Keller Regional Animal Adoption Center will be 9,400 square feet and will be located at the Keller Police Department at 330 Rufe Snow Drive. Keller Police Chief Mark Hafner says, “The City of Keller is committed to this joint project and we are working to have the new animal and adoption facility completed by Spring 2014.”

The City of Southlake is providing additional information on our website to answer any additional questions that residents may have. For information on feral hogs issues

Key points of the multi-city agreement include: (October 1, 2012)

  • Full-time and on-call Animal Control Services.
  • Improved Animal Control Services during nights and weekends.
  • Annual cost savings of $15,677 per year to the City of Southlake.
  • Residents will be able to find lost pets at a facility that is closer to home.
  • Continued assistance with feral hogs or other wild animals.
  • Southlake will amend the animal control ordinance to require registration of pets.

Frequently asked Questions:

  • What is the number that I call to check on a lost pet? Contact  817-743-4516
  • What if I want to adopt a pet? Contact  817-743-4516.
  • Where do I go to pick up a lost pet? 330 Rufe Snow Drive near the Keller Police Department.
  • What if I need assistance in getting rid of a feral hog or other wild animals? Contact 817-743-8627.

This new multi-agency agreement continues the City of Southlake’s commitment to excellence through another great partnership with the Cities of Keller and Colleyville.  Again, more information can be found on the City of Southlake websites listed above.

Dawson Middle School Teacher Recognized

During the Dawson Middle School 7th Grade Assembly held on Friday, May 18 science teacher David Allison was recognized for his recent work with a non-profit organization. The group called BridgesWork presented Allison with an award and commended the teacher for his enthusiasm in educating students about animals and life science.

The Carroll ISD Communications and Marketing Department spoke with Allison and produced this video: