Thursday, October 22, 2020

Champions Club Sprinting Towards Finish Line: Construction 50 Percent Complete

Champions Club, the second and final phase of development for The Marq, is now more than 50 percent complete.

With an anticipated opening in late 2018, the premier activity hub will offer 82,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities and fitness equipment, including a fitness center, a gymnasium with two full courts, an indoor pool with sauna and spa, and much more.

Substantial progress has been made due in part to fair weather, which has allowed the contractors to complete structural framing and more than 95 percent of the roof decking. Significant strides have also been accomplished on the interior, as framing, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work continue steadily.

“The exterior masonry work is proceeding as planned on the north, west and south facing walls. The tie-in to Legends Hall is almost complete,” stated Rob Cohen, the Director of Public Works for the City of Southlake.

Cohen also mentioned upcoming milestones, which include connecting Champions Club to grid power, placing the remaining rooftop equipment, and pool construction. Building development can be viewed in real-time with the construction camera.

Take a virtual sneak peek inside Champions Club with City of Southlake Councilman John Huffman on Tuesday, May 22 around 6 PM during a Facebook Live tour. Be sure to check out the City of Southlake’s Facebook page for more details.

Preparing for the New Year and cold winter weather

Southlake will be ringing in the New Year with colder temperatures. Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the 20’s with wind chills in the teens on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

There is a 20 percent chance of winter weather precipitation as well. If winter weather does occur it is forecast to be light and mostly on elevated surfaces.

Understanding Winter Wx_Freezing Rain Infographic MSNWith winter just starting, here are a few tips to keep in mind to help prepare for the colder weather.

Driving

  • If you must travel, choose your route wisely. Avoid known steep hills or inclines.
  • Make sure your vehicle is ready to travel. Check fuel, coolant level, and tire pressure.
  • Slow down and allow plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Avoid making sharp turns or braking suddenly.
  • If your vehicle starts to skid, gently steer in the direction of the skid to regain control.
  • From a stop, accelerate slowly to get better traction.
  • Sand, kitty litter or cardboard can help you regain traction if you get stuck.
  • Do not pass sanding vehicles.
  • Be sure to have blankets, water, jumper cables, a flashlight, and tow rope in case you get stranded.

Pipes:

  • During cold weather, pipes may freeze, causing water leaks and damage to your home. Protect your home by opening the cabinets under kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow air from your home’s heater to warm the pipes under the sink.
  • Let faucets drip – moving water freezes slower than still water.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets and pipes with insulation or newspaper, and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.
  • Winterize all irrigation systems.

Plants:

  • Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
  • Be sure to group plants that are in containers together, and near your home. Remember that soil in containers can get just as cold as the air temperature, and cause the roots to freeze, even if the above-surface leaves survive.

Pets

  • Make sure pets have a warm dry place to stay.
  • Give them plenty of water and food.

Stay up-to-date with winter weather in Southlake by following Southlake Emergency Management on Southlake DPS Facebook and Twitter.

Register for Winter Basketball Today!

With summer almost over, winter will be here before we know it and it will be time for Winter Basketball. Registration for Winter Basketball is now open. It’s a popular league and always fills up fast, so be sure to claim a spot for your child early. Registration closes October 21, 2016.

Individual Basketball:
Sign up for this exciting recreational draft league for individuals. Participants will be able to make their skills more concrete as they learn and compete alongside their team mates. In this league, participants will be drafted to teams by the City of Southlake Recreation Staff. Coaches in this league are required to play each player according to league rules. All teams will play an eight- game season in addition to playoffs. The cost is $85 per player. Click here for more information and to register online.

Team Basketball:
Register as a team and compete against other teams in this more competitive and rewarding recreational league. Coaches in this league are given more freedom to manage their teams with no minimum playing rules. As well being able to further their team’s skills and create a deeper relationship alongside their team mates. All teams will play an eight-game season and top teams will advance to the playoffs. Teams must provide their own coach and uniforms, please register under head coaches name. The cost is $495 per team. Click here for more information and to register.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located in Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street, in suite 210. Please contact 817-748-8019 with any questions.

Southlake Historical Society Seeking Stories About Aviation in Southlake

The Southlake Historical Society is gathering information about the upcoming exhibit TAKING FLIGHT. The exhibit will include panel discussions on private airstrips in Southlake and on the impact of D/FW International Airport on Southlake. Dates and the names of participants will be announced soon.

Did you fly in and out of small airstrips in rural Southlake during the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s or later?

Do you have a story about an airstrip in Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Westlake, Keller, any other nearby?

Come to the Feedstore BBQ, 530 S. White’s Chapel, between 5 and 7 p.m., Monday, May 23, to share your stories with the Southlake Historical Society. You can also mark on a map the location of airstrips you remember.

For more information visit the Southlake Historical Society website.