It’s almost that time of year again! What better way to kick off the Holiday season in Southlake than with the annual Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration.
This year’s Tree Lighting Celebration is less than two months away and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM in Southlake Town Square. Event festivities will begin at 4:30 PM with all the traditional activities and crafts. There’s something for everyone in the family including; holiday refreshments, Christmas carolers, ornament and cookie decorating and of course, live entertainment by the Southlake Community Band and local choirs. Plus, don’t miss out on strolling holiday characters!
A special thanks to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for being this year’s Title Sponsor!
The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6:30 PM; after the tree is lit, continue to enjoy Southlake Town Square, get pictures with Santa or even go tubing on the custom snow hill!
While the holidays are always fun, magical and the perfect time to spend precious moments with your family, they are also a time to reflect and think about others that may be in need. This year, The City of Southlake is partnering with Christmas is for Children with a Fill the Tahoe food drive. Families are encouraged to bring canned, non-perishable food and cereal to donate to Christmas is for Children.
Please visit www.HomefortheHolidaysSouthlake.com to see all the event details including the entertainment schedule and parking information. If you have any questions, please call (817) 748-8019. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you and your family will the City as we light up the Town Square and kick-off the holiday season!
Public Works Streets crews are hard at work to fix the damage to the roads caused by the last several months of extreme weather.
The first half of the year saw some major weather events in Southlake and the surrounding areas – four major ice storms, heavy down pours in the month of May, and high temperatures in the summer months. These weather events, combined with the usual heavy traffic, make for a perfect combination for damaging of City streets.
In order to address the damages, the Public Works Street Division put together a comprehensive plan that identifies major thoroughfares in the City where potholes and/or cracking have begun to form on the roadways due to the weather conditions and heavy traffic volumes. This week the Public Works Streets Division kicked off the implementation of that plan, dubbed the “Pothole Repair Plan.”
The type of repairs made is based on the significance of the damage. For example, minor damage will be spot repaired. Areas with greater amounts of cracking and potholing will be stabilized and/or milled and overlayed in entire segments. The first area being repaired is Continental Boulevard, East of the Carroll roundabout. This section will be completed mid-next week.
Work will occur over the course of the next 3 months; with no work being performed near schools the first week of school (August 24). Future locations include: Pearson Lane, Shady Oaks, N. White Chapel, N. Carroll Avenue, and Royal Oaks.
This work is critical to maintain mobility and pavement integrity, as well as continuing to ensure the safety of the traveling public.
For questions, please contact Public Works Operations at 817-748-8079.