Sunday, June 20, 2021

Do You Recognize this Suspect

The Southlake Police Department needs your help identifying an individual wanted in connection with a theft at Kohl’s Department store.

The theft occurred on August 25, 2016 just before 10:00 p.m. Video surveillance showed a Hispanic female enter the store, take several items, and then leave through an emergency exit.

The suspect took various electronics merchandise, including a JBL splash proof wireless Bluetooth speaker and a Monster superstar portable Bluetooth speaker. All of the stolen property is valued at a cost of $594.25.

The female is believed to be in her 40’s, approximately 5’ 5”- 5’ 8”, 150-160 pounds and has a tattoo on her right arm and collarbone.

The suspect was seen entering a maroon Chevrolet Suburban with a blue/silver stripe down the side. This individual may be involved in similar thefts at Kohl’s Department store in Lewisville and Keller. If you recognize this individual or have additional information, please contact Detective Josh Ellis at 817-748-8123 or
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Volunteers Needed for Charity Shopping Event

The 7th Annual “Around the Block” event aims to clothe over 1,000 children from the Dallas- Fort Worth area with brand new clothes. Organizer, Kids Matter International is in the process of raising over $100,000 to support the event.

This year’s “Around the Block” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Kohl’s store in Southlake. Each child will receive $100 to spend at the store. Children will also receive a new pair of shoes from Buckner International, a backpack from Ryan Palmer Foundation, and book from the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation.  With the help of Boston’s Gourmet Pizza, this annual event is an incredible way to experience the Holiday spirit. 

Organizers from Kids Matter International need approximately 400 volunteers to help the families shop. Click here to register to help.


Calling All Volunteers for Charity Event

Local representatives with Kids Matter International seeks volunteers needed to help shop with families in need of new clothes for the sixth annual “Around the Block” event.

Organizers say the “Around the Block” will outfit over 1,000 children from the DFW Metroplex with brand new clothes.  Each child receives $100 to spend that evening at Kohl’s along with a new pair of shoes from Buckner International. Over 400 volunteers are needed to help the families shop.

Southlake’s “Around the Block” is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4-9 p.m. at the Kohl’s department store located at 3001 Texas Highway 114.

Volunteers can choose to help for a few hours or the entire event. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. To volunteer for the event, visit or contact Jill at

KMI is a Texas based 501-C-3 charity that serves children locally and overseas by a variety of means.

Retail Chain Rewards Carroll Student's Volunteerism

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program has recognized Carroll High School Sophomore Tori Pimentel for her outstanding volunteer efforts.

Pimentel started Operation Sweet 16, a campaign to raise at least $16,000 to help U.S. Soldiers and their families by her 16th birthday that fell on March 16 earlier this year. She started the campaign as a 15 year old, one year before her birthday. Since then, her efforts have been highlighted on radio, internet and national television including a segment on Good Morning America. She has also hosted several events in the community to help raise money for the cause.

For one project in particular, Pimentel, along with several of her art classmates, under the leadership of teacher Monica La Pierre-Hayslip spent weeks designing and creating artwork to be placed in the windows of Stonebriar Centre. Their work was installed in November 2011 and was on display through January 4. Click here to learn more about the project.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program seeks to recognize and reward young volunteers between the ages of 6 and 18 who help better their communities, making them a better place to live.

P.J. Giamanco, Principal at CHS, nominated Pimentel for the scholarship. Giamanco says Pimentel promoted her charity throughout the school and events by incorporating other student groups. He added Pimentel approached him her freshman year saying she wanted to start this charity because it would also impact students.

“Whenever she first brought this to me, it was impressive,” said Giamanco.

According to Giamanco, several other students raised money to donate but Pimentel’s efforts took more than just asking for people for cash.

“It’s impacted me enough to bring it home to my family,” said Giamanco.

Pimentel won a $50 Kohl’s gift card after being named a Store Winner, and a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards post-secondary education after being named a Regional Winner. National Winners received a $10,000 scholarship.

As of today, Pimentel has raised over $24,000 to donate to U.S. Soldiers and their families.

Pimentel is a member of the CHS Cross-Country team, Best Buddies, Students Standing Strong, Media Tech Club, Texas PTA, Class Council and Invisible Children. She hopes to attend Texas A&M University in 2014 to study Psychology, and plans to pursue a career as a therapist. She also plans to continue with Operation Sweet 16.