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May Recognized as Building Safety Month

At the May 1, 2018, City Council meeting, Mayor Hill and the City Council recognized May as Building Safety Month. Members of the Planning and Development Services Department were present to receive the proclamation.

Through our continuing efforts to address the critical issues of safety, energy efficiency, water conservation, and resilience in the built environment that affect our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, give us confidence that our structures are safe and sound; and,

Whereas, building safety and fire prevention officials are at work year-round to guide the safe construction of buildings. The dedicated members of the International Code Council, including building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, and others in the construction industry, develop and enforce codes to safeguard Americans in the buildings where we live, work, play and learn; and,

Whereas, the International Codes, the most widely adopted building safety, energy and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by most U.S. cities, counties and states; these modern building codes also include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters such as hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires, floods and earthquakes; and,

Whereas, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council, to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardians of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2018, as Building Safety Month.

Southlake Summer Kickoff will be Held on Saturday, May 31

summer kickoffJoin the City of Southlake at the annual Southlake Summer Kickoff! This free event will be held on Saturday, May 31st from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Southlake Town Square.

Several City departments will have important information for the summer and City staff will be available to answer questions. Become informed on Recreation programs and camps, summer events, Library Reading Club, Senior Center activities, City volunteer opportunities, water conservation, Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve programs, Southlake Tennis Center programs and much more.

While you register for programs and fill your calendars with exciting events, there will be entertainment and refreshments to enjoy. Activities include: interactive gaming with Games2U, inflatables, class demonstrations and mingling with Elsa from Frozen! A special thanks to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool for supporting Summer Kickoff. Make sure to stop by their booth to learn about the new preschool coming to Southlake!

For more information about Summer Kickoff, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

City of Southlake Senior Activity Center Members take a Ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Stockyard Trinity River Train

32346891Join the City of Southlake Senior Activity Center members on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Stockyard Trinity River Ride on Friday May 30, 2014. The Southlake Senior Activity Center bus will depart from the Center at 1:30 p.m. and will return back to the Center at 5:00 p.m.  Please note that the arrival and return times are subject to change.

Attendees will travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards with a beautiful view along the Trinity River. Two seating options are available for purchase, First Class for $15.00 and Touring Class for $10.00. The first class seating includes A/C, victorian-style upholder seats and an attendant service during the excursion (not wheelchair accessible). The Touring Class offers open-air travel with vintage wooden backed bench seating and is wheelchair accessible.

The train tickets are to be purchased by attendees at the train station. The event cost due to the Senior Center is $3.00 and will be paid when you register. All other costs (concessions, souvenirs, etc.) are to be covered by the individual.

If you are interested in signing up for this exciting outing, you can register at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, located at 307 Parkwood Drive.  For more information, please contact (817) 748-8315.

Southlake Community Band Performs a Free Concert on May 10, 2014

Southlake Community BandSouthlake, Texas – Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Southlake Community Band & Swing Band for a concert on May 10, 2014, at Southlake Town Square from 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m..

In January 1992, the Southlake Community Band was formed.  At that time, the band was called the Lake Cities Community Band.  Larry Samaritan, a professional musician in the New York/New Jersey area since age 15, accepted the baton as the first conductor of the Band.  The group’s first performance was given on April 3rd, 1992, as the finale act of the Carroll High School Variety Show.  The performance was great, the standing ovation was deafening, and the Band’s foundation for the future was firmly laid.

In 1997, the Southlake Community Band was accepted for Affiliate Membership in the Arts Council Northeast.  Now boasting nearly 70 members, the Southlake Community and Swing Bands are a vital part of the vibrant northeast Tarrant County arts and entertainment community.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.

For more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Help Keep Southlake Beautiful at the annual Great American Cleanup- May 17, 2014

GACTexasLogoOn Saturday, May 17th, the City of Southlake will be hosting the annual Great American Cleanup workday, a local extension of Keep America Beautiful’s nationwide Great American Cleanup initiative. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Bob Jones Park Day Camp and the cleanup will be held from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. All cleanup supplies will be provided. Lunch will be provided for volunteers at 12:00 p.m.

The City of Southlake is looking for volunteers to help clean up the trail system at the Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve. All individuals, families, groups, organizations and businesses are welcome to participate. The Great American Cleanup is one of the nation’s largest community improvement initiatives. Millions of volunteers come together for this annual event to cleanup and beautify their communities.

If you would like to volunteer, please visit or call (817) 748-8035. Volunteer registration will close on Friday, May 9th.

The City of Southlake Senior Activity Center Hosts a Lone Star Murder Mystery Night on Friday, May 16, 2014

Murder Mystery DinnerA Lone Star Murder Mystery presentation, Derailed & Departed, is coming to the Southlake Senior Activity Center on Friday, May 16, 2014. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lone Star Murder Mysteries’ comedy shows are loosely based on historically accurate characters that lived and worked in Fort Worth back in the 1800’s. The production for this private show will take place among the dining tables.  Audience members can be pulled into the production unexpectedly at any time. Each table will compete against one another to solve the mystery. Come help Marshal Jim Courtright figure out which one of these zany characters murdered ol’ Horace Grimsby.

The cost for the event is $15.00, which includes a BBQ dinner and the show. If you are interested in signing up for this exciting evening (participants must be 55+), you can register at the Southlake Senior Activity Center located at 307 Parkwood Drive.  Please Contact (817) 748-8315 if you would like more information.

Southlake Youth Fishing Day- May 10, 2014

Youth Fishing Day 2013 Winners

Youth Fishing Day 2013 Winners

The City of Southlake and Texas Junior Anglers invite the community to the annual Southlake Youth Fishing Day on Saturday, May 10th. This free event will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Bob Jones Fishing Pier. The pond will be stocked with five hundred pounds of  fish for an opportunity to catch the “BIG” one.

Participants, ages 2-16, will be divided into age groups. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. Fishing equipment will be provided by the Texas Junior Anglers or you can bring your own rod and reel. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a fishing license to fish in the City parks.

Texas Junior Anglers is an outreach program that is designed to educate young Texans about aquatic sportsmanship, promote conservation of our environment, encourage a lifetime enjoyment of the Texas outdoors and foster strong community relationships. On-site Texas Junior Angler staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast and help kids “reel in” their catch. Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting. The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be!

For more information about Youth Fishing Day, please call Southlake Community Services at  (817)748-8019.