Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Eight Dragons Sign National Letters of Intent

Carroll ISD hosted spring signing day on Wednesday. Eight Dragon student-athletes signed scholarships with colleges and universities.

Alec White, Baseball, Sacramento City
Jacob Kelber, Golf, DePauw University
Gus Karau, Swimming, Texas A&M
Nicholas Fernandes, Cross Country/Track, Houston
Evan Kolde, Swimming, Arizona State
Daniel Balint, Swimming, Queens University of Charlotte, NC
Arianna Lopez, Cross Country/Track, LSU
Ryne Ryskoski, Baseball, Washburn University

Dragon Soccer Remains Undefeated, Set for District Action

The Carroll Dragon boys’ soccer team went 3-0 last weekend in Austin and moved to 7-0 on the season.

The Dragons have scored 24 goals and allowed only one this season. Carroll also moved up to No. 3 in the national rankings by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Carroll begins District 5-6A action Friday at Flower Mound. Calvin Herd leads the Dragons with eight goals and Nat Kajiwara has six. Both players are tied with three assists apiece to lead the team.

The Lady Dragons open District 5-6A action tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hebron. Carroll is 6-0 and ranked No.1  in the nation and will host its district opener Friday vs. Flower Mound.


Carroll Soccer Update: Undefeated Girls Move to No. 1 in Nation

The Carroll Lady Dragons have moved to No.1 in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

The Lady Dragons are 6-0 and are coming off finishing 3-0 in the Georgetown tournament last week. This week, the Lady Dragons defeated one of the top teams – Keller – 3-1 on Tuesday at Dragon Stadium. Alli Gardner, Kendall Gilpin and Ally Griffin each scored goals. Brittany Martin and Sydney Nobles each had an assist.

Carroll has allowed just three goals this season. The Lady Dragons return to action Tuesday at Hebron to start District 5-6A action.

Taylor Tufts leads the team with six goals, including two gamewinners in Georgetown, and Georgie Phelps leads with four assists. Follow the Lady Dragons on Twitter @SCLDS.

Dragons Hit the Road Thursday

The Dragons are currently 4-0 and ranked No. 2 in the state and head to Austin for three games starting Thursday. Carroll plays Vista Ridge, Lamar and Midland Lee. The Dragons have also moved up to No. 6 in the new National Winter FAB 50 rankings by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Follow the Dragons on Twitter for live updates @SCDragonsSoccer


National Night Out & Free MasterWorks Concert will be held in Family Park on Saturday, October 10, 2015

On Saturday, October 10, Southlake Town Square will be buzzing with both the annual National Night Out event from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and the last MasterWorks concert of the season from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

National Night Out is an annual celebration, brought to you by the Southlake Rotary Club and Chief Sponsor, Stacy Furniture. The event promises to be an evening of fun for the entire family. Entertainment includes a petting zoo, tons of fun giveaways, a clown, and participation from local businesses such as Rita’s Italian Ice, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Joe’s Pizza and Dickey’s BBQ. Aside from all the fun, families will also take home important safety information from real-life super heroes; Southlake Police Officers and Firefighters.

As National Night Out starts to wind down, Brave Combo will take the stage in front of Town Hall for the last MasterWorks concert of the Summer Series. This free concert brought to you by the Arts Council Northeast and The City of Southlake begins at 7:30 PM, and will feature Brave Combo’s wide range of music from Japanese pop and Latin American dance to rock and roll and orchestral classics.

For more information on these events please call 817.748.8349 or 817.748.8173 for National Night Out or 817.748.8019 for the MasterWorks concert.

City of Southlake to celebrate National Senior Center Month in September

The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has deemed September National Senior Center Month and the City of Southlake Senior Activity Center is celebrating by promoting LIFE all month long.

LIFE, which stands for Learning, Independence, Friends and Energy will be promoted via the following events and programs during September:

  • Learning – expand your knowledge. During the month of September, educational seminars and presentations about the rich and unique history of Texas, Cyber Fraud Prevention, Senior Health Service Providers and Back Pain Management will be available.
  • Independence – live on your terms. During the week of September 14th, they will highlight SSFI & their mission to celebrate your independence & resilience. SSFI is a non-profit organization who partners with the Southlake Senior Center to subsidize the cost of various events & outings.
  • Friends – enjoy life, laughter & feeling connected. During the week of September 21st, consider joining the Southlake Senior Center for one of their social events including Potluck Bingo, MMOW luncheon and Movie Day.
  • Energy – discover health & vitality. During the month of September, consider attending one of the Southlake Senior Center’s exercise programs which include Zumba Gold, Line Dancing, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fun & Fitness, & Chair Pilates.

The NISC’s national celebration of senior centers began in 1979, with Senior Center Week celebrated in May. The concept gained support of other aging organizations, as well as the full Senate and the House Select Committee on Aging.

Since then, thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Aging Task Force, numerous mayoral proclamations have declared Senior Center Week.  In 1985, NISC was instrumental in achieving the first Senior Center Week Presidential Proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. In 2007, NISC designated the entire month of September as Senior Center Month to give centers greater flexibility in scheduling celebratory events.

In September, Mayor Hill will present the Southlake Senior Activity Center with a proclamation declaring September National Senior Center Month! If you are 55 or better, be sure to take part in the National Senior Center Month celebration through September.

For more information on the Southlake Senior Activity Center, please call 817.748.8315.

Southlake Senior Activity Center will Celebrate National Senior Citizen Day

Friday, August 21, 2015 is National Senior Citizen Day, and the City of Southlake Senior Activity Center is celebrating with an Ice Cream Social.

The event, sponsored by Woodridge Health and Rehabilitation will take place at the Senior Activity Center on Friday, August 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. If you are 55 or better, be sure to register for the event by calling 817.748.8315 on or before Thursday, August 20 and then stop by on Friday to enjoy a scoop and socialize!

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day in honor of the senior citizens for all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish. The day was also created to bring awareness of social, health, and economic issues that affect senior citizens.

The Southlake Senior Activity Center recognizes the importance of celebrating this day, bringing awareness to the community and showing their appreciation to the senior citizens of the community.

For more information on this event and to register please call 817.748.8315.

City of Southlake to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented the Community Services department with a proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month.

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented the Community Services department with a proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month.

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented a proclamation to the Community Services Department recognizing July as National Park and Recreation Month. Since 1985,  The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has celebrated Park and Recreation Month during the month of July; this year marks the 30th anniversary.

NRPA originally designed the month long campaign to encourage citizens across the nation to take advantage of local parks and programs that cities provide. July is the perfect time to develop healthy habits for you and your family by utilizing local parks, trails, playgrounds, swimming pools, and nature preserves. The City of Southlake boasts over 1,200 acres of park land including the Bob Jones Nature Center and the Southlake Tennis Center.

To celebrate, NRPA has dubbed this year’s Park and Rec month with an 80s theme.  As part of the celebration The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department will host numerous events throughout July that will be 80s themed. They invite Southlake residents to go outside this July and enjoy being active within all the beautiful parks that Southlake has to offer.

As part of Park and Recreation Month, Southlake’s Community Services Department has put together a calendar of events. Every day in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and welcomed visitors to do with their friends and family. Whatever you do to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages you to use our parks and facilities to their fullest extent.

Here are a couple of the calendar event highlights:

  • Friday, July 3 – Southlake Star & Stripes celebration www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com
  • Wednesday, July 8 – Story time at the Southlake Library
  • Saturday, July 11 – 80s movie night at North Park – Movie starts at 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 18 – Hike with Bob Jones Nature Center – Time TBD
  • Thursday, July 23 – National Hot Dog Day! Free hotdogs at Southlake Town Center 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 24 – Seniors 80s Party with DJ and Dancing 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 25 – Skate party at Bicentennial Park. Bring your own skates! 7:00 PM

Check out the calendar throughout the month of July for additional events that are still being determined  www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com/July!

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

Dragon Debate Celebrates Big Win, Prepares for Weekend Competition

The first National Debate Tournament of the season was held at Grapevine High School and Senior, Daniella Cohen took home the top honors in Congressional Debate.  Daniella received an automatic bid to the Tournament of Champions at the University of Kentucky and has also qualified for the Texas State Tournament in Houston.

Also placing and receiving bids in Congressional Debate were Seniors, Nyle Hussain,  Will Cook, and Kevin O’Brien; along with Junior, Azhar Hussain.

Seniors Davis Samuel and Jake Pannell qualified for the Tournament of Champions in Individual Events by placing 4th in Duo Interpretation.  Their tournament will be held in Minnesota. Senior Kevin O’Brien took 3rd place in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking.

The team competes at Parish Episcopal School of Dallas Sept. 20-21. Organizers offer competition in PF Debate, Congressional Debate, and 10 individual events.

Dragon Debate is sponsored Linda “Diane” Forbes, Speech and Debate Coach at Carroll Senior High School. To read more about the Debate Team’s early season winnings, click here.


Celebrating National Flag Day

Today is Flag Day ~ Let us all celebrate this great Nation by flying the flag until July 4th or year round if you like.

Flag Day was first observed on June 14, 1916, under a proclamation from President Woodrow Wilson. The annual celebration was written into law in August 1949 when President Harry Truman signed legislation that designated June 14 as Flag Day. In June 1966, Congress passed a joint resolution requesting that the president issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.

For more interesting facts about Flag Day click on the link below: