Friday, February 23, 2024

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

Annual Oktoberfest Celebration returns to Southlake October 2 – 4, 2015


The 14th annual Oktoberfest of Southlake returns to Town Square from October 2 – 4, 2015. Hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce and presented by Millennium Title and Grubbs Infiniti, the family friendly event is one of the largest German-inspired festivals in the area.

Attendance for the weekend is expected to exceed 100,000 this year. With free parking and admission, everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy this community event that offers everything from live entertainment, food and beverages to wiener dog races.

Live entertainment will take place all weekend on two stages. Micah Blalock, Brave Combo and School of Rock return, joining other performers like The German Band of North Texas, the Alpine Dancers and the Carroll Jazz Band, just to name a few.

Food vendors will be stationed throughout the event offering a wide variety of concessions including everything from authentic German cuisine to traditional fair food. Up to 100 area arts and crafts exhibitors will offer hand-crafted products for sale, including jewelry, furniture and artwork. There will also be a special area for children, which will feature bounce houses, rock climbing, an obstacle course and much more.

Annual Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race – Photo courtesy of Southake Chamber of Commerce

The wildly popular wiener dog races will take place on Saturday morning of the festival, beginning with the costume parade at 9:30 AM and races at 10:00 AM. Dachshund owners may register their dogs online for a $20.00 entry fee or on site for a $25.00 entry fee.

Hours of operation for Oktoberfest Southlake are Friday 5:00 to 11:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 PM. For additional information, contact the Southlake Chamber of Commerce at 817-481-8200 or visit

Join the City of Southlake for Breakfast with Santa

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Breakfast with Santa 2014Santa will be coming to the City of Southlake for a special breakfast at Town Hall on two Saturdays this December; December 5 and 12, 2015. Each Saturday there will be three time options available: 7:30 – 8:45 AM, 9:00 – 10:15 AM and 10:30 -11:45 AM.

In addition to a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and get the chance to sit on Santa’s lap. So parents don’t forget your kids (and cameras) and remind the kids to bring their wish list.

A big thanks to Holan Law PLLC for being the Title Sponsor for this year’s Breakfast with Santa events!

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Breakfast with Santa does sell out!

Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve will celebrate new Bluebird Trail Educational Signage

The Southlake Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2013 and the Bob Jones Nature Center Organization (BJNCO) and have partnered with the City of Southlake through the SPDC matching funds program to design and install educational signage along the Bluebird Trail at the Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve.

On Friday, September 25 at 8:00 AM, BJNC will hold a Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting to commemorate the completion of the signage installation. Light refreshments will be served. After the ceremony, there will be guided trail hikes available during the day.

Throughout the weekend, BJNC will celebrate with other events and activities to celebrate the debut of the signs. Please visit for additional information or call 817.491.6333.

The City of Southlake seeks group fitness instructors

The City of Southlake is looking for qualified group fitness instructors for classes from January 2 to May 31, 2016.

Instructors must be 18 years or older and First Aid and CPR certified (certification may be obtained from the City of Southlake). A certification is also required for type of class that you will be instructing, ie: Zumba/Zumba Gold Certification.

Times for teaching classes vary, ranging from Monday – Saturday starting as early as 6:00 AM and as late as 4:00 PM.

Examples of classes that are in need of instructors are: Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Barre and Pound.

If you are qualified to teach any of these classes and are interested in learning more about fitness instruction for the City of Southlake, please email Jared Darnell your resume at

Bicentennial Park & Playground Grand Opening scheduled for September 12, 2015

Bicentennial Park & PlaygroundThe City of Southlake is excited to announce that the Grand Opening of Bicentennial Park & Playground will be Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill as the City opens the new  playground at Bicentennial Park! Attendees can enjoy all the features of the new playground which include zip lines, slides, a rope pyramid, sand castle building, water play and more! Plus, Kona Ice will be at the event offering snow cones from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM!

SinMiracle League Fieldce December 2013, the City has been working with Schrickel, Rollins & Associates, Inc. and Dean Construction to give the Southlake community a state-of-the-art park for kids of all ages to enjoy. Improvements to the park include a new playground, a Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, a 60/90 baseball field, new concession/restroom facilities, enhancements to the original baseball 4-plex, a new Park Division Office, and new trails.

OneBicentennial Park of the most unique features of Bicentennial Park is the new playground! At approximately 1.3 acres, it will offer an abundance of natural play opportunities for kids of all ages. It features two play areas — one designed specifically for toddlers and the other for older children. The playground will also include three pavilions and a large open picnic space.

Bicentennial Park and Playground

Park goers will notice a mommy dragon and baby dragon around the outskirts of the playground that house natural play elements for children to climb and explore on.  The City welcomes everyone to come out to the Grand Opening on September 12, and the park and playground will resume normal play hours (Sunday – Monday from 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM) after that date.

Bicentennial Park is located at 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092. For more information about Bicentennial Park, please contact the Community Services Department at 817.748.8019.

Get ready to celebrate Halloween at the fourth annual Monster Mash!

Calling all boys and ghouls, mummies and daddies to join the City of Southlake for a howling good time at the fourth annual Monster Mash!

The whole family will have fun at this Halloween-themed party while enjoying a night full of candy, dancing, games, yummy desserts and fun surprises. The Monster Mash will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby.

There will be a live DJ, fun games, tons of tasty treats and fun Halloween crafts. Participants will be able to decorate and take home their own mini-pumpkin. Come dressed as you aren’t and wear your favorite kid-friendly costume for a chance to win the costume contest. Bring your daughter, son, niece, nephew or grandchild and join the City if you dare for a night full of fun!

Pre-registration is required; tickets are $10 per person and children must pre-register with at least one adult.  Click here to register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

For more information, please call 817.748.8019. Tickets are going fast so be sure to register early for this event!

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.

Historical Photographs of Southlake Art Exhibit will be held this September

The City of Southlake along with the Arts Council Northeast and APEX Arts League will present an art exhibit and reception, called A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby, 1400 Main Street.

Complimentary wine will be served as well as dinner, provided by Feedstore BBQ. This event is free and open to the public.

Photography is presented by the Southlake Historical Society, promoting the preservation, understanding and appreciation of Southlake’s history. Photo canvas enlargements are provided by Priority Signs and Graphics.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.