Friday, September 20, 2019

Did You Know… Southlake Offers Many Self-Serve Features Online?

As many Southlake residents know, life can get pretty hectic and sometimes it’s difficult to appear in person to handle important business matters.

But, we have some good news! The City of Southlake offers numerous online self-serve features to help our residents keep up with their busy lives. From paying your water bill to scheduling a Vacation House Watch while you’re away from home, to signing up for a new health and fitness class for you and your family, information is just a click away.

You can also check out books from Southlake’s Digital Library from the comfort of your own home. Here’s a list of what you can do without ever leaving your home or business.

Online services offered by the City of Southlake:

Utility Billing

Need to pay your utility bill? Visit www.southlakewaterutilities.  Here are some other things you can do from this site.

  • Sign up for new water service. Make sure you have proper documentation, like the deed or a lease agreement, and you can take care of it all online. If you don’t have that, not to worry, we can help you in person with a valid ID.
  • Make changes to your accounts.
  • Apply for leak adjustments.
  • Apply for automatic bank drafts.
  • View your water bill.
  • Want to see when bills are mailed? Check out the calendar here.

Come Fix This!

Notice a pothole, problems with a traffic signal or issues with your water?

  • The Come Fix This! form easily helps you report the problem. The Come Fix This! form is a good start to making contact with the Public Works Department.  The form also lets you request to be contacted, but if you would like to speak to someone, you can call the Public Works Department at (817) 748-8098 or click on this link.

Kids Sports

See a great program for your kids? Sign them up online.

  • All program and athletic registration can be done online, just check out this link.
  • Pavilion rentals do have to be done in person, so come visit us in suite 210 in Town Hall.
  • As always, Southlake Parks & Recreation is happy to help you answer any questions.  Staff can be reached at (817) 748-8019.

Digital Library 

Did you know you have access to a huge digital library?

  • You can check out e-books, e-audio, Flipster Magazines, look at Book Flip, create an account, research digital databases and put books on hold all from your comfy reading chair at home.  Just follow this link. If you have any questions, please call the Library at (817) 748-8234.

Southlake Fire Department

Do you have questions about fire safety in your home? Southlake Fire Department is here to help.

  • You can find life-saving information about kitchen fire safety tips, smoke alarms and the two-minute rule, by clicking on this link.
  • To request a fire inspection or special permit, call the main number at (817) 748-8106.

 

Vacation House Watch

Did you know your Police Department will check on your house when you are away?

  • To request a Vacation House Watch while you’re away from your home, fill out this form and send it in.
  • To file or request a police report you may contact the non-emergency number at
    (817) 743-4522.
  • To request information about a traffic accident report, or request information by mail, information can be found online here.
  • Want to know who is the District Sergeant in your neighborhood? Just click here.
  • Need help with Animal Control? All the information you need is located here including information about adopting a pet.

If you need information about something that is not listed here, simply log on to the City of Southlake website and type in the item you are looking for in the search bar. You can also call the City of Southlake’s main number at (817) 748-8400 and speak to someone that can assist you.

Digital Magazine Features Southlake Talent in All Sports

SSM_screenshotMitch Hagy of Fotosport is launching a first for Southlake. Beginning mid-January, Southlake will have its own digital, interactive sports magazine for the iPad featuring high school, middle school and youth league athletes from all types of sports. Known for its creative photography and graphic design work, Fotosport will introduce Southlake Sports Magazine as a free download via the Apple App Store in mid-January.

As one of the premier sports meccas in the nation, Southlake takes pride in its continued success. This success is carried throughout each sports team, both big and small, offered at Carroll schools.

“I had heard about the success of Carroll Dragons and how tight the community is. It wasn’t until I moved my family to Southlake two years ago that I have witnessed it first hand. It is because of this I wanted to launch Southlake Sports Magazine,” said Fotosport founder and editor Mitch Hagy.

“What an awesome community to cover every sport. For a sports magazine like SSM you not only have the big three sports, but also the teams like Cross Country, Swimming, Wrestling, Tennis, Lacrosse, Hockey, Skeet Shooting etc., teams that have such fine athletes and coaches and are so successful, but rarely get the attention they deserve. You also have incredible support groups like band, cheer, belles, crew, managers and trainers that work so hard and keep it all together. My team and I have created SSM to showcase all of Southlake’s athletes and talented support groups within a medium that is new, hip, able to interact with and use everyday, digital!”

SSM highlights each high school, middle and youth sport teams and their athletes with sharp action shots they can touch a share right on their iPad. The unique “Coaches Corner” section features season previews and competitive analysis of district opponents. Player Bios highlights that months featured teams while the Player Profile presents two standout athletes in a movie poster style promo that Mitch Hagy of Fotosport is known for.

Fans, look for your image from one of the home games within the Fans in the Stands page to score a little something from a local business. If you see your image within the mag, share it directly from the app via social media. Family and friends from all over the world can download the app and follow their favorite athlete via Southlake Sports Magazine. Southlake Sports Magazine will unite the overall success of Southlake sports teams and continue to bring together the exceptional community that Southlake has built.

Look for Southlake Sports Magazine in the Apple App Store mid-January 2015

About Fotosport

Southlake Sports Magazine is a division of Fotosport. Fotosport is a sports photography, design and publishing company serving 21 schools and their teams within the greater DFW metroplex. Fotosport also serves CISD with event photography and serves the CABC with team/individual photography, graphic design and program publishing. Fotosport was founded by Mitch Hagy in August 2011. Advertising inquires may contact Fotosport directly at the number below.  Limited advertising space available.

Fotosport_logo

Contact:
Mitch Hagy
Fotosport
190 W. State Highway 114 Suite B
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 817-442-5554
mhagy@fotosport.net
www.fotosport.net
www.facebook.com/myfotosport

Vote for Carroll Contestants in Chinese Student Music Video

Carroll ISD Chinese program students need your help to win an international music video contest. Students produced a 3-minute video called 白龙马  (Bai Long Ma, White Dragon Horse) as an entry to the WorldWide Online Spring Festival Gala Contest.

The video is about White Dragon Horse, who used to be a white dragon but was put under a spell and became a horse to serve Monk Tang in retrieving the first Buddhist mantra from India for China.

Viewers can vote for the Carroll ISD contest entry now through February, 28. Click here to be redirected to the voting site. Voters will need to create an account before they can vote. Detailed voting instructions are available here.