Friday, September 20, 2019

Champions Club Grand Opening Delayed Due to September Rainfall

Due to heavy rainfall Southlake experienced in September, Champions Club will not open as planned in December. We are working diligently to make up as much time as we can and currently anticipate opening in February.

We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait to serve you at Champions Club. Be sure to visit our website and follow us on Facebook to receive the latest Champions Club updates.

Important Information

  • If you have already purchased your membership, your account will not be charged again until April 1, 2019 or 30 days after the facility opens to the public, whichever date is greater.
  • Sneak peek tours will still be available to our pre-sale members. We’ll be posting the information as soon as we set our dates. It’s not too late to purchase a pre-sale membership! Visit our membership page for all the details.

We are here to answer any questions you may have! Please give us a call at (817) 748-8955 or email us at memberships@TheMarqSouthlake.com.

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.

DFW Connector’s TEXpress Lanes Set to Open Tuesday, April 1

DFW_Connector_Logo 190x160The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will open the TEXpress Lanes (toll managed lanes) on the DFW Connector on Tuesday, April 1st, as a tool for managing congestion. The lanes are on a 4-mile segment of State Highway (SH) 114 from just west of SH 26 to east of International Parkway (DFW Airport).

The TEXpress Lanes run parallel to fully reconstructed main lanes and frontage roads and offer drivers the option to pay a variable toll. The lanes on the DFW Connector will open on April 1stat zero cost for a temporary introductory period. The incentive period will allow the traveling public to try the lanes, while providing TxDOT an opportunity to continue to test tolling equipment.

“With thousands of people expected to converge on the Metroplex next weekend for the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament and Duck Commander 500 NASCAR race, we believe this is the perfect time to open this new system for congestion management,” said James Bass, TxDOT Interim Executive Director. “This innovative corridor will provide a choice for commuters driving through this vital east west route as well as reduce congestion and improve safety.”

Later this spring, the incentive period will change and tolls will be charged along the 4-mile segment. Initially, the single-occupancy passenger vehicle rate will have a range of $0.67 to $1.00 for the entire segment when using a TollTag from the North Texas Tollway Authority, a TxTAG or an EZ-Pass from the Harris County Toll Road Authority. That rate varies depending on the time of day (peak vs. non-peak hours). Rates also will vary further depending on use of a TollTag or other transponder or pay-by-mail, and depending on vehicle occupancy and number of axles on a vehicle. Toll rates will be posted and clearly marked on electronic signs prior to drivers entering the TEXpress Lanes. In the future, tolls will fluctuate according to traffic volume and rate of speed. Electronic sensors throughout the corridor will measure congestion every few minutes and electronically recalibrate the rates. As congestion increases, the toll rate will increase to ensure that a minimum predictable speed of 50 mph is maintained.

Drivers with a valid NTTA TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG on their passenger vehicle, along with HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) status, will receive discounted rates. HOV discounts can be obtained by pre-registering at www.DriveOnTEXpress.com.

The DFW Connector’s TEXpress Lanes will be the second to open in North Texas. These lanes have been developed over the past several years by transportation planners at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and TxDOT, along with other industry experts. The first TEXpress Lanes opened on a 3.2-mile segment of the LBJ Express (Interstate 635) in Dallas on Dec. 13, 2013. After the DFW Connector’s opening, the North Tarrant Express (SH 183 and I-820 in Fort Worth) lanes are expected to open at the end of 2014.

Extensive information about the TEXpress Managed Lanes network is available at www.txdot.gov, keyword “texpress lanes” and at www.texpresslanes.com.

The DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes are part of a $1.1 billion project that reached substantial completion at the end of 2013. The project consisted of eight-and-a-half miles of construction across four highways (including SH 114 and SH 121), two interchanges and more than 39 bridges. The DFW Connector not only expanded roadway capacity, but also improved air quality and alleviated congestion in a heavily traveled area of North Texas – all six months ahead of schedule.

For more information see the DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes Project Fact Sheet.

Southlake Home to New Performing Arts Center

Southlake supports the arts year-round through community concerts, an annual arts festival, and as a sponsor of APEX Arts League. It is now also home to a professional performing arts training center: Epicenter for the Arts opened October 26 at 2100 Greenbriar in North Davis Business Park offering dance, music, art and acting classes for children, teens and adults. The approximate 7,000 square foot facility encompasses four performance training rooms, sound proof music and acting studios, musical theater, student study area, parent viewing areas, administrative offices and The Nest Café & Boutique. In addition, room rentals are available for private parties.

With a mission of “training and equipping this generation of performing artists from the inside out,” Epicenter combines discipleship, professional instruction and elite mentoring programs. Co-founded by Michelle Brogan, along with her husband, Alec, she has been teaching and equipping performing artists since 1990. Brogan has traveled nationwide and abroad performing, teaching and speaking at ministry events. In addition, she has written more than eight original productions that have been performed throughout the country at sold out conventions and ministry events. Brogan currently leads the Dance Revolution, a faith-based dance company that tours nationally, and Ingredients, a professional dance company and trainee program.

Although most performing arts centers are located in urban/downtown areas, Brogan intentionally chose Southlake for multiple reasons.

“Southlake represents a thriving community that cultivates the arts. It is a beautiful city that is great for growing a business,” she states. “There are also amazing faith-based churches and programs that help energize what the mission of the Epicenter is about.”

Currently, Epicenter employs 20 instructors, along with renowned guest teachers and several artist in residence, and has nearly 100 students enrolled from all over the DFW metroplex. Class offerings range from beginning to advanced in all categories:

  • Dance: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop
  • Art: painting, drawing, sculpting, mixed medium
  • Acting: story theater, audition clinic, acting 101, music theater, film and commercial
  • Music: vocal lab, choir ensemble, guitar group, drum line
  • Fitness: core and strength, yogafit

Registration for 2014 classes can be done online; sign up by January 1 and receive 50 percent discount on first month’s tuition (excludes music classes).

For more information, call 817-778-8828 or visit www.epiarts.com.