Sunday, June 20, 2021

2020 Elections Guide

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day. If you’re voting on election day, voting hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your photo ID with you to vote. Here’s a list of acceptable forms of photo ID. Remember, when going to the polls, leave your campaign and political clothing and buttons at home. No electioneering is allowed while at the polls.

 

COVID-19 and Voting at Town Hall

Voting at Town Hall will be a little different this year than previous years. Tarrant County and the City of Southlake are coordinating our efforts to keep voters safe and comply with CDC guidelines. Tarrant County is managing protocols for voter safety while voting such as cleaning machines and the use of hand sanitizer.

Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside Town Hall waiting to vote and while voting. Voters are also required to maintain a physical distance of six feet from people not in their immediate household. Floor markers will be installed to help guide voters while waiting in line. Hand sanitizing stations and masks are available throughout Southlake Town Hall. Town Hall will be thoroughly cleaned each day after voting hours end.

 

Voting Locations

Voters in Tarrant County can vote anywhere in Tarrant County, including at Southlake Town Hall during early voting or on election day. Find a location to vote near your work or home by viewing the Tarrant County Early Voting Locations List.

For Denton County residents who plan to vote during early voting, view the Denton County Early Voting Locations List. For those who plan to vote on November 3, view the Denton County Election Day Polling Sites.

 

Early Voting Information

Early voting days and hours are as follows:

Tarrant County

Dates Days Times
October 13 – 17 Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 19 – 23 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 24 Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 25 Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 26 – 30 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Denton County

Dates Days Times
October 13 – 17 Tuesday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 18 Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 19 – 24 Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 25 Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 26 – 30 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Mail In Ballots

Visit the Tarrant County Election Board’s website for information about requesting and submitting a mail in ballot for voters in Tarrant County.

Visit the Denton County Election Board’s website for information on requesting and submitting a mail in ballot for voters in Denton County.

 

Ballot Information

Beginning September 1, Texas House Bill 25 eliminated straight-party voting.

Voters in Tarrant County can view what is on the ballot by viewing the Tarrant County Sample Ballot page and entering their voter information.

Voters in Denton County can view what is on the ballot by viewing the Denton County Sample Ballot page and entering their voter information.

 

City of Southlake Candidates

View the Southlake City Council candidates for Place 1 and Place 6.

 

Parking at Town Hall

Parking spaces located on the north side of Southlake Town Hall have been designated as voter parking. Additional parking is available around Town Square and in both parking garages.

Two parking spaces are designated for people with mobility issues for curbside voting accommodations. If you are disabled and in need of voting assistance and would like to select to vote curbside, park in one of the parking spaces off of Grand Avenue notated on the map below and call the phone number on the sign in front of the parking space.

 

 

For more information about the 2020 Elections, visit CityofSouthlake.com/2020Elections.

2019 Early Voting Parking

As spring weather approaches and foot traffic in Town Square increases, the City is preparing for Early Voters. For voter convenience, the City is reserving parking spaces to avoid the hassle of finding a spot.

Signs will be placed throughout Town Square to assist voters during Early Voting from April 22 – April 30, and to assist voters during the Art in the Square event from April 26 – 28. See schedule and parking locations below:

Voter parking- Main Street- facing Town Hall:
April 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voter parking – Art in the Square – 20-minute limit on Main Street, facing  Ann Taylor:
April 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 27, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Parking, Main Street – facing Town Hall
April 29, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Final day, Early Voting Polls Close

For more information on voting in Southlake, please contact the City’s Secretary’s office at 817-748-8183 or visit us online.

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In the Know- Locations for Voters in Southlake

Are you ready for Stars and Stripes? Here’s what you should know about getting to the event.

Stars and Stripes Southlake is just a few days away. Tuesday, July 3, will be here before we know it. It’s an exciting event with a lot of activity, so before you come down we want to share some traffic, parking and safety tips.

Along with providing the perfect family-fun event, we also strive to provide a safe and secure event for all our visitors. The City of Southlake takes great measures to make sure all families attending the event have a safe and enjoyable experience.

“This is one of our most popular and fun events. We all look forward to Stars and Stripes,” said Police Chief James Brandon. “With that being said, Town Square will be full of people and activities. I’d like to remind everyone that while at the festivities please be aware of your surroundings. If anything causes you concern, our officers can be found throughout the event. Our primary goal is to make Stars and Stripes a safe place to enjoy the holiday for your family.”

Before you come to the event, here are some important tips to help you arrive and enjoy the event safely:

Want to avoid parking in Town Square?

Take the Shuttle: We are providing a shuttle service to and from the event.  The shuttle will be running from 3:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m., and the pickup/drop off locations will be located at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church at 185 S. White Chapel Boulevard and Gateway Church at 700 Blessed Way.

The pickup/drop off location in Town Square will be located on Division and State Streets next to DPS Headquarters.

Use the family drop off area: There will be a family drop off at DPS Headquarters near the shuttle drop off. Please have your passengers ready to exit the vehicle when it comes to a stop. This will help alleviate traffic congestion. Drivers who are planning to use Southlake Blvd. to get home need to be aware that they will not be allowed to access Carroll Avenue towards SH 114.

Use the Uber and Lyft drop off area: This year, we’ve created a designated drop off location to help you coordinate drop off and pick up with your driver. Tell your driver to drop you off at DPS Headquarters, or 600 State St.

Traffic officers will be in the area to make sure that drivers are following the plan so that everyone gets in and out of Town Square safely and with as little delay as possible.

Planning to drive and park in the area?

Take advantage of the Granite parking garage: Parking will be available after 6:00 p.m. in the Granite parking garage located on the north side of Town Square.  The garage can be accessed on Division Street, the road that runs along the south side of DPS HQ, then traffic will be directed northbound on State Street to turn into the parking garage. Just follow the signs that will guide you into the Granite parking garage.

Entering via SH 114: Take the Carroll Avenue exit of SH 114.  Access is available on North Carroll Avenue at Federal Way and Prospect Street, between SH 114 and Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709). Drivers may also access Town Square from the eastbound service road of SH 114 at Grand Avenue and Central Avenue. It’s important to note that there will be no southbound traffic allowed from the north parking lots. All traffic will exit to the service road. Also, no parking will be allowed on the grassy areas next to the service road. “No Parking” signs will be posted and enforced.

Entering via Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709): You may either turn north on Carroll Avenue to park on the west side of Town Square; use Central Avenue to access the east side of the Square; or use the east parking garage. **Please note that the west parking garage will be closed for the event.

At the end of the event: All traffic on the west side of Town Square will exit (right-turn only) onto Carroll Avenue heading northbound. There will be NO southbound traffic out of the Square allowed onto Carroll Avenue.

All traffic on the east side of the Square from Main Street will exit onto Central Avenue southbound.  All exits from the east garage will be directed to Central Avenue to go north to the SH 114 service road to exit the Square. **The west side exits to the east garage will be closed.

Handicapped Parking in Town Square

Drivers can enter from either Prospect Street/Carroll Avenue or Central Avenue /Southlake Blvd (FM 1709). to access the handicapped parking along Main Street. Handicapped parking will be available on Main Street by Starbucks and Mi Cocina. Please be aware that the entrance at Carroll Avenue /Main Street will be designated for exit only.

Not parking in Town Square?  

Lighted crosswalks will be available and manned by Southlake officers at the following locations:

  • Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) and Central Avenue
  • Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) and Carroll Avenue
  • North Carroll Avenue and Prospect Street
  • North Carroll Avenue and Federal Way

If parking on the side streets off of Carroll Avenue, please remember to follow these important rules.

  • To ensure everyone makes it home safely, it’s imperative that everyone uses the designated crosswalks. Crossing Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) on foot from the Central Market area is very dangerous and PROHIBITED!  Bike officers will be patrolling the area and will take appropriate enforcement action for your safety.
  • Park facing the correct way and no more than 18” from the curb.
  • Do not block driveways or park in someone’s yard.
  • Make sure your vehicle is not in the intersection; it will be towed.
  • Be courteous to the neighborhood.

Access to Town Square before the event

  • Barricades will go up early in the morning on July 3rd. The interior roads of Town Square will not be accessible by vehicle. Please plan accordingly. The parking lots and east garage will be open until full. As the lots and garage become full, they will be closed. All parking lots with the exception of the lots north of the Hilton will close no later than 7:30 p.m. There will be barricades for the duration of the event preventing traffic from traveling north on Central Avenue past Main Street.
  • And most of all, WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS! Citizens on Patrol (COPs) volunteers will also be on hand to assist pedestrians at major crosswalks and to help ensure the safety of all attendees.

For more information about the event, visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com.

Home for the Holidays Parking Secrets

The secret to great parking in Town Square?  Use the east or west parking garages! With more than 1700 covered parking spaces, the two garages are the perfect place to park you car so you can spend some time in the square.

If you are using Waze, Google Maps, Siri or another traffic application, enter in the following addresses for the west garage (near Whole Earth Provision Co.): 351 State Street, Southlake, TX 76092. For east garage parking (near The Harkins Southlake) enter: 1451 Federal Way, Southlake, TX 76092. Please note the additional directional signage has been put in place to make navigating to the garages even more convenient.

The City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square have been preparing to make holiday shopping the best ever this season. The Square is decked out with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights and festive decorations.  Also look for special musical performances, carriage rides, around the Square throughout November and December.

Shoppers will also find hundreds of other strategically located parking spaces in front of and behind the various shopping areas and around the parking garages. We hope to see you here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking and Traffic Safety Information for Stars and Stripes Event – July 3rd

It’s one of Southlake’s most anticipated events of the year. Southlake’s annual Stars & Stripes celebration with fireworks and lots of fun. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM in Southlake Town Square.

Of course you will need to know the best way to navigate around Town Square including shuttle bus and parking information. We want to help make it a fun-filled time for you and your family by passing along some important safety tips.

S.H. 114 Access 

According to Police Lieutenant Randy Thomas, if you are planning to park in Town Square, and use east or westbound S.H. 114 to get here, take the Carroll exit. Westbound drivers will crossover the bridge and continue eastbound on the 114 service road, fireworksparking on the north end of Town Square. Eastbound drivers should get off at Carroll and continue on the service road to the Town Square entrances on the north end. Lt. Thomas says, “Following this route will help folks arriving and leaving the Stars and Stripes event and when the event is over, drivers can leave by exiting onto the eastbound service road and accessing S.H. 114 at Kimball.” “Our goal is to help citizens plan ahead to help keep traffic moving smoothly,” Thomas added.

It is also important to note that there will be no southbound traffic allowed from the north parking lots. All traffic will exit to the service road. Also, no parking will be allowed on the grassy areas next to the service road. “No Parking” signs will be posted and enforced.

If you are arriving via Southlake Boulevard, you may either turn north on Carroll to park on the west side of Town Square or use Central to access the east side of the Square or use the east parking garage. Please make a note that the west parking garage will be closed for the event.

At the end of the Stars and Stripes event, all traffic on the west side of Town Square will exit (right-turn only) onto Carroll heading northbound. There will be NO southbound traffic out of the Square allowed onto Carroll Avenue.

All traffic on the east side of the Square from Main Street, will exit on Central southbound.  If you park in the east garage, all exits will be directed to Central and from there you will go north to the S.H. 114 service road to exit the Square. The west side exits to the east garage will be closed.

Drop off area

There will be a shuttle drop off near the McPherson Park Pond by the Hilton Hotel. Please have your passengers ready to exit the vehicle when it comes to a stop. This will help alleviate traffic congestion. “Drivers who are planning to use Southlake Boulevard to get home once the event is over need to be aware that they will not be allowed to access Carroll Avenue to head northbound towards S.H. 114,” said Lt. Thomas.  “Traffic officers will be in the area to make sure that drivers are following the plan so that everyone gets in and out of Town Square safely and with as little delay as possible.”

If you follow the guidelines listed above for traffic flow, your visit to the Stars and Stripes event will be an enjoyable one with minimal frustration and delay. “Our main goal is public safety, as well as ensuring that everyone has a great time,” said Lt. Thomas.

For visitors who are not parking in Town Square  

Lighted Crosswalks will be available and manned by Southlake Officers at the following locations:

  • 1709 and Central
  • 1709 and Carroll
  • North Carroll and Prospect
  • North Carroll and Federal Way

To ensure everyone makes it home safely, it is imperative that everyone uses the designated crosswalks. Crossing FM1709 on foot from the Central Market area is very dangerous and PROHIBITED!  Bike Officers will be patrolling the area and will take appropriate enforcement action for your safety.

If parking on the side streets off of Carroll, please remember to follow these important rules

  • Park facing the correct way and no more than 18” from the curb.
  • Do not block driveways or park in someone’s yard.
  • Make sure your vehicle is not in the intersection; it will be towed.
  • Be courteous to the neighborhood.

And most of all, WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS!

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped Parking will be available on Main Street by Starbucks and Mi Cocina.

Extra parking spaces have been added on Main Street by TruFire.

Barricades in Town Square

Barricades will go up early in the morning on July 3rd. The interior roads of Town Square will not be accessible by vehicle. Please plan accordingly. The parking lots and east garage will be open until full. As the lots and garage become full, they will be closed. All parking lots with the exception of the lots north of the Hilton will close no later than 7:30 P.M.

Shuttle Service

The City is also providing shuttle service to and from the event.  Running from 3:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the pickup/drop off location will be located at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church at 185 S. White Chapel Boulevard.  The pickup/drop off location in Town Square will be located the intersection of Central and Main, in a coned-off area at Main Street.  This year, a second bus route has been added. Buses will be also run from Gateway at 700 Blessed Way. This bus route will drop off on Reserve St. and State St. in front of the Southlake Police Department. The map can be found below.

For more information about Stars and Stripes Southlake please visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com

5K’s take over Bicentennial Park in April

The spring season is always a great time for our residents to get out and visit the beautiful parks and facilities offered by the City of Southlake. But spring is also a great time for events and activites to take place at our parks. With our residents and regular park visitors in mind, the Southlake Community Services Department wanted to make sure you were aware of park usage during the season.

In the near future, there will be several 5k races and runs that will be taking place in Bicentennial Park. The Superhero 5k is on Saturday, April 2, the Altrusa 5k is on Saturday, April 16, and the Rescue 5k is on Saturday, April 30. For all three of these Saturdays, park visitors can expect parking to be bad from around 7:30 AM to noon. The Community Services Department recommends that unless you’re attending one of these events, that you visit the park at another time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information on these and other events, visit SouthlakeParksandRec.com or call us at 817-748-8019.

Ample Covered Parking and Concierge Services Await Southlake Home for the Holiday Shoppers

Look for these parking signs in Southlake Town Square.

Look for these parking signs in Southlake Town Square.

The City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square have made preparations to make your shopping a perfectly enjoyable occasion during this holiday season. Southlake Town Square is decked out with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights and festive decorations, and its dozens of shops and restaurants are only steps away from more than 1,700 covered parking spaces in two separate garages.

Shoppers will notice that additional directional signage has been put in place to make navigating to the garages even more convenient. Shoppers will also find thousands of other strategically located parking spaces in front of and behind the various shopping areas.

To make your excursion even more pleasurable, a concierge service is available at 1256 Main Street, in between Sweet at Sassy and Barse Jewelry. Here you can purchase gift cards, check restaurant menus, browse movie show times, get directions to your favorite store, and access public restrooms.

For the quickest way to the West Garage from SH 114, take Carroll Boulevard south and then turn left on Federal Way to State Street the entrance. When using GPS for directions, enter 351 State Street, Southlake, TX 76092.  The quickest way to the East Garage from Southlake Boulevard is to take Central Avenue north, cross over Main Street and then turn left. When using GPS for directions, enter 1451 Federal Way, Southlake, TX 76092.

If you have any questions regarding the Town Square concierge service, please call 817-229-8774.

Click map to enlarge.

Click map to enlarge.

Important Stars and Stripes Parking and Traffic Information

S&S parkingPreparations are underway for the City of Southlake’s annual Stars and Stripes event on Thursday, July 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m. in Southlake Town Square. The City wants to help make it a fun-filled time for you and your family by passing along some important traffic information and safety tips.

S.H. 114 Access

According to  Southlake DPS Police Sergeant Mike Dunn, if you are planning to  park in Town Square, and use east or westbound S.H. 114, you should take the Carroll exit. Westbound drivers will crossover the bridge and continue eastbound on the 114 service road, parking on the north end of Town Square. Eastbound drivers should get off at Carroll Ave and continue on the service road to the Town Square entrances on the north end. Sergeant Dunn says, “Following this route will help folks arriving to and leaving from Stars and Stripes, drivers can leave by exiting onto the eastbound service road and accessing S.H. 11 at Kimball.” “Our goal is to help citizens plan ahead to help keep traffic moving smoothly,” Dunn added.

It is also important to note that there will be no southbound traffic allowed from the north parking lots. All traffic will exit to the 114 service road. Also, no parking will be allowed on the grassy areas next to the service road. “No Parking” signs will be posted and enforced.

Southlake Blvd. & East Garage Access

If you are arriving via Southlake Blvd, you may either turn north on Carroll Ave to park on the west side of Town Square or use Central to access the east side of the parking lot by Jared Jewelers. Keep in mind that once the parking lot is full, Central Ave will be closed. Central Ave will be closed by 4:00 p.m. to allow the shuttle services to begin. Also, please make note that the West Parking Garage will be closed for the event.

At the end of the festivities, all traffic on the west side of Town Square will exit (right-turn only) onto Carroll Ave heading northbound. There will be no southbound traffic out of Town Square allowed onto Carroll Ave. All traffic on the east side of Town Square from Main St will exit Southbound on Central Ave. If you park in the east garage, all exits will be directed to Central Ave and from there you will be directed north to the S.H. 114 service road to exit the square. If you exit the at the west end of the garage you will exit north on Central Ave to the 114 service road. The west side exits in the East Garage will be closed.

Drop-off Area

There will be an in and out drop off area in front of the Department of Public Safety headquarters along State Street off North Carroll. The far outside, northbound lane will be lined with traffic cones and a sign indicating the drop off area. An exit will be provided onto the eastbound service road of Highway 114. Please have your passengers ready to exit the vehicle when it comes to a stop. This will help alleviate traffic congestion. “Drivers who are planning to use Southlake Blvd need to be aware that they will not be allowed to access Carroll Ave to head northbound towards S.H. 114,” said Dunn. “Traffic officers will be in the area to make sure that drivers are following the plan so that everyone gets in and out safely and with as little delay as possible.”

If you follow the guidelines listed above for traffic flow, your visit to Stars and Stripes will be an enjoyable one with minimal frustration and delay. “Our main goal is public safely, as well as ensuring that everyone has a great time,” said Sergeant Dunn.

For Visitors who are not Parking in Town Square

Lighted Crosswalks will be available  and manned by Southlake officers at the following locations:

  • Southlake Blvd and Central Ave
  • Southlake Blvd and Carroll Ave
  • North Carroll and Prospect
  • North Carroll and Federal Way

Again, the number one goal for the Southlake Police Department is to help make sure everyone arrives to Stars and Stripes and returns home safely. You can assist in this process by using the designated crosswalks. Crossing Southlake Blvd on foot from the Central Market area is very dangerous and prohibited. There will be a zero tolerance policy in place for pedestrians who cross in any area that is not a designated crosswalk. There will be yellow police tape from Carroll Ave to Central Ave. Bike Officers will be patrolling the area and will take appropriate enforcement action for your safety.

If you are parking on the side streets of Carroll Ave, please remember these important tips:

  • Park facing the correct way and no more than 18” from the curb
  • Do not block driveways or park in someone’s yard
  • Make sure your vehicle is not in the intersection, it will be towed
  • Be courteous to the neighborhood

Handicapped Parking

In addition to the already established Handicapped Parking in Town Square, Handicapped Parking will also be available on Main St by Starbucks and Mi Cocina.

Barricades in Town Square

Barricades will go up early in the morning on July 3rd. The interior roads of Town Square will not be accessible by vehicle. Please plan accordingly. The parking lots and East Garage will be open until they are full. As the lots and garage become full, they will be closed. All parking lots with the exception of the lots north of the Hilton will close no later that 7:30 p.m.

Shuttle Service

The City is also providing shuttle service to and from the event. Shuttle service will operate from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The off-site pick-up/drop-off  location will be located at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church (185 S White Chapel Blvd). The pick-up/drop-off location at Town Square will be located at the intersection of Central Ave and Main St, in a coned-off area at Main St.

If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019. For more event information, please visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com. Click here for parking and shuttle map.

 

Orange Barrel Alert: Reconstruction on Cul-De-Sac of 1500 Flamingo Circle

Thursday January 9th, 2014 Southlake Public Works staff will begin the reconstruction of the cul-de-sac at the end of 1500 Flamingo Circle.

Residents should anticipate construction weekdays during the hours of 7a.m. and 4:30p.m. Please do not park vehicles in the cul-de-sac during the hours of 7a.m. and 5p.m. Monday through Friday until the completion of construction. Weather permitting the anticipated completion date of this project is January 17, 2014.

Mail and garbage services will not be interrupted during this reconstruction.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Southlake Public Works at (817) 748-8082.