The Southlake Police Department recently designated an area outside the department as an ‘Exchange Zone’ for Southlake Residents. The designated area is two parking spaces that are now available with posted signs that read, “Exchange Zone, This Area is Under 24-hour Surveillance.”
The ‘Exchange Zone’ can be used for child custody exchanges, as well as the exchange of items bought or sold by individuals. The parking spaces are located on the southeast corner of DPS Headquarters (600 State Street) in the last two spaces on the far right row on Division Street. Chief James Brandon said, “Residents have sometimes used the police department for such exchanges and have asked to have a designated area. We are always happy to partner with our citizens in order to keep them as safe as possible.”
In addition, residents can always use the front lobby of the Southlake Police Department for exchanges. The front lobby is staffed by a licensed Peace Officer Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Although the Southlake Police Department encourages the use of the designated parking areas for exchanges, we ask that citizens always exercise good judgment in their interaction with strangers.
The flu season is upon us and Carroll ISD is taking steps to keep Dragons healthy during this time. CISD Lead Nurse Karen Flexer is working with campus nurses to monitor and report flu cases. The district will also actively campaign to encourage hand washing/sanitizing and other steps that can be taken to prevent the flu from spreading.
The Carroll ISD Student Services Department will keep the district apprised of spikes or double digit changes in student absences; and the Personnel Services Department is monitoring the same for employee absences.
The district has scheduled a second flu shot clinic at the Carroll ISD Administration Center for employees, Dragon families and members of the community on Wednesday, January 15 from 4-6 p.m. The flu shot reduces the risk of getting the flu and also helps flu patients minimize the symptoms and severity of the illness. Carroll ISD district sponsor Doctor’s Express is also giving flu shots at their Southlake location. Flu shots are free at this location for individuals on Carroll ISD insurance. Children without insurance can also receive a flu shot for just $10. Click here for insurance information and prices.
Carroll ISD hosted a flu shot clinic last October at Carroll Senior High School. Nearly 400 doses were distributed at the clinic. Carroll has hosted an annual flu shot clinic every fall for the past five years.
This year’s flu season is expected to last longer and medical experts are seeing a much stronger strain of the Type A Influenza (H1N1). Carroll ISD will be reiterating to families and staff to stay home when experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms.