Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Carroll Winterguard Success Continues

IMG_3042The Carroll ISD Winterguard placed first in the NTCA Arlington Bowie competition last weekend.

The Cadets earned a score of 91.3 and will now compete as the top seed in the Cadet Championship Saturday in Saginaw.

Youth Athletic Leagues Available for Registration!

Just because school starts doesn’t mean your child has to stop being active! Registration for Southlake’s Youth Athletic Leagues for this fall and winter is now open.

Sign your children up for one of Southlake Recreation’s Youth Athletic Leagues and keep them active and happy while playing their favorite sports!  Such as the Under the Lights Flag Football available to kids in grades 1st through 6th. Their season runs from early September to late October and will provide kids with a fun team building experience that will stick with them for the rest of their football careers.
Registration ends August 20th.

Fall Girls Volleyball, which is open to girls ages 6 – 12 is also offered. The volleyball program features practices, an 8 game season, and playoffs, giving your volleyball star the full experience! Jerseys are provided for each player and a set rotation guide is in place to make sure every player receives equal playing time!
Registration ends August 26th.

Don’t forget about Winter Basketball! This program, for kids 6 – 12, will keep your children energized and excited as they play their way through an eight game season with playoffs! An excellent team builder, Winter Basketball ensures that every player gets their chance to play on the court while encouraging friendly competition!
Registration end October 21st.

For more information call (817) 748-8019
or go to SouthlakeParksandRec.com

 

Holiday Camp Mania returns this November and December!

The City offers Holiday Camp Mania during traditional breaks from school for kids. Join the City during this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years for fun, friends and excitement. The first week of camp will begin Monday, November 23rd. All camps will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM with after care offered at no additional cost from 7:30 – 9:00 AM and 4:30 6:30 PM.

Here is the full Holiday Camp Mania schedule:

Thanksgiving: Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25

Winter: Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23

New Year’s: Monday, December 28 – Thursday, December 31

Children are invited to have fun and meet new friends in a safe environment during their time off from school. Holiday Break Camp Mania will offer games, crafts, movies, field trips and much more!

Children must be ages 5 – 11 as of September 1, 2015 and must currently be enrolled in Kindergarten.

Click here for more information and to register.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

It’s time for Winter Basketball registration!

With the winter season around the corner, the Southlake Community Service Department is now accepting registration for it’s popular Winter Basketball league. This league always fills up fast so be sure to claim your child’s spot early!

Individual Basketball

The first league the City of Southlake offers is the Individual Basketball program. This league will be drafted by The City of Southlake giving players without a network of other players the opportunity to enjoy exciting league play. All teams will play an eight-game season and players will be on a rotation to ensure all participants get equal play time. The cost is $85 per player. Click here for more information and to register online.

Team Basketball

Team Basketball is the more competitive league; players sign up with an entire team and compete throughout the season against other pre-formed teams. Coaches in this league are given the freedom to manage their team with no minimum playing rules. Teams must register with a coach under the coach’s name. All teams will play an eight-game season. The cost for enrollment is $495 per team. Click here for more information and to register.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

Winter/Spring 2014 Southlake Scene is Now Online

The 2014 Winter/Spring edition of the Southlake Scene is now available online. Inside you will find a variety of activities for your entire family. Get your 2014 calendars ready to fill with fun programs and events that will keep your family active this coming year!

In this new issue you can explore upcoming special events, camps, athletic leagues, wellness programs, outdoor activities, educational classes and much more! Be sure to also check out the  Southlake Public Library, Senior Activity Center, Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve and Tennis Center programs as well.

The Southlake Scene is a community activity guide published by the Southlake Community Services Department.  You can find the Southlake Scene online or print from home!

For more information about the Southlake Scene and programs being offered, please call the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.

Southlake Parks and Recreation is now on Twitter! Follow@SLParksandRec to receive important Parks and Recreation information.

Southlake Ice Storm Cleanup – Latest Information

TxDOT Sweep of road ice on SH 114 12/8/2013

TxDOT Sweep of road ice on SH 114 12/8/2013

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. 12/10 We would like to remind residents that for the week of Monday 12/9 – Friday 12/13, Republic Waste Services will resume all trash and recycling collection according to their typical schedule.

Due to the delayed pick ups at the end of last week, Republic anticipates an increased volume of trash and recycling throughout the week. As such, the collection of limbs, bagged leaves, or other debris may be delayed until later in the week. Questions should be directed to Republic Services at (817) 317-2424.

UPDATE 6:15 a.m. 12/9 City highways and roadways are beginning to clear but ice still remains in patches on major arterials and in sheets on neighborhood roads and parking lots.  Drivers are urged to use caution.  City of Southlake offices will open at 10:00 a.m. Monday, 12/9/2013, Tarrant County offices are scheduled to open at noon.

UPDATE 7:10 p.m. 12/8 Republic Services has advised the City that they are planning to run their regular schedule Monday 12/9.  Limbs and brush that have fallen as a result of the storm may not get picked up until the end of the week.  Republic would also like to remind customers who had their Friday pickup rescheduled that the new pick up day for trash is Tuesday 12/10.   Recycling is scheduled for pickup on Friday 12/13.

UPDATE 6:15 p.m. 12/8  City of Southlake  Community Services programs have been canceled for Monday evening 12/9.  For more information please click here.   The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for tonight until 10:00 a.m. Monday.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m. 12/8 TxDOT’s sweep team arrived in Southlake around 4:00 p.m.  The caravan swept SH 114 as part of a larger effort all over Tarrant County highways.  Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing again in the overnight hours so drivers will need to be careful tomorrow morning.

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. 12/8 TxDOT will use heavy machinery to sweep  SH 121 and SH 114 to help clear out of the ice.  They are asking all drivers to stay off the highways so they can complete their tasks quickly.  Many churches have either canceled services or are streaming them online.  The Freezing Fog Advisory has been extended to 12 noon for North Texas.  If you must be on the roads, drive slowly and use caution.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. 12/7 The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for Southlake and much of the DFW metroplex until 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  This could bring a light layer of ice to the area.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m. 12/6 The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning that was to remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday (12/6) evening.   Now they have issued a Hard Freeze Warning from midnight tonight to 9:00 a.m. Saturday (12/7).

First responders from the Southlake Police and Fire Departments have been keeping a close eye on conditions all day long.  While some of the ice on the roadways has turned to slush, temperatures remain below freezing.

“When the sun goes down, the temperatures will fall into the teens and ice and snow on the roads will re-freeze,” said Fire Chief Mike Starr.  “We are encouraging everyone to  keep that in mind and think twice before heading out on the roads this evening.”

“Since 6:30am, officers assisted 65 stranded motorists on area roadways to include SH 114. We are very grateful to citizens for heeding the warnings generated regarding weather and road conditions” said Police Chief Stephen Mylett. “For everyone’s safety, to include first responders, we continue to encourage citizens to stay off the roads as we expect ice conditions to continue through the weekend. If you have to be out, please drive slowly and defensively.”

The City of Southlake Public Works crews will continue sanding Southlake streets through out the weekend.  Drivers are asked to give the sand trucks a wide berth if they encounter them on the roadway.

UPDATE 3:00 p.m. 12/6:  The Southlake Library, the Bob Jones Nature Center and the  Southlake Tennis  Center will be closed Saturday, 12/7 because of the weather.

UPDATE  9:05 a.m. 12/6:  Due to the weather, Southlake Community Services has canceled Breakfast with Santa and the Youth basketball games that were scheduled for Saturday, 12/7.  For more information please click here.

UPDATE  8:45 a.m. 12/6: Tarrant County offices at Town Hall are closed today due to inclement weather.

UPDATE  7:00 a.m. 12/6:  Trash collection for 12/6 will be delayed until Tuesday, December 10th.  Recycling pickup is delayed until Friday, 12/13.

UPDATE 6:15 a.m. 12/6/2013:  City of Southlake offices are closed Friday, December 6, 2013 due to inclement weather.  The roads around Southlake are covered with up to an inch of  frozen precipitation.  Drivers are asked to stay off the roads if at all possible.

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(December 5, 2013) A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service beginning Thursday(12/5) at 6 p.m. to remain in effect until Friday(12/6) at 6 p.m. Rain, and possibly sleet or ice, along with freezing temperatures are expected—which could create icy conditions. According to the current forecast, temperatures are expected to remain in the 20’s and 30’s for at least the next 48 hours.

The City of Southlake will be monitoring conditions throughout today and tomorrow, and will be sending out public works crews as needed to help keep area roads safe. Southlake first responders will also be on stand-by to respond to emergencies as needed.

“If you need to drive, please slow down, drive smart and exercise caution throughout the duration of this storm,” said Police Chief Stephen Mylett. “If you can, stay off the roads, we would like to see storm-related emergency calls kept to a minimum.”

Expected ice accumulations could cause hazardous road conditions throughout the duration of the storm. Should these conditions occur, it is advised that residents only drive in case of an emergency.

These conditions may result in a delay of trash and recycling collection on Friday(12/6). Residents will be notified of this delay by Friday morning.

Residents should be aware of the risk of branches breaking due to ice accumulation—which may cause power outages. Oncor advises everyone to have an emergency kit with flashlights and batteries and a plan to stay with friends or family that does have electricity in the event there is a widespread outage. Residents should stay at least 10 feet away from any area with fallen power lines. Please report fallen power lines to Oncor at 1-888-313-4747 or online at: http://stormcenter.oncor.com.

Southlake Fire Chief, Mike Starr, urges residents to be prepared, “Stock up on food, water, and other essentials before the storm hits. Also, make sure to fill gas tanks and keep food, water, and blankets in your vehicle in case of emergency.”

The City of Southlake is monitoring these conditions and will activate the Emergency Operations Center if needed. For the latest updates during this storm, visit www.CityofSouthlake.com and www.MySouthlakeNews.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information on how to be prepared in winter weather, please visit the City’s Office of Emergency Management webpage.

City of Southlake Closures as of 12/5 at 3:30 p.m.

Southlake Public Library: closing today at 5 p.m.
Southlake Tennis Center: closing today at 5 p.m.
Bob Jones Nature Center: closing today at 5 p.m.

All City events Thursday afternoon are canceled. 

West Nile Virus Off-Season Testing Begins November 19

Off-season trapping will begin November 19 and continue until March 25. During this time the City will trap mosquitoes once every two weeks and test once a month. Due to the high volume of mosquitoes in the area, samples will be taken from a trap at 870 Shady Lane. Results from these tests will continue to be posted on the Mosquito Surveillance page on the City’s website. Weekly testing will resume at the start of next year’s full season on April 1.              

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.