5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Utility customers recently received or may be receiving a notice outlining billing changes from Progressive / Waste Connections. Residential customers are asked to please disregard the aforementioned letter, as it was sent in error by the trash company. Your trash collection or refuse bill will still be calculated in your monthly water bills.

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The City Council recently approved a $2.50 convenience fee for all credit/debit card payments for all City departments that take credit cards, effective March 16, 2017. This applies to all credit & debit card payments for water/sewer bills, municipal court fees, permit fees, library, recreation and all other payments.

The reason for adding the fee is to recoup the payment card interchange fees imposed by credit card processing companies. For FY2016, Haltom City paid approximately $150,000 for payment interchange fees.


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May 6, 2017 Election

A General Election has been called to elect Haltom City Council Places 1, 2, 7 and Mayor for a two…
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'17 HC Fine Arts Student Scholarship

For the first time, Haltom City will be awarding three 2017 graduating seniors who are or have been…
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2017 Photo Contest Winners

Judges have studied the 141 entries in the 2017 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have…
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Mayor's Cup Golf Tourney - May 5

Get your teams ready for a great day of golf for a great cause by participating in our 6th Annual…
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Veterans Memorial Park Fund

Haltom City and the Veterans Memorial Committee would like to thank Randy Haefli & Component…
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'17 Super Kids Summer Camp

Join us for our 2017 Super Kids Summer Camp, filled with sports, crafts, spraygrounds, field trips…
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Citizen Survey Results

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Senior Center 40th Anniv. - May 16

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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

The City of Haltom City honored our country’s heroes on Veterans Day on November 11, 2016. The…
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DPS Points Surcharges

How do I know if the violation will result in a conviction on my record?

Any violation filed in the Haltom City Municipal Court will be recorded on your driving record unless you receive and successfully complete deferred disposition or receive and successfully complete defensive driving. In order to receive deferred in the Haltom City Municipal Court, you must set a court date and appear before the Judge or you must pay the fine plus $25 (this is an increase in the fine assessed by the Judge to allow you to receive deferred without going to court). You cannot receive time to pay and you cannot hold a commercial driver’s license. In order to receive deferred on a no insurance violation, you must show proof of current insurance covering you as a driver, not hold a commercial drivers license, and pay the full fine assessed. There is not a $25 increase in the fine for deferred on no insurance violations. You may also appear before the Judge with your current insurance policy and request deferred.
You may also want to consider defensive driving.


Why will I be charged more money if I paid my fine in court but did not get deferred to keep it off of my record?

In 2003, The Texas Legislature enacted the Driver Responsibility Program that creates a system of both points and surcharges for conviction of certain offenses. In general, a person accumulates points when he or she is convicted of a moving violation. Once a person accumulates six points, a surcharge is assessed. Some offenses result in automatic surcharges without regard to the number of points a person has accumulated. The surcharge is NOT assessed by the Municipal Court in which the violation was filed. It is a state law and processed through Texas DPS.

 When are points assessed?

Points are added to a driver’s license when a person is convicted of a moving violation that occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Points accumulate on the date that the conviction is recorded by the Texas DPS.

How are points assessed?

Each conviction for a moving violation results in two points being attached to the driver’s license. Each conviction for a moving violation resulting in a accident adds three points to the driver’s license. Points are assessed for convictions in Texas and in any other state.

Under what circumstances are points NOT assessed?

Points are not assessed for speeding when the person was driving less than 10 percent above the posted speed limit. For example, if a person was going 70 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone and was convicted of speeding, points would not be added to that person’s driver’s license. However, points are assessed for any conviction stemming from speeding in a school zone. Points are also not assessed for seatbelt convictions. Also, a moving violation that is dismissed following the successful completion of either a driver safety course or deferred disposition will not result in the accumulation of any points. Finally, points are not assessed for conviction of an offense that has an automatic surcharge.

What is a moving violation?

DPS designates, by rule, the offenses that constitute a moving violation. The Texas Administrative Code defines moving violation as “an act committed in connection with the operation of a motor vehicle on a public street or highway, which constitutes a hazard to traffic and is prohibited by state law or city ordinance.” The Administrative Code also provides a list of 178 offenses that constitute moving violations for which points are assessed. The complete list may be found on the Texas Secretary of State’s website at: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/fids/37_0015_0089-1.html.

How do drivers know if they have any points on their license?

For those drivers who do not keep up with their own points, a notice will be sent to the last known mailing address of the person holding the driver’s license when five points have accumulated against the driver’s license.

What does it mean to have points on a driver’s license?

Each year DPS will determine how any points have accumulated against the driver’s license. Any person who has accumulated six or more points in the past 36 months will be assessed a surcharge. The surcharge will be $100 for the first six points and $25 for each additional point. Points remain on the driver’s license for three years from the date of conviction.

What are differences between an immediate surcharge and a surcharge assessed from points?

Conviction of certain offenses results in an immediate surcharge rather than the assessment of points. These surcharges are paid annually for three years. These traffic offenses and surcharges are:
Driving While License Invalid - $250
Failure to maintain financial resp. (FMFR or No Insurance) - $250
No Drivers License - $100

How do drivers know they owe a surcharge?

DPS notifies a driver that a surcharge has been assessed. The notice is sent via first class mail to the last known address of the driver. The notice must give the deadline for paying the surcharge and explain the consequences of not paying the surcharge.

What happens if a driver doesn’t pay the surcharge?

If a driver fails to pay the surcharge or enter an installment agreement to pay the surcharge before the 30th day after the notice is sent, the driver’s license is automatically suspended. The person’s license remains suspended until the surcharge and any related costs are paid.

Library News/Events

Book Sale - Apr 27-30

haltom city public library lobbyThe Haltom City Library will be hosting their Friends of the HCPL Annual Book Sale April 27-30, 2017. Both new and used books will be available. Donations of gently used books, DVDs, magazines are being accepted.

Cash or credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover) will be accepted. Volunteers are always needed to help sort and organize April 24 through 26. Call 817-222-7790 for more information.

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Super Science Saturdays - May 6

haltom city library super science saturdaysThe first Saturday of each month, from 9 - 10:00 a.m., we explore different scientific concepts at the HCPL. There are hands-on activities appropriate for ages 6 – 12. It’s free and there is no registration. The topic on May 6. 2017 will be Geology!

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"Sing-Along Afternoon" - May 8

haltom city sing along afternoon may 8 2017The Haltom City Public Library and the Haltom Senior Center present a "Sing-Along Afternoon". Join us to watch a musical and sing along to The Music Man. The musical will be presented on May 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the library, located at 4809 Haltom Rd.

Free popcorn and lyrics sheets will be provided. For more information contact the Library at 817-222-7786.

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HCPL's Teen Advisory Board

haltom city library teen advisory boardThe Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a new program geared specifically towards teen patrons. TAB is a meeting of teenage patrons once a month to discuss future teen programs here at the Haltom City Public Library. The purpose of TAB is to allow teenage patrons an opportunity to voice their opinions about how they feel teen programs are going and make suggestions to improve the programs.

For the time being we request only high school student to participate in TAB...middle school students will be invited to attend in the future. Teen patrons who participate can earn a community service hour and enjoy a snack. We meet the last Wednesday of each month from 4 - 5:00 p.m. at the library. For more information contact Christina Barton at 817-576-0115.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

'17 Super Kids Summer Camp

2017 haltom city super kids summer campJoin us for our 2017 Super Kids Summer Camp, filled with sports, crafts, spraygrounds, field trips and more. For ages 6-13, the camp runs during weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., between June 5th and August 11th. The cost is $100/week, plus a one-time nonrefundable $25 registration fee. Online registration is now available.

 A parent's information packet along with release forms can be downloaded here in PDF format. A Standards of Care form is available here.

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Mayor's Cup Golf Tourney - May 5

haltom city mayors cup golf tournament may 5 2017Get your teams ready for a great day of golf for a great cause by participating in our 6th Annual Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament on May 5, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the Back to School Health Fair and will help us purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in Haltom City.

Two flights are offered:

  • Mayors 4-man scramble (Mayors, City Managers, and Mayoral designee will team up for a chance to win the traveling Mayor’s Cup)
  • Friends 4-man scramble (supporters, sponsors, and friends)

The tournament will take place Friday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $100/person or $300/team and includes green fees, range balls, cart with GPS and fiesta dinner following the tournament. Mulligan packages and raffle tickets will also be sold. Sponsors are still needed, please contact Christi Pruitt at 817-831-6464.

The deadline to sign up is April 28th. A registration form can be downloaded here.

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Veterans Memorial Park Fund

haltom city veterans memorial dedication november 2016Haltom City and the Veterans Memorial Committee would like to thank Randy Haefli & Component Construction Company for their generous donation to the Veterans Memorial Park fund. Component Construction Company of Haltom City was the first business to donate to the fund, which will support the construction and maintenance of the Haltom City Veteran’s Memorial at Haltom Road Park.

Donations can be made through your Haltom City utility bill or by contacting the City Manager’s office. An online form (also embedded below) is available if you would like to donate to this fund or any of the five others listed. A recurring donation (minimum .50) will be deducted monthly from your bill. If you would like to make a one-time donation please contact the City Manager's office.

 

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Rec Center Seeks Class Instructors

Haltom City Parks & RecreationThe Haltom City Parks & Recreation Department is looking for instructors of new classes that can be offered to citizens at the Recreation Center.

Do you have the knowledge and the passion to teach others? Become an instructor at the Haltom Recreation Center and get paid to do what you love. We are currently accepting class and camp proposals for youth and adult activities, including fitness, fine arts, and specialty programs. For more information, contact Heidi Smith at Heidi Smith at 817-831-6710.

If you qualify to instruct such a class or have your own idea for a class please download/read this PDF information sheet and fill out/return the attached form. You may also fill out this online form (also embedded below), but please download and read the PDF instruction sheet before applying via the online form.

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Smith, Recreation Supervisor, at 817-831-6710 or by email.