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Haltom City, TX  76117
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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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CERT Classes Start Sept 18

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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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Haltom City Veterans Memorial

Construction will begin this summer on our Veterans Memorial at Haltom Road Park. This memorial…
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Cotton Belt Rail Line Construction

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WT Francisco - Clean Campus

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Positive WNV Sample - Spraying Scheduled

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'17 Summer Reading Club

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Citizen Survey Results

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Cooking Well with Diabetes Classes

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Back to School Health Fair - July 29

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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

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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

'17 Summer Reading Club

haltom city 2017 summer reading clubThe Haltom City Library's annual Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the HC Public Library, kicked off on Friday, June 2nd at 2:00 p.m. with magician James Wand. The library will be hoppin’ with lots of activities. First start your vacation off and register for the Summer Reading Club. Pick up your reading logs and keep track of the time as you read. It’s easy. Remember...kids who read over the summer months maintain their skills and are better prepared to start school in the fall.

You can register online for the Summer Reading Club here and you can log your reading online here.

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Super Science Saturdays - Aug 5

haltom city library super science saturdaysThe first Saturday of each month, from 9 - 10:00 a.m., we explore different scientific concepts at the Haltom City Public Library. There are hands-on activities appropriate for ages 6 – 12. It’s free and there is no registration. The topic on August 5. 2017 will be X-Rays!

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HCPL's Ladies' Night Out - Aug 12

haltom city public library texasThe Haltom City Library's 2017 Ladies' Night Out will offer a chance to enjoy a night out meeting new friends and mingling with old ones. Women 18 years and older will be treated to a scrumptious dinner catered by Chef Tyler. There will be a silent auction, raffles, shopping from vendors and many new things this year!

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HCPL's Summer Teen Activities

haltom city public library logoThe Haltom City Library will be hosting a variety of teen activities in the summer of 2017.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

Summer Camp - STEM by Girls Inc.

summer stem camp haltom cityThe Haltom City Recreation Center is thrilled to host Girls Inc. for their Summer in STEM program on Friday, July 14, 21 & 28, 2017. This program is designed to get girls interested in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This free program is held on three consecutive Fridays and is divided in to three age groups. Please call the Recreation Center at 817-834-6464 to register as space is limited. You may also register online.

Girls ages 6 to 8 meet from 9 - 10:00 a.m.,  girls ages 9 to 11 meet from 10 - 11:00 a.m. & girls ages 12 to 14 meet from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Haltom City Veterans Memorial

haltom city texas veterans memorial groundbreakingConstruction will begin this summer on our Veterans Memorial at Haltom Road Park. This memorial will serve to honor the courage and sacrifice made by our veterans and first responders. A site dedication was held on November 11, 2016 and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 21, 2017.

Haltom City is currently accepting donations that will fund accents and amenities to the memorial, including a water fountain, gazebo, additional parking and a new restroom facility.

Donations can be made through a recurring deduction on the financial account residents use to pay their water bill or by making a one-time donation. A recurring deduction can be made by filling out this form and selecting the Veterans Memorial Fund. If you would like to make a one-time donation please contact the City Manager's Office at 817-222-7748.

Bowmen Summer Sports Camps

bowmen sportsThe Haltom City Recreation Center is thrilled to be offering summer sports camps for kids ages 6 to 13 from Bowmen Sports. Have fun mastering new skills through drills and game play. Learn from a knowledgeable and dedicated group of coaches. Each week has a different theme! Bring a snack, water, and gym shoes. Each weekly sports camp is $60 and meets from 1 - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday in the gym at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

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'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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