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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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2017 Carfest - April 1

The 8th annual Haltom City Carfest will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.…
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Unidos - Feb 25

La Policia Trabajando Junto Con La Comunidad Hispana El Departamento de Policía de North Richland…
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'17 Images of HC Photo Contest

The 29th annual Images of Haltom City Photo Contest is now accepting entries through Monday,…
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HCPL Media Sale - Mar 6-11

The Friends of the Haltom City Public Library continue with their mini-sales in the run-up to their…
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Crossroads N'Letter - Feb/Mar '17

The February/March 2017 Haltom City Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
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New Textile Recycling Service

The City of Haltom City is now offering an exciting new service which will allow residents to…

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Greetings From The Mayor

As our community ushers in 2017, we are celebrating many things. Among these, are Haltom City's…
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Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. All proceeds go towards supporting our…
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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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KHCB Business of 1Q - Starbucks

Representatives from Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the city of Haltom City joined Mayor Pro-Tem…
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Fund the Super 6

Every month, for less than a cup of coffee, you can help fund special projects throughout Haltom…
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Volunteer for Sr. Transportation Service

Volunteer drivers are needed for the new social transportation program, Friends Helping Friends.…
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Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County

Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County just recently opened a new facility here in Haltom City, located…

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

Indie Author Alliance Extravaganza

haltom city public library texasMeet some of the best independent writers in the Metroplex. There will be readings by the authors themselves, book signings, video book trailer showings and art giveaways. Would you like to have a character in an upcoming book named after you? Or a poem written just for you? It could happen!

Attend this free and exciting program at the Haltom City Public Library, Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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HCPL Media Sale - Mar 6-11

haltom city public library logoThe Friends of the Haltom City Public Library continue with their mini-sales in the run-up to their annual Book Sale in April. The Library will be hosting a Media Sale March 6 - 11, 2017.

Items for sale will include:

  • VHS tapes – first one $1.00, next 5 tapes are free
  • DVDs, CDs & video games - $1.00 each
  • Audio Books – 25 cents per cassette
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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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AARP Tax Assistance

aarp tax aidThe Haltom City Public Library is currently taking appointments for tax preparation assistance. The AARP organization is again volunteering their time and expertise to help prepare your 2016 income taxes. Please call the library at 817-222-7787 to reserve your spot.

Assistance will be provided every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. between February 2 – April 13, 2017.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

Spring Soccer Leagues

haltom city parks recreation logoRegister now through March 4th, 2017 for our boys and girls (ages 3-12, birthday as of March 1) spring soccer season. The season begins April 1st.

The registration fee depends on the age of your child:

  • 6 and under: $45
  • 7-8: $65
  • 9-12: $75

Call the Recreation Center for more information at 817-831-6464. You can register online here.

2017 Haltom Stampede Results

haltom stampede february 11 2017The results for the 2017 Haltom Stampede can be viewed online here.

New Parks and Recreation Director

haltom city parks recreation director christi pruittChristi Pruitt, just promoted to Di­rector of Parks & Recreation in November 2016, is a familiar face in Haltom City, serving as the Recreation Supervisor for the last 12 years. She joined Haltom City in December of 2004 and re-opened the Recreation Center after renovations, adding top-of-the-line fitness equipment, new classes, community events, and reviv­ing old classes and sports programs. Through the years, Christi has grown the Recreation Center and its pro­grams and has developed many relationships with residents and business owners in the process.

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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

haltom city veterans dedication november 2016 veteransThe City of Haltom City honored our country’s heroes on Veterans Day on November 11, 2016. The ceremony was held at the North end of Haltom Road Park. City officials, the Veterans Memorial Committee and staff were present to conduct a site dedication for our new Veterans Memorial Structure that will be coming soon to Haltom Road Park.

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