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Positive WNV Sample - Sept 16

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has once again confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV)…
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6Stones CPR Fall Blitz

Haltom City is a proud partner with 6Stones Community Powered Revitalization Program (CPR). The…
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Are You Registered to Vote?

The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Early voting will take place…
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Health Fiesta - Oct. 1

You are invited to Bethesda Community Church's “Health Fiesta”, a free family event offering…
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KHCB Honored by Keep Texas Beautiful

The 49th annual Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Conference was held in Sugarland, Texas during the month…
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Smoking Ordinance Amended

Effective June 13, 2016, the Haltom City Council approved the amended Smoking Ordinance No.…
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Clothes Connection & Supply Depot

The Birdville ISD Council of PTAs operates two programs to help BISD students from low-income…
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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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Trinity Trash Bash - Oct 1

Do you want to Keep Haltom City Beautiful...of course you do! The Trinity Trash Bash, part of Keep…
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CERT Classes Start Sept 12

Haltom City Fire/Rescue will be holding CERT training classes on Mondays and Thursdays from…
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HCFD Adult Ops/Safety Classes - Sept. 6

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Futsal League Now Registering

The Haltom Recreation Center has a new, exciting opportunity for middle and high school…
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Fund the Fabulous Five

Every month, for less than a cup of coffee, you can help fund special projects throughout Haltom…
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Test Your Smoke Alarms

The Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department reminds you that every bedroom in your house needs a working…
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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…
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Street Address Visibility

The Haltom City Police & Fire/Rescue Departments would like to emphasize that single family…

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

"Art in City" Display at HCPL

haltom city library paint exhibit sun coxOn exhibit at the Haltom City Public Library are art works from wood turner Linda Presley and painter Sun Cox. These works are sponsored by the Haltom City Art in the City Committee.

The HCPL is located at 4809 Haltom Rd.

Friends of HCPL Breakfast Fundraiser - Oct 15

haltom city public library logoThe Friends of the Haltom City Public Library will be celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week (NFLW) early this year. The official kick off for NFLW in Haltom City is Saturday, October 15th from 8 – 10:00 a.m. at Applebee’s Grill & Bar, located at 6645 NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills.

Join the Friends and your friends for a scrumptious breakfast which will include pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, tea, orange juice and soft drinks.. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Library (cash, check or credit card) or from one of the Friends’ members (cash only) by calling Terri at 817-798-8734.

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HCPL's Hooowling Halloween - Oct 27

haltom city library halloweenMark your calendars for Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., as ghosts and goblins will be out that night at the Haltom City Library's annual Hooowling Halloween. There will be not-so-scary stories and a craft along with trick or treating. Kids are of course encouraged to come in costume...moms and dads too!

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Coloring & Cookies for Grown Ups

haltom city libraryThe first Friday evening of each month come to the Haltom City Public Library's after-hours "Coloring & Cookies for Grown Ups" coloring party from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own coloring accouterments. Relieve stress and have fun at the same time. Adults only, please.

For more information call the Library at 817-222-7786.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

Futsal League Now Registering

futsalThe Haltom Recreation Center has a new, exciting opportunity for middle and high school kids...Futsal has landed! Futsal is a modified version of soccer that is played indoors. Registration for the first-ever league is going on now. Cost is $55 per player. Games will be played on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Games are 50 minutes and there are a guaranteed 8-games per team. Leagues are available for both middle and high school students.

A free demo will be held in the basketball gym on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd. Registration ends September 29th and the season begins October 4th.

For more information, call the Recreation Center at 817-831-6464.

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Fall Youth Soccer Now Registering

hc parks rec logoHaltom City Parks & Recreation is offering soccer for boys and girls, ages 3-10 this fall. Games will be played here in Haltom City.

  • ages 3-6 - $45/player
  • 8 & under - $85/player
  • 10 & under - $95/player

Coaches and officials are needed. Registration deadline is August 20, 2016 and the season will start in September. You may register online here or in person at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

Adult Fall Softball Now Registering

asa softball haltom city parks recreationRegistration for the Haltom City Parks & Recreation Adult Fall Softball League is now under way. Cost is $300 per team or register by August 13, 2016 and save $20. Co-ed league will play on Thursday nights & the men’s league will play on Friday nights. All games are played at North Park.

Register online here or in person at the Haltom City Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

Spraygrounds Now Open

haltom city broadway park spraygroundThe Spraygrounds at Broadway Park and Whites Branch Park are back in action for the season, beginning Friday, May 27th. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. Hours will be subject to change due to water restrictions, weather, or unforeseen repairs. The spraygrounds will close for the season Labor Day weekend. Shelters at these parks will not be available to rent during this time. In order to keep our spraygrounds safe and enjoyable for everyone, please follow a few simple rules:

  • Please monitor your children for safety
  • Appropriate clothing is required
  • No water balloons, glass containers, bicycles, skates, or skateboards allowed on the sprayground
  • Please do not put anything into the spouts or fixtures or block the drains. This causes damage that will require closing the sprayground

Please do your part to help keep our parks clean and pick up after yourself. We hope you enjoy this refreshing summer activity!

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