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

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Hurricane Harvey

Haltom City is not accepting material donations such as clothing and blankets for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If citizens want to contribute to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief money may be donated directly to the American Red Cross. Select Hurricane Harvey from the drop-down menu. At this time and in the upcoming days, money will be the greatest need and the easiest and most convenient way of assisting those affected..

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Senior Center Craft Fair - Oct 14

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for the Haltom Senior Center's…
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Live Tobacco Free Pgm - Oct

Are you a resident of Tarrant County who wants to quit smoking? Have you tried everything to stop…
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2017 Trinity Trash Bash - Sept 30

Do you want to Keep Haltom City Beautiful...of course you do! The Trinity Trash Bash, part of Keep…
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NT Giving Day - Sept 14

Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc., a 501(c)(3), has been approved to participate…
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Cotton Belt Rail Line Construction

The railroad crossing across Janada St., between Glenview Dr. & Stanley-Keller Rd., is being…
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Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

The division of Environmental Services monitors mosquito proliferation in Haltom City. Tarrant…

Classes Offered at Recreation Center

A variety of reasonably priced classes are offered at by Haltom City Parks & Recreation. You may…

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4th Positive WNV Sample

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a…
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HC Partners with Fathom Water Mgmt.

Haltom City & FathomTM Water Management, Inc. (Fathom), the utility-to-utility Smart Grid for Water…
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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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Citizen Survey Results

In 2016, Haltom City coordinated with the Institute of Urban Studies in the College of…
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HCFD Open House - Oct 14

Haltom City Fire/Rescue’s Open House is Saturday, October 14th. Bring your families to this free…
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MedStar Saver Membership

Medstar Saver membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the MedStar service area. For…

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

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

Escape the Room - Oct 13

Players will be trapped in a room and in order to escape they must follow clues and solve puzzles within a set time limit. This event is geared towards teen patrons, grades 7-12. Registration is required, please call 817-222-7787 or register online here.

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HCPL's Teen Activities

haltom city public library logoThe Haltom City Public Library host the following free programs at the Library. No registration is required for these activities.

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Super Science Saturdays - Oct 7

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 October 7, 2017 will be Robotics!

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HCPL's Weekly Story Times

haltom city library imaginationThe Haltom City Public Library hosts a series of Story Times throughout the week. Activities can include bubbles, songs, stories, a craft, a movie, parachute play or other surprises.

The Library is located at 4809 Haltom Rd. For more information call the Library at 817-222-7786.

All story times are 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.


Pre-School Story Time - Thursdays

Appropriate for ages 3 and older; puppet show on the first Thursday of each month.

Toddler Time - Fridays

Appropriate for ages 2 and younger.

Bi-lingual Story Time - Wednesdays

Appropriate for ages infant – age 5; bilingual stories in English & Spanish.


The Library also hosts special story times throughout the year, including during the annual Summer Reading Program in June and July.

Parks & Rec News/Events

Fall Adult Softball

asa softball haltom city parks recreationRegistration for the 2017 Haltom City Parks & Recreation Adult Fall Softball League is now under way. Cost is $300 per team...save $20 if you register by August 1. Co-ed league will play on Thursday nights & the men’s league will play on Friday nights. All games are played at North Park. The season will begin in September.

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

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Live Tobacco Free Pgm - Oct

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Tarrant County Public Health is offering a FREE Tobacco Cessation Program, Live Tobacco Free, at the Haltom City Recreation Center during the month of October.

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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. There will be a fundraiser on August 26, 2017 at American Legion Post #655.

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.

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 the account you have chosen to pay your bill with. If you would like to make a one-time donation please contact the City Manager's office.

 

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