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Haltom City, TX  76117
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Message from Mayor David Averitt

haltom city council mayor david averittOn behalf of the City Council I would like to take this opportunity to extend season's greetings to the citizens of Haltom City.

For many of us, the holidays are a time of celebration and also a time to reflect on the year that is passing and prepare for the new year which is about to begin.

I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving, a merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year. May 2017 bring you good health and prosperity.

 

Best wishes,

 

David Averitt

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 Mayor - Haltom City

 

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New Parks and Recreation Director

Christi Pruitt, just promoted to Di­rector of Parks & Recreation in November 2016, is a familiar…
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Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. These would make great gifts for the…
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KHCB Business of 4Q - Petworld

Representatives from Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the city of Haltom City joined Mayor Pro-Tem…
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Submit Your Community Event

One of the things we hear most often about why people love Haltom City is it’s “small town feel”.…
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HCPL's Holiday Story Time - Dec 15

The Haltom City Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December…
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Crossroads N'Letter - Dec/Jan

The December 2016/January 2017 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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Haltom City Citizen Survey

Haltom City, in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington’s Institute of Urban Studies,…
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2016 N'hood Decorating Contest

It's time once again for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest (NDC). This is the 20th year…
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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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2017 Haltom Stampede - Feb 11

Left Mark your calendars for our 31st Annual Haltom Stampede 5K & Fun Run Celebration on Saturday,…
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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…

Appearance

If you were issued a citation, your appearance date is noted on the citation (21 business days from the date of the citation). If you have been released on bond, your appearance date is set on the bond. If you request a continuance (read the specific section on continuances), the court will give you a new appearance date if it is granted. You or your attorney may appear in person in open court, by mail, or you may deliver your plea in person to the court. (Juveniles have a separate set of rules for their appearance. Please see Options for Disposition.

If you wish to contest your case and see the Prosecutor or you would like to appear before the Haltom City Municipal Court Judge you must appear in person to request a court date. Once it has gone to warrant, you must post a cash bond in order to secure a court date. Once you are before the Judge, if you waive your right to a jury trial and plead guilty or no contest, a fine will be assessed. You may request deferred disposition, defensive driving, or community service if you are found to be indigent. All fines are due that day.

Before pleading guilty or no contest you will want to read the section on pleas below. Some things can be requested at the counter without having to go before the Judge. Please see Options for Disposition for specific information. The Judge legally cannot listen to facts of a case if you plead not guilty. This would be considered ex-parte communication. The Prosecutor is present at our court dockets in order to speak with you about your case(s). If you come to an agreement with the Prosecutor, the Judge will either grant or deny the agreement. If you do not come to an agreement, the court will schedule you for a Jury Trial unless you waive that right. If you waive that right, you will be scheduled for a Bench Trial, both of which are discussed below. When you make your appearance and plea of not guilty by mail, the court must receive your plea before your scheduled appearance date noted on the citation. . The court will mail you back a court notice that you must complete and mail back to the court. Please make sure that you give the court a complete mailing address and phone number.  

The court is not responsible for lost mail.

Library News/Events

Paperback Book Sale - Jan 9-14

haltom city public library lobbyThe Friends of the Haltom City Public Library will be hosting a Paperback Book Sale January 9-14, 2017. Snuggle up with a good book on these chilly nights.

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HCPL's Holiday Story Time - Dec 15

hcpl holiday storytimeThe Haltom City Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Santa & Mrs. Claus. Wear your pajamas (Mom & Dad too!). Don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo with Mr. & Mrs. Clause. There will be a holiday craft, a puppet show and holiday stories.

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Family Movie Night - Dec 12

prancerJoin us at the Haltom City Public Library for our Monthly Movie Night on December 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. December's feature film is 1985's "Prancer".

When 9-year-old Rebecca Harrell, stumbles across one of Santa’s reindeers, Prancer, in the forest, no one will believe her. Rebecca’s father comes across the wounded Prancer but it magically vanishes before his eyes. Rebecca nurses Prancer back to health in secret.

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'16 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

haltom city library pumpkin contest 2016 8The Haltom City Public Library's 2016 Pumpkin Decorating Contest entries can be seen below. Winners are noted in the caption below each picture.

There were four age categories:

  • Ages 5-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Ages 13-17 (none entered)
  • Adults 18 & older

Thanks to all who entered, and take note that there will be a 2017 contest next year!

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Parks & Rec News/Events

2017 Haltom Stampede - Feb 11

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haltom stampede february 11 2017Mark your calendars for our 31st Annual Haltom Stampede 5K & Fun Run Celebration on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Be a part of one of Tarrant County’s longest running races! Registration is now available online. The Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:00 a.m.

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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.

It will be a place where citizens can come together to reflect on love of country and the price of freedom. A photo album is posted on our Facebook page and a video of the event is posted below. A groundbreaking will take place in spring, 2017.

 

 

Winter 250' Softball League

haltom city north park softballParks & Recreation will be offering a 2017 Winter Softball 250 feet League that will play at North Park. Outfield fences will be brought in to 250 feet to shorten the playing field and make for an exciting and challenging game, including unlimited home runs over the short fence. Registration begins Monday, November 21, and ends December 30...or until leagues are full

Register online here, starting November 21, 2016. The season will begin in early January, 2017.

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