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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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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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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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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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National Night Out - Oct 4

All across Texas, neighbors will be gathering to celebrate and build neighborhood camaraderie this…
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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off - Nov 5

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste on Saturday, November 5, 2016 when Fort Worth’s…
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HCFD Adult Ops/Safety Classes - Sept. 6

Have you ever wondered how a sprinkler system works? How fast does a Christmas tree burn? How heavy…
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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…

Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that can be caused by viruses. Symptoms of encephalitis can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include rapid onset of severe headaches, high fever, and mental disturbances such as confusion, irritability, tremors, stupor and coma. Severe cases sometimes end in death or with survivors suffering permanent loss of limb function, reduction of intelligence and/or emotional instability.

Not all types of encephalitis viruses are carried by mosquitoes. However, mosquitoes carry at least two types of encephalitis viruses that cause human disease in Texas. West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis are normally an infection of wild birds but can be passed to other mammals by mosquitoes; in humans both viruses affect mainly individuals over 50 years old or those with weakened immune systems.

Mosquitoes can also infect dogs with heartworm. The worms live in the heart and can severely weaken or kill the dog. Although difficult to treat, this disease is easily prevented by medication that can be prescribed by your veterinarian.

All three of the viruses mentioned above are transmitted by a species of Culex mosquito. Culex mosquitoes, which breed in places like ditches, open septic systems, discarded tires, unused pools, and other assorted containers, particularly in shady areas. Mosquito larvae or "wrigglers" must live in still water for five or more days to complete their growth before changing into adult biting mosquitoes capable of transmitting disease. Often, the number of mosquitoes in an area can be reduced by removing sources of standing water. Hundreds of mosquitoes can come from a single discarded tire and thousands from an untreated swimming pool.

Mosquito-Proof Your Surroundings

  • Get rid of old tires, tin cans, buckets, drum, bottles or any water-holding containers
  • Fill in or drain any low places in the yard
  • Keep drains, ditches and culverts free of weeds and trash so water will drain properly
  • Keep roof gutters free of leaves and other debris
  • Cover trash containers to keep out rainwater
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
  • Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use. Unused swimming pools should be kept chlorinated weekly or treated with mosquito larvicide monthly
  • Fill in tree holes and hollow stumps that hold water
  • Change the water in birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week
  • Store boats covered or upside down, or remove rainwater weekly
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.
  • Only a constant, complete program to control mosquitoes will reduce the numbers, the nuisance and the danger of disease

Tags: Mosquito Prevention, West Nile Virus, Health & Wellness, Mosquito Spraying

Library News/Events

2016 Writing Contest Winning Entries

haltom city public library logoThe winning entries of the 2016 Haltom City Public Library's Writing Contest can be downloaded here in PDF format.

"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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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.

Haltom Halloween - Oct. 29

haltom city halloweenJoin us on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. at the Haltom Recreation Center for our annual Haltom Halloween event. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face-painting, crafts, and more will keep the whole family entertained for Halloween fun. The Costume Contest for ages 2 to 10 begins at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Prizes will be given to the winners of each age group. Please be sure to arrive early to register your child.

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