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

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The City Council recently approved a $2.50 convenience fee for all credit/debit card payments for all City departments that take credit cards, effective March 16, 2017. This applies to all credit & debit card payments for water/sewer bills, municipal court fees, permit fees, library, recreation and all other payments.

The reason for adding the fee is to recoup the payment card interchange fees imposed by credit card processing companies. For FY2016, Haltom City paid approximately $150,000 for payment interchange fees.


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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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2017 Photo Contest Winners

Judges have studied the 141 entries in the 2017 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have…
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Mayor's Cup Golf Tourney - May 5

Get your teams ready for a great day of golf for a great cause by participating in our 6th Annual…
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Veterans Memorial Park Fund

Haltom City and the Veterans Memorial Committee would like to thank Randy Haefli & Component…
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'17 Super Kids Summer Camp

Join us for our 2017 Super Kids Summer Camp, filled with sports, crafts, spraygrounds, field trips…
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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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MedStar Saver Membership

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

FAQs on West Nile Virus

What is West Nile virus?

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can infect humans, birds, horses and other mammals. In most humans, West Nile virus infection causes a mild or moderate, short-lived flu-like illness, or causes no symptoms at all. However in some cases, particularly among persons 50 years of age and older, it can cause serious neurological diseases such as encephalitis, meningitis, or paralysis. West Nile virus first appeared in North America in New York City in 1999. Since then, the virus has spread across the continental United States. Visit www.cdc.gov for more information on West Nile virus nationally.

How is West Nile virus spread?

  • Infected Mosquitoes. Most often, WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite.
  • Transfusions, Transplants, and Mother-to-Child. In a very small number of cases, WNV also has been spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding and even during pregnancy from mother to baby.
  • Not through touching. WNV is not spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person with the virus.

What can be done to prevent West Nile Virus?

Prevention is the best defense against West Nile Virus. Haltom City residents are reminded to enjoy the outdoors, and remember the Four D’s:

  • Dusk and Dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when infected mosquitoes are most active.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent.
  • DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and always wear repellent when outdoors.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed. This includes old tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, etc. Mosquitoes may develop in any water stagnant for more than three or four days.

What are the symptoms of West Nile virus?

Most people who are infected with West Nile virus either have no symptoms (80%) or experience a mild or moderate illness with symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, or body aches before fully recovering. It is estimated that 20% of people who become infected with WNV will develop West Nile Fever. Of these, 1/150 persons may develop the more serious neuroinvasive West Nile.
Some persons may also develop a rash or swollen lymph glands. In some individuals, particularly persons 50 years of age and older, West Nile virus can cause serious disease that affects the brain and spinal tissue. Severe illness may include encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), or acute flaccid paralysis (a polio-like syndrome in which muscles become very weak or paralyzed). Symptoms of more severe disease may include headache, high fever, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, confusion, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and/or paralysis. At its most serious, West Nile virus can cause permanent neurological damage and death. Among those people who need to be hospitalized for West Nile virus, 10-15% die of their illness. People who do develop symptoms normally become ill 3-15 days following the bite of an infected mosquito.

How is West Nile Virus treated?

There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus. Most people who become infected will get better on their own. In more severe cases, intensive supportive therapy is indicated, i.e., hospitalization, intravenous (IV) fluids and nutrition, airway management, ventilator support if needed, prevention of secondary infections and proper nursing care.

Who is most at risk for getting severe West Nile virus disease from being bitten by an infected mosquito?

  • People over 50 at higher risk to get severe illness. People over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of WNV if they do get sick and should take special care to avoid mosquito bites.
  • Being outside means you're at risk. The more time you're outdoors, the more time you could be bitten by an infected mosquito. Pay attention to avoiding mosquito bites if you spend a lot of time outside, either working or playing.
  • Immunocompromised persons, such as persons who have received organ transplants.

How long does it take to get sick if bitten by an infected mosquito?

Most people who are infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms or experience only mild illness. If illness does occur, symptoms generally appear between 3 to 15 days of being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Can you get West Nile virus directly from birds?

There is no evidence that a person can get the virus from handling live or dead infected birds. However, persons should avoid bare-handed contact when handling any dead animals and use gloves or double plastic bags to place the carcass in a garbage can.

What is being done to protect residents against West Nile Virus?

The City of Haltom City relies upon surveillance, both by residents and City crews, to identify and eliminate any standing water which could serve as a breeding place for mosquitoes and larvae. Typically larvae will thrive in still, shallow water less than 15 inches deep. Bird baths, pet bowls, wading pools, tire swings or any similar receptacle with standing water can serve as a breeding place for mosquitoes.

Download PDF file detailing the West Nile Virus and what Tarrant County and Haltom City are doing to monitor and educate people about it.

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Library News/Events

Super Science Saturdays - Apr 9

haltom city library super science saturdaysThe first Saturday of each month, from 9 - 10:00 a.m., we explore different scientific concepts at the HCPL. There are hands-on activities appropriate for ages 6 – 12. It’s free and there is no registration. The topic on April 9th will be Rockets!

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Easter Bunny at the HCPL - Apr 13

haltom city library imaginationThe Easter Bunny will be making a special guest appearance at the Library's weekly Preschool Story Time on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

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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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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Mayor's Cup Golf Tourney - May 5

haltom city mayors cup golf tournament may 5 2017Get your teams ready for a great day of golf for a great cause by participating in our 6th Annual Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament on May 5, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the Back to School Health Fair and will help us purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in Haltom City.

Two flights are offered:

  • Mayors 4-man scramble (Mayors, City Managers, and Mayoral designee will team up for a chance to win the traveling Mayor’s Cup)
  • Friends 4-man scramble (supporters, sponsors, and friends)

The tournament will take place Friday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $100/person or $300/team and includes green fees, range balls, cart with GPS and fiesta dinner following the tournament. Mulligan packages and raffle tickets will also be sold. Sponsors are still needed, please contact Christi Pruitt at 817-831-6464.

The deadline to sign up is April 28th. A registration form can be downloaded here.

 

2017 Mayor's Cup

Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Friday, May 5, 2017

2:00 p.m.

'17 Super Kids Summer Camp

2017 haltom city super kids summer campJoin us for our 2017 Super Kids Summer Camp, filled with sports, crafts, spraygrounds, field trips and more. For ages 6-13, the camp runs during weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., between June 5th and August 11th. The cost is $100/week, plus a one-time nonrefundable $25 registration fee. Online registration is now available.

 A parent's information packet along with release forms can be downloaded here in PDF format. A Standards of Care form is available here.

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

 

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2017 Haltom Stampede Results

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