The August/September 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available fordownload.
Community Projects - News & Events
Haltom City Community Projects, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, coordinates projects relating to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Their news & events are listed here.
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- Congratulations to Dana Coffman, Christi Pruitt & Kristi Starn-Harris
The 2017 Hometown Heroes Annual Luncheon, held on May 18, 2017, celebrated more than 40 local Hometown Heroes from Northeast Tarrant County at the Hurst Conference Center. The event was co-hosted by Super Bowl XXX MVP Larry Brown & Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle.
Haltom City selected three wonderful Hometown Heroes that work tirelessly on behalf of the citizens in Haltom City. Those recognized were Dana Coffman, Kristi Starn Harris and Christi Pruitt.
Dana Coffman is the Haltom City Parks Board Chair and has been an active member for five years. She is also the secretary of the Haltom City Girls Softball Association and a member of the Haltom City Citizens Police Academy. She works full time while homeschooling her daughter. Dana and her family are a fixture at all of our city special events where they volunteer wherever we need them.
Kristi Starn-Harris is in her 28th year of teaching in BISD, beginning at Haltom Middle School. She has been the Educational Diagnostician for Haltom Middle since 1997, working with special needs students and helping them get the services they need to be successful. She is also the PTA president of Haltom High School, where she helps to organize fundraising events, including the craft fair and the Drive for Your School with Five Star Ford. She received her undergraduate degree in education from UNT and her Masters from Texas Woman’s University.
Christi Pruitt has been working for the City of Haltom City for 12 years and was recently promoted to the Parks & Recreation Director. She is a graduate from Texas Christian University with a degree in Kinesiology and she bleeds TCU purple! Christi is a founding member of the annual Haltom City Back to School Health Fair, which gives our local elementary and middle school students a free backpack, school supplies, and health screenings. Over the past seven and a half years, her efforts have raised over $170,000! Christi has been happily married to Jeff for 15 years and they have two daughters.
Thank you to Dana, Kristi and Christi for your continued involvement in our city and your outstanding examples of community engagement and leadership.
- WT Francisco earned Clean campus Award for 2016-17 school year
W.T. Francisco Elementary has been awarded $500 for being the Cleanest Campus in Haltom City for the 2016-17 school year. Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB) rated the local school campuses on having litter-free grounds, available litter and recycling barrels, and the general appearance of their campuses. Each school also submitted their current projects, events and activities that support the KHCB mission, along with photos.
Some of the programs at W. T. include the courtyard committee, which determined the needs and projects for the courtyard garden and coordinated with student and teachers to complete the projects. Their campus courtyard is utilized by the students and staff for outdoor teaching and animal observation. They have a student leadership team that regularly collect trash and recyclables on campus grounds in order to keep the campus clean. BISD introduced a district-wide recycling program in 2016-17, and students at W. T. are responsible for recycling class materials daily in the school’s recycling receptacles.
Second graders observed the butterfly life cycle and released them into the campus courtyard. They also bring recyclable items from home to build “recycle-bots”. Third grade students grew tomato plants in the campus courtyard, as well as observed larvae turning into ladybugs. Fifth graders attended Camp Grady Spruce, a science camp, where they learned science and environmental objectives.
Congratulations to W. T. Francisco Elementary staff and students for their commitment to protecting our environment and Keeping Haltom City Beautiful.
At the 2017 Haltom City Carfest, we were pleased to welcome the Haltom High School drumline to entertain the crowd, and they were definitely a highlight of the event. The City presented them with a $2,000 donation to help meet the band’s financial needs. We also wanted to thank them for being so generous with their time for Haltom City events and functions.
The Pride of Haltom, the Haltom High School band, has become a regular participant in Christmas on Broadway, Carfest, Gallery Night, the Haltom City Fire/Rescue Banquet and other community events. The City wants to support their program and the impact the arts have on the students of Haltom City, as well as in the community. Thank you to Haltom Band Directors, Donnie Hull, Greg Hull, Lynna Russell, Kristen Wilkirson, and Percussion Coordinator, Casey O’Neal.
- $13,000 Raised for 2017 Back to School Fair
The 8th annual Haltom City CarFest, held on Saturday, April 1st, was a great success! A record 118 vehicle registered and approximately 1500 people attended this annual fundraising event. Through 36 business sponsorships and 118 vehicle registrations, CarFest raised approximately $13,000 for the Back to School Health Fair, which will be held Saturday, July 29th.
A Facebook photo album of the event can be viewed here.
A special thank you to 2nd Opinion Auto and the Haltom City Police Department for being our title sponsors, as well as Sam’s Furniture, and Late Model Auto Salvage for their generous sponsorships. All of the sponsors are listed below:
Big Bopper (title sponsor) - $1,500
Hood Ornament - $1,000
Fender Bender - $500
DFW Cast Stone
Component Construction Company
AA Wrecker Service
B & S Fence
Classic Dice - $250
Clyde James Cycles
Vibrant Smiles Family Dentistry
Snow Operating Co.
Discount Auto Parts Specialist
British Auto Specialist
Cohn & Gregory
All Pro Truck & Tool Accessories
Shotwell & Sons
Vendors - $100
Toys R Us
Donihoo's Speed Shop
NRH Modern Dentistry
Jim Lollar & Associates, PC
Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford
All Pro Truck & Accessories - 121 Airport Fwy.
Corvette Club of Texas
Veronica Mendoza - State Farm Insurance
Ron Sturgeon Real Estate
Troy Dunn Insurance
Etched in Stone
Planning for the 2018 CarFest will be happening soon, so please contact Julie Orebaugh if you are interested in joining in the excitement!