Crossroads N'Letter - April/May '17
The April/May 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
The phones at the Haltom Senior Center are currently not in service. We are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible.
The April/May 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the BISD Environmental Study Center, 5501 Haltom Rd. (across from Haltom High School and mapped below), to meet your neighbors and clean up our city.
We will have clean-up projects available around Haltom City, including Buffalo Ridge Park, New Trinity Cemetery and more. All supplies are provided and free T-shirts for volunteers, while they last, will be available.
Online registration is available here.
BISD Env. Study Center | 5501 Haltom Rd.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Judges have studied the 141 entries in the 2017 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen the winners. Best of Show honors (at right) went to Maria Krupa for her photograph outside of The Café here in Haltom City. Ms. Krumpa will receive a $200 cash prize for her winning entry.
Photos are separated into nine categories, with those taken in Haltom City (red) eligible for the Best of Show honor.
The entries can be viewed below by clicking on any picture and scrolling through the slideshow.
A big thank you to our judges this year, Cos Deleo, Ting Huang and Gary Blocker. The winners and all of the contest entries are currently on display at the Haltom City Library (3809 Haltom Rd.) through the month of March.
Thank you to all the participants during this year’s photo contest and winners will be contacted in April regarding their entries and cash prize awards. Photographers may pick up their photo entries at the Haltom City Recreation Center (4839 Broadway Ave) beginning Monday, May 1st during their normal business hours. Entries not picked up by Friday, June 2, 2017 will be discarded.
Best of Show
Haltom City Scenes
People & Their Activities
Haltom City Animals
Haltom Has Heart
Landscapes/Nature (On the Road)
Architecture (On the Road)
Documentary (On the Road)
Still-life (On the Road)
Portraits (On the Road)
The 8th annual Haltom City Carfest will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Haltom High School, located at 5501 Haltom Rd. Carfest is a family-friendly free event for all ages.
Carfest welcomes collectors of cars, trucks and motorcycles...offering a venue for enthusiasts to showcase their ride for everyone. Registering to show your car, truck or motorcycle is $25 and includes an event t-shirt and a Carfest dash plate. There are over 20 categories available to enter. A registration form can be downloaded here. Judging begins at noon and the award ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. Each car registered sponsors one Haltom City student for the our annual Back to School Health Fair.
Carfest also has loads of kids activities, including inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting and temporary tattoos, balloon twisters, crafts, free goodie bags (while supplies last) and more. The Haltom City Police Department will host a bike rodeo and they too will be displaying some of their vehicles. The Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department will have a fire engine and their Smoke House interactive training rig on display.
Winners of the Carfest Kids Coloring Contest will be announced and The Tonemasters will be there to provide musical entertainment.
Carfest is a fundraiser for Haltom City's annual Back to School Health Fair, where elementary and middle school students receive a backpack, grade specific school supplies, a vision screening, a keepsake family photo, as well as info from health agencies and community groups...all for free. Sponsorships are available for the 2017 Carfest and we need your help to reach our goals! To give you an idea of what a sponsorship provides...$30 sponsors one student for the entire school year. Download a sponsorship packet here. Sponsorships range from $100 - $2,500.
Be sure to “like” our Facebook page for updates and photos.
For more information about the 2017 Haltom City Carfest, including sponsorship, vendor or volunteer opportunities, call Community Projects Coordinator Julie Orebaugh at 817-222-7767. You may also contact her by filling out this form.
Haltom High School | 5501 Haltom Rd.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rain Date: April 2 | 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Representatives from Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the city of Haltom City joined Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Watkins to present Starbucks with the Business of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2017, Starbucks is located in Haltom City at 6151 Denton Hwy. Starbucks offers some of the world’s finest fresh-roasted whole bean coffees, as well as everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. They offer a selection of premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds....and they have a drive-thru!
Starbucks received the Business of the Quarter award because they serve as an example for the city’s economic development prospects that all businesses maintain their landscaping, provide a safe environment and a welcoming atmosphere. Starbucks company mission statement is "to inspire and nurture the human spirit - one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time." Thank you Starbucks for being a local business committed to keeping your property clean and serving as an example for others along a well-traveled thoroughfare in our city and for being a business our citizens can be extremely proud of.
To learn more about Starbucks, visit their website, call them at 817-281-7076, or stop by during their store hours: 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week.
Be sure to "Like" them on Facebook.
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Spring Gallery Night at the Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Ln. (mapped below) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1 - 7:00 p.m. As a Friend of the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, Art in the City will once again participate with Fort Worth's finest art galleries, museums, studios, specialty shops, and restaurants.
The group show will feature a selection of local artists showcasing their best work. Join them in exploring the local art scene as they celebrate creativity in Haltom City! Works of watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, wood turning, pottery and gourd carving will be on display. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 4:00 p.m. and the artists will be available to discuss their work. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Bennie Woods at 817- 838-2409 or Patty Jasper at 817-716-9360.
TCC NE Center - 3201 Friendly Ln.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A video from the Fall 2015 FWADA is below:
The February/March 2017 Haltom City Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
You put up the lights to Keep Haltom City Beautiful and we did the judging….so check out your 2016 Neighborhood Decorating Contest Winners! The city was divided into six sections with three winning houses selected from each of those section.
The new 2017 Haltom City Community Calendars are now available at City Hall, The Recreation Center and the Public Library. These calendars feature photos from the 2016 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and lists events, programs and meetings that take place throughout the year here in Haltom City.
These calendars are free, but are limited to one per household due to limited quantities. A PDF version can be downloaded here.
One of the things we hear most often about why people love Haltom City is it’s “small town feel”. In order for us to keep everyone informed about events around Haltom City we want to know about yours! This is why we recently added "Community Events" to our online city event calendar. Share your event details with us so we can add it to our event calendar by filling out this online form. Also, be sure to check it often to know what’s happening around the city.
All featured events must be open to all residents and the city has the final decision about what is posted.
Representatives from Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the city of Haltom City joined Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Watkins to present Petworld with the Business of the Quarter Award for the fourth quarter of 2016. Petworld is located in Haltom City at 2700 Carson St. Petworld specializes in aquarium sales, service, leasing and maintenance, as well as a showroom full of marine and freshwater fish. Additionally, they offer live, freshwater plants, marine corals, invertebrates, pond fish and all aquarium supplies with a particular emphasis on customer service.
Petworld received the Business of the Quarter award because they serve as an example for the city’s economic development prospects that all businesses maintain their landscaping, provide a safe environment and a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you Petworld for being a local business committed to keeping your property clean and serving as an example for others along a well-traveled thoroughfare in our city. Petworld is a business our citizens can be extremely proud of.
You can also find them on Facebook.
The December 2016/January 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
It's time once again for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest (NDC). This is the 20th year that Keep Haltom City Beautiful has been awarding residents with the coveted winning yard signs. The judging will begin on Monday, December 12th and last through Thursday, December 15th, so make sure your house is decorated for the holiday season during this time period.
18 homes will win, as we divide the city into six sections and award three homes in each section in the following categories:
Additionally, if your residential block is 75% decorated, we will award you with a participating award.
Winners will be notified by a letter on your door and you will receive the coveted yard sign that tells all your neighbors that you are a NDC winner.
Contact Julie Orebaugh, Community Projects Coordinator, with questions.
Judging between December 12-15
The October/November 2016 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
Do you have old and expired medicine just sitting in your medicine cabinet and you’re not quite sure how to get rid of it? Walgreens has installed kiosks in some of their stores to give customers a way to quickly and easily dispose of their unused drugs at no cost. The program will make the disposal of medications, including opioids and other controlled substances, easier and more convenient while helping to reduce the misuse of medications and the rise in overdose deaths.
The closest Walgreens for Haltom City residents that offers a kiosk is located at 4520 Western Center Blvd, Haltom City, TX 76137. The pharmacy is always open, so you can drop off your unused medications 24 hours a day.
Store information and hours are available here.
2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, their goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.
2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 and find information about community resources. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.