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

President's Day

City facilities will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of President's Day.

2017 Haltom Stampede Results

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

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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2017 Carfest - April 1

2017 haltom city carfest april 1The 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. A sponsorship packet can be downloaded here. 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.

 


2017 Haltom City Carfest

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.

 

2017 haltom city carfest april 1 postcard 

 

KHCB Business of 1Q - Starbucks

haltom city beautification business 1q 2017 starbucksRepresentatives 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.

FWADA Spring Gallery Night - Mar 25

fwada haltom city spring gallery night march 25 2017Mark 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.

 

 

FWADA Spring Gallery Night

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:

 

Crossroads N'Letter - Feb/Mar '17

haltom city crossroads newsletter feb march 2017The February/March 2017 Haltom City Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

Fire Services Bd Fundraiser - Feb 25

haltom city fire services board 2016The Haltom City Fire Services Board is hosting their annual Applebee’s Fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 8 - to 10:00 a.m. This all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice, coffee and soft drinks...all for only $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance from a Fire Services Board Member or at the Central Fire Station (2nd floor), located at 5525 Broadway Ave. or the Haltom City Public Library, located at 4809 Haltom Rd.

All proceeds support the Haltom City Fire Department Services and Programs. For more information call Lin Thompson at 817-980-9524

Fire Services Board Fundraiser

Applebee's Restaurant
6645 NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills
Saturday, February 25, 2017

8 - 10:00 a.m.

ReferenceUSA Workshop - Feb 17

haltom city library referenceusaFree workshop for business professional, marketers, sales representatives, government agencies, job seekers and more. ReferenceUSA is the premier online reference and research database. Access from your office or at home sales leads, market data and market trends; locate information on 44 million companies and 270 million U.S. residents.

This workshop is being presented on Friday, February 17th , 2017 from 10 – 11:00 a.m.

  • Find sales leads
  • Conduct market research
  • Locate and research companies you want to work
  • View job openings
  • Build a business plan
  • Study market trends

For more information or questions please call 817-222-7786.

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May 6, 2017 Election

haltom city logoA General Election has been called to elect Haltom City Council Places 1, 2, 7 and Mayor for a two year term. A Special Election was also called to fill the one year remaining in the vacated Place 6 City Council seat. The election will be held May 6, 2017.

To view more information and to download an application for a place on the General Election ballot or Special Election ballot, please click here. A Candidate Packet can be downloaded here. A list of candidates who have filed can be seen below. The deadline for filing for Mayor, Places 1, 2 & 7 is at 5:00 p.m. on February 17, 2017. The filing deadline for the Special Election for Place 6 is at 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2017.

For more information contact the City Secretary's Office at 817-222-7749.


A list of current candidates who have filed for a place on the ballot for the May 6, 2017 General and Special Election are listed below.

Mayor

David Averitt

Place 1

Jeannine Nunn

Place 2

Walter Grow

Brent Weast

Place 7

Dr. An Truong

Place 6 - Special Election

Linda Thompson

Ricky Brown

Troy Dunn

Willis O'dell

 

AARP Tax Assistance

aarp tax aidThe Haltom City Public Library is currently taking appointments for tax preparation assistance. The AARP organization is again volunteering their time and expertise to help prepare your 2016 income taxes. Please call the library at 817-222-7787 to reserve your spot.

Assistance will be provided every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. between February 2 – April 13, 2017.

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'17 Images of HC Photo Contest

images of haltom city photo contestThe 29th annual Images of Haltom City Photo Contest is now accepting entries through Monday, February 27th, 2017. There are nine categories, with “Best of Show” being awarded $200. Our annual photo contest is open to everyone: Haltom City residents, non-residents, city staff, professionals, amateurs, and people of all ages.

Entries will be judged on March 6th, and contest winners will be announced on March 7th, 2017. All entries will be displayed at the Haltom City Public Library during the month of March. Our judges are skilled and knowledgeable in the field of photography and use creativity, technique & imagination as criteria.

This year, all photo entries will be considered to be featured for the 2018 Haltom City Community Calendar. Please download the entry form in PDF format here. Instructions and guidelines are included on the form. You may pick up a printed copy of this form at the Haltom City Public Library, City Hall, or the Recreation Center. Please deliver your photo entries to the Haltom City Library (4809 Haltom Rd.), no later than 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

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'16 Decorating Contest Winners

haltom city neighborhood decorating contest 2015 winnersYou 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.

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2017 Community Calendar

haltom city 2017 community calendarThe 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.

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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Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

haltom city fire services board t shirt sale december 2016The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. All proceeds go towards supporting our Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department. Shirts are $20 and are available in sizes Small - XXXL.

Please contact Amy West, Administrative Assistant,  at 817-759-8650 or by filling out this contact form. You may also contact Fire Services Board member Suzanne Norris at 817-637-6332.

Thank you for your support!

Submit Your Community Event

haltom city logoOne 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.

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.

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KHCB Business of 4Q - Petworld

haltom city beautification business 4q 2016 petworldRepresentatives 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.

To learn more about Petworld, visit their website, call them at 817-577-1955 or stop by during their store hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 12 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 - 5:00 p.m.

You can also find them on Facebook.

Senior Center '16 Thanksgiving

haltom city senior center 2016 thanksgivingHaltom City elected officials and city staff, community and business volunteers, as well as special guests, Texas State Senator, Kelly Hancock, and Texas State Representative, Stephanie Click, served Thanksgiving lunch to our senior citizens at the Haltom City Senior Center on Friday, November 18, 2016.

We had a wonderful lunch and thank you to everyone who attended, whether as a guest or a volunteer! We have so much to be thankful for here in Haltom City.

View photos of this event here.

Crossroads N'Letter - Dec/Jan

haltom city crossroads newsletter dec jan 2016 17The December 2016/January 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

2016 N'hood Decorating Contest

haltom city neighborhood decorating contestIt'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:

  • Best Use of Lights
  • Best Use of a Theme
  • Judge’s Choice

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.

 

2016 Neighborhood decorating contest

Judging between December 12-15

'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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HCPD's 10 Most Wanted

haltom city police 10 most wantedThe Haltom City Police Department has updated its 10 most wanted list. You may contact the Police Department, anonymously, at 817-222-7000 if you have any information.

 

haltom city police 10 most wanted october 2016

Futsal Open Skills Play

futsalThe Haltom City Recreation Center is now offering Futsal skills classes for ages 7 - adult in the large gym at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave. Get faster, stronger, build endurance and strength during these weekly sessions:

  • Tuesdays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 7-13, skills and workout session
  • Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 14 - adults, Futsal open play

The cost is $5 per person per session. For more information call Danny at 817-903-2433.

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Arson Suspect Sought

Issued: 10/18/2016
From: Fire Marshal Fred Napp
Bulletin # 16-002
Subject: Arson Investigation: Vehicle Arson at 2904 Eastridge on 10/2/2016


At approximately 2:15 a.m. on the morning of October 2, 2016 an unknown male (pictured below) and an accomplice set fire to a 2010 Nissan Altima parked in the driveway of 2904 Eastridge in Haltom City. A portion of the crime was captured on security video. Three minutes prior to the fire the suspect vehicle pictured above drive past the scene heading south on Eastridge. One minute later, the vehicle drives north on Eastridge with the headlights turned off. A witness north of the scene stated the vehicle was parked just north of the residence. One minute after the vehicle goes north out of the picture, the fire starts and the suspect can be seen running north. The suspect is approximately 6’ tall with short hair. He was wearing dark shoes with white soles, light color shorts, possibly jean shorts, a light colored t-shirt, and a ball cap turned backward. A witness stated the cap had a red bill. The witness stated the suspect was carrying a fuel can in his left hand and got into the passenger door of the car which then sped north and turned back to the west.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Haltom City Fire Marshal Fred Napp at 817-759-8664 or by filling out this contact form. You may also contact the Haltom City Police Department at 817-222-7000.

 

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HCPL - ReferenceUSA Database

haltom city library referenceusaThe Haltom City Public Library now offers access to ReferenceUSA, the premier source of information for business and consumer reference and research. All you need is a Haltom City Library card. ReferenceUSA includes:

  • U.S. Businesses – Data for more than 45 million businesses includes company name, location (address and geo-location coordinates), industries, size (sales volume and number of employees), year established, names of owners and executives, and more
  • U.S. Historical Businesses – Historical data for over 198 million business back to 2003
  • U.S. Jobs / Internships – Custom search for over 2.5 million job postings
  • U.S. New Businesses – 50,000 new businesses are added each week
  • U.S. Healthcare – Search for more than 1.2 million doctors and dentists
  • U.S. Standard White Pages – Search for over 150 million residents
  • U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles – Search over 271 million individuals for market research and to find friends and relatives
  • U.S New Movers / Homeowners – Over 300,000 movers and over 100,000 new homeowners are added each week

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.

Crossroads N'Letter - Oct/Nov '16

haltom city crossroads newsletter oct nov 2016The October/November 2016 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

HCPL's Weekly Story Times

haltom city library imaginationThe Haltom City Public Library hosts a series of Story Times throughout the week. The Library is located at 4809 Haltom Rd. For more information call the Library at 817-222-7786.

Pre-School Story Time

Appropriate for ages 3 and older, the Library hosts a Pre-School Storytime on Thursdays from 11 – 11:45 a.m. The first Thursday of each month is the "Parade of Puppets", a puppet show.

Toddler Time

Appropriate for ages 2 and younger, the Library hosts a Toddler Time on Fridays from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Bi-lingual Story Time

Appropriate for infants to 5 year olds, the Library hosts a Bi-lingual Story Time on Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Come for bi-lingual stories in Spanish & English. Other activitiess, such as crafts or movies, are also featured.

The Library also hosts special story times throughout the year, including during the annual Summer Reading Program in June and July.

Positive WNV Sample - Sept 16

haltom city spray map west nile virus september 19 2016Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has once again confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected in the following area within the City of Haltom City: Diamond Oaks Drive South.

Weather permitting (wind speeds must be under 10 mph), Haltom City will spray the location the week of Monday, September 19th, 2016. Ground spraying will start at 9:00 p.m. and conclude by 5:00 a.m. the following morning. If spray conditions are favorable the City will spray the area at least twice during the week.

Haltom City reminds residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent and cover their extremities from dust to dawn. Haltom City has compiled a list of ways you can protect yourself from mosquito-borne illnesses.

Click the image at right for a visual map of the zones that will be sprayed on the dates listed above.

 

 

 

 

 

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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FY2017 Budget Brief

haltom city logoThe FY2017 Haltom City Budget Brief, passed by the City Council on second reading on Sept. 12, 2016, can be downloaded here in PDF format.

Test Your Smoke Alarms

haltom city fire rescue smoke alarmsThe Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department reminds you that every bedroom in your house needs a working smoke alarm. Half of home fire deaths happen between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when most people are asleep. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.

For the best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in your home. This way, when one sounds, they all sound.

Be sure to test alarms at least once a month by pushing the alarm's test button. Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 year sold or if they do not sound when tested. Some people, especially children and older adults, may need help to wak up. Make sure it is someone's responsibility tol wake them if the smoke alarm sounds.

If your alarm does go off, get outside and stay outside. Meet all inhabitants at a predetermined meeting place outside of your home. Call the fire department from a cellphone or a neighbor’s phone, and stay outside until the fire department says it’s safe to go back inside.

 

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Drop-off Old Meds at Walgreens

haltom city walgreens medication drop offDo 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.

Clothes Connection & Supply Depot

bisd pta clothes connectionThe Birdville ISD Council of PTAs operates two programs to help BISD students from low-income homes: Clothes Connection & Supply Depot. These programs serve disadvantaged BISD students with school supplies, one shoe voucher, and two clothing orders per year. Their mission is to help kids feel better about themselves and they offer clothing from sizes 3T and up. Clothes Connection receive clothing donations from Birdville schools, local businesses and the community.

Clothes Connection and Supply Depot are non-profits run entirely by volunteers. They are funded by contributions from BISD employees through payroll deduction, local PTAs, and other donations. Funds donated to the Clothes Connection are used to purchase new socks, new undergarments, clothing items and Payless Shoe vouchers. Funds donated to Supply Depot are used to purchase school supply packs and backpacks.


To donation clothing: They accept clean, gently used, school appropriate clothing of all sizes at their facility during regular hours of operation. Donations may also be dropped off at any BISD campus.

To donate your time: please contact the Clothes Connection VP at or the Supply Depot VP at to schedule a special workday for your school or organization.

To donate financially: Cash or checks may be sent to:

BISD Council of PTAs
6125 E Belknap St
Haltom City, TX 76117

Please designate donation for Clothes Connection or Supply Depot


Hours of operation are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and they are closed during school holidays and half days. Additional hours may be available at the beginning of the school year. They may be reached by phone by calling 817-547-3990. See their Facebook page for more information.

Our storefront is located at:

5308 E. Belknap St.
Haltom City, TX 76117

More information can be found online here.

Clothes Connection and Supply Depot are 501(c)3 non-profit and donations may be tax-deductible; please request a receipt for your records, if needed.

2-1-1 Texas - Resource Assistance

2-1-1 Texas211 texas community resources, 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.