2016 Writing Contest Winning Entries
The winning entries of the 2016 Haltom City Public Library's Writing Contest can be downloaded here in PDF format.
The winning entries of the 2016 Haltom City Public Library's Writing Contest can be downloaded here in PDF format.
All across Texas, neighbors will be gathering to celebrate and build neighborhood camaraderie this Tuesday, October 4, 2016 during National Night Out (NNO). Several neighborhoods are planning to host these gatherings and neighbors are invited to join them in fellowship, food and activities.
The locations and their times are:
Other locations may be hosting NNO and Haltom City will add these to the list above as we become aware of them.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Join 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.
The October/November 2016 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste on Saturday, November 5, 2016 when Fort Worth’s Crud Cruiser comes to Haltom City. From 9 - 11:00 a.m., the Crud Cruiser will be in the parking lot of the Haltom City Public Library, 4809 Haltom Rd. (mapped below) Items accepted include:
The first 20 cars will receive a cooking grease collection container and funnel, the next 20 cars will receive a funnel only, and while supplies last, can lids will be given away to the rest of the cars.
These items are not accepted:
Proof of residency in Haltom City will be required and this service is offered by the Environmental Collection Center. Call the ECC 817-392-1234 for more information.
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.
Appropriate for ages 2 and younger, the Library hosts a Toddler Time on Fridays from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
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.
Mark 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!
Tarrant 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.
The 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.
From the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book" tells the story of Mowgli, a human boy, who is adopted by a pack of wolves. A villainous tiger forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera, to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village." Along the way the boy meets many other interesting animals.
The 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.
The 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.
The FY2017 Haltom City Budget Brief, passed by the City Council on second reading on Sept. 12, 2016, can be downloaded here in PDF format.
The HCPL is located at 4809 Haltom Rd.
In its eighth year, Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes is hosting Empowering Seniors on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Euless: Campus West, located at 205 N. Industrial Blvd. in Bedford, Texas.
This health and lifestyle EXPO for Caregivers, Boomers and Seniors offers professional health screenings for blood glucose, bone density, cholesterol, hearing, and eyes, informative workshops, ask the doctor panel, free flu shots and over 140 exhibitor booths. There will also be free food, entertainment, door prizes and bingo!
Register online at www.EmpoweringSeniors.com or call 817-581-3600.
Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In honor of "National Senior Center Month", join us on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the Tarrant County Senior’s Jamboree. This fun-filled day of activities for local Seniors will be at YMCA Camp Carter, 6200 Sand Springs in Fort Worth (mapped below). There will be free food, entertainment and special guest appearances throughout the day.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about available information and resources from Tarrant County Area Senior providers. More information available at the Haltom City Senior Center. You can also email or call 817-281-1164, ext. 121.
"Tarrant County's Senior Jamboree"
Friday, September 6, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
You are invited to Bethesda Community Church's “Health Fiesta”, a free family event offering mammograms, free flu vaccines, free medical screenings for diabetes/colon cancer/dental & vision, food items and winter coats for children...while supplies last.
Visit the “Heath Fiesta” on Saturday, October 1st from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethesda Community Church, located at 4700 N. Beach St. Call 817-281-6350 for more information.
Estan todos invitados a “Health Fiesta”, un evento familiar GRATIS – vacunas contra la gripe, mamogramas, pruebas para diabetes y cancer, dental y de la vista; articulos de comida y abrigos para ninos – CANTIDADES LIMITADAS – Sab., 3 de Octubre, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Iglesia Comunidad Bethesda, 4700 N. Beach Street. Para information, 817-581-5113.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Haltom City Library is once again hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for ages 5-adult. Decorate a pumpkin or gourd, real or artificial, anyway you want. Use glue or paint, carve a design...or all of the above! Bring your pumpkins to the library by Saturday, October 22, 2016. Judging will take place during our annual "Hoooowling Halloween" party on Thursday, October 27th.
The 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.
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.
Have you ever wondered how a sprinkler system works? How fast does a Christmas tree burn? How heavy is a firefighter’s gear? How does an aerial apparatus operates? The answer to all these questions and more will be explained and demonstrated during our new HCFD Adult Operations and Safety Classes.
Classes will be held once a month, starting September 6th, with locations varying depending on the demonstrations being performed that month. The first class is Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 from 7-9:00 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, 5525 Broadway Ave. (mapped below).
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get up close and personal with the daily operations of your local fire department. For more information contact Derek Wood, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 817-759-8668 or by filling out this contact form.
"HCFD Adult Operations & Safety Classes"
Monthly Classes Start Tuesday, September 6, 2016
CPR is a joint effort between 6Stones, the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Watauga, Cleburne, Richland Hills, Haltom City, various businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches. The goal is to help homeowners who are struggling to make necessary exterior home repairs. Mobilizing community volunteers, 6Stones aim to strengthen, grow and revitalize our community one home and one family at a time.
Volunteers and Site Captains are needed for this impactful community event. There are an array of options for you and your family to give your time to support your neighbors during the CPR effort. Jobs like house scraping and painting, yard clean-up and landscaping, fence repair, food deliveries to volunteers, and morning kick-off set-up and registration each day, just to list a few. We will also need skilled labor volunteers prior to the Fall Blitz for things like carpentry and pressure washing to get the homes ready for their revitalization. The number of community volunteers determines the number of houses we can improve, so we need everyone’s help. Online registration is available here. Learn more about the work of 6Stones, please visit their website.
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.
Every month, for less than a cup of coffee, you can help fund special projects throughout Haltom City. Residents and business owners who want to help can make a $.50 cent minimum donation on their utility bill each month for one or all five the following donation funds:
All of the money collected by your donation will be dedicated to the specified departments chosen by you.
Here are some of the special projects that were funded through your utility bill donations:
There are a couple of ways to sign up for this donation...fill out this online form, include a donation in your monthly water bill, stop by Utility Billing at City Hall or call 817-222-7717. City Hall is located at 5024 Broadway Ave.
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has once again confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected along the Estes Park Road area within the City of Haltom City.
Due to the rain the week of August 15th, we were unable to spray. Spraying did take place Wednesday, August 24th.
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.
A map of the spray zone is shown below:
A hands-on exhibit, on loan from the University of Texas at Dallas, is now on display at the Haltom City Public Library. This "Raspberry Pi" exhibit is a fun way to learn about computers and computer coding for children (and adults) of all ages.
The computer has three easy-to-use programs of varying difficulty to teach children all about computer coding in a safe environment. This interactive display is in the Children’s Department.
The 49th annual Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Conference was held in Sugarland, Texas during the month of June, 2016. Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB) Board member Rick Edgett represented Haltom City at the annual conference. KHCB was honored again as a Gold Star Affiliate and earned Sustained Excellence from our events and programs during the 2015 calendar year. KHCB also once again won 2nd place in our category of the 2015 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA).
KHCB has won this prestigious award three times in its history: 1989, 1998, & 2004. Winning this award brought in $250,000 for a new landscaping project along a TxDOT roadway in Haltom City.
Registration 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.
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.
Do you want to Keep Haltom City Beautiful...of course you do! The Trinity Trash Bash, part of Keep Texas Waterways Clean, is a city-wide litter clean-up event that helps keep our city clean and litter free.
Join us on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, from 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. at the BISD Environmental Study Center (mapped below) in the parking lot across from Haltom High School (next to the baseball fields) to meet your neighbors, get a free t-shirt, have a picnic, play games, win give-a-ways, and clean up your city in the process!
Help protect our precious water source, the Trinity River, by volunteering with us. You may may register by filling out the form below or by filling out the same form at an external link here. T-shirt sizes only guaranteed if you registered by Friday, September 9th.
"2016 Trinity Trash Bash"
Saturday, October 1st
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dear Utility Customers:
Haltom City did not receive USPS mail July 6th-8th, 2016. A report has been filed with the United States Postal Service. If you mailed a utility payment during the first week of July, 2016, please check with your financial institution to see if your payment has cleared. If not, please complete this form and we will contact you regarding your account.
The Utility Department can also be reached at 817-222-7717 or 817-222-7713. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The North Texas Police Chiefs Association began in 1960 and is a 501 (c) non-profit organization comprised of Police Chiefs from 115 agencies in the North Texas area. The member agencies include: Municipal, Campus, County, Federal, Hospital, ISD and Special agencies to form the North Texas Police Chiefs Association.
With the recent events that occurred in the metroplex and nationwide, agencies have noticed a substantial increase in the outpouring of support from community members. As a mark of respect and appreciation for the public’s backing, the Association will release a published letter of appreciation, as well as a word of thanks posted to select digital billboards across the DFW area.
The billboard advertisement will run for two weeks beginning Monday, August 1, 2016. The North Texas Police Chiefs Association is releasing the letter of thanks and billboard advertisement on behalf of the agencies in which it serves.
Effective June 13, 2016, the Haltom City Council approved the amended Smoking Ordinance No. O-2016-013-10, which regulates smoking and tobacco use in Haltom City parks. The Ordinance now states that smoking and tobacco use is prohibited in ALL City parks to include the use of electronic vaping devices. Smoking is ONLY permitted in the parking lots.
Please be sure to properly dispose of your cigarette butts. We appreciate your cooperation in making our parks safe, clean, and enjoyable for everyone.
Haltom City Fire/Rescue will be holding CERT training classes on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-10:00 p.m. starting September 12th and ending on October 6th. There is no cost associated with attending the class and all materials will be provided.
Haltom City CERT is a group of volunteers ages 18+ that receive basic emergency services training. The goal of the group is to assist Haltom City in all avenues of community service. Our team is a vital component of Haltom City Fire/Rescue.
CERT training prepares members for:
You may register by downloading and filling out this form. You can mail the form in or drop it off at the Haltom City Central Fire Station:
Haltom City Fire Department
5525 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX 76117
ATTENTION: Perry Bynum
If you have questions you can contact Emergency Management Coordinator Perry Bynum by filling out this form or by calling 817-759-8663.
The August/September 2016 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
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-born illnesses.
The zone to be sprayed during the week of July 25-29, weather permitting, can be seen below.