CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700

Residents Recognized for Water Conservation Efforts

haltom city proclamation raincatcher award

Haltom City residents John & Dorys Thornton were recognized at the January 10, 2022 City Council meeting for being recognized by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). TWDB awarded the Thorntons their 2021 Texas Rain Catcher Award (Residential) for their efforts in constructing a rainwater harvesting system for residential outdoor needs to offset potable water use. John and Dorys constructed a sealed eleven 55-gallon barrel rainwater collection system that distributes the collected rainwater for their grass, shrubs and flowers, bypassing their in-ground irrigation system.

The TWDB website describes the efforts of the Thorntons:

Dorys and John Thornton began collecting rainwater in five 55-gallon barrels, which eventually increased to the now 11 interconnected barrels. The collected rainwater is used for birdbaths, watering flowers and trees, and irrigating the turf. By bypassing the inground sprinkler for a large part of the year, they have saved money and potable water. Other benefits include eliminating flooding and pooling of water in the area where the barrels now sit.

The Texas Water Development Board's Texas Rain Catcher Award is a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program established October 1, 2007 to promote technology, educate the public, and to recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas.

 

Pictured below L>R: Mayor An Truong, Dorys Thornton & John Thornton at the 01/10/22 City Council Meeting

Recognition - Tracey Wells

City Council and the Haltom City Fire Department recognized Haltom City resident Tracey Wells for her quick action in alerting a family inside their home that their house was on fire.

Fire Chief Brian Jacobs, Mayor An Truong and Battalion Chief Chaise Hudson presenting the Certificate of Recognition to Ms. Wells at the March 9, 2020 City Council meeting. The presentation can be viewed below.


Haltom City - Recognition of Tracey Wells

Recognition - HCPL 2019 "Achievement in Excellence"

City Council recognized the Haltom City Public Library for being awarded the 2019 "Achievement in Excellence" for outstanding contributions to public libraries in Texas.

The presentation can be viewed below.


Haltom City Public Library - 2019 Achievement in Excellence Award Recognition

Recognition - Linda Arrington

City Council and administration recognized Haltom City Senior Center volunteer Linda Arrington. Ms. Arrington, who recently passed away, spent many hours volunteering at various organizations throughout the community. Linda's son Greg attended the meeting and addresses the council in the video below.


Haltom City - Recognition of Linda Arrington

Proclamation - Colorful World Foundation

The City Council issued a proclamation at the October 28, 2019 city council meeting recognizing the service of Sophie Trinh and the Colorful World Foundation.

The presentation at the October 28th council meeting can be seen below.


haltom city council oct 28 2019 - Colorful World Foundation

Recognition - Animal Services Officer Bethany Morris

The City Council issued a certificate of recognition at the October 28, 2019 city council meeting recognizing the service of Haltom City Animal Services Officer Bethany Morris. Officer Morris was recognized for her sacrifice of personal time and resources at the Haltom City Animal Services Facility and also for recently assisting in the reunification of a cat with its owner after 2 years of separation!

The presentation at the October 28th council meeting can be seen below.


haltom city council oct 28 2019 - Animal Services Officer Bethany Morris

Recognition - 25 Year Service Award

City Council and administration recognized Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department Battalion Chief Randy Harris for serving our community for 25 years.


haltom city council oct 28 2019 - Battalion Chief Randy Harris

Recognition - 20 Year Service Award

City Council and administration recognized Haltom City Police Chief Cody Phillips for serving our community for 20 years.


Mayor An Truong, Police Chief Cody Phillips & City Manager Keith Lane

Proclamation - HCFD Veterans

The Haltom City Fire Department was recently approached by the Haltom Senior Center about recognizing the military veterans that currently serve as firefighters for the City of Haltom City.

During the October 14, 2019 Council Meeting, the city recognized three HCFD members who are military veterans: Lt. Chris Anderson, Firefighter/Paramedic Paul Briscoe, and Lt. Joe Brewer. Lt. Anderson served in the United States Navy with the Seabees and rose to the rank of Master Chief. Firefighter/Paramedic Paul Briscoe served in the United States Navy as a combat medic assigned to the United States Marine Corps. Lt. Joe Brewer served in the United States Army and was an Army Ranger serving in various locations including Columbia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The city salutes the service and sacrifice of all of its military veterans.

The presentation at the October 14th council meeting can be seen below.


haltom city council oct 14 2019 hcfd veterans recognition

Proclamation - "Senior Center Month"

The City Council issued a proclamation at the September 9, 2019 city council meeting designating September, 2019 as Senior Center Month.

Senior Center Month


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