At the July 11, 2022 City Council Meeting the Haltom City Council recognized the designation of July as "Parks and Recreation Month" and July 15, 2022 as "Parks and Recreation Professionals Day”.
(L to R) Mayor An Truong, Parks Board Members Tandra Betts & Penny Clowers, Parks Director Christi Pruitt & City Secretary Art Camacho
The Haltom City Council recognized the 35th anniversary of the Haltom City Garden Club at the June 27, 2022 City Council Meeting.
In addition to establishing a community garden, honoring a local yard with a “Yard of the Month” recognition, and providing college scholarships to Haltom City High School seniors majoring in the general field of Environmental Studies, the Haltom City Garden Club also hosts an annual plant swap and holds monthly meetings to educate local gardeners.
(pictured below, L to R) Mayor An Truong, Sandra Lottes, Bob Watkins, City Secretary Art Camacho, Betty Porter, Geraldine Lewis & Jack Lewis
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
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.
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.
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.