Judges have studied the 319 entries in the 2015 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen the winners. Best of Show honors went to Isabelle Normandin for her picture of a butterfly, entered in the Haltom City Animals Category. The winner will be published in the 2016 Haltom City Community Calendar, and Normandin will receive a $200 prize for her work. Normandin also took honors in the Architecture and Documentary categories.
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Results are in for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest, coordinated by Keep Haltom City Beautiful. To find winners, volunteer judges travel every street in six sections of Haltom City looking for the best decorations. Board members thank all residents who make the effort to decorate and make the community beautiful for the holiday season. Here are this year’s winners:
The Lowe’s Community Partners grant will provide funding for “City Hall for Example,” an effort to not only improve the landscape but to serve as a demonstration of what can be done using Texas native plants that require very little water.
“We’re so pleased that we were selected for this grant,” Carol Williams, board chairman, said. “This gives us the opportunity to show our citizens that low water landscapes can be beautiful.”
Haltom City is updating the artwork on traffic signal boxes located along city right of ways. To determine the artwork, Haltom City's Art in the City Committee coordinated a contest. The committee sought entries in photography, digital art and paintings/drawings. Judges made their selections, and the new art will be installed in the coming weeks.
The judging video for the 2014 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest is now available for viewing. The video can be seen online and on HCTV, Charter Cable channel 190.
Judges for the contest were Cos DeLeo, Michelle Cahill and Gary Blocker. A list of winners of the contest can be seen here.
Follow us as we visit with some of the artist who displayed their work at the November 21, 2013 Holiday Art Ramble here in Haltom City. The Art Ramble featured local artists who showed their work at 12 locations throughout Haltom City.
The 2014 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest has wrapped up, with more than 250 entries vying for honors in nine different categories. Judging took place Thursday, March 27th at the Haltom City Recreation Center.
This year’s judges included Gary Blocker, Cos Deleo and Michelle Cahill, all professionals in the field.
Best of Show (at right) was taken by Haltom City resident Steven Kays.
Construction of new sidewalks near three BISD schools in Haltom City began in late 2013 and, when completed, will improve the safety of students walking and biking to school. Funded by a grant from Safe Routes to Schools, a federally funded program administered by TxDOT, the 7.6 miles of sidewalk construction will also result in improved crossings at railroad tracks and streets.
Schools involved include North Oaks Middle, Haltom Middle and the Academy at West Birdville. Phase I construction began near North Oaks along Haltom Road and Springlake Parkway. It has continued south along Haltom Road and includes sidewalks on several other secondary streets.