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5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Haltom City Community Relations

Community Relations

4839 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

Contact Information

Community Relations Coordinator 817-222-7767

Community Relations - News & Events

Haltom City Community Relations, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, coordinates projects relating to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Their news & events are listed here.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Save the landfills, recycle your tree
Date: December 26, 2018 to January 12, 2019
Time: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Waste Connections Transfer Station - 2120 Minnis Dr. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817-834-6638

Instead of trashing your real Christmas tree and filling up the landfill, we encourage residents to recycle them. Waste Connections, the city’s solid waste hauling and recycling contractor, will be accepting trees at the Transfer Station, located at 2120 Minnis Dr., from December 26, 2018 through January 12, 2019. The location is just south of Hwy 121. Google maps lists the address as north of 121...this is incorrect.

Hours of operation at the transfer station are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Saturday 8 - 11:30 a.m. Please arrive with your tree 30 minutes before closing time.

recycle christmas tree

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Haltom City produced the short video below to demonstrate the rapid pace at which a dried out Christmas tree can go up in flames.

Oct/Nov Crossroads N'letter

by-monthly city newsletter
Date: October/November, 2018

haltom city crossroads newsletter oct nov 2018The October/November 2018 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

Aug/Sept Crossroads N'letter

by-monthly city newsletter
Date: August/September, 2018

haltom city crossroads newsletter aug sept 2018The August/September 2018 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

HC Community Relations Coor. Recognized

julie orebaugh Community Relations coordinator haltom city bisd recognitionJulie Orebaugh, Haltom City Community Relations Coordina­tor, was recognized for her support of Birdville ISD at the June 28, 2018 Trustee Board meeting. Julie serves on multiple Partners in Education committees, is a member of the Haltom High School CORE Values team, and has served on the Teaming for Excel­lence in Education (TEE) committee. Julie uses city resources to advertise school district needs and events.

Most recently, her advertisements in the newsletter and electronic billboards lead to a record setting number of attendees at the Birdville Reads event on June 2, 2018. She is also one of the leaders who merged the Haltom City Back to School Health Fair with Refresh BISD, combining resources and funding to help an even greater num­ber of families in the district through this combined effort. She is always willing to help the students and families in Birdville ISD.

pictured L to R: BISD Board of Trustee Kelvin Dilks, Julie Orebaugh, and her family Donagh and Bryce

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

For kids under 5 years of age who live in the 76117 zip code

If you have a pre-schooler (under 5 years old) at home and live in the 76117 zip code of Haltom City, you are eligible to receive one FREE book mailed to you each month through the United Way of Tarrant County and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The link to register your child is linked above.

dfolly parton imagination station booksDolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans four countries and mails over 1 million free books each month to children around the world. Just another reason to love Dolly!

“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer. The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.” ~ Dolly Parton

2018 Fine Arts Scholarship Winners

Three Haltom High School Students Awarded $500 Scholarships

2018 haltom city fine arts scholarship winnersThe City of Haltom City presented three Haltom City graduating seniors with a $500 Fine Arts Student Scholarship at the Northeast Tarrant County Chamber of Commerce’s May, 2018 Scholarship luncheon as well as the Haltom High School Senior Awards Ceremony. This year’s winners are Arisahi Rosas, Giselle Carrillo and Alejandro Saucedo.

These scholarships are a way for the City to support the students of our community while also promoting the importance of the fine arts in education. We recognize how important these young adults are in building a strong community.

Applicants were evaluated by their participation in the BISD Fine Arts programs for at least two years, their leadership in the community, academic performance as well as an in-person interview. Six finalists were interviewed by a panel of Haltom City staff.

Arisahi Rosas

Arisahi Rosas is a self-taught visual artist artwork below) who creates the most stunning color pencil drawings. This year, one of her works was chosen for the state VASE competition, which only accepts 10% of the entries from our region. Her piece also won Best Technical and Best of Show in the Haltom High School art show.

Arisahi is in AVID, National Honor Society, is a Biology Tutor, in the Science Club, a Leader in the Link Crew, and the President of the Movie Club. Arisahi has a 96 average and plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. This young lady blew us away with her passion for living and her love for her father and her family. Congratulations Arisahi!

2018 fine arts scholarship arisahi rosas artwork

Giselle Carrillo

Giselle Carrillo has been in band since the 6th grade and served as a section leader in flute for the Pride of Haltom Marching and Concert Bands throughout high school. She is in AVID, is a Biology Tutor, as well as a National Honor Society Officer.

Giselle had two jobs while earning a 97 average and being in the top 10% of her class. She will be attending the University of Texas at Tyler and has plans to become a Nurse Practitioner. Her role model is her hard-working father and she wants to help others and give back to her community. Congratulations Giselle!

2018 fine arts scholarship giselle carrillo

Alejandro Saucedo

Alejandro Saucedo was in theater, choir, and show choir, where he served as the manager. He placed 1st in the Haltom High School Talent Show in 2017 and was named as Best Actor at Haltom High School. Alejandro has directed four of the musicals at Haltom High School, as well as performing in at least 10.

He will be playing Tobi in the upcoming "Sweeney Todd" performance at Casa Manana. Alejandro had a 4.0 GPA. He plans to attend TCU, where he earned a full scholarship, and will study Musical Theater. He plans to perform on Broadway in the not-to-distant future. Congratulations Alejandro!

2018 fine arts scholarship alejandro saucedo

We produced a short video where we interviewed the three scholarship recipients, highlighting their achievements and their inspirations.

2017-18 Clean Campus Award

This Year's Clean Campus Award Winner is Birdville Elementary

2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary dog toys 2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary 2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary2Birdville Elementary has been awarded $500 for being the Cleanest Campus in Haltom City for the 2017-2018 school year.

Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB) rated the local school campuses on:

  • Having litter free grounds
  • Available litter and recycling barrels
  • General appearance of their campuses

Each school also submitted their current projects, events and activities that support the KHCB mission, along with photos. Some of the programs at Birdville Elementary included 4th and 5th grade students participating in a lesson about all the displaced animals from the 2017 summer hurricanes. Their librarian showed several news videos from Houston about the saving and transporting of displaced animals to other animal shelters, north of Houston, and even to other states. The students then collected old t-shirts and made chew toys to give to the Haltom City Animal Services facility.

The 3rd graders learned about how to be good citizens. They discussed ways they can do their part in caring for our community (recycling; reducing our consumption on resources) as well as helping improve and clean the environment.

keep haltom city beautiful logoThe 2nd graders learned ways to save our oceans by not throwing plastics in the trash, choosing to recycle them instead. They made several ocean animals out of recycled plastics (turtles, fish and a jellyfish in a bottle), and they also learned how animals are harmed in the oceans by all the plastics being thrown away.

The 1st graders conducted a recycling project using cardboard, lids, egg cartons, boxes, etc., making anything they wanted out of the items. Their creations were called “Litter Bugs”.

Kindergartners learned all about the ways to keep our planet clean.

Congratulations to Birdville Elementary staff and students for their commitment to protecting our environment and Keeping Haltom City Beautiful!

Community RelationsNews & Events

recycle christmas tree

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Instead of trashing your real Christmas tree and filling up the landfill, we encourage residents to…
haltom city crossroads newsletter dec 2018 jan 2019

Dec/Jan Crossroads…

The December 2018 & January 2019 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
julie orebaugh Community Relations coordinator haltom city bisd recognition

HC Community Relations Coor.…

Julie Orebaugh, Haltom City Community Relations Coordina­tor, was recognized for her support of
2018 haltom city fine arts scholarship winners

2018 Fine Arts Scholarship…

The City of Haltom City presented three Haltom City graduating seniors with a $500 Fine Arts…