News & Notes
Patriotic Fireworks to Light Up Sky on July 3rd
The City of North Richland Hills invites you to join us fireworks will be allowed. Please leave pets at home.
as we celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show The annual fireworks show is a joint project by the
on Saturday, July 3, 2010. The show will start at 9:30 p.m. Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce and the cities of
and will include 20 minutes of dazzling pyrotechnics. North Richland Hills, Haltom City and Richland Hills.
The fireworks can be seen from the parking lots of the This year’s show is made possible thanks to the support of
ATI Career Training Center, 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Chesapeake Energy and the following organizations: North
Richland Hills and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Hills Hospital, Oncor, Coca-Cola, Birdville ISD, Atmos
Broadway Avenue in Haltom City. (Both are located south Energy, ATI Career Center, IESI, J3 Group, KDKR 91.3,
of Loop 820 near the intersection of Boulevard 26 and Northeast Times and Kona Ice.
Broadway Avenue.) Parking is free at both locations and In the event of heavy rain, the fireworks will be
will be available on a first come first served basis, so plan rescheduled to Monday, July 5. For more information,
to come early. Vehicles will not be allowed to park along please contact the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of
the street. Commerce at 817-281-9376.
Patriotic music will be simulcast live during the fire- North Richland Hills reminds residents it is illegal for
works show on KDKR Radio 91.3 FM. Don’t forget to you to set off fireworks in our community. For the safety
bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, food, non-alcoholic of yourself and others, please enjoy the fireworks show on
drinks, and games for the family to play while waiting for July 3 and refrain from using other fireworks as part of
the fireworks. Please prepare food in advance. No outdoor your holiday celebration. Violations can result in a fine of
cooking or grilling devices will be permitted. No personal up to $2,000.
NRH Election Results Welcome New Businesses
North Richland Hills voters have approved a 20-year Bluebonnet Contractors, Inc. (Construction)
continuation of the City’s Crime Control & Prevention 6851 NE Loop 820 Ste. 101, 817-510-3557
District and the half-cent sales tax that helps to fund local Express Café (Restaurant)
law enforcement services and programs. The referendum 6331 Boulevard 26 #245, 817-595-1362
passed with an overwhelming 88% of the vote in the elec- Flirty Girl Fashion (Retail Store)
tion which was held May 8. 7125 Boulevard 26 A & B, 817-595-1500
“The voters have sent a clear message in favor of con- Freedom Recovery Services (Construction)
tinuing the Crime Control & Prevention District,” said 5110 Commercial Drive, 817-888-2870
Mayor Oscar Trevino. “We appreciate all of the residents Golden Corral Corp. (Regional Office)
who took time to vote and weigh in on this important mat- 5587 Davis Boulevard #200, 817-284-3481
ter.” J.S. Held, Inc. (Construction)
The Crime Control & Prevention District was initially 8205 Mid Cities Ste. 100, 817-427-2800
approved by North Richland Hills voters in 1996 for a 5- Parts Supply, LLC (Plumbing Parts)
year period and it was renewed in 2001 for a 10-year peri- 6705 Mid Cities Suite A, 817-501-5446
Samantha’s & Savanna’s Resale Shop (Retail Store)
od. The 20-year extension just approved by voters will
6513 Smithfield Ste. G, 817-581-5822
begin in 2011.
The Attic (Retail Store)
Voters also re-elected Dr. Tim Barth to Place 4 on the
3900 Rufe Snow Drive Ste. B, 817-713-2530
North Richland Hills City Council. Councilman Barth Zhang’s Supper Buffet (Restaurant)
received 924 votes, while his opponent Tim Bielik 6238 Rufe Snow Drive #106, 817-788-1888
received 173 votes. Councilman Barth has served on the
City Council since May 2006. Shop NRH
North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino, Place 2
Visit www.nrhtx.com and click on the Shop NRH
Councilman Ken Sapp and Place 6 Councilman Scott icon for discounts and coupons from more than
Turnage were unopposed for re-election. All began new 70 local businesses.
two-year terms in May.
W a t c h C i t i c a b l e N R H o n l i n e a t w w w. n r h t x . c o m .
Garage Sale Info Online U pcomi ng Event s
Looking for a great bargain, but don’t know where to
start? Go to www.nrhtx.com for a list of registered garage Job Seekers Help Group
sales in the City of North Richland Hills. The list is avail- Job search driving you crazy? Beginning June 10, 2010
able 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is updated as new a Job Seekers Help Group will meet at the NRH Public
garage sale permits are issued. To view the list, simply log Library each Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Receive
onto www.nrhtx.com, go to the Online Services tab on the resume, cover letter and interview advice from experts and
left side of the home page and select Garage Sale Permits. other job seekers. The Library is located at 9015 Grand
Residents are allowed one garage sale at their home Ave. If you have questions, please call 817-427-6814.
every six months. The garage sale cannot be more than
two days. Garage sale permits may be obtained online or City Holiday
at the Planning & Inspections Department at City Hall, City Hall and other non-emergency City offices will be
7301 N.E. Loop 820. The permit costs $6. For more infor- closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the
mation, please visit www.nrhtx.com or call 817-427-6300. Independence Day Holiday. The NRH Recreation Center,
Library, Tennis Center and Senior Centers will also be
closed. NRH2O and Iron Horse Golf Course will remain
Sign Up for Vacation Watch
open. Garbage and recycling schedules will not change
When taking your vacation, don’t forget to protect your
due to the holiday.
home while you are away. Make sure all entry points are
locked. Place a hold on newspaper and mail delivery. Put CPR Classes
interior lights and a radio on timers to give the appearance Learn CPR and save a life! The North Richland Hills Fire
that someone is home. Have exterior lights on photocells that Department is offering CPR classes on July 17, August
activate in the evening and shut off at daybreak. Arrange to 19 and Sepetmber 18. The classes are American Heart
have the grass cut and watered if you’re away for a long Association approved and participants will receive an
period. Tell neighbors of your absence and encourage them AHA certification card. The cost is $25 for Heartsaver
to contact the police regarding any suspicious activity.
CPR and $35 for Healthcare Providers. To sign up or get
Residents may also request a “Vacation Watch” before
more details, please call 817-427-6900.
leaving town for an extended period of time. When you
request this service from the NRH Police Department, offi- Special Events at NRH2O
cers will provide extra patrols by your residence while you
are away, for up to 30 days. To request a Vacation Watch or n Dive-In Movies - Float in the wave pool or relax on the
for more information, please go to www.nrhtx.com/police or beach while watching your favorite movies under the
call 817-427-7000. stars. Movies begin at dusk every Friday night from
June 11 through July 30.
n Fireworks - Float in the wave pool and watch fireworks
light up the sky on Saturday June 19, July 17 and
August 14. Fireworks begin at dusk.
n iPod an Hour Giveaway – Come to NRH2O on June
16th and sign up for a chance to win an iPod shuffle. An
iPod shuffle will be given away to one lucky winner
EVERY hour during our hours of operation on June 16.
n Dora the Explorer Character Appearance - Meet
North Richland Hills residents have logged more than 9 Dora the Explorer live and in person on July 24. Don’t
million steps as part of the Mayor’s Health & Fitness forget your camera.
Initiative. Currently the Red District is in the lead with the n Wii Fit Giveaway - Come play and compete in races
Blue District in second. with your friends on August 10. Plus, sign up for a
Red 3,998,498 steps chance to win a Wii Fit Gaming System.
Blue 2,094,565 steps For more information on special events at NRH2O, visit
Orange 1,294,554 steps www.nrh2o.com or call 817-427-6500.
Yellow 727,554 steps
Purple 641,954 steps
Green 321,021 steps Water Conservation Reminder
The district with the most steps at the end of the year City ordinance prohibits outdoor watering between
will be named the fittest district in NRH. Encourage your 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., except when watering by hand or
friends and neighbors to join you on a daily walk and log soaker hose. Irrigation systems should be set to oper-
your activity to help your district get ahead. Learn more ate in the early morning or late evening, when the sun
about the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Initiative and sign up on and temperatures are less likely to cause evaporation.
the City’s web site at www.nrhtx.com.