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									Haltom City...a place to call home                                                                 Vol. 25
                                                                                                   No. 4
                                                                                                   Aug/Sept 2010

   City offices will be closed on                       New Options for Disposal and Recycling
         Monday, Sept. 6,
   in observance of Labor Day                    C     ity residents can now dispose of bulky materials twice a
                                                       year at the IESI Convenience Center at no charge. Haltom
                                                 City has extended its contract with Independent Environmental
                                                 Services Inc. (IESI), and city residents will benefit from the new
                                                 proposal. Those who take advantage of the two free disposal
          Web Site Promoting                     days can also return to use the center for the remainder of the
           Local Businesses                      year at a rate of $20 per trip, a reduction from the former $37
                                                 charge. There is a limit of four yards of debris per trip; however,
                                                 there is no limit to the number of trips.
                                                   In addition, the city will continue to host two free dumpster
                                                 days per year. These are typically scheduled for April and Octo-
                                                   Also included in the contract is an option for a 65-gallon
                                                 rolling recycling
    Businesses are invited to participate in     cart. Residents who
  a Shop Haltom City website program that        have found that
  features information and printable cou-        the green 18-gallon
  pons. This service encourages residents to     recycling bin is too
  shop locally. Users don’t have to register,    small may sign up
  and there is no charge to the business or      for the larger cart at
  resident. For more information call 817-       a small increase to
  222-7723 or go to       their water bill of
    As of press time, listed below is a sample   $1.75 per month.
  of the businesses that are currently regis-    To obtain the larger
  tered: The Eatery, Chuy’s Authentic Mex-       cart, call the utility/ BEN (Beautiful Environment Need-
  ican Food, Paul’s Flower Boutique, Texas       billing department       ed) the Bear, a mascot for Keep Hal-
  Plumbing, Alberta Blocker Insurance            at 817-222-7717.         tom City Beautiful, demonstrates the
  Agency, Earl’s Deli, Stitches-n-Stuff, Ro-      Once a resident is       new 65-gallon recycling cart avail-
  ma’s Pasta N Pizza and Vang’s Construction.    enrolled, the cart       able through the Haltom City Water
    Please support local businesses and keep     will be delivered to     Department. For details, and to sign
  sales tax dollars within the community.        them by IESI.            up for a cart, call 817-222-7717.

                                                                  Restaurant Under New Ownership

                                                        M      ochi Kitchen, a restaurant that offers Asian cuisine such as
                                                               Japanese and Sushi, recently acquired new ownership. Bon
                                                        Ku, the new owner, previously worked as a Sushi Chef in the Dallas
                                                        area and is also a former donut shop owner. Ethan Starr, the new
                                                        Head Chef, has been a Sushi Chef for 5 years. Mochi also features a
                                                        Master Chef. Mr. Ku says the menu is relatively the same with a few
                                                        new additions and higher quality ingredients. Recently, the North-
                                                        east Tarrant Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the
                                                        restaurant. Mochi Kitchen is located at 4613 Denton Highway.

         Art Exhibit: Aqua Aesthetic Affair                          Have Your Next Event in Haltom City
      Come preview artwork by local watercolorist Bennie
    Johnson Wood during the month of September. See the
    luminosity of watercolor come to life.
      The public is invited to a Reception & Demonstration
                                                                  T    he old
                                                                  located at
    for Artist Bennie Johnson Wood, scheduled for Thursday,       3201 Friendly
    Sept. 9, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. An art demonstra-         Lane, has
    tion will take place at 6:30 p.m.                             been con-
                         Art for Fun                              verted into a
      Sign up for the free hands-on art class at the Hal-         Civic Cen-
    tom City Library. It will take place Saturday, Sept. 18,      ter. With
    from10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., for ages 8 – 12 years old.        three rooms
    The medium will be magic markers & pens; supplies             available for
    provided; each child will create a matted art piece to take   rental, the Civic Center offers a wonderful space for all
    home. The class is limited to 12 students.                    kinds of events. Please contact Christi at the Recreation
       Sponsors: Haltom City Library, Arts Council North-         Center at 817-831-6471 for more information.
    east and the Texas Commission on the Arts

                           Business of the Quarter

      O      scar’s Mexican Restaurant has been selected as the Haltom City
             Business of the Quarter for Spring 2010. Oscar’s, a landmark in
      the community, was selected by Keep Haltom City Beautiful for the
      way business owner Oscar Calderon has improved the property and for
      his restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant began almost 20
      years ago in a store front along Haltom Road near Belknap Street. Hav-
      ing outgrown that space, Oscar’s moved his business to a building on
      Denton Highway that had been a house and then a flower shop. Oscar’s
      eventually outgrew that space as well. Calderon found a permanent home
      by building the restaurant’s present location at 3408 Denton Highway.

                           IH 820 Expansion Set to Begin in Late 2010

T    he North Tarrant Express consists of a series of major improvements to the IH 820 and SH 121/183 (Airport
     Freeway) highway corridor in Northeast Tarrant County. With construction beginning in late 2010, this proj-
ect will help relieve regional traffic, improve safety and pave the way for future growth in one of the country's most
congested and fastest-growing regions.
  The public is invited to visit the North Tarrant Express web site at for updates, as
well as to sign up for regular communications about the project.

                     Cruisin’ Haltom City! Classic Car Show a Success

     Not only about classic cars and hot rods,
     but about the Haltom City Community

O     rganizers extend sincere thanks to the more than
      50 vehicle owners who turned out on Saturday,
June 26, to take part in the first annual Haltom City
Classic Car Show. Coordinated by the North Texas
Street Cars Association, the show was a fundraiser ben-
efitting the Haltom City/BISD Back-to-School event
set to take place in late July at Haltom High School.
  Held at the Haltom City Hall Complex, the car

                                                          show featured a performance by The Jazz Mon-
                                                          sters, a 20-piece “swingin” big band. Their perfor-
                                                          mance was made possible by a grant from Arts Coun-
                                                          c Northeast and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
                                                            Major sponsors of the car show included Sam’s Appli-
                                                          ances and Furniture, TNT Graffiti Removal, Little Cae-
                                                          sar’s Pizza, Trophy Arts, Big M Autosports, TNT Auto-
                                                          motive & Cycle Repair and Keep Haltom City Beautiful.
                                                            Next year’s car show has already been scheduled for Sat-
                                                          urday, April 30.
                                                        Annual Water and Sewer Disclosure
        Haltom City Trinity
            Trash Bash                        D     uring the 75th session of the Texas Legislature, a bill
                                                    was passed which requires cities to notify their custom-
                                              ers of certain expenditures from water/sewer revenues. In par-
        Saturday, Sept. 18
        BISD Environmen-                      ticular, the law requires that cities notify customers of any non-
        tal Study Center                      water or non-sewer related expenditures paid from these sources.
      On-site registration:                     In fiscal year 2010-11, a total of $16,933,282 is projected to be
             8:30 a.m.                        spent in the water/sewer fund. Some of the employees paid from
         Cleanup begins at                    this fund are engaged in the construction of water and sewer lines
               9 a.m.                         as well as streets. Approximately a third of these employees’ time is
        Volunteers are encouraged to pre-     spent on street or drainage work with the remaining spent on water
      register by calling 817-222-7767 or     and sewer projects. Engineering and administrative personnel who
      by visiting        are responsible for the design and maintenance of water and sewer
        All litter pickup supplies will be    improvements also design and oversee construction and maintenance
      provided. Join us for family fun and    of some street projects. Approximately half of their time is spent
      volunteer picnic to follow.             on water and sewer projects and half on street and drainage issues.
                                                The portion of salaries of these employees, related to the
                                              non-water and sewer functions they perform, is $732,825,
                                              or 4.3 percent of total water and sewer expenditures.

                              Senior Activities for August and September
      •   August 20th - 11 a.m. Hawaiian Luau, entertainment provided by Senior Shimmers Dance Group
          and Jeff “ Elvis” Brett.
      •   September 3rd - 11 a.m. Labor Day Party.
      •   September 16th - Diez Y Seis Celebration.
      •   September 24th - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Northeast Tarrant County Senior’s First Ever Jamboree.
          (see article below for more information)
      •   September 30th - 5 p.m. Senior Center annual Spaghetti Dinner, Bake Sale, and Silent Auction.
          Tickets for dinner are $5.00 in advance or $6.00 at the door. Community neighbors and city em-
          ployees are invited to buy dinner tickets (meals can be taken out).

               Northeast Tarrant County Senior’s First Ever Jamboree.

     Join senior adults from the Northeast Tarrant County area to enjoy a full day
    of fun, food and games at Capp Smith Park on Sept. 24 from
      10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 5700 Chapman Road in Watauga.
                     Local senior centers will be hosting a variety of
                    games to be played including horseshoes, bean bag
                    baseball, softball throw, basketball toss, golf putt
                    and bocci ball as well as a fishing derby, walk relay
                    and a jam session. Medals will be awarded to the win-
                    ners of the games following a hot dog cookout lunch.
                      Registration forms to sign up for games are at local senior centers.
                    Pick one up today from the Haltom City Senior Center located at
                    5000 Bernice Street.
                      For more information regarding the Senior’s Jamboree or to vol-
                    unteer please call Bobbi Arthur, center supervisor at 817-834-8021.

                                 Be on the Lookout for Birdville Museum.

T    he Birdville Historical Society (BHS) will be get-
     ting space at the Shannon Center for a museum. BHS
has been a non-profit corporation for 14 years and mem-
bers look forward to having a home for displaying artifacts.
  The museum will be located in the BISD Shannon Center
which is the location of the original Birdville Schools that start-
ed in 1858. This is a great location for a museum since it is right
in the heart of where the original settlement of Birdville began.
  To learn more about BHS, review historic pho-                               Birdville School Students & Faculty
tos and other interesting facts about Haltom City’s heri-                       The Red Brick School Building
tage, please visit their website at                       Birdville, Texas 1932

                                                                                GED Classes at the Library
                                                                          Registration: Tuesday & Thursday,
                 Fall Sports for Everyone                                 Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, from 5 – 8 p.m.
                                                                          Orientation: Tuesday & Thursday,
    Haltom City Parks and Recreation will host the second fall
                                                                          Sept. 7 & 9, from 5 – 8 p.m. (must at-
 season of soccer for boys and girls, ages 3 & 4 (must be age 3 by
                                                                          tend both sessions). Classes begin:
                                 Sept. 1). Cost is $30 per player and
                                                                          Sept. 14, from 5 – 8 p.m.
                                 includes a uniform shirt. Players will
                                 need shin guards and tennis shoes
                                 (cleats are not necessary). Coaches       CPR/AED class available at the
                                 are needed.                               Library, August 25, 1-5:30 p.m.
                                   Registration ends August 16. A                     Register at
                                 coaches/parents meeting will be held
                                 on Thursday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at
                                 the Recreation Center. The season                Babysitter’s Training
 will start September 11.                                                    Thursday, Aug. 12, 8:30 am – 3:30 p.m.
    Registration for the Adult Fall Softball League is August 2 – Sep-    at the library, seating limited (12), for ages
 tember 11. Cost is $250/team for 8 games. Men’s leagues play on          11 – 15 years. Bring a sack lunch. The cost
 Wednesday or Friday nights and Co-rec leagues play on Thursday           is $67. Students will receive Babysitter’s
 nights or Sunday afternoons. All games are played at North Park.         Training certificate from the Red Cross
 First place teams will receive t-shirts.                                                         upon completion of
    Adult Co-Rec Volleyball League returns to the Recreation Cen-                                 class.
 ter. Registration is September 20 through October 16. Team cost                                    Become a respon-
 is $150. All games are played on Monday nights at the Haltom                                     sible babysitter: learn
 Recreation Center.                                                                               how to keep yourself
    Save the date! Youth Basketball Registration is November 8 -                                  and children safe,
 December 13. Cost is $55 per player. All practices and games are                                 how to handle emer-
 held at the Haltom Recreation Center. Coaches are needed.                                        gencies, make good
                                                                                                  decisions and how
 Online registration is now available for Recreation Cen-                                         to write resumes and
 ter leagues at       Click on the                                          interview for jobs.
 “online services” link. For more information on any                                               Class taught by
 leagues and programs, please call 817-831-6464 or                        the American Red Cross, Chisholm Trail
 visit the Recreation Center at 4839 Broadway Avenue.                     Chapter. To register call 817-335-9137 or
                                                                          go to:
                                             Deputy Police Chief at HCPD Retiring

    D      eputy Police Chief Pat Bridges retired in July to accept the position of Police Chief
           in Stephenville, Texas. Bridges retired from the City of Arlington after 21 years in
    the police department and had been with Haltom City for two and a half years. Stephen-
    ville received 49 applications, then narrowed the search to four finalists. Bridges, along
    with his wife Kari, plan to move to Stephenville after assuming his new position in August.

                                         Homes Recognized for Well Kept Yards

    T    he Haltom City Garden Club is again touring the city
         and giving out certificates for well kept yards. Citizens are
    encouraged to drive around and look
                                                                        6224 Bingham Dr., 2128 Elton Rd., 5413 Bakers Ln.,
                                                                        5909 Bertha Ln., 5904 Bertha Ln., 5913 Nina Ln., 4100
                                                                                             Janada St., 4124 Janada St., 4900 Sa-
    at the yards listed to get new ideas, or                                                  belle Ln., 4700 Roxie St., 5401 Jerri
    to just enjoy the scenery. The Garden                                                     Ln., 3413 Meadow Oaks Dr., 4512
    Club will be giving out certificates                                                       Sabelle Ln., 4508 Sabelle Ln., 4504
    throughout the summer. The current                                                        Sabelle Ln., 4721 Sabelle Ln., 5024
    trend in gardening now is to keep the                                                     Ira St., 4928 Sabelle Ln., 5200 Ira
    front beautiful, yet concentrate on                                                       St., 3232 Fincher Rd., 5059 Gaines
    the back yard for family gatherings.                                                      Ct., 5063 Gaines Ct., 4500 Nadine
      To nominate a yard please call 817-                                                     Dr., 4416 Stanley Keller Rd., 5000
    838-9789. The Garden Club meets                                                           Sabelle Ln., 4924 Sabelle Ln., 4817
    on the first Tuesday of each month                                                         Stanley Keller Rd., 4920 Stanley
    at 6:30 p.m. at the Haltom City Li-                                                       Keller Rd., 4421 Mink Dr., 4933
    brary. Everyone is welcome to join in.                                                    Saucer Dr., 5236 Mirror Lake Dr.,
      The following properties have been recognized with cer-           4124 Janada St., 5717 Diamond Oaks Dr. North, 4005
    tificates: 2928 Eastridge Dr., 1901 Haltom Rd., 2321                 Georgian Dr., 3928 Georgian Dr., 3908 Emerald Oaks
    Owens St., 1401 Woods Ln., 4208 McComas Rd., 4220                   Dr., 5944 Diamond Oaks Dr. South, 5801 Jane Anne Ln.,
    McComas Rd., 6219 Highland Ave., 6228 Highland Ave.,                4409 Starlight Dr., 4405 Starlight Dr., 5213 Jane Anne Ln.

                                          Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot? Know What 2 DO

    E    xtreme heat not only kills lawns, it can also push your
         body beyond its limits. Learn how to take protec-
    tive measures to safeguard yourself. High temperatures,
                                                                        ing and rapid, weak heartbeat. If you suspect heat ex-
                                                                        haustion move the person to a shady area. Lay them
                                                                        down and slightly elevate their legs and feet. Loosen
    along with high humidity, can cause heat-related illnesses          or remove their clothing. Give them cool water or a
    which range in severity from mild heat cramps, to heat              sports drink containing electrolytes to drink. Fan the
    exhaustion, to potentially life-threatening heatstroke.             person and spray or sponge them down with cool water.
     Heat Cramps are painful, involuntary muscle spasms.                 Heatstroke is a potentially life-threatening, heat-re-
    They may occur during heavy exercise and are of-                    lated problem that often results from heavy work and
    ten caused by dehydration. Spasms can feel like night-              dehydration. The body’s normal mechanisms for deal-
    time leg cramps, only more severe. They often oc-                   ing with heat stress, such as sweating and temperature
    cur in the calves, arms, abdomen and back. If you                   control, stop working. Signs and symptoms include
    suspect heat cramps cool down and rest. Drink an                    body temperature greater than 104 F, changes in men-
    electrolyte-containing sports drink or clear juice. Call            tal status like confusion, rapid and shallow breath-
    your doctor if your cramps don’t go away in one hour.               ing, elevated or lowered blood pressure and fainting. If
     Heat exhaustion begins suddenly and is sometimes                   you suspect heatstroke move the person into the shade
    caused by heavy exercise, sweating and dehydration.                 or air-conditioned space, dial 9-1-1, wrap the per-
    Signs and symptoms are low blood pressure, cool, moist              son with damp sheets or spray them with cool water.
    skin, low-grade fever, feeling faint, nausea, heavy sweat-           For more info go to
                     TEXAS NIGHT OUT
                                                                                     SAVE THE DATE
  Each year one night is designated as Nation-
al Night Out where neighborhoods plan a get-to-
gether to promote crime deterrence. National Night                             Haltom City Animal Services
Out is the first Tuesday evening of every August.                                              Presents...
  Everyone in Texas knows August is one of the hottest
                 months of the year so Texas is allowed to hold                 “Barks & Bubbles”
                   their own Texas Night Out in October when             Dog Wash and Pet Costume Contest...
                    it is cooler. This year’s celebration will be
                    held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. until 9                        Saturday,
                    p.m. The Block Parties, as they are known,                       October 23, 2010
                  do not have to be expensive and may in-                              10am til 2pm
                clude hot dogs, drinks, chips, cookies, punch,
etc. It is a day set aside for communities to get behind crime
prevention and discuss concerns in their neighborhoods.                     Logo Contest for the Haltom City
  Those interested in hosting or co-hosting a block party
with neighbors, please contact Sgt. Jean Rowell at (817)
                                                                                 Library 50th Birthday
                                                                    T  he library will celebrate its 50th birthday, beginning in
                                                                       February 2011 and continuing with monthly events and
                                                                    activities through December 2011. The library opened in
                 Emergency Supply Kit                               Haltom Plaza on February 28, 1961.
  The Haltom City Fire Department recommends                          Help to celebrate by creating a special logo that will be
  that citizens be prepared with an emergency sup-                  used on all event-related materials.
  ply kit. Pack supplies in a duffle bag, suitcase or                  Contest rules:
  storage container and keep it in an easily accessible                  Logo entries must be from original ideas and be hand
  place. Items should include water, food, a radio,                      drawn.
  batteries, flashlight, first aid supplies and important                  Entries should well represent the Haltom City Library
  documents. For a complete list of recommended kit                      and celebrate its achievement of 50 years of service to
  supplies go to:                         the community.
  loads/buildakit.pdf                                                    Contest is open to all ages and may include City of
                                                                         Haltom City staff members.
                                                                         Contestants do not have to be Haltom City residents.
                                                                         Entries must be in color and submitted on an 8 ½ x 11”
          At-Home Safety Tips for Extreme Heat                           sheet.
     Stay out of the sun as much as possible. Use sunscreen              Contestants may submit as many entries as they wish.
     (SPF 15 or higher).                                                 Entries will not be returned. They become the property
     Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic and caffeine-           of the Haltom City Library.
     free fluids.                                                         Deadline for entries is October 30, 2010. Winner will
                                                                         be notified by November 10, 2010.
     Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if neces-
                                                                         Judges for the contest are the 50th Birthday Celebra-
     sary.                                                               tion Committee, who are not eligible to enter contest.
     Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.                 Their decision will be final.
     Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.                  Prize: gift certificate to Half Price Books; name or ini-
                                                                         tials on the reproduced logo; and recognition in the City
          Outdoor Safety Tips for Extreme Heat                           of Haltom City’s Crossroads newsletter. Winning logo
     Help prevent drought by watering your lawn only when                will appear on all event-related materials.
     necessary and by adhering to local water restrictions.              Entries must to be submitted by the deadline to the
     Help prevent wildfires by respecting “no burn” days.                 Haltom City Library, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City,
                                                                         TX 76117. An entry form must accompany each entry.
     Avoid roadside fires by disposing of cigarettes responsibly.
                                                                        For more information, contact the library at 817-222-
     Dispose of hot charcoal in a non-flammable container or             7790 or the committee chairman at 817-503-0394.
     hose down before dumping.
City of Haltom City                                             PRESORT STANDARD
P.O. Box 14246                                                  U.S. POSTAGE PAID
Haltom City, TX 76117                                           FORT WORTH, TX
817-222-7700                                                    PERMIT #2114

                         Annual Haltom Halloween moved to FRIDAY
                          Join us on FRIDAY, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
                        Haltom Recreation Center for the annual Haltom Hal-
                        loween Carnival. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face
                        painting, crafts and more will keep the whole family en-
                        tertained for a safe night of Halloween fun. The Costume
                        Contest for ages 1 to 12 begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Be sure
                        to arrive early to register your child. Prizes will be given to
                        the winners of each age group.

                                      CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY
                                     Do you know your neighborhood officers?
                               Do you want to make a difference in your community?
                                    There are opportunities available to everyone.
                          An active crime watch group protects your neighborhood from
                        crime. The Haltom City Crime Watch Association meets the
                        second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Haltom City
                        Civic Center.
                          Make plans to attend the Haltom City Citizen’s Police Acad-
                        emy. This is a 10 week course taught by Haltom City Police Of-
                        ficers. Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
                        at the police department. The next Citizen’s Police Academy
                        will begin Sept. 7. Contact Sgt Jean Rowell at (817) 222-7036 or
                        email for an application.

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