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A Letter From the AYOR

Hello, Lake Worth! It’s hard to believe that we’re already in October and only a few months until 2023. The end of the year is a busy time for the city as we finalize the budget for the next fiscal year which begins October 1 of each year. This year is shaping up to be one of renewal and excitement! Change is in the air all around Lake Worth. I hope that you and your families are happy, healthy, and ready to enjoy the cooler weather on the way!

The budget – voted on and approved in September – totals $12,726,290. The balanced budget also includes a property tax rate set at $0.438928 per $100 assessed valuation, which is a decrease in the city’s overall rate of $0.01962. Priorities for the 2022 2023 fiscal year focus on maintaining the city’s financial position, continuing infrastructure maintenance and capital improvements, providing quality municipal facilities and parks, funding competitive compensation plans for our city teams, and planning for Lake Worth’s long-term future. The budget includes funding for several street capital projects, which include improvements to Apache Trail and Edgemere Circle and the complete reconstruction of Azle Avenue. The Azle Avenue project will include new concrete roadway, divided median for safety, curb and gutter, sidewalks and updated crossing areas for pedestrian and cyclist travel. Azle Avenue is funded through a partnership with Tarrant County and the city; we extend

our thanks to Precinct #4 Commissioner Johnson and the Commissioners Court for their support of local projects throughout Tarrant County.

Our park capital projects include a redesign of Navajo Park playground equipment. The current design no longer fits the needs of the neighborhood however, the new design will allow toddlers and young children to enjoy activities at this local park. The adopted budget also includes water and sewer upgrades to Apache and Edgemere and a Stormwater Study in the Lakeside/ Grand Lake area.

Coming in early 2023 we will see some changes to the schedule at our popular Library and Senior Center! These facilities are used every day, and annually by thousands, and are due for some major upgrades. Not to worry we will still offer services during this major remodel. Check our website often for updates and schedule changes or contact our fantastic team at the Library and Senior Center.

In addition to upgrades to our infrastructure I’m very proud that the budget was able to support a three

percent merit/market increase for our employees. As you know they have worked through challenging conditions over the past two years and have remained flexible throughout it all. Most have picked up work as vacancies in their departments popped up. The labor shortage has touched just about every industry and local government certainly is no exception! If you know anyone looking for a job with a great team and healthy work environment, please send them to www.lakeworthtx.org!

Lake Worth has so many positive projects going on and this winter/ spring will be an exciting time as we rebuild our roads and redesign some facilities. The Council and I ask that you get involved and join us for these exciting events. There is so much to do, and we are always open to new ideas and suggestions for our city. Ideas can become reality, if we all pitch in there is no limit to what we can accomplish! Thank you for reading and I hope to catch some of you at a Bullfrog football game!

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community PROFILE

Slow

down, relax, unplug, and experience the beauty and charm of Lake Worth, Texas Located in Northwest Tarrant County, the city is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas – Lake Worth. The 2010 US Census population for the city was 4,584; Texas Municipal League (TML) estimates the current population as 4,710. The city covers approximately 2.5 square miles.

Lake Worth was built in 1914 as a reservoir and for recreation. The property is owned by the City of Fort Worth, while the Tarrant Regional Water District controls the reservoir’s water rights.

The City was incorporated on February 19, 1949, and first adopted its Home Rule Charter in 1965. The Home Rule Charter was amended in 1968, 2003, 2008 and most recently in 2019.

Mayor/City Council City Administration Helpful Numbers

The City operates under a Council/ Manager form of government with a City Council comprised of the Mayor and seven Council members. The term of office is two years with the terms of the Mayor and three Council members expiring in odd-numbered years and the terms of the other four Council members expiring in even-numbered years The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the city.

The Administration Department is responsible for overseeing the management of day-to-day operations of the city including building permits, code compliance, inspections, communications, and municipal court. The Administration Department is comprised of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance, City Secretary, and Human Resources

City Hall 817.237.1211

Utility Billing 817.237.1211 x110

Permits 817.237.1211 x112

Inspection Line 817.237.1211 x113

Code Compliance 817.237.1211 x111

Vehicle Tags and Taxes 817.238.4436

Health Dept 817.238.4441

Progressive Waste Solutions. 817.222.2221

City Council Meetings

The City Council meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month Meetings are usually at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 3805 Adam Grubb

Did You Know?

The Lake Worth Museum has the high school year books from the 1940’s and up! Make it a point to visit and take a look at the school history that is made available to all residents.

DPS 817.238.9197

LWISD 817.306.4200

Boat Permits 817.237.6890

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Council Members

WALTER BOWEN

Mayor wbowen@lakeworthtxcc.org

JIM SMITH

Council Member, Place 1 jsmith@lakeworthtxcc.org

GEOFFREY WHITE

Council Member, Place 2 gwhite@lakeworthtxcc.org

SUE WENGER

Mayor Pro Tem, Place 3 swenger@lakeworthtxcc.org

COY PENNINGTON

Mayor Pro Te, Place 4 cpennington@ lakeworthtxcc.org

SHERRIE KUBALA-WATKINS

Council Member, Place 5 swatkins@lakeworthtxcc.org

GARY STUARD

Council Member, Place 6 gstuard@lakeworthtxcc.org

JERRY COX

Council Member, Place 7 jcox@lakeworthtxcc.org

City Staff Members

STACEY ALMOND

City Manager 817.237.1211 salmond@lakeworthtx org

DEBBIE WHITLEY

Assistant City Manager/ Director of Finance 817.237.1211 ext. 105 dwhitley@lakeworthtx org

HOLLY FIMBRES

City Secretary 817.237.1211 ext. 105 hfimbres@lakeworthtx.org

MIKE CHRISTENSON

Public Works Director 817.237.1211 ext. 202 mchistenson@lakeworthtx org

BARRY BARBER

Director of Building Development 817.237.1211 ext. 114 bbarber@lakeworthtx org

JT MANOUSHAGIAN

Chief of Police 817.237.1211 ext. 301 jmanoushagian@lakeworthtx org

Federal

Lake Worth is located in the 12th Federal Congressional District served by U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, who has an office in Fort Worth. The state is represented by Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn

• Congresswoman Kay Granger 817.338.0909 kaygranger.house.gov

• Senator John Cornyn N. Texas Office 972.239.1310 cornyn.senate.gov

• Senator Ted Cruz N. Texas Office 142.599.8749 cruz.senate.gov

State County

Lake Worth is represented by Senate District 12, currently held by Senator Jane Nelson who has an office in Grapevine. The Texas State Representative for Lake Worth is representative Charlie Geren. (District 99)

• Senator Jane Nelson 817.424.3446

Charlie Geren 817.738.8333

RYAN ARTHUR

Fire Chief 817.237.1211 ext. 401 rarthur@lakeworthtx org

LARA STROTHER

Director of Library & Community Services 817.237.1211 ext. 501 lstrother@lakeworthtx org

Lake Worth is located within Tarrant County and is in Precinct 4 which is represented by Tarrant County Commissioner J D Johnson

• Commissioner JD Johnson 817.238.4400 tarrantcounty com

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The Lake Worth Municipal Court is committed to assisting and informing defendants of their rights, responsibilities and options, with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy, to ensure fair, impartial & efficient handling of their citations.

The Lake Worth Municipal Court is a Court of Record. Cases filed with the Court include traffic violations, Class C misdemeanors, violations of City ordinances, and parking violations that are punishable by fine only.

We are a Safe Harbor Court, which means that anyone may appear in court with an identification at any time to resolve their outstanding cases without the fear of being arrested for Lake Worth Municipal Court warrants

In March, we participated in a warrant resolution drive along with the Lake Worth Police Department and Texas Marshals Association, which

provided an opportunity for eligible individuals with outstanding Lake Worth Municipal Court warrants to have their warrant fine amount reduced. We were able to resolve 86 warrants as of March 25, 2022.

We continue to encourage individuals to contact the court to resolve their outstanding citations and take advantage of payment options available or set your cases for a future court date to speak with the Prosecutor or Judge If you do not have the means to pay you may request a hearing with the Judge to determine whether you

Precinct 4 Constable

Joe D. “Jody” Johnson • Ste. 102 817.238.4411

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Christopher Gregory • Ste. 201 817.238.4425

County Clerk Satellite Office* Mary Louise Garcia • Ste. 202 817.238.4420

are indigent or discuss alternative means to satisfy the judgment.

The court commits to providing customer service while administering fair, efficient and prompt justice. Clerks are available for questions or explanation of options, but clerks cannot give legal advice or recommendations.

MUNICIPAL COURT

3805 Adam Grubb

Lake Worth, TX 76135

817.255.7910

lakeworthtx

Court

NORTHWEST SUB-COURTHOUSE

6713 Telephone Rd. Lake Worth, TX 76135

Precinct 4 Commissioner J.D. Johnson • Ste. 301 817.238.4400

*Please note that Satellite Offices may have limited services.

Tax Assessor/Collector Satellite Office* Wendy Burgess • Ste. 101 817.238.4435

*Please note that Satellite Offices may have limited services.

WILLIAM “BILL” LANE | Presiding Judge JIM MINTER & RENE CULP | Magistrate

MAIN COURTHOUSE NUMBER 817.238.4425

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LINDA MELLO
Municipal
Director/ Customer Service Sup. 817.237.1211 ext. 116 lmello@lakeworthtx org LISA SHELLEY Municipal Court Clerk Community Services 817.237.1211 ext. 117 lcourt@lakeworthtx org municipal COURT
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org Hours: Mon- Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

community GUIDE

JOIN A BOARD OR COMMISSION | SERVE THE CITY YOU LOVE

The City Secretary's Office receives applications from citizens interested in contributing to their community by volunteering to serve on a board or commission. The various boards and commissions act as an advisory board to the Council

Appointments to boards and commissions are made annually Places 1, 3, 5, 7 expire in odd number years and Places 2, 4, 6 expire in even

numbered years unless otherwise noted by ordinance

If you are interested in being part of our team, please complete an application and return it to the City Secretary's Office at 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, Texas 76135. You may also fax your application to 817.237.9684 or send via e-mail at citysecretary@lakeworthtx org. Applications can be found on

city’s website www.lakeworthtx. org under How to do I apply for Boards and Commission. Applications are forwarded to City Council for consideration of appointment as vacancies occur during the year. All applications are kept on file for one year from the date of receipt

For additional information, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at: 817.237.1211 ext. 105 or via e-mail at: citysecretary@lakeworthtx.org

Residents are appointed by the City Council to serve on the following boards and commissions:

• ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE • BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

• PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

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Fire DEPARTMENT

FIRE WON'T WAIT, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has announced this year’s fire prevention week theme, “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape,” for the week of October 9th. The month of October is historically earmarked for Fire Prevention Education across the United States. Even though it is important to practice fire safety throughout the year, many fire departments use the month of October to address specific fire prevention topics with the entire community.

Fire Prevention Week

October 9th – October 15th, 2022

Firefighters from the Lake Worth Fire Department provided direct, in-person fire education to many students in the Lake Worth Independent School District that focused on many aspects of fire safety, including the development of family escape plans. In 2021, the goal was providing education related to identifying the “sounds” associated with fire safety. Does everyone know what a smoke alarm sounds like? What about a carbon monoxide alarm? What do you do when you hear one of these sounds? Developing an escape plan is only one part of fire safety.

HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY’S FIRE SAFETY PLAN MORE MEMORABLE!

• Know 3 ways out in case of an emergency. Practice your home escape plans with your entire family, try your best to get everyone involved.

• Write down the plan and practice each month making sure everyone knows where to go if an emergency happens. Following and practicing these simple steps can make a dramatic difference in keeping your family safe.

• If you have questions about fire safety or need help developing your own safety plans, please feel free to contact the Lake Worth Fire Administration Office at 817.255.7956 for assistance.

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Kids Fire Camp 2022

The Lake Worth Fire Department hosted their first ever Kids Fire Camp this past June! With this being the first ever fire camp geared towards children under the age of 15, the department chose to advertise and enroll “campers” of existing city employees. Just over 20 kids attended this first ever inaugural event! Throughout the day, our campers had a chance to learn about the fire department, fire safety, and had a chance to do some very cool handson activities, like rappelling from the top of the ladder truck! This event was such a huge success that the Lake Worth Fire Department plans to offer this event every year during the month of June The next Kids Fire Camp will be open to any Lake Worth or Lakeside resident with children between the ages of 7 and 15. More information regarding this program can be found on our website at www lakeworthtx org/fire-department and click on Community ~ Kids Fire Camp. Information on how to register will also be posted on their Facebook page as soon as January 2023! If you have any questions about this program or any other program offered by the Fire Department, please contact the Lake Worth Fire Administration Office at 817.255.7951 for assistance.

Citizens Fire Academy

Earlier this year in April, the Lake Worth Fire Department hosted its first ever Citizens Fire Academy for city employees! Since this was the departments first Citizens Fire Academy, employees and elected officials from Lake Worth and the Town of Lakeside were offered the opportunity to go through the program with hopes they could provide insightful feedback to make the program even better for the future. It was such a huge success, the department plans to extend registration opportunities to any Lake Worth or Lakeside resident! The academy is conducted over two Thursday evenings and one Saturday, with specific learning objectives completed each day. The first Thursday evening focuses on emergency medical services provided by the Lake Worth Fire Department in conjunction with MedStar. On the second Thursday evening, Firefighters provide an overview of the departments fire operations, provide a tour of the fire station and fire trucks, and provide students with an opportunity to climb the 100-foot aerial ladder. Finally, the Saturday morning class is conducted at the Tarrant County College, Fire Service Training Center. The Saturday event is everything “handson” with fire related scenarios and an in-depth view of the fire science behavior lab. Everyone involved in the academy has the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a Lake Worth Firefighter! From fighting real fire to performing simulated rescues, this academy gives citizens a sneak peek into today’s technologically advanced fire service.

More information regarding this program can be found on our website at www.lakeworthtx.org/fire-department and click on Community ~ Citizens Fire Academy. Information on how to register will also be posted on their Facebook page beginning in January 2023! If you have any questions about this program or any other program offered by the Fire Department, please contact the Lake Worth Fire Administration Office at 817.255.7951 for assistance.

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preparedness corner PREPARING for WINTER

Harsh

winter weather brings hazards that we have the ability to mitigate as a community Here in North Texas, our tone on winter weather has changed significantly since Winter Storm Uri, where we experienced extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high blistering winds Winter storms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days – restricting, or even completely eliminating, vehicular travel. Electrical infrastructure faces a risk of losing power, which can disrupt heat sources and communication services. Hypothermia, frostbite, and carbon monoxide poisoning are all possible health factors anyone could encounter during a winter storm Communities particularly vulnerable include older adults, children, sick individuals, and pets – so make sure you are prepared for any of these emergencies, especially if a loved one is part of a vulnerable community.

Understanding the Verbiage

Knowing your winter weather terms will help you understand the severity of the situation.

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin If you are under a Winter Storm Warning, you should seek shelter immediately A Winter Storm

Watch is issued to alert the public of the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a winter storm This type of watch is issued when all the elements of a winter storm are present and continue to build together.

A Winter Weather Advisory is issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet, all of which could cause significant inconveniences. If caution is not exercised, it can lead to life-threatening situations.

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Staying Safe in Winter Weather

To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, generators should always be outside and away from all windows. Never turn on your gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.

If all possible, eliminate any vehicular travel. Limit outdoor activities. If you need to go outside, wear layers of clothing Monitor yourself and others for frostbite and hypothermia Reduce the risk of heart attack by avoiding overexertion if you find yourself in a situation where you will need to shovel snow.

In Case of Emergency

Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car Create an emergency supply kit for your car Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks Always keep a full tank of gas

Gaining Situational Awareness

Ensure you are “weather aware” by paying attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Have multiple ways to receive emergency alerts Signing up for City of Lake Worth emergency alerts is as easy as texting LAKEWORTHAWARE (all caps/all together) to 99411. Follow the City of Lake Worth, Lake Worth Police Department, Lake Worth Fire Department, and Lake Worth Public Works Department’s social media platforms for city-related information and emergency situational updates. Have your favorite media outlet’s weather application on your smartphone to stay in the know, such as WeatherBug, the Fox 4 News weather WAPP, RadarScope, The Weather Channel, and more. Purchase a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All Hazards Weather Radio from Walmart or Amazon, which will notify you of any significant weather events and more. These radios can be battery, electrical, solar and hand cranked powered

Sources: ready.gov/winter-weather

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Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the City of Lake Worth and Lake Worth Police Department have partnered with the Lake Worth Independent School District to expand the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The Lake Worth Police Department will now be the sole provider of law enforcement services to the district, including those campuses within the City of Fort Worth. This new partnership will increase the continuity between the two organizations while also providing additional law enforcement resources throughout the district.

The expansion of the SRO Program includes the addition of a supervisor and an officer for a combined total of four SROs. Together, this new team is committed to ensuring the safety and security of every student, along with every staff member and visitor, to all Lake Worth ISD campuses. In keeping with its core values and culture of excellence, the Lake Worth Police Department will assist the district in meeting the needs of all students in a collaborative partnership with staff members, parents, and the community.

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City of Lake Worth and LakeWorth ISD expand partnershipLAKE WORTH PD Officer Marque Jones 7 years LE, prior to LE was full time six grade science teacher. (mjones@lakeworthtx org) MEET
TEAM Officer Kelsey Jaronski 4 years LE, 6 years LE correctional (kjaronski@lakeworthtx org) Sergeant Matt Rietfors 16 years LE (mrietfors@lakeworthtx.org) Officer Craig Williams 19 years LE (cwilliams@lakeworthtx org)

Real People. Real Relationships. A new level of community outreach.

Coffee With a Cop is a new community event hosted by businesses throughout Lake Worth that takes place once every two months. This community event is meant to bring members of the community and police department together to have real, face-to-face conversations without an agenda. The event’s motto is: Real People. Real Relationships and the goal is to create an opportunity for the police and the public to interact in a meaningful, authentic way. To learn more or to find the next Coffee With a Cop event, follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, NextDoor, and YouTube). We hope to see you there!

teams, Officer Segeda and Officer Sparks made history by becoming the first pair of canine handlers to serve together since the department’s creation 68 years ago.

Their canine partners are two Belgian Malinois who were imported from Holland last year and specifically selected to serve the Lake Worth community based on their skills and temperament. K-9 Harley (featured on the front cover) is three years old, and his counterpart K-9 Riggs is nearly two. Both K-9s are nationally certified in narcotics detection and patrol along with their handlers. For exclusive K-9 related content, be sure to follow the K-9 Unit on Instagram: @lakeworthpolice_K9.

Lake Worth Police Joins National ABLE Project

In June of 2022, the Lake Worth Police Department became the first nonrailroad law enforcement agency in Tarrant County be accepted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) ProjectTM, Georgetown University Law Centers national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.

By demonstrating a firm commitment to transformational reform with support from local community groups and elected leaders, the Lake Worth Police Department joins a select group of more than 215 other law enforcement agencies and statewide and regional training academies from across North America

Those backing the Lake Worth Police Department’s application to join the program included Alliance for Children’s CEO Julie Evans, City of Lake Worth City Manager Stacey Almond, and Lake Worth Baptist Church Lead Pastor Zachary Hatton, who all wrote letters of support.

The ABLE project is also backed by prominent civil rights and law enforcement leaders from across the country. The evidence-based, field-tested ABLE Project was developed by Georgetown Law’s Center for Innovations in Community Safety in collaboration with global law firm Sheppard Mullin LLP to provide practical active bystandership strategies and tactics to law enforcement officers to prevent misconduct, reduce mistakes, and promote health and wellness.

ABLE gives officers the tools they need to overcome the innate and powerful inhibitors all individuals face when called upon to intervene in actions taken by their peers. For more information on the ABLE project, please visit their website at: www.law.georgetown.edu/ABLE.

K-9 Program Increases Department Capabilities

Over the years, canine teams have been used by LWPD, but their use was sporadic and there was never more than one handler serving at any given time. With the reestablishment of the unit and the addition of two dog

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Lake Worth area MUSEUM

Step back in time with a visit to the Lake Worth Area Museum, located inside the original Foster house. Our mission is to preserve the history of Lake Worth and its surrounding areas. During your visit, you can look through vintage Bullfrog annuals, learn about the construction of Lake Worth after a devastating fire in the early 1900’s, relive the glory days of Casino Beach, and discover the significance of NAS JRB Fort Worth played in our history as a SAC Base (Carswell AFB) during WWII and the Cold War.

October is Membership Month for the Lake Worth Area Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. To learn more about becoming a member please visit our website: lwahstx.org, on

FB @LAKE WORTH AREA MUSEUM or email us at: LWareamuseum@hotmail.com. We hope to see you soon!

The museum is located at: 7001 Charbonneau Road, between the LO “Bud” Irby Senior Center and the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library

LAKE WORTH AREA MUSEUM & LAKE WORTH AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

7001 Charbonneau, Lake Worth, TX 76135

Hours of Operation: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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THANKSGIVING Countdown

If you’re planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year for your larger-thanlife family, it’s likely that your mind has already begun processing all the things you must do well in advance to ensure the day goes off without a hitch. After all, you can never plan too far in advance for Turkey day, especially if it’s your first time being in charge

So how far in advance should you start planning? Experts say you should at least start your Thanksgiving countdown three weeks to a month in advance so that you’re stress-free on the big day Here are a few basics to get you started:

3 WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING

Plan Your Menu: Write down your ideal menu, from the turkey and classics such as stuffing and cranberry sauce to homemade dishes, family recipes, and desserts Take Stock of All Your Supplies: Do you have the necessary equipment and supplies to make this thing happen? We’re talking about pans, dishes, serving dishes, plates, silverware, additional tables for children, tablecloths. Order The Turkey: You want to get this purchase out of the way now, especially if you need several or if you’re ordering a specialty bird. Bottom line: don’t wait until the last minute. The Food Network suggests that you assume two pounds of turkey per adult and one pound per child

2 WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING

if necessary, freeze anything that you’re worried about. This way, you don’t run the risk of showing up to the grocery store last minute and not being able to find what you need

Clean The House: This is a biggie A lot of people panic over this piece of the countdown, but if you start two weeks ahead of time, you’ll be able to break up the task over a longer period of time rather than doing it on the morning of

FINAL WEEK

Start Meal Prepping: During the final few days leading up to Thanksgiving, go ahead and start prepping the pies, sauces, etc to get some of that out of the way ahead of time.

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reate Your Guest List and Send RSVPs: Consider how many people you can entertain, and then reach out to friends and family either by sending formal invitations, email, group invites on social media, or making a phone call. This is particularly important if anyone is coming in from out of town. Also, it’s an opportunity to ask about any dietary restrictions.

Finalize Guest List: By this point, you should have a good idea of who’s going to be able to make it, including any outof-town guests This will help you a great deal with the next item on the to-do list Start Grocery Shopping: A lot of fanatics suggest starting with the nonperishable items, and that’s fine. But at this point, why not get everything you need — and

Pick Up The Turkey: If you’re defrosting a turkey, go ahead and get it a week ahead of time. If you’re buying it pre-cooked, you can safely grab it two or three days ahead of time.

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FALL DÉCOR OF 2022

IDEAS

It’s that time of year when we start talking about fall décor. It’s getting to be the season of pumpkin patches, hot apple cider, and hay rides. That also means it’s time for fall décor – painted pumpkins, colorful leaves, scarecrows, and festive wreaths. But what if I told you that the trend this year is DIY. That’s right! You can have the most beautifully decorated home at a low cost and a lot of fun.

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LEAF WALL

A trend that is definitely worth your time is the picture leaf wall. All you need to do is take a stroll through nature and find the most beautiful and festive leaves that go with your décor and then press them, frame them, and hang them on the wall They make for the most unique, festive, and gorgeous display that everyone is sure to ogle when they visit. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood with your picture leaf wall this Autumn season

FALL PILLOWS

Pillows are always an essential part of any décor in a room. You want to spice up your living room? Pillows. Bedroom looking a bit drab? Pillows. Outdoor living space isn’t booming with comfort and excitement? Pillows So, it comes as no shock that pillows are here and they are here to stay. And if you really don’t want to spend and arm and a leg, you can always just purchase pillow covers for your current pillows. It saves you money and if they get dirty, you can just throw them in the washer. There’s no better way to decorate this season than with festive pillows.

DRIED FLOWERS

Dried flowers are all of the rage these days. They are so beautiful to decorate with. You can create wreaths that will wow anyone who walks through your door. You can create vase displays as a centerpiece that will show-stop any party There is a reason that they are so hot on the fall décor market for 2022. They are versatile, easy, beautiful, and unique. You’re sure to find that the absolute best decorating trends this year will almost always include dried flowers.

DECORATED MANTEL

A mantel is more than a place to hang and set décor. It’s become a bit of a statement piece over the year, especially in the south. So when it comes to fall decorating, it’s obvious that the mantel needs to be mentioned. Adding texture, layers, different heights and colors, with multiple different objects to decorate is a great way to bring fall décor into your home in a small way that makes a huge impact

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Dining Guide Use this handy guide to over 130 shops & restaurants City of Lake Worth: www.lakeworthtx.org Facebook: lwtxcity Twitter: @CityofLWTX Murphy Express HOP IN RACETRAC QT 36 35 20 13 25 47 59 62 61 55 63 60 PLAZALAKEWORTH 2412 100 98 97 99 102 21 Five Below Armstrong McCall Brad Simmons State Farm The Groovy Cactus Boutique Conn’s Day Spa Nails Deluxe Nail Salon Famous Footwear Firestone Hobby Lobby James Avery Spectrum Lake Worth Vision Source Leslie’s Pool Supply Soundworks Hearing Center Mattress Firm Monarch Dental Michaels One Main Financial Party City Petsmart Ross Dress For Less Sally’s Beauty Supply Target Mulan Japanese Restaurant LAKE WORTH TOWNE CROSSING LAKE WORTH PLAZA H & R Block Domino’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . .. .16 Liq-O-Rama’s Majestic Liquors Dollar General Super Cuts First Cash Bonnie & Clyde’s Auto Zone Albertsons All State - Rusty Thomas Apex Liquor Cato Fashions CiCi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connect Hearing Dollar Tree Gamestop Ginger Brown’s Restaurant. .20 Home Town Dental Jimmy’s Big Burgers . . . . . . 25 Max’s EZ Mail Metro PCS Metroplex Vapor OI Shii Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Posh Nail & Spa Sherwin Williams Paint Skillman Wok . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 SciFi Factory Subway Sandwiches . . . . . . 47 Super Styles Wingstop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 LAKE WORTH CENTER STAR VILLAGE COMMONS Bluebonnet Dental Edge Coffeehouse Boat Club Nails Spa Great Clips Happy Feet Lake Worth Animal Clinic N2 Vino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Panda Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Plush Threading State Farm - Timothy Priutt Texas Movie Bistro Core Nutrition Bath & Body Batteries Plus Bed Bath & Cacique Fantastic Sams Firehouse H & R Block Kay’s Nails Kirkland’s Hotworx Studio LAKE

FROM STIR FRY TO FRENCH FRIES & SO MUCH MORE

Margarita Xpress . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Applebee’s Grill & Bar . . . . . . . 2

Arby’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Arizola’s Mexican Restaurant. . .4

Bosses Brickoven

Pizza & Sandwiches . . . . . . 5

Braum’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Bull Frog Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Burger King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Chicken Express . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Chick-fil-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Chili’s Grill & Bar . . . . . . . . . . .11

Chipotle Mexican Grill . . . . . . 12

Parlor Doughnuts . . . . . . . . . .12

CiCi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Cotton Patch Café . . . . . . . . . .14

Denny’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Domino’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Edge Coffeehouse . . . . . . . . . .17

Firehouse Subs . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop . . . . . . . . . 19

Ginger Browns Old Tyme Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Charleys Philly Steaks . . . . . . 21

Jack in the Box . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Jason’s Grocery & Deli . . . . . .23

Jimmy’s Big Burgers . . . . . . . 25

Kwik Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Little Caesars Pizza . . . . . . . . .27

Long John Silver’s . . . . . . . . . 28

McAlister’s Deli . . . . . . . . . . . .29

McDonald’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Mexican Inn Café . . . . . . . . . . 31

N2 Vino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Nate’s Donuts & Coffee . . . . .34

New Skillman Wok . . . . . . . . .35

O I Shii Sushi & Japanes

Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt . .37

Panda Buffett . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Panera Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Pizza Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen . .41

Rice Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory.43

Sonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Spring Creek Barbeque . . . . .45

Starbucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Taco Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Taco Bueno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Taco Casa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Thai Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

The Donut Den . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Tuscany Italian Bistro . . . . . .54

Volunteer Coffeehouse . . . . . 55

Waffle House . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Wendy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Whataburger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Wingstop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Ole Donuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

OTHER MERCHANTS

Longhorn Liquor. . . . . . .

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WESTERN SUITES HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DPS OFFICE 58 14 43 51 5 4 28 1 42 15 91 64 66 65 87 53 92 69 23 93 199 LAKE WORTH HIGH SCHOOL BULLFROG STADIUM ROBERTS CUT OFF BOAT CLUB RD. LAKE WORTH PARK HAWRYLAK RITCHIE BROS. DRIVELAKE WORTH MARKETPLACE TOPEDEMOH .SORBEIHCTIR SREEN OITCUA RATS EGALLIV SNOMMOC SHADYDELL Dr 37 TX MOVIE BISTRO SHELL SHELL FOOD MART RACETRAC 18 96 33 38 95 52 101 54 19 29 74 77 34 76 NATIONAL HALL 17 103 104 105 106
. . . . 60 Lake Worth Florist . . . . . . . . . 61 Salon Amante . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lake Worth Cigars . . . . . . . . . 63
Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hybrid Smoke Shop . . . . . . . .65
Dog Tattoos . . . . . . . . . .66
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Am Fishing Supply . . . . . 69 Staples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Discount Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 O’Reilly Auto Parts . . . . . . . . .72 Pep Boys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Pep Boys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 CVS Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Metro PCS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Tractor Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Kid to Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 PPG Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Lake Worth Massage . . . . . . . 82 Tesla Tobacco. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service . . . 84 Tressa & Co. Hair Salon . . . . .85 IGA Cashsaver . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Kash-N-Karry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Salon at Stone Cottage . . . . . .89 Goodwill Industries . . . . . . . . .90 San Pedro Blinds . . . . . . . . . . 91 National Hall SPJST #92 . . . . .92 DPS Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Luxx Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Texas Movie Bistro . . . . . . . . .96 Meineke Car Care . . . . . . . . . . 97 Lake Worth Premier Eye Care . . . . 98 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Christian Brothers Automotive 100 Phoenix Nutrition . . . . . . . . . 101 Rags Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Salon & Spa Galleria . . . . . . .103 Freshwick Vape. . . . . . . . . . . .104 E & K Collections. . . . . . . . . .105 Dollar General . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Body Works Plus Bulbs & Beyond Sams Subs . . . . . . . . . . .18 Block Nails & Spa Studio Kohl’s Department Store Lane Bryant Marshalls Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt . 37 Rack Room Shoes Sleep Experts Twin Lakes Dental U Break I Fix Cell Phone Repair Womens Health Medical Group LAKE WORTH MARKETPLACE
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LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY | 2022 With the new school year upon us, the Lake Worth Youth Association would like to invite you to view our current and upcoming sports registrations. If you are not familiar with the Lake
Youth Association, we are a youth
league that offers football, cheerleading,
and basketball to children in the
area In addition to the sports fundamentals, we also teach teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline We would love to have your child participate in one of our upcoming sports programs! HELLO BULLFROG FAMILIES! UPCOMING REGISTRATION: • Winter Basketball ages 4-12 • Projected start date – January 2023 • http://lwyasports.org Scan the QR code on the left for more details. PRINT • ONLINE • SOCIAL MEDIA • MOBILE MARKETING • PUBLISHING Murray-Media.com • 972.899.3637 21

public WORKS

The rehab of water and sewer Pueblo Trail is in the final stages! Over the next few months our contractor and city teams will be busy installing new drive approaches, curb, and gutter, followed by a new to (2) inch overlay. At most will also be rehabbing the gas lines before the new street is completed

The City of Fort Worth has partnered with the City of Lake Worth to rehab the low water crossing on Comanche Creek. Culvert improvements are proposed from Comanche Trail between Malaga Drive and Marina Drive to address existing hazards from flood waters overtopping this location. In conjunction with the culvert improvements, the road will be widened and a 10’ sidewalk will be installed on the south side of the roadway. The construction contract awarded to Klutz Construction and is planned to begin in November 2022 and expected to be complete in November 2023.

Approved in the fiscal year budget are improvements to the water line on Apache Trail and sewer line improvements on Edgemere Circle. After completion these roadways will

be resurfaced. Reconstruction of Azle Avenue is 60% designed and we hope to start construction in late 2023. This project will include concrete roadways, stormwater infrastructure, sidewalks, lighting, divided medians for safety and upgraded crosswalks for pedestrian and cyclists

Finally, we’d like to congratulate Chris Almon for obtaining his Class C water and sewer license and being promoted to Water Tech II. Way to go!

To follow the details of the project visit: https://www. fortworthtexas.gov/projects /cfw-comanche-trail-hrom.

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The Lake Worth Public Works Department have been busy working on projects throughout the city
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Lake Worth ISD Celebrates 100 Years!

The first school to open was part of the Rosen Heights Rural Independent School District in 1923 Sixteen students occupied a vacant store donated by James Hodgkins, Lake Worth’s first businessman. Hodgkins also helped transport elementary and middle school students to and from school, along with driving high school students to and from North Side High School The district acquired land in Lake Worth to build a new school building in 1936. C.C. White was named the first superintendent for Rosen Heights Rural ISD. After the District had extensive growth and change, it became accredited during the 1937-38 school year under second superintendent S.E. Watson. The first graduating class was in 1939 Lake Worth School was established on May 8, 1940.

The City of Fort Worth, Civil Aeronautics Administration, and Consolidated Aircraft had plans to build an airfield and aircraft assembly plant in Lake Worth in 1940. The board of trustees asked the Texas State Legislature for assistance in providing additional room for the anticipated growth from the airfield.

However, a fire burned down the original school building during the fall of 1943 , forcing students to start school in a different, unfinished facility.

On Aug. 17, 1948, the board supported a petition requesting the Army officials of Carswell Field to change the route of the planes to avoid flying directly over the school building

Vocational classes such as trades and industries, homemaking, and physical education were made available to students during the 1949-50 school year.

In 1950, the school district became more urban, eliminating “rural” from the name, and became Rosen Heights Independent School District.

A decision was made on June 29, 1959, to change the legal name of the school district from Rosen Heights Independent School District to Lake Worth Independent School District , and it became official on Sept. 1, 1959.

In the 1960s, Lake Worth Junior High School students struggled to learn during the school day and would lose 10 percent in teaching time as they were in the flight path of Carswell Air Force Base. The solution: build a brand new, $495,000 school entirely underground.

Architect Thad Harden said it would be too expensive to buy a plot of land, so “we just dug a big hole and built the school in it." Two stories deep, the building has 18 classrooms, all completely soundproofed for 475 students. The air was changed every three minutes, and with the elimination of dirt, windows, and exposed walls, maintenance costs were drastically reduced.

The 100th anniversary kicked off with the 2022 Homecoming parade on September 28. More activities and events will be held throughout the school year

NOTABLE MENTIONS

• Howry Steam Academy - Mr and Mrs N A Howry were both employed by the district

• James Hodgkins Administration Building - James Hodgkins, Lake Worth’s first businessman, donated the first school building, a vacant store, in 1923.

• Kittrell Stadium (1982) - M.L. “Kit” Kittrell became a teacher/coach in 1958. Served the district for almost 30 years as a teacher, coach, and substitute teacher. He also was the football announcer for 20 years.

• Miller Language Academy (2006)Marilyn J. Miller served as principal at Effie Morris Elementary.

• Effie Morris Early Learning Academy (1968) - Effie L. Morris served 44 years in the district as a fourth-grade teacher and principal

• Lucyle Collins Middle School (2006) - Lucyle Collins joined the district in 1960 as a first-grade teacher. In 1968, the community recruited her to teach Distributive Education as part of vocational classes that prepared students for their first job.

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Lake Worth Independent School district is celebrating its 100th anniversary during the 2022-23 school year.

LAKE WORTH SCHOOL WAS ESTABLISHED ON MAY 8, 1940.

Today, LWISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rose Mary Neshyba oversees six schools (four academies, one middle school, and one high school) with 3,600 students and more than 500 staff members.

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Senior CENTER

The L.O. Bud Irby Lake Worth Senior Center is open to all seniors 50+ regardless of area of residency If you are willing to make the drive, we are willing to have you as a member! Membership is free, and there are no activity fees. Regular activities include line dancing, chair yoga, Mahjongg, 42 dominoes, live music, and many more! The center also hosts special monthly activities, such as a Paint & Snack, Senior SelfDefense, and Card Making. We serve coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, and snacks all day long and for no charge

Our center is open: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. We are located at 7005 Charbonneau Please call 817.237.3281 for more information.

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PAT NEEPER

Onthe morning of May 24, 2022, Pat Neeper remembers feeling irritated as she waited in line to show her driver’s license before being admitted to her great-grandson's kindergarten graduation. That irritation would soon turn to gratitude when she heard about the heartbreaking massacre at Robb Elementary School. She felt a strong sense of relief knowing that strict security measures were in place at her great grandson’s school That same day, Mrs Neeper, an artist and Lakeside resident, was inspired to create a painting in honor of the 19 students and 2 teachers who lost their lives in Uvalde.

Those 19 students included young artists, basketball players, and TikTok makers One boy brewed his grandparents a pot of hot coffee every morning One girl wanted to be a marine biologist when she grew up The two educators were celebrated veterans who together had taught four decades of local children

Mrs. Neeper’s painting, depicting 21 angels with brightly colored wings ascending to a blazing yellow heaven in the sky, is currently on display inside the Lake Worth Senior Center at 7005 Charbonneau Road

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Goodwill's Digital Accelerator PROGRAM

Goodwill’s Digital Career Accelerator Program offers free training to those interested in learning or improving their computer skills. Classes start with the very basics of operating a computer such as turning on and off a desktop computer, right clicking, and keyboard functions. The curriculum is designed to provide a range of digital skills to prepare students for an office working environment as well as to become efficient in using the computer for personal use. Classes are taught at the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library by experienced instructors who provide direction, assistance, and encouragement to students to help them achieve their goals.

To register for the classes taught at the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library, please contact Goodwill at 817.332.7866. You can also contact the library for more information at 817.237.9681

FREE CLASSES

Attend our FREE classes on the following dates to get up to speed on job-ready digital skills. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided.

• Tuesday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m.: Basics & Windows OS

• Wednesday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m.: Internet & Email Basics

• Tuesday, November 8th at 1:00 p.m: MS Word Basics

• Friday, November 11th at 1:00 p.m.: MS PowerPoint Basics

• Friday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m.: Excel Basics

LAKE WORTH MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY INTERIOR RENOVATION

The interior renovation of the Lake Worth Multi-Purpose facility—to include the library, senior center, and multi-use rooms—will significantly improve the infrastructure of the building and enhance service for all visitors. We anticipate the project will begin in early 2023, to be completed in approximately 4 months.

KEY UPDATES:

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• New paint, flooring, and fixtures throughout the building • Updates to the building’s restrooms • New furniture and shelving in the library • Expansion of the library’s children’s area • Improved spaces for programming in the library, including a “maker space” area for hands-on projects • More quiet spaces in the library for working and studying • New senior-friendly furniture for the senior center • New auto opener for the senior center’s front door
31LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY | 2022 FREE BASIC CO LLS Ma brary Lake Worth, TX 76135 Attend our FREE workshops on the following dates to get up to speed on job-ready digital skills with Goodwill North Central Texas. (817) 255-7971 4005 Campus Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76119 For more information, call Visit our Digital Career Accelerator www.GoodwillNorthCentralTexas.org ® Tues., Oct. 25: Basics & Windows OS (10 a.m.) Wed., Oct. 26: Internet & Email Basics (1 p.m.) Tues., Nov. 8: Word Basics (1 p.m.) Fri., Nov. 11: PowerPoint Basics (1 p.m.) Fri., Nov. 18: Excel Basics (1 p.m.) Registration Required Seats are limited, reserve your spot at Mary Lou Reddick Public Library

Award-winning actress/storyteller:

BERNADETTE NASON stars as Everyone in this critically acclaimed one-woman version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, bringing vivid life more than 30 characters.

Get into the holiday spirit with this festive and wildly entertaining live performance!