March 22, 2013

Recap: Bike Fort Worth with Mayor Betsy Price

Almost sixty hardcore cyclists, some from Oakhurst and many more from other parts of the city, joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price on Wednesday, March 20, for a 5.2-mile ride through Oakhurst. Mayor Price and her staff were ecstatic with the turnout and reception and said this was the best event of its kind yet this year. They praised the ONA organizers and said others will have a high bar to top to surpass the spread Oakhurst put on.
Lucia Rodriguez (left), Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, and Emira Cardenas at the Bike Fort Worth ride, starting and ending with a party at Oakhurst Park, as organized by Oakhurst Neighborhood Association and the Oak Cluster Garden Club, March 20, 2013.
Riders were impressed with Oakhurst's hills, the beauty of the neighborhood, and the friendliness of the neighbors. Oakhurst neighbors came out to talk with the mayor and cheer the group on as they left. Some residents stood on their front porches to wave as the mayor and crew rode by. The event started at 5:30pm, with the ride taking place from around 5:45-6:20. The mayor seemed reluctant to leave, as it was 7:00pm before she and her security aide loaded up their bikes and waved goodbye. The general consensus was that it was a great day and a nearly-perfect event. The mayor said she and Bike Fort Worth—or perhaps a walking town hall meeting—would be back in Oakhurst sometime soon!

March 21, 2013

Neighborhood News

Our neighbor Libby Willis writes:

1. The mayor's Bike Fort Worth event took place yesterday at Oakhurst Park. Many, many thanks to all who made it happen, including Glenda Shelton who organized the tables, refreshments, music, sound system, etc.; Phyllis and Fred Anglin, Sharon Buse and so many others (complete list of all the volunteers to be in the April Oak Leaflet). The mayor and her staff said it was the best of these events they have had this year and that Oakhurst set the bar very high.
2. Help out a fellow neighbor:  A neighbor wrote yesterday asking if we knew how many Oakhurst homeowners have had their roofs replaced due to damage from the April 2012 hail storm. This information could help convince the insurance company that they need to pay to redo the roof on her house because of that storm. If you've had your roof replaced because of damage from that April 2012 hail storm, PLEASE let us know with a quick email and provide your address. We'll compile the information and share with all.
3. The Spring Fort Worth Gallery Night is coming up on Saturday, March 23 from 2-10pm. Check out the Work Room at 2814 Race Street which will feature the work of artist Phyllis King, recipient of the 2012 Angela D. Paulos Chair for Teaching Excellence in Visual Arts. Other participating Race Street galleries are Riverside Stolen Garden with outdoor works by Lori Thomson; Fringe Art Studio (2902 Race, #116); Race Street 108 (2902 Race, #108); and WOCA Projects (2902 Race, #100). See
4. The ONA annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up on Saturday, March 30 at 10am in Oakhurst Park. There will be egg hunts for ages 1-10 years old. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, an egg roll, egg toss and other 'eggciting' things. VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ARE NEEDED: Plastic eggs (empty or filled) and individually wrapped candy to fill the eggs. To help with donations of time or items, please contact Glenda Shelton at 817-975-4653 or

March 20, 2013

Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price TODAY!

From our neighbor Libby Willis:
Dear Oakhurst Neighbors:
TODAY'S the day!!!
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price brings her "Bike Fort Worth" event to our neighborhood this afternoon at 5:30pm at Oakhurst Park. She and all who want to ride with her will depart Oakhurst Park about 5:35pm and follow a 5.2-mile route (see the map below) through the neighborhood and back and forth on Oakhurst Scenic Drive. They will wind up back at the park about 6:15 or 6:30.
ONA and the Oak Cluster Garden Club are providing refreshments and volunteers to serve them to the bikers.
COME OUT AND MEET THE MAYOR (and ride with her if you want!) and her fellow bikers and give them a big Oakhurst howdy! Come when you can, at the beginning or the end of the race. Look forward to seeing you there TODAY!

March 7, 2013

ONA Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars for March 30, and bring the kids out to Oakhurst Park for a host of Easter-themed activities!

Egg Hunts will be held for ages 1-10. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures. There will also be an Egg Roll, Egg Toss, and other Eggciting Things!

Volunteers and donations needed.
We need plastic eggs (empty or filled) and individually-wrapped candy to fill the eggs. To help with donations of time or items, please contact Glenda at 817.975.4653 or

ONA Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 10am
Oakhurst Park

March 6, 2013

March is Membership Month!

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization representing the residents of Oakhurst, and keeping our neighborhood safe, beautiful, and connected.  If you are new to our neighborhood, please consider joining us!  Visit our Join ONA section to read more.

And for all of our existing residents...THANK YOU for making Oakhurst the wonderful neighborhood that it is today.  Please consider renewing your membership!

Please click here to download the 2013 ONA Membership Form.

March 4, 2013

Little Free Library Coming to Oakhurst - Your Books Needed!

Our neighbor Joy Roese writes...
"The Little Free Library started with a lone outpost in Hudson, Wisconsin and has snowballed into a feel-good national phenomenon that packs literacy, neighborhood bonding, civic pride an artistic creativity into one tidy package," wrote Steve Campbell in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in July 2012. When I saw this article, I thought it would be a perfect fit for our neighborhood!
The Little Free Library's mission statement is:
  • To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide;
  • To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity, and wisdom across generation;
  • To build more than 2510 libraries around the world!
Our library will be located at the west end of Daisy (thanks to Linda Plemons!) This will be a 'take a book, leave a book' or 'take a book and return it when you are done' system. I need your help to get this project off the ground. We need books! If you have any books you think others would enjoy reading and would like to donate them, please call me at 817.319.3614 or drop off on my porch (2121 Yucca). We need adult and children's, fiction and non-fiction, just anything you think others would enjoy reading! Since the library is for all ages, please make sure books are appropriate. For more information, check out the website More details to follow!

March 1, 2013

Upcoming Events at the Work Room

Kelly of The Work Room - Fort Worth on Race Street has some announcements for ONA:

The Work Room is open every Saturday from 10am-2pm.  Drop in and have a cup of coffee and join in the lively conversations and visit with some of the Work Room studio artists!

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2-6pm:  CHAIR PAINTING 101.  Repurpose an old wooden chair into a work of ART!  Instructor: Shannon Wagner, Cost: $65.00 includes prepping supplies and paint!  Contact The Work Room for more information at or 682.553.3523!

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4-10pm:  Spring Fort Worth Gallery Night. The Work Room will feature Phyllis King, a high school art teacher honored by FWISD and Flora Brewer for her excellence in teaching in the visual arts.  Studio artists will be 'in studio' to share their and work and their studio spaces.  WoCa and Fringe Studios awill be open as well!  Come out for a fantastic night of art in the Riverside Arts District!