May 29, 2013

Beware the Egrets!

Thanks to resident Glenn Calabrese for bringing this article on the 'invasion' of egrets to Fort Worth in recent years.

Once they nest in an area, the birds are protected under federal law...despite the noise, odor, and excrement that they produce!  For more information, see the Migratory Birds section of the City of Fort Worth's website.

Be on the lookout!

May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!  Today we remember our fallen heroes with pride and respect.
Thanks to all that participated in this weekend's 9th annual ONA Collective Garage Sale.  45 households took part in this year's event.
Also, we have recently learned that ONA has received recognition once again from Neighborhoods USA, with the Oak Leaflet receiving a silver level award for excellence in the neighborhood newsletter competition.  Congratulations to editor Libby Willis and all contributors!

May 17, 2013

ONA Meeting Recap: Updates from Meacham International Airport

For those that missed out on last Thursday's meeting, Bill Welstead has been kind enough to make his presentation available for your viewing online. Click here to take a look!

May 8, 2013

ONA Membership Survey

We are conducting a brief survey of our membership to help us plan ONA activities over the coming year.  Please download the survey, complete and return to let us know the topics and events you'd like to see.  Thank you in advance for your suggestions; we look forward to hearing from you!

May 6, 2013

ONA Meeting This Thursday!

Come out and join us this Thursday to hear two informative presentations!

Fort Worth Aviation Department Director Bill Welstead will outline the new investment and projects at the airport and the bright future it holds for the area and the city.

William B. Welstead was promoted to director of the City of Fort Worth Aviation System in May 2012 after assuming the role of acting director in February 2012. He has full management responsibility for the system, supports the infrastructure services assistant city manager, and recommends policies to the Aviation Advisory Board and City Council for the city’s three airports.

Fort Worth’s Meacham Field, built in 1925, has always had a special relationship with Oakhurst, as many residents have lived and worked there since the neighborhood’s beginnings in 1924. Today, the airport is promoted as an international airport reaching for recognition as a top airport in the nation. Many improvements (apron, terminal, surrounding development, etc.) have been and are being made at the airport.

In addition, Steve Chaney, the Tarrant County Extension Agent for Home Horticulture, will be joining us to discuss hypoxylon canker, a disease that can affect Texas native oaks, and which has been recently sighted in our neighborhood. In a recent interview, Chaney said of the tree disease, “You don’t see the damage to the tree until it’s done. There is no good treatment for it.” He went on to say, “It’s not a huge infectious problem; however, it does affect highly-stressed trees. If you know hypoxylon canker is in the area, try to give your trees a little extra care to bolster them and help them resist the disease.”

You may find much more information on hypoxylon canker at the Texas A&M Forest Service website; click here to launch the site.

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 7pm
Calvary Christian Academy Library