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

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