April 22, 2015

I-35W Detour Update

An Update from North Tarrant Express:

This weekend, North Tarrant Infrastructure will be placing beams at NE 28th St. over I-35W. In order to complete this operation, all lanes of northbound and southbound I-35W at NE 28th St. will be closed from Friday, April 24 at 9pm to 10am Saturday, April 25.

Northbound and southbound I-35W will be redirected along the frontage roads through the NE 28th St. intersection unimpeded. Eastbound NE 28th St. traffic will be redirected to Northside Dr., and westbound NE 28th St. traffic will be redirected to 33rd St.  (See image below)

Please note that if weather impacts the operation on Friday night it will be rescheduled for Saturday night.

Drivers are encouraged to “Know Before They Go,” and visit www.northtarrantexpress.com for upcoming closures. To view detour maps, please visit the Alternate Route Map page of our website. Also, as our lane closures are updated frequently, please visit the Lane Closures page on our website daily for the most current information.

April 21, 2015

This Thursday: ONA Meeting and Social

Join us this Thursday night for Oakhurst Neighborhood Association's General Membership Meeting and Spring Social! Bring something tasty to eat and share, and enjoy some time with your neighbors following the meeting agenda detailed below. This meeting also represents the start of a new membership year, so it's a great time to pay your dues if needed.

How to Research Your House History
Our guest speaker for the evening, Suzanne Fritz, will be presenting How to Research Your House History.

Suzanne is a Librarian with the Genealogy, History and Archives Unit of the Fort Worth Library. She previously served as a Public Service Librarian and Genealogy Specialist in Naples, FL. Suzanne received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and her M.S., L.I.S., from Simmons College in Boston. She is interested in a variety of topics:  Italian-American immigration, German-American genealogy, and Native American records. She’s finding that one of the benefits of moving to Texas has been discovering how much there is to enjoy in regard to Texas genealogy and history.

Suzanne contacted ONA several months ago and offered to present this program as a part of the Fort Worth Library’s outreach to neighborhoods. She wrote, “All contributions to your historic house’s history are worthwhile and meaningful. With this presentation, you will learn how to begin your research. You will learn how to discover when your house was constructed, determine who its early occupants were and find out about resources available at the Fort Worth Library that can help you.”

The Oakhurst National Register Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. You can see the National Register nomination form with its wealth of information about the history and development of Oakhurst by visiting the "Oakhurst History" page at www.oakhurstfw.org.

Meeting Agenda
Other topics for Thursday's meeting include:
  • Election of ONA officers, street representatives, and alternates for the coming year;
  • Consideration of the 2015-'16 ONA budget; and
  • Proposed amendments to ONA bylaws.

ONA General Membership Meeting and Spring Social
Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm
Calvary Christian Academy

April 6, 2015

30th Annual Main Street Arts Festival

Per Fort Worth's City News:

The largest arts festival in Texas is returning to downtown Fort Worth for its 30th year April 9-12. The four-day Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival spans 25 blocks — from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center — while showcasing 220 hand-selected juried artists.

Also billed as Fort Worth’s largest, free music festival, Main Street features more than 100 performances throughout the weekend, including local and national acts and musicians, performance artists, dancers and street performers.
Image courtesy http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/
Culinary options from local restaurants, beer and wine tastings, family-friendly arts and crafts activities and more complete the scene, providing four days of excitement on the historic red bricks of Main Street and throughout Sundance Square Plaza.

Art enthusiasts can choose from a variety of creative and original works of art from 15-plus mediums, such as sculpture, painting, digital, fiber, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, photography, wood, glass, jewelry and metalwork.

Main Street is a juried art fair, which means that artists must submit their work to a panel of national and local judges before being selected to exhibit. Of the 1,345 applications received, 220 artists were selected to exhibit at the 2015 festival.

See a comprehensive entertainment schedule, musician biographies and performance dates and times online.

April 3, 2015

April Oak Leaflet Now Online!

Check out this month's issue of The Oak Leaflet online!  This issue is jam-packed with a recap of the Oakhurst Newcomers' Cookout, lots of details on our upcoming ONA General Membership Meeting (4/23), proposed amendments to our ONA bylaws for your review, another update on the Scenic Bluff apartments project, additional details on the Six Points Urban Village design charrette, and even a Yard of the Month award!
Visit our Newsletter Archive to view or download your copy.

April 2, 2015

Oakhurst Scenic Drive on the Living New Deal

Our friend, Susan Kline, author of Oakhurst's National Register of Historic Places nomination, has published an article and pictures of Oakhurst Scenic Drive on The Living New Deal.  Click on the image below to check it out!

Image courtesy Susan Kline

Six Points Design Charrette: The Result

In case you missed the closing presentation of the recent Six Points Urban Village Design Charrette, we've posted it for you here:


Coming Soon: The Eleventh Annual ONA Garage Sale!

Are you ready for some Spring cleaning?  If so, sign up for our neighborhood garage sale, held annually on Memorial Day Weekend!  Here's how it works:
  1. Register using this form (download and print), which you will also find in your April Oak Leaflet.
  2. ONA will secure the garage sale permit, place ads in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram advertising the garage sale, and provide maps and listings of all residents holding garage sales on May 22-24. Copies of these maps will be available to you as a garage sale participant, and you can hand them out to customers.
  3. All registrants will receive a free currency forgery detection pen.
  4. More customers equal more sales for you! Joint advertising of the sale means less work for you and more customers for everyone.
The sign-up deadline is Monday, May 18th!

If you'd like to help with this fun and worthwhile community event, please contact Karen Cerulla, Garage Sale Chairman, at 817.831.7717.

11th Annual Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Garage Sale
Memorial Day Weekend:  May 22-24