April 26, 2016

Reminder: ONA General Membership Meeting This Thursday!

Please join us for our spring ONA General Membership Meeting this Thursday!

Our speaker will be Carol Roark, local historian, on How do We Get Through This? Fort Worth and the Great Depression. Even in the depths of the Great Depression, Fort Worth (and Oakhurst) continued to experience development and growth. Amon Carter-Riverside High School, Oakhurst Scenic Drive, and many homes in Oakhurst and surrounding Riverside neighborhoods were built during this period in the 1930s. Come hear this great presentation, vote on officers and street representatives for 2016-'17, hear an end-of-year report on ONA's activities, and enjoy a social with your neighbors.

Bring your favorite sweet or savory to share!

See more about our speaker below:

Carol Roark worked for twenty years as Manager of the Special Collections Division at the Dallas Public Library, where she honed a passion for historical research and helping people find needles in haystacks. She holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin, a Masters degree in American Studies from Texas Christian University, and a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas.

Carol has published four books:

Fort Worth & Tarrant County: An Historical Guide
Fort Worth Then & Now
Fort Worth's Legendary Landmarks
Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection

She has also written chapters for the Grace & Gumption books on Fort Worth women, as well as numerous articles and book reviews for historical journals. She edited the Tarrant County Historic Resources Survey volumes for the Historic Preservation Council. Her passions are architectural and photographic history. Carol and her husband live in a 1919 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Fort Worth's Fairmount neighborhood.

ONA Spring General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7pm
Calvary Christian Academy Cafetorium
1401 Oakhurst Scenic Drive

April 25, 2016

Police and Firemen in the Park Pics!

Our neighbor "Queen" Rita shared these pics from our event on April 9th; click on any of them for a larger view!

Also, our neighbor David Collyer shared this postcard for the upcoming Fort Worth Police Department Annual Peace Officers Memorial Service, to be held on May 4th:

April 4, 2016

April Oak Leaflet Now Online!

Check out this month's issue of The Oak Leaflet in full color online!  This month's newsletter covers Rita Wilson's Citizens on Patrol award, the ONA Nominating Committee report, city codes, neighborhood beautification, historic designations, the Oakhurst collective garage sale, and more!
Visit our Newsletter Archive to view or download your copy.