October 25, 2016

This Thursday: Fall General Meeting Features Brent Hull!

Our Oakhurst Neighborhood Association fall general membership meeting is this Thursday night!  Please join us to hear Brent Hull, owner of Hull Historical Renovation and Restoration services, and star of the History Channel's new program, Lone Star Restoration.


Lone Star Restoration premiered Monday, October 3rd, and features Fort Worth's own Brent Hull and his team of craftsmen!  Brent is on a mission to bring back beautiful architecture and the art of timeless building in a world plagued by commodity construction.  Brent and his team are dedicated to preserving history and resurrecting the lost stories of architecture under years of dust and layers of shoddy construction.  ONA members will be one of the first groups to hear Brent Hull speak after the premier of the new show when he joins us this Thursday, October 27th, at 7pm.

Brent Hull, owner and founder of Hull Historical, is a nationally-recognized authority on historic design, architecturally-correct mouldings and millwork.  He is passionate about beautiful architecture and the art of timeless building.  Hull Historical is known for the design, fabrication and installation of architectural millwork for private residences, country estates, and historic properties across the country.  The firm creates environments that are not only beautiful, but also timeless.  Hull and his team are passionate about fine craftsmanship.  Their work is built to last for generations.

Brent enjoys working with his hands and has always loved building.  In 1991, he moved to Boston to begin a 2-year study of historic preservation at the North Bennet Street School.  NBSS is one of the oldest trade schools in the United States, and it was here that Brent learned the art of traditional building.

Returning to Texas with his wife, he settled in Fort Worth, and he soon opened his business in his brother's garage, a 1911 bungalow.  Over the ensuing 23 years, Brent combined his passion for restoring buildings along with his love of craftsmanship to build a business that focuses on preservation as well as historically-inspired houses and millwork.

Brent enjoys life in Fort Worth and spending time reading anything he can get his hands on.  He loves drawing and sketching for clients, but spending time with his wife and three kids dominates all other favorites.

A dynamic and popular speaker, Brent draws enthusiastic audiences of architects, designers and homebuilders to his keynote addresses and presentations.  Much of Brent's research is gathered from an astounding wealth of knowledge from books in a personal library of over 2,000 historic and trade pattern volumes.

Brent designed an award-winning line of moldings for Windsor Mill in California, and the Kuiken Brothers enlisted his help in designing 65 American molding profiles voted the The Top 100 Best New Products 2011 by This Old House Magazine.  His work and writings have been featured in numerous publications, interior design books and blogs.  Hull's book Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age was a Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist.

Brent is the recipient of three John Staub Awards for classical architecture in craftsmanship and historic restoration, is a board member of the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), and was recipient of the 2012 North Bennett Street School Distinguished Alumni Award.  He has published several books including Traditional American Rooms (Winterthur Style Sourcebook): Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork (2009) and Historic Millwork: A Guide to Restoring and Re-Creating Doors, Windows, and Moldings of the Late Nineteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Centuries (2003).

ONA Fall General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 27th, 7:00 pm
Calvary Christian Academy

Brent Hull's bio information provided by the History Channel; http://www.history.com/shows/lone-star-restoration/cast/brent-hull

October 19, 2016

Reminder: ONA Halloween in the Park!

Coming up this Saturday...bring your little ghouls and goblins to Oakhurst Park for games, hot dogs and more!  Costumes for all ages welcome (dogs, too!).

Donations of candy, juice boxes, small bottled water and volunteers are needed to help with games and refreshments.  Please contact Glenda at 817.975.4653 or glendahartsell@att.net.  You may also drop off donations at 1924 Bluebird Avenue.  Thank you!

ONA Halloween in the Park
Halloweenie Roast and Costume Contest
Saturday, October 22, 3 pm

Emergency Sewer Repairs on Mapleleaf

The following was provided by Mary L. Gugliuzza, Media Relations and Communications Coordinator for the Fort Worth Water Department:

The City of Fort Worth Water Department is initiating emergency repairs to a collapsed sewer line in the Oakhurst neighborhood located east of I-35W and south of Watauga Road. Service to residents is not disrupted, but the line must be replaced. Mapleleaf Street, between Aster Avenue and Goldenrod Avenue, is closed to through traffic so that crews can set up bypass pumping for the affected residents.

The City of Fort Worth Water Department must make an emergency replacement of a collapsed wastewater line that serves approximately 20 homes bound by Daisy Lane, Goldenrod Avenue, North Sylvania Avenue and Mapleleaf Street.  Replacing the line will require access to backyards in the affected block. There is a utility easement that runs across the backyards.

Water department representatives are meeting with the impacted residents at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Calgary Christian Academy, 1401 Oakhurst Scenic Dr.  City engineers and the contractor will be available to explain the work that will be done.

Service is not disrupted because of bypass pumping operations in place along Mapleleaf Street. Mapleleaf Street is closed to through traffic between Aster Avenue and Goldenrod Avenue because of this bypass pumping.

The construction includes upsizing the line from six inches to eight inches in diameter. All of those affected by the collapsed line will be connected to the upgraded line. The contractor is expected to begin mobilizing on Thursday, Oct. 27. Construction is expected to take one month. 

For more information please contact, Project Manager Adolfo Lopez at 817.991.8260.

October 18, 2016

THIS THURSDAY: Six Points Urban Village Community Meeting

The City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department (TPW) is hosting a community meeting to update residents on the design of the Six Points Urban Village.

Make plans to come out THIS THURSDAY and hear about the improvements on the horizon for our area.  And bring your neighbors!  For more details, see the flyer below.

Six Points Urban Village Community Meeting
Thursday, 10/20, 6 pm
Riverside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
3101 Race Street

October 3, 2016

October Oak Leaflet Now Online!

Check out this month's issue of The Oak Leaflet online!  This month's newsletter discusses the recent FWISD literacy partnership event at Oakhurst Elementary; highlights Brent Hull, our fall general membershp program speaker; features pics from our Posicles in the Park event, together with information on upcoming October events; showcases October's Yard of the Month, and much more!
Visit our Newsletter Archive to view or download your copy.

Coming up THIS THURSDAY!!! Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner!

The Annual Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner is coming up THIS week—Thursday, October 6 at Springdale Baptist Church!  What are YOU cooking?

The Oakhurst Citizens on Patrol / Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner is approaching its 30th year.  Oakhurst residents, led by event organizers from the Oakhurst COPs, prepare homemade food to contribute to a dinner which runs for all three shifts of the police and firefighters' workday.  Neighbors, police and fire chiefs, the mayor, our city council representative, and, of course, the police and firefighters of the North Division who serve the Oakhurst neighborhood come out for good food and fellowship.  It's one way the neighborhood says thank you to these valued public servants!

Will you join your Oakhurst neighbors THIS THURSDAY and plan to bring a side dish, vegetable, salad or dessert to add to the main course (Riscky's barbecue)?  Alternatively, you are welcome to contribute to the Oakhurst Citizens on Patrol!

We will also need volunteers to serve and help clean up during and after the dinner, as well as to take down and haul the equipment back to our home (very early in the morning).  If you are new to the neighborhood, this is an excellent way to make good friends and to meet your neighbors.

One reminder:  Please bring all your food in disposable containers, or be prepared to stay until your container is emptied.

Finally, if you bring a dish to the dinner hour, please stay and visit with the officers, as well as your friends and Oakhurst neighbors!

Oakhurst COPs/ONA Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 am - late (1 am)
Springdale Baptist Church (corner of Selma and Riverside)