April 23, 2013

Reminder: ONA General Membership Meeting This Thursday!

ONA's Spring General Membership meeting is THIS Thursday, April 25, 7pm, at Calvary Christian Academy.  Officer and street rep. elections will be held.

Come early to pay your membership dues and/or sign up for the May garage sale.  You'll find more details at our previous post, along with a download link to the registration form.  Fill it out and bring it along on Thursday. 

The Beautification Committee will also hold a raffle for some great prizes (e.g. a one-night stay at a Granbury bed and breakfast, greens fees for Texas Star in Euless, etc.).  Funds will benefit the beautification of Oakhurst.

At the meeting, you will also have a chance to hear from candidates on the May 11 ballot.  Jacinto Ramos, Jr.; Camille Rodriguez; and Carlos Vasquez are competing for FWISD School Trustee Place #1.  Candidates running for the Tarrant Regional Water District Board will also be on hand.  This is not meant to be a candidate forum, but each candidate will have time to introduce himself or herself, tell you why they are running and what they believe to be the critical issues.

Phyllis Anglin is organizing the refreshments for the spring social, and she asks that you PLEASE bring some of your favorite cookies or savories to share with your neighbors.  We will have a great time after the meeting sampling all the goodies.  We hope to see you there!

ONA Spring General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 7pm
Calvary Christian Academy Cafetorium

April 10, 2013

Mark Your Calendars: ONA General Membership Meeting

ONA Spring General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 7pm
Calvary Christian Academy Cafetorium

ONA will hold its spring general membership meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 25, in the Calvary Christian Academy cafetorium.  The meeting will include the annual election of officers and street representatives.  At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to hear from candidates in contested races in which Oakhurst residents can vote.

Local elections for seats on the Fort Worth City Council, Fort Worth Independent School Board, and Tarrant Regional Water District Board are set for Saturday, May 11.  The meeting is the perfect time to pay your annual dues and also sign up for the annual ONA neighborhood garage sale set for Memorial Day weekend.

The first 20 new or renewing members will receive a copy of How to Avoid Identity Theft, a document published by the Federal Trade Commission and distributed by the Fort Worth Police Department.

Candidates for Fort Worth school board trustee district No. 1 (Jacinto Ramos, Camille Rodriguez, and Carlos Vasquez) have been invited to appear and share their platforms.  Oakhurst Precinct #4124 is included in FWISD trustee district No. 1.  This year Oakhurst Precinct #4124 moves from Fort Worth City Council District #2 to District #9, represented by Councilman Joel Burns.  Burns is unopposed in his bid for re-election.

ONA has also invited candidates for election to the Tarrant Regional Water District Board to appear.  These are: John Basham, Vic Henderson, Dwayne Herring, Mary Kelleher, Timothy Nold, Hal S. Sparks, III, and Jack R. Stevens.  The annual spring mixer with refreshments will be after the meeting.  As always, please bring your favorite goodies to share!

April 8, 2013

Coming Soon: Ninth Annual Oakhurst Collective Garage Sale!

The NINTH Annual Oakhurst Collective Garage Sale
Memorial Day Weekend:  May 24-26, 2013

Are you ready to hold your spring garage sale?  If so, get ready for our annual Oakhurst Collective Garage Sale.  Here’s how it works:

1.  Register using the form in your Oak Leaflet (or click here to download).

2.  Oakhurst Neighborhood Association will secure the garage sale permit, place Star-Telegram ads advertising the garage sale, and provide maps and lists of all residents holding a garage sale on May 24-26.  Copies of these maps will be available to you as a garage sale participant.  You can hand them out to all your customers.
3.  All registrants will receive a free currency forgery detecting pen.

4.  More customers equal more sales for you!  Joint advertising of the sale means less work for you and more customers.

Registration fees are $5 for current ONA members, and $25 for non-members.

DEADLINE to sign up:  Monday, May 20

Please make your registration check payable to Oakhurst Neighborhood Association and return by May 20 to:

Karen Cerulla
ONA Garage Sale Chairman
1516 Bluebonnet
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Questions?  Call Karen at 817.831.7717.

April 4, 2013

More Pics from Mayor's Bike Ride

We have received more pictures from Mayor Betsy Price's bike ride through Oakhurst, and we're happy to share them with you...

Mayor Betsy Price
ONA Members and the Oakhurst Garden Club presented
a spectacular refreshment table for the participants
Glenda Hartsel and Linda Plemons were key organizers of the event
Leslie Kehmeier, Mapping Specialist for the International
Mountain Biking Association, participated in the ride 
Emerson Redding with Mayor Betsy Price
The 2013 Mayor's Bike Ride through Oakhurst
For previous posts related to the bike ride, please see the following:

Recap:  Bike Fort Worth with Mayor Betsy Price
Neighborhood News
Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price TODAY!
Join Mayor Betsy Price on a Bike Ride through Oakhurst!

Thanks again to all of the attendees and volunteers that made this event such a success.

April 1, 2013

Little Free Library is Open!

Linda Plemons and Joy Roese
The library is open and ready for visits! Thanks to all who donated books! I could only use about half of them. Linda and I will trade out books occasionally, so if you don't see a book you like, check back later! The library is located at the west end of Daisy.

Tom Roese
Remember.....'Always a gift, never for sale', 'take a book, leave a book'.

Happy Reading!
Joy and Tom Roese

Cowtown Cleanup: Volunteers Needed!

From Fran Burns, ONA Beautification Committee Chair:

Volunteer Cleanup: Oakhurst participation in the Cowtown Cleanup will be on Saturday, April 13. Those interested in helping will meet at 9am that morning in Oakhurst Park. Keep Fort Worth Beautiful is providing T-shirts, gloves and bags to registered volunteers. To join our Oakhurst team, call 817.759.0049. Deadline to register by phone is Tuesday, April 9!