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Posted on: February 8, 2024

2023 Annual Report

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The dedicated Town of Westlake staff and Council/Board Members had a busy 2023. View the Annual Report presented below for an overview of the achievements, highlights and, milestones attained by each department. 


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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Council Meeting Recap (2-5-2024)

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It was a busy Town Council meeting Monday night. Several important issues were discussed and voted upon concerning both the Town and Westlake Academy.  ?Here’s a recap of what happened.

  • Council received an annual report from Fire Chief J...
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Posted on: January 14, 2024

Winter Weather Update (Sunday 9 am)

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With winter precipitation coming later today, you may wonder what Town staff is doing to keep the roads safe. With sleet and freezing rain likely, roads in and around Westlake can quickly turn dangerous.  Here's a breakdown of what will ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Winter Weather Update (Thursday 12 pm)

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In advance of the winter weather heading Westlake's way, here is some important information you'll need to know so you're prepared. 
  • Power Outages: In case your power goes out, please call Tri-County Electric at 817-444-...
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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Winter Weather Update (Wednesday 3 pm)

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Break out your heavy coats and protect your water pipes; cold weather is on the way! 
Exceptionally cold weather will arrive this weekend and continue into next week. While dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills are essentially a guarantee,...
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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Apply to be on Westlake's Town Council

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If you'd like to apply to be on Town Council, now's your chance.  There is currently an open seat that had been vacated before the term was up. Residents can apply to be appointed for the current Town Council vacancy that would ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Town Council Meeting Canceled (12-11-23)

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The December 11th Town Council meeting has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.  Our next regularly scheduled meeting is set for January 22, 2024. All items on the December 11th agenda will move to future meetings.

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Town Council Meeting Recap (11-6-2023)

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It was a busy Town Council meeting Monday night. Several important issues were discussed and voted upon concerning both the Town and Westlake Academy. ?Here’s a recap of what happened.
*Longtime Westlake resident William Greenwood was remembered ...
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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Town Council Meeting Recap (10-9-2023)

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It was a busy Town Council meeting Monday night. Several important issues were discussed and voted upon concerning both the Town and Westlake Academy.  Here’s a recap of what happened.
*Council heard initial discussion regarding a strate...
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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Westlake's Tax Rate Approved

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During the September 25th meeting, Town Council continued our legacy of having one of the lowest tax rates in the entire state by approving the maximum rate of 0.16788 per $100 assessed valuation.  The approved rate did not increase and remained ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Circle T Ranch Announces Events

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There will be several events coming soon to Westlake's Circle T Ranch that may catch your eye. This message below is to give you a heads-up about each of them so if you see something unusual around Town, you'll know what it's al...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Council Meeting Recap (9-25-2023)

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It was an eventful Town Council meeting Monday evening. Several important issues were discussed and voted upon concerning both the Town and Westlake Academy. Here’s a recap of what happened.*Council held a public hearing and approved the 2023-2024 fiscal ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Garbage Collection Information

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REMINDER: Garbage (blue cans) and recycling (green cans) pick-up in Westlake is each Friday. We ask that you please put your bins by the curb by 7 am so that collection is guaranteed. If for any reason your garbage is not picked up, you can call our Publi...
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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Westlake Classic Car Show Cancelled

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Westlake Classic Car Show has been cancelled. But not to worry, stay tuned for many more exciting events coming to Westlake soon.

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Track Crime/Police Calls in Your Area

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Want to know more about the crimes and other police calls happening in and around your community?  Now you can get your information straight from the source.  Keller PD’s new CRIME MAP is a web-based feature offering informatio...
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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Fire Chief Richard Whitten Retiring

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You are cordially invited to celebrate the illustrious career of Westlake Fire Chief Richard Whitten. After more than 41 years in the fire service industry, Chief Whitten will retire at the end of the month.

He began serving as Westlake’s Fire Ch...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Westlake Academy Budget Approved

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During their meeting on Monday, August 7th, the Board of Trustees formally approved the 2023-2024 Westlake Academy budget. The long process, which spanned several months and required numerous legal steps, was unanimously approved following opportunities f...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Proposed FY 2023-2024 Budget

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Westlake residents are invited to review the Town of Westlake's Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Proposed Budget. This proposed budget, in its current form, is still under review by staff and the elected body and presented only with the financial informatio...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

High Water Bill? Troubleshoot With These Tips

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Texas’s excessive summer heat and dry, thirsty lawns are the main reason why most residents will experience higher water bills this time of the year. But what can be done when your summer water bill is a little too high? Check out these tips to ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Traffic Impact: Military Heroes Run

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TRAFFIC ALERT: This Saturday, August 19th, from around 6-11 am, runners will be taking part in the Military Heroes Run here in Westlake. Attached below are the routes for both the 5k and 10k. While no neighborhood entrances will be blocked, there may be s...

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Council Meeting Recap (8-7-2023)

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Here's a recap of what happened at Monday night's Town Council meeting.
• Approved ordinance for expansion of Deloitte University campus
• Conducted public hearing and approved the Westlake Academy 2023-2024 budget
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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Westlake Fireworks Display

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Looking for a local fireworks display? Entrada is hosting a big patriotic display this year, and you're all invited. It will kick off on Saturday, July 1, at 9:30 p.m. You can set up your chairs at the parking garage in Entrada and enjoy the show...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Budget Meeting Recap

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On Thursday, June 22, your Town Council and Town staff took part in a work session to discuss the 2023-2024 budget. They heard from our Finance Department as well as all the Department Heads who outlined the proposed budget from revenues and expenditures....
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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Water Quality Report 2022

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The Town of Westlake’s Annual Water Quality Report (WQR) for 2022 is now available online and will be delivered to your mailbox soon. We use this report as a way of informing residents about the high-quality drinking water we all enjoy. The WQR ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Westlake’s Town Secretary Recognized with Achievement of Excellence Award

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The Town of Westlake’s Town Secretary’s Office was recently awarded the Achievement of Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Clerks Association. The award recognizes the Town’s outstanding management and efficient use of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Water Conservation Notice Lifted

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Service has been restored and normal operations have resumed at the pump station. Residents are no longer being asked to conserve water. 

We appreciate all who limited their water use as repairs were made. Our community really steps up when needed...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Register for the Do-Not Solicit List

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A Town ordinance allows residents who do not want commercial solicitors to come to their residence to add their address to a do-not solicit (no knock) list that is provided to all registered solicitors.

All solicitors must register and obtain a valid permi...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Highway 170's Roanoke Road Crossover Closing

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MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT: The Roanoke Road crossover on Highway 170 will soon be closing permanently in Westlake. As part of the State Highway 170 construction, the contractor will be opening new crossover bridges and u-turn lanes at N. Beach Street and Westpo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Westlake’s Spring Concert: April 20th

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You know things are warming up outside when our annual spring concert series returns to Westlake! Mark your calendars, the last of this season’s free concerts is scheduled on Thursday, April 20 in the Plaza Courtyard located at 1301 Solana Boulevard.&...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Join the Keller Police Chief's Student Forums

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Applications are now open for Keller Police Chief Brad Fortune's Student Forums.  It's a venture that connects high school students from the Town of Westlake and Westlake Academy with Keller Police Department leadership.

Launched...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Westlake Parents/Grandparents: Enrolling Children into Westlake Academy

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If you are a new Westlake resident and would like to enroll your child(ren) at Westlake Academy for the 2023-2024 school year, now is the time to submit the Proof of Residency Application.  If you are applying for enrollment for your grandchildre...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Apply Now for a Town Board

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The Town of Westlake is looking for residents interested in serving on a Board or Commission. Board and Commission members’ ideas are often catalysts for new programs and improved services.OPENINGS INCLUDE:? Planning and Zoning Commission? Texas...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

Hydrant Flushing

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Recently around Town, you may have noticed crews opening fire hydrants and letting the water run into storm drains or ditches. While it may appear that hundreds of gallons of water are going to waste, there are actually several benefits to this hydrant fl...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Town of Westlake Switches to .gov Address

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The Town of Westlake’s Mayor, Council, and staff are now using .gov email addresses. Beginning last Friday, all email addresses associated with the Town began using @westlaketx.gov, moving away from the .org addresses used in the past. ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Carroll ISD Expands Enrollment to All Westlake Residents

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Westlake residents now have an additional choice when it comes to deciding where to send their kids to school. At the Monday, March 27 Carroll ISD School Board meeting, the board approved updating their policies to allow all Westlake residents, not just t...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

New Residents Gathering Postponed

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We wanted to give you a heads-up that the New Residents Gathering scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th has been postponed. Last-minute scheduling conflicts are causing us to move the event to another date. Please stay tuned for more information on when it wi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Town Council Appoints Wade Carroll as Town Manager

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Following a unanimous vote at their Monday meeting, the Town Council announced that Wade Carroll will serve as the new Town Manager for the Town of Westlake. Carroll brings with him decades of municipal government experience.

This announcement follows an e...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Welcome Cayce Lay Lamas, New Director of Finance

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There is a new face at the Town of Westlake.
Cayce Lay Lamas is the new Director of Finance for the Town of Westlake. A native Texan with almost 15 years of progressive experience working in North Texas municipalities, she holds a bachelor’s degr...
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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Three Candidates for Town Council Unopposed

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Three candidates have filed to run for Westlake Town Council. Incumbents Anna White and Tim Shiner and candidate, Victor Sansone III, filed for a place on the May 6 ballot and were unopposed. According to Texas state law, if a candidate is unopposed, then...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

New Agenda Management Software

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The Town of Westlake recently implemented a new agenda management software. Town leaders wanted to improve communication with the nearly 2,000 residents and enhance efficiency and coordination among the many stakeholders. 

The new system provides ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

A Message from the Mayor

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Demolition Underway at New Lifetime Fitness Location

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Demolition of the old Larry North Fitness site off Sam School Road and Solana Boulevard is underway. The current structure should be completely razed by the end of the month. Rubble will then be cleared and work will soon begin on a new Lifetime Fitness a...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

The Latest on Entrada

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There has been an uptick in construction activity near the intersection of Highway 114 and Davis Boulevard which means exciting times are ahead. Over the course of 2023, residents can expect the mixed-use development known as Entrada to expand as...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Filing Period for May General Election

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The filing period for the May 6 General Election is officially underway. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 17, 2023. Candidates can drop off their application to the Town Secretary's office Monday - Friday between...
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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Student Grant Opportunity

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Mayor Kilbride's 100-day Report

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It has been a little more than 100 days since I was sworn in as Mayor of Westlake and I would like to thank all of you for your role in ensuring a smooth transition. Since the general election in May, the Council Members, Town staff, and I have been worki...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Sean Wilson's 100-day Report

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In case you missed it last Monday, Westlake Academy's Head of School, Sean Wilson, presented to the Town Council his 100-day report for his first 100 days on the job. Here's a look at his presentation. https://www.westlake-tx.or...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Online Donations: How to Protect Yourself

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North Texas Giving Day is coming up on Thursday, September 22, and provides a safe and secure way to donate to charities online. Donating online is a quick and convenient way to give to charity, but it also comes with drawbacks that donors need to be awar...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Safety Message from Mayor Kilbride and Academy Head of School Sean Wilson

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Mayor Kilbride and Head of School, Mr. Wilson, update you on the safety and security measures being taken by Westlake Academy in light of recent events. If you have any questions or concerns we ask that you reach them by email at skilbride@westlake-tx.org...
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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Notice of Utility Rate Increase

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Town Council approved utility rate increases at the Monday, August 29 council meeting. 

The decision to apply a rate increase is primarily due to increasing costs passed down from the Town’s water and wastewater treatment providers,&...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Bobcat Sightings in Westlake

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We have received reports of a bobcat sighting in Town. Even though bobcats have been in this area for decades, they typically shy away from humans. Bobcats that appear to be ill should be reported to Keller Animal Services when seen, do not approach them....

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Declaration of Disaster Issued for Tarrant County

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A disaster declaration has been issued in Tarrant County over damages related to heavy rainfall, flooding this week. Click the link to read more and to get information on how to potentially get help from state and federal resources. 

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing on FY23 Municipal Operating Budget

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On September 13, 2021, the fiscal year 2022 ad valorem tax rate was adopted at $0.16788 per $100 - the same property tax rate as last year, marking the 12th consecutive year the Town has assessed a local property tax.  Westlake strives to hold it...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Watch Meetings Live

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Westlake Wins Major Award for Service

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We have some very exciting news to share with you. The Town of Westlake is truly setting the standard for service. We received an award from the ETC Institute for ranking in the top 10% of all cities across the country for service to their residents. This...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Westlake Entrada Update

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Progress is being made at Westlake's Entrada development. In fact, there's a lot of activity happening as we speak. Here's a snapshot of what's going on right now and what you can expect in the coming weeks and months.
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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Council Meeting Recep from August 8

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Monday was a busy night for our Town Council. Several actions were taken during the five-and-a-half-hour meeting.  Here’s a recap of what was discussed.  To watch a replay of the meeting, please click on this link. https://west...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

No Jury Trials: August 26th

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HEADS UP: There will be no jury trials on Friday, August 26th. If you were called for jury duty you DO NOT have to report. There's no need to contact anyone at the court, we have you covered. Letters were also sent to your homes as a reminder. Th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Apply for Town Council Open Seat

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The Town of Westlake would like to announce that Carol Langdon has stepped down as Councilmember. Carol served on our Council as well as the Westlake Academy Board of Trustees since 2008 and held the role of Mayor Pro Tem for 8 of those years.  C...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Water Conservation Needed

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With the extreme heat we're experiencing this summer, water conservation needs to be top of mind for everyone. With even hotter temperatures forecasted in August, our water supplier anticipates breaking records for usage in the coming weeks.&...
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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Major Changes Coming to Highway 114 Next Week

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GREAT NEWS: Several changes are coming to Highway 114 next week as a part of the ongoing construction in and around Westlake.  Needless to say, major progress is being made! Please see the map and information below for further details.
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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Major Construction on Highway 170

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We want to give you a heads up about an upcoming long-term closure on Highway 170 – Alliance Parkway project. The contractor will be closing the section of Independence Parkway between the SH 170 frontage roads.  The closure is scheduled to begin...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Spring Concert: Hazard County, June 2nd

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SPRING CONCERT: We can't wait for "Hazard County" to come to Westlake! These guys are regulars at Billy Bob's and now they're coming to our Town for a free concert. It'll be held June 2nd from 7-8:15 pm at the...

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Posted on: May 8, 2022

Unofficial 2022 Election Results

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The unofficial Town of Westlake election results are as follows:

Mayor

Sean Kilbride: 288 votes, 50.62% (winner)

Laura Wheat: 281 votes, 49.38%

Town Council

Kim Greaves: 361 votes 41.07% (winner)

David Quint: 291 votes, 33.11% (winner)

Alesa Belvedere: 227 votes...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Spring Concerts Return May 19th!

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GREAT NEWS! Our spring concert series is back! Tonight, we kick it off with Me & My Monkey, a Beatles tribute band that will surely make you yearn for "Yesterday". See what we did there? The concert will be held at the Solana Plaza located a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Important Security Notice

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Dear Westlake Residents:
 
We value your privacy and security, which is why, as a precautionary measure, we are writing to inform you of a data security incident that may involve your personal information.
 
On the afternoon of May 2, 2022, ...
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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Student Police Forum

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Applications are now open for Chief Brad Fortune's Student Police Forums. They're advisory groups in Keller and Westlake that connect high school students with Keller Police Department leadership.
The Student Forums meets six to nine time...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Westlake Entrada Open House

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We're excited to announce that Centurion American, the developers of Entrada, will be hosting an open house for you to come by and check out the latest with Westlake's most talked about development.  It will be held Thursday, Ap...
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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Westlake Resident Survey

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS! You should have received a survey in the mail asking you about ways Town staff can improve its service to you. We'd love to hear your thoughts on what we can do better. It only takes 10-15 minutes to complete. If writing out y...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Westlake Academy Facilities Report & Athletic Upgrades

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Westlake Residents and Parents of Academy Students,
 
We are going to depart from our often used format of the video wrap-up and provide you with a broader written explanation of one of the topics discussed by the Town Council last Monday evening, ...
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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Town of Westlake: Year in Review

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2021 was one for the books. Now that it has come to an end, we thought we would take this opportunity to look back and reflect on what a year it has been. The past 12 months have been productive for the Town of Westlake in both areas of our service delive...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Westlake Town Hall & Court Closing

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Due to the winter weather, Westlake's Town Hall and Municipal Court will be closing at noon on Wednesday and will remain closed on Thursday. We'll re-evaluate the situation tomorrow and will update everyone about our status for Friday. B...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Westlake Academy Closing Due to Weather

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Due to the ice and deteriorating road conditions, Westlake Academy will be closing today at noon and stay closed on Thursday, February 24. Classes are expected to resume on Friday. 

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Winter Weather: Wednesday Update

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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Westlake until 6 p.m. Thursday. Freezing rain and drizzle are expected. The National Weather Service anticipates several rounds of precipitation from this morning into tomorrow though heavier impacts are anticipa...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Agenda Wrap-up (2-10-22)

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Winter Weather Update: Midday Thursday

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Winter weather has arrived here in Westlake! The roads are icy and slick, and freezing temperatures are expected through Friday. Our staff has been working around the clock to keep our community safe. In our ongoing effort to keep you informed, here are t...
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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Winter Weather Road Preps

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Forecasts show that the weather could get nasty in the next 24 hours. Here's a snapshot of what our Town staff is doing to keep you safe on the roads.
• Staff will be monitoring the streets and facilities around the clock over the next fe...
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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Winter Storm Prep

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Winter weather is heading our way. Luckily, it's not expected to be anywhere close to as bad as last year's, but there are a few things you need to know before the weather hits. And please know, we are monitoring the forecast closely and...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Aspen Lane Construction

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Starting Monday, January 24, 2022, the water on Aspen Lane will be turned off from 9:00 am to 11:00 am to make a water connection that is going to supply the nearby Westlake Ranch Development. On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the road will be closed at Aspen...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Protect Your Pipes This Winter

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With this cold weather upon us, now is a good time to perform maintenance and set your irrigation systems for the winter months to verify that they will not freeze and break pipes. Here are tips to assist you during the winter to help prevent frozen water...
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Posted on: January 19, 2022

May Election Information

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Looking for election information? We have all the answers in one place including info for those wanting to run for office this May. Click this link to learn more. 

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Join the Citizen's Police Academy

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If you're a Westlake resident and are interested in learning more about Keller PD, you'll have the opportunity beginning this February. The department's next Citizens Police Academy class,  which serves as a pre-requisi...
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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Highway 114 Ramp Closure

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The Highway 114 eastbound ramp to exit on Solana/Kirkwood Boulevards in Westlake and Southlake will be closed starting January 16, 2022, and will last until May 2022.  Message boards will be placed at the exit to notify drivers of the temporary c...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Agenda Sneak Peek (1-10)

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Agenda Sneak Peek (1-19)

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Police and 911 Surveys

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How safe do you feel in your neighborhood? Which public safety issues concern you most in our community? How would you rate the Keller Police Department? This year's citizen survey is live and you have until Sunday, January 16 t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

COVID-19 Survey

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Tarrant Co would like to hear from you about the needs & challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The County is evaluating different strategies to support the community & your input is valuable. Please use this link below to complet...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Agenda Sneak Peek (1-10)

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Westlake Recycling Event

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Police Vacation Watch

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Holiday Recycling and Garbage Schedules

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The holidays will have a slight impact on your trash and recycling schedules the next few weeks, but not to worry, we've got you covered. See below for a complete holiday pick-up schedule.
Christmas
Pick-up will be on Friday, December 24th
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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Agenda Sneak Peek (12-13)

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Westlake Tree Lighting

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Westlake. Join us for our annual tree lighting event and ring in the holidays with neighbors and friends. It will be held Tuesday, November 30th from 6-9 pm at the Terrace at Solana.

There will be ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Holiday Safety Forum

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The holidays can mean fun with family, but oftentimes it's an opportunity for criminals to take advantage of us while we're distracted by activities. We've seen a handful of car break-ins in Westlake already due to unlocked vehi...
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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Grease is the Word

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it's always a great reminder to keep your cooking grease out of your sinks. See this greasy guy below?  You don't want him anywhere near your pipes. He can do major damage to your home. Re...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

New signs serve as a reminder for safe use of trails

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Starting on November 1st, new signs will be going up along trails in Westlake reminding everyone that motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Town’s trails. Motorized vehicles include golf carts, four-wheelers, motorcycles, and any off-highway...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Highway 114 Entrance Ramp Closing at Davis Boulevard

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Starting Friday, October 15th, there will be a major change to one of the entrance ramps onto Highway 114. The eastbound entrance ramp east of Davis Boulevard (FM 1938) along 114 will be closed. This is due to the construction of concrete pavement for ram...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

COVID Vaccines Available at Westlake Fire Department

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Great news, our Westlake Fire-EMS Station will be used as a COVID vaccine site.  You can receive your vaccine every Thursday from 9 am-1 pm through November 4th. No appointment is needed, just stop by at the designated time and day and receive yo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Community Blood Drive

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The Schilsky family of Glenwyck Farms has partnered with Carter Blood Care, the Town of Westlake Fire Department, and Fire Chief Richard Whitten to host our second annual Westlake neighborhood blood drive on Saturday, October 30th, at the Westlake Fire-EM...
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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Westlake's Fall Cleanup

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Monster Mash & Trunk or Treat

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Monster Mash is this weekend! Join us Saturday, October 23rd from 4pm-7pm on the Westlake Academy campus for a Spooky Good Time!  This year the event will be entirely outdoors and includes Trunk or Treat with free candy collecting tote. ...
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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Westlake Classic Car Show

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Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Westlake Classic Car Show to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 (Rain Date is Saturday, October 23rd) at the Solana Club located at 2902 Sam School Road in Westlake, TX 76262. This car show is for original or res...
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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Vote for the Westlake Classic Car Show

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We have some exciting news. The Westlake Classic Car Show has been nominated by 76262 Magazine as one of the top community events in the region.  Now, we just have to make sure we vote. Starting October 1st at noon, you can either scan this QR co...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Meet Your Wild Neighbors

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The City of Keller would like to invite you to a special presentation of “Getting to know your wild neighbors”. No, we’re not talking about the guy who lives across the street from you.  We’re talking about...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9)

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Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, and this year the campaign is, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”.  Is there a beep or chirp coming from your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean? Knowing the diff...
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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation

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TOWN OF WESTLAKE

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas (the “Town”), will meet at the Town Council Chambers, 1500 Solana Boulevard, Building 7,...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Westlake Entrada Latest

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Exciting times are ahead for Westlake’s Entrada development. The opening of Starbucks has certainly been a welcomed addition, anchoring what is now a fully occupied retail corner at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Highway 114.  ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Schwab Way Open

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GREAT NEWS! Schwab Way in Westlake will officially open TODAY! It connects the Highway 114 frontage road and goes all the way to Ottinger Road. Signal lights on Schwab Way will be flashing for the first 7 days then will be put into service. Happy driving!...

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Posted on: August 8, 2021

Back-To-School Vaccination Clinics Information

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We want to make sure parents are aware of the back-to-school vaccination clinics that are currently available in our area.  Please see the list of locations and times below. It's important to note, COVID vaccinations are NOT MANDATED for...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Westlake Academy Budget: BOT Meeting

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During this Monday's Board of Trustees meeting, action will be taken on the Westlake Academy budget.  Please click the link for more information about what's on the August 9th agenda. http://westlake-tx.org/ArchiveCente...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Ottinger Road Construction Update

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We have an important update regarding the construction on Ottinger Road in Westlake.  There will now be a queue line from Deloitte to the north driveway of Westlake Academy to help reduce backups during drop-off and pick-up hours. The center lane...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Roanoke Road/Highway 170 Crossover to Close

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As many of you know, TxDOT's nearly $100 million Highway 170 project will ultimately close the existing Roanoke Road /170 crossover in Westlake. This closure will be permanent and will impact many residents of Westlake, Keller, and Roanoke.&n...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Parish Lane Extension Coming

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We have an update on the Parish Lane construction project scheduled to begin in the coming months. It will eventually connect Parish Lane, which currently ends beside the Roanoke Recreation Center, to Highway 170 in Westlake. The private developers handli...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Free Mosquito Dunks

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Are you having issues with mosquitoes? If so, we have a solution.  Mosquito dunks are available upon request to all Westlake residents.  You can either pick them up at Town Hall, or, email us at publicworks@westlake-tx.org to schedule a ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Fire Department Consolidation Meeting

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UPDATE: If you were unable to attend the June 30th meeting, another will be held in Keller on Monday, July 12th at 6 pm at Keller Town Hall located at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.  That meeting too will be open to everyone, not just...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

ERCOT Asking You to Conserve Energy

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ERCOT is asking you to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.&nb...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Police Advisory Council

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Applications are now open for those interested in serving on Keller Police Chief Brad Fortune’s Advisory Council.

Started in 2019 by then-Chief Michael Wilson in partnership with community Pastor Kason Branch, the eight-member body is advisory ra...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Golf Cart Laws

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There have been a lot of questions about where you can drive golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) in the Town of Westlake.  So, we wanted to break it down for everyone so that the law is easy to understand.   It’...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Spring Concert: June 3rd

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Our second spring concert of the year will be Thursday, June 3rd featuring "Blue Clear Sky". The George Strait tribute band plays the hits of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
The concert will be held at the newly renovated Solana Pla...
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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Solana Boulevard Project

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The Town of Westlake will begin a road sealing project at Solana Boulevard and Granada Trail on May 20th. This project will take 10 to 18 days to complete, weather permitting.  Sealing the stained concrete in this intersection will protect the st...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Trophy Club MUD

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If you are a Westlake resident and live in Entrada or The Knolls, you're a member of the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District (MUD). A portion of the Granada neighborhood is also in the MUD as well.
The purpose of a MUD is to provide a developer an alter...
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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Ottinger Road Construction

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There will be a major construction project involving Ottinger Road in Westlake over the next couple of months. This project will include three phases and will start on June 1, 2021, with an estimated completion date of August 1, 2021.  Below are ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Storm Damage Solicitors

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In 2019, Westlake amended an ordinance that tightened up the rules and regulations of door-to-door solicitations. Unfortunately, municipalities are now experiencing limitations in controlling solicitors due to recent Supreme Court decisions. Westlake Town...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Reminder About Dogs and Leashes

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The family dog is more than just a pet to most owners.  Your beloved pooch is a member of your family. However, the four-legged family member doesn’t know when he or she is supposed to follow certain rules of neighborhood etiquette while out on w...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Same-day COVID Vaccine Appointments Available

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The COVID-19 vaccine supply has improved which means same-day or next-day appointments are now available. Currently, anyone 16 years of age or older is eligible to get vaccinated. You can now pick a time and location of your choice from the Tarrant County...
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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Highway 170 On-ramp Closed

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Starting April 12th, the on-ramp on Highway 170 just eastbound of Roanoke Road will be closed indefinitely. Crews will be upgrading the ramp for several weeks, if not more. Please be aware of this change when driving through the area.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

New Stop Signs on Ottinger Road

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Starting late next week, there will be a major change at the intersection of Ottinger Road and Schwab Way. Stop signs will be placed at the intersection, however, it will NOT be a 3-way stop. Drivers heading westbound on Ottinger toward 170 must stop. Tho...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Meet the Westlake Town Council Candidates

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Election day is right around the corner. Saturday, May 1st Westlake residents will cast their votes for Town Council.  Rick Rennhack, who has been a member of our Council since 2009, has chosen not to seek re-election. Mr. Rennhack says he believ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Roanoke Road Repaving Project

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The City of Keller will be repaving a portion of Roanoke Road between Knox Road and Melody Lane starting the week of March 29th. This will impact some Westlake residents for the next few weeks. 
The project is expected to be complete by Friday, Ma...
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Posted on: March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Texas Adults

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All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Tuesday.

The department said it expects vaccine supplies to increase next week.

In Tarrant County, registration is a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

New Sewer Rates

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Questions About Your Water Bill, Leaks

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We have heard from several residents about concerns regarding two main questions about their water bills in the wake of last week's winter weather event that left many dealing with major damage in and around their homes.  Below are the a...
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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Westlake's Boil Water Notice Rescinded

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On 2-16-2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Town of Westlake public water system, 2200350, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions that occurred recently in the public...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Remains in Place for Westlake (2-19)

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You may have seen reports that the boil water advisory has been lifted. However, Westlake residents still need to continue to boil water until further notice.  The Town must take water samples in our own system to ensure that it's clean to use.
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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Finding a Reputable Contractor

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Did you know that hiring a qualified contractor is one of the most important parts of starting a new home project? A trustworthy pro with a good reputation and experience can make a major difference. And with so much damage caused by this week's ...
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

WESTLAKE’S REGULATIONS ON STORM REPAIRS (FAQs)

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Before you hire someone to make repairs to your home following this latest winter storm, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for important information on what the Town requires prior to services beginning. 

During this process,...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Winter Weather Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Over the last few days, we have fielded a lot of questions about how to deal with the impact of the winter weather.  From navigating through a boil water advisory to how to turn off your water if you have a busted pipe, all are great questions th...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Important Update from Atmos Energy

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As demand for energy remains at unprecedented levels due to historically cold temperatures, suppliers continue to experience challenges with supply and delivery that limit the amount of natural gas Atmos Energy can deliver to its customers.

 

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Boil Water Guidance for Food Establishments

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Below are the directions set for food establishments during an event when water is not safe to use based on Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) guidelines.

 

  1. Procedures:

A. Drinking Water

1. Use commercially bottled water; or&a...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Westlake

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Good Tuesday morning,

The City of Fort Worth, which supplies our water, has extended their boil water notice to the Town of Westlake as of early this morning.  The order was prompted by the rolling blackouts that have been occurring state-wide. &a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Rolling Blackouts FAQs

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Rolling power outages are in effect across the state of Texas as officials work to conserve as much electricity as possible during extreme cold and record demand on the grid. 

Officials are asking Texans to conserve as much electricity as they can...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Monday Morning Weather Update

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Snow picked up overnight but has finally tapered off. Conditions around Westlake are poor as the wind is blowing the snow creating snowdrifts across the road. Parts of the highways are clear while others have large amounts of snow built up from drifts.

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Sunday Evening Road Conditions

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Good evening, Westlake,

We wanted to give you an update on the winter weather and its impact on Westlake's roads. As you've seen, the snow has increased in our area over the last few hours and will continue throughout tonight and into Mon...

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Posted on: February 13, 2021

Winter Weather: Saturday Evening Update on Roads

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Good evening Westlake residents,We wanted to give you an update on the winter weather that is approaching Westlake and the entire DFW region. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of North Texas. Heavy snow, ice, sleet, blowing snow or a co...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Westlake-Keller: Proposed Fire Department Merger

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The Town of Westlake and the City of Keller will soon begin exploring the possibility of merging our Fire departments aimed at improving services and expanding regional response capabilities.
The move comes 19 years after our first successful partnership -...
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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Potential Fire Department Merger FAQs

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We want to make you aware of a unique proposal that will soon go before the respective Councils of the Town of Westlake and the City of Keller for consideration.  The proposal would be for a consolidation of the Keller and Westlake Fire Departmen...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Job Opportunities at Westlake Academy

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Interested in working at Westlake Academy? There are several exciting opportunities open now, including the Administration and Accountability Director as well as the Attendance Clerk/Substitute Coordinator. Click this link to ap...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Save Money on Your Water/Sewer Bills

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Who doesn't want to save money on your sewer bill, right? The Town of Westlake offers a program that will help. It's called Winter Quarter Averaging (WQA). Here's how it works. By conserving water in the months of December, Janu...
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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Local Families Need Your Help

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Now more than ever, local residents in the DFW region desperately need your help with basic needs. COVID-19 has caused so much hardship in recent months, families are scrambling to find their next meal. So, here's how we can help. Please consider...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Text to 9-1-1 Available in Tarrant County

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Tarrant County 9-1-1 District office has launched text to 9-1-1 in Tarrant County. This lifesaving service is now available for Tarrant County citizens to text their location and emergency to 9-1-1. Residents are unable to text photos, video, or audio cli...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

A Thanksgiving Message from the Mayor

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As we head into the holiday season, it's important we take certain precautions in regards to helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Laura Wheat has a special message she'd like to share with all of us about keeping ...
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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Westlake Residents Receive Philanthropist Award

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The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will honor two Westlake residents with gigantic hearts.  The 35th annual celebration “The Stars of Texas,” for Dallas’ National Philant...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Trash Rate Increase

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On Monday, October 26th, Town Council approved a rate increase for trash & recycling services. As of January 1st, 2021, the charge for basic services will increase by $1.70. The total charge for one trash & one recycling cart will be $14.24. This ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Help for Small Businesses

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The Tarrant County Small Business Assistance Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to very small businesses located and operating in Tarrant County that have been adversely affected by the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Free Drug Disposal

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Did you know we have a medication disposal box in the lobby of our Fire Station-EMS Station? The box has prepaid envelopes that you can safely dispose of your unused or unwanted medications. See the flyer below for more info.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Westlake Wins Prestigious GFOA Award

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Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that the Town of Westlake, Texas, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commi...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Substitute Teachers Needed

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Do you want to be a substitute teacher at one of the most prestigious schools in the country? Westlake Academy, the #1 ranked K-12 public charter school in the state, is in need of quality subs for the 2020-2021 school year. As an IB World School, the sta...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Westlake Feral Hog Update

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Feral hogs have arrived in our community.  Town staff is formulating a plan with Urban Biologist Adam Henry a representative from the USDA-Texas Wildlife Service program to remove them from Westlake. Mr. Henry has been working in the Metro-plex t...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Work to Begin on SH 170

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Construction of the State Highway 170 project will begin next week. The 6-mile project will construct main lanes at various locations, build additional ramps, and restripe SH 170 from Interstate 35W to State Highway 114.

The east and westbound far-left lan...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Classic Car Show Cancelled

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To our fellow car enthusiasts, the Westlake Historical Society and Town of Westlake have made the difficult choice to cancel the 10th Annual Westlake Classic Car Show and related activities, scheduled for October 17, 2020, due to the continued concerns an...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Meet Your Town Staff: Marlene Rutledge

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Hi there! My name is Marlene Rutledge and I am the Academic Business Manager for the Town of Westlake. I work behind the scenes to support the financial operations of Westlake Academy. Unique in its structure, the Academy is the only municipally-owned ope...

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