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City Council Election Set for May 4

The City of North Richland Hills will hold an election on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to elect persons to City Council places 1, 3, 5 and 7. Candidates include:
  •  Place 1 - Eliud Jimenez and Tito Rodriguez;
  •  Place 3 - Suzy Compton;
  •  Place 5 - Mike Benton;
  •  Place 7 - Tim Welch.
If you are not already registered to vote, you must register no later than April 4 to vote in this election. Residents who are qualified to vote by mail may apply for their ballot now through April 23 by contacting the Tarrant County Elections office at 817-831-8683. Early voting will be held April 22 - 30.

Watch for more information about the May 4 election in your spring city newsletter and on the city's website at

NRH Leash Law Reminder

It's that time of year when the weather begins to warm and people and their pooches are spending more time outdoors. Nothing is better than an enjoyable day exploring our parks and trails with your furry best friend, but there are things to remember during your visit. 

City ordinance requires that dogs be restrained at all times when outside of their home or enclosed yard. Simply put, when visiting a park or trail, in your neighborhood or any other public place, a dog must be restrained by a leash in the immediate and physical control of its owner at ALL TIMES. Dogs are not permitted to run loose, harass other pets or wildlife, or create nuisances or safety concerns for other people nearby. If you would like to have your dog run off leash, we encourage you to visit Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park; where off-leash is acceptable within the fenced in portions of the dog park. 

Also, please remember that dogs are required to be currently vaccinated for rabies and have a city license tag on their collar, and owners are required to clean up after their pets. Keeping parks, trails and neighborhoods safe, clean, and fun depends on everyone abiding by the rules to help ensure a good time for all!

For questions concerning responsible pet ownership or to report animal related violations, please contact North Richland Hills Animal Services at 817-427-6570.  For more information on Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park, contact the North Richland Hills Parks & Recreation Department at 817-427-6620. 
Winter Trout Stocking Program

Teach a kid to fish and you'll make memories to last a lifetime! Texas Parks & Wildlife stocked both Green Valley Park Pond at 7701 Smithfield Rd and Linda Spurlock Park Pond at 6400 Glenview Dr with 1,000 Rainbow Trout fingerlings today. There is no minimum length and a 5 trout daily limit. Trout anglers will need the $5 Freshwater Fishing Stamp, which is included in all freshwater license packages. Anglers under 17 years of age are not required to have a license and don't need to purchase a stamp. Texas Parks & Wildlife has shared these tips for catching the trout. If you have any questions about fishing in NRH parks, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 817-427-6620.
Good Neighbor Tip: Overhanging Tree Limbs

Trees are an important part of what makes North Richland Hills a great place to live. They help us save energy by shading our homes, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, clean our air and beautify our neighborhoods. However, they may also cause problems and safety concerns if they are not properly maintained.

Any tree adjacent to a public right of way shall be required to maintain a minimum clearance of 14 feet above the traveled surface curb of a public street, or open space trail. This is to allow for fire trucks, ambulances, school buses, garbage trucks, postal service and other public service vehicles to pass through safely. In addition, overhanging trees must be 14 feet above the sidewalk to allow for safe passage of pedestrians. Keep in mind, if the path is blocked, people will often go around and into the street, making for an unsafe environment.

Please be a good neighbor by properly maintaining the trees on your property so that everyone stays safe. For more information, visit or call 817-427-6663.

Adoptable Pets

Lucky, a 1-year-old Terrier mix, and Flo, a 1-year-old short-haired cat,  are two of the pets at the NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center who are waiting for a loving homes just like yours! Stop by the center at 7301 Iron Horse Boulevard to meet Lucky and Flo today. They will fill your heart and home with love for years to come. You can also visit  to see more pets currently available for adoption. 

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