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Local Elections are this Saturday, May 4

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 4 for City Council and School Board Elections. North Richland Hills City Council Places 1, 3, 5 and 7 are on the ballot. Each place is elected at large for a two-year term. Candidates are: 
  •  Place 1 - Eliud Jimenez and Tito Rodriguez;
  •  Place 3 - Suzy Compton;
  •  Place 5 - Mike Benton;
  •  Place 7 - Tim Welch.
To contact candidates, please view their application on the Candidate Filings / Finance Reports page on the city's w ebsite. For information on school board races, please visit your school district website. Sample ballots can also be found here

Voters are required to go to their designated voting location based on their 4-digit precinct number found on voter registration card. Voting will take place at the NRH Library at 9015 Grand Ave., Dan Echols Center at 6801 Glenview Drive and former Bursey Road Senior Center at 7301 Bursey Road.   If you are not sure which location is your designated polling location, you can look it up here .

Following the election, unofficial results will be posted online here by the Tarrant County Elections Office. City Council election results will be canvassed at the May 13 City Council Meeting. For more information visit or contact the City Secretary's Office at 817-427-6060.

Provide Your Input for Vision 2030 Strategic Plan

Following two-years of planning and public input, the Vision 2030 strategic planning process is coming to a close this spring. There's still time for NRH residents to provide input on the  plan, which will guide land use and transportation system priorities over the next decadeResidents are encouraged to visit to view the draft Vision 2030 plan and submit comments.  

The Strategic Plan Committee will meet on Thursday, May 9 to consider their final recommendations for the draft Vision 2030 land use and transportation plans. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public. Once final plans are recommended by the Strategic Plan Committee, public hearings will be scheduled before the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council. For questions regarding Vision 2030, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at or 817-427-6300.
Library Hosts Super Hero Un-Run & Free Comic Book Day

Check out these family fun events this Saturday, May 4, at your North Richland Hills Library. 

The Super Hero Un-Run 0.5K will start at 9:00 a.m. in the Library parking lot at 9015 Grand Ave. This unique "Un-Run" is only a 0.5K so everyone can be a hero for 1 lap! Participants are encouraged to wear their super hero gear and bring their super hero attitude.  All proceeds from the run support children's literacy programs at the NRH Library. Find more information and register online.

Immediately following your super hero lap (even if you have to stop in the middle for a donut) stay and enjoy the NRH Library's Free Comic Book Day.  Enjoy comic book themed activities, crafts and photo ops with characters throughout the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Free comic books will be available while supplies last. Learn more on the library's website at

Behind the Book: Jennifer McMahon

Join us as we welcome Jennifer McMahon, author of The Winter People and Burntown, to the North Richland Hills Library on Thursday, May 16. Ms. McMahon will visit to release her newest book, The Invited. Ms. McMahon's books combine mystery and a touch of horror to create edge-of-your seat thrillers.  

A ticketed reception will be held at noon and a free speaking engagement will take place at 1 p.m. A book signing will immediately follow. Please visit the Library's website or call 817-427-6800 for more information.

Water Conservation Tip: Don't Over Water

Each summer we see a spike in water use, mostly due to an increas
e in outdoor watering. According to the EPA, homeowners use two to four times as much water in the summer to keep their lawns green and gardens lush. Oftentimes people end up over watering. The following tips will help keep you from over watering:
  • Turn your irrigation system off when rain is in the forecast. 
  • If your lawn is lush and the grass springs back when stepped on, it doesn't need more water. 
  • An inexpensive soil moisture sensor can also show the amount of moisture at the lawn's roots and discourage over watering. 
  • Consider upgrading to a WaterSense labeled irrigation system controller that saves water by automatically monitoring the weather and adjusting the irrigation timing as needed. 
  • Inspect irrigation systems monthly and check for leaks and broken or clogged sprinkler heads. Fix sprinkler heads that are broken or spraying on the sidewalk, street, or driveway.

You can find more water conservation tips on our website at  

Good Neighbor Tip: High Grass

Spring has sprung and so has the grass. Please be a good neighbor and mow your lawn regularly. When a lawn is neglected, it reflects negatively on the neighborhood and can become a health and safety hazard. Overgrown grass and weeds attract insects and rodents and can provide fuel for fires during dry months. City ordinance requires you to keep your lawn under 10 inches. Please visit or call 817-427-6663 for more information.

Adoptable Pets

Fern and River  are two of the pets at the NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center who are waiting for a loving homes just like yours! Fern is a 1-year-old mix breed dog who loves belly rubs, playing and treats. She is full of fun, energy and love. River is a laid back 8-month-old short haired cat. He is always calm and enjoys looking out the window. Stop by the center at 7301 Iron Horse Boulevard to meet Fern, River and all of their furry friends 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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