Council Member Welch Stepping Down
Tim and Donna Welch
The City of North Richland Hills extends our appreciation and best wishes to Council Member Tim Welch, who announced this week that he is stepping down from his City Council seat so that he can devote more time to his family.

Mr. Welch has served in City Council Place 7 for 18 years, making him one of the most senior members on the Council. Prior to being elected to Council, he served on the Planning & Zoning Commission. As a council member, he represented North Richland Hills on numerous regional, state and national boards and commissions.

“Throughout his tenure, he has always kept the best interests of our community and residents at heart. We appreciate his many years of service and wish him and his wife Donna nothing but the best in the years ahead,” said Mayor Oscar Trevino.

The City Council is expected to discuss filling the vacancy in Council Place 7 at their next meeting, which will be on January 11, 2021.
2020 Street Bond Program Schedule
During a work session this week, the City Council reviewed the construction schedule for the 2020 Street Bond Program that was approved by voters in November. The bond program will allow the city to reconstruct 27 streets over the next 5 to 7 years. The schedule is planned as follows:

Major / Collector Street Projects
Residential Street Projects
This schedule and a map of the bond projects is available on the bond program webpage. Periodic updates will be posted there as well.
Temporary Moratorium on Door-to-Door Solicitation
The North Richland Hills City Council has established a temporary moratorium on all door-to-door solicitation activities and distribution of handbills to limit in person contact with persons not in the same household and help mitigate the spread of COVID19. This action comes after our region was designated by the state as an area of high hospitalizations from COVID19, which triggered a reduction in occupancy limits for certain area businesses.

The temporary moratorium begins immediately and shall expire at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021, unless further action is taken by the City Council. City staff will notify those who currently have solicitor’s permits and are registered handbill distributors with the city of the moratorium.

To report solicitation activity during the moratorium, call the Police Department non-emergency line at 817-281-1000. Please be prepared to provide your address and any personally identifying information of the solicitor, like their name and company name if you have it, description of the person and their general direction of travel.

For the latest statistics and information on COVID19 in NRH, visit
Holiday Closings / Collection Schedules
With the exception of public safety services, City Hall and other city offices will be closed December 24 and 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s Day. There will be no garbage / recycling collection on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday instead.

The free COVID-19 testing site in North Richland Hills will also be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 & 25 and Jan. 1. The site, which is located at 9001 Boulevard 26 in the parking lot of NRH2O Family Water Park, is normally open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless there is inclement weather. Appointments can be scheduled online at
Holiday Recycling Tips
Americans throw away more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year. The good news is much of it can be recycled. Please keep these recycling tips in mind this holiday season:

  • All types of cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed in your recycle cart. Cut larger boxes into smaller pieces so they fit loosely inside the cart. Carts that are over stuffed may not empty completely. Boxes left next to recycle carts will be collected with trash and won't be recycled.
  • Most wrapping paper is recyclable and can be placed in your curbside recycling cart as long as it doesn’t have ribbons, bows or other decorations attached.
  • Wrapping paper that includes foil or glitter cannot be recycled. 
  • Tissue paper cannot be recycled. 
  • Greeting cards and envelopes are also recyclable, as long as they are not musical and do not contain foil or glitter or have other decorations attached.
  • Christmas lights and decorations are not recyclable.
  • Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths are not recyclable.

Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of NRH and Republic Waste will offer Christmas tree recycling again this year. Live Christmas trees can be placed on the curb for recycling on Jan. 6 and Jan. 9. They can also be dropped off Dec. 26 through Jan. 3 at Green Valley Park, 7701 Smithfield Road, or the Dan Echols Center, 6801 Glenview Drive. Mulch from the recycled trees will be available for residents to pick up at the two drop-off locations Jan. 4 - 17, while supplies last. Please bring your own container and shovel to load the mulch. Visit our Christmas Tree Recycling webpage for more information.
Christmas Lighting Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the Keep NRH Beautiful annual Christmas Lighting Contest!

Area 1 - 3506 Reeves
Area 2 - 4616 Cummings
Area 3 - 6557 Lake Side Cir.
Area 4 - 7125 Chelsea
Area 5 - 6020 Morningside
Area 6 - 7516 Chapman
Area 7 - 6828 Walter
Area 8 - 6821 Parkwood
Area 9 - 8132 Vine Wood

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's contest. Follow Keep NRH Beautiful at www.facebook/KeepNRHBeautiful to see photos of all of the winning homes.
NRH Christmas Tree & Holiday Lights
The North Richland Hills community is invited to enjoy an array of holiday lighting and scenery along Hawk Avenue and Grand Avenue, including the city's 46-foot-tall Christmas Tree. The Christmas Tree lighting was held virtually earlier this month to comply with health and safety precautions during the pandemic. The holiday lights and scenery make a good backdrop for your family holiday portraits. They will remain on display through Jan. 1.
City of North Richland Hills 
 4301 City Point Dr.,
 North Richland Hills, TX 76180