Tarrant County - Precinct 3
“Working together for a better tomorrow”
Have you heard about our Senior Task So, here’s where you can help! You
Force? In January we started the NETC can join our monthly Task Force meeting
Senior Task Force. Our mission is to and attend our Empowering Seniors ’09
identify issues that affect the lives of our Conference on October 29, 2009, 8:30
senior population and look for ways to a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This first annual con-
enrich their/our lives. We have been ference will be held at the Richland Hills
meeting monthly since February. After Church of Christ at 6300 NE Loop 820, in
our first meeting, we were able to identify North Richland Hills. We will start the
three major areas to explore: health and morning with a continental breakfast and
maintaining your health, transportation, then have workshops and health screening
and employment. available during the morning. The work-
shops will include subjects such as ID
Access to quality healthcare is para- Theft/Scam Awareness, Elder Law, Fi-
mount to improving the lifestyle for all nancial Management, Senior Isolation,
seniors. Transportation for mobility Employment, Grandparents Raising
means having the ability to interact with Grandchildren, Caring for the Caregiver,
your friends, health providers, and access and many others. Lunch will be provided
to essential services for those who don’t along with a great speaker, door prizes,
drive. The global financial crisis has gifts and lots of fun. For information,
eroded lifetime savings and many seniors please contact our office at 817-581-3600. Inside this issue:
are wishing to re-enter the workforce. We expect about 300 participants, so
These are trying times for many of our please RSVP if you plan to attend. Employee Spotlight - Carol Smith 2
seniors. We feel that identifying these United Way-Northeast 2
areas of concern and focusing on how we Gary Fickes Precinct 3 United Way Fundraiser 2
can make a difference will benefit and
enhance their lives. Tarrant County Office of Emergency 3
New JPS School-Based Health Clinic 3
- The Value of a School-Based Clinic
Please join me for coffee and donuts: Economic Development - Colleyville 4
Thurs., August 13th~7:30 to 9:00 am Did you know… 4
Northeast Sub-Courthouse - JPS Van Service to VA Hospital
- Tarrant Co. Medical Reserves Corp.
645 Grapevine Highway, Ste.6
Hurst, Texas 76054 Precinct 3 Maintenance News 4
An Historical Moment In Time - 5
Top O’ Hill Terrace
“From Casino to College”
Birdville ISD 6
Top O’ Hill Terrace Continued 6
Answer to “Question of the Month” 6
Back to School Roundup 7
Northeast Senior Task Force Expo 7
- Empowering Seniors ‘09
Bulletin Board 8
Who was the Father of American Transportation? Transportation - 8
Answer found on page 6) Contact Information 8
Grapevine and Southlake before returning tively. Sam loves to play Frisbee.
to the NE Sub. Carol has been with the Carol enjoys all types of music, but when
Tax Office for 26 years and 6 months. Neil Diamond comes to town, you can be
No matter what is going on, Carol starts sure Carol will be first in line for tickets.
her day at the office with: “Good morn-
ing, family!” and that’s the way she feels On a more personal note ~
about her staff. What do you do for fun? “Ride a harley and
Carol is married to a Grapevine fire-
spend time with my grandkids ”
fighter, Brian, and has a daughter Devin,
Native Texan, born and raised in Grape- a stepson, Shawn, and two phenomenal Favorite Movie? “The Notebook”
vine, Carol left high school early to get grandchildren, MaKayla who is 6, and Favorite Restaurant? “Pappadeux”
married. Just after learning she was preg- Charlie, 3, with two more grandchildren
nant with their first child, her husband was due in February and March! What do they Last Book Read? “Registration and Title
killed in a car accident. Carol returned to like to do for fun? Carol says: “Anything Manual”
graduate from Grapevine High School and they want to when they’re with me!”
Vacation spot? “Maui” in the winter,
shortly thereafter came to work for Tarrant There’s also plenty of room in the
“Colorado” in the summer.
County, where else, but in the Tax Office Smith household for Sam, Kali, and
here at the Northeast Sub-courthouse. She Lexus-a white lab, a blonde cocker span- People would be surprised to know… “I am
has worked at Tax Office locations in iel, and a sable cocker spaniel respec- a 4 year breast cancer survivor”
Transit has provided rides to work and to Tarrant County is available at
United Way of Tarrant County main-
social service agencies for those with no www.unitedwaytarrant.org/uw-ne. Included
tains two regional offices, one in Arling-
reliable transportation option. The Dolly there are details about this year’s Report to
ton and one in Bedford. The latter serves
Parton Imagination Library has put books the Community luncheon on October 7. The
into the hands of preschoolers in 76040, event will feature “News You Can Use
and Little Bites Big Steps has provided About Northeast Tarrant County,” a look at
nutrition education to families in Haltom the 2009 United Way assessment of commu-
City. Kids Fest in June emphasized the nity needs and resources.
importance of summer activity and Also on the website is information about
healthy eating to students newly out of United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral
school. service, which connects people in need to
the cities and school districts of Northeast
community resources, and its Area Agency
Tarrant County, partnering with individu-
on Aging of Tarrant County, which offers
als and organizations to advance the com-
unique solutions to issues faced by seniors
mon good in the community. Volunteers
and their caregivers.
are encouraged to give, advocate and vol-
The United Way Northeast office, located
unteer, concentrating their efforts on solu-
at 813 Brown Trail in Bedford, is open from
tions to issues in the areas of education,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
income and health. A Steering Commit-
tee of community volunteers, with assis-
tance from local staff, oversees and par-
Regional Director Faye
ticipates in focused work in the region.
Beaulieu, (pictured) may be
Recent projects have promoted school
readiness and reduced social isolation Additional information about United reached at 817-282-1160 or
Way-Northeast and United Way of email@example.com.
among older adults. In addition, HEB
awareness during emergencies and disasters. ONLINE RESOURCES:
The office is also responsible for coordinating
safety plans for Tarrant County employees and Weather Hazard Information
buildings. To that end, the OEM implemented http://www.weather.gov/
an emergency notification system called Send- Local
American Red Cross Chisholm Trail Chapter:
WordNow and acquired weather radios and
backpacks for the County Safety Wardens with
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Bill Wessel, Specialist, Melissa Patterson, Co- funds from the Homeland Security Grant Pro- Emergency Preparedness:
ordinator, David Aaron, Intern gram. http://www.nctcog.org/ep/
Emergency Management, as designee for the State
County Judge, is responsible for timely and State of Texas Division of Emergency Manage-
The Tarrant County Office of Emergency accurate information exchange between partner-
Management (TCOEM) led by Melissa Patter- ment:
ing agencies, state agencies, local leadership, http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/
son, works daily on a multitude of public safety and other decision makers during emergencies index.htm
duties to include: disaster preparedness; emer- and disasters. The duties of the department are Texas Homeland Security
gency response and Homeland Security plan- broad and multi-disciplinary. To ensure that http://www.texashomelandsecurity.com
ning; and, facilitating partnerships to ensure planning takes an all-encompassing approach, Texas Department of Public Safety
county-wide readiness. The TCOEM staff The Tarrant County Public Safety Steering http://www.txdps.state.tx.us
plays a lead role in efforts to plan for and re- Committee, comprised of department heads, Department of State Health Services Public
spond to local and State-wide events that can subject matter experts and elected officials, Health Preparedness
range from large sheltering operations for hurri- meets every other month to discuss current http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/preparedness
cane evacuations (Katrina and Ike), to severe issues, recent events and the future needs of the Federal
weather monitoring and response, to county- OEM to adequately provide resources and ser-
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
wide resource coordination. http://www.cdc.gov
The TCOEM staff maintains regular contact Federal Emergency Management Agency:
The Tarrant County Emergency Operations http://www.fema.gov
with Tarrant County Cities, private agencies Center (EOC) is on the 4th floor of the County
and responders for the unincorporated areas of National Oceanagraphic & Atmospheric Admini-
Administration building, 100 East Weatherford stration (NOAA)
Tarrant County to facilitate a rapid and appro- in Fort Worth. The phone number is 817-884-
priate emergency response. They utilize http://www.noaa.gov
1473 and general email messages can be sent to US Department of Homeland Security:
“ETeam”, an interactive on-line incident re- firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic
sponse system, to provide real-time situational
seen by nurse practitio- this year 569 children were seen. Because of the
ners. Nurse practitioners tremendous growth, plans have been underway
are registered nurses with to open a second HEB school-based health cen-
additional training that ter. The cooperative venture between JPS and
More uninsured H-E-B students will be able allows them to diagnose the HEB ISD will result in another facility to be
to receive health care for only $5 thanks to a and treat illnesses. They open this fall. A modular building has been
new school-based health center. JPS and the H- can write prescriptions if purchased by the school district. JPS will set it
E-B school district will open a second school- medication is needed, and provide education on up to serve as a medical clinic. We are very
based health center this fall. Approximately, how to improve your child’s health. pleased that medical care will be available to
400-500 children are seen at the current school- more of the HEB students,” said Georgia
based health center. Both school-based health Kidwell, Chairman of the JPS Northeast Advi-
8200 O’Brian Way
centers will be located at Keys High School. sory Board.
N. Richland Hills, TX 76180
and their siblings, Grapevine/Colleyville (817-251-5751)
who are 18 years old 3050 Timberline Drive
and younger, can Grapevine, TX 76051
receive care at Birdville (817-759-2035)
school-based health 2807 Layton Avenue Though most children seen at the school-
centers. CHIP and Haltom City, TX 76117 based health centers have common ailments, the
Medicaid are accepted, standard co-pays apply. health centers have treated some for far more
“School-based health centers allow children to HEB (817- 399-3500) serious illnesses. “We had a 17 year old boy
walk out of the classroom and into an exam 1100 Raider Drive come in with his parents. They had no insurance
room,” JPS Director of School-Based Health Euless, TX 76040 and didn’t know where else to go,” McClean
Centers Beth McClean, RN, FNP, said. In addition to the school-based clinics, JPS said. “He was unable to use one side of his body
Typical services include: has two health centers in the northeast section – meaning he couldn’t lift his arm or leg,” she
Treatment for sore throats, colds of Tarrant County, JPS Health Center- continued. “Our nurse practitioner referred the
Immunizations Northeast, 837 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX family to the emergency department where a
Assessment and treatment of minor 76022 (817-920-6400) and the Gertrude large tumor was found in the patient’s brain,”
injuries Tarpley JPS Health Center at Watauga, 6601 she said. He eventually received surgery and is
Physicals/checkups Watauga Rd., Watauga (817-702-6600) back to a normal life.
JPS has 15 school-based health centers lo- “When the JPS School-Based Health Center-
cated throughout Tarrant County, 5 of which HEB opened in August 2006, we didn't know
are located in NE Tarrant County. Children are For a complete list of school-based health cen-
how many children would be served. In May of
ter locations, log on to www.jpshealthnet.org
While the recession has halted development in many cities, Colley-
ville continues to attract new residential and commercial projects.
During the past year, the city also has continued to fill existing space
with new businesses. The hiring of veteran economic development
pro, Marty Wieder, to spearhead the city’s business efforts under-
scores a commitment to expanding and enhancing the city’s commer-
Colleyville’s list of new builds and business additions in the past
year is impressive, even more so considering the current economic
climate. Since July 15, 2008, the city has added 64 single family de-
tached homes, 28 townhomes, seven office finish-outs, 11 retail tenant
finish-outs, and one commercial building—with three more under
construction. The retail finish-outs include: Animal Crackers, Penny
Lane and Hobbytown USA, all located along Colleyville Boulevard.
The upscale Main Street Chop & Fish House and popular Milwaukee
Joe’s Gourmet Ice Cream recently opened in The Village at Colleyville. The German Deli on State Highway 121 and Glade Road re-
cently relocated from Southlake.
New commercial buildings include a completed office building at 6508 Colleyville Blvd.; two more are under construction at 4603
Colleyville Blvd. A 57,000-s.f. “front door” mixed-use building at 5232 Colleyville Blvd., part of The Village at Colleyville, is cur-
rently under construction. The building includes 20,000 square feet of ground floor office/retail, with 30 residential spaces on the upper
levels. It will extend the presence of The Village at Colleyville to a “front and cen-
ter” position on Colleyville Boulevard, in the middle of the city’s busy commercial
area. And the city has issued a building permit for a new McDonald’s restaurant at
5609 Colleyville Blvd.
A mixed-use overlay zoning district along State Highway 26, between Hall John-
son Road and Little Bear Creek, is under consideration as a means to foster further
economic development. BGO Consultants has been retained to study the possible
overlay district, which would allow redevelopment of older and/or vacant proper-
ties into mixed-use developments, blending retail and office with townhomes—a
successful strategy in many suburban communities. The study will be presented at a
public input meeting tentatively scheduled this fall.
For more information please visit: www.colleyville.com or contact
Marty Wieder at email@example.com or call 817-503-1060
Taste of Northeast JPS operates a van service for
Aug 20th ~ 5:30-9:00pm veterans needing transportation to and from the VA hospital
8851 Ice House Dr, N. Richland Hills in Dallas? Please call 817-927-1124 or 817-927-1131 for
www.artsnetc.org more information or to schedule a pickup.
Tarrant County Public health
Precinct 3 The summer is our busiest time of the year since the hot does have a response plan to help
Maintenance temperatures are better for the asphalt paving operation. keep our community safe. But we
News As warm as it’s been, our asphalt paver is in constant cannot do it alone. More than
817-514-5000 operation. The paver is a prototype loaned to us for our 5,000 volunteers per day would be
input on the operation and maintenance of the machine. needed in the event of a disaster
We recently completed paving projects in Colleyville, requiring mass medication of 1.6
Hurst and Keller. Projects scheduled for July and Au- million Tarrant county residents.
gust include Interlocal Agreements with Fort Worth and When you join TCMRC, you
Haslet and road projects throughout Precinct Three. become part of a network of volun-
Our mowing season is in full swing and the storm wa- teers who know how to support the
ter drainage ditches that need cleaning are worked into community in a coordinated re-
the schedule as quickly as possible. Throughout the sponse to meet public health needs.
year, we continually replace lost, stolen or damaged MRC Orientation & POD training:
street and regulatory signs. Any information provided Sat 8/22 from 10am-12:30 pm
on missing signs is greatly appreciated. You can contact
Pictured is the asphalt paver on loan the Precinct 3 Maintenance Facility at 817-514-5000. For more information, please visit:
to Precinct 3 from Kirby-Smith Ma-
chinery. Neal Welch, Director of Field Operations contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarrant County. selves with converting the casino into a pool
Mrs. T.P. Marshall bought the land and built a hall. The escape tunnel remains in place today
tea-room in the early 1920’s. Fred and Mary and is open for tours along with a recently dis-
Browning purchased the property in 1926. Mr. covered room from the original casino.
Browning was raised in Arlington was em- The casino in full swing, had eight employees
ployed by his father as a plumber. In 1931, and on many occasions drew 50 plus gamblers.
Fred Browning began construction of his ca- According to Jack Poe, Fred Browning’s em-
sino. The home/ ployee, it was not at all uncommon for half of a
tea-room was million dollars to change hands in an average
temporarily moved weekend on the Hill.
off it’s foundation Fred Browning not only had an affinity for
to make way for a gambling, but he
Decorative wrought iron gates, flanked by massive excava- also operated a
native sand-stone guard towers, still lend an tion. The hill was brothel for many
aura of mystery and intrigue to the property at dug out and forms years. The dilapi-
3001 W. Division, which was, in the 1930’s were put in place dated building that
and 40’s, a gambling playground for the rich, for the concrete foundation and walls. The wall housed the call girls
adventurous, famous…and infamous! Known thickness varied from fifteen to as much as was removed long
as Top O’ Hill Terrace, it had the reputation of twenty-four inches thick. Upon completion, the ago. All that re-
being one of the most elaborate and exclusive concrete structure measured approximately 50’ mains are a few
gambling establishments in the United States. by 60’ with a ceiling height of 14-1/2’. A par- artifacts and a cape left behind by the madam
When Bible Baptist Seminary, now Arlington tially underground garage was constructed as that ran the establishment.
Baptist College, purchased the property, they well. This part of the building provided access In addition to the casino and brothel, Mr.
added several buildings to the periphery, but to the kitchen/restaurant upstairs or the casino/ Browning acquired and housed many race
the original feel of the property has been re- bar downstairs. Between the garage and the horses as well. Arlington Downs, a palatial
tained. casino was a secret room designed to hide gam- $2,000,000 racetrack built by W.T. Waggoner
The Tea-Garden, with its sandstone walls bling paraphernalia during a raid. From the and his sons, Guy and E. Paul, was located on
and beautiful fish pond with the exception of a casino side of the facility, the room was hidden the Three D farm midway between Dallas and
fountain that by a pool-cue rack, yet pool was not the game Fort Worth, just down the road from Top O’
has been added of choice for visitors to the Top O’ Hill. Never- Hill on the Bankhead Highway. The track oper-
remain virtu- theless, a pool table was in place so that patrons ated as a pari-mutual racetrack from 1934 to
ally the same, could appear to occupy themselves with a 1937. Participators from Arlington Downs also
as does the friendly game during the many failed raids of contributed greatly to the success of Top O’
terracing and the casino. Hill.
long curved The primary reason the raids against the Top One of Fred Browning’s biggest and most out
driveway O’ Hill failed is that the element of surprise was spoken adversaries was Dr. J. Frank Norris,
edged with never in favor of the officers. Unwelcome founder of Fundamental Baptist Bible Institute/
woodbine Texas Rangers were allowed access, but the Bible Baptist Seminary
sandstone. The sandstone horse barn is still guard tower to the left of the gate contained an which is now Arling-
intact, as is the smaller sandstone stable, which electronic buzzer wired to the house so that the ton Baptist College
was built for the famous racehorse, Royal casino employees would have ample time to located on the grounds
Ford, still has his name etched beside the sta- hide all the gambling equipment before the of Top O’ Hill Terrace.
ble door and his own personal watering trough Rangers could reach the house. It was a flaw- Dr. Norris was vehe-
remains in its original location. And last, but less system that served the casino well for many mently opposed to
not least, is the getaway “secret tunnel,” which years. alcohol, gambling, and
although closed for many years, has been re- Another unique aspect was the escape tunnel. prostitution. At the
opened. To the east of the casino height of Mr. Brown-
The property was located on the Bankhead a small room led to a set ing’s empire, Dr. Nor-
Highway, (now Division Street), a transconti- of double doors which ris stated from the
nental highway which stretched from Wash- hid a 50’ long 4’ wide, pulpit while holding a “tent-meeting” in Arling-
ington, D.C. to the 10’ high underground ton, Texas, “Top O’ Hill Terrace is a blight on
Pacific Coast, a perfect concrete tunnel that Tarrant County. One of these days we are go-
location for a tea- opened to the densely ing to own the place.”
room. Because of the wooded country side. Dr. Norris’ son, J. Frank Jr., spoke in chapel
spectacular view and During a raid, the patrons in the mid-seventies. He told of a raid that his
1,000 foot high eleva- could quickly exit the father conducted on Top O’ Hill in 1933. He
tion of the property, it casino and make their said, “My father had me bust through the front
became known as Top way along well-groomed gates with my car.” A cassette recording of a
O’ Hill Terrace. Over- walkways to the Tea Garden or simply lose “Sermon on Gambling” by Dr. Norris has re-
looking Fort Worth, themselves in the underbrush. Once in the Tea- cently been found. On the recording he re-
Texas, the Tea Garden Garden, they could be found by law enforce- counts getting a search warrant to raid the Top
along with surrounding ment officers casually visiting and sipping some O’ Hill Terrace.
property is believed to harmless beverage. While the patrons were The beginning of the end for the Top O’ Hill
be the highest point in making their exit, the employees busied them-
Continued on page 6
These are exciting days in Birdville ISD. projects near completion, the district is district’s seven middle schools;
During the 2008-09 school year, BISD excited as plans are finalized to dedicate -Renovate and expand Haltom High
students continued to show improvements these facilities. Dedications and open School;
on the state’s TAKS test. The district an- houses are planned for the Birdville Center -Build replacement campus at Richland
ticipates having more exemplary and rec- of Technology and Advanced Learning at High School; and,
ognized campuses this year than any other 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18; Haltom High -Build a new Career and Technology
time under the TAKS test. BISD saw a Center.
record 31 students qualify for recognition All of this work has been done on time
in the National Merit Program. And, stu- and within budget.
dents who took the SAT had an average BISD offers a special word of apprecia-
composite score of 1,020. This continues tion to the citizen’s oversight committee
to be higher than the state and national who met each month to review the pro-
averages. In addition to academic suc- gress of each project as well as the finan-
cesses, the district’s fine arts, athletics and cial reports. They are: Tom Lombard,
career and technology programs continue chair; Nelda Stroder, vice chair; Bette
to excel, receiving local, state and national Bronstad; Bill Fenimore; Bill Mapston;
recognition. These are great honors for our Angela McCants and Tom Harris. These
students as well as BISD. dedicated individuals committed more than
School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20; two years to the oversight of this bond pro-
and Richland High School at 2:30 p.m. on gram.
Sunday, Aug. 23.
The public is invited to be a part of these
special events. The support of the BISD
community for our students made these
With school beginning on Monday, August The dedication of these new facilities
24, BISD will celebrate the opening of a complete each of the projects promised to
new Richland High School, a new Bird- voters in the 2006 bond program. They The work will soon be done and school
ville Center of Technology and Advanced were: bells ringing, signifying the beginning of
Learning and a major expansion/ -Build replacement campuses at Stowe another school year.
renovation at Haltom High School. Con- and Binion elementaries;
struction has been in full force at these -Renovate and expand locker rooms and For more info: www.birdvilleschools.net
locations for more than a year. As these add four-lane tracks at each of the
Terrace was on August 11, 1947. Texas Ranger Question: Who was the Father of American Trans-
Captain M. T. Gonazullas, who was well aware of portation?
the history and difficulties in raiding Top O’ Hills,
planned a bold nighttime raid. He along with three Answer: President John Quincy Adams, Sixth
other Rangers, R. A. Crowder, R.L. Badgett, and President of the U.S. (1825-1829).
Special Investigator Dub Naylor, crawled several During Adams presidency, the Erie Canal opened,
hundred yards on their stomachs through the brush as did 5 other major canals. The Erie Canal opened
covered hillside. Three of the Rangers hid near the
trade from the Great Lakes area to the harbor at New
rear entrance, until it opened to allow a customer to
enter; then, the Rangers rushed the door and caught
York City. The use of steamboats flourished during
the operation in “full swing.” The fourth Ranger this time as did the beginning of the railroad indus-
waited at the end of the escape tunnel to catch those try. Adams also extended the National Road from
making a quick exit. The accounts of the raid pub- Wheeling to Zanesville and also from Charleston to
lished in the newspapers all agree that there was no New Orleans. Adams also signed legislation for im-
resistance, and no one put up a fight. provements of the nation's harbors from Maine to
This property has gone from being a place to Louisiana. It's to bad he didn't have time to work on I
nourish the body…to one that nourished the soul. -35 North!
With the prediction of J. Frank Norris coming true, “One of these days we are going
to own the place,” the Bible Baptist Seminary now Arlington Baptist College has
been turning out “servants for the Lord.” From “the Hill” have come over 1,700
If you had the ability to save
trained Christian workers: pastors, missionaries, teachers, etc.
someone’s life... would you? Donate
For more information: www.abconline.edu
For organ donation information, Life!
please visit: www.donatelifetexas.org
Did you know: *11.3% of families with children under 18 are living in poverty
*28.2% of families with a female single parent with children under 18 are living in poverty
*Approximately 65,000 elementary school children are eligible for free or reduced cost meals
What: A countywide collaboration, called the Back to School Roundup, a 501(c) 3, is underway to dramatically reduce the number of
children who are in danger of starting the new school year without school supplies and other preparation critical to educational success.
When: 8 am – 2 pm August 20, 2009
Where: Will Roger Memorial Center, Amon Carter Exhibits Hall, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Who: Eligible children living in and attending school in Tarrant County, entering K-5th grade when school starts in August and meet
What do the children receive? After receiving vital information from over 25 social service providers, the students will receive at no
cost backpacks filled with basic school supplies, new shoes, socks and haircuts.
What can I do? Become a sponsor … the cost to provide so much is about $25/child – a very reasonable investment in our future.
Every $25 dollars collected gears up one child for school.
Vision: To provide assistance to 8,000 Tarrant County children with plans to increase that number in the future. The number of chil-
dren served is only limited by the amount raised.
Desired Outcome: That all the children assisted will march off to school that first day filled with eagerness, not embarrassment; coming
home after that first day feeling apart of, not apart from the rest.
Pre- Registration is encouraged. For more information go to our website at www.backtoschoolroundup.org or call 211.
WHAT CAN I DO? Sponsor a child’s backpack for $25.00… a very reasonable investment in our future.
Tarrant County Commissioners Court Presenting Sponsors:
Please sponsor a child TODAY!
B. Glen Whitley, County Judge
Roy C. Brooks, Commissioner, Pct. 1
Marti VanRavenswaay, Commissioner, Pct. 2
Gary Fickes, Commissioner, Pct. 3 www.backtoschoolroundup.org
J. D. Johnson, Commissioner, Pct. 4
Tarrant County Senior Task Force cares about YOU. We are here to bring awareness to services and opportunities avail-
able to the senior citizens of Northeast Tarrant County.
Please join us for a continental breakfast, educational workshops, health screenings, and lunch with a keynote speaker.
We have limited seating, so get your registration in early.
Contact Commissioner’s Office at 817-581-3600 or email: email@example.com.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Texas Association of Counties
BULLETIN BOARD Tarrant County
recently has a website focused spe- Court
cifically on Texas County govern- Every Tuesday at
ment and how to get county services.
Check out www.texascounties4u.org
to view a series of “how to” videos. 100 E Weatherford
TxDOT PUBLIC HEARING Pct. 3 NE Sub- Fort Worth, TX
Courthouse serves Unless otherwise stated
Tarrant County Veterans Services North Tarrant Express breakfast & lunch
Administration Benefit Outreach SH 121/183 “Airport Freeway” Oct 2nd… see page 2
Assistance free of charge. Tuesday, Aug. 25th at 7 pm
Call for appointment First Baptist Church Campus 4, 11 & 18th
817-531-5645 West Facility
1000 Airport Freeway, Euless
Oct. 29th... see pg 7
For more information on North September
Tarrant Express: 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th
6, 13, 20, & 27th
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North Texas Tollway Authority ……………………. www.ntta.org
cerns you may have.
Texas Department of Transportation ………………. www.txdot.gov
Texas High Speed Rail Transportation Corporation... www.thsrtc.com Thank you and have a great day!
Helpful links to what’s going on with transportation in and around Precinct 3. www.tarrantcu.org
Pct. 3 ~ Commissioner’s Office
Gary Fickes, Commissioner
email@example.com NE Sub-Courthouse Southlake Town Hall
Constable Pct. 3 817-581-3610 817-481-8059
Carolyn Sims, Precinct Administrator County Clerk 817-581-3604 817-481-8179
firstname.lastname@example.org Passport Office —————– 817-481-8190
Rebecca Barksdale, Community Outreach Coord. Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 817-581-3625 817-481-8132
email@example.com Juvenile Services 817-581-3645 —————–
Mary Ann Rike, Executive Secretary Travel - Pub. Health —————– 817-321-4707
firstname.lastname@example.org Tax Office 817-581-3636 817-481-8141
Theresa Parsons, Executive Secretary Maintenance Center 817-514-5000
Serve a section of Haltom City,
Northeast Sub-Courthouse Constable Pct. 1 817-884-1385 Hurst, Fort Worth, Richland Hills,
645 Grapevine Highway #6 Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 817-884-1395 North Richland Hills, and Watauga.
Hurst TX 76054
817-581-3600 Public Health Centers
Southlake Town Hall NE Public Health Ctr. 813 Brown Trail #6, Bedford, TX 76022 817-285-4155
1400 Main St #410 Watauga Public Health Ctr. 6601 Watauga Rd, Watauga, TX 76148 817-702-6600
Southlake TX 76092
Tarrant County Website: www.tarrantcounty.com