Eastside Blossoms named top organization

Eastside Blossoms, an effort to beautify east Fort Worth by planting flowering trees along roadways, parkways and in parks, was named Outstanding Organization of the Year by the East Fort Worth Business Association.

Eastside Blossoms is a project of East Fort Worth Inc., a nonprofit economic development corporation committed to improving and marketing the quality of life in east Fort Worth.

Eastside Blossoms has planted more than 600 blooming trees toward its original goal of 2,000. The group has added a landscaped East First Street entry into Gateway Park to its original plan and expects to complete $40,000 worth of improvements to the entry before the end of the year.

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High Achievers at ACHS

Last spring, the first junior class of the Arlington Collegiate High School on the TCC Southeast Campus joined that age-old tradition every junior dreads. They took the PSAT. PSAT originally stood for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test but has become so ubiquitous that it is now just called the PSAT.

And the results are in! Three of students in the junior class, Elias Perez, Esteban Hurtado and Tommy Nguyen, scored in the top 50,000 students in the nation from approximately 1.6 million juniors who took the challenging PSAT exam. They earned the distinction of Commended Scholars in the

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Cowboy Santas scramble Dec. 2 at three municipal golf courses

Help provide a meaningful Christmas for underprivileged kids by playing in the Cowboy Santas Scramble at either Pecan Valley, Meadowbrook or Rockwood Park golf courses on Dec. 2.

Form your own four-person team or the staff will place you on a team. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $50 per player plus an unwrapped toy valued at least $10. Lunch will be provided after the rounds.

Entry deadline is Nov. 30. Register online or call the course of your choice: Meadowbrook, 817-457-4616; Pecan Valley, 817-249-1845; Rockwood Park, 817-624-1771. Registration is limited to 25 teams per course.

The Cowboy Santas program is a charitable organization that provides toys to children, 12 and under, from low-income Tarrant County families during the holiday season.

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TCC Northeast Facilities Update

Here’s the current status of the four major facilities projects underway or completed on Northeast Campus:

Information Station – Completion estimated Spring 2018
NADM restrooms – Due to have been finished September 25
Dental lab – Completion expected in November
Code Blue phones in each classroom – Project completed.

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Victory Forest Community Center scheduled to open in January

Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St., is edging closer to completion. The facility will be ready for staff to move in during December, and will open to the public in January 2018. A grand opening event has been scheduled for March 3, 2018.

Public tours of the facility will soon be available to customers, and can be scheduled by calling 817-392-8200.

Memberships on sale

Just in time for the holidays, center membership sales have started with an “early bird” fee of 20 percent off standard rates.

Fort Worth residents who take advantage of this deal can purchase a youth fitness membership for $96 per year, an adult fitness membership for $120 per year, a senior fitness membership for $96 per year and a family fitness membership for $352 per year.

Memberships can be purchased online.

About Victory Forest Community Center

Victory Forest is Fort Worth’s newest multipurpose fitness and activity center. Once completed, this premier facility in south Fort Worth will include:

  • A 2,000-square-foot fitness room complete with cardio, strength equipment and free weights.
  • A full-size gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other sports.
  • A state-of-the-art teaching kitchen for cooking and nutrition classes.
  • An outdoor stage for community performances.
  • Multipurpose spaces and outdoor patios for special events.
  • A classroom/computer lab and children’s play area.
  • Recreational programming that will be offered to all ages — from art to Zumba, and everything in between.

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Dragon Jazz Band Students Successful in All-State Jazz Auditions

All-State Jazz auditions were adjudicated over the weekend and nine Dragons placed in the top 20 in the State. Senior Kyle Cantrell and Junior Noor Malik will perform with the All-State Jazz Ensembles at the TMEA Convention in February. The students who placed in the top 20 are listed below with their State rankings.

Kyle Cantrell
2nd Tenor Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble 1

Noor Malik
3rd Alto Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble 2

Spencer Foster
4th Piano, 2nd Alternate

Brendan James
5th Tenor Saxophone, 1st Alternate

Samuel Ma
5th Alto Saxophone, 1st Alternate

Liam McCabe
8th Guitar

Walter Gaman
13th Trumpet

Michael Breuer
15th Drumset

Taylor Thomas
16th Baritone Saxophone

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Campus Participates in City of Mansfield’s ArtScapes Event

The Southeast Campus  participated in the first annual ArtScapes Event hosted by the City of Mansfield’s Arts Committee at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The purpose of the event was to highlight the various,  theatrical, art, dance, and entertainment  groups and  venues available to its citizens.  The Southeast Campus table was themed “All My Sons” to  help promote the Theatre Department’s first production of the  academic year. Paul Fiorella,  Assistant Professor of Drama and Michael Cinatl, Assistant to the President created the table decorations.

Authentic World War II

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