Second phase of construction to begin on Timberland Boulevard

The city’s Transportation & Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to inform residents of the upcoming construction on phase two of the Timberland Boulevard project.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Villages of Woodland Springs Amenities Center, 12209 Timberland Blvd.

This phase of the project includes construction of a five-lane undivided arterial from Excelsior Lane to North Caylor Road.

Make plans to attend the meeting to find out about the construction schedule.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Leon Wilson at 817-392-8883.

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It takes a village to be prepared for disasters

September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme — “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” — focuses on the goal to increase the number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school and places of worship. Part 2 of a four-part series:

Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency places tremendous value on communities that embrace a local Neighbors Helping Neighbors approach.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors empowers community leaders to involve and educate individuals from their community about simple steps to become more prepared.

Forty-six percent of individuals expect to rely a great deal on people in their neighborhood for assistance within the first 72 hours after a disaster. When the whole community comes together to respond to and help recover from these emergencies, we can often meet the needs of everyone.

The Neighbor Helping Neighbor approach seeks to support state and local agencies, civic organizations, faith-based groups and other community organizations that serve the whole community. FEMA works to provide these organizations with additional tools and preparedness training opportunities so they can become more prepared. This includes pointers on creating a Community Preparedness Toolkit.

KnoWhat2Do is a regional North Central Texas preparedness program that promotes Think, Prepare and Act strategies to enable your family to become prepared for any incident.

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Carroll Swim and Dive Ranks Nationally

As the final national rankings for the 2016-2017 swim and dive season are released, the Carroll ISD community and the Carroll Dragon Swim and Dive Team have many reasons to be proud.

There are two different national ranking systems for high school swim and dive teams in the United States.  The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Dual Meet Power-Point ranking system rewards teams on the overall depth of the team from top to bottom. The Swimming World National Championship ranking rewards teams for the quality of your team based on results throughout the season.

For the Dragon Boys team it was another successful year as they were named, by the NISCA, the Public School National Champions for the third year in a row and second in the nation overall only behind St. Xavier’s Boy’s Prep School in Ohio.  The boys were also ranked third in the nation out of all public schools by Swimming World.

The Dragon Girls team received a ranking of seventh best public school program in the nation by NISCA and 13th overall out of public and private school swim and dive teams.

In addition, according to the NISCA Power-Point Results, Carroll ISD currently has the #4 Boy’s and Girl’s Combined Swim/Dive Program in the USA.

Congratulations the these athletes and their coaches on another successful season.

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet September 21

FORT WORTH, Texas (September 14, 2017) Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
  3. Board Action Items and Board Business Related Items
    1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting:
      1. August 17, 2017
  4. Trustee/Committee Reports
    1. Lockheed Martin Visit
    2. South Campus 50th Anniversary Celebration
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Consideration and Approval of Construction Manager at Risk Delivery Method for Two Space Renovation Projects both to be located on the Trinity River Campus West Fork Tower
      1. Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences High School
      2. Pending Academic Partnership
  6. Consideration and Approval of Items removed from Consent Agenda
  7. College Presentation
  8. City of Arlington Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #6 Presentation
  9. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Facilities Solutions Group, Inc. for Installation of Electrical Distribution System Upgrade Phase II on the Northeast Campus Amount: $2,180,956.52
  10. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Insight Public Sector to Consolidate Authentication Solutions Amount: $289,074.00
  11. Consideration and Approval of Annual Renewal of Ellucian Colleague Software Amount: $630,594.00
  12. Consideration and Approval of Elsevier Nursing Examination Preparation Amount: $109,350.00
  13. Consideration and Approval of Annual Subscription Renewal of Ex Libris Alma/Promo Software Amount: $177,454.81
  14. Consideration and Approval of Annual Renewal of McAfee Protection Software from SHI Amount: $133,965.36
  15. Monthly Financial Report
    1. Financial Summary Update
    2. Review of Income and Expenditures
    3. Review of Investment Portfolio
  16. Chancellor’s Report
    1. New Staff Member Introductions
    2. Accolades
    3. Recent Activities
      • August 18, Brinton Payne-ACEC, Russell Killen Board President, Rosa Navejar-The Rios Group, FW Club
      • August 18, -Remarks- New Faculty Luncheon, Trinity River Campus
      • August 21, Kay Higgins-TCU, FW Club
      • August 22, Northside Community Health Center Groundbreaking, North Texas Area Health Center
      • August 22, Former Mayor Mike Moncrief, FW Club
      • August 22, Four Day Weekend Premier Presentation, Sundance Square
      • August 23, -Speaker- Chancellor’s Employee Appreciation Breakfast & Professional Development Day, Will Rogers Memorial Center
      • August 24, Thursday Morning Breakfast Group, City Club
      • August 24, -Remarks- South Campus 3 Goals/8 Principles Visit, South Campus
      • August 24, -Remarks- TWC Check Signing with Safran Helicopter, Opportunity Center
      • August 24, Immigration Information Forum, South Campus
      • August 25, -Remarks- Trinity River Campus 3 Goals/8 Principles Visit, Trinity River Campus
      • August 28, Robert Earley-JPS Health Network, Mike Wilson, Todd Ritterbusch-Chase, Michelle Thomas-Chase, FW Club
      • August 28, Michael Bennett-Bennett Benner, FW Club
      • August 29, Melinda Hamilton-Carver Heights Neighborhood Association, May Owen Center
      • August 30, Kent Scribner-FWISD, FW Club
      • August 30, Meet and Greet Tour Alcon Facility, Alcon Labs
      • August 31, City of Fort Worth Economic Development Strategic Plan Committee and Leadership Team, Southside Community Center
      • September 1, NACCE Conference Call, May Owen Center
      • September 6, Craig Harbuck and Scott Smith-Higginbotham, May Owen Center
      • September 6, State of the County Luncheon, Worthington Hotel
      • September 6, Health Science Facilities Tour Doricelys Martinez-Cuidado Casero Foundation
      • September 7, Morning with Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
      • September 7, -Remarks- TCC Connect Campus Visit, TCC Connect Campus
      • September 8, -Remarks- Northwest Campus 3 Goals/8 Principles Visit, Northwest Campus
      • September 8, Southeast Campus Visit, Southeast Campus
      • September 8, -Speaker- National American University Doctoral Program
      • September 12, Lockheed Visit and Tour, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
      • September 12, Project Maverick Lunch, Capital Grille and Tour TCC Alliance
      • September 13, Tour of Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD Hollenstein Career and Technology Center
      • September 13, Board of Trustees Governance Meeting, May Owen Center
      • September 13, -Remarks- Men of Color Scholars Program Kick-Off, South Campus
      • September 13, Thursday Morning Breakfast Group, City Club
      • September 13, All College 3 Goals/8 Principles Visit, Trinity River Campus
      • September 13, -Remarks- Northeast Campus 3 Goals/8 Principles Visit, Northeast Campus
      • September 14, Steve Smiley and Shereah Taylor, Northeast Campus
      • September 15, NACCE Executive Committee Meeting Conference Call, May Owen Center
      • September 15, Downtown Rotary, FW Club
      • September 18, Kent Scribner-FWISD, Marcelo Cavazos-AISD, FW Club
      • September 19,Chauncy Lennon-Workforce Challenges and Opportunities, Chase
      • September 19, Councilman Brian Byrd, FW Club
      • September 19, JCC Monthly Meeting, May Owen Center
      • September 20, Talent Development Units, FW Chamber
      • September 20, Mike Eastland-NCTCOG, Arlington
      • September 20, Mayor Betsy Price, Rosa Navejar-Rios Group, Trustee Teresa Ayala, City Hall
      • September 20, -Remarks- TCC Foundation Board Meeting
      • September 20, North Texas LEAD Reception, GM Financial
      • September 21, North Texas Commission Annual Luncheon, Irving Convention Center
      • September 21, Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting, May Owen Center
  17. Closed Session:
    1. Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the purchase, exchange, lease or value of Real Estate.
    2. Deliberation on Personnel Matters, Section 551.074, Texas Government Code. The Deliberation will include discussion on the Chancellor’s Annual Performance Evaluation and 2017-2018 Goals, Contract and salary.
    3. Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of a private consultation with Board’s Attorney on any subjects or matters authorized by law. The deliberation will include any Pending/Contemplated Litigation.
  18. Consideration and Action on Closed Session Items
  19. Adjournment and Announcement of Next Meeting:
    1. Governance Meeting: October 12, 2017
    2. Board Meeting: October 19, 2017

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Posted 10:45 a.m. on September 14, 2017

Media Contact: 817-515-5212

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Apex Arts League partners with FWSO to bring the music of Harry Potter films to Southlake

There’ll be wand-waving of a different sort during the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween-themed concert on Sunday, October 22, 2017, when Associate Conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén leads the orchestra in musical selections from the Harry Potter films. This family-friendly concert will take place at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake and include an instrument petting zoo provided by Music & Arts for children to try out different orchestral instruments.

Magic wand in hand

Halloween with Harry Potter—presented in partnership with the Apex Arts League—will include orchestral music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, featuring music by Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams.

Concert-goers are invited to attend in their Hogwarts-regalia or their muggle clothes. This concert begins at 6:00 PM in White’s Chapel UMC, Southlake on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The instrument petting zoo will begin one hour earlier at 5:00 PM. Prices are $10 for children and $20 for adults, with discounts available for Apex members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FWSO Ticket Office at 817-665-6000, by visiting

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Blue Mound Road construction to begin

Construction is scheduled to begin on Blue Mound Road on Sept. 18. City crews will start construction on the interchange — widening Blue Mound Road under the State Highway 287 bridge from two lanes to four lanes. Upon completion of the pavement work, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will install traffic signals.

Construction is expected to last two months, and two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. Construction along Blue Mound Road and Willow Springs is expected to begin in mid to late spring 2018.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Mitch Aiton at 817-392-6591.

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City to Spray After Two Positive WNV Traps Test Positive

The City of Southlake has received notice from Tarrant County Public Health that two mosquito traps in Southlake have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The positive traps were located in the 2200 block of Shady Oaks and the 100 block of Welford Lane. The City of Southlake will begin spraying for the WNV tomorrow night at the half mile radius from the trap locations. Spraying is set for Friday, September 15, Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17 during the evening hours, weather permitting.

We appreciate the public’s assistance in helping us reduce the West Nile Virus mosquito population. Please remember to continue taking personal protective measures including:

  • Drain standing water in artificial containers; this is the primary source of the mosquitoes
  • Dress in long sleeves
  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET

For more information about the West Nile Virus, personal protective measures, or response actions, please visit or And as always, if you have any mosquito concerns, please reach out to our emergency operations and environmental coordinator Eric Hutmacher at


Positive Trap - 2200 Block, Shady Oaks Dr MSNPositive Trap - 100 Block, Welford Ln MSN


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TCC Board of Trustees Audit and Finance Committee Meeting September 19 at 2 p.m.

FORT WORTH, Texas (September 14, 2017) Take notice that a meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Closed Session:
    1. Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of a private consultation with Board’s Attorney on any subjects or matters authorized by law.
  3. Consideration and Action on Closed Session Items
  4. Adjournment

For requests for ADA accommodations, call 817-515-5242, 817-515-5187 (TTY), or email


Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.

Media Contact: 817-515-5212

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Runway 13R/31L Closure: September 16 and 17

DFW is planning the closure of Runway 13R/31L for Saturday, September 16, from 9:30 AM until 10:00 PM, and then Sunday, September 17, from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM.  This is to accommodate work on the runway involving electrical upgrades.

What to Expect: 

Saturday and Sunday weather forecasts show winds coming from the south at 5 to 15 mph.  When winds are southerly, aircraft take off to the south and land from north to south.  When surface winds are light and variable, takeoff and landing flow may be affected by winds above the surface and/or other operational needs.

Runway 13R/31L is used as a secondary arrival runway during South Flow and as a secondary departure runway during North Flow.  During the closure, arrivals will shift to Runways 18R on DFW’s west side and 17C and 17L on DFW’s east side.  The shifts in aircraft arrivals to other runways during the closure may affect the cities of Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell, Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club and Westlake, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic.

The DFW Airport encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them.  You may contact them by email at, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7).  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested.

Runway Map

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