Power Outage Survival: Tips to Help You Stay Prepared

Equipment failure, storms, wildlife and public damage could cause a power outage at any time. Gilbert McFadden, line technician instructor at TCC South, has developed a series of tips to help keep Texans safe, further underscoring the College’s commitment to serving the community.


Be aware of weather conditions – watch the sky for dangerous signs.
Visually inspect electric lines for intruding elements such as trees or for wires hanging down. DO NOT TOUCH FALLEN WIRES.
If your service is off or you see fallen wires, please call your provider.


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Signing Santa Brings Holiday Traditions to Deaf Children

Christmas! A day where everyone celebrates the true joy of giving, receiving, wishing and being with those they love. For children, this holiday means so much more because this is the time of year where they meet the one person who does it all — Santa. They have the chance to meet and share their wish lists with him – the time of year where every child’s dreams should come true.

But not everyone can actually speak to Santa.

That is why the Sign Language Interpreting program at Tarrant County College held its annual Signing Santa event on December 7 at the Arlington Skatium. This

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Tarrant County College Partners with DFW Airport to Expand Career Development Opportunities

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport (DFW), one of the world’s largest and busiest airports, has expanded its partnership with Tarrant County College to provide customized educational and training opportunities to more employees at the Airport. The program will be offered at no cost to the employees, with full details being announced to staff in early 2019.

TCC Corporate Solutions & Economic Development will develop and deliver training in communication, business writing, safety and maintenance, contract management, PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and project

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet December 13

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, December 13, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


Call to Order
Public Comment/Special Presentation (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
Board Action Items

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TCC Board of Trustees Governance Meeting December 6

Take notice that the Governance Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held at the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the December 13, 2018, meeting of the Board of Trustees
Discuss Recommendations
Board Work Session
Closed Session

Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the purchase,

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TCC Northwest Accolades

September 2018

Tarrant County College Northwest partnered with Community Link, Northwest YMCA and the Effie Center to host the Back2School Bash  Aug. 11 to help families in need—in the kitchen and in the classroom.  The Back2School Bash and Community Food Market were held at TCC Northwest and served the Castleberry ISD, Lake Worth ISD and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD communities.  This was also the one-year anniversary of the Northwest Campus’ Community Food Market, a monthly farmer’s market-style mobile food pantry.

As part of the Back-to-School Bash, students received

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TCC Southeast Hosts Italian Chef Lorenzo Polegri

Italian Chef Lorenzo Polegri, restaurant and culinary school owner, will share his experience with Tarrant County College students and the community in a presentation featuring his family vineyard and their olive oil production on Monday, Dec. 3,  from 10 a.m. to noon in the North Ballroom at TCC Southeast, 2100 Southeast Parkway in Arlington.

During his visit, Polegri also will demonstrate food preparation techniques specific to Italian cuisine, such as making risotto. His appearance is part of TCC’s ongoing efforts to serve the community through educational opportunities and to enhance

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What’s stopping you? Student survives deadly crash, shares remarkable story of recovery

Brianna Christensen doesn’t remember most of February 10, 2014, the day that changed her life. A 15-year-old sophomore at Northwest High School in far north Fort Worth, Christensen left for home with her friend ShyAnn Hooper after track tryouts. The after-school drive should have taken just minutes. Instead, it would be 110 days before Christensen returned home.

“My last memory was walking out to the car with ShyAnn and slipping on the ice,” said Christensen.

One mile from school, they crossed an icy bridge at the same time as a pickup truck. Suddenly, the truck careened out of

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TCC Northwest Community Market Wins Award

The Northwest Community Food Market team was awarded one of the Chancellor’s Employee Excellence Awards in September. The team, which includes Rahma Aboutaj, Lisa Benedetti, Stanley Burris, Alma Castoreno, Lourdes Davenport, Mike Esquivel, Curtis Fukuchi, Michelle Gasca, Nancy Gutierrez, Ryan Ferguson, Kenneth Lee, Lourdes Ramboa and Kristi Toler, work to ensure that the monthly event goes off without a hitch.

The market started at the Back2School Bash in 2017. To prepare for the project, the market team met regularly with representatives from Community Link to plan an effective and

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TCC Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo Missions to the Moon

As NASA and the country mark 50 years since the Apollo program took Americans to the moon, Tarrant County College is hosting special events celebrating the history of space travel and the wonders of the solar system.

“I grew up watching the Apollo missions on television and dreaming of being an astronaut,” said TCC Southeast President William Coppola. “I hope this series of programs recaptures some of that wonder and hope for a new generation.”

The activities reflect TCC’s commitment to serving the community and raising awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and

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