TCC Board of Trustees to Meet October 19

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, October 16, 2017, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


Call to Order
Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
Board Action Items and Board Business

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Citizen Satisfaction Survey Underway

You have thoughts and the City wants to hear them.

The 2017 citizen satisfaction survey is now underway and will be open through November 15. Southlake residents are urged to participate and share their opinions on quality of life, customer service, communication and other key community issues.

Click here to take the survey.

“It’s so important for residents to participate in the survey,” said Mayor Laura Hill. “When you take part, you are helping guide our City’s future.”

Residents will be able to take the survey online, and this year will be able to complete the survey on their mobile device as well. Respondents may participate in a basic survey and will have an option to choose if they would like to continue on to answer additional questions.  This will make it possible for most people to participate, even those who don’t have a lot of extra time.

“The Council and I are looking forward to reviewing the results and making plans to address the ideas and concerns our residents share,” said Mayor Hill.

Questions about the survey may be directed to the City Manager’s Office, (817) 748-8001. To learn more about the survey, please visit

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Convoy of Hope rolls into Fort Worth

The Convoy of Hope event is part of a movement aimed at transforming people’s lives, inspiring compassion and service, and bringing people and organizations together.

Make plans to attend the Convoy of Hope on Oct. 28 at Southwest High School, 4100 Altamesa Blvd. Doors open at 10 a.m.

Attendees can receive free groceries, a hot lunch, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, activities for children and more.

To learn more, call 817-263-5336.

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Carroll Cross Country Excels at District Meet

It was a great weekend for the Carroll Cross Country teams. Both the Carroll Varsity Teams advanced to Regionals, and the JV teams took top honors at UIL 6A – District 5 Championship meet.

The Dragon Varsity Boys Team took 1st place while the Varsity Girls placed 3rd in this tremendously competitive UIL 6A – District 5 Meet, earning the Varsity teams a spot in the Regional meet in Lubbock. The Boys had a low score of just 36 points, placing 9 points ahead of the next team. The Girls race couldn’t have been any closer with the top three teams coming within just one point of each another. Both JV Teams dominated the field taking 1st place and showing the depth of the Carroll team. The top 3 schools in the varsity boys and girls divisions advance to the Regional meet in Lubbock on October 23rd.

Southlake Carroll Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We knew coming into the district meet that it was going to be extremely competitive. Our goal is to qualify for the next meet and run our best on November 4th. Survive and advance. I’m extremely proud of the way our kids stepped up and ran — onto the next one.”

The Varsity Dragon Boys dominated their race with 4 of the runners placing in the top 10 and the team scoring only 36 points. Junior Jack Myers led the boys’ team taking 4th place with a time of 15:49. Jackson Felkins took 5th place running a 15:53, Juan Arcila came in 7th with 15:59, Connor Rutledge came in 9th with a time of 16:04 and Vishnu Nair finished out the scoring positions in 11th place running 16:10. Enzo Mortimer and Drew Bliss also competed, taking the 12th and 16th places respectively.

The Varsity Lady Dragons finished strong with Senior Cate Tracht leading the team and placing 2nd overall with a time of 18:01. Next to cross the line was Sofia Santamaria in 12th running an 18:47, followed by Kate Reppeto in 14th at 19:04, Sarah McCabe in 15th at 19:09 and Cristina Canal finishing the scoring positions coming in 18th at 19:14. Lauren Esparza and Angie Riera also competed for the Lady Dragon team, finishing 19th and 20th respectively.

JV Dragons Reign Supreme

The JV Dragon boys ran an impressive race taking 1st place with a very low score of 21 points and had 8 runners finishing in the top 10 overall. The team was led by Sophomore Nate Lannen finishing in 1st place overall, followed by Noah Castro in 2nd, Everett Kolto in 5th, Lucas Levant in 6th and rounding out the scoring positions was Antonio Florcruz in 7th. Duncan Brown (8th), Chase Fisher (9th), Oliver Arandia (10th), Tim McElaney (14th) and Nick Arriaza (16th) completed the top 10 spots for the Dragons.

The JV Lady Dragons showed how deep their talent goes by nabbing the top seven finishing positions overall and with a perfect score of 15, sweeping the race. Leading for the Lady Dragons was Sophomore Rima Toure taking 1st, followed by Grace Williamson in 2nd, Lydia Lo in 3rd, Shreya Veeravelli in 4th, and rounding out the scoring positions was Abigail McIlvain in 5th place. Payton Wichman (6th), Rachel Nguyen (7th), Katherine McElaney (9th), Jenna Holland (12th) and Alexa Karmis (14th) completed the top 10 positions for the Lady Dragons.

In two weeks, the Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock in the highly competitive Regional Meet.

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Sound the alarm about fire safety

The Fort Worth Fire Department and the American Red Cross will conduct a citywide smoke alarm drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14. Firefighters and volunteers will canvass neighborhoods and install or replace smoke alarms in homes that need them.

The smoke alarms are provided free by First Alert Inc. and the American Red Cross.

Although most people will agree that smoke alarms are a necessity, many people take them for granted. While sleeping, 80-85 percent of people lose their sense of smell and will not detect the smoke in time to escape. Smoke alarms buy extra precious seconds needed to evacuate during a house fire.

During prior smoke alarm drives in Fort Worth, a significant percentage of homes either needed new batteries for their smoke alarms or lacked smoke alarms altogether.

To request a free smoke alarm installation, call 817-928-1384.

If you miss the drive…

Fort Worth Fire will install or replace smoke alarms year-round for Fort Worth residents who are also homeowners. Call 817-392-6862 for assistance.

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Celebrate Halloween with a Special Story Time at the Station

Wear your favorite costume to Story Time at Southlake Fire Station No. 1.

Are you ready for some fun? Southlake firefighters, police and librarians are inviting you to a special costume Story Time at the Station. Special guests include Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite costume while they enjoy songs, puppets, a story and some treats – no tricks!

Parents – support Christmas is for Children by bringing a new children’s book to donate. The fun is scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m. at Southlake Fire Station No. 1, 600 State Street. See you there!

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