Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training to be presented Feb. 21

Would you know what to do if you ever found yourself in an active shooter situation?

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The course provides strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooter event.

CRASE training will be offered to Fort Worth residents at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 2820 Laredo Dr.

This potentially lifesaving program is open to the public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their safety. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options and demonstrates examples of things to do to stay safe in these situations.

There is no charge to attend, but attendees should register to ensure seating. Additional CRASE sessions will be offered throughout the year.

Please note: the presentation contains realistic material and reenactments that some attendees may find graphic in nature. Discretion for sensitive audiences is advised.

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Upcoming Library Holiday Events

Ornament Workshop

Come make a holiday memento that you will cherish forever or at least until next year. Join us as we make ornaments, jam out to holiday music and feast on cookies. The Ornament Workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall.

Holiday Open House

The Library cordially invites you to our Holiday Open House. Join us for a Jazzy Holiday Concert, seasonal crafts and hors d’oeuvres. The guests of honor are set to be a very famous mouse couple. This is an event for the whole family! The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library.

Story Time at the Station

It’s the remix to Story Time, hot and fresh out of the Station! Join Southlake’s favorite firefighters, police officers and librarians as they come together to provide the most magical Story Time of the year. There will be sing-alongs, puppets and lots of holiday stories. Parents are encouraged to arrive early as this is a popular event and the fire bays fill up quickly. Also, please consider bringing gloves, hats, socks and scarves to donate to the winter clothing drive.

Story Time at the Station will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Fire Station No. 1, located at 600 Main Street.

Mrs. Claus Story Time

Ho-ho-ho, it’s almost Christmas! While Santa Claus is hard at work getting ready for Christmas, Mrs. Claus is coming down from The North Pole to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Join Mrs. Claus in celebrating the season with story time, sing-alongs, hot cocoa and cookies. There will be photos after the program so don’t forget your cameras.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall.

Noon Year’s Eve

Staying up until midnight is hard as a kid but, you also don’t want to miss out on any fun either! Countdown to the almost New Year with this kid-focused celebration culminating at Noon. We will have snacks, crafts and apple juice to toast to the New Year!

The Noon Year’s Eve celebration will be held Monday, Dec. 31 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library.

All events are open to all ages and no registration is required.

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Carroll Cross Country Competes Well in Two Weekend Events

As the top Southlake Carroll Dragon runners prepare for next week, the remaining team split up with a portion of the runners traveling to Corpus Christi for the annual Texas A&M-Islander Splash Invitational where the girls took 4th place in both races and the boys came away with a 3rd and 5th place finish in their races. The rest of the boys and girls team competed at the Coppell Invitational held in Irving.

Islander Splash Invitational

Leading the Lady Dragons to their 4th place finish in the Gold race at Corpus was Olivia Jones placing 17th overall (18:36), followed by Nikoletta Shockley in 28th (18:58), Alexa Karmis in 44th (19:23), Kristin Mader in 46th (19:28) and Kaylie Cox in 47th (19:37).  Madalyn Wardin (19:42) and Caitlyn Midkiff (20:08) rounded out the top 7 positions.  In the Open Race, where that team also placed 4th, Gabby Dugger finished in 24th (19:43) followed by Brynn Floreano in 26th (19:47), Sarah Chen in 36th (20:05), Haiden Scarborough in 42nd (20:11) and Shreya Veeravelli in 46 (20:22).  Lauren Lund (53rd) and Audrey Kwentus (56th) rounded out the top 7 finishers.

The boys came away with a 3rd place finish in the Gold race with Duncan Brown leading the Dragons in 19th (15:15), followed by Brett Naughton, 26th (15:27), Michael McCabe in 31st (15:32), Chase Fisher in 37th (15:38) and Jayden Chambless in 43rd (15:43).  Brian McCarthy (15:43) and Brett Gilley (16:13) completed the top 7.  In the Open race, Noah Castro led in 22nd at 16:10, followed by Dimitri DesJardins in 27th (16:18), Bennett Woolsey, 33rd (16:22), Solomon Chavez, 37th (16:27), and Will Coleman in 45th (16:32).  Bryan Fernando (16:34) and Matthew Varriale (16:35) rounded out the top 7 finishers for the team.

Coppell Invitational

Southlake Carroll had teams competing in the JV division on this extremely tough and muddy course.  Unfortunately, the boys and girls team results were not posted accurately as of press release time.

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard commented, “We are extremely pleased with the way our runners competed at the Islander Splash and Coppell Invite. There were some great performances and this will pay dividends for us at the district meet and beyond. We appreciate all of the support from our XC families and school.”

The Dragons are back on the course next Saturday the 29th with the Varsity teams traveling to Round Rock for the McNeil XC Invite and the JV Dragon Runners competing in Denton at the Wildcat Prowl.

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TCC events connect students, community with careers

In keeping with Tarrant County College’s commitment to serve the community, TCC Career Services offices are hosting a variety of events this fall to connect students and the community with employers and career development opportunities.

TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington)

Back-to-School Job Fair Wednesday, Sept. 12, with more than 50 employers participating from a broad range of industries. The fair will take place in the campus’s Main Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé.

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TCC events honor veterans, help with transition to civilian life

In keeping with its commitment to being a student-ready institution, Tarrant County College is hosting a variety of activities designed to help veterans transition to higher education and the civilian workforce as well as honor their service.

Events kick off Aug. 31 at TCC Northeast (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst) with a veterans’ information session. Veterans will connect with other veterans and meet representatives from campus offices such as Career Services and Counseling. TCC Northeast will host a veterans’ mental health resource event Oct. 19. On Nov. 9, the campus will hold a moment

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Back to School 2018 – Welcome Back Events

While the Carroll ISD elementary schools host “Meet the Teacher” events to kick off the school year, the intermediate, middle and high school campuses have fun events planned as well to help welcome students back to campus. Helping students have smooth transitions from year to year is one piece of the Carroll ISD Strategic Plan and these CISD campuses are dedicated to making the new school year start successfully.

Dawson Middle School and Carroll High School hosted their welcome events last week, but the schedule is full for the remaining secondary campuses the next few weeks.

Whether they are hosting a luncheon for students new to their campus or hosting a locker decorating night, each student should be able to find an event on their campus to help them get ready for the new school year.

The campus schedules are as follows:

Durham Intermediate – 817-949-5300
August 16: Meet the Teacher: 5th Grade 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., 6th Grade 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. *Meet the Teacher is a come and go event. Upon arrival, students will report to gym to receive schedule then report to homeroom to drop off supplies, set-up locker, meet teachers, and walk building. Parents are welcome to attend.

Eubanks Intermediate – 817-949-5200
August 16: Dragon Camp: 5th Graders 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 6th Graders 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. *Parents drop off at arrival time and pick up at end time. Students will receive schedules at this time.
August 28: Locker Decorating Night 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Carroll Middle – 817-949-5400 
August 15: Dragon Camp – All 7th Graders and New 8th Graders, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                *Parents drop off at arrival time and pick up at end time. Students will receive schedules at this time.
August 15: All 7th Grade and New 8th Grade Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.  – CMS Cafeteria
August 16: Locker Set- Up:
Upper lockers (Odd #s) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.; Lower lockers (Even #s) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Carroll Senior High (Grades 11-12)
August 16: Student Council Guided Tours for new students at 1:00 and 3:00 pm
August 20: New Student Lunch in the library at 1:00pm hosted by the PTSO


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TCC Celebrates Juneteenth with Events to Inspire, Educate

In keeping with Tarrant County College’s commitment to serving the community, the College invites the public to celebrate Juneteenth through special events at its campuses and online. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865—the date Union troops arrived in Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that slaves were free.

The TCC South library (5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth) will host the “12 Freedoms Gained” juried art exhibit June 12-19. A reception is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The exhibit focuses on freedoms afforded to African-Americans following

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TCC South Campus Events – March & April 2018

Event Name: Red River Triumph Club
Date: 3/31/18
Time: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Building/room: Parking Lots 3 and 4
Contact Information: John David | 817-515-4784 |
Description: First Annual Autocross Competition for club members for Triumph owners and enthusiasts.
Cost: Free

Event Name: Theater Performance -beckett
Date: 04/05/18 – 04/07/18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Building/Room: SPAC Main Stage
Contact Information: Lindy Benton-Muller | | 817-515-4717
Description: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest

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TCC Hosts “Human Library” Events

Tarrant County College is bringing true stories of discrimination and stereotyping into the open with next month’s “Human Library” events. Participants will serve as “books” and detail their experiences; “readers” explore each book through conversation.

“The Human Library gives people an opportunity to tell their own stories and creates greater understanding in the community,” said April Martinez, assistant director of library services at TCC Northeast. “You might not meet these people in the course of your everyday life, and they could give you a whole new

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TCC South Campus Events – March 2018

Event Name: Pregnancy Testing
Date: Mondays: 3/19/18 and 3/26/18
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Building/Room: SSTU North Patio | Mobile Unit
Contact Information Victoria Peterson | 817-515-4531 |
Description: Free, confidential, Fort Worth Pregnancy Center
Cost: Free, appointment preferred

Event Name: Film & Language Collaborative Event – Cultural Film Series, Part 2
Date: 3/20/18
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: SREC 1110
Contact Information: Molly Floyd | 817-515-4600 |
Description: The Film Club and the French

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