Dickies Arena to house second largest continuous video display in the nation

Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC) released plans to install a complete video display network at Dickies Arena.

TDMC will partner with ANC to design and install a new center-hung display, fascia ribbon boards and courtside displays throughout the venue. The display will be the second largest continuous display featuring 360-degree playback as one canvas in the United States.

“Dickies Arena will bring quality entertainment to Fort Worth, and our video displays will help create an immersive environment for a wide variety of events,” said Matt Homan, president and general manager of TDMC.

The new video network includes a rounded display that will enhance the viewing experience with a larger canvas for content, stats, video and animations. The main video display, which is made up of four 6-milimeter displays measuring 25.2 feet high by 37.8 feet wide, seamlessly wraps into four 6-milimeter corner displays.

A 360-degree, 16-milimeter fascia ribbon board will wrap the upper bowl, supplying fans with statistics and scores and maximizing revenue by allowing dynamic advertisements.

Dickies Arena will be a 14,000- seat, multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the state of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations.

The arena will be owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity Trail Drive Management Corp. The state-of-the-art arena, scheduled to open in November 2019, will host concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and will be the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.

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Dragon Soccer Ranked No. 1 in Nation by USA Today

After not being ranked in the top ten during the few weeks of the season by USA Today’s Winter Soccer Rankings, the Dragon Soccer Program landed at number three nationally during the third week of the regular season. They would not stay at number three for long as they continued their hot start to their inaugural season under head coach Aaron Cottrell.

When the week four rankings were released the Dragons found themselves sitting as the number one ranked team by USA Today in the United States. Joining the Dragons on the list were two other Texas teams. Pharr Valley View from Pharr and Bellaire Episcopal from Bellaire, who ranked 6th and 8th overall, respectively.

Photo by Sean Pokorny Photos

Tuesday night, the Dragons defeated V.R. Eaton High School to clinch the team’s first district championship since 2013. The Dragons also celebrated their 16 seniors in a pregame ceremony featuring special messages from the athletes to their parents and coaches.

The regular season, which will wrap up this Friday against Timber Creek. The Dragons currently have an overall record of 19-0-3 and a district mark of 10-0-3.

Once the season concludes playoff information will be available on MySouthlakeNews and Carroll ISD’s social media channels.


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TCC team places second in the nation in Student Research League competition

A team of Tarrant County College students ranked among the best in the nation in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ (AMATYC) 2018 Student Research League competition.

The Student Research League tasks students with formulating a solution to an open-ended research problem. The 2018 challenge centered on determining the safest place in the United States to live, based on exposure to natural disasters. Participants selected mathematical tools that best fit the problem, collected data, created a mathematical model to reflect the data and researched and interviewed

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TCC business students rank among top in the nation

Five Tarrant County College students took top honors at the Business Professionals of America national leadership conference this month in Grapevine.

These students, who represented TCC Northwest, competed against nearly 500 others from community colleges and universities across the country in workplace skills assessments. Contests included written tests as well as scenario-based exercises. TCC’s students placed in the top 10 for every event entered.

1st place, presentation management: Kristina Gebel
2nd place, college accounting: Conner Burt
2nd place, managerial accounting:

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Tarrant County College HVAC Program Ranked Among Best in Nation

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2016) – Tarrant County College has one of the nation’s top Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning degree programs, according to the 2016-2017 Best HVAC Programs list published by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). The annual report compares both online and on-campus programs across the country.
TCC ranks #24 among all two-year schools providing the best overall quality and value for students pursuing an HVAC degree. TCC features three different associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degrees for the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program–Commercial HVAC Technician, Refrigeration Technician and Residential HVAC Technician. Certificate options are also available to students as well.
“The faculty and staff of the HVAC/R program at Tarrant County College are very proud to be recognized as one of the best HVAC Programs in the country,” said Christopher Noonan, chair of building technology on TCC’s South Campus. “Earning this achievement will not only compliment the HVAC program but all of the programs offered in our Center of Excellence for Energy Technology.” The $42 million facility recently earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Overall, employment of HVAC workers is projected to grow 14 percent by 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Industry experts believe 115,000 new skilled workers will be needed to meet the growing demand.
To qualify for the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ Best HVAC Programs list, colleges must comply with several standard requirements. Each must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools must also provide career placement services to students to qualify. The site also weighs over a dozen unique data points on each school, including student-teacher ratios and financial aid availability to determine score and rank.
View a comprehensive list of community college rankings by visiting http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/hvac-training/

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Tarrant County College Ranks 9th in Nation for Number of Associate Degrees Awarded

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 19, 2016) – Tarrant County College has been named one of the nation’s top associate degree producers, according to a recent report released by Community College Week. Entitled “Top 100 Associate Degree Producers,” this annual report is based on data collected from the U.S. Department of Education.
TCC ranks #5 among all community colleges in the total number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines. When combined with four-year schools, TCC ranks #9 among all U.S. colleges that confer associate degrees, up 12 percent from 2015.
TCC also ranks as a top certificate producer, ranking #27 in conferring one-year certificates in all disciplines and #75 in conferring two-year certificates in all disciplines. The College has consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 community colleges for the past decade.
Rankings among Diverse Populations
Among all U.S. community colleges that award associate degrees to diverse populations, TCC ranks:

#6 Non-minorities
#10 Hispanic students
#12 All minorities
#15 African-American students
#19 Asians

Among all U.S. community colleges that award Top 50 Associate Degrees, TCC ranks:

#5 Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies & Humanities
#18 Education
#37 Computer Information & Support Services
#38 Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
#46 Health Professions & Related Programs

Community College Week ranks colleges based on the number of associate degrees granted annually. The overall rankings are based on a combined list of two- and four-year colleges; as such, the rank overall may differ from the rank among community colleges. The data are collected by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Completion Survey of their Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set, known as IPEDS.
A comprehensive list of community college rankings is available at ccweek.com.

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