New water main to service customers and cities in north Fort Worth

The city’s Water Department will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at O.A. Peterson Elementary School, 2000 Winter Hawk Drive, to discuss installation of a new water main along Heritage Trace Parkway from Harmon Road to Wagley Robertson Road.

This new water main will serve customers in north Fort Worth and residents in Keller, Southlake and Trophy Club.

Construction is scheduled to begin September 2017 and wrap up by late May 2019.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Robert Sauceda at 817-392-2387.

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Targeted spraying for West Nile Virus in north and south Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is constantly trapping and testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, and number of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in south Fort Worth in the area near Creekwood Lane, and in north Fort Worth in the areas near Rushmore Court and Fire Station 38 on Park Vista.

In conjunction with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the city has decided to target ground spray to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Spraying dates and times

Spraying will take place from approximately 9 p.m. to midnight, and will be conducted within an approximate half-mile range of the trapping area. If a weather delay occurs on the first night, then spraying will be pushed to the following evening.

Creekwood Lane

Creekwood Lane area

Targeted ground spraying is scheduled to be conducted in the Creekwood Lane area of Fort Worth, zip code 76123, on the following days:

  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15

Fire Station 38

Fire Station 38 on Park Vista

Targeted ground spraying is scheduled to be conducted in the area of Fort Worth near Fire Station 38 on Park Vista, zip code 76244, on the following days:

  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15

Rushmore Court

Rushmore Court

Targeted ground spraying is scheduled to be conducted in the Rushmore Court area of Fort Worth, zip code 76137, on the following days:

  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15

The chemical used in the spray is similar to that sold over the counter at hardware stores, however, it is 3,500 times less concentrated. The spray is not hazardous to humans, pets, fish or larger insects. It’s deactivated by sunlight at daybreak.

Out of an abundance of caution, residents are asked to keep pets indoors and to keep windows closed during spraying. Except for a visible mist at the nozzle of the unit, residents should not expect to see a “fog,” and the spray concentrate is so low that most people cannot even detect an odor.

All residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant in draining water sources that are breeding pools for mosquitoes, and to wear mosquito repellant when outdoors.

Amping it up

In order to remain proactive when it comes to preventing the spread of mosquito viruses in the Fort Worth area, the city is “amping up” testing and preventative maintenance.

Fort Worth Code Compliance officers will be canvasing the neighborhood within a half-mile radius from the testing site, looking for possible mosquito hazards, and removing them from public property.

Additionally, the city will be mowing high grass and weeds, and trimming trees on public property near the testing site within the coming days.

Code officers will canvas the area prior to and during spraying. Additional information is available by calling the City Call Center at 817-392-1234 or visiting the city’s West Nile Virus page.

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Water line flushing occurring in north Fort Worth as a preventative measure

Daily monitoring has shown some lower than normal disinfectant levels in parts of the north Fort Worth water distribution system.

While the disinfectant levels are lower than normal, the water quality continues to meet all state and federal standards.

The Water Department is implementing the recognized best management practice for these situations – flushing the older water out of the system by opening fire hydrants. Flushing moves the new water with higher disinfectant levels to the affected parts of the distribution system. The city’s primary responsibility is to protect public health.

The large, white tablets used at the flushing sites are to remove chlorine from the water in order to protect aquatic life in nearby streams.

To learn more, contact the city’s Water Department Customer Service Center at 817-392-4477.

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TCC Student Earns Top North American Score in Networking Competition

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Tarrant County College Northeast  students excelled in this year’s Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions—interactive information technology exams and networking simulations open to students throughout the United States and Canada.

 

In the final round of the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) contest, Jonathan McMillan earned the highest score of the 287 U.S. and Canadian finalists.

 

Wayne Morgan placed second out of 202 North American finalists in the IT Essentials portion of the competition. Morgan also placed 15th in the CCENT competition.

 

Andrew Twist placed 31st in CCENT, while Michael Dutton came in at 67th place. In the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) contest, James Richardson placed sixth out of 116 round-two qualifiers. He will now move on to the CCNA North American finals.

 

“These competitions give students an opportunity to demonstrate their IT skill set and gain valuable industry-recognized experience,” said Ken Moak, department chair for information technology and computer science at TCC Northeast. “We are extremely proud of our students. Their performance is a direct reflection of their dedication to the field and the outstanding preparation they receive from our faculty and staff.”

 

TCC’s Computer Science & Information Technology program offers certificates of completion and associate degrees in areas including network support, programming, security, web/internet services, convergence technologies (only at TCC Northeast) and game programming (only at TCC South). The departments also offer special topics courses to upgrade the skills of information technology professionals.

 

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Orange Barrel Alert: North Peytonville Ave Reconstruction

On Thursday, June 1st, crews will begin road reconstruction and curb installation in the N. Peytonville Ave. area. The project starts at the N. Peytonville Ave. intersection with Corporate Circle and runs north to Ten Bar Trail.

Expect traffic delays and possible lane closures between 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM on weekdays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. Weather permitting, the project expected completion date is Saturday, August 5th.

This roadway project is part of the City of Southlake’s inter-local partnership with the Tarrant County Precinct 3 Roadway Maintenance Division. The purpose of this inter-local agreement is to reduce taxpayer costs for roadway maintenance through combining City and County resources to quickly and efficiently complete construction. Director of Public Works Robert Cohen stated, “Roadway reconstruction projects such as this are vital to the continued reliability and safety of our City’s pathways. We are very thankful for our partnership with Tarrant County as we collectively work to improve mobility in Southlake.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Southlake Public Works Operations at 817-7489-8082.

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Tarrant County College Partners with North Texas Specialty Physicians to Train Health Care Professionals

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017)
WHAT:
In keeping with its longstanding commitment to equip workers to fill jobs in high demand careers, Tarrant County College has partnered with The North Texas Specialty Physicians Holding Company, LLC. (NTSP), to provide job training funded by a $248,757 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
 
The grant will develop and enhance new and existing skills with a health care focus in customer service, data administration, sales and leadership for NTSP employees. Provided solely by TCC, training will benefit 215 participants, including 62 new hires.
 
TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez will present a check to TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, Ph.D. and North Texas Specialty Physicians representatives during a ceremony in Fort Worth.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 20
10 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Room 1330
Fort Worth, TX 76119
 

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Cambria hotel & suites Southlake DFW North 80 Percent Complete

Cambria® hotel & suites Southlake DFW North, located along State Highway 114 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, is 80 percent complete and scheduled to open in November.  Exterior bricking will be finished this month on the four-story building and interior work is well underwsocial-circlesay, including painting, floor tile and installation of kitchen equipment.

As the second hotel to open in Southlake, the 175-room property includes an on-site restaurant and lounge, fitness center, outdoor pool, and 5,000 square feet of event space. Cambria Southlake DFW North anchors Kimball Park, a mixed-use development under construction at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and Kimball Avenue in Southlake.

Cambria hotel & suilobbytes is an “upscale, but never uptight” brand within Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies. This is the second Cambria property to open in Texas. Cambria Southlake DFW North is being developed in conjunction with Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality. For more information, visit www.cambriasouthlakedallas.com or call 817-416-4396.

This press release was provided to the City of Southlake by the Cambria hotel and suites Southlake DFW North.

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New Signal Coming to the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive Intersection

Prep work begins for the installation of a traffic signal at North White Chapel and Ascot Drive.

Prep work begins for the installation of a traffic signal at North White Chapel and Ascot Drive.

A new traffic signal is coming to the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection.

Beginning today, August 2, 2016, contractors will be at the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection preparing for the installation of a new traffic signal.  Crews are onsite and will be working to get the signal installed and operational prior to the start of the school year.

Once installed, the signal will assist in ensuring the safety of students crossing the street at this location and help manage traffic along North White Chapel Boulevard.

Updates on the progress of the signal installation will be provided weekly and posted to mysouthlakenews.com and the City’s social media sites.

For questions,  please contact Steve Anderson, P.E., CFM at 817-748-8101.

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