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TCC Students, Employees Make Holidays Brighter for North Texans in Need

As part of its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College is celebrating the holiday season with charitable-giving projects across the District.

TCC Northwest is collecting items for 6 Stones’ New Hope Center, which provides emergency assistance of food, clothing and other resources to local families. Student Development Services is coordinating the project, with collection boxes located in Advising & Counseling, Student Accessibility Resources, Testing and other campus offices. Organizers will deliver donated items in mid-December and again in the spring

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Meet Christopher Fennell, artist for North Beach Street Corridor

Join Councilmembers Dennis Shingleton and Cary Moon in meeting Christopher Fennell and seeing his artwork proposal for the North Beach Corridor project at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.

Artist Christopher Fennell uses locally-recycled materials to build site-specific installations across the United States.

With an engineering degree from the University of South Florida, Fennell left his career in aerospace design to pursue his interest in art. After earning a master of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia, he discovered his love for using discarded objects to create sculpture. The artist places recognizable objects into organic forms, like a wave of 60 canoes, a ball of 600 baseball bats or a tornado of 120 bicycles.

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Water and sewer improvements to begin in north Fort Worth

North Fort Worth is seeing its share of construction. As the area continues to grow, so does the need for water and sewer services

That’s why the city is replacing a 24-inch water line along Bowman Roberts Road from Santa Gertrudis Street to West Bailey Boswell.

The city’s Water Department will meet with residents at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Eagle Mountain Water Treatment Plant, 6801 Bowman-Roberts Road, to discuss the construction schedule and impact to residents.

Another meeting is planned for the same evening at 7 p.m. at the Eagle Mountain Water Treatment Plant to talk with residents about construction on sewer interceptor lines along:

  • Huffines Boulevard from Westgate Drive to Cromwell-Marine Creek Road.
  • Bowman Rovers Road from Cromwell-Marine Creek Road to WJ Boaz Road.

These Marine Creek-area interceptor lines are large sewer lines that control the flow of sewage to the treatment plant.

Construction for both projects is expected to begin in September 2017 and be finished by late August 2018.

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

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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)
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.
Friday, Jan. 20
10 a.m.
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Room 1330
Fort Worth, TX 76119

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