TARRANT COUNTY COMMISSIONER UPDATES

 

July 23, 2013

2013 NACo County Solutions & Marketplace

Hosted by Tarrant County

Over 2,300 people from counties across the nation were in Tarrant County lask weekend for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference. NACo assists America's counties in pursuing excellence in public service by advancing sound public policy, promoting peer learning and accountability, fostering intergovernmental and public-private collaboration, and providing value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

It was great to have representatives from each state including Hawaii and Alaska visit our great county.

 
NACo County Solutions and Marketplace 

 
Wanted: School Supplies

Time to Gear Up for School

School Supplies

The first day of school is fast approaching for students in our area, and there are numerous households that cannot provide the extensive list of supplies that are needed for their children. Simple tools like pens, markers, spirals, rulers, and binders are key in making a student's school career successful.

Several organizations in the Northeast Tarrant County area are collecting supplies to be distributed to families before the start of school. For more information on donating or becoming a volunteer with any of these events, see the links below.

Haltom City- Back to School Health Fair - BISD

Tarrant County Back to School Roundup

Back to School Event - Keller and NWISD

6 Stones Operation Back 2 School - HEB ISD

GCISD -School Supply Drive 

 
Highway Construction Update

DFW Connector Update

For more information on highway construction in Northeast Tarrant County, visit the links below.

DFW Connector

North Tarrant Express


  
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Update

 

WNV Weekly Update 7/22/2013

Tarrant County WNV Website

 

 

June 2013 Monthly Newsletter - Click Here

 

June 5, 2013
 

Tax Office Will Be Closed June 12 For Training

The Tarrant County Tax Office will be closed on Wednesday, June 12, to allow for a Staff Development/Training day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You may renew your vehicle registration or pay your property tax on line at www.tarrantcounty.com.

 

Tornado Safety For Tarrant County

Tips To Be Prepared In The Event of Severe Weather

Tornadoes can occur at any time of year in Texas, but they happen most often in spring and summer. Storms are most likely to strike in the late afternoon and early evening hours. Tarrant County residents should monitor local TV and radio stations for storm information, as well as broadcasts on weather radios.

A tornado watch is issued when severe weather is expected along with large or multiple tornadoes. It means WATCH the sky. A tornado warning means TAKE ACTION because a tornado is on the ground. Seek shelter immediately. A tornado warning usually covers one county and generally lasts for an hour or less.

When a tornado is sighted, the most important rule is to get low and stay low.

  • Seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest floor of the home, such as a bathroom, closet or room without windows.
  • In an office building, go to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor.
  • Leave your mobile home and take shelter in a nearby building. If no building is nearby,lie flat in a ditch or ravine.
  • Never stay inside a car. Leave the car and lie flat in a ditch or ravine. If a building is nearby, take shelter inside. Never try to outrun a tornado in your car.
  • At school, follow plans and go to a designated shelter area, usually interior hallways on the lowest floor. Avoid auditoriums, gyms and areas with wide, free span roofs.
  • Go to the interior rooms and halls on the lowest floor of a shopping center. Do not leave the shopping center to get in your car.
  • If you are in open country, take cover on low, protected ground.
  • Avoid areas near exterior glass or doors, areas along exterior walls,or rooms with wide expanse roofs - such as auditoriums, cafeterias and gyms.

For more information and tips for severe weather preparation, visit : http://www.knowhat2do.com/
 

 

 

For information and tips for WNV prevention, visit the links below. 
WNV Weekly Update 6/3/2013  
Tarrant County WNV Website

 

Highway Construction Updates

DFW Connector and North Tarrant Express

Road Work Ahead

For information on construction status and road closures with North Tarrant Express and the DFW Connector, visit the links below.

North Tarrant Express

DFW Connector

DFW Connector
 

 

Fun Facts For The Month Of June

June Fun FactJune is National Hunger Awareness Month with Thursday, June 6 being Hunger Day. Check out the links below for some locations in the area that accept food donations.

6 Stones
Community Enrichment Center
Community Storehouse
GRACE
Tarrant Area Food Bank


 


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