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Northeast Times | August 12, 2022

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Message from Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes

Message from Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes

It’s hard to believe we are kicking summer off with such a heavy rain streak! Hopefully, the weather will set us up for an enjoyable summer with full lakes, nice lawns, and mild temperatures. Because we have endured so much rain the past several months, Tarrant County is on high alert for mosquitoes. As the weather warms and more mosquitoes begin to appear, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) continues its on-going mosquito surveillance efforts, though now with a new twist. The emergence of a new disease threat has resulted in a change from the term West Nile Virus season to Mosquito-borne Illness Season. Learn more about precautions and weekly monitoring updates from theTarrant County Public website at
We found a break in the rain-soaked weekends on Saturday, May 16th for the 7th Annual “Team Fickes” LifeGift Second Chance Run held at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Our team indulged in great conversation with friends and donuts! As always, I appreciate everyone’s support in bringing light to the importance of organ donation. View more information on how to become a donor at
After almost a decade of extraordinary leadership as Precinct Administrator for Tarrant County Precinct 3, Carolyn Sims has retired. It has been a real privilege and honor to work side by side with Carolyn for these eight years. During her leadership, we have accomplished significant achievements including the Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit, Empowering Seniors, expanding awareness of the county in the Northeast area, and our new Tarrant County Northeast Courthouse. Her insight in bringing organizations and people together has definitely benefited Northeast Tarrant County.
Our 7th Annual Empowering Seniors Expo is slated for Friday, October 2nd at First Baptist Church Euless – Campus West. We are currently accepting applications for sponsors and exhibitors and will be opening participant registration soon. Keep informed on event updates at
Check out our June newsletter for information on Tarrant County’s new VA Director, Tom Belton, the tax office’s Texas Two Steps, One Sticker Program, the City of Watauga’s Economic Development report, the City of Hurst’s Parks Department, the non-profit Safe City, and the senior transportation agency Senior Transportation Services at