From Tarrant Country Commissioner Gary Fickes – Precinct 3
It seems like Christmas arrives earlier and earlier each year. Most of our cities in Northeast Tarrant have already had their celebrations and tree lightings in preparation, and we hope you were able to participate in some of them! We invite you to join us this Friday, December 13, for our special Christmas Coffee with the Commissioner from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the community room downstairs at the Tarrant County Northeast Courthouse. Join us for coffee, conversation, and special holiday treats! Since the season promises time together with friends and family, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) offers many tips and updates on how you can fight the disease. Please wash your hands regularly, stay at home if sick, and consider a flu vaccination especially if you are vulnerable to getting sick. View more information from TCPH – Stop the Flu. Our office is gearing up for the 11th Annual Tarrant Transportation Summit to be held on Friday, February 14 at the Hurst Conference Center. Since the event has become one of the largest transportation summits of its kind in our region, we are taking it countywide and have changed the name to the Tarrant Transportation Summit. This year’s event will explore the “marriage” between innovation and transportation and how this high-powered pair is shaping the future of mobility initiatives throughout North Texas. Topics will include the integration of 5G into the transportation network, the proposed AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone, the growth and transit options (beyond rail) for all of Tarrant County, and more! For event information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.netransportationsummit.com or call 817.248.6295. The holidays offer a time for us to be thankful for many blessings. In turn, there are numerous people who are in need of the most basic necessities and services that some of us take for granted. Please keep in mind our area agencies and organizations that serve in many capacities this season. Tarrant County offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Offices will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas season and a happy and prosperous New Year!