Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes – Precinct 3
By Gary Fickes
This week will mark the 11th year of our annual transportation summit, and we have taken it countywide! Join us Friday, February 14th at the Hurst Conference Center from 7:55 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Tarrant Transportation Summit. Be sure to register for this year’s event themed “Tarrant County: The Heart of Transportation Innovation.” Over 550 attendees will enjoy the morning sessions with topics including 5G’s Role in Transforming Transportation Technology, Future of P3s in Texas, Next Stop: How Transportation Technology is Revolutionizing Transit, and AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone: Could the North Texas Region Be Home to the Largest Transportation Technology Proving Ground? Our luncheon keynote speaker will be Rasheq Zarif who is a Managing Director at Deloitte in the Future of Mobility Tech Sector. Visit www.TarrantTransportationSummit.com for more information and to register to attend. I hope to see you there! Tarrant County Public Health’s Emergency Preparedness staff is working closely with the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services to get the latest updates on this evolving situation with the Coronavirus. TCPH is working with local hospitals on an ongoing basis to advise if patients meet CDC recommendations for testing. If TCPH receives a confirmation of a case of a novel coronavirus, further communication will be provided to the public and media. Please remember to be vigilant in your flu prevention as Tarrant County and surrounding areas are reaching another peak in the flu season. According to TCPH, so far this season, there have been over 10,000 + flu-related deaths nationwide. Tarrant County Public Health urges everyone to take precautions to help stop the spread of the virus. The first and most important way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year, and remember it is still not too late to get your flu shot. Maximum protection occurs about two weeks after receiving the shot. The latest information on influenza and Coronavirus for Tarrant County is available at www.tarrantcounty.com/public-health The Primary Election is quickly approaching on March 3rd with early voting starting next week on February 18th. While the deadline to register to vote in this election or make changes to your address has passed, if you are registered in Tarrant County, you may vote at any polling location during early voting and on Election Day. Visit www.tarrantcounty.com/ elections to view early voting schedules, sample ballots, tutorials in using the new polling equipment, and to confirm your voter registration status. If you are not registered to vote, be sure to do so now, so you can vote in upcoming elections. Enjoy this issue of the Northeast Newsletter which includes information on Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Brandt, the 2020 Census, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s office, City of Grapevine, and more. Note that we will not have Coffee with the Commissioner this month, so I hope you can join us this Friday, February 14th at the newly coined Tarrant Transportation Summit!