Gyna Bivens, District 5 City Council, hosted Bus Tour of community
Councilwoman Gyna Bivens, District 5 organized the tour because she kept hearing complaints about the same addresses over and aover again. Citizens were becoming frustrated because the problems they were reporting were not getting permanent fixes.
Local community leaders, police and concerned citizens joined the tour.
Bivens said "I wanted the residents to hear answers directly from city leaders and was pleased that an assistant city attorney joined us."
Bivens wanted city staff to see and hear directly from citizens who told them of raw sewage running from an apartment complex on several occasions.
The bus drove through an apartment complex parking lot that was so rough; they ran the risk of losing a tire!
Bivens was pleased that one apartment manager came on the tour and was eager to tell everyone about the improvements he was overseeing at his complex on Tierney.
This won't be the last tour that Bivens conducts. People who took this tour remarked that it was educational for all.
Photos by Lloyd Jones
East Fort Worth Community Jazz Band Christmas Concert at St. Luke's in the Meadows Church starts the season with Jazzy Christmas music
East Fort Worth Business Association's Scholarship Awards Banquet recognized 6 Outstanding Eastside Seniors
The Outstanding Seniors of 2018 represent the brightest stars in our eastside high schools. This year's $500 Scholarship winners are: Frdous Yagoub, Polytechnic; Jaheem Smith, Eastern Hills; Kailah Harper, Dunbar; Kristian Gaytan, Young Men’s Leadership Academy; Alfredo Ornelas, Nolan Catholic; Ruby Mejia, CAN Academy. Congratulations, we are excited for your futures!
On the wall behind the students are all the wonderful thank you cards the Association received from elementary students who were the first to enjoy reading the new library books purchased by EFWBA for the 6 elementary schools in the Eastern Hills pyramid. EFWBA knows that Education is Good Business. Visit www.efwba.org to see all the photos from the Banquet.
Gregory Beck completed the installation of Pieces of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow! The beautiful work spans across 80 feet of the Fort Worth Police Department's exterior walls. The PD is at 5650 E. Lancaster, next to St. Rita Catholic Church.
The Fort Worth Arts Council will dedicate the delightful "Pieces of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" Public Art Work by Gregory Beck, a wonderful depiction of Handley’s historic past along with images of today and projections of tomorrow.
This beautiful public art piece is on the north and west walls of the East Division Police Station, 5650 E. Lancaster, across from Bank of America.
The aluminum water-jet cut panels are painted with vivid auto paint, requiring 900 coats of multiple layered colors to create the images. The overall artwork covers a span of a 10’ x 80’ area, incorporating 8 large puzzle pieces and 27 smaller pieces along with 206 stainless steel screws for installation. This 3 year long project was accomplished with much dedication and persistence.
Each piece of the puzzle is inspired by East Fort Worth’s historic relevance and cultural diversity. Showing the evolution of the community in Handley, the artwork references historical images such as the Interurban Railway that ran from Fort Worth to Lake Erie and The Pike Drive-In Theater as well as portraits of present-day community members and police officers in the area. This combination of past and present alludes to a bright future of which we are all a “piece of the puzzle.”
Community residents actively participated in meetings, contributing their input to the concept and most importantly volunteering for a photo shoot. The result is the images of numerous faces you will recognize from our community. The finished product required many hours, much talent and compassion to complete the public art assignment. Gregory went above and beyond for us and we need to show our appreciation. So if you have not had the opportunity to visit this beautiful public art piece, stop by and investigate the tedious detail and scale of the art.
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