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UT Soutwestern Simmons Cancer Center Community Outreach event

A Cancer Town Hall in Fort Worth

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is teaming up with other community members to share information about cancer-related concerns and needs.

Through these town halls, Simmons wants to hear from Fort Worth residents about their cancer concerns and care needs. Simmons will use their input to strengthen its services, educational outreach and community-oriented research priorities.

A local town hall is planned for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at William M. McDonald YMCA, 2701 Moresby St. The event will be conducted in Spanish, and refreshments will be provided.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is participating — along with the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson — in Simmons' Team Up Against Nicotine campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and vaping.

To learn more, contact Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at 833-722-6237.

Lloyd had time to attend this event. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has an Answer Line avaiable for anyone touched by cancer. Contact them for personal, individualized answers, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm by phone at 833-722-6237 or by aemail at canceranswerline@utsoutwestern.edu. Learn more at their website: simmonscancercenter.org.

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Tickets available for Visit Fort Worth annual meeting

Posted Dec. 27, 2019 T Bone Burnett stands in front of a painted building

With 50 years' experience in music and entertainment, T Bone Burnett has earned a reputation as an innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, film and concert producer, record company owner and artists' advocate.

Show your love for Fort Worth at the seventh annual meeting of Visit Fort Worth on Valentine's Day.

The event will feature keynote speaker and music producer T Bone Burnett, a Fort Worth native honored with Academy and Grammy Awards. Mayor Betsy Price will receive the annual Hospitality Award for her efforts to promote the city. A new service award will recognize an outstanding employee working for a hotel, attraction or other organization that welcomes visitors.

The breakfast meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston St.

The event will highlight action on the Destination Master Plan, the community's roadmap for tourism. Progress in sports, marketing, conventions, music and filmmaking are growing Fort Worth's $9.4 billion visitor economy.

"From the new Dickies Arena to the renovated Stockyards, Fort Worth is giving visitors more reasons to see Fort Worth," said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth. "With consistent visitor growth, we now need to help more people stay longer and spend more."

Major landmarks in the visitor economy lie ahead in 2020, including:

Beginning design work on the Fort Worth Convention Center expansion. Nationally-televised sporting events at Dickies Arena. Unprecedented hotel growth downtown and in the Stockyards.

The annual Hospitality Award spotlights individuals and organizations who promote Fort Worth and help grow the visitor economy. Mayor Price, serving her fifth term, has logged tens of thousands of miles selling Fort Worth for tourism and economic development.

"Our local economy has benefitted from the growth in tourism under Mayor Price's leadership," said Rosa Navejar, chairman of the Visit Fort Worth Board of Directors. "We want to recognize her efforts promoting Fort Worth around the world and improving our reputation as a healthy, active city."

To secure seats at the meeting, Register online by Feb. 13.


Delve into the future of mobility at Feb. 14 Summit

Rasheq Zarif

Rasheq Zarif

Transportation issues have an immense impact on quality of life, especially in Tarrant County, one of the nation's fastest-growing corridors. Beyond the time that sitting in traffic takes away from the time we'd rather spend with our families, the issue has deeper implications on economic development, air quality, and health and physical safety.

As the region continues to grow, mobility will be a key concern in the sustainability and enhancement of quality of life. The Tarrant Transportation Summit, hosted by Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, has grown to become one of the premier transportation events in Texas and provides one of the region's best venues for ongoing dialogue and proposed solutions to the most pressing transportation problems.

Join fellow North Texans at the summit, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst.

This year's event will feature these topics:

A keynote address will be presented by Rasheq Zarif, managing director of the Future of Mobility Tech Sector for Deloitte. He will discuss the current transportation transformation and the opportunities the North Texas region can leverage to be the global leader in the space.

Individual seats at the summit are $75, which includes a light breakfast buffet and keynote luncheon.

To learn more, contact Rebecca Barksdale at 817-581-3600.


Street maintenance coming to Ramey Avenue

Posted Jan. 14, 2020

Residents in the Ramey Avenue area will soon see construction activities. Crews are repaving Ramey Avenue from Miller Avenue to East Loop 820 to prevent further deterioration of the roadway and extend its life.

Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Sweet Home Baptist Church, 5225 Ramey Ave., to find out about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Tariqul Islam at 817-392-2486.


2020 Census

Woodhaven Neighborhood Association Association has scheduled an informational Census meeting on Thursday, January 30th for Woodhaven apartment owners/managers & residents at the East Regional Library from 12:30-1:30 PM.

Assistant County Administrator, Jay Singleton and NPO Del McNeal who are both on the WNA STEERING COMMITTEE have taken the lead with this critically important meeting.

Respectfully,
Clairita Porter
817-308-0261


FORT WORTH ISD CAMPUS TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth ISD will recognize 135 Campus Teachers of the Year at a special after-school reception April 2, 2020, hosted by Central Market and other community partners.

The highlight of the reception will be the announcement of the 10 finalists for the elementary and secondary District Teacher of the Year Awards, who will advance to the next level of the award selection process.

Community businesses and organizations have partnered with Fort Worth ISD since 1985 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers in our District. One teacher from each school is elected by fellow teachers for the honor of 2019-2020 Campus Teacher of the Year.

Campus Teachers of the Year are eligible to apply for the District Teacher of the Year award in elementary or secondary categories. Each of the two District award winners receives an honorarium of $5,000 from Central Market. Each of the eight other finalists also receives an award of $1,500 from Central Market.

The Campus Teacher of the Year Reception will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum.

All Campus Teacher of the Year winners are eligible for and encouraged to apply for District Teacher of the Year. Applications can be found here.


Healthy Tarrant County

Congressman Marc Veasey hosted a small breakfast gathering of infuential consituents at the Eastside/Lancaster Dixie House Cafe on Saturday, February 8, 2020. He brought a special guest, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, to speak to the group about pending legislation and the upcoming elections in a post-impeachment congress. Clyburn spoke briefly about his history, how he met his late wife, and how important it is to have community based outreach to enroll citizens who have previously sat out and not voted in past elections.

Council women Gyna Bivens, District 5, and Kelly Allen Gray, District 8 were in attendance, and they listened intently to the warnings from Clyburn on how the national elections can be impacted by false new stories and potential election interferrence.

Clyburn took questions from the audience and posed for photos with those present.

Neighborhood Events


Starting February 21

TWU Theater

Ticket information and other performance information here: TWU Box Office


Fat Tuesday, February 25 is Mardi Gras

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MardiGrasParty

Tuesday, March 17

50th Spaghetti supper

Saturday, April 4 Earth Party

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New Date and Location

Saturday, April 4, 2020 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Trinity Park

3003 Trinity Park Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Free and open to the public, free parking

Don't miss out on the largest green event in Fort Worth! Reward yourself for your hard work and head over to the Trinity Park for food, fun and to learn about all things sustainable. There will be live music and family-friendly activities for all ages.

Visit educational booths and exhibits to learn about topics like water conservation, air quality, waste reduction and recycling, environmental issues, healthy living initiatives and much more!

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Saturday Night, April 4
5th Annual Big Band Jazz Dance

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Big Band Jazz Dance

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Lions Chili Supper


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SpiritNight May12, 2020

Out & About:

Marc Veasey introduces House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn to Fort Worth constituents

Posted Feb 10, 2020. Photos by Lloyd Jones

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

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