2019 Community Halloween Carnival
at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church

Resource fair on Nov. 8 to address veterans' needs

Posted Nov. 1, 2019

Community organizations will share information about housing, job training, medical resources and other topics.

Tarrant County veterans, active duty military and surviving spouses are invited to attend a free Veteran Resource Fair from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 8 at the Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive. The event will be in the Student Center.

Connect with a variety of community organizations and learn more about housing, job training, education and medical resources available to veterans and their families. Vendors include Tarrant County Food Bank, Tarrant County Veteran Treatment Court, North Texas Serves-Unite US, VAREP, CLC, Liberty House, Transforming Lives, Family First Counseling, Veteran Affairs VITA, Community Action Partners, Healthy Homes for Heroes and more.

The event is sponsored by the City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department. Breakout sessions will address various topics of interest to veterans. A continental breakfast will be available, and lunch will be provided by In-N-Out Burger. Door prizes will be awarded.

To learn more about the city’s veterans program, call 817-392-7322 or visit the veteran’s services page.

Game On: How are Game Rooms Regulated?

Representative Nicole Collier to host town hall that will provide transparency to HD 95 residents regarding game room oversight.

From the coin-operated machines used to run arcades to the gaming devices with keno, bingo or blackjack, HD 95 residents have expressed the need for clarity regarding the legality, accountability and oversight of area game rooms.

To provide residents with transparency as to the regulatory authority of game rooms, Rep. Nicole Collier will host a town hall, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The town hall will be held at the Tarrant County College Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, room 1440, in Fort Worth.

"Residents in my district want to know what is being done at the state, county, and city level to address the influx of game rooms in the community," said Representative Collier. "This town hall will answer many of their questions including, which governmental entity provides oversight, they type of oversight provided, as well as the extent of oversight provided."

Featured speakers at the town hall will include senior officials from the state of Texas, Tarrant County, and the City of Fort Worth.

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