Neighborhood News

Entrepeneur Start Up Crawl

The Entrepeneur Start Up Crawl was held Thursday, 15 November.  Lloyd and I stopped at each location for informative sessions on what each venue had to offer the community

 

4:30 - 5;00:  Texas Wesleyan University - Start at Baker Building.  At 4:45, CM Moon and Gray stopped by for photos, accompanied by Robert Sturns. TWU had activities at the Baker Building, at the library, and the Business Accelerator across the street.

 

5:10 - 5:40:  TCC Opportunity Center - Eli has organized an engaging tour of all of their capabilities at the place, including some kind of giant game room.

 

5:50 - 6:20:  Handley Wedding District - the shops  looked really charming.

 

6:30 - 7:00:  UTARI -- they had their drone lab in action,and several interactive Virtual Reality therapy "games as well as several futuristic medical devices.

 

7:00 - 9:00:  After party at 4 Color Press, 3300 Lawnwood. The shipping containers they use for office spaces make for a very interesting photo backdrop.  River Bend Café is catering, and their food should also be very interesting, as will be the gigantic Heidelberg net zero printer.

(Kat was quite impressed with the new printing equipment.)

 

FWPD officers recognized for service, bravery

 

Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald presents awards to officers during the awards ceremony.

 

Above and Beyond Awards were presented to numerous Fort Worth Police Department personnel recently.

These are the award recipients:

 

Certificate of Merit

Officer Michael Wiles, Sgt. Jacob White, Officer Martin William, Officer Dusty Dwyer, Officer Kimberly Pace, Officer Thomas Johnson, Officer Angela Jacobs, Officer Stephen Thompson, Officer Charles Brady, Sgt. Bryan Farmer, Officer Michael Phelps, Officer Jeremy Balders, Officer Ryan Navarro, Officer Garrett Hull, Officer Dempsey Addy, Officer Dallas Connor, Det. Henri Leblanc, Sgt. Kelly Peel, Lt. William Hix and Officer David Crim.

 

Distinguished Service Award

Officer Peter Henz.

 

Chief’s Letter of Recognition

Sgt. Angela Mapes, Officer Carlos Zelaya, Officer Ryan Sparks, Officer Darrin Parr, Det. Leigh Jones, Det. Paul Vega, Det. Dustin Shaw, Officer Ron Snyder, Officer Isiah Garner, Officer Paula Gibson, Officer Chelsea Gossett, Officer Carey Gilbert, Officer Timothy Dean, Cpl. Stephanie Phillips and Cpl. Weldon Thompson.

 

Lifesaving Award

Officer Daniel Villeneuve, Officer Kirk Byrom, Officer Daniel McCreery, Officer Nicholas Maddock, Officer Jonathan Moody, Officer Eric Smith, Officer Jermario Hall, Officer Darryl Little, Officer Ariel Garcia, Sgt. Michael Skaggs, Officer Michael Pinkston, Officer Cory Kaether, Officer Joshua Breyer, Officer Lawrence Wolfe, Officer Ryan Wheelan, Officer Jerry Miller, Sgt. Clay Hendrix, Officer Michael Marquez, Officer Barry Sawyer, Officer Alec Wiseman, Officer Ralph Park, Officer Justin Henry, Officer Rayune Smith, Officer Travis Kendrick, Officer Jacob Dunn, Officer Dewayne Lee, Officer George Reynolds and Officer Troy Deichert.

 

Police Appreciation Award

Philip Freeman, Anna Boulware, Kenneth Hankins, Kenneth Hankins, Charles Barnett, Marquez Banks, Joseph Banks, Brian Johnson, Derrick R. Hudgins and Rachel Stepp.

What are you doing for America Recycles Day?

Toss recyclables in your blue cart.

Each year on Nov. 15, millions of people across the United States take part in America Recycles Day, a day created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products.

Recycling in Fort Worth is really simple, and the city hopes more residents decide that recycling is the right thing to do.

Every resident has a blue recycling cart to be filled with plastic, metal, glass containers and all kinds of paper.

And let’s recycle right, too. When items that can’t be recycled are tossed into the blue cart to be sorted at the recycle processing center, this material ends up going to the landfill. Because of all the additional handling, it costs about three times as much as it would if this material had been put in the brown cart to begin with.

Items on the do-not-recycle list include Styrofoam, plastic bags, plastic hoses and food scraps.

What about cardboard? Yes, nearly everything made from cardboard can be recycled in Fort Worth: toothpaste containers, cereal boxes, shipping boxes (flattened) and frozen food containers, to name a few.

For a complete list of what can be recycled in Fort Worth, visit the recycling page or call 817-392-1234.

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