City by City: Fort Worth area
01/29/2014 12:51 PM
01/29/2014 12:52 PM
Medical society to explore healthcare accountability
The Tarrant County Medical Society will be sponsoring a program, “Healthcare in a Civil Society: Who’s Accountable for Your Health?”
The program will include two half-hour talks surrounding a panel discussion and town hall forum featuring local physicians and healthcare leaders. The panel will be moderated by Pete Geren and the panelists will include Robert Earley, Stephen Brotherton, Maxine Harrington and Jose Gonzalez.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 8 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Medical Education and Training Building auditorium, 1000 Montgomery St. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.
Free parking is available in lots 6, 7, 14 and 19.
Those interested in attending may call Carol Scott at 817-735-2539 to register. Admission is free if reservations are made in advance; otherwise it’s $10 at the door.
— Shirley Jinkins
Cabela’s Fort Worth will host NRA Weekend in February
Cabela’s Fort Worth, Buda, Allen and Waco will team up with the National Rifle Association for NRA Weekend on Feb. 8 and 9.
The annual event features a membership drive, along with a series of firearm safety, educational workshops and in-store product demonstrations.
All new and current NRA members who join or renew their membership will receive a $25 Cabela’s gift certificate.
Cabela’s will offer free workshops on topics such as firearm safety, gun fitting, concealment, ammunition selection, rifle sights and optics, and storage solutions. Highlights include:• Reloading made simple
• NRA Eddie Eagle family firearm safety
• Ladies-only handgun clinic
• Free family BB gun range instruction and target practice.
For a full schedule, call 817-337-2400.
Cabela’s Fort Worth is at 12901 Cabela Drive. For additional information, visit www.cabelas.com/fortworth.
Neighborhood University helps leaders stay informed
Neighborhood leaders can hear updates on crime control, city beautification, how to run effective meetings and other topics at the next session of Neighborhood University, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.
The event is open to anyone but targets neighborhood association leaders.
Attendees can learn about a variety of topics, including:• “Keeping Your Neighborhood Safe”: An update on crime and safety, with news you can use to stay a step ahead of the bad guys.
• “Meeting SOS”: Robert’s Rules of Order, plain and simple. Plus, how to keep your neighborhood meetings informative and fun.
• “Making Your Fort Worth Beautiful”: What grows best in Texas? What plants thrive in a drought? You can have a beautiful yard and save water, too.
• “Egrets, Herons, Animal Control, Oh My!”: How you and your neighbors can protect your property and live peacefully with the critters.
Neighborhood University participants will also have the opportunity to meet the neighborhood educator assigned to their area. Neighborhood educators can help residents find the right city contact, navigate city regulations and solve problems.
There is a $6 nonrefundable fee for the workshop. Send registration and payment, payable to City of Fort Worth, to Neighborhood Education Office, 1000 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102. Space is limited.
Studio will open at Alliance Town Center
Amazing Lash Studio, an eyelash extension boutique, on Friday will open a location at Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth, its second Dallas-Fort Worth store.
For its grand opening, Amazing Lash Studio is offering a $79.99 full set and a $45 monthly membership option for one refill per month.
— Sandra Baker
Police Department will start Citizen Police Academy class
The Granbury Police Department is taking applications for its Citizen Police Academy.
The academy is a 30-hour course that gives residents a better understanding of the Police Department. Three-hour classes are held weekly and deal with a different area of the police department for each course.
Anyone interested in applying for admission can fill out an application with the Police Department at 116 W. Bridge St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.
For more information call 817-573-2648 and ask for Sgt. Cris Brichetto.
The minimum age for enrollment is 21, and you do not need to be a Granbury resident to take part.
— Bill Hanna
Estate planning workshop set for farmers, ranchers
For farmer and ranchers who are trying to determine what to do with their property as they get older, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension in Stephenville is hosting an estate and transition planning workshop on Feb. 21
The one-day workshop will discuss estate planning, gift and estate tax considerations, calculating retirement costs, and other topics needed for an estate plan.
It is also designed to help those thinking about transferring their farm or ranch holdings to family members understand their options.
The Feb. 21 workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Texas A&M Agrilife Research Center at 1229 N. U.S. 281.
Cost is $35 and space is limited. Forms can be downloaded at stephenville.tamu.edu.
For more information, call 254-965-1460.
— Bill Hanna
solicitors as the No. 1 safety concern in their neighborhoods,” Fadden said in her speech. “In response, the city enacted a solicitor ordinance that allowed us to closely regulate those solicitors.”
Religious and political solicitors are exempt from the list.
— Dustin L. Dangli
Keller school district shuffles business side
The Keller school district has reorganized its business department after the departure of the assistant superintendent of business operations.
The district will not replace the position.
Oversight of facility operations, including custodial, transportation, child nutrition, construction and planning services, will be divided among other business department officials.
Chief Financial Officer Mark Youngs will now oversee facilities, child nutrition and Durham School Transportation Services as well as the finance function.
Former Construction and Planning Director Hudson Huff has been named executive director of facility services. Huff will supervise the departments and department heads of custodial, landscaping and mechanical/plumbing/electrical, planning and facility project management, environmental conditions and services, and the facilities specialist.
“This structure is organized by systems and areas of responsibility,” said Superintendent Randy Reid in a news release. “It is sensible and assures the district’s continued success in our business operations function.”
— Shirley Jinkins
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