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Tarrant County district clerk’s office on the move

Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder helps pack up his office for the move from the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center to the Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building.
Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder helps pack up his office for the move from the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center to the Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building. Tarrant County

The Tarrant County district clerk’s office closed the workday Friday in one building and will start the workday Monday in a different building.

District Clerk Tom Wilder and his civil staff — which includes civil court clerks, clerk administration, clerk accounting and other staffers — left the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center on Friday and will be in the Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building when it opens for business at 8 a.m. Monday.

County workers spent the past week, and the weekend, packing and transferring everything from offices to case files to their new location about two blocks east of the old courthouse.

While the civil part of the clerk’s office is moving to the second floor at 100 N. Calhoun St., the criminal part of the office remains at the criminal justice center.

Patriot Tour

The Patriot Tour will make a stop in Fort Worth Friday, as Navy Seals and other military members share their stories of hardship and how to overcome adversity.

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, is planning to be among those in the audience, invited by retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell — a SEAL who escaped a 2005 Taliban ambush in Afghanistan and wrote The Lone Survivor — and his wife.

Luttrell and others, including Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, will be the speakers at the 7:30 p.m. show at Casa Mañana.

Mark it out

Change that ZIP code.

If you are sending mail to Tarrant County buildings in downtown Fort Worth, you need to mark out the 76102 ZIP code and change it to 76196.

The postal service is no longer delivering mail with the 76102 ZIP code to county buildings downtown, officials announced last week.

Many county buildings technically located in the 76102 zone — such as the historic Tarrant County Courthouse, the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center and the Tarrant County Administration Building — officially belong to the 76196 ZIP code.

The postal service told county officials they would stop delivering county mail with the 76102 ZIP code as of July 14.

New appointments

Fort Worth has turned in-house and to Indianapolis to fill two assistant city manager positions.

Jesus “Jay” Chapa, who has been with the city 19 years, most recently as director of economic development, and Valerie R. Washington, deputy director and chief financial officer for Indianapolis’ Public Safety Department, were named to the spots last week.

“Both of these people are great fits for Fort Worth as we run a $1.5 billion business that supports the nation’s fastest growing big city,” City Manager David Cooke said in a statement. “Each of these innovative leaders has built a career working in cities and industries dealing with growth and providing outstanding public service and citizen engagement.”

Chapa’s appointment became effective July 18. Washington is expected to start in September.

Staff writer Sandra Baker contributed to this report.

Maria Recio, 202-383-6103

Twitter: @maria_e_recio

Anna M. Tinsley, 817-390-7610

Twitter: @annatinsley

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