Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley As the chief elected officer, I preside over Commissioners Court in Tarrant County, one of the greatest counties in Texas. Tarrant County is an ideal place to live, work andraise a family and I will do the utmost to keep that wonderful quality of life.

Operating as usual

09/09/2020

The office of U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess is accepting nominations for the 2020 Congressional Veteran Commendation.

The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, has been created to honor the distinguished veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District and to preserve their stories for future generations of Americans.

Veterans who are nominated must be currently residing in the 26th District of Texas (Tarrant County: Haltom City, Haslet, Keller, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Westlake and Fort Worth) and have served our nation with honor consistent with the finest traditions of military service. The nominated veterans must also have served their community. A Review Board comprised of past commendation recipients will review the nominations and make recommendations. Up to five individuals may be named to receive the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation for 2020.

The deadline to submit a nomination is September 28, 2020. The form may be found at this link:https://burgess.house.gov/uploadedfiles/vetcommendationform2020.pdf

09/08/2020
Tarrant County Fire Marshal's Office

Tarrant County Fire Marshal's Office

************THE BURN BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED *************

TARRANT COUNTY
FORT WORTH TEXAS 76111

September 8, 2020
The Ban on Outdoor Burning Has Been Lifted
The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds you that if you conduct an outside burn, you must observe the following requirements:
• Burn only in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County.
• Contact the Tarrant County Fire Alarm Center at 817-232-9800 on the day you plan to burn to register your address and to confirm it is an allowable burn day. The Fire Alarm Center is open 24/7.
• The party responsible for the burn must be present at all times and remains liable for damages.
• Begin burning no earlier than one hour after sunrise and end the same day no later than one hour before sunset – NO BURNING AT NIGHT.
• Make sure the smoke does not blow towards a neighbor’s house or onto a road.
• The burn must be downwind and at least 300 feet from structures on adjacent properties.
• Only burn brush, tree limbs, grass clippings or leaves. The material MUST be generated from the property. NO HAULING IN. NO BURNING OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL, HEAVY OILS OR CHEMICAL WASTES.
• No burning if wind speeds (either constant or gusts) are greater than 23 mph.
• To conduct prescribed burns, you must contact the Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office for approval.
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To report someone illegally burning outdoors, call the Tarrant County Fire Alarm Center at 817-232-9800 or the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office at 817-884-1315.
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The authority to conduct outdoor burning under this regulation does not exempt or excuse any person responsible from the consequences, damages or injuries resulting from the burning and does not exempt or excuse anyone from complying with all other applicable laws or ordinances, regulations and orders of governmental entities having jurisdiction -- even though the burning is otherwise conducted in compliance with this regulation.
Tarrant County

09/06/2020
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office
09/04/2020

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Someone in Texas is killed or hurt in a crash that involves alcohol about every 20 minutes. Tarrant County law enforcement is cracking down on intoxicated driving this Labor Day weekend. A "No Refusal" weekend means drivers pulled over for suspected impaired driving who refuse to take a routine breath test will instead be subject to a court-ordered blood test.

My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
09/03/2020

My Health My Resources of Tarrant County

If you or a loved one need help, our trained staff is available 24/7 - call or text 817-335-3022. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. We are here for you. #WeCARE #SuicideAwareness

Tarrant County
09/02/2020

Tarrant County

The Tarrant County School-Age Collaborative offers all-day care for school-age children across Tarrant County. Each program includes virtual learning supervision along with enrichment activities to ensure that all children have a safe, supportive place to be while their parents work and schools are limited to virtual learning due to COVID.

Click on the link to view locations and register

https://claytonyouth.org/school-age-care-collaborative/

#tarrantcounty #tarrant

On this 1st day of September, as we begin Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court suppor...
09/01/2020

On this 1st day of September, as we begin Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court supports those battling prostate cancer and encourages all men in our community to commit to yearly screenings.

Early detection saves lives.

You can be the difference. #overdoseawareness
08/31/2020

You can be the difference. #overdoseawareness

On this International Overdose Awareness Day, we invite you to become more aware of the signs of an overdose. You could be the difference in someone's life. #EndOverdose

08/27/2020
Tarrant County Public Health

Tarrant County Public Health

Be on the lookout for mosquitos! They bite all day, but especially at dawn and dusk, so be sure to cover up.

Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes
08/24/2020

Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes

New COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Northeast Tarrant County.

Tarrant County, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the City of North Richland Hills are bringing a new COVID-19 testing site to Northeast Tarrant County at the NRH2O Family Water Park beginning today, Monday, Aug. 24.

These tests will be self-administered mouth swabs, and the site will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To schedule a test, go to https://texas.curativeinc.com. Tests are free and there is no Tarrant County residency requirement. There will also be Spanish speaking staff available on site.

“It is important that we have COVID-19 testing sites throughout Tarrant County” said Precinct 3 Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes. “We needed access to more testing in Northeast Tarrant County and this NRH20 location will help fill that need.“

Results will be sent via email, text or a phone call and results should be received within 72-96 hours. NRH2O is located at 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180.

For more information on COVID-19, go to Tarrant County’s Coronavirus Information Page. www.tarrantcounty.com

The Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Memorial has recently announced Ryan Scieneaux, a Brewer High School Senior as the wi...
08/20/2020

The Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Memorial has recently announced Ryan Scieneaux, a Brewer High School Senior as the winner of the memorial design competition, with her soldier tribute. Ryan will now collaborate with local sculptor Michael Pavlosky to finalize the design.

The design is a tree with several leaves hanging from it, listing the Tarrant County residents who died serving during that era. The leaves will display the person’s name, branch of service, date of death and hometown. According to Scieneaux, the tree represents life “Just as a dying tree gives way for new trees to grow, those who fought in the Vietnam War sacrificed their lives so that ours could be better,” she explains.

For more information about the memorial: https://www.vieteramemorial.org/

As many across our county continue to seek employment, our #veterans are no different. The Texas Veterans Commission and...
08/19/2020
Department of Texas sponsoring Sept. 15 virtual job fair

As many across our county continue to seek employment, our #veterans are no different. The Texas Veterans Commission and TX Workforce Commission are hosting a VIRTUAL job fair on September 15th from 10am-4pm.

REGISTER HERE: https://premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/859-american-legion-texas-veterans-workfoce-commission-career-fair

The statewide hiring fair is open to veterans, transitioning servicemembers and military families.

Tarrant County Fire Marshal's Office
08/18/2020

Tarrant County Fire Marshal's Office

TARRANT COUNTY IS UNDER A 90 DAY BURN BAN
Tarrant County

The 2020 Census moves into the next phase of the decennial count with the enumerators coming into communities that have ...
08/18/2020
Responding to the Census

The 2020 Census moves into the next phase of the decennial count with the enumerators coming into communities that have yet to respond.

All Census takers have been trained on following COVID-19 prevention protocol. They'll be outfitted with a Census bag, badge and an official Census device.

Want to practice the ultimate in social distancing when completing the Census?

Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.

📣  The Federal Communications Commission has announced the members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, and Tarr...
08/14/2020

📣 The Federal Communications Commission has announced the members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, and Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley has been selected to serve a two-year term.

During this time, the Committee will provide guidance, expertise, and recommendations to the Commission on a range of telecommunication issues. The IAC may be tasked by the Chairman to produce specific deliverables that will further the Commission’s mission and objectives, which may include, but not be limited to, those related to increasing deployment and adoption of broadband services, strengthening public safety communications infrastructure and emergency response capabilities.

📷: Lissa Willis

Input from residents, local governments and private sector impacts decisions about transportation and air quality polici...
08/12/2020
North Central Texas Council of Governments - Input & Meetings

Input from residents, local governments and private sector impacts decisions about transportation and air quality policies, programs and plans for North Texas. After all, these decisions determine how North Texans live and travel in the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Information will be posted online at www.nctcog.org/input for public review and comment August 10 - September 9, 2020.

This is how we invite the public to engage with us in our transportation priorities.

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, Sixty and Better has an immediate and urgent need for meal delivery driv...
08/11/2020

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, Sixty and Better has an immediate and urgent need for meal delivery drivers on Mondays and Fridays in Arlington, Azle, Forest Hill, Fort Worth and Kennedale.

📢We have an ❗️URGENT NEED❗️for volunteers to help deliver meals in Arlington and Fort Worth on Friday mornings! Email [email protected] or call (817) 413-4949 ext. 214 for details.

Through CARES Act funds, Tarrant County is proud to have been able to support small businesses across our county.
08/05/2020

Through CARES Act funds, Tarrant County is proud to have been able to support small businesses across our county.

Texas Veterans Commission
08/04/2020

Texas Veterans Commission

Transitioning: Military, Career and Life!
For military spouses, transitioning military, #TexasVeterans & families
Dress for Success, resume development, job search assistance & more

Listen to women veterans talk about their transitions and the benefits this program
https://soundcloud.com/user-885281675/dress-for-success-2020

Event registration https://rb.gy/jljpcl

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
08/03/2020

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Does your vehicle registration expire this month? Please read the following information carefully:

▪️ In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Abbott issued a temporary waiver from the requirement to renew registration. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬.

▪️ If your registration has expired, there is no deadline to renew while the waiver is in effect.

▪️ When this waiver is no longer in effect, TxDMV will make an announcement on TxDMV.gov and our social media channels. You may sign up to receive an email notification of this announcement at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.

▪️ Following the announcement that the waiver is no longer in effect, you will have 60 days from the date of the announcement to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process. For example, if the announcement is made September 1, you would have 60 days from September 1 to come into compliance.

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝗦𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

▪️ If you renew your registration during the waiver period, you are still required to pass vehicle inspection first. If you have already obtained a passing vehicle inspection, you may renew your registration online at https://renew.TxDMV.gov/.

▪️ You may also renew your registration by mail, and, in some counties, in person. Contact your local county tax office directly to determine if in-person or drop-off services are available at any of the office locations in your county.

▪️ Services available in one county are not necessarily available in other counties at this time.

𝗖𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

▪️ Law enforcement agencies statewide have been notified of this waiver, however, we are not a law enforcement agency and cannot speak to the policies of individual agencies or the actions of officers, and we cannot provide legal advice if a citation is issued.

𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀?

▪️ Please see www.TxDMV.gov/covid-19 for more information and answers to frequently-asked questions.

🔴 𝙍𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙨 𝘿𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙑𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙨. Please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety for assistance with driver licenses, learner permits, identification cards, and all related services: www.dps.texas.gov.

Child Care - School-Aged Parent Survey | https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolagedparentsurveyThese are tough times for ...
07/31/2020
Home - Fort Worth is the Best Place for Kids

Child Care - School-Aged Parent Survey |

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolagedparentsurvey

These are tough times for families with children as we all try to make work, education and care decisions in response to COVID-19. You’re not alone – and your community leaders are requesting your input so they can better understand how to help. / Estos son tiempos difíciles para las familias con niños mientras tomamos decisiones de trabajo, educación y cuidado en respuesta a COVID-19. No está solo, y los líderes de su comunidad solicitan su opinión para entender mejor cómo ayudarle.

Recognizing the challenges faced by families if schools only offer remote learning with no in-person instruction for a period of time, the Tarrant County COVID School-Age Child Care Task Force is seeking information from parents to help support solutions to assist families with their child care needs. The survey is estimated to take 5 minutes to complete. /Reconociendo las dificultades que enfrentan las familias si las escuelas solo ofrecen aprendizaje virtual sin instrucción en persona por un período de tiempo, el Grupo de Trabajo de Cuidado de Niños en Edad Escolar COVID del Condado de Tarrant está buscando información de los padres para ayudar a las familias con sus necesidades de cuidado de niños. La encuesta toma solo 5 minutos para completarse.

The survey is focused on school-age children (ages 4-18). If you have children ages 0-12 and are in need of child care, you can find available licensed child care through a convenient search: https://find.bestplace4kids.com/families. / La encuesta se enfoca en niños en edad escolar (de 4 a 18 años). Si tiene niños de 0 a 12 años y necesita cuidado infantil, puede encontrar cuidado infantil con licencia disponible a través de una búsqueda conveniente: https://find.bestplace4kids.com/families

Fort Worth is creating a city where all kids have the chance to succeed, families are supported, and business thrive.

07/30/2020
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

There are many organizations across Tarrant County that work with our CDA's office to #EndHuman Trafficking and I am grateful for their efforts.

Like a virus, human trafficking does not have geographic boundaries. July 30th is World Day against Human Trafficking to raise awareness about the harsh reality of sexual exploitation of children. Facts are 50 percent of trafficking victims are children and 80 percent of those victims are female. The national Human Trafficking Hotline reports it gets more calls from Texas than any other state. Tarrant County is front and center in the fight. Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson has created a special team to concentrate on child sex trafficking and crack down on criminals forcing children into the sex trade. Please watch this short video.

"The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to the short and long-term mental health of Tarrant County." Th...
07/28/2020
Recognize and Rise

"The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to the short and long-term mental health of Tarrant County."

The following report was commissioned by Mental Health Connection and may be viewed here in it's entirety:

http://mentalhealthconnection.org/assets/timeline-pdf/Support-Sustain-and-Strengthen-FOR-PUBLICATION-7_27_20.pdf

New stats are in! "The Ripple Effect of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Tarrant County" Check out the full report by Emily Spence, PhD, MSW! #RecognizeTrauma #RiseTogether
Commissioned by Mental Health Connection

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office
07/28/2020
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

More free testing for COVID-19 opens in Tarrant County. Free saliva testing will be available in the Dickies Arena parking garage Tuesday, July 28th. Tarrant County is again partnering with the City of Fort Worth to expand COVID testing after the success of the pilot program at JP Elder Middle School. The saliva test is free, but you must make an appointment. Click below to sign up.

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100 E. Weatherford St., Suite 501
Fort Worth, TX
76196

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

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+18178841040

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