Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes

Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes Representing Northeast Tarrant County, Precinct 3

County Commissioner Gary Fickes is committed to providing the leadership, experience and knowledge to make Precinct 3 the most desirable area to live and work in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. His 30 years of community involvement as a commissioner, mayor and community leader have given him the opportunity and first hand experience in helping to build a truly great area. Because Northeast Tarrant County (Precinct 3) is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States , innovative solutions are required to address pressing transportation and infrastructure needs. The Precinct includes two major airports (D/FW and Alliance) and numerous major freeways. All major freeways are over capacity at this time. Commissioner Fickes has helped guide the approval and start of construction on two major projects: The North Tarrant Expressway and the DFW Connector. Both projects were approved in the first quarter of 2009. These projects represent over $3 billion in improvements toward increased mobility and reduced congestion in Precinct 3. Commissioner Fickes supports quality economic development because it is a proven tool for job creation, improved property values, creation of sales tax funds, adds value to the community and improves the quality of life for the region. It brings increased payrolls, more spending power and creates a better economic environment for everyone. Healthcare is an important issue to Commissioner Fickes. Since being elected, he has worked to improve patient care/outcome and patient access at John Peter Smith Hospital . He has helped create three (3) new school based clinics in Precinct 3 and the Gertrude Tarpley JPS Healthcare Center in Watauga. Commissioner Fickes served as Chairman/Trustee at Harris Methodist Hospital HEB for 12 years and still serves as a Trustee for the Harris Methodist Health Foundation.

09/10/2020
Tarrant County

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Have you registered to vote?

Deadline is October 5th

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#tarrantcounty #vote2020 #elections
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09/09/2020
Empowering Seniors - Tarrant County

Empowering Seniors - Tarrant County

The "Guru of Texas Gardening", Neil Sperry , invites you to this year's VIRTUAL Empowering Seniors to be held on Friday, October 2!

Thank you to this year's Presenting Sponsor, Care N' Care

Thank you to this year's Platinum Sponsor Facebook/ Fort Worth Data Center!

https://youtu.be/xsotReagi_w

View more information and register to attend at www.EmpoweringSeniors.com!

Tarrant County
08/29/2020

Tarrant County

Don’t forget to pick up a few FREE Tito's Handmade Vodka hand sanitizer bottles today!

Resource Connection
2300 Circle Drive

New COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Northeast Tarrant County. Tarrant County, the Texas Division of Emergency Management a...
08/24/2020

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

Today at Noon, August 19, 2020, we join our community and the City of Fort Worth to  remember those who have been affect...
08/19/2020

Today at Noon, August 19, 2020, we join our community and the City of Fort Worth to remember those who have been affected by COVID-19 by praying for continued healing, wisdom and unity moving forward.

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

☀️ 🌡 Short periods of extreme heat -- 90 degrees or more for several consecutive days -- can cause serious health proble...
08/14/2020

☀️ 🌡 Short periods of extreme heat -- 90 degrees or more for several consecutive days -- can cause serious health problems if people are not aware or careful. Find out more about heat safety precautions from Tarrant County Public Health here: https://bit.ly/2PRx6m5

Mornin’, Friends!
Dangerous heat coming this afternoon. Take it serious and don't overdo it. Heat Index: 105-110. FRIDAY FORECAST: --> #NBCDFWWeather nbcdfw.com/weather

08/05/2020
Wendy Burgess, Tarrant Co Tax Assessor-Collector

Update in regards to our Hurst and Southlake Tax offices and processing State car registrations this morning in NE Tarrant County:

Update: Tarrant County is up and running at full force. 🎉

Unfortunately the State system for the DMV has been down for many hours yesterday in all 254 counties. 😩 This means no one in the state could process motor vehicle transactions yesterday. They are slowly fixing the problem.

As of right now, Arlington, Mansfield, Southwest and Northwest are all able to process transactions this morning. I will provide an update when our other locations are reconnected to the state system.

Please do not come to the Downtown, Miller Ave, Southlake or Hurst branches until the state reconnects them for motor vehicles transactions. I apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused anyone yesterday or today. This is a statewide system and we are at their mercy and are as frustrated with it as you might be.

Property tax transactions can still be processed at all locations. Thank you for your patience!

08/03/2020
6 Stones

🖍📚✏️ 6 Stones Operation Back 2 School is underway. See how you can help here:

OB2S Drive-Thru Day 2!

Family, we still have 2,276 students that NEED to be sponsored for this year's Operation Back 2 School Drive-Thru Event! Our Executive Director, Jennifer Leney says her favorite thing about 6 Stones, "is that it is a community serving a community!"

Here's how YOU can help your neighbor today:

🔹Visit www.6stones.org/ob2s
🔹Support a grade for $2,800
🔹Adopt a classroom for $700
🔹Sponsor a child for $35
🔹Give what you can!

No amount is too small, and our families need you now more than ever! Become a catalyst of Hope today!

07/29/2020
Tarrant County

Tarrant County

MHMR of Tarrant County is offering FREE crisis counseling and stress management to individuals and groups in Tarrant and Denton counties

817-335-3022
https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/

#tarrantcounty #dentoncounty

I enjoyed visiting with Elizabeth Grace, Executive Director of Mid-Cities Care Corps (MCCC) and presenting the organizat...
07/22/2020

I enjoyed visiting with Elizabeth Grace, Executive Director of Mid-Cities Care Corps (MCCC) and presenting the organization a grant for both FY 2019 & 2020 totaling $20,000 this past week. Thanks to the support of both our Empowering Seniors event and Tarrant Transportation Summit, Tarrant County Precinct 3 is able to grant funding from event proceeds to assist five of our Northeast Tarrant Transportation Agencies that provide transportation for seniors, disabled and low-income residents.

Mid-Cities Care Corps (MCCC)’s mission is to preserve the independence of senior neighbors in Northeast Tarrant County by providing transportation (for routine medical), Helping Hands projects, and social outreach to break isolation for senior citizens age 65+. Learn more about the organization at midcitiescarecorps.org. 🚙 🚌

07/17/2020
Tarrant County

Tarrant County

Small Business Assistance (SBA) applicants

Applications are being reviewed, any updates will be sent via e-mail

If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail [email protected]

#tarrantcounty #SBA #smallbusiness

⭐️ Join Tarrant County & Commissioner Fickes TOMORROW, Friday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. for a Q&A Session about the Coronavi...
07/09/2020

⭐️ Join Tarrant County & Commissioner Fickes TOMORROW, Friday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. for a Q&A Session about the Coronavirus Relief Fund program for nonprofits.

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court allocated $20M in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist non-governmental, 501(c) 3 organizations in the provision of services to individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will consider reimbursement of expenses, incurred or anticipated, that are necessary to provide services to aid individuals affected by COVID-19. Documentation will be required to substantiate a direct relationship between the proposed expenses and COVID-19.

Email [email protected] to
sign up and receive call-in information.

🎉 Congratulations to JPS Health Network! Our Tarrant County Hospital District hospital network was just named “Best in N...
07/08/2020
JPS Hospital in Fort Worth Is Best in Nation, According to New List

🎉 Congratulations to JPS Health Network! Our Tarrant County Hospital District hospital network was just named “Best in Nation” by Washington Monthly.

ON THE NEWS: A brand new ranking of #hospitals has named JPS the best hospital in the country. The ranking is based not just on patient outcomes, but also broader criteria like how hospitals care for people who can't afford to pay.
CLICK to watch.
#WeAreEssential #JPSpride

John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth is the best hospital in the country based on saving lives, saving money and serving everyone, according to a new ranking by the Washington Monthly.

Mayor Laura Hill
07/05/2020

Mayor Laura Hill

Four years ago today, five Mayors, five very special friendships. Together to celebrate a decade of friendship with our Sister City, Tome Japan. County Commissioner and former Mayor Gary Fickes, former Mayor John Terrell and Tome Mayor Fuse(love his tie❤️)Former Southlake Mayor Clowe has left us but he will always be remembered for all he did for our city. It takes so many to make a community special, so many friendships, mentorships, partnerships and a willingness to share the best and learn from the worst.

Our Sister Cities program has offered Southlake students and chaperones the opportunity to live and learn in the homes and communities of Tome and Wuzhong and we have welcomed their students here to live with us. Just one more amazing program that makes Southlake special #ibelieveinsouthlake

I hope you will learn more about Southlake Sister Cities.

07/04/2020
Air Force Teams Up with Lee Greenwood for Patriotic God Bless the USA Performance

🇺🇸 Celebrate the power of pride, courage and faith, that we all share. Let us all salute the spirit of America. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

Please enjoy this amazing and powerful performance in honor of the holiday:

https://www.military.com/video/air-force-teams-lee-greenwood-patriotic-god-bless-usa-performance

The Air Force’s “Singing Sergeants” band collaborated with Lee Greenwood and Home Free for a special performance of one of America’s most iconic songs – just in time for the 4th of July. (Air Force Band)

🇺🇸 ⭐️ 🦅
07/03/2020

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Drive-through COVID testing until 6 p.m. today at 6 Stones / Campus West!
07/02/2020

Drive-through COVID testing until 6 p.m. today at 6 Stones / Campus West!

We're so glad to partner with the state to provide COVID - 19 testing for the community! Today over 250 people were able to get tested! Testing will happen again Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

To register visit: http://www.txcovidtest.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED - TARRANT COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS GRANT ⭐️APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, July 6 @ 6 p.m.⭐️The Tarrant Coun...
07/01/2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED - TARRANT COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

⭐️APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, July 6 @ 6 p.m.⭐️

The Tarrant County Small Business Assistance Grant Program has been established by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to utilize $30 million in CARES Act funding to provide grants to Tarrant County small businesses who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, with $6 million (20%) of this funding allocated for businesses with 51% Minority, Woman or Veteran ownership. The dollar amount of individual grants will be determined by the information provided, the number of eligible grant applications received and the funding pool available, with no individual grant being more than $10,000.

Grant funding is limited to businesses who meet certain criteria, including:
• A small business with 25 or less Full Time Equivalent employees
• Located within Tarrant County, outside the City of Fort Worth
• A for-profit business in operation in Tarrant County as of January 1, 2020
• Applications limited to one (1) business per Owner(s)
• Business was closed or partially closed due to COVID-19
• Business shows a reduction in Net Profit or an increased Loss from COVID-19

The Application submittal period has been extended to Monday, July 6 at 6 p.m.

Visit smallbusiness.tarrantcounty.com for more information and application requirements.

⭐️APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 1 @ 6 p.m.  - Attention Tarrant County Small Businesses⭐️The Tarrant County...
06/30/2020

⭐️APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 1 @ 6 p.m. - Attention Tarrant County Small Businesses⭐️

The Tarrant County Small Business Assistance Grant Program has been established by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to utilize $30 million in CARES Act funding to provide grants to Tarrant County small businesses who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, with $6 million (20%) of this funding allocated for businesses with 51% Minority, Woman or Veteran ownership. The dollar amount of individual grants will be determined by the information provided, the number of eligible grant applications received and the funding pool available, with no individual grant being more than $10,000.

Grant funding is limited to businesses who meet certain criteria, including:
• A small business with 25 or less Full Time Equivalent employees
• Located within Tarrant County, outside the City of Fort Worth
• A for-profit business in operation in Tarrant County as of January 1, 2020
• Applications limited to one (1) business per Owner(s)
• Business was closed or partially closed due to COVID-19
• Business shows a reduction in Net Profit or an increased Loss from COVID-19

The Application submittal period begins June 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. and ends July 1, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Visit smallbusiness.tarrantcounty.com for more information and application requirements.

ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN TARRANT COUNTY!You are invited to join several area chambers of commerce and Commissi...
06/29/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN TARRANT COUNTY!

You are invited to join several area chambers of commerce and Commissioner Gary Fickes today for a Q&A and Review of the Tarrant County Small Business Grant Program.

Webinar: Q&A and Review of the Tarrant County Small Business Grant Program

Monday (Today), June 29th from 2-3pm

FREE registration BELOW...

https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_kM6Vpee0RnaGMqNyBywGPg
Tarrant County is very excited to offer a Small Business Grant Program in conjunction with our area Chambers of Commerce. The application period is open and closes on Wednesday, July 1st. Some businesses we have been working with have has some difficulties with the logging of income and expenses as....
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Tarrant County is very excited to offer a Small Business Grant Program in conjunction with our area Chambers of Commerce. The application period is open and closes on Wednesday, July 1st. Some businesses we have been working with have has some difficulties with the logging of income and expenses as....

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📣 State Mobile COVID-19 testing is back in Northeast Tarrant through Wednesday, June 24. Visit www.txcovidtest.org or ca...
06/23/2020

📣 State Mobile COVID-19 testing is back in Northeast Tarrant through Wednesday, June 24. Visit www.txcovidtest.org or call 512.883.2400 to register.

⭐️APPLICATION OPENS TODAY, Monday, June 22  - Attention Tarrant County Small Businesses⭐️The Tarrant County Small Busine...
06/21/2020

⭐️APPLICATION OPENS TODAY, Monday, June 22 - Attention Tarrant County Small Businesses⭐️

The Tarrant County Small Business Assistance Grant Program has been established by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to utilize $30 million in CARES Act funding to provide grants to Tarrant County small businesses who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, with $6 million (20%) of this funding allocated for businesses with 51% Minority, Woman or Veteran ownership. The dollar amount of individual grants will be determined by the information provided, the number of eligible grant applications received and the funding pool available, with no individual grant being more than $10,000.

Grant funding is limited to businesses who meet certain criteria, including:
• A small business with 25 or less Full Time Equivalent employees
• Located within Tarrant County, outside the City of Fort Worth
• A for-profit business in operation in Tarrant County as of January 1, 2020
• Applications limited to one (1) business per Owner(s)
• Business was closed or partially closed due to COVID-19
• Business shows a reduction in Net Profit or an increased Loss from COVID-19

The Application submittal period begins June 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. and ends July 1, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Visit smallbusiness.tarrantcounty.com for more information and application requirements.

🗳 Today is the deadline to register to vote in the July 14 Primary Election. Visit elections.tarrantcounty.com for more ...
06/15/2020

🗳 Today is the deadline to register to vote in the July 14 Primary Election. Visit elections.tarrantcounty.com for more information.

The deadline to register to vote for the July 14 Primary Runoff Election is June 15. If you got married, moved (within same county), changed your name or have had other life events that affect your registration you must update your registration. If you are not sure if you have to or not, call us at (817) 831-8683 (VOTE) and we'll check your registration for you, or you can look yourself up on our web site.

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County Commissioner Gary Fickes is committed to providing the leadership, experience and knowledge to make Precinct 3 the most desirable area to live and work in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. His 30 years of community involvement as a commissioner, mayor and community leader have given him the opportunity and first hand experience in helping to build a truly great area. Because Northeast Tarrant County (Precinct 3) is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States , innovative solutions are required to address pressing transportation and infrastructure needs. The Precinct includes two major airports (D/FW and Alliance) and numerous major freeways. All major freeways are over capacity at this time. Commissioner Fickes has helped guide the approval and start of construction on two major projects: The North Tarrant Expressway and the DFW Connector. Both projects were approved in the first quarter of 2009. These projects represent over $3 billion in improvements toward increased mobility and reduced congestion in Precinct 3. Commissioner Fickes supports quality economic development because it is a proven tool for job creation, improved property values, creation of sales tax funds, adds value to the community and improves the quality of life for the region. It brings increased payrolls, more spending power and creates a better economic environment for everyone. Healthcare is an important issue to Commissioner Fickes. Since being elected, he has worked to improve patient care/outcome and patient access at John Peter Smith Hospital . He has helped create three (3) new school based clinics in Precinct 3 and the Gertrude Tarpley JPS Healthcare Center in Watauga. Commissioner Fickes served as Chairman/Trustee at Harris Methodist Hospital HEB for 12 years and still serves as a Trustee for the Harris Methodist Health Foundation.

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