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Tarrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,809,034. It is the third-most populous county in Texas and the sixteenth-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Fort Worth. Tarrant County, one of 26 counties created out of the Peters Colony, was established in 1849. The county is named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas Militia.

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Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was released from Tarrant County Jail on bond, Thursday, after he was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Joe Buettner · @ByJoeBuettner. Posted 16 hours ago. Former TCU quarterback Trevone ...
Dershowitz: Census Citizenship Question Issue Will End Up At Supreme CourtThe Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census will end up at the Supreme Court according to Civil Liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz. The question is - when? TCU Awards Scholarship To ...

Tarrant County woman sentenced to five years for voting while on parole. "She had a good faith belief she could vote legally and she did so," said her attorney Warrent St. John. Author: Lauren Zakalik. Published: 6:24 AM CDT March 30, 2018. Updated: 6:07 PM CDT March 30, 2018. Crystal Mason was sentenced to ...
This is one of a handful of races on Tarrant County primary runoff ballots, along with the battle for the 6th Congressional District for both Republicans and Democrats and the Democratic battle to determine which candidate will square off against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in November. The tax ...
A judge sentenced a Rendon woman to five years in prison Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election while she was on supervised release from a 2011 fraud conviction. Crystal Mason, 43, waived her right to a jury trial and chose to have state District Judge Ruben Gonzalez ...

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, who helped launch Blue Zones, was on hand at the Tarrant County Commissioners' meeting to help celebrate the accomplishment. Tarrant County is the largest in the country to receive such recognition. "It's all about making healthy choices easier," said Blue Zones ...
Tarrant County announces an exciting entertainment attraction coming to the area that will bring the best films, food and drinks all to one seat. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expected to open in North Richland Hills in 2019 and will offer an eight screen, full-serviced theater with over 950 luxury ... Cinema
Four Tarrant County deputy constables were caught allegedly performing security duties for private clients while billing the public for their regular pay as they operated out of an office that was flagged for poor record keeping last year. The deputies from the office of Constable Michael Campbell this week ... Cinema
Powell, in response: “We heard loud and clear from families across Tarrant County who are ready for leadership that puts our schools, good jobs, public safety and economic development ahead of a narrow, inflexible ideology that has taken over our state Capitol.” Burton declared in a WFAA Channel 8 ... Cinema
Latest Videos. Sponsored By. 2 Tarrant County Deputy Constables Indicted. Tarrant County says it has terminated the two deputy constables after the indictments were handed down on Wednesday. Program: CBS 11 News Evening. Categories: News Crime KTVTTV ... Cinema
Expect Democrats to work hard to win it back, according to the Tarrant county Democratic Party executive director. “Senate district 10 is definitely one that you know, we want to bring back for the home team,” said Marco Rosas, Executive Director of the Tarrant County Democratic party. President Trump won ... Cinema
COM) – Four Tarrant County deputy constables are criminally charged in a double dipping scheme exposed by CBS11 News. A months-long investigation shows how some Precinct 8 deputies worked private security jobs while apparently on the clock for the county, allowing the men to earn two paychecks ... Cinema
... that some deputy constables in Precinct 8 worked as private security guards at Fiesta and Walmart stores while on the clock for the county, being paid for both jobs at the same time. The Tarrant County district attorney's office could not confirm Thursday whether the news investigation spurred the charges. Cinema
After three ballots that had been locked away since the March 7 Democratic primary were counted Tuesday, Frieda Porter was no closer to an outright win in the Justice of the Peace Precinct 7 race. Under the results posted on the Tarrant County Elections website, Porter was at least 26 votes short of 50 ... Cinema
Three votes that were mistakenly placed in a locked ballot box before they were counted could have an impact on a Tarrant County justice of the peace election, election officials said Monday. The ballots in question, which were from a Mansfield polling location, were removed from the lock-box by court ... Cinema
Among all the political quandaries across the country one of the most confounding of them is why black voters are so devoted to Democrat candidates. The Frederick Douglass Republicans of Tarrant County have, since its inception in 1985, been trying to convince black voters that they are supporting the ... Cinema

2 Dead in Overnight Shooting at Tarrant County Men's Club. Deputies said the gunman fled the scene and remains at large. By Tim Ciesco. Published at 5:32 AM CST on Mar 9, 2018 | Updated at 11:00 AM CST on Mar 9, 2018 ... Cinema
It's going to take two May 22 runoff elections — one for Republicans and another for Democrats — to determine which candidates will claim their party's nomination and move forward in the battle to represent the 6th Congressional District. Republican Tarrant County Tax Assessor Collector Ron Wright held ... Cinema
State District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County told a bailiff on three occasions to punish an uncooperative defendant with electric shocks, and now the sex offender's conviction has been overturned and a new trial ordered. Stun belts can be strapped around the legs of some defendants and used ... Cinema
Stewart, who was also wanted for failure to register as a sex offender by Mansfield authorities, was convicted in 2009 of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure after incidents in Tarrant County involving two young girls, Teller County officials said in a news release. Cinema
Election day came and went for Tarrant County and the rest of Texas, but now what? You hopefully went to the polls and made your voice heard, but how do you find out who won? We have the answer: We've created a quick and easy-to-use guide for the 2018 election results that you can check. You'll find ... Cinema
It was a close battle in the Republican race to become Tarrant County's next top tax official. By late Tuesday night, it appeared former Mansfield Councilwoman Wendy Burgess and former TV anchorman Mike Snyder were headed toward a May 22 runoff to determine who would claim the party's nomination. Cinema
The local march, part of a national movement, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. March 24 at the Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 Weatherford St. Officials say they couldn't change the time or date of the convention, but they encourage potential delegates to register for the convention and then go to the march ... Cinema
The Star-Telegram Editorial Board has interviewed candidates in the most competitive local races and provided our recommendations. You'll find more information below and videos of our candidate forums here and on the Star-Telegram Facebook page under videos. Congressional District 6- Republican ... Cinema
In 2014, more than 64,000 people participated in early voting in Tarrant County -- 31 percent of those voters were Democrats. This year, 80,000 people voted and 40 percent of those voters were Democrats. It's an increase in both the voting population and the democratic vote. "They're the party in power ... Cinema
Arlington police are seeking a teen suspected of stealing a victim's phone at gunpoint in February. A second suspect has been detained. Joseph Zerr-Meneses is at large while the other suspected robber, Keyon Flynn, surrendered to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office on Friday, according to police. Both are ... Cinema
"It's usually busier on the last day of early voting," said Karen Lawrence, Tarrant County's assistant elections administrator. "People realize it's the last chance to vote early." Already, more than 49,000 Tarrant County voters have cast ballots — 29,200 in the Republican primary and nearly 20,000 in the ... Cinema
At Tarrant County College, we see a flaw in that thinking. Why? Today there are still some 6.7 million individuals without jobs, and another 6.2 million jobs that continue to go unfilled. Add to this dynamic the fact that many of the most in-demand and socially critical jobs remaining unfilled require specialized ... Cinema
There was a frantic energy in the air Saturday morning amid a downpour of chilly rain as cars circled the sprawling John M. Tidwell Middle School parking lot in search of spaces. But the candidate was about to speak, so a number of cars gave up. Crying uncle here, however, didn't mean leaving. Instead ... Cinema
A report presented on Tuesday offers a partial solution for the lack of psychiatric beds in Tarrant County — if it can get funded. The report on John Peter Smith Hospital and Tarrant County's health needs by the Citizens Blue Ribbon Committee had this key mental health recommendation: a new behavioral ... Cinema
Nelson, who is the dean of the Tarrant County delegation, has an A+ rating from the NRA. She said she would not support a ban on assault weapons. "My heart aches for those who lost loved ones in this horrible tragedy caused by a psychopath whose violent intentions were known to authorities," she said. Cinema
Up to a tenth of an inch of freezing rain could coat roadways Wednesday morning. With temperatures dropping overnight, forecasters can't rule out the possibility that some freezing rain could creep into Tarrant County. For now, temperatures are expected to stay just above freezing but that could change. Cinema
Tarrant County Judge Is Mad, And He's Not Going To Take It Any More From Legislators. By Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter • Feb ... "Two years ago at the end of 2015, the state comptroller came to the Tarrant County Appraisal District and said, 'Your values are too low. You have two years to get them up or ... Cinema
Already the worst flu season since 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, the deadly virus is refusing to go away. Tarrant County reported its 29th flu death on Friday but there have likely been far more since cases are only voluntarily reported. Dallas County, which has a broader reporting system, has confirmed ... Cinema
FORT WORTH, Texas -- If they all share one thing in common, Tarrant County investigators say it's that pimps and sex traffickers don't care one bit about a potential victim's age, ... It's why over the past 11 months, a new Tarrant County Sheriff's Office Intelligence Unit has made sex trafficking its top target. Cinema
Especially in Tarrant County, one of the reddest areas in the country. Here, candidates are questioning the conservative ideals of GOP incumbents ranging from state Rep. Charlie Geren to state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione. And some, such as U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, are asking whether their primary ... Cinema
This year's fierce fight to become Tarrant County's Tax-Assessor Collector — a name most people recognize when they pay property tax bills once a year — caught many by surprise. "The truth is, there's not a lot of turnover in Tarrant County," said Tom Marshall, a political science professor at the University ... Cinema
A Fort Worth activist group took aim Thursday at the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office's participation in a voluntary program in which it partners with federal immigration authorities. About 20 protesters with United Fort Worth gathered downtown in opposition to the sheriff's decision in June 2017 to participate in ... Cinema
Thankfully Tarrant County has one of the largest service providers in Texas right here at SafeHaven. And SafeHaven leads the charge with addressing domestic violence, including working relationships with the office of the criminal district attorney and the Tarrant County Family Justice Center. If you or ... Cinema
Property tax valuations have steadily climbed in Tarrant County, which has led to larger tax bills and more revenue for the government. A statewide study in 2015 showed that local property tax values were low, but follow up studies in 2016 and 2017 — after property values here grew by more than 10 ... Cinema
Whitley said he'd thought about the speech for more than a month. In two appearances — he also addressed a leadership conference Friday night — he focused on how Tarrant County's growth and quality of life will suffer without more highways or tollways and without business deals for the next Facebook ... Cinema
The recent sign-tossing was just the outward-facing political shenanigans that caught people's attention. But peel back the layers of the battle that the race for Tarrant County justice of the peace Precinct 4 has become, and there's more to tell. The 27-year incumbent is Jacquelyn Wright, whose husband was ... Cinema
But this year has been especially bad, according to Tarrant County Public Health. Last week, the percentage of flu-like illnesses being reported by healthcare professionals in Tarrant County increased from 10.6 percent to 11.6 percent, the highest since the 2009-10 flu season, said Russell Jones, Tarrant ... Cinema
Of the 31 senate districts in Texas, Senate District 10, which covers about half of Tarrant County in North Texas, is the closest to a swing district. Democrat Wendy Davis won the seat in 2008 and held onto it in 2012. After Davis ran for governor in 2014, the seat flipped to Republicans with Burton's election. Cinema
A 27-year incumbent justice of the peace has apologized after her husband was caught on video pulling up her opponent's campaign signs. Precinct 4 Judge Jacquelyn Wright sent the apology just after noon Thursday to Chris Gregory, a Lake Worth police sergeant who is running against Wright in the ... Cinema
As the all important mid-term elections loom — and the GOP dominates in both Texas and Washington, D.C. — Republicans are turning on their own. In local races stretching from the Texas House of Representatives to the U.S. Congress, some Republicans are questioning the conservative credentials of ... Cinema
A candidate for Tarrant County justice of the peace said Wednesday he would file a criminal complaint after obtaining a video showing the current judge's husband removing his campaign signs. Chris Gregory, a Lake Worth police sergeant, said he asked the county for surveillance video after two of his ... Cinema
Heider Garcia, elections manager in Placer County, Calif., has been hired to guide and oversee local elections. He should join the county in mid-February to observe the March 6 primary election and help out as needed, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said. “We think he will be a good fit,” Whitley said. Cinema
The percentage of patients with flu-like illnesses decreased during the week of Jan. 14-20 to 10 percent from 10.3 percent from the previous week. Despite that slight drop, Tarrant County Public Health's chief epidemiologist Russell Jones said that isn't enough to be considered good news. “It's more of a ... Cinema


 

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