Jan 26 2019

Trinity Metro: Ride TEXRail Free - FW to DFW Airport

Jan 10 2019 - 3:30am to Feb 1 2019 - 11:45pm

According to the city of Fort Worth, Trinity Metro has received word from the Federal Railroad Administration that the entire 27-mile TEXRail route has been approved for passenger service. Full service is expected to begin from the T&P Station in Fort Worth to DFW Airport’s Terminal B on Jan. 10.

Passengers on Trinity Metro’s new 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line can try out the train for free until Feb. 1.

TEXRail runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International’s Terminal B, providing a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket. A $5 day pass is good for all rail and buses in Tarrant County.

TEXRail service begins at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort Worth and travels through north Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine before its final stop at Terminal B. The first train departs Fort Worth at 3:25 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 4:17 a.m.

View a complete schedule.

Trinity Metro expect to have 8,000 riders a day by the end of the first year of service.


Texas Master Naturalists, Blackland Prairie Chapter: Texas Master Naturalist Training Deadline - McKinney

Jan 16 2019 - 8:00pm to Feb 6 2019 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

The Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program, based in McKinney, is seeking applicants interested in becoming Texas Master Naturalists.  Applications will be accepted until Feb. 6, 2019.  Classes will be held at the Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069, from Feb. 13—May 8, 2018.  Class participants must complete 40 hours of natural resource training, participate in 3 class field trips, and finish 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service within their first year in the program.  Application forms and program information are available at https://txmn.org/bptmn/class-of-2019/.

The Blackland Prairie Chapter draws members from communities located in Collin, Hunt and Rockwall counties and adjacent areas. Communities in these areas are growing fast, but so are opportunities to conserve local natural resources. Master Naturalist volunteers are uniquely qualified to inspire their neighbors to appreciate the environment, to take part in hands-on projects at parks and preserves, to help children and adults learn about local natural resources, and much more.

Info: Linda Nixon, communications@bptmn.org or 951-206-0274

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Roll Seed Balls - Fort Worth

Jan 26 2019 - 8:00am
Tarrant County Resource Connection
2300 Circle Dr Magnolia
Ft Worth , TX

Help roll seed balls. Benefiting riparian restoration of Stella Rowan Prairie, a native prairie habitat owned by Tarrant County.

Time TBA

Marshall Grain: Rooting Out the Secrets of Onions & Potatoes - Grapevine

Jan 26 2019 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain Company
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Both of these staple vegetables grow well in similar environments, so they're often grown together. Marshall Grain, a retailer of organic gardening supplies and pet and animal care products in North Texas, will show you the organic way to grow these two Texas tubers. Free.

Info: 817-416-6600

Dallas Peace & Justice Center: Workshop with Julio Acosta - Dallas

Jan 26 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Sammons Art Center
3630 Harry Hines Blvd Third Fl Conference Rm
Dallas , TX

Workshop with Julio Acosta, Dallas Peace and Justice Center's Justice Seeker of the Year. Workshop begins immediately following the Environmental Justice Network meeting (from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). All welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring a laptop and are encouraged to donate a “love offering” to Julio for his expert service. 

RSVP: Ernest McMillan, ernest@caramiatheatre.org