Jan 27 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, [email protected] or 951-206-0274

AJ Vagabonds: Tree ID Class - Dallas

Jan 27 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
AJ Vagabonds
336 W. Eighth Street
Dallas , TX

Master Naturalist Bob Richie will lead us through a tree identification workshop and nature walk at the nearby Oak Cliff Nature Preserve. Meet at AJ Vagabonds at 10 a.m., then carpool over to the preserve, returning at 1 p.m. 

You must register online for this event. Tickets are $5, and we will post a link to tickets as soon as they are available.

First Unitarian Church of Dallas: Climate Change and Our Health - Dallas

Jan 27 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
4015 Normandy Ave Sanctuary
Dallas , TX

Robert W. Haley, M.D. will present a program on climate change and our health. Dr. Haley is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Internal Medicine Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holder of the U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Distinguished Chair for Medical Research Honoring America's Gulf War Veterans.

Dr. Robert Haley has spent much of his career researching Gulf War illness, which afflicts an estimated 200,000 military veterans who served in the first Gulf War in 1990-91. He made it his goal to raise issues of air quality and public health among his fellow doctors 15 years ago. Texas physicians developed policy on environmental health and took a unified stand before the public and officials. They helped to forestall construction of 11 new coal-fired power plants.

Hosted by First Unitarian Church of Dallas' Social Action Council, a non-partisan service organization that educates, motivates and leads the members and friends to take action for social justice.