CITY OF TRINIDAD
APRIL 23-25, 2015
The City will be hosting a City-Wide Garage Sale on April 23 through the 25 beginning at
8 a.m. each day; so clean out your attics and closets and get ready to make some spending money!
A list of the addresses that are participating as well as a map marking the locations will be distributed to key locations around town. The deadline to add your garage sale to our list is April 20. All you need to do to participate is have a sale on one of those days or all of the days.
The City will advertise the City-Wide Garage Sale in the newspaper.
On the day of the sale, put up balloons, flags or signs to show "cruisers" that your house is having a sale.
Four reasons for holding a garage sale:
• It's good for your wallet. Everyone appreciates a little extra cash. Put the money generated from your garage sale towards a special activity or entertainment - an unexpected treat you didn't realize you could afford.
• One person's garbage is another person's treasure. Many people really have fun finding unexpected items at a much reduced cost. That old disco ball you bought in a moment of madness in 1979 and kept in your garage for 30+ years? It's now a piece of garden art in my backyard!
• Get rid of clutter. Back to the disco ball in your garage - think about all the items you've purchased over the years that have been taking up space and collecting dust. Free up that valuable real estate for other uses.
• It's good for the environment. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. By holding a garage sale, you're diverting goods from landfills.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact Sheila Turner at 903-778-4767 or City Hall at 903-778-2525.
Transform: Cedar Creek Lake
July 5 to 10, 2015
Do you have a local housing need? Repairs you can't afford or complete on your own? Cedar Creek Lake UMC will be hosting and looking for local housing projects in Trinidad, Tool, Seven Points and Gun Barrel City for their youth group to work on during the summer. THIS WORK IS AT NO COST TO THE HOMEOWNER!
PROJECTS THAT CAN BE DONE:
- Handicap assistance and wheelchair ramps
- Wooden Porches
- Enclosed porches
- Small sheds
- Yard Work
- Painting exterior and interior
- Yard Clean-up
- Hanging doors
- Floor boards
- Window glass
- Stuck windows and doors
- Dry Wall
- Rotting wood
- Screen doors
Release forms must be signed by the property owners. Due to limited resources, workers and materials, we will strive to serve as many needs and sites as possible, but cannot guarantee all responses will be reached during this week. Owners must be on premises at all times while the teams are there. The owner is encouraged to visit with the youth while they work or eat lunch. Please realize, the teams are non-skilled workers and therefore unable to guarantee their work. They endeavor to leave things in a much better condition than they found them and strive to complete all tasks.
PROJECTS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO
- Plumbing, roofing, new home construction or room additions, 3rd story painting, field and fence row clearing, major home modification, appliance repair, electrical wiring.
CONTACT: Stephanie Staton, Youth Director 214-690-0375 (
Committee founded 1997
Industrial Park bought/established 2/2001
Land (28.12 ac.), road, septic, water via grants
Clear Mask bought lot 1.51ac 9/2004
Verizon leased lot 2/2003
Steve Grant Realtor hired for sell of IP properties 8/2008
Town Hall Meeting, April 29, held in conjunction with the City Council, to address "Beautification of Trinidad" in hopes of making the town more presentable for future businesses and home owners.
Announcement letters had been sent to our local churches, word of mouth, article in the Malakoff paper, and signs of the upcoming meeting were our methods of making our citizens aware of the meeting.) 31 townspeople were present.
We shared our concern for increasing community pride. Those present were asked, "Why have I chosen Trinidad as my hometown"; encouraged everyone to keep his/her area picked up; voiced concerns with areas being dealt with thru City Ordinance violations (trashed yards, burned out houses, abandoned vehicles, etc); challenged local beautification through planting flowers/trees throughout the city.
Had sign up sheets for the following committees: 1) Town Cleanup; 2) Flower/Tree Gardening; 3) New City Signage; 4) Volunteering with Churches for Emergency Needs; and 5) Building Trojan Pride - an area adoption program to keep a street or area picked up of trash for 6 months.
Anticipated response: - hopeful.
February 28, 2014 Honoring a WWII hero Monument placed on square for Trinidad's Onclo Airheart Rich Flowers The Athens Review The Athens Daily Review Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:50 AM CST Athens - Officials from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Athens were on the County Courthouse lawn on Thursday for the setting of a monument to a Henderson County World War II hero. Onclo Airheart received multiple decorations for his service in Europe, while fighting alongside another Texas native, Audie Murphy, the nation's most-decorated soldier in the conflict. Airheart returned to his native Henderson County after the war and lived here, until his death in 2001. Athens VFW Commander Ken Bragg was joined by 2nd Vice Commander Bill Harwell and Sergeant-at-Arms Dwayne Garner as the stone was being placed on the northeast side of the courthouse lawn. Bragg said that at a later date, family, friends and the community will be invited to the site for a dedication ceremony. The long list of honors Airheart received include the Bronze Star and French Croix de Guerre avec Palme. According to a 1995 Athens Review Story, there were 18 medals decorating his military jacket. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. The French Croix was awarded in response to Murphy, Airheart and the other members of B Company shooting through a division of Germans, and escorted a truckload of weapons to a division of French troupes. When the French soldiers were armed, B Company helped them capture the Germans, and escort them 10 miles to a prison camp. Airheart's Bronze Star citation states that on March 26, 1945, PFC Airheart destroyed a load of German ammunition. Under heavy sniper fire, he exploded the enemy ammunition, then with an accurate shot, killed an enemy messenger, knocking him from his motorcycle, preventing him from contacting German troops. After the war, Airheart was content to return to a life of farming in the Trinidad area. According to several sources, he was offered a chance to appear with Murphy in the movie "To Hell and Back," which depicts the exploits of Murphy and his men. Airheart declined because the movie was to be shot during planting season. The stone used for the monument was donated by Tomlinson Funeral Home. - See more at: http://www.athensreview.com/local/x1783694253/Honoring-a-WWII-hero#sthash.fSZjgsyp.dpuf
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