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Painting and Rehabilitation of two above-Ground Water Storage Tanks PDF Print E-mail

The City of Trinidad is accepting bids to paint and rehabilitate two above-ground water storage tanks. Each tank is 250,000 gallons, 38' in diameter and 30' in height. Either dive or drain tank and inspect interior for corrosion and debris and need estimate for recoating. The tanks need to be sanitized and placed back into service. For full scope of work, contact Gene Burns at 903-778-2724.

A bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope or package bearing the title "City of Trinidad- Groundwater Tanks" along with the bidder's name and address. Bidders are required to be bonded and insured. The City of Trinidad reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any specification or requirement when determined to be in the best interest of the city. The deadline for submitting bids is 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 15, 2014. Proposals complying with the City of Trinidad's request for bid, should be submitted to City Hall at P.O. Box 345 (212 Park St), Trinidad, Texas 75163. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal arrives on time at the correct location.

Summer Food Site Program PDF Print E-mail

Volunteers welcome.  Volunteers can volunteer once a week or up to 4 days a week.  The Summer Food Site program runs from June 9, 2014 until August 15, 2014.  The Program is intended for any child up to the age of 18 in the Trinidad Community.  A HOT MEAL! is served once a day Monday through Thursday.

If you have any questions, contact Teresa Crawford, Executive Director for the Trinidad Housing Authority 903-778-2584.

Honoring Trinidad WWII Hero Monument PDF Print E-mail
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:
Weatherization Assistance Program PDF Print E-mail
A Weatherization Assistance Program is available to the citizens of Trinidad and Henderson County. The grant is being administrated by Community Services, Inc. Corsicana, Texas 800-831-9929. The funding is income based and includes relief in costs of electricity or gas for home hearing and home cooling, and the installation of energy efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption. Energy checkup may include:
  • installing insulation
  • reducing air infiltration and pressure imbalances
  • sealing and repairing ducts
  • tuning and repairing heating and cooling units. Testing heating systems and appliances for combustion safety
  • Testing for carbon monoxide and gas leaks
  • Monitoring for possible moisture damage or mold infestations
  • Checking electrical panels and wiring for safety
  • Replacing and/or providing tune-ups for unsafe heating and cooling systems
  • Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
You can pick up an application at the City Hall or if you have any further questions,
call 800-831-9929.
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