The City of Terrell is enjoying a busy summer with many events designed to engage citizens of all ages.  This Saturday will be a rite of passage so to speak as residents enjoy the final day of the 2019 season for the City of Terrell Swimming Pool and the library’s Summer Reading Celebration. Mayor Rick Carmona plans to be on hand to honor all of the students who have managed to squeeze reading into their summer schedules.

New on the summer calendar this year is Play Date in the Park, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 10 at Ben Gill Park. This event, coordinated by the city’s own Demeter Turner, promises to be a fun, family-friendly afternoon with outdoor activities, celebrity appearances, food vendors, a live DJ and much more. In conjunction with the event, United Way of Kaufman County will host the Grand Opening of the Born Learning Trail. The event, also from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include a BBQ fundraiser and an opportunity to win prizes by Spinning a Wheel.

Our Human Resources Department just hosted their first week of Terrell Citizens University with approximately 25 individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The first week, students enjoyed a Southern meal catered by by Kountry Kitchen. Human Resources Director Carol Holland asked for introductions by all of the students as well as a short statement as to why they had enrolled in the class. Holland then followed up by introducing her staff giving an overview of the curriculum for the seven-week program, designed to give participants a better working knowledge of city government.

Congratulations to Micah Rice, Terrell ISD school teacher, who recently was named the Region 10 secondary Teacher of the Year.  He is one of 20 teachers now in the running for the Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year award.

Steven and Racheal McKnight . . . returning to Terrell from Arizona to be the lead pastors at Terrell First Assembly. Taking on the McKnights’ former role as youth pastors at First Assembly are Alex and Jessica Roman, both of whom were members of the youth group at First Assembly under the McKnights’ leadership. Also joining the staff is Rachel (Rosa) Ramirez, another former TFA youth member,who took Carmen Stephens’ place as the church secretary. It’s like a Terrell reunion at 3rd and Main. We are glad to have all of you back in Terrell, America.

Congratulations to Lisa Melone, former Executive Secretary in the City Manager’s office at the City of Terrell, who has taken a position as Executive Assistant in the top office at the City of Parkland, Fl.  

Pastor Richard Rollerson . . . catching up on city business with a lunch at Carmona’s.

Terrell City Council honored World War II veteran James Crouch this week for his service to our country. Joining him for the honor were veterans Judge Joe Parnell and Joe Hood.  Accompanying Mr. Crouch was Rod Kinkaid, who was instrumental in organizing a history project to commemorate the work of our veterans.

Cindy Johnson . . . stopping by City Hall for a visit.

Women of Terrell are doing the happy dance. Friday marked the official grand opening of Ulta. No more driving North or West for beauty products.

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