HEB Chamber – HEB ISD Bond Issue Op-ed Article

Dear Star-Telegram Editorial Board:

The children in our elementary schools today will experience careers that have not even been created yet. Their level of success in life will be determined by the essential critical-thinking skills they learn to implement in school over the next dozen years.

On May 5, we have the opportunity to shape lives –to shape and improve futures.

The HEB Chamber of Commerce totally supports the upcoming HEB ISD bond election. Our Business Advocacy Goal Team researched and recommended to our Board that we endorse the passage of this bond election.

It’s this simple: Enriching the educational opportunities our schools can provide will make the HEB area an even more vibrant area in which to live, work and play. HEB ISD is projected to grow by more than 2,600 students over the next decade, so we must take action now to prepare for them.

As a Chamber, we are convinced that the funds within this bond package will be good for our community, good for our students and good for our business climate. By improving our ability to educate today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s leaders and business owners, this bond issue will foster economic development at the beginning level by providing us with an educated workforce.

These skilled workers will attract more businesses and jobs to our community, resulting in more enterprises to pay taxes. Their success in attracting new businesses can ultimately result in lower property taxes for homeowners to pay in the future.

The $199 million total package will deliver two new elementary schools to accommodate the growth and relocation of students from West Hurst Elementary. Classroom additions at each junior high school will replace all portable buildings for instruction with permanent facilities.

Campus improvements will include:

  • Renovation and repurposing of West Hurst Elementary to consolidate the district’s special education support services into a single location
  • Interior improvement of all five junior high schools
  • A new orchestra addition and cafeteria renovation at Central Junior High
  • Relocation of the main entry of Euless Junior High to accommodate the expansion of Highway 183/Airport Freeway

In addition, the bond will upgrade the District’s technology infrastructure, replace aging computers and provide new classroom technology and portable electronic devices for our students.

Please go to/click on this link to learn all about the HEB ISD Bond 2018 program: http://hebisdbond.com.

I ask you to join us, in voting YES in support this crucial school bond. The future of our children and our community depends upon your vote.

Steve Farco

HEB Chamber of Commerce, Immediate Past Chairman (817/253-8373)

Chamber Golf Classic 2018 Winners

The HEB Chamber 2018 Golf Classic was held April 26 at Texas Star Golf Course. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all our sponsors and participants who helped make the day a great success. Mark your calendar now to join us next year on Thursday, April 25.


Women’s Longest Drive: Sally Kay
Men’s Longest Drive: Corey Churchman
Putting Contest: Jimmy Hayes
Chipping Contest: Bob Garza
Closest to the Pin: Corey Churchman
1st Flight, 1st Place: Allen Samuels Auto Group
1st Flight, 2nd Place: Allstate – Steve Ward Agency
2nd Flight, 1st Place: Fair Way Landscaping
2nd Flight, 2nd Place: U.S. Concrete
3rd Flight, 1st Place: City of Hurst
3rd Flight, 2nd Place: City of Euless

VIP Sponsor: Superior Pipeline Services
Ace Sponsor: Allen Samuels Auto Group
Golf Cart Sponsor: Republic Services

Eagle Sponsors

Allstate Insurance – Steve Ward Agency; American Airlines Federal Credit Union; Better Signs & Banners; City of Bedford; City of Euless; City of Hurst; Crimson Building Company, LLC; Fair Way Landscaping; First Bank Texas Mid-Cities; Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP; ONCOR Electric Delivery; Pacheco Koch; Texas Health HEB; U.S. Concrete

Dinner Sponsor: Outback Steakhouse, Euless

Putting Contest Sponsor: Frost Bank, Euless

Lunch Sponsors: Chick-fil-A at Grapevine Highway/Mid Cities Blvd.; Chick-fil-A, Highway 26 at Precinct Line

Birdie Sponsors: UBEO Business Services; Veritex Community Bank

Driving Range Sponsor: Supreme Corporation

Beverage Cart Sponsors: Delgado Orthodontics; Fort Worth Community Credit Union; Kelli Agan Real Estate; Parker Law Firm, PC; UBEO Business Services

Chipping Contest Sponsor: Bell

Tee and Green Sponsors:
Christian Brothers Automotive – Bedford; Commercial Bank of Texas; EECU; El Pollo Loco; Five Star Ford; Fletcher Consulting; Forest Ridge Funeral Home; Gary Fickes, Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 3; Guild Mortgage; KB Handyman and Home Services; Lucas Funeral Home and Cremation Services; M2 Plumbing & Drains, LLC; Mr. Restore; Parker Law Firm, PC; RBFCU; Shaw Insurance Agency; Southside Bank; Texas Insurance Group, Inc.; What’s Poppin Texas;
Water Sponsor: Tom Thumb, Hurst

Goodie Bag Sponsors
C. Bui, DDS, PLLC; Calverley Heating & A/C; Fat Lip Customs; Grubbs Nissan; Grubbs Rent-a-Car; Open Mortgage; Texas Disaster Restoration; The Vernon Company; United Carpet Cleaning; System/Restoration; Workout Anytime Hurst

Door Prize Donors
9Round Hurst; Alley Cats Entertainment Hurst; Bice’s Florist; Blue Moose; Brian C. Bui, DDS, PLLC; Buttermilk Pie Sky Shop; Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.; Chad’s Shred’N Services; Delgado Orthodontics; Divas Impact; El Pollo Loco; Furniture Medic; M2 Plumbing & Drains, PLLC; Movie Tavern at Central Park; Teddy’s Bigger Burgers; Texas Star Golf Course; The Vernon Company; United Carpet Cleaning System/Restoration; U.S. Concrete; Wandering Thistle

Promoting Business
for Over 50 Years

Stay in the Know &
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Click Here to Sign-Up 

community, business, networking

Become a Chamber Member 

Physical Address: 2109 Martin Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021 | Mailing: P.O. Drawer 969, Bedford, Texas 76095
Phone: 817.283.1521 | Fax: 817.267.5111 | Email: chamber@heb.org
© 2019 HEB Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved.