Department Honors Former Tom Bean Police Reserve Sergeant Larry Rittenhouse

At the December 10, 2018 City Council meeting, the City honored former Tom Bean Police Reserve Sergeant Larry Rittenhouse for ten years and eight months of dedicated service to the citizens of Tom Bean. Sgt. Rittenhouse is the longest-tenured sworn officer in the history of the department. We will miss you Larry, and wish you well in your future endeavors!

City Council Meeting – 11-19-18

Agenda: Council Packet: Report from Fire Department Report by Court Clerk: TBMC October 2018 report October Report from Tom Bean Police Department Report from Utility Billing Clerk: Billing Report and Delinquent Debt 11-19-18 Financials: Checks written Oct & Nov 2018 P&L report Resolutions – drafts presented to Council: 2018-18 MCW Resolution 2018-19 LEP Resolution

Tom Bean’s Hay Bale Art

At Tom Bean City Hall, we are known for our displays of hay bale art celebrating holidays, advertising events, or just thanking our troops. Every season brings a new surprise to City Hall visitors, and this would not be possible without those who donate the bales and take the time to paint them several times a year! In 2018-2019, we have been blessed to have two of our TB senior art students volunteer to keep our city hall hay bales painted for the different seasons/occasions: Miss Faith Norton and Miss Kristen Dickison along with their art teacher Ms. Katherine. Be …

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Mayor’s Newsletter — December, 2018

As we launch our new City of Tom Bean website, the City Council and I are so happy to have finally accomplished this overdue project. It will feature many new options of which several will be automated and more convenient for you, as the customer, to use and communicate easier with the city staff. As we start 2019, there are several projects that I am very proud that we accomplished last year. They include the Holcombville Water Systems Improvement grant of which was a $207,420 grant with the city’s portion being $18,000. New water lines have been installed throughout the …

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About the Tom Bean Police Official Seal

Official Agency Seal/ Coat of Arms of the Tom Bean Police Department Symbols, Representations & Meaning The seal of the Tom Bean Police Department is circular in shape. Within the seal is an escutcheon (shield) – the sign of a defender. On the top of the escutcheon – is a Chief of cerulean (blue), which indicates the bearer of the shield (Tom Bean Police Department) has been entrusted by the citizenry with authority in the community. The cerulean tincture of the Chief represents TBPD ‘s jurisdictional authority in and commitment to the community. Within the honor point of the escutcheon …

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Water Tower Lighting

On September 26, 2018, the City held a ceremony at our Park Pavilion celebrating the lighting of our downtown water tower. Many thanks go out to the following people who joined us and made this a great event—Type A Community Development Corporation members and their families, Public Works Director Steve Dane for setting up everything and providing his drone service for this event, Helen Smith Jump for letting us use her speaker system for the music chosen from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Larry Howard for photos, and our special Sugar Plum Fairy for providing the delicious homemade cookies! This is …

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Tom Bean Police Department Awarded State Grant

Police Chief Tim Green is pleased to share this exciting news: When I was hired to be Chief of Police with this organization in 2017, I was tasked with improving the operations of the police department. After an in-depth evaluation, we were able to determine that the internal network systems being utilized for the collection and storage of police records and information was significantly outdated, and in desperate need of being upgraded. When I first raised these issues with Mayor Howard, and we began looking into what the cost of the needed upgrades was going to be, we both concluded …

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Texas-New Mexico Power Selects Tom Bean as Community Project

Tom Bean was selected by TNMP as their community project for this year. The wastewater plant lighting had been inoperable for many years due to wiring issues and burned out bulbs. TNMP came out, rewired some fixtures and replaced all burned out bulbs for us. All seven poles are now functioning which is a huge safety benefit for the city. THANK YOU TNMP and Barry Bonds for helping our City!