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LeCroy named new Fire Chief for City of Terrell

Michael “Shane” LeCroy,Michael “Shane” LeCroy, being named fire chief for the City of Terrell is the culmination of a career dream. A Terrell native, LeCroy began his firefighting career as a member of the Terrell Volunteer Fire Department, a position he held from 1987 until 2012.

LeCroy, who served as a volunteer with some of Terrell’s previous fire chiefs, said he is excited about serving as the fire chief in his hometown.

“Terrell has always been the no. 1 prospect for me,” he said.
LeCroy comes to Terrell with a wealth of educational training and more than 30 years of experience on the fire service.

In 1988, LeCroy began his paid career with the University Park Fire Department. Upon joining University Park, he was sent to Arlington Fire Department Fire Academy, where he became the academy’s first graduate. He then went on to attend Paramedic School at UT Southwestern.

Throughout his tenure at University Park, LeCroy climbed the ranks, from driver, to captain, to Assistant Chief, a position he held for 10 years.

LeCroy is joining the City of Terrell during the midst of unprecedented growth, a challenge he readily accepts.

“The city is growing and needs the department to grow with it,” LeCroy said.

LeCroys said is looking forward to the opportunity to serve his community.

The city’s newest face said he intends to move the department forward by continuing to seek out grant opportunities and cooperative efforts with local volunteers.

“I have a lot of respect for volunteers,” LeCroy said, adding that volunteers are normally employed with paid departments who bring a lot of experience to the table. “I am fully convinced that my experience as a volunteer contributed to my promotional success at University Park,” LeCroy said, adding that he had a working fire the first five days he served as a volunteer.

When LeCroy is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Mindy have two grown children, Shane LeCroy Jr., who is a firefighter in Rowlett and a daughter Brandy Voge. He also has four grandchildren, Hudson and Jacks LeCroy and Landon and Cheyenne Voge.

LeCroy said he also enjoys hunting and has recently taken up golf.

LeCroy holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Trinity Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree in Emergency Management Administration from West Texas A & M. In addition, LeCroy holds multiple Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications.

Holiday Curb Side Collection Service Schedule

There will be no trash service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018. Please see the curb side collection schedule below:
Thursday route  will be collected on Friday, November 23, 2018
Friday route will be collected on Saturday, November 24, 2018
Curb side collection will return to it’s normal schedule on Monday, November 26, 2018.
 
Trash must be at the curb by 7:00am for pick-up.

Thanksgiving Closures

In Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Terrell Citizens Convenience Station will be closed on Saturday, November 24, 2018.  It will re-open on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00am.  If you have any questions, please contact the City of Terrell Service Center at 972-551-6614.

City to unveil giant 96-foot mural featuring work of late Terrell artist Frank Reaugh during Nov. 17 ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: ALISON WALKER

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS LIAISON, CITY OF TERRELL

972-551-6600, EXT. 222

City to unveil giant 96-foot mural featuring work of late Terrell artist Frank Reaugh during Nov. 17 ceremony

TERRELL – A larger-than life reproduction of the Frank Reaugh painting, “The Approaching Herd,” is the latest mural to adorn the historic buildings in Downtown Terrell. The mural, located on the building at 227 N. Adelaide, was painted by Texas muralist Charlie Bullock. Reaugh, known as the ‘Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains,’ used his sketches from the Terrell area and West Texas for the composition.

In an excerpt from his book, “Paintings of the Southwest, the late Reaugh stated, “The Longhorn cattle depicted were beautiful animals, but were very wild. Many of them had never seen a man on foot before. People walking were sometimes treed by them. It would have happened oftener if there had been more trees.”

Charles Frank Reaugh, born Dec. 29, 1860, moved with his family to the Terrell area in 1876. He taught art in Terrell, but later relocated to Dallas with his parents in 1890 were he established his Iron Shed Studio. He continued to visit Terrell until his death in 1945 at the age of 84. He, along with his family are buried at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell.

Reaugh traveled the West, capturing scenes to be used in his realistic, but poetic images of the vistas, Longhorn herds and the cowboy life that was an inherent part of Texas. He concentrated in small pastel sketches of the wild and colorful Texas Longhorn. Reaugh once said, “no animal on Earth has the beauty of the Texas steer.”

Reaugh studied art at the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis and at the Academie Julian in Paris, France. The majority of his work is displayed at the Panhandle-Pains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas. Other collections of his works are displayed at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, the University of Texas and at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

“The City of Terrell is excited to embark on this creative initiative because it shows our commitment to retaining Terrell’s historic charm, while enhancing commercial activity in Historic Downtown Terrell. To commemorate this latest mural, November 17, 2018, is hereby proclaimed ‘Approaching Herd’ Mural Day,” said Mayor D.J. Ory.

The Mural day dedication will begin at 3 p.m. on the West side of Terrell City Hall at 227 N. Adelaide, including a ribbon cutting by the Terrell Chamber of Commerce.  Following the ceremony, a screening of the documentary, “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains,” will be held in the Council Chambers at Terrell City Hall, 201 R. Nash St. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees are invited to visit the other eight murals in the city which are part of the Terrell Mural Project, an ongoing effort to portray the history of Terrell through art. The other murals include downtown works: “Colonel Green and his 1899 Automobile,” “Movie Posters,” Lyric Theatre in 1948,” The Circus Comes to Terrell,” “Stearman Kaydet PT 17 Biplane,” “Governor Oscar B. Colquitt,” “Texas Flag,” “Terrell Volunteer Fire the locations, visit www.muralsofterrelltx.com.