The Tarrant County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to call a bond election to authorize the issuance of $800 million in bonds to acquire, construct, improve, equip or enlarge facilities of the Tarrant County Hospital District, operating as the JPS Health Network.
The no tax rate increase bond will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Priorities for the hospital district include a mental and behavioral health hospital; cancer center; four regional health centers; inpatient tower and an ambulatory surgery center.
Learn more about the bond election at a series of forums. All meetings begin at 6 p.m.:
Sept. 26, Lake Worth Activity Center, 7005 Charboneau Road, Lake Worth.
Sept. 27, Northeast Courthouse, 645 Grapevine Highway, Hurst.
Oct. 1, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1188 W. Broad St., Mansfield.
Oct. 3, Southwest Subcourthouse, 6551 Granbury Road, Fort Worth.
It has been 33 years since the hospital district held a bond election. Since 1985, Tarrant County’s population has grown by more than 1 million residents.
Early voting runs from Oct. 22-Nov. 2.