City of Trinidad
212 Park Street
P.O. Box 345 (Mailing)
Trinidad, Texas 75163
(903)-778-2525 Phone
(903) 778-2754 Fax


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Election Advisory No. 2016-17 PDF Print E-mail

To: Election Officials

From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections

Date: August 26, 2016

RE: Voter Identification Procedures

On August 10, 2016, a federal district court entered an order (PDF) changing the voter identification requirements for all elections held in Texas after August 10, 2016 until further notice. This advisory will explain the new procedure and provide answers to frequently asked questions.
Summary of the Procedure

Voters who have obtained an acceptable form of photo ID for voting are still required to present it in order to vote in person in all Texas elections. However, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired up to four years. (Please remember some IDs, including U.S. citizenship certificates, do not expire.)

These are the 7 forms of acceptable photo ID:

1. Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
2. Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
3. Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
4. Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
5. United States military identification card containing the person's photograph
6. United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
7. United States passport

Further, voters who have not been able to obtain one of the forms of acceptable photo ID, and have a reasonable impediment or difficulty to obtaining such identification, may present a supporting form of identification of the voter and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)), noting the voter's reasonable impediment or difficulty to obtaining an acceptable form of photo identification, stating that the voter is the same person who personally appeared at the polling place, and stating that the voter is casting a ballot while voting in-person.

These are the 7 forms of supporting ID:

1. Valid voter registration certificate
2. Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
3. Copy of or original current utility bill
4. Copy of or original bank statement
5. Copy of or original government check
6. Copy of or original paycheck
7. Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

Examples of government documents include driver's licenses from other states, ID cards issued by federally recognized Native American tribes, DPS Receipts (without a photo), expired voter registration certificates, and expired Texas DPS-issued driver licenses or personal ID cards (over 4 years). Government documents do NOT include Social Security cards (no address), public college or university IDs without an address, state/federal employee ID cards without an address, or library cards without an address.



Food Pantry PDF Print E-mail

The Food Pantry is open the 3rd Friday each month for Citizens of Trinidad (must show proof of residence).  It is open from 10:00 am until noon and is located at Trinidad Housing Authority, 144 Park Street.

If you have any questions, call Faith in Action Outreach at 903-489-7500.

City Ordinance Violation Procedure PDF Print E-mail
The City's new Chief of Police, Chris Simmons, will soon begin working on City Ordinance violations.  Chief Simmons wanted the citizens to be aware of his City Ordinance Violation Procedure.  If you have any questions, please call the Chief at 903-778-2113 or 903-477-2131 cell or visit with him in his office.
Trinidad Police Department
City Ordinance Violation Procedure

Step 1: Initial Contact

A. Property Identification
B. Photographs of violations
C. Issue occupant(s) a notice providing fifteen (15) days to correct violation(s)
D. If rental property, the owner will be notified of violations.

Step 2: Failure to Comply with Written Notice

A. Take a second set of photographs of the property
B. Issue occupant/owner a citation, giving occupant/owner ten (10) days to appear before the Municipal Court
C. If rental property, the owner will be notified of violations.

**Citation may be sent via registered mail, return receipt requested.

Step 3: Failure to Comply with Citation and Court

A. Issue the occupant(s) a written notice providing the occupant(s) seven (7) days to correct the violations
B. If rental property, the owner will be notified of violations.
C. After seven (7) days, meet with City Administrator to schedule an appearance before the City Council to seek abatement of the property
D. After seven (7) days, request a court order removal of inoperable vehicle(s) from the Judge if applicable.
E. Clean the property, with City Council authorization and at the expense of the City. Attach all costs associated with the clean-up to the utility bill of the occupant(s).
**Failure to pay required clean-up costs could result in a Lien being filed against the property, with the City Council approval

July 23, 2015

2015 Consumer Confidence Report PDF Print E-mail

Click here to download the report.

Trinidad Economic Development Committee PDF Print E-mail

Committee founded 1997
Industrial Park bought/established 2/2001
Land (28.12 ac.), road, septic, water via grants
Clear Mask bought lot 1.51ac 9/2004
Verizon leased lot 2/2003
Steve Grant Realtor hired for sell of IP properties 8/2008

Town Hall Meeting, April 29, held in conjunction with the City Council, to address "Beautification of Trinidad" in hopes of making the town more presentable for future businesses and home owners.

Announcement letters had been sent to our local churches, word of mouth, article in the Malakoff paper, and signs of the upcoming meeting were our methods of making our citizens aware of the meeting.) 31 townspeople were present.

We shared our concern for increasing community pride. Those present were asked, "Why have I chosen Trinidad as my hometown"; encouraged everyone to keep his/her area picked up; voiced concerns with areas being dealt with thru City Ordinance violations (trashed yards, burned out houses, abandoned vehicles, etc); challenged local beautification through planting flowers/trees throughout the city.

Had sign up sheets for the following committees: 1) Town Cleanup; 2) Flower/Tree Gardening; 3) New City Signage; 4) Volunteering with Churches for Emergency Needs; and 5) Building Trojan Pride - an area adoption program to keep a street or area picked up of trash for 6 months.

Anticipated response: - hopeful.


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