Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, whose Precinct 3 covers Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, was honored on Jan. 27 with the John Harbin Visionary Award at the Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce 2012 Awards Gala. Fickes was awarded for his efforts to improve transportation in Northeast Tarrant County. His efforts include the Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit held annually to update residents on the status of projects like the DFW Connector.