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Nine Fort Worth schools receive safer routes for students

The City of Fort Worth continues to improve safe routes to schools for students. Fort Worth continues to replace and upgrade signs, crosswalks and traffic controls in preparation for a new school year.
Aug. 17, 2018

Parking meters coming to West Seventh Street area

Work continues on West Seventh Street traffic and safety improvements, and the next step addresses parking. Parking meters are being installed in and near the West Seventh area and are expected to be operating by Aug. 30.
Aug. 17, 2018

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets.
Aug. 17, 2018

Fort Worth to fund transit study

The City Council voted to fund a $450,000 study of Fort Worth's transit goals and how they align with Trinity Metro's current master plan. The study will reflect the priorities and realistic funding opportunities for the city.
Aug. 16, 2018

North Main Street Bridge detour rescheduled for this weekend

The contractor will begin placing traffic control signage after evening rush traffic on Aug. 17. Normal detour traffic patterns will be re-established on the permanent detour before morning rush hour on Aug. 20.
Aug. 16, 2018

No increase in water, wastewater rates for 2019

The recommendation to the Fort Worth City Council is to keep the current rates in place. The city is able to avoid a retail rate increase because of projected increased revenues from other sources.
Aug. 15, 2018

Smoking ban in city parks begins Aug. 15

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to expand the city's smoking ban to include city parks. The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15. The action comes on the heels of an earlier ban on smoking in bars and bingo parlors.
Aug. 15, 2018

Fort Worth receives 'A+' from local small-business owners

Small-business owners gave Fort Worth an A+ this year, ranking first in a survey of business friendliness among 57 cities. The study asked entrepreneurs about licensing requirements, tax regulations and labor and hiring regulations.
Aug. 15, 2018

2019 budget proposed, opportunities for public feedback unveiled

The city manager recommended a $1.91 billion budget on Aug. 14 that continues to focus on sustainable solutions while also decreasing the property tax rate.
Aug. 15, 2018

Task force proposes admission fee to help improve visitor experience at Botanic Garden

Residents will have several opportunities to comment on the fees during public meetings. The City Council must vote to approve the fees. Numerous options are being discussed to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.
Aug. 15, 2018

East Loop 820 project gets underway

The Texas Department of Transportation broke ground this week on the East Loop 820 project. The project is part of a statewide effort to address the most congested chokepoints on Texas highways.
Aug. 14, 2018

Code Blue to name basketball champions Aug. 18

The Code Blue After Dark-Basketball League has allowed officers to reach out to communities. The tournament is the culmination of a summer-long season that has provided a recreational alternative for players and fans.
Aug. 14, 2018

Crews continue building the foundations of three new bridges

Construction on the Trinity River Vision Authority's three signature V-pier bridges over the to-be-realigned Trinity River continues at a fast pace. All three bridges are scheduled for completion in 2020.
Aug. 13, 2018

Restriping planned for Sylvania Avenue

Sylvania Avenue from Northeast 28th Street to Race Street will be restriped. Make plans to attend a project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 23.
Aug. 13, 2018

OneAddress service aims to improve customer experience through technology

Fort Worth launched an open data program in 2016 to help make government data freely and publicly available for anyone to use. The free online portal provides residents greater access to city services and data.
Aug. 10, 2018

Fort Worth firefighters get acquainted with Dickies Arena plans, construction site

The visit and orientation will help first responders formulate emergency preparedness plans. This is one of several steps to ensure first responders will proactively respond in the event of an emergency.
Aug. 10, 2018

Fort Worth Sister Cities recognized for excellence a record ninth time

Awards competition recognizes organizations that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation.
Aug. 8, 2018

Fort Worth receives competitive grant to kick-start financial empowerment efforts

The city is one of 10 to receive the award, which will identify strategies to financially empower residents.
Aug. 8, 2018

Sales tax collections up 6.5 percent in May

Year-to-date collections are 6 percent above last year.
Aug. 7, 2018

Register now, then celebrate Fort Worth's night out against crime on Oct. 2

The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the citywide event to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Groups should register by Sept. 27.
Aug. 7, 2018

Renovations making way for Dream Park

Playground equipment is being removed in Trinity Park this month. Funds are being raised to construct a 21,000-square-foot universal playground designed to accommodate users of varying capabilities.
Aug. 6, 2018

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training available at two sessions

The CRASE course provides strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooter event. This program is open to the general public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their individual safety.
Aug. 6, 2018

28th Street to close for TEXRail bridge installation

As workers install a new train bridge for the TEXRail line, 28th Street between Nichols Street and Decatur Avenue will be closed Aug. 3-10. An extended closure is planned for Aug. 20-Oct. 14.
Aug. 3, 2018

Register for Gear Up to End Hunger ride

Register for Mayor Betsy Price's Gear Up to End Hunger challenge bike ride on Oct. 6. Registration is open through Sept. 6.
Aug. 1, 2018

DFW Airport receives $180 million commitment from Department of Transportation

DFW Airport received a letter of intent from the FAA committing up to $180 million in Airport Improvement Program grants. The grants will fund end-around taxiways, delivering safety and efficiency for customers and airline partners.
Aug. 1, 2018

TRWD: Water supply is in good shape

Despite record-breaking temperatures and skyrocketing demand during this heat wave, the Tarrant Regional Water District expects to have enough water for the summer. Supply should be at 80-87 percent by Oct. 1.
July 31, 2018

Fort Worth PD's Explorer program named agency of the year in Texas

The Fort Worth Police Department was named agency of the year for its Law Enforcement Explorers program. Retired Officer Philip Woodward received the Honorary Life Member award.
July 30, 2018

New routes, fare schedule in effect for Trinity Metro Aug. 12

Certain Trinity Metro routes will undergo changes beginning Aug. 12. Some new routes have been added, and others have been adjusted for time and frequency.
July 27, 2018

Get a ride to work in Alliance for $1

The Alliance Link app will let users book a ride to and from work within the Alliance area. Download the Alliance Link app, then use the on-demand service to travel the final mile to and from work.
July 26, 2018

When water use spikes with extreme heat, so do water bills

Water use correlates to the weather. Just the hint of a rain cloud and water use drops. When it is hot and dry, water use rises. And when it is extremely hot, water use spikes.
July 26, 2018

Positive human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tarrant County

Tarrant County Public Health confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus for the 2018 season. The case involved the less-severe West Nile fever, not the neuroinvasive form.
July 25, 2018

Old Decatur Road now open to vehicular traffic

A 1.6 mile stretch of Old Decatur Rd, from West Bailey Boswell Rd to West McLeroy Blvd, opened today. This is part of the North Fort Worth Water Supply Main capital improvement project which involved the installation of a new water main.
July 25, 2018

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival earns Zenith Award

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival received 26 awards, including first place for the prestigious Zenith Award in its budget category.
July 25, 2018

More changes coming to Bledsoe and Morton streets in West Seventh area

The city continues to monitor traffic flow and parking in the West Seventh area, and adjustments are planned in the next few days. More changes are planned for the area in upcoming months.
July 25, 2018

Trinity Metro deploys digital bus stops at six transit centers

One of the steps in implementing Trinity Metro's Master Plan was installing Connectpoint digital bus stops at the busiest transit centers. The units are solar-powered and are in line with the transit agency's improved customer communication.
July 24, 2018

Ambassadors continue to be helpful to downtown residents, workers, visitors

The Downtown Ambassadors continue to make an impact on hospitality and safety downtown. The Ambassadors circulate throughout downtown to help visitors, create a welcoming environment and add extra eyes and ears on the street.
July 24, 2018

I-35W construction is done. Really.

The $1.6 billion I-35W project officially opened July 19, two months ahead of schedule and already is carrying new levels of traffic.
July 20, 2018

An excessive heat warning applies to pets, too

With temperatures hovering above 100 degrees, animals are at risk just as people are. Fort Worth Animal Care & Control reminds Fort Worth residents to care for their pets and to look out for animals in distress.
July 19, 2018

Jim Davis is the new Fort Worth fire chief

James (Jim) Davis, an assistant chief in Columbus, Ohio, has been named the new Fort Worth fire chief. He will be moving from Columbus, Ohio, and bringing more than 20 years of leadership and emergency response experience.
July 18, 2018

Six Points Urban Village construction continues

Streetscape improvements continue in the Six Points Urban Village area. Construction of phase one improvements began in April. Currently, crews are working on the north side of Race Street and then will move to the south side.
July 17, 2018

FFA convention's service project helps Fort Worth homeless, community parks

Hundreds of blue-and-gold-clad members of Texas FFA made an impact on their host community through donations and service projects.
July 17, 2018

Don't choke. Stop the smoke

The Regional Smoking Vehicle Program allows North Texans to anonymously report vehicles emitting visible smoke and pollution. Anyone can report vehicles smoking from the tailpipe to help clean the air in North Texas.
July 13, 2018

PD helps residents 'blow away the box' at hiring fair

Officers and volunteers at the first Blow Away the Box job fair helped more than 100 attendees apply for jobs. Many of the participants have felony records or blemished backgrounds, but they were able to find steady work nonetheless.
July 11, 2018

RTC approves Mobility 2045 transportation plan

NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council approved Mobility 2045, the metropolitan transportation plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The plan calls for $135.4 billion in improvements and enhancements to the region's transportation system.
July 10, 2018

No internet service at home? Check out a Wi-Fi hotspot from the library

Pilot program allows residents to take home the internet to use on up to 10 devices.
July 5, 2018

Keller Haslet Road construction continues through mid-August

Construction begins July 6 to rehabilitate Keller Haslet Road from Park Vista Boulevard to Alta Vista Road. Estimated project completion is Aug. 17.
July 5, 2018

What does it take to construct a world-class arena?

Dickies Arena is more than halfway completed, and the 14,000-seat multipurpose facility is well on its way to opening in late 2019, where it will host Stock Show rodeo performances, basketball tournaments, concerts and other events.
July 3, 2018

Small businesses move closer to victory as top 25 announced for Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

The owners of these small businesses will begin five weeks of group training provided by the Business Assistance Center and their local partners. The top three finalists will compete Oct. 25 for the prize packages.
July 2, 2018

City Council releases meeting schedule for summer

Council is taking its traditional summer break in July, followed by budget work sessions in August. All city services will be available, and all meetings for boards, commissions and committees will be held as scheduled, unless otherwise noted.
June 29, 2018

Share your input on the future of the Fort Worth Library

Staff is preparing a strategic plan to guide future service. Attend one of two meetings this summer to provide input about the future of the Fort Worth Library. The meetings are on Aug. 11 and 27.
June 29, 2018

Student artwork fills downtown bus shelters

As you visit downtown, stop by a Trinity Metro bus shelter to view the winners of the Expressions That Move You Art Contest. The competition encourages Fort Worth students to learn about public transportation and turn their thoughts into art.
June 28, 2018

New animal ordinances approved

After more than a year of discussions and public input, the Fort Worth City Council approved a series of updated animal ordinances on June 26.
June 27, 2018

Keep grass and weeds mown, or pay up

The city's Code Compliance officials encourage residents to avoid having tall grass and weeds by mowing regularly. If you live or own property within the Fort Worth city limits, keep your land cut to less than 12 inches.
June 18, 2018

Join free yoga classes at Burnett Park

Grab a mat and enjoy free yoga classes in Burnett Park from 5:30-6:15 p.m. every Wednesday June-September.
June 13, 2018

Neighborhood Improvement Strategy revitalizes Stop Six, Ash Crescent neighborhoods

Fort Worth created the Neighborhood Improvement Strategy program to help revitalize some of the older neighborhoods around the city. The goal of the work is to improve the neighborhoods' aesthetics and to lower crime rates.
June 12, 2018

Freeway lighting repairs continue

Crews will repair lighting along Southeast Loop 820 from Rosedale Street to U.S. 287 to continue lighting repairs. This section of highway is expected to be finished by mid-July. Lane closures are necessary, occurring 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
June 7, 2018

Construction delays push Golden Triangle Library completion to early 2019

Construction delays have pushed back the projected completion date of the new Golden Triangle Branch Library. Work is about 40 percent complete, but more than 90 percent of the contract time has gone by.
June 6, 2018

Extreme heat in the forecast

Follow these tips to keep the heat from beating you down.
May 31, 2018

Plenty of fun under the sun at Twin Points Park

Twin Points Park, near the Eagle Mountain Lake dam, opened May 26 for its third season with swimming, boating, picnicking and more. The park is operated by the Tarrant Regional Water District.
May 25, 2018

Keep your cool this summer at new Southeast YMCA aquatic center, other city pools

Everybody in the water! A new Fort Worth aquatic center opens later in the summer, joining two swimming pools and a splash pad that opened Memorial Day weekend. City pools opened on May 26 and will operate through Labor Day weekend.
May 23, 2018

Six drowning patients in May, including one fatal

By mid May, one child died from drowning, while five others were seen at Cook Children's Medical Center for near-drownings. Experts stress 100 percent supervision when children are in or around the pool.
May 18, 2018

There are numerous ways to receive warnings during an emergency

It is a good time for Fort Worth residents to make sure they are prepared and capable of staying informed during an emergency. Outdoor sirens, NOAA weather radio and free Nixle text and email messages are all ways to stay informed.
May 11, 2018

Take a musical journey during the Fort Worth Library's jazz series

Don't miss the Fort Worth Library's ninth season of 3rd Thursday Jazz. The free concert series begins on May 17 and continues monthly throughout the summer.
May 11, 2018

Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood, Foch streets converted to one-way beginning July 16

City staff has proposed a list of projects that will improve the safety and accessibility of the West Seventh Street neighborhood. Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood and Foch streets will be converted to one-way streets beginning July 16.
May 11, 2018

Bus stop improvements planned for East Rosedale

Bus stops will be affected along East Rosedale Street from Miller Avenue to Loop 820 during roadway construction. Improved waiting areas will be in place during ongoing construction, and some bus stops will be moved.
May 11, 2018

Prevention is key as mosquito season begins

The 2018 mosquito season has officially begun for the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department, which has begun setting out 62 mosquito traps weekly. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from potentially deadly diseases.
May 3, 2018

New chat option optimizes Municipal Court customer service

The Fort Worth Municipal Court is piloting AliveChat, beginning March 30, 2018. This new feature will enhance the web experience for residents.
March 30, 2018

Tarrant County College to provide Trinity Metro bus rides for students

Starting May 15, TCC students will be able to use their ID cards to access any of the bus routes in Trinity Metro's system.
March 29, 2018

Fort Worth provides alerts for residents with functional needs

AHAS is designed for Fort Worth residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or deaf/blind. The free alerts are accessible to all residents using Fort Worth ZIP codes.
March 15, 2018

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects. Air pollution season officially begins in March in North Texas and runs through November.
March 8, 2018

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water and money.
Feb. 26, 2018

City's mowing program now underway

Mowing season is underway in Fort Worth. The mowing season will extend into November, and service levels have been improved to include a 14-day mowing cycle.
Feb. 21, 2018

Become a citizen forester

Registration is now open for citizen forester training. Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest. Training sessions begin March 21 and will be held once monthly for the rest of the year.
Feb. 20, 2018

University Drive westbound ramp to I-30 closed

TxDOT began work on the reconstruction of the University Drive westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 30. The ramp will be closed through this fall. During bridge demolition, the I-30 westbound exit to Montgomery Street will also be closed nightly.
Feb. 8, 2018

Eugene McCray, Handley Meadowbrook community centers close during expansion projects

Both centers will be closed through Oct. 31, as part of scheduled renovation projects. Programs and activities for both centers have been relocated to nearby Sycamore and MLK Jr. community centers.
Feb. 7, 2018

Legal clinics offer free help for small businesses and nonprofits

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Get help with sticky legal issues from Texas A&M School of Law students as you get your business off the ground. Students, working under experienced faculty, help clients with limited financial resources.
Jan. 5, 2018

Fort Worth SNAP program provides help for special-need residents in times of emergency

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management is asking residents with a special, access or functional need to register in its free Special Needs Assistance Program to assist individuals vacating their residence in case of a disaster.
Jan. 4, 2018

City Council votes to update smoking ordinance

Beginning March 12, smoking will be prohibited in bars and bingo parlors. The new law also governs the use of e-cigarettes in prohibited locations.
Dec. 13, 2017

Permits no longer required for garage sales

A trial will be in place for one year and the results will then be evaluated. Regulations will still be enforced for residents wishing to hold a garage sale.
Oct. 19, 2017

Pothole? Traffic signal out? Here's how to report it

When you see something that needs to be fixed, call 817-392-8100 and be ready to give the representative a specific location so your concern can be addressed.
Oct. 6, 2017

School's in. Look out for students, parents and drivers!

As kids all across the DFW metroplex kick of the start of the new year, MedStar highlights tips from the National Safety Council for kids and parents to help avoid preventable injuries and prepare for any medical emergencies.
Aug. 18, 2017

Safe sale exchange zones available for resident use

The Fort Worth Police Department encourages buyers and sellers to meet in public locations, including selected police facilities. Try to schedule the exchange at one of these facilities during business hours.
April 14, 2017

Call 811 before you dig

It's the law in all 50 states that you must call 811 before digging to prevent damages. To avoid damaging underground lines, contact this free service at least three days before you want to dig.
Aug. 19, 2016

Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

The Fort Worth outdoor warning system consists of 149 sirens strategically located throughout the city. The outdoor warning system may be activated for any kind of emergency, not just severe weather.
March 25, 2016