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Know your watering days

Watering on just one of the two days allowed may be sufficient as Fort Worth moves into the cooler fall months.
Sept. 22, 2017

Hearing on proposed alternate tax rate canceled

A required quorum of the City Council was not present. The Council will vote on the original proposed tax rate on Tuesday.
Sept. 22, 2017

A visual emergency alert for Fort Worth residents now available

Free program provides notices to deaf, hard of hearing, and blind residents. Sign up online.
Sept. 22, 2017

Provide input on alternate proposed tax rate

Because an alternate tax rate was proposed mid process, additional budget and tax rate hearings have been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 26. The final budget is scheduled to be considered by City Council on Friday, Sept. 29.
Sept. 21, 2017

Street and transportation projects moving forward

With more than 18 arterial and 215 neighborhood streets projects, progress continues so 2014 bond funds are encumbered and spent within five years. $219 million in Proposition 1 projects help to expand and repair infrastructure.
Sept. 21, 2017

Emergency preparedness involves financial preparedness

Having access to personal financial, insurance, medical and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery after an emergency. A bit of work ahead of time may help reduce the financial impact disasters can leave you with.
Sept. 21, 2017

Mayfest presents grants to city’s park department, other partners

Mayfest is more than just a festival. The proceeds are used to provide grants to its three founding organizations, further enhancing the quality of life for North Texans.
Sept. 21, 2017

VariDesk donation boosts City Hall workers' health, productivity

The City of Fort Worth continued its commitment to employee health recently with a donation of sit-stand desktops and accessories. Research shows that non-sedentary work environments enhance employee creativity, productivity and collaboration.
Sept. 20, 2017

Cowboy Santas elves donate goodies to children at emergency shelters

Staff and volunteers from Fort Worth's Cowboy Santas program provided more than 50 backpacks filled with toys to the displaced children of evacuees from Hurricane Harvey who had been staying at shelters in Fort Worth.
Sept. 20, 2017

Fort Worth, Vaqueros collaborating on improved soccer facility at Sycamore Park

The City of Fort Worth is collaborating with the Fort Worth Vaqueros to provide updated youth soccer fields in east Fort Worth. The Vaqueros plan to operate a youth soccer academy at the renovated fields.
Sept. 19, 2017

Community Town Hall will focus on race, culture

Over the next year, a 23-member panel will listen to conversations with the community, then determine if city services are provided equally and suggest appropriate leadership training. Share your input at a Community Town Hall meeting Oct. 2.
Sept. 19, 2017

Hear about proposed improvements to I-820

An open house and a formal hearing will present information on a planned reconstruction stretching from Pipeline Road/Glenview Drive to near Randol Mill Road. The open house is at 6 p.m. Oct. 5; the formal hearing will follow at 7 p.m.
Sept. 19, 2017

Second phase of construction to begin on Timberland Boulevard

The city's Transportation & Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to inform residents of the upcoming construction on phase two of the Timberland Boulevard project. The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3.
Sept. 18, 2017

Ray White intersection closed for four months

The intersection of Ray White Road and Wyndrook Street will be closed until late January 2018. The Park Vista Boulevard project continues to make progress.
Sept. 18, 2017

Blue Mound Road construction to begin

Construction is scheduled to begin on Blue Mound Road on Sept. 18. Construction is expected to last two months, and two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times.
Sept. 15, 2017

Victory Forest Community Center taking shape

Fort Worth's newest community center is closer to opening its doors to an eager public. Early Bird Fitness Memberships go on sale Oct. 2.
Sept. 14, 2017

It takes a village to be prepared for disasters

During National Preparedness Month, adopt the Neighbors Helping Neighbors approach to emergency recovery. The approach seeks to support state and local agencies, civic organizations, faith-based groups and other community organizations.
Sept. 14, 2017

New wastewater meter station to improve discharge readings by Edgecliff Village residents

The City of Fort Worth Water Department will meet with businesses in the area at 11 a.m. Sept. 27. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2017 and wrap up by late September 2018.
Sept. 14, 2017

Sewer line to be replaced in Fossil Creek area

Design of the Upper Big Fossil Creek Wastewater Improvement project is underway. The city's Water Department will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Golf Club Fossil Creek.
Sept. 13, 2017

Test plot seeks to help save monarch butterflies

A collaborative project along the banks of the Trinity River is working to save monarch butterflies, an iconic species whose populations have declined by 90 percent in the last 20 years.
Sept. 13, 2017

Fort Worth receives $300,000 grant to improve the lives of veterans

The funds will be used by the City of Fort Worth's Community Action Partners (CAP) program to fund the Forward Home Veteran Assistance Program, which assists income-eligible veterans with rent, mortgage and utility bills.
Sept. 13, 2017

Provide input on State Highway 183 Corridor Master Plan

Learn about the State Highway 183 Corridor Master Plan and help visualize the community's preferred roadway redesign options at one of two upcoming meetings on Sept. 14 or Sept. 21.
Sept. 13, 2017

What does SB4 mean for residents and visitors in Fort Worth?

Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 (SB4) on May 7, 2017. The law went into effect on Sept. 1, 2017. However, there are court challenges to parts of the law that the court has not ruled on yet. Here is some information on what this means for residents and visitors in Fort Worth.
Sept. 13, 2017

Residents with special needs should look into registering for SNAP

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 resident vacating their residence in case of a disaster.
Sept. 11, 2017

Surveillance cameras being installed as part of Stop Six revitalization program

As the next step in a $2.56 million investment in the Cavile Place/Stop Six community, surveillance cameras are being installed to help improve public safety.
Sept. 11, 2017

Achtung, y’all! Oktoberfest Fort Worth is back

The three-day German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Sept. 21-23.
Sept. 11, 2017

I-35W TEXpress lanes contribute portion of tolls to hurricane relief

The North Tarrant TEXpress, NTE 35W TEXpress and LBJ TEXpress donated a portion of tolls paid by motorists on Sept. 2 — totaling $45,000 — to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
Sept. 8, 2017

Curious about the 2018 bond program? New video has details

To address Fort Worth's unprecedented growth and the challenges that come along with it, the City Council will call for a bond election in May 2018.
Sept. 8, 2017

Before disaster strikes, have a plan

National Preparedness Month is the ideal opportunity to create and practice an emergency plan for your family or household. Make a plan today!
Sept. 7, 2017

Basswood entrance ramp to TEXpress lanes now open

In addition, work on the section of I-35W north of Loop 820 is nearing completion.
Sept. 7, 2017

Employees, neighborhoods stage another successful food drive

The 2017 City of Fort Worth Employee & Neighborhood Food Drive was a huge success. More than 670 pounds of food and $4,970 in cash will help support the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Sept. 6, 2017

Fort Worth's historic preservation ordinance to be updated

The city is updating the Historic Preservation Ordinance in an effort to streamline the approval process. A meeting to discuss updates and receive resident comments is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Thistle Hill.
Sept. 5, 2017

Fort Worth's fourth drop-off station opens Sept. 9

Fort Worth's newest drop-off station is opening Saturday, Sept. 9. Residents in the far north sector of the city now have a convenient place to dispose of trash, brush, recyclables, household chemicals and donated items.
Sept. 5, 2017

Houston SPCA coordinated animal rescue efforts during hurricane aftermath

The City of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control supported the efforts of the City of Houston SPCA, the lead agency for animal-related disaster rescue, relief and resources in the Houston region.
Aug. 31, 2017

Fort Worth and Tarrant County Hurricane Harvey shelter has closed

The shelter that housed Hurricane Harvey evacuees since before Labor Day closed Monday, Sept. 18. Read facts about the process.
Aug. 28, 2017

Gateway Park West making huge strides

The finishing touches are being put on Phase 1 of Gateway Park West. Once completed, the park will provide recreational amenities and flood protection for Fort Worth.
Aug. 25, 2017

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the XTO Energy Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets.
Aug. 18, 2017

Construction closing eight street segments for extended period of time

Construction is a sign of Fort Worth's growing population and economy, and sometimes street closures are necessary. View various streets to take note of extended closure times.
Aug. 16, 2017

Fort Worth recognized for preserving Texas history

Fort Worth has been recognized for its dedication to preserving Texas history; the Texas Historical Commission honored the city for its efforts in recognizing and protecting historic resources.
Aug. 16, 2017

Do your due diligence before signing on with a service line warranty program

The Fort Worth Water Department is aware of at least four companies that offer service line warranty programs. Some companies are contacting Fort Worth water customers to offer warranty programs for purchase.
Aug. 10, 2017

On weekdays, enter Botanic Garden from University Drive

Beginning Aug. 14, all visitors should enter the Fort Worth Botanic Garden through the main entry identified by the floral clock. During a six-week test, other gates will be closed.
Aug. 7, 2017

Chisholm Trail Parkway's Roadside Safety Services are unsung heroes

The service dispatches team members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call the number listed on your TollTag.
Aug. 4, 2017

Register now, then celebrate Fort Worth's night out against crime on Oct. 3

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. 25.
Aug. 3, 2017

Construction began July 24 on 10th Street sidewalks and bike lanes

Sidewalks will be installed along the north side of 10th Street from Fournier Street to Forest Park Boulevard. Construction is expected to last approximately four months.
July 14, 2017

Learn how North Texas mobilized for the Great War

A century later, the Fort Worth Library examines World War I with an exhibit, films and lectures.
July 5, 2017

Get involved in Fort Worth's assessment of fair housing - take the survey

The City of Fort Worth is going through a planning process to create a fair housing plan, called the Assessment of Fair Housing. Residents are encouraged to take a brief survey on fair housing issues before Oct. 1.
May 5, 2017

Featured School Green Team: Brewer Middle School

With roughly 60 students involved each quarter, Mrs. Child, Mr. Miller and Ms. Sunday have made Brewer Middle School's Eco Club a success during their first year.
May 5, 2017

City sales tax collections up by more than 10 percent in January

Year-to-date collections are 7.8 percent above last year.
March 24, 2017

Homelessness decreasing slightly in Fort Worth area

The number of families experiencing homelessness was up 4 percent, but the number of homeless veterans has decreased
March 24, 2017

Look for changes in the city's mowing program this year

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.
March 23, 2017

Mayor's Message: Compassion is the best part of Fort Worth, its people

During the second annual Mayor's Week of Compassionate Service, individual families, businesses both small and large, non-profits, faith institutions, neighborhoods and schools across Tarrant County created, organized and initiated 105 different activities designed to show compassion across our city.
March 16, 2017

Featured School Green Team: Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

At the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS), students in the Green Stuff Club are ambitious when it comes to keeping Fort Worth beautiful.
Dec. 29, 2016

What you need to know about placing signs in the roadway

There is a way to get your message across without being a traffic hazard, causing problems in mowing right of ways or creating the kind of clutter that hurts a neighborhood.
Sept. 8, 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