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Sales tax collections up 8.6 percent in February

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
April 19, 2019

Ash selected to lead Fort Worth Public Library Foundation

Andrea L. Ash has been named president and chief executive officer of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. The foundation works to benefit the Fort Worth Library and the Fort Worth community by providing resources.
April 19, 2019

Early voting begins April 22 for May 4 municipal elections

In-person early voting runs April 22-30 in the May 4 city election for mayor and city council.
April 19, 2019

2020 Census will aim to count every Fort Worth resident

Fort Worth has begun its efforts to make sure every resident is counted in the 2020 Census. April 1, 2020, has been designated Census Day.
April 19, 2019

Access to part of Trinity Park will be limited for Mayfest

Trail users of the Trinity Trail system will experience a detour connecting the Trinity Trail north and south ends of the closure. The area will be closed to the public April 22-May 8 for Mayfest.
April 18, 2019

Learn about community development efforts in Fort Worth

Celebrate National Community Development Week, April 22-26, by attending an evening highlighting the programs and services available through the Community Development Block Grant program. A free community event will be held April 24.
April 18, 2019

Learn about disaster preparedness and response at upcoming courses

Fort Worth’s CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills. A series of free courses in May will teach emergency preparedness.
April 18, 2019

Mayor Price and NFL Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy introduce new summer reading initiative

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy will join forces on Tuesday, April 23, to announce a first-of-its-kind program that encourages local fathers and their children to read together this summer.
April 18, 2019

Progress continues at Gateway Park

More than 1.6 million cubic yards of soil was removed during the first phase of valley storage excavation at Gateway Park. Phase 2 includes more soil removal from an area adjacent to Fort Woof.
April 17, 2019

Hoque Global selected as recommended master developer for Evans & Rosedale Urban Village

Hoque Global was one of the developers to submit a proposal for the area. The decision comes following multiple workshops and feedback provided by area residents.
April 17, 2019

African-American Health Expo coming April 27

Dozens of vendors and health care providers will help ensure the well-being of the community during the annual African-American Health Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. Workshops, demonstrations, children's activities are planned.
April 17, 2019

Water Department: Flushing occurring in North Fort Worth as preventative measure

The Fort Worth Water Department is starting extensive flushing in north Fort Worth as a preventative measure to maintain drinking water quality. Water quality continues to meet all state and federal standards.
April 16, 2019

City launches residential food scrap composting program

Food scrap composting collection has come to Fort Worth as another way to reduce what goes to the landfill and how much methane goes into the air. Order a starter kit, then begin to help reduce landfill material.
April 16, 2019

Firefighters among first responders honored for saving Navy vet’s life

Medical City North Hills honored emergency crews who cared for a patient on the scene and while transporting him to the hospital.
April 16, 2019

511DFW app upgraded to enhance user experience

511DFW is a leading source for road condition information; motorists can quickly access free information on conditions, and real-time information is available while they commute. Several features are now available on the free app.
April 16, 2019

TRE Link offers new option to DFW Airport

Trinity Railway Express passengers now have a new way to travel to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. On April 15, Trinity Metro began operating the TRE Link in conjunction with Dallas Area Rapid Transit and DFW Airport.
April 15, 2019

See the plan for proposed North Park

North Fort Worth residents can view the draft updated North Park Master Plan at the project meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m., April 30 at the Northpark YMCA. Make plans to attend this meeting to see and give input on proposed park improvements.
April 15, 2019

Get back to nature at outdoors-oriented day of fun

Enjoy a day outdoor activities, exploration and conservation during the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge’s inaugural Nature Con…servation, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27.
April 15, 2019

Mayors recognized for work in securing Regional Veloweb Trail

The Regional Transportation Council recognized the mayors of Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas for their successful efforts to collaborate and secure funding for the Fort Worth-to-Dallas Regional Veloweb Trail.
April 15, 2019

Sabine Place Apartments undergo renovations

The Fort Worth Housing Solutions property includes two- and three-bedroom apartment homes.
April 12, 2019

Upcoming disparity study examines fairness, availability of city contract opportunities

The study will focus on the city’s policies and programs for minority- and women-owned businesses, as well as contractors and subcontractors. A public meeting is scheduled April 22.
April 12, 2019

New Dream Park helps make Fort Worth a better, more inclusive community for future generations

The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting celebration for the city's largest inclusive playground at noon on Monday, April 15, in the heart of Trinity Park.
April 11, 2019

Fort Worth’s Active Transportation Plan approved

The City Council has approved Fort Worth’s Active Transportation Plan, which focuses on walking (including persons with disabilities) and bicycling, including connectivity between other modes such as vehicles and transit.
April 11, 2019

New sewer diversion lines to be constructed from Dozier Lift Station to Big Fossil Creek Collector

Construction is on the horizon from the newly-expanded Dozier Creek Lift Station on Eagle Mountain Lake to the Big Fossil Creek Collector. Make plans to attend the project meeting 6:30 p.m., April 25.
April 10, 2019

Two promoted in City Manager’s Office and Mayor-Council Office

Assistant City Manager Valerie R. Washington announced two promotions that will result in a more coordinated structure between the Mayor-Council Office and the City Manager’s Office.
April 10, 2019

Sewer lines to be replaced in Worth Heights and South Wayside areas

Come hear about the plans to replace sewer lines in the Worth Heights and South Wayside areas. The cty will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24.
April 9, 2019

Grant to help Bike Sharing First Mile program

The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded $83,500 in small grants to increase access to and use of bike share in low-income neighborhoods across the United States. Fort Worth Bike Sharing received a $7,500 mini grant for its First Mile program.
April 9, 2019

Sundance Square’s annual movie nights return to the plaza

Returning for the 12th year, Sundance Square kicks off the free movie series on Thursday evenings in the plaza June 6 and continuing through July 25. All shows will begin at about 8:30 p.m.
April 8, 2019

The Easter Bunny is coming to Fort Worth community centers

Several community centers are throwing Easter celebrations across the city over the next several weeks. Kids are invited to bring their baskets so they can take part in an epic Easter egg hunt, among other springtime celebrations.
April 8, 2019

Download the Trinity Trails app

Now you can explore the Trinity Trails with the help of an interactive tour guide from the Tarrant Regional Water District. The Trinity Trails app offers up-to-date information on amenities, events and other happenings.
April 4, 2019

It’s time for parents to enroll children in FWISD early learning programs

The Fort Worth ISD is providing streamlined online registration and requiring fewer documents during enrollment. The district’s pre-K program is free, and there’s enough room for every child.
April 4, 2019

Work continues on Northside neighborhood improvements

Work continues this spring to make the Northside neighborhood cleaner and safer. Several community meetings and educational workshops are planned to foster public safety, capital improvements and neighborhood revitalization.
April 3, 2019

New date for Beach Street public art material collection, April 27

Due to forecasted storms for most of the day on Saturday, the material collection event has been postponed. Residents are invited to drop off materials for Christopher Fennell’s weather vane sculptures from 9-11 a.m. April 27
April 3, 2019

Bridging the gap between law enforcement and residents through dialogue, basketball tournament

Two days of fun, community dialogue and basketball are in store for Fort Worth Police officers and the youth of Fort Worth during the second annual Bridging the Gap event. The event aims to lead to improved relations between participants.
April 1, 2019

Keep weeds and grass mown, or pay up

The city’s Code Compliance officials encourage everyone to avoid tall grass and weeds by mowing regularly. With warmer temperatures and spring rains becoming more common, it’s important to stay on top of mowing duties at your property.
March 29, 2019

How cities (like Fort Worth) can use Google Street View to measure change

A new effort to track street-level changes in cities is using a widely available tool to gather information: Google Street View.
March 29, 2019

Thefts of vehicles with keys left inside continue to rise nationwide

Every day from Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2018, an average of 209 vehicles were stolen across the U.S. because drivers left their keys or fobs in their vehicles, making them attractive targets for thieves.
March 29, 2019

Trinity Metro’s downtown rail and bus station renamed

The downtown Fort Worth station that is the central hub of transportation for Trinity Metro buses and rail will now be known as Fort Worth Central Station. The Trinity Metro Board of Directors approved the name change.
March 28, 2019

Facebook awards Community Action Grants to 15 organizations

Facebook's Community Action Grants were awarded to 15 outstanding nonprofits and schools to support their work. The grants help fund STEM education projects at these sites.
March 28, 2019

Sales tax collections up 6.9 percent in January

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
March 27, 2019

Homelessness holding steady in Fort Worth area, count shows

On Jan. 24, more than 560 volunteers and 100 members of law enforcement canvassed Tarrant and Parker counties to count the homeless population. Their results showed there are 2,028 people experiencing homelessness, an increase from 2018.
March 27, 2019

Partners launch downtown awareness campaign

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and downtown high-rise office building owners have partnered to launch a digital marketing campaign directed to out-of-market corporate location decision makers. The goal is to reach corporate decision makers.
March 26, 2019

Crud Cruiser rolls out its spring schedule

The Crud Cruiser tour is coming to Fort Worth neighborhoods, making it easy for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste. View a complete list of the 2019 mobile schedule.
March 26, 2019

Task force tackling unmanned aerial systems issues

The use of drones continues to grow quickly as the technology evolves. A working group explores methods to educate the public on the safe use of drone technology in the region’s airspace.
March 25, 2019

Enjoy the expanded hours at the Fort Worth Library

The Fort Worth Public Library committed in its 2019-2021 strategic plan to reduce barriers to access libraries throughout the city. With that goal in mind, the Library is expanding hours at all locations beginning April 7.
March 22, 2019

Dickies Arena to house second largest continuous video display in the nation

Trail Drive Management Corp. released plans to install a complete video display network at Dickies Arena. The video displays will create an immersive environment for a variety of entertainment events.
March 21, 2019

Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

Sirens are designed to alert people while they are outside of their business or residence. NOAA weather radio and free Nixle text and email messages are additional ways to stay informed during spring storm season.
March 20, 2019

City to purchase YMCA building, repurpose it as a community center

After renovation, LVTRise will use the facility to provide programs and services benefiting the community.
March 20, 2019

Mayor's International Dinner Global Award winners announced

Sister Cities will honor Ross Perot Jr. at the May 23 event.
March 14, 2019

New Trinity Metro ZIPZONE service promotes commuting to work

Trinity Metro is providing ZIPZONE, a first mile/last mile transportation solution, in select service areas. The service uses Lyft to provide first mile/last mile solutions for the Alliance corridor.
March 8, 2019

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 Tuesday beginning March 12.
March 8, 2019

Stay busy this spring at your nearest library, community center and the Fort Worth Nature Center

Multiple locations offer programs through Spring Break and beyond that accommodate all ages and interests. Check out programs and activities from the Fort Worth Public Library, the Fort Worth Nature Center and local community centers.
March 7, 2019

Ahead of spring weather, residents have several options for receiving alerts

Be prepared for dangerous tornadic or flash flooding situations by purchasing a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio to receive alerts directly from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
March 6, 2019

Trinity Park receives Lone Star Legacy designation

Fort Worth's Trinity Park is among six Texas parks honored with designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society. The parkland was purchased in 1892 for $400 per acre.
March 6, 2019

100X25FWTX is the name selected for City of Fort Worth’s reading initiative

The City of Fort Worth, in collaboration with Read Fort Worth, has announced that the city’s programming to further the mission of improving third-grade literacy will be known as '100x25.'
March 6, 2019

Swearingin named FWPD assistant chief

Deputy Chief Julie Swearingin has been promoted to assistant chief by Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald. She will be assigned to the Finance and Administrative Bureau.
March 6, 2019

Annual Report covers latest achievements of Fort Worth's city government

Learn about the latest milestones and achievements by your local government when you read the 2018 City of Fort Worth Annual Report. The new publication shows how city is focusing on strategic, managed growth.
March 6, 2019

Volunteers needed for Lanterns in the Garden

Hundreds of volunteers are need to ensure the success of this long-running program. Some of the duties include greeting visitors, interacting with the public, scanning tickets and applying wristbands. The show runs March 9-May 12.
March 5, 2019

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT collaborate on joint membership

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden have joined forces to expanded their partnership based on previous GROW initiative success.
March 5, 2019

Fort Worth to compete nationally at Neighborhoods, USA conference

The TCU Neighbor to Neighbor Program will compete as a finalist in the Best Neighborhood Program category at the 2019 Neighborhoods, USA Conference, (NUSA) May 13-18.
March 4, 2019

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects.
March 1, 2019

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water — and money.
Feb. 28, 2019

Do you have one minute to help make Fort Worth better?

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Feb. 28, 2019

Utility construction continues for development near Will Rogers Complex

Construction is expected to wrap up before May 2020.
Feb. 28, 2019

Giant silk lanterns to adorn Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the handcrafted lanterns, many choreographed to music.
Feb. 26, 2019

Proposed pension contribution plan passes employee vote

City employees voted to approve the proposed pension reform plan, solidifying a local solution.
Feb. 25, 2019

Register now for Camp Fort Worth

Camp Fort Worth is full of challenging and creative activities for children ages 5-13, and is offered at 20 local community centers. Camp Fort Worth features nonstop challenging and creative activities from June 10 to Aug. 9.
Feb. 22, 2019

Panther Island bridge progress update

Significant progress continues on all three of the TxDOT signature bridges on Panther Island. The three bridges are being constructed simultaneously.
Feb. 20, 2019

Dickies Arena to host job fairs

Management company looking to add full- and part-time staff leading up to November 2019 opening. Job fairs are scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon each of these days: Feb. 14, Feb. 16, April 25, April 27, June 27 and June 29.
Feb. 13, 2019

New clubhouse to be added at Rockwood Golf Course

Rockwood Golf Course will get a new clubhouse to complement the redesigned course. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2019.
Feb. 12, 2019

Fort Worth Public Library launches strategic plan, new mission and vision

Keeping in mind that the City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, the mission reflects the diverse personalities and needs in the city.
Feb. 11, 2019

Register now for Texas Sounds & Cities

Join Visit Fort Worth and the Governor’s Texas Music Office for a one-day conference about promoting music in our communities. The conference will run 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26. Help keep the state’s music scene growing.
Feb. 6, 2019

Become a citizen forester

Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest. Training sessions begin March 20 and will be held once monthly for the rest of the year. You'll never look at a tree the same way again.
Jan. 29, 2019

Stay vigilant for presence of emerald ash borer

Reports of the presence of the deadly emerald ash borer in Tarrant County have been confirmed. The pest is a significant threat to urban, suburban and rural forests as it kills both stressed and healthy ash trees.
Jan. 25, 2019

Residents invited to express Love for Humanity

There are many ways to recognize the life and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy: Crossing racial and cultural divides, through service and kindness. Sign a pledge form, then complete at least 51 acts of service or kindness by Aug. 28.
Jan. 23, 2019

Construction along 287 will improve safety in fast-growing area

Construction has started along U.S. 287 in Fort Worth, a project that will extend the southbound service road and relocate the southbound ramp at Blue Mound Road. Three entities are collaborating to expedite the project.
Jan. 10, 2019

Granbury Road repairs begin in January

Granbury Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction while repairs are being made. Work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
Dec. 28, 2018

Trinity Metro board selects new agency president/CEO

The Trinity Metro Board of Directors named Robert Baulsir as the agency's new president and chief executive officer, effective April 15, 2019. Baulsir will replace Paul Ballard, who is retiring in April 2019.
Dec. 18, 2018

New X-Team to provide faster plan review service

Fort Worth now offers an expedited plan review service for building permit review. A multidisciplinary team will schedule a comprehensive meeting within two weeks of submitting plans.
Dec. 17, 2018

New water line along Alta Vista Parkway

The City of Keller will be installing a new water line along Alta Vista Parkway. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and be completed in July 2019.
Dec. 11, 2018

Southbound U.S. 287 on-ramp from Blue Mound Road to be relocated

Tarrant County will begin relocating the southbound U.S. 287 on-ramp from Blue Mound Road on Dec. 3. Construction is expected to be finished in April 2019.
Nov. 29, 2018

Hemphill Street due for lane reconfiguration

A lane configuration change is planned on Hemphill Street between Vickery Boulevard and Seminary Drive next year after the road has been resurfaced.
Nov. 14, 2018

Shred day is every day in Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is now offering paper shredding to Fort Worth residents every day. Residents can bring up to three boxes of personal, sensitive documents to be securely shredded at all four of the city's drop-off stations.
Nov. 12, 2018

Construction begins on new segment of Live Oak Street connector

Construction begins Nov. 7 on a new segment of Live Oak Street from Weatherford Street to Fourth Street. This new roadway section will provide a connection to Fourth Street without any railroad crossings.
Nov. 7, 2018

Parking fines going up Jan. 1

The City Council voted to increase fines and late fees for parking offenses effective Jan. 1, 2019. The increases bring Fort Worth's fine structure in line with other like-sized cities in Texas.
Oct. 25, 2018

TCU to face USC at Dickies Arena in 2019

TCU men's basketball will play USC in Fort Worth's new Dickies Arena on Dec. 6, 2019, as part of a two-year agreement between the two schools. It will be the inaugural college basketball game at new multipurpose facility.
Oct. 24, 2018

Traffic switch on East Rosedale as work continues

Work continues on East Rosedale Street. Phase one of construction is almost complete. Weather permitting, traffic will switch from the north lanes to the south lanes on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Oct. 15, 2018

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 817-392-1234 and be ready to give the representative a specific location so your concern can be addressed.
Oct. 6, 2017