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Give input on the improvements for North Park

North Park's master plan is being updated for implementation of new amenities. Make plans to attend the project meeting and give input on what you would like to see constructed. A meeting is planned for 7 p.m. March 7.
Feb. 19, 2019

Fort Worth firefighter applications now open

The Fort Worth Fire Department is accepting applications for firefighters. The application process runs through March 10. A Civil Service test will be conducted on April 2.
Feb. 19, 2019

Chapel Creek Bridge over I30 Closed Feb. 25-26

Eastbound and westbound Interstate Highway 30 and Chapel Creek Boulevard over I-30 will be closed from 9 p.m. Feb. 25 until 6 a.m. Feb. 26 to install new bridge beams.
Feb. 19, 2019

Proposed design of north animal care and control facility ready for resident input

Residents in far north Fort Worth are getting a new animal care and control facility. Make plans to attend the project meeting and give input on the proposed design. A meeting is planned for 7 p.m. March 4.
Feb. 18, 2019

Sewer utility line construction scheduled between Cooks Lane and Morrison Drive

Construction to enlarge the sewer main that runs along the easement from Cooks Lane to Morrison Drive will affect Ederville Road and Cooks Lane. The city will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. March 4.
Feb. 18, 2019

Learn about Texas Transportation Plan at Feb. 21 open house

TxDOT is hosting a series of open house-style public meetings to solicit input to guide the development of the Texas Transportation Plan 2050. A regional meeting is planned for 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 21.
Feb. 15, 2019

TCU campus construction to permanently close two roadways

TCU announces that a new Administration Building is planned for Berry Street. Neighboring Wabash Avenue and Bellaire Drive North will be permanently closed this month.
Feb. 15, 2019

There's no place like home for a shelter pet

Nearly 500 dogs and cats, kittens and puppies are in the shelter, and each of them is waiting to meet you during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Feb. 22-24.
Feb. 15, 2019

Sales tax collections up 4.2 percent in December

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Feb. 14, 2019

Fort Worth Zoo presents gift deed for African Savanna exhibit

The Fort Worth Zoo handed over the deed to its latest attraction, African Savanna, to the City of Fort Worth this week. The exhibit is the first of a four-phase improvement planned at the zoo.
Feb. 14, 2019

Fort Worth officially adds new sister city in France

Nîmes, France, is now Fort Worth's ninth Sister City. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Nîmes Mayor Jean-Paul Fournier signed the official documents during a reception this week. Mayor Price will lead a delegation to Nîmes this fall.
Feb. 14, 2019

New flood warning website helps protect lives, property

Fort Worth’s new flood warning information web page is designed to provide real-time flood warning risk levels to protect people from hazardous flood conditions. The system draws upon data from dozens of weather stations around Fort Worth.
Feb. 14, 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

AllianceTexas celebrates 30 years as economic boon for far north Fort Worth

AllianceTexas is estimated to have a $7.19 billion economic impact for 2018, Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties, told the City Council. Cumulative impact since 1990: $76.43 billion.
Feb. 13, 2019

New report shows some Tarrant County households struggling to make ends meet

One-quarter of households in Tarrant County could not afford basic needs in 2016, and 12 percent were living in poverty, as defined by the federal poverty guidelines according to the Texas ALICE Report released by United Ways of Texas.
Feb. 12, 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

Log Cabin Village recognized for its role in preserving history

Log Cabin Village received the Texas Star Award presented at the Texas Living History Association annual conference last month. The Fort Worth attraction earned the award based on a vote by its peers.
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

Carroll Street intersection improvements to be discussed with the community

The city will meet with residents at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center to discuss proposed intersection improvements along Carroll Street. Make plans to attend.
Feb. 11, 2019

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training to be presented Feb. 21

CRASE training will be offered for free to Fort Worth residents at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. The program provides civilians with information to help them during an active shooter situation.
Feb. 11, 2019

High school artists encouraged to sign up for prestigious competition

The fifth annual Betsy Price Art Competition is now accepting entries. Every year, close to 600 North Texas high school students apply. The winning entry will be showcased at City Hall for a year. Apply by March 31.
Feb. 8, 2019

Help Fort Worth name its new literacy initiative

Share your thoughts about what we should name the new literacy initiative and learn more about the plans the city has to assist parents and children. Name suggestions must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Feb. 21.
Feb. 8, 2019

Visit Fort Worth Hospitality Award honors zoo

Visit Fort Worth honored the Fort Worth Zoo with its Hospitality Award at the tourism organization's sixth annual meeting. The top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year.
Feb. 7, 2019

City of Fort Worth recognized as a HEART Safe Community

The North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council approved the City of Fort Worth as a recognized HEART Safe Community. The designation recognizes the efforts a community makes in protecting against the effects of heart disease.
Feb. 7, 2019

American Institute of Architects honors Ann Zadeh

District 9 Councilmember Ann Zadeh received a certificate of appreciation from the American Institute of Architects-Fort Worth. She was recognized for her contributions and spirit of cooperation.
Feb. 6, 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

Work in progress for Northside neighborhood improvements

Work is already underway to make the Northside neighborhood cleaner and safer as part of a $3.05 million program funded by the City Council. The City Council approved the funds for neighborhood revitalization.
Feb. 6, 2019

VITA provides free income tax assistance for families

The City of Fort Worth is partnering with the United Way to offer free income tax assistance for local families through the VITA program. VITA targets low- to middle-income families and offers free tax assistance and income tax filing.
Feb. 5, 2019

Visit Fort Worth recognized at international travel marketing competition

Visit Fort Worth was honored at the 62nd annual Adrian Awards in New York City for 'How Fort Worth Invested Big in SXSW to Show the World It’s Not a Dallas Suburb.' The event showcased the city's creative, educated workforce.
Feb. 5, 2019

Funding is available to public service agencies

Is your nonprofit seeking funding for a program that benefits Fort Worth residents? The City of Fort Worth works with public service agencies to coordinate use of grant funds. Apply by March 15.
Feb. 4, 2019

Lancaster TIF8 approves funds for city easement improvements

The Lancaster TIF 8 Board approved $1.75 million for public improvements of the city easement between Lancaster Avenue and the T&P Terminal on the south end of downtown. Expect lots of development in this corridor during 2019.
Feb. 4, 2019

Council green-lights Pioneer Tower project at Will Rogers Complex

The City Council approved $3.7 million to rehabilitate the iconic Pioneer Tower at Will Rogers Memorial Center, giving it a high-tech facelift in time for the opening of the nearby Dickies Arena late this year.
Feb. 4, 2019

DFWI's annual meeting to feature former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Join Downtown Fort Worth Inc. for its 37th annual meeting on April 9. Former Denver Mayor and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will share his perspective on the value of downtowns. Tickets are now on sale.
Feb. 4, 2019

Registration open for Cowtown Great American Cleanup

Join the largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event! The Cleanup goes on March 30 with a slate of events to include a 5K run and the annual Earth Party afterward.
Feb. 1, 2019

Party in Fort Worth supports activities that enhance our city

This year's Party in Fort Worth is planned for Feb. 23. The party is an annual event benefiting the Promotion and Development Fund, which promotes Fort Worth worldwide.
Jan. 31, 2019

TEXRail sets new daily, weekend ridership totals

Nice weather, free fares and the desire to experience TEXRail combined to set a new weekend ridership total of nearly 20,000 in two days for the new commuter rail line. Fare structure goes into place Feb. 1.
Jan. 30, 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

MedStar receives national reaccreditation with perfect score

MedStar has received reaccreditation and a perfect score from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Accreditation means the community can be confident that MedStar is providing the highest level of quality patient care.
Jan. 29, 2019

Library hosts artist Riley Holloway for visual storytelling discussion

The Fort Worth Public Library is hosting a discussion with artist Riley Holloway, who creates narrative art rich in drama, history and intimacy. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 21.
Jan. 28, 2019

Two new I-35W ramps into downtown now open

New toll ramps connecting Interstate-35W's TEXPress toll lanes to Belknap and Weatherford streets in downtown Fort Worth are now open. North Tarrant Express's TEXPress ramps are expected to help with congestion.
Jan. 28, 2019

Updated park dedication policy to go before Council

The City Council will vote Jan. 29 on proposed new measures. The recommendations address the higher cost of land and park development in the central city and recognize the economic impact on the development industry and the homebuyer.
Jan. 25, 2019

New to North Texas? Learn about the unique gardening challenges here

This low-cost program covers soils, ornamentals, turf, vegetables, irrigation and more.
Jan. 25, 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

Fort Worth to host statewide youth summit

The 19th annual Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit is coming to Fort Worth. The summit is a great way to inspire future leaders to transform their surroundings and perspective to achieve goals.
Jan. 24, 2019

East Loop 820 project making progress

TxDOT broke ground last August on the East Loop 820 project. The project is part of a statewide effort to address the most congested chokepoints on Texas highways.
Jan. 24, 2019

Fort Worth celebrates new MLK Heritage Trails Marker

Fort Worth celebrated a new marker installed Jan. 21 to commemorate Martin Luther King's only visit in 1959 to Fort Worth. It's the nation's only memorial to the slain civil rights leader located on a Main Street.
Jan. 23, 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

Fort Worth Bike Sharing wants to hear from you

Have you ridden Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes before? Let them hear about your experience by taking a survey. Help the bike rental organization better serve the community.
Jan. 23, 2019

Council approves quiet zones for seven crossings

Seven TEXRail crossings have been designated quiet zones, meaning trains will not sound their horns at those crossings unless a safety issue is present. The new zones come online as TEXRail service begins.
Jan. 22, 2019

Take action on your Municipal Court cases during Warrant Forgiveness Month

Anyone with outstanding citations with the Court is encouraged to resolve their cases in February. Court in the Community and extended hours downtown will help residents resolve their cases.
Jan. 17, 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

Community Challenge, a fun way to get fit in 2019, runs through March 3

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is an easy and fun way for entire Texas communities to demonstrate their commitment to healthy living. Register online, then help Fort Worth earn points in this statewide competition.
Jan. 8, 2019

Education campaign kicks off before city employees vote on pension solution

Several resources are now available as part of a comprehensive education campaign, so employees can learn more about the proposed plan and cast an informed vote next month.
Jan. 7, 2019

Certified Minority Business Enterprises encouraged to bid on city construction projects

The MBE designation includes African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native American Indians who are located within the six-county marketplace of Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.
Jan. 4, 2019

Take extra care of pets during freezing temperatures

Pet owners, take a few extra steps to ensure your pets are well-protected during freezing temperatures. If it's too cold for you to be outside, it's likely too cold for your pets.
Jan. 3, 2019

Winter driving tips

As the potential for hazardous driving conditions increase, here are some winter weather driving safety tips from MedStar Mobile Healthcare. Stay safe!
Jan. 2, 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

Try out to become a lifeguard at a city pool this summer

Once an applicant passes the mandatory tryout, they will complete the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course.
Dec. 27, 2018

State to stock rainbow trout at Greenbriar Park

Grab your fishing pole! Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth is one of five parks in the Metroplex to be stocked with rainbow trout by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the coming months.
Dec. 26, 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

City council votes to approve pension solution

Now that council has approved the plan, it will move to an all-employee vote in February.
Dec. 12, 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

Are you ready for wintery conditions?

Check out the simple tips for preparing your vehicle and your home for the upcoming winter weather. Do you have everything you’ll need to comfortably ride out an ice storm or heavy snowfall in your vehicle and home?
Dec. 7, 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

Protect your pipes before freezing temperatures get here

Taking a few simple precautions now can prevent headaches later. If you suspect a water main is broken, report the location immediately so it can be repaired as soon as possible.
Nov. 27, 2018

Seasonal trout stocking begins in December

The river will be stocked with trout at two locations Dec. 13, followed by more stockings in early 2019. This process creates terrific fishing throughout the first weekend following release days.
Nov. 27, 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

Early winter weather brings health warnings

MedStar is implementing its cold weather response protocol once the 'real feel' temperature goes below 25 degrees. Protect yourself against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.
Nov. 12, 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

Fort Worth Public Library expands Wi-Fi hotspot service

The Fort Worth Public Library has expanded the Wi-Fi hotspot checkout service to eight branches with 200 devices available for checkout. The original six-month pilot program launched July 3, with 80 hotspots at four locations.
Nov. 6, 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

Brennan Avenue closed to through traffic from Guenther Avenue to Peak Street

Brennan Avenue from Guenther Avenue to Peak Street is closed to through traffic beginning Oct. 24 and continuing through Feb. 24, 2019, for construction of Lebow stormwater basin improvements.
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

New hours for Water Department's call center

Beginning Nov. 1, the Water Department Customer Service Call Center hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Online services are always available for account payments.
Oct. 9, 2018

Blue Mound Road reconstruction begins in 2019

Work is scheduled to begin early next year on FM 156/Blue Mound Road, modernizing the once-rural roadway to meet urban needs. The $48.6 million project was awarded to Webber LLC of Houston. Work will continue through 2022.
Sept. 6, 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

New anti-panhandling program provides a better way to offer change

The initiative encourages residents and visitors to redirect their charity efforts by donating to the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition for housing-related needs.
May 16, 2018

Looking for a fun venue? Reserve parks, community centers online

Need a place to host your next family reunion, business get-together or a child's birthday party? Watch this video to learn how easy it is to reserve the perfect site from the comfort of your home.
Dec. 12, 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 817-392-1234 and be ready to give the representative a specific location so your concern can be addressed.
Oct. 6, 2017

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