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Utility service assistance available to Fort Worth residents

Avoid gas and electric service disruptions by applying to Fort Worth's Community Action Partners program. Income eligibility is 150 percent of federal poverty income guidelines.
Nov. 21, 2017

Texas Rangers spreading holiday cheer through Cowboy Santas

Toy donations can be dropped off downtown, at Globe Life Park or at police and fire stations. Then on Dec. 18 from 4-7 p.m., the Rangers sponsor a Cowboy Santas toy drive with current and former Rangers, family activities and an appearance by Santa.
Nov. 21, 2017

Kenneth Morgan named Fort Worth water director

Kenneth Morgan, who has experience in water and wastewater, including management roles at several utilities, is the new director of the Fort Worth Water Department. Morgan starts work in Fort Worth on Dec. 11.
Nov. 20, 2017

Thanksgiving holiday closures

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Nov. 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual. View a complete list of city facility and service closures.
Nov. 20, 2017

Resource Fair to offer tips for seniors

A variety of free educational sessions will be available on Dec. 4 for seniors age 55 and over. The summit will be an opportunity to learn how not to be a victim of fraud or scams, and how to navigate and feel comfortable with today's technology.
Nov. 20, 2017

Victory Forest Community Center scheduled to open in January

The facility will open to the public in January 2018. Early-bird specials offering 20 percent off membership fees are available just in time for holiday gifting.
Nov. 17, 2017

Cowboy Santas scramble Dec. 2 at three municipal golf courses

Help provide a meaningful Christmas for underprivileged kids by playing in the Cowboy Santas Scramble; entry fee is $50 per player plus an unwrapped toy valued at least $10. Entry deadline is Nov. 30.
Nov. 17, 2017

Help give pets a home for the holidays

Holiday-themed events are being held to show off some of the nearly 600 dogs and cats who are waiting for a new, loving home. Events include a Black Friday Adoption Event, Subaru Share the Love Holiday Adoption Event and Pet Photos with Santa.
Nov. 16, 2017

Eastside Blossoms named top organization

Eastside Blossoms, an effort to beautify east Fort Worth by planting flowering trees along roadways, parkways and in parks, was named Outstanding Organization of the Year by the East Fort Worth Business Association.
Nov. 16, 2017

Ambassadors keep downtown Fort Worth safe, appealing

Downtown Fort Worth now has a crew of helpers, all decked out in neon green shirts, who can help with all that and more. The City Council approved a downtown PID assessment rate increase to fund the crew, who will be on duty seven days a week.
Nov. 15, 2017

Fort Worth amends business diversity enterprise ordinance to increase M/WBE participation

In an effort to increase M/WBE participation in the procurement process, the city has joined other organizations that allow access to their members.
Nov. 15, 2017

Fort Worth arts organizations are an economic powerhouse

The Arts Council of Fort Worth presented the findings of a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Cultural events draw in a big audience of locals and nonresidents.
Nov. 14, 2017

Panther Island Ice returns for the holidays

This holiday season, the return of Panther Island Ice will up the cool factor in Fort Worth. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink brings a winter wonderland of fun and excitement Nov. 17-Jan. 15.
Nov. 14, 2017

Register to attend community engagement workshops, neighborhood awards

Registration is now open for the Mayor's Community Engagement Workshops & 2017 Neighborhood Awards, to be held 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20. Learn the latest techniques for engaging your membership, then help honor outstanding neighborhood efforts.
Nov. 13, 2017

Longhorn Road closed for two months

Longhorn Road from Marine Creek Parkway to Old Decatur Road will be closed from Nov. 20, 2017-Jan. 16, 2018, to expedite construction of a roundabout. Motorists should follow detour signs and observe additional traffic signage and flaggers.
Nov. 13, 2017

New eastside library to be a children's library

The city's newest library will provide educational programs that complement a child's formal education and be an environment that encourages curiosity, reading and critical thinking. It is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2019.
Nov. 13, 2017

Fort Worth to light Sundance Square Christmas tree Nov. 18

Sundance Square will kick off its holiday festivities with the arrival of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 13. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18, with the Parade of Lights occuring the next evening.
Nov. 10, 2017

Pinnacle Bank Place earns recognition

Pinnacle Bank Place, a public-private mixed-use development on the south end of downtown Fort Worth, received several awards recently. The development on Lancaster Avenue includes a bank headquarters, retail and restaurant space and urban living.
Nov. 10, 2017

Passenger rail study moves to next phase with focus on corridor between Oklahoma and South Texas

A federally-funded study to determine the feasibility of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas advanced to the next phase. The three-segment, 850-mile corridor could eventually provide passenger rail service into Mexico.
Nov. 9, 2017

Planning association awards Fort Worth

Fort Worth has been named Community of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Community of the Year Award recognizes recent efforts aimed at becoming the Most Livable City in Texas.
Nov. 9, 2017

Three ways to give yourself a safety advantage

A natural or manmade disaster can strike anywhere and at any time. To help protect yourself, be proactive in seeking ways to stay out of harm's way. Fort Worth’s Office of Emergency Management has timely suggestions for staying out of harm's way.
Nov. 8, 2017

Fort Worth celebrates Arbor Day

The City of Fort Worth declared the start of tree planting season at an Arbor Day ceremony Nov. 3 at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. For the 38th consecutive year, Fort Worth was designated a Tree City USA, the oldest one in the state.
Nov. 8, 2017

Police chief suggests adding six commander positions

Police Chief recommends adding six commander positions to the ranks, allowing the department to select officers who possess the leadership skills, intellect, experience and dedication to build and maintain relationships in the community.
Nov. 7, 2017

Agreement with county prompts removal of amenities at Echo Lake Park

Residents near Echo Lake Park will see some activity in the area soon. The City of Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department has recently taken over ownership and maintenance of Echo Lake Park from Tarrant County.
Nov. 7, 2017

Appaloosa horse shows sign extension at Will Rogers Memorial Center

The Appaloosa Horse Club of Moscow, Idaho, extended its contract with Fort Worth's Will Rogers Memorial Center to host two appaloosa horse shows annually through 2020.
Nov. 3, 2017

Volunteer with VITA to help provide free income tax assistance for families in Tarrant County

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.
Nov. 1, 2017

Sales tax collections up 7.3 percent in August

Year-to-date collections are 7.1 percent above last year.
Nov. 1, 2017

New rules of procedure in place for residents addressing Council meetings

The City Council approved new rules of procedures for residents who want to speak at City Council meetings. The new rules go into effect Nov. 30. Changes include a new deadline for registering and new time limits on certain presentations.
Oct. 31, 2017

Myconi Technologies wins Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Myconi Technologies won the seventh Fort Worth Business Plan Competition, a program of the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center. The top finishers were selected from a field of 49 entries in the seventh annual competition.
Oct. 31, 2017

Northbound Montgomery detours in place

Northbound Montgomery Street from Trail Drive to West Lancaster Avenue is closed while crews pave the new lanes on the east side of the roadway. This closure is expected to last until late December.
Oct. 27, 2017

City routinely conducts testing for lead in water at day care centers

With children spending more time in day care facilities, safety and sanitation is a top priority. More than 200 permitted day care facilities are tested by Code Compliance staff.
Oct. 27, 2017

Park board approves new name for Jefferson Davis Park

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Advisory Board voted unanimously to change the name of Jefferson Davis Park to Parque Unidad/Unity Park. The name change must now go before the City Council for a vote.
Oct. 27, 2017

Know the other sources of lead hazards

It is important to know where items containing lead can be found and how to prevent those items from harming family members. The city's Lead-Safe program provides assessment, lead hazard control work for eligible families.
Oct. 26, 2017

Work on Hemphill-Lamar connection continues

Progress is being made on the Hemphill-Lamar Connector. Construction began in October 2017 and is expected to last approximately 30 months with completion in early 2020.
Oct. 26, 2017

Protect your children from lead poisoning

Through the City of Fort Worth's Lead-Safe Program, families may be eligible for an assessment and possible lead hazard control work, which may include new windows, doors, and special cleaning and painting.
Oct. 25, 2017

Botanic Garden rededicates revamped rose garden

Eighty-four years to the day after it was initially dedicated, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's historic rose garden was rededicated. The Fort Worth Municipal Rose Garden was dedicated on Oct. 15, 1933, and has been thrilling viewers ever since.
Oct. 25, 2017

Healthier homes lead to healthier families

Healthy homes is a concept that promotes safe, decent and sanitary housing as a way to prevent disease and injury. Follow these eight simple steps to help make your home a lead-free place for you and your family.
Oct. 24, 2017

Fort Worth scores a perfect 100 for LGBT inclusiveness on national scorecard

Fort Worth scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, which measures cities' inclusion of LGBT residents. The 2017 scale rates 506 cities on 44 criteria. The average city score was 57; 68 cities scored 100.
Oct. 23, 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

New online system makes it easier to register for recreation programs

The Park & Recreation Department upgraded its online registration portal to Active Network, which is more convenient and easier to use than the previous system.
Oct. 19, 2017

Two citywide meetings provide opportunities to learn about upcoming bond election

Public bond meetings were held in each council district. Now, two citywide meetings are planned: Oct. 18 and Oct. 23. The 2018 bond program will focus on infrastructure investments to keep pace with Fort Worth's growth.
Oct. 13, 2017

Get your flu shot, the earlier the better

Local health care workers are reminding residents that it's never too early to get flu shots. According to Tarrant County Public Health, it takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to take full effect.
Oct. 12, 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

Sign up for Cowboy Santas distributions

The Cowboy Santas program is a charitable organization that provides toys to children 12 and under from low-income Tarrant County families during the holiday season. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 2.
Oct. 5, 2017

2018 water, sewer rates adopted

The Fort Worth City Council recently adopted the 2018 water and sewer rates. The new rates take effect Jan. 1.
Sept. 29, 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

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

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

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

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

Sidewalk, bike lane construction coming soon on 10th Street

The improvements will create better connectivity between downtown Fort Worth and the Trinity Trails.
July 28, 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

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

Storm cleanup: How to dispose of debris from recent storms

The city’s Solid Waste Division wants to remind residents how they can assist with clean-up activities by following guidelines and using the appropriate resources.
March 29, 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