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Prevention is key in fight against tick-borne diseases

Predicting the number of Lyme disease or other tick-borne infections, and how an upcoming season will compare to previous years, is complicated, the CDC says. Prevention should be on everyone's mind, particularly during the summer and early fall.
June 23, 2017

Seven Fort Worth elementary schools receive funding to create safer routes for pedestrians, cyclists

The Regional Transportation Council allocated $12.2 million to 22 Safe Routes to School projects this month. The awards are part of $34 million approved across the region by the RTC.
June 23, 2017

Eastbound I-30 closure this weekend at Cherry Lane

The Texas Department of Transportation will close eastbound Interstate 30 main lanes between 9 p.m. June 23 and 6 a.m. June 25 for bridge construction activities, weather permitting.
June 23, 2017

Fort Worth Public Library Foundation promotes reading with baby shower gifts

The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation rolled out a new literacy initiative that provides all mothers who give birth at JPS Health Network a Fort Worth Library card and a copy of the book 'Read to Me.'
June 23, 2017

Gear up for Mayor Price's Tour de Fort Worth

FitWorth will host numerous organized rides, including walkable and kid-friendly routes. The series rolls out at 9 a.m. June 25 at Joe T. Garcia's. The rides will run through July 16, ending with a final ride celebration at Central Market.
June 22, 2017

Tips to keep the heat from beating you down

As temperatures in Fort Worth approach triple digits, the numbers of heat-related emergency medical calls are expected to increase. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
June 21, 2017

Manya Shorr named to lead library system

She brings 20 years of experience in library management. Shorr will begin work in Fort Worth on Sept. 5.
June 21, 2017

Dive-In Movies at Forest Park Pool make a splash this weekend

Our first Dive-In Movie of the summer is this weekend at Forest Park Pool, and we're showing 'The Mummy.' Ticket prices go up on the day of the event, so get your tickets early and save: $8 per person or $30 for a family four-pack.
June 21, 2017

Reconstruction of Montgomery Street to begin this month

Roadway construction will begin this month on the reconstruction of Montgomery Street. Construction of the drainage improvements on Bryce Avenue from Sutter Avenue to Montgomery Street are also set to begin.
June 20, 2017

Most residents satisfied with city services; public safety, streets merit attention

Fort Worth's community survey results show high ratings for the overall quality of life and the quality of city services.
June 20, 2017

Expect lane closures on North Beach during sewer line construction

The city is replacing deteriorated sewer mains on nine streets – including North Beach Street and Belknap Street — and in several easements. You will see lane closures soon. Construction is expected to wrap up March 2018.
June 20, 2017

Know the dangers of lead poisoning

Certain ZIP codes in Fort Worth have a high number of houses that may contain lead-based paint hazards. You may be eligible for an assessment and possible lead hazard control work, which may include new windows, doors and special cleaning and painting at no cost.
June 19, 2017

Two public-private development projects earn prestigious awards

Two projects associated with Fort Worth's urban villages — the East Rosedale Renaissance and the Berry/University Development Plan and Form-Based Code — received prestigious CLIDE awards for projects that transform commercial areas into mixed-use urban villages.
June 19, 2017

Mayor's Message: Building a stronger community at home and abroad

Mayor Price provides an update on issues that have been type of mind for many residents, as well as provides information about her recent Canadian trip.
June 19, 2017

Homeless Coalition launches search for new director

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition is starting a national search for its next executive director. The new leader must address the shortage of housing for low-income individuals and families.
June 16, 2017

Neighborhoods will again boost city’s food drive efforts

For more than 20 years, the City of Fort Worth has held an employee food drive benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. The drive beings June 19, and neighborhood associations are encouraged to select a food drive coordinator to get collection efforts rolling.
June 16, 2017

Botanic garden wins Experts' Choice Award

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is among the recipients of the 2017 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. The award reflects the views of journalists and professional travel writers and is bestowed on only the best attractions around the world.
June 15, 2017

Sales tax collections up 7 percent in March

Year-to-date collections are 7.8 percent above last year.
June 14, 2017

Fort Worth's Fourth celebrates 10 years on the Trinity

The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing and KidZone activities are free. Gates open at 2 p.m.; the fireworks show begins about 10 p.m.
June 14, 2017

Street options for Bluebonnet Circle to be discussed at upcoming meeting

The Transportation & Public Works Department will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. June 27 to discuss street options for reconstruction of Bluebonnet Circle.
June 13, 2017

Help control mosquitoes-borne viruses with free mosquito dunks

Two free packages are available for each household, and can be picked up from the Consumer Health Office.
June 12, 2017

Arena bonds allow residents to buy a piece of Fort Worth's future

Residents can purchase bonds in $5,000 increments on June 19.
June 12, 2017

Historic Rockwood Park Golf Course set to open after major renovation

Hit the links for a soft opening beginning June 16, then join the grand opening ceremony on June 30.
June 9, 2017

Triathletes to converge on Fort Worth for July 9 event

YMCA to host swimmers, while runners and cyclists will compete in Fort Worth neighborhoods
June 8, 2017

'State of Downtown' report captures steady growth

Growth is seen in retail, housing and hospitality. In fact, eight residential developments and four new hotels are planned for 2017.
June 7, 2017

Far north library construction underway

In addition to full library services, the Golden Triangle location will host a Municipal Court satellite office. Construction is scheduled to be finished so the new library is operational in fall 2018.
June 6, 2017

Rosedale Park, Fairmount neighborhood associations earn honors at national conference

Fort Worth's community engagement manager has been named to the board of Neighborhoods, USA.
June 2, 2017

Two month closure expected for parts of Northside Drive, Yucca Avenue

Beginning June 5, the area 400 feet west of I-35 on Northside Drive and 400 feet east of I-35 on Yucca Avenue will be closed while crews make infrastructure improvements to the interstate.
June 2, 2017

Day camp kids to challenge for mayoral recognition

Mayor Betsy Price's Summer Challenge encourages children to make healthier choices that promote an active community.
June 1, 2017

Two seconds is too long to turn your back on kids near water

Coalition launches a summer-long campaign to reduce the high number of drownings reported in Tarrant County.
June 1, 2017

Water Department director resigns

Kara Shuror will take up the post of acting assistant director while a national search is conducted for a new director.
May 31, 2017

Competition yields visionary proposals for future bus stops

Designs were limited to a footprint that is 10 feet wide and 8 feet deep.
May 31, 2017

New drinking water quality report now available

The federally mandated report is available online in both English and Spanish; hard copies will be available, too.
May 30, 2017

Safari Shuttle begins May 27

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's Safari Shuttle will operate between the Intermodal Transportation Center and the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through Labor Day weekend.
May 24, 2017

Rockin’ the River has a whole new atti-tube

Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion just got a lot cooler this summer, July 1-Aug. 5. With five bands and a fireworks show each week, it can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore.
May 24, 2017

FWPD youth basketball league returning after 12 years

The league will launch at 6 p.m. June 3 with Mayor Betsy Price, Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald honoring Basketball Hall of Fame coach Robert Hughes. Weekly play will continue from Saturdays through July 29 at the Sycamore Community Center.
May 24, 2017

Pools set to open May 27

Everybody in the water! Two Fort Worth swimming pools and a spray ground will soon open for their summer seasons. Opening weekend is May 27-29. After that, the pools will be open June 3-Aug. 20, then weekends until Labor Day.
May 23, 2017

First West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample of 2017 reported in south Fort Worth

Tarrant County Public Health confirmed the positive sample from a station at Fire Station 28, located off Everman Parkway.
May 10, 2017

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

Grammy-nominated René Marie begins the summer-long series with her Sound of Red on May 18. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free on the streets and in the Third Street garage after 6 p.m.
May 9, 2017

Early voting in June 10 Council runoff election begins May 30

The top two vote-getters — Carlos E. Flores and Steve Thornton — will be in a runoff election on June 10. District 2 is the only race that will require a runoff election.
May 8, 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

Protect against vendor phishing

Vendors working with state and local governments around the country recently have been the targets of a new phishing attack.
May 3, 2017

Victory Forest Community Center project stopped

Construction on the new Victory Forest Community Center, at the intersection of Hemphill and East Biddison streets, has been halted because the prime contractor failed to make payments due to subcontractors.
April 17, 2017

Safe Swim programs aim to stop drownings in Fort Worth

To help educate Fort Worth residents on water safety, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, of with the Fort Worth Fire Department is a member, is sponsoring upcoming Safe Swim classes. They will be held in the evenings at several pools around the city beginning in May.
April 14, 2017

Park department now hiring for part-time summer jobs

Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is hiring for a variety of part-time positions this summer for Camp Fort Worth, pools and municipal golf courses. Full job descriptions are available on the City of Fort Worth's jobs portal.
April 4, 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

Ray White Road, Wyndrook Street intersection closed until September 2017

The intersection of Ray White Road and Wyndrook Street is closed until Sept. 1 to construct a new drainage structure, lower large transmission water lines and new improved intersection improvements.
Feb. 3, 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

Featured School Green Team: Greenfield Elementary

Greenfield Elementary's Green Team students are setting the bar high when it comes to picking up litter at their school.
Aug. 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