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Never leave a child or a pet in a hot car

Every summer, first responders are called to treat a child who has been left in a hot car. Too often, these calls end in tragedy. Parents and caregivers can act immediately to end these preventable deaths.
June 14, 2019

Burghdoff, Gunn named interim assistant city managers

The two are filling a spot vacated by Susan Alanis.
June 14, 2019

Drive Clean Texas campaign urges drivers to help reduce air pollution

TxDOT will take the hands-on, educational Drive Clean Texas Road Trip Challenge Game to cities around the state where air quality is an issue. The game is a fun, interactive way to learn about reducing harmful vehicle emissions.
June 14, 2019

Kazakh leaders examine libraries, community centers in Fort Worth

The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, has sent a delegation of Kazakh librarians to Fort Worth from June 14-23. The delegation consists of six professionals hosted by Fort Worth Sister Cities.
June 14, 2019

Join FWPD for a Community Cleanup

FWPD will have a community cleanup and cookout Wednesday, June 19, 4-8 p.m. and invites volunteers to help. Gloves, trash bags and free water will be made available.
June 14, 2019

Pop-up Cleanup to focus on Trinity River

Bummed about missing the rained-out Spring Trash Bash? Get your fix by participating in two great events that will bring the community together and help keep trash out of the Trinity River, June 22 and June 29.
June 13, 2019

Commemorate the abolition of slavery at one of Fort Worth’s Juneteenth celebrations

City Hall, the Fort Worth Public Library, and several community centers are honoring Juneteenth with a variety of events and activities scheduled June 15-21.
June 13, 2019

Fort Worth Animal Shelter is over capacity

More than 260 animals have been taken in by the shelter during the past four days.
June 12, 2019

Hoop it up in Juneteenth youth basketball tournament

Youth basketball players will participate in the inaugural Hoopteenth Classic, June 15-16 at O.D. Wyatt High School. Third- through eighth-graders will compete against their grade level beginning at 9 a.m. June 15.
June 12, 2019

Fort Worth neighborhoods, city program take top honors in national competition

Berkeley Place Neighborhood Association, Historic Fairmount Neighborhood Association and the TCU Neighbor to Neighbor program were recognized by Neighborhoods, USA last month.
June 12, 2019

Fort Worth wins Cities of Service national competition

Fort Worth was announced as a winner of the Cities of Service Experience Matters competition. Cities of Service will work with Fort Worth to develop volunteering initiatives that address public problems.
June 12, 2019

West Seventh Street right of way improvements discussion scheduled for June 24

The discussion continues with residents on the right of way improvements planned for West Seventh Street. Make plans to attend 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 24 to discuss the project.
June 11, 2019

Construction to start on wastewater lines that will service southeast Fort Worth

Construction begins this month on a wastewater main that will service southeast Fort Worth and wholesale customers Burleson and Crowley. Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27.
June 11, 2019

Landeros to lead Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) named Anette Landeros CEO and president. She takes the post July 15, succeeding John Hernandez. She brings a knowledge of business and community-building experience.
June 11, 2019

TxDOT embraces goal to end deaths on Texas roads by 2050

Every day for nearly 19 years, at least one person has died on Texas roadways. Now TxDOT aims to reach a goal to end all fatalities on Texas roads by 2050.
June 10, 2019

Southeast Drop-off Station closing for renovations

Beginning June 12, the Southeast Drop-off Station, 5150 Martin Luther King Freeway, will be closed through July 10 for renovations. The Brennan, Old Hemphill and Hillshire (North Service Center) locations will remain open.
June 10, 2019

Take care of outstanding warrants at June 20 event

The Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Safe Harbor initiative, meaning residents may visit without fear of arrest for outstanding warrants issued by the court. Court in the Community will be conducted from 1-4 p.m. June 20.
June 10, 2019

MedStar poised to treat heat-related illnesses during upcoming temperature spike

With high temperatures arriving, it’s a good time to remember that prolonged or intense exposure to high temperatures can cause illnesses. Follow these tips to keep the heat from beating you down.
June 7, 2019

Celebrate dad at your local community center

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and several Fort Worth community centers are offering a variety of special events for kids of all ages to celebrate their dads.
June 7, 2019

Historic Bunche Park is now officially open

Dignitaries and neighborhood representatives cut the ribbon to officially open Ralph J. Bunche Park on June 6 after the District 5 park received a series of capital improvements including trails, a group shelter, benches and picnic tables.
June 7, 2019

Council to vote on repurposing Sycamore Creek Golf Course

A major sewer line replacement project that would affect Sycamore Creek Golf Course has given the city an opportunity to think about the long-term future of the nine-hole course.
June 6, 2019

Work progressing on neighborhood improvements

Work continues in three neighborhoods to help make them cleaner and safer as part of a multi-million-dollar program funded by the City Council. The program is part of an ongoing strategy.
June 6, 2019

Learn the basics of home purchasing

Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department is hosting the 16th annual Housing Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
June 6, 2019

Are you an aspiring developer? One-day workshop shows the basics

An upcoming one-day workshop will help aspiring real estate developers feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project. Near Southside Inc. is presenting the Small-Scale Development Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11.
June 4, 2019

Fort Worth terminates red-light camera program

The City of Fort Worth has terminated its Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement Program. The Transportation and Public Works Department had operated 58 cameras at 44 intersections.
June 4, 2019

Susan Alanis stepping down as assistant city manager

Longtime Assistant City Manager Susan Alanis has been named chief operating officer with Tarrant County College District effective July 1. Alanis has served Fort Worth since 1996 and played a key role in many high-profile projects.
June 3, 2019

Fort Worth partners with new regional campaign to improve recycling quality in North Texas cities

The city is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and surrounding cities and counties to launch the 'Know What to Throw' education campaign that will remind residents about the correct items to recycle.
June 3, 2019

Log Cabin Village offering free admission to active-duty military

As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Log Cabin Village is offering free admission to active-duty military personnel this summer.
May 31, 2019

Phase 2 contract for Gateway Park work awarded by Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City project. The excavation work will continue progress on needed flood protection.
May 31, 2019

Find the pet of your dreams at the Mega Adoption Event – summer edition

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is partnering with the Humane Society of North Texas to host the largest shelter pet adoption event in Fort Worth. The summer edition event will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29-30.
May 30, 2019

Mayor's Global Award winners honored

Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth Sister Cities honored individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions during the annual Mayor’s International Dinner & Global Awards on May 23.
May 30, 2019

Kraus sworn in as police chief

Ed Kraus, a 26-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department, was sworn in as interim chief during a special meeting of the City Council. Kraus began his law enforcement career in 1992.
May 29, 2019

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. The drive beings June 3, and neighborhood associations are encouraged to select a food drive coordinator to get collection efforts rolling.
May 29, 2019

Watch for animals distressed by extreme heat

As summer nears, remember that animals are at risk to extreme heat just as people are. Fort Worth Animal Care & Control reminds Fort Worth residents to care for their pets and to look out for animals in distress.
May 28, 2019

Keep your cool this summer at city pools

Everybody in the water! Three Fort Worth swimming pools and a splash pad open Memorial Day weekend for their summer seasons and will operate through Labor Day weekend.
May 24, 2019

Provide your feedback on pedestrian safety

In coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is distributing a region-wide survey that will gather feedback to help shape the goals and action items to be developed in a plan.
May 24, 2019

Fort Worth now the 13th largest U.S. city

U.S. Census Bureau 2019 population estimates show Fort Worth jumping from the 15th to 13th largest city in the United States with a population of 895,008. Fort Worth gained 19,552 residents in 2018.
May 24, 2019

Register your surveillance camera system to help police solve crimes

The Police Department is asking residents and business owners across Fort Worth to register their privately-owned surveillance camera systems. Camera footage from a Fort Worth neighborhood helped solve a recent high-profile crime.
May 23, 2019

Researchers gain ground in rose rosette battle

A comprehensive national effort is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette, a plant disease. At this time, all roses are believed to be susceptible on some level to the disease.
May 23, 2019

PD Mounted Patrol now has a covered arena

The Fort Worth Police Mounted Patrol opened its all-weather training facility that will allow the unit and others to participate in all types of training in all kinds of weather.
May 21, 2019

Take an inside look at MedStar operations

Join MedStar for an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at emergency medical services and mobile integrated health care by participating in the MedStar Citizen’s Academy. Classes will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays July 9-Aug. 13.
May 21, 2019

DFW Airport, American Airlines announce plans for sixth terminal

DFW International Airport and American Airlines announced plans to develop a sixth terminal, providing a long-term commitment from the airline and opportunities for businesses and customers in the fastest growing region in the U.S.
May 21, 2019

Trailblazers wanted: Registration now open for Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Small-business owners will compete for the chance to win $50,000 worth of cash prizes and professional services. Applications are due June 17.
May 21, 2019

Sales tax collections up 5 percent in March

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
May 20, 2019

Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke makes leadership changes in Police Department

Executive Assistant Chief Edwin Kraus has been designated interim Chief of Police.
May 20, 2019

2020 KnoWhat2Do calendar winners announced

Young artists from local elementary schools contributed work depicting hazards and emergency preparedness measures.
May 20, 2019

Traffic signal retiming program ensures smooth operation

Each year about 300 traffic signals will be evaluated and retimed.
May 17, 2019

Two Fort Worth officers named Top Cops nationwide

Fort Worth Police Officers Matthew Putnam and David Jwanowski received the Top Cops Award at the 26th annual National Association of Police Organizations award dinner in Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2019

Fort Worth has one of the top vehicle fleets

Government Fleet magazine named the City of Fort Worth’s vehicle fleet as one of the Leading Fleets for 2019. The awards program recognizes operations that are performing at a high level.
May 17, 2019

Swim Safe program aims to stop drownings

To help educate Fort Worth residents on water safety, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition is sponsoring upcoming Safe Swim programs. A nominal $10 entrance fee makes these invaluable classes accessible to all.
May 17, 2019

Sundance Square Plaza listed among 10 great public squares

The Congress for the New Urbanism named Sundance Square Plaza in their top 10 list of the best public spaces at the heart of cities in America. The 2013 addition is cited as an example of renewed urban walkability.
May 16, 2019

Stanley Black & Decker to open Craftsman plant at AllianceTexas

Stanley Black & Decker will expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint with a new Craftsman manufacturing plant at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth. The new 425,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in late 2020.
May 16, 2019

City manager recommends police monitor, community panel to provide independent oversight

The recommendation stems from the work of the Task Force on Race and Culture. In 2017, the City Council appointed a 23-member task force to examine issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth.
May 14, 2019

Doo the Right Thing calendar contest seeks submissions

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is accepting submissions for the annual Doo the Right Thing calendar contest. Submit a photo of your dog(s) before June 30. An online vote will be held.
May 14, 2019

Advanced metering system launching soon in far north Fort Worth neighborhoods

The city is launching an advanced metering system called MyH2O. Advanced metering infrastructure, or AMI, improves customer services and water utility operations through new technologies.
May 13, 2019

Central business district streets to be rehabilitated over next four years

Streets in the downtown area are getting a facelift. Over the next four years, crews will rehabilitate transportation infrastructure.
May 13, 2019

Economic Development Department wins two minority business inclusion awards

The team picked up two recognitions from the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council at the recent Buy Those That Buy Us Recognition Breakfast.
May 10, 2019

Businesses encouraged to seek certification as Age- and Dementia-Friendly

The City of Fort Worth launched the Certified Dementia-Friendly Business program in 2019. By undergoing a review of their business and committing to improvements businesses can earn the designation.
May 10, 2019

New ordinance, regulations and standards for new development go into effect June 1

Population growth brings new development, and that means construction of public infrastructure. City Council approved revisions at their meeting May 7, to ensure new development adequately meets city standards.
May 9, 2019

Oldest operating fire station in Fort Worth turns 96

Fort Worth Fire Station 18 celebrates its 96th birthday this year. The station is at the corner of Carlton Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard.
May 7, 2019

Fort Worth’s well-being rank jumps among U.S. metro areas

Well-being continues to climb in Fort Worth, with new research placing the city in the top 20 percent of the country’s metropolitan areas. Fort Worth’s 2019 equivalent rank ties for 31st out of 156 nationwide.
May 3, 2019

Heavy rains cause roadway damage at 35th and Angle

35th Street at Angle Avenue is closed for emergency repairs. Heavy rains caused damage to the storm culvert and street. A timeline for the closure is not currently available.
May 1, 2019

Third Thursday Jazz series celebrates its 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Third Thursday Jazz series hosted by the Fort Worth Public Library. Dozens of programs and performances are scheduled throughout the city through September.
April 29, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposed pension contribution plan passes employee vote

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safe sale exchange zones available for resident use

The Fort Worth Police Department encourages buyers and sellers to meet in public locations, including selected police facilities. Try to schedule the exchange at one of these facilities during business hours.
April 14, 2017