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$200,000 grant to enhance trails at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Thanks to a fundraising effort led by the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department awarded a $200,000 recreational trails grant to enhance trail facilities.
Oct. 16, 2018

Relive autumn on the prairie at Log Cabin Village

Grab your pumpkin and shuck your corn. It's time for an old-fashioned Frontier Fall Fest 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Log Cabin Village. Enjoy a fun afternoon featuring living history, music, crafts, artisans and more.
Oct. 16, 2018

Maintenance scheduled for Bellaire drainage channel

Crews are scheduled to begin maintenance on the Bellaire drainage channel from Southwest Loop 820 to Medina Court. Make plans to attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 22.
Oct. 16, 2018

Battle of the Badges pits Fort Worth, Dallas

The Fort Worth Police Department's hockey team will play their counterparts from Dallas in the Battle of the Badges at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Proceeds benefit the victims of Detective Jeremy Rhoden and Officer Garrett Hull.
Oct. 16, 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

Top three finalists move forward in Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Ten entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to a panel of judges during last night's sold-out Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Pitch Night, and three competitors will move on to the final round.
Oct. 12, 2018

Read Fort Worth needs your vote to receive $100,000 grant

Local initiative aims to significantly improve early childhood literacy. From Oct. 15-21, the public can vote online. Winners will be announced Oct. 23.
Oct. 12, 2018

Flame sign above former gas building temporarily coming down

The iconic flame sign that has perched atop the former Lone Star Gas Building since 1957 is temporarily coming down. Efforts are underway to identify funding to restore and reinstall it.
Oct. 12, 2018

Who should register for Fort Worth’s SNAP program?

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management is asking residents with a special, access or functional need to register in its free Special Needs Assistance Program to assist individuals vacating their residence in case of a disaster.
Oct. 11, 2018

BookFest offers free, family-friendly fun and learning

Raise your awareness of the transformative power of literacy, visit authors and take part in family-friendly activities at the second annual Fort Worth BookFest, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20.
Oct. 11, 2018

Como/Sunset Heights revitalization plan earns statewide honor

The Como/Sunset Heights Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan received the 2018 Planning Project Award from the American Planning Association (APA)-Texas Chapter.
Oct. 11, 2018

Study examines truck parking needs in DFW

The North Central Texas Council of Governments recently completed the Regional Truck Parking Study, which examined overnight and temporary truck parking needs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Oct. 10, 2018

Panel will share personal stories about disabilities and employment

The Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities and the city's Diversity Inclusion Committee are partnering to offer a Lunch & Learn panel discussion on Perspectives from the Differently Abled. The event begins at noon Oct. 19.
Oct. 10, 2018

Improvements planned for Bonds Ranch Road

The city will meet with residents at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at O.A. Peterson Elementary School to discuss the plan for street improvements along Bonds Ranch Road from U.S. 287 to just east of Shire Meadow Drive.
Oct. 10, 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

Fort Worth wins 2018 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Fort Worth with a WaterSense Award. Numerous water conservation efforts, including effective Hispanic outreach, contributed to the recognition.
Oct. 9, 2018

Shred it on America Recycles Day

It's the one day a year where Fort Worth residents can have items shredded and donated, all for free. Fort Worth celebrates America Recycles Day by hosting Shred Day on Nov. 3.
Oct. 9, 2018

Drainage, water and sewer improvements planned along Hammond Street and Timothy Road

Make plans to attend a community meeting to learn more about the project. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 22.
Oct. 8, 2018

Learn about transportation in the region and help set future priorities

The Regional Transportation Council and North Central Texas Council of Governments together are seeking input at a public meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.
Oct. 5, 2018

Community Centers celebrate autumn with fall festivals

Put the finishing touches on your costume and get ready to have a chillingly fun time at your local community center. Various events held Oct. 20-Nov. 3.
Oct. 5, 2018

Heavy rains in September increase the mosquito activity in Fort Worth

September was one of the wettest months on record in North Texas, and that resulted in a spike in the mosquito population. Help prevent mosquito-borne diseases by taking some simple precautions around your home and garden.
Oct. 4, 2018

October is Safe Baby Sleep Month

As many as 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths. Tarrant County has an unusually high infant mortality rate, and the Safe Baby Sleep Council is working to change that.
Oct. 4, 2018

Hiley Subaru hosting adoption event for homeless pets

Hiley Subaru, a partner of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter, is transforming its huge showroom to make way for dogs waiting to be adopted. The Subaru Loves Pets adoption event is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20.
Oct. 3, 2018

Fort Worth ranks as sixth-fastest growing large city

Fort Worth is the sixth-fastest growing large city in America, according to WalletHub, a financial advice site. Austin takes the prize as fastest grower among major cities.
Oct. 3, 2018

Panther City Peacemakers recognized

A new class of Panther City Peacemakers was recognized for their service by the Fort Worth City Council. The Fort Worth police officers and community members completed a 10-week, 40-hour course on mediation.
Oct. 2, 2018

Take the Mayor’s Challenge for better health

FitWorth and Mayor Price encourage all residents to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. The FitWorth Fall Challenge runs Oct. 1-30. Take up the challenge and be a role model for health.
Oct. 1, 2018

More than 300 Fort Worth organizations now supporting Blue Zones Project

Businesses and organizations that became Blue Zones Project approved over the summer were recognized at the Sept. 25 City Council meeting. The FWISD became the largest school district in the country to attain the Approved Worksite designation.
Oct. 1, 2018

Give Saint Nick a hand: Donate to Cowboy Santas

Help put smiles on more than 10,000 faces this holiday season by donating a new, unwrapped toy, book or game to Cowboy Santas, and don't forget the Silver Stars program, which provides homebound and isolated seniors with a holiday care basket.
Sept. 28, 2018

Animal shelter awarded $50,000 grant

The $50,000 Better Cities for Pets grant was awarded to the City of Fort Worth to assist the people and pets of Fort Worth who lack access to mainstream veterinary care.
Sept. 28, 2018

There's lots to love about McLeland Tennis Center's recent renovations

McLeland Tennis Center recently completed some major renovations that will help ensure it will meet the needs of Fort Worth's tennis community for years to come.
Sept. 27, 2018

Provide veterans a home for the holidays

The Fort Worth community is embarking on an ambitious goal — to end veteran homelessness in 100 days. The campaign runs through Dec. 21.
Sept. 26, 2018

Doug Wiersig, transportation director, announces retirement

Douglas Wiersig, director of the Transportation & Public Works Department since 2011, announced he will retire at the end of October. An interim director will be named. A nationwide search for a replacement will be conducted.
Sept. 26, 2018

Commissioners Court calls $800 million hospital district bond election

The no tax rate increase bond will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. It has been 33 years since the hospital district held a bond election. There would be no tax rate increase impact on Tarrant County or the hospital district.
Sept. 25, 2018

Explore new routes as the Trinity Trails get widened

The project affects the area at Westbend along South University Drive. While the trail in that area is being widened, users are encouraged to use an alternate trail or walk their bike through.
Sept. 24, 2018

Giant wheels will roll into Burnett Park for Loop exhibit

Loop is a musical installation that shows images in rapid succession, creating the illusion of motion. The free interactive art exhibit makes its first stop in Texas Sept. 28-Oct. 28.
Sept. 24, 2018

Additional funding will assist veterans

The Texas Veterans Commission awarded grants to the City of Fort Worth and six North Texas agencies.
Sept. 21, 2018

Fort Worth’s well-being surges as U.S. score drops

Well-being has reached a new high in Fort Worth, according to the annual Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Fort Worth's overall 2018 Well-Being Index score rose to 62.5, a gain of nearly four points since 2014.
Sept. 20, 2018

2019 city budget approved

The Fort Worth City Council approved a $1.72 billion operating budget that continues to focus on sustainable solutions while also decreasing the property tax rate. This includes a two-cent decrease in the city's property tax rate.
Sept. 19, 2018

Local weather could lead to upswing in West Nile virus activity

Tarrant County Public Health reported that there have been four confirmed West Nile virus positive mosquito samples collected this week. Take a few moments to ensure your house is free of standing water.
Sept. 14, 2018

Union Gospel Mission breaks ground on mixed-use development

Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County broke ground on a 102,679-square-foot mixed-use development that will offer 104 multifamily apartments designated as affordable housing.
Sept. 14, 2018

Higher water bills attributable to higher temperatures

The long stretch of 100-degree-plus days without rain in July and August has meant increased water use. However, customers' conservation efforts helped 2018 usage remain below 2011 historical record
Sept. 12, 2018

Recognize the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity

An often-heard saying is, 'If you see something, say something.' But exactly what is considered suspicious activity, and when should residents contact local law enforcement?
Sept. 11, 2018

The Crud Cruiser is coming to your neighborhood

Just in time for fall cleanups, this is an opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.
Sept. 10, 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

Give input on the city's active transportation plan

This new, integrated effort will assist cyclists, walkers and those who take public transportation in Fort Worth. Meetings are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Sept. 25-Oct. 10.
Sept. 5, 2018

East Regional Library undergoing renovations

Beginning Sept. 7 and lasting through early November, the East Regional Library will temporarily offer limited services, including in-person returns, and customer pickup of reserved books.
Aug. 31, 2018

Air conditioning repair available for eligible households

Download an application and mailed it in by the Nov. 1 deadline. No applications will be processed after the deadline. Funding is available for elderly residents (over 65 years old), disabled people or households with children age 5 and younger.
Aug. 31, 2018

Volunteer and help keep Fort Worth safe

The Citizens on Patrol Program helps deter crime by patrolling in cars, bicycles and on foot. Several training sessions are planned for those would like to assist.
Aug. 30, 2018

Youth can apply for Sister Cities exchange trips

Exchanges are planned for seven of Fort Worth’s Sister Cities in 2019. Deadline to apply for the 2019 trips is Oct. 19.
Aug. 29, 2018

Domestic terrorism can take many forms

Law enforcement makes every attempt to investigate potential threats to local communities, but they need the public's help. Report suspicious behavior to the Fort Worth Police Homeland Security Unit hotline.
Aug. 23, 2018

City's mowing program continues through fall

Mowing season is underway in Fort Worth. The mowing season will extend into November, and mowing on private and public property are handled differently.
Aug. 21, 2018

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets.
Aug. 17, 2018

No increase in water, wastewater rates for 2019

The recommendation to the Fort Worth City Council is to keep the current rates in place. The city is able to avoid a retail rate increase because of projected increased revenues from other sources.
Aug. 15, 2018

Smoking ban in city parks begins Aug. 15

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to expand the city's smoking ban to include city parks. The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15. The action comes on the heels of an earlier ban on smoking in bars and bingo parlors.
Aug. 15, 2018

Task force proposes admission fee to help improve visitor experience at Botanic Garden

Residents will have several opportunities to comment on the fees during public meetings. The City Council must vote to approve the fees. Numerous options are being discussed to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.
Aug. 15, 2018

OneAddress service aims to improve customer experience through technology

Fort Worth launched an open data program in 2016 to help make government data freely and publicly available for anyone to use. The free online portal provides residents greater access to city services and data.
Aug. 10, 2018

Renovations making way for Dream Park

Playground equipment is being removed in Trinity Park this month. Funds are being raised to construct a 21,000-square-foot universal playground designed to accommodate users of varying capabilities.
Aug. 6, 2018

New routes, fare schedule in effect for Trinity Metro Aug. 12

Certain Trinity Metro routes will undergo changes beginning Aug. 12. Some new routes have been added, and others have been adjusted for time and frequency.
July 27, 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

Six Points Urban Village construction continues

Streetscape improvements continue in the Six Points Urban Village area. Construction of phase one improvements began in April. Currently, crews are working on the north side of Race Street and then will move to the south side.
July 17, 2018

Don't choke. Stop the smoke.

The Regional Smoking Vehicle Program allows North Texans to anonymously report vehicles emitting visible smoke and pollution. Anyone can report vehicles smoking from the tailpipe to help clean the air in North Texas.
July 13, 2018

RTC approves Mobility 2045 transportation plan

NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council approved Mobility 2045, the metropolitan transportation plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The plan calls for $135.4 billion in improvements and enhancements to the region's transportation system.
July 10, 2018

Keep grass and weeds mown, or pay up

The city's Code Compliance officials encourage residents to avoid having tall grass and weeds by mowing regularly. If you live or own property within the Fort Worth city limits, keep your land cut to less than 12 inches.
June 18, 2018

Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood, Foch streets converted to one-way beginning July 16

City staff has proposed a list of projects that will improve the safety and accessibility of the West Seventh Street neighborhood. Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood and Foch streets will be converted to one-way streets beginning July 16.
May 11, 2018

Claim your free mosquito dunks

The Code Compliance Department is providing free mosquito dunks to Fort Worth residents to help control mosquito populations around the home and to fight mosquito-borne viruses. Place the dunks anywhere standing water can collect.
April 6, 2018

Tarrant County College to provide Trinity Metro bus rides for students

Starting May 15, TCC students will be able to use their ID cards to access any of the bus routes in Trinity Metro's system.
March 29, 2018

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects. Air pollution season officially begins in March in North Texas and runs through November.
March 8, 2018

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water and money.
Feb. 26, 2018

Become a citizen forester

Registration is now open for citizen forester training. Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest. Training sessions begin March 21 and will be held once monthly for the rest of the year.
Feb. 20, 2018

University Drive westbound ramp to I-30 closed

TxDOT began work on the reconstruction of the University Drive westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 30. The ramp will be closed through this fall. During bridge demolition, the I-30 westbound exit to Montgomery Street will also be closed nightly.
Feb. 8, 2018

Eugene McCray, Handley Meadowbrook community centers close during expansion projects

Both centers will be closed through Oct. 31, as part of scheduled renovation projects. Programs and activities for both centers have been relocated to nearby Sycamore and MLK Jr. community centers.
Feb. 7, 2018

City Council votes to update smoking ordinance

Beginning March 12, smoking will be prohibited in bars and bingo parlors. The new law also governs the use of e-cigarettes in prohibited locations.
Dec. 13, 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 817-392-8100 and be ready to give the representative a specific location so your concern can be addressed.
Oct. 6, 2017

Call 811 before you dig

It's the law in all 50 states that you must call 811 before digging to prevent damages. To avoid damaging underground lines, contact this free service at least three days before you want to dig.
Aug. 19, 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