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North Texas continues to explore a future with hyperloop technology

The Regional Transportation Council wants to know more about hyperloop technology and how it could be used to revolutionize travel. Expanded travel options with a positive impact on air quality make this technology attractive.
Dec. 13, 2018

Recommended funding targets Northside neighborhood for improvements

The City Council will be asked to approve $2.87 million for public safety, capital improvements and neighborhood revitalization. On Jan. 15, 2019, the City Council will vote.
Dec. 13, 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

Renovated facilities unveiled at Will Rogers Memorial Center

Renovated cattle and poultry barns are set to welcome exhibitors to the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Refurbished Cattle 1 and Poultry barns ready for start of 2019 Stock Show on Jan. 18.
Dec. 12, 2018

Survey: Cyclists most comfortable separated from cars

The closer respondents lived to a bicycle facility, the more likely they were to ride a bicycle in the past year. . Another important conclusion drawn from survey was people's desire for more dedicated bike facilities.
Dec. 12, 2018

Mayor Price's Jingle Bike and Ball rescheduled to Dec. 15

The party and ride will be at Chesapeake Plaza, in front of the Pier 1 Building. The family-oriented ride starts at 10 a.m. Dec. 15. The after-party will feature food trucks, live music and plenty of family fun through 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 12, 2018

Protect your ride and what's inside while holiday shopping

As you continue your holiday shopping, don’t give burglars and thieves a chance to steal. Provided are several crime prevention tips.
Dec. 11, 2018

Celebrate the holidays at your local community center

Fort Worth’s community centers are offering a variety of special events over the next several weeks to celebrate the season. Contact a center for specific details about events being offered.
Dec. 11, 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

Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind

The Fort Worth Fire Department encourages you to be fire smart: Christmas trees, holiday lights and decorations help make December a leading month for U.S. home fires.
Dec. 10, 2018

861 pets adopted at Mega Event

North Texans step up to exceed adoption goal at event hosted by Fort Worth Animal Shelter, Humane Society of North Texas. The Fort Worth Animal Shelter had 395 adoptions and HSNT had 466 adoptions.
Dec. 10, 2018

Blue Zones Project ends the year on a high note: as a certified Blue Zones Community

Mayor says the initiative helps make Fort Worth a vibrant place where people want to live and companies want to do business.
Dec. 10, 2018

Are you ready for winter 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

Developers asked to submit ideas for urban village in Historic Southside

The area near the intersection of Evans Avenue and Rosedale Street was an economic and social center for Fort Worth’s African-American community in the early to mid-twentieth century.
Dec. 7, 2018

Fort Worth Court Director Theresa Ewing receives national award

The National Center for State Courts honored Ewing for contributions to the field of court administration. The award is presented annually.
Dec. 7, 2018

Small Business of the Year finalists named

The awards recognize and honor businesses that have demonstrated best practices of entrepreneurship. The winner in each of four categories will be honored during the Mayor's State of the City luncheon in February.
Dec. 7, 2018

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. 17 from 4-7 p.m., the Rangers sponsor a toy drive with family activities and an appearance by Santa.
Dec. 6, 2018

Fort Worth Fire Department celebrates 125 years

Mayor Betsy Price and the City Council declared Dec. 4 as Fort Worth Fire Department Day in the city. From 34 members in 1893 to more than 900 firefighters today, the department has kept the city safe.
Dec. 6, 2018

City Council releases meeting schedule for upcoming weeks

The Fort Worth City Council has set its winter calendar, announcing that work sessions and city council meetings will be canceled for several weeks in December and January.
Dec. 6, 2018

Race and Culture Task Force presents recommendations to Council

The Task Force on Race and Culture concluded 18 months of work when it presented the City Council with a slate of more than 20 recommendations this week. Next up: Councilmembers vote on the recommendations on Dec. 11.
Dec. 5, 2018

TEXRail will kick off service with free rides

From the first day of service on Jan. 5 through the end of the month, riders won’t be charged a fee while traveling to and from DFW Airport. On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket.
Dec. 4, 2018

Police hope to put the Grinch Pinch on package thieves

Packages will be baited with a GPS device, allowing officers to track them if they are removed from participating residents' porches. Grinch Pinch began Dec. 1 and will conclude at the end of the year.
Dec. 4, 2018

Two seasoned professionals join Transportation & Public Works Department

Fort Worth’s Transportation & Public Works Department added two members to its leadership team. Tanya Brooks and Chad Edwards assume their new roles in Fort Worth in January.
Dec. 3, 2018

DFW transportation air quality plan gains federal approval

Several high-profile projects aimed at easing congestion and improving air quality can now move forward. The Regional Transportation Council approved the plan in June 2018.
Dec. 3, 2018

Lane closures near TCU scheduled for construction activities

If you have plans in the TCU area, stay alert for lane closures. Beginning Dec. 1, various lanes are being shut down on both Stadium Drive and Bellaire Drive North, as utility work continues for the new TCU Administration Building.
Nov. 30, 2018

Fort Worth releases Amazon HQ2 incentive package

Seven qualified sites were proposed. Fort Worth touted a community spirit that defies expectations.
Nov. 30, 2018

Preparedness only takes a few minutes

If a natural disaster or massive terrorist act happened in Fort Worth, are you and your family prepared to seek shelter in your residence for an extended period? It’s always best to be prepared for uninvited trouble, whether it comes or not.
Nov. 29, 2018

Doo the Right Thing calendar now available

The 2019 Doo the Right Thing calendar is now available. The calendar features winning photos of local pooches and encourages everyone to clean up their pet’s waste to protect water quality.
Nov. 29, 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

MedStar: Flu responses trending three times higher than last year

It’s not too late to get a flu shot. To help reverse this early trend, MedStar will take a mobile flu vaccination clinic to any location with a group of 10 or more people to be vaccinated.
Nov. 28, 2018

Texas legend George Strait to play Dickies Arena

George Strait is set to play Dickies Arena Nov. 22, 2019. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 for the first concert at the new venue. Limited tickets are available at $19.82 to commemorate Strait’s visit to Billy Bob’s in 1982.
Nov. 28, 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

Experience holiday merriment at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Check out holiday events coming up at the Botanic Garden - a Holiday Afternoon Tea on Dec. 8 and Santa's Wonderland on Dec. 15.
Nov. 26, 2018

Economic Development team members honored by DFW Minority Supplier Development Council

The event also recognized the City of Fort Worth for its work developing public-private partnerships for the new Dickies Arena.
Nov. 21, 2018

Step up to the Community Challenge and get fit in 2019

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 statewide competition.
Nov. 20, 2018

Cooking for the holidays? Defend your drains

To avoid household and environmental damage as well as a costly plumbing bill, never put fats, oils and grease down the drain. Learn now to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease.
Nov. 16, 2018

A new way to pay for meter parking in Fort Worth's West Seventh district

On-street mobile payment for parking has been expanded to meters in the West Seventh Street entertainment district. The FW PARK mobile app provides customers with an alternative payment option at on-street meters.
Nov. 16, 2018

Donated land to be incorporated into existing park

The City Council accepted the donation of 2.98 acres of vacant land from TXU Retail Energy Co. that will be dedicated as public parkland. TXU donated the vacant land, which will become part of William McDonald Park.
Nov. 16, 2018

Sales tax collections up 3.4 percent in September

Year-to-date collections are 6 percent above last year.
Nov. 15, 2018

TCC ridership on Trinity Metro is on the rise

The number of students taking transit has grown substantially since May — more than 14,000 in October alone. The upward trend skyrocketed in subsequent months, with more than 14,000 rides in October.
Nov. 15, 2018

FWPD officers recognized for service, bravery

Dozens of high-performing police personnel recently received the Above and Beyond Awards.
Nov. 14, 2018

City Council tables vote on pension fix

A vote is expected to be held in December, and employees would be asked to vote to approve the proposed employee contribution increases in early 2019.
Nov. 14, 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

Panther Island Ice ups the cool factor

The Trinity River Vison Authority is bringing back one of Fort Worth’s favorite holiday traditions. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink brings a winter wonderland of fun and excitement Nov. 16-Jan. 14.
Nov. 13, 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

Botanic Garden Task Force FAQs

Get answers to your questions before the Nov. 13 City Council vote on a proposed fee schedule for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Nov. 12, 2018

Sundance Square's Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 17

Sundance Square will kick off its holiday festivities with the arrival of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree at 9 a.m. Nov. 12. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 17.
Nov. 9, 2018

Meacham Airport to be recognized for new administration building

Fort Worth and Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford will receive the American Institute of Architects-Fort Worth Chapter’s Excellence in Sustainable Development Award for the new Meacham Airport Administration Building.
Nov. 8, 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 named a Tree City USA — again

Fort Worth was again named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Cowtown is the oldest and longest-running Tree City USA in Texas.
Nov. 6, 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

Fort Worth becomes nation’s largest Certified Blue Zones Community

Well-being is at a new high in Fort Worth, as the city reaches a milestone in its efforts to become one of the nation’s healthiest communities. Investment results in citywide improvements and surge in well-being.
Nov. 6, 2018

New community dashboard enhances transparency around city services

The City of Fort Worth recently launched an online Community Dashboard to provide residents with important information. This data is available to ensure that residents can access information related to municipal services and programs.
Oct. 31, 2018

Midtown Express toll-managed lanes open

Massive project increases capacity, reconstructs portions of 183, 114, Loop 12. SouthGate Constructors is responsible for the $847 million Midtown Express project.
Oct. 30, 2018

Locavore wins 2018 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Locavore is an all-inclusive resource for foodie entrepreneurs looking to affordably scale up their business, including a commercial kitchen and an event venue.
Oct. 26, 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

MLK memorial unveiling postponed

Soggy weather has forced a delay in the installation of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker in General Worth Square. Previously scheduled for late October, the unveiling has been moved to Jan. 21, 2019.
Oct. 24, 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

Apply now for the Neighborhood Awards program

Applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Awards will be accepted through Dec. 20. Award recipients will be announced at a luncheon next February.
Oct. 18, 2018

Organizations condemn anti-immigrant activities

Recent anti-immigrant activity in Fort Worth has prompted two city-affiliated organizations to issue statements condemning the actions.
Oct. 17, 2018

Jim Davis sworn in as new Fort Worth fire chief

James (Jim) Davis, formerly an assistant chief in Columbus, Ohio, has been sworn in as the new Fort Worth fire chief. He moves here from Columbus, Ohio, and brings more than 20 years of leadership and emergency response experience.
Oct. 17, 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

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

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

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

Mission accomplished. Fort Worth provides veterans a home for the holidays.

The Fort Worth community embarked on an ambitious goal — to end veteran homelessness in 100 days. After eight weeks, the community has housed 105 veterans. The campaign continues through Dec. 21.
Sept. 26, 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

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

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

Bulky trash, appliances or tires? Drop them off at a drop-off station that's free and open to Fort Worth residents

Remember that Fort Worth's four drop-off stations are available as a one-stop drop for everything from tires to bulky trash and furniture to yard trimmings. The drop-off stations stand ready to accept discarded items at no charge.
May 4, 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

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