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North Texas mayors hosting regional blood drive July 14

Join fellow North Texans for a regional blood drive presented by the North Texas Mayors Council from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14. Fort Worth City Hall is one of three locations for the event.
July 8, 2020

Submit your cute dog pics to Doo the Right Thing contest

The North Central Texas Council of Government's Environment & Development Department is conducting its annual Doo the Right Thing photo contest. The contest emphasizes the importance of picking up a dog's mess to avoid health and water quality problems.
July 8, 2020

It's safe to call 911

A recent trend shows residents experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies often won't dial 911 in fear of contracting COVID-19. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, it's safe to dial 911 during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 8, 2020

Mask up for retail workers

A statewide mask order is in effect, and store employees are simply doing their job by enforcing it. Gov. Abbott issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.
July 8, 2020

Ambassadors continue to assist downtown residents, workers, visitors despite COVID-19

The Downtown Ambassadors continue to make an impact on hospitality and safety in the central business district even during the coronavirus outbreak. The crew is on duty seven days a week.
July 8, 2020

FWISD, TCC to merge advisory boards

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini have agreed to merge their respective advisory boards. Mayor Betsy Price hailed the decision as a way to make a difference in the future of Fort Worth.
July 7, 2020

Free VITA tax filing help available online only

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, known as VITA, is no longer booking appointments for curbside service. However, Fort Worth residents who need help preparing their tax returns may still submit applications online.
July 7, 2020

Red, white and blue ribbon brings Tanglewood neighbors together

Tanglewood planned long and hard to have its popular, annual Fourth of July celebration this year, taking proper COVID-19 precautions. The association offered free materials to residents who weren't able to get out and purchase them.
July 7, 2020

Public comment sought on pool and spa amendments

The recommended local amendments would be effective Sept. 1. Fort Worth is seeking public comment on the upcoming code adoption.
July 7, 2020

$5.4 million available for homeless services and prevention

Nonprofit organizations serving homeless and at-risk populations are invited to submit proposals. The funds are part of a second allocation of federal dollars in the CARES Act for COVID-19 recovery.
July 7, 2020

Summer Safari Express provides an easy route to the zoo

The route provides express service between Fort Worth Central Station and the Fort Worth Zoo. The shuttle leaves downtown every 30 minutes.
July 6, 2020

City of Fort Worth water saving seminars to resume online

In partnership with Texas AgriLife Water University, the Fort Worth Water Saving Seminar Series is moving online for the rest of 2020. Canceled classes during July have been rescheduled.
July 6, 2020

Community votes on new name for eSkills Library & Job Center

The Fort Worth Public Library-eSkills Library & Job Center is now the Fort Worth Public Library-Meadowbrook Branch. Meadowbrook was the name of the branch when it opened in 1964.
July 6, 2020

Emergency SNAP benefits extended

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits for July. More than 950,000 SNAP households will see the additional amount on their Lone Star Card by July 11.
July 6, 2020

Governor Abbott establishes statewide face covering requirement, issues proclamation to limit gatherings

Read Governor Abbott's releases video message urging Texans to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.
July 2, 2020

Sister Cities International conference goes virtual

This year, Sister Cities International is tackling the virtual world. Registration is free for the July 8-9 event.
July 2, 2020

Sorority members collaborate with community groups to create mural promoting peace

The women of Delta Sigma Theta partnered with Fort Worth's graffiti abatement program, Black Coffee Shop and Community Frontline to paint a mural. Stop by to see the mural at Black Coffee Shop in east Fort Worth.
July 2, 2020

Online meeting to focus on meet and confer agreement between city, police

Learn about the meet and confer labor agreement between the City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Police Officers Association in a virtual public meeting from 5:30-7:30 July 21.
July 2, 2020

Development Services pushing for more service enhancements

Additional online services are being added. Staff is continuously monitoring operations to improve and provide additional virtual availability where needed.
July 2, 2020

Census Bureau's new experimental tool shows how vulnerable communities are to disasters, including COVID-19

For the first time, using newly-developed experimental estimates, the U.S. Census Bureau has created a tool to help measure the degree of a community's resilience in the face of disasters and other emergencies. The tool provides county-level and census tract-level profiles.
July 2, 2020

Push back against summer slide at Camp Fort Worth

Enrolling children ages 5-13 in Camp Fort Worth, with its robust reading curriculum, can help slow the summer slide. Literacy instruction is a vital component of all camp experiences.
July 1, 2020

New funding initiative helps get Fort Worth's musicians back into the studio and on stage

A panel of six of Fort Worth's music industry leaders will manage the selection process, awarding grants to 41 musicians. The effort celebrates Fort Worth's resilience and is designed to spark reflection, hope and change. The application deadline is August 2.
July 1, 2020

City employees form temporary shelter team to meet homeless needs during pandemic

At its peak, the Convention Center housed 421 people a night, but averaged just under 300 a night over the three months. The temporary overflow shelter is continuing on a smaller scale at a south side location, at least through Sept. 30.
July 1, 2020

Register your team now for the Fort Worth Classic softball tournament

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department will host the inaugural Fort Worth Classic adult softball tournament on Aug. 22. Play will be in three divisions.
July 1, 2020

Share input on the Neighborhood Services Department's Annual Action Plan

The Neighborhood Services Department wants to hear from residents about its 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan. Two public hearings are scheduled July 15 and Aug. 4; written comments may be submitted through July 31.
July 1, 2020

Progress update: Race and Culture recommendations

Fort Worth continues to make progress on implementing recommendations from the Task Force on Race and Culture. Twenty-two recommendations affect key areas of criminal justice, economic development, education, governance, health, housing and transportation.
June 30, 2020

Fort Worth Cup to welcome soccer enthusiasts Aug. 21-23

Does your team have what it takes to win it all? Sign up today. Information for sponsor is also available.
June 30, 2020

Tips to keep the heat from beating you down

With summer bearing down, MedStar's heat-related calls are on the increase. In June, MedStar crews treated at least 88 patients with heat-related conditions.
June 30, 2020

Old Hemphill Drop-off Station closes for renovations

Beginning July 6, the Old Hemphill Drop-off Station, will be closed through Aug. 7 for renovations to the facility. Three other locations remain open for residents to use.
June 30, 2020

Fort Worth Public Library to expand curbside service locations on June 30

Fourteen locations now offer the service. On Tuesday, June 30, seven additional Fort Worth Public Library locations will begin offering curbside service 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
June 29, 2020

Deadline extended for PUC electricity bill assistance program

Texans have until Aug. 31 to apply for the statewide program for low-income Texans affected by COVID-19. The statewide program is intended for low-income Texans affected by COVID-19.
June 29, 2020

Face coverings required onboard all Trinity Metro vehicles

Trinity Metro requires all employees and customers to wear facemasks, covering their nose and mouth, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26. Need a mask? See a customer care representative.
June 26, 2020

Governor limits certain businesses and services with direct link to COVID-19 infections

This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased. Abbott had said that if positivity rates exceed 10%, he would consider that a red flag requiring action to limit spread of the virus.
June 26, 2020

Additional city facilities to reopen June 29

More city facilities will reopen during the week of June 29, while others are scheduled to open later in July due to rising COVID-19 case numbers. Sanitation supplies and protection will be in place, and some facilities have been modified to promote social distancing.
June 26, 2020

School's out, but we're still serving up nutritious summer meals

Grab and Go meals are available at all community centers. Any child 18 or under may go to a community center for meals. Meal service beginning Monday, June 29 is available 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
June 26, 2020

Read FAQs on the mandatory face mask order

Face coverings are now required in all Fort Worth businesses and at outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people. The order goes into effect at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.
June 26, 2020

2020 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival canceled

Producers of the 2020 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, has canceled the 2020 edition of the event, originally scheduled for April, then postponed to September. Support the artists by viewing their online galleries.
June 26, 2020

Census Bureau to send additional reminder before census takers visit

About 62% of households across the country have already responded. The U.S. Census Bureau will send an additional reminder postcard to households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
June 26, 2020

Transit Moves Fort Worth comprehensive plan work continues

View a complete list of recommendations online. After several rounds of community meetings and feedback, recommendations have been drafted. A complete list of recommendations is available on the Transit Moves Fort Worth website.
June 25, 2020

Join the fun! Camp Fort Worth opens June 29

Fort Worth community centers are putting the final touches on Camp Fort Worth, which opens Monday, June 29. Numerous precautions will be in place to ensure the safety and health of campers and staff.
June 25, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra plans July Fourth America Strong socially-distanced concert

The concert will be broadcast by WFAA-Channel 8 at 9 p.m. July 4 and will be available to watch on the symphony's website for two weeks following the event. The program will feature a diverse group of musicians, composers and guest artists to reflect the cultural fabric of the country.
June 25, 2020

HSC study indicates North Texas counties are experiencing 'mini-surge' in COVID-19 cases

North Texas is seeing a surge because of increased mobility, more large gatherings and less observance of social-distancing guidelines, according to a new report issued by the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
June 25, 2020

United Way announces Rebuild Tarrant County Fund for long-term COVID-19 recovery

United Way of Tarrant County has established the Rebuild Tarrant County Fund to provide long-term assistance to the community. More than $2.5 million has been invested in the community from the Emergency Relief Fund and grants administered by Area Agency on Aging since mid-March.
June 25, 2020

Face coverings required at all businesses to fight COVID-19

Face coverings are now required in all Fort Worth businesses and at outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people. The order goes into effect at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.
June 25, 2020

It's time to Mask Up!

Face coverings can slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask makes you a hero.
June 25, 2020

CCPD continuation election early voting opens June 29

The election is scheduled for July 14. Early voting runs June 29-July 10.
June 25, 2020

Learn how Google tools can enhance a job search

Library sponsoring virtual event to help discover new career opportunities. The webinar will be at 11 a.m. July 22.
June 24, 2020

Dickies Arena to host 2021, 2022 American Athletic Conference women's basketball championships

The American Athletic Conference 2021 and 2022 women's basketball championships will be held at Dickies Arena March 8-11, 2021, in conjunction with the men's championship, March 11-14. The venue was scheduled to host the men's AAC tournament in March before it was canceled due to COVID-19.
June 24, 2020

HSC drug drop box program provides a safe way to dispose of unneeded medications

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth provides a safe place to dispose of unneeded and expired drugs. Unused and discarded medications can be a potential risk of abuse or environmental contamination.
June 23, 2020

Development Services expands customer options with video inspections

Most inspection services by the city's Development Services Department continue to be performed as they always have, with staff performing live video inspections for certain permit types. Schedule a video inspection for certain permit types online.
June 22, 2020

Fort Worth Convention Center gets thorough cleaning, new procedures in wake of COVID-19

The process to cleanse and sanitize the facility has begun with the help of two of the most storied franchises in professional sports. After operating as a temporary overflow emergency shelter, the facility is preparing for several upcoming events.
June 22, 2020

New video presentation helps residents learn about CCPD

Police Chief Ed Kraus explains the work of the Crime Control and Prevention District in a newly-posted video presentation. A continuation election is scheduled for July 14.
June 22, 2020

Burton Hill Trinity Trails residents dance their way through difficult times

In late May, the Burton Hill Trinity Trails neighborhood found a way to bring joy to the community amid COVID-19. An evening of boogying gives the neighborhood a chance to connect, while encouraging signs inspired others to build community.
June 22, 2020

Fort Worth Water to resume assessing late fees and making shutoffs

To assist customers during COVID-19, the utility suspended charging late fees on water bills with due dates of April 1 through June 30.
June 19, 2020

Reading instruction is a vital component of Camp Fort Worth

Camp opens June 29 with precautions in place to ensure the safety and health of participants. All staff will wear masks, and parents are strongly encouraged to send their camper with a mask.
June 19, 2020

Monroe Street closed beginning June 24

Water Department customers can pay bills at the drop box on the south side of the building. This part of the downtown infrastructure improvement project is scheduled to be complete by the end of the day Aug. 3.
June 19, 2020

Census Bureau completes delivery of 2020 Census materials to 96% of households

Response rate for Fort Worth is at 58.5%, just below the national rate of 61.5%. The U.S. Census Bureau urges households to respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire, responding online or by phone.
June 19, 2020

Water Department customer service lobby reopening

The Fort Worth Water customer service lobby, 908 Monroe St., will reopen on Monday, June 29. Customers must wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Lobby hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
June 18, 2020

Cultural District museums set opening dates

Museums in Fort Worth's Cultural District are starting to reopen. Several are continuing with exhibitions that were interrupted when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
June 18, 2020

Upgraded flood monitoring system ensures motorists' safety

A $1.2 million project will upgrade remote communications from sensors at 53 locations. Sensors trigger low-water road crossing flashers, which warn drivers to turn around when water is rising, and turns off when water has receded to a safe level.
June 18, 2020

COVID-19 testing available at dozens of Fort Worth locations

City maintains an extensive online list of testing locations.
June 18, 2020

2020 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival canceled

An alternative event Oct. 19-25 will celebrate area food and beverage businesses. The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation will continue to support the local culinary community through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
June 17, 2020

Eastside neighbors, businesses donate more than $3,300 in gift cards to first responders

Donors provided a tasty meal to the city's frontline workers while supporting small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 17, 2020

Kroger adds another Fort Worth testing site

The new site is at 4833 Village Creek Road and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..
June 17, 2020

City recognizes the role of citizen leaders in Broadcast Hill purchase

The Friends of Tandy Hill Natural Area raised more than $64,000 in private donations for the purchase. The land will be preserved as open space and maintained consistent with the way in which adjacent Tandy Hills Nature Area is maintained.
June 17, 2020

Sales tax collections down 13.3% in April

April was the first full month of the COVID-19 stay-at-home advice.
June 17, 2020

Trinity Metro resumes regular service on some routes

On June 21, Trinity Metro will resume regular service on most bus routes and Trinity Metro TEXRail after operating on a modified schedule since March. Trinity Railway Express will remain on a modified schedule.
June 16, 2020

Summer Scholars Collaborative returns in 2020

The city's 100×25 initiative will operate onsite Reading Instruction Programs at 19 community centers and two mobile recreation sites for approximately 750 children.
June 16, 2020

Linear Labs, Fort Worth sign partnership to stimulate tech growth, employment

Public-private partnership provides $68.9 million in economic incentives to grow employment and usher in electrification 2.0 with advanced manufacturing and research headquarters.
June 16, 2020

Basswood entrance to I-35W to be closed for long term

Beginning June 19, the on-ramp to northbound I-35W from Basswood Boulevard will be closed. The closure is expected to last through spring 2021.
June 16, 2020

New partnerships yield farmers markets in food deserts

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is bringing Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Markets to communities designated as food deserts in Tarrant County. Neighborhood Markets help ensure all communities have access to healthy food. Find a market near you.
June 16, 2020

Contact tracing is a vital tool in the fight against COVID-19

Tarrant County Public Health's Emergency Preparedness staff works closely with the CDC and state authorities to respond to the pandemic.
June 16, 2020

Parklets offer innovative solution to merchants struggling with occupancy limits

Restaurants and bars can use on-street parking spaces to expand the footprint of their business and accommodate more customers. Parklets allow temporary use of on-street parking spaces to increase seating capacity.
June 15, 2020

Zadeh named Regional Transportation Council secretary

Johnson County Judge Harmon elected to lead the transportation policymaking body for the next year. The RTC oversees transportation planning as the transportation policymaking body for the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth area.
June 15, 2020

Register for the new water bill payment site

Customers will need their full account number, including the dash, to register. The new site is easy to use and offers several features customers have requested.
June 15, 2020

Hemphill Street from West Boyce to West Vickery gets new pavement markings

Permanent striping was scheduled for completion by the end of June, resulting in a reduction in the number of lanes in each direction. Pay special attention to new markings on Hemphill Street and practice caution while navigating the new configuration.
June 15, 2020

MedStar: Drowning calls up 120% over last year

The total number of drowning patients between May 1 and June 14 has been 11. Follow these tips to help prevent drowning tragedies this summer.
June 15, 2020

Trinity Metro awarded $600,000 grant from Federal Transit Administration

The planning grant will help develop transit-oriented development along East Lancaster Avenue. The funds are from FTA's Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning.
June 12, 2020

Log Cabin Village set to reopen June 16

Reservations are required, and no walk-up visitors will be accepted. Visitors are asked to make online reservations and maintain social distancing.
June 12, 2020

City of Fort Worth thanks UNT Health Science Center students, staff and faculty for their community COVID-19 response

The volunteers provided much-needed testing to almost 3,000 people. HSC students put in 6,163 volunteer hours to operate two community-based testing sites, staffed call centers to help answer questions and provided data collection and analysis.
June 12, 2020

Trinity Trails improvements give residents more to explore

Located on Old University Drive, this project promises to vastly improve the experience of passing beneath a series of overpasses. The section of trail off Old University Drive underneath Vickery/Rosedale/Chisholm Trail/I-30 is closed.
June 11, 2020

Hispanic Chamber launches program to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Business Bounce Back program, called B3 for short, will provide a tailored business counseling program for Fort Worth businesses. Molinar Property Group committed $10,000 to launch the pilot cohort of the B3 program.
June 11, 2020

New Census COVID-19 Hub helps guide pandemic recovery

The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a new tool — dubbed the Census COVID-19 Hub. The new tool has interactive dashboards, maps and indicators that provide demographic and economic data.
June 10, 2020

Clean Air Action Day celebration moved to Aug. 5

Clean Air Action Day has been rescheduled for Aug. 5 this year. North Texans can still participate by choosing from a slate of air-friendly activities.
June 9, 2020

Texas triggers additional 13-week unemployment insurance benefit extension

The U.S. Department of Labor notified the Texas Workforce Commission that the state triggered State Extended Benefits, a program that provides federal reimbursement to the state for up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits.
June 9, 2020

Testing to be expanded in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management is working to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved and minority communities. CVS, Mercy Clinic partner to provide free testing at new site.
June 9, 2020

Watch for pets distressed by extreme heat

With triple-digit heat in the weather forecast this week, remember that animals are at risk to extreme heat just as people are. Report animals that may be in distressed situations.
June 8, 2020

Rapid antigen COVID-19 tests now available at three additional Tarrant locations

MD Medical Group is offering the newest type of FDA-approved diagnostic test for rapid detection of COVID-19. The rapid test is offered at three Tarrant County drive-thru locations. Results are available in 15 minutes.
June 8, 2020

YMCA to continue feeding kids during the summer

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth will be serving free meals to youth under the age of 18 from June 8 though mid-August. Food will be distributed on Monday and Wednesday only.
June 5, 2020

Apply for city's environmental awards program

The Fort Worth Environmental Excellence Awards honor innovation in waste reduction, recycling and water efficiency. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.
June 5, 2020

Take precautions as summer weather arrives in North Texas

It's going to get very hot with temperatures well into the 90s and a potential heat index of 100 degrees predicted by next week. Pay special attention to children, the elderly and pets.
June 5, 2020

New water bill payment site coming June 15

Fort Worth's new water bill payment site goes live on Monday, June 15. The current payment site will be taken offline at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12. Bank draft customers must take action to continue that payment method.
June 4, 2020

How to wear cloth face coverings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared tips for wearing cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
June 4, 2020

Fort Worth, Lake Ray Roberts to host first Bassmaster Classic

The 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic is coming to Texas. The championship will bring more than 70,000 visitors with an expected $20 million in direct spending.
June 4, 2020

Join the Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge

The 2020 Fort Worth Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge is here. Through July 31, book lovers of all ages can take challenges, earn badges and track time reading.
June 3, 2020

Alliance Boulevard off-ramp to close for extended period

The off-ramp from northbound I-35W to Alliance Boulevard will be closed. The closure by North Tarrant Express will be in effect through early 2022.
June 2, 2020

CVS Health adds more COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

These sites use self-swab tests and are available to people who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Results of the self-swab test will be available in about three days.
June 1, 2020

Westport Parkway northbound on-ramp to close

Beginning June 30, the on-ramp to northbound I-35W at Westport Parkway will be closed. The closure by North Tarrant Express will be in effect through October.
May 29, 2020

Camp Fort Worth's start will be delayed this summer

Fort Worth community centers are planning to start Camp Fort Worth no earlier than June 29, but that date could change. Once camp opens, there will be numerous precautions in place to ensure the safety and health of participants and staff members.
May 28, 2020

New campaign promotes reopening responsibly

Restaurants, cultural attractions and businesses of any kind can promote healthy best practices with a new promotional campaign launching this week. Businesses can access a digital media toolkit with voluntary commitment.
May 27, 2020

JPS, Lockheed partner to provide telehealth kiosks for vulnerable populations

Through a Lockheed Martin grant to the JPS Foundation, the health system will expand telehealth services. The donation will decrease the need for patients to travel to the main JPS campus and help patients get needed specialty care.
May 27, 2020

CVS Health opens new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

These new sites will be available to people who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Results of the self-swab test will be available in about three days.
May 22, 2020

Questions about CCPD? Chief Kraus will answer them

Submit your questions, then view the answers online ahead of the July 14 continuation election. The video will be available on the Fort Worth Police Department and the City of Fort Worth social media pages, and on Fort Worth TV.
May 22, 2020

Fort Worth Municipal Court ceasing operations at Southwest Court, consolidating to downtown location

The Fort Worth Municipal Court has ceased operations at the Southwest Municipal Court after nine years of joint operation at the location. All services are available at the A.D. Marshall Building downtown.
May 20, 2020

JPS Health Network to restore traditional services amid COVID-19 response

JPS Health Network will make it easier for people to access traditional health care services. Nonemergency surgery, urgent care, clinics to reopen.
May 20, 2020

BRIT to begin managing Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The City Council voted to turn over management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas for a 20-year term. The agreement, similar to one for the Fort Worth Zoo, goes into effect this fall.
May 19, 2020

Double Up Food Bucks program at Cowtown Farmers Market enables SNAP recipients to stretch their food dollars

Local families that are eligible for SNAP benefits can stretch their food dollars even further with the new Double Up Food Bucks initiative. The program matches dollar for dollar, with no limit through this summer.
May 18, 2020

SBA releases Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application

The documents will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight-week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans.
May 18, 2020

Texas Supreme Court: evictions, debt collections may resume

Evictions and debt collection proceedings can resume in Texas this week, the Texas Supreme Court has ordered. The court had temporarily put both actions on hold to protect people whose livelihood had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18, 2020

While Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed pools to open, Fort Worth city pools won't be following suit

Pools can open at 25% of occupancy, but only if permitted by the local government. Fort Worth residents will have to wait to swim in city pools.
May 15, 2020

New COVID-19 testing site opens in far north Fort Worth

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is now available to anyone who meets Centers for Disease Control and state and local guidelines. No-cost testing site is at the Walmart Supercenter on North Beach Street.
May 13, 2020

USDA approves program to feed Texas kids

Texas has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer which assists families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Eligible households can offset the cost of meals that would have otherwise been eaten at school.
May 12, 2020

Catholic Charities, Tarrant Area Food Bank launch food-finding partnership

Catholic Charities Fort Worth and Tarrant Area Food Bank are partnering to use each other's strengths for good during this challenging time. A new call center can help residents find food quickly.
May 12, 2020

Need to report issues? You have several options

Streetlight outage, graffiti, potholes, high grass and weeds. All of these issues and more can be reported quickly and easily.
May 8, 2020

Kroger Health launches free COVID-19 testing sites in Fort Worth

The site will provide up to 1,000 tests weekly. The testing site, open now, is at J.P. Elder Middle School. It is open 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
May 7, 2020

Emergency help for Fort Worth families now available

The city is accepting applications for several programs designed to assist residents with housing, utilities and household expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 7, 2020

Mosquito season has begun, and prevention is key

The 2020 mosquito season is underway in Fort Worth. Even a few infected mosquitoes can lead to disease outbreaks.
May 1, 2020

Fort Worth Development Services assisting with reopening businesses

New certificates of occupancy, health inspections will not be required. However, if the business's power had been shut off, a new electrical inspection/release may be required to resume operations.
May 1, 2020

Fort Worth to receive $6.8 million for COVID-19 relief

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has awarded the City of Fort Worth more than $6.8 million to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key funding areas are rental assistance, elderly and employment services.
May 1, 2020

Fort Worth to host decontamination unit for N95 masks

Battelle will begin accepting N95 filtration masks that have been used by first responders or health care professionals. The equipment can be reused up to 20 times, greatly enhancing its life expectancy.
April 29, 2020

CARES Act funding to help provide COVID-19 response

The City Council on Wednesday accepted $158,715,568 in CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The funding is part of a $2 trillion package designed to help the nation recover from the pandemic.
April 29, 2020

North Texas Area Community Health Centers provide COVID-19 response

North Texas Area Community Health Centers have shifted some resources from routine primary care to other areas, such as diagnosing and managing COVID-19. Discounted medical services may be available to those who have lost their employment.
April 28, 2020

How volunteers with a medical background can help during the COVID-19 crisis

Individuals with medical backgrounds can volunteer their skills and assist with COVID-19 efforts. Volunteers would be assigned to fill identified needs in the community to help care for patients or residents in a wide variety of settings.
April 27, 2020

City introduces free tax filing help by email

The City of Fort Worth has introduced VITA Taxes to Go! The program provides free tax filing assistance via email through July 15, the extended IRS tax filing deadline. Trained volunteers help residents file tax returns for free.
April 24, 2020

Texas SNAP recipients soon can shop online at certain retailers

The adjustment is intended to allow social distancing while providing families with the food they need. Walmart and Amazon are the first retailers to join the pilot in Texas, scheduled to start by May 18.
April 24, 2020

What's permitted under retail-to-go?

Under orders by Gov. Greg Abbott, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen beginning April 24. A state agency has issued specific guidelines for retail employees and their customers.
April 24, 2020

Near Southside launches fund to assist workers in the district

The business organization is offering $250 relief grants to members of its community who need it most. You can apply for assistance from the fund or make a contribution.
April 24, 2020

Walgreens opens free drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Fort Worth

Testing at these locations is available by appointment only, and only to individuals who meet eligibility criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 23, 2020

Collaborative new program to serve seniors during COVID-19 crisis

Program participants will receive a weekly home delivery of frozen meals, a box of senior-friendly canned goods and fresh produce. Client referrals should be made to Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County.
April 15, 2020

Inspector general warns about new Social Security benefit suspension scam

The Inspector General of Social Security is warning the public about fraudulent practices. If you receive a letter, text, call or email that you believe to be suspicious, hang up or do not respond.
April 14, 2020

Texas Workforce Commission cautions claimants regarding fraudulent calls

Individuals misrepresenting the Texas Workforce Commission may capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and attempt to secure sensitive, personal information through deceit.
April 13, 2020

Texas gains federal approval of emergency SNAP benefits

Texas Health and Human Services will provide more than $168 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to help Texans during the COVID-19 response.
April 13, 2020

State launches COVID-19 mental health support line

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is available 24 hours a day.
April 7, 2020

City looking at financial adjustments from COVID-19, potential ways to mitigate losses

City officials expect to see repercussions from the economic slowdown. Revenue losses include sales tax, public events, development activity and more.
April 7, 2020

Texas WIC expands eligible foods

Texas WIC, the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program. These food items include more options for milk, bread, rice, pasta and eggs.
April 6, 2020

IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud, other financial schemes

Watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments. Criminals are using Economic Impact Payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money.
April 6, 2020

Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District continuation election to be held July 14

Gov. Greg Abbott has approved the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District's request to conduct its continuation election on July 14 rather than May 2 as originally planned.
April 3, 2020

Residents can help Solid Waste maintain critical service levels

Residents can do their part by helping the city use resources in the most safe, efficient and effective manner. Here are tips for helping out during the stay-at-home order.
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 hotline provides news and information to residents, businesses

A hotline established for the COVID-19 outbreak has proven to be a popular way for Fort Worth residents and business owners to learn news and information. Call-takers handled more than 2,700 calls and emails during a recent week.
March 30, 2020

How volunteers can help during the COVID-19 crisis

Safely donate supplies or funds to help affected neighbors.
March 27, 2020

Seeking help? New one-stop database lists organizations ready to offer support

A variety of assistance resources can be easily accessed online.
March 27, 2020

More time at home can mean more garbage to deal with

Fort Worth's solid waste services reminds everyone to be diligent and use all the services in place in Fort Worth. A few tips to help you handle increased volume in garbage during a time of social distancing.
March 26, 2020

Protecting yourself from COVID-19 scams

Help to protect yourself and others by learning about existing scams and precautionary measures you can take to. Scammers may take advantage of fears surrounding the impact of COVID-19 in our communities.
March 25, 2020

Get out and enjoy Fort Worth parks, but keep that six-foot distance

Recreation in the great outdoors is important during stressful times. Residents are encouraged to comply with the recommended six-foot social distancing barrier at all times.
March 25, 2020

Area grocery stores to offer special hours for seniors, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, senior adults, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system have designated hours.
March 23, 2020

Construction continues on Randol Mill Road

Phase two of the Randol Mill Road improvements project is underway and is expected to be complete by July 2020. Based on analysis, staff recommended a single-lane roundabout. Construction began in August.
Oct. 16, 2019

Have a day off? Share some love with a dog from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter

What's better than a fun field trip with a shelter dog? The Fort Worth Animal Shelter started an exciting new program this past year, giving residents an opportunity to spend a day or a weekend with a dog from the shelter.
Oct. 10, 2019

New commercial building permit submissions will only be accepted online beginning Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, applications for new commercial building permits will only be accepted online. Accepting these permits online will save time and resources for customers and staff.
Oct. 7, 2019

Download MyFW app, a new way to report issues

Fort Worth residents and visitors now have a quick and easy way to report issues to the city. Streetlight outage, graffiti, potholes, high grass and weeds. All of these issues and more can be reported quickly and easily.
Aug. 7, 2019