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Stock up on emergency supplies during tax-free weekend

Check out the list of qualifying items, then be prepared to save some money on severe-weather supplies. This year's holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. April 22 and ends at midnight April 24.
April 21, 2017

Airfield Falls Trailhead and Conservation Park opens this weekend

The much-anticipated Airfield Falls Trailhead and Conservation Park opens to the public at noon April 22. The historic trailhead showcases a Navy C-9A Nightingale.
April 21, 2017

Discover Japanese culture at Spring Festival

Mark your calendar for the Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden, April 22-23. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, tea ceremonies and more.
April 21, 2017

Annual event to connect homeless with vital services

Fort Worth's homeless population will reach out to a variety of service providers under one roof during the annual Homeless Connect, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27 at First Presbyterian Church. Free transportation from Lancaster shelters available.
April 21, 2017

Four organizations named corporate winner in fitness competition

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge encouraged Texas communities to demonstrate their commitment to healthy living during a competition that ran Jan. 9-March 31. Fort Worth trails Austin in the Metro category of the It's Time Texas Community Challenge.
April 21, 2017

Keep wildlife wild

It's hard for anyone to resist 'rescuing' a baby rabbit, bird or other young wildlife that ends up in a local park or a backyard this time of year. Wild baby animals are better left alone. We seldom do them any good by trying to 'rescue' them.
April 20, 2017

Early voting begins April 24 for May 6 municipal elections

May 2 is the last day for in-person early voting. The mayor and all eight seats on the City Council are up for election.
April 20, 2017

I-35W to be closed in far north Fort Worth this weekend

I-35W northbound main lanes will be closed from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. April 22 and 23 for construction activities. Northbound motorists will be detoured to the frontage road at Western Center Boulevard and back to the main lanes at Heritage Trace Parkway.
April 20, 2017

Samuel Werschky named assistant director in Transportation & Public Works

Werschky, a 21-year U.S. Navy veteran with more than 17 years of experience leading diverse and complex public works and engineering operations, will be responsible for overseeing traffic management operations.
April 19, 2017

Multipurpose Arena Fort Worth and Dickies announce naming rights deal

Dickies Arena is the name of Fort Worth's new 14,000-seat arena, adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center and set to open in November 2019. Fort Worth was also named host city for future NCAA men's basketball and women's gymnastics.
April 19, 2017

Fire Station 26 temporarily closed

South Hulen Street station is in urgent need of repairs. Beginning April 20, its fire crews will respond from Station 39 and Station 36. The work is expected to take about six weeks.
April 19, 2017

Adoptable dogs will spend Sunday in the park

See these dogs running and playing as they observe the first anniversary of ZBonz Dog Park. You’re sure to find one you want to take home.
April 18, 2017

PD accepts donation of eight off-road motorcycles

Patrolling public recreation areas just got easier thanks to a donation of eight off-road motorcycles to the Fort Worth Police Department. Vehicles will be used to patrol trails and parklands where officers in standard police cruisers cannot easily reach.
April 18, 2017

Construction on new north service center neighborhood drop-off station to be finished next month

A new north service center, at the intersection of Hillshire Drive and Shire Meadow Drive north of Bonds Ranch Road and east of FM 156 in far north Fort Worth, will locate city staff closer to the residents they serve.
April 18, 2017

North Beach Street construction to wrap up by late summer

Construction along North Beach Street from Loop 820 to Fossil Creek Boulevard continues. Crews are preparing the roadway for paving activities. Paving is scheduled to be finished by the end of May.
April 18, 2017

Victory Forest Community Center project stopped

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

Access to Ederville Road changes for neighborhood traffic

The city is temporarily closing access to Ederville Road from the following streets while additional traffic calming and safety options are investigated.
April 17, 2017

Construction coming to Crooked Lane for water utility line improvements

Residents will see water utility construction along Crooked Lane beginning this summer. The city's Water Department will meet with residents at 6 p.m. April 24.
April 17, 2017

Water, wastewater and street improvements coming to the Como area

The city's Water Department will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. April 24.
April 17, 2017

Safe Swim programs aim to stop drownings in Fort Worth

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

Public Art seeking residents' input on master plan update

Attend a public presentation on April 27 and be among the first to see the draft plan before it's finalized. Public art planning and creative placemaking experts will present the results of their research on public art in Fort Worth and the proposed vision for the next 15 years.
April 14, 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

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival returns April 20-23 for 32nd year

Thousands will gather in downtown Fort Worth for arts, music, food and culture at Texas’ largest arts festival.
April 14, 2017

Bluebonnet Circle improvements on the horizon

Existing water and wastewater lines will be replaced and the street will be reconstructed on Bluebonnet Circle. The city's Water Department will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. April 26.
April 14, 2017

Boogie out to the Nature Center for run/walk supporting bison

Registration is now open for the 25th anniversary event. After you exercise, enjoy games, food and fun. Run or walk a mile, 5K or 10K on May 13.
April 13, 2017

Facebook donates 60 Macs to Fort Worth community centers

The donation will outfit each of Fort Worth's 20 community center computer labs with three Apple computers to complement existing amenities and programs.
April 12, 2017

New routes offer transit to more locations, more convenient service in North Fort Worth

Bus riders can now travel north of Loop 820 or west to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base or to River Oaks, thanks to a group of new routes that began service this week. The improved and expanded routes are the result of last year's Transit Master Plan.
April 11, 2017

Chapel Creek Bridge utility relocation coordination to be finished mid-May

Maintenance repairs to improve driving conditions on Old Weatherford Road from Chapel Creek Boulevard to Loop 820 are scheduled to be completed by the end of April.
April 11, 2017

East Rosedale improvements on the horizon

The city has scheduled a community meeting to discuss the upcoming construction of East Rosedale Street from Miller to Loop 820. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 24.
April 10, 2017

CCPD seeking nonprofit proposals for reducing crime, violence

Organizations that meet certain program goals may be eligible for funding in the 2018 budget. The deadline to submit proposals is June 1.
April 7, 2017

Competition seeks visionary proposals for future bus stops

Designs are limited to a footprint that is 10 feet wide and 8 feet deep. There is no entry fee, and there are two categories: professional and student. Design submissions are due by 5 p.m. May 10.
April 6, 2017

Fort Worth named a Tree City USA — again

Fort Worth was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The city also received a 2016 Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care.
April 5, 2017

Park department now hiring for part-time summer jobs

Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is hiring for a variety of part-time positions this summer for Camp Fort Worth, pools and municipal golf courses. Full job descriptions are available on the City of Fort Worth's jobs portal.
April 4, 2017

New award honors Fire Chief Rudy Jackson

The Rudy Jackson Legacy of Leadership Award will be presented to future members of the Fort Worth Fire Department who rise through the ranks of the department, from firefighter to fire chief. Recipients must begin their careers with the FWFD.
April 4, 2017

Police's Sixth Patrol Division will bring officers closer to fast-growing far north Fort Worth

City officials broke ground on the new facility at 8755 N. Riverside Drive on April 3. Home to 110 officers, the new facility is expected to open in spring 2018.
April 3, 2017

Community Survey seeks residents’ opinions on city services

Yours could be one of 4,800 households in Fort Worth to receive a survey asking opinions about the quality of city services. Households that receive the survey can complete it by mail or online. Results are due this summer.
March 31, 2017

March storms still impacting bulk waste routes

Week two bulk waste collections are complete, and week three routes are underway.
March 31, 2017

Is that pesky check-engine light blinking again?

Upcoming free clinics in April will help North Texas drivers whose vehicles have the check-engine light illuminated determine if the problem may be related to the vehicle's emissions system.
March 31, 2017

List of Blue Zones Project Approved organizations continues to grow

Businesses, restaurants, schools and organizations becoming Blue Zones Project Approved or a Participating Organization during the first quarter of 2017 were recognized at the March 28 City Council meeting.
March 31, 2017

Drinking water taste, odor may change near North Holly Water Treatment Plant

Water Department officials assure customers the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, even though it may have an earthy smell and taste.
March 27, 2017

City sales tax collections up by more than 10 percent in January

Year-to-date collections are 7.8 percent above last year.
March 24, 2017

Homelessness decreasing slightly in Fort Worth area

The number of families experiencing homelessness was up 4 percent, but the number of homeless veterans has decreased
March 24, 2017

Look for changes in the city's mowing program this year

Mowing season is underway in Fort Worth. The mowing season will extend into November, and service levels have been improved to include a 14-day mowing cycle.
March 23, 2017

Long-term closure of Park Drive at FM 1220-Boat Club Road begins March 17

The $8.4 million dollar FM 1220 project is adding shoulders and turn bays on a three-mile section between Eagle Mountain Plant Road and Park Drive.
March 17, 2017

Mayor's Message: Compassion is the best part of Fort Worth, its people

During the second annual Mayor's Week of Compassionate Service, individual families, businesses both small and large, non-profits, faith institutions, neighborhoods and schools across Tarrant County created, organized and initiated 105 different activities designed to show compassion across our city.
March 16, 2017

Sister Cities to honor people and organizations with global impact

Mayor Price will co-host the annual International Dinner on June 1.
March 7, 2017

The Crud Cruiser is coming to your neighborhood

Just in time for spring cleaning, this is an opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. There are various dates all over the city available April 8-May 20.
Feb. 24, 2017

Ray White Road, Wyndrook Street intersection closed until September 2017

The intersection of Ray White Road and Wyndrook Street is closed until Sept. 1 to construct a new drainage structure, lower large transmission water lines and new improved intersection improvements.
Feb. 3, 2017

Outstanding neighborhoods recognized for projects, service

The annual Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards honored a host of grass-roots groups and individuals who engage residents and build stronger communities. Mayor Betsy Price, City Manager David Cooke, League of Neighborhoods representative Eva Bonilla and city staff distributed the awards.
Jan. 11, 2017

Featured School Green Team: Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

At the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS), students in the Green Stuff Club are ambitious when it comes to keeping Fort Worth beautiful.
Dec. 29, 2016

Leftover medications around the house? You have two options for proper disposal

Fort Worth is conducting a pilot program that allows residents to safely and conveniently dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs. The program provides free envelopes for sending drugs to be safely destroyed.
Sept. 19, 2016

Featured School Green Team: Greenfield Elementary

Greenfield Elementary's Green Team students are setting the bar high when it comes to picking up litter at their school.
Aug. 8, 2016

Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

The Fort Worth outdoor warning system consists of 149 sirens strategically located throughout the city. The outdoor warning system may be activated for any kind of emergency, not just severe weather.
March 25, 2016