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Check out the new development in Tanglewood: fairy gardens

The tiny houses started springing up as a fun way for neighborhood kids to stay busy while sheltering in place. Now they're everywhere.
April 2, 2020

Community resources for working parents

Help for employees of essential businesses, free evening meals and other assistance is available.
April 2, 2020

Neighborhood Services Department developing new ways to serve residents

Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department is developing new and innovative ways to improve the lives of residents. There are new programs and services to benefit residents during the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 2, 2020

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Disaster Loans provide important financial relief for small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Small Business Paycheck Protection Program, part of the CARES Act, provides small businesses with enough funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs, including benefits. These funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent and utilities.
April 1, 2020

April 1 is Census Day. Explore the questions you’ll be asked

Respondents will answer a simple questionnaire about themselves and everyone who is living with them on April 1, 2020. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
April 1, 2020

Fort Worth not assessing utility late fees

The decision applies to bills with due dates from April 1 through June 30. The action does not forgive past late fees owed.
April 1, 2020

Visit Fort Worth releases new social distancing content

Visit Fort Worth launched new content and a revamped homepage on FortWorth.com to encourage locals to stay home and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. New blogs and resources pages are being introduced on their website.
April 1, 2020

Fort Worth confirms first COVID-19-related death

The Tarrant County Public Health Department has reported the first confirmed COVID-19-related death of a Fort Worth resident. The death occurred March 31 in Fort Worth.
April 1, 2020

Improvements made to one-stop database listing organizations ready to offer support

A variety of assistance resources can be easily accessed online. The database provides contact information for a variety of groups. Some are faith-based, while others are area agencies whose mission is helping others.
April 1, 2020

TEXRail service interruption scheduled April 4-5

Trinity Metro TEXRail will temporarily stop service to complete annual maintenance, including track work and clearing vegetation. Service resumes at 3:20 a.m. April 6.
March 31, 2020

April 1 is Census Day. Have you responded yet?

Fort Worth households should have received an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes within the last two weeks. Learn how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting census operations.
March 31, 2020

Tarrant County Public Health COVID-19 reporting process to include provisional data

Tarrant County Public Health will begin reporting all COVID-19 cases reported to the county, including pending COVID-19 cases that have been confirmed by lab reports. The change will bring about a clearer picture of where virus spread stands in the county.
March 31, 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

Survey results show COVID-19's impact on local business; guide City of Fort Worth's next steps

The City of Fort Worth and its partners are gearing up to tackle some of the major concerns of local business owners whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19
March 30, 2020

Third FWPD officer tests positive for COVID-19 virus

Another Fort Worth Police Department officer has tested positive for COVID-19. All officers are in self-isolation at home.
March 30, 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

Vote on public art annual work plan scheduled

The City Council will vote on Fort Worth Public Art's Annual Work Plan and the Fund Reprogramming Plan. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 7. View a video to learn about current and upcoming projects.
March 27, 2020

How volunteers can help during the COVID-19 crisis

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

MedStar, Tarrant County Public Health partner for in-home COVID-19 testing for people under investigation

The program is expected to limit travel for people requiring further medical evaluation.
March 27, 2020

Find online resources to manage dementia care at home during COVID-19 crisis

Caring for someone with dementia can be made easier by taking intentional steps.
March 27, 2020

Organizations extend creative industry relief fund

The musician's initiative has been expanded to include filmmakers and visual artists affected by COVID-19.
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

Lots of time on your hands? Join the Library's Stay at Home Book Club

The Fort Worth Public Library is hosting a Stay at Home Book Club over the next few weeks. The book club is being hosted in a group on the Library's Facebook page. The first selection: 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.'
March 26, 2020

United Way of Tarrant County releases $50,000 to help with COVID-19 impact

United Way of Tarrant County released $50,000, as an initial round of funding, from its Emergency Relief Fund. Six organizations received funding in the first round of disbursements.
March 26, 2020

Statement from Fort Worth Police regarding stay-at-home enforcement

The Fort Worth Police Department has received numerous false claims across its social media platforms indicating Fort Worth police officers are enforcing 'stay-at-home' checkpoints by pulling drivers over and asking for work documentation.
March 26, 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

Fort Worth further amends stay-at-home, work safe declaration for COVID-19

The City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to extend an emergency stay-at-home declaration for the City of Fort Worth. Restrictions will remain in place through April 7.
March 26, 2020

Free evening meals available for kids

Starting March 26, free evening meals for children will be available at 20 City of Fort Worth community centers. Simply drive through and pick up meals.
March 26, 2020

Water customer service lobby closed

The water customer service lobby is closed until further notice. About 200 walk-in customers a day visit the location, mostly to make bill payments using cash. The closure is a result of the city's latest efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
March 25, 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

Four Fort Worth Public Library locations to collect donations of protective equipment

Residents who have personal protective supplies, such as gloves and masks, they are willing to donate are encouraged to drop them off curbside starting on March 26.
March 25, 2020

2020 Census reminder letters are in the mail

The bureau has made some operational changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Residents can respond online in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more.
March 24, 2020

Fort Worth issues Stay at Home Declaration in response to COVID-19

Mayor Betsy Price signed an emergency declaration on Tuesday, March 24, to implement stay home, work safe restrictions to help combat the spread and impact of COVID-19 on the City of Fort Worth.
March 24, 2020

Get important information on COVID-19

Get regular updates, important contact information and know how to report issues. The Mayor and city leadership will continue to host daily briefings at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
March 23, 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

Fort Worth amends disaster declaration for COVID-19

Get up-to-date information about the current response to COVID-19.
March 21, 2020

Governor Abbott announces approval of emergency designation for small business disaster loans

Small businesses in Texas who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should go online to directly apply for assistance.
March 20, 2020

Trinity Metro adapting services during COVID-19 outbreak

Beginning March 23, all regular bus service will operate on a modified Sunday schedule seven days a week. To limit contact between operators and customers, free fares will also be in place for two weeks.
March 20, 2020

Police officers, firefighters supporting local businesses by purchasing meals from struggling restaurants

Fort Worth's first responders are supporting struggling businesses by purchasing meals from local restaurants. Meals will be ordered for police officers in every patrol division, and firefighters are being encouraged to order meals instead of cook.
March 20, 2020

Check out online resources available from the Fort Worth Public Library

Plentiful resources are available online from the Fort Worth Public Library.
March 20, 2020

Fort Worth Chamber hosts virtual Leaders Online event, featuring SBA and Workforce Solutions experts

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce hosted the first in a series of virtual events, Leaders Online, via livestream. SBA and Workforce Solutions are acting rapidly to provide business relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 20, 2020

Know where to get information on the current COVID-19 response by the City of Fort Worth

Get up-to-date information about the current response to COVID-19 including addresses from city officials and the status of city services. Available via the website and daily briefings.
March 20, 2020

Donate funds or supplies to help emergency shelters, street outreach teams

During this time of social distancing, many opportunities to directly serve people in need are limited. There are safe and secure ways to help during this period of urgent need.
March 20, 2020

Temporary overflow homeless shelter now open

Capacities at Fort Worth's homeless shelters have been reduced. Donating financial support is the best way residents can help homeless neighbors.
March 19, 2020

City takes additional action to reduce the spread of COVID-19

The City of Fort Worth will take further actions in response to COVID-19, as Tarrant County has its first reported case of community spread.
March 18, 2020

Fort Worth wants to hear from businesses impacted by COVID-19

Businesses are encouraged to share this survey among their colleagues and communities, so it can reach a larger audience and reflect the concerns of as many Fort Worth businesses as possible.
March 17, 2020

List of food vendors offering curbside takeout grows to more than 300 establishments

Hungry? It’s a great time to revisit an old favorite or to try something new. The site encourages support for local businesses during social distancing.
March 17, 2020

MedStar to limit non-patient passengers on ambulances

MedStar is changing its normal policy that allows non-patient passengers to ride in the ambulance with a patient. The policy change is intended to help limit the spread of viruses.
March 17, 2020

New occupancy limits for local businesses due to COVID-19

Starting at midnight tonight, the City of Fort Worth is enacting a mandatory reduction in the occupancy limits of local businesses, reducing current allowed occupancy by 50 percent, or no more than 125 individuals, whichever is less.
March 16, 2020

COVID-19 information, resources and continuity plans for Fort Worth businesses

There are a number of resources being pulled together at the local, state and federal levels to assist business owners during these challenging times.
March 16, 2020

Fort Worth Municipal Court hearings, trials and jury service canceled through April 30 due to COVID-19 concerns

As a result of the COVID-19 concerns, the Fort Worth Municipal Court is rescheduling all defendants, jurors and witnesses set for a hearing or trial from March 16-April 30.
March 13, 2020

Fort Worth declares Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19

The City of Fort Worth declared a State of Emergency today due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The declaration is effective at 12:01 a.m. March 14, 2020 and will be in place through March 21.
March 13, 2020

Fort Worth Botanic Garden closes

To slow the spread and reduce health care impacts related to COVID-19, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is temporarily closed effective at 6 p.m. March 19 through April 15 or until further notice.
March 13, 2020

Reaching out to the young and mobile for the 2020 Census

18- to 24-year-olds who don't live with parents are hard to count.
March 13, 2020

Tarrant County resident tests 'presumptive positive' for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The immediate risk of transmission in Tarrant County and specifically the City of Fort Worth remains low.
March 11, 2020

Parents can receive free parenting tips and community event notices

Best Place for Kids™ provides a variety of information specific to your child's age. Best Place for Kids!™ exists to ensure every child has access to quality education, families are connected with local resources and businesses are supported.
March 11, 2020

Design underway for new Diamond Hill community center

The Diamond Hill community is getting a new community center. The $10.9 million facility is being funded by the 2018 bond program and from a state grant.
March 10, 2020

How the Census Bureau counts people living in unconventional places

People from every generation live in unconventional ways and locations. A plan is in place to count individuals at a variety of transitory locations.
March 10, 2020

Facebook names 2020 Community Action Grant recipients

Facebook named the most recent recipients of its Community Action Grants, a program created to address needs in Tarrant County. Fourteen programs receive funding to help put the power of technology to use for the community.
March 9, 2020

Record electricity use expected this summer; ERCOT prepares for potential tight conditions

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas expects record electric use this summer and grid conditions similar to summer 2019. The need to declare an energy emergency will depend on a combination of factors.
March 6, 2020

Tarrant County Public Health now has testing capability for COVID-19

Tarrant County joins other labs across the state who now have local testing capability, including Dallas, Houston, El Paso and Lubbock. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tarrant County.
March 6, 2020

Council to vote on ambitious plan for improved Heritage Park and surroundings

Fort Worth is poised to connect downtown with the Trinity River by launching the full development of Heritage Park and the surrounding area. The $39 million public-private partnership would connect the north end of downtown to the Trinity River.
March 5, 2020

Annual Report covers latest achievements of Fort Worth's city government

Learn about the latest milestones and achievements by your local government when you read the 2019 City of Fort Worth Annual Report. The new publication shows how the city is focusing on strategic, managed growth.
March 5, 2020

Work continues on Las Vegas Trail Community Center

The first phase of renovations to a former YMCA building near Las Vegas Trail are scheduled to be complete this spring, allowing the center to begin operating in June. After renovation, LVTRise will use the facility to provide programs.
March 4, 2020

2020 Census will inform funding for environmental programs, including mass transit

Cities across the U.S. are awaiting results from the 2020 Census to help plan public funding of 'green' programs. Communities can use funding from these programs to gear their efforts toward improving infrastructure and sustainability.
March 4, 2020

Keep weeds and grass mown or pay up

The city's Code Compliance officials encourage everyone to avoid tall grass and weeds by mowing regularly. With warmer temperatures and spring rains becoming more common, it's important to stay on top of mowing duties at your property.
March 3, 2020

Trinity Metro plans Bus Rapid Transit on East Lancaster

Trinity Metro's highest ridership area will be pioneering a new service in North Texas: the East Lancaster Avenue Bus Rapid Transit. The addition will foster pedestrian safety, faster travel times and increased frequency of service.
March 3, 2020

Electro Acoustics wins Grand Forte Small Business Award

Electro Acoustics, an audio-visual equipment supplier in Fort Worth, received the 2020 Grand Forte Award. The 35-year-old company designs, installs and services commercial audio, video and performance lighting systems.
March 3, 2020

Mayor Price names inaugural Best Place for Working Parents™ Innovator Award winners

Mayor Betsy Price named the inaugural Best Place for Working Parents™ Innovator Award winners at the annual State of the City event. Winners were named in four categories.
March 3, 2020

American Paint Horse Association headquarters in Mule Alley welcomes visitors at grand opening

The new international headquarters of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) opened its doors Feb. 28 in one of the Stockyards' renovated mule barns, built in 1912.
March 3, 2020

Federal funding announced for TEXRail extension

U.S. Rep Kay Granger announced that Trinity Metro is authorized to use remaining federal funds from the TEXRail project for an extension of the commuter rail line. A new station will be built near the Mistletoe neighborhood.
March 2, 2020

Panther Lab to bring creative minds together for monthly Maker Showcase

Creators are invited to share what they've learned and learn ideas for new projects from others at a monthly Maker Showcase. The showcase will nurture the collaborative spirit and help bring makers together to learn from each other.
March 2, 2020

CCPD seeking nonprofit proposals for reducing crime, violence

Fort Worth is seeking organizations interested in applying for the Community-Based Funding Program. Organizations that meet program goals may be eligible for funding in the 2021 budget. The deadline to submit proposals is April 2.
March 2, 2020

New website showcases Fort Worth's best qualities to encourage business, residential growth

The Thrive in Fort Worth website is the result of an ongoing effort to establish Fort Worth's competitive edge to attract new businesses. Doing business in Fort Worth is just good business, and this new online tool has the data to prove it.
Feb. 28, 2020

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

On June 26, celebrate Clean Air Action Day by doing at least one thing to help improve air quality. Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects.
Feb. 28, 2020

Marvel at a multitude of butterflies during upcoming exhibition

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT are hosting Butterflies in the Garden, the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in North Texas running Feb. 29-April 12.
Feb. 28, 2020

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water — and money

Learn landscape and irrigation tips from the experts. All seminars take place from 6-8 p.m. once a month.
Feb. 27, 2020

Election set to consider whether to continue Crime Control and Prevention District

On May 2, Fort Worth voters will cast ballots on whether to continue the city's Crime Control and Prevention District. The district was established 25 years ago to provide additional funding for fighting crime in Fort Worth.
Feb. 27, 2020

Changes coming for water customers who pay bills late

Fort Worth is changing the delinquency process for water customers who are late paying their city water bill. Effective April 1, customers will no longer will have a yellow tag left on their door telling them to pay in 48-hours.
Feb. 26, 2020

Kids program to provide closer look at crime scene investigation

Several library branches will host the classes for children ages 8-13. The classes focus on aspects of investigation such as fingerprinting, DNA and identifying mystery substances. The first class is on March 2.
Feb. 24, 2020

Listen to Fort Worth musicians for free with new music service

A new online streaming service will allow anyone to hear Fort Worth music for free, and Fort Worth Public Library cardholders may download the songs at no charge. The service is a partnership between the Fort Worth Public Library and Hear Fort Worth.
Feb. 14, 2020

DFW's newest headquarters CEO to keynote Fort Worth Chamber's annual meeting

Learn what companies are looking for when they are considering relocating to the Fort Worth region. Walter Bettinger will keynote the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's 138th annual meeting at 11 a.m. April 7.
Feb. 10, 2020

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

On the 10th anniversary of its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the United Way announced the opening of 12 community tax centers throughout Tarrant County. Find a community tax center near you and gain free assistance through April 30.
Feb. 7, 2020

Street sign toppers program has been redesigned

Effective Feb. 22, the street sign topper program will be managed by the Community Engagement Office. The streamlined process will leverage existing staff resources and includes new opportunities.
Feb. 6, 2020

Panther Island Pavilion's 2020 schedule is packed

Get out your calendar and make sure Panther Island Pavilion events are penciled in. The outdoor venue welcomes new events and brings back old favorites March 27-Nov. 21.
Feb. 5, 2020

Golden Triangle Library to open this summer

The Fort Worth Public Library is announcing plans for the much-anticipated grand opening of the Golden Triangle branch for the summer of 2020. Staff hiring and training is underway.
Feb. 3, 2020

Be part of the 35th annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup

Registration begins Feb. 1 and is open to all individuals, youth groups and businesses. Lunch will be provided at the Earth Party for cleanup volunteers.
Jan. 30, 2020

Some utility account fees changing on April 1

Fees associated with some Fort Worth utility account services are changing on April 1. Most account and field services fees have not been revised in at least 10 years.
Jan. 16, 2020

Kim Neal named to police monitor position

Neal will help define the processes associated with police-related complaints and independent review of the Fort Worth Police Department. She is expected to begin work in Fort Worth by early March.
Jan. 10, 2020

Worth Heights Community Center to close temporarily

Worth Heights Community Center will be closed to the public to undergo renovations beginning Dec. 2 and will reopen late spring 2020.
Nov. 26, 2019

Westbound 820 off-ramp to Mark IV Parkway closing

The off-ramp from westbound I-820 to Mark IV Parkway will be closed permanently beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 until a new ramp is rebuilt in the future as part of the expansion of the North Tarrant Express project.
Nov. 5, 2019

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

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