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Fort Worth residents can now recycle Styrofoam

Fort Worth residents now have the opportunity to recycle items made of Styrofoam. Simply take discarded Styrofoam to one of the city's four drop-off stations.
Oct. 21, 2019

Dickies Arena's public art celebrates the Western culture of Fort Worth

Dickies Arena continues the city's rich tradition of public art by welcoming visitors with two large-scale glass tile mosaic murals. Diverse figures present an inclusive and true reflection of Texas history.
Oct. 21, 2019

City Council preview: Tuesday, Oct. 22

All meetings are held in City Council Conference Room 290 at Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St. The following information is a preview of items being discussed at City Council and committee meetings this week.
Oct. 21, 2019

City, PeopleFund plan open house to discuss opportunities for small businesses offering healthy food access

The City of Fort Worth and PeopleFund are hosting an open house featuring a panel and information about the city's support for healthy food access and opportunities for small businesses. The open house will be 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 30.
Oct. 18, 2019

Enjoy a safe Halloween experience at FWPD's Trunk or Treat

Parents and costumed kids can experience a safer alternative to traditional trick or treating when the Fort Worth Police Department hosts a Halloween Trunk or Treat event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26.
Oct. 18, 2019

Take care of outstanding warrants at Oct. 24 event

The Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Safe Harbor initiative, meaning residents may visit without fear of arrest for outstanding warrants issued by the court. Court in the Community will be conducted from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 24.
Oct. 18, 2019

Community Survey seeks residents’ opinions on city services

A six-page survey will be mailed soon to a random sample of 8,000 households in Fort Worth. Households that receive the survey can complete it by mail or online.
Oct. 18, 2019

Brandom Gengelbach named president of Fort Worth Chamber

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce announced that Brandom Gengelbach, executive vice president of the Chamber, has been named president. He replaces Bill Thornton, who will retire next year after 30 years of service.
Oct. 18, 2019

Sales tax collections up 4.2% in August

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Oct. 17, 2019

Water main construction scheduled for Ridglea Country Club Drive

The city will meet with residents at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, to discuss replacement of a 16-inch water main on Ridglea Country Club Drive from Tamarack Road to Coral Circle.
Oct. 17, 2019

FitWorth, UNTHSC strengthen partnership to make Fort Worth healthier

FitWorth, which was previously governed by a nonprofit entity, is now an official program of the Health Science Center. UNTHSC's full support provides FitWorth more resources and opportunities.
Oct. 17, 2019

Summit to discuss faith community's role in educational initiatives

Attend the second annual Faith and Literacy Educational Summit to learn how the faith community can get involved in community initiatives on literacy. The free workshop will be Oct. 24 at Texas Wesleyan.
Oct. 17, 2019

Census takers are coming to your neighborhood

Residents may notice census takers in Fort Worth neighborhood. Avoid a follow-up visit from a census taker by completing the 2020 Census questionnaire.
Oct. 17, 2019

Try Parking It reboot offers more functionality

North Texas' alternative-commute and rideshare website, TryParkingIt.com, is a free app is available on the App Store or Google Play.
Oct. 16, 2019

October is Safe Baby Sleep Month

As many as 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths. Tarrant County has an unusually high infant mortality rate, and the Safe Baby Sleep Council is working to change that.
Oct. 16, 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

Free workshops teach the basics on city government, programs, resources

City of Fort Worth Community Engagement is partnering with Tarrant County College's Community Education and Engagement program to host workshops about city government, programs and resources.
Oct. 16, 2019

Victor Turner to lead Neighborhood Services Department

Victor Turner has been named Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department director and will begin work Nov. 25. He brings more than 30 years of experience in state and local government positions.
Oct. 15, 2019

Sewer mains in southeast Fort Worth to be replaced

Make plans to attend the meeting on Oct. 28 to discuss replacement of sewer mains on several streets.
Oct. 15, 2019

Water and sewer mains replacement coming to Churchill Road

Make plans to attend the Churchill Road water and sewer improvements project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, to learn about the city's plan to replace water and sewer mains.
Oct. 15, 2019

Historic W.T. Waggoner Building to become newest downtown hotel

One of downtown Fort Worth's most iconic buildings is getting a new owner and a new purpose in the community. The Sandman Signature Hotel will preserve and restore the building's architectural features that date back to the 1920s.
Oct. 14, 2019

Clinics to offer help diagnosing car issues

In October, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with local automotive repair facilities to conduct a series of car care clinics.
Oct. 14, 2019

Stop Six community to welcome Job and Resources Fair

Meet with potential employers representing a variety of fields during the Job and Resource Fair at Fort Worth's new EnVision Center located at MLK Community Center. The fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22.
Oct. 14, 2019

Meet the candidates for diversity and inclusion director

Review the candidates' qualifications, then attend the public forum on Oct. 28. This new position resulted from the work of the city's Race and Culture Task Force, which looked at equity in several aspects of the city.
Oct. 14, 2019

Top three finalists announced in Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Ten entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to a panel of judges during last night's sold-out Pitch Night, and three of those competitors will move on to the final round of this year's Fort Worth Business Plan Competition.
Oct. 11, 2019

Simmons Bank signs naming rights deal for plaza at Dickies Arena

Simmons Banks will become the official banking partner and naming rights holder for the Simmons Bank Plaza and Simmons Bank Pavilion at Dickies Arena, as well as a major sponsor of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Oct. 11, 2019

What kind of recreational opportunities would you like to see in Fort Worth?

The 2019 Park & Recreation Survey is open through Nov. 24. The results from this survey help inform the city's Park & Recreation Department Master Plan.
Oct. 11, 2019

Near Southside TIF looking at incubator space for creatives

The Near Southside Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board approved a resolution to begin establishing a creative business incubator. Conducting an assessment is the first step in the process; a report is expected by summer 2020.
Oct. 10, 2019

PD officer praised for role in hostage situation

Fort Worth Police Officer D.C. Lancaster was inducted into the Saves Club for his brave actions on July 18 during a standoff on Broadmoor Drive. Lancaster used a ballistic shield during the life-threatening incident.
Oct. 10, 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

Join the first bus stop cleanup day on Oct. 26

Join Trinity Metro, in partnership with Keep Fort Worth Beautiful, to celebrate the inaugural bus stop cleanup day from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 26. Register now, then show up to help keep bus routes in top shape.
Oct. 9, 2019

Give input on plans for Sycamore Park

The city is hosting a project meeting to discuss plans and receive resident input for the Sycamore Creek Park master plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.
Oct. 9, 2019

Welcome fall by celebrating National Energy Awareness Month

October is National Energy Awareness Month, encouraging the importance of sustainably managing the nation's energy resources. Cooler temperatures present and opportunity to adopt new habits and achieve lifelong energy savings.
Oct. 9, 2019

Amazon regional air hub to start seeing traffic at Alliance this month

Amazon's regional air hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport will open in October. The facility will result in 300 new jobs over time.
Oct. 9, 2019

Water lines, sewer utility lines and streets on the west side to be rehabilitated

Make plans to attend the Westside Alliance and Arlington Heights infrastructure improvements project meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21.
Oct. 8, 2019

Celebrating the Classroom Library Campaign's new beginning

The campaign provides effortless and equitable access to high-interest, culturally-relevant books throughout the school day. The initial target centered on a fraction of the schools in the district in need of additional resources.
Oct. 8, 2019

Community Centers and Fort Worth Nature Center celebrate autumn with spooky surprises for kids of all ages

From trick-or-treating to an encounter with the legendary Lake Worth Goat Man, there are plenty of options for Fort Worth families to get their thrills and chills this October.
Oct. 8, 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

Fort Worth firefighter added to National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

A Fort Worth firefighter was among 92 added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial during an annual service in Emmetsburg, Md. William Thompson died in 2014. His name was added to the memorial.
Oct. 7, 2019

Panther Island bridges making progress

Significant progress continues on all three of the TxDOT signature bridges on Panther Island. All 20 V-piers have been completed.
Oct. 4, 2019

Police officers take a break from patrol to read with a child

The Fort Worth Police Department and the Bike Support Group is sponsoring Badges with Books, an initiative that allows officers to provide books to children. Help the program by making a donation to provide more books to young readers.
Oct. 4, 2019

Stay vigilant for presence of emerald ash borer

Residents in North Texas should be on the lookout for the emerald ash borer. The pest is a significant threat to urban, suburban and rural forests as it kills both stressed and healthy ash trees.
Oct. 4, 2019

City's Active Transportation Plan wins award from American Planning Association-Texas Chapter

Fort Worth's newly-adopted Active Transportation Plan — a data-driven approach to developing a comfortable walking and bicycling network — has been named one of the state's best planning projects.
Oct. 4, 2019

Fort Worth students celebrate the benefits and fun of walking to school

Schools across Fort Worth celebrated National Walk to School Day on Oct. 2 with walking school buses and other health-oriented events. The celebration highlights the importance of safer, more active transportation for young people.
Oct. 3, 2019

As Dickies Arena opening nears, Montgomery Street construction almost complete

While Dickies Arena is scheduled to open on Oct. 26 with an open house and tours, crews are putting the final touches on a major reconstruction of Montgomery Street.
Oct. 3, 2019

City updates stakeholders on 2019 floodplain management plan

The city's Floodplain Management Plan provides a stakeholder-informed framework for addressing flooding issues across the city. The plan is updated every five years.
Oct. 3, 2019

84 elementary classrooms receive new books for their libraries

Read Fort Worth and community volunteers delivered more than 130,000 books to 84 Fort Worth ISD elementary schools. The initiative initially targeted 40 schools, but was able to expand the program to all FWISD elementary schools.
Oct. 3, 2019

Hemphill-Lamar Connect project on track for 2020 completion

Construction continues on the Hemphill-Lamar Connector project. The underpass will provide another way for motorists to travel from downtown to the Near South.
Oct. 2, 2019

Tarrant County Public Health schedules flu vaccination clinics

Tarrant County Public Health is providing flu vaccination clinics at several locations. There are several locations available countywide. Cost is $25 per person.
Oct. 2, 2019

Tarrant County is now under a ban on outdoor burning

The Tarrant County Commissioner's Court approved an outdoor burning ban for Tarrant County on Oct.1. All outdoor burning in Tarrant County is prohibited for the next 90 days. A violation could lead to a fine up to $500.
Oct. 2, 2019

Fort Worth Public Library goes fine-free

Existing overdue fines are forgiven, and the Library will no longer charge overdue fines in the future. Overdue materials are also free to be returned without penalty.
Oct. 1, 2019

Stakeholders brainstorm Butler Place's future

Participants heard briefings about the site's history, the relocation plan for residents and proposed transportation improvements.
Oct. 1, 2019

Tarrant County Public Health and partners test Ebola response

Tarrant County Public Health hosted exercises in response to the World Health Organization's recent declaration of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Exercises like this will help officials be better prepared.
Sept. 30, 2019

New ladder truck at Station 21 striped in TCU purple

Quint 21 is the last of several new pieces of equipment put into service this year. It is a 107-foot ladder truck that has been striped in TCU purple to show support for the university.
Sept. 30, 2019

Dickies Arena is pulling out all the stops for community open house

There's no charge to attend the Oct. 26 celebration, but guests must register to take an arena tour. There will be a limited number of tickets available throughout the day, between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sept. 30, 2019

Fort Worth officially has a sister city in France

A Fort Worth delegation is in Nîmes, France, to sign the official document naming Fort Worth's ninth sister city. The City Council voted unanimously to accept the French invitation.
Sept. 27, 2019

Sign up now for Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Angel Tree applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 30. This year, a new partnership between the former Cowboy Santas program and the Salvation Army will serve Tarrant County families.
Sept. 27, 2019

UnitedHealthcare expands Renew Active program to city community centers

Seniors on the program will be able to access all of the amenities that come with a Gold Tier community center fitness membership at no additional cost.
Sept. 25, 2019

PD's Crisis Intervention Team follows new approach to policing

Enforcement is not the first option when dealing with people in a mental health crisis. Steering people toward competent help is the first priority.
Sept. 25, 2019

Fort Worth names Complete Count Committee members for 2020 Census

The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted. The Complete Count Committee is key to creating awareness in communities across Fort Worth.
Sept. 25, 2019

Take the time to build an emergency kit. It's worth it

Residents should be ready for strong thunderstorms, tornados, flash floods, wind damage and hail. Build a 72-hour emergency kit and create a communications plan.
Sept. 24, 2019

Learn about disability rights at Oct. 22 summit

Learn about disability rights issues in the community and in the workplace at the Disability Rights Summit. The event will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22. Fort Worth Movies That Matter will also present a film screening.
Sept. 24, 2019

The Dash kicks off service with complimentary rides

Fares are complimentary through Oct. 31. The public/private partnership is called a great example of how groups can work together to provide innovative transit solutions.
Sept. 24, 2019

About the recently-approved ordinance on unauthorized camping

The City Council approved a new ordinance that makes it easier for officials to limit camping on private property. Find answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about the new ordinance and how it will be enforced.
Sept. 24, 2019

Get your flu shot, the earlier the better

MedStar Mobile Healthcare is offering mobile flu vaccine clinics for groups of 10 or more. Vaccines are $25 each; MedStar will provide documentation for insurance reimbursement.
Sept. 23, 2019

So what's the difference between a weather watch and a warning?

When severe weather is forecast, the National Weather Service may issue a watch or warning to alert residents of potential dangers. Knowing the difference is important, especially when it's a tornado or flash flood warning.
Sept. 17, 2019

Construction nearing completion on Montgomery Street

Work is expected to be completed to ease traffic congestion for the opening of Dickies Arena this fall. All lanes are expected to open Sept. 25. Tree planting and other landscaping activities should be completed in October.
Sept. 16, 2019

City staff to continue studying how to regulate short-term rentals

The City Council directed city staff to continue studying the best way to regulate short-term rentals. Last June, city staff began tracking related zoning violations.
Sept. 13, 2019

Fort Worth lands major horse competition for 2020

The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, has selected Fort Worth as a qualifier location for the North American League’s 2020-2021 season. The event, to be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, will provide international exposure.
Sept. 12, 2019

Council approves additional funding for Pioneer Tower project at Will Rogers Complex

Unforeseen conditions were identified during renovations that require additional repairs to ensure the integrity of the structure. A relighting ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 6.
Sept. 11, 2019

The Crud Cruiser is coming to your neighborhood

Have proof of residency ready when you visit an event near you.
Sept. 9, 2019

U.S. Open table tennis championships head to Fort Worth

USA Table Tennis, the governing body for table tennis in the United States, has named Fort Worth as the host city for the 2019 U.S. Open. 800-plus domestic and international competitors will converge on downtown Dec. 17-21.
Sept. 6, 2019

Conservatory is now open at Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Rainforest Conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is open again after being closed since 2016. The attraction had closed due to safety concerns brought on by needed repairs.
Sept. 4, 2019

Railroad crossing at U.S. 377 and Katy Road/Mount Gilead closed for five months

As work on Timberland Boulevard continues, from Park Vista to U.S. 377, the existing railroad crossing at U.S. 377 and Katy Road/Mount Gilead will be closed for up to five months beginning Sept. 16.
Sept. 3, 2019

Cowboy Santas to become part of Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Beginning Oct. 1, Cowboy Santas becomes part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The partnership is expected to result in the largest holiday toy collection effort in North Texas.
Aug. 23, 2019

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets with never-seen-before floats.
Aug. 16, 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

Trinity Metro starts new first-mile/last-mile solution

Trinity Metro is introducing a new service to help employees in the Mercantile area get to work. The Mercantile ZIPZONE begins July 22 and will benefit TEXRail and bus commuters who travel to the Mercantile Center Station.
July 19, 2019

Economic Development Department wins two minority business inclusion awards

The team picked up two recognitions from the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council at the recent Buy Those That Buy Us Recognition Breakfast.
May 10, 2019

Download the Trinity Trails app

Now you can explore the Trinity Trails with the help of an interactive tour guide from the Tarrant Regional Water District. The Trinity Trails app offers up-to-date information on amenities, events and other happenings.
April 4, 2019

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water — and money.
Feb. 28, 2019

New X-Team to provide faster plan review service

Fort Worth now offers an expedited plan review service for building permit review. A multidisciplinary team will schedule a comprehensive meeting within two weeks of submitting plans.
Dec. 17, 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

Don't choke. Stop the smoke.

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

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

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