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Protect business fire suppression systems, residential irrigation systems during cold snap

The Fire Department reminds businesses to protect fire sprinklers from freeze damage by leaving heating systems on at least 50 degrees tonight.

Fort Worth Flashback: Mind newspaper covered local, national, international news

The Fort Worth Mind, published by Southwestern Negro Press, was a weekly newspaper that originated in Fort Worth in 1932.

Hear Mayor Price’s State of the City address on March 4

Reserve your tickets today for the Mayor’s State of the City address presented by Southwest Bank on March 4.

Start off clean in 2015 — take care of outstanding warrants now

As part of an ongoing effort to dispose of outstanding cases with warrants, the city’s Municipal Court Services Department will conduct a warrant roundup March 7-15 in conjunction with a statewide roundup.

South Main ‘complete streets’ project starts March 2

Don’t miss the kickoff to the Near Southside’s next transformative project, a South Main Street “complete street” project that extends from Vickery Boulevard to Magnolia Avenue.

Corps of Engineers awards $17.45 million for Trinity River Vision project

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $17.4 million to the Panther Island/Central City Project.

Learn to build healthy neighborhoods at Blue Zones workshops

Upcoming “Building Healthy Neighborhoods” workshops will show you how you can play a role in making sure your neighborhood is more walkable and livable for all users, ages and abilities.

Sales tax collections up 7 percent for December

The city anticipates collecting $128,096,020, or 1.7 percent more than what was anticipated in the fiscal year 2015 adopted budget.

Winter Storm Updates

Watch this page for updates on other city service changes for the duration of this winter blast.

Get the blues to support health

Beginning Feb. 16 and running through through Feb. 21, we’re celebrating “Blue Week” in Fort Worth by turning the city’s lights blue. 

Northbound entrance to I-35W from Western Center closed through April

The I-35W northbound entrance from Western Center Boulevard will be closed through April to allow crews to construct new bridge structures.

Fort Worth Flashback: Bank backed African-American businesses

The bank was at 401 E. Ninth Street and served as a financial backer for many businesses in Fort Worth’s African-American community.

MedStar opens new headquarters

Mayor Betsy Price joined MedStar officials and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon — actually, it was Triage Area scene tape — on a new headquarters building for MedStar.

Buy your rain barrel, save water and money

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the City of Fort Worth have teamed up to offer Rainwater Solutions’ 100-percent recycled plastic, 50-gallon, Ivy rain barrel for $72.50. The sale runs through April 13.

Project plants native grasses to slow stormwater erosion, wins statewide award

A city project that involved planting native grasses in stormwater channels to reduce costs and improve neighborhood safety has been named best project in the state.

Learn from the purchasing pros for city, county

Speak directly to the people in charge of buying for Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth at the Feb. 26 Breakfast at the BAC Speaker Series.

Public input sought on future bus, rail needs

Ideas to help shape the vision for public transportation in Tarrant County are being sought through a new website launched by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T).

Roundabouts move people safely, efficiently

Slowly moving traffic and increased efficiency may seem mutually exclusive, but that’s not the case with modern roundabouts, where instead of traffic stopping, vehicles can steadily move through the intersection.

White Settlement Road closing for bridge construction

As part of the Trinity River Vision/Panther Island Bridge construction, White Settlement Road from the Fort Worth & Western Railroad tracks to State Highway 199/Henderson Street will be closed for bridge construction beginning Feb. 11.

Changes improve service on 10 T bus routes

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has made adjustments to 10 bus routes to improve efficiency and access for customers.

TxDOT taking public comments on road projects for 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation is collecting feedback on an initial group of 201 road projects the agency is set to tackle across the state. The new construction and maintenance projects will be funded in part using Proposition 1 dollars approved by Texas voters last November.

Fort Worth Flashback: St. John, one of first African-American churches in Tarrant County

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Mosier Valley, one of Tarrant County’s oldest African-American communities, was founded as Oak Grove Baptist Church in 1874 at the home of Frank Young.

Tell us what you need to see in a new police chief

Fort Worth’s city manager is working with Slavin Management Consultants to recruit a new police chief. He wants to know what you expect from a police chief of the 17th largest city in the nation.

Cops For Kids plans run, cook-off, music fest

All the proceeds from the March 27-28 event go to support Fort Worth Cops For Kids.

Firefighters, volunteers replace alarms in area near fatal fire

The Fort Worth Fire Department visited 158 homes, installed 44 new alarms and replaced 21 batteries in the neighborhood surrounding a fatal fire on Finley Street.

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