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Fort Worth Flashback: Memorial Day 1942

Soldiers and sailors pose for a photograph outside the entrance to Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum while attending a Memorial Day celebration.

Census figures show Fort Worth population reaches 812,238

Fort Worth regained its spot as the 16th-largest U.S. city. Charlotte, N.C., had surpassed Fort Worth in the 2013 count, but the two cities again traded positions in 2014.

Report: Downtown continues to grow as center for housing, employment

Downtown Fort Worth has maintained a 95.5 percent average retail occupancy rate and experienced a 50 percent increase in clothing store sales since 2006.

Monument dedication to honor long-lasting work of CCC

Between 1934 and 1937, young men involved in the Civilian Conservation Corps planned and built trails, picnic areas and stone shelter houses around Lake Worth.

How you can participate in developing the city’s Floodplain Management plan

As part of its participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, the City of Fort Worth is working with the community and business leaders to create a comprehensive Floodplain Management Plan.

Suggest locations and programming for new Como community center

Let your voice be heard for the site of the new Como Community Center and the programs that will be offered at a public input meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at the current Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Celebrate Fort Worth’s colorful history in June

Discover historic Fort Worth, a unique city with a rich cultural heritage, during Local History Month in June.

Neighborhoods will again boost city’s food drive efforts

For more than 20 years, the City of Fort Worth has held an employee food drive benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank and, this year, the city will again encourage participation from neighborhoods June 1 through Aug. 17.

City buys land for new eastside library

City Council approved the purchase of land for a new eastside library. Approximately 1.6 acres at 3851 E. Lancaster Ave. will be purchased from Meadowbrook United Methodist Church for the development and construction of the new library.

Sales tax collections up nearly 5 percent for March

Fort Worth’s net sales tax collections in March totaled $12,699,492, up from March 2014 by $597,943, or 4.9 percent.

Lake Worth boat ramps to close tonight

Fort Worth will close the boat ramps at Lake Worth tonight because of projections the lake could reach an elevation of 596 feet tomorrow morning. At that elevation, boats wakes could cause flooding in some homes and some boat docks could be under water, creating a navigation hazard.

Fort Worth Flashback: Flower Carnival Parade, 1900

This photo shows the Flower Carnival Parade in Fort Worth on May 18, 1900.

Memorial Day closing schedule(2)

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual.

No changes in watering schedule with lifting of Stage 1 drought measures

There are no outdoor watering changes for Fort Worth water customers despite Tarrant Regional Water District’s lifting of Stage 1 drought measures.

Report: DFW ranks seventh for high ozone days

Tarrant County earned a grade of F for ozone and a B for particle pollution in the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report.

Diamond Hill-Jarvis Library ready to show off its improvements

Join neighbors for an evening of fun to celebrate recent improvements at the Diamond Hill-Jarvis Branch Library, 1300 N.E. 35th St. The celebration will be 6-8 p.m. May 21.

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance(3)

Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane, will be closed for annual maintenance May 18-25.

Bike Sharing adds eight stations, 50 new bicycles

Fort Worth Bike Sharing is installing eight new stations and adding 50 new bicycles to its fleet. The system will grow from 35 stations and 300 bikes to 43 stations and 350 bikes.

Bring home a pet during National Adoption Weekend, May 15-17

It’s been raining cats and dogs all week – and just in time for PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, May 15-17! I’d like to encourage you to not let the rain stop you from visiting the adoption centers this weekend – adoptions are only $10!

Extending Trail Drive would ease congestion in West Seventh district

An alternative for motorists trying to navigate well-traveled streets in the Cultural District and the popular West Seventh corridor may be in the works.

T Board approves TEX Rail vehicles, system design

TEX Rail is getting closer to pulling out of the station after the Fort Worth Transportation Authority approved several contracts.

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