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Pray for officer's full recovery

As we go about our daily business, it's easy to forget about the heroes putting their lives on the line day and night to protect the good people of Fort Worth. Tonight, we are reminded.

Are you up to the FitWorth Challenge?

On Feb. 2, FitWorth – our healthy city initiative – will launch the second annual FitWorth Challenge and I invite all of our local businesses to take part in this opportunity to kick-start 2015 with a friendly competition. The FitWorth Challenge provides a team-based tool for Fort Worth companies to make healthier choices and propel our city’s economic engine forward.

Share your thoughts on waste collection, management

City leaders are working to protect quality of life and create a healthy environment by taking a look at how Fort Worth can manage garbage, recycling and other waste for the next 20 years.

Fort Worth Flashback: Stock Show breakfast helped youth participants

A look back to 1972 shows the front cover of a program from the 20th annual First National Bank Sunday Breakfast.

Assistant City Manager Charles Daniels to retire Jan. 30

After 40 years, working in six cities and three states, Fort Worth Assistant City Manager Charles Daniels announced his retirement from local government effective Jan. 30.

Public-private partnership to develop Pinnacle Bank Place on Lancaster

Pinnacle Bank and the City of Fort Worth’s Local Development Corp. have agreed to work together to develop the five-story Pinnacle Bank Place on Lancaster Avenue in downtown Fort Worth.

Report highlights economic impact of funding to Gateway Park

Fort Worth’s Gateway Park stands as a strong example of how cities can use Land and Water Conservation Fund monies to create measurable environmental, economic and public health returns.

Join the 2015 FitWorth Challenge

A healthier workplace starts with you. FitWorth is launching an opportunity to kick start your wellness efforts in the new year.

Help reduce crime by joining Citizens on Patrol

Take the first steps toward becoming a certified Citizens on Patrol member by attending COP training at 9 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Fire and Police Training Academy, 1000 Calvert St.

Trailblazer Awards seek to honor best in downtown development

Are you aware of an outstanding downtown development project? Nominate the project for a Downtown Fort Worth Trailblazer Award.

Back in the saddle again

Think sales tax and bull riding have nothing in common? Well, think again.

Fort Worth Flashback: Stock Show grub mainly consists of tried-and true recipes

At the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, you can always find cowboys, kids, cows and chickens by the trailer load. There’s another tradition with a menu that rarely changes — the chow.

Sales tax collections up nearly 7.4 percent for October

Fort Worth’s net sales tax collections in October totaled $10,330,890, up from October 2013 by $715,963, or 7.4 percent.

FWPD seeks volunteers from all religious denominations for clergy program

The Fort Worth Police Department invites all clergy members join the Clergy and Police Alliance (CAPA). To be eligible, volunteers must be a clergy member or a layperson with a recommendation letter from a pastor.

Ride the T for a buck to Stock Show on weekends

Ride The T’s weekend bus shuttles to the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for $1 each way. The shuttles operate 10 a.m.-10 p.m. from Ridgmar Mall and Billy Bob’s every Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 7.

New state legislative session, new opportunities

This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of joining my colleagues at the Texas State Capitol for the swearing in of the 84th Texas Legislature.

Progress report: I-35W reconstruction

The I-35W improvement project spans 18 miles in Fort Worth and includes a section that is ranked No. 8 on the state’s most congested roadway list.

Master thoroughfare plan update will guide transportation into the future

Fort Worth has launched an 18-month review of its master thoroughfare plan, a document that aims to improve orderly growth and sustainable development and guide developers, with an eye toward future opportunities for multimodal transportation.

Chisholm Trail Parkway adds distinctive Fort Worth touches

Drivers on Chisholm Trail Parkway may notice some familiar design features incorporated along the corridor, a nod to Fort Worth’s rich history.

Fort Worth Flashback: 1949 ushered in stock show, city’s centennial

The cover of the souvenir program celebrated dual events in 1949: the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show Rodeo and the Fort Worth Centennial.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closing schedule(2)

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual.

MLK Celebration set for Jan. 16

The 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the City of Fort Worth Martin Luther King Jr./Juneteenth Employee Committee, is planned for noon Jan. 16 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St. The public is invited.

Learn about new ordinance governing gambling machines

Fort Worth recently adopted a new ordinance affecting the operation of eight-liner and other similar gaming machines.

AllianceTexas is economic engine driving far north Fort Worth

AllianceTexas is estimated to have a $4.75 billion economic impact for 2014, Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties, told the City Council last week.

Hillwood affiliates will lease, manage former American facility at Alliance

The former American Airlines maintenance base at city-owned Alliance Airport has sat empty for nearly two years after American vacated the facility as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.

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