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Learn about candidates in District 9 special election

University West Neighborhood Association will host a forum at 7 p.m. April 28 at University Christian Church.

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

Sales tax collections up 5.6 percent, marking best February ever

The string of record-setting numbers continues as collections outpace projections for FY2014.

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

Stock up on bargain books, more at Friends sale

The Fort Worth Public Library’s biannual book saleis set for 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 25 and April 26 and noon-4:30 p.m. April 27 at the Friends Book Store on Trail Lake Drive.

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

Victims of ‘Terminex imposter’ asked to file reports with police

Residents who may have been victims of this crime are asked to complete an offense report by calling 817-335-4222.

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

Car-free street fair planned April 27

Open Streets is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. April 27 on Magnolia Avenue between Eighth Avenue and Hemphill Street.

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

African-American Health Expo coming up April 26

The 12th annual expo is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5101 C.A. Roberson Blvd.

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

Local organizations celebrate, help preserve Fort Worth prairies

Local Fort Worth organizations host a variety of events that celebrate and educate about Texas prairie ecosystems.

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

Drop off your unused, expired medications April 26

Take Back Meds Day, held twice a year, allows residents to bring expired, unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs, veterinary medicines, samples, vitamins and herbal supplements — no questions asked.

Last Updated: 4/14/2014

IDEA Works, Radio Shack partner to improve offerings

The two-year agreement gives the Fort Worth-based electronics retailer naming rights of the co-working space.

Last Updated: 4/14/2014

Watch for upcoming entrance, exit changes along I-30

As early as April 17, Chisholm Trail Parkway construction crews will open the westbound Interstate 30 frontage road from Summit Avenue/Eighth Street to University Drive.

Last Updated: 4/14/2014

SteerFW Civic Projects will drive change in Fort Worth (Video)

The SteerFW Civic Summit kicked off the 2014 cycle for SteerFW Civic Project proposals, a leadership development model that gives interested members the opportunity to take the lead on submitting ideas that creatively address local challenges. Watch the video to learn more.

Last Updated: 4/11/2014

Load up for Big Guns in Cowtown police fundraiser April 24

All event proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation and its mission to recognize and promote professionalism and excellence among Fort Worth police officers.

Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Scrappy Bulldogs represented Fort Worth National on the diamond

In 1873, Thomas A. Tidball and John B. Wilson established one of the first private banks in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Housing Authority, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives partner to buy Hillside Apartments

The new entity has pledged to maintain the affordability mix for the next 24 years and to use all net revenues from the venture to encourage the development of additional mixed-income housing downtown.

Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Funding approved for Renaissance Square apartments

The Fort Worth Housing Finance Corp. approved a $1.3 million, five-year, 1 percent loan to foster the development of a 140-unit apartment community development in southeast Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 4/7/2014

Howdy from the beautiful and exciting land of the Aussies!

We’re off to the land down under again to wave the Fort Worth flag and expand awareness about DFW Airport—the gateway to America.

Last Updated: 4/4/2014

Learn to save water at upcoming spring landscape seminars

The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting the series at the Rolling Hills Drinking Water Treatment Plant.

Last Updated: 4/4/2014

Construction starting on new police heliport

The $5.2 million facility will house the Fort Worth Police Department’s two helicopters and will have a third hangar bay for future growth.

Last Updated: 4/4/2014

Water conservation is a decision for our future

On Tuesday, April 1, the city council will consider making our current water conservation efforts permanent.

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

Mayors of Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth announce their support of high-speed rail between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announced their support for a high-speed rail route between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, promoted by Texas Central High-Speed Railways.

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Trinity Park expanded due to levee controversy

Trinity Park became Fort Worth’s second park when the city purchased 50 acres straddling the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in 1892.

Last Updated: 4/2/2014

Where to find local aviation landmark sites

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum will publish an annual list of North Texas Aviation Landmarks and Sites.

Last Updated: 4/2/2014

State of the City 2014

Fort Worth had quite the year in 2013. At our annual State of the City Address this past Thursday, I had the opportunity to highlight some of the year’s greatest accomplishments and announce some of our plans for the future.

Last Updated: 4/1/2014

IDEA Works FW, new incubator, to nurture emerging businesses

The City of Fort Worth is launching a mixed-use industry incubator for emerging businesses.

Last Updated: 3/31/2014

Fort Worth approves economic development agreements

The City Council approved four economic development deals this week that will ensure Fort Worth’s economy remains one of the most robust in Texas.

Last Updated: 3/27/2014

Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas mayors throw weight behind high-speed rail

The announcement marks the first time the three cities have united behind a project benefiting each city.

Last Updated: 3/27/2014

New census numbers reflect Tarrant County’s rapid growth

Tarrant County’s population grew by 30,000 people, the eighth largest increase in the nation.

Last Updated: 3/27/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: YWCA an early advocate for Fort Worth women

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of women leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 3/26/2014

Change in billboard ordinance could speed I-35W expansion

The City Council has approved an exception to its 20-year-old sign ordinance prohibiting billboards and the relocation of billboards.

Last Updated: 3/26/2014

Plaque honors nature center supporters on 50th anniversary

The plaque recognizes the significant people and entities that supported the establishment of the nature center in 1964.

Last Updated: 3/25/2014

MedStar memberships offer peace of mind

A StarSaver membership is an affordable way to take the worry out of calling 911.

Last Updated: 3/25/2014

Flood insurance is available, no matter where you live in Fort Worth

Flood damage to your home is not covered by your regular house insurance, but a separate flood policy is available to all Fort Worth residents.

Last Updated: 3/24/2014

NCTCOG sponsoring car clinics in April

April is National Car Care Month, a nationwide effort aimed at providing information on the importance of vehicle care and maintenance.

Last Updated: 3/24/2014

Mark your calendars for the May 10 bond election

On Saturday, May 10, you’ll have the opportunity to vote on $292 million in bonds to finance a five-year construction program.

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Avoid door-to-door dangers

The Fort Worth Police Department offers tips to help prevent door-to-door scams.

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

2014 Comprehensive Plan gains approval

The Planning and Development Department updates the full text of the plan every three years, while continuing to annually update the trends chapters and the appendices.

Last Updated: 3/20/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Edna Deckler Perry edited statewide genealogical journal

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of women leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 3/19/2014

Sales tax collections up 2.9 percent, marking best January ever

Fort Worth’s net sales tax collections in January totaled more than $9 million.

Last Updated: 3/19/2014

Hulen Street Bridge now open to pedestrians

A sidewalk on the north side of the new bridge in south Fort Worth recently opened after crews completed their work installing safety railings.

Last Updated: 3/17/2014

In Fort Worth, ‘Salute to the Warrior’ honors military heroes, supports Snowball Express

On Saturday, March 22, The Airpower Foundation will present Salute to the Warrior, a celebrity softball double header and concert that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and Snowball Express.

Last Updated: 3/16/2014

‘Words for Wheels’ is back to give one FWISD senior a brand new Honda Civic

This month, one Fort Worth ISD high school senior will have the chance to win a brand new Honda Civic—talk about a first car! The price they’ll have to pay for it? A thousand compelling words about how they plan to benefit the Fort Worth community.

Last Updated: 3/13/2014

FitWorth, Vaqueros announce soccer and networking series

The Wednesday night series runs March 19 and 26, April 9 and 23 and May 7.

Last Updated: 3/13/2014

I-30 traffic switch to occur overnight Friday

Eastbound I-30 traffic between University Drive and Summit Avenue will be moved onto new pavement beginning March 14.

Last Updated: 3/13/2014

AirCheckTexas helps repair or replace polluting vehicles

Residents of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall and Tarrant counties with vehicles that have failed the emissions portion of the state inspection in the past 30 days or are more than 10 years old are encouraged to apply for replacement assistance.

Last Updated: 3/12/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Betty Randels was child advocate

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of women leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 3/11/2014

The Crud Cruiser is rolling again

Gather up the chemical crud from around your home and meet us in your neighborhood for a quick, convenient, drive-through drop-off event.

Last Updated: 3/10/2014

Exercise your right to vote in May 10 Crime Control & Prevention District election

Crime Control and Prevention District renewal election is May 10. Stay informed and exercise your right to vote!

Last Updated: 3/7/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Hazel Harvey Peace was educator, activist

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of women leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 3/5/2014

Mayors for Parks co-chairs praise LWCF funding in federal budget

Mayors Betsy Price and Michael B. Hancock praised the inclusion of federal funding for urban parks, trails and green spaces through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which was in the president’s budget for fiscal year 2015, released today.

Last Updated: 3/4/2014

Take Care of Texas in your yard

Statewide campaign offers everything from general information about environmental programs to specific, step-by-step instructions that address common environmental situations in all parts of your life.

Last Updated: 3/4/2014

Election set for Crime Control and Prevention District renewal

A vote for renewal of the CCPD is May 10, with early voting running April 28-May 6.

Last Updated: 3/3/2014

Construction begins on 1.6 million square-foot industrial project in far north Fort Worth

Located at the northwest corner of I-35W and Eagle Parkway, a 1.6 million square-foot speculative industrial project will include more than 4.2 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space.

Last Updated: 3/3/2014

Chisholm Trail Parkway: The road goes on forever, and the party’s about to begin

After more than 40 years of planning and construction, the Chisholm Trail Parkway will finally open in May. This 28-mile toll road in Tarrant and Johnson counties is a huge milestone for North Texas, and we’re going to kick off this Texas-sized celebration with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Last Updated: 2/28/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Lorraine Withington, active in social circles

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of women leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 2/27/2014

Council to seek more candidates for city manager

Council has asked a search firm to seek more candidates for the city's top executive position.

Last Updated: 2/26/2014

City council to continue search for next city manager

Mayor Price released the following statement on behalf of the city council regarding the search for Fort Worth’s new city manager.

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

Urban art unveiled at Sierra Vista Transit Plaza

The artwork reflects the neighborhoods and community surrounding the transit plaza while visually and thematically connecting with the adjacent Berry-Riverside Urban Village streetscape.

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

Go green, breathe clean with Air North Texas

Join the City of Fort Worth, Air North Texas Partner of the Year, by supporting the campaign today and making a positive impact on air quality tomorrow.

Last Updated: 2/24/2014

SteerFW dives into 2014 with a passion for change

In Fort Worth, you’re never too young (or too young-at-heart) to get involved with the city. The SteerFW emerging leaders are ready to make a difference in 2014, and they’re looking for new members.

Last Updated: 2/21/2014

Chisholm Trail Community Center opening March 1

The multipurpose fitness and activity center in southwest Fort Worth hosts a celebration beginning at 10 a.m.

Last Updated: 2/21/2014

Fire Department to receive $3.3 million grant

A Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) federal grant can be used to increase or maintain the number of trained frontline firefighters available in local communities.

Last Updated: 2/21/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Urban League leader attended local graduation ceremony

In honor of Black History Month, each week in February Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of African-American leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 2/20/2014

Budding artists’ work could be featured in Emergency Preparedness calendar

Any third-, fourth- or fifth- grade student attending a public school in the Fort Worth city limits can participate.

Last Updated: 2/20/2014

Wild skunk tests positive for rabies in east Fort Worth

Animal Care and Control officers urge residents not to approach or attempt to handle any free-roaming, unfamiliar animals behaving in an unusual manner.

Last Updated: 2/18/2014

Top soccer players take to the pitch in Fort Worth this weekend

Games kick off at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday and continue through 3 p.m. at Fort Worth’s Rolling Hills Soccer Complex, 2525 Joe B. Rushing Road. Sunday games begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue to 1:30 p.m. A schedule is available on the ECNL website.

Last Updated: 2/18/2014

Council calls special election to fill District 9 seat

Deadline for candidates to file for office is 5 p.m. March 10 in the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall.

Last Updated: 2/18/2014

T Board approves express bus service far north Fort Worth

New non-stop express bus service on Fort Worth’s North I-35W corridor to and from downtown is expected to begin this summer.

Last Updated: 2/18/2014

Sales tax collections up 7 percent, marking best December ever

The city is projecting to collect $1,019,326, or 0.8 percent, more than the adopted fiscal year 2014 adopted budget.

Last Updated: 2/18/2014

Fort Worth, Tarrant County co-winners in City vs. County Challenge

City employees contributed $149,980.83. County employees donated $91,342.41; a combined total of $241,323.24.

Last Updated: 2/17/2014

City manager finalists announced

The finalists will be brought in for another round of in-person interviews with the City Council Feb. 25.

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

Sign up to get a reminder for monthly bulk collection

Fort Worth residents can now sign up electronically to receive reminder notices for monthly bulk collection.

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

‘Czar’ named to focus on regional transportation initiatives

Bryan Beck has been named regional transportation coordinator for the city, a position that will serve as the high-level point of contact on legacy projects.

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

The T Board names new president

Paul J. Ballard takes over as president and CEO effective April 14.

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

Municipal channels moving to new locations for Charter customers

Public, educational and government (PEG) channels will continue to be available on the basic tier of service but will be grouped on channels 190-194.

Last Updated: 2/13/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Guinn School educated black children for 63 years

In honor of Black History Month, each week in February Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of African-American leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 2/13/2014

District 9 Councilmember Burns announces resignation

He will continue to serve as the District 9 representative as a holdover member until a special election is held.

Last Updated: 2/11/2014

Let’s step it up in the challenge against Des Moines

It’s go time, Fort Worth! It’s time to kick it into the highest of gears. It’s time to go to the fullest of throttles. It’s time to beat Des Moines in our 10-Week Wellness Challenge!

Last Updated: 2/7/2014

Protect your home — get rid of stored chemicals

Get ready for the spring storm season by getting rid of those chemicals you don’t need or use.

Last Updated: 2/6/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Weekly kept Como community in the know

In honor of Black History Month, each week in February Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of African-American leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 2/6/2014

Chisholm Trail Parkway due to open in May

The North Texas Tollway Authority will announce an exact date for the opening in the coming weeks.

Last Updated: 2/5/2014

Citizen Forester classes start soon

The Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council is accepting applications for the 2014 training class in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 2/5/2014

Smoke detector drive shows many homes in need

Out of 197 homes visited by Fort Worth firefighters, 64 smoke alarms were installed and 45 batteries were replaced.

Last Updated: 2/3/2014

Next city manager will shape the future of Fort Worth

We began our conversation about Fort Worth’s next city manager this week. It’s one of the most important decisions we will make as a city council—a decision that will shape the very future of our city. Read about the process and what we’re looking for in a city manager.

Last Updated: 1/31/2014

Construction of Will Rogers improvements approved

The Multi-Purpose Pavilion will be a 145-foot-by-300-foot covered structure on the north side of the Richardson-Bass Building.

Last Updated: 1/30/2014

Development activity increased in 2013

The 10,576 building permits in 2013 for a combined value of $2.3 billion, the largest value amount in the history of the city, represents 7.9 percent more permits than in the prior year.

Last Updated: 1/30/2014

Upgrade your truck or equipment — and clear the air

The TCEQ Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP) provides grants to encourage owners and operators of heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower the vehicles with natural gas engines or replace the vehicles with natural gas vehicles.

Last Updated: 1/28/2014

The T names TRE chief, grants administrator

The T named Tom Tulley chief operating officer of the Trinity Railway Express and William Johnson as The T’s grants and disadvantaged business enterprise administrator.

Last Updated: 1/28/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Dr. Murchison served city’s families in early 1900s

In honor of Black History Month, each week in February Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of African-American leaders in our city’s history.

Last Updated: 1/28/2014

It's Your Fort Worth: Keep Fort Worth Funky

Southside Pirate John Rody and James Zametz of Keep Fort Worth Funky join Mayor Betsy Price to talk about some of the great things that give Fort Worth a unique flavor.

Last Updated: 1/27/2014

Public comment accepted on draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice through Jan. 10

The city's Housing & Economic Development Department is accepting public comment on the draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, a research study and planning document prepared to comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. Jan. 10.

Last Updated: 1/27/2014

District 6 Community Coffee will give residents first look at new Chisholm Trail Community Center

Mayor Betsy Price and Councilmember Jungus Jordan will host a JavaFW Caffeinated Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4680 McPherson Blvd.

Last Updated: 1/27/2014

Celebrate 100 years of fun at Lake Worth in 2014

City Council has proclaimed 2014 as Lake Worth Centennial Year, and the highlighting event will be the Grand Celebration at Casino Beach Park on Sept. 20.

Last Updated: 1/27/2014

New animal shelter medical treatment ward is a game-changer for Fort Worth animals

Whether you’re a Dog Person or a Cat Person (or both), there’s something in Fort Worth we can all agree to get excited about—our animal shelter’s new medical treatment ward.

Last Updated: 1/24/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Guilty pleasures most common form of Stock Show grub

This photo shows a time when food and beverage offerings were not as abundant: the 1947 cafeteria and bar located along the midway.

Last Updated: 1/24/2014

Water taste, odor issues persist as geosmin counts rise

The Water Department assures customers the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, even though it has an earthy smell and taste.

Last Updated: 1/24/2014

Transit surveys to help planners forecast, meet needs

DART and TRE passengers will be asked to participate in two types of ridership surveys beginning next month.

Last Updated: 1/22/2014

Library, community partners begin spring chapter of reading program

Participants complete educational and cultural activities, fill out a card and are entered in drawings for incentives and prizes.

Last Updated: 1/21/2014

Outstanding neighborhoods recognized for their service

More than 30 organizations nominated 60 groups and individuals for the 11th annual Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards.

Last Updated: 1/17/2014

Animal shelter breaks ground on new medical treatment ward

The treatment ward will provide a healthier shelter environment and help identify health concerns earlier.

Last Updated: 1/16/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Generations have sought thrills on Stock Show’s midway

Whether you’re 5 or 65, you’re sure to enjoy the Fort Worth Stock Show’s carnival midway.

Last Updated: 1/16/2014

Public meeting to discuss District 6 water, sewer line work

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Last Updated: 1/16/2014

Fort Worth’s newest park celebrates local aviation achievement

A little over a century after Fort Worth Star-Telegram founder Amon G. Carter and other local business men brought a traveling flying troupe to wow Cowtown, aviation enthusiasts and community leaders gathered in the city’s new First Flight Park to dedicate a historical marker — the first piece of a new Fort Worth destination.

Last Updated: 1/15/2014

Councilmember Jordan recognized for education support

District 6 Councilmember Jungus Jordan was named a 2014 Friend of STEM Education for his strong support of education in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 1/15/2014

Fort Worth takes on Des Moines, Iowa in 10-Week Wellness Challenge

After a healthy 2013, Mayor Price plans to keep Fort Worth’s health initiatives rolling. With the 10-Week Wellness Challenge against the Greater Des Moines area on the horizon, 2014 is off to a great start.

Last Updated: 1/14/2014

Sales tax collections up 11 percent, best ever for November

The city is projecting to collect 0.9 percent more than the adopted fiscal year 2014 adopted budget.

Last Updated: 1/14/2014

Protect yourself from cold, flu

Health officials with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer precautions.

Last Updated: 1/10/2014

Fire Department requesting residents’ help in finding reckless drivers

The city’s Office of Emergency Management is asking for information from the public about two vehicle accidents that resulted in the loss of two outdoor warning sirens.

Last Updated: 1/9/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: Review Stock Show’s growth during the 1940s

The decade of the Forties witnessed some of the greatest growth and innovation of what was then known as the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show.

Last Updated: 1/7/2014

Remembering Mayor Bolen

A Fort Worth hero passed away today. Bob Bolen’s lifelong motto was, “Always leave a place better than you found it,” and that’s exactly what he did wherever he went.

Last Updated: 1/6/2014

Former Mayor Bob Bolen, 87, dies

Serving as mayor for more than nine years, Mr. Bolen's efforts helped make Fort Worth one of the fastest-growing and most successful cities in this country.

Last Updated: 1/6/2014

Climb aboard as we sail into 2014

Mayor Betsy Price is planning Fort Worth’s voyage into 2014. She’s asking citizens to send in their ideas for the State of the City address.

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

Fort Worth Flashback: All-Western Stock Show Parade rolls through downtown

The first year a parade was added to the Stock Show event lineup was 1896. In 1909, the parade featured almost 40 Comanche and Kiowa braves led by Chief Quanah Parker.

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

Here’s to the good citizens of Fort Worth who made 2013 a year to remember

Mayor Price Looks back on 2013 and shares vision for 2014.

Last Updated: 1/2/2014

Microsite features Fort Worth’s coolest assets

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to help attract young professionals to Cowtown has new cyber muscle — FWhat.

Last Updated: 12/31/2013

Help keep our sewer pipes fat-free

Just as fat, oil and grease can cause blockages in your arteries, they can do the same to Fort Worths sewer pipes.

Last Updated: 12/24/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: FWNB collection captures our city’s past

A collection of memorabilia, scrapbooks and photos were donated to the Fort Worth Library in 1994 by the National Bank/Texas American Bank Retired Employees Association under the leadership of Joe Baldridge, a former general manager. The collection consists of 25 boxes of materials and 291 mounted photographs divided into 12 series.

Last Updated: 12/24/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Downtown shops’ window displays were a staple of holiday season

Elaborate window displays drew shoppers downtown to Fort Worth’s major department stores and specialty shops each Christmas season.

Last Updated: 12/23/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Tandy Center introduced ice skating to Cowtown

Many Fort Worth residents laced up their first— and possibly only— pair of ice skates at the old Tandy Center, which housed an ice rink surrounded by shops and restaurants.

Last Updated: 12/23/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Admin building anchors TWU campus

The Oneal-Sells Administration Building on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University (formerly Texas Wesleyan College) is a Texas Historic Landmark.

Last Updated: 12/23/2013

Dickerson named city’s new Director of Human Resources

A successful Human Resources professional in both small and large scale public sector organizations for more than 20 years.

Last Updated: 12/19/2013

Need to entertain the kids as you go ‘over the river and through the woods’?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website Take Care of Texas offers fun, environmental educational activities.

Last Updated: 12/18/2013

Sales tax collections up 2.9 percent in October

The city is projecting to collect 0.6 percent more than the adopted fiscal year 2014 adopted budget.

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

Bicycle-pedestrian trail could stretch 64 miles, connect region

The mayors of Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas will work to coordinate efforts between the cities, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation Council to identify funding and plan for completing critical trail connections.

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

Bovos named city’s new Chief Financial Officer

Aaron J. Bovos, the Deputy County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer for Gwinnett County, Ga., will join the city in mid-January.

Last Updated: 12/13/2013

Mayors for Parks aims to encourage Congress, White House to support our parks

The Mayors for Parks coalition is a project of City Parks Alliance aimed to make the case to Congress and the White House about why parks are so vital to our cities. It’s our goal to see that the Land and Water Conservation Fund is reauthorized and fully funded.

Last Updated: 12/13/2013

Ensure security of child safety seats at local fire stations

The Fort Worth Fire Department is partnering with Safe Kids Tarrant County and Fort Worth Fire Fighter Charities to offer free car seat inspections and installations to Fort Worth residents.

Last Updated: 12/12/2013

AllianceTexas surpasses $50 billion in economic impact

The economic impact for this year is projected to be $3.7 billion, bringing the total for the development in far north Fort Worth to $50.6 billion.

Last Updated: 12/11/2013

Code Compliance recognized for outreach efforts

Department received two awards for educational outreach campaigns aimed at residents.

Last Updated: 12/11/2013

A chance to ‘Express’ our gratitude to the family of fallen military heroes

On Dec. 14, Fort Worth has the opportunity to honor our fallen military heroes and their families through the Snowball Express program. We’ll welcome nearly 2,000 children and spouses whose family members were killed in action.

Last Updated: 12/10/2013

TCEQ announces new grants for alternative fuel and/or natural gas fueling stations

TCEQ has scheduled a grant application workshops to review the grant requirements and the application process, 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 13, at the North Central Texas Council of Governments offices in Arlington.

Last Updated: 12/10/2013

Icemageddon threw surprises at first responders, will improve emergency preparedness

I think Mother Nature threw just about everything she could at us, especially in the northwestern portion of the Metroplex. I’m glad we’re almost at the end of this icy storm, but let’s all continue to exercise caution and patience out there on the roads.

Last Updated: 12/9/2013

In the city of ‘Cowboys and Culture,’ art remains vital to growth

Fort Worth’s arts scene is nationally renown, and it continues growing every single day. From incredible museums to stunning public sculptures, our arts brighten the city and spark creativity in residents both young and old.

Last Updated: 12/6/2013

Big recycling event nets big results

Nearly 1,000 Fort Worth residents cleaned out their garages and sheds for the annual America Recycles Day event.

Last Updated: 12/4/2013

TollTags go purple

A limited-edition TCU TollTag will be available starting in winter 2014.

Last Updated: 11/26/2013

Connect With The Community brings different faiths together for a common cause

The Mayor’s Faith Leaders Cabinet is hosting Connect With The Community, a citywide celebration of Fort Worth’s various religious cultures coming together to collaborate on making a difference in the community.

Last Updated: 11/22/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Cowtown enthusiastically welcomed JFK

This photo shows the president entering the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963.

Last Updated: 11/22/2013

Fort Worth continues to score high for LGBT inclusiveness on national scorecard

The 2013 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is a rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law.

Last Updated: 11/22/2013

Take Back Meds partnership increases collection results

Residents of Fort Worth emptied their medicine cabinets of 1,600 pounds of over-the-counter and prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26.

Last Updated: 11/20/2013

Fort Worth Aviation Museum adds to aircraft collection

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum will add the large helicopter to its growing collection of display aircraft.

Last Updated: 11/19/2013

Hit the road with me to help fight hunger

The Tarrant Area Food Bank ‘Ride For Kids' bike ride on Nov. 23 is aiming to raise awareness — and funding — to make sure children everywhere have something healthy to eat!

Last Updated: 11/15/2013

American Airlines merger statement

We’re very pleased to hear the news today that a settlement has been reached to allow the monumental merger between American Airlines and US Airways to proceed. This has been a long process; but brighter days are ahead for American Airlines, and we’re delighted that Fort Worth will be home base for the world’s largest airline in the world. It’s a good day for North Texas, it’s a good day for the employees of the new American Airlines, and it’s a good day for the traveling public.

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

Sales tax collections up 5.3 percent in September

The city has collected $9,847,990 above budget year-to-date and projects to end the year 9.1 percent higher than the adopted budget.

Last Updated: 11/11/2013

I-20 eastbound River Ranch exit opens today

This new exit will provide motorists with enhanced access between Bryant Irvin Road and South Hulen Street in time for the holiday season.

Last Updated: 11/11/2013

Meet the Parkers and the Watsons: Families 'dueling' to be the greenest in Fort Worth

Green-Off Contest is part of Fort Worth’s commitment to making our city more sustainable and greener.

Last Updated: 11/8/2013

Enhance your child’s education with FWISD’s Programs of Choice

Fort Worth ISD is getting rid of the old “one size fits all” method of learning and welcoming new opportunities that will engage every student at every skill level and possibly save parents and students thousands of dollars in college expenses.

Last Updated: 11/8/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Cowtown enthusiastically welcomed first couple in 1963

A reproduction of the Nov. 22, 1963 Star-Telegram front page shows JFK and the first lady disembarking an Air Force jet at Carswell Air Base the night before.

Last Updated: 11/7/2013

What to do with what powers your home

Millions and millions of batteries and light bulbs are used up and discarded from American homes each year.

Last Updated: 11/1/2013

Local lakes provide water, but they aren’t an endless supply

Lake Bridgeport was more than 17 feet below conservation pool in May.

Last Updated: 11/1/2013

Nine new Heritage Trees announced

For 2013, 14 trees were nominated for Heritage Tree status, as recognized by the City of Fort Worth. Nine of the nominated trees were approved by an independent panel for this special recognition.

Last Updated: 11/1/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Lee Harvey Oswald bounced around Fort Worth schools

Lee Harvey Oswald was a student at Ridglea West Elementary School during the 1949-1950 school year.

Last Updated: 11/1/2013

Fort Worth Bike Sharing celebrates half a year of success

Fort Worth Bike Sharing has accomplished so much in only six months time. It’s been a blast to watch!

Last Updated: 10/27/2013

Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder

Mayor Price, along with the mayors of Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Chicago, Miami-Dade County and Dallas, have sent a joint letter to Attorney General Eric Holder in support of the American Airlines/U.S. Airways merge in hopes of ending the lawsuit aimed at blocking the deal.

Last Updated: 10/25/2013

Bike-share program is off to a fast start(2)

The local bike-share program began when the The T received a $1 million grant to purchase equipment for 30 stations.

Last Updated: 10/23/2013

Experience Sundance Square Plaza opening Nov. 1-3

The 55,000-square-foot space will also feature a multipurpose pavilion, bicycle racks, light and sound, seating and gorgeous landscaping.

Last Updated: 10/23/2013

The T’s board elects 2014 officers

The board of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) re-elected Scott Mahaffey, president and CEO of Cohn & Gregory Inc. as chair of The T’s board of directors for fiscal year 2014.

Last Updated: 10/22/2013

Local aviation museum rebrands

Last month the museum’s board approved rebranding the Veterans Memorial Air Park to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.

Last Updated: 10/22/2013

Second annual Report to the Community shows SteerFW's continuing impact

SteerFW is the city’s initiative to energize and empower young people to make a difference in our city. And, this past week, the SteerFW leaders gave annual reports on the three main projects for the year covering the issues of health, homelessness and the arts.

Last Updated: 10/20/2013

City Manager announces his retirement

After nearly three decades of service, Tom Higgins announced his plans to retire today.

Last Updated: 10/16/2013

Higgins' leadership helped Fort Worth grow

City Manager Tom Higgins announced his retirement today, after nearly 27 years with the city, and his time and effort here played a key role in helping Fort Worth grow.

Last Updated: 10/16/2013

Golf with an ‘Edge’ comes to Rockwood course Oct. 19

The vision of The River’s Edge is to provide a place for new golfers to learn to play without the intimidation factor, for experienced golfers to hone their skills, and for all golfers who are faced with “not enough time to play” a facility that only takes 45 minutes to one hour to complete.

Last Updated: 10/11/2013

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fort Worth cares enough to wear pink

Take time this month to remember, celebrate and support women in the fight against breast cancer. At our city council meeting this Tuesday, Fort Worth will declare Friday, Oct.18 as “Cares Enough to Wear Pink Day.” Citizens are encouraged to wear pink in support of these courageous women.

Last Updated: 10/11/2013

District 6’s Jordan will focus on transportation issues, partnerships as president of TML

An eight-year member of the organization that represents more than 1,100 Texas cities and towns, Jordan was named president-elect in 2012, and becomes the sixth Fort Worth official to lead the group since its creation 100 years ago.

Last Updated: 10/11/2013

West Seventh Street Bridge project opens ahead of schedule

After months of re-routing around the construction on the new West 7th Street Bridge, the project opened to regular motor vehicle traffic Wednesday afternoon.

Last Updated: 10/9/2013

Get set for the Mayor’s Spooky Bike Ride II

Something’s lurking around the corner…it’s the Spooky Bike Ride! This will be the last bike ride of the year, so let’s make it a good one! Sign up today.

Last Updated: 10/4/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: TCU-A&M games drew enthusiastic crowds

Crowds came to see the two college football rivalries compete.

Last Updated: 10/4/2013

Old Granbury Road to close at Chisholm Trail Parkway intersection Oct. 7

The permanent closure location is about one mile north of FM 1187 in southern Tarrant County.

Last Updated: 10/3/2013

Survey seeks to define barriers to fair housing choice

The goal is to determine whether any local barriers or adverse policies exist to fair housing choice.

Last Updated: 10/2/2013

Colorful banners brighten Near East Side Urban Village

Fort Worth artist Michael Pavlovsky created 24 unique metal banners designs, installed onto select pedestrian and roadway light poles along the north and south sides of East Lancaster Avenue.

Last Updated: 10/2/2013

New online options can help with ticket resolution

Residents now can handle a variety of issues without having to go to court locations.

Last Updated: 10/2/2013

Hazard Mitigation Action Plan to be discussed at Oct. 3 meeting

The meeting – scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Regional Forum Room, 616 Six Flags Drive – will include discussion of natural and man-made disasters and possible solutions.

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

MedStar named Provider of the Year

The National Awards of Excellence program recognizes providers who have exemplified excellence and leadership in the emergency medical services profession.

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

Reconstruction of important stretch of I-35W to begin soon

Any mention of I-35 these days will almost always be followed by a quick quip about the biggest parking lot in Texas. Fortunately, help is on the way.

Last Updated: 9/27/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: North Side Branch has been serving residents since 1967

The Fort Worth Library’s North Side Branch was one of five neighborhood branches to open in 1967.

Last Updated: 9/27/2013

Fort Worth Fire Department accepting applications

Applications are available online for fire trainee starting Oct. 7.

Last Updated: 9/27/2013

Three area homeowners commended for water conservation

To raise awareness of wasteful water usage, the Fort Worth Water Department and the Botanic Research Institute of Texas partnered to challenge area homeowners to create the perfect water-efficient landscape and compete in the EcoScape, residential landscape contest.

Last Updated: 9/27/2013

Post-egret cleanup begins this week at Sylvania Park

The city’s Parks and Community Services Department estimates it could take up to two weeks to clean sidewalks, picnic areas, playground equipment, benches and other park amenities.

Last Updated: 9/26/2013

Airport Overlay Districts, Runway Protection Zones being created for three city airports

The purpose is to minimize airport hazards or land uses that are not compatible with airport operations.

Last Updated: 9/26/2013

Sales tax collections up 2.2 percent in July

The city has collected $8,315,547 above budget to end the year 7.6 percent higher than the 2013 adopted budget.

Last Updated: 9/24/2013

Fort Report: Artes de la Rosa's 'Romeo and Juliet'

This week, Fort Report talks to a local director who is putting a Cuban spin on an Italian tale immortalized by William Shakespeare.

Last Updated: 9/22/2013

City Council approves FY14 budget

The City Council approved a $1.4 billion budget last week that focuses on sustainable solutions to current challenges with no increase in the property tax rate.

Last Updated: 9/22/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: North Side High is one of architect Clarkson’s signature works

In September 1937, North Side High School moved to a new building on McKinley Avenue that was built on the site of the Stripling Dairy.

Last Updated: 9/22/2013

Let your voice be heard on Fort Worth TV

The mayor wants to know, “How can the city increase public interest in local issues?” Submit your ideas in question form (example: "Has the city tried...") and it may be read on an upcoming show featuring the mayor.

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

Mayor's Message: Stay healthy and active with FitWorth’s fall challenges

The fall is here, and you know what that means: time to get pumped up for more FitWorth activities!

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

Feds announce $531 million loan for North Tarrant Expressway

The project will reconstruct more than 12 miles of freeway and add managed lanes.

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

Sweepstakes seek to award recyclers, find greenest Fort Worth families

All Fort Worth residents are invited to enter two sweepstakes.

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

Get a rain barrel or compost bin at a great price

Order and pay for your barrels and/or bins online before Oct. 27, then pick up your items from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods

Last Updated: 9/17/2013

Officer John Bell receives Star of Texas Award

Bell, who was wounded in January in a shootout involving a fleeing suspect, was honored when Gov. Rick Perry presented the awards on Sept. 12.

Last Updated: 9/16/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Library’s lily pond no longer part of TCU landscape

Unless you’ve been around Fort Worth for a long, long time, you likely won’t recognize or remember this former feature of the TCU campus.

Last Updated: 9/13/2013

A SteerFW block party is my kind of party

Bluebonnet Circle is about to get an upgrade. Come celebrate Better Block with us on Saturday, Sept. 21. It’s going to be a blast!

Last Updated: 9/13/2013

Paper bus passes are so yesterday — there’s an app for that today

Buy DART, The T and DCTA tickets through the GoPass app, available for Android phones and iPhones.

Last Updated: 9/12/2013

Compromise reached in ordinance change for gas compressors

The amendment also requires noise standards regulation in all zoning districts.

Last Updated: 9/12/2013

Fire finds a way to avoid company deactivations

Proposed adjustment would eliminate need for rolling fire company deactivations at the start of the new fiscal year.

Last Updated: 9/11/2013

Groups, businesses can ‘adopt’ creeks, earn break on stormwater fee

The program is ideal for an organization or business with a brick-and-mortar location near a creek.

Last Updated: 9/10/2013

Tollmate upgrades feature real-time traffic conditions, map

The North Texas Tollway Authority’s free mobile app now features a map with real-time traffic updates and a link to call free roadside assistance on NTTA toll roads.

Last Updated: 9/9/2013

Reduce nutrient pollution from your yard this fall

Your yard can be a source of nutrient pollution, which can make pets or people sick if they drink, swim or fish in polluted water.

Last Updated: 9/9/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Carter-Riverside High School honors community, business leader

A community school system known as Trinity Bend existed as early as 1876 in what is now the Riverside neighborhood of Fort Worth. Classes were held in a one-room schoolhouse built by Dr. Eagle, a retired physician.

Last Updated: 9/6/2013

An open letter to the Texas Transportation Commission chairman

Fort Worth has serious concerns about an involuntary program to force responsibility and maintenance of state-owned roadways onto urban cities.

Last Updated: 9/6/2013

Care Closet at Eastern Hills to provide necessities for homeless students

The Highlander Care Closet grand opening celebration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at 5701 Shelton St.

Last Updated: 9/5/2013

I-20 area closures start this month for Chisholm Trail construction

Construction crews working on the Chisholm Trail Parkway will periodically close I-20 between Bryant Irvin Road and Hulen Street overnight from Sept. 19 through spring 2014.

Last Updated: 9/4/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Unions on parade in 1936 Fox photo

Sheet metal workers from Fort Worth, Dallas and Waco make their way through downtown Fort Worth in the 1936 Labor Day Parade.

Last Updated: 8/30/2013

H-E-B Community Challenge inspires a Texas-sized health competition

Fort Worth is entering the statewide H-E-B Community Challenge, and we need your help to win the whole shebang! Read more to find out what you, your organization, your business or your school can do to help out.

Last Updated: 8/30/2013

Mayor Price addresses Justice Department challenge to airline merger

I’m extremely disappointed in the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to the proposed American Airlines merger with US Airways. Last minute road blocks only add uncertainty to an uncertain process. Moreover, these delays threaten thousands of jobs in Dallas/Fort Worth and other cities across the nation.


Last Updated: 8/30/2013

Police accept donation of 26 patrol bicycles

The bikes will be used for neighborhood police officer patrol and to establish a bicycle patrol unit in the West Seventh Street area.

Last Updated: 8/29/2013

Paying parking citations just got easier

Among changes to the parking ordinance are an increase in the time allowed to contest a parking citation and a new ability to contest citations online or by mail.

Last Updated: 8/29/2013

Mural at Marine Park Pool dedicated

Fort Worth native Kenneth O’Toole designed the large, colorful mural comprised of hand-cut stained glass tiles.

Last Updated: 8/29/2013

Clean up the Trinity on Sept. 21

Help clean up our river during the 22nd annual Trinity River Trash Bash, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Register online by Sept. 8 and receive a free T-shirt.

Last Updated: 8/28/2013

Improved bridge over Harriet Creek provides safer passage to school

Safety improvements to a neighborhood bridge in far north Fort Worth have were opened for the start of the new year at Clara Love Elementary School in the Northwest ISD.

Last Updated: 8/27/2013

Public safety concerns addressed in adjustments to proposed FY2014 budget

Proposed adjustments would reinstate 12 fire fighter positions for the Fort Worth Fire Department.

Last Updated: 8/23/2013

Protect your home by cleaning out chemicals

Household hazardous waste are accepted at no charge for Fort Worth residents at the Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge St., and at Crud Cruiser mobile collection events.

Last Updated: 8/23/2013

First Flight Park will honor city’s aviation innovation

City Council last week dedicated property at 2700 Mercedes Avenue in the Linwood Addition as public parkland.

Last Updated: 8/23/2013

Mayor's Message: ‘Go Purple Friday’ starts again soon!

Fort Worth city staff will again sport purple each Friday before TCU home games in support of the mighty Horned Frogs.

Last Updated: 8/23/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Can you place this street scene?

In August, we’ll be testing your knowledge of old-time Fort Worth geography. Can you identify where this 1910 photo was taken?

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

Make city services work for you with

From making it easier to get city services online to building a new library or court annexes in your part of town, more than 2,000 residents have shared their thoughts on potential projects suggested by city staff and those posted by fellow Fort Worthians—and more ideas are coming in every day.

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

Mayor's Message: Volunteers make all the difference in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association logged a total of more than 10,000 hours of service in April constructing roughly 20 miles worth of trail in Gateway and Marion Sansom parks.

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

Bike Sharing offers discounted passes to hotel guests

Thanks to a grant from the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Fort Worth Bike Sharing will offer half-price $4 day passes for $4 apiece.

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

Help is at hand for garbage and recycling issues

The city’s Solid Waste Division reminds residents about an easy online tool that can help you find dates for garbage and bulk collection, or simply to report an issue.

Last Updated: 8/15/2013

Mayors Message: City Manager outlines a responsible balanced budget

The City Manager’s proposal kicks off several weeks of budget deliberations, and I encourage you to get involved.

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

City Manager presents $1.4 billion budget proposal for FY2014

Fort Worth City Manager Tom Higgins has presented the City Council with a proposed budget that focuses on sustainable solutions to current challenges with no increase to the property tax rate.

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

Photo ID now required for Texas voters

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented at the polling place.

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

Motorists required to move over or slow down as they approach work crews

Effective Sept. 1, drivers must move over or slow down when approaching TxDOT workers and vehicles that are stopped with overhead flashing blue or amber lights.

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

RTC approves updated Congestion Management Process

The process seeks to identify strategies that can be implemented quickly, distribute congestion more evenly across the region and ensure there are options for travelers to relieve congestion.

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

Fort Report:Business Assistance Center

Fort Report visit the Business Assistance Center to learn about the services Fort Worth offers to residents looking to start a business.

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

Orient Fort Worth’s parks for the future on

While many bond-funded projects focus on moving people around the city through better streets, other projects focus on improving quality of life closer to home.

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Remember this street scene?

Among the businesses operating on Weatherford Street were the Grand Hotel, Texas Cab Co., the Senate Club and Wide-A-Wake Cleaners.

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

Mayor's Message: In Fort Worth, graffiti abatement cleans up past, brightens future

One neighborhood association, one government program and a handful of volunteers set out to change the face of a park. Find out how.

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

Gas line compressor amendments to be discussed at Aug. 29 open house

Proposed gas line compressor amendments have been delayed until Sept. 10.

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

Two lanes of Dirks Road open Aug. 19

Two lanes will be open to motorists, one in each direction; the bridge’s full capacity — three lanes in each direction — will be available in future months.

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

Salvation Army sites help residents keep cool when the heat is on the rise

The stations provide a cool place to stay during hot daytime hours, water to help people stay hydrated, and survival tips for hot temperatures.

Last Updated: 8/8/2013

Highland Hills, Daggett Elementary earn top awards for staying active

Challenge was part of the FitWorth Healthy City Initiative, which addresses childhood obesity and encourages the health of Fort Worth families.

Last Updated: 8/8/2013

City fleet recognized as one of most efficient

Fort Worth was named the eighth best fleet operation in North America.

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

City receives $2.1 million for additions to Trinity Trails

Funds will go to the Trinity Trail Clear Fork-East Bank Extension project, which provides a connection from downtown to the Trinity Trails.

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

Caffeinated town hall coming to District 9

Mayor Betsy Price and District 9 Councilmember Joel Burns will be at Avoca Coffee, 1311 Magnolia Ave. at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

Last Updated: 8/6/2013

Downtown-to-DFW likely to be first phase of TEX Rail project

If approved, the TEX Rail project would arrive at DFW Airport as soon as possible while maintaining The T’s ability to get $380 million infederal New Starts funding.

Last Updated: 8/5/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Can you locate this street scene?

In August, we’ll be testing your knowledge of old-time Fort Worth geography. Visit the Flashback page and see if you recognize this 1896 scene.

Last Updated: 8/2/2013

Help draw the roadmap for street construction on

City Council plans to call for a bond election in May 2014, but residents help decide what projects will be up for voter consideration. Meetings are being held in each council district, but you can join the conversation at any time of day or night at

Last Updated: 8/2/2013

Groundbreaking to begin restoration of Rock Springs Woods at Botanic Garden

On the National Register of Historic Places, this part of the garden was first developed in the early 1930s and is now being restored to its original splendor thanks to a private donation.

Last Updated: 8/1/2013

Mayor's Message: Blue Zones is on the horizon for Fort Worth

Blue Zones is a community-wide well-being initiative to help us live better, longer and healthier lives.

Last Updated: 8/1/2013

Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program accepting participating dealer proposals

Qualifying entities may submit proposals for Participating Dealer eligibility under the TNGVGP.

Last Updated: 8/1/2013

TxDOT awards The T more than $500,000 to expand Fort Worth Bike Share program

Transportation Enhancement grant to fund 10-station, 100-bike expansion.

Last Updated: 7/30/2013

Cyclosporiasis cases under investigation by county, area public health authorities

Tarrant County Public Health and other local health authorities are investigating an increase in reported Cyclosporiasis cases in north central Texas.

Last Updated: 7/30/2013

Downtown building renovated for Young Women's Leadership Academy

Enrollment is expected to expand to about 250 students this year and 375 students in 2013-14, and reach an eventual capacity of 525.

Last Updated: 7/29/2013

Chisholm Trail Parkway construction updates

Construction activities will increase in the upcoming weeks on the westbound I-30 frontage road between Summit Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard.

Last Updated: 7/29/2013

FitWorth launches new personal fitness journal gives citizens a chance to sign up, set health and fitness goals, track activities and watch the progress.

Last Updated: 7/29/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Palace entertained generations of downtown movie-goers

The Palace Theater was opened in 1920 at the corner of Seventh and Main streets.

Last Updated: 7/26/2013

Provide feedback on fair housing

Fort Worth is conducting a study on impediments to fair housing choice.

Last Updated: 7/25/2013

Enhanced enforcement reducing commercial vehicle crashes

The FWPD’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is conducting its summer-long high visibility traffic enforcement program to reduce major crashes involving large commercial vehicles.

Last Updated: 7/25/2013

Street clock installed on Lancaster

The 30-inch-wide 'Trout Lily Street Clock' has faces on both sides and is internally lit.

Last Updated: 7/22/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Knights of Pythias Castle Hall stands guard over Sundance Square

This replica of a medieval civic building is one of the architectural jewels of Sundance Square. The first permanent lodge in Fort Worth, it was designed by Sanguinet and Staats and built by William Bryce, a mayor of Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 7/19/2013 gives power to the people

Ok, it’s time the city got serious about grassroots government! If you can’t go to city hall to express your opinions and concerns, at least city hall can come to you.

Last Updated: 7/19/2013

Johnson named chief performance officer

This position in the City Manager’s Office will focus on the city’s efforts to create a citywide culture of performance excellence.

Last Updated: 7/19/2013

Recent rains equal standing water for mosquito breeding

The city is reminding residents to take steps to reduce their risk of exposure to West Nile virus — prevention is the key.

Last Updated: 7/18/2013

Welcomed rains mean flash flooding is possible

Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don't Drown.

Last Updated: 7/17/2013

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful recognized by state association

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful was recognized after it successfully implemented programs to prevent litter, reduce waste and increase the recycling movement in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 7/15/2013

Downtown Fort Worth has healthiest office market in Texas

The high office occupancy level generates a private payroll of more than $2.8 billion per year, according to the recently released 'State of Downtown 2012' report.

Last Updated: 7/15/2013

Fort Report: Adopt a Creek

Save money on your utility bill by adopting a creek.

Last Updated: 7/12/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Pianist Peter Nero recorded album with Fort Worth Symphony

Two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero leads his Pops orchestra, blending classical, swing, Broadway, blues and jazz. In 1992, the Fort Worth Symphony Pops recorded Digital Classics with Peter Nero.

Last Updated: 7/12/2013

Difficult but necessary decisions ahead for 2014 Budget

After years of battling budget shortfalls, it’s time Fort Worth took a different approach: Reasonable and sustainable budget reductions.

Last Updated: 7/12/2013

Bike the Base: Join Mayor Price for a ride through the Joint Reserve Base

July 13 may be an off day for the Tour de Fort Worth, but Mayor Betsy Price and local cyclists will be picking up the bikes anyway for a tour of a different kind.

Last Updated: 7/12/2013

Bond program meetings under way

Community meetings are being held in each council district, and three citywide meetings are scheduled to discuss proposals that would fund capital investments through a bond election in May 2014.

Last Updated: 7/12/2013

Recycling pays Fort Worth resident $1,000

Anita Katz Real of Fort Worth won the grand prize in the Reverse Litter Art Contest for "Cowtown GarbageBoy."

Last Updated: 7/12/2013

New public art installed at Police Crime Lab

Three stainless steel panels adorn the Police Crime Lab building on East Lancaster Avenue.

Last Updated: 7/11/2013

RTC approves updated transportation plan

The new long-range transportation plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes a number of updated projects.

Last Updated: 7/11/2013

Potential 2014 bond projects considered at capital planning workshop

City Council met Monday, June 17, to discuss potential 2014 bond program projects in preparation for an upcoming bond election.

Last Updated: 7/10/2013

Sales tax collections up 8.3 percent in April

The city has collected5 percent more in sales tax than the adopted fiscal year 2013 adopted budget.

Last Updated: 7/10/2013

How to dispose of fireworks, ammunition

To protect your community, home and family, don't keep fireworks in your home, and make sure legal ammunition and supplies are stored properly.

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

Help wise watering take root during July 8 digital meeting

The focus of the virtual meeting is to solicit customer input on the Water Conservation Plan and Drought Plan. The Water Department will share the feedback with the City Council in upcoming discussions about Fort Worth’s water management plan.

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: 1853 map depicts short-lived military post

The historic Fort Worth, sited across the street from the current-day Tarrant County Courthouse, provided the foundation for modern-day Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

Celebrating our international city with a bang!

Fort Worth is a growing international city, and Sister Cities continues to be a strong link as we build meaningful bridges around the globe. Through Sister Cities, Fort Worth is partnered with eight other fantastic cities.

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

Weigh in on potential projects to be funded by 2014 bond program

Learn about projects under consideration for the 2014 bond program and give feedback during a public meeting series kicking off July 13.

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

Clearfork Main Street Bridge artwork celebrates Edwards Ranch, Trinity

Two colorful large-scale murals comprised of automotive paint on aluminum panels are being installed in the pedestrian plazas beneath the Clearfork Main Street Bridge.

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

Bringing 'Hope' to pet owners in need

'The Hope Mobile' will travel into the highest risk areas in Fort Worth and provide free spay, neuter, vaccination and registration services to families in need of this assistance.

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

‘LID’ practices help improve the environment

Low-Impact Development techniques are sustainable practices that residents can simply and affordably implement at homes and businesses.

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

‘Doo’ the right thing — clean up after your pet

Protect your family and our water resources by taking the North Central Texas Council of Government’s online pledge to pick up after your dog.

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

Fort Report: Can your yard compete on efficiency?

The Ecoscape contest is looking for the most water-efficient Fort Worth yard. Fort Report looks into how you can get your lawn into the competition.

Last Updated: 6/28/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Army’s Camp Bowie was precursor to Arlington Heights neighborhoods

Construction of Camp Bowie began July 18, 1917. The camp, in the Arlington Heights neighborhood about three miles west of downtown Fort Worth, was established by the U.S. War Department to train the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division.

Last Updated: 6/28/2013

Fort Worth B-Cycle adds three stations

The bike sharing system  now has 30 stations and will add more later this summer.

Last Updated: 6/27/2013

Managed lanes will help you get there

New permanent managed lanes will begin opening in fall 2013 on State Highway 114/SH 121 (DFW Connector) and a portion of I-635 (LBJ Express).

Last Updated: 6/26/2013

Vist the River’s Edge at Rockwood Golf Course

The practice course at Rockwood Golf Course offers golfers the opportunity to tee it up on a three-hole course on odd-numbered days or a six-hole course on even-numbered days.

Last Updated: 6/26/2013

Independence Day closing schedule

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual.

Last Updated: 6/25/2013

Sister Cities honored for health center project in Swaziland

Fort Worth Sister Cities was awarded a grant by Sister Cities International to construct a community health center in Mbabane as part of the Africa Urban Poverty Alleviation Program.

Last Updated: 6/25/2013

Say ‘oui’ to Tour de Fort Worth with Mayor Price

The series rolls out at 8 a.m. June 29 at the Police and Fire Memorial in Trinity Park.

Last Updated: 6/24/2013

West Seventh Urban Village awarded for innovative development

The Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence Award recognizes innovative development projects and practices.

Last Updated: 6/23/2013

Staying Cool about Water Conservation

It's summertime, and you know what that means: school’s out for the kids, fun by the pool, barbeque cook outs, and plenty of sunshine! Unfortunately, the summer is also when droughts hit North Texas the hardest, so we must address this serious issue of the season head-on.

Last Updated: 6/23/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Turnpike stimulated growth between Fort Worth, Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike was a 30-mile toll highway that operated between 1957 and 1977, following the route of modern-day Interstate-30.

Last Updated: 6/23/2013

FitWorthKids challenges Camp Fort Worth children to be healthy

Aimed at kids ages 5-13, the program has children track their sleep, fruit/vegetable consumption, screen time, physical activity and sugary drink intake—building awareness of healthy behaviors to inspire change.

Last Updated: 6/20/2013

MedStar donates first aid kits for four-legged officers

MedStar is donating 11 first aid kits, one for every K9 officer in the FWPD.

Last Updated: 6/20/2013

FitWorth Healthy City Initiative announces summer activities

The program, launched last September, addresses childhood obesity and encourages the health of Fort Worth families.

Last Updated: 6/19/2013

Arlington bus pilot project will strengthen link to Fort Worth, Dallas

The two-year pilot project will operate an express bus service between the TRE CentrePort Station and a stop in Arlington that will serve the University of Texas at Arlington and downtown Arlington.

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

CAPS spreads joy to children affected by West explosion

A team of Fort Worth employees and Community Action Partners volunteers provided 108 children with toys, books and games donated by Cowboy Santas.

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

Big things are coming to SteerFW!

In Fort Worth, you’re never too young (or too young-at-heart) to get involved with the city. I had a blast visiting with some of the youngest and brightest members in our community at the SteerFW Big Reveal luncheon this past Friday. Here's a look at what they're cooking up.

Last Updated: 6/14/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Visitors waltzed across Texas at Spring Palace galas

The Texas Spring Palace, a regional agricultural fair in Fort Worth, opened May 29, 1889. The fair was inspired by Robert A. Cameron, immigration agent for the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and designed to attract settlers and investors to Texas.

Last Updated: 6/14/2013

Flying south for the summer

Mayor Price is among a group of region leaders hopping a plane this week to show our South American friends everything there is to like about North Texas.

Last Updated: 6/14/2013

Fort Worth addresses first case of West Nile Virus for 2013

Tarrant County Public Health officials announced the first human-positive case of West Nile Virus in Fort Worth today.

Last Updated: 6/14/2013

John Day Road to be closed for Alliance Airport project

John Day Road south of Navidad Way to Keller Haslet Road at Second Street and Main Street will be closed beginning June 18 for about four months.

Last Updated: 6/14/2013

Celebrate clean air this summer

Two clean air promotions focus on how you can use public transit to help with air quality this summer.

Last Updated: 6/12/2013

Bike-share program is off to a fast start

Fort Worth B-Cycle has logged some impressive statistics through six weeks of operation.

Last Updated: 6/12/2013

Fire Department, Drowning Prevention Coalition offer water safety program

This initiative targets at-risk neighborhoods and develops partnerships with local pools in order to offer the nationally recognized Safe Swim program.

Last Updated: 6/10/2013

Central resource center for homeless coming by 2014

One of the major recommendations from the Directions Home plan was to build and operate a Central Resource Center to provide health and other social services to our homeless. Thanks to The Fort Worth Foundation, and our partners at JPS Health Network, I’m excited to announce that the vision for this greatly needed Center will soon be a reality.

Last Updated: 6/10/2013

Congress doesn't want a water war

You may not know it when you turn on the tap to get a drink, brush your teeth or shower, but water has been and remains a big political issue in western states.

Last Updated: 6/10/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Electra Carlin operated one of first private art galleries

Electra Carlin was one of the only gallery owners in the Southwest to exhibit and sell Inuit art.

Last Updated: 6/10/2013

Henry’s Blog: How do you measure a (dog) year?

What's this about one year for a dog equally seven for humans? This week, Henry investigates the truth behind how quickly your pet ages.

Last Updated: 6/10/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Concerts in the Garden have been relieving summer heat since 1990

Described as “Fort Worth’s best seasonal outing” by the Star-Telegram, the Concerts in the Garden summer music festival was established at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in 1990.

Last Updated: 6/7/2013

We’re committed to take the stairs, now we need some colorful motivation

So, here’s the deal: We’re asking local kids, ages 5 to 13, to help us create motivational posters to be placed in or near stairwells and around elevators at area businesses reminding everyone to use the stairs.

Last Updated: 6/7/2013

Find your way with Tollway Authority’s mobile app

Tollmate offers a variety of services and is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Last Updated: 6/6/2013

Register for the 10th annual Housing Summit

Learn the importance of housing counseling and foreclosure prevention at the Fort Worth Housing Summit June 11.

Last Updated: 6/4/2013

UPDATE: Seventh Street Bridge full closure now begins June 7

The bridge closes at 8 p.m. Friday to begin the 150-day period needed to set the remaining arches and then begin bridge demolition.

Last Updated: 6/4/2013

Fort Woof named top dog among dog parks nationwide

San Francisco Chronicle article says that when it comes to off-the-leash fun for our four-legged friends, city facility is off the hook.

Last Updated: 6/4/2013

‘Take Care of Texas’ campaign urges care for the outdoors

A new statewide campaign launches June 3 to urge everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the clean air, rivers, lakes and bays of Texas.

Last Updated: 6/4/2013

Fort Report: Dive into Fort Worth Pools

Summer is here for kids throughout Fort Worth, and this year, there are more places to jump in the pool to cool off. Fort Report dives into the new Marine Park Pool and newly renovated Forest Park Pool.

Last Updated: 6/3/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Van Cliburn Competition awards a new generation of classical masters

Winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1958 brought Fort Worth pianist Van Cliburn unprecedented celebrity.

Last Updated: 6/2/2013

Stage 1 outdoor watering restrictions take effect Monday

Stage 1 outdoor watering restrictions take effect June 3, which means limits on outdoor watering with an irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler to a maximum of two assigned days per week for all customers.

Last Updated: 5/31/2013

Statement regarding the death of Jerry Wayne Waller

The following is Mayor Price's comments on the death of Jerry Wayne Waller, which was given to local media Tuesday afternoon.

Last Updated: 5/29/2013

Early voting in June 15 runoff election begins Monday

All registered voters in City Council District 5 are eligible to cast ballots in person during early voting.

Last Updated: 5/29/2013

Fort Worth among fastest-growing cities, retains No. 16 spot

Fort Worth added 16,328 people between July 2011 and July 2012, according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, making the total population 777,992.

Last Updated: 5/28/2013

The ‘to-do’ list to keep Fort Worth moving forward

Here are a few of the things on our to-do-list over the next two years.

Last Updated: 5/24/2013

Insurance requirements lessened for volunteer workers

Volunteer work can range from simple tasks like litter collection and light landscaping to more demanding work involving power equipment and significant irrigation projects.

Last Updated: 5/23/2013

Take 20, and spend a few minutes learning to save a life

The Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative, MedStar, the Fort Worth Fire Department and CBS 11/TXA21 have partnered to provide quick and easy training of 'hands-only' CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Last Updated: 5/22/2013

New signs show the way along Trinity Trails

Designed to help trail users identify their location and find amenities like restrooms, water fountains, canoe launches and fishing piers.

Last Updated: 5/22/2013

Field of dreams now open in south Fort Worth

The new YMCA Sports Complex includes $2 million in renovations for youth baseball, soccer and football fields.

Last Updated: 5/22/2013

Drought requirements take effect Monday

Fort Worth is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions effective June 3 because of low water supply levels.

Last Updated: 5/21/2013

Be prepared for severe weather

While the city does not have public shelters available, there still is plenty residents can do to make sure they are prepared when severe weather turns dangerous and the need to find safe shelter becomes immediate.

Last Updated: 5/21/2013

New online tool helps you achieve health goals

FitWorth is Mayor Betsy Price’s initiative designed to inspire a communitywide culture shift to improve health in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 5/21/2013

Storm-damaged Meacham Airport rebuilds, earns state recognition

Damaged in 2012 by a major storm, the city airport rebounded to receive one of the state’s highest aviation recognitions — the 2013 Reliever Airport of the Year Award — at the 31st annual Texas Aviation Convention.

Last Updated: 5/21/2013

We need your input on the future of fighting crime in Fort Worth

Fort Worth remains one of the safest large cities in the nation thanks to our outstanding police force, citizen volunteers and our Crime Control and Prevention District.

Last Updated: 5/20/2013

Hey Fort Worth, it’s Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate all that bicycling offers to us as individuals and a community.

Last Updated: 5/20/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Cats hosted many big-league players

In the early to mid-1920s, the Cats hosted various major league clubs who were making their transition from spring training into the regular season.

Last Updated: 5/17/2013

Sales tax collections up 6.4 percent in March

Fort Worth’s net sales tax collections are up  6.4 percent from March 2012 and year-to-date collections are up 6.3 percent.

Last Updated: 5/16/2013

Take the library with you with new mobile app

Search the catalog, manage your account and download e-books with the Fort Worth Library’s new mobile app.

Last Updated: 5/15/2013

Seventh Street bridge closed intermittently; full closure mid-June

Last Updated: 5/14/2013

Two pools set to open on May 25

The refurbished Forest Park Pool and the brand-new Marine Park Aquatic Center will be open for business this summer.

Last Updated: 5/14/2013

Fire Department chaplain named firefighter of the year

Cameron Brown, an operations firefighter and technical rescue specialist who also serves as the department’s chaplain, was honored Tuesday by the Fort Worth South Rotary Club and the Vincent Genovese Foundation.

Last Updated: 5/14/2013

This lawn season, remember: Only rain down the storm drain

Stormwater isn’t cleaned or treated, so when drains are used as dumping grounds, the results can be disastrous — and smelly.

Last Updated: 5/13/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Symphony celebrating a century of making beautiful music

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates its Centennial Season this year, with several special events and programs.

Last Updated: 5/10/2013

Helping our homeless neighbors find 'The Shortest Way Home'

The Fort Worth Advisory Commission on Ending Homelessness has launched a 12-month community engagement campaign called “The Shortest Way Home.” The campaign challenges residents to get involved in our on-going efforts to end homelessness.

Last Updated: 5/9/2013

Local students get a feel for prairie life

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area and its partners offer field investigation trips at one of the few remaining native prairie habitats in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 5/8/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Swartz brothers chronicled early life in Fort Worth

The Swartz brothers — David, John and Charles — were three Virginia farm boys who ventured west, arriving in Fort Worth in the mid-1880s. Over the next 30 years, they observed the city through the lens of a camera, snapping photos of people, events and architecture and leaving a priceless legacy. They collectively created thousands of photos.

Last Updated: 5/7/2013

Fort Report: West Nile Virus

On this week's Fort Report, learn how you can prevent West Nile Virus by taking simple steps around your home. Also, learn what to do with those hazardous household chemicals.

Last Updated: 5/6/2013

Take Back Meds events a big success

Residents of Fort Worth emptied their medicine cabinets of 1,219 pounds of over-the-counter and prescription medicines as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27.

Last Updated: 5/6/2013

Get in the race — it helps make a difference!

The kids from Daggett Junior High School are training for a triathlon, but what they are learning will take them a lot farther in the race of life.

Last Updated: 5/3/2013

Chapa steps in to lead Financial Management Services

The director of the Housing and Economic Development Department has been named the acting director of Financial Management Services while the city begins its search for a new chief financial officer.

Last Updated: 5/2/2013

Eastbound I-30 exit ramp to Forest Park closes permanently May 6

Plans call for the construction of an eastbound I-30 exit ramp to northbound Forest Park Boulevard only, which is scheduled to open in 2014.

Last Updated: 5/2/2013

What’s the state of our air? American Lung Association releases the report

The ALA analyzes data from air quality monitors for the last 14 years to compile each annual report.

Last Updated: 5/1/2013

Fort Worth Library director receives lifetime achievement award

Fort Worth Library Director Gleniece A. Robinson was recognized by the Texas Library Association for her exemplary career, leadership and contributions to librarianship.

Last Updated: 4/30/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Spring Palace showcased Texas wares, ended tragically

The Texas Spring Palace, a regional agricultural fair in Fort Worth, opened May 29, 1889. The fair was inspired by Robert A. Cameron, immigration agent for the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and designed to attract settlers and investors to Texas.

Last Updated: 4/26/2013

You can help us ‘swat’ down mosquitoes and the WNV threat

The City of Fort Worth and the Tarrant County Public Health Department have a comprehensive plan to monitor and test for WNV threats, and also have an extensive outreach plan to help raise awareness on how minimize the threat and protect yourself. That’s where our most important weapon comes in — you!


Last Updated: 4/26/2013

Service in motion: Atmos Energy, Fort Worth launch resource bus

The 11-passenger bus will provide services like utility and rental assistance to residents in need.

Last Updated: 4/25/2013

City Council releases meeting schedule for summer

While a number of pre-council and city council meetings will be canceled, all city services will be available, and all meetings for boards, commissions and committees will be held as scheduled, unless otherwise noted.

Last Updated: 4/25/2013

Mayor co-authors national article on municipalities’ role in quality afterschool programs

The article touches on the growing role of municipalities in supporting afterschool programs, and the wide range of benefits of quality afterschool programs to public safety, economic development, academic achievement and quality of life.

Last Updated: 4/24/2013

Library, partners launch reading initiative May 1

Worth Reading is intended to boost literacy rates, decrease school dropout rates and improve academic achievement by encouraging people to read every day.

Last Updated: 4/24/2013

Look for new flashing yellow arrows for left turns

A Federal Highway Administration 10-year national study concluded that flashing yellow left-turn arrows prevent crashes and move more traffic through intersections.

Last Updated: 4/24/2013

Cycling for a Healthy Community

It’s spring time in Cowtown which means it’s time to hit the trails once again! We are back in full force with our Rolling Town Halls and this week we are meeting at Central Market for a great ride and an evening of fun.

Last Updated: 4/23/2013

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan rebate program accepting applications

This program is non-competitive and funding is issued on a first-come basis to eligible applicants in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Wise and Parker counties.

Last Updated: 4/23/2013

Tilley Bridge honored for its design

Bridge was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas with the Eminent Conceptor, the organization’s highest honor for engineering excellence.

Last Updated: 4/23/2013

Dirks Road closing May 4 for parkway construction

Dirks Road between Harris Parkway and Granbury Road will be closed to traffic through summer 2013 as part of the Chisholm Trail Parkway construction project.

Last Updated: 4/23/2013

Fort Report: Spring festival season continues

This week, get a preview of two outdoor festivals coming up soon: Prairiefest and Mayfest.

Last Updated: 4/22/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Fox photo collection is now digitized

George D. Fox and his wife traveled extensively around the country and photographed the places they visited. A recently digitized collection represents a small percentage of photos that Fox artfully arranged and preserved in 53 albums.

Last Updated: 4/22/2013

Southeast urban village rolls forward with transit center opening April 24

The Sierra Vista Transit Plaza features a wide bus lane, four large bus shelters with colorful glass panels and roofs, benches, landscaping and a security fence.

Last Updated: 4/22/2013

Fort Worth named a Bicycle-Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Fort Worth with a bronze-level Bicycle-Friendly Business award for leading America toward a greener future.

Last Updated: 4/22/2013

It’s time to get engaged, get informed and cast that ballot

When it comes to the many levels of government, none of them touch our daily lives more than local government. Unfortunately, local government elections suffer from some of the worst voter turnout rates. I think we can do better in Fort Worth—and its starts with you!

Last Updated: 4/21/2013

West Nile Virus pre-season updates available online

For residents who weren’t able to attend last week’s community meeting regarding West Nile Virus pre-season updates, view the presentation online, and visit the West Nile Virus web page for important information on how to protect yourself against West Nile Virus.

Last Updated: 4/19/2013

Sales tax collections off slightly in February

The city has collected $3,975,042, or 3.7 percent, more than the adopted fiscal year 2013 adopted budget.

Last Updated: 4/19/2013

Donations for West relief should be made to non-profits

Relief and recovery organizers say the best way to help is to make a monetary donation to a recognized non-profit organization.

Last Updated: 4/18/2013

Clearfork Main Street Bridge opens this week

The project consists of a four-lane vehicular bridge with a pedestrian bridge hanging below. The vehicular bridge opens April 26 with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. The pedestrian bridge is still under construction; anticipated opening is June 3.

Last Updated: 4/18/2013

Gro 1,000 breathes life into children's garden

Mayor Price unveils the new and improved children's garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, part of the Scotts MiracleGro 1000 effort to establish 1,000 gardens in  urban areas nationwide.

Last Updated: 4/16/2013

Plant native with Texas SmartScape

Be a part of a program to promote the environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits of using landscaping plants, shrubs, grasses and trees that are native or adapted to our regional climate and local conditions in Texas.

Last Updated: 4/15/2013

Westbound I-20 exit ramp at Bryant Irvin Road closes April 15

The westbound I-20 exit ramp to Bryant Irvin Road will be closed 10 p.m. April 15 through 5 p.m. April 24.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

Bike-share program rolls out on Earth Day

Fort Worth will celebrate Earth Day by launching the first bike-sharing system in North Texas. Bike sharing is a new, environmentally friendly mode of transportation based on shared use of public bicycles.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

Learn how to fight the bite at West Nile virus meeting

City officials are getting an early start on the 2013 mosquito season in hopes of limiting residents’ exposure to West Nile virus.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

RTC to address mobility, air quality concerns

A public meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. April 18 at NCTCOG offices, 616 Six Flags Drive in Arlington.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

Japanese culture goes on display during Spring Festival(2)

Activities include traditional Japanese dance and music, martial arts, swordsmanship, bonsai, ikebana, a tea ceremony, children’s activities, art show and sale, pottery demonstration and sale, sushi bar and a vendors’ court.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Crowds swarmed to greet Roosevelt in 1905

President Theodore Roosevelt visited Fort Worth on April 8, 1905, where a huge crowd gathered outside the Texas & Pacific Railroad Co. building to hear him speak.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

New roundabout at McPherson and Summer Creek to open

Driving in circles can be a good thing, if it means you get where you want to go more quickly and safely. That’s why the City of Fort Worth is adding roundabouts to its road network.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

Homeless resource center to become a reality in Fort Worth

The resource center will include a community clinic that will provide a medical home to those on the street as they work toward self-sufficiency.

Last Updated: 4/12/2013

Plug into recycling electronics

Texans can now find increased recycling opportunities for their old televisions and electronics by going to and

Last Updated: 4/8/2013

MedStar honored for innovations in emergency medicine

MedStar has been recognized for outstanding innovations by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

Last Updated: 4/8/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Al Brancato played for Cats after major league career

Al “Bronk” Brancato played shortstop with the Texas League Fort Worth Cats during two different seasons: first in 1947 at age 28 and again in 1952 at age 33. This photo is from his 1947 season.

Last Updated: 4/5/2013

Gearing up for bike share

Bike sharing comes to Fort Worth in just a couple weeks, and I got to have some fun this morning as the City Hall bike station was installed.

Last Updated: 4/5/2013

City names communications and public engagement director

City Manager Tom Higgins announced Thursday the appointment of Michelle L. Gutt as the City of Fort Worth’s new director of communications and public engagement.

Last Updated: 4/4/2013

Storm drain markers remind: ‘Only Rain Down the Storm Drain’

Stormwater inlets are not to be used for dumping trash, grass clippings, leaves, motor oil or any other debris.

Last Updated: 4/1/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Take a look at early city records

The Library Archives will feature an exhibit beginning April 2 showcasing records of the City of Fort Worth. The exhibit will be in the East Wing of Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St.

Last Updated: 3/31/2013

Mayor’s Message: Time to hit those Trinity Trails!

Our friends at the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and the Trinity River Vision (TRV) have been hard at work, and our trail system has never been more fun!

Last Updated: 3/29/2013

The Crud Cruiser is coming to help conquer your crud

Beginning April 6, the Crud Cruiser, the Environmental Collection Center’s mobile-collection trailer, will travel to neighborhoods to collect all your chemical crud.

Last Updated: 3/28/2013

Second lane opens on Hulen Street bridge

The entire bridge is expected to open by late summer, providing motorists with three lanes in each direction and a 10-foot pedestrian walkway.

Last Updated: 3/27/2013

Council approves contract for PD through 2016

The new agreement includes raises in each of the next four years.

Last Updated: 3/27/2013

Fort Worth’s CIO named among top change agents

Pete Anderson has been named one of Government Technology Magazine’s 2013 'Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.'

Last Updated: 3/26/2013

Tower 55 construction to begin in earnest

Once complete, the Tower 55 Multi-Modal Project will relieve freight rail congestion south of the juncture of I-35W and I-30, where five major freight and passenger rail routes converge and up to 100 trains pass every day.

Last Updated: 3/25/2013

Fort Report: Spring Plant Sale

As the spring plants begin to bloom at the Botanic Garden, the spring plant sale gives you a chance to bring a little bit of the garden home with you.

Last Updated: 3/25/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Belle Burchill tried to tame Hell’s Half Acre

Belle Burchill (1847-1937) served as postmistress in the 1880s and is credited with starting home mail delivery in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 3/25/2013

Mayor's Message: Citizens should have a single point of contact

A single customer service call center for city services will improve the ability of residents to request routine services and report problems and help us increase the number of city services available online.

Last Updated: 3/22/2013

Be a bike-share early bird and save on memberships

Pre-launch memberships for Fort Worth B-Cycle are now on sale.

Last Updated: 3/19/2013

Air Park is home to retired Blue Angels aircraft

An F/A-18 Hornet that flew over North Texas as part of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels is scheduled to be on display for the public to see in the next month at the Veterans Memorial Air Park at Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport.

Last Updated: 3/19/2013

Fort Worth Public Art looking for wildlife images

The Fort Worth Public Art Commission selected artist Norie Sato to develop public artwork for the Chisholm Trail Parkway and are looking for images that will inspire her final designs.

Last Updated: 3/19/2013

Sales tax collections continue to increase

Fort Worth’s sales tax collections in January were up over January 2012 by 8.3 percent and year-to-date collections are up 7.8 percent.

Last Updated: 3/19/2013

Protect the water while you clean up your yard for spring

Consider these tips to protect water while working to get a green lawn this spring.

Last Updated: 3/19/2013

Forest Park Boulevard to close Monday

Closure will run for 10 days so crews can dig shafts for the West Seventh Street bridge’s new columns.

Last Updated: 3/19/2013

New bridge will connect Riverside Drive in Fossil Creek area

Cost of the new bridge connector will be approximately $16 million and will allow the city to continue improvements and economic development in that part of the corridor.

Last Updated: 3/18/2013

Fort Worth police officer named to national advisory committee

Fort Worth Police Officer Robert Mills has been named to a federal panel charged with providing information, advice and recommendations on safety programs and regulations for large trucks and commercial buses.

Last Updated: 3/18/2013

Mayor's Message: Earth Hour one of many small steps that help make a big difference

We don’t have to wait a whole year to Keep Fort Worth Beautiful. Small actions we take every day — like choosing to pick up a piece of litter on the sidewalk instead of ignoring it — improve our great city and our commitment to it and to each other.

Last Updated: 3/15/2013

$25,000 grant will help Nature Center open new areas to visitors

Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge received a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities that will help build a bridge to Todd Island and restore the levee, improving access for hikers and those who want to study the flora and fauna of North Central Texas.

Last Updated: 3/14/2013

CCPD accepting nonprofit proposals for reducing crime, violence(2)

Fort Worth, in partnership with the Crime Control and Prevention District, is seeking community-based agencies interested in applying for the Community-Based Funding Program.

Last Updated: 3/13/2013

Movies That Matter recognized for spreading cultural awareness

The film series intended to create awareness and acceptance of diversity received a City Cultural Diversity Award on Monday at the National League of Cities’ annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated: 3/11/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Alpha Kappa Alpha uplifts the community it serves

The Fort Worth chapter, Beta Mu Omega, was the dream of 13 women who chartered the chapter on May 2, 1936, at the home of Ethel Brackeen Long.

Last Updated: 3/11/2013

Fort Report 100

It's a flood of hosts on this week's Fort Report as former co-host Chris returns to talk about Fix a Leak Week and staying safe when flash flooding strikes.

Last Updated: 3/11/2013

Mayor's Message: Time to get your employer signed up for a healthier workplace with Fit15

Last Thursday, more than 500 people gathered in downtown to help kick off Fort Worth’s new business fitness initiative called Fit15!

Last Updated: 3/8/2013

Fort Report: Funky Finds

This week's Fort Report looks at some funky items available for sale, and some funky trash that we need your help picking up.

Last Updated: 3/7/2013

Register for electronic warnings to help keep your family safe

Fort Worth residents can sign up to receive Nixle electronic emergency alert texts on their mobile devices or home/office Internet email.

Last Updated: 3/6/2013

2013 Comprehensive Plan gains approval

The 2013 Comprehensive Plan is an abbreviated update that reflects revisions to the 2012 version.

Last Updated: 3/6/2013

Mayor’s Message: Graduating Fort Worth ISD seniors can win a car in Words for Wheels contest

The prize for the 2013 Frank Kent Honda Words for Wheels Challenge essay contest is a 2013 Honda Civic LX.

Last Updated: 3/6/2013

City Council honor Outstanding Women

The Fort Worth Commission for Women's Outstanding Women selections were recognized during the regular City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 3/5/2013

Filing for May 11 City Council election closes

April 11 is the last day to register to vote in the May 11 election.

Last Updated: 3/5/2013

Buildings topped out in Sundance Square’s new plaza development

Exterior walls will begin to go up in the next month as the project nears an October completion date.

Last Updated: 3/4/2013

I-35W reconstruction moving forward

The 10-mile reconstruction project spans from downtown Fort Worth north to the juncture with US 287 and will nearly double road capacity by rebuilding existing lanes and adding tolled express lanes.

Last Updated: 3/4/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Pat Chadwell Jackson helped strengthen local library’s archives

Pat Chadwell Jackson worked for the Fort Worth Library from 1962 through 1989. She was the head of the Genealogy and Local History Unit for most of those years.

Last Updated: 3/1/2013

Gain a working knowledge of the Fort Worth Fire Department

The next Citizen’s Fire Academy begins April 2. Any Fort Worth resident over age 19 who is a high school graduate can apply.

Last Updated: 3/1/2013

‘Be Air Aware’ during ozone season

In North Texas, air pollution season runs March 1-Oct. 31.

Last Updated: 3/1/2013

Successful first year for Fort Worth parking pay stations

Parking revenue increased 11 percent between fiscal years 2011 and 2012, while citation revenue dropped 15 percent.

Last Updated: 2/28/2013

Be garden smart in March: use native landscape plants

Texas SmartScape is an award-winning gardening program that educates homeowners about the benefits of using plants native to our region and climate.

Last Updated: 2/28/2013

Ride with Mayor Price as Rolling Town Halls resume March 6

Throughout her first term, Mayor Price has staged a series of neighborhood rides that provide a fun and healthful way for residents to get to know their neighbors and to talk about what’s going on in the city and in their neighborhoods.

Last Updated: 2/28/2013

Original Interurban car celebrates 100th anniversary

Car 25 was built in 1913 and served as the “traction” car in a two-car, high-speed interurban train that traveled between Fort Worth and Dallas known as the Crimson Limited.

Last Updated: 2/26/2013

Keep weeds and grass mown, or prepare to pay up

The city’s Code Compliance officials encourage everyone to avoid tall grass and weeds by mowing regularly.

Last Updated: 2/26/2013

The T’s new board elects officers

Scott Mahaffey, president/CEO of Cohn & Gregory Inc., was elected chair of the board of directors of The T at its monthly board meeting Monday.

Last Updated: 2/26/2013

Mayor’s Message: Transportation about to change in Fort Worth

Bike sharing is a new, environmentally friendly mode of transportation based on shared use of public bicycles.

Last Updated: 2/22/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Dr. Ransom safeguarded health of black residents

Ransom moved the Booker T. Washington Sanitarium to Fort Worth in 1918. It was one of only three black-owned hospitals in the U.S. accredited by the American Medical Association at the time.

Last Updated: 2/22/2013

Rain is falling, so beware flash flooding

Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road — Turn Around Don't Drown!

Last Updated: 2/21/2013

Fit 15 encourages employers to make time for exercise

The mayor’s initiative encourages area employers to offer 15-minute activity breaks during regular business hours to all employees. All Fort Worth residents are encouraged to attend the Fit 15 kickoff rally at 1 p.m. March 7 at Burnett Park.

Last Updated: 2/19/2013

Family gardening classes sprout soon

Tarrant County Master Gardener classes for families will be conducted in the Children’s Vegetable Garden at the Botanic Garden starting March 2.

Last Updated: 2/18/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Miz Rolla’ secured a place for local black history

Rolla — known in the community as “Miz Rolla” — and a few of her friends organized the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society, which began to collect personal papers, scrapbooks, clippings, photographic collections, artwork and other relevant material.

Last Updated: 2/17/2013

Mayor's Message: Merger agreement good news for Fort Worth

Mayor Price's statement on news of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways

Last Updated: 2/14/2013

New alert system gives early warning to people with functional needs

Fort Worth residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or blind now can receive Deaf Link Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS) emergency alerts through video-capable mobile devices like iPads and smart phones and via home or office Internet connections.

Last Updated: 2/14/2013

Portion of South Main Street to get a facelift

The project will include a fully reconstructed roadway, wider sidewalks, pedestrian lighting and street furniture, street trees, on-street parking with bulb-outs and upgraded water, sewer and storm infrastructure.

Last Updated: 2/14/2013

Improved Golden Triangle Boulevard is open

The project has resulted in a new 3.4-mile, four-lane divided roadway that can be expanded to six lanes by adding two lanes in the median area without acquiring additional right-of-way.

Last Updated: 2/13/2013

Fire Department teams with coalition to offer water safety program

The program is a 30- to 45-minute class designed to educate and equip communities with the tools necessary to be safe in and around water.

Last Updated: 2/12/2013

Groundbreaking celebrates start of construction on new Public Safety Training Center

Construction on the $97.5 million project will begin soon on the future home for the new headquarters and training center for both Fort Worth Fire and Police departments.

Last Updated: 2/12/2013

Fort Worth is hiring aquatics staff for summer

A lifeguard certification course will be offered beginning in March at the Texas Wesleyan University indoor pool, 1201 Wesleyan St.

Last Updated: 2/12/2013

Sales tax collections hit record for December

Fiscal-year-to-date results are up 7.6 percent over fiscal year 2012.

Last Updated: 2/11/2013

Council approves funding for improvements and expansion at Will Rogers Memorial Center complex

The supplemental appropriation from the Culture and Tourism Fund will back a number of improvement projects to help provide additional exhibit and meeting space.

Last Updated: 2/11/2013

This Week at City Hall (Feb. 11-17)

Events from Feb. 11 through 17.

Last Updated: 2/8/2013

Henry's Blog: Top Pet Names for 2012

Last year in a survey conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital, a veterinary network in Portland, Oregon, 2.5 million dog and CAT names were collected. Did your pet's name make the list?

Last Updated: 2/8/2013

Decision could bring farmers’ markets closer to neighborhoods

Public health initiatives have endorsed expanding farmers’ markets, particularly in urban environments, to allow convenient access to healthy foods.

Last Updated: 2/8/2013

Fort Report: Cowtown Marathon

You don't need Punxsutawney Phil to tell you spring is around the corner. This week, the Fort Report discusses the two things that signal spring in Fort Worth: The Cowtown Marathon and, of course, preparing yourself for severe weather.

Last Updated: 2/8/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Guinn School was center of education for blacks

After Fort Worth public schools were organized in the fall of 1882, black students continued to be taught in black churches for more than a year. The city completed a schoolhouse for blacks on East Ninth Street at Elm in December 1883.

Last Updated: 2/8/2013

Consolidated Plan objectives, feedback to be presented at Feb. 13 Community Development Council meeting

The Community Development Council will hear a presentation on the city's 2013-2018 Consolidated Plan and feedback collected at recent public meetings during its Feb. 13 meeting.

Last Updated: 2/8/2013

Mayor’s Message: Optimistic as City Council makes changes to ‘The T’ Board

We have come to a significant decision point for our city: “Do we make commuter rail happen, or do we let this go?” The unanimous move by my City Council colleagues to replace The T Board sent a strong message that a commuter rail system is worth fighting for. We will not let this go.

Last Updated: 2/7/2013

Fort Worth designated 300th International Safe Community

Safe Communities is an international program developed more than 20 years ago as a proven approach to community injury reduction.

Last Updated: 2/7/2013

New trailhead at Airfield Falls to reflect military background

The Airfield Falls Trailhead is adjacent to the Pumphrey Drive entrance to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.

Last Updated: 2/7/2013

With gardening season coming, rain barrels offered again

Order yours by April 26; pick-up set May 4 at Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods.

Last Updated: 2/7/2013

Developer fees increase to pay for more transportation infrastructure

Nearly six miles of new arterial roads are needed each year to serve developing neighborhoods.

Last Updated: 2/7/2013

Walking Town Hall steps off Saturday in District 3

The next in Mayor Betsy Price’s series of family-friendly Walking Town Hall events is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Oakmont Park.

Last Updated: 2/5/2013

Tarrant County mails replacement voter registration certificates to voters affected by redistricting

The Tarrant County Elections Office has sent replacement voter registration certificates to approximately 104,000 registered voters in the City of Fort Worth who are in new city council districts or new voting precincts due to the city’s redistricting plan adopted last year.

Last Updated: 2/5/2013

Mayor’s Message: So much more than a Walmart

A brand new Walmart that will be the anchor for expansive retail development on the former property of the old Masonic Home just off of State Highway 287.

Last Updated: 2/4/2013

Bunton awarded for efforts in developing local golf

The director of golf for Fort Worth’s Parks and Community Services Department received the First Tee Leadership Award.

Last Updated: 2/4/2013

EastGate Neighbors harvest top award for Fort Worth neighborhoods

The Neighborhood of the Year Award and several others were presented on Jan. 31.

Last Updated: 2/4/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Lives of black cowboys tell story of skill, grit

African-American cowhands regularly worked side by side with Mexican vaqueros and Anglo cowboys. But black cowboys often had to survive discrimination, bigotry and prejudice.

Last Updated: 2/4/2013

Meet Henry

Meet Henry, a black lab who got a new lease on life after being adopted from the Fort Worth Animal Care & Control Center.

Last Updated: 2/1/2013

Free spay/neuter and low-cost pet vaccination clinics scheduled

Upcoming clinics are targeting residents in zip codes 76105 and 76119.

Last Updated: 2/1/2013

Shannon Wynne to open Bird Café in Sundance Square’s new plaza

A patio will extend from the Commerce Building to the Land Title Building, creating a sizeable outdoor dining area.

Last Updated: 1/30/2013

Texas vehicle replacement program restarts for limited time

AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine has begun accepting applications for replacement assistance in the North Texas area.

Last Updated: 1/30/2013

Get up to speed on the bonding process

A series of eight workshops will educate small businesses specializing in transportation-related construction and construction-related goods and services about the bonding process.

Last Updated: 1/30/2013

Learn more about regional transportation plans

February’s public meetings include discussion of fiscal year 2013 modifications to Mobility 2035, the long-term plan for road, rail, bicycle/pedestrian and other transportation improvements in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Last Updated: 1/30/2013

MedStar breaks ground on new headquarters

MedStar has purchased the former Fort Worth Nissan auto dealership at 2900 Alta Mere Drive and on Feb. 1 will begin renovations to the 60,000-square-foot, 10-acre facility.

Last Updated: 1/30/2013

Bike-share stations rolling forward

Bike-sharing stations are planned in downtown, the Cultural District, the Near Southside and at TCU.

Last Updated: 1/29/2013

Ranch Sorting bringing national events to Will Rogers Memorial Center

Ranch Sorting National Championships will bring two premier events to the Fort Worth facility this year, including its national finals.

Last Updated: 1/29/2013

Porter named CFO; Budget and Finance offices merge

Horatio Porter, who has served as budget officer for the City of Fort Worth since 2009, has been named the city’s Chief Financial Officer and will oversee both the Budget Office and the Financial Management Services department.

Last Updated: 1/29/2013

Grant will help kids turn over a new leaf

An expansion to the existing Children’s Vegetable Garden will feature raised and in-ground beds, a greenhouse, educational pavilion and playhouse.

Last Updated: 1/28/2013

May 11 council election will be first with new district boundaries

Voters and potential candidates should be aware that all districts have new boundaries and can view a map of these online.

Last Updated: 1/28/2013

Fort Report: Black History Month, Election Filing

February is Black History Month across our nation. It’s a time to celebrate our diversity and its growth, and recognize the contributions of leaders and every-day heroes in the African-American community.

Last Updated: 1/28/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Cowtown boasts longest running stock show

The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, the oldest continuously running livestock show, began in 1896, when a fat stock show was organized under shade trees on Marine Creek in North Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 1/27/2013

Mayor's Message: Be a part of the annual State of the City Address

Send us your questions for this year’s State of the City Address. which will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center at 12:30 p.m. on March 5.

Last Updated: 1/25/2013

Get rewarded for recycling

Over the past year, nearly 30,000 residents have signed up for Recyclebank, a program that helps Fort Worth divert recycling materials from the landfill and into the recycling stream.

Last Updated: 1/25/2013

Preview the 2013 Movies That Matter lineup

The Fort Worth Human Relations Commission has created a YouTube channel to promote the new season.

Last Updated: 1/25/2013

Mayor discusses public engagement at U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Betsy Price sat down with Comcast News during the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss efforts to engage Fort Worth residents in their community.

Last Updated: 1/24/2013

Henry's Blog: Keep your pets safe at home

Being a great pet parent can be challenging at times, especially when you have a puppy or kitten. Here are few hazards that can be found in every room of your home.

Last Updated: 1/23/2013

Roadwork on West Berry shifts to south side

Traffic traveling both eastbound and westbound will share the newly created roadway on the north side of Berry Street.

Last Updated: 1/23/2013

I-35W listed among biggest mobility headaches in Texas

Interstate 35W, from State Highway 183 to U.S. Highway 81 — called the North Freeway by locals — is listed as the No. 4 challenge statewide.

Last Updated: 1/23/2013

Police STEP up traffic enforcement efforts

The STEP grants, funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, provide for additional traffic enforcement efforts, with emphasis on speed violations, seat-belt use and driving while intoxicated.

Last Updated: 1/22/2013

Mayor's Message: Change isn’t inevitable

As many spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day enjoying time with their families, it was also a time to honor the many African Americans who shaped our great city.

Last Updated: 1/22/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: King Kids helped keep the dream alive

Original King Kids of America was a Fort Worth-based youth group that sang hymns and spirituals and recited Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speeches.

Last Updated: 1/20/2013

New meets old at under-renovation downtown building

Façade improvements are under way at the Hogan-Shelton Building.

Last Updated: 1/17/2013

New traffic pattern coming soon at Forest Park Boulevard, I-30

The eastbound I-30 frontage road will connect Forest Park Boulevard to Summit Avenue and will serve as the new entrance ramp from Forest Park Boulevard to eastbound I-30.

Last Updated: 1/16/2013

Weekend $1 shuttles blaze a trail to Stock Show

Bus shuttles will run 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays between the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at Will Rogers Memorial Center and two remote park-and-ride lots.

Last Updated: 1/16/2013

Nominate your favorites for Outstanding Women awards

The Fort Worth Commission for Women will select this year’s Outstanding Women and honor them at an awards reception.

Last Updated: 1/15/2013

Sales tax collections down for November; outlook for year favorable

Full-year projections call for the city to be 1.6 percent above the adopted budget.

Last Updated: 1/15/2013

Mayor's Message: Important decisions ahead for a street near you!

We need make some important decisions, and we’ll ensure you have a chance to participate every step of the way leading up to a possible election in May 2014.

Last Updated: 1/14/2013

Road projects funded for far north Fort Worth

City Council has approved two soon-to-be-under way road projects to reconstruct North Beach Street from Vista Meadows Drive to south of Shiver Road and work on Keller-Hicks Road from just east of Alta Vista Road to Park Vista Boulevard.

Last Updated: 1/14/2013

Mayor's Message: Get up, get out, experience your river today

If her series of bike rides and walks didn't clue you in, Mayor Price loves the Trinity Trails. The Trinity River Vision wants you to experience the trail system, so to help promote the Get Up Get Out campaign, they turned to her to share some of her thoughts and hopes for the future of the system.

Last Updated: 1/13/2013

Fort Report: Iron Horses

Fort Worth sees its fair share of horses every January with the Stock Show and Rodeo, but down the road, a different kind of horses is rolling through town.

Last Updated: 1/13/2013

Railroad using modern equipment to replace ties and rail in one pass

Union Pacific’s Track Renewal Train, known as the TRT 909, is a tie- and rail-laying machine that removes existing wooden ties and rail and installs new concrete, composite or wood ties and rail while simultaneously cleaning and replacing the ballast located below the track structure.

Last Updated: 1/10/2013

Mayor's Message: Ready for the next Walking Town Hall? It’s that time again!

We’re going walking again, but this time in west Fort Worth. You need to come join me and Councilmember Dennis Shingleton!

Last Updated: 1/9/2013

With rain in forecast, beware flash flooding

Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, "Turn Around Don't Drown."

Last Updated: 1/9/2013

Mayor's Message: Big Brainstorm now free for any interested attendee

Do you have something to say about issues affecting Fort Worth? If so, you don't want to miss the The Big Brainstorm!

Last Updated: 1/7/2013

Managed lanes to offer initial ‘two-plus’ discount

Managed lanes will begin opening in the Dallas-Fort Worth region starting in December 2013 on North Tarrant Express, DFW Connector, LBJ Express and I-30.

Last Updated: 1/7/2013

Fort Worth Flashback: Edna Gardner White was pioneer aviatrix

Edna Gardner Whyte of Roanoke was an aviation pioneer. She became a licensed pilot in 1928 when few people were flying.

Last Updated: 1/6/2013

Mayor's Message: It’s a new year, and it’s still your Fort Worth

As a citizen, you have a role in civic engagement too. It’s a two way relationship—and it’s a partnership that can be very powerful.

Last Updated: 1/4/2013

Shrink your waist, not your budget with a community center membership

A membership includes access to fitness and weight centers, programs and sports leagues for youth, adults and seniors.

Last Updated: 1/3/2013

Resolve to help reduce air pollution in 2013

Working for cleaner air requires a year-round effort and changes in behavior. Start now, and by the time ozone season starts again on March 1, each small change can help achieve big results.

Last Updated: 12/31/2012

Library digital content? Check it out

Explore the library’s wide selection of digital books, music and movies that are free to library cardholders and can be downloaded directly to a computer, tablet PC, e-reader or smartphone — anytime, anywhere.

Last Updated: 12/31/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Greenwall Opera House entertained Cowtown before its untimely demise

The Fort Worth Opera House was built in 1883 by a syndicate headed by Walter Huffman. The 1,200-seat theater was located at Third and Rusk (now Commerce) streets.

Last Updated: 12/28/2012

Fort Report: Time for the tree to go

What do you do with your Christmas Tree now that the holiday is over? Fort Worth's curbside yard waste collection can take care of live trees. Find out more on this week's Fort Report.

Last Updated: 12/28/2012

Fort Worth, PetSmart Charities to host mega pet adoption event

The two-day, two-location adoption event is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 19-20 at the Fort Worth PetSmart stores at 4800 S.W. Loop 820 and 2901 Texas Sage Trail.

Last Updated: 12/28/2012

Mayor’s Message: Come be a part of the Big Brainstorm

SteerFW will unveil its plans for 2013 at the Big Brainstorm, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Cendera Center. 

Last Updated: 12/27/2012

New park will honor Fort Worth founder Ripley Arnold

John V. McMillan Plaza will host a statue directly behind Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus at the confluence of the Clear Fork and the West Fork of the Trinity River.

Last Updated: 12/27/2012

Fort Worth Convention Center attains LEED status

LEED is a voluntary program that demonstrates the city’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship, economic vitality and social responsibility.

Last Updated: 12/26/2012

Recycling the holiday cooking oil

Dispose of your used cooking oil in an environmentally friendly way at the City of Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center.

Last Updated: 12/26/2012

Mayor's Message: Fort Worth — A City of Giving

As we come together to celebrate the season of giving, it’s fitting to say “thanks” to those who gave so much to our city in 2012 to ensure it remains one of the best places to live and raise a family.

Last Updated: 12/21/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Amber bulbs shone through the holidays for many years

Insurance executive Hubert Foster convinced downtown businessmen and building owners in 1959 to outline their buildings in gold and white bulbs during the holiday season.

Last Updated: 12/21/2012

Fort Report: Holiday Recyclables

Being green over the holiday will keep you from seeing red when you get to the big cleanup, so we’re running down the items you might not think of to help you waste less and recycle more.

Last Updated: 12/21/2012

City Calendar for Dec. 24-30, 2012

City events for Dec. 24-30, 2012

Last Updated: 12/21/2012

Give flu the boot for the holidays

Besides getting a flu shot, consider other prevention measures help protect people against other viruses.

Last Updated: 12/20/2012

Recycling Christmas — what to do with live trees

Live Christmas trees can be disposed of as part of the normal weekly yard waste pickup following the holidays.

Last Updated: 12/20/2012

Council approves amendments to city’s Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics serves as a guide for official conduct for City Council members, city employees and city board and commission members, and is a supplement to state statutes.

Last Updated: 12/20/2012

Crime is down for third quarter, 2012 so far

A report presented to City Council showed overall crime decreased by 8.2 percent.

Last Updated: 12/19/2012

The T board approves new type of TEX Rail vehicle

TEX Rail will carry passengers from southwest Fort Worth, through downtown, on to Grapevine and into the north end of DFW Airport.

Last Updated: 12/18/2012

Henry's Blog: Keep your pets safe during the holidays

While holidays bring good times and cheer, they also bring a unique set of circumstances for animals like me.

Last Updated: 12/17/2012

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance(2)

Log Cabin Village will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1.

Last Updated: 12/17/2012

Disposal of fireworks, ammunition takes special care

Storing explosive items increases risk to occupants of a building and firefighters during a structure fire.

Last Updated: 12/17/2012

Railroad crossing improvements will require temporary street closures

As part of the track renewal project, Union Pacific removes, repairs and replaces all public street crossings in the project area.

Last Updated: 12/17/2012

New name for North Texas managed lanes: TEXpress

'TEXpress' is the winner chosen from among 3,200 entries in the “Name the Lanes” contest.

Last Updated: 12/17/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: FWNB collection captures our city’s history

In 1873, Thomas A. Tidball and John B. Wilson established one of the first private banks in Fort Worth. The following year, Major K. M. Van Zandt, Major J. J. Jarvis and John Peter Smith purchased controlling interest. In 1884, the bank received a charter as Fort Worth National Bank.

Last Updated: 12/16/2012

Mayor's Message: Speak up about the future of Fort Worth

The Comprehensive Plan is the city’s official guide for how we make decisions about growth and development.

Last Updated: 12/14/2012

Share your thoughts to help strengthen NAS JRB

With residents’ participation, the Planning for Livable Military Communities project will shape strategies to build better communities.

Last Updated: 12/13/2012

Council to consider changes to ethics code Dec. 18; public hearing set Dec. 11

The amendment was developed following an Aug. 19 request from city council for the city attorney and the Ethics Review Committee to recommend changes to the code, including provisions related to advisory task forces.

Last Updated: 12/12/2012

Fort Worth ranks high for use of technology

For the third year in a row, the city ranks in the Top 10 in The Center for Digital Government's 12th annual Digital Cities survey.

Last Updated: 12/12/2012

Pick up your free bags for excess garbage

Pay bags are a handy way to dispose of extra garbage that can’t be recycled in your blue cart or is considered yard waste or bulk trash.

Last Updated: 12/12/2012

Sundance Square Plaza designs unveiled

Additional artist renderings and plans recently were unveiled from The Sundance Square Plaza project, revealing a little more about the effort to finally put the "square" in Sundance Square.

Last Updated: 12/12/2012

Forest Park Pool to reopen thanks to public-private partnership

City Council accepted a $500,000 grant from The Radler Foundation for refurbishing Forest Park pool. The city will match the grant with $330,000 from reserve funds.

Last Updated: 12/11/2012

Navigating the Trinity Trails? There’s an app for that

The Tarrant Regional Water District’s interactive app guides users to the trail system from their home or hotel. Identify specific amenities, events and points of interest along the trail.

Last Updated: 12/11/2012

Fats, oils and grease don’t go down the drains

With all the rich foods we’ll be serving during the holidays, backups and overflows caused by fats, oils and grease placed into the sewer become more frequent.

Last Updated: 12/11/2012

Fort Report: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Kids Who Care are putting on The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this holiday season, and Fort Report viewers may recognize someone making an appearance in the show.

Last Updated: 12/10/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: First local hospital was built for railroaders

St. Joseph Hospital, the first hospital in Fort Worth, was founded on May 29, 1883, by J.M. Eddy of the Gould railroad system. The hospital, then called the Missouri Pacific Hospital, was built for railroad workers.

Last Updated: 12/7/2012

Mayor's Message: Cowtown should take the lead in preventing the looming energy crisis

Nothing impacts our daily lives more than energy, with water a close second. Electricity is the spark that ignites our local economic engine. Without it, everything comes to a halt.

Last Updated: 12/7/2012

Observe Victorian style holidays at Fort Worth Library

The day of festivities captures the spirit of the Victorian Era and features a live reindeer for holiday photos.

Last Updated: 12/6/2012

AllianceTexas surpasses $1 billion in taxes paid over project’s lifetime

Fort Worth received $22 million in tax payments in 2011, up from $9 million in 2000.

Last Updated: 12/6/2012

Fort Worth Library, FWISD partner on new literacy initiative

The Year-Round Reading Program is intended to boost literacy rates, decrease school dropout rates and improve academic achievement by encouraging people to read every day.

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

Celebrate the holidays Log Cabin Village style

Cost is regular Village admission plus a $2 fee to make a punched-tin ornament to take home.

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

Meacham Airport opens 1.8-mile perimeter road

Since the road is inside the airport fence, it is open only to vehicles authorized by Meacham Airport.

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

The T hosts bus tours of decorated homes Dec. 8-9

The Holiday Lights tour price of $5 per person covers the 1½-hour round-trip bus tour and all pre-tour festivities.

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

Get involved with regional transportation decision making

Topics to be discussed include changes to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and managed toll lane policies, an update on the congestion management process, and proposed modifications to the Transportation Improvement Program.

Last Updated: 12/4/2012

Check the health of waterways anywhere in the U.S.

How’s My Waterway uses GPS technology or a user-entered ZIP code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies.

Last Updated: 12/4/2012

Hulen Bridge work leads to intermittent closures of Trinity Trail

Users of the Trinity Trails should expect intermittent closures on the south side of the river, just east of Bryant Irvin Road, beginning Dec. 5

Last Updated: 12/4/2012

Fort Worth scores high for LGBT inclusiveness on new scorecard

The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is the first ever rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law.

Last Updated: 12/3/2012

Fort Report: Support Cowboy Santas, Silver Stars

Fort Worthians love to help each other during the holiday season, and sometimes those efforts take on a life of their own.

Last Updated: 12/2/2012

Mayor's Message: Come take a walk with us with “Walk! Fort Worth”

Now that this year’s Rolling Town Halls have come to an end, we need something else to fill the gap and continue those important conversations about making our great city even better.

Last Updated: 12/2/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Daring young man in his flying machine visited a century ago

At the Fort Worth Driving Park, a race track situated roughly between today’s Office Depot and a Ross Dress for Less store off West Seventh Street, a Frenchman named Roland G. Garros lifted off in his Bleriot monoplane on Jan. 12, 1911.

Last Updated: 12/2/2012

City Calendar for Monday, Dec. 3-Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

City events for Monday, Dec. 3-Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Last Updated: 11/30/2012

Mayor's Message: Fort Worth ISD giving parents and kids choices for school

The Fort Worth ISD Choices Expo offers a chance to learn all about Fort Worth ISD’s Gold Seal Programs of Choice and Schools of Choice.

Last Updated: 11/29/2012

Now is the right time to trim the trees in your landscape

Five important reasons to trim your trees between fall and early spring

Last Updated: 11/29/2012

Trim down before the New Year: reduce, reuse, recycle

There are many opportunities to trim down by reducing, reusing and recycling the remnants of holiday cheer.

Last Updated: 11/29/2012

Renovated Ridglea Library reopens Dec. 8

A celebration is set for 1-3 p.m.  at 3628 Bernie Anderson Ave.

Last Updated: 11/29/2012

Mayor Price’s monthly Walking Town Halls step off this month

The family-friendly Walking Town Hall events are scheduled the first Saturday of every month and will be held in every council district.

Last Updated: 11/29/2012

1.4 million minutes of physical activity earns elementary school new equipment

Sagamore Hill Elementary School wins the eight-week FitWorthKids Challenge.

Last Updated: 11/28/2012

PD campaign catches kids doing the right thing

Traffic Division officers will monitor school zones this month to look for children properly using a crosswalk, wearing a bike helmet when riding a bicycle or being buckled up correctly in their parent’s vehicle.

Last Updated: 11/28/2012

Share the Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

Families and visitors can drive the 1.7-mile route and experience sparkling displays made with more than 2 million energy-efficient LED lights.

Last Updated: 11/28/2012

Test drive an electric vehicle and help re-tree Texas

Test drive an electric vehicle (EV) before Dec. 1 at participating EVs for Trees dealerships and the dealer will donate $25 to the Texas Trees Foundation.

Last Updated: 11/27/2012

Pet adoption certificates a loving holiday gift option

Through Dec. 31, pet adoption gift certificates are available for half-price.

Last Updated: 11/27/2012

Observe Human Rights Day with four films that prompt reflection

'A Day of Films and Reflection' on Dec. 8 at Rose Marine Theater commemorates International Human Rights Day.

Last Updated: 11/27/2012

Derek Holland to serve as honorary spokesperson for Cowboy Santas

Through Dec. 13, residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys or books at any of the Texas Rangers Grand Slam Gift Shops between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Last Updated: 11/27/2012

Celebrate the holidays in north Fort Worth

Public Improvement District 7 will hold its fourth annual holiday festival from noon to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Clubhouse, 9536 Courtright Drive

Last Updated: 11/26/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: I.M. Terrell music program produced jazz greats

Jazz greats Ornette Coleman, John Carter, King Curtis, Prince Lasha, Dewey Redman, Julius Hemphill, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Cornell Dupree all emerged from the same important Fort Worth location: I.M. Terrell High School.

Last Updated: 11/21/2012

Fort Report: Don't put that holiday grease down the drain

Just because you put the grease down the drain doesn’t mean it is going very far. In fact, as we learned from Mary Gugliuzza in the Water Department, food particles and grease sticks around in pipes like that party guest that just won’t leave.

Last Updated: 11/21/2012

Thanksgiving closing schedule

City offices and some city amenities will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All emergency services will be available as usual.

Last Updated: 11/21/2012

Henry's Blog: Adopting a new pet during the holidays

I always want my friends to find loving homes, but it’s also important they are forever homes. No one wants to see dogs and cats returned in January like an unwanted sweater.

Last Updated: 11/20/2012

Fort Worth, area partners hope to ‘Reverse Litter’

The “Reverse Litter” campaign hopes to raise public awareness about how roadside litter can pollute the area’s water supplies.

Last Updated: 11/20/2012

Police cracking down on DWI for long Thanksgiving weekend

A registered nurse will perform blood draws 8 p.m.-4 a.m. at the Fire and Police Training Center during the campaign. A magistrate will be available to approve search warrants.

Last Updated: 11/20/2012

Mayor’s Message: Buy a jersey, support BikeFW

Our cycling town hall season may be over, but the effort to educate riders and encourage cyling of all kinds is still going strong.

Last Updated: 11/19/2012

Mayor’s Message: Come show the families of our fallen military heroes how much we care!

The ‘Snowball Express’ rolls into Fort Worth on Dec. 2.

Last Updated: 11/19/2012

Avoid costly repairs by winterizing your irrigation system

Shut down your irrigation system for the winter and bleed the lines to remove water from the system to prevent breaks in freezing weather.

Last Updated: 11/19/2012

Donate to Silver Stars and make the holidays brighter for seniors

Over the past 11 years, the Silver Stars Holiday Program, an extension of the Cowboy Santas Program, has served more than than 3,000 homebound and isolated seniors.

Last Updated: 11/19/2012

Fare changes for bus rides, TRE take effect Dec. 2

Local Bus fares will increase 25 cents for a single ride and 50 cents for a Day Pass.

Last Updated: 11/19/2012

Christmas is for the birds

Children of all ages are encouraged to make biodegradable bird treats ahead of time and bring them to the event to hang in the garden’s Grove.

Last Updated: 11/19/2012

Fort Report: Holiday Roundup

Once Thanksgiving’s goose … sorry … TURKEY is cooked, Fort Worth is kicking into full holiday mode with  time-honored events and a few new favorites.

Last Updated: 11/18/2012

Jordan named TML president-elect

District 6 councilmember's selection announced during the 100th annual TML conference in Grapevine.

Last Updated: 11/16/2012

Mayor’s Message: Today I’m thankful for ...

As we pause for the Thanksgiving holiday, remember all the gifts in your life — big and small!

Last Updated: 11/16/2012

Meeting to discuss Northwest Community Park

Provide your input to a master plan for the proposed Northwest Community Park at a public meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 27, in the Lecture Hall (Room B115) at Saginaw High School, 800 N. Blue Mound Road.

Last Updated: 11/16/2012

USS Fort Worth leader to be grand marshal of Parade of Lights

With more than 100 highly illuminated entries, 500,000 lights and the brilliant Sundance Square Christmas tree, the Parade of Lights on Nov. 23 will kick off the holiday season in style.

Last Updated: 11/16/2012

City Calendar for Nov. 19-25, 2012

City events for Nov. 19-25, 2012

Last Updated: 11/16/2012

City garners two awards for promoting better air quality

Innovation is helping Fort Worth get rolling into the future — and in an environmentally conscious fashion.

Last Updated: 11/14/2012

Industrial emissions inventory workshop scheduled for January

This workshop is designed for engineers, facility environmental managers, business owners and consultants.

Last Updated: 11/14/2012

‘Vaquero’ statue dedication set Nov. 17

A bronze statue commemorating the vaquero's contribution to the history and development of Fort Worth will be dedicated at 11 a.m.

Last Updated: 11/14/2012

Sundance Square Christmas tree arrives

The Sundance Square Christmas tree be illuminated after the Parade of Lights Nov. 23 and will remain through Jan. 1.

Last Updated: 11/13/2012

Prepare household pipes for freezing temperatures

Now that we’ve had our first feel of chilly weather, take steps to keep your water pipes from freezing and possibly bursting this winter.

Last Updated: 11/13/2012

Businesses recognized for environmental compliance, water conservation

Five companies received the Water Conservation Award, which is in its second year.

Last Updated: 11/12/2012

Pet adoption certificates provide a loving home for the holidays

Adopting a pet is a serious and lifelong commitment, so if the holiday spirit is moving you to adopt a pet for yourself or your family, carefully consider whether the timing is right.

Last Updated: 11/12/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Reby Cary’s life one of patriotism, service, achievement

After graduating from I. M. Terrell High School, Reby Cary earned a degree in history and political science at Prairie View A&M. He started the path to a higher degree, but would first answer the call to duty.

Last Updated: 11/11/2012

Fort Report: America Recycles Day

Ehleshea has what you need to know about Fort Worth's biggest recycling event of the year.

Last Updated: 11/11/2012

Mayor’s Message: Waving our Fort Worth flag in the land down under!

This trip is an opportunity to sell North Texas as the starting point for Australian travelers visiting America for business or for fun.

Last Updated: 11/9/2012

Learn about Race Street restriping Nov. 15

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Riverside Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 3101 Race St.

Last Updated: 11/9/2012

City Calendar for Nov 12-18, 2012

City events for Nov. 12-18, 2012

Last Updated: 11/9/2012

Where do dead batteries go?

Batteries should not be placed in the trash or in curbside recycling bins; they should all be recycled as hazardous waste.

Last Updated: 11/9/2012

Take a look at five trees that have witnessed Fort Worth’s heritage

The Heritage Tree Program helps foster an appreciation of trees and promotes public awareness that trees are a living and distinct resource for the Fort Worth community.

Last Updated: 11/9/2012

Where is the heaviest D-FW congestion?

Take a short survey to help identify where the heaviest traffic congestion exists across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Last Updated: 11/8/2012

Local businesses to be awarded for business plans

Business owners are competing for cash, donated business products and in-kind services.

Last Updated: 11/8/2012

Speak out on ozone season, transportation priorities

The NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council will host public meetings to discuss the recently concluded ozone season and transportation enhancement projects such as bicycle-pedestrian facilities.

Last Updated: 11/8/2012

Meet your favorite aviation author at Saturday book fair

The book fair will be at Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Last Updated: 11/8/2012

Extension of Summer Creek Road progressing

The project includes the extension of McPherson Boulevard from Summer Creek Road to the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Last Updated: 11/8/2012

Shred it, recycle it at America Recycles Day event Nov. 17

Resident can drop-off documents to be shredded, and can bring in items like tires, batteries, light bulbs and more to be recycled.

Last Updated: 11/8/2012

Fire Department honors three Community Heroes for lifesaving work

Jason Torres, Joe Towne and Hector Ramos took immediate action when a co-worker collapsed—action that Fire Department officials say saved the man's life. 

Last Updated: 11/6/2012

Mayor's Message: Touch the lives of local children in need

If you haven’t ever been involved with Fort Worth’s Cowboy Santas—you’re missing out! Ask anyone who’s been a part of it, and you’ll find out just how much your life can be touched by reaching out to someone less fortunate in our big city.

Last Updated: 11/5/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Downtown parade showcased Texas’ military strength

This photo shows a Marine Corps recruiting detachment marching in one of Fort Worth’s several military parades held downtown.

Last Updated: 11/4/2012

Cowboy Santas seeks donations, sponsorships, volunteers

As the autumn leaves begin to fall, Cowboy Santas looks to grow its reach to more families this year with donations, sponsorships and volunteers.

Last Updated: 11/2/2012

Salute vets of Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom in Nov. 10 parade

Grand marshal will be Brigadier Gen. Samuel L. Henry, 36th Infantry Division assistant commander of the Texas Army National Guard.

Last Updated: 11/2/2012

City Calendar for Nov. 5-11, 2012

City events for Nov. 5-11, 2012

Last Updated: 11/2/2012

Henry’s Blog: Are you ready to adopt this weekend?

Some adoptions at Fort Worth shelters end with the pet being returned to the shelter because the new owners weren’t ready for the commitment. Find out if you are ready by asking yourself these questions.

Last Updated: 11/2/2012

Special screening of film festival entry set Nov. 8

The 6:30 p.m. screening at the AMC Palace Theater, 220 E. Third Street, is free to the public, but seating is limited.

Last Updated: 11/2/2012

Three locations gain permanent boxes for collecting unused medications

Drop off your unused and expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at one of the recently installed “Take Back Drugs” boxes at Fort Worth Police Department substations.

Last Updated: 11/1/2012

Learn to protect your property at egret workshop

The free workshop is 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 in the Oak Room at Christ Chapel Bible Church, and open to all Fort Worth residents.

Last Updated: 11/1/2012

Changes made to next two Council meeting times

The times for the Nov. 6 and Nov. 12 meetings have changed.

Last Updated: 11/1/2012

Downtown tribute commemorating JFK visit to be dedicated Nov. 8

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m. at the corner of Main and Eighth streets.

Last Updated: 10/31/2012

Low-impact design projects to be highlighted Nov. 7

Low-Impact Development Design Competition is designed to underscore the economic, environmental and quality-of-life gains that are possible with low impact development.

Last Updated: 10/31/2012

Public meetings share information on livable military communities

The main goal of the Planning for Livable Military Communities project is to support the success of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base

Last Updated: 10/30/2012

Free T bus service on Election Day with voter registration card

The free rides will be valid from start to close of The T’s operations on all regular bus routes and express bus routes in Fort Worth and Richland Hills.

Last Updated: 10/30/2012

Faith Cabinet introduced to the community charity drive, music

Whether they were from churches, synagogues or mosques, Fort Worth residents and faith leaders descended on Casa Mañana for the “Connect With Your Community” event, and they did not come empty handed.

Last Updated: 10/29/2012

Meetings seek input on TEX Rail environmental impact

The T is updating environmental documents and gathering public input as part of the National Environmental Policy Act re-evaluation for TEX Rail.

Last Updated: 10/29/2012

Mayor's Message: Bike FW Wrap Up and 2013 Preview

As the 2012 cycling season draws to a close, Mayor Price looks ahead to what's coming in 2013.

Last Updated: 10/29/2012

Fort Report: Mayor Price's Spooky Bike Ride

The Mayor's weekly bike ride series ended Oct. 26 with a Halloween-themed ride through downtown Fort Worth, and Fort Worth Television was there to talk to the riders.

Last Updated: 10/28/2012

Henry's Blog: What to do when the new pup comes home

Meet Foxy and Desiree, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week, and get more pet owner tips from Fort Worth furriest staff member.

Last Updated: 10/28/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Polio was one of the most feared diseases

From the 1930s to the 1950s, in response to the rising epidemic of paralytic poliomyelitis (polio), Texas children were routinely vaccinated.

Last Updated: 10/28/2012

Learn the latest on alternative energy

The Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition is hosting the fourth annual Alternative Energy and Transportation Conference and Expo at the Plano Events Centre Nov. 2-3.

Last Updated: 10/26/2012

HEB’s Feast of Sharing to make first Tarrant County appearance

With the help of partners like Central Market and HEB, The Feast of Sharing serves holiday meals to more than 250,000 people throughout Texas and Mexico.

Last Updated: 10/26/2012

Going trick-or-treating? Make sure the night is fun and safe

Some tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Last Updated: 10/26/2012

City Calendar for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2012

City Events for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2012

Last Updated: 10/26/2012

Workshop to discuss projects along Hemphill corridor Oct. 27

The community workshop starts at 9 a.m. at Southside Church of Christ, 2101 Hemphill St.

Last Updated: 10/25/2012

Act now to get your rain barrel

Nov. 2 is the last day to order rain barrels for the Nov. 10 distribution day

Last Updated: 10/25/2012

Shedding light on light bulb disposal

Because some light bulbs contain mercury, they should be treated as hazardous waste and should not be placed in the trash or curbside recycling bins.

Last Updated: 10/25/2012

New community initiative ‘SPARC’s the fun of learning after school

New community initiative ‘SPARC’s the fun of learning after school Posted Oct. 24, 2012 The City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Independent School District are collaborating on a new initiative that will provide a strong voice for the

Last Updated: 10/24/2012

City Council approves adjustments to help save city’s pension plan and taxpayer dollars

The changes adopted today were proposed by City Manager Tom Higgins earlier this year to keep the current defined benefit pension plan while also working to make it affordable, transparent and fair for employee groups.

Last Updated: 10/23/2012

Fort Worth honored for attracting GE Manufacturing

Fort Worth is among five Texas cities honored with a 2012 Community Economic Development Award from the Texas Economic Development Council.

Last Updated: 10/23/2012

Share your thoughts on HOV, toll lane policies

Come to a public meeting at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at North Central Texas Council of Governments headquarters, 616 Six Flags Drive in Arlington.

Last Updated: 10/22/2012

Contest seeks name for new express toll lanes

Residents who submit names will be eligible to win a gas card worth $2,500, $1,000, $500 or $100 just for entering.

Last Updated: 10/22/2012

Mayor Price to host Iron Chef benefiting Community Food Bank

Students from the TCC Culinary Arts program and the Culinary School of Fort Worth will prepare three-course meals that will be judged by celebrity executive chefs.

Last Updated: 10/22/2012

Citizen parking lot at City Hall is now paid

Parking in the lot is $1.25 per hour with a $6 maximum each day, and payment will be required Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (excluding reserved spaces in the lot).

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: A rare look at a part of TCU campus no longer in existence

This garden was at the front entrance to the Mary Couts Burnett Library (the main entrance was moved to the southeast corner of the building in a 1982 renovation).

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Japanese culture on display during Fall Festival

Enjoy the beautiful weather at Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden Oct. 27-28.

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Mayor's Message: Quality after school programs important investment in our future

Education is not just about what happens in the classroom, it’s about family support. It’s about community support. It’s about opportunities for kids to learn while outside of school (which accounts for about 80 percent of their time).

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Public safety fair scheduled Oct. 25

Check out the latest police, fire and emergency medical services available at the fair, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 25, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 201 Thornhill Drive.

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Learn about tree planting, landscape design

The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting two free seminars highlighting water-saving landscapes.

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Field of dreams taking shape in south Fort Worth

The new YMCA Sports Complex includes $2 million in renovations for youth baseball, soccer and football fields.

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

City Calendar for Oct. 22-28, 2012

City Events for Oct. 22-28, 2012

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

West Seventh Street bridge pieces coming together offsite

Many residents were curious when a giant blue crane appeared in a vacant lot on West Fifth Street. They wondered what was being built there. Now they realize that it’s actually parts of a new West Seventh Street bridge.

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Operation Safe Driver targets unsafe, aggressive motorists

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is calling on all drivers to reduce aggressive and distracted driving and save lives.

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Early voting in Nov. 6 election begins Monday

All registered voters are eligible to cast ballots in person during early voting.

Last Updated: 10/17/2012

Vote for Botanic Garden, Log Cabin Village as ‘Best of the Metroplex’

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Log Cabin Village received nominations Metroplex Baby & Kids’ Best of the Metroplex Award, but it’s up to residents and visitors to help put the attractions over the top.

Last Updated: 10/15/2012

Celebrate Arbor Day in Cowtown Nov. 2

This year marks the 33rd year that Fort Worth has achieved the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA status—the longest running and oldest Tree City in Texas—but the city’s roots in urban forestry date back to 1873.

Last Updated: 10/15/2012

Fort Report: Composting in your backyard

Fall is a great time to start composting, and the City of Fort Worth has several ways you can learn how.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Stag Saloon brought ‘luxurious surroundings’ to Cowtown

The Stag Saloon opened on. Oct. 28, 1899; at 702 Main St., stocking “the best wines, liquors and cigars, and Martin’s Best Whiskey made right here in Fort Worth by Martin Casey,” according to the book Legendary Watering Holes, compiled and edited by Richard Selcer.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

Mayor's Message: Help be part of the solution to fighting addiction in Fort Worth

October is Red Ribbon Month. It’s a month to recognize the importance of tobacco, alcohol and drug prevention awareness programs.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

Connect With Your Community at citywide faith celebration

Experience several of the many religious cultures in Fort Worth during Connect With Your Community, a citywide event presented by Mayor Betsy Price’s Faith Cabinet.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

Ribbon sculpture to be installed downtown

Tabbachin Ribbon is a colorful, 13-foot-diameter sculpture by internationally recognized Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge. The artwork is one of several sculptures commissioned for a temporary exhibition program at Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2010.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

Renovation of historic park shelter nets preservation award

The shelter structure is on the Tarrant County Historical Resources Survey. Before the renovation, it was listed on Historic Fort Worth’s Most Endangered Places List.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

Test drive an electric vehicle to re-tree Texas

Test drive an electric vehicle (EV) before Dec. 1 at participating EVs for Trees dealerships and the dealer will donate $25 to the Texas Trees Foundation.

Last Updated: 10/14/2012

White Cane Day Walk scheduled Monday

Representatives from the Tarrant County blind community will come together Oct. 15 in downtown Fort Worth for the annual Tarrant County White Cane Day Walk. Mayor Pro Tem W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman will participate in the walk this year.

Last Updated: 10/11/2012

Construction agreement sets I-35W expansion in motion

The agreement sets in motion a $1.6 billion expansion of Texas’ most-congested highway. The project will add two managed lanes each way on I-35W, or the North Tarrant Express, and rebuild the existing highway.

Last Updated: 10/11/2012

Quebec delegation talks trade with Fort Worth, Tarrant County officials

Quebec delegation talks trade with Fort Worth, Tarrant County officials Posted Oct. 10, 2012 Mayor Betsy Price pins a "Molly" lapel pin on Bonnet Huor, deputy director of Innovation and Export Trade (Montreal) with the Quebec Ministry of Economic Development.

Last Updated: 10/10/2012

Pets of the Week (Oct. 8, 2012)

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Henry — the Fort Worth’s “chief educator, cheerleader and promoter” of all shelter pets — would like to share a few tips for pet owners.

Last Updated: 10/8/2012

Mayor's Message: Drive carefully in construction zones

We are all very saddened today to hear that one of our water department employees was struck by a car in a work zone this morning.

Last Updated: 10/8/2012

Relive autumn on the prairie at Log Cabin Village

Grind grain by hand, shell corn, thresh wheat, bob for apples, press tortillas and more.

Last Updated: 10/8/2012

Green thumbs, get ready for Fall Plant Sale

An added feature of this year’s sale is a pre-sale, preview class at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the classroom of the Conservation Greenhouse.

Last Updated: 10/8/2012

Mayor’s Message: Meet the ‘challenge’ to be North Texas’ most fit city

Here in Fort Worth, we’ve made promoting a healthy, active lifestyle a priority — it’s why we partnered with Fort Worth ISD and so many other great community/corporate citizens to launch “FitWorth: A Healthy City Initiative!”

Last Updated: 10/5/2012

Fort Report: ArtsGoggle

It's time for another ArtsGoggle on the southside. This week's Fort Report has a preview.

Last Updated: 10/5/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Quanah Parker was no stranger to Cowtown

The last chief of the Comanche Nation, Quanah Parker was a statesman, warrior and frequent visitor to Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 10/5/2012

City Calendar Oct. 8-14, 2012

City Events for Oct. 8-14, 2012

Last Updated: 10/5/2012

FWFD to honor fallen firefighters

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty the previous year.

Last Updated: 10/5/2012

Weatherization program cuts utility bills, increases safety

Families whose homes have been weatherized through Fort Worth’s program have seen savings up to 35 percent of previous energy consumption.

Last Updated: 10/4/2012

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Henry — the Fort Worth’s “chief educator, cheerleader and promoter” of all shelter pets — would like to share a few tips for pet owners.

Last Updated: 10/3/2012

City employees collect food, cash to fight hunger

City employees collected 49,350 pounds of food and raised $47,082 in cash and check donations.

Last Updated: 10/3/2012

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in the heart of the city

The event will offer a wide range of activities — those that usually take you well outside city limits — as well as live music and entertainment, food trucks and a kid zone.

Last Updated: 10/3/2012

East Third Street to be restriped Saturday

The city recently installed an all-way stop at the East Third and Grove streets intersection in the central business district because of intersection sight-distance safety concerns.

Last Updated: 10/3/2012

Justice Department approves Fort Worth redistricting plan

The city will hold its first election using the new council districts in May 2013.

Last Updated: 10/2/2012

Stomp out litter in your neighborhood Oct. 20

Groups that sign up by Oct. 3 will get trash bags, gloves and a limited supply of T-shirts.

Last Updated: 10/2/2012

Work on Rosedale-Lovell bridge under way

As part of the construction of the Chisholm Trail Parkway, several lane reductions and closures will be in place

Last Updated: 10/2/2012

Fort Report: Músicarte

Learn more about the Músicarte, running from noon to 1 a.m. Oct. 6.

Last Updated: 9/28/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Many street names honor early statesmen, others

A list of well-known Fort Worth streets and how they got their names.

Last Updated: 9/28/2012

Mayor’s Message: Faith Leaders Cabinet winter coat and school supply drive

All donations will go directly to those children most in need at Seminary Hills and Richards Wilson elementary schools.

Last Updated: 9/28/2012

Pets of the Week (Sept. 28, 2012)

Meet Sweetie and Raina, Animal Care and Control's Pets of the Week

Last Updated: 9/28/2012

Fort Report: Fort Worth Music Fest

The two-day Fort Worth Music Fest features 23 bands, including Hayes Carll, Reverend Horton Heat, Kevin Eubanks and Dr. Dog. For more information, visit

Last Updated: 9/24/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Test your knowledge of late-50s Fort Worth geography

How many landmark buildings can you identify in this 1958 photo? The aerial photo was taken looking east along I-30 from approximately the Forest Park Boulevard exit.

Last Updated: 9/24/2012

Mayor's Message: What the 2013 budget includes for you, and why we need to focus on 2014

Closing that $49 million funding gap was not easy. But, the budget shouldn’t be about what’s easy—it should be about what’s best for the greater good of our community.

Last Updated: 9/19/2012

Mayor's Message: FitWorth - A movement to build healthy families and healthy communities

Being active is not only fun, it’s energizing! It keeps you alert! It keeps you healthy and strong! It can also save your life.

Last Updated: 9/16/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: From meager beginnings, zoo grew into nationally ranked attraction

The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits.

Last Updated: 9/16/2012

Explore Fort Worth’s museums on the house Sept. 22

The seventh annual Day in the District is 10 a.m.-5 p.m; free transportation within the Cultural District will be provided by The T.

Last Updated: 9/16/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Cook began caring for Tarrant County in 1929

The roots of the former Cook Children’s Hospital go back to Jan. 29, 1929, when W.I. Cook Memorial Hospital opened at 1212 W. Lancaster St. The original hospital, designed in Italian Renaissance architecture, had 55 beds.

Last Updated: 9/9/2012

Fort Report: Trinity River Trash Bash

Where does all that litter go if it isn't picked up? The Trinity River. Help clear the waters at the Trinity Trash Bash.

Last Updated: 9/9/2012

Mayor's Message: Building streets faster

Fort Worth has struggled to stay ahead of its aging infrastructure needs—namely streets. In fact, there are still outstanding projects from the 2004 Bond Program. That’s unacceptable.

Last Updated: 9/4/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Paschal’s history extends to early days as Fort Worth High

Paschal High School was founded in 1885 as Fort Worth High School. In 1891, the first Fort Worth High School was built and considered to be the finest school building in Texas.

Last Updated: 9/2/2012

Pets of the Week (Sept. 3, 2012)

Meet Mojo and Hula, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 9/2/2012

Mayor's Message: Investing in the future

The new Police and Fire Training Center is a major step to invest in our future and protect the sanctity of our neighborhoods for generations to come. The City Council’s decision will help Fort Worth’s relatively low crime rates remain that way.

Last Updated: 8/29/2012

Fort Report: The Lost Village

Central Library and Movies That Matter are featuring the work of photographer Don Normark this month. Learn more on this week's Fort Report.

Last Updated: 8/29/2012

Mayor's Message: Show your colors to kick off football season

It’s time to don your university duds for another season of fantastic collegiate sports.

Last Updated: 8/28/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Rare photo shows early Tarrant settlers

How many of these old-timers can you name?

Last Updated: 8/26/2012

Mayor's Message: Thoughts on taking action to curb the spread of West Nile Virus

Although I’m a firm believer in the power of prevention, considering the current WNV outbreak is four times larger than historical trends, I support the city’s response to heed the advice of the health experts and strategically kill adult mosquitoes.

Last Updated: 8/23/2012

Russian films to screen at Modern

The film festival is arranged under the auspices of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission.

Last Updated: 8/22/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: FWU dispensed college degrees before moving to Oklahoma City

Fort Worth University was chartered as Texas Wesleyan College by the Northern Methodist Church on June 6, 1881.

Last Updated: 8/20/2012

Pets of the Week (Aug. 20, 2012)

Meet Daffy and Bruno, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 8/20/2012

Mayor's Message: Fighting a Killer…One Heart at a Time

Fighting a Killer…One Heart at a Time Posted Aug. 20, 2012 Here in Fort Worth, we are working to develop a healthy, vibrant, and diverse community. We support one another and understand the relationship between healthy individuals and a healthy

Last Updated: 8/20/2012

Fort Report: New Recyclables

Ehleshea learns about some changes to the city's recycling program from the guy that knows recycling best, Code Compliance Assistant Director Kim Mote (head of Solid Waste Services).

Last Updated: 8/12/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Early aviator Vernon Castle memorialized in Benbrook

Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife dance team and the first pop superstars of the 20th century. They were young, rich and famous, and they authored books, starred in early Broadway musicals and movies and sold their names and faces to everything from record players to shoes to cigars.

Last Updated: 8/12/2012

Mayor's Message: Budget Kickoff Remarks

Read the mayor's remarks from the budget work session kickoff Aug. 9.

Last Updated: 8/9/2012

Pets of the Week (Aug. 5, 2012)

Meet Cutter and Precious, Animal Care & Control's Pets of the Week.

Last Updated: 8/6/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Camp Bowie preceded Arlington Heights neighborhood

Construction of Camp Bowie began July 18, 1917. The camp, in the Arlington Heights neighborhood about three miles west of downtown Fort Worth, was established by the War Department to train the 36th Infantry Division.

Last Updated: 8/6/2012

Mayor's Message: For the love of Fort Worth

Vibrant communities that draw tourists and new business developments have fun activities, sights and sounds to offer.

Last Updated: 8/3/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: County seat was swiped from Birdville

Ambitious Fort Worth residents called a courthouse election, sparking a bitter campaign.

Last Updated: 7/30/2012

Fort Report: Summer Reading Challenge

The Fort Report visits Mayor Betsy Price to talk about the Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Fort Worth Library.

Last Updated: 7/30/2012

Mayor's Message: City Council appoints high level working group to tackle rail transit

You’ve heard me say it many times—Fort Worth has got to get moving!

Last Updated: 7/24/2012

Mayor's Message: Power of partnerships to benefit local school children

A solid education system is a major factor in the success or failure of any city. That’s why I’m passionate about lifting up our public schools and the students they serve.

Last Updated: 7/20/2012

Fort Report: National Day of the American Cowboy

National Day of the American Cowboy is coming up July 28, and Fort Report takes a look at what kinds of activities are scheduled.

Last Updated: 7/20/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Water Gardens are an architectural and engineering marvel

The Fort Worth Water Gardens, between Houston and Commerce streets at West Lancaster Avenue, were built in 1974.

Last Updated: 7/20/2012

Pets of the Week (July 23, 2012)

Meet Kandace and Dizzy, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 7/20/2012

Animal shelter overcrowded again following holiday

Following last week’s Independence Day holiday, approximately 150 animals came into the Fort Worth animal shelter, pushing the shelter over capacity.

Last Updated: 7/16/2012

Pets of the Week (July 16, 2012)

Meet Polly and Gina, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.
Note: Half-price adoptions continue through July 

Last Updated: 7/16/2012

Mayor's Message: Excitement in Fort Worth adds up

Seeing “hot” numbers in July is nothing new in Fort Worth, but with the population boom showing no signs of slowing and impressive numbers from local businesses, things are really cookin’ in Cowtown.

Last Updated: 7/13/2012

Fort Report: Irrigation 101

Learn how Smart Irrigation can keep your lawn healthier while using less water.

Last Updated: 7/13/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: City’s elite partied at Lake Como resort

Lake Como, about five miles west of Fort Worth’s Central Business District, provided a refreshing break from summer temperatures for many Fort Worth families in the latter part of the 1800s.

Last Updated: 7/13/2012

Fort Report visits BRIT

Ehleshea pays a visit to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas to learn more about their programs.

Last Updated: 7/9/2012

Mayor's Message: Healthy Moms – Healthy Babies – Healthy Community

It may be surprising to hear that one of the top health issues facing Fort Worth today is our infant mortality rate. Fortunately, there is something we can do.

Last Updated: 7/9/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Pioneer family’s homestead became Cultural District

The Van Zandt cottage at 2900 Crestline Road has played an important role in Fort Worth’s history.

Last Updated: 7/9/2012

Mayor's Message: Happy Fourth, Happy Fort

"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…" Is there a more meaningful phrase in American history? Not in my opinion.

Last Updated: 7/2/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Street markers progressed through the ages

The approximate age of a Fort Worth street often can be determined by the type of marker used.

Last Updated: 7/2/2012

Fort Report: Will Rogers' new equestrian center

Ehleshea takes a look inside the new equestrian center at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Last Updated: 7/2/2012

Mayor's Message: Launching of Tour De Fort Worth-France Series

As the summer closes in, RadioShack, Central Market and Neuro and I have teamed up for the Tour De Fort Worth—France Series, a 21-ride celebration of the Tour de France and its impact on cycling around the world and right here in Cowtown. 

Last Updated: 6/29/2012

Mayor's Message: Going green not just about doing what’s right, it’s about saving taxpayer dollars

With the summer heating up, it is a great time to think about ways to save energy.

Last Updated: 6/25/2012

Fort Report goes to Cow Camp

Ehleshea stops by the Stockyards to learn more about a summer activity for the whole family: Cow Camp.

Last Updated: 6/25/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Elks Lodge started out downtown

An early location for Elks Lodge No. 124 was at Lamar and West Seventh streets in downtown Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 6/25/2012

Pets of the Week (June 18, 2012)

This week, we're staying with our "Adopt a Shelter Cat Month" theme with three felines from our Hulen PetSmart Charities Adoption Center.

Last Updated: 6/18/2012

Fort Report: Third Thursday Jazz

Ehleshea visits the Fort Worth Library to learn more about the Third Thursday Jazz Series.

Last Updated: 6/18/2012

Mayor's Message: Don’t take shortcuts when it comes to bike safety

If anything good can come from my recent bike accident, I hope our citizens who love to ride as much as I do see just how important it is to take safety seriously and never ride without a helmet.

Last Updated: 6/18/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Ready availability of ice changed home life

The White Elephant Saloon’s boast that it sold “ice cold' beer” became possible only after Fort Worth’s Crystal Ice Co. began manufacturing the stuff year-round in March 1887.

Last Updated: 6/18/2012

Mayor's Message: Want to fix I-35? Then stand up and speak out!

Are you fed up with the traffic on I-35? Have you had enough, and want more options to get around our cities? Do you believe that the day of convenient commuter rail service in Fort Worth has come? If so, you need to pay close attention and speak out at some very important meetings next week.

Last Updated: 6/12/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Lake Worth was built to provide drinking water, recreation

The City of Fort Worth constructed Lake Worth in 1914 as a municipal water supply reservoir and for recreation. Lake Worth, comprised of more than 3,700 acres, was the first manmade reservoir in Texas.

Last Updated: 6/11/2012

Fort Report: Rockin' the River

Fort Report takes a look at some of the events you can expect this summer at Panther Island Pavilion.

Last Updated: 6/11/2012

Time's running out to see 'Freedom Riders'

"Freedom Riders" at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History closes June 15, but this is the weekend to catch it. Showings PBS' "Freedom Riders" documentary are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday.

Last Updated: 6/7/2012

Pets of the Week (June 4, 2012)

June is Shelter Cat Adoption Month. Help raise awareness and get a new friend by bringing home one of these kitties.

Last Updated: 6/4/2012

Fort Report: Log Cabin Village

Ehleshea vists Log Cabin Village to see what's going on this summer inside Fort Worth's favorite time machine.

Last Updated: 6/4/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: May 1949 flood called worst in city history

The flood many consider to be the worst in Fort Worth’s history sent water from the Clear Fork of the Trinity River into homes and businesses in north and west portions of the city.

Last Updated: 6/4/2012

Mayor's Message: Start reading for a chance at great prizes

Most kids are out of school for the summer now, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. In fact, it’s crucial that parents, families and communities help our school children maintain and build on the skills they learned during the school year.

Last Updated: 6/4/2012

Half-price adoptions through end of June to ease overcrowding

Half-price adoptions will be available through the end of June to help ease overcrowding at the shelter caused by an influx of more than 500 animals during the week of May 14.

Last Updated: 5/31/2012

Fort Report: Concerts in the Garden

The Fort Worth Symphony and touring acts from many genres are set to play the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for Concerts in the Garden.

Last Updated: 5/29/2012

Mayor's Message: Are you a cheerleader for local students?

You’ve heard me talk a lot about the importance of quality public schools, and I feel strongly that it’s the duty of any local elected leader to serve as a cheerleader for our young people. That’s what I’m committed to do in support of all public schools in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 5/29/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Symphony has been making beautiful music since 1912

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates its Centennial Season this year, with several special events and programming.

Last Updated: 5/29/2012

Mayor Price's Memorial Day Speech

Mayor Betsy Price's remarks from May 28, 2012, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Last Updated: 5/28/2012

Mayor's Message: Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

The competition, an opportunity for small businesses operating in Tarrant County to receive training and coaching on strengthening their business, allows participants the chance to compete for awards, cash prizes and business services from sponsors valued at more than $25,000!

Last Updated: 5/25/2012

Photos: Police Memorial Ceremony (May 23, 2012)

Photos from the event.

Last Updated: 5/23/2012

Mayor's Message: Building a lean and responsive government

Budget gap shrinking, but tough decisions lay ahead

Last Updated: 5/21/2012

Fort Report: Camp Fort Worth

What are the kids going to do this summer? Check out Camp Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 5/21/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Cats have winning history

The club won Texas League championships in 1895, 1905 and 1906, but from 1920 to 1925, the Panthers won every Texas League pennant and defeated the Southern Association champion in the Dixie Series in all but one year.

Last Updated: 5/21/2012

Mayor’s Message: Two schedule changes, special events for weekly bike riders

Get information on the next two rides, which will be at LaGrave Field and the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel & Spa.

Last Updated: 5/18/2012

Mayor’s Message: Sharing stories of a job well done

One of the best things about being the mayor of the great City of Fort Worth is working with the fantastic city employees and seeing them in action every day.

Last Updated: 5/14/2012

Pets of the Week (May 14, 2012)

Meet Cotton and Lindsey, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 5/14/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: John Peter Smith was early Fort Worth promoter

John Peter Smith (1831-1901) arrived in Fort Worth in 1853 and decided to make it his home.

Last Updated: 5/14/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Native Americans used virtually every portion of the bison

Bison played a part in practically every aspect of the lives of Native Americans who lived in Texas.

Last Updated: 5/7/2012

Pets of the Week (May 7, 2012)

Meet Orion and Mitchell, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 5/7/2012

Mayor's Message: Visit Fort Worth—Even if You Live Here!

May 5–13, we join with the nation and the White House in celebrating National Tourism and Travel Week.

Last Updated: 5/7/2012

Cycling for Healthy Babies in Fort Worth

The May 9 community bike ride will be a special one thanks to our partners at Central Market who’ve agreed to help us raise money for a very special local charity called Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities.

Last Updated: 5/2/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Display recounts early African-American doctors’ contributions

The exhibit, Hidden in History: African American Doctors in Fort Worth, shares the stories of Dr. Riley Ransom, Dr. C. W. Flint, Dr. George Munchus, Dr. Elisha P. Murchinson and many others who paved the way for other African-American doctors.

Last Updated: 4/30/2012

Pets of the Week (April 30, 2012)

Meet Nato and Violet, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week

Last Updated: 4/30/2012

Pets of the Week (April 23, 2012)

Meet Timmy and Israel, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 4/23/2012

Fort Report: Prairiefest

Ehleshea goes back to the future for a taste of this weekend's Prairiefest.

Last Updated: 4/23/2012

Mayor's Message: Young leaders standing up to shape future of Fort Worth

You’ve heard me say it many times: It’s Your Fort Worth. Vision Fort Worth and SteerFW represent an energetic, passionate and engaged group of young people who understand what that means.

Last Updated: 4/23/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Confederate Grays organized to honor fellow soliders

We've all seen veterans groups working in the community and performing grave dedications but, at the turn of the 20th century, you would have seen some Confederate gray in place of U.S. military uniforms.

Last Updated: 4/23/2012

Mayor Price calls on residents, businesses to get involved to help city succeed

Mayor Betsy Price called on all residents to ask themselves what they’re doing to make Fort Worth a better place to live and work during her first State of the City Address Thursday afternoon.

Last Updated: 4/23/2012

Statement regarding possible takeover bids for American Airlines

American Airlines is in the midst of a very delicate bankruptcy, and it’s crucial that this process is allowed to continue in a timely manner without unnecessary distractions from those who want to talk of mergers or takeovers.

Last Updated: 4/20/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Bookmobile hit the road in 1948

For more than 100 years, U.S. bookmobiles have delivered information, technology and resources for life-long learning to people of all walks of life.

Last Updated: 4/16/2012

Pets of the Week (April 16, 2012)

Meet Shasta and Nikki, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 4/16/2012

Mayor's Message: Fair housing is good business

April — Fair Housing Month — provides an opportunity to remind ourselves why we uphold the principles of fair housing.

Last Updated: 4/16/2012

Op/Ed: American Airlines Restructuring

Making the tough structural decisions now will make American Airlines stronger, create jobs and grow our regional economy as one of the strongest aviation centers in the world

Last Updated: 4/10/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Edna Gladney fought for adoption rights in Texas

Fort Worth’s Edna Gladney Center for Adoption celebrates its 125th anniversary this month.

Last Updated: 4/9/2012

Pets of the Week (April 9, 2012)

Meet Penelope-Michelle and Wallie, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 4/9/2012

Video: Recyclebank rewards you for recycling right

In Fort Worth, we’re proud of our commitment to being green, but it’s time to take it to a whole new level. The City of Fort Worth and its recycling partner, Waste Management, are offering recycling rewards to residents through a new program called Recyclebank.

Last Updated: 4/9/2012

Mayor's Message: Put your green pride on display this month

April is Earth Month in Fort Worth, and it’s the perfect time to showcase all the efforts our residents make to help keep our city clean, beautiful and sustainable.

Last Updated: 4/9/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Early downtown dwellers worshiped at Broadway Presbyterian

The Broadway Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth dates from 1884. Its first brick building at Broadway and St. Louis Avenue burned during the great southside fire on April 3, 1909.

Last Updated: 4/2/2012

Pets of the Week (April 2, 2012)

Meet Tabitha and Darcy, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 4/2/2012

Tour de Fort Worth Kickoff

Mayor Price discusses the Tour de Fort Worth weekly ride series before hitting the trails.

Last Updated: 3/29/2012

Mayor's Message: Essay contest offers wheels for words

The Words for Wheels contest—starting Monday and running through April 30—asks eligible students to think about their future impact on Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 3/29/2012

Mayor addresses Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board

Mayor Betsy Price calls for regionalism and action to bring commuter rail services to Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 3/29/2012

Fort Report: Flood Safety Awareness Week

Chris pays a visit to Eastern Hills Elementary to see one of the many storm water projects aimed at making Fort Worth safer when flash flooding strikes.

Last Updated: 3/27/2012

Fort Report: Bring your household hazardous waste to the ECC

Chris visits the Environmental Collection Center to see how the city how the city disposes of hazardous household waste.

Last Updated: 3/27/2012

Mayor's Message: Let's be respectful of all trail users

With the arrival of nice weather, countless citizens will be hitting the trails—myself included. As we ride, walk or run, let’s keep in mind a few pointers.

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Pets of the Week (March 26, 2012)

Meet Mason and Reyna, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Downtown, circa 1910

How many historic structures from this 1910 photo of downtown Fort Worth can you identify?

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Mayor's Message: Shale gas is clean, plentiful and right under our feet—Let’s use it!

Fort Worth has led the national effort to safely and responsibly produce clean burning shale gas—and I believe Fort Worth should also take the lead in shaping an America that doesn’t rely on foreign oil to keep those economic gears turning.

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Mayor's Message: Join me Oct. 26 for Fort Worth's first digital town hall

Join Mayor Price and the Star-Telegram's J.R. Labbe at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 for Fort Worth's first digital town hall.

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Mayor's Message: Global partnerships lead to energy innovation and business opportunity

Fort Worth was specifically selected and invited to meet with Chinese ministry officials, mayors and businesses leaders to discuss clean energy innovation and sustainable urban planning

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Mayor responds to state's audit of gas pipelines

Mayor responds to state's audit of gas pipelines

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Mayor helps recognize Armour plant’s history, backs plans to move forward

Mayor Betsy Price remembered the past but celebrated the move forward during a ceremony Nov. 10 recognizing the Armour & Co. Meatpacking Plant.

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Mayor Price’s first State of the City Address available live on city cable, online streaming

If you don’t have your tickets to Mayor Betsy Price’s first State of the City Address on Feb. 23, you can watch live on Fort Worth TV.

Last Updated: 3/26/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Westland produced a good nickel cigar

The Westland Cigar Manufacturing Co., located at 209½ W. 11th St., sold Blue Bell cigars for five cents each and Westland’s Bests at 15 cents, both made by hand in Fort Worth.

Last Updated: 3/19/2012

Pets of the Week (March 12, 2012)

Meet Marley and Midnight, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 3/13/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Cruise down Automobile Row

The western fringes of downtown Fort Worth once housed Automobile Row, a collection of automobile sales and service centers representing practically every make known at the time.

Last Updated: 3/12/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: E.M. Daggett settled Diamond Hill

Ephraim M. Daggett (1810-1883), known as the Father of Fort Worth, built this Diamond Hill home.

Last Updated: 3/5/2012

Pets of the Week (March 5, 2012)

Meet Lady Jane and Gracie, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 3/5/2012

Pets of the Week (Feb. 27, 2012)

Meet Frazzle and Tahiti, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 2/27/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: North Side grew up around packing plants

Development of the North Side of Fort Worth began about 1888, when A.T. Byers bought a large tract of land north of the Trinity River where he hoped to establish a city.

Last Updated: 2/27/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Trinity Park expanded as result of levee controversy

Trinity Park became Fort Worth’s second park when the city purchased 50 acres straddling the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in 1892.

Last Updated: 2/20/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: James Farmer pioneered cattle sales in Fort Worth

Born in 1858, Farmer entered the cattle business in Tarrant County when he established the Hoxie Packing House, a forerunner of the giant Swift and Armour packing houses in the Stockyards.

Last Updated: 2/13/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Streetcars began scooting around Cowtown in 1876

The first streetcar in Fort Worth rolled down Main Street on Christmas Day 1876, delivering passengers from the courthouse to the T&P Depot about a mile away.

Last Updated: 2/6/2012

Pets of the Week (Feb. 6, 2012)

Meet Tank and Callie, Animal Care & Control pets of the week.

Last Updated: 2/6/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Bell has been manufacturing Kiowa copters here for nearly 50 years

In the 46 years since Bell Helicopter Textron’s OH-58 Kiowa helicopter took its first flight, the Fort Worth-manufactured aircraft has flown more combat missions than any other, with more than 600,000 missions.

Last Updated: 1/30/2012

Pets of the Week (Jan. 30, 2012)

Meet Henry and Marley, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 1/30/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: 36th Division shipped out of Camp Bowie for World War I action

The 36th Infantry Division was organized at Camp Bowie in Fort Worth on July 18, 1917, from units of the Texas and Oklahoma National Guard during World War I.

Last Updated: 1/23/2012

Pets of the Week (Jan. 23, 2012)

Meet Peaches and Beatrice, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 1/23/2012

Pets of the Week (Jan. 17, 2012)

Meet Jackson and Anastasha, Animal Care & Control's Pets of the Week.

Last Updated: 1/17/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Red Men promoted freedom, friendship, charity

The Improved Order of Red Men traces its origins to secret patriotic societies founded before the American Revolution. They were established to promote liberty and to defy the tyranny of the English crown. Among the early groups were the Sons of Liberty, the Sons of St. Tammany and, later, the Society of Red Men.

Last Updated: 1/17/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: 1949 flood led to creation of levee system

On May 17, 1949, the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth broke through its levees and spilled floodwaters into the city's commercial, industrial and residential districts.

Last Updated: 1/9/2012

Pets of the Week (Jan. 9, 2012)

Meet August and Scooter, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 1/9/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Panoramic map shows 1876 Cowtown

In April 1876, when artist D.D. Morse drew this bird’s-eye view from the northwest, Fort Worth was struggling for its very existence.

Last Updated: 1/3/2012

Fort Worth Flashback: Depression era spawned 1938 City Hall

The 1938 City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St., is a Classical Moderne building designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick and built as part of the Works Progress Administration. Total construction cost was $500,000.

Last Updated: 12/27/2011

Pets of the Week (Dec. 18, 2011)

Meet Logan and Edward, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 12/16/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Early power brokers flocked to Elizabeth Boulevard

Elizabeth Boulevard on Fort Worth’s near south side was the first restricted residential development in Fort Worth. Today, the neighborhood is intact and free from demolition or commercial development.

Last Updated: 12/16/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: American Airlines grew its wings at Meacham

After the City of Fort Worth established Fort Worth Municipal Airport on May 23, 1925, the first airmail flight was flown in 1926 by National Air Transport Co., now known as American Airlines.

Last Updated: 12/12/2011

Pets of the Week (Dec. 5, 2011)

Meet Mandy and Stryker, Animal Care & Control's pets of the week.

Last Updated: 12/5/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Paschal High got its start as Fort Worth High

When FWHS was built in 1891, it was considered to be the finest school building in Texas. It was a three-story building surrounded by dirt roads, which were muddy on rainy days and led to a decline in attendance.

Last Updated: 12/5/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Lewis Fox captured Cowtown scenes in 1930s, 40s

Photographer Lewis D. Fox was known for shooting street scenes around Fort Worth, including this skyline captured from Clarke Avenue in Arlington Heights, circa 1945.

Last Updated: 11/28/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Money’s Glo was first Futurity champion

The first National Cutting Horse Association Futurity was held over two days in 1962. Money’s Glo, ridden by Buster Welch for C.E. Boyd III, scored a 224 to earn the winner’s check for $3,828. Thirty-six riders competed in the event.

Last Updated: 11/21/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Carnegie provided gift for city’s first library

When Mrs. D.B. Keeler took a chance and sent a letter to Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philanthropist responded with a $50,000 gift to build Fort Worth’s first library.

Last Updated: 11/14/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Main Street underpass provided north-south thoroughfare

The Main Street underpass created an east-west route for railroad cars overhead and a way for automobiles to travel beneath the rail lines from north to south.

Last Updated: 11/7/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: TCU campus had humble beginnings

Construction of a new home for Texas Christian University transformed an open prairie southwest of downtown into one of the most desirable parts of town in the early part of the 20th century.

Last Updated: 11/1/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: More than century-old pump station valve removed

Placed in service in 1892, this valve was installed during construction of the Holly Pump Station, now the site of the North Holly Water Treatment Plant.

Last Updated: 10/24/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Hotel, saloon provided cowboy comforts

In 1904, Col. T.M. Thannisch, one of North Fort Worth’s early developers and entrepreneurs, purchased property at the corner of North Main Street and East Exchange Avenue.

Last Updated: 10/17/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Shenandoah one of four Navy airships

Sure, we see a blimp in the Fort Worth skies during major sporting events, but those blimps are shrimps compared to the USS Shenandoah, which made its way through our city in the 1920s.

Last Updated: 10/10/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Stag Saloon brought ‘palatial magnificence’ to Cowtown

The Stag’s dining room offered a lavish menu of fresh fish, oysters, game and pastry dishes and was “a gathering place for the city’s young bulls.”

Last Updated: 10/3/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Restored monument honored for preservation excellence

The restored Al Hayne Monument at 700 Main St. was awarded a Preservation Award by Historic Fort Worth Inc. Fort Worth Public Art oversaw the restoration of the City-owned memorial.

Last Updated: 9/26/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Priceless art finds home at the Carter

In the early 1960s, the small, Philip Johnson-designed Amon Carter Museum overlooked a landscaped terrace that framed a view of the Fort Worth skyline.

Last Updated: 9/19/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Sam Garcia

The Fort Worth Library’s Samuel Garcia Collection is a treasure trove of information about Fort Worth’s Hispanic community. Garcia donated his collection to the library archives for preservation purposes and to educate the public about Hispanic heritage in the Fort Worth area. Included in the collection are manuscript materials relating to various organizations, pamphlets, journals, newspapers and clippings, memorabilia, photographs and awards.

Last Updated: 9/12/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Yale Lary anchored Detroit’s feared defense of the 50s

Lary made all-conference at Texas A&M University as a halfback in 1951 before being drafted by the Detriot Lions in the third round of the spring 1952 draft.

Last Updated: 9/6/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Early grocery store was predecessor to O.B. Macaroni

Italian immigrant Louis Bicocchi was a prominent grocer and businessman in pre-1900 Fort Worth. This store, downtown at the corner of Seventh and Burnett streets, was an early location of Bicocchi’s grocery business.

Last Updated: 8/29/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Bookmobile rolls out

In 1948, Fort Worth's new library director, Joseph S. Ibbotson, was instrumental in starting bookmobile service. The bookmobile made 28 stops in the city limits, bringing library services out of downtown and into neighborhoods long before branch libraries were built.

Last Updated: 8/22/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Boaz & Battle Cotton Yard

In the 1880s, the Boaz & Battle Cotton yard was located on Main Street between 13th and 14th streets.

Last Updated: 8/15/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: Central Fire Station

A modern Central Fire Station was constructed in 1899 at the corner of Throckmorton and Eighth streets. It had three wagon bays, sleeping quarters upstairs, a bell tower and a 40-foot lookout tower allowing firefighters to watch for smoke anywhere in town.

Last Updated: 8/8/2011

Fort Worth Flashback: E.M. Daggett

Ephraim M. Daggett (1810-1883) was a merchant, legislator and early promoter of Fort Worth. Born in Upper Canada, he settled in Tarrant County in 1854.

Last Updated: 8/8/2011

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