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North Main construction to close southbound Commerce Street on Thursday, Friday

As part of the Trinity River Vision/Panther Island Bridge construction, the contractor will close the southbound lanes of Commerce Street at Northeast 10th Street daily Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting.

City Hall, most city offices closed Dec. 25

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday, and garbage collection for Thursday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Dec. 26, will shift forward one day to Dec. 26 and 27 respectively. Emergency services will be available as usual.

Fort Worth Flashback: Labor News delivered holiday greetings to workers

Santa delivered Peace and Security, Full and Fair Employment, Racial and Religious Harmony and Higher Living Standards in this cartoon from the Dec. 19, 1946, edition of Fort Worth Labor News.

City to accept walk-in permitting on Tuesday evenings starting next month

It just became easier to complete that minor remodel or home-improvement project. Beginning Jan. 6, Fort Worth will offer extended hours for walk-in permitting.

Water, wastewater rates change in January

The City Council approved increases in water and wastewater rates that take effect Jan. 1, 2015. The typical residential customer’s monthly combined bill will increase by $3.11 monthly.

TxDOT honors Jungus Jordan as Road Hand

District 6 City Councilmember Jungus Jordan has been recognized as a Texas Department of Transportation Road Hand, the department’s highest honor that acknowledges individuals who have made a strong dedication to enhancing the Texas transportation system.

Carman tapped as new Water Department director

The City of Fort Worth has selected John Robert Carman as the new Water Department director following a national search.

Update on drought conditions

Drought is no minor issue — especially for a city like Fort Worth. Our water needs are growing all the time. But thanks to the forward thinking of our Tarrant Regional Water District board members and our Water Department, we’ve got a robust water system and strong drought preparedness plan.

City working on improving traffic light synchronization

Fort Worth has applied for a North Central Texas Council of Governments grant that would result in retiming 140 additional intersections in nine corridors.

Crews prepared to keep drivers safe in winter conditions

During severe winter weather, the city’s Transportation & Public Works Department monitors conditions and stays in contact with the city’s Office of Emergency Management.

High-speed rail will one day connect Texans

Texas Central Railway is leading a privately funded effort to make a 90-minute trip to Houston a reality by 2021.

RTC approves Mobility 2035 amendment

The Regional Transportation Commission last month approved an amended version of Mobility 2035, the region’s long-range transportation plan.

Landscaping, construction continue along Chisholm Trail Parkway

Construction and landscaping work will continue into 2015 along the northern portion of Chisholm Trail where it connects with I-30 near downtown Fort Worth.

Bridge construction reduces White Settlement to one lane in each direction

The closure is needed to allow the contractor to build new north and south access roads between Adolph and Rupert streets.

Fort Worth Flashback: Alliance Airport celebrates 25 years

In 1987, a partnership was formed between the Federal Aviation Administration, the Fort Worth City Council and the Perot Group/Hillwood Development Corp. to build an airport in far north Fort Worth.

Alliance Airport, started with a vision, celebrates 25 years

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Fort Worth Alliance Airport, launching what is now AllianceTexas.

Texas Rangers collecting toys for Cowboy Santas

The Texas Rangers will be collecting toys for Cowboy Santas this year. New, unwrapped toys or books can be dropped off through Dec. 16 at the Rangers Team Shop, 316 Main St.

Five outdated pools to be demolished

The City Council on Tuesday evening voted to demolish five swimming pools, each more than 50 years old and obsolete.

Fort Worth Flashback: Stripling’s window displays set the tone for the holidays

Stripling’s Department Store was known for festive window displays, and its 1940 version for the Christmas shopping season did not disappoint.

Cease the grease to avoid clogging up the sewer system

Don’t pour the grease from your holiday meals down the drain. Recycle it instead during the 2014 Holiday Grease Roundup, Dec. 6-13.

Drop it off: bulky trash, appliances and tires

The City of Fort Worth offers residents a one-stop “drop” for everything from tires to bulky trash and furniture to yard trimmings at three drop-off stations.

Lake Worth Centennial wraps up with parade of lights

The grand finale of the Lake Worth Centennial Celebration will be a boating Parade of Lights on Dec. 6.

Sales tax collections up nearly 10 percent for September

Fort Worth’s net sales tax collections in September totaled $12,346,638, up from September 2013 by $1.1 million, or 9.9 percent.

Bike-share system to add new locations

Fort Worth Bike Sharing has finalized eight of 10 new stations to be installed next spring.

The Holidays: A Time to Give Back

Folks, I think it’s safe to say that the holidays have officially arrived in Fort Worth, Texas! But before we turn to our holiday preparations, our to-do lists, and all of the inevitable frenzy that this time of year brings; I want to say a few words about one of the greatest gifts you can give this holiday season – your time.

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