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The City of Fort Worth's City News presents a weekly article highlighting a local history topic using photographs found in the Library's archives. The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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Mayfest celebrates city’s relationship with Trinity River

Mayfest began in 1973 as the Trinity River Festival, a celebration of hard work and success in improving the unsightliness that was left after the devastating flood of 1949.
April 29, 2016

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Riverside Community Garage Sale: 8 a.m. May 7, 2016; Riverside Recreation Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Walking Town Hall: 10 a.m. May 7, 2016; Northwest Community Park, 8375 Blue Mound Road.
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Public Safety Training Complex Open House: 10 a.m. May 7, 2016; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St.

Mother's Day Brunch at Southside (RSVP by April 15): 11 a.m. May 7, 2016; Southside Neighborhood Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

'Latino Americans: 500 Years of History' Episodes 4 and 6: 2 p.m. May 7, 2016; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Work Session: 12:30 p.m. May 9, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Police Officers Association: 1 p.m. May 9, 2016; Conference Room 201/202, Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.
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Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Public Hearing: 2 p.m. May 9, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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City of Fort Worth Art Commission: 5:30 p.m. May 9, 2016; Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street.
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Fort Worth Human Relations Commission: 5:30 p.m. May 9, 2016; Room 105, Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Avenue.
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Canceled Audit Committee: 1 p.m. May 10, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Infrastructure & Transportation Committee: 2 p.m. May 10, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Pre-Council Meeting: 3 p.m. May 10, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Health Fair at R.D. Evans: 4 p.m. May 10, 2016; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Council Meeting: 7 p.m. May 10, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.: 9 a.m. May 11, 2016; Suite 100, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. , 777 Taylor St.
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Zoning Commission - Work Session: 11:30 a.m. May 11, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Zoning Commission - Public Hearing: 1 p.m. May 11, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Rolling Town Hall: 6 p.m. May 11, 2016; Candleridge Park, 4300 French Lake Drive.
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Montgomery Street Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. May 11, 2016; University of North Texas Health Science Center, Medical Education & Training Building, 1000 Montgomery St, 1st Floor, Room 125S, South Auditorium.

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