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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.

children eating in cafeteria

YMCA branch for African-Americans started in 1903

In this 1959 photograph, a large group of kids eat in the cafeteria at the McDonald YMCA on Jones Street. McDonald-Southeast branch carries on the important work today.
Feb. 5, 2016

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Animal Care & Control Volunteer Orientation: 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin St.

Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Master Thoroughfare Plan Task Force: 1 p.m. Feb. 8, 2016; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Avenue.
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Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Public Hearing: 2 p.m. Feb. 8, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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City of Fort Worth Art Commission: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2016; Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street.
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Audit Committee: 1 p.m. Feb. 9, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Pre-Council Meeting: 3 p.m. Feb. 9, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Notice of Public Hearing - Summerfields Chisholm Park : 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Workforce Solutions WDB: 9 a.m. Feb. 10, 2016; The Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope, 3200 Sanguinet St.
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Zoning Commission - Work Session: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Zoning Commission - Public Hearing: 1 p.m. Feb. 10, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #7 North Tarrant Parkway: 2 p.m. Feb. 10, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Animal Shelter Task Force: 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 2016; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.
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Animal Shelter Advisory Committee: 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 2016; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.
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Community Development Council: 6:15 p.m. Feb. 10, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Disciplinary Appeal of Termination: 9 a.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Room 623, 6th Floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe.
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Sweetheart Social at Hillside (Seniors): 11 a.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Hillside Recreation Center, 1201 E. Maddox .

The Regional Transportation Council: 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Transportation Council Room, 1st Floor, 616 Six Flags Dr.
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Responsible Pet Ownership Class (Spanish): 6 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin Street.
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Berry/University Urban Village Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; University United Methodist Church, 2416 West Berry St.

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