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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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Public Meeting: Botanic Garden Strategic Plan: 5:30 p.m. May 2, 2016; Fort Worth Botanic Garden Lecture Hall, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: 11 a.m. May 3, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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DFW International Airport Board Retirement/Investment Committee: 12:30 p.m. May 3, 2016; Board Room, DFW International Airport Headquarters Building, 2400 Aviation Dr.
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DFW International Airport Board Operations Committee: 12:45 p.m. May 3, 2016; Board Room, DFW International Airport Headquarters Building, 2400 Aviation Dr.
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DFW International Airport Board Finance/Audit Committee: 1 p.m. May 3, 2016; Board Room, DFW International Airport Headquarters Building, 2400 Aviation Dr.
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Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee: 1 p.m. May 3, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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DFW International Airport Board Concessions/Commercial Development Committee: 1:10 p.m. May 3, 2016; Board Room, DFW International Airport Headquarters Building, 2400 Aviation Dr.
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Alliance Airport Authority, Inc: 2:45 p.m. May 3, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall , 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Pre-Council Meeting: 3 p.m. May 3, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Council Meeting: 7 p.m. May 3, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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North Tri Movie Marathon: Star Wars IV: A New Hope: 6 p.m. May 4, 2016; North Tri-Ethnic Neighborhood Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Community Development Council Special Called Meeting and Public Hearing: 6:15 p.m. May 4, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Community Development Council: 6:15 p.m. May 4, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Shiver / Trace Ridge Bike Lanes Project Meeting: 6:45 p.m. May 4, 2016; Heritage Amenity Center, 9536 Courtright Drive.

DFW International Airport Regular Board Meeting: 8:30 a.m. May 5, 2016; Board Room, DFW International Airport Headquarters Building, 2400 Aviation Dr.
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Downtown Design Review Board Public Hearing: 2 p.m. May 5, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Lawn Care Maintenance Water-Saving Seminar: 6 p.m. May 5, 2016; Iris Room, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
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Responsible Pet Ownership Class (Spanish): 6 p.m. May 5, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control, 4900 Martin Street.
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