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Sales tax collections up 8.8 percent in August

Collections are up 4.5 percent so far for the 2016 fiscal year.
Oct. 21, 2016

Program examines gap between low-income, middle-class

Fort Worth officials will join others to discuss *Bridging the Gap Between Low-Income and Middle-Class Communities* at Oct. 27 forum.
Oct. 21, 2016

Fort Worth scores a perfect 100 for LGBT inclusiveness on national scorecard

The 2016 Municipal Equality Index is a rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law. 2016 scale rates 506 cities on 44 criteria. The average city score was 55; 60 cities scored 100.
Oct. 21, 2016

Blue Zones Project hosting free Power9 Party Oct. 29

Family-friendly celebration at Panther Island Pavilion will include fitness activities, healthy snacks, gardening and cooking demonstrations and live music. The Social Running Club will also host a free 5K run from Panther Island Pavilion at 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 21, 2016

Far north library design complete

Design of the new far north library is complete. Bidding process for construction to begin in December.
Oct. 21, 2016

Multipurpose arena and Montgomery Street reconstruction projects in full swing

The final design of the multipurpose arena has been submitted, and construction is scheduled to begin in February 2017.
Oct. 21, 2016

Kimbo Road reconstruction to get underway

The city's Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to update residents on the reconstruction of Kimbo Road. Make plans to attend the meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Bonnie Brae Elementary School.
Oct. 21, 2016

Three finalists selected in Business Plan Competition

From a pool of 50, these entrepreneurs will compete Oct. 27 for thousands in prizes. All three will share cash and prize packages valued at nearly $70,000.
Oct. 21, 2016

Senior motion wellness system to be dedicated at Forest Park

A new senior motion wellness system, donated by the North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) Charitable Fund, will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at Forest Park, 1500 Colonial Pkwy.
Oct. 20, 2016

Trinity Railway Express plans frequency overhaul effective Oct. 24

To address customer concerns regarding irregular train schedules during peak hours, the Trinity Railway Express will debut sweeping changes. More trains will roll during morning and evening rush, and weekend service will be extended.
Oct. 19, 2016

Join Mayor Price for the spookiest ride of the year

Put on your costume and ride through downtown alongside Mayor Price during her annual Spooky Bike and Ball Oct. 27. Annual event combines fitness and fun for the entire family.
Oct. 19, 2016

Rockwood Golf Course opening delayed until July 2017

Excessive rainfall during May through July of this year forced a delay in installing grass for the course. By delaying the opening, the turf will be allowed to establish better once higher temperatures return in late spring and early summer.
Oct. 19, 2016

Carnival Food Store at 28th Street closing, will no longer accept court payments

Carnival Food Stores will close its Northwest 28th Street location on Oct. 25, and that means the Fort Worth Municipal Court site located in the store will also be closing. The last day for court service at that location will be Oct. 23.
Oct. 19, 2016

Recyclebank's top 10 ways to green your Halloween

Is the thought of all the potential Halloween trash more frightening than Halloween itself? From pumpkins to costumes to candy, here’s how to reduce all your spooky Halloween waste.
Oct. 18, 2016

Trash Bash workers keep 17 tons of debris out of our waterways

The Tarrant Regional Water District's Fall Trash Bash marked a milestone with its 25th annual cleanup this September, drawing more than 6,500 volunteers who collected 17.86 tons of trash.
Oct. 18, 2016

Shout out to all the Litter Stomp volunteers

The City of Fort Worth conducted its sixth annual Litter Stomp on September 17, attracting more than 1,400 volunteers to clean neighborhoods, school campuses, streets and community parks and collected more than 1,500 bags of trash.
Oct. 18, 2016

Zero waste is the goal of a new effort by Fort Worth Symphony director

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, msic director of the Fort Worth Symphony, is a proponent of zero waste, having organized a compost collection system he calls Cowboy Compost to collect food waste in Fort Worth.
Oct. 18, 2016

Learn how to improve your community garden

Join Tarrant Area Food Bank's community gardening program for a gathering of local garden leaders from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12 at First Christian Church of Arlington. Presentation topics include engaging the community in your garden, ways to improve community gardens and a tour.
Oct. 17, 2016

Learn the latest on regional energy efficiency efforts

Free forum on Oct. 26 is for anyone seeking to make an impact on energy sustainability. Great event for energy managers, facility managers, local government officials, school district personnel or anyone in private industry.
Oct. 17, 2016

Bee part of the solution during the Great Seed Bomb

Grassroots movement aims to save the pollinators during Nov. 5 bike ride for all ages. After your ride, join the Eco-Party and food trucks, vendors, live music, learning booths, an art show, T-shirt screening and a costume contest.
Oct. 17, 2016

Eastside Blossoms project continues to bloom

Eastside Blossoms' latest project: Mexican plum trees will provide a beautiful row of blooming trees that will enhance the drive along Randol Mill Road.
Oct. 17, 2016

Celebrate America Recycles Day in November by shredding, composting and recycling

Fort Worth is celebrating the nationally-recognized America Recycles Day in November with three great opportunities to get involved, including a Master Composter class, America Recycles Day (aka Shred Day) and a tour of a local recycle center.
Oct. 17, 2016

New online jury management system summons to go out Oct. 17

Beginning Oct. 17, Fort Worth Municipal Court will begin sending new summons cards to jurors using a new online check-in and tracking tool. The court will be fully integrated on the new system beginning Nov. 14.
Oct. 15, 2016

Animal shelter partners with Hiley Subaru for Subaru Loves Pets adoption event

Adoption fees have been cut in half for the Oct. 22 event.
Oct. 14, 2016

Celebrate the relaunch of McLeland Tennis Center Oct. 22

Get in the swing of things by working on your strokes and volleys. It's all free.
Oct. 14, 2016

Learn about the future of State Highway 199

An open house will discuss planned improvements to Jacksboro Highway, which was recently identified as a vital route for northwestern suburbs.
Oct. 14, 2016

Fort Worth's community centers host festivals celebrating autumn, Halloween

Put the finishing touches on your costume and get ready to enjoy a full week’s worth of fun activities.
Oct. 14, 2016

FWPD motorcycle unit to compete in rodeo Oct. 22

Back the blue during a motorcycle rodeo showcasing the skills of police officers from Fort Worth, Southlake, Keller and Watauga and other agencies. On Oct. 22, the motorcycle rodeo begins at 10 a.m.
Oct. 13, 2016

Say howdy to the new Main Street visitor center

Learn more about the city and its offerings at the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau's new Main Street Visitor Center, which reopened recently at 508 Main St.
Oct. 13, 2016

Competition soccer fields constructed at Harmon Field

Soccer balls will be flying on new competition soccer fields at Harmon Field. Three practice soccer fields were upgraded to competition fields with irrigation, lighting added to one of the fields and the parking lot expanded.
Oct. 13, 2016

Public hearing set on changes to water, wastewater impact fees

Any member of the public has a right to appear at the hearing and provide comments in support or opposition to the amendments.
Oct. 12, 2016

Fort Worth receives public art gift from Japan

Two contemporary paintings, — *Girl Scout Nichibei Yuko-no Kizuna (The Friendship Bond of US-Japan Girl Scouts)* — are now on permanent display at the Fort Worth Central Library.
Oct. 12, 2016

Enjoy a safe Halloween experience at FWPD’s Trunk or Treat

Parents and costumed kids are encouraged to pull up to the Bob Bolen Center for fun and games on Oct. 31.
Oct. 12, 2016

North Texas transportation-air quality balance gets federal approval

The U.S. Department of Transportation ruled in September that the Dallas-Fort Worth area's recently adopted long-range transportation plan complies with federal air quality regulations, allowing current and future transportation projects to proceed.
Oct. 12, 2016

New speed limits for Chisholm Trail Parkway now in effect

Speed limits went up along some segments of the tollway, but remained unchanged in others.
Oct. 11, 2016

How do Texas highways rank nationwide?

New report tracks performance of state highway systems in 11 categories. Texas fell in the middle, at No. 19 nationwide.
Oct. 11, 2016

I-35W progress update: One lane open at eastbound Spur 280

There's good news for drivers looking for a more efficient way to access northbound I-35W from downtown Fort Worth.
Oct. 11, 2016

EasyRide commuter program makes public transportation an easy choice

Choosing public transportation for your daily commute can rack up nearly $10,000 in annual savings, according to the new Transit Savings Report from the American Public Transportation Association.
Oct. 11, 2016

Bicycling Magazine says the nation's most bike-crazy mayor lives right here in Fort Worth

According to Bicycling Magazine, Mayor Betsy Price is America's Most Bike-Crazy Mayor. 'The health of communities is critical to your economic development, to your engagement, to the vitality of your community,' Price told the magazine.
Oct. 11, 2016

City wins 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award Fort Worth the 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award for efforts to promote water savings in 2015.
Oct. 7, 2016

Show your love to homeless pets during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

There are numerous ways to get involved this month, from adoption to advocating for shelter pets. In Fort Worth alone, more than 17,000 pets enter the shelter each year.
Oct. 7, 2016

Artwork recognizes Fort Worth neighborhood's history in aviation manufacturing

Fort Worth Public Art has installed limestone elements with engraved aeronautical artwork. The installation can be seen at Z Boaz South Park. The Bomber Heights area was created to fuel the need for workers at Consolidated Vultee.
Oct. 7, 2016

Construction activities in Riverside Park part of the Trinity River Vision's River Connect Plan

Visitors to Riverside Park will notice construction activities beginning in the southern end of the park in the coming weeks, including the installation of construction trailers and fencing, and the start of dirt excavation and hauling.
Oct. 6, 2016

Electrical lines relocation delays Chapel Creek Bridge project

Electrical lines that are located over Interstate 30 at the Chapel Creek Bridge need to be relocated before the bridge project can get underway. Construction for the project is now anticipated to begin February 2017.
Oct. 6, 2016

Do you Makey Makey or Tinkercad?

Northwest Library opens Panther Lab for the maker movement, spurring innovation and creativity. You don't have to live in Fort Worth or even have a Fort Worth library card to participate. (But everyone should have a library card, right?)
Oct. 5, 2016

Get a free WaterSense showerhead to save water, money and energy

October is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense 'Shower Better' month. WaterSense showerheads have been tested for water efficiency, force and flow. Pick one up at an upcoming event.
Oct. 5, 2016

Fort Worth joins 58 other Texas communities with Scenic City designation

The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas with a mission to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces, with the long-term goal of improving the image of Texas cities.
Oct. 4, 2016

Columbia at Renaissance Square breaks ground

Well-connected street networks, infrastructure to support biking, pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, easy access to Cobb Park, large green spaces and play areas for children will support an active lifestyle for residents and visitors.
Oct. 4, 2016

Mayor, educators, business leaders put childhood literacy front and center

Mayor Betsy Price is partnering with Fort Worth schools and local businesses in a partnership aimed at making the Fort Worth Independent School District the most sought-after public school system in the country. The venture will ensure children are prepared for college, career and community leadership.
Sept. 30, 2016

2017 water, wastewater rates set

Average Fort Worth residential customers will see the water and wastewater portions of their city services bill increase by $1.20 per month in 2017 based on the rates approved by the City Council.
Sept. 29, 2016

Sales tax collections up 2 percent in July

Fort Worth's net sales tax collections in July totaled $10,806,290, up from July 2015 by $244,005, or 2.3 percent.
Sept. 29, 2016

Some property owners due tax reimbursements

Countywide, refunds totaling $8.7 million are due taxpayers; the city's portion is more than $1 million.
Sept. 29, 2016

City Council recognizes third quarter Blue Zones Project accomplishments

A sea of blue filled the City Council chamber on Sept. 27 as more than two dozen organizations were recognized for becoming Blue Zones Project Approved or Participating Organizations. Businesses, restaurants, schools and organizations support best practices designed to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Fort Worth.
Sept. 29, 2016

Sandy Lane Park getting a facelift

Revitalization and beautification of Sandy Lane Park will give east Fort Worth residents a place to enjoy the outdoors. Construction is expected to be finished by the end of the year.
Sept. 28, 2016

Action plan moving forward for Age-Friendly Community

Fort Worth is part of a national network of communities that are committed to giving older residents the opportunity to live rewarding, productive and safe lives.
Sept. 28, 2016

Fort Worth awarded for excellence in purchasing

The City of Fort Worth's Purchasing Division has earned the 2016 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, designed to measure state-of-the-art in best practices.
Sept. 27, 2016

Meet Fort Worth's new historic preservation officer

Fort Worth's new historic preservation officer brings 29 years of experience in architecture, architectural conservation, historic preservation and preservation planning in both private practice and various levels of government. Learn more about Murray G. Miller.
Sept. 27, 2016

Botanic Garden structures honored for preservation efforts

Historic Fort Worth Inc.'s Preservation Awards program honors projects based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Sept. 26, 2016

Neighborhoods boost city's food drive efforts

Read the results from the 2016 neighborhood food drive. Winners will be honored during a future City Council meeting.
Sept. 23, 2016

Protect your property with flood insurance

Just a few inches of floodwater can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. The city's Stormwater Management Division calls flood insurance the best way to protect yourself from devastating financial loss.
Sept. 22, 2016

Check out the new McLeland Tennis Center during free youth classes, open house

Kids are invited to hit the court and take part in McLeland Tennis Center's new slate of junior classes for free Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
Sept. 22, 2016

Sign up for Cowboy Santas distributions

The Cowboy Santas program is a charitable organization that provides toys to children 12 and under from low-income Tarrant County families during the holiday season. Qualifying families can visit a local community center, with proper documentation, to register.
Sept. 22, 2016

Construction begins on FM1220/Boat Club Road project

To improve safety, 10-foot-wide paved shoulders and left-turn bays will be added. Access to and from FM1220 to Park Road will be closed during Phase 1.
Sept. 21, 2016

Monarch waystation provides beauty for humans, food for butterflies

When you visit Forest Park Pool next summer, keep an eye out for butterflies flitting among the old oak trees and above the cooling waters. Volunteers planted more than 250 plants at Forest Park Pool to help sustain migrating butterflies.
Sept. 20, 2016

Unneeded medications around the house? Don't trash or flush them

Fort Worth is conducting a pilot program that allows residents to safely and conveniently dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs. The program provides free envelopes for sending drugs to be safely destroyed.
Sept. 19, 2016

Growing animal population drives expansion of the city’s animal shelter

In order to assess and treat these unwanted and stray cats and dogs in preparation for adoption, more space is being added to the current Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter.
Sept. 16, 2016

Get your flu shot, the earlier the better

Local health care workers are reminding residents that it's never too early to get flu shots.
Sept. 15, 2016

Shingleton appointed mayor pro tem

District 7 Councilmember Dennis Singleton has been named mayor pro tem. He replaces District 2 Councilmember Salvador Espino. He has represented Council District 7 since 2011.
Sept. 15, 2016

Phone scam from phony IRS agents is targeting Fort Worth residents

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds, the Fort Worth Police Department warned.
Sept. 15, 2016

Certain planning and development fees increase Oct. 1

City fees are examined every two years to ensure they cover the cost of providing the service.
Sept. 8, 2016

What you need to know about placing signs in the roadway

There is a way to get your message across without being a traffic hazard, causing problems in mowing right of ways or creating the kind of clutter that hurts a neighborhood.
Sept. 8, 2016

New stormwater controls to relieve flooding on McKenzie Street

To find out more about this project and the construction schedule, plan to attend a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Sycamore Community Center.
Sept. 8, 2016

Fire Station Park is expanding

Strong neighborhood support has prompted the city's purchase of 1.35 acres at 1616 Hemphill St. to expand Fire Station Park, which means more activities at the Hemphill Street location in the future.
Sept. 7, 2016

Active shooter civilian response training available for the public at five sessions

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. This potentially lifesaving program is open to the general public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their individual safety.
Sept. 2, 2016

Construction continues in Trinity Boulevard area

Roadway improvements designed to improve roadway capacity, flood controls, traffic signal operations, safety and economic development are in full swing in the Trinity Boulevard corridor.
Sept. 2, 2016

Parent engagement classes begin Sept. 12

Discover techniques to boost your child's future success in school and beyond by participating in a free 10-week workshop series, in English and Spanish. The Early Childhood Matters series is designed for parents, family members and caregivers of children from birth through age 5.
Sept. 1, 2016

'Go Purple Friday' kicks off again Sept. 2

Wear TCU colors every Friday and receive discounts and special offers.
Aug. 27, 2016

Call 811 before you dig

It's the law in all 50 states that you must call 811 before digging to prevent damages. To avoid damaging underground lines, contact this free service at least three days before you want to dig.
Aug. 19, 2016

Police: Crime down 2.4 percent; trends show continued improvement

Overall crime is down in Fort Worth for 2016, led by reductions in crime against property and non-violent offenses, according to Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s mid-year update to City Council.

Aug. 16, 2016

Starting a home renovation project? Walk-in permitting on Tuesday evenings can help

Before starting your remodeling project, visit the Planning and Development Department during extended hours on Tuesday evenings.
Aug. 12, 2016

Featured School Green Team: Greenfield Elementary

Greenfield Elementary's Green Team students are setting the bar high when it comes to picking up litter at their school.
Aug. 8, 2016

Fort Worth Water unveils plan for getting the lead out

While only 2 percent of Fort Worth customers may have lead service lines, the goal is to get the lead out of the public water system.
Aug. 1, 2016

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the XTO Energy Parade of Lights will be available for purchase starting Aug. 15. The Parade of Lights is a production of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.
July 28, 2016

Timberland boulevard improvements moving traffic

Phase one capacity improvements to Timberland Boulevard are taking shape. Construction is slated to begin on both phase two and three in October 2017.
July 14, 2016

Evacuation exercise prepares Fort Worth emergency staff for future hurricanes

Fort Worth Emergency Management staff recently participated in a statewide exercise to prepare for future hurricanes on the gulf coast. Watch the video the learn more about the exercise.
June 21, 2016

Passport services now available at Central Library

Passport applications will be accepted by appointment only, available from 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.
June 3, 2016

Seminars offer savings in water — and money

Learn the basics of water conservation during a series of free monthly programs running March 3 through November.
Feb. 15, 2016