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Gear up for Mayor Price's Tour de Fort Worth

FitWorth will host numerous organized rides, including walkable and kid-friendly routes. The series rolls out at 8 a.m. July 1 at Joe T. Garcia's. The rides will run through July 22, ending with a final ride celebration at Central Market.
June 20, 2018

Overton Park Drive East getting new streetlights

The city's Transportation & Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to inform residents about streetlight installation. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. June 28.
June 20, 2018

Secretary Carson visits Fort Worth to unveil EnVision site

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Stop Six to unveil a new EnVision Center that will be located in the eastside community center.
June 20, 2018

Visit PD's open house on June 23

Gain an inside view of Fort Worth Police activities at an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex.
June 19, 2018

Southbound Montgomery detours in place

Southbound Montgomery Street from Camp Bowie Boulevard to Harley Avenue is scheduled to be closed for new concrete paving on the west side of the roadway on June 20 and June 22.
June 19, 2018

Conserve North Texas website launches

The North Central Texas Council of Governments has launched the Conserve North Texas website, a regional clearinghouse of energy efficiency, water conservation and transportation programs.
June 19, 2018

Keep grass and weeds mown, or pay up

The city's Code Compliance officials encourage residents to avoid having tall grass and weeds by mowing regularly. If you live or own property within the Fort Worth city limits, keep your land cut to less than 12 inches.
June 18, 2018

Infrastructure improvements scheduled for Smilax Avenue and Rouse Street

Water and sewer lines are scheduled for replacement and the street will be repaved on Smilax Avenue and Rouse Street. A project meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 28.
June 18, 2018

Fort Worth's Fourth returns to Panther Island Pavilion

The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing and KidZone activities are free. Gates open at 2 p.m.; the fireworks show begins about 10 p.m.
June 18, 2018

Community conference to focus on the problem of homelessness and possible solutions

A community conference on homelessness is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 30. The goal is to educate the public and to redirect charitable efforts to be more effective.
June 15, 2018

Fort Worth makes an impression during diplomatic mission to Russia

Fourteen delegates just returned from a 12-day diplomatic mission to Russia where they met with officials and local citizens to promote Fort Worth.
June 15, 2018

Fort Worth, Dallas mayors leading mission to London, Paris and Brussels

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will lead a trade mission June 17-22 to London, Paris and Brussels to promote economic development, business opportunities and tourism throughout the DFW region.
June 15, 2018

Learn the basics of home purchasing

Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department is hosting the 15th annual Housing Summit on June 23 at Cendera Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and workshops will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m..
June 14, 2018

Municipal Court partnering with Summer Learn and Earn program

The Fort Worth Municipal Court has launched a summer employment program for youth with disabilities between 14-22 years old. The program is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth and the Texas Workforce Commission.
June 14, 2018

Fort Worth recognized for its FitWorth program

Fort Worth received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for its FitWorth program, which addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity..
June 14, 2018

Skunk tests positive for rabies in far north Fort Worth

The Texas Department of State Health Services informed the City of Fort Worth on June 12 that a wild skunk, located in a residential area near Westheimer Road and Gessner Drive in far north Fort Worth, tested positive for the rabies virus.
June 13, 2018

'State of Downtown' report captures remarkable growth

The economic impact on downtown from hotel revenue and resident spending alone should exceed $33 million.
June 13, 2018

Construction scheduled for Near Southside water utility lines and streets

Make plans to attend the Near Southside infrastructure improvements project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. June 25 to learn about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.
June 13, 2018

Join free yoga classes at Burnett Park

Grab a mat and enjoy free yoga classes in Burnett Park from 5:30-6:15 p.m. every Wednesday in June.
June 13, 2018

Neighborhood Improvement Strategy revitalizes Stop Six, Ash Crescent neighborhoods

Fort Worth created the Neighborhood Improvement Strategy program to help revitalize some of the older neighborhoods around the city. The goal of the work is to improve the neighborhoods' aesthetics and to lower crime rates.
June 12, 2018

Harmon Road to be reconstructed as a four-lane roadway

Harmon Road is slated for reconstruction. A project meeting is schedule for 6 p.m. June 25. Make plans to attend the meeting to find out more about the project.
June 12, 2018

City employee honored for work in project management

Jeff Kersey, a senior IT tech support analyst with the City of Fort Worth, received the Best of Texas Award for Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management from the Center for Digital Government.
June 12, 2018

Find out about infrastructure improvements in the Ridglea area

The city will replace existing water and sewer lines and rehabilitate the streets in the Ridglea area. Make plans to attend the project meeting 6:30 p.m. June 21 to learn about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.
June 11, 2018

Police Foundation honors exemplary service

Fort Worth Police Officer Landon Rollins was named Officer of the Year for 2017 at the 66th annual awards dinner hosted by the Fort Worth Police Foundation.
June 8, 2018

Fort Worth Animal Shelter awarded $50,000 grant

The $50,000 Better Cities for Pets grant was awarded to the City of Fort Worth to assist the people and pets of Fort Worth who lack access to mainstream veterinary care.
June 8, 2018

Sue McLean recognized for her commitment to Fairmount neighborhood

Sue McLean, a dedicated volunteer in Fort Worth's Fairmount Neighborhood Association, is among this year's three inductees into Neighborhoods USA's Who's Who in America's Neighborhoods recognition program.
June 8, 2018

City, Fort Worth Housing Solutions selected for HUD EnVision program

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has selected Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth to be a site for the EnVision demonstration program.
June 8, 2018

Applications now accepted for Camp Henry 2018

Teens age 13-15 can attend Camp Henry and become immersed in fun learning activities related to caring and interacting with dogs and cats in the care of the Fort Worth animal shelter. One-week camps are offered from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily.
June 8, 2018

Work begins on White Settlement Bridge superstructure

The Texas Department of Transportation's contractor for the Panther Island bridges, has been making major progress on the new White Settlement Bridge. Serving as gateways to Panther Island, three bridges will create a urban waterfront community.
June 7, 2018

Sunset Heights earns second place in Neighborhood of the Year contest at national conference

Fort Worth's Sunset Heights Neighborhood Association received the second place award for Neighborhood of the Year at the 43rd annual Neighborhoods USA conference. The community painted a mural on a retaining wall that had been targeted with graffiti.
June 7, 2018

Freeway lighting repairs continue

Crews will repair lighting along Southeast Loop 820 from Rosedale Street to U.S. 287 to continue lighting repairs. This section of highway is expected to be finished by mid-July. Lane closures are necessary, occurring 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
June 7, 2018

Fort Worth to represent United States at Italian sports games

Fort Worth will send nearly 100 student-athletes and coaches to the sixth annual Tricolore Youth Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy, July 5-14. The Tricolore Games are held every four years.
June 6, 2018

Construction delays push Golden Triangle Library completion to early 2019

Construction delays have pushed back the projected completion date of the new Golden Triangle Branch Library. Work is about 40 percent complete, but more than 90 percent of the contract time has gone by.
June 6, 2018

Weigh-in on public art projects for 2018 bond program projects

The Fort Worth Art Commission will conduct two public hearings on the Draft Public Art Plan for the 2018 Bond Program. The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 11. The Art Commission will also review written comments received by July 9.
June 5, 2018

Bond rating outcomes vary for 2018 debt plan

As part of the city's 2018 debt plan, staff has met with rating analysts from Moody's, Fitch, Standard & Poor's, and Kroll over the past several weeks. The city sought ratings for several upcoming bond sales.
June 5, 2018

City lighting up North Beach Street with new streetlights

Streetlights are being installed in the median along North Beach Street from Long Avenue to the railroad tracks south of Meacham Boulevard. Make plans to attend a community meeting at 6 p.m. June 21 to hear the schedule and possible impacts.
June 5, 2018

I-35W project is 96 percent complete

The I-35W project is 96 percent complete and drivers are anxiously awaiting the final portion of the project. Look for the final phase of TEXpress lanes, closest to downtown, to open later this summer.
June 5, 2018

Sister Cities recognizes Global Award recipients

Mayor Betsy Price and dinner chairs led a crowd of nearly 400 through an evening of international cuisine and entertainment as Fort Worth Sister Cities recognized and honored individuals, businesses and organizations.
June 1, 2018

Near Southside presents awards for outstanding service to the growing neighborhood

Near Southside Inc. presented annual awards to a number of individuals and businesses at the 2018 Near Southside Shindig.
June 1, 2018

Don't let the heat beat you down

As temperatures in Fort Worth approach triple digits, the numbers of heat-related emergency medical calls are expected to increase. Protect yourself, your pets and your landscape.
May 31, 2018

First multifamily development underway in Panther Island

Encore Enterprises of Dallas broke ground on Encore Panther Island, a thoughtfully-designed multifamily community along the planned canals north of downtown Fort Worth. Encore will be the first multifamily development on Panther Island.
May 31, 2018

Host families needed for English-Spanish language campers

Fine-tune your Spanish skills while hosting college-aged students during Fort Worth Sister Cities' Dual Language Immersion Camp June 8-29. A host orientation and training is planned for 5 p.m. June 4.
May 30, 2018

Rockin' the River is an all-day party with atti-tube

Rockin' the River, a summer tubing and music series, is back with some fresh acts and some favorites from previous years. Enjoy 30 bands over six weeks, including top Texas country acts, a little rock and soul, and a fireworks show to round it off.
May 30, 2018

Plenty of fun under the sun at Twin Points Park

Twin Points Park, near the Eagle Mountain Lake dam, opened May 26 for its third season with swimming, boating, picnicking and more. The park is operated by the Tarrant Regional Water District.
May 25, 2018

Keep your cool this summer at new Southeast YMCA aquatic center, other city pools

Everybody in the water! A new Fort Worth aquatic center opens later in the summer, joining two swimming pools and a splash pad that opened Memorial Day weekend. City pools opened on May 26 and will operate through Labor Day weekend.
May 23, 2018

TEXRail trains get a new home

When TEXRail trains roll out late this year, they will be dispatched from a new equipment maintenance facility. The 27-mile commuter rail line is scheduled to begin daily operations late in 2018.
May 23, 2018

Modern roundabouts are safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists

According to data from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, roundabouts can save lives. Roundabouts reduce crashes by 40 percent and reduce injury crashes by 75 percent.
May 22, 2018

Fort Worth will soon ban smoking in city parks

The City Council voted to expand the city's smoking ban to include city parks, except in certain instances. The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15.
May 18, 2018

Six drowning patients in May, including one fatal

By mid May, one child died from drowning, while five others were seen at Cook Children's Medical Center for near-drownings. Experts stress 100 percent supervision when children are in or around the pool.
May 18, 2018

Swim Safe program aims to stop drownings in Fort Worth

To help educate Fort Worth residents on water safety, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition is sponsoring upcoming Safe Swim programs. They will be held in the evenings at several pools around the city this summer.
May 17, 2018

Municipal Court closed satellite payment center at Southside Community Center

The Fort Worth Municipal Court closed its satellite payment site at Southside Community Center at the end of business on May 18. There are four other ways to pay a fine.
May 16, 2018

New anti-panhandling program provides a better way to offer change

The initiative encourages residents and visitors to redirect their charity efforts by donating to the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition for housing-related needs.
May 16, 2018

Comment on HUD entitlement grants at May 16 public hearing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the city to submit a five-year Consolidated Plan and annual Action Plan in order to receive certain federal entitlement grants.
May 15, 2018

There are numerous ways to receive warnings during an emergency

It is a good time for Fort Worth residents to make sure they are prepared and capable of staying informed during an emergency. Outdoor sirens, NOAA weather radio and free Nixle text and email messages are all ways to stay informed.
May 11, 2018

Take a musical journey during the Fort Worth Library's jazz series

Don't miss the Fort Worth Library's ninth season of 3rd Thursday Jazz. The free concert series begins on May 17 and continues monthly throughout the summer.
May 11, 2018

Slate of safety improvements proposed for West Seventh Street core

City staff has proposed a list of projects that will provide additional parking, one-way streets, a circulator bus and more uniformed officers to improve the safety and accessibility of the thriving West Seventh Street neighborhood.
May 11, 2018

Bus stop improvements planned for East Rosedale

Bus stops will be affected along East Rosedale Street from Miller Avenue to Loop 820 during roadway construction. Improved waiting areas will be in place during ongoing construction, and some bus stops will be moved.
May 11, 2018

Gear up for these upcoming bicycling events

Fort Worth organizes fun and innovative programs during National Bike Month and year-round. Town halls, a ride of silence and the annual Tour de Fort Worth provide opportunities for cyclists of all skill levels to hit the road.
May 8, 2018

Bulky trash, appliances or tires? Drop them off

Remember that Fort Worth's four drop-off stations are available as a one-stop drop for everything from tires to bulky trash and furniture to yard trimmings. The drop-off stations stand ready to accept discarded items at no charge.
May 4, 2018

Ambassadors continue to be productive and helpful

The Downtown Ambassadors continue to make an impact on hospitality and safety in the central business district. The City Council approved a downtown PID assessment rate increase to fund the crew, which is on duty seven days a week.
May 4, 2018

Prevention is key as mosquito season begins

The 2018 mosquito season has officially begun for the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department, which has begun setting out 62 mosquito traps weekly. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from potentially deadly diseases.
May 3, 2018

North Main Street Bridge update

Driving up North Main Street from downtown, regular progress can be seen on the new signature V-pier bridges that are part of the Panther Island project. The first of the three signature bridges is taking shape.
April 19, 2018

Get involved with One Fort Worth at upcoming leadership engagement classes

Take part in upcoming Community Leadership events to learn more about race and culture in Fort Worth. Full-day and half-day sessions will be offered this summer.
April 17, 2018

New chat option optimizes Municipal Court customer service

The Fort Worth Municipal Court is piloting AliveChat, beginning March 30, 2018. This new feature will enhance the web experience for residents.
March 30, 2018

Tarrant County College to provide Trinity Metro bus rides for students

Starting May 15, TCC students will be able to use their ID cards to access any of the bus routes in Trinity Metro's system.
March 29, 2018

Fort Worth provides alerts for residents with functional needs

AHAS is designed for Fort Worth residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or deaf/blind. The free alerts are accessible to all residents using Fort Worth ZIP codes.
March 15, 2018

Learn the basics of public swimming pool and spa operation

Upcoming pool operator courses are required for people responsible for operating and managing class C, D and E public swimming pools and spas. After successfully completing the course, operators are issued a certificate valid for three years.
March 14, 2018

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects. Air pollution season officially begins in March in North Texas and runs through November.
March 8, 2018

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water and money.
Feb. 26, 2018

City's mowing program now underway

Mowing season is underway in Fort Worth. The mowing season will extend into November, and service levels have been improved to include a 14-day mowing cycle.
Feb. 21, 2018

Become a citizen forester

Registration is now open for citizen forester training. Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest. Training sessions begin March 21 and will be held once monthly for the rest of the year.
Feb. 20, 2018

University Drive westbound ramp to I-30 closed

TxDOT began work on the reconstruction of the University Drive westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 30. The ramp will be closed through this fall. During bridge demolition, the I-30 westbound exit to Montgomery Street will also be closed nightly.
Feb. 8, 2018

Eugene McCray, Handley Meadowbrook community centers close during expansion projects

Both centers will be closed through Oct. 31, as part of scheduled renovation projects. Programs and activities for both centers have been relocated to nearby Sycamore and MLK Jr. community centers.
Feb. 7, 2018

Outstanding neighborhoods recognized for projects, service

The annual Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards honored a host of grass-roots groups and individuals who engage residents and build stronger communities. Read about the award winners.
Jan. 23, 2018

SNAP database provides critical health information to emergency personnel

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management is asking residents with a special, access or functional need to register in its free Special Needs Assistance Program to assist individuals vacating their residence in case of a disaster.
Jan. 4, 2018

City Council votes to update smoking ordinance

Beginning March 12, smoking will be prohibited in bars and bingo parlors. The new law also governs the use of e-cigarettes in prohibited locations.
Dec. 13, 2017

Permits no longer required for garage sales

A trial will be in place for one year and the results will then be evaluated. Regulations will still be enforced for residents wishing to hold a garage sale.
Oct. 19, 2017

Freeway lighting along East Loop 820 planned

Freeway lighting improvements along parts of Loop 820 will take place in three phases. Improvements will include new electrical wiring, LED lighting fixtures and new poles when necessary.
Feb. 21, 2017

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

Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

The Fort Worth outdoor warning system consists of 149 sirens strategically located throughout the city. The outdoor warning system may be activated for any kind of emergency, not just severe weather.
March 25, 2016