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Sparkyard is helping Fort Worth become the City of Cowboys, Culture — and Innovation

The primary purpose of Sparkyard is to help entrepreneurs sort out the often-confusing collection of local resources available to help them launch and grow their business.
Nov. 13, 2019

Make holiday memories at Panther Island Ice

The Trinity River Vison Authority is bringing back one of Fort Worth's favorite holiday traditions. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink brings a winter wonderland of fun and excitement Nov. 22-Jan. 20.
Nov. 13, 2019

Public hearing to discuss Will Rogers historic tile murals

Concerns have been raised about the depiction of African-Americans in the 1936 mural on the façade of the Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium. Attend a public meeting to discuss the murals at 6 p.m. Nov. 21.
Nov. 13, 2019

Everyone in Fort Worth can be an artist

Artist Christopher Fennell is creating weathervanes that features upcycled materials collected from the community. The artist needs items. Drop off materials 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16.
Nov. 13, 2019

Early winter weather brings health warnings

MedStar is implementing its cold weather response protocol once the 'real feel' temperature goes below 25 degrees. Protect yourself against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.
Nov. 12, 2019

Parade of Lights begins the holiday season in downtown Fort Worth

The GM Financial Parade of Lights will deliver the magic of the holiday season to downtown Fort Worth at 6 p.m. Nov. 24. This year's event celebrates the local music scene.
Nov. 12, 2019

Michelle Gutt named PRSA Professional of the Year

Michelle Gutt, director of the Communications & Public Engagement Department, won the Douglas Ann Newsom PRSA Professional of the Year award from the Greater Fort Worth PRSA Chapter. Several members of her team also won accolades.
Nov. 12, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week returns to Fort Worth Nov. 14-22

With more than 50 events, this annual event ties into the city's efforts to ensure community vitality by supporting innovation and small businesses.
Nov. 12, 2019

Video series highlights DFW bike trails

The North Central Texas Council of Governments has begun a series of monthly videos. The DFW metropolitan planning area has approximately 775 miles of existing trails and many more miles funded for construction.
Nov. 12, 2019

Will Rogers Auditorium to host diverse concerts during Stock Show run

The classic rock band Foreigner is the first announcement for auditorium entertainment during the 2020 show. Tickets are now on sale.
Nov. 11, 2019

Libraries collaborate with Amon Carter Museum for long-term loan

Multiple periodicals have a new home in the Amon Carter's research library as part of a long-term loan. The materials are a mix of bound volumes, boxed issues and microfilm.
Nov. 11, 2019

Loan program increases access to fresh produce

New program empowers people to make healthy choices while also creating jobs and putting individuals on a path to financial independence.
Nov. 11, 2019

Need a job? The Water Department is hiring

The Fort Worth Water Department is seeking highly-motivated individuals in the field operations division. Attend a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16.
Nov. 8, 2019

Fort Worth named a Tree City USA — for the 40th consecutive year

Fort Worth was again named a Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The city first received the designation in 1978, making Cowtown the oldest and longest-running Tree City USA in Texas.
Nov. 8, 2019

City Manager announces panel of national experts to conduct review of Police Department

City Manager David Cooke has selected a panel of national experts to review police department policies and practices and provide recommendations on changes the police department should implement to improve.
Nov. 8, 2019

Fort Worth Public Library now age- and dementia-friendly

The official certification aims to make each location as welcoming as possible. Accommodating people with dementia is a growing need as the population ages.
Nov. 8, 2019

Observe America Recycles Day with a full slate of activities

The Central Library, along with other locations, are hosting events celebrating the world of sustainability. Check out the revents running Nov. 11-16
Nov. 8, 2019

Learn about how transit could change in Fort Worth

Transit Moves Fort Worth plans a series of open houses with presentations to discuss scenarios for the future, Nov. 11 - Dec. 5. Meetings will begin with an open house followed by a short presentation.
Nov. 7, 2019

Workshop for potential city mowing and landscaping vendors on Nov. 20

The City of Fort Worth is hosting a workshop for new and potential businesses interested in becoming a vendor for mowing and landscaping efforts around the city. The Mowing Contract Workshop will be held from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Nov. 7, 2019

Currency plant honored for environmental advances

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility has been named Industry of the Year in the City of Fort Worth's annual Environmental Awards program. The facility has saved the U.S. Treasury Department $15 million.
Nov. 7, 2019

Fire Station 22 temporarily closed

Fort Worth Fire Station 22, located at 4849 Wilbarger St., is temporarily closed for repairs. While repairs are being made, Engine 22 will respond from Station 4.
Nov. 6, 2019

Public meeting to discuss proposed frontage road improvements at U.S. 81/U.S. 287

The Texas Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to U.S. 81/U.S. 287 from south of Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W. The Nov. 14 public meeting will be an open house format.
Nov. 5, 2019

Westbound 820 off-ramp to Mark IV Parkway closing

The off-ramp from westbound I-820 to Mark IV Parkway will be closed permanently beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 until a new ramp is rebuilt in the future as part of the expansion of the North Tarrant Express project.
Nov. 5, 2019

Roadway improvements scheduled for Keller Hicks Road

The city will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20 to update residents on roadway improvements planned for Keller Hicks Road from Lauren Way to U.S. 377.
Nov. 5, 2019

MedStar flu responses trending higher than last year

MedStar will take a mobile flu vaccination clinic to any location with a group of 10 or more people to be vaccinated. It's not too late to get a flu shot.
Nov. 5, 2019

Central Library to host Lone Star Film Festival screenings

Celebrate the art of filmmaking with free short and feature films hosted at the Central Library during the Lone Star Film Festival. Festival films will be hosted Nov. 13-16.
Nov. 4, 2019

Fort Worth After School celebrates 20th anniversary with birthday party

The Fort Worth After School program celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a partys. The program, which serves nearly 80 sites, results in students who perform better in school and achieve higher test scores.
Nov. 4, 2019

City Council preview: Tuesday, Nov. 05

All meetings are held in City Council Conference Room 290 at Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St. The following information is a preview of items being discussed at City Council and committee meetings this week.
Nov. 4, 2019

Meet the candidates for diversity and inclusion director

Six candidates for Fort Worth's new diversity and inclusion director spoke at a public forum on Oct. 28. The complete forum can be viewed on YouTube.
Nov. 4, 2019

United Way of Tarrant County names Leah King president and CEO

United Way of Tarrant County named Leah King president and CEO of the organization, effective Nov. 11. She currently serves as chief operating officer. She replaces TD Smyers, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Nov. 1, 2019

Free rides on The Dash extended through the end of the year

Trinity Metro riders can enjoy complimentary rides on The Dash, Trinity Metro's first electric bus, through Dec. 31. The route operates between downtown Fort Worth, the Seventh Street corridor, the Cultural District and Dickies Arena.
Nov. 1, 2019

Community centers host Thanksgiving celebrations throughout November

Several community centers are hosting Thanksgiving dinners and other celebrations across the city over the next several weeks. Enjoy autumn with friends and family.
Nov. 1, 2019

Protect your pipes against freezing temperatures

Taking a few simple precautions now can prevent headaches later. If you suspect a water main is broken, report the location immediately so it can be repaired as soon as possible.
Oct. 31, 2019

A new frontier for medical innovation – Fort Worth unveils the iter8 Health Innovation Community

The district is also a key element to making the city a hub for innovative businesses – one of the goals of the City of Fort Worth's Economic Development Strategic Plan.
Oct. 31, 2019

Hoof it over to the Nature Center for National Bison Day and other fall programs

Celebrate National Bison Day on Nov. 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with other activities planned Nov. 25-29. Take a closer look at these majestic mammals, learn about the center's bison herd and hike the pastures where they roam.
Oct. 31, 2019

Give input on plans for Marine Creek Ranch Park

The city is hosting a project meeting to discuss plans and receive resident input for the Marine Creek Ranch Park. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Oct. 31, 2019

City Council appoints new members to Fort Worth Transportation Authority board

Mayor Betsy Price and the City Council unanimously approved appointing two new members to the 11-member board. Sylvia Alcala and Stephen Baldwin both have extensive backgrounds in community involvement.
Oct. 30, 2019

Water and sewer mains to be upgraded in near northside and the river district

Make plans to attend the Northside and River District water and sewer line replacement project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Oct. 30, 2019

Fort Worth says no to litter. Request a speaker to help spread the word

Need a presentation for your upcoming group meeting? Request a speaker for your next event. Learn about litter prevention, abatement and awareness.
Oct. 29, 2019

Construction scheduled on wastewater lines that will service southeast Fort Worth

Construction begins this month on a parallel relief wastewater main that will service southeast Fort Worth and wholesale customers Burleson and Crowley. Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14.
Oct. 29, 2019

Meandering Road to be rehabilitated

Find out about improvements to Meandering Road at a project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. Make plans to attend the meeting and find out more about the schedule and impacts to residents.
Oct. 29, 2019

Fort Worth provides mutual aid to help Dallas recover from devastating tornadoes

When 10 tornadoes hit Dallas County on Oct. 20, Fort Worth teams sprang into action. Personnel and equipment helped with damage assessments, debris cleanup.
Oct. 29, 2019

Is your pumpkin mushy? Here's how to recycle it

November yard waste can now include pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks. Residents can keep these items out of the landfill and put them to good use as mulch.
Oct. 28, 2019

Progress update: Race and Culture Task Force recommendations

The City Council approved 22 recommendations related to improving racial equity and bias in Fort Worth. City staff continues to make progress on implementing the recommendations.
Oct. 28, 2019

Kraken Motorsports wins 2019 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Kraken Motorsports is an automotive performance shop that bridges the gap between the car you drive and the car of your dreams.
Oct. 25, 2019

Bicycle Support Group provides funding for MedStar bicycle medic program

Two state-of-the-art bicycles have been added to the fleet, which provides medical response in areas that are challenging for other vehicles to navigate.
Oct. 25, 2019

Apply for a Census job today

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. The application process takes about 30 minutes.
Oct. 25, 2019

Higher water bills attributable to higher temperatures

The long stretch of record-breaking temperatures and little rain increased water use. That was reflected on customers' bills, fielding a higher number of concerned calls than usual this time of year.
Oct. 24, 2019

2020 U.S. Gymnastics Championships heading to Fort Worth

The U.S. Gymnastics national championships heads to Fort Worth June 4-7. Dickies Arena will host the competition, which will play a role in determining which athletes advance to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Oct. 24, 2019

$30 million mixed-income housing community opens in far west Fort Worth

Officials from Fort Worth Housing Solutions and Palladium USA joined residents to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Palladium Fort Worth. More than half the apartments at the 150-unit community are affordably priced.
Oct. 23, 2019

Grant application being readied to help redevelop Cavile Place

A team is preparing a major grant application that would bring about comprehensive, collaborative investments to address the needs of the distressed community.
Oct. 23, 2019

UNTHSC launches podcast focused on Innovation in Fort Worth

Cam Sadler is CEO of Fort Worth-based Newcraft, an online recruiting platform for software engineers. He is featured on Innovate Fort Worth, a new podcast created at UNTHSC to spark innovation and entrepreneurship.
Oct. 22, 2019

Fire Department to incorporate best practices for preventing firefighter cancer

Cancer is increasingly recognized as one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters. Efforts are underway to help firefighters understand their risks and proactively protect themselves from occupational cancer.
Oct. 22, 2019

Fort Worth residents can now recycle Styrofoam

Fort Worth residents now have the opportunity to recycle items made of Styrofoam. Simply take discarded Styrofoam to one of the city's four drop-off stations.
Oct. 21, 2019

Community Survey seeks residents’ opinions on city services

A six-page survey will be mailed soon to a random sample of 8,000 households in Fort Worth. Households that receive the survey can complete it by mail or online.
Oct. 18, 2019

Brandom Gengelbach named president of Fort Worth Chamber

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce announced that Brandom Gengelbach, executive vice president of the Chamber, has been named president. He replaces Bill Thornton, who will retire next year after 30 years of service.
Oct. 18, 2019

Sales tax collections up 4.2% in August

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Oct. 17, 2019

FitWorth, UNTHSC strengthen partnership to make Fort Worth healthier

FitWorth, which was previously governed by a nonprofit entity, is now an official program of the Health Science Center. UNTHSC's full support provides FitWorth more resources and opportunities.
Oct. 17, 2019

Census takers are coming to your neighborhood

Residents may notice census takers in Fort Worth neighborhood. Avoid a follow-up visit from a census taker by completing the 2020 Census questionnaire.
Oct. 17, 2019

Try Parking It reboot offers more functionality

North Texas' alternative-commute and rideshare website, TryParkingIt.com, is a free app is available on the App Store or Google Play.
Oct. 16, 2019

Construction continues on Randol Mill Road

Phase two of the Randol Mill Road improvements project is underway and is expected to be complete by July 2020. Based on analysis, staff recommended a single-lane roundabout. Construction began in August.
Oct. 16, 2019

Victor Turner to lead Neighborhood Services Department

Victor Turner has been named Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department director and will begin work Nov. 25. He brings more than 30 years of experience in state and local government positions.
Oct. 15, 2019

Historic W.T. Waggoner Building to become newest downtown hotel

One of downtown Fort Worth's most iconic buildings is getting a new owner and a new purpose in the community. The Sandman Signature Hotel will preserve and restore the building's architectural features that date back to the 1920s.
Oct. 14, 2019

What kind of recreational opportunities would you like to see in Fort Worth?

The 2019 Park & Recreation Survey is open through Nov. 24. The results from this survey help inform the city's Park & Recreation Department Master Plan.
Oct. 11, 2019

Have a day off? Share some love with a dog from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter

What's better than a fun field trip with a shelter dog? The Fort Worth Animal Shelter started an exciting new program this past year, giving residents an opportunity to spend a day or a weekend with a dog from the shelter.
Oct. 10, 2019

New commercial building permit submissions will only be accepted online beginning Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, applications for new commercial building permits will only be accepted online. Accepting these permits online will save time and resources for customers and staff.
Oct. 7, 2019

Panther Island bridges making progress

Significant progress continues on all three of the TxDOT signature bridges on Panther Island. All 20 V-piers have been completed.
Oct. 4, 2019

Police officers take a break from patrol to read with a child

The Fort Worth Police Department and the Bike Support Group is sponsoring Badges with Books, an initiative that allows officers to provide books to children. Help the program by making a donation to provide more books to young readers.
Oct. 4, 2019

Stay vigilant for presence of emerald ash borer

Residents in North Texas should be on the lookout for the emerald ash borer. The pest is a significant threat to urban, suburban and rural forests as it kills both stressed and healthy ash trees.
Oct. 4, 2019

Hemphill-Lamar Connect project on track for 2020 completion

Construction continues on the Hemphill-Lamar Connector project. The underpass will provide another way for motorists to travel from downtown to the Near South.
Oct. 2, 2019

Tarrant County is now under a ban on outdoor burning

The Tarrant County Commissioner's Court approved an outdoor burning ban for Tarrant County on Oct.1. All outdoor burning in Tarrant County is prohibited for the next 90 days. A violation could lead to a fine up to $500.
Oct. 2, 2019

Stakeholders brainstorm Butler Place's future

Participants heard briefings about the site's history, the relocation plan for residents and proposed transportation improvements.
Oct. 1, 2019

Sign up now for Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Angel Tree applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 30. This year, a new partnership between the former Cowboy Santas program and the Salvation Army will serve Tarrant County families.
Sept. 27, 2019

The Dash kicks off service with complimentary rides

Fares are complimentary through Dec. 31. The public/private partnership is called a great example of how groups can work together to provide innovative transit solutions.
Sept. 24, 2019

City staff to continue studying how to regulate short-term rentals

The City Council directed city staff to continue studying the best way to regulate short-term rentals. Last June, city staff began tracking related zoning violations.
Sept. 13, 2019

U.S. Open table tennis championships head to Fort Worth

USA Table Tennis, the governing body for table tennis in the United States, has named Fort Worth as the host city for the 2019 U.S. Open. 800-plus domestic and international competitors will converge on downtown Dec. 17-21.
Sept. 6, 2019

Railroad crossing at U.S. 377 and Katy Road/Mount Gilead closed for five months

As work on Timberland Boulevard continues, from Park Vista to U.S. 377, the existing railroad crossing at U.S. 377 and Katy Road/Mount Gilead will be closed for up to five months beginning Sept. 16.
Sept. 3, 2019

Cowboy Santas to become part of Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Beginning Oct. 1, Cowboy Santas becomes part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The partnership is expected to result in the largest holiday toy collection effort in North Texas.
Aug. 23, 2019

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets with never-seen-before floats.
Aug. 16, 2019

Download MyFW app, a new way to report issues

Fort Worth residents and visitors now have a quick and easy way to report issues to the city. Streetlight outage, graffiti, potholes, high grass and weeds. All of these issues and more can be reported quickly and easily.
Aug. 7, 2019

Trinity Metro starts new first-mile/last-mile solution

Trinity Metro is introducing a new service to help employees in the Mercantile area get to work. The Mercantile ZIPZONE begins July 22 and will benefit TEXRail and bus commuters who travel to the Mercantile Center Station.
July 19, 2019

Economic Development Department wins two minority business inclusion awards

The team picked up two recognitions from the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council at the recent Buy Those That Buy Us Recognition Breakfast.
May 10, 2019

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water — and money.
Feb. 28, 2019

New X-Team to provide faster plan review service

Fort Worth now offers an expedited plan review service for building permit review. A multidisciplinary team will schedule a comprehensive meeting within two weeks of submitting plans.
Dec. 17, 2018

Shred day is every day in Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is now offering paper shredding to Fort Worth residents every day. Residents can bring up to three boxes of personal, sensitive documents to be securely shredded at all four of the city's drop-off stations.
Nov. 12, 2018

Don't choke. Stop the smoke.

The Regional Smoking Vehicle Program allows North Texans to anonymously report vehicles emitting visible smoke and pollution. Anyone can report vehicles smoking from the tailpipe to help clean the air in North Texas.
July 13, 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

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

Pothole? Traffic signal out? Here's how to report it

When you see something that needs to be fixed, call 817-392-1234 and be ready to give the representative a specific location so your concern can be addressed.
Oct. 6, 2017