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Race and Culture Task Force: The conversations continue

Over the next two months, residents can share their input at one of 14 town hall meetings. Each meeting will provide a forum for sharing and talking about issues facing the community. To first meeting is Jan. 18 and will be conducted primarily in Spanish.
Jan. 17, 2018

Water and sewer lines to be replaced, streets repaved on five streets in east Fort Worth

The city's Transportation & Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to inform residents of the upcoming construction on five streets in east Fort Worth. The meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Feb. 1.
Jan. 17, 2018

Race & Culture Task Force community update

In August, the City Council appointed a 23-member task force to advise on issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth. The task force engages Fort Worth residents in healthy conversations about race and culture, and makes recommendations to the City Council.
Jan. 16, 2018

Sales tax collections up in September, October

Year-to-date collections are 5 percent above last year.
Jan. 12, 2018

New city education initiative looks to improve literacy, reading proficiency of Fort Worth children

The City of Fort Worth set an ambitious goal for improving literacy and academic performance for its youngest residents.The immediate task is to align city departments and with the community's larger educational programs.
Jan. 12, 2018

Fort Worth Bike Sharing station closed near Stock Show

At the request of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the Gendy and Lansford streets station for Fort Worth Bike Sharing will be closed Jan. 5-Feb. 4. Visitors to Will Rogers will find other convenient locations nearby.
Jan. 12, 2018

New program aims to ease parking frustrations in certain neighborhoods

The city's new residential permit parking program addresses safety concerns about spillover parking in neighborhoods adjacent to nonresidential facilities.
Jan. 11, 2018

Join Mayor Price in the Community Challenge for fitness

Fort Worth faces a tough battle with Plano to see which community can best demonstrate its commitment to healthy living. Register online, then help Fort Worth earn points.
Jan. 11, 2018

High water use bill adjustment requirements posted online

The Water Department is willing to work with customers to investigate one-month bills that significantly exceed normal usage. Read about the eligibility to submit an application for an undefined high water use bill adjustment.
Jan. 8, 2018

Clinic provides legal advice for would-be entrepreneurs

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Get help with sticky legal issues from Texas A&M School of Law students as you get your business off the ground. Students, working under experienced faculty, help clients with limited financial resources.
Jan. 5, 2018

Fort Worth Bike Sharing racks up strong numbers in 2017

For 2017, the system averaged more than 1,000 trips per week. Currently there are 46 stations in the system, and 350 bicycles.
Jan. 5, 2018

Special Needs Assistance Program aids the entire community

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

Become a lifeguard this summer

Interested individuals must undergo a tryout, before completing a certification course. Must be 16+ in age to get hired. Tryouts run Jan. 12-April 14, with 5 classes available to choose from.
Jan. 3, 2018

Trail connections in Riverside, Gateway parks opening soon

Soil removal projects in Gateway Park and Riverside Park are nearing completion. As a result of the soil work, all sections of the Trinity Trails in both parks will reopen to the public in early 2018.
Jan. 3, 2018

Volunteers needed for Jan. 25 homeless count

On Jan. 25, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition will lead the community's Point In Time Count, an annual census of the homeless in Tarrant and Parker counties. Volunteers are needed.
Dec. 28, 2017

How to dispose of live Christmas trees

Simply place them out along with your normal weekly yard waste, or take the trees to any of the city's four drop-off stations. All trees collected in Fort Worth are recycled into mulch.
Dec. 27, 2017

Water, sewer rates changed starting Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, average Fort Worth residential customers will see a $3.31 monthly increase in their combined water and sewer bill. The changes affect the monthly charge as well as volume rates.
Dec. 27, 2017

Fort Worth partners with Strava Metro to make commuting better

The City of Fort Worth has partnered with Strava Metro, which aggregates data and then works with city planners and advocates to improve commuting in Fort Worth. Download the app for free or sign up online, then start uploading your rides, walks and commute.
Dec. 27, 2017

Blue Zones Project ended 2017 on a healthy note

Blue Zones Project entered 2018 under full steam, as the well-being improvement initiative now counts more than 70,000 participants who have taken the Personal Pledge or attended Blue Zones Project activities.
Dec. 26, 2017

Downtown Ambassadors' first 30 days are productive

Downtown Fort Worth Inc. added Downtown Ambassadors to circulate throughout downtown to create a friendly and welcoming environment and add extra eyes and ears on the street. The crew is on duty seven days a week.
Dec. 21, 2017

Donation to fund new playground equipment at Bunche Park

North Texas Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization that is part of Texas Health Resources, in partnership with CBS EcoMedia and Blue Zones Project Fort Worth, donated $86,768 for playground and fitness equipment in Bunche Park.
Dec. 21, 2017

City of Fort Worth named a Bicycle-Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Fort Worth's downtown campus with a Bronze Bicycle-Friendly Business award. This is the second time Fort Worth has earned the designation.
Dec. 20, 2017

Waverly Park Elementary claims $1,000 prize for fitness efforts

Students at Waverly Park Elementary School won first place in the 2017 Mayor's Challenge. Children at Fort Worth elementary schools joined with FitWorth to participate in the challenge this year.
Dec. 19, 2017

Construction continues on Hemphill-Lamar connector

Construction of a new roadway that connects Hemphill Street to Lamar Street on the south end of the central business district is in full swing. The tunnel will connect near southside, downtown in early 2020.
Dec. 15, 2017

Trinity River to be stocked with trout

The river will be stocked with 2,100 fish at two locations before noon on Dec. 21, followed by more stockings in early 2018. This process creates terrific fishing throughout the first weekend following release days.
Dec. 14, 2017

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

Looking for a fun venue? Reserve parks, community centers online

Need a place to host your next family reunion, business get-together or a child's birthday party? Watch this video to learn how easy it is to reserve the perfect site from the comfort of your home.
Dec. 12, 2017

Additional land acquired for Mosier Valley Park

The City Council voted to acquire an additional acre of land to expand a city park in Mosier Valley. The new park will serve the historic community where freed slaves settled in the 1870s.
Dec. 8, 2017

New plan provides road map for city's economic development

Fort Worth will unveil a new strategic plan for its economic development efforts to ensure the city can compete regionally and internationally. The plan if focused on a five-year timeframe, but progress is expected to be seen much sooner.
Dec. 8, 2017

Prepare pipes for freezing temperatures

With winter weather on its way, residents and businesses should take steps to keep water pipes from freezing and possibly bursting. Taking a few simple precautions now can prevent headaches later.
Dec. 7, 2017

City Council releases meeting schedule for upcoming weeks

The Fort Worth City Council has set its winter calendar, announcing that work sessions and city council meetings will be canceled for several weeks in December and January.
Dec. 4, 2017

Last call: Take a survey on Fort Worth’s environmental future

Upcoming environmental plan will focus on five areas: land, water, air, hazardous materials and litter management. Fort Worth residents have until Jan. 26 to participate by taking an online survey.
Dec. 1, 2017

Bivens, Jordan selected to lead National League of Cities

Two Fort Worth councilmembers were named to National League of Cities leadership positions at the 2017 City Summit conference in Charlotte. The organization aims to help city leaders build better communities.
Nov. 30, 2017

Friends Bookstore closing for good on Dec. 9

During the final sale, all books and materials are half price. A revamped website will launch in January that will include an online bookstore. Beginning Dec. 1, five library locations will accept book donations during normal operating hours.
Nov. 29, 2017

Trail Drive extension to get underway soon

An eastern extension of Trail Drive will link University Drive and West Lancaster Avenue, improving mobility in the Cultural District and West Seventh area. Project construction begins Feb. 26, 2018.
Nov. 27, 2017

Utility service assistance available to Fort Worth residents

Avoid gas and electric service disruptions by applying to Fort Worth's Community Action Partners program. Income eligibility is 150 percent of federal poverty income guidelines.
Nov. 21, 2017

Ambassadors keep downtown Fort Worth safe, appealing

Downtown Fort Worth now has a crew of helpers, all decked out in neon green shirts, who can help with all that and more. The City Council approved a downtown PID assessment rate increase to fund the crew, who will be on duty seven days a week.
Nov. 15, 2017

Fort Worth amends business diversity enterprise ordinance to increase M/WBE participation

In an effort to increase M/WBE participation in the procurement process, the city has joined other organizations that allow access to their members.
Nov. 15, 2017

Volunteer with VITA to help provide free income tax assistance for families in Tarrant County

The City of Fort Worth is partnering with the United Way to offer free income tax assistance for local families through the VITA program. VITA targets low- to middle-income families and offers free tax assistance and income tax filing.
Nov. 1, 2017

New rules of procedure in place for residents addressing Council meetings

The City Council approved new rules of procedures for residents who want to speak at City Council meetings. The new rules went into effect Nov. 30. Changes include a new deadline for registering and new time limits on certain presentations.
Oct. 31, 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

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

When you see something that needs to be fixed, call 817-392-8100 and be ready to give the representative a specific location so your concern can be addressed.
Oct. 6, 2017

2018 water, sewer rates adopted

The Fort Worth City Council recently adopted the 2018 water and sewer rates. The new rates take effect Jan. 1.
Sept. 29, 2017

What does SB4 mean for residents and visitors in Fort Worth?

Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 (SB4) on May 7, 2017. The law went into effect on Sept. 1, 2017. However, there are court challenges to parts of the law that the court has not ruled on yet. Here is some information on what this means for residents and visitors in Fort Worth.
Sept. 13, 2017

Chisholm Trail Parkway's Roadside Safety Services are unsung heroes

The service dispatches team members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call the number listed on your TollTag.
Aug. 4, 2017

Sidewalk, bike lane construction coming soon on 10th Street

The improvements will create better connectivity between downtown Fort Worth and the Trinity Trails.
July 28, 2017

Mayor and City Council appoint new task force for race and culture

At the City Council Special Called Meeting this afternoon, City Council approved the formation of a Race & Culture Task Force.
June 27, 2017

Featured School Green Team: Brewer Middle School

With roughly 60 students involved each quarter, Mrs. Child, Mr. Miller and Ms. Sunday have made Brewer Middle School's Eco Club a success during their first year.
May 5, 2017

Storm cleanup: How to dispose of debris from recent storms

The city’s Solid Waste Division wants to remind residents how they can assist with clean-up activities by following guidelines and using the appropriate resources.
March 29, 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