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TxDOT launches Safe Phone Zones at rest areas

The Texas Department of Transportation has implemented Safe Phone Zones at 55 safety rest areas and travel information centers across the state. Effort aims to curb the 100,000 accidents that occur yearly involving distracted driving.
Dec. 9, 2016

Travel TEXpress lanes for a dime

Drivers with a TollTag account can choose a day this month to use TEXpress lanes in Tarrant County for just 10 cents per transaction. Through Dec. 31, the holiday promotion allows motorists to choose their day and pay just pocket change.
Dec. 9, 2016

Sales tax collections up 6 percent in September

Collections were up 4.6 percent by the end of the 2016 fiscal year.
Dec. 8, 2016

Tour Rockwood Golf Course before it opens

Be among the first to see the newly-renovated Rockwood Golf Course during a series of walking tours open to the public. Tours will be offered, weather permitting, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon during dates in December, January and February.
Dec. 8, 2016

Help Mayor Price plan for 2017 town halls

Respond to a quick survey to tell staff what you’d like to see in upcoming walking, rolling, caffeinated and Twitter town hall events.
Dec. 8, 2016

Prepare pipes for freezing temperatures

With winter weather now a reality, 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, 2016

Sidewalks project planned for West Vickery

The City of Fort Worth will replace or construct sidewalks and curb ramps on West Vickery Boulevard from Highway 183 to Westridge Avenue. The city's Transportation and Public Works Department will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at Ridglea Hills Elementary.
Dec. 7, 2016

Hear the latest on the Kimbo Road reconstruction project

The city's Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a second community meeting to update residents on the reconstruction of Kimbo Road. Plan to attend a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Bonnie Brae Elementary.
Dec. 7, 2016

Council approves action plan 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.
Dec. 7, 2016

Digital enhancements promote transparency, accountability

New troves of data are being made available to the public, allowing residents, developers, business owners and neighborhood leaders unprecedented access to Fort Worth's municipal data. The goal is to make municipal information easy to find and access for a variety of uses.
Dec. 6, 2016

Pay your ticket with a credit or debit card, by phone or online

Fort Worth's Municipal Court has launched a high-tech, high-service payment processing service that allows residents to conveniently make payments using credit cards, debit cards and other electronic payment methods, including e-check.
Dec. 5, 2016

Spend a festive afternoon at Victorian-themed celebration

Bring the family and join the fun at Dickens of a Holiday, an afternoon of holiday-themed programs and entertainment. The Dickens-themed celebration will be 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Central Library.
Dec. 2, 2016

MedStar urges safety during cooler weather to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

As temperatures drop, it's not uncommon for residents to crank up the heat or use supplemental heating systems in their homes. Follow these tips to help keep the holiday season safe.
Dec. 1, 2016

Celebrate families of fallen service members during Snowball Express

Head to the Fort Worth Stockyards on Dec. 12 to cheer the Snowball Express families and join in the celebration to welcome them to our city. Families will gather in the Fort Worth Stockyards and participate in the emotional Walk of Gratitude.
Dec. 1, 2016

Volunteer to help the mayor's reading initiative

The program’s goal is 100 percent of third-graders reading at grade level by 2025. Volunteers must be able to meet with students once a week during the school year (September through May) for at least 30 minutes.
Dec. 1, 2016

Texas Rangers spreading holiday cheer through Cowboy Santas

Through Dec. 13, supporters can drop off new unwrapped toys or books at the Texas Rangers Grand Slam Gift Shop. On Dec. 13 from 4-7 p.m., the Rangers will also sponsor a Cowboy Santas toy drive.
Dec. 1, 2016

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.
Nov. 30, 2016

City Hall is getting a new address

Changes are being made to help make it easier for residents to find the correct location where city services are provided in the downtown municipal complex. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the address for City Hall will be changed to 200 Texas St.
Nov. 30, 2016

Texas Wesleyan area water and wastewater improvement project wrapping up

Water and wastewater utility lines have been replaced on various streets. The Texas Wesleyan Area Water and Wastewater Improvement Project is a capital improvement project funded by the Water and Sewer Fund.
Nov. 30, 2016

Sidewalks and lighting project planned for Lake Como Park

The city plans to begin construction on sidewalks and lighting in Lake Como Park. The city's Transportation and Public Works Department will host a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12.
Nov. 30, 2016

Transportation authority schedules public meetings for proposed route improvements

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority invites the public to comment on proposed bus service improvements Dec. 6-23. The proposed major service improvements would go into effect next April.
Nov. 29, 2016

What's your vision for a new Hemphill?

Envision Hemphill is a community-led visioning and design effort for Hemphill Street and the Fire Station Park expansion. Be a part of a multiday, community-led visioning workshop scheduled for Dec. 7-10.
Nov. 29, 2016

Construction continues on North Beach Street

Installation of gas, water and wastewater lines, as well as storm drains, street lights and traffic signals have been completed on the northbound lanes on North Beach Street. Traffic signals will be adjusted and traffic switched to the new pavement the week of Dec. 19.
Nov. 29, 2016

Hearing to discuss Forest Park utility easement

The City Council will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Oncor is seeking an easement on Fort Worth Zoo property in city-owned Forest Park.
Nov. 29, 2016

Lock, Take and Hide for holiday shopping and beyond

The Insurance Council of Texas offers a simple crime prevention reminder to Lock your car, Take your keys and Hide your possessions this month. Signs are going up in Fort Worth shopping centers and apartment complexes to remind drivers.
Nov. 18, 2016

Help Saint Nick by donating to Cowboy Santas

Help put smiles on more than 10,000 faces this holiday season by donating a new, unwrapped toy, book or game to Cowboy Santas, a nonprofit program that provides toys to children ages 0-12 from low-income Tarrant County families during the holiday season.
Nov. 18, 2016

Expanding and improving the Trinity Trails

Here's an update on the projects TRWD and the City of Fort Worth are tackling to better connect the trails to the entire city. Hikers, runners and bikers can look forward to several new trail connections in the coming months.
Nov. 17, 2016

Fort Worth business contributes funds for enhanced ballistic vests for PD

The Mallick Group, a Fort Worth real estate and energy investment firm, is donating $355,000 to the Fort Worth Police Department SWAT Support Group to purchase 900 enhanced ballistic vests for front-line officers and graduating recruits.
Nov. 17, 2016

Fort Worth recognized for educating, motivating residents to make clean air choices

Efforts by Air North Texas partners are helping to improve air quality in the region. For engaging other Air North Texas partners in its efforts to promote air quality, the City of Fort Worth was honored for outstanding partner involvement.
Nov. 17, 2016

Fort Worth named bronze-level Bicycle-Friendly Community

The designation recognizes cities that welcome bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
Nov. 16, 2016

Prevent a turkey fryer fire

With Americans' increased taste for fried turkeys, the risk of a cooking fire has increased. The Fort Worth Fire Department urges residents to follow proper fire safety practices this holiday season.
Nov. 16, 2016

No easy solution to flooding in Arlington Heights

Flooding continues to be an ongoing and damaging reality in certain parts of Arlington Heights, and the city's Stormwater Division is looking at all the possibilities for mitigating flood damage to property and people.
Nov. 15, 2016

Remember SmartWay this holiday season

This EPA program encourages freight carriers, shippers and logistics providers to practice shipping strategies that are more sustainable. The SmartWay brand sends a clear signal to suppliers, customers and the public about a company's environmental commitment.
Nov. 14, 2016

DFW is first North American carbon-neutral airport

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport became the first airport in North America to achieve carbon-neutral status, one of only 23 airports worldwide to achieve the distinction. Since 2010, the airport has been working to manage vehicle fuels, emissions, waste, recycling and land.
Nov. 14, 2016

Citizen-scientists document living species at Tandy Hills Natural Area

Science nerds, nature lovers, adventurers and families spent an entire weekend documenting all living species at Tandy Hills Natural Area, a 160-acre urban prairie just east of downtown Fort Worth.
Nov. 14, 2016

Fort Worth to hoist Sundance Square Christmas tree Nov. 14

Sundance Square will kick off its holiday festivities with the arrival of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree Nov. 14, the official tree lighting ceremony scheduled for Nov. 19 and the Parade of Lights the next evening on Nov. 20.
Nov. 11, 2016

Fort Worth holiday tradition returns to Panther Island Ice

Fort Worth is about to get a lot cooler as one of the city's favorite holiday traditions, Panther Island Ice, returns for another season on Nov. 18. Skate seven days a week through Jan. 16.
Nov. 10, 2016

Mayor Price leads mission to Tokyo, Hong Kong to promote tourism, business

Local leaders showcase DFW Airport and build economic and diplomatic ties.
Nov. 10, 2016

Construction scheduled for Glenmont Drive, Wilkie Way, Winifred Drive and Wonder Drive delayed

Construction scheduled for Glenmont Drive, Wilkie Way, Winifred Drive and Wonder Drive has been delayed because of a collapsed wastewater line. So there is no service disruption during the holiday season, construction on these four streets has been rescheduled until early January.
Nov. 10, 2016

Modern roundabouts save lives, have numerous other benefits

Roundabouts reduce fatal and incapacitating collisions by about 90 percent. Learn how the City of Fort Worth is implementing roundabouts.
Nov. 8, 2016

U.S. DOT releases first national transit map

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the first version of its National Transit Map, an open data compilation of stops, routes and schedules from 270 U.S. transit agencies.
Nov. 8, 2016

Where do your tolls go?

NTTA explains in its latest animated video. Be an informed customer and watch to learn how your tolls help pave a better, safer drive.
Nov. 8, 2016

More Texans turning to phone apps, websites to avoid traffic, survey says

According to the survey conducted this summer, 70 percent of respondents said they had recently used a smartphone app for navigation or route guidance, up from 51 percent in 2014.
Nov. 7, 2016

Become an I-30 Insider and earn rewards

Commuters earn points for logging alternative commutes along I-30, which can be exchanged for gift cards to merchants, including being entered into a drawing for a $250 Amazon gift card. Rewards can be earned through April 28, 2017, while supplies last.
Nov. 7, 2016

TxDOT urges drivers to end the streak of daily deaths

Throughout November, TxDOT's social media pages will share facts and information about the last 16 years of roadway fatalities and invite Texans to publicly show their commitment to ending the streak of deadly days by sharing these posts with the hashtag #EndTheStreakTX.
Nov. 7, 2016

Fort Worth Bike Share has a new app

B-Cycle app makes it easier to check out a bike via your mobile device. Get directions to the nearest station, a station of your choice or to any location via B-Cycle.
Nov. 7, 2016

Volunteer to make an impact in education in Fort Worth

Volunteer in a school to help children become proficient readers and set the foundation for their success in school, career, citizenship and life. The 100X25 FWTX Literacy Initiative is a coordinated strategy that aligns the goals and resources of FWISD and community.
Nov. 4, 2016

Artist creates lasting legacy to K9 Officer Paxo

A Tennessee artist hopes her donation to the department will serve as a memorial to Paxo, a five-year-old German shepherd. The police dog served the FWPD for about three years before being euthanized due to a medical condition.
Nov. 2, 2016

View active shooter civilian response training online

If you missed one of the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training courses held at several locations this fall, you can still catch these potentially lifesaving messages.
Nov. 2, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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