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Fort Worth Water featuring the Drop family in new water conservation series

Among other tips, the Drops will show how to read a water bill, how to conduct the tuna can test and about low-flow showerheads.
Aug. 11, 2020

Volunteers clear brush and uncover a hidden path in neighborhood park

Three neighborhoods and the city's parks workers undertook the cleanup to help deter illegal activities and litter.
Aug. 11, 2020

Provide online comments on regional transportation issues through Sept. 9

North Texans are invited to comment online on several current transportation planning initiatives. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCTCOG meetings and hearings are being conducted virtually.
Aug. 11, 2020

With summer bearing down, MedStar's heat-related calls are on the increase

Prolonged or intense exposure to high temperatures can cause illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Aug. 11, 2020

City manager presents recommended FY2021 general fund budget

The City Council got its first look at a proposed $782 million fiscal 2021 general fund budget on Aug. 11, one that reflects some belt-tightening in the wake of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet maintains the current rate of capital investment.
Aug. 11, 2020

Partnership offers recent FWISD grads access to job opportunities

The Fort Worth ISD and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County are partnering to match recent graduates with job opportunities. The agreement provides a solid bridge between high school and workforce for graduating seniors.
Aug. 11, 2020

Census takers to start visiting nonresponding households

Census takers in North Texas are working to follow up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. More than 60% in North Texas have already responded.
Aug. 11, 2020

Fort Worth Water urges customers to make payment arrangements before shutoffs resume

Fort Worth water utility customer service representatives stand ready to assist customers with setting up payment plans in advance of water shutoffs for nonpayment resuming Sept. 8. Utility bill assistance programs are available.
Aug. 10, 2020

Gov. Abbott extends state disaster declaration for COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott over the weekend extended his disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. The declaration provides resources to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Aug. 10, 2020

Municipal Court opens satellite location in new library branch

The far north branch is open for curbside and limited walk-in services Tuesday through Saturday starting Aug. 18. The new location is in line with the court's efforts to make services more accessible to the community.
Aug. 10, 2020

Parents, registration now open for school-age children at Camp Connection

Campers can register beginning Aug. 10. The two camp sessions will accommodate working parents and their students.
Aug. 10, 2020

COVID-19 testing sites to be added throughout the city

The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County are expanding COVID-19 testing for residents throughout the city, Aug. 11-14. In addition to sites across the city, tests will continue to be administered at J.P. Elder Middle School and Dickies Arena.
Aug. 10, 2020

Alliance virtual job fair set for Aug. 12

Virtually interact and interview with AllianceTexas employers who are hiring now at the 2020 AllianceTexas Virtual Job Fair. Information from hiring businesses will be live Aug. 12-14.
Aug. 10, 2020

Governor: Parallel approach to COVID-19, flu will be key in reducing cases

Gov. Greg Abbott held a roundtable to discuss the state's approach to flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Abbott urged Texans to wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid group gatherings and use sanitation strategies.
Aug. 7, 2020

Census Bureau emailing households to encourage response to 2020 Census

Millions of emails will be sent through September. The bureau may begin using text messages, too.
Aug. 7, 2020

Experts share protection tips for West Nile Virus and COVID-19

West Nile virus is on the rise in Fort Worth and can display similar symptoms to COVID-19. Mosquitos do not carry the COVID-19 virus.
Aug. 6, 2020

Task force named to advise City Council on redistricting

Once 2020 Census figures are known, the Council will be configured to 11 members. In 2016, Fort Worth voters approved an amendment to the City Charter to increase the number of City Councilmembers from nine to 11.
Aug. 6, 2020

FWISD says students should enroll now for the 2020-21 school year

All Fort Worth ISD returning students must be enrolled online before the school year begins Sept. 8. Parents will have the opportunity to make their student's technology needs known.
Aug. 6, 2020

Dickies Arena to host hiring fairs Aug. 13-14

The hiring fairs will focus on filling event hourly positions in the food and beverage, operations, parking and box office departments as well as other event-based roles. Bring a résumé. Interviews may be held on the spot.
Aug. 6, 2020

Alliance Air Show voted best in the nation

The air show at Fort Worth Alliance Airport attracts more than 120,000 people each year. The air show's 30th anniversary, featuring the renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, is set for Oct. 17-18.
Aug. 6, 2020

$18.6 million to provide permanent housing for COVID-19-vulnerable people

Fort Worth will use $18.6 million of funding provided by the CARES Act to provide housing for high-risk COVID-19-vulnerable and disabled people experiencing chronic homelessness. The project will result in about 200 new units of housing spread across two or more locations.
Aug. 5, 2020

LVTRise to equip students for back-to-school

LVTRise is hosting a back-to-school drive-thru for school-aged students in the Las Vegas Trail community and the 76116 ZIP code. Physical exams and school supplies are available Aug. 15.
Aug. 5, 2020

A long time coming, Golden Triangle Branch Library's doors open to welcome guests

The far north branch is open for curbside and limited walk-in services Tuesday through Saturday starting Aug. 18.
Aug. 5, 2020

City Manager presents recommended capital budget for FY21 – 25

City Manager David Cooke is recommending the Council continue the current property tax rate of 74.75 cents per $100 assessed valuation to fund city operations and services.
Aug. 5, 2020

Working parents have a resource for their school-age children at Camp Connection

The Park & Recreation Department is extending its popular summer camp to accommodate working parents and their students. Campers can register beginning Aug. 10.
Aug. 5, 2020

Trinity Metro launches A Better Connection – bus system redesign and implementation plan

Trinity Metro is redesigning its bus network to create A Better Connection and needs your help. The transit agency is seeking input from both current riders and future passengers.
Aug. 4, 2020

Mayfest organizers change name to Trinity Collaborative

Mayfest Inc., organizers of the Mayfest Festival and Taste of Clearfork, has changed its name to Trinity Collaborative Inc. The organization contributes funds for the Trinity River, parks and community programs.
Aug. 4, 2020

Lead-Safe Program helps keep children safe

The Lead-Safe Program helps eligible residents protect children from lead hazards. Program services are free to qualified owners and renters.
Aug. 4, 2020

Find your perfect pet and help Clear the Shelters

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is taking part in Clear the Shelters for the sixth year. Adoption fees are waived during August as part of the nationwide event.
Aug. 4, 2020

City to focus on increasing women's representation on boards and commissions

The effort will increase training and partnerships supporting qualified community leaders to apply to serve.
Aug. 4, 2020

Fort Worth ISD online registration continues

FWISD's Snapcode Lookup Tool is on the district's website. Parents who've already registered need do nothing more right now.
Aug. 3, 2020

The votes are in for the favorite Fort Worth Herd steer

Congratulate Big Mac as he claims the title Favorite Fort Worth Herd steer. Everybody loves Big Mac, who joined the Herd last year.
Aug. 3, 2020

Free workshops enhance your digital skills and business goals

Fort Worth EnVision Center helps job seekers and entrepreneurs. The center and Google are presenting two online workshop series in August and September.
Aug. 3, 2020

Tax transparency website goes live Aug. 1

These sites are intended to allow taxpayers to review their estimated taxes and to submit public comment. The site is a result of property tax reform passed by the Texas Legislature.
July 31, 2020

Independent expert panel releases preliminary review of Police Department

The review included listening sessions with community members, groups and police personnel. The panel's preliminary observations and recommendations will be presented during the Aug. 4 City Council work session.
July 31, 2020

Mark McAvoy to lead Planning & Data Analytics

Mark McAvoy has been named director of the Planning & Data Analytics Department. He brings a wide variety of experience at a number of Texas municipalities.
July 31, 2020

FWISD trustees delay opening of school until Sept. 8

The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education voted 8-1 to delay the opening of the 2020-21 school year until Sept. 8 Then the first four weeks will be online, at-home learning, then trustees will re-evaluate.
July 31, 2020

Census Bureau to begin non-response follow-up in Tarrant County

Representatives will visit the homes of those who have not yet responded. Census Workers will use personal protective equipment and will follow local public health COVID-19 guidelines when they visit households.
July 31, 2020

New report on cities' safe streets policies finds widespread adoption in response to rising pedestrian death rates

Fort Worth recognized by CityHealth and Smart Growth America for passing policies shown to promote safe and healthy transportation.
July 30, 2020

Deadline extended for pandemic food benefits for families affected by COVID-19 school closures

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program to Aug. 21.. So far, nearly $790 million in P-EBT has been issued to families, benefiting more than 2.8 million children.
July 30, 2020

Development Services rolls out more service enhancements

The improvements are part of ongoing efforts to improve the success of customers' transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 29, 2020

William Rumuly named to lead Municipal Courts

William F. Rumuly has been named director of the Fort Worth Municipal Court effective July 18. He is a 14-year employee with the City of Fort Worth.
July 28, 2020

Park & Recreation director recognized for service to Fort Worth

Richard Zavala, director of the Park & Recreation Department, was recently recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association. The recognition comes at the close of the NRPA's National Park & Recreation Month celebration.
July 28, 2020

How summer hunger has changed for kids during COVID-19

Tarrant Area Food Bank partners with community centers, churches, YMCAs and others to provide nutritious meal at no cost to families.
July 27, 2020

Ed Kraus to retire as Fort Worth police chief

Chief Ed Kraus will remain with the department through the end of the year. A national search will be conducted for a new chief.
July 27, 2020

SNAP benefits to automatically renew for six months

SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.4 million eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. During COVID-19, the automatic renewals provide food security to families in need.
July 27, 2020

New research points to far-reaching public health concerns of pandemic stress drinking

UNTHSC researchers found that the more stress people felt about COVID-19, the more heavily they were drinking. This was particularly true for the women surveyed.
July 27, 2020

If cloth face coverings cannot be used, take other measures to reduce COVID-19 spread

Masks are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Cloth face coverings are a proven way to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
July 24, 2020

Final 2020 Census reminder postcards arriving now

The postcards are being sent ahead of the nationwide rollout of census takers visiting homes. The Census Bureau strongly encourages the public to respond online.
July 24, 2020

Library hosts Grow with Google webinar series to help leverage digital tools

The seven webinars take place weekly beginning July 29. The first three courses focus on job readiness skills and the last four focus on building and running a small business.
July 23, 2020

Tarrant County records first death from West Nile Virus in 2020

The case involved a senior citizen with underlying medical conditions, although the virus can affect anyone. Tarrant County Public Health reminds residents about the importance of taking protective measures to safeguard against the virus.
July 22, 2020

Is COVID-19 tearing your life apart? MHMR provides free counseling services

Whether for individuals or groups, help is available without charge. The goal of its services is to relieve stress, build resiliency and help individuals regain their level of functioning.
July 22, 2020

More than $100,000 in grants awarded to local artists

The grant initiative helps 43 Fort Worth artists get back to work by providing funding for work inspired by artists' experiences through the pandemic.
July 22, 2020

National Lacrosse League announces first expansion to Texas

The league's 14th franchise will begin play at Dickies Arena in the 2021-22 season. The Fort Worth team name, logo and colors will be announced later this year.
July 22, 2020

Survey: Acceptance of face-mask guidance has increased

The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household. The percentage of adults endorsing face mask wearing has increased to more than 76%.
July 21, 2020

Emerging biotech company to expand from Silicon Valley to UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth will be a new home and primary area of growth for CAGE Bio Inc. CAGE Bio is the latest company to join HSC's efforts to promote innovation.
July 21, 2020

Guide helps residents, leaders envision creative ways to repurpose street space

The City of Fort Worth developed the 'Pop-Up Projects Guide.' The guide is available online as part of the city's Active Transportation Plan.
July 21, 2020

Fort Worth Zoo named top zoo in the country

The results are in for USA Today's 10 Best Zoos, and the Fort Worth Zoo has been named No. 1 in North America. This is the fourth year the zoo has finished in USA Today's top five and the first time in the No. 1 spot.
July 20, 2020

M/WBE consultant selected for Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Development first phase

Fort Worth Housing Solutions has selected dlb Consultants of Arlington to provide construction support consulting services for the first phase of residential development. dlb Consultants will connect contractors, workers with business opportunities.
July 20, 2020

FWISD presents its plan for a return to learning

The new school year will be unlike any other year in FWISD history. The upcoming school year will include both in-person and virtual learning.
July 20, 2020

PBR's elite Unleash The Beast returns to Fort Worth for first time in 16 years Aug. 29-30

For the first time in 16 years, PBR's Unleash The Beast will return to Fort Worth. Tickets for the premier series' PBR WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational on sale now.
July 20, 2020

Pilot program to offer saliva testing for COVID-19

Tarrant County residents can sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test as part of a pilot program. Registration opens Sunday, and testing begins Tuesday.
July 18, 2020

'Vase with Nine Flowers' to be dedicated Aug. 12

The dedication of 'Vase with Nine Flowers' by artist James Surls is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12. The abstracted floral sculpture provides an aesthetic and meaningful focal point along Montgomery Street.
July 17, 2020

Growing scientific evidence shows the benefits of face coverings in COVID-19 battle

CDC: All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, families, communities. The main protection individuals gain from masking occurs when others in their communities also wear face coverings.
July 17, 2020

2020 Census results inform funding for hospitals, health care

Responding to the Census will help plan health care programs for the next decade. Hospitals, health care clinics and health care programs are among the many public health care services that use population statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
July 17, 2020

West Nile cases on the rise; Tarrant County residents urged to take precautions

Mosquitos do not carry the COVID-19 virus, but the symptoms are similar. Residents should see a doctor if they experience fever, cough or sore throat.
July 16, 2020

Economic impact of Fort Worth's military base: $3.7 billion

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth is responsible for total employment of 20,042 people and contributes $3.7 billion to the local economy. U.S. military bases support more than 630,000 jobs in communities across the Lone Star State.
July 16, 2020

Fort Worth dog parks reopen July 16

Here's something to wag your tail about: Fort Worth's three off-leash dog parks will reopen Thursday, July 16. Health protocols will be in effect at the three parks.
July 16, 2020

United Way of Tarrant County announces new board members

United Way of Tarrant County announced new and returning members of the Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The new board members will respond to new community needs brought on by COVID-19.
July 15, 2020

Voters approve CCPD funding

Fort Worth voters approved continuation of the city's Crime Control and Prevention District on Tuesday. The district will remain in effect for 10 years.
July 15, 2020

Near Southside ZIPZONE starts July 19

Trinity Metro partnered with the City of Fort Worth on the transit initiative to provide a daily on-demand option for 40,000 workers in the area.
July 14, 2020

Girl Scouts create haven for pollinators in Fort Worth park

The garden is filled with native plants that attract a variety of pollinators. Butterfly identification guides and signs provide information to passersby.
July 14, 2020

Community centers, Salvation Army open cooling centers

Escape the blazing Texas heat and find a place to chill. As high temperatures hover in triple digits this week, Fort Worth has designated two community centers as cooling stations.
July 13, 2020

Five more community centers now reopened

Five more community centers reopen July 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The centers are open for fitness center use, with social distancing in place.
July 13, 2020

Fort Worth pools will remain closed this summer

Fort Worth will not open city swimming pools this summer due to health concerns related to COVID-19. COVID-19 makes it extremely difficult to ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff.
July 10, 2020

Submit your cute dog pics to Doo the Right Thing contest

The North Central Texas Council of Government's Environment & Development Department is conducting its annual Doo the Right Thing photo contest. The contest emphasizes the importance of picking up a dog's mess to avoid health and water quality problems.
July 8, 2020

Mask up for retail workers

A statewide mask order is in effect, and store employees are simply doing their job by enforcing it. Gov. Abbott issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.
July 8, 2020

Public comment sought on pool and spa amendments

The recommended local amendments would be effective Sept. 1. Fort Worth is seeking public comment on the upcoming code adoption.
July 7, 2020

Summer Safari Express provides an easy route to the zoo

The route provides express service between Fort Worth Central Station and the Fort Worth Zoo. The shuttle leaves downtown every 30 minutes.
July 6, 2020

City of Fort Worth water saving seminars to resume online

In partnership with Texas AgriLife Water University, the Fort Worth Water Saving Seminar Series is moving online for the rest of 2020. Canceled classes during July have been rescheduled.
July 6, 2020

Governor Abbott establishes statewide face covering requirement, issues proclamation to limit gatherings

Read Governor Abbott's releases video message urging Texans to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.
July 2, 2020

Register your team now for the Fort Worth Classic softball tournament

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department will host the inaugural Fort Worth Classic adult softball tournament on Aug. 22. Play will be in three divisions.
July 1, 2020

Fort Worth Cup to welcome soccer enthusiasts Aug. 21-23

Does your team have what it takes to win it all? Sign up today. Information for sponsor is also available.
June 30, 2020

Tips to keep the heat from beating you down

With summer bearing down, MedStar's heat-related calls are on the increase. In June, MedStar crews treated at least 88 patients with heat-related conditions.
June 30, 2020

Fort Worth Public Library to expand curbside service locations on June 30

Fourteen locations now offer the service. On Tuesday, June 30, seven additional Fort Worth Public Library locations will begin offering curbside service 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
June 29, 2020

Deadline extended for PUC electricity bill assistance program

Texans have until Aug. 31 to apply for the statewide program. The program is intended for low-income Texans affected by COVID-19.
June 29, 2020

Fort Worth Water to resume assessing late fees and making shutoffs

To assist customers during COVID-19, the utility suspended charging late fees on water bills with due dates of April 1 through June 30.
June 19, 2020

COVID-19 testing available at dozens of Fort Worth locations

City maintains an extensive online list of testing locations.
June 18, 2020

Kroger adds another Fort Worth testing site

The new site is at 4833 Village Creek Road and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..
June 17, 2020

Basswood entrance to I-35W to be closed for long term

Beginning June 19, the on-ramp to northbound I-35W from Basswood Boulevard will be closed. The closure is expected to last through spring 2021.
June 16, 2020

New partnerships yield farmers markets in food deserts

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is bringing Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Markets to communities designated as food deserts in Tarrant County. Neighborhood Markets help ensure all communities have access to healthy food. Find a market near you.
June 16, 2020

Parklets offer innovative solution to merchants struggling with occupancy limits

Restaurants and bars can use on-street parking spaces to expand the footprint of their business and accommodate more customers. Parklets allow temporary use of on-street parking spaces to increase seating capacity.
June 15, 2020

Trinity Trails improvements give residents more to explore

Located on Old University Drive, this project promises to vastly improve the experience of passing beneath a series of overpasses. The section of trail off Old University Drive underneath Vickery/Rosedale/Chisholm Trail/I-30 is closed.
June 11, 2020

Hispanic Chamber launches program to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Business Bounce Back program, called B3 for short, will provide a tailored business counseling program for Fort Worth businesses. Molinar Property Group committed $10,000 to launch the pilot cohort of the B3 program.
June 11, 2020

Texas triggers additional 13-week unemployment insurance benefit extension

The U.S. Department of Labor notified the Texas Workforce Commission that the state triggered State Extended Benefits, a program that provides federal reimbursement to the state for up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits.
June 9, 2020

Watch for pets distressed by extreme heat

With triple-digit heat in the weather forecast this week, remember that animals are at risk to extreme heat just as people are. Report animals that may be in distressed situations.
June 8, 2020

Rapid antigen COVID-19 tests now available at three additional Tarrant locations

MD Medical Group is offering the newest type of FDA-approved diagnostic test for rapid detection of COVID-19. The rapid test is offered at three Tarrant County drive-thru locations. Results are available in 15 minutes.
June 8, 2020

YMCA to continue feeding kids during the summer

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth will be serving free meals to youth under the age of 18 from June 8 though mid-August. Food will be distributed on Monday and Wednesday only.
June 5, 2020

Apply for city's environmental awards program

The Fort Worth Environmental Excellence Awards honor innovation in waste reduction, recycling and water efficiency. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.
June 5, 2020

Take precautions as summer weather arrives in North Texas

It's going to get very hot with temperatures well into the 90s and a potential heat index of 100 degrees predicted by next week. Pay special attention to children, the elderly and pets.
June 5, 2020

How to wear cloth face coverings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared tips for wearing cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
June 4, 2020

CVS Health adds more COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

These sites use self-swab tests and are available to people who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Results of the self-swab test will be available in about three days.
June 1, 2020

New campaign promotes reopening responsibly

Restaurants, cultural attractions and businesses of any kind can promote healthy best practices with a new promotional campaign launching this week. Businesses can access a digital media toolkit with voluntary commitment.
May 27, 2020

JPS, Lockheed partner to provide telehealth kiosks for vulnerable populations

Through a Lockheed Martin grant to the JPS Foundation, the health system will expand telehealth services. The donation will decrease the need for patients to travel to the main JPS campus and help patients get needed specialty care.
May 27, 2020

CVS Health opens new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

These new sites will be available to people who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Results of the self-swab test will be available in about three days.
May 22, 2020

BRIT to begin managing Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The City Council voted to turn over management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas for a 20-year term. The agreement, similar to one for the Fort Worth Zoo, goes into effect this fall.
May 19, 2020

Double Up Food Bucks program at Cowtown Farmers Market enables SNAP recipients to stretch their food dollars

Local families that are eligible for SNAP benefits can stretch their food dollars even further with the new Double Up Food Bucks initiative. The program matches dollar for dollar, with no limit through this summer.
May 18, 2020

SBA releases Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application

The documents will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight-week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans.
May 18, 2020

Texas Supreme Court: evictions, debt collections may resume

Evictions and debt collection proceedings can resume in Texas this week, the Texas Supreme Court has ordered. The court had temporarily put both actions on hold to protect people whose livelihood had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18, 2020

New COVID-19 testing site opens in far north Fort Worth

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is now available to anyone who meets Centers for Disease Control and state and local guidelines. No-cost testing site is at the Walmart Supercenter on North Beach Street.
May 13, 2020

Catholic Charities, Tarrant Area Food Bank launch food-finding partnership

Catholic Charities Fort Worth and Tarrant Area Food Bank are partnering to use each other's strengths for good during this challenging time. A new call center can help residents find food quickly.
May 12, 2020

Need to report issues? You have several options

Streetlight outage, graffiti, potholes, high grass and weeds. All of these issues and more can be reported quickly and easily.
May 8, 2020

Emergency help for Fort Worth families now available

The city is accepting applications for several programs designed to assist residents with housing, utilities and household expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 7, 2020

Mosquito season has begun, and prevention is key

The 2020 mosquito season is underway in Fort Worth. Even a few infected mosquitoes can lead to disease outbreaks.
May 1, 2020

Fort Worth to host decontamination unit for N95 masks

Battelle will begin accepting N95 filtration masks that have been used by first responders or health care professionals. The equipment can be reused up to 20 times, greatly enhancing its life expectancy.
April 29, 2020

North Texas Area Community Health Centers provide COVID-19 response

North Texas Area Community Health Centers have shifted some resources from routine primary care to other areas, such as diagnosing and managing COVID-19. Discounted medical services may be available to those who have lost their employment.
April 28, 2020

Texas SNAP recipients soon can shop online at certain retailers

The adjustment is intended to allow social distancing while providing families with the food they need. Walmart and Amazon are the first retailers to join the pilot in Texas, scheduled to start by May 18.
April 24, 2020

What's permitted under retail-to-go?

Under orders by Gov. Greg Abbott, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen beginning April 24. A state agency has issued specific guidelines for retail employees and their customers.
April 24, 2020

Walgreens opens free drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Fort Worth

Testing at these locations is available by appointment only, and only to individuals who meet eligibility criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 23, 2020

Inspector general warns about new Social Security benefit suspension scam

The Inspector General of Social Security is warning the public about fraudulent practices. If you receive a letter, text, call or email that you believe to be suspicious, hang up or do not respond.
April 14, 2020

Texas Workforce Commission cautions claimants regarding fraudulent calls

Individuals misrepresenting the Texas Workforce Commission may capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and attempt to secure sensitive, personal information through deceit.
April 13, 2020

State launches COVID-19 mental health support line

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is available 24 hours a day.
April 7, 2020

Texas WIC expands eligible foods

Texas WIC, the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program. These food items include more options for milk, bread, rice, pasta and eggs.
April 6, 2020

COVID-19 hotline provides news and information to residents, businesses

A hotline established for the COVID-19 outbreak has proven to be a popular way for Fort Worth residents and business owners to learn news and information. Call-takers handled more than 2,700 calls and emails during a recent week.
March 30, 2020

Seeking help? New one-stop database lists organizations ready to offer support

A variety of assistance resources can be easily accessed online.
March 27, 2020

Protecting yourself from COVID-19 scams

Help to protect yourself and others by learning about existing scams and precautionary measures you can take to. Scammers may take advantage of fears surrounding the impact of COVID-19 in our communities.
March 25, 2020

Get out and enjoy Fort Worth parks, but keep that six-foot distance

Recreation in the great outdoors is important during stressful times. Residents are encouraged to comply with the recommended six-foot social distancing barrier at all times.
March 25, 2020

Area grocery stores to offer special hours for seniors, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, senior adults, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system have designated hours.
March 23, 2020

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