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Students experience behind-the-scenes look at city departments

Fort Worth hosted students the week of June 10-14 for the Fort Worth ISD Vital Link Program. The program encourages students to connect what they learn in the classroom to what they will need to succeed in the workplace.
June 25, 2019

NTTA toll rates to increase July 1

North Texas Tollway Authority will increase toll rates July 1, implementing a biennial toll rate schedule approved by the board. On average, TollTag rates will adjust one penny per mile, from 18 to 19 cents.
June 25, 2019

Fire Station 4 closed temporarily

Fort Worth Fire Department’s Station 4, at 2954 Old Mansfield Road, is temporarily closed for repairs. The city’s Property Management Department expects the construction to be complete in three months.
June 25, 2019

Share your thoughts on transit needs in Fort Worth via survey

The City of Fort Worth is leading a transit project in partnership with Trinity Metro to update the system-wide master plan, taking into account the rapid growth the region is experiencing.
June 24, 2019

Pothole Month success: 2,380 potholes filled

The city receives an average of 254 requests for potholes and fills 1,041 each month. Keep calling in pothole reports so city crews can take care of them.
June 24, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day at your local community center

Fourth of July festivities are kicking off at the city’s community centers, and residents are invited to stop by to celebrate. Contact a center for specific details about activities offered during their events.
June 24, 2019

Fort Worth to honor environmental innovation with new awards

The City of Fort Worth has broadened its Environmental Excellence Awards to also honor innovation in waste reduction, recycling and water efficiency. The deadline to apply is July 31.
June 24, 2019

Sales tax collections up 8.6% in April

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
June 21, 2019

TEXRail honored with development award

TEXRail is a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B. It was honored with a Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence Award.
June 21, 2019

Sunday Funday starts June 30 at Panther Island Pavilion

Come chill at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. The series starts June 30 and runs through Sept. 1. Gates open at noon and the fun rolls on until 6 p.m.
June 21, 2019

Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?

When severe weather is forecast, the National Weather Service may issue a severe thunderstorm watch or warning to alert residents of potential dangers. Residents are encouraged to have multiple ways to receive weather-related information.
June 20, 2019

West Seventh Street closed June 25-27

West Seventh Street will be closed June 25-27 for roadway improvements in the railroad right of way. All vehicles will detour to Lancaster Avenue during the closure.
June 20, 2019

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. June 23 at Joe T. Garcia's. The rides will run through July 13, ending with a final ride celebration at Clearfork.
June 20, 2019

Martinez earns statewide honor for public works officials

Richard Martinez, assistant director in the Transportation & Public Works Department, was named Top Public Works Leaders of the Year during the recent convention of the American Public Works Association-Texas Chapter.
June 19, 2019

Quarterly seminar series to share information targeted to neighborhoods

The Community Engagement Office is beginning a new initiative with City of Fort Worth departments and area agencies to provide educational workshops about city programs and resources on a quarterly basis. The summer series runs July 13-Sept. 7.
June 19, 2019

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 19, 2019

Storm damage? Here’s what you need to know

The city's goal is to give residents time to clean up and to provide convenient options for debris disposal. Follow these guidelines to help contractors stay on schedule for collection.
June 18, 2019

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 a disaster.
June 18, 2019

Give input on new Trinity Trails from River Trails Park to River Legacy Park Trail

Fort Worth residents are getting new trails along the eastern portion of the Trinity River. Give input at the upcoming project meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2.
June 18, 2019

Denton County Judge Andy Eads elected chair of Regional Transportation Council

Denton County Judge Andy Eads will lead the Regional Transportation Council for the next year after his election as chair of 44-member transportation policymaking body.
June 18, 2019

New sewer main construction scheduled for Meadow Lakes and Jenkins Heights area

Make plans to attend the upcoming public meeting to learn about construction from Jenkins Heights Lift Station to the Meadow Lakes Lift Station. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 1.
June 18, 2019

Plenty of low-cost options will ensure Botanic Garden remains accessible to everyone

The City Council is scheduled to vote at 7 p.m. June 25 on a plan that will continue to make the Fort Worth Botanic Garden accessible to all residents. A task force recommended a general admission fee.
June 18, 2019

Three Fort Worth projects honored for development excellence

North Central Texas adds approximately 100,000 new residents each year. By 2045, more than 11 million people are expected to call the region home, a 51 percent increase in population from 2018.
June 18, 2019

Never leave a child or a pet in a hot car

Every summer, first responders are called to treat a child who has been left in a hot car. Too often, these calls end in tragedy. Parents and caregivers can act immediately to end these preventable deaths.
June 14, 2019

Burghdoff, Gunn named interim assistant city managers

The two are filling a spot vacated by Susan Alanis.
June 14, 2019

Drive Clean Texas campaign urges drivers to help reduce air pollution

TxDOT will take the hands-on, educational Drive Clean Texas Road Trip Challenge Game to cities around the state where air quality is an issue. The game is a fun, interactive way to learn about reducing harmful vehicle emissions.
June 14, 2019

Pop-up cleanup to focus on Trinity River

Bummed about missing the rained-out Spring Trash Bash? Get your fix by participating in two great events that will bring the community together and help keep trash out of the Trinity River, June 22 and June 29.
June 13, 2019

Fort Worth neighborhoods, city program take top honors in national competition

Berkeley Place Neighborhood Association, Historic Fairmount Neighborhood Association and the TCU Neighbor to Neighbor program were recognized by Neighborhoods, USA last month.
June 12, 2019

Fort Worth wins Cities of Service national competition

Fort Worth was announced as a winner of the Cities of Service Experience Matters competition. Cities of Service will work with Fort Worth to develop volunteering initiatives that address public problems.
June 12, 2019

Construction to start on wastewater lines that will service southeast Fort Worth

Construction begins this month on a wastewater main that will service southeast Fort Worth and wholesale customers Burleson and Crowley. Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27.
June 11, 2019

Landeros to lead Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) named Anette Landeros CEO and president. She takes the post July 15, succeeding John Hernandez. She brings a knowledge of business and community-building experience.
June 11, 2019

TxDOT embraces goal to end deaths on Texas roads by 2050

Every day for nearly 19 years, at least one person has died on Texas roadways. Now TxDOT aims to reach a goal to end all fatalities on Texas roads by 2050.
June 10, 2019

Southeast Drop-off Station closing for renovations

Beginning June 12, the Southeast Drop-off Station, 5150 Martin Luther King Freeway, will be closed through July 10 for renovations. The Brennan, Old Hemphill and Hillshire (North Service Center) locations will remain open.
June 10, 2019

MedStar poised to treat heat-related illnesses during upcoming temperature spike

With high temperatures arriving, it’s a good time to remember that prolonged or intense exposure to high temperatures can cause illnesses. Follow these tips to keep the heat from beating you down.
June 7, 2019

Historic Bunche Park is now officially open

Dignitaries and neighborhood representatives cut the ribbon to officially open Ralph J. Bunche Park on June 6 after the District 5 park received a series of capital improvements including trails, a group shelter, benches and picnic tables.
June 7, 2019

Council to vote on repurposing Sycamore Creek Golf Course

A major sewer line replacement project that would affect Sycamore Creek Golf Course has given the city an opportunity to think about the long-term future of the nine-hole course.
June 6, 2019

Work progressing on neighborhood improvements

Work continues in three neighborhoods to help make them cleaner and safer as part of a multi-million-dollar program funded by the City Council. The program is part of an ongoing strategy.
June 6, 2019

Are you an aspiring developer? One-day workshop shows the basics

An upcoming one-day workshop will help aspiring real estate developers feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project. Near Southside Inc. is presenting the Small-Scale Development Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11.
June 4, 2019

Fort Worth terminates red-light camera program

The City of Fort Worth has terminated its Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement Program. The Transportation and Public Works Department had operated 58 cameras at 44 intersections.
June 4, 2019

Susan Alanis stepping down as assistant city manager

Longtime Assistant City Manager Susan Alanis has been named chief operating officer with Tarrant County College District effective July 1. Alanis has served Fort Worth since 1996 and played a key role in many high-profile projects.
June 3, 2019

Fort Worth partners with new regional campaign to improve recycling quality in North Texas cities

The city is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and surrounding cities and counties to launch the 'Know What to Throw' education campaign that will remind residents about the correct items to recycle.
June 3, 2019

Log Cabin Village offering free admission to active-duty military

As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Log Cabin Village is offering free admission to active-duty military personnel this summer.
May 31, 2019

Phase 2 contract for Gateway Park work awarded by Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City project. The excavation work will continue progress on needed flood protection.
May 31, 2019

Find the pet of your dreams at the Mega Adoption Event – summer edition

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is partnering with the Humane Society of North Texas to host the largest shelter pet adoption event in Fort Worth. The summer edition event will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29-30.
May 30, 2019

Mayor's Global Award winners honored

Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth Sister Cities honored individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions during the annual Mayor’s International Dinner & Global Awards on May 23.
May 30, 2019

Kraus sworn in as police chief

Ed Kraus, a 26-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department, was sworn in as interim chief during a special meeting of the City Council. Kraus began his law enforcement career in 1992.
May 29, 2019

Neighborhoods will again boost city's food drive efforts

For more than 20 years, the City of Fort Worth has held an employee food drive. The drive beings June 3, and neighborhood associations are encouraged to select a food drive coordinator to get collection efforts rolling.
May 29, 2019

Watch for animals distressed by extreme heat

As summer nears, remember that animals are at risk to extreme heat just as people are. Fort Worth Animal Care & Control reminds Fort Worth residents to care for their pets and to look out for animals in distress.
May 28, 2019

Keep your cool this summer at city pools

Everybody in the water! Three Fort Worth swimming pools and a splash pad opened Memorial Day weekend for their summer seasons and will operate through Labor Day weekend.
May 24, 2019

Fort Worth now the 13th largest U.S. city

U.S. Census Bureau 2019 population estimates show Fort Worth jumping from the 15th to 13th largest city in the United States with a population of 895,008. Fort Worth gained 19,552 residents in 2018.
May 24, 2019

Register your surveillance camera system to help police solve crimes

The Police Department is asking residents and business owners across Fort Worth to register their privately-owned surveillance camera systems. Camera footage from a Fort Worth neighborhood helped solve a recent high-profile crime.
May 23, 2019

Researchers gain ground in rose rosette battle

A comprehensive national effort is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette, a plant disease. At this time, all roses are believed to be susceptible on some level to the disease.
May 23, 2019

Take an inside look at MedStar operations

Join MedStar for an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at emergency medical services and mobile integrated health care by participating in the MedStar Citizen’s Academy. Classes will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays July 9-Aug. 13.
May 21, 2019

2020 KnoWhat2Do calendar winners announced

Young artists from local elementary schools contributed work depicting hazards and emergency preparedness measures.
May 20, 2019

Traffic signal retiming program ensures smooth operation

Each year about 300 traffic signals will be evaluated and retimed.
May 17, 2019

Two Fort Worth officers named Top Cops nationwide

Fort Worth Police Officers Matthew Putnam and David Jwanowski received the Top Cops Award at the 26th annual National Association of Police Organizations award dinner in Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2019

Swim Safe program aims to stop drownings

To help educate Fort Worth residents on water safety, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition is sponsoring upcoming Safe Swim programs. A nominal $10 entrance fee makes these invaluable classes accessible to all.
May 17, 2019

Stanley Black & Decker to open Craftsman plant at AllianceTexas

Stanley Black & Decker will expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint with a new Craftsman manufacturing plant at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth. The new 425,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in late 2020.
May 16, 2019

Doo the Right Thing calendar contest seeks submissions

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is accepting submissions for the annual Doo the Right Thing calendar contest. Submit a photo of your dog(s) before June 30. An online vote will be held.
May 14, 2019

Advanced metering system launching soon in far north Fort Worth neighborhoods

The city is launching an advanced metering system called MyH2O. Advanced metering infrastructure, or AMI, improves customer services and water utility operations through new technologies.
May 13, 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

Businesses encouraged to seek certification as Age- and Dementia-Friendly

The City of Fort Worth launched the Certified Dementia-Friendly Business program in 2019. By undergoing a review of their business and committing to improvements businesses can earn the designation.
May 10, 2019

Third Thursday Jazz series celebrates its 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Third Thursday Jazz series hosted by the Fort Worth Public Library. Dozens of programs and performances are scheduled throughout the city through September.
April 29, 2019

Sundance Square’s annual movie nights return to the plaza

Returning for the 12th year, Sundance Square kicks off the free movie series on Thursday evenings in the plaza June 6 and continuing through July 25. All shows will begin at about 8:30 p.m.
April 8, 2019

New Trinity Metro ZIPZONE service promotes commuting to work

Trinity Metro is providing ZIPZONE, a first mile/last mile transportation solution, in select service areas. The service uses Lyft to provide first mile/last mile solutions for the Alliance corridor.
March 8, 2019

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 Tuesday beginning March 12.
March 8, 2019

Learn the basics of water conservation

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

Proposed pension contribution plan passes employee vote

City employees voted to approve the proposed pension reform plan, solidifying a local solution.
Feb. 25, 2019

Dickies Arena ramps up hiring before fall opening

The operating company for Dickies Arena has scheduled a series of hiring fairs to bring on more than 1,000 event hourly staff members before the venue’s opening this fall. New fairs run June 27-Aug. 29.
Feb. 13, 2019

Residents invited to express Love for Humanity

There are many ways to recognize the life and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy: Crossing racial and cultural divides, through service and kindness. Sign a pledge form, then complete at least 51 acts of service or kindness by Aug. 28.
Jan. 23, 2019

Construction along 287 will improve safety in fast-growing area

Construction has started along U.S. 287 in Fort Worth, a project that will extend the southbound service road and relocate the southbound ramp at Blue Mound Road. Three entities are collaborating to expedite the project.
Jan. 10, 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

New water line along Alta Vista Parkway

The City of Keller will be installing a new water line along Alta Vista Parkway. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and be completed in July 2019.
Dec. 11, 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

Parking fines going up Jan. 1

The City Council voted to increase fines and late fees for parking offenses effective Jan. 1, 2019. The increases bring Fort Worth's fine structure in line with other like-sized cities in Texas.
Oct. 25, 2018

TCU to face USC at Dickies Arena in 2019

TCU men's basketball will play USC in Fort Worth's new Dickies Arena on Dec. 6, 2019, as part of a two-year agreement between the two schools. It will be the inaugural college basketball game at new multipurpose facility.
Oct. 24, 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

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

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

Safe sale exchange zones available for resident use

The Fort Worth Police Department encourages buyers and sellers to meet in public locations, including selected police facilities. Try to schedule the exchange at one of these facilities during business hours.
April 14, 2017

Passport services now available at Central Library

Passport applications will be accepted by appointment only, available from 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.
June 3, 2016