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Neighborhoods boost city's food drive efforts

Read the results from the 2016 neighborhood food drive. Winners will be honored during a future City Council meeting.
Sept. 23, 2016

Know your fair housing rights

Learn about your rights when it comes to renting or buying a new home at a Fair Housing Roundtable on Oct. 6 at the Martin Luther King Community Center.
Sept. 23, 2016

Protect your property with flood insurance

Just a few inches of floodwater can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. The city's Stormwater Management Division calls flood insurance the best way to protect yourself from devastating financial loss.
Sept. 22, 2016

Check out the new McLeland Tennis Center during free youth classes, open house

Kids are invited to hit the court and take part in McLeland Tennis Center's new slate of junior classes for free Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
Sept. 22, 2016

Sign up for Cowboy Santas distributions

The Cowboy Santas program is a charitable organization that provides toys to children 12 and under from low-income Tarrant County families during the holiday season. Qualifying families can visit a local community center, with proper documentation, to register.
Sept. 22, 2016

Residents' input needed for sidewalk project

The city's Transportation and Public Works Department will host a project meeting to discuss sidewalk installation along Stark Street from Meadowbrook Drive to Craig Street. The meeting is scheduled for 11 a. m. Oct. 1.
Sept. 21, 2016

Construction begins on FM1220/Boat Club Road project

To improve safety, 10-foot-wide paved shoulders and left-turn bays will be added. Access to and from FM1220 to Park Road will be closed during Phase 1.
Sept. 21, 2016

East First Street construction to wrap up next month

Construction zones on East First Street is 88 percent complete, and the contractor is finishing paving work.
Sept. 21, 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

Go green during National Night Out

When planning a neighborhood National Night Out — or any large special event in Fort Worth — remember to include recycling opportunities for event attendees. Fort Worth provides bins to help you take care of garbage produced at your event.
Sept. 20, 2016

Unneeded medications around the house? Don't trash or flush them

Fort Worth is conducting a pilot program that allows residents to safely and conveniently dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs. The program provides free envelopes for sending drugs to be safely destroyed.
Sept. 19, 2016

Nature Center supporters, anti-litter campaign nominated for leadership awards

Two city-affiliated efforts are up for a Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award. Winners will be honored at a Nov. 3 event in Dallas.
Sept. 19, 2016

Learn water-wise landscape techniques at EcoScape tour

The Fort Worth Water Department, BRIT and Weston Gardens Inc. are partnering to bring you closer to beautiful, water-efficient residential and commercial landscapes via a public tour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8.
Sept. 19, 2016

Trinity River closure at Fort Worth-Arlington border to continue through Oct. 3

The planned completion of the closing of the Trinity River near the Fort Worth-Arlington border is delayed until Oct. 3 due to the higher river flows, additional pumping requirements and correction of minor damage to the temporary dam braces and tarps which occurred during the initial installation.
Sept. 16, 2016

Community meeting discusses proposed changes to Sycamore Park tennis courts

The city's Park & Recreation Department is hosting a community meeting to discuss a proposal submitted by the Fort Worth Vaqueros Soccer Team that recommends converting the existing tennis courts at Sycamore Park to a synthetic turf soccer field.
Sept. 16, 2016

Register to vote at five library locations on Sept. 24

Potential voters have until Oct. 11 to register before the November national, statewide and local elections. Join the Fort Worth Library and the League of Women Voters for a voter registration drive.
Sept. 16, 2016

Growing animal population drives expansion of the city’s animal shelter

In order to assess and treat these unwanted and stray cats and dogs in preparation for adoption, more space is being added to the current Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter.
Sept. 16, 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

Stroll with Mayor Price, Councilmember Espino at one of many upcoming Walking Town Halls

A walk in District 2 is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Councilmember Sal Espino will join the walk, which begins and ends at the Marine Creek Lake Trailhead.
Sept. 15, 2016

Shingleton appointed mayor pro tem

District 7 Councilmember Dennis Singleton has been named mayor pro tem. He replaces District 2 Councilmember Salvador Espino. He has represented Council District 7 since 2011.
Sept. 15, 2016

Support Police and Fire Memorial at 5K

Run or walk to show your support for local first responders at the Police and Firefighters Memorial Run at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15.
Sept. 15, 2016

Governor honors Fort Worth officer for courage and heroism

Fort Worth Police Officer Matt Pearce received the Star of Texas Award, which honors first responders who have demonstrated remarkable courage and heroism in serving and protecting their communities.
Sept. 15, 2016

Phone scam from phony IRS agents is targeting Fort Worth residents

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds, the Fort Worth Police Department warned.
Sept. 15, 2016

Explore Fort Worth’s world-class cultural attractions, for free

Fort Worth is a city where culture and heritage thrive side by side. On Sept. 24, 10 cultural destinations will offer free admission, and many of Fort Worth's cultural organizations will present free performances in and around each destination.
Sept. 15, 2016

2017 budget approved, continues focus on city services, infrastructure needs

Higher property values and sales tax returns lead to a decrease in the city's tax rate.
Sept. 13, 2016

Traffic shifts, new direct connectors mark I-35W progress

In late August, traffic shifted to new, permanent pavement south of Meacham Boulevard. Also in late August, a new direct connector from northbound I-35W to eastbound and westbound I-820 opened, resulting in a traffic shift.
Sept. 13, 2016

New commuter bus line to serve Fort Worth-Denton route

Beginning Sept. 26, an express commuter bus service will connect Fort Worth and Denton. On weekdays between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., the Fort Worth Transportation Authority will operate five round-trips between downtown Fort Worth and Denton every three hours.
Sept. 13, 2016

Traffic and parking situation at City Hall is becoming less complicated

With changes, all one-way streets around the building will allow for a continuous loop. And the supply of parking spaces around City Hall increases by 27.
Sept. 13, 2016

North Freeway among most congested roadways in Texas

Don't feel bad: Tarrant County has six roads on the Top 100 list; Harris County has 43. I-35W north of downtown has the dubious honor of being the 23rd most-congested roadway in Texas, according to a list of the 100 worst highways compiled by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Sept. 13, 2016

Bike Sharing adds another station

Sandwiched between the Trinity Trails and some of the best new restaurants and retail shops, the station is in the WestBend development. Think HG Sply Co., Tyler's and Zoe's Kitchen.
Sept. 12, 2016

TxDOT plans for $70 billion to fund transportation projects over next 10 years

The Texas Transportation Commission approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program with $70 billion worth of projects to help TxDOT meet the state's growing transportation demands.
Sept. 12, 2016

DFW Airport raises parking and pass-through rates

Parking rates went up Sept. 1 by either $1 or $2 a day, depending on where you park. The price remains the same for those picking up or dropping off passengers.
Sept. 12, 2016

Certain planning and development fees increase Oct. 1

City fees are examined every two years to ensure they cover the cost of providing the service.
Sept. 8, 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

Oktoberfest celebration returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Cowtown's take on the traditional German festival is scheduled for Sept. 22-24. Entertainment will include traditional German music, a dachshund race, stein hoisting competitions, dancers performing traditional Bavarian folk dances and more.
Sept. 8, 2016

New stormwater controls to relieve flooding on McKenzie Street

To find out more about this project and the construction schedule, plan to attend a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Sycamore Community Center.
Sept. 8, 2016

Safety improvements being constructed at Bonds Ranch Road and State Highway 287

The city is hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Nance Elementary School. Plan to attend this meeting to learn more about the project, construction schedule and impacts to residents.
Sept. 8, 2016

Fire Station Park is expanding

Strong neighborhood support has prompted the city's purchase of 1.35 acres at 1616 Hemphill St. to expand Fire Station Park, which means more activities at the Hemphill Street location in the future.
Sept. 7, 2016

Celebrate Fort Worth's night out against crime on Oct. 4

Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors, public safety officers and other city personnel. The citywide event is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
Sept. 7, 2016

Active shooter civilian response training available for the public at five sessions

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. This potentially lifesaving program is open to the general public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their individual safety.
Sept. 2, 2016

Construction continues in Trinity Boulevard area

Roadway improvements designed to improve roadway capacity, flood controls, traffic signal operations, safety and economic development are in full swing in the Trinity Boulevard corridor.
Sept. 2, 2016

Parent engagement classes begin Sept. 12

Discover techniques to boost your child's future success in school and beyond by participating in a free 10-week workshop series, in English and Spanish. The Early Childhood Matters series is designed for parents, family members and caregivers of children from birth through age 5.
Sept. 1, 2016

Nature Center getting new boardwalk, shelter

Fort Worth residents will soon have a new place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. The boardwalk at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is being rebuilt and a shelter with access to the parking area is being constructed. Construction is expected to be finished by early October.
Sept. 1, 2016

Officer nominated for international award for her role in saving fellow officer

A fast-acting Fort Worth Police officer has been nominated for the prestigious RISE Award, which honors agencies and officers who have risen above the rest. Brandi Kamper showed 'extraordinary courage' during a stressful and dangerous situation, sergeant says.
Aug. 30, 2016

Police donations help kids ride to a better life

Motorcycle unit donates 150 bicycles to needy children through the Spokes 4 Hope charity.
Aug. 27, 2016

Report: Sister Cities has $14 million impact on Fort Worth

First-of-its-kind study seeks to provide a better picture of the value cities can glean from international ties.
Aug. 27, 2016

Help control mosquitoes around the house

Reducing the mosquito population and your risk of being bitten by them is the best way to prevent infection by potentially dangerous viruses.
Aug. 27, 2016

Historical marker celebrates Meacham Airport's high-flying history

City-owned Meacham witnessed the start of air mail service, American Airways' corporate headquarters and many other aviation milestones.
Aug. 27, 2016

New direct connectors to 820 from northbound I-35W will result in traffic shift

Ramp is now a right-hand exit and is located farther south than the previous ones.
Aug. 27, 2016

'Go Purple Friday' kicks off again Sept. 2

Wear TCU colors every Friday and receive discounts and special offers.
Aug. 27, 2016

Sidewalks provide a safe place to walk and run

Funding for this new infrastructure totals more than $10 million and is part of the 2014 bond program approved by voters.
Aug. 27, 2016

Do due diligence before signing on with a service line warranty program

Some companies are contacting Fort Worth water customers to offer warrant programs for purchase. The Water Department is not endorsing any of these companies.
Aug. 22, 2016

Call 811 before you dig

It's the law in all 50 states that you must call 811 before digging to prevent damages. To avoid damaging underground lines, contact this free service at least three days before you want to dig.
Aug. 19, 2016

Strategic plan aims to make Botanic Garden a more satisfying place to visit in the future

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s strategic planning process is coming to a close. The report is scheduled to be presented to City Council in September.
Aug. 19, 2016

Police: Crime down 2.4 percent; trends show continued improvement

Overall crime is down in Fort Worth for 2016, led by reductions in crime against property and non-violent offenses, according to Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s mid-year update to City Council.

Aug. 16, 2016

Pilot project aims to prevent catastrophic wrong-way crashes

The North Central Texas Council of Governments and its partner agencies continue to implement projects that will reduce the likelihood of wrong-way crashes. The first phase of the pilot project was focused in nine Dallas County cities. Now planning efforts are in place for seven corridors in Tarrant County.
Aug. 16, 2016

Speed limits increasing on Chisholm Trail Parkway

Drivers frustrated with 50 mph limits spoke up. Higher speed limits should be in place on the 28-mile Chisholm Trail Parkway by early September.
Aug. 16, 2016

How to use protected bike lanes

These installations use physical barriers to separate people biking and driving, making them essential to an age-friendly network of bike routes.
Aug. 15, 2016

Starting a home renovation project? Walk-in permitting on Tuesday evenings can help

Before starting your remodeling project, visit the Planning and Development Department during extended hours on Tuesday evenings.
Aug. 12, 2016

Proposed 2017 water, wastewater rates announced

The proposed changes to both water and wastewater rates affect both the fixed monthly charge, which is based on meter size, and the volume rates.
Aug. 10, 2016

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.
Aug. 10, 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

Enhanced Floodplain Master Plan due to go before City Council

The City Council will consider a proposed enhancement to the city's Floodplain Master Plan to identify flood risks, their impact on the community and a prioritized action plan for reducing flood risks. The new document will help improve the city’s Community Rating System classification, which leads to reduced flood insurance premiums.
Aug. 4, 2016

Fort Worth Water unveils plan for getting the lead out

While only 2 percent of Fort Worth customers may have lead service lines, the goal is to get the lead out of the public water system.
Aug. 1, 2016

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the XTO Energy Parade of Lights will be available for purchase starting Aug. 15. The Parade of Lights is a production of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.
July 28, 2016

New fire station construction on the horizon

Residents in far south Fort Worth will soon have a fire station to serve them. Construction of Fire Station 42 is expected to get underway in September.
July 27, 2016

Timberland boulevard improvements moving traffic

Phase one capacity improvements to Timberland Boulevard are taking shape. Construction is slated to begin on both phase two and three in October 2017.
July 14, 2016

Love public art? Get your camera out and celebrate it

Make a a short film and enter the second annual International Public Art Short Film Contest. The goal is to educate about the important role public art plays in daily urban life.
July 1, 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

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

Mayor's Message: Mayor eyes property tax rate decrease

Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) officials recently released assessed values with an average 14 percent increase resulting in an outcry from concerned citizens.
May 24, 2016

Crud Cruiser is heading to your neighborhood

Now through October, the Crud Cruiser will be in neighborhoods throughout Fort Worth collecting leftover paint, used oil and yard chemicals. You can also drop off these items at the Environmental Collection Center.
April 20, 2016

Devices in Cobb Park to monitor for exotic forest pests

Traps will be placed in the park in March, and a staff member from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at DFW Airport will inspect them every two weeks. The traps will be removed in October.
Feb. 15, 2016

Seminars offer savings in water — and money

Learn the basics of water conservation during a series of free monthly programs running March 3 through November.
Feb. 15, 2016