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Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets with never-seen-before floats.
Aug. 16, 2019

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bill Thornton is retiring in 2020

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce announced the retirement of President and CEO Bill Thornton. His last day will be July 7, 2020. Brandom Gengelbach, executive vice president of economic development, will begin to take certain duties.
Aug. 16, 2019

Forty-one elementary schools receive safe routes to school improvements

The City of Fort Worth continues to improve safe routes to schools for students across the area with its Safe Routes to School program and additional projects."
Aug. 16, 2019

35W construction to begin soon in the Alliance Corridor

North Tarrant Express announces that funding has been achieved for the 6.7-mile extension to the Denton County line. The project expands I-35W from U.S. Highway 287 north.
Aug. 16, 2019

Atmos Energy unveils pledge to call 811

Research indicates there is a 99% chance of avoiding a utility service outage, personal injury or harm to the environment when someone dials 811 before digging. Atmos Energy has unveiled a Pledge to Call 811.
Aug. 15, 2019

Group researching Vietnam War memorial in Fort Worth

As many as 208 Tarrant County residents lost their lives in Vietnam. There is no local memorial or monument to honor their sacrifice. But that is about to change. A monument is planned for Veterans Memorial Park.
Aug. 15, 2019

Daylong summit to examine opioid crisis

Join community leaders and local innovators for a solution-driven summit meant to spark new ideas and new collaborations. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
Aug. 15, 2019

Fire Department reports on busy fireworks patrols

Residents made 2,836 fireworks-related calls over the July 4 holiday period. The Fire Department operated fireworks patrols July 3-6.
Aug. 15, 2019

Take care of outstanding warrants at Aug. 22 event

The Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Safe Harbor initiative, meaning residents may visit without fear of arrest for outstanding warrants issued by the court. The event will be 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 at Southside Community Center.
Aug. 14, 2019

North Texans commit to more than 2,800 actions to improve air quality

North Texans celebrated Clean Air Action Day on June 21, committing to more than 2,800 actions intended to help improve air quality. Residents’ actions contribute to improving air quality throughout the DFW area.
Aug. 14, 2019

Census Bureau launches first major field operation for 2020 count

The U.S. Census Bureau will soon launch address canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. This operation is one of several activities the bureau conducts for an accurate and complete count.
Aug. 14, 2019

American Sign Language provides alerts to deaf and functional-needs residents

AHAS is designed for Fort Worth residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or deaf/blind. The free alerts are accessible to all residents using Fort Worth ZIP codes. Online registration is free and easy.
Aug. 13, 2019

Mayor Price to open Tarrant County Furniture Bank on Aug. 14

The Tarrant County Furniture Bank will open Aug. 14 following a 3 p.m. ceremony and ribbon cutting with Mayor Betsy Price. The new resource is available to people transitioning out of homelessness.
Aug. 13, 2019

Construction scheduled for West Risinger Road

The city will meet with residents at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, to discuss the West Risinger Road project. Make plans to attend the meeting to find out about the construction schedule.
Aug. 13, 2019

Residents can find out how to connect to the low-pressure sewer system in the Watercress area

Make plans to attend the upcoming project meeting to learn about the sewer tap and impact fees needed to connect to the low-pressure sewer system in the Watercress area. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29.
Aug. 13, 2019

2020 budget proposed, opportunities for public feedback unveiled

Higher property values and sales tax returns lead to proposed 3.75-cent decrease in the city’s property tax rate.
Aug. 13, 2019

Learn about disaster preparedness and response at September, October sessions

Two upcoming training series will teach Fort Worth residents how to prepare their household for a natural disaster and to help their neighborhood recover. The series of free CERT courses will teach emergency preparedness.
Aug. 13, 2019

Register now, then celebrate Fort Worth's night out against crime on Oct. 1

The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the citywide event to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Groups should register by Sept. 25.
Aug. 12, 2019

New fire pumper goes into service in Handley

Firefighters on the east side of Fort Worth dedicated the first of three new Pierce Velocity PUC pumpers into service. The Pierce apparatus at Station 24 is the first of three Fort Worth has purchased.
Aug. 12, 2019

City names new director for Transportation & Public Works

A public works executive has been named the new director of Fort Worth's Transportation & Public Works Department. Johnson brings a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors.
Aug. 9, 2019

Fort Worth celebrates a summer of exploration and reading

Participants averaged more than 11.5 hours of reading during June and July. The challenge was designed to spark the joy of reading for younger readers and adults.
Aug. 9, 2019

Free screening to present film about food waste

The Human Relations Commission's Movies That Matter program is collaborating with community partners to present the film on Aug. 22. This film is rated for mature audiences, so please leave young ones at home.
Aug. 9, 2019

Get your kicks this fall with Fort Worth’s youth soccer programs

Fort Worth has several opportunities available to play soccer. Youth soccer leagues are a great recreational opportunity for kids ages 7-12, while the Fort Worth Cup engages soccer players citywide age 16 and up.
Aug. 8, 2019

Sales tax collections up slightly in May

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Aug. 8, 2019

Download MyFW app, a new way to report issues

Fort Worth residents and visitors now have a quick and easy way to report issues to the city. Streetlight outage, graffiti, potholes, high grass and weeds. All of these issues and more can be reported quickly and easily.
Aug. 7, 2019

Drainage improvements coming to Salem Court and Berkshire Lane

The city is hosting a community meeting to inform residents about upcoming construction on Salem Court and Berkshire Lane drainage improvements. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19.
Aug. 7, 2019

Infrastructure improvements coming to North Riverside Drive

Make plans to attend the North Riverside Drive project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, to learn about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.
Aug. 7, 2019

How Fort Worth residents can reach out to victims in El Paso, Dayton

The events of this past weekend have left Americans wondering how they can help. Local and statewide chambers of commerce are organizing efforts to assist families affected by the shootings.
Aug. 7, 2019

Fort Worth Sister Cities takes annual Leadership Academy to Japan

This year, Fort Worth Sister Cities is taking the International Leadership Academy to Nagaoka, Japan. Activities include visits to businesses, museums and other cultural venues and a community service project.
Aug. 6, 2019

Summer Scholars Collaborative: Putting out a different kind of fire

The Fire Department launched a trial six-week program at Cobb Park. Off-duty FWFD personnel volunteered time to support the literacy program this summer.
Aug. 6, 2019

FM 156 project now underway

Construction begins this week on Farm to Market 156 (Blue Mound Road) from McLeroy Boulevard/Watauga Road to U.S. 287. The TxDOT project is estimated to be completed in 2023.
Aug. 6, 2019

Envisioning a redeveloped Cavile Place neighborhood

Fort Worth Housing Solutions and its partners have begun a process in preparation for a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant application this year. A team is working with residents to prepare a major grant application this year.
Aug. 6, 2019

Mayor’s Reading Challenge wraps up with Summer Reading Celebration

The community is invited to the Summer Reading Celebration, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Log Cabin Village. Grand prize winners will be chosen from those who turned their completed reading logs in by July 31.
Aug. 5, 2019

Give input on Diamond Hill Community Center replacement

A project meeting to discuss plans for the demolition of the existing Diamond Hill Community Center and receive resident inputs for the design of the new center is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26.
Aug. 5, 2019

Ribbon cutting opens Tarleton’s Fort Worth campus

After more than 40 years in Fort Worth, Tarleton State University opened the first building of its planned campus with a ribbon cutting, tours and remarks from leaders. Plans are for the campus to serve 9,000 students by 2030.
Aug. 2, 2019

Grant will help library expand hotspot program

Thanks to support from the William E. Scott Foundation, the library is one step closer to adding 100 more mobile devices into circulation this year, which would significantly reduce the waitlist to use them.
Aug. 1, 2019

Hillwood establishes AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone

Hillwood is leveraging its AllianceTexas multimodal development to create a cutting-edge center of innovation that will be a global catalyst for the future of mobility.
Aug. 1, 2019

After School Programs kick off registration before classes begin

Fort Worth’s community centers offer After School Programs that provide students with a balanced curriculum of academic support, cultural enrichment and recreation with friends on weekday afternoons.
Aug. 1, 2019

Water providers collaborate on campaign

The Tarrant Regional Water District, Dallas Water Utilities and the North Texas Municipal Water District have joined together for the Water is Awesome public outreach campaign.
July 31, 2019

Alliance Airport awarded grant for runway lighting

Fort Worth Alliance Airport has been awarded a $758,516 federal grant to rehabilitate 700 feet of the original runway lighting system to enhance safety. The funds come just after two previous federal grants.
July 31, 2019

Committee shows how to make the disability vote count

The Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities encourages everyone to help the nonpartisan REV UP campaign increase the voting power of the disability community. The REV UP campaign is a nonpartisan initiative.
July 30, 2019

Tickets now available for Alliance Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels

The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron will soar through the North Texas skies at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 19-20 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
July 30, 2019

TripAdvisor recognizes Nature Center for customer service excellence

The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge has been recognized with the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on consistently excellent reviews. The attraction is in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.
July 29, 2019

Sharing the harvest: Fort Worth family’s produce stand thrives

Blue Zones Project had been at work in Fort Worth, advocating for measures that improve access to nutritious foods. In 2016, they worked with the city to adopt an urban agriculture policy.
July 29, 2019

Trinity Metro TEXRail starts 30-minute frequency

Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail line between Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will soon be operating more trains. The 27-mile commuter rail line runs from downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport.
July 26, 2019

Fort Worth Sister Cities wins innovation award

Fort Worth won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Business and Trade for a city with a population greater than 100,000. The award recognizes efforts to boost business and trade with foreign partners.
July 26, 2019

Urban studies experts creating 'vision for growth' for Fort Worth's medical district

UTA researchers are working with local stakeholders to build the district.
July 25, 2019

$8.7 million grant to repair area bridges

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced the North Central Texas Council of Governments will receive the federal grant to rehabilitate bridges in the DFW area. Two of the bridge projects are in Fort Worth.
July 24, 2019

Ambassadors continue to provide assistance to downtown residents, workers, visitors

The Downtown Ambassadors continue to make an impact on hospitality and safety in the central business district. The crew is on duty seven days a week.
July 24, 2019

Commuting to Mercantile Center? Zip in with new transit service

Officials inaugurated Trinity Metro’s new service that improves transportation options for employees in the Mercantile area. The Mercantile ZIPZONE service began July 22 and benefits TEXRail and bus commuters who travel to the Mercantile Center.
July 23, 2019

Neighborhoods stage another successful food drive

The 2019 City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Food Drive was a huge success. More than 2,200 pounds of food and $4,885 in cash will help support the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
July 23, 2019

Don't sweat it. Help is available to beat the heat

The city's Community Action Partners offers programs for eligible residents. The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Repair Program provides air conditioning repair assistance to income-eligible households.
July 22, 2019

Trinity Metro starts new first-mile/last-mile solution

Trinity Metro is introducing a new service to help employees in the Mercantile area get to work. The Mercantile ZIPZONE begins July 22 and will benefit TEXRail and bus commuters who travel to the Mercantile Center Station.
July 19, 2019

Salvation Army cooling stations now open

When temperatures are forecast to remain in triple digits for an extended period, the Salvation Army will activate 13 cooling stations to provide lifesaving relief. The relief stations are welcoming guests seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 19, 2019

Read2Win makes a difference

The vision is to provide Tarrant County elementary students who need help increasing their reading skills with caring reading coaches.
July 17, 2019

Learn how to start a community garden

Join the Tarrant Area Food Bank for a tour of a working community garden and learn how community gardens help feed those who are hungry. Tours are held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
July 16, 2019

Botanic Garden entrance fees begin July 19

A general admission fee for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden goes into effect July 19 but plenty of free and low-cost options ensure the garden's attractions remain accessible to everyone.
July 16, 2019

Panther Island bridge progress update

The three TxDOT signature bridges under construction on White Settlement Road, North Main Street and Henderson Street have seen lots of progress recently. The three bridges are being constructed simultaneously.
July 12, 2019

New mural supports the art of well-being

Those who made Trinity Artcourt a reality have truly scored a slam dunk. Trinity Artcourt is a vibrant, full-size mural painted on the basketball court under the West Lancaster Bridge in Trinity Park.
July 11, 2019

Fort Worth Public Library locations offer passes for free Botanic Garden admission

The Fort Worth Public Library will offer passes to allow library users to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden at no charge after the new garden fee system is enacted on July 19. The passes may be checked out from a library branch.
July 10, 2019

Input sought on transportation projects and programs

During July and August, the North Central Texas Council of Governments will conduct an online public input opportunity to allow residents to comment on transportation projects and programs affecting the region.
July 9, 2019

Read Fort Worth launches effort to recruit 1,000 reading volunteers

Read Fort Worth is coordinating the recruitment of reading volunteers to support Fort Worth ISD. Volunteers will be asked to commit one hour per week on campus beginning this fall.
July 3, 2019

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT featured in national exhibit

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas are featured in a new display at the U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
July 1, 2019

City Council releases meeting schedule for summer

Council is taking its traditional summer break in July, followed by budget work sessions in August. All city services will be available.
June 26, 2019

Free Fridays on Fort Worth Bike Sharing start June 28

Ride Fort Worth Bike Sharing for free every fourth Friday this summer, courtesy of Unity One Credit Union. Free Fridays are June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23.
June 26, 2019

Fire Station 4 reopens

Fort Worth Fire Department’s Station 4 was temporarily closed for repairs. Building repairs have been made, and the crew is back at the station.
June 25, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Wildlife Federation names Fort Worth monarch champion city

Fort Worth is being honored as a Monarch Butterfly Champion City by the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge program, becoming the fourth city in North America to be recognized for its commitment to monarch conservation.
April 24, 2019

Learn the basics of water conservation

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

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

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

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