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Council approves design work for expanded Trinity Trails

An alignment study will begin soon on a stretch of the Trinity Trails that will complete the last four miles connecting Fort Worth's trail system to Arlington's.
Jan. 18, 2019

Going to the Stock Show? Make weekend parking easy with Rodeo Redline

Park in Billy Bob's Texas's north parking lot and enjoy a stress-free ride aboard a 55-passenger motor coach to the Stock Show's front entrance. The smooth ride costs much less than parking on the show grounds.
Jan. 18, 2019

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance

The Log Cabin Village will be closed for routine maintenance Jan. 21-Feb. 4. When it reopens, hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays. It will reopen Feb. 5.
Jan. 18, 2019

Take action on your Municipal Court cases during Warrant Forgiveness Month

Anyone with outstanding citations with the Court is encouraged to resolve their cases in February. Court in the Community and extended hours downtown will help residents resolve their cases.
Jan. 17, 2019

TEXRail ridership exceeds 11,000 in opening weekend

North Texans gave TEXRail a warm welcome during the commuter rail line's opening weekend. More than 11,000 riders experienced the new TEXRail train that travels from downtown to DFW International Airport's Terminal B.
Jan. 17, 2019

MLK memorial to be unveiled downtown

Be a part of history when you attend the unveiling of a new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 in General Worth Square. The memorial in General Worth Square is part of the Heritage Trails series.
Jan. 17, 2019

Sales tax collections up 6.9 percent in November

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Jan. 16, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closing schedule

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. View specific facility and service closings for the holiday.
Jan. 16, 2019

Filing for May 4 municipal election now underway

Filing for the May 4 general election starts Jan. 16. Filings for candidates will be accepted through Feb. 15 during regular office hours. Potential candidates should download a packet that contains information about the process.
Jan. 16, 2019

Teamwork helps region meet transportation challenges despite historic growth

With planning and coordination with partners, the Regional Transportation Council and North Central Texas Council of Governments staff are meeting the transportation challenges posed by this extensive growth.
Jan. 15, 2019

Fort Worth Bike Sharing station closed near Stock Show

At the request of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the Gendy and Lansford streets station for Fort Worth Bike Sharing will be closed Jan. 17-Feb. 9. Visitors to Will Rogers will find other convenient locations nearby.
Jan. 15, 2019

RTC approves legislative program for 86th session

Recent legislative sessions have provided more revenue for transportation in Texas, but funding realities warrant additional action this session.
Jan. 14, 2019

Hemphill Street improvements on the horizon

The city will meet with residents at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Victory Forest Community Center to discuss street improvements along Hemphill Street from Vickery Boulevard to Boyce Avenue.
Jan. 14, 2019

Fort Worth Bike Sharing racks up strong numbers in 2018

Fort Worth Bike Sharing continues to roll up impressive numbers as it expands its network. For 2018, the system recorded more than 43,000 trips. Currently there are 46 stations in the system, and 350 bicycles.
Jan. 11, 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

Mayor's Community Engagement Workshops & Neighborhood Awards scheduled for Feb. 16

This year's Mayor's Community Engagement Workshops & Neighborhood Awards will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16. Brush up on your engagement techniques during a series of informative presentations preceding the awards luncheon.
Jan. 10, 2019

Community Challenge, a fun way to get fit in 2019, runs through March 3

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is an easy and fun way for entire Texas communities to demonstrate their commitment to healthy living. Register online, then help Fort Worth earn points in this statewide competition.
Jan. 8, 2019

Education campaign kicks off before city employees vote on pension solution

Several resources are now available as part of a comprehensive education campaign, so employees can learn more about the proposed plan and cast an informed vote next month.
Jan. 7, 2019

Roundabout planned for Golden Triangle and Harmon Road

The city will meet with area residents to discuss the roundabout planned for Golden Triangle Boulevard and Harmon Road. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 21.
Jan. 7, 2019

Give input on the city’s active transportation plan

Share your input on the city's active transportation plan that will improve safety and mobility for people who walk, bike and use public transportation in Fort Worth. Meetings are scheduled Jan. 24-31.
Jan. 7, 2019

City to be recognized for its infill development projects

The Single-Family Infill Development Program will receive the 2019 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award. The program has transformed several neighborhoods by adding single-family homes throughout Fort Worth.
Jan. 4, 2019

Certified Minority Business Enterprises encouraged to bid on city construction projects

The MBE designation includes African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native American Indians who are located within the six-county marketplace of Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.
Jan. 4, 2019

Take extra care of pets during freezing temperatures

Pet owners, take a few extra steps to ensure your pets are well-protected during freezing temperatures. If it's too cold for you to be outside, it's likely too cold for your pets.
Jan. 3, 2019

TEXRail ready to roll Thursday after delayed start

UPDATED: Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail service will begin passenger service Thursday, Jan. 10. The original date of Jan. 5 was not met because clearance was not granted from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Jan. 3, 2019

Kick off 2019 with Stock Show, MLK Day parades

You won't want to miss Fort Worth Stock Show's All Western Parade scheduled for Jan. 19 and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade stepping off Jan. 21. Both events will roll through downtown Fort Worth.
Jan. 3, 2019

Winter driving tips

As the potential for hazardous driving conditions increase, here are some winter weather driving safety tips from MedStar Mobile Healthcare. Stay safe!
Jan. 2, 2019

Reserve your tables now for Visit Fort Worth annual meeting

Secure your table now for the 2019 Visit Fort Worth Annual Meeting and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Two rising stars in digital marketing and entertainment will be featured at the breakfast.
Dec. 31, 2018

Volunteers needed for Jan. 24 homeless count

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition coordinates the census and survey of the homeless not only to fulfill federal requirements for funding for a variety of homeless housing and supportive services, but also to understand changing trends.
Dec. 31, 2018

Wrap up the holidays with a visit to the library to explore the world of Eric Carle

Different family-oriented programs will be held at different library branches across the city celebrating the creativity that children find in the world of Eric Carle.
Dec. 31, 2018

City partners with The Beck Group to launch construction program for Minority Business Enterprises

Eight training sessions will help minority contractors increase their knowledge. Applications are due Jan. 23.
Dec. 31, 2018

Granbury Road repairs begin in January

Granbury Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction while repairs are being made. Work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
Dec. 28, 2018

Bell Fort Worth named Vertical Heritage Site by the Vertical Flight Society

The Fort Worth headquarters is the second facility in company history to be designated as a Vertical Heritage Site.
Dec. 28, 2018

Try out to become a lifeguard at a city pool this summer

Once an applicant passes the mandatory tryout, they will complete the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course.
Dec. 27, 2018

Fort Worth among top 10 most affordable cities

Survey looked at business professionals’ salaries and the cost of renting. Tulsa, Okla., was the most affordable nationwide.
Dec. 27, 2018

How to dispose of live Christmas trees

Simply place them out along with your normal weekly yard waste, or take the trees to any of the city's four drop-off stations. All trees collected in Fort Worth are recycled into mulch.
Dec. 26, 2018

State to stock rainbow trout at Greenbriar Park

Grab your fishing pole! Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth is one of five parks in the Metroplex to be stocked with rainbow trout by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the coming months.
Dec. 26, 2018

Read Fort Worth introduces Phase 2: Our Collective Journey To 100x25

Read Fort Worth’s next iteration was unveiled at a key community stakeholders luncheon. The citywide effort is pushing for 100 percent of Fort Worth ISD third-graders reading at a college-ready pace by 2025.
Dec. 21, 2018

State transportation leaders meet booming growth with funding, construction

As the population and economy of Texas continue to boom, state transportation leaders have taken unprecedented steps to address the challenges of congestion, roadway safety, connectivity and the preservation of existing roads.
Dec. 20, 2018

511DFW provides real-time road condition information

511DFW is a leading source for road condition information for DFW trip planning needs; motorists can quickly access free information on conditions before they begin their commute, and real-time information is available while they commute.
Dec. 20, 2018

MedStar: Flu cases more than double last year’s count

Take precautions to prevent transmission of the virus. To help reverse this trend, MedStar will take a mobile flu vaccination clinic to any location with a group of 10 or more people to be vaccinated.
Dec. 19, 2018

Advanced warning is important as winter weather nears

A weather radio and emergency text alerts are your best bets to remain weather aware.
Dec. 19, 2018

Trinity Metro board selects new agency president/CEO

The Trinity Metro Board of Directors named Robert Baulsir as the agency's new president and chief executive officer, effective April 15, 2019. Baulsir will replace Paul Ballard, who is retiring in April 2019.
Dec. 18, 2018

New X-Team to provide faster plan review service

Starting in January 2019, Fort Worth will offer 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

Recommended funding targets Northside neighborhood for improvements

The City Council will be asked to approve $2.87 million for public safety, capital improvements and neighborhood revitalization. On Jan. 15, 2019, the City Council will vote.
Dec. 13, 2018

City council votes to approve pension solution

Now that council has approved the plan, it will move to an all-employee vote in February.
Dec. 12, 2018

Renovated facilities unveiled at Will Rogers Memorial Center

Renovated cattle and poultry barns are set to welcome exhibitors to the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Refurbished Cattle 1 and Poultry barns ready for start of 2019 Stock Show on Jan. 18.
Dec. 12, 2018

Survey: Cyclists most comfortable separated from cars

The closer respondents lived to a bicycle facility, the more likely they were to ride a bicycle in the past year. . Another important conclusion drawn from survey was people's desire for more dedicated bike facilities.
Dec. 12, 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

Are you ready for wintery conditions?

Check out the simple tips for preparing your vehicle and your home for the upcoming winter weather. Do you have everything you’ll need to comfortably ride out an ice storm or heavy snowfall in your vehicle and home?
Dec. 7, 2018

Developers asked to submit ideas for urban village in Historic Southside

The area near the intersection of Evans Avenue and Rosedale Street was an economic and social center for Fort Worth’s African-American community in the early to mid-twentieth century.
Dec. 7, 2018

Small Business of the Year finalists named

The awards recognize and honor businesses that have demonstrated best practices of entrepreneurship. The winner in each of four categories will be honored during the Mayor's State of the City luncheon in February.
Dec. 7, 2018

City Council releases meeting schedule for upcoming weeks

The Fort Worth City Council has set its winter calendar, announcing that work sessions and city council meetings will be canceled for several weeks in December and January.
Dec. 6, 2018

TEXRail will kick off service with free rides

From the first day of service on Jan. 5 through the end of the month, riders won’t be charged a fee while traveling to and from DFW Airport. On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket.
Dec. 4, 2018

Preparedness only takes a few minutes

If a natural disaster or massive terrorist act happened in Fort Worth, are you and your family prepared to seek shelter in your residence for an extended period? It’s always best to be prepared for uninvited trouble, whether it comes or not.
Nov. 29, 2018

Southbound U.S. 287 on-ramp from Blue Mound Road to be relocated

Tarrant County will begin relocating the southbound U.S. 287 on-ramp from Blue Mound Road on Dec. 3. Construction is expected to be finished in April 2019.
Nov. 29, 2018

Protect your pipes before freezing temperatures get here

Taking a few simple precautions now can prevent headaches later. If you suspect a water main is broken, report the location immediately so it can be repaired as soon as possible.
Nov. 27, 2018

Seasonal trout stocking begins in December

The river will be stocked with trout at two locations Dec. 13, followed by more stockings in early 2019. This process creates terrific fishing throughout the first weekend following release days.
Nov. 27, 2018

City Council tables vote on pension fix

A vote is expected to be held in December, and employees would be asked to vote to approve the proposed employee contribution increases in early 2019.
Nov. 14, 2018

Hemphill Street due for lane reconfiguration

A lane configuration change is planned on Hemphill Street between Vickery Boulevard and Seminary Drive next year after the road has been resurfaced.
Nov. 14, 2018

Early winter weather brings health warnings

MedStar is implementing its cold weather response protocol once the 'real feel' temperature goes below 25 degrees. Protect yourself against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.
Nov. 12, 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

Meacham Airport to be recognized for new administration building

Fort Worth and Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford will receive the American Institute of Architects-Fort Worth Chapter’s Excellence in Sustainable Development Award for the new Meacham Airport Administration Building.
Nov. 8, 2018

Construction begins on new segment of Live Oak Street connector

Construction begins Nov. 7 on a new segment of Live Oak Street from Weatherford Street to Fourth Street. This new roadway section will provide a connection to Fourth Street without any railroad crossings.
Nov. 7, 2018

Fort Worth Public Library expands Wi-Fi hotspot service

The Fort Worth Public Library has expanded the Wi-Fi hotspot checkout service to eight branches with 200 devices available for checkout. The original six-month pilot program launched July 3, with 80 hotspots at four locations.
Nov. 6, 2018

New community dashboard enhances transparency around city services

The City of Fort Worth recently launched an online Community Dashboard to provide residents with important information. This data is available to ensure that residents can access information related to municipal services and programs.
Oct. 31, 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

MLK memorial unveiling postponed

Soggy weather has forced a delay in the installation of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker in General Worth Square. Previously scheduled for late October, the unveiling has been moved to Jan. 21, 2019.
Oct. 24, 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

Brennan Avenue closed to through traffic from Guenther Avenue to Peak Street

Brennan Avenue from Guenther Avenue to Peak Street is closed to through traffic beginning Oct. 24 and continuing through Feb. 24, 2019, for construction of Lebow stormwater basin improvements.
Oct. 24, 2018

Organizations condemn anti-immigrant activities

Recent anti-immigrant activity in Fort Worth has prompted two city-affiliated organizations to issue statements condemning the actions.
Oct. 17, 2018

Traffic switch on East Rosedale as work continues

Work continues on East Rosedale Street. Phase one of construction is almost complete. Weather permitting, traffic will switch from the north lanes to the south lanes on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Oct. 15, 2018

New hours for Water Department's call center

Beginning Nov. 1, the Water Department Customer Service Call Center hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Online services are always available for account payments.
Oct. 9, 2018

Blue Mound Road reconstruction begins in 2019

Work is scheduled to begin early next year on FM 156/Blue Mound Road, modernizing the once-rural roadway to meet urban needs. The $48.6 million project was awarded to Webber LLC of Houston. Work will continue through 2022.
Sept. 6, 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

Bulky trash, appliances or tires? Drop them off at a drop-off station that's free and open to Fort Worth residents

Remember that Fort Worth's four drop-off stations are available as a one-stop drop for everything from tires to bulky trash and furniture to yard trimmings. The drop-off stations stand ready to accept discarded items at no charge.
May 4, 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

Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

The Fort Worth outdoor warning system consists of 149 sirens strategically located throughout the city. The outdoor warning system may be activated for any kind of emergency, not just severe weather.
March 25, 2016