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View the Van Cliburn Competition live, online or on TV

The 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition runs May 25–June 10 at Bass Performance Hall. Can't make it live? View the broadcast online or through television broadcast.
May 26, 2017

Memorial Day closing schedule

Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual. View the closings or alterations due to the holiday.
May 25, 2017

Learn lifesaving techniques on June 3

Participate in National CPR and AED Awareness Week to learn vital lifesaving skills at no cost. The Fort Worth Fire Department is hosting a demonstration of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3.
May 25, 2017

Safari Shuttle begins May 27

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's Safari Shuttle will operate between the Intermodal Transportation Center and the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through Labor Day weekend.
May 24, 2017

Rockin’ the River has a whole new atti-tube

Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion just got a lot cooler this summer, July 1-Aug. 5. With five bands and a fireworks show each week, it can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore.
May 24, 2017

FWPD youth basketball league returning after 12 years

The league will launch at 6 p.m. June 3 with Mayor Betsy Price, Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald honoring Basketball Hall of Fame coach Robert Hughes. Weekly play will continue from Saturdays through July 29 at the Sycamore Community Center.
May 24, 2017

Public hearing seeks opinions on proposed FWTA fare changes

Proposed changes would go into effect Aug. 13. Public meetings are scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m. May 30; you can also submit comments other ways until 5 p.m. May 31.
May 24, 2017

Pools set to open May 27

Everybody in the water! Two Fort Worth swimming pools and a spray ground will soon open for their summer seasons. Opening weekend is May 27-29. After that, the pools will be open June 3-Aug. 20, then weekends until Labor Day.
May 23, 2017

Firemen’s 5K honors memory of two firefighters killed in Lake Worth church fire

Run alongside Fort Worth's Bravest in the 19th annual Firemen's 5K at 8 a.m. May 27. The 19th annual event benefits two organizations providing grief counseling.
May 23, 2017

Creativity flows in intersection design contest for Six Points

The city sought intersection pavement designs that add creative patterns and reflect the artistic nature of the local community. Scout Harrell won the most votes, so her pavement design will be featured at a well-traveled Six Points intersection later this year.
May 22, 2017

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance

Log Cabin Village will be closed for routine maintenance May 22-28. The popular attraction reopens May 29.
May 19, 2017

Housing Summit provides home buying information to residents

Fort Wortj's Neighborhood Services Department is hosting the 14th annual Housing Summit on June 17 at Tarrant County College. Registration runs from 9-10 a.m., and workshops will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 19, 2017

Celebrate public works' contributions to connected community

National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. 2017's National Public Works Week will be celebrated May 21-27.
May 18, 2017

Sidewalks and curb ramps to be constructed on portions of Westridge Avenue

The city's Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. May 31.
May 17, 2017

Street maintenance coming to Candleridge neighborhood

Residents in the Candleridge neighborhood are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss street resurfacing. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 31
May 17, 2017

Fort Worth-Dallas high-speed rail gets a boost

A Fort Worth-Dallas high-speed rail line took a step forward when the Fort Worth City Council agreed to create a local government corporation with Dallas to govern intercity passenger rail service.
May 16, 2017

Street maintenance coming to Randol Mill area neighborhoods

Residents on various streets should prepare for construction in the next few weeks. To learn more about the construction schedule, residents are invited to attend a community meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 1.
May 16, 2017

Montgomery Street improvements will transform the area into a gateway to the city's Cultural District

A community meeting to discuss the Montgomery Street construction schedule is planned for 6 p.m. June 12. The plan is to transform Montgomery — from I-30 to Camp Bowie Boulevard — into a safe and attractive gateway to the city's Cultural District.
May 16, 2017

Fairmount unveils historical marker

Fort Worth's newest historical marker celebrates the Fairmount-Southside Historic District just south of downtown. The designation, installed on the green space at 1200 W. Allen St., honors Fairmount as an important part of local history.
May 16, 2017

It’s show time at the improved Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Construction of the Fort Worth animal shelter expansion is complete, and the staff is excited to show off everything that's new. Celebrate the shelter’s expansion at an open house on May 20. Adoption fees are reduced to $10 per pet May 20-28.
May 15, 2017

Randol Mill Road sewer improvements to wrap up mid-August

The three-phase project replaced the major sewer collection line from Woodhaven Drive to Village Creek Wastewater Reclamation Facility, and is part of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative agreement between the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
May 15, 2017

Construction starting soon on athletic complex at Northwest Community Park

Residents in far north Fort Worth will soon have new recreational facilities at Northwest Community Park, located off Blue Mound Road. A competition level athletic complex with four ballfields is being built along with supporting infrastructure.
May 15, 2017

Stop Six homes get a helping hand

More than 100 volunteers with Atmos Energy, 6 Stones and Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department cleaned up eight homes last week. Fort Worth is in the midst of a $2.56 million investment in the Cavile Place/Stop Six community.
May 12, 2017

Share your input for Fort Worth’s economic development strategic plan

A survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and will be available through May 26; a Community Town Hall is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 14.
May 11, 2017

Animal shelter cools off dogs in time for summer

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter recently received a generous donation of two new Portacool outdoor coolers to help keep the dogs healthy and happy while they're at the shelter.
May 11, 2017

First West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample of 2017 reported in south Fort Worth

Tarrant County Public Health confirmed the positive sample from a station at Fire Station 28, located off Everman Parkway.
May 10, 2017

Regional population tops 7.2 million

Twenty-five cities in the region grew by more than 5 percent, according to the estimates, with 120,000 new residents throughout the region.
May 10, 2017

Take a musical journey during Fort Worth Library's jazz series

Grammy-nominated René Marie begins the summer-long series with her Sound of Red on May 18. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free on the streets and in the Third Street garage after 6 p.m.
May 9, 2017

Convention center arena, Trader’s Oak among Fort Worth’s endangered places

As part of National Preservation Month, Historic Fort Worth Inc. annually releases a most endangered places list. View the seven iconic places they named this year as worthy of saving.
May 9, 2017

Early voting in June 10 Council runoff election begins May 30

The top two vote-getters — Carlos E. Flores and Steve Thornton — will be in a runoff election on June 10. District 2 is the only race that will require a runoff election.
May 8, 2017

James Daniel Rodgers named chief judge of Fort Worth Municipal Court

On the recommendation of the ad hoc Municipal Courts Committee, the City Council unanimously voted to appoint Judge James Daniel Rodgers as chief judge.
May 8, 2017

Sales tax collections up 9 percent in February

Year-to-date collections are 8 percent above last year.
May 5, 2017

Ryder Systems to expand in Fort Worth

Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc. will expand its facilities in Fort Worth. A state grant of more than $1 million will help the logistics provider create more than 200 jobs and more than $5.2 million in capital investment.
May 5, 2017

Get involved in Fort Worth's assessment of fair housing

The City of Fort Worth is going through a planning process to create a fair housing plan, called the Assessment of Fair Housing. Every city that accepts HUD grants is required to prepare the assessment, which will lead to a strategy for increasing housing access.
May 5, 2017

Featured School Green Team: Brewer Middle School

With roughly 60 students involved each quarter, Mrs. Child, Mr. Miller and Ms. Sunday have made Brewer Middle School's Eco Club a success during their first year.
May 5, 2017

Celebrate places that matter during Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month, and Fort Worth is ready to celebrate. Preserving the character and identity of special places ensures we can hand them down to future generations to enjoy.
May 3, 2017

Protect against vendor phishing

Vendors working with state and local governments around the country recently have been the targets of a new phishing attack.
May 3, 2017

Municipal Court, Water Department ending drop-slot service at Hazel Harvey Peace Center

The service ends May 1, but there are numerous other payment options available.
April 26, 2017

Fire Station 26 temporarily closed

South Hulen Street station is in urgent need of repairs. Beginning April 20, its fire crews will respond from Station 39 and Station 36. The work is expected to take about six weeks.
April 19, 2017

Victory Forest Community Center project stopped

Construction on the new Victory Forest Community Center, at the intersection of Hemphill and East Biddison streets, has been halted because the prime contractor failed to make payments due to subcontractors.
April 17, 2017

Safe Swim programs aim to stop drownings in Fort Worth

To help educate Fort Worth residents on water safety, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, of with the Fort Worth Fire Department is a member, is sponsoring upcoming Safe Swim classes. They will be held in the evenings at several pools around the city beginning in May.
April 14, 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

Chapel Creek Bridge utility relocation coordination to be finished mid-May

Maintenance repairs to improve driving conditions on Old Weatherford Road from Chapel Creek Boulevard to Loop 820 are scheduled to be completed by the end of April.
April 11, 2017

CCPD seeking nonprofit proposals for reducing crime, violence

Organizations that meet certain program goals may be eligible for funding in the 2018 budget. The deadline to submit proposals is June 1.
April 7, 2017

Park department now hiring for part-time summer jobs

Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is hiring for a variety of part-time positions this summer for Camp Fort Worth, pools and municipal golf courses. Full job descriptions are available on the City of Fort Worth's jobs portal.
April 4, 2017

Community Survey seeks residents’ opinions on city services

Yours could be one of 4,800 households in Fort Worth to receive a survey asking opinions about the quality of city services. Households that receive the survey can complete it by mail or online. Results are due this summer.
March 31, 2017

March storms still impacting bulk waste routes

Bulk collections for week one began Monday, May 1, with four routes completed. All routes are estimated to be back on regular schedule by the end of the week.
March 31, 2017

City sales tax collections up by more than 10 percent in January

Year-to-date collections are 7.8 percent above last year.
March 24, 2017

Homelessness decreasing slightly in Fort Worth area

The number of families experiencing homelessness was up 4 percent, but the number of homeless veterans has decreased
March 24, 2017

Look for changes in the city's mowing program this year

Mowing season is underway in Fort Worth. The mowing season will extend into November, and service levels have been improved to include a 14-day mowing cycle.
March 23, 2017

Long-term closure of Park Drive at FM 1220-Boat Club Road begins March 17

The $8.4 million dollar FM 1220 project is adding shoulders and turn bays on a three-mile section between Eagle Mountain Plant Road and Park Drive.
March 17, 2017

Mayor's Message: Compassion is the best part of Fort Worth, its people

During the second annual Mayor's Week of Compassionate Service, individual families, businesses both small and large, non-profits, faith institutions, neighborhoods and schools across Tarrant County created, organized and initiated 105 different activities designed to show compassion across our city.
March 16, 2017

Sister Cities to honor people and organizations with global impact

Mayor Price will co-host the annual International Dinner on June 1.
March 7, 2017

Ray White Road, Wyndrook Street intersection closed until September 2017

The intersection of Ray White Road and Wyndrook Street is closed until Sept. 1 to construct a new drainage structure, lower large transmission water lines and new improved intersection improvements.
Feb. 3, 2017

Featured School Green Team: Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

At the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS), students in the Green Stuff Club are ambitious when it comes to keeping Fort Worth beautiful.
Dec. 29, 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

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