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TCC, Tarleton to share space in downtown Fort Worth

The Trinity River West Fork location will provide an affordable, innovative and accessible education for students who want more than an associate degree.
Dec. 13, 2019

Sister Cities delegation to explore Indonesia

The exclusive trip will allow travelers to know the country as a local.
Dec. 13, 2019

Unmanned aircraft system workshops begin Jan. 18

Attendees will learn how to register their drones and tips on operation, including pre-flight planning and conducting a safe flight.
Dec. 13, 2019

Trinity Metro's Adopt-A-Stop program offers volunteer opportunity

If you're looking for a community project, look no further than Trinity Metro's Adopt-a-Stop program. Participants remove trash and trim grass or weeds around the stop or passenger shelter.
Dec. 12, 2019

Beards for a cause: Police officers contribute to children's charity

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital received more than $21,000 from the No-Shave November event. Many officers on the force raised money for the cause donating $50 to participate.
Dec. 12, 2019

Officer Mike Kuzenka wins Leading the Way Award

The 18-year veteran received the key recognition from the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition for his homeless services work. Officer Mike Kuzenka is involved with the homeless and senior communities and underprivileged youth.
Dec. 12, 2019

Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind

The Fort Worth Fire Department encourages you to be fire smart: Christmas trees, holiday lights and decorations help make December a leading month for U.S. home fires.
Dec. 11, 2019

New rate structure for parking meters approved for West 7th district

A new rate structure for metered on-street parking in the popular West 7th district goes into effect Dec. 13. The City Council unanimously approved the change to ease business owners' concerns.
Dec. 11, 2019

Mayor Price participates in panel discussion on e-cigarettes, vaping

Health experts, lawmakers and community leaders recently gathered to discuss how to prevent vaping-related deaths and limit teen access to e-cigarettes. Preventing vaping-related deaths will take communitywide efforts.
Dec. 11, 2019

MedStar implements field-deployable stop-the-bleed kits

MedStar has assembled six specialized duffle bags, containing 40 stop-the-bleed kits that can be deployed to bystanders in the field to help them treat trauma victims. The kits can be distributed to laypersons when disaster strikes.
Dec. 10, 2019

Get into the holiday spirit at your local community center

Fort Worth's community centers are offering a variety of special events over the next several weeks to celebrate the season. Contact a center for specific details about events being offered.
Dec. 10, 2019

Public meeting to seek public comments on State Highway 170 improvements

TxDOT plans to build improve the roadway between I-35W and State Highway 114. Attend a public hearing on Dec. 19. Comments must be received on or before Jan. 3, 2020, to be part of the official hearing record.
Dec. 9, 2019

City Council preview: Tuesday, Dec. 10

All meetings are held in City Council Conference Room 290 at Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St. The following information is a preview of items being discussed at City Council and committee meetings this week.
Dec. 9, 2019

Trinity Metro board names chairs, adds two new members

The Trinity Metro Board of Directors named Jeff Davis as the new chairman. Tito Rodriguez was elected vice chair and Ray Taylor was elected secretary for the 2020 fiscal year.
Dec. 6, 2019

Healthy food pantry opens at Daggett Middle School

Daggett Middle School is breaking new ground in the effort to offer more healthy food options to Fort Worth ISD students and families. Research shows that children do better in school when they are well nourished.
Dec. 6, 2019

Fort Worth notifying some water customers of data security incident

Approximately 3,000 Fort Worth water customers are being notified that their credit card information may have been compromised when they made an online payment. Impacted credit cardholders are being offered one-year of free credit monitoring.
Dec. 5, 2019

FWISD survey welcomes feedback on district climate, culture

From Dec. 2-20, district students, staff, parents and the community at large are asked to participate in the 2019-2020 Stakeholders' Climate Survey. The survey offer anonymous feedback on the district's climate and culture.
Dec. 5, 2019

Zoning change places limits on new dollar stores

The City Council voted 8-1 to amend zoning regulations as part of an effort to increase access to healthy food options in underserved areas and decrease saturation by regulating where dollar stores may be located.
Dec. 5, 2019

Ed Kraus named Fort Worth police chief

Ed Kraus, a 27-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department, has agreed to remain as police chief, City Manager David Cooke announced. He brings more than 26 years of law enforcement experience to the chief's office.
Dec. 5, 2019

Stock Show Rodeo tickets now on sale

This year, there are two convenient locations for ticket buyers. Tickets remain for three popular rodeo performances.
Dec. 4, 2019

Learn how HUD grants have benefited the community on Dec. 11

Learn how HUD grants have benefited the community in the past and discover new opportunities for the future at a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. The city will also be soliciting public comment through Dec. 16.
Dec. 4, 2019

Butterflies in the Garden returning in 2020

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT are hosting Butterflies in the Garden, the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in North Texas running Feb. 29-April 12.
Dec. 4, 2019

Volunteer to help prepare tax returns for Tarrant County families

VITA is an IRS-supported, free income tax preparation program for qualifying families in Tarrant County. The program has several ways volunteers can get involved.
Dec. 3, 2019

Crum named city's public events director

Michael E. Crum has been named director of the city's Public Events Department. He has extensive experience at a number of convention, sports and entertainment venues.
Dec. 3, 2019

Sponsors, volunteers sought for 2021 Neighborhoods, USA conference

Fort Worth will host the national conference in 2021. In January 2020, organizers will begin forming subcommittees to assist with sponsorships, vendors/exhibits, neighborhood tours and workshop planning.
Dec. 3, 2019

Gateway Park gets a bike-share station

The newest Fort Worth Bike Sharing station is at Gateway Park. Look for more stations to be relocated to new parts of town soon.
Dec. 3, 2019

New water mains construction scheduled for Southgate Marketplace

Come hear about plans for new water mains that pave the way for development of Southgate Marketplace. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16.
Dec. 2, 2019

Fort Worth makes major gains in CityHealth annual policy assessment

For the first time, Fort Worth received a bronze ranking for its wellness-related policies. Cities were assigned a gold, silver, bronze or no medal depending on the strength of their health and quality of life policies.
Dec. 2, 2019

City Council preview: Tuesday, Dec. 3

All meetings are held in City Council Conference Room 290 at Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St. The following information is a preview of items being discussed at City Council and committee meetings this week.
Dec. 2, 2019

600 shelter pets get a taste of Thanksgiving

More than 30 volunteers worked the day before Thanksgiving to prepare 600 delicious meals for shelter pets. The food was made available by donations from residents.
Dec. 2, 2019

Brennan Drop-off Station closing for renovations

Beginning Dec. 2, the Brennan Drop-off Station will be closed through Jan. 13 for renovations. Three other locations are available.
Nov. 27, 2019

Worth Heights Community Center to close temporarily

Worth Heights Community Center will be closed to the public to undergo renovations beginning Dec. 2 and will reopen late spring 2020.
Nov. 26, 2019

Seasonal trout stocking begins in December

The river will be stocked with trout at two locations Dec. 12, followed by more stockings in early 2020. This process creates terrific fishing throughout the first weekend following release days.
Nov. 26, 2019

Cooking for the holidays? Defend your drains

To avoid household and environmental damage as well as a costly plumbing bill, never put fats, oils and grease down the drain. Learn now to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease.
Nov. 25, 2019

Prevent a turkey fryer fire

North Texans love their fried turkeys. Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? Follow these safety pointers to avoid a potential cooking disaster.
Nov. 25, 2019

Fort Worth working toward a Vision Zero policy to improve traffic safety

Council voted to adopt a Vision Zero resolution supporting the creation of a Vision Zero policy and action plan. The Federal Highway Administration designated Fort Worth as a focus city because of a high rate of pedestrian fatalities.
Nov. 21, 2019

City Council approves change to parking requirements for historic properties

Current wording in the Zoning Ordinance included a conflict between historic preservation requirements and parking requirements.
Nov. 21, 2019

Downtown Ambassadors program adds outreach coordinator

The Downtown Ambassador program has expanded with the addition of a homeless outreach coordinator. During the first month on the job, the coordinator logged 104 homeless outreach actions and 68 contacts with panhandlers.
Nov. 21, 2019

New Active Transportation Plan identifies, prioritizes sidewalk needs across the city

Sidewalks are a vital part of the city to create a vibrant and healthy community. New sidewalk projects refer exclusively to those projects that fill a gap in the sidewalk network.
Nov. 20, 2019

Fort Worth scores a perfect 100 for LGBTQ inclusiveness on national scorecard

The Municipal Equality Index is a rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law. The 2019 scale rates 506 cities on 49 criteria. The average city score was 60; 88 cities scored 100.
Nov. 20, 2019

Children under 5 among most undercounted in last census

The Census Bureau is telling the public that young children should be counted if they live and sleep in a home most of the time. A newborn should be counted if he or she was born on or before April 1, 2020.
Nov. 19, 2019

Sundance Square Christmas tree arrives

The tree will be illuminated in a festive ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 23. Sundance Square is expecting approximately 1.2 million visitors during the holiday season.
Nov. 19, 2019

Learn about the state of recycling in Fort Worth

The first 'State of Recycling in Fort Worth' was recorded and is now available for viewing. Industry experts discussed the latest trends on Facebook Live, and the video is now on YouTube.
Nov. 19, 2019

Trinity Metro's Mercantile ZIPZONE expands service area

Trinity Metro Mercantile ZIPZONE is expanding its service area, allowing riders to travel to TEXRail's Mercantile Center Station from even more places. Commuters can use the service as a first-mile, last-mile transit alternative.
Nov. 18, 2019

Sales tax collections up 1.9% in September

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Nov. 15, 2019

Gran Fondo Hincapie returns to Fort Worth in 2020 at new location

The acclaimed Gran Fondo Hincapie cycling series returns to Fort Worth for the second year in 2020, this time at a new location: Sundance Square Plaza. The 2019 ride was overwhelmingly successful.
Nov. 15, 2019

Small Business of the Year Award finalists named for 2020

The awards recognize and honor businesses that have demonstrated best practices of entrepreneurship. Best of Show will be announced at Mayor Betsy Price's State of the City address in early 2020.
Nov. 14, 2019

Christina Brooks named diversity and inclusion director

Christina Brooks has been named director of the new Diversity and Inclusion Department at the City of Fort Worth. She has extensive experience at a number of public, private and nonprofit entities.
Nov. 14, 2019

Make holiday memories at Panther Island Ice

The Trinity River Vison Authority is bringing back one of Fort Worth's favorite holiday traditions. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink brings a winter wonderland of fun and excitement Nov. 22-Jan. 20.
Nov. 13, 2019

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, 2019

Will Rogers Auditorium to host diverse concerts during Stock Show run

The classic rock band Foreigner is the first announcement for auditorium entertainment during the 2020 show. Tickets are now on sale.
Nov. 11, 2019

Fort Worth named a Tree City USA — for the 40th consecutive year

Fort Worth was again named a Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The city first received the designation in 1978, making Cowtown the oldest and longest-running Tree City USA in Texas.
Nov. 8, 2019

City Manager announces panel of national experts to conduct review of Police Department

City Manager David Cooke has selected a panel of national experts to review police department policies and practices and provide recommendations on changes the police department should implement to improve.
Nov. 8, 2019

Fort Worth Public Library now age- and dementia-friendly

The official certification aims to make each location as welcoming as possible. Accommodating people with dementia is a growing need as the population ages.
Nov. 8, 2019

Currency plant honored for environmental advances

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility has been named Industry of the Year in the City of Fort Worth's annual Environmental Awards program. The facility has saved the U.S. Treasury Department $15 million.
Nov. 7, 2019

Fire Station 22 temporarily closed

Fort Worth Fire Station 22, located at 4849 Wilbarger St., is temporarily closed for repairs. While repairs are being made, Engine 22 will respond from Station 4.
Nov. 6, 2019

Westbound 820 off-ramp to Mark IV Parkway closing

The off-ramp from westbound I-820 to Mark IV Parkway will be closed permanently beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 until a new ramp is rebuilt in the future as part of the expansion of the North Tarrant Express project.
Nov. 5, 2019

MedStar flu responses trending higher than last year

MedStar will take a mobile flu vaccination clinic to any location with a group of 10 or more people to be vaccinated. It's not too late to get a flu shot.
Nov. 5, 2019

Meet the candidates for diversity and inclusion director

Six candidates for Fort Worth's new diversity and inclusion director spoke at a public forum on Oct. 28. The complete forum can be viewed on YouTube.
Nov. 4, 2019

Free rides on The Dash extended through the end of the year

Trinity Metro riders can enjoy complimentary rides on The Dash, Trinity Metro's first electric bus, through Dec. 31. The route operates between downtown Fort Worth, the Seventh Street corridor, the Cultural District and Dickies Arena.
Nov. 1, 2019

Protect your pipes against freezing temperatures

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.
Oct. 31, 2019

A new frontier for medical innovation – Fort Worth unveils the iter8 Health Innovation Community

The district is also a key element to making the city a hub for innovative businesses – one of the goals of the City of Fort Worth's Economic Development Strategic Plan.
Oct. 31, 2019

Fort Worth says no to litter. Request a speaker to help spread the word

Need a presentation for your upcoming group meeting? Request a speaker for your next event. Learn about litter prevention, abatement and awareness.
Oct. 29, 2019

Don't let your waste haunt you. Here's how to recycle your fall yard decorations

December yard waste can now include pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks. Residents can keep these items out of the landfill and put them to good use as mulch.
Oct. 28, 2019

Kraken Motorsports wins 2019 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Kraken Motorsports is an automotive performance shop that bridges the gap between the car you drive and the car of your dreams.
Oct. 25, 2019

2020 U.S. Gymnastics Championships heading to Fort Worth

The U.S. Gymnastics national championships heads to Fort Worth June 4-7. Dickies Arena will host the competition, which will play a role in determining which athletes advance to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Oct. 24, 2019

Fort Worth residents can now recycle Styrofoam

Fort Worth residents now have the opportunity to recycle items made of Styrofoam. Simply take discarded Styrofoam to one of the city's four drop-off stations.
Oct. 21, 2019

Construction continues on Randol Mill Road

Phase two of the Randol Mill Road improvements project is underway and is expected to be complete by July 2020. Based on analysis, staff recommended a single-lane roundabout. Construction began in August.
Oct. 16, 2019

Victor Turner to lead Neighborhood Services Department

Victor Turner has been named Fort Worth's Neighborhood Services Department director and will begin work Nov. 25. He brings more than 30 years of experience in state and local government positions.
Oct. 15, 2019

Have a day off? Share some love with a dog from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter

What's better than a fun field trip with a shelter dog? The Fort Worth Animal Shelter started an exciting new program this past year, giving residents an opportunity to spend a day or a weekend with a dog from the shelter.
Oct. 10, 2019

New commercial building permit submissions will only be accepted online beginning Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, applications for new commercial building permits will only be accepted online. Accepting these permits online will save time and resources for customers and staff.
Oct. 7, 2019

Tarrant County is now under a ban on outdoor burning

The Tarrant County Commissioner's Court approved an outdoor burning ban for Tarrant County on Oct.1. All outdoor burning in Tarrant County is prohibited for the next 90 days. A violation could lead to a fine up to $500.
Oct. 2, 2019

Sign up now for Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Angel Tree applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 30. This year, a new partnership between the former Cowboy Santas program and the Salvation Army will serve Tarrant County families.
Sept. 27, 2019

The Dash kicks off service with complimentary rides

Fares are complimentary through Dec. 31. The public/private partnership is called a great example of how groups can work together to provide innovative transit solutions.
Sept. 24, 2019

City staff to continue studying how to regulate short-term rentals

The City Council directed city staff to continue studying the best way to regulate short-term rentals. Last June, city staff began tracking related zoning violations.
Sept. 13, 2019

U.S. Open table tennis championships head to Fort Worth

USA Table Tennis, the governing body for table tennis in the United States, has named Fort Worth as the host city for the 2019 U.S. Open. 800-plus domestic and international competitors will converge on downtown Dec. 17-21.
Sept. 6, 2019

Railroad crossing at U.S. 377 and Katy Road/Mount Gilead closed for five months

As work on Timberland Boulevard continues, from Park Vista to U.S. 377, the existing railroad crossing at U.S. 377 and Katy Road/Mount Gilead will be closed for up to five months beginning Sept. 16.
Sept. 3, 2019

Cowboy Santas to become part of Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Beginning Oct. 1, Cowboy Santas becomes part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The partnership is expected to result in the largest holiday toy collection effort in North Texas.
Aug. 23, 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

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 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