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Harder named assistant Water Department director

After joining the city in 1999, Chris Harder served in various roles, with his most recent being a 10-month run as the acting assistant director in his current position.
Jan. 23, 2017

Police Athletic League Gym grand opening

The grand opening of the Fort Worth Police Athletic League Gym on the city's east side will be Jan. 28, noon-4 p.m. The mission of the PAL is to unite the communities of Fort Worth with its police department.
Jan. 23, 2017

Make the most of yard waste by becoming a Master Composter

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting a Master Composter course Feb. 9-11 at the Botanic Garden. Three-day course teaches how to recycle food scraps and yard trimmings while enriching your garden.
Jan. 23, 2017

Get a jump on summer with early bird registration for Camp Fort Worth

Camp Fort Worth is a summer camp hosted by all 20 Fort Worth community centers for kids between the ages of 5 and 13. The camp lasts from June 12-Aug. 11. Save $45 per camper when you sign up by March 3.
Jan. 23, 2017

Water utility lines being repaired in Handley area

Contractors are repairing wastewater lines on two segments of West Pioneer Parkway (Spur 303) in Fort Worth as part of the city's Handley Area Water and Wastewater Improvement project. The project is expected to be complete by July 2018.
Jan. 21, 2017

RTC approves $6.9 billion in transportation projects in 10-year plan

The Regional Transportation Council approved a 10-year plan of projects for the 12-county area worth $6.9 billion for work intended to improve mobility and capacity.
Jan. 20, 2017

Infrastructure improvements planned for three eastside streets

The city's Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting an open house from 6-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the East Regional Library, to discuss sidewalks and pedestrian crossing improvements along Bridge Street, Woodhaven and Boca Raton boulevards.
Jan. 20, 2017

City's forestry staff to participate in Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service

The City of Fort Worth's Forestry Section is participating in Mayor Betsy Price's Week of Compassionate Service, Jan. 21-29. Volunteers will be working to transplant, weed, water and organize tree seedlings at the city-owned tree farm.
Jan. 19, 2017

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance

The Log Cabin Village will be closed for routine maintenance Jan. 21-Feb. 5. 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.
Jan. 19, 2017

Filing for May 6 municipal election now underway

Filing for the May 6 general election starts Jan. 18. Filings for candidates will be accepted through Feb. 17 during regular office hours. Potential candidates should download a packet that contains information about the process.
Jan. 18, 2017

New water line to serve residents in Wall Price Keller Road area

That annexation includes transferring water and wastewater service from the city of Keller to Fort Worth. The project, slated to be complete by May 2018, also includes replacing existing valves and fire hydrants.
Jan. 18, 2017

Boat Club Road project will improve safety, mobility

The $8.4 million FM 1220/Boat Club Road project began construction activities on Jan. 17. Work on the heavily traveled three-mile section of FM 1220 should be completed in mid-2018.
Jan. 17, 2017

Accessible ramp entrance to be added at downtown Federal Plaza Park

Plans call for installing an accessible ramp entrance on Fort Worth parkland at Federal Plaza Park in the 1000 block of Throckmorton Street. Attend a public hearing on Jan. 24 at City Hall to learn more or express concerns.
Jan. 13, 2017

Volunteers needed for Jan. 26 homeless count

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition will lead the community's annual census of the homeless in Tarrant and Parker counties. Volunteers are needed as Fort Worth joins communities across the nation to count the homeless during the last 10 days of January.
Jan. 12, 2017

Walk-in permitting on Tuesday evenings is being discontinued

The Planning and Development Department will no longer offer Tuesday evening building permitting services. The department did not experience much need for the service over the last year.
Jan. 12, 2017

Outstanding neighborhoods recognized for projects, service

The annual Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards honored a host of grass-roots groups and individuals who engage residents and build stronger communities. Mayor Betsy Price, City Manager David Cooke, League of Neighborhoods representative Eva Bonilla and city staff distributed the awards.
Jan. 11, 2017

Participate in the Mayor's Week of Compassionate Service

To guide Fort Worth toward becoming an even greater and more compassionate city, Mayor Betsy Price is encouraging individuals, civic groups, faith-based groups and others to get involved in the Mayor's Week of Compassionate Service, Jan. 21-29. Need volunteers? Register your opportunity.
Jan. 10, 2017

PD plans crime prevention activities in east Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department's crime prevention specialists have planned auto etching events at three locations in the East Division this month.
Jan. 9, 2017

Tree-planting program for east Fort Worth continues to blossom with new donations

Eastside Blossoms, an effort to beautify east Fort Worth by planting flowering trees along roadways, parkways and in parks, has received two significant donations to enhance the Gateway Park entrance and Randol Mill Road.
Jan. 7, 2017

Fort Worth Public Library Foundation promotes reading with Books for Tarrant County Babies

A new literacy initiative will provide all mothers who give birth at JPS Health Network a Fort Worth Library card and a free book. Books for Tarrant County Babies is a joint initiative of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, Fort Worth Library, JPS Foundation and JPS Health Network.
Jan. 5, 2017

Step up to the Community Challenge and get fit in 2017

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 to improve on last year's fourth-place finish.
Jan. 4, 2017

Planning and Development's fast and efficient appointment scheduler is now live

Residents who use the city's Planning and Development services will feel empowered and more in control of their time with a new appointment scheduler launched this week. The new technology provides customers to quickly access services without waiting in lengthy lines.
Jan. 3, 2017

Gyna Bivens appointed vice chair of National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee

District 5 Councilmember Gyna Bivens has been appointed vice chair of the National League of Cities 2017 Community and Economic Development federal advocacy committee. Bivens will help shape policy and advocate on behalf of cities and towns.
Jan. 3, 2017

Two local professional wildcard tennis tournaments coming to DFW

McLeland, McKinney facility to showcase top players, with the winners moving on to the Irving Classic. Entry deadline for the McLeland ATP Wild Card event is Jan. 30. Deadline for the McKinney event is Feb. 27.
Dec. 30, 2016

Temporary entrance allows access to Trinity Trails during construction at Riverside Park

Construction activities in Riverside Park have eliminated access to the Trinity Trials from the Riverside Park trailhead. Work on the River Connect Plan is underway, which will result in new recreational amenities and improved flood control.
Dec. 29, 2016

Infrastructure improvements moving forward

With over 340 capital improvement projects across Fort Worth, residents are familiar with construction and impacts to everyday life. Here are a few notable updates.
Dec. 29, 2016

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

Sales tax collections up 11 percent in October

Collections were up 4.6 percent by the end of the 2016 fiscal year.
Dec. 19, 2016

Protect yourself with flood insurance

Flood insurance is available to homeowners, renters, condo owners/renters and commercial owners/renters. It can take 30 days for a flood insurance policy to take effect. In other words, a policy purchased today may not take effect until after the holidays.
Dec. 19, 2016

TRVA construction update

Gateway Park's revitalization is a major component of the Trinity River Vision. New community-requested recreational amenities being added across its 1,000 acres will make Gateway one of the largest urban programmed parks in the nation.
Dec. 19, 2016

Turning manure into valuable compost

Ever wonder what happens to all the, um, animal droppings, left at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo? More than 1,600 tons of used animal bedding are removed from the Stock Show grounds every year.
Dec. 19, 2016

City's vehicle fleet recognized for protecting the air

Fort Worth's vehicle fleet was recognized with a Bronze Award for leading the way with alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles. DFW Clean Cities is a program of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation Council.
Dec. 19, 2016

New information delivery platform helps residents connect and engage with city government

Watch for details on how to subscribe to the new system and choose your preferred topics and delivery times.
Dec. 16, 2016

Volunteer with VITA to help provide free income tax assistance for families

The Fort Worth VITA program is seeking more than 400 volunteers to assist during the upcoming tax filing season, from late January to April 2017. Sites will be located across Tarrant County during the upcoming tax filing season.
Dec. 15, 2016

Proposed eastside library branch would focus on children and youth

A new Fort Worth Library will serve as a community hub and will have a special focus on serving the needs of young learners up to 18 years old. The opening is planned for fall 2019.
Dec. 14, 2016

Fort Worth joins Waze Connected Citizens program

The City of Fort Worth launched a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. The Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for Fort Worth drivers.
Dec. 13, 2016

TxDOT launches Safe Phone Zones at rest areas

The Texas Department of Transportation has implemented Safe Phone Zones at 55 safety rest areas and travel information centers across the state. Effort aims to curb the 100,000 accidents that occur yearly involving distracted driving.
Dec. 9, 2016

Tour Rockwood Golf Course before it opens

Be among the first to see the newly-renovated Rockwood Golf Course during a series of walking tours open to the public. Tours will be offered, weather permitting, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon during dates in December, January and February.
Dec. 8, 2016

Prepare pipes for freezing temperatures

With winter weather now a reality, residents and businesses should take steps to keep water pipes from freezing and possibly bursting. Taking a few simple precautions now can prevent headaches later.
Dec. 7, 2016

Pay your ticket with a credit or debit card, by phone or online

Fort Worth's Municipal Court has launched a high-tech, high-service payment processing service that allows residents to conveniently make payments using credit cards, debit cards and other electronic payment methods, including e-check.
Dec. 5, 2016

MedStar urges safety during cooler weather to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

As temperatures drop, it's not uncommon for residents to crank up the heat or use supplemental heating systems in their homes. Follow these tips to help keep the holiday season safe.
Dec. 1, 2016

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.
Nov. 30, 2016

City Hall is getting a new address

Changes are being made to help make it easier for residents to find the correct location where city services are provided in the downtown municipal complex. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the address for City Hall will be changed to 200 Texas St.
Nov. 30, 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