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Construction project temporarily closes Trinity River near Fort Worth-Arlington border

Kayakers and canoers should avoid the Trinity River near the Fort Worth-Arlington border this Thursday through Sept. 9.
Aug. 24, 2016

Trinity River Vision: Building a sustainable community with a sustainable process

Fort Worth's Trinity River Vision project is a model for sustainability in North Texas. Smart sustainability practices are being integrated into the design and construction. Learn how the massive development is coming together, with sustainable practices.
Aug. 23, 2016

Near Southside Inc. recognized for recycling efforts at its community events

Planning a large event? The City of Fort Worth offers free recycling bins to any Fort Worth special event planner.
Aug. 23, 2016

North Texas sets mark for clean air commitments

On June 24 — the seventh annual Clean Air Action Day — the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Air North Texas encouraged North Texans to lend a hand to help improve air quality by committing to at least one 'clean air action.' Participation was up 57 percent this year.
Aug. 23, 2016

Do due diligence before signing on with a service line warranty program

Some companies are contacting Fort Worth water customers to offer warrant programs for purchase. The Water Department is not endorsing any of these companies.
Aug. 22, 2016

Make the most of yard waste — become a Master Composter

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting a Master Composter course Sept. 15-17 at the Botanic Garden. Three-day course teaches how to recycle food scraps and yard trimmings while enriching your garden.
Aug. 22, 2016

National Drive Electric Week scheduled for September

Electric vehicle enthusiasts are invited to help set another record this year as part of the annual National Drive Electric Week event on Sept. 17 at Grapevine Mills Mall. Test-drive vehicles, participate in hands-on activities for adults and children, and enjoy entertainment.
Aug. 22, 2016

AirCheckTexas taking vehicle replacement applications

North Texans whose vehicles have failed the emissions portion of the state inspection in the past 30 days or are at least 10 years old are encouraged to apply for assistance if they meet the income criteria. Qualifying families can receive up to $3,000 toward a new vehicle — more for hybrids and fuel-efficient models.
Aug. 22, 2016

Mosquito spraying scheduled in four locations

The city will conduct targeted spraying for mosquitoes at four locations in north Fort Worth Monday, Aug. 22, through Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Aug. 21, 2016

Sales tax collections jump 9.6 percent in June

Collections are up 4.3 percent so far this fiscal year.
Aug. 19, 2016

Open house to discuss land-use strategies for military installations

Program seeks to promote compatible community and economic growth around bases in North Texas. The public is invited to an open house from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29. A brief presentation on Joining Forces begins at 6:15 p.m.
Aug. 19, 2016

Call 811 before you dig

It's the law in all 50 states that you must call 811 before digging to prevent damages. To avoid damaging underground lines, contact this free service at least three days before you want to dig.
Aug. 19, 2016

Strategic plan aims to make Botanic Garden a more satisfying place to visit in the future

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s strategic planning process is coming to a close. The report is scheduled to be presented to City Council in September.
Aug. 19, 2016

City to host community meeting on master plan for Bunche Park

The city's Park & Recreation Department will seek input from the public for the proposed master plan of Bunche Park at a community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
Aug. 19, 2016

5K run/walk to provide funds for Snowball Express families' visits

The third annual Snowball Express 5K steps off in Fort Worth on Aug. 27. Proceeds benefit children of fallen military heroes. The 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. All events take place at the Police and Fire Memorial in Trinity Park.
Aug. 18, 2016

Precinct Line Road closed for three days

The Texas Department of Transportation's contractor is closing Precinct Line Road from State Hwy. 10 to Trinity Boulevard from Aug. 24-27 so crews can set beams and deck panels on the west side of the bridge over Walker Branch.
Aug. 18, 2016

See improvements at Gateway Park during ribbon cutting Aug. 27

Flood control, recreational enhancements are two important goals of the Trinity River Vision project. To celebrate the opening, join the ribbon cutting at Gateway Park at 8 a.m. Aug. 27; there will also be a 5K run immediately afterward.
Aug. 18, 2016

Stair climb to honor first responders, vets

Fort Worth's first responders stair climb, Climb for a Calling, is a tribute to the sacrifices of fallen heroes. Participants will climb honoring the fallen at 8 a.m. Sept. 11. Burnett Plaza, the tallest building in Fort Worth, will host the charity event.
Aug. 18, 2016

Berry/University form-based code draft ready for review

See the draft form-based code and learn about new zoning for Berry/University area. An Aug. 24 meeting is part of an extensive public engagement program designed to learn the community's vision for the future of the area.
Aug. 18, 2016

Stormwater improvements coming to Westcliff and Mesa Verde areas

Construction of stormwater improvements will get underway mid-September in two areas of Fort Worth. Residents in these neighborhoods should make plans to attend the project meetings and learn about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.
Aug. 18, 2016

Police: Crime down 2.4 percent; trends show continued improvement

Overall crime is down in Fort Worth for 2016, led by reductions in crime against property and non-violent offenses, according to Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s mid-year update to City Council.


Aug. 16, 2016

Pilot project aims to prevent catastrophic wrong-way crashes

The North Central Texas Council of Governments and its partner agencies continue to implement projects that will reduce the likelihood of wrong-way crashes. The first phase of the pilot project was focused in nine Dallas County cities. Now planning efforts are in place for seven corridors in Tarrant County.
Aug. 16, 2016

Transit authority's master plan lays groundwork for system expansion

Some of the changes recommended in the plan are underway, while others will be rolled out in the coming years.
Aug. 16, 2016

City crews work to ensure traffic safety around school campuses

The mission of the school zone safety program is to provide a safe environment for all students traveling to and from school. Improvements take on a holistic approach, considering not just the school, but also its surrounding neighborhood to improve pedestrian safety.
Aug. 16, 2016

North Freeway reconstruction project hits halfway point

Massive project likely will move northward with work planned from Hwy. 287 to Eagle Parkway.
Aug. 16, 2016

Speed limits increasing on Chisholm Trail Parkway

Drivers frustrated with 50 mph limits spoke up. Higher speed limits should be in place on the 28-mile Chisholm Trail Parkway by early September.
Aug. 16, 2016

How to use protected bike lanes

These installations use physical barriers to separate people biking and driving, making them essential to an age-friendly network of bike routes.
Aug. 15, 2016

Three local road construction projects take aim at congestion

Late last year, Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Transportation Commission to get new roads built quickly. Construction on the Fort Worth-area projects is estimated to begin between now and summer 2017.
Aug. 15, 2016

Rail planners seek comment on Texas-Oklahoma passenger line

The Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study aims to determine the feasibility of developing passenger rail service in an 850-mile corridor running from Oklahoma City to South Texas.
Aug. 15, 2016

Starting a home renovation project? Walk-in permitting on Tuesday evenings can help

Before starting your remodeling project, visit the Planning and Development Department during extended hours on Tuesday evenings.
Aug. 12, 2016

FWPD accepting applications through Aug. 24

Applications for a new training academy class are currently being accepted. Multiple testing times will be offered at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex on Sept. 14.
Aug. 12, 2016

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance

Log Cabin Village will be closed for routine maintenance Aug. 20-Sept. 4.
Aug. 12, 2016

Water and wastewater services fuel construction across the city

As one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation, water and wastewater system must expand with the population and service area.
Aug. 12, 2016

Proposed 2017 water, wastewater rates announced

The proposed changes to both water and wastewater rates affect both the fixed monthly charge, which is based on meter size, and the volume rates.
Aug. 10, 2016

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.
Aug. 10, 2016

2017 budget proposed, opportunities for public feedback unveiled

The city manager recommended a $1.65 billion budget on Aug. 9 that continues to focus on sustainable solutions while also decreasing the property tax rate.
Aug. 9, 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

Sales tax collections jump 14 percent in May

Collections closely match budget estimates.
Aug. 5, 2016

Revitalized Rockwood Park Golf Course set to open in 2016

Construction on one of the major capital projects from the 2014 bond package is in full swing, the opening of the new course at Rockwood is anticipated for late October or early November, and will be playable to golfers of all skill levels.
Aug. 5, 2016

Mark IV Parkway construction to get underway

Construction is slated to begin mid-September on Mark IV Parkway from Cantrell Sansom Road to Loop 820. Find out more about the construction schedule and impacts to residents at the project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 5, 2016

Enhanced Floodplain Master Plan due to go before City Council

The City Council will consider a proposed enhancement to the city's Floodplain Master Plan to identify flood risks, their impact on the community and a prioritized action plan for reducing flood risks. The new document will help improve the city’s Community Rating System classification, which leads to reduced flood insurance premiums.
Aug. 4, 2016

Mobility improvements coming to Marine Creek Parkway

The first order of business is to install new water lines before the road construction begins. To learn more about the construction schedule and impacts to residents, attend the project meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
Aug. 3, 2016

Fort Worth Water unveils plan for getting the lead out

While only 2 percent of Fort Worth customers may have lead service lines, the goal is to get the lead out of the public water system.
Aug. 1, 2016

City pays cash for some capital projects instead of relying on credit

PayGo funding is a best practice for recurring capital expenditures and ensures a strong foundation for financing capital assets.
Aug. 1, 2016

Become a Code Ranger, help improve Fort Worth neighborhoods

The Code Ranger volunteer program helps Fort Worth Code Compliance identify and respond to code violations throughout the city. The next Code Ranger class will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27.
July 29, 2016

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the XTO Energy Parade of Lights will be available for purchase starting Aug. 15. The Parade of Lights is a production of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.
July 28, 2016

PD plans crime prevention activities in north Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department's crime prevention specialists have planned auto etching events in August. Vehicle window etching involves a police representative engraving the vehicle identification number onto each window of the vehicle.
July 28, 2016

New fire station construction on the horizon

Residents in far south Fort Worth will soon have a fire station to serve them. Construction of Fire Station 42 is expected to get underway in September.
July 27, 2016

Fort Worth Library starts auto-renew program

No more last-minute rushes to the library to renew materials just before their due date. Auto-renew is a new service from the Fort Worth Library that automatically renews items on their due date if they qualify for renewal and haven't been returned.
July 26, 2016

Office complex marks new type of growth at Alliance

Hillwood establishing new office district in far north Fort Worth.
July 22, 2016

Showcase Fort Worth in an original two-minute film, earn prizes

Five finalists will receive two all-access passes to the Lone Star Film Festival, Nov. 10-13, and have their entry screened during the festival.
July 21, 2016

Protected bike lanes are coming to Shiver Road, Trace Ridge Parkway

Fort Worth is increasing choices for people who want to get around by bicycle by building safer and more comfortable bike lanes called a protected bike lane.
July 21, 2016

Construction in full swing on city's north service center

City crews will soon be located closer to the residents they serve. The new north service center will house Transportation and Public Works field operations crews as well as Fleet Services staff.
July 21, 2016

Dirks Road phase two construction resumes

Work is progressing on the eastbound lanes of the Dirks Road-Altamesa Boulevard roadway. This portion of the project is expected to be completed in late September.
July 20, 2016

Businesses can join Litter-Free Lots program

The Reverse Litter initiative is asking businesses to keep litter out of waterways. Goodwill Industries is the first area company to pledge to pick up litter in parking lots daily.
July 19, 2016

Register now to stomp out litter on Sept. 17

Litter Stomp is focused on working with community groups to clean up Fort Worth neighborhoods. Gather friends, family members and neighbors to stomp out litter and trash in your neighborhood.
July 19, 2016

Most cities failing on sustainability

No U.S. cities rank in top 10 of most sustainable cities worldwide. The highest-ranking U.S. cities were Boston (No. 15), Chicago (19) and New York (20). Houston was the highest-ranking Texas city at No. 21.
July 18, 2016

Video encourages DFW to 'Turn it Off!'

Learn more about local idling success stories and how you can take action to help your community benefit from cleaner air.
July 18, 2016

Victory Forest Community Center taking shape

Construction of the Victory Forest Community Center is underway. The community center is scheduled for completion late January 2017.
July 14, 2016

Timberland boulevard improvements moving traffic

Phase one capacity improvements to Timberland Boulevard are taking shape. Construction is slated to begin on both phase two and three in October 2017.
July 14, 2016

Ramp from Spur 280 to northbound I-35W closing for two months

Motorists who use this route should seek alternate routes out of downtown.
July 8, 2016

Safety improvements to be constructed at State Highway 287 and Bonds Ranch Road

The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and TxDOT are partnering to install safety measures until a new roadway can be designed and constructed.
July 8, 2016

Sale features improved designs for rain barrels, compost bins

The heavy-duty, repurposed rain barrels come in four colors; the tumbling compost bin can have a positive impact on flower and vegetable gardens.
July 7, 2016

Love public art? Get your camera out and celebrate it

Make a a short film and enter the second annual International Public Art Short Film Contest. The goal is to educate about the important role public art plays in daily urban life.
July 1, 2016

Old Denton Road name changed to North Riverside Drive

City Council approved changing the name of Old Denton Road between Keller Hicks Road and Summerfields Drive to North Riverside Drive. Change will help avoid confusion for motorists in far north Fort Worth.
July 1, 2016

SH 121 Southbound at Sylvania Avenue Closed through August 2016

SH 121 southbound at Sylvania Avenue will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting.
June 28, 2016

City Council releases meeting schedule for summer

Council taking its traditional summer break in July, followed by budget work sessions in August. All city services will remain available, and all meetings for boards, commissions and committees will be held as scheduled, unless otherwise noted.
June 23, 2016

Evacuation exercise prepares Fort Worth emergency staff for future hurricanes

Fort Worth Emergency Management staff recently participated in a statewide exercise to prepare for future hurricanes on the gulf coast. Watch the video the learn more about the exercise.
June 21, 2016

Know your watering days

While we're not in a drought this year, there still are restrictions on when outdoor watering can occur.
June 20, 2016

Trash Bash celebrates five tons of success

About 3,300 hardworking volunteers removed more than five tons of trash from Fort Worth rivers and trails during the May 21 Trinity River Trash Bash sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District.
June 20, 2016

Fort Worth continues partnership to fight mosquito viruses

Residents should take necessary precautions to protect their homes, families and neighbors against mosquito-borne viruses.
June 17, 2016

Tips to keep the heat from beating you down

As temperatures in Fort Worth approach triple digits, the numbers of heat-related emergency medical calls are expected to increase. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
June 16, 2016

Passport services now available at Central Library

Passport applications will be accepted by appointment only, available from 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.
June 3, 2016

Mayor's Message: Mayor eyes property tax rate decrease

Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) officials recently released assessed values with an average 14 percent increase resulting in an outcry from concerned citizens.
May 24, 2016

Pools set to open May 28

Two Fort Worth swimming pools and a spray ground will soon open for their summer season. Opening weekend is May 28-30. After that, the pools will be open June 4-Sept. 5.
May 18, 2016

Mosquito season has arrived in Fort Worth

City crews will be testing mosquitos from traps at fire stations throughout the summer. Residents should take precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to mosquitoes.
May 6, 2016

Take a musical journey during Library's jazz series

Don't miss the Fort Worth Library's seventh season of 3rd Thursday Jazz. Free concerts cover early 20th-century roots of jazz, all the way to the sounds of today.
May 6, 2016

Crud Cruiser is heading to your neighborhood

Now through October, the Crud Cruiser will be in neighborhoods throughout Fort Worth collecting leftover paint, used oil and yard chemicals. You can also drop off these items at the Environmental Collection Center.
April 20, 2016

Devices in Cobb Park to monitor for exotic forest pests

Traps will be placed in the park in March, and a staff member from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at DFW Airport will inspect them every two weeks. The traps will be removed in October.
Feb. 15, 2016

Seminars offer savings in water — and money

Learn the basics of water conservation during a series of free monthly programs running March 3 through November.
Feb. 15, 2016