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GoCarma app provides simpler way to qualify for HOV discount

Drivers who travel on Dallas-Fort Worth TEXpress lanes will soon have a simple, new way to qualify for high-occupancy vehicle toll discounts. TEXpress users can switch smartphone apps beginning Jan. 24.
Jan. 24, 2020

Fort Worth to receive Smart 50 Award

Fort Worth will be honored with a Smart 50 Award. The award, which honors the most innovative and influential work, is for a re-engineered process that saves time and money and improves accuracy.
Jan. 24, 2020

Changes coming for water customers who pay bills late

Fort Worth is changing the delinquency process for water customers who are late paying their city water bill. Effective April 1, customers will no longer have a yellow tag left on their door telling them to pay in 48-hours.
Jan. 24, 2020

Denise Rodriguez added to police monitor office

Working with Police Monitor Kim Neal, Rodriguez will help define the processes associated with complaints and independent review of the Fort Worth Police Department.
Jan. 24, 2020

Delve into the future of mobility at Feb. 14 summit

The Tarrant Transportation Summit is a venue for ongoing dialogue and proposed solutions to transportation problems. Join fellow North Texans at the summit, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The event is one of the largest transportation summits of its kind.
Jan. 23, 2020

Fort Worth Zoo to host sensory-friendly day

The Fort Worth Zoo will host its first Sensory-Friendly Day on Feb. 8. Sensory-sensitive accommodations will allow everyone to enjoy a fun-filled day.
Jan. 23, 2020

Some downtown streets to be closed for construction crane removal

Several streets and sidewalks will be closed Jan. 24-26 for the removal of the tower crane associated with construction of the new AC Hotel.
Jan. 23, 2020

Learn how to make your move at Transit 101

Transit 101 is an educational program that provides the tools and resources residents need to use public transit in Tarrant County. The next session of Transit 101 is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 29.
Jan. 22, 2020

Firefighters learn to recognize signs of potential suicide and take action to prevent it

In 2015, more firefighters and police officers died by suicide than in the line of duty. The Question, Persuade, Refer training provides an easy-to-remember method for approaching the uncomfortable topic.
Jan. 22, 2020

Code Blue plans winter basketball camp for youth

Young basketball fans can brush up on their skills at the Code Blue Winter Basketball Camp, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8. Kids in grades 5-7 are invited to join the camp.
Jan. 22, 2020

Take extra care of pets during freezing temperatures

Fort Worth animal welfare ordinances require that all pets have access to an adequate warm and dry shelter and access to water and food. If it's too cold for you to be outside, it's likely too cold for your pets. Keep them inside.
Jan. 21, 2020

Water utility lines replacement and streets rehabilitation scheduled for Near Southside

Make plans to attend the Near Southside infrastructure improvements project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, to learn more about the project.
Jan. 21, 2020

The 2020 Census is just around the corner. Do you know who to count?

Everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census. Sharpen your census skills with a quiz about who should be counted in your response.
Jan. 21, 2020

Going to the Stock Show? Here are the best ways to get there

Take in the sights, sounds and smells of exciting rodeo action, awesome food, shopping, livestock and equestrian competitions at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Enjoy a smooth ride on your way to see the buckin' broncs.
Jan. 20, 2020

Two street segments to be signed in honor of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta

The City Council voted unanimously to rename two Fort Worth street segments to honor a pair of civil rights icons. District 2 Councilmember Carlos Flores put forth the resolution.
Jan. 20, 2020

Arlington Heights High prepares for centennial celebration

A celebration 100 years in the making is coming to Arlington Heights High School. There's a proud tradition of Yellow Jackets making a difference locally and beyond Fort Worth.
Jan. 20, 2020

Some utility account fees changing on April 1

Fees associated with some Fort Worth utility account services are changing on April 1. Most account and field services fees have not been revised in at least 10 years.
Jan. 16, 2020

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is set to make history

A new era will dawn on Jan. 17 when the chutes bust open in Dickies Arena. The show's mantra — Dream it, do it — personifies an extraordinary event for Fort Worth.
Jan. 16, 2020

Census Bureau ramps up hiring efforts for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.
Jan. 16, 2020

Sales tax collections down 3.6% in November

Sales tax revenue is the second largest revenue source for the city.
Jan. 15, 2020

TEXRail celebrates one-year anniversary

Trinity Metro TEXRail is celebrating one year in operation. More than a half million rides and miles traveled on TEXRail since Jan. 10, 2019.
Jan. 14, 2020

More improvements coming to Sycamore Creek drainage basin

Come hear the city's plans for Phase 2 of the Sycamore Creek Wastewater project. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.
Jan. 14, 2020

Staff recommends funding for Rosemont neighborhood improvements

Staff has recommended funding to the Rosemont area as the 2020 target area for neighborhood improvements. The neighborhood would receive $3.1 million for public safety, capital improvements and neighborhood revitalization.
Jan. 14, 2020

Street maintenance coming to Ramey Avenue

Residents in the Ramey Avenue area will soon see construction activities. Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, to find out about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.
Jan. 14, 2020

Committee members named to oversee convention center expansion

The City Council has appointed a group of diverse community members to kick-start expansion of the Fort Worth Convention Center. The facility is inadequate to meet demand, and an expanded Fort Worth Convention Center is needed.
Jan. 14, 2020

Fort Worth Bike Sharing moving Forest Park and Park Hill station

The station saw low usage and did not justify maintenance costs. TCU students, faculty or staff who depend on the station should contact Bike Sharing to learn about next steps.
Jan. 14, 2020

Engaging Local Government Leaders' Traeger Awards honors two City of Fort Worth employees

Performance Excellence Administrator Amethyst Sloane and Economic Development Director Robert Sturns make the cut on this international list.
Jan. 13, 2020

City Council preview: Tuesday, Jan. 14

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.
Jan. 13, 2020

Learn about transit in Tarrant County and options for the future

The Tarrant Transit Alliance Transit Academy gives participants the personal and group tools to lead conversations about the value of multimodal transit across the region. The Transit Academy consists of four sessions.
Jan. 10, 2020

Kim Neal named to police monitor position

Neal will help define the processes associated with police-related complaints and independent review of the Fort Worth Police Department. She is expected to begin work in Fort Worth by early March.
Jan. 10, 2020

Become a steward of Fort Worth's public trees as a Citizen Forester

Citizen Forester training gives participants an opportunity to become more skilled at planting, pruning and maintaining trees in an urban environment. Applications for 2020 Citizen Forester training are due by Feb. 10.
Jan. 10, 2020

Bell reveals the city of the future at Consumer Electronics Show

Mayor Betsy Price participated in a panel discussion about the DFW Smart City Ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities.
Jan. 9, 2020

Fort Worth breaks ground on a new animal care shelter in far north

Dignitaries gathered on Wednesday to break ground for a new Animal Care and Adoption Campus in far north Fort Worth. The campus is designed with an emphasis on animal enrichment and human-animal interactions.
Jan. 8, 2020

Community Challenge, a fun way to get fit in 2020, runs through March 1

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is now underway. It's an easy and fun way for entire Texas communities to demonstrate their commitment to healthy living. Register online, then earn prizes in this statewide competition.
Jan. 7, 2020

Take a look back on 2019 at Panther Island Pavilion

It was a year for the record books at Panther Island Pavilion. Relive these fun highlights from the past year at the popular Trinity River entertainment venue.
Jan. 6, 2020

Eastbound 820 on-ramp from Mark IV Parkway closing

The on-ramp to eastbound I-820 from Mark IV Parkway will be closed permanently beginning Jan. 24. The work is part of the ongoing expansion of the North Tarrant Express.
Jan. 6, 2020

What did Fort Worth read in 2019?

In a year of expanded hours, removing fines and a successful Mayor's Summer Reading program, the Fort Worth Public Library releases top-five list of most read for youth, adults.
Jan. 3, 2020

Built for the community, by the community: Como Community Center to celebrate grand opening Feb. 15

The new Como Community Center will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, remarks from community leaders and tours.
Jan. 3, 2020

Fort Worth Bike Sharing racks up strong numbers in 2019

The system recorded more than 58,000 trips last year. Currently there are 46 stations in the system, and 350 bicycles.
Jan. 3, 2020

Census will inform how and where billions of dollars will be spent for next decade

Many states rely on population numbers from the census taken once every 10 years to allocate revenue from gasoline sales taxes, one of the primary sources of funding for local roads.
Jan. 2, 2020

Stormwater fees increase goes into effect with January billing

The additional funds will help deliver capital improvements to make Fort Worth safer and reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses.
Dec. 31, 2019

Free First Fri-Yay rolls out Jan. 3

Blue Zones Project, Fort Worth Bike Sharing team up to make moving naturally free and easy in 2020.
Dec. 31, 2019

Planning for new eastside library continues

A groundbreaking will be held in spring 2020 for the library named for local icon Reby Cary. An architectural rendering of the new building is depicted above.
Dec. 30, 2019

Tickets available for Visit Fort Worth annual meeting

The event will celebrate the impact of tourism on Fort Worth’s economy, image and quality of life. The breakfast meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 14.
Dec. 27, 2019

Leave leaves on the lawn

The city's Stormwater Management program encourages residents to 'Leave it on the Lawn.' Blowing or raking leaves into the storm drain can lead to polluted waterways.
Dec. 27, 2019

Resolving to get fit in 2020? Check out discounts at community centers

Get a 30% discount at a nearby facility until Jan. 31, and check to see if your insurance company can help, too. Your insurance company may also be able to cover the cost of a fitness membership at a local community center.
Dec. 27, 2019

Fort Worth Housing Solutions breaks ground on multi-family community near Alliance

Fort Worth Housing Solutions and its developer partner, AMCAL, broke ground on the first phase of a 520-unit, Class-A apartment community adjacent to AllianceTexas. The complex will provide affordable housing.
Dec. 26, 2019

Reminder: Water and wastewater rates changing in January

Average Fort Worth residential customers will see their combined water and wastewater bill increase. With the changes, the average customer will pay about $2.25 a day for water and wastewater service.
Dec. 20, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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