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What are you doing for America Recycles Day?

Commemorate America Recycles Day, a day created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products. Recycling in Fort Worth is easy: just fill your blue cart with plastic, metal, glass containers and all kinds of paper.
Nov. 14, 2018

FWPD officers recognized for service, bravery

Dozens of high-performing police personnel recently received the Above and Beyond Awards.
Nov. 14, 2018

City Council tables vote on pension fix

A vote is expected to be held in December, and employees would be asked to vote to approve the proposed employee contribution increases in early 2019.
Nov. 14, 2018

Hemphill Street due for lane reconfiguration

A lane configuration change is planned on Hemphill Street between Vickery Boulevard and Seminary Drive next year after the road has been resurfaced.
Nov. 14, 2018

Council approves admission fee to help improve Botanic Garden

The City Council approved a general admission fee for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. However, numerous options will be available to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.
Nov. 14, 2018

Startup Crawl showcases businesses, entrepreneur community on Fort Worth’s east side

Crawlers can start the event at any one of the four participating locations and take part in the festivities from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
Nov. 13, 2018

Precinct Line Road repaving starts soon

Precinct Line Road is getting a facelift. The city will meet with residents at a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 to inform residents about the construction schedule.
Nov. 13, 2018

Parade of Lights begins the holiday season in downtown Fort Worth

The GM Financial Parade of Lights will deliver the magic of the holiday season to downtown Fort Worth at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. There will be a new route for Texas’ largest illuminated holiday parade this year.
Nov. 13, 2018

Panther Island Ice ups the cool factor

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. 16-Jan. 14.
Nov. 13, 2018

Fort Worth Animal Shelter, Humane Society of North Texas join for Mega Adoption Event

More than 500 amazing pets — dogs, cats, rabbits and a few other soft and fuzzy pets — will be under one roof at the Will Rogers Coliseum, Cattle Barn 2, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 8-9.
Nov. 13, 2018

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, 2018

Shred day is every day in Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is now offering paper shredding to Fort Worth residents every day. Residents can bring up to three boxes of personal, sensitive documents to be securely shredded at all four of the city's drop-off stations.
Nov. 12, 2018

Teresa Ayala appointed to Trinity Metro board of directors

Teresa Ayala, a commercial contract professional, has been appointed to the Trinity Metro board of directors by District 2 Councilmember Carlos E. Flores.
Nov. 12, 2018

Botanic Garden Task Force FAQs

Get answers to your questions before the Nov. 13 City Council vote on a proposed fee schedule for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Nov. 12, 2018

Sundance Square's Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 17

Sundance Square will kick off its holiday festivities with the arrival of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree at 9 a.m. Nov. 12. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 17.
Nov. 9, 2018

Movies That Matter to screen next installment in Latino film series

Movies That Matter Latino is a free film series on Latino culture. View a documentary on the phenomenon of lucha libre and its multigenerational appeal, Dec. 2.
Nov. 9, 2018

Plenty of low-cost options to ensure Botanic Garden remains accessible to everyone

The City Council is scheduled to vote at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 on a proposed fee schedule for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Programs that have been successful at the Fort Worth Zoo and other attractions could be implemented at the gardens.
Nov. 9, 2018

Meacham Airport to be recognized for new administration building

Fort Worth and Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford will receive the American Institute of Architects-Fort Worth Chapter’s Excellence in Sustainable Development Award for the new Meacham Airport Administration Building.
Nov. 8, 2018

Agencies in Tarrant County host 2018 vendor fair

Several Tarrant County agencies are hosting a vendor fair on Nov. 16 for small businesses to have an opportunity to network and learn about bidding and contracting opportunities. The fair will take place from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2018

Construction begins on new segment of Live Oak Street connector

Construction begins Nov. 7 on a new segment of Live Oak Street from Weatherford Street to Fourth Street. This new roadway section will provide a connection to Fourth Street without any railroad crossings.
Nov. 7, 2018

Fort Worth named a Tree City USA — again

Fort Worth was again named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Cowtown is the oldest and longest-running Tree City USA in Texas.
Nov. 6, 2018

Fort Worth Public Library expands Wi-Fi hotspot service

The Fort Worth Public Library has expanded the Wi-Fi hotspot checkout service to eight branches with 200 devices available for checkout. The original six-month pilot program launched July 3, with 80 hotspots at four locations.
Nov. 6, 2018

Fort Worth becomes nation’s largest Certified Blue Zones Community

Well-being is at a new high in Fort Worth, as the city reaches a milestone in its efforts to become one of the nation’s healthiest communities. Investment results in citywide improvements and surge in well-being.
Nov. 6, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week returns to Fort Worth Nov. 8-16

The event ties into the city’s efforts to ensure community vitality by supporting small businesses as part of the Economic Development Strategic Plan.
Nov. 5, 2018

Public art to be dedicated at East Division Police Station

Located at the East Division Police Station, the vibrant artwork is inspired by the spirit of East Fort Worth. The dedication is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 16. The public is invited.
Nov. 2, 2018

Community centers celebrate Thanksgiving with their communities

Several community centers are hosting Thanksgiving dinners and other celebrations across the city over the next several weeks. Unless otherwise indicated, all activities are free.
Nov. 1, 2018

First major phase of Tarrant Regional Water District's massive pipeline project nearly complete

With the 150-mile-long, $2.3 billion Integrated Pipeline Project, officials estimate saving $500 million in capital expenses and $1 billion in energy savings over the life of the project.
Nov. 1, 2018

Is your pumpkin getting mushy? Compost it

Instead of sending them to the landfill, residents can drop off at one of five locations on Nov 3 and Dec. 1. They'll be turned into health compost.
Nov. 1, 2018

Task force proposes admission fee to help improve Botanic Garden

A task force has recommended numerous options to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.
Nov. 1, 2018

Work on Bluebonnet Circle enters its final month

Without additional weather delays, the project is scheduled to be complete in November. All lanes of South University Drive are expected to be open Nov. 8.
Nov. 1, 2018

City breaks ground on Como Community Center

City officials joined Como residents to break ground on the project on Oct. 29. The building will replace one that has been heavily used by the community since 1970.
Oct. 31, 2018

New community dashboard enhances transparency around city services

The City of Fort Worth recently launched an online Community Dashboard to provide residents with important information. This data is available to ensure that residents can access information related to municipal services and programs.
Oct. 31, 2018

Midtown Express toll-managed lanes open

Massive project increases capacity, reconstructs portions of 183, 114, Loop 12. SouthGate Constructors is responsible for the $847 million Midtown Express project.
Oct. 30, 2018

Ambassadors continue to be helpful to downtown residents, workers, visitors

The Downtown Ambassadors continue to make an impact on hospitality and safety in the central business district. The City Council approved a downtown PID assessment rate increase to fund the crew, which is on duty seven days a week.
Oct. 30, 2018

New public art piece recognizes police, fire solidarity

'As One,' a dramatic new sculpture by artist Beliz Brother, is a sculpture based on the shape of Fort Worth's police and fire patches. The steel sculpture will be dedicated on Nov. 15, and an artist talk will follow.
Oct. 29, 2018

$100,000 grant helps Read Fort Worth improve literacy among third-grade students

The nonprofit Read Fort Worth earned a donation of $100,000 after receiving the most public votes during the Reliant Gives charitable giving program.
Oct. 26, 2018

Visit Fort Worth announces initiatives to market local music

Visit Fort Worth and Hear Fort Worth announced several initiatives, including travel grants and a recording opportunity with studio Niles City Sound, to help local musicians develop their talent and reach more people.
Oct. 26, 2018

East Regional Library reopens Nov. 3

The Fort Worth Public Library's East Regional location at 6301 Bridge St. will re-open for full service at 10 a.m. Nov. 3. Stop by and see what’s new, go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy refreshments.
Oct. 26, 2018

North Texas Chevrolet Dealers ink naming rights deal for Dickies Arena parking garage

Trail Drive Management Corp., the not-for-profit operating entity of Dickies Arena, announced an expanded partnership with North Texas Chevrolet Dealers that includes the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Oct. 26, 2018

Locavore wins 2018 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

Locavore is an all-inclusive resource for foodie entrepreneurs looking to affordably scale up their business, including a commercial kitchen and an event venue.
Oct. 26, 2018

Do your part to keep Fort Worth from being a terrorism target

You can do your part in keeping Fort Worth from becoming a target for terrorism. If you see, read or hear something that could lead to a terrorist act, report it to the Fort Worth Police.
Oct. 25, 2018

Parking fines going up Jan. 1

The City Council voted to increase fines and late fees for parking offenses effective Jan. 1, 2019. The increases bring Fort Worth's fine structure in line with other like-sized cities in Texas.
Oct. 25, 2018

Lane configuration change scheduled for Sylvania Avenue

A lane configuration change is scheduled on Sylvania Avenue between 28th and Race streets. Work begins Oct. 25 and will be complete in 30-45 days.
Oct. 24, 2018

MLK memorial unveiling postponed

Soggy weather has forced a delay in the installation of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker in General Worth Square. Previously scheduled for late October, the unveiling has been moved to Jan. 21, 2019.
Oct. 24, 2018

TCU to face USC at Dickies Arena in 2019

TCU men's basketball will play USC in Fort Worth's new Dickies Arena on Dec. 6, 2019, as part of a two-year agreement between the two schools. It will be the inaugural college basketball game at new multipurpose facility.
Oct. 24, 2018

Brennan Avenue closed to through traffic from Guenther Avenue to Peak Street

Brennan Avenue from Guenther Avenue to Peak Street is closed to through traffic beginning Oct. 24 and continuing through Feb. 24, 2019, for construction of Lebow stormwater basin improvements.
Oct. 24, 2018

Fort Worth sends water, staff to help Austin

Fort Worth sent a 6,000-gallon water tanker and staff to Austin Oct. 23. The personnel and tanker could be in Austin for an extended time to assist with a boil-water advisory.
Oct. 24, 2018

Sales tax collections up 7.5 percent in August

Year-to-date collections are 6 percent above last year.
Oct. 23, 2018

City earns recognition for financial accounting and reporting

The City of Fort Worth received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR)] from the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report.
Oct. 23, 2018

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

The Municipal Equality Index is a rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law. The 2018 scale rates 506 cities. The average city score was 58; 78 cities scored 100.
Oct. 19, 2018

Council to look at truck parking on city streets

The City Council will consider the problem of truck parking on city streets on Oct. 23. The parking fine for oversized commercial vehicles on a public street could increase.
Oct. 18, 2018

Apply now for Neighborhood Awards program

Applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Awards will be accepted through Dec. 20. Award recipients will be announced at a luncheon next February.
Oct. 18, 2018

Organizations condemn anti-immigrant activities

Recent anti-immigrant activity in Fort Worth has prompted two city-affiliated organizations to issue statements condemning the actions.
Oct. 17, 2018

Jim Davis sworn in as new Fort Worth fire chief

James (Jim) Davis, formerly an assistant chief in Columbus, Ohio, has been sworn in as the new Fort Worth fire chief. He moves here from Columbus, Ohio, and brings more than 20 years of leadership and emergency response experience.
Oct. 17, 2018

Survey: North Texans want more dedicated bike lanes

North Texans want more dedicated bicycle facilities — trails and paths separated from vehicular traffic — according to a survey of 1,900 adults conducted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Oct. 17, 2018

Traffic switch on East Rosedale as work continues

Work continues on East Rosedale Street. Phase one of construction is almost complete. Weather permitting, traffic will switch from the north lanes to the south lanes on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Oct. 15, 2018

Flame sign above former gas building temporarily coming down

The iconic flame sign that has perched atop the former Lone Star Gas Building since 1957 is temporarily coming down. Efforts are underway to identify funding to restore and reinstall it.
Oct. 12, 2018

Who should register for Fort Worth’s SNAP program?

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management is asking residents with a special, access or functional need to register in its free Special Needs Assistance Program to assist individuals vacating their residence in case of a disaster.
Oct. 11, 2018

Como/Sunset Heights revitalization plan earns statewide honor

The Como/Sunset Heights Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan received the 2018 Planning Project Award from the American Planning Association (APA)-Texas Chapter.
Oct. 11, 2018

Study examines truck parking needs in DFW

The North Central Texas Council of Governments recently completed the Regional Truck Parking Study, which examined overnight and temporary truck parking needs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Oct. 10, 2018

New hours for Water Department's call center

Beginning Nov. 1, the Water Department Customer Service Call Center hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Online services are always available for account payments.
Oct. 9, 2018

Fort Worth wins 2018 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Fort Worth with a WaterSense Award. Numerous water conservation efforts, including effective Hispanic outreach, contributed to the recognition.
Oct. 9, 2018

Heavy rains in September increase the mosquito activity in Fort Worth

September was one of the wettest months on record in North Texas, and that resulted in a spike in the mosquito population. Help prevent mosquito-borne diseases by taking some simple precautions around your home and garden.
Oct. 4, 2018

Fort Worth ranks as sixth-fastest growing large city

Fort Worth is the sixth-fastest growing large city in America, according to WalletHub, a financial advice site. Austin takes the prize as fastest grower among major cities.
Oct. 3, 2018

More than 300 Fort Worth organizations now supporting Blue Zones Project

Businesses and organizations that became Blue Zones Project approved over the summer were recognized at the Sept. 25 City Council meeting. The FWISD became the largest school district in the country to attain the Approved Worksite designation.
Oct. 1, 2018

Give Saint Nick a hand: Donate to Cowboy Santas

Help put smiles on more than 10,000 faces this holiday season by donating a new, unwrapped toy, book or game to Cowboy Santas, and don't forget the Silver Stars program, which provides homebound and isolated seniors with a holiday care basket.
Sept. 28, 2018

Mission accomplished. Fort Worth provides veterans a home for the holidays.

The Fort Worth community embarked on an ambitious goal — to end veteran homelessness in 100 days. After eight weeks, the community has housed 105 veterans. The campaign continues through Dec. 21.
Sept. 26, 2018

Blue Mound Road reconstruction begins in 2019

Work is scheduled to begin early next year on FM 156/Blue Mound Road, modernizing the once-rural roadway to meet urban needs. The $48.6 million project was awarded to Webber LLC of Houston. Work will continue through 2022.
Sept. 6, 2018

City's mowing program continues through fall

Mowing season is underway in Fort Worth. The mowing season will extend into November, and mowing on private and public property are handled differently.
Aug. 21, 2018

Reserve your seat for Parade of Lights

Reserved seating along the Parade of Lights is now available for purchase. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets.
Aug. 17, 2018

No increase in water, wastewater rates for 2019

The recommendation to the Fort Worth City Council is to keep the current rates in place. The city is able to avoid a retail rate increase because of projected increased revenues from other sources.
Aug. 15, 2018

Smoking ban in city parks begins Aug. 13

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to expand the city's smoking ban to include city parks. The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15. The action comes on the heels of an earlier ban on smoking in bars and bingo parlors.
Aug. 15, 2018

Task force proposes admission fee to help improve visitor experience at Botanic Garden

Residents will have several opportunities to comment on the fees during public meetings. The City Council must vote to approve the fees. Numerous options are being discussed to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.
Aug. 15, 2018

OneAddress service aims to improve customer experience through technology

Fort Worth launched an open data program in 2016 to help make government data freely and publicly available for anyone to use. The free online portal provides residents greater access to city services and data.
Aug. 10, 2018

Renovations making way for Dream Park

Playground equipment is being removed in Trinity Park this month. Funds are being raised to construct a 21,000-square-foot universal playground designed to accommodate users of varying capabilities.
Aug. 6, 2018

New routes, fare schedule in effect for Trinity Metro Aug. 12

Certain Trinity Metro routes will undergo changes beginning Aug. 12. Some new routes have been added, and others have been adjusted for time and frequency.
July 27, 2018

Get a ride to work in Alliance for $1

The Alliance Link app will let users book a ride to and from work within the Alliance area. Download the Alliance Link app, then use the on-demand service to travel the final mile to and from work.
July 26, 2018

Jim Davis is the new Fort Worth fire chief

James (Jim) Davis, an assistant chief in Columbus, Ohio, has been named the new Fort Worth fire chief. He will be moving from Columbus, Ohio, and bringing more than 20 years of leadership and emergency response experience.
July 18, 2018

RTC approves Mobility 2045 transportation plan

NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council approved Mobility 2045, the metropolitan transportation plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The plan calls for $135.4 billion in improvements and enhancements to the region's transportation system.
July 10, 2018

No internet service at home? Check out a Wi-Fi hotspot from the library

For people who have no internet in their home, modern life can present a variety of challenges. This pilot program allows residents to take home the internet to use on up to 10 devices.
July 5, 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

Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood, Foch streets converted to one-way beginning July 16

City staff has proposed a list of projects that will improve the safety and accessibility of the West Seventh Street neighborhood. Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood and Foch streets will be converted to one-way streets beginning July 16.
May 11, 2018

Bulky trash, appliances or tires? Drop them off at a drop-off station that's free and open to Fort Worth residents

Remember that Fort Worth's four drop-off stations are available as a one-stop drop for everything from tires to bulky trash and furniture to yard trimmings. The drop-off stations stand ready to accept discarded items at no charge.
May 4, 2018

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects. Air pollution season officially begins in March in North Texas and runs through November.
March 8, 2018

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water and money.
Feb. 26, 2018

Become a citizen forester

Registration is now open for citizen forester training. Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest. Training sessions begin March 21 and will be held once monthly for the rest of the year.
Feb. 20, 2018

City Council votes to update smoking ordinance

Beginning March 12, smoking will be prohibited in bars and bingo parlors. The new law also governs the use of e-cigarettes in prohibited locations.
Dec. 13, 2017

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

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

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