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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival returns to downtown April 11-14

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, the largest fine arts event in Texas, is returning to downtown Fort Worth for its 34th year April 11-14. Changes for 2019 include a new locals stage, revamped kids zone and an upgraded VIP program.
March 22, 2019

Enjoy the expanded hours at the Fort Worth Library

The Fort Worth Public Library committed in its 2019-2021 strategic plan to reduce barriers to access libraries throughout the city. With that goal in mind, the Library is expanding hours at all locations beginning April 7.
March 22, 2019

Spring Plant Sale sprouts March 29-30 at Botanic Garden

The sale will be open 2-6 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30. Choose from trees, shrubs, grasses, ground covers, perennials, vines and spring-flowering bulbs. Botanic Garden staff will be onsite to answer questions.
March 21, 2019

Dickies Arena to house second largest continuous video display in the nation

Trail Drive Management Corp. released plans to install a complete video display network at Dickies Arena. The video displays will create an immersive environment for a variety of entertainment events.
March 21, 2019

Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

Sirens are designed to alert people while they are outside of their business or residence. NOAA weather radio and free Nixle text and email messages are additional ways to stay informed during spring storm season.
March 20, 2019

City to purchase YMCA building, repurpose it as a community center

After renovation, LVTRise will use the facility to provide programs and services benefiting the community.
March 20, 2019

Low-pressure sewer installation and connection to Fort Worth Water is on tap for Lake Worth and Watercress area

Residents in Lake Worth will soon be connected to the City of Fort Worth's water system.
March 19, 2019

Cowtown Brush Up improves property values, creates neighborhood pride

Volunteer for the program to promote neighborhood stability, create pride in ownership and stimulate a sense of community.
March 19, 2019

Safe Routes to School projects to get underway

The Safe Routes to School project designs and constructs new sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps, signs and bicycle facilities within a quarter-mile radius of selected schools.
March 18, 2019

Storm damage? Here’s what you need to know

The city's goal is to give residents time to clean up and to provide convenient options for debris disposal.
March 14, 2019

Mayor's International Dinner Global Award winners announced

Sister Cities will honor Ross Perot Jr. at the May 23 event.
March 14, 2019

Do you have one minute to help make Fort Worth better?

Don't be left out. Let us know what you think.
March 14, 2019

TEXRail named project of the year

The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association awarded Trinity Metro for its rail project that launched earlier this year.
March 13, 2019

Drainage construction scheduled for Keller Haslet area

Make plans to attend the upcoming community meeting and hear the latest information on the Keller Haslet project.
March 13, 2019

Loving Avenue drainage improvements scheduled

The project includes construction of larger drainage culverts and channel improvements.
March 12, 2019

Fort Worth Fire Department promotes safe infant sleep practices

Visits to local residents’ homes provide a perfect venue for educating parents.
March 12, 2019

Sewer improvements planned for Stop Six and Rosedale area

Make plans to attend the meeting to hear the construction schedule and find out how it will impact residents.
March 11, 2019

Fort Worth Police Department recruiting trainees

Online applications will be accepted through March 25.
March 11, 2019

New Trinity Metro ZIPZONE service promotes commuting to work

Trinity Metro is providing ZIPZONE, a first mile/last mile transportation solution, in select service areas. The service uses Lyft to provide first mile/last mile solutions for the Alliance corridor.
March 8, 2019

Opening near TCC-South Campus: Affordable housing for the workforce

Fort Worth Housing Solutions will open Campus Apartments, its newest affordable housing community, near Tarrant County College-South Campus in late March. Amenities include a fitness center, activity room; swimming pool, and dog park.
March 8, 2019

Join free yoga classes at Burnett Park

Grab a mat and enjoy free yoga classes in Burnett Park from 5:30-6:15 p.m. every Tuesday beginning March 12.
March 8, 2019

Stay busy this spring at your nearest library, community center and the Fort Worth Nature Center

Multiple locations offer programs through Spring Break and beyond that accommodate all ages and interests. Check out programs and activities from the Fort Worth Public Library, the Fort Worth Nature Center and local community centers.
March 7, 2019

Ahead of spring weather, residents have several options for receiving alerts

Be prepared for dangerous tornadic or flash flooding situations by purchasing a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio to receive alerts directly from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
March 6, 2019

Trinity Park receives Lone Star Legacy designation

Fort Worth's Trinity Park is among six Texas parks honored with designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society. The parkland was purchased in 1892 for $400 per acre.
March 6, 2019

100X25FWTX is the name selected for City of Fort Worth’s reading initiative

The City of Fort Worth, in collaboration with Read Fort Worth, has announced that the city’s programming to further the mission of improving third-grade literacy will be known as '100x25.'
March 6, 2019

Swearingin named FWPD assistant chief

Deputy Chief Julie Swearingin has been promoted to assistant chief by Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald. She will be assigned to the Finance and Administrative Bureau.
March 6, 2019

Annual Report covers latest achievements of Fort Worth's city government

Learn about the latest milestones and achievements by your local government when you read the 2018 City of Fort Worth Annual Report. The new publication shows how city is focusing on strategic, managed growth.
March 6, 2019

Volunteers needed for Lanterns in the Garden

Hundreds of volunteers are need to ensure the success of this long-running program. Some of the duties include greeting visitors, interacting with the public, scanning tickets and applying wristbands. The show runs March 9-May 12.
March 5, 2019

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT collaborate on joint membership

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden have joined forces to expanded their partnership based on previous GROW initiative success.
March 5, 2019

Fort Worth to compete nationally at Neighborhoods, USA conference

The TCU Neighbor to Neighbor Program will compete as a finalist in the Best Neighborhood Program category at the 2019 Neighborhoods, USA Conference, (NUSA) May 13-18.
March 4, 2019

Train bridge construction to close part of Sylvania Avenue

The closure is expected to begin in early March.
March 1, 2019

Go green and breathe clean with Air North Texas

Even low levels of ozone can have negative health effects.
March 1, 2019

Funding approved for I-35W northward extension

NTE Mobility Partners released a statement saying they are excited to continue the work going on in North Texas to deliver expanded mobility and congestion relief in the region. Construction could start as early as this summer.
March 1, 2019

Learn the basics of water conservation

Series of free monthly programs offer savings in water — and money.
Feb. 28, 2019

Do you have one minute to help make Fort Worth better?

Sign up, then answer a quick survey.
Feb. 28, 2019

Utility construction continues for development near Will Rogers Complex

Construction is expected to wrap up before May 2020.
Feb. 28, 2019

New online certificate of appropriateness application available for historic properties and districts

Changes to historic properties, including exterior alterations, new construction and demolition, require review by the Preservation and Design Section to ensure that changes comply with the Historic District Guidelines and the Historic Preservation Ordinance.
Feb. 28, 2019

Giant silk lanterns to adorn Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the handcrafted lanterns, many choreographed to music.
Feb. 26, 2019

Proposed pension contribution plan passes employee vote

City employees voted to approve the proposed pension reform plan, solidifying a local solution.
Feb. 25, 2019

Register now for Camp Fort Worth

Camp Fort Worth is full of challenging and creative activities for children ages 5-13, and is offered at 20 local community centers. Camp Fort Worth features nonstop challenging and creative activities from June 10 to Aug. 9.
Feb. 22, 2019

Traffic switch for U.S. 287 and Blue Mound Road frontage roads begins soon

One southbound lane on U.S. 287 at the Blue Mound Road interchange will be closed Feb. 24-25. Traffic will switch beginning March 1 on both U.S. 287 frontage roads south of Blue Mound Road West.
Feb. 22, 2019

Panther Island bridge progress update

Significant progress continues on all three of the TxDOT signature bridges on Panther Island. The three bridges are being constructed simultaneously.
Feb. 20, 2019

Chamber honors four small businesses

The annual awards were announced at Mayor Betsy Price's State of the City address on Feb. 22. Winner were selected based on an application and a site visit by business professionals.
Feb. 20, 2019

TCU campus construction to permanently close two roadways

TCU announces that a new Administration Building is planned for Berry Street. Neighboring Wabash Avenue and Bellaire Drive North will be permanently closed this month.
Feb. 15, 2019

Fort Worth Zoo presents gift deed for African Savanna exhibit

The Fort Worth Zoo handed over the deed to its latest attraction, African Savanna, to the City of Fort Worth this week. The exhibit is the first of a four-phase improvement planned at the zoo.
Feb. 14, 2019

Fort Worth officially adds new sister city in France

Nîmes, France, is now Fort Worth's ninth Sister City. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Nîmes Mayor Jean-Paul Fournier signed the official documents during a reception this week. Mayor Price will lead a delegation to Nîmes this fall.
Feb. 14, 2019

Dickies Arena to host job fairs

Management company looking to add full- and part-time staff leading up to November 2019 opening. Job fairs are scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon each of these days: Feb. 14, Feb. 16, April 25, April 27, June 27 and June 29.
Feb. 13, 2019

New report shows some Tarrant County households struggling to make ends meet

One-quarter of households in Tarrant County could not afford basic needs in 2016, and 12 percent were living in poverty, as defined by the federal poverty guidelines according to the Texas ALICE Report released by United Ways of Texas.
Feb. 12, 2019

New clubhouse to be added at Rockwood Golf Course

Rockwood Golf Course will get a new clubhouse to complement the redesigned course. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2019.
Feb. 12, 2019

Log Cabin Village recognized for its role in preserving history

Log Cabin Village received the Texas Star Award presented at the Texas Living History Association annual conference last month. The Fort Worth attraction earned the award based on a vote by its peers.
Feb. 12, 2019

Fort Worth Public Library launches strategic plan, new mission and vision

Keeping in mind that the City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, the mission reflects the diverse personalities and needs in the city.
Feb. 11, 2019

High school artists encouraged to sign up for prestigious competition

The fifth annual Betsy Price Art Competition is now accepting entries. Every year, close to 600 North Texas high school students apply. The winning entry will be showcased at City Hall for a year. Apply by March 31.
Feb. 8, 2019

Register now for Texas Sounds & Cities

Join Visit Fort Worth and the Governor’s Texas Music Office for a one-day conference about promoting music in our communities. The conference will run 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26. Help keep the state’s music scene growing.
Feb. 6, 2019

Work in progress for Northside neighborhood improvements

Work is already underway to make the Northside neighborhood cleaner and safer as part of a $3.05 million program funded by the City Council. The City Council approved the funds for neighborhood revitalization.
Feb. 6, 2019

VITA provides free income tax assistance for families

The City of Fort Worth is partnering with the United Way to offer free income tax assistance for local families through the VITA program. VITA targets low- to middle-income families and offers free tax assistance and income tax filing.
Feb. 5, 2019

Council green-lights Pioneer Tower project at Will Rogers Complex

The City Council approved $3.7 million to rehabilitate the iconic Pioneer Tower at Will Rogers Memorial Center, giving it a high-tech facelift in time for the opening of the nearby Dickies Arena late this year.
Feb. 4, 2019

DFWI's annual meeting to feature former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Join Downtown Fort Worth Inc. for its 37th annual meeting on April 9. Former Denver Mayor and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will share his perspective on the value of downtowns. Tickets are now on sale.
Feb. 4, 2019

Registration open for Cowtown Great American Cleanup

Join the largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event! The Cleanup goes on March 30 with a slate of events to include a 5K run and the annual Earth Party afterward.
Feb. 1, 2019

Become a citizen forester

Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest. Training sessions begin March 20 and will be held once monthly for the rest of the year. You'll never look at a tree the same way again.
Jan. 29, 2019

Stay vigilant for presence of emerald ash borer

Reports of the presence of the deadly emerald ash borer in Tarrant County have been confirmed. The pest is a significant threat to urban, suburban and rural forests as it kills both stressed and healthy ash trees.
Jan. 25, 2019

Residents invited to express Love for Humanity

There are many ways to recognize the life and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy: Crossing racial and cultural divides, through service and kindness. Sign a pledge form, then complete at least 51 acts of service or kindness by Aug. 28.
Jan. 23, 2019

Construction along 287 will improve safety in fast-growing area

Construction has started along U.S. 287 in Fort Worth, a project that will extend the southbound service road and relocate the southbound ramp at Blue Mound Road. Three entities are collaborating to expedite the project.
Jan. 10, 2019

Granbury Road repairs begin in January

Granbury Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction while repairs are being made. Work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
Dec. 28, 2018

Try out to become a lifeguard at a city pool this summer

Once an applicant passes the mandatory tryout, they will complete the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course.
Dec. 27, 2018

Trinity Metro board selects new agency president/CEO

The Trinity Metro Board of Directors named Robert Baulsir as the agency's new president and chief executive officer, effective April 15, 2019. Baulsir will replace Paul Ballard, who is retiring in April 2019.
Dec. 18, 2018

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 water line along Alta Vista Parkway

The City of Keller will be installing a new water line along Alta Vista Parkway. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and be completed in July 2019.
Dec. 11, 2018

Southbound U.S. 287 on-ramp from Blue Mound Road to be relocated

Tarrant County will begin relocating the southbound U.S. 287 on-ramp from Blue Mound Road on Dec. 3. Construction is expected to be finished in April 2019.
Nov. 29, 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Looking for a fun venue? Reserve parks, community centers online

Need a place to host your next family reunion, business get-together or a child's birthday party? Watch this video to learn how easy it is to reserve the perfect site from the comfort of your home.
Dec. 12, 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