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Should TMS and PGA tournaments have raffles? Texans vote on it, starting Monday
Imagine heading to a PGA golf tournament at Colonial or a Texas Motor Speedway race, going home with a fistful of cash and helping out a charity at the same … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 7:40 AM
Police on special detail ticket Fort Worth homeless
Complaints from organizations in the shelter district neighborhood about an uptick in violence among the homeless along a two-mile stretch of East Lancaster Avenue, between I-35 and North Beach Street, … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 9:45 AM
Artist for Obama’s official portrait drew big crowds in Fort Worth
Artist Kehinde Wiley, who has twice exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is accustomed to setting ordinary people in powerful positions in his paintings. Now he’ll be … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:32 PM
It’s prime time for high school marching bands in Texas
Eleven area high school marching bands played their hearts out Tuesday, as the annual competition season gets underway. This year, marching bands from 1A, 2A, 3A and 5A high schools … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:23 PM
Some high-profile local divorce cases are hidden from the public. Why?
Texas Rangers co-chairman Bob Simpson is getting a divorce from Janice Simpson, his wife of 19 years. But you won’t find a record of it by searching digital court records … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 11:44 AM
Men robbed, one pistol-whipped near Texas Weslyan
Two men were robbed and pistol-whipped near Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth after 10 p.m. Thursday, police said. The two were walking near South Collard Street and Avenue H … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 11:36 AM
This is your chance to make Las Vegas Trail a better place to live
The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project is going live. After a couple of behind-the-scenes strategy sessions, the committee of city leaders hand-picked by Councilman Brian Byrd is ready to meet … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 1:51 PM
Here's a feel-good movie, America: Fort Worth's ‘Same Kind of Different As Me’
Call it the greatest Fort Worth story ever told. The true-life saga of a prayerful mission volunteer and her persistent friendship with a wise but wary homeless man sold more … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 8:00 PM
A Texas-size fight is brewing over barbecue
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is tired of all the talk about barbecue. He knows a new law this year exempts restaurants — primarily BBQ joints — from having to … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 10:46 AM
Investigators: Hundreds of violations in Tarrant County home day cares
As a single mother who worked nights, Megan Norris needed help caring for her infant son. “I work in the food industry so I worked late hours,” she said. “Family … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 7:27 AM

City News

Enjoy a safe Halloween experience at FWPD’s Trunk or Treat
Fort Worth spooks and goblins can experience a safer alternative to traditional trick or treating when the Fort Worth Police Department hosts a Halloween Trunk or Treat event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Eight donated horses join PD’s Mounted Patrol
Eight horses have been donated to the Fort Worth Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit by the Citizens Support Group. The horses range in value from $3,500 to $6,500, with a total donated value of $39,000.

US Navy Leap Frogs jump into Fort Worth Navy Week
The U.S. Navy parachute team, known as the 'Leap Frogs' are jumping into Fort Worth Navy Week events all across the Metroplex. During Fort Worth Navy Week, which will be Oct. 23-29, about 100 outreach events will take place across the region.

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.

New online system makes it easier to register for recreation programs
The Park & Recreation Department upgraded its online registration portal to Active Network, which is more convenient and easier to use than the previous system.

Cyclists can provide feedback about experiences at city facilities
Do you bike to the City of Fort Worth's downtown facilities? Fort Worth is applying for recertification in the Bicycle-Friendly Business program, and residents can help by answering a survey available through Nov. 10.

Relive autumn on the prairie at Log Cabin Village
Grab your pumpkin and shuck your corn. It's time for an old-fashioned Frontier Fall Fest 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Log Cabin Village. Enjoy a fun afternoon featuring living history, music, crafts, artisans and more.

Take a walk on the wild side at Cross Timbers Trail
City officials reopened the Cross Timbers Trail at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. The improved trail allows easy viewing access to hundreds of plant and animal species living in and around Lake Worth.

Fort Worth's community centers host festivals celebrating autumn, Halloween
Put the finishing touches on your costume and get ready to have a chillingly fun time at your local community center. Various events held Oct. 20-Nov. 28.

City's flood warning system to expand
Toward its mission of 'protecting people and property from harmful stormwater runoff,' the city's Stormwater Management staff will meet with residents and stakeholders at a public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 1.


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