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Demoted Fort Worth officers get new assignments; replacements named
The demoted Fort Worth police officers accused of leaking a bodycam video and confidential information in the Jacqueline Craig case have received their new assignments and their replacements have been … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:12 PM
Judge declares mistrial in Fort Worth cop shooting
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday morning in the case of a Fort Worth police officer who was accused of shooting and wounding a mentally ill man. Officer Courtney Johnson, … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:49 PM
You, too, might be a winner at TMS or Colonial if raffle clears two more hurdles
More money than ever could be on the line at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational next year. And the fans could even get a piece of it. If approved by … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:31 PM
Tarrant County names new elections administrator
Tarrant County has a new elections administrator. Stephen Vickers — a longtime county worker who has served as acting administrator since Frank Phillips left in December — has formally been … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:36 PM
Facilities town hall meetings underway in Fort Worth school district
Alleviating overcrowding at Tanglewood Elementary and future planning for the Young Men’s Leadership Academy and the World Languages Institute are among issues the Fort Worth school district is exploring during … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:02 PM
Moving a 114-year-old Fort Worth house to make space for apartments
A century-old Dutch Colonial-style home built in the city’s first neighborhood along the Trinity River and Samuels Avenue on the northeast edge of downtown was moved Tuesday to make room … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:05 PM
Fort Worth officer on trial in wrongful shooting case: ‘I need to be ready to fire’
A police officer on trial in a wrongful shooting case testified Monday that he was never trained to compensate for the type of accidental shooting in which he wounded a … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 8:37 PM
Jury in trial of shooting by Fort Worth officer to resume deliberations Wednesday
A Tarrant County jury was sent home after deliberating for nearly five hours Tuesday in the case of a Fort Worth police officer accused of a wrongful shooting nearly two … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:09 PM
Forest Hill woman dies days after crashing on I-35 in Fort Worth
A 26-year-old woman died Monday evening from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Fort Worth. Wendy Clewis of Forest Hill was following her baby’s father in another … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:25 AM
Marty Leonard is a staple for PGA Tour in Fort Worth
The Leonard name is synonymous with golf in Fort Worth, and it rings true even today. Marty Leonard remains a staple whenever the PGA Tour makes its annual stop at … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:31 AM
Demoted officer: Fort Worth chief’s allegations ‘grossly inaccurate’
Demoted Fort Worth police officer Vance Keyes on Monday denied not cooperating with a department investigation into the leak of an officer’s bodycam video and personnel file and harshly criticized … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 2:09 PM
Wanted Fort Worth sex offender says he runs because he’s not guilty
A wanted sex offender on the run since July says he will never register as a sex offender because he’s not guilty. Raul Gonzalez Jr. called the Star-Telegram on Monday, … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 6:35 PM
Young Fort Worth man dies after crash on I-35 ramp in Denton
A young man from west Fort Worth died early Monday morning at the hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle wreck on an Interstate 35 ramp in Denton early … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 12:03 PM
Want to live across the street from the Dean & DeLuca Invitational?
Tickets to view the Dean & DeLuca Invitational from your own front yard are going for just shy of $1.6 million this year. And how’s this for a deal sweetener: … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 3:44 PM
More than 160 ducks, other critters taken from Wise County home
There were a lot of bills at the Humane Society of North Texas on Monday. About 139 ducks and ducklings were at a Humane Society facility after officials took those … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:24 PM
This North Texas program wants to help families find missing loved ones
Francine Frost vanished from a Tulsa grocery store parking lot on Feb. 16, 1981. And the anguish of losing her mother and not knowing what happened to her went on … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:46 PM
Burleson man killed in motorcycle crash on I-20 in Fort Worth
A Burleson man died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash on a Fort Worth interstate, according to officials and media reports.   Fort Worth police were called to the scene … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 7:59 AM
North Texans might see some showers, thunderstorms
Chances are good that Sunday would not be a good day to wash your car, and you might as well forget about washing it on Monday. Forecasters say showers and … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 21, 2017 8:23 AM
Suspect shot at man, but hit, killed girlfriend at Dallas bar
A 19-year-old man opened fire at another man during a fight at a Dallas bar early Sunday, but the round struck and killed his girlfriend, police said. Another woman also … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 21, 2017 10:54 AM
Body of Fort Worth teen recovered from Benbrook Lake
The body of a 17-year-old from Fort Worth has been recovered from Benbrook Lake, a game warden said Sunday. The boy went missing Saturday evening after a boat capsized, Capt. … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 21, 2017 9:26 AM
Heavy fire displaces one near Buddhist monastery in north Fort Worth
One man was displaced after a house fire near a Buddhist monastery in north Fort Worth early Saturday. Firefighters responded about 7:45 a.m to the 13200 block of Se-ha-payak Road, … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 20, 2017 10:01 AM
Law enforcement begins Click It or Ticket campaign Monday
Law enforcement will begin paying special attention to unrestrained motorists and vehicle occupants during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that begins Monday. The enforcement period is from May … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 8:46 PM
Texans: Need toilets, dishwashers, plants, light bulbs? They’re tax-free May 27-29
Need a new refrigerator or dishwasher? Maybe a new shower head or toilet? If so, Memorial Day weekend may be just the time to head to the store. This weekend, … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 7:36 PM
‘The wedge’ being razed and replaced by 170-room Marriott hotel
The red-brick trapezoid former bank building that for years has stood out like a sore thumb on North Main Street near the Historic Stockyards will be razed soon to make … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 4:56 PM
Fort Worth plan to dig deep on how to make the city more competitive
Just halfway into a strategic planning process that’s taking a deep look at how Fort Worth’s economic development programs are working, city officials have already learned of one challenge ahead … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 3:28 PM
Fort Worth assistant chiefs demoted over leak investigation
Two high-ranking Fort Worth police officials were demoted from department command staff to the rank of captain Friday, accused of leaking an officer’s body camera video from a controversial arrest … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 3:24 PM
Texas: Texting and driving ban passes Senate, moves closer to becoming law
Dee Davila-Estelle had a hard time catching her breath Friday afternoon. When she heard the Texas Senate passed a ban against texting while driving — moving it one step closer … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 5:56 PM
Are state lawmakers ready to protect Texans in life — and death?
After years of waiting, Felicia Braxton will soon finally be able to put her mother to rest. On Mothers Day, Braxton — who has yet to receive the remains of … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 2:40 PM
Second man accused in kidnapping, beating of naked teens, whose attack was shown online
A second man now stands accused in the kidnapping of two teen boys who police say were forced to strip naked and were then beaten in an attack posted on … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 3:26 PM
Benbrook says emergency bridge needed across Clear Fork but some residents fighting it
Along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, there has been talk of building a bridge for years. The project has always had to span troubled waters, with Benbrook officials … Click to Continue »

POSTED MAY 19, 2017 3:40 PM

City News

Safari Shuttle begins May 27
Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's Safari Shuttle will operate between the Intermodal Transportation Center and the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through Labor Day weekend.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017
Rockin’ the River has a whole new atti-tube
Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion just got a lot cooler this summer, July 1-Aug. 5. With five bands and a fireworks show each week, it can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017
FWPD youth basketball league returning after 12 years
The league will launch at 6 p.m. June 3 with Mayor Betsy Price, Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald honoring Basketball Hall of Fame coach Robert Hughes. Weekly play will continue from Saturdays through July 29 at the Sycamore Community Center.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017
Public hearing seeks opinions on proposed FWTA fare changes
Proposed changes would go into effect Aug. 13. Public meetings are scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m. May 30; you can also submit comments other ways until 5 p.m. May 31.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017
Pools set to open May 27
Everybody in the water! Two Fort Worth swimming pools and a spray ground will soon open for their summer seasons. Opening weekend is May 27-29. After that, the pools will be open June 3-Aug. 20, then weekends until Labor Day.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017
Firemen’s 5K honors memory of two firefighters killed in Lake Worth church fire
Run alongside Fort Worth's Bravest in the 19th annual Firemen's 5K at 8 a.m. May 27. The 19th annual event benefits two organizations providing grief counseling.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017
Creativity flows in intersection design contest for Six Points
The city sought intersection pavement designs that add creative patterns and reflect the artistic nature of the local community. Scout Harrell won the most votes, so her pavement design will be featured at a well-traveled Six Points intersection later this year.

POSTED MAY 22, 2017
Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance
Log Cabin Village will be closed for routine maintenance May 22-28. The popular attraction reopens May 29.

POSTED MAY 19, 2017
Housing Summit provides home buying information to residents
Fort Wortj's Neighborhood Services Department is hosting the 14th annual Housing Summit on June 17 at Tarrant County College. Registration runs from 9-10 a.m., and workshops will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

POSTED MAY 19, 2017
Give up an unwanted gun, get a free shopping card
In an effort to get firearms off the streets, the Fort Worth Police Department is implementing a gun buyback program. The first opportunity will be noon-5 p.m. May 20 at True Vine Baptist Church.

POSTED MAY 18, 2017
Celebrate public works' contributions to connected community
National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. 2017's National Public Works Week will be celebrated May 21-27.

POSTED MAY 18, 2017
Parts of I-35W north of 820 to be closed this weekend
North Tarrant Express plans for certain lanes of I-35W to be closed for construction this weekend. Motorists should expect delays in far north Fort Worth. The work is dependent on the weather.

POSTED MAY 18, 2017
Sidewalks and curb ramps to be constructed on portions of Westridge Avenue
The city's Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. May 31.

POSTED MAY 17, 2017
Forum to address large number of auto-pedestrian, auto-bicycle crashes in Fort Worth
Residents are encouraged to attend a street safety education forum to help create an educational campaign leading to safer streets for all. The forum will be at 6 p.m. May 18.

POSTED MAY 17, 2017
Street maintenance coming to Candleridge neighborhood
Residents in the Candleridge neighborhood are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss street resurfacing. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 31

POSTED MAY 17, 2017
Fort Worth-Dallas high-speed rail gets a boost
A Fort Worth-Dallas high-speed rail line took a step forward when the Fort Worth City Council agreed to create a local government corporation with Dallas to govern intercity passenger rail service.

POSTED MAY 16, 2017
Street maintenance coming to Randol Mill area neighborhoods
Residents on various streets should prepare for construction in the next few weeks. To learn more about the construction schedule, residents are invited to attend a community meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 1.

POSTED MAY 16, 2017
Montgomery Street improvements will transform the area into a gateway to the city's Cultural District
A community meeting to discuss the Montgomery Street construction schedule is planned for 6 p.m. June 12. The plan is to transform Montgomery — from I-30 to Camp Bowie Boulevard — into a safe and attractive gateway to the city's Cultural District.

POSTED MAY 16, 2017
Fairmount unveils historical marker
Fort Worth's newest historical marker celebrates the Fairmount-Southside Historic District just south of downtown. The designation, installed on the green space at 1200 W. Allen St., honors Fairmount as an important part of local history.

POSTED MAY 16, 2017
It’s show time at the improved Fort Worth Animal Shelter
Construction of the Fort Worth animal shelter expansion is complete, and the staff is excited to show off everything that's new. Celebrate the shelter’s expansion at an open house on May 20. Adoption fees are reduced to $10 per pet May 20-28.

POSTED MAY 15, 2017

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