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What’s this about a government shutdown? It certainly wasn’t noticeable on Saturday
Jason Godwin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, answered the phone as usual on Saturday, and explained how his office will continue to operate during the … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 10:34 AM
Women’s March 2018: ‘We are going to vote. And we are going to win.’
Ronda Evartt is tired of making signs. She wishes there was no need to keep pushing for equal rights for women. But the 37-year-old Fort Worth woman showed up downtown … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 2:21 PM
These companies are asking for tax incentives to expand in Fort Worth
Two companies, Raider Express, a Fort Worth-based family-owned refrigerated trucking firm, and NT Windows, a window manufacturer located in unincorporated Tarrant County looking to move into the city, are seeking … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 8:15 PM
People are getting creative with their disdain for shared bikes strewn around Dallas
At least one person has resorted to making street art installations out of the shared bikes that are littering the streets of Dallas. LimeBike personnel were dispatched to the intersection … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 5:33 PM
Don’t call mules and donkeys dumb. You just might get kicked, and rightly so
They are not stubborn, and they are certainly not dumb. That is the message that comes through loud and clear when speaking with the donkey and mule owners who are … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 3:46 PM
Missing Fort Worth woman last seen with suspect in Dallas murder, police say
On Jan. 1, there was no way Lora Bacy could have known, as her "bubbly" 21-year-old daughter packed her belongings to move in with a "strange" man. The body of … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 1:27 PM
Why do babies die? ZIP code study hopes to find the answers
High infant mortality rates have long troubled Tarrant County, but researchers are hoping that a recent study will provide insight into improving the health of babies statewide. The study from … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 1:34 PM
Fort Worth attorney will to help lead Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
Fort Worth attorney Ralph Duggins has been picked to serve as the new chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that Duggins, a … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 11:55 AM
This up-and-coming area is so hot that developers can expect new fees
Construction on three landmark bridges that are a part of the $910 million Panther Island flood control and economic development project downtown will be joined by a fourth bridge, but … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 3:17 PM
German TV show comes to Stock Show to tell of Fort Worth’s romance with the Old West
He came all the way from Germany to ride “the most dangerous cow in Texas.” And then he went to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. But Ron Boese … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 1:51 PM

City News

Don't want the flu? Here's what you can do
Tarrant County Public Health reports that the Fort Worth area is experiencing a flu outbreak that is one of the more serious of the past decade. Get important flu prevention tips.

Log Cabin Village closing for maintenance
The Log Cabin Village will be closed for routine maintenance Jan. 22-Feb. 5. When it reopens, hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays. It will reopen Feb. 6

Haws Athletic Center to be closed for a week
Haws Athletic Center will be closed Jan. 22-26 for work on an obsolete radio tower nearby. Programs typically held at Haws will not be held during that period.

Book talk and signing to focus on African-American and Latino history
Attend a book talk and signing by award-winning author Paul Ortiz, at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at TCU. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged.

Community partners make healthy choices easier in Stop Six neighborhood
Healthy changes are in store for residents of Fort Worth's Stop Six community, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and part of City Council District 5. The community celebrated the changes at a grand reopening in December.

Race and Culture Task Force: The conversations continue
Over the next two months, residents can share their input at one of 14 town hall meetings. Each meeting will provide a forum for sharing and talking about issues facing the community. The first meeting is Jan. 18 and will be conducted primarily in Spanish.

Water and sewer lines to be replaced, streets repaved on five streets in east Fort Worth
The city's Transportation & Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to inform residents of the upcoming construction on five streets in east Fort Worth. The meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Feb. 1.

Race & Culture Task Force community update
In August, the City Council appointed a 23-member task force to advise on issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth. The task force engages Fort Worth residents in healthy conversations about race and culture, and makes recommendations to the City Council.

Sales tax collections up in September, October
Year-to-date collections are 5 percent above last year.

New city education initiative looks to improve literacy, reading proficiency of Fort Worth children
The City of Fort Worth set an ambitious goal for improving literacy and academic performance for its youngest residents. The immediate task is to align city departments and with the community's larger educational programs.


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