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FWFD tallies record number of grass fires on holiday

In the 24 hours of July 4, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to 203 grass fires, a 1,000% increase from each of the previous two years. The daily average of runs for the department is about 400 total calls. This Fourth of July, the department responded to 1,155 total calls, which is a 125% increase from both of the previous two years.
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Citywide job fair draws hundreds seeking employment

To fill positions in numerous departments, the City of Fort Worth hosted a successful citywide job fair recently. The It’s Well Worth It Job Fair 2022 at Como Community Center attracted 720 job-seekers. The job fair served all levels of employees, from entry-level to experienced professionals. Onsite interviews were...
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Back to School Roundup registration now underway

Preregistration for Tarrant County’s annual Back to School Roundup is open through July 15. Families may preregister for school supplies or during one of the in-person events. School supplies will be distributed at the Back to School Roundup Aug. 5 at the Tarrant County College South campus, 5301 Campus Drive.

City seeking Civil Service Commission applicants

The City of Fort Worth is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the three-member Civil Service Commission. The commission was established to develop and enforce rules regarding selection of employees, plus advancement, benefits and conditions of employment for Fort Worth police officers and firefighters. The City Council confirms...

Fireworks canceled mid-show due to safety concerns

On Monday, the Fort Worth’s Fourth fireworks display was halted after several grass fires developed along the banks of the Trinity River, the Fort Worth Fire Department reported. After consultation with the pyrotechnic company, a decision was made to suspend the fireworks show, out of an abundance of caution,...

Veteran Assistant Fire Chief Homer Robertson retires from FWFD

The Fort Worth Fire Department, with mixed emotions, announced the retirement of Executive Assistant Chief Homer Robertson, who has served Fort Worth for 37 years, having joined the department on July 22, 1985. His last day was July 1. Robertson is always leaning forward into future opportunities for the fire...

Save 30% on fitness memberships this month

To celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Fort Worth’s community centers are offering a 30% discount on new or current annual fitness memberships. The deal runs through July 31. Specific pricing information is available on each center’s webpage. Learn more about Park and Recreation Month. Get articles like this...

Stay vigilant for presence of emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer, a devastating tree pest, continues to spread as Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Denton and Dallas counties now all have confirmed cases. The insect has infested and killed ash trees around the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in the northwest corner of Fort Worth, City Forester Craig Fox said.

Deadline extended: Help us STEER the budget!

Fort Worth residents now have more time to share their thoughts on the direction of the 2023 city budget. The deadline to submit feedback has been extended through Friday, July 15. There have already been many valuable and thoughtful ideas that have been shared, but there’s always room for more....

FWPD Explorer program enrollment opens July 1

Don’t miss out on the chance to join one of the best Police Explorer programs in North Texas. Open enrollment in the Fort Worth Police Department Explorer program runs July 1-Aug. 31. FWPD Explorers is a career- and experience-based program designed to help young people develop into mature and...

Next City Council meetings: Aug. 2

The City Council will take its traditional summer break in July, and the next meetings will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2. All city services will continue to be available as usual. During the break, city staff will continue preparing the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2023. Watch City...
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Give your input on $13 million spending plan

The city’s Neighborhood Services Department wants your input on U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant funding for 2022-2023. The Neighborhood Services Department proposes to spend more than $13 million in federal dollars to help low- to moderate-income Fort Worth residents. Among the proposals:. After-school and preschool programs, nutrition and...

3rd Thursday Jazz announces final shows of the 2022 series

A favorite for more than a decade, the Fort Worth Public Library’s 3rd Thursday Jazz Series is back with free, in-person concerts for all ages. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. with the next three happening at the Central Library. The lineup is now complete for the 2022 series. The...

Police Oversight Monitor receives $30,000 grant

Fort Worth’s Office of Police Oversight Monitor received $30,000 in grant funding from the North Texas Community Foundation, one of 21 organizations to benefit from the Fund to Advance Racial Equity. The grant funds will support the salary of a part-time public education specialist along with technology to support...

CDFI Friendly Fort Worth names nine to founding board

CDFI Friendly Fort Worth today announced nine Fort Worth community leaders to its founding board of directors. The board includes diverse perspectives and experiences as well as a broad range of skills and experience. Working with community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, CDFI Friendly Fort Worth is bringing flexible, affordable...

Northbound I-35W on-ramp to close at Alliance

North Tarrant Infrastructure anticipates closing the on-ramp to northbound I-35W from Alliance Boulevard on Wednesday, June 29, or Thursday, June 30. Traffic will be redirected to the next entrance at Eagle Parkway. The closure is expected to be in place through early 2023. Construction activities and schedules are subject to...

Drought conditions prompt county burn ban

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved an outdoor burning ban Tuesday for Tarrant County. All outdoor burning is prohibited in Tarrant County for the next 90 days. The severe drought conditions prompted Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois to request the ban on outdoor burning to protect lives and properties of Tarrant County residents. The Texas A&M Forest Service supports the request for an outdoor burning ban.

City awarded grant to survey historic properties in Historic Southside

The City of Fort Worth was recently awarded federal preservation grant funds for the next phases of its resource survey update project. Phases V and VI of the project will undertake a historic resource survey of one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in Fort Worth in the Terrell Heights local historic district and Near Southeast National Register district.
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Fort Worth students find career options at City of Fort Worth

A job doesn’t have to be boring! That’s one of the most valuable lessons Fort Worth students say they learned by participating in FWISD’s Vital Link, a summer program that lets rising seventh- and eighth-graders explore a variety of careers. A group of 20 students from schools...