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  • 11 Sep 2021 10:45 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Rodeo tickets to the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo go on sale to the public at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13.

    Dickies Arena, the nation’s premier venue for rodeo, became the new home to the Stock Show’s rodeo performances in 2020, and fans are excited for its return in 2022. Ticket buyers will be able to select their seats and purchase their tickets online, by phone or in person at the Dickies Arena box office.

    “We’re excited to make the rodeo ticket buying experience easy and convenient,” said Stock Show President and General Manager Bradford S. Barnes. “Stock Show rodeo is a Fort Worth tradition, and we’re working hard to take the fan experience in Dickies Arena to new heights and make sure it stays a tradition for everyone regardless if they've lived here their entire life or just moved to our great city.”

    Fans will have a variety of choices for their rodeo experience at the 2022 Stock Show. Specialty rodeos include the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo, Best of Mexico Celebración, Cowboys of Color Rodeo, Bulls Night Out Xtreme Bull Riding and the Texas Champions Challenge. The FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament will feature the sport’s most elite professional cowboys and cowgirls battling in eight exciting events for more than $1 million.

    Purchasing Stock Show rodeo tickets is now easier than ever. The public will be able to purchase online, by calling 817-877-2420 or visiting the Dickies Arena box office at 1911 Montgomery St. in Fort Worth. While the Dickies Arena box office will be open on Monday for the launch of Stock Show rodeo ticket sales, its normal schedule is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


  • 11 Sep 2021 10:43 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Published on September 10, 2021

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    After going virtual last year, Texans will celebrate the 38th annual National Night Out in-person

    The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the celebration. Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors, public safety officers and other city personnel.

    Neighborhood groups and others planning events are encouraged to register with the FWPD

    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

    Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. Texas celebrates the event on the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.

    To learn more, contact the crime prevention specialist for your police division.


  • 8 Sep 2021 10:47 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Aug to Nov Lights Out campaignDowntown Fort Worth’s high-rise buildings and the City of Fort Worth’s future city hall have joined the mission to help save the lives of birds as they begin their fall migration through Texas.

    The skyline will look a little different as lights will be dimmed 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through Nov. 30.

    Commercial participants include Frost Bank, Sundance Square, Bank of America Tower, Wells Fargo Tower, 777 Main and First on 7th.

    As part of a nationwide initiative called Lights Out, a program of the National Audubon Society, the goal is to protect billions of birds as they migrate across the United States — one of the largest migrations on the planet and one that occurs primarily at night. Lights from buildings, especially in urban areas, attract and disorient migrating birds, confusing and exhausting them and making them vulnerable to collisions with buildings.

    According to research at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and Lights Out Texas, the state is globally important for birds. Approximately one of every three birds migrating through the U.S. flies through Texas.

    Of Texas’ 615 documented species of birds, about half will migrate. Through the course of the season, millions of birds will pass through the Lone Star State on their way to warmer southern climates.

    According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, the fall bird migration includes the wood stork, multiple species of hummingbirds, swallows, at least a dozen species of warblers and various hawk species, to mention a few.

    You do not have to live downtown to take part – everyone in the city can reduce light pollution at night for a few hours to support this effort. Turning off lights dramatically reduces hazards and disorientation by light, allowing birds to safely proceed with their migratory journeys.


  • 4 Sep 2021 10:24 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    An Awe-Inspiring, Multimedia Theatrical Event

    DAVINCI & MICHELANGELO:

    THE TITANS EXPERIENCE

    Revel in an unforgettable journey through the Renaissance and rediscover the most exceptional artistic period in history


    The Texas Premiere Limited engagement

    Nov 4-7, 2021

    Dorthea Leonhardt Lecture Hall

    Fort Worth Botanic Garden

    3220 Botanic Garden Blvd

    (Sept 2, 2021 – Fort Worth, Texas) – After over 500 years, the two greatest minds and artists of the Renaissance will make their Texas stage debut at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience. Created and performed by Mark Rodgers, this multimedia production exploring the artists’ works and lives will take place at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (in the Dorthea Leonhardt Lecture Hall) November 4–7. Tickets are $45.00 and go on-sale Tuesday, September 14. Tickets are available online at https://ticketsage.info/fwbg-titans. Fort Worth Botanic Garden Members receive a discount and will be invited to purchase in advance of the public on-sale. Memberships can be purchased from https://fwbg.org/membership.

    First conceived as exhibitions of creations from the mind of Leonardo DaVinci and the masterworks of Michelangelo, DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is a one-of-a-kind, multimedia production that brings the works of these two Renaissance men into a brand-new, contemporary light. In the DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience, audiences take an awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance, led by creator Mark Rodgers, experiencing the world and its possibilities through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses.

    “DaVinci & Michelangelo has something that everyone can relate to,” says Rodgers. “The impact of everything they said and did can be found in our lives today.”

    Through exploration of their inventions, machines, sketches, paintings, and sculptures, Rodgers connects the immortal work of DaVinci & Michelangelo to modern day geniuses, such as Les Paul, Van Cliburn, and Paul McCartney, and encourages audiences to discover their own “inner” DaVinci and Michelangelo.

    Created by and starring Mark Rodgers, DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is directed by Bill Stine, with lighting design by Maarten Cornelis and projection design by Shari Debandt.

    DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience will play November 4-6 at 7:30pm and November 6-7 at 2pm. Tickets are $45, with discounts for students, and are available online at https://ticketsage.info/fwbgtitans.

    For more information about Mark Rodgers and the production, please visit www.DiscoverDaVinci.com


  • 2 Sep 2021 10:41 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Professional Bull RidersProfessional Bull Riders this week announced that bull riding’s most prestigious event, the PBR World Finals, will move to Fort Worth and Dickies Arena starting in 2022 as part of a comprehensive schedule restructure for its premier series.

    The new PBR Unleash The Beast regular season will span from January to May, culminating with a seven-day championship festival, spanning two weekends of bull riding and fan activities, in Fort Worth.

    The changes will go into effect immediately after the 2021 PBR World Finals which will conclude the current season in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena Nov. 3-7.

    "This has been an incredible team effort with PBR, Gov. Greg Abbott, our Fort Worth Sports Commission and so many others,” Mayor Mattie Parker said. “Fort Worth is the gold standard for public-private partnerships and we are marshaling all our resources to roll out the red carpet for the PBR World Finals."


  • 26 Aug 2021 10:50 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    The population figure that will be used during the Fort Worth City Council redistricting process is now known: 918,915.

    That number is the official census count as of April 1, 2020, although there already have been updated estimates made beyond that number.

    Release of the official data is part of a years-long effort that will result in the City Council being reconfigured from nine to 11 members.

    Fort Worth expanded from 741,206 people in the 2010 Census to 918,915 in the 2020 Census, a 24% increase. That percentage growth is the greatest among the top 20 largest U.S. cities. According to the official census figures, Fort Worth is the 13th largest city and the fastest growing large city.

    Fort Worth’s population is increasingly diverse with respect to race and ethnicity:

    White: 336,623 residents; 37% of the total.

    Hispanic or Latino: 319,836; 35%.

    Black: 176,556, 19%.

    Asian: 46,991; 5%.

    Other: 38,909, 4%.

    The Other category includes anyone who selected two or more race or ethnicity choices; there are more than 140 different race and ethnicity combinations. While “Other” includes those selecting more than one race, it also includes every individual identifying as something other than white alone, Black alone, Asian alone or Hispanic/Latino. While the overall numbers in the “Other” category remain relatively small, it is the fastest-growing race and ethnicity category, according to census data.

    Population counts in all city council districts grew at a significant rate over the last decade. District 9, which encompasses downtown and the central city areas south of downtown, grew by 4%, while District 7, which includes many of the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in far north Fort Worth, grew by 76%.

    View a video presentation to see council-level data.

    What happens next?

    The latest census data is being updated in the software, and more training and collaboration sessions aimed at residents are being planned for late September through mid-November. Check online for meeting information.

    In addition to the training sessions, redistricting information will be available online and at a series of town hall meetings planned by city councilmembers in the coming weeks.

    During this period, residents may also register communities of interest for redistricting purposes.


  • 19 Jul 2021 8:26 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Chip and Joanna Gaines step up to help lead a new TV network | Fort Worth Business PressLocal entrepreneur Jonathan Morris has a show, Self Employed, that will travel the country talking to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

    The next episode of that show will air Aug. 27. Fort Worth’s Red Productions involved in the show as well.


  • 15 Jul 2021 8:50 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)
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    Calling all Insomniacs... Crockett Row is excited to announce the addition of Insomnia Cookies. Who doesn't love warm cookies delivered at your convenience?

    Keep an eye an opening date announcement coming VERY soon. Warm cookies delivered crazy late is definitely worth the wait. 


  • 14 Jul 2021 8:45 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    aerial view of the LED lights on a bridge

    Published by the City of Fort Worth

    Two of the signature V-pier Panther Island bridges are now open to vehicular traffic, with the third scheduled to open within the next month. If are you wondering “What’s left?” for the three TxDOT bridges, check out the list of final projects remaining for each bridge:

    White Settlement Road Bridge (open to traffic)

    • Stain the bridge and retailing walls.
    • Construct retaining walls cleanout aprons.

    North Main Street Bridge (open to traffic)

    • Rub and patch overhang and the V-piers.
    • Remove miscellaneous detour pavement.
    • Construct abutment parapet walls (retaining walls).
    • Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. July 17. The public is invited.

    Henderson Street Bridge

    • Rub and patch traffic rail.
    • Install pedestrian handrail and LED lighting.
    • Groove deck pavement.
    • Rub and patch overhang and V-piers.
    • Install bridge illumination and V-pier LED lighting.
    • Install electrical service.
    • Construct and saw bridge approach sidewalk.
    • Open the bridge to traffic.

    The three bridges are part of a $1.17 billion project to create Panther Island by cutting a bypass between the two forks of the Trinity River as a way to control river flooding.

     


  • 9 Jul 2021 10:20 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    a nighttime aerial view of downtownPublished by The City of Fort Worth on July 09, 2021

    Population in North Central Texas topped 7.8 million in 2020, for a Jan. 1, 2021, total population of 7,874,950.

    Despite the pandemic, the region grew by nearly 160,000 residents, and 12 cities experienced estimated population growth of more than 10%. Fort Worth had the highest absolute growth, adding more than 17,000 people, while Frisco added close to 16,000, followed by McKinney with over 6,000 and Dallas with 5,560.

    The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show Fort Worth jumping from the 13th to 12th largest city in the United States with a population of 927,720. Fort Worth’s increase was the third largest nationwide, behind Phoenix, which added 25,194 residents, and San Antonio, which added 19,862.

    Collin, Denton, Dallas and Tarrant counties each added more than 25,000 residents last year, accounting for 80% of the regional growth. The population of the region has increased by more than 1.3 million since 2010.

    Find the 2021 population estimates summary and data on the North Central Texas Council of Governments website.


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