Clear The Shelters is an adoption event like no other. It’s a one-day national pet adoption initiative with all fees waived. Last year, the Fort Worth community helped find homes for 300 pets at the shelter — a record-setting number of adoptions in one day.
On Aug. 18, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is teaming up with NBC5, Telemundo23, and more than 60 North Texas shelters and animal shelters across the nation to find loving and forever homes for pets in need. The Fort Worth Shelter is currently the temporary home for nearly 600 pets.
“The summer months are notoriously the time when we have the most intakes,” said Tim Morton, assistant director of Code Compliance, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control. “But this year has been a huge challenge for us with a higher than normal number of animals entering the shelter. We’re confident our community will come out and support this great adoption event.”
It will be a family party at the shelter’s main campus, with nearly 20 organizations offering complimentary services and samples to pet owners as they look for their perfect new pet. The event will feature Kona Ice, Hollywood Feed, Urgent Animals Fort Worth, Carnival Catering, face painting for children, dog grooming and training from PetSmart and the Fort Worth Police Department’s Batman.
The shelter’s main campus now features more than 10 outdoor play areas and a private “meet and greet” area.
It’s important to have the entire family in attendance, especially kids, so everyone is contributing to the conversation about which dog or cat will be the best for the family. And don’t forget your current family dog. Shelter staff encourages “meet and greets” between new pet siblings.
Adoptions will take place at three locations from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Saturday
Pets from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.
Dust off your sneakers and join Mayor Betsy Price at the Mayor’s Back to School Basketball Showcase, presented by Code Blue’s After-Dark Basketball League.
Games will be played 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Free school supplies will be handed out while supplies last.
Other sponsors include the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Police Athletic League and DoYouBacktheBlue.org.
The city continues to monitor traffic flow and parking in the West Seventh area, and adjustments are planned in the next few days. Some of the on-street diagonal parking on Bledsoe and Morton streets will be removed and the street operation will change from one-lane to two-lanes for continued traffic flow. Two lanes will enter each block and then taper to one-lane when approaching the intersections of University Drive and Foch Street.
Additional signage to assist motorists exiting parking garages and alleys is also being installed.
Parking meter installation will follow over the next few weeks and be complete by the end of August 2018.
Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood and Foch streets in the West Seventh Street core were converted to one-way streets July 16. The traffic change was necessary to help with crowd control, improve access for emergency vehicles and reduce vehicle-pedestrian conflicts.
More changes are planned for the area in upcoming months that will go a long way toward improving the safety, walkability and accessibility of the thriving West Seventh neighborhood, one of Fort Worth’s fastest growing areas.
For questions or more information, contact Ashley Hagen via email or by calling 817-392-2056.
Two-way streets will convert to one-ways starting Monday.
The West Seventh Street area is among the most popular places to hang out in Fort Worth. And the city is now just days away from debuting a series of changes meant to keep people safe.
Four streets that are currently two way and run between an area bounded by W. 7th on the north and W. Lancaster Avenue on the south will soon be converted to one way: Foch, Norwood, Morton and Bledsoe streets.
The change is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 16 and is expected to improve pedestrian safety and crowd control during busy weekend nights, as well as increase access to the area for emergency vehicles.
In addition to the street changes, there are parking changes coming to the area.
Two hundred parking meters will be installed beginning this month, and 400 spaces have been designated for public use in the nearby Farrington Field parking lot.
Sidewalk improvements, including filling gaps in existing sidewalks and building all new sidewalks in areas where they do not currently exist are expected to begin in November and be completed by spring 2019.
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The voter-approved 2018 bond program will provide $8.5 million to improve the right of way from the Trinity River west to University Drive for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit users.
Make plans to attend one of the upcoming community meetings to discuss the project.
Meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 16 at the University of North Texas, Health Science Center Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Building Room 406, located at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Information presented is the same at all three meetings.
Proposed improvements include upgraded traffic signals, pedestrian crossings, shared bus/bike lanes, a median, improved sidewalks and illumination improvements.
For more information, contact Project Manager Mitch Aiton at Mitch.Aiton@FortWorthTexas.Gov or 817-392-6591.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is among 50 mayors worldwide competing for the World Mayor Prize.
Price was recommended for consideration for the 2018 World Mayor Prize by 17 individuals and organizations. These nominations were received before the mayor’s placement on the 2018 long list. Since then she has received further nominations from people within and outside the United States.
The 2018 short list will be published in August, with the winner of the World Mayor Prize and Commendations to be announced in late January/early February 2019.
The competition is organized every other year by City Mayors Foundation, a London-based group founded in 2004. The award recognizes mayors who have made outstanding contributions to their communities. The 2018 award will focus on women who serve as mayors. Organizers hope to encourage more women to contemplate a career in local government and run for political office.
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Dickies Arena is more than halfway completed, and the 14,000-seat multipurpose facility is well on its way to opening in late 2019. Here are some facts about the work completed so far:
Construction is humming along at the site of Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, and Monday marked a milestone as the last beams were put in place.
"It astounds me how quick it's come up," said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. "In the past year everyone in the city has watched this and piece-by-piece they've been watching the dome go on. It's exciting. Time is really flying."
To celebrate the beam occasion, a customary "topping out" ceremony was held complete with a tree placed on one of the beams. It's a tradition dating back more than 1,000 years when Scandinavian builders put tree limbs on the highest point of construction sites to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. So far, the arena hasn't needed any luck in booking events as it already has visitors lined up through 2022, including March Madness!
"This can be configured from basketball to rodeo to concerts," said Price. "The worst seats in the house are actually very good. Adds a lot more suites, a lot more entertainment area."
The 14,000-seat arena is on track to open in November 2019. But before that, the next milestone workers are looking forward to is sealing the building so they can turn on the air conditioning!
City staff has proposed a list of projects that will go a long way toward improving the safety, walkability and accessibility of the thriving West Seventh Street neighborhood, one of Fort Worth’s fastest growing areas.
The proposed changes have been brought about primarily by a 38 percent increase in overall crime in the area from 2015 to 2017. Most crimes occur on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. and involve bar patrons. Common crimes include burglary of vehicles, public intoxication and fighting.
“Doing nothing is not an option,” Assistant City Manager Fernando Costa said. “We must do something of significance to protect public safety. The situation is dangerous and could get out of control.”
City staff worked with 26 businesses, three civic organizations, three neighborhood associations and other stakeholders to develop a slate of recommendations.
Please join us and Fort Worth Mayor, Betsy Price, as we commemorate 25 years of amazing growth and development on March 7, 2018 at the Kimbell Art Museum. At the Banquet, generously presented by Regions Bank and UNT Health Science Center, we will take this opportunity to honor those who have been our most important partners over the years – the staff members of the City of Fort Worth. Together, we can say thank you and recognize the essential role that these staff members play in the growth and success of the District.
City Manager, David Cooke, and several members of the City’s leadership team who have worked most closely with us have been invited to accept the honor on behalf of all those to whom we owe our appreciation.
Quentin McGown, Tarrant County judge and notable historian, will take us on a tour of our interesting past while City Manager David Cooke will address where we are and what is on the horizon.
Thank you to our generous sponsors to date including UNT Health Science Center Regions Bank, JaGee Properties, Amon Carter, Kimbell Art Museum, Republic Title, Inwood National Bank, Centergy West 7th, Legacy Texas Bank, VLK Architects, the Modern Art Museum, American National Bank & Trust, and Kensington Properties.
Tables and individual seats a filling up fast so please reserve yours today if you plan to join us!
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