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  • 9 Apr 2022 4:07 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    In response to increases in violent crime, the Fort Worth Police Department has expanded its violent crime initiative called #FortWorthSafe.

    “Safety, wellness and resiliency. In its most simple form, that is our violent crime strategy,” said Police Chief Neil Noakes. “It doesn’t matter what ZIP code you live in, what neighborhood you live in, we all deserve to be safe. And that’s what #FortWorthSafe is all about.”

    #FortWorthSafe is a crime reduction initiative focused on violent crimes such as homicide, robbery, shootings and aggravated assault. #FortWorthSafe includes an enforcement component as well as a community outreach component addressing deficiencies in communities that increase the likelihood of violent crime occurring.

    The department’s goal, — which Noakes called “an ambitious one” — is to reduce violent crime by 10% in 12 months.

    “We will be working with community members to root out the people and conditions that are contributing to violent crime,” Noakes said, emphasizing that the effort will be an intelligence-led, data-driven initiative.

    Mayor Mattie Parker acknowledged that violent crime is increasing in large cities across the nation. “Unfortunately, Fort Worth is not insulated from that conversation,” she said. “While the overall crime rate is down 40%, our violent crime rate has risen dramatically, most recently during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    Parker, who co-chairs a U.S. Conference of Mayors task force that addresses crime in large cities, said: “We will not stop until every single community member in every ZIP code feels safe in their homes, their parks, their neighborhood.”

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  • 31 Mar 2022 9:08 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    the map with proposed districtsThe City Council unanimously approved a redistricting map this week, the final step in a process that increases the size of the council from nine to 11 members.

    The map will first be implemented in conjunction with the May 2023 municipal elections. Learn more about the redistricting process.

    View a closeup view of the map including specific streets.


  • 26 Mar 2022 10:53 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale from 2-7 p.m. April 8 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9.

    Members are invited to an exclusive pre-sale April 7 from 3-7 p.m. and receive a 10% discount. Not a member? Join now

    The Spring Plant Sale features annuals, perennials, begonias from garden collections, bulbs, shrubs, Japanese maples and fruit trees. Various plant societies and vendors will also be selling their plants and products. Botanic Garden staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with plant selections. The Garden’s resident citrus specialist, Rob Bauereisen, will also be on site to offer a variety of citrus trees and advice on growing them.

    “The spring sale is a community favorite for area residents who appreciate our plant selection and friendly advice,” said Executive Vice President Bob Byers.

    The sale will be held in The Grove just inside the weekend (Lot D) parking lot off the I-30 access road between University Drive and Montgomery Street. Shoppers are advised to bring their own carts or wagons for loading plants.


  • 24 Mar 2022 10:55 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

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    More people in Fort Worth are doing what’s right when it comes to the environment and making our green footprint larger than ever before. This means reducing waste, reusing items, recycling more and composting food waste.

    Through the city’s Residential Food Waste Composting Program, residents can turn even more waste into resources instead of garbage by collecting food scraps to be processed into compost, a rich soil nutrient.

    Most foods can be composted: fruits and vegetables, including peels and pits, bread and other baked goods, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg shells, cooked meats and bones and any table leftovers, to name a few.

    The compost program, which launched in 2019, has recently added new locations, making a total of 15 collection sites. The new sites:

    • Chisholm Trail Park, 4680 McPherson Blvd.
    • Walsh Community Garden, 13749 Makers Way.
    • Golden Triangle Library, 4264 Golden Triangle Blvd.

    These additions make it more convenient for residents who live in the south, west and north of the city to drop off food waste. A new collection site is in the works for the east side of Fort Worth.

    A one-time fee of $20 provides subscribers with a starter kit, which includes a kitchen countertop pail, a five-gallon transfer bucket, a refrigerator magnet and educational resources. Residents can also request a free, fun yard sign to help spread the word about the program to neighbors.

    Since its launch in April 2019, the program has yielded impressive results. Nearly 1,700 households are subscribed, 162 tons of food scraps (more than 324,000 pounds) have been collected with a record-low 1% contamination rate.

    Every pound of food composted is diverted from the landfill with benefits that include better air quality from reduced methane emissions, reduced need for chemical fertilizers and less water usage.

    To learn more, contact Flavia Paulino by email or at 817-392-7220.


  • 24 Mar 2022 10:53 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    The City Council will vote on an ordinance adopting a proposed redistricting map at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Texas St.

    The vote is the final step in a redistricting process that will increase the size of the council from nine to 11 members.

    The final proposed map, referred to as Anna, is designed to create an opportunity for Hispanic voters to elect their representative of choice to the council. The map, once approved, will first be implemented in conjunction with the May 2023 municipal elections.

    View the map and learn more about redistricting in Fort WorthView the corresponding Anna map population table(PDF, 119KB) .


  • 21 Mar 2022 10:56 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Residents can comment on proposed redistricting maps during the public comment meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Texas St. The City Council is currently considering three proposed redistricting maps, but welcomes comments on any proposed map that meets the Council’s redistricting criteria.

    This is a regularly scheduled Public Comment Meeting, and comments can be made on multiple topics, including redistricting.   

    The Fort Worth City Council is nearing the conclusion of a redistricting process that will increase the size of the council from nine to 11 members. View the maps being considered on the city's redistricting webpage.

    Advance registration to speak at Tuesday's public comment meeting is required and must be received no later than two hours before the posted start time of the public meeting. How to register:

    • Online using the speaker card. To register online, click on the agenda for the meeting date; open the document and then click on Speaker/Comment card.
    • Call the City Secretary’s Office at 817-392-6150.
    • Complete a speaker card in-person in the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall at least two hours before the state of the meeting.

    At 8:30 a.m. March 23, the City Council will conduct a special work session for redistricting map drawing in Room 2020 at City Hall.

    A final redistricting map is expected to be approved this spring ahead of the May 2023 municipal elections.

    Learn more about redistricting in Fort WorthSign up for updates.


  • 18 Mar 2022 11:01 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Ahead of the first-ever Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Fort Worth in May, the PBR announced a slate of free events that will accompany bull riding’s most prestigious event and bring an unprecedented, two-week Western lifestyle festival.

    The 2022 PBR World Finals will buck into Fort Worth on May 13-22 at Dickies Arena. The opening rounds of competition will be held May 13-15, with the action coming to a climactic end May 19-22 when the 2022 PBR World Champion will be crowned, earning the coveted gold buckle and accompanying $1 million bonus.

    Among the family-friendly, action-packed lineup of programming, PBR will launch the newly created PBR Cowboy Experience and Expo, bringing the sport’s history and Western way of living to life via interactive exhibits and more. The PBR Parade of Champions is a weekend celebration held May 14 and 21 to kickstart festivities.

    Additionally, fans can attend the newly announced ticketed events at Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Stockyards, including the 2022 World Champions Rodeo Alliance Women’s Rodeo World Championship and the late-night entertainment antics of Bulls Gone Wild.

    Learn more about events during the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Fort Worth


  • 18 Mar 2022 11:00 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    The federal mask requirement has been extended through April 18. That means everyone will continue wearing masks when on board any of Trinity Metro’s vehicles and when inside Fort Worth Central Station and Fort Worth T&P Station. Masks are not required on the platforms or while waiting at a bus stop.

    The mask mandate originally went into effect on Feb. 1, 2021, and was extended three times in 2021. The implementation is intended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Other safety measures include social distancing, handwashing and vaccinations.


  • 18 Mar 2022 10:59 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    The Office of the Police Oversight Monitor has introduced a new interactive online process for community members to share their comments, suggestions and commendations or file a complaint or concern about a Fort Worth Police officer.

    Residents may access the new process online

    The complaint and commendation process are vital to the promotion of police accountability and transparency, and the office looks forward to hearing more about the successes and challenges of community police interactions in Fort Worth.

    OPOM serves as a proactive leader in law enforcement accountability to the Fort Worth Police Department and the community it serves. The office is the designated community oversight agency empowered to act fairly and impartially, ensuring greater accountability of and public trust in Fort Worth law enforcement.

    The office will continue to offer printable complaint and commendation forms.

    To learn more about the office’s processes, call 817-392-6535 or email the office

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  • 18 Mar 2022 10:58 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

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    Movies That Matter, a film series program of the City of Fort Worth’s Human Relations Commission, will present A Fierce Green Fire at 7 p.m. April 7 at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

    Admission is free. Make reservations online

    A Fierce Green Fire is a film by Academy Award nominee Mark Kitchell and is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of activism. It chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century by telling vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against the odds, from the Grand Canyon to Love Canal, from the oceans to the Amazon.

    View a trailer.

    Movies That Matter was created in 2010 as a way to create awareness in the community about human rights issues affecting people in Fort Worth and worldwide. The series presents human rights-related film screenings and moderated discussions. The program is managed by the Diversity & Inclusion Department.


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