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Bulk waste routes are delayed for Week 2 pickups

As a result of increased bulk waste volume, largely due to typical spring cleanup activities, bulk collections for residents with Week 2 collections have been delayed. Week 2 includes the northeast quadrant of the city, east of I-35 and generally north of Berry and south of Heritage Trace Parkway. The …

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Fort Worth will soon ban smoking in city parks

The City Council voted to expand the city’s smoking ban to include city parks, except in certain instances. Smoking will still be allowed in outdoor areas of municipal golf courses and the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The Park and Recreation Department director will be allowed to create rules to permit …

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Six drowning patients this month, including one fatal

So far in May, one child has died from drowning, while five others were seen at Cook Children’s Medical Center for near-drownings. The ages of the children ranged from 1 year to 9 years old. The drownings all occurred in pools. “Unfortunately, we had a busy weekend with drownings and …

Community Development Administration To Host Capacity-Building Workshops for Non-Profits, Developers, and Contractors
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Community Development Administration To Host Capacity-Building Workshops for Non-Profits, Developers, and Contractors

St. Louis, MO – Starting May 24, the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration (CDA) will host over 20 hours of training for local non-profit organizations, developers, and contractors. Divided into housing and non-housing tracks and comprised of 1.5 to 2 hour sessions over a seven-week period, the goal …

219West: Challenging the System
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219West: Challenging the System

The latest edition of our TV news magazine looks at people pushing for change – including an ex-inmate who’s lobbying for prison reform and a victim of childhood sex abuse who’s leading the charge to extend the statute of limitations governing pedophiles. We also continue our series on vanishing languages …

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Guidelines for Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant Activities

Guidelines for Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant Activities All Maternal and Child Health Services (MCH) Title V Block Grant activities are governed by the following guideline. This includes the issuance of public health educational and promotion incentives and give-a-ways funded from the grant. For ALL MCH …

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Allen Avenue to be restriped for bike lanes, pedestrian crosswalks

Allen Avenue from Evans Avenue to Lipscomb Street will be restriped in the coming weeks to accommodate bike lanes and pedestrian crosswalks. The contractor will begin removing and replacing striping on Allen Avenue on May 18 and will be doing the work at night. Striping is expected to be completed …

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Oldest operating fire station in Fort Worth turns 95

Celebrate the history behind the 95-year-old Fort Worth Fire Station 18 from 4-7 p.m. May 20 at 1908 Carleton St. Activities include a fire safety house and fire safety clowns, fire equipment displays, a bounce house, face painting, historic photographs and music. Birthday cake will be served. Station 18 is …

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Swim Safe program aims to stop drownings in Fort Worth

To help educate Fort Worth residents on water safety, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, of which the Fort Worth Fire Department is a member, is sponsoring these upcoming Safe Swim programs: June 18-21 and June 25-28, 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. sessions at Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place. …

Dallas Rapper Dorrough Honored for Philanthropy
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Dallas Rapper Dorrough Honored for Philanthropy

Dallas native and Lancaster High School graduate Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough was honored by Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway during today’s City Council Briefing. Mayor Pro Tem Caraway played a video clip to introduce the rapper before presenting him with a Special Recognition and proclaimed July 28, 2018  to be …

Delivery Workers Jolted by City’s E-Bike Plan
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Delivery Workers Jolted by City’s E-Bike Plan

It’s a rolling hypocrisy. Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to punish hard-working deliverymen for using low-cost battery-powered bicycles but is moving ahead to legalize high-end versions of the supposedly rogue roadsters. READ MORE

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Full-, half-distance triathlons coming to Fort Worth

The second Tri Fort Worth on May 20 will include aqua-bike and half-distance races in the heart of Cowtown. “You’re going to get to see our beautiful city, our trails, our downtown, the river,” Mayor Betsy Price said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and the race experience …

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Municipal Court closing satellite payment center at Southside Community Center

The Fort Worth Municipal Court will close its satellite payment site at Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St. at the end of business on May 18. There are four ways to pay a fine: Online By phone: 682-999-3681. By mail: Send a personal check, money order or cashier’s check …

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MedStar offers Stop the Bleed course

Just as everyday people learn to perform CPR, the public should learn proper bleeding-control techniques, including how to use hands, dressings and tourniquets. Victims can die from uncontrolled bleeding in five to 10 minutes. However, anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they …

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Check off your to-do list while cycling

How often do you use your bike for everyday errands? You might as well make a fun game of it and earn recognition during Bike Friendly Fort Worth’s Errandonnee during National Bike Month. The term errandonnee is a hybrid of “errands” and the French word “randonnee,” meaning a journey. Conceptually, …

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New anti-panhandling program provides a better way to offer change

Folks in Fort Worth have big hearts, and whenever someone asks for a helping hand, we’re likely to give it to them. But when it comes to panhandling on city streets, handing over spare change is a bad idea. Panhandling violates a Fort Worth city ordinance, encourages a transient way …

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Project Connect Hosts Open House for City Residents

St. Louis, MO- Project Connect is providing a forum to ensure residents are prepared for the future career and educational opportunities available, as St. Louis grows its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math sector around the future National Geospatial Intelligence Agency facility in North St. Louis. This event will take …

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On the Map: Rosebud Cafe

Too often the history of our city goes untold. The streets we walk down or houses we pass have a storied past that is sometimes forgotten. To commemorate Black History throughout the year, we will be sharing the stories of places in our city that in one way or another …

End Panhandling Now Campaign
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End Panhandling Now Campaign

It’s a problem in every city. The City of Dallas is committed to educating the public on ways to effectively assist those in need with the “End Panhandling Now” campaign. It can be confusing to know what to do when a person appears to be in need asks you for …

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Want to learn about local entrepreneurs? Let’s get crawlin’!

The inaugural Fort Worth Startup Crawl is all about finding out what cool businesses are being built right under your nose. The event also gives participants an opportunity to view the life of an entrepreneur. Startup Crawl FW is like a pub crawl for startup resources in Fort Worth. Start …

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Comment on HUD entitlement grants at May 16 public hearing

The City of Fort Worth is preparing its draft 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan and 2018-2019 Action Plan, which will be available for public comment July 2-31. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the city to submit a five-year Consolidated Plan and annual Action Plan in order to receive …

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Spend some thyme at the Herb Festival

On May 19, the Greater Fort Worth Herb Society will host its 32nd annual Herb Festival. This fun event, held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, can be equally enjoyed by gardeners and non-gardeners because the festival isn’t merely a plant sale — it’s a day sprinkled with interesting speakers …

Board of Aldermen honors Mothers
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Board of Aldermen honors Mothers

This past Friday, the Board of Aldermen started off their meeting with a tribute to mothers in the City of St. Louis in honor of Mother’s Day. Many of the mothers present had lost their child due to violence in the City of St. Louis. The meeting started off with …

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Spring into some good, clean fun at Trash Bash

Each year tons of trash and debris from urban areas and roadsides wind up in the river after a rainfall. Help clean up our river during the Trinity River Spring Trash Bash, 8:30-11 a.m. May 19. Groups, families and individuals can volunteer to clean trash along the Trinity River. Organizers …

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Call for artists for upcoming public art projects

As recommended by the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, a new pre-qualified list of artists will be established for upcoming projects. Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) has two categories within the 2018 pre-qualified list of artists based on artists’ residency and experience in public art. Each list has …

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Fort Worth Fire Department honors top performers

Robert Webb, a captain at Station 2, was named Firefighter of the Year at the Fort Worth Fire Department’s annual awards ceremony. Other awards: Station of the Year: Station 6. Exceptional Service: Skyler Ainesworth, Cody Stilwell, Keith Wells, Wayne May, Wessley Rhea, Howard Porter, James Brunson. Marshall Allen Comeback of …

Traffic Alert Update: Westbound State Highway 352 Emergency Bridge Repairs Delayed
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Traffic Alert Update: Westbound State Highway 352 Emergency Bridge Repairs Delayed

Recent rains are delaying emergency bridge repairs to State Highway 352 by two weeks. The delay is due to rising water in White Rock Creek. The closure of the bridge over White Rock Creek on SH 352, also known as Scyene Road, affects westbound traffic only. Westbound motorists are encouraged …

Fitch Affirms City of St. Louis Credit Rating at A−; Revises Outlook to Negative
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Fitch Affirms City of St. Louis Credit Rating at A−; Revises Outlook to Negative

(ST. LOUIS – May 11, 2018) Fitch has reaffirmed the City of St. Louis’ Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A−’ and revised its outlook to negative. Fitch also reaffirmed the city’s lease revenue bonds issued through the St. Louis Municipal Finance Corporation at ‘BBB+’. Although Fitch is holding the city’s rating steady, the change …

Library’s Homeless Coordinator focused on connecting with people
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Library’s Homeless Coordinator focused on connecting with people

For Suzanne Glover, being the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Coordinator is sort of like being in a big family in the middle of a big city.  “I like that homeless patrons often treat me more like a friend or family member; I’m not just someone telling them what to do …

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Bus stop improvements planned for East Rosedale

Bus stop improvements will soon be in place along East Rosedale Street from Miller Avenue to Loop 820 during roadway construction. The construction project is being managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and will result in an improved four-lane divided roadway. This section of Rosedale is the last …

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There are numerous ways to receive warnings during an emergency

During a natural or man-made disaster, the Fort Worth Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management provides coordination and support to first responders who are on the site of the incident. Another responsibility is to provide advance warning and alerts to Fort Worth residents. The Office of Emergency Management uses several …

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Slate of safety improvements proposed for West Seventh Street core

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 …

Board of Aldermen weighs in on ward reduction and residency requirement
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Board of Aldermen weighs in on ward reduction and residency requirement

The 2018-2019 Board of Aldermen session is underway with more than 50 bills already introduced. One of those board bills is Board Bill 25. Board Bill 25 will be voted upon for perfection at tomorrow’s meeting. If passed, it will put a question on the ballot asking voters if they …

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Help write the city’s environmental master plan

Be a part of the conversation about the city’s environment. Fort Worth is developing its first Environmental Master Plan in support of the city’s pursuit of improved environmental performance. An established plan will yield long-range strategies to guide the city’s environmental programs and services to safeguard community resources and to …

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Blue Mound Road West at 287 closed May 15

Blue Mound Road West at the Highway 287 interchange will close intermittently beginning at 8 p.m. May 15. Motorists should expect delays up to 30 minutes at a time. Seek alternate routes, observe detour signage and follow instructions from police officers directing traffic. To learn more, contact Project Manager Mitch …

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Learn about plans to make the Botanic Garden a more satisfying place to visit in the future

Hear about future plans for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and share your thoughts during a public meeting of the Botanic Garden Task Force at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. In 2016, a citizen committee worked with EMD Consulting and …

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Freeway lighting repairs on Southeast Loop 820 will close some lanes

Freeway lighting repairs on Southeast Loop 820 between I-30 and Rosedale Street begin May 15 and last for approximately 30 days. Once completed, repairs to freeway lighting on Southeast Loop 820 between Rosedale and US 287 begin and are expected to be finished by September 2018. During repairs, various lanes …

Last Chance to Participate in Annual Budget Survey
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Last Chance to Participate in Annual Budget Survey

You only have a few days left to participate in Dallas’ FY 2018-19 Budget Survey. The survey allows residents to share their opinion on how their tax dollars should be used. Survey participants will use exercises, including ranking city services, to tell city leaders how their tax dollars should be …

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Four city employees awarded for advancing Blue Zones Project goals

Two City of Fort Worth employees received the Community Impact Award from Blue Zones Project. Brian Jahn Brian Jahn, engineering manager in the Transportation & Public Works Department, has served on the Blue Zones Project Built Environment Committee since its inception four years ago. His leadership helped advance priorities identified …