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Everman police seeking suspect in fatal shooting of Fort Worth victim
Police are asking for the public to help them locate a suspect in connection with the death of a recent Everman Academy High School graduate who died last week after … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 10:09 PM
They were sometimes roommates. Now, one is accused of killing the other
A 36-year-old Fort Worth man was in custody Thursday, accused of assaulting and killing his former roommate at a group home in July. Noah James Moffitt was arrested Wednesday on … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 12:00 PM
This heavyset man was in a 2017 child porn video. Do you recognize him?
FBI officials have asked for the public’s help in identifying a heavyset man dubbed John Doe 40 who is in a child porn video. Agents believe the man may have … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 10:32 AM
Las Vegas Trail activist arrested on warrants lands in Tarrant County jail
Abdul Chappell, a gang leader turned community activist and Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project committee member, was in Tarrant County jail on Wednesday following a marijuana arrest. Chappell is facing … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 9:17 PM
They broke up days ago. Now, she’s accused of stabbing his sister, threatening family
Rontia King and Franasco Vasquez-Mier had been dating, but he said they recently broke up. So King arrived at his Parker County home early Sunday to discuss it. It didn’t … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 10:13 AM
Texas grades its schools: How did Fort Worth do?
Fort Worth schools earned a “C” ranking and reduced the number of campuses listed as “improvement required” by the state from 14 to 11 — a sign that the 86,000-student … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 9:35 AM
Police K-9 chases down, bites assault suspect near Fort Worth convenience store
A police K-9 chased down an assault suspect early Wednesday in a wooded area in northwest Fort Worth, police said. The canine bit the suspect during the arrest, but no … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 8:12 AM
Turtles are in trouble in Texas. Here’s how you can help them
Texas’ turtles are shell-shocked. By the thousands, they’re grabbed up from quiet, rural ponds and rivers and carted off to be sold as pets, or shipped overseas as food. Like … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:00 AM
County OKs $800 million bond proposal for hospital upgrades. Now you get to vote on it.
After weeks of promising, Tarrant County Commissioners have officially placed an $800 million bond proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot for voter consideration. If voters approve the measure, the money … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 7:13 PM
He lived with a drug addiction. But he was killed by a hit-and-run driver still at large
Farrious Johnson pulled out a picture frame of her 57-year-old son - his Polytechnic High School graduation photo taken more than 35 years ago. Alvin Ray Johnson had a determined … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:24 PM

City News

No increase in water, wastewater rates for 2019
The recommendation to the Fort Worth City Council is to keep the current rates in place. The city is able to avoid a retail rate increase because of projected increased revenues from other sources.

Smoking ban in city parks begins Aug. 15
Earlier this year, the City Council voted to expand the city's smoking ban to include city parks. The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15. The action comes on the heels of an earlier ban on smoking in bars and bingo parlors.

Fort Worth receives 'A+' from local small-business owners
Small-business owners gave Fort Worth an A+ this year, ranking first in a survey of business friendliness among 57 cities. The study asked entrepreneurs about licensing requirements, tax regulations and labor and hiring regulations.

2019 budget proposed, opportunities for public feedback unveiled
The city manager recommended a $1.91 billion budget on Aug. 14 that continues to focus on sustainable solutions while also decreasing the property tax rate.

Task force proposes admission fee to help improve visitor experience at Botanic Garden
Residents will have several opportunities to comment on the fees during public meetings. The City Council must vote to approve the fees. Numerous options are being discussed to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.

East Loop 820 project gets underway
The Texas Department of Transportation broke ground this week on the East Loop 820 project. The project is part of a statewide effort to address the most congested chokepoints on Texas highways.

Code Blue to name basketball champions Aug. 18
The Code Blue After Dark-Basketball League has allowed officers to reach out to communities. The tournament is the culmination of a summer-long season that has provided a recreational alternative for players and fans.

Crews continue building the foundations of three new bridges
Construction on the Trinity River Vision Authority's three signature V-pier bridges over the to-be-realigned Trinity River continues at a fast pace. All three bridges are scheduled for completion in 2020.

Restriping planned for Sylvania Avenue
Sylvania Avenue from Northeast 28th Street to Race Street will be restriped. Make plans to attend a project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 23.

OneAddress service aims to improve customer experience through technology
Fort Worth launched an open data program in 2016 to help make government data freely and publicly available for anyone to use. The free online portal provides residents greater access to city services and data.


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