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Trinity River Vision Project Update


Tarrant Regional Water District engineer, Woody Frossard explains how the Panther Island flood prevention project works.  

Panther Island has been sold to Fort Worth residents as a "flood control project" that would also bring Fort Worth a vibrant riverfront neighborhood — new commercial and residential space along the banks of the Trinity River along with a more than $3.7 billion boost the local economy. 


Happy Saint Patty's Day!


Cowtown Goes Green 2019

The city’s largest and most family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The event in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will feature free activities for kids including armadillo races, face painting, live Irish music, gunfights, cowboy poetry and more. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

11:00 AM  10:00 PM

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First Fridays at the Modern


 The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails in the museum's Grand Lobby from 6 to 8pm. Invite friends to enjoy unique cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine at the Modern by night. Café Modern offers a full menu in the dining room and lighter fare in the Grand Lobby until 8pm. 

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Cool Things We've Discovered


Lazy Bracket Cable-Charging Phone Holder

  • Designed to be as versatile as possible with each of your modern devices.
  • Compatible with iPhone and  Androids devices.
  • Small, attractive, and lightweight.
  • Great for commuting and travel.
  • Includes USB-to-Micro-USB cable for connecting and charging.
  • Easily can change position phone at the right distance and angle for convenient viewing 


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Texas School Finance Reform


Texas House bill would put $9 billion into school finance reform and property tax relief

More than 90 representatives co-authored HB3, which is the House’s plan to reform school finance. Speaker Dennis Bonnen called it thorough, transformative and a monumental step. 

The bill adds $9 billion in funding above enrollment growth to public schools. That includes $6.3 billion in increased revenue and $2.7 billion in property tax relief. 

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Local Eats Showcase


Fresh scratch locally sourced ingredients

In the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, families bring together loved ones’ favorite food and drinks for a celebration of life. At Wild Salsa, they celebrate this tradition every day with high quality food and handcrafted cocktails. Wild Salsa brings regional Mexican flavors to a menu ranging from à la carte street tacos to platos fuertes like our Lamb Shank Barbacoa for dinner. All food is made from scratch each day, using locally sourced fresh ingredients, providing an experience unlike any other. 

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