We like trees, right? The Urban Forestry program preserves existing trees and plants new ones to achieve the city’s goal of having 30% of Fort Worth covered with tree canopy. This includes all of the trees in town — on both public and private property.
A healthy tree canopy is good for the land, the residents, and our pocketbooks. Tree canopies:
Shade and shelter the land
Minimize soil erosion and stormwater runoff
Enhance the visual landscape
Create desirable living spaces
Shield us from harmful ultraviolet rays
Increase property values
Decrease cooling costs
Encourage people to visit businesses
Plans on plans ✍️
Ok, that sounds pretty good. So what’s this plan? The master plan — funded by $250,000 from TTF sponsorships and donations + $50,000 from the city — will protect, expand, and manage Fort Worth’s green infrastructure, helping make our city more resilient and sustainable.
The long-term plan will evaluate current resources and policies. This includes:
Identifying priority planting and preservation areas
Finding strategic investment partners
Creating a centralized vision for the urban forest
“The creation of a Fort Worth Urban Forestry Master Plan is providing the next steps in implementing the protection of our natural landscape that residents will enjoy for generations to come,” said Mayor Mattie Parker.
What’s next? 🗣
That’s up to you. The city is gathering community feedback to understand residents’ vision, values, and preferences. Share your input and preferences using the survey button below.
Broadview Yoga | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 9-10 a.m. | Nature Center - Broadview Park, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd., Fort Worth | $5 | Enjoy a relaxing introductory yoga session with downtown views.
Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $180+ | Arlington’s own Pentatonix will be home for the holidays.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Sit & Stitch | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Golden Triangle, 4264 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth | Free | Bring a work in progress or start a new one in the company of other stitchers.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Operation Turkey | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 6 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Liberty Bar, 611 Houston St., Fort Worth | Free | Help prepare, package, and deliver 4,000 Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and less fortunate.
Dallas Cowboys | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 3:30 p.m. | AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington | $45+ | Watch America’s team take on the New York Giants at Jerry World.
Friday, Nov. 25
Stockyards Championship Rodeo | Friday, Nov. 25 + Saturday, Nov. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Ave, Fort Worth | $67+ | Saddle up for this weekly local rodeo in the historic Stockyards.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Municipal offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 + Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal Thursday trash pickup will be shifted to Friday. Check the other holiday closures.
GKN Aerospacehas selected Fort Worth as its new North American manufacturing center. The company will renovate a 100,000-sqft facility in the Lone Star Commerce Center over the next two years for research and development. ✈️
The Sandman Signature Hotel is almost finished in the 1920s Waggoner Building at 810 Houston St. The 20-story tower — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — is expected to reopen in April 2023 with 245 hotel rooms and a basement-level restaurant and bar. 🏨 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The US Army Corps of Engineers has updated the timeline for the Panther Island Project. Completion of the two bypass channels and surrounding infrastructure has been pushed from 2029 to 2032. 🚜 (Fort Worth Report)
The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded $186,000 in grant funding to 16 North Texas nonprofits that support the Black community. Among recipients was HOPE Farm, Inc., a young men’s leadership development program. 💰
Flu season has hit Texas with a bang with the Lone Star State falling into the “very high” level on the CDC’s flu map this month. ICYMI, you can get free flu vaccines at participating pharmacies around Tarrant County. Find a clinic near you. 💉
Why wait to start shopping this holiday season? Check out our gift guidesfeatured on our online shop Six & Main. Shop for the pet lover, party host, and foodie in your life. There’s something special for everyone. Let the shopping begin. 🛍️
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Traditional fruit kolcahes were filled with apples, apricots, peaches, or cherries. | Photo by @nono_joe
Turkey is the talk of the town, but people still eat other meals during the week of Thanksgiving. We’re throwing it back to a Texas favorite: kolaches.
Kolaches, pigs-in-a-blanket, sausage rolls — breakfast by any other name would taste as good.
The Czech pastry has been in the Lone Star State since about the 1880s.Traditionally, a yeasty bread roll is filled with fruit or cheese, but the term has evolved into something more like a hot dog — a sausage-filled pastry actually called a klobasniki.
Before hitting the road this week, start your trip with one of these famous bakeries.
City Editor Kate, here. Kolaches can be found in almost any local donut shop — and everyone will say the best ones are at their neighborhood shop. My personal recommendation is Dale’s Donuts #9 at 4455 Camp Bowie Blvd. That Dale makes a mean morning meal.
Today’s issue was written by Kate.
Editor’s pick: The GM Financial Parade of Lights lit up downtown on Sunday evening with 120 floats and group participants. Check out some of the highlights. My personal favorite: the tricked out DoLoreans. I kept my eyes peeled for Marty McFly.
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