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Stalemate continues between city and TRWD on Panther Island funds

A stalemate between leadership of the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant Regional Water District has no solution in sight to free up local funds for the $1.17 billion Panther Island project. The impasse has...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for...

Texas isn’t providing major support for the 2020 Census. Local officials and nonprofits say...

Several nonprofits, local governments and philanthropy organizations have formed Texas Counts, a coalition aimed at ensuring an accurate census count in 2020, which could affect representation in Congress and billions in federal funding.

National Endowment for Arts general counsel visits Fort Worth during film festival

India Pinkney, general counsel for the National Endowment of the Arts, visited Fort Worth last week during the Lone Star Film Festival and attended a showing of Alive Inside, the documentary about the powerful...

Council Report: New life for Berry Street Theater?

New life for Berry Street Theater The long-shuttered Berry Street Theater may soon have new life. The Fort Worth City Council on Nov. 19 authorized execution of a five-year tax abatement for the rehabilitation of the...

Rodney Reed’s execution was set for Wednesday. A Texas court stopped it last week.

The Texas Tribune takes a look at Reed's case as it is sent back to the local court, which will review claims that he is innocent of the murder that put him on death row.

Council Report: New parking rates for West 7th

The Fort Worth City Council continues to address the parking situation on West 7th Street. At Tuesday's work session they received an informal report on the subject, including a new proposal that officials hope...

Trump call ‘improper,’ ‘unusual,’ White House aides testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump's July call with Ukraine's president called it "improper." Another said it was "unusual." The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment...

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus calls on Supreme Court to protect workplace rights...

Straus' op-ed comes a month after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three employment discrimination cases in which a person was fired for being gay or transgender.

New executive director, construction for LVTRise

LVTRise celebrates next phase of acquired community center taking it from plans to reality District 3 Fort Worth City Councilman Brian Byrd and the Board of Directors introduced a new executive director and celebrated the...