Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Happy Monday morning! We trust your weekend was satisfying.

For your Monday Report, our lede focuses on how the election could be a watershed moment for an agency mired in public confusion about a billion-dollar project.

Also, reporter Jacob Sanchez examines how Tarrant County schools could receive nearly $1 billion in federal stimulus funds — if Texas Legislature releases the money.

And here are a couple of key stories from the past week you might have missed:

Fort Worth’s low voter turnout in city elections ‘a systemic problem

Development on Panther Island continues, with or without flood control

We hope you’ll take some time getting acquainted with our new website,, which emphasizes the topics you told us you care deeply about: local government, arts and culture, education and business. You also said you wanted a local news source that connects the community through meaningful news stories and useful information like a calendar of events.

Please keep coming back every day for more coverage. Later this week, reporters Neetish Basnet and Jacob Sanchez are digging deep into the candidates’ campaign spending.

As always, thanks for reading, and please let us know what you want in your Report.

Thomas Martinez,
Managing Editor

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What we’re reading

◾ Covid-19 registration events continue in Fort Worth, as the city looks for more vaccine site workers

◾ Fort Worth drowning prevention coalition opens registration for summer Swim Safe Programs.

◾ DFW sizzles as country’s second hottest commercial real estate market for 2021.

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Committed to strong community journalism, Thomas R. Martinez brings more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor, mainly in Texas and Colorado. He believes strongly in five core principles of...

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