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Local Government

Mayoral runoff’s partisanship, canvassing lead to record-high turnout

Fort Worth’s municipal elections are nonpartisan officially, but experts say it was partisanship and the campaigns’ efforts to reach people in person that boosted the mayoral race’s visibility and increased voter participation to a record high for this century. Voter participation for Fort Worth’s mayoral race increased from 14.11% in the  May 1 general election […]

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Fort Worth nonprofit to create mural for the blind

Fort Worth is painted in murals — more than 175, to be exact. Not one, though, is accessible for visually impaired residents. The Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth plans to change that. The nonprofit is commissioning a mural featuring tactile elements so blind residents can partake in this growing culture of art. Fort […]

Little cards bring big cash for expanding industry

Sports fans of a certain age might have fond memories of opening up a cheap pack of cards hoping to find an image of their favorite player.  Now, that humble hobby has evolved into a part-gambling, part-investment-based business that can fetch up to $3.1 million for a single card. That shift has put money in […]

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The greatest community ever?

Our first two months at the Fort Worth Report have been a blur of activity. One event I attended stands out because of all the remarkable people involved: the Reader’s Choice […]

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Fort Worth: Did you know?

Fort Worth is home to the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country -the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. Source

In 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo opened as the first zoo in Texas.  Source

Founded by 25 women who sought to bring a different sort of culture to the  cattle-focused city, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was originally known as the Public Library and Art Gallery. Source

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