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Council Approves Extensive Fort Worth Retirement Fund Changes

Facing $740 million in payouts it can’t afford Tuesday the Fort Worth City Council voted to make extensive changes. The majority of the monies are part of the financially troubled employee retirement fund.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

Customers board a Fort Worth city bus. (credit: Fort Worth Transportation Authority)

“Were You There To Have A Good Time?”

CBS 11 News obtained records showing that Fort Worth mass transit agency executive staff spent more than $50,000 in trips from May 2011 to July 2012.

CBS 11–09/26/2012

A driver tries to avoid potholes. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Mayor: New Budget Needed To Fix Fort Worth’s Roads

Fort Worth’s mayor says she’ll ask the city council to build a “back to basics” budget to put the city on a firmer financial path and help restore better, basic city services like roads, infrastructure, and public safety.

08/02/2012

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Fort Worth City Council Approves New Redistricting Map

The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2012

Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Hispanic Representation Debated In Fort Worth

The Fort Worth City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a redistricting plan, but some people fear that the plan does not take into account the growing Hispanic population.

07/24/2012

The future site of a home that Fort Worth officials plan to build with grant money. (Credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT)

Fort Worth Uses Grants To Build Homes In Struggling Terrell Heights Area

Southeast Fort Worth has languished economically in recent years. To lure families back, the city has joined in a private partnership that used grants to pay for the construction of 54 new homes.

05/15/2012

Fort Worth heroes LaDarian Martin (L) and his brother LaDarius Martin (R). (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

City Council Honors Young Boys For “Selfless Act Of Heroism”

Two young brothers in Fort Worth had a choice between wrong and right… they chose the latter. The boys told police of a burglary and even turned in hush money given to them by the thieves. Tuesday, their heroism was recognized.

03/20/2012

A Wal-Mart is seen through a shopping cart in its parking lot. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Neighborhood Set For Wal-Mart Showdown

Opposition is expected to surface Tuesday night as the Fort Worth City Council considers a plan by Wal-Mart to build a new Neighborhood Market.

03/05/2012

Location of the newly-renovated Villas by the Park apartment complex in southeast Fort Worth.

Residents, Officials Hope Apartment Renovations Will Curb Crime, Spur Development

Sitting in folding chairs in a newly-renovated apartment building Monday, city leaders joined federal and state housing administrators in applauding the grant-funded updates to the Fort Worth apartment complex.

11/28/2011

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Fort Worth City Councilman Suffers Heart Attack

CBS 11 News has confirmed that Fort Worth City Councilman Frank Moss has suffered a heart attack.

10/13/2011

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Council Divided Over Fee Increase At Downtown Garage

The cost of parking in Fort Worth’s cultural district is going up. Now, the question is when and by how much?

08/16/2011

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Public Swimming Pools A Hot Topic For Fort Worth Council

If kids in Fort Worth want a way to beat the heat this summer, they’ll have to do it in a private or YMCA swimming pool. For a second summer, the seven city-run pools remain closed due to budget constraints.

07/26/2011

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