FORT WORTH is the 16th-largest city in the
The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff
overlooking the Trinity River . Today, Fort Worth still embraces its
Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. USS Fort
Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the
Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
and several world-class museums designed by internationally known
contemporary architects. The
Kimbell Art Museum
The city is stimulated by several university communities: Texas
Christian University ,
The Treaty of Bird\'s Fort between the Republic of
A line of seven army posts were established in 1848–49 after the
Mexican War to protect the settlers of
William S. Harney assumed command of the Department of Texas
and ordered Major Ripley A. Arnold (Company F, Second United States
Dragoons) to find a new fort site near the West Fork and Clear Fork.
On June 6, 1849, Arnold, advised by Middleton Tate Johnson,
established a camp on the bank of the Trinity River and named the post
Camp Worth in honor of the late General Worth. In August 1849, Arnold
moved the camp to the north-facing bluff, which overlooked the mouth
of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The
Native American attacks were still a threat in the area, as this was
their traditional territory and they resented encroachment by
European-American settlers, but people from the
As a stop on the legendary
During Civil War , Fort Worth suffered from shortages of money, food, and supplies. the population dropped as low as 175, but began to recover during Reconstruction . By 1872, Jacob Samuels, William Jesse Boaz, and William Henry Davis had opened general stores. The next year, Khleber M. Van Zandt established Tidball, Van Zandt, and Company, which became Fort Worth National Bank in 1884.
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In 1875, the
Dallas Herald published an article by a former Fort
Worth lawyer, Robert E. Cowart, who wrote that the decimation of Fort
Worth's population, caused by the economic disaster and hard winter of
1873, had dealt a severe blow to the cattle industry. Added to the
slowdown due to the railroad's stopping the laying of track 30 miles
(48 km) outside of Fort Worth, Cowart said that Fort Worth was so slow
that he saw a panther asleep in the street by the courthouse. Although
an intended insult, the name Panther
The "Panther City" tradition is also preserved in the names and
design of some of the city's geographical/architectural features, such
as Panther Island (in the Trinity River), the Flat Iron Building, the
Intermodal Transportation Center, and in two or three "Sleeping
Panther" statues. In 1876, the
Fort Worth became the westernmost railhead and a transit point for cattle shipment. Louville Niles, a Boston, Massachusetts-based businessman and main shareholder of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company is credited with bringing the two biggest meat packing firms at the time, Armour and Swift , to the stockyards . Pioneer Tower
With the boom times came a variety of entertainments and related
problems. Fort Worth had a knack for separating cattlemen from their
money. Cowboys took full advantage of their last brush with
civilization before the long drive on the
Certain sections of town were off-limits for proper citizens. Shootings, knifings, muggings, and brawls became a nightly occurrence. Cowboys were joined by a motley assortment of buffalo hunters, gunmen, adventurers, and crooks. Hell's Half Acre (also known as simply "The Acre") expanded as more people were drawn to the town. Occasionally, the Acre was referred to as "the bloody Third Ward" after it was designated one of the city's three political wards in 1876. By 1900, the Acre covered four of the city's main north-south thoroughfares. Local citizens became alarmed about the activities, electing Timothy Isaiah "Longhair Jim" Courtright in 1876 as city marshal with a mandate to tame it.
Courtright sometimes collected and jailed 30 people on a Saturday night, but allowed the gamblers to operate, as they attracted money to the city. After learning that train and stagecoach robbers, such as the Sam Bass gang, were using the area as a hideout, he intensified law enforcement, but certain businessmen advertised against too many restriction in the area as having bad effects on the legitimate businesses. Gradually, the cowboys began to avoid the area; as businesses suffered, the city moderated its opposition. Courtright lost his office in 1879.
Despite crusading mayors such as H. S. Broiles and newspaper editors
such as B. B. Paddock, the Acre survived because it generated income
for the city (all of it illegal) and excitement for visitors. Longtime
Fort Worth residents claimed the place was never as wild as its
reputation, but during the 1880s, Fort Worth was a regular stop on the
"gambler's circuit" by
Reforming citizens objected to the dance halls , where men and women mingled; by contrast, the saloons or gambling parlors had primarily male customers. Consolidated B-24 Liberators (long-range bombers) at the Consolidated-Vultee Plant, Fort Worth, 1943
In the late 1880s, Mayor Broiles and County Attorney R. L. Carlock
initiated a reform campaign. In a public shootout on February 8, 1887,
Jim Courtright was killed on Main Street by
Luke Short , who claimed
he was "King of Fort Worth Gamblers." As Courtright had been
popular, when Short was jailed for his murder, rumors floated of
lynching him. Short's good friend
The first prohibition campaign in
In 1911, the Reverend J. Frank Norris launched an offensive against racetrack gambling in the Baptist Standard and used the pulpit of the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth to attack vice and prostitution. When he began to link certain Fort Worth businessmen with property in the Acre and announce their names from his pulpit, the battle heated up. On February 4, 1912, Norris's church was burned to the ground; that evening, his enemies tossed a bundle of burning oiled rags onto his porch, but the fire was extinguished and caused minimal damage. A month later, the arsonists succeeded in burning down the parsonage . In a sensational trial lasting a month, Norris was charged with perjury and arson in connection with the two fires. He was acquitted, but his continued attacks on the Acre accomplished little until 1917. A new city administration and the federal government, which was eyeing Fort Worth as a potential site for a major military training camp , joined forces with the Baptist preacher to bring down the final curtain on the Acre.
The police department compiled statistics showing that 50% of the violent crime in Fort Worth occurred in the Acre, which confirmed respectable citizens' opinion of the area. After Camp Bowie (a World War I Army training installation) was located on the outskirts of Fort Worth in 1917, the military used martial law to regulate prostitutes and barkeepers of the Acre. Fines and stiff jail sentences curtailed their activities. By the time Norris held a mock funeral parade to "bury John Barleycorn " in 1919, the Acre had become a part of Fort Worth history. The name continues to be associated with the southern end of Fort Worth.
LATE 20TH AND EARLY 21ST CENTURIES
On March 28, 2000 , at 6:15 pm, an F3 (some estimates claim an F4 ) tornado smashed through downtown, tearing many buildings into shreds and scrap metal. One of the hardest-hit structures was the Bank One Tower, which was one of the dominant features of the Fort Worth skyline and which had Reata, a popular restaurant, on its top floor. It has since been converted to upscale condominiums and officially renamed "The Tower". This was the first major tornado to strike Fort Worth proper since the early 1940s.
When oil began to gush in West
Fort Worth was the fastest-growing large city in the United States from 2000 to 2006 and was voted one of "America's Most Livable Communities." View of downtown from the West 7th district, June 2010
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Fort Worth skyline from the Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth is located in North Texas, and has a generally humid subtropical climate. It is part of the Cross Timbers region; this region is a boundary between the more heavily forested eastern parts and the rolling hills and prairies of the central part. Specifically, the city is part of the Grand Prairie ecoregion within the Cross Timbers. Downtown Fort Worth at night
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
A large storage dam was completed in 1914 on the West Fork of the Trinity River, 7 miles (11 km) from the city, with a storage capacity of 33,495 acre feet of water. The lake formed by this dam is known as Lake Worth .
The city is not entirely contiguous and has several enclaves, practical enclaves, semi-enclaves and cities that are otherwise completely or nearly surrounded by it, including: Westworth Village , River Oaks , Saginaw , Blue Mound , Benbrook , Everman , Forest Hill , Edgecliff Village , Westover Hills , White Settlement , Sansom Park , Lake Worth , Lakeside , and Haslet .
See also: List of neighborhoods in Fort Worth,
Aerial view of Sundance Square in 2008
Downtown is mainly known for its
Natural Gas Wells
The city of Fort Worth contains over 1000 natural gas wells (December 2009 count) tapping the Barnett Shale. Each well site is a bare patch of gravel 2–5 acres (8,100–20,200 m2) in size. As city ordinances permit them in all zoning categories, including residential, well sites can be found in a variety of locations. Some wells are surrounded by masonry fences, but most are secured by chain link.
(4.9 miles) Saginaw (11.5 miles)
Blue Mound (9.7 miles) Haltom
Westworth Village (7.5 miles) FORT WORTH Arlington (15 miles)
Benbrook (11.6 miles) Edgecliff Village (8.7 miles) Burleson (15.8 miles) Forest Hill (8.6 miles)
Fort Worth has a humid subtropical climate according to the Köppen climate classification system and is within USDA hardiness zone 8a. The hottest month of the year is July, when the average high temperature is 95 °F (35.0 °C), and overnight low temperatures average 72 °F (22.2 °C), giving an average temperature of 84 °F (28.9 °C). The coldest month of the year is January, when the average high temperature is 55 °F (12.8 °C) and low temperatures average 31 °F (−0.6 °C). The average temperature in January is 43 °F (6 °C). The highest temperature ever recorded in Fort Worth is 113 °F (45.0 °C), on June 26, 1980, during the Great 1980 Heat Wave , and June 27, 1980. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Fort Worth was −8 °F (−22.2 °C) on February 12, 1899. Because of its position in North Texas, Fort Worth is very susceptible to supercell thunderstorms, which produce large hail and can produce tornados .
The average annual precipitation for Fort Worth is 34.01 inches (863.9 mm). The wettest month of the year is May, when an average of 4.58 inches (116.3 mm) of precipitation falls. The driest month of the year is January, when only 1.70 inches (43.2 mm) of precipitation falls. The driest calendar year since records began has been 1921 with 17.91 inches (454.9 mm) and the wettest 2015 with 62.61 inches (1,590.3 mm). The wettest calendar month has been April 1922 with 17.64 inches (448.1 mm), including 8.56 inches (217.4 mm) on April 25.
The average annual snowfall in Fort Worth is 2.6 inches (0.07 m). The most snowfall in one month has been 13.5 inches (0.34 m) in February 1978, and the most in a season 17.6 inches (0.45 m) in 1977/1978.
The National Weather Service office which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is based in the northeastern part of Fort Worth.
CLIMATE DATA FOR FORT WORTH, TEXAS
MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR
RECORD HIGH °F (°C) 80 (27) 79 (26) 87 (31) 92 (33) 97 (36) 102 (39) 110 (43) 113 (45) 111 (44) 103 (39) 89 (32) 83 (28) 113 (45)
AVERAGE HIGH °F (°C) 54.1 (12.3) 60.1 (15.6) 68.3 (20.2) 75.9 (24.4) 83.2 (28.4) 91.1 (32.8) 95.4 (35.2) 94.8 (34.9) 87.7 (30.9) 77.9 (25.5) 65.1 (18.4) 56.5 (13.6) 75.84 (24.35)
DAILY MEAN °F (°C) 44.1 (6.7) 49.4 (9.7) 57.4 (14.1) 65.0 (18.3) 73.1 (22.8) 80.9 (27.2) 85.0 (29.4) 84.4 (29.1) 77.5 (25.3) 67.2 (19.6) 55.1 (12.8) 46.7 (8.2) 65.48 (18.6)
AVERAGE LOW °F (°C) 34.0 (1.1) 38.7 (3.7) 46.4 (8) 54.0 (12.2) 63.0 (17.2) 70.7 (21.5) 74.6 (23.7) 74.0 (23.3) 67.2 (19.6) 56.4 (13.6) 45.1 (7.3) 36.8 (2.7) 55.08 (12.83)
RECORD LOW °F (°C) −7 (−22) −5 (−21) −2 (−19) 21 (−6) 32 (0) 43 (6) 52 (11) 59 (15) 31 (−1) 24 (−4) −3 (−19) −5 (−21) −7 (−22)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION INCHES (MM) 1.89 (48) 2.37 (60.2) 3.06 (77.7) 3.20 (81.3) 5.15 (130.8) 3.23 (82) 2.12 (53.8) 2.03 (51.6) 2.42 (61.5) 4.11 (104.4) 2.57 (65.3) 2.57 (65.3) 34.72 (881.9)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS 7.2 6.1 7.5 7.2 9.3 7.2 4.7 4.5 5.8 7.1 6.7 6.5 79.8
Source: National Climatic Data Center
Main article: People of Fort Worth
EST. 2016 854,113
RACIAL COMPOSITION 2010 1990 1970 1940
White 61.6% 63.8% 79.4% 85.7%
—Non-Hispanic 41.7% 56.5% 72.0% n/a
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 34.1% 19.5% 7.9% n/a
Asian 3.7% 2.0% 0.1% -
Map of racial distribution in Fort Worth, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: WHITE, BLACK, ASIAN HISPANIC, or OTHER (yellow)
According to the 2010 census , the racial composition of Fort Worth was:
* White : 61.1% (non-Hispanic Whites : 41.7%)
* Black or
As of the census of 2000, 534,694 people, 195,078 households, and 127,581 families resided in the city. The July 2004 census estimates have placed Fort Worth in the top 20 most populous cities (# 19) in the U.S. with the population at 604,538. Fort Worth is also in the top five cities with the largest numerical increase from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2004, with 17,872 more people or a 3.1% increase. The population density was 1,827.8 people per square mile (705.7/km²). There were 211,035 housing units at an average density of 721.4 per square mile (278.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.69% White, 20.26% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 2.64% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.05% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. About 29.81% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.
In 1970, the
Of the 195,078 households, 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were not families; 9,599 were unmarried partner households: 8,202 heterosexual, 676 same-sex male, and 721 same-sex female households. About 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the city, the population was distributed as 28.3% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,074, and for a family was $42,939. Males had a median income of $31,663 versus $25,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,800. About 12.7% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line , including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
Major companies based in Fort Worth include
According to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the Fort Worth area are:
# EMPLOYER Number of employees
6 JPS Health Network 4,300
7 Harris Methodist Hospital 4,000
9 Alcon 3,300
10 Cook Children\'s Health Care System 3,100
Building on its frontier western heritage and a history of strong
local arts patronage, Fort Worth promotes itself as the "
ARTS AND SCIENCES
Bass Performance Hall ,
Casa Mañana , Stage West Theatre, Kids Who
Care Inc., Jubilee Theater, Circle Theatre, Amphibian Stage
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is
adjacent to the
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Kimbell Art Museum
The Academy of Western Artists , based in Gene Autry , Oklahoma presents its annual awards in Fort Worth in fields related to the American cowboy, including music, literature, and even chuckwagon cooking. Nature
Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth has a total of 263 parks with 179 of those being neighborhood parks. The total acres of park land is 11,700.72 acres with the average being about 12.13 acres per park.
There are two off-leash dog parks located in the city, ZBonz Dog Park
and Fort Woof. Fort Woof was recognized by Dog Fancy Magazine as the
No. 1 Dog Park in the Nation in 2006, and as
SPORTS AND RECREATION
While much of Fort Worth's sports attention is focused on the
Metroplex's professional sports teams, the city has its own athletic
TCU Horned Frogs compete in NCAA Division I athletics,
including the football team, consistently ranked in the top 25, and
the baseball team, which has competed in the last six NCAA tournaments
and 3 straight
College World Series
TCU HORNED FROGS
Main article: TCU Horned Frogs
The presence of
The Horned Frog football team produced two national championships in
the 1930s and remained a strong competitor in the Southwest Conference
into the 1960s before beginning a long period of underperformance. The
revival of the TCU football program began under Coach Dennis
Franchione with the success of running back
COLONIAL NATIONAL INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Fort Worth hosts an important professional men's golf tournament
every May at the Colonial Country Club . The Colonial Invitational
Golf Tournament, now officially known as the Dean ">
Fort Worth is home to
Amateur sports-car racing in the greater Fort Worth area occurs
mostly at two purpose-built tracks: Motorsport
The annual Cowtown Marathon has been held every last weekend in February since 1978. The two-day activities include two 5Ks, a 10K, the half marathon, marathon, and ultra marathon. With just under 27,000 participants in 2013, the Cowtown is the largest multiple-distance event in Texas.
Fort Worth has a council-manager government, with elections held every two years for a mayor , elected at large, and eight council members, elected by district. The mayor is a voting member of the council and represents the city on ceremonial occasions. The council has the power to adopt municipal ordinances and resolutions, make proclamations, set the city tax rate, approve the city budget, and appoint the city secretary, city attorney, city auditor, municipal court judges, and members of city boards and commissions. The day-to-day operations of city government are overseen by the city manager, who is also appointed by the council.
Fort Worth Police Department - provides crime prevention,
investigation, and other emergency services.
Fort Worth Fire Department - provides fire and emergency services.
Fort Worth Library - public library system of the
Fort Worth is represented in the
Fort Worth is split between Texas\'s 6th congressional district ,
represented by Republican
Joe Barton ; Texas\'s 12th congressional
district , represented by Republican
Fort Worth is home to one of the two locations of the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing . In 1987, construction on this second facility
began. In addition to meeting increased production requirements, a
western location was seen to serve as a contingency operation in case
of emergencies in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area ; as well,
costs for transporting currency to Federal Reserve banks in San
The Eldon B. Mahon
Federal Medical Center, Carswell , a federal prison and health facility for women, is located in the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth . Carswell houses the federal death row for female inmates.
Federal Aviation Administration
Fort Worth Library is the public library system.
Most of Fort Worth is served by the Fort Worth Independent School District .
Other school districts that serve portions of Fort Worth include:
* Arlington Independent School District (wastewater plant only) * Azle Independent School District * Birdville Independent School District * Burleson Independent School District * Castleberry Independent School District * Crowley Independent School District * Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District * Everman Independent School District * Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District * Keller Independent School District * Kennedale Independent School District * Lake Worth Independent School District * Mansfield Independent School District (residential) * Northwest Independent School District * White Settlement Independent School District
The portion of Fort Worth within the Arlington Independent School District contains a wastewater plant . No residential areas are in the portion.
Pinnacle Academy of the Arts (K-12) is a state charter school , as is Crosstimbers Academy .
Private schools in Fort Worth include both secular and parochial.
* All Saints' Episcopal School (Fort Worth, TX) (PreK-12)
* Bethesda Christian School (K-12)
Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy (PreK-12)
* Covenant Classical School (K-12)
Fort Worth Christian School (K-12)
Fort Worth Country Day School (K-12)
Lake Country Christian School (K-12)
Nolan Catholic High School (9-12)
Trinity Valley School (K-12)
* Temple Christian School (PreK-12)
Trinity Baptist Temple Academy (K-12)
Hill School of Fort Worth
INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Further information: List of colleges and universities in Fort Worth,
Fort Worth's Spanish-speaking population is served by many stations on AM:
A few mixed Asian language stations serve Fort Worth:
Other formats found on the Fort Worth AM dial are urban KKDA 730, business talk KJSA 1120, country station KCLE 1460.
Noncommercial stations serve the city fairly well. Three college
stations can be heard -
KCBI 90.9, and
KNTU 88.1, with a
variety of programming. Also, the local NPR station is KERA 90.1,
along with community radio station
KNON 89.3. Downtown Fort Worth also
A wide variety of commercial formats, mostly music, are on the FM
dial in Fort Worth. See also: Template:
Internet Radio Stations And Shows
When local radio station KOAI 107.5 FM, now KMVK , dropped its smooth jazz format, fans set up smoothjazz1075.com, an internet radio station, to broadcast smooth jazz for disgruntled fans.
A couple of internet radio shows are in the Fort Worth area, DFDubbIsHot and The Broadband Brothers.
Fort Worth shares a television market with nearby Dallas. Owned-and-operated stations of their affiliated networks are highlighted in BOLD.
KDFW – FOX Channel 4
Fort Worth has one newspaper published daily, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . The Star-Telegram is the 45-most widely circulated newspaper in the United States, with a daily circulation of 210,990 and a Sunday circulation of 304,200.
The Fort Worth Weekly is an alternative weekly newspaper that serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The newspaper had an approximate circulation of 47,000 in 2015. The Fort Worth Weekly publishes every Wednesday and features, among many things, news reporting, cultural event guides, movie reviews, and editorials.
The Fort Worth Press was a daily newspaper, published weekday afternoons and on Sundays from 1921 until 1975. It was owned by the E. W. Scripps Company and published under the then-prominent Scripps-Howard Lighthouse logo. The paper reportedly last made money in the early 1950s. Scripps Howard stayed with the paper until mid-1975. Circulation had dwindled to fewer than 30,000 daily, just more than 10% of that of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The name Fort Worth Press was resurrected briefly in a new Fort Worth Press paper operated by then-former publisher Bill McAda and briefer still by William Dean Singleton, then-owner of the weekly Azle (Texas) News, now owner of the Media Central news group. The Fort Worth Press operated from offices and presses at 500 Jones Street in downtown Fort Worth.
The Trinity Railway Express makes a stop in downtown Fort Worth
Like most cities that grew quickly after World War II, Fort Worth's
main mode of transportation is the automobile, but bus transportation
via The T is available, as well as an interurban train service to
Interurban Line between Fort Worth and Dallas,
The first streetcar company in Fort Worth was the Fort Worth Street Railway Company. Its first line began operating in December 1876, and traveled from the courthouse down Main Street to the T&P Depot. By 1890, more than 20 private companies were operating streetcar lines in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Street Railway Company bought out many of its competitors, and was eventually itself bought out by the Bishop "> I-20 in southern Fort Worth
U.S. Route 287 runs southeast through the city connecting Wichita
Falls to the north and Mansfield to the south.
U.S. Route 377 runs
south through the northern suburbs of Haltom
Notable state highways:
"The T" bus in Ft. Worth, April 2005
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority , better known as The T, serves Fort Worth with dozens of different bus routes throughout the city, including a downtown bus circulator known as Molly the Trolley. The T operates buses in the suburbs of Richland Hills (route 41) and Arlington (MAX).
In 2010, Fort Worth won a $25 million Federal Urban Circulator grant to build a streetcar system. In December 2010, though, the city council forfeited the grant by voting to end the streetcar study.
Trinity Railway Express is a commuter rail line that connects
downtown Fort Worth with downtown
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Prior to the construction of DFW, the city was served by Greater
Southwest International Airport , which was located just to the south
of the new airport. Originally named Amon Carter Field after one of
the city's influential mayors, Greater Southwest opened in 1953 and
operated as the primary airport for Fort Worth until 1974. It was then
abandoned until the terminal was torn down in 1980. The site of the
former airport is now a mixed-use development straddled by
Fort Worth is home to these four airports within city limits:
A 2011 study by Walk Score ranked Fort Worth 47th-most walkable of 50 largest U.S. cities.
The Fort Worth Bike Sharing is a nonprofit organization that controls Fort Worth B-Cycle, a bike-sharing program introduced to the area on April 22, 2013. There are 45 stations across the city with 350 bikes available for rent all day, every day of the year. These areas include Downtown, the Cultural District, the Trinity Trails, the Stockyards, Near Southside and on TCU's campus. Their mission is to "enhance our community by providing an affordable, efficient, environmentally-friendly bike share program that complements our existing public transportation system and provides both residents and visitors a healthy, convenient way to move around our city".
Main article: List of people from Fort Worth,
Fort Worth is a part of the Sister Cities International program and maintains cultural and economic exchange programs with its eight sister cities .
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