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Past articles by Caty:

Public housing in Fort Worth is taking on a new look

A program that gives local housing authorities more control is reshaping the public sector nationwide, including in Fort Worth. → Read More

Moon sworn in to represent northeast and far north Fort Worth

New Fort Worth Councilman Cary Moon unseated Danny Scarth with 60 percent of the vote. → Read More

Fort Worth’s park score drops in national ranking

City officials say the scoring criteria is more favorable to denser cities. → Read More

Fort Worth 'friended' by Facebook? Rumors are flying

Links exist between Facebook and a proposed data center in far north Fort Worth, but rumors that Facebook is coming to town have not been confirmed. → Read More

Rumors flying about Fort Worth being friended by Facebook

A proposed data center in north Fort Worth is loaded with tax incentives, but there is no confirmation that the social media giant will be building in the Alliance Corridor. → Read More

Rain will bring mosquitoes, officials say

Recent rains haven't just filled up area lakes, but also old tires, buckets, roof gutters, soda cans and anything else that collects standing water — and city officials are urging residents to dump that standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. → Read More

Fort Worth councilman wants housing for homeless throughout city

Councilman Danny Scarth, who lost his bid for re-election on May 9, encouraged council members to resist pressure from constituents and vote for affordable housing projects. → Read More

Cub ventures into lion-light, leaving siblings behind

Lindelani was the first of the three cubs to venture out from the lions’ den and into the public exhibit space on Thursday at the Fort Worth Zoo. → Read More

Rain will bring mosquitoes, officials say

Fort Worth started trapping and testing mosquitoes for the West Nile virus in mid-April, but none has been detected, a city official says. → Read More

Fort Worth City Council to embrace technology at meetings

The Fort Worth City Council is poised to change traditional meeting rules and let council members video-conference in from a remote location. → Read More

New shelter planned for Fort Worth’s East Lancaster area

Homelessness officials say the new $8.4 million women and children’s shelter is needed to meet the growing the needs of the homeless, but east side residents and businesses don’t want it there. → Read More

With lakes nearly full, water district will lift drought restrictions

But Fort Worth’s twice-a-week limit is still in place. → Read More

Candidate to seek recount in close Fort Worth council race

Twenty-seven votes separated incumbent Sal Espino, who won the race according to Saturday’s results, from challenger Steve Thornton. → Read More

Early voting totals have one Fort Worth councilman on the ropes

Challenger Cary Moon has jumped to a lead over incumbent Danny Scarth in the District 4 race. → Read More

Early voting up 65 percent in Tarrant County

The number of people casting their ballots early this year shattered early voting totalsover last year, with early voting up 65 percent across Tarrant County compared to May 2014. → Read More

Fort Worth council candidates running with money in the bank

Fort Worth’s two longest-serving City Council members are trying to ward off challengers in Saturday’s election by using large war chests. → Read More

Fort Worth mayor says feds won’t control police during special initiative

A group at The Potter’s House questions how researchers will use the information they collect from Fort Worth residents. → Read More

Fort Worth’s costs to get rid of ‘sewage sludge’ are mounting

The City Council votes unanimously to pay an additional $21.9 million over five years to the contractor that deals with the waste. → Read More

Arlington, Colleyville turning out at the polls for early voting

Those cities numbers have beat totals from previous years with several days left. → Read More

Citizen-prompted propositions drawing voters to the polls

Voters are turning out in large numbers in Arlington and Colleyville, which have hot-button local propositions. → Read More