Several forums scheduled for Fort Worth City Council, school board candidates

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FORT WORTH -- Voters can hear from candidates in the May 11 City Council and school board races at several upcoming forums.

Fort Worth/Tarrant County Minority Leaders & Citizens Council, forum for City Council and school board candidates, noon Wednesday, Community Christian Church, 1800 E. Vickery Blvd. at Riverside Drive. Lunch $7, tickets available at the door.

Property Improvement District #6, City Council District 4 forum, 7- 9.p.m. Thursday, old YMCA, 5350 Basswood Blvd.

West Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association, association meeting and District 8 council forum, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Meadowbrook United Methodist Church, north end, fellowship hall, 3900 Meadowbrook Drive. Free dinner.

Riverside Alliance Candidate Forum, council Districts 4 and 8; school board District 9, 6:30 p.m. April 18, Fort Worth Harvest Church, 620 N. Chandler Drive at East Belknap Street, Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Council of PTAs school board candidate forum, 7-9 p.m. April 22, Tarrant County College Downtown, Energy Auditorium, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.

Coalition of Retired Employees, city of Fort Worth, City Council Candidate Forum, 7 p.m. April 25, Oak Room, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens,. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, City Council candidate forum, 5 p.m. April 27, Charles Griffin Subcourthouse, 3500 Miller Ave.

Fort Worth has four contested City Council races: District 2 (North Side), incumbent Sal Espino versus Jim Lane; District 4 (East/North/parts of far North), incumbent Danny Scarth versus Paul Gardner; District 5 (Southeast/East/Northeast), incumbent Frank Moss versus Gyna Bivens and John Tunmire; and District 8 (Southeast), incumbent Kelly Allen Gray versus Kathleen Hicks.

Two Fort Worth school board races are contested: District 1 (North Side and eastern part of Arlington Heights), incumbent Carlos Vasquez versus Jacinto Ramos and Camille Rodriguez; and District 9 (North/Northeast/parts of Near South), incumbent Juan Rangel versus Ashley Paz.

To view district maps, visit the city's website at, or the schools' at

Last day to register to vote is Thursday. In-person early voting is April 29-May 7.

To vote by mail, call 817-831-8683 or visit to obtain an application.

Mail-in ballots must be received by the Tarrant County Elections Office by May 3.

Got an election forum scheduled? Please let us know at

Scott Nishimura, 817-390-7808

Twitter: @JScottNishimura

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