Fort Worth

June 8, 2014

City by City: Fort Worth area

The Humane Society of North Texas is conducting a cat adoption effort to find homes for a summertime overflow of cats and kittens.


Humane Society holds ‘Cat Days of Summer’

The Humane Society of North Texas is conducting a cat adoption effort to find homes for a summertime overflow of cats and kittens.

“The Cat Days of Summer” continues through July 31. The Humane Society has adoption centers at 1840 E. Lancaster Ave. and 6708 S. Hulen St. in Fort Worth; 363 Keller Parkway, Suite A, and 330 Rufe Snow Drive in Keller; and 9009 Benbrook Blvd. in Benbrook.

Cat and kitten adoptions are at a 75 percent discount during the event.

Spay and neuter surgeries cost $20 per cat June 16-20.

To make an appointment for either program, call 817-332-HSNT, ext. 112. Visit for hours, fees and more information.

— Bill Miller

Tax collector conference coming to Fort Worth

Tax collectors are coming to Cowtown from all over the state — but they’re not here to make you pay up.

They’re coming for the 80th Conference for the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas at the Worthington Renaissance Sunday through Thursday.

“We are excited to welcome the record number of pre-registrants, with over 400 already registered for the conference,” said Ron Wright, Tarrant County tax assessor-collector.

Officials will provide useful information and opportunities for participants to earn continuing-education credits toward certification.

— Bill Hanna

Sunday Funday starts at Panther Island Pavilion

Sunday Funday kicked off Sunday at Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity River.

Hosted by the Trinity River Vision Authority, the event was to feature tube rentals for $5, food, music, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and paddle board rentals, according to a news release.

Beer from Fort Worth’s Panther Island Brewing will also be available on-site, with a special batch inspired by the Sunday Funday called “Real Good” available at the event.

A stand-up paddle board class from The Yoga Project-Fort Worth Riverside studio will be available each day at 1 p.m.

“Since the start of Rockin’ the River we have had a ton of requests to hold a tubing event on the weekends,” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director J.D. Granger in a news release. “We’re giving the public exactly what they’ve asked for and we couldn’t be more excited to bring another weekly event to Panther Island Pavilion.”

Sunday Funday will take place every Sunday until Aug. 10. No outside coolers, food or drinks will be allowed on-site.

— Caty Hirst

Fill-in Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers needed

If you can drive, occasionally have time for a short road trip and feel like making a difference in people’s lives, Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County has a deal for you. Meal delivery volunteers are needed for 26 routes across the county — especially in the Woodhaven and Handley areas of east Fort Worth and the Wedgewood and Candleridge areas of southwest Fort Worth.

The greatest need is substitute drivers who can fill in when regular volunteers are ill or on summer vacation.

A typical route serves eight to 10 homebound clients and takes about an hour. Volunteers attend a one-hour orientation class and agree to deliver meals either one day per week or on a substitute basis, furnishing their own transportation and fuel.

Call 817-258-6426, or email, or go to for more information or to volunteer.

— Terry Evans


Blood drive scheduled for June 23 at City Hall

Carter BloodCare and the city are hosting a blood drive June 23.

The drive will run from 8 a.m. to noon at 4900 River Oaks Blvd.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Belinda Hernandez with the city at 817-626-1597.

— Sandra Baker

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