What's open, closed Christmas

Most nonessential federal and state offices and the stock market are closed today in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Many banks close as early as noon today.

Tarrant County offices are closed today and Monday.

All Department of Public Safety offices, including driver's license offices, are closed today.

City offices closed today

Fort Worth, Azle, Benbrook and North Richland Hills, Burleson, Crowley, Forest Hill, Grapevine, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake and White Settlement.

City offices closed today and Monday

Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Everman, Haltom City, Haslet, Lake Worth, Mansfield, Richland Hills, River Oaks and Watauga.

Mail service

Mail will be delivered today, but most post offices close at noon. Tarrant County post office locations that will have regular hours today include:

Polytechnic Station, 4550 E. Rosedale St., Fort Worth, 8:30 to 5 p.m.;

Jack D. Watson, 4600 Mark IV Parkway, Fort Worth, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Ridglea Station, 3020 S. Cherry St., Fort Worth, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

North Richland Hills Station, 6051 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills, 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.;

Wedgwood Station, 3701 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Trinity River Station, 4450 Oak Park Lane, Fort Worth, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Arlington Main Post Office, 300 E. South St., Arlington, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Trash pickup

Weekday trash and recycling collection will be normal today in most cities.

Today's trash pickup is postponed to the next regular pickup day in River Oaks.

Saturday trash pickup is postponed to the next regular pickup day in Benbrook and Arlington.

Fort Worth residents may put out up to two extra 30-gallon (40-pound) garbage bags for regular pickup the week of Dec. 27.

Public transportation

Fort Worth T buses, the Trinity Railway Express, Molly the Trolley and mobility-impaired transit service run on a reduced schedule today. Bus service will end after the 7:15 p.m. departures from downtown Fort Worth.

No transit services on Saturday.

Check schedules at or call 817-215-8600.

Open Christmas Day

The Fort Worth Zoo is open from noon to 4 p.m.

Free Christmas meals

These groups are serving or providing Christmas meals Saturday to the homeless or needy families.

Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County

Christmas dinner will be served after a chapel service at 11:30 a.m. at the shelter, 1321 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Guests will get a ticket for a gift.

Christian Center of Fort Worth

Christmas dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 4301 NE 28th St., Haltom City. Gifts will be provided to children ages 18 and younger, and the first 500 families will get groceries.

Salvation Army DFW Command

Christmas meals will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at area homeless shelters: 1855 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth; 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton; 5302 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas.

St. Matthew Catholic Church

Christmas food, decorated trees and games will be provided from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2021 New York Ave., Arlington


Most municipal golf courses are open today and Sunday and closed Saturday.

Fort Worth's libraries and community centers are closed today, Saturday and Sunday.

Arlington's libraries are closed today and Saturday and open Monday.

Arlington's Elzie Odom, Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn and Cliff Nelson recreation centers are open until 3 p.m. today and regular hours Monday, but other centers are closed. Hugh Smith Indoor Pool is open Monday. All centers are closed Saturday.

The Adoption Center in PetSmart at Hulen and Interstate 20 is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, with special adoption rates: $24 for dogs, $12 for cats, including vaccination, city license and ID microchip. All adoptable pets have been spayed or neutered.

The Fort Worth Herd takes the afternoon off today and stays in the barn all day Saturday.