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Daughters of the Republic of Texas Meeting: January 21

Frances Cooke Van Zandt Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet Monday, Jan 21st at 1p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden Center, 3200 Botanic Garden Blvd. in Fort Worth. Mark Lucas Kelly will be speaking about the Lucas Family Business 1860 to 2018.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas are descendants of men and Women who lived in and/or fought for Texas independence from Mexico in the Republic period, -1835-1846.

For information please call Kelly Miller 817-366-2524.

Kick off 2019 with Stock Show,
MLK Day Parades

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade celebrates the life and legacy of the civil rights icon.

Two upcoming parades celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of Fort Worth.

You won’t want to miss these events:


Fort Worth Stock Show Parade

The Fort Worth Stock Show’s All Western Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 19 in downtown Fort Worth. Nearly 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Cowtown to watch this spectacular annual event. Plenty of horses and other livestock can be seen — but no motorized vehicles are allowed.

The parade starts at the corner of Weatherford and Main streets, heads south on Main Street to Ninth Street, then north on Houston Street before ending at Houston and Bluff streets.

To reserve parade seating, contact the ticket office at 817-877-2420 and keep your seat ticket because it also serves as general admission to the Stock Show grounds any day during the 23-day run (rodeo performances are not included).

To learn about all the western activities coming up Jan. 18-Feb. 9, check out the Stock Show’s website.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Fort Worth’s 34th annual tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. steps off at 11 a.m. Jan. 21.

The parade begins at Ninth and Commerce streets, heads west on Ninth Street, north on Houston Street, east on Weatherford Street, south on Main Street before ending with a rally at Sundance Square Plaza from about noon-1:30 p.m.

To learn more, contact Roderick Miles Jr. at 817-247-7964.

Volunteers needed for Jan. 24 homeless count

On Jan. 24, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) will lead the community’s Point In Time Count, an annual census of the homeless in Tarrant and Parker counties. Volunteers are needed as Fort Worth joins communities across the nation to count the homeless during the last 10 days of January.

TCHC coordinates the census and survey of the homeless not only to fulfill federal requirements for funding for a variety of homeless housing and supportive services, but also to understand changing trends, the extent and the nature of homelessness. The data will also assist in measuring the degree of success in ending homelessness.

On Jan. 24, hundreds of volunteers will gather at 7 p.m. and deploy from locations in Fort Worth, Arlington and northeast Tarrant County. The count should conclude by midnight. To assure the most accurate count with no duplicate counting, the count will be conducted late at night after emergency shelters have closed intake and unsheltered homeless people will begin retiring to their campsites or other outdoor locations.

To learn more, call 817-509-3635 or register online.

TEXRail to begin service

Local dignitaries cut the ribbon on train service from Fort Worth to DFW Airport on Dec. 31. Regular service begins Jan. 5.

Trinity Metro’s new 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line begins service on Jan. 5, and passengers can try out the train for free until Feb. 1. Yes, for FREE.

TEXRail runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International’s Terminal B, providing a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket. A $5 day pass is good for all rail and buses in Tarrant County.

TEXRail service begins at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort Worth and travels through north Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine before its final stop at Terminal B. The first train departs Fort Worth at 3:25 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 4:17 a.m.

View a complete schedule.

Trinity Metro expect to have 8,000 riders a day by the end of the first year of service.

Reserve your tables now for Visit Fort Worth annual meeting

Secure your table now for the 2019 Visit Fort Worth Annual Meeting and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston St. The registration deadline is Jan. 31.

Visit Fort Worth will celebrate the impact of tourism on the city’s economy and quality of life. The Fort Worth Zoo will be honored with the 2019 Hospitality Award, and season two of Fort Worth Stories will debut.

The meeting will feature two rising stars in digital marketing and entertainment: Chris Stang, co-founder and CEO of The Infatuation, and Sean Evans, host of the hottest show on YouTube, “Hot Ones.” The Infatuation has generated millions of posts on Instagram and recently acquired the review publisher Zagat.

Mayor Betsy Price and Bob Jameson, Visit Fort Worth president, will speak.

To learn more, contact Cissy Nixon:

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