March 31 2023
Fort Worth isn’t an only child. Did you know that Cowtown actually has nine sister cities? Today we’re giving you a tour of FTW’s siblings abroad, from the comfort of your screen.
So, what exactly is a sister city?
Also known as twin cities or friendship cities, a sister city relationship is when two different places make an agreement to promote lasting cultural ties. The idea is to form a fellowship that encourages trade, tourism, and even cultural exchanges + projects.
Planning your next vacation? Get lost in a sister city. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons
It’s worth noting that we take our sister city status seriously in FTW. In fact, in 2021 Fort Worth won the International Innovation in Youth & Education Award for cities with populations greater than 300,000 + was recognized for its outstanding work in promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.
Students in the youth sister cities programs learn about cultures all over the world. | Photo provided
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🇮🇩 Bandung, Indonesia | Est. 1810 | Est. population: 2,444,160
🇭🇺 Budapest, Hungary | Est. 1873 | Est. population: 1,752,286
🇨🇳 Guiyang, China | Est. 1413 | Est. population: 5,987,018
🇸🇿 Mbabane, Eswatini | Est. 1902 | Est. population: 94,874
🇯🇵 Nagaoka, Japan | Est. 1616 | Est. population: 266,539
🇫🇷 Nîmes, France | Ancient city founded ~600 BC | Est. population: 148,561
🇮🇹 Reggio Emilia, Italy | Contemporary city est. 1861 | Est. population: 171,944
🇲🇽 Toluca, Mexico | Est. 1812 | Est. population: 910,608
🇩🇪 Trier, Germany | Ancient city founded ~16 BC | Est. population: 110, 674
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Video Game Tournament | Mon., Aug. 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Northside, 601 Park St. | Free | Teens (grades 6-12) can take on other competitors in retro games like Pac-Man or challenge each other in modern ones like Mario Party. 🎮
- Flowering Plant Tour | Tues., Aug. 16 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $5+ | Take in the beauty of towering trees + colorful flowers.
Red Cross Blended Health Class | Tues., Aug., 16 | 5:30-7:45 p.m. | Game On Arena, 251 Settlement Plaza Dr. | $69 | Register to take a training course on first aid, breathing + cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants.
Swing and Line Dance Classes | Tues., Aug. 16 | 7-8:30 p.m | The Warehouse, 1125 E. Berry St. | $10 | Bring a bestie to partner up + enjoy a fun way to exercise.
Kayaking | Wed., Aug. 17 | 9-10 a.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $15+ | Grab a paddle + take in the beauty of the Trinity River.
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Who doesn’t love a little Monday morning brain teaser? We’re kicking off the week with a word search featuring 25 neighborhoods around town.
Just click and drag your cursor — or finger if you’re reading this on your phone while you sip coffee in bed — over the letters to highlight the words. The words can be up, down, sideways, diagonal, forward or backward.
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Get your reusable bags ready because the first H-E-B is officially coming to Tarrant County next year. After a June announcement from Hillwood Development that the San Antonio chain was planned in Alliance, the grocery store has released its new intended spot: the US 287 and Broad Street in Mansfield. 🛒
Keep your eyes peeled along West Seventh Street. There are three new outdoor sculptures in the First on 7th Plaza. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has provided George Segal's “Chance Meeting,” Alex Katz's “Park Avenue Departure,” and Bautista Moroles' “Texas Shield” for a permanent public display downtown. (CultureMap Fort Worth)
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents voted to expand its lease in Fort Worth last week. The expansion will add 10,630 sqft of office space in Burnett Plaza for new TAMU System offices. The expansion will work alongside the university’s law school and blossoming campus in town.
Being left at the altar might be a fear for many engaged couples, but the officiant isn’t usually the worrying party. Fort Worth couple Luis and Sarah Garcia were at a loss when the officiant never showed up, but luckily barbecue caterer and ordained minister Jube Joubert of Jube's Smokehouse saved the day. 💍 (NBC DFW)
Speaking of barbecue, Hulu’s award-winning series “BBQuest: Beyond the Pit” made a couple stops in Cowtown to chow down on the Lone Star State’s favorite food. Check out Goldee’s in episode three, “Texas Trailblazers” + Panther City BBQ in episode four “Family and Community.” 🍖 (Fort Worth Magazine)
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