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Lake Como Neighborhood Advisory Council

Lake Como, Fort Worth TX

In 1982, the City Council of Fort Worth approved a revised Citywide Citizen Participation Plan which delineated the mechanisms and procedures for the conduct of continuing citizen participation in all aspects of the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds and other federal, state, and local funds. The City of Fort Worth has formally involved citizens in community issues, however, …

Education

Established between 1905 and 1906 Lake Como is a historically African-American community located on the west side of Fort Worth TX.  1909 (circa) – A group of African American Baptist ministers (Rev. L. M. Johnson, the father of Professor L. M. Johnson, retired principal of I. M. Terrell High School, Rev. Lacy K. Williams, Mr. Boone, and a Rev. Scott) …

The Wall

Today, Bryant Irvin Road separates the Ridglea and Como neighborhoods. But 50 years ago, a concrete wall topped by barbed wire stretched for 10 blocks to divide the predominantly African American residents of Como from their white neighbors in Ridglea. “It’s a small piece but it is a reflection of the Fort Worth way and that is to bend too …

1st Annual Comofest July 3, 2021

What is ComoFest? The community of Lake Como Texas has a tradition of coming together to celebrate the 4th of July, with a kickoff block party on the 3rd of July. The block party consisted of blocking off Horne Street which runs directly through the middle of the neighborhood. This day is celebrated as a day of homecoming, as you …

Lake Como Community Center

The Lake Como Community Center was officially opened on June 28, 1948. Headed by W. H. Wilburn, the Community Center provided supervised recreation for young people– clubs for boys and girls, a health clinic and library. Community Center Services included free employment services, a nursery and kindergarten, a boy’s workshop and playground.