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Good Friday Fish Fry

Allen Chapel AME Church’s Annual Good Friday Fish Fry will return for the first time since the pandemic outbreak. Amazingly the price remains the same. $10 for your Catfish Dinner when you can pick it up at the church located at 116 Elm St. downtown Fort Worth or have it delivered. The event will start at 11 a.m this Friday, April 15th until the fish is gone. Deliveries …

Share comments, concerns about police officers with new online process

The Office of the Police Oversight Monitor (OPOM) has introduced a new interactive online process for community members to share their comments, suggestions and commendations or file a complaint or concern about a Fort Worth Police officer. The complaint process is vital to the promotion of police accountability and transparency. Make your voice heard! Click the button below to learn …

Lake Como Code Compliance Survey

Have you or someone you know experienced one of the following scenarios? I have a summons from Code, what do I do now? What is the difference between a violation and a summons? Code enforcement came onto my property without my permission, what can I do? Can Code enforcement come onto my property without permission? I do not have a …

Lake Como Receives the 2021 Fort Worth Pride Award

Each year neighborhood leaders, elected officials, area agencies and city departments come together to share and discover effective ways to actively engage their community. The Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards recognize registered neighborhood association efforts to revitalize, socialize, engage, collaborate, stay healthy and communicate with neighbors. Awards are given for work completed between Nov. 1, 2020 and Nov. 1, 2021. Winners …

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 …