A. Lee Graham
Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.
Emergency services will follow a normal schedule.
Meanwhile, garbage pickup will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. Customers whose normal pickup follows a Thursday schedule can expect pickup to occur on Friday, with customers on a Friday schedule shifting to Saturday Nov. 29. Normal pickup schedules resume the following Monday.
All residents are allowed two extra bags of garbage on their first pickup day following Thanksgiving Day. The city’s three drop-off stations will be closed on Thanksgiving.
Drop-off stations will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 26. More information is available by calling 817-392-1234.
Meanwhile, the city’s Environmental Collection Center closes on Thursday and Friday, with all public city libraries and book drops set to close on Thursday and Friday. They will reopen on Saturday at their normal times.
On Thursday and Friday, all city community centers, the Haws Athletic Center, late-night programs, the Log Cabin Village and McLeland Tennis Center will be closed. The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is closed Nov. 27 but reopens Nov. 28.
To access the Water Department’s automated system for payments and account inquiries or to report an emergency, call the 24-hour call center at 817-392-4477 or visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/h2online/
Meanwhile, the T will run bus and Mobility Impaired (MITS) service on Thanksgiving Day on a Sunday schedule. The downtown Fort Worth Molly the Trolley circulator will operate on its regular year-round hours of 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, but on Nov. 28, TRE will follow a modified Saturday schedule with the addition of four early morning trains to accommodate commuters.
Riding TRE will avoid traffic congestion to Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth and to the Stars game at American Airlines Center. The T also will run extra Route7 buses at regular fares between Farrington Field and the parade. The T’s customer service phone lines will not be staffed on Thanksgiving, and its administrative offices will be closed on both Thanksgiving and Nov. 28.