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Posted on: May 15, 2022

City of Bedford 2021 Annual Report Available Online

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The City of Bedford’s first Annual Report is now available online.

The report covers all the accomplishments that happened in Bedford in 2021, from public safety, infrastructure, special events, recreation, and more!

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Keep Bedford Beautiful Recognized as KTB Silver Star Affiliate

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Keep Bedford Beautiful (KBB) was recently recognized as a Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful, the statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization. KBB was one of only 28 affiliates (out of nearly 300) to rec...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Mayor, Council Authorizes YMCA to Operate Recreational Facility

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During the May 10 City Council meeting, Council Members unanimously approved a measure that will authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth to operate the Center recreational facility within Generations ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

City of Bedford Fourth of July Celebrations

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Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Bedford on Monday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane. The Bedford 4th Picnic will feature free live music by the Inspiration Band, lawn games, food trucks, and a spectacular fire...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

HEB Reads! Kickoff Party Returns May 21

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After three years, the HEB Reads! Kickoff Party returns in person on Saturday, May 21! Kick off a summer filled with reading at Pennington Field (1501 Central Dr.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will include free books, STEM kits, games, entertainment, an...

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Posted on: May 8, 2022

Unofficial Election Results

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The unofficial City of Bedford General Election Results are as follows:

CITY COUNCIL PLACE 3

  • Amy Sabol - 2,007 votes, 100%  (winner)

CITY COUNCIL PLACE 5

  • Steve Farco – 1,288 votes, 52.9% (winner)
  • Charles Baetz – 781 votes, 32.1%
  • Mic...
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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Roy Savage Pool to Open for Summer May 28

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Summer is coming and Roy Savage Pool, located at 1200 Central Dr., will open for the season on Saturday, May 28! If you’re looking to spend a summer by the pool, we’ve got you covered: 

  • Open swim is daily from noon to 5 p.m. an...
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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Animal Shelter Temporarily Reduces Lobby Hours, Offering Free Adoptions

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If you’ve been looking for the purrfect furry friend to add to your family, now’s your chance! The Bedford Animal Shelter is offering free adoptions until further notice. 

Also, beginning Monday, May 9, the Animal Shelter will temporarily close on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Bike The Blue Accepting Donations to Help Purchase Bicycles for BPD Bike Patrol Unit

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In the coming months, the Bedford Police Department will be implementing a Bike Patrol Unit! 

To help get this program up and running, Bike The Blue, a non-profit organization, is holding a fundraiser to help purchase 10 bicycles, which will then ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Harwood Road Mill and Overlay Work to Begin Week of April 25

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The wait is over - Harwood Road is getting its long-awaited makeover! Beginning the week of April 25, crews will start milling operations (taking off the top layer of the roadway) in sections along Harwood Road, beginning at the Hurst city limit and worki...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

City Council Approves Changes to Bedford’s Smoking Ordinance

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During the April 26 City Council Meeting, the City Council approved a measure that tightened the smoking ordinance regarding smoking in restaurants. Prior to Council’s decision, City staff presented research on smoking ordinances in surrounding ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

The Dream Tacos Coming Soon

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The Dream Tacos is coming soon to Bedford! Located at 2807 Central Dr. (in the same shopping center as Chetra’s Kitchen), Chef Chetra brings his latest culinary concept of tacos from around the world, ranging from authentic Mexican tacos and smo...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

City Invites Artist to Design Mural at Fire Station No. 1

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Calling all artists! The City is looking for a design that will be made into a mural inside the Bedford Fire Department’s training room at Fire Station No. 1. Designs should be based upon the life and work of a firefighter, which could include t...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Police Department Lobby to Temporarily Close for Renovations

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Starting Monday, April 25, the main lobby of the Police Department will close for renovations. 

For police records, alarm permits, or to file an in-person police report, please use the west-side entrance of the Police Department, Monday through Fr...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Roache Pleads Guilty, Officially Sentenced for Cargill Homicide

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Today, the 372nd District Court officially reached a plea deal with Jordin Roache, 21, for the 2017 homicide of 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill of Bedford. In exchange for his guilty plea, Roache was sentenced to 10 years in prison for first degree murder. R...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

City Accepting Nominations for ‘Business and Residence Beautification Recognition Program‘

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Do you know a neighbor or local business that keeps a well-maintained property and deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now open for the annual Beautification Award Program, which recognizes the contribution and hard work done on residential and bus...

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Posted on: February 20, 2022

Sign-Up for City-Related Surveys

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Do you have one minute a month to help make Bedford better? The City of Bedford has teamed up with FlashVote, a public research platform, to gather valuable input from residents. Every couple of months, FlashVote will send a quick, one-minute survey to re...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Submissions Open for ‘Purple Heart City’ Traffic Signal Box Design

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To further commemorate the City’s status as a Purple Heart City, we are accepting submissions for a special traffic signal box design! Desired submissions will reflect the importance and honor of receiving a Purple Heart and serve as a visual st...

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Posted on: February 12, 2022

Submit Your Design for the Traffic Signal Box Art Project

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Calling all artists! The City is now accepting submissions for the next round of traffic signal box art designs! A total of seven artist proposals will be chosen to cover seven different traffic boxes in Bedford. City staff wish to wrap 26 boxes in total,...

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