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Top 5 observances, city events and political activities in Fort Worth this week

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Monday, May 26

1. Visit a city park on Memorial Day. Picnic, play or just relax at one of Fort Worth’s 263 parks. Check out the Fort Worth parks website to find the perfect space to enjoy your holiday.

Tuesday, May 27

2. Get out the vote. If you’re a registered voter, exercise your right to cast a ballot in the Primary Runoff Election. Find your voting location on the Tarrant County Elections Department website. You must present a current photo ID or an Election Identification Certificate to vote, and you’ll have to choose whether to participate in the Democrat or Republican runoff. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

3. Beautify your city by reversing litter. Fort Worth City Hall has partnered with neighboring cities and agencies to help clean up North Texas by encouraging residents to take the Ten on Tuesday Pledge. It’s simple: Just pick up 10 pieces of trash and dispose or recycle them properly. Learn more at

Saturday, May 31

4. Drink coffee and chat with the mayor. Mayor Betsy Price joins District 5 Councilwoman Gyna Bivens for a “caffeinated town hall,” 9 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church, 6824 Randol Mill Road.

5. Meet Miss Texas at Central Library. Ivana Hall, 78th Miss Texas, discusses her service in promoting HIV/AIDS education, volunteering with the Children’s Miracle Network and the importance of literacy. Pose for a picture with Hall, who’ll distribute autographed photos and bookmarks. This event for all ages is 2-4 p.m. at Central Library, 500 W. Third St.



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