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Happy Wednesday! Here's your daily report.

Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning! 

In your Wednesday Report: Using funding from the city’s 2018 bond, Fort Worth is making long-needed repairs to Lake Como’s dam. But neighbors were unhappy with the piles of beer bottles, tires and other trash that construction crews left untouched. Reporters Haley Samsel and Chongyang Zhang explore why Fort Worth did not include trash cleanup as part of the project. 

As Fort Worth races toward completion of bond projects, west Fort Worth residents say trail of trash was left behind
Also, drownings can happen in seconds. As summer ramps up, health reporter Alexis Allison talks with a community health outreach manager at Cook Children’s about how caregivers can keep kids safe in the water.  

Listen: Kids can drown in coolers, buckets and bath tubs. Here’s how to prevent that.
Plus, for the first time in nine years, musician Court Hoang is releasing a new full-length album. Arts and culture editor Marcheta Fornoff chats with Hoang about the story behind the album’s single “You Are Here.”

‘Get Right’: Fort Worth musician Court Hoang releases first full-length album in 9 years
And, Daniel Sandoval captured a photo of his childhood friend with a special prop his friend wanted to incorporate into his graduation photos. Reporter Lonyae Coulter explains why that prop was so special to use in the photo. 

A special moment caught on camera by his childhood friend 

Finally, Carter BloodCare hosted a mobile donation drive on Tuesday at Burnett Park for World Blood Donor Day. Donor Lacey Goodson emphasized the importance of donating frequently. Photojournalist Cristian ArguetaSoto checks out the donation drive.

Nonprofit emphasizes need for blood donors on World Blood Donor Day
Looking for something to do? Check out some local art at the LGBTQ Art Market featuring music from Somogyi noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Arcadia Coffee. For more details, click here. Take advantage of our calendar and list your events for free. 

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ON TAP: A family-owned company in Fort Worth has made a rare acquisition. Business editor Bob Francis speaks with Ben Rosenthal of Standard Meat Co. about the company and the new addition. Make sure you keep coming back for the latest, relevant reports on Fort Worth Report.

As always, thanks for reading, and please let us know what you want in your Report.

Kristen Barton,
Education reporter

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📚 What we're reading:

Editor's note: 'What we're reading' is a feature designed to boost knowledge of Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents through collaboration with other area news organizations. Any views or opinions in the stories linked below are not representative of Fort Worth Report.

◾ WestBend lands first brick-and-mortar store for outdoor retailer. (Press release)
◾ Tarrant County Commissioners approve $25 million Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program. (Press release)
◾ Fort Worth botanist leads team of scientists racing against time to document Colombian fern species. (Forbes)

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