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It's Saturday! Time for your weekend reads.

Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning!

It's Saturday, so here's what you need to know about what happened this week.

In your Report: From Latinos en Medicina camp to Go Skate Day, photojournalist Cristian ArguetaSoto brings you the diversity of events in Tarrant County through the best photos of the week.

• Click! A look back at the top photos of the week in Fort Worth, Tarrant County
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Top stories of the week


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TxDOT’s 12-mile corridor study of I-30 West will allow the transportation department to consider potential express lanes and improve the frontage roads, ramps and cross streets on various interchanges.

‘If anyone can do it, it’s Fort Worth’: Community, urban planners look to proposed I-30 expansion to link neighborhoods
• As Forest Park train sits idle, residents say city should keep tradition chugging along.
• Former employee Shanna Granger files suit against Tarrant Regional Water District over Oktoberfest permit.
• Lim-itless: Yunchan Lim is youngest pianist in Cliburn history to win gold.
• TCU and HSC medical school partnership formed cracks years before 2022 breakup, documents reveal.

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Best reads of the week


Here is a look back at key stories during the past week.

Council member Gyna Bivens put it bluntly: “What are we doing here?” 

‘We probably need to step back’ : Fort Worth Council members question staff proposal for $28 million in stimulus spending
• Listen: How is Fort Worth handling short-term rental enforcement?
• Water district board stays silent on former employee lawsuit as activists continue push for greater transparency.
Meeting the needs of a school, as well as its parents, could be a way to introduce PTAs into more campuses across Fort Worth ISD, where four out of 10 schools have a PTA.

Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary could provide blueprint to growing PTAs in Fort Worth ISD
• Explainer: This Texas law hopes to turn around failing schools. How does it work in Fort Worth ISD?
• State Board of Education paves way for Academy of Visual and Performing Arts to come to Fort Worth.

For every $1,000 increase in the price of a home, 2,800 households in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area are priced out of the market.  

‘The most frustrating time in all my years of being in real estate;’ panelists discuss housing affordability at ‘Candid Conversations’ event

• As mortgage interest rates climb, North Texas first-time buyers fall behind.
• Despite soaring gas prices, Texans ready to hit the road for holiday.

Macy Thiebaud remembers how nervous she felt before stepping into a Kids Who Care rehearsal for the first time.

Kids ‘step into the spotlight’ as they prepare for showcase of Broadway musicals
Trinity Pride to be held in person again after pandemic pause.
• Students get the opportunity to have their work read by professional actors with High School Playwriting Project.

Owen Saenz is a second-year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Medical student pays forward his family’s mentorship at first Latinos en Medicina kids camp
• Listen: June is Hernia Awareness Month. How do you prevent a hernia?

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its first Latinos en Medicina summer camp for children ages 10-13  until June 24.

Photo gallery: Medical camp for Hispanic children ‘plants seed’ to break generational trauma, barriers
Go Skate Day keeps Fort Worth skate scene history alive.
• Fort Worth camp introduces sport to children who ‘have never picked up a tennis racket.'
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ON TAP: Todd Camp, Chase Court resident, is the neighborhood's longest-residing resident and has seen the surrounding areas change over many years. In our latest Where I Live essay, Camp shares how Chase Court is a historic gem in Near Southside.

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

📚 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.
 
Fort Worth Country Day breaks ground on $3.5 million state-of-the-art track and turf field improvement project (Press release)
Fort Worth to host 2023 FEI Jumping and Dressage World Cup finals(Press release)
What happens next for abortion law in Texas. (Texas Tribune)

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