Fort Worth Warnings and Dangers

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    Mounted Police~~

    by Yaqui Written Nov 6, 2011

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    Everytime I have been down here, I see some sort of Police presence. This time, they have the police on horseback. It commands respect!

    "Motto: No terrain too rough, no task too tough."

    Fort Worth Police Department
    350 West Belknap Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

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    ONE WAY if you please!

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    One Way:-)

    We all need to be reminded that in the older cities a lot of the streets are one way. Just wanted to remind everyone of this. Either you go the correct way and you will find yourself seeing very colorful hand gestures. Just be careful now!

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    Precaution Always Around Water!

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    After my recent visit 2010, it was clear that after the terrible accident that claimed four beautiful lives in 2004, the city retrofitted the falls to be much safer. They added additional sitting, handrails, and safety gate that is locked after hours. The main things is the water should only be two feet in the deepest part. Yet, the rules still apply, no swimming. So still be careful. This is dedicated to Myron, Lauren, & Christopher Dukes and Jauntrice Deadman.

    From my last visit in 2005: On my last visit, I wanted to go over to the Water Gardens on 1600 Houston Street in down town Ft. Worth. It was disturbing to see so many flowers gracing a wall and I thought, "Oh no, someone must had been mugged and killed or something to that effect!" I was wrong! Four people drowned June 16, 2004 in these falls because they didn't realize how deep (was over the proper water level) and that there is a huge pump that recycles the water continuously to make the water fall. One person fell in and didn't come up and then in continued like that with attempted rescue by three others who didn't make it. So please take in the fact when there is water, NEVER EVER ASSUME IT IS SHALLOW WATER OR PASSIVE WATER. See I live in California and the Kern River claims lives all the time, because someone always thinks the water is passive and slow and it isn't. Undertows are every where. So please be careful and keep an extra eye on the little one and big ones too!

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    Watch your speed on the bypass

    by Rich62 Written Dec 10, 2009

    The 820/20 bypass around the west side of Ft. Worth is real nice. Wide road, lots of lanes, the next thing you know you're going 75 mph.

    The thing we have noticed is that almost always we see a heavy police presence on this bypass, often seeing speeders pulled over.

    Just set that cruise control to the speed limit and let 'er go.

    We saw this particular patrol car just ten minutes later, with a speeder pulled over.

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  • AVOID THE EXITS ALONG 287 SOUTH AT ALL COSTS

    by txs10 Written Feb 24, 2009

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    If you are traveling to Fort Worth, whatever you do, avoid the exits along 287 South at all costs. The southeast side of FTW is considered the most dangerous area in the city. If you see streets on signs like 'Mictchell Blvd', 'Rosedale Ave', or 'Vaughn Blvd' never get off. There are heavy gang activity and for someone who looks like they dont fit in the picutre, trouble can brew. just avoid the exits

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    Until 2009 - Museum of Natural History Closed...

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 28, 2008

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    Before you get too excited about taking your children to the Museum of Natural History and Science in Fort Worth, make sure you check and see if it has re-opened. Although some of the exhibits are currently on loan and sitting in the National Cowgirl Museum, it may be worth it for you to wait or spend time in Fort Worth somewhere else.

    According to its website, the museum should be completed in Fall 2009!

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    Eating Saddles

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 28, 2008

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    If you are around all this Western tack, sometimes the little ones want to join in the fun. After watching all the videos of the cowgirls riding their horses, Baby Anna wanted to get in the act. Her appetite was a bit larger than the mouth, and she wanted to eat the entire saddle instead of just riding on it. I believe this particular saddle was a little overdone, and tasted a bit leathery.

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  • Driving

    by notfromftworth Written May 19, 2007

    In most parts of the country the far left lane is for passing. Not so here! Some people seem to think if they are not going to exit for the next hundred miles they can drive in the far left lane at 40 miles an hour. If you are from the North, you probably drive going the speed limit. Nope, not in Texas. You might want to use the middle lane. That is what it is for.

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    Tornado Alley

    by sswagner Written May 14, 2007

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    A developing situation

    Springtime in Texas provides a vast range of weather. It could be freezing, it could be hot. It could be wet, or it could be dry. Usually, there several days each year where a tornado watch or warning is up somewhere in the county. Occasionally those sirens in the neighborhood go off. That means it is time to seek the best shelter possible in the house, which is typically a bathroom. Generally, it is best to stay away from windows and outside walls and upper stories of buildings and homes. I took this photo of a low cloud that was spawning tornado activity. After taking the photo, it was time to go in the house. This particular storm did manage to cause significant roof damage in the neighborhood. Fences were down, and some trees were missing here and there. When there is severe weather in this area, it is always advisable to be near a radio and seek shelter when warned.

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  • Don't be Californian.

    by Jr1975 Written Feb 6, 2006

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    If you are from california and decide to come to the grate state of TEXAS, you better not tell me ,cause I don't appreciate you hollywooders comin here to try to make it like that hollywood, we are much better and I might get mean, I am from TEXAS!!
    So I am a warning or a danger, and I don't like you new yorkers either.
    Stay away from TEXAS!!!!

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  • Buy a map.

    by ochona Written Nov 17, 2004

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    If you're visiting Fort Worth for any length of time--and driving--buy a map because YOU WILL NEED IT. DO NOT rely on Mapquest, etc. Streets tend to change names pretty randomly and without much notice.

    For instance, if you have a FW street map: find the intersection of Midway Rd and Carson St in Haltom City. Now trace your finger west. Midway turns into NE 28th St which, if you continue, turns in NW 28th St. Then, NW 28th St turns into Ephriham Ave and then into River Oaks Blvd...

    Wait, not done yet!

    Then River Oaks Blvd. becomes Alta Mere Dr. and, after the Benbrook traffic circle it turns into Southwest Blvd. Finally your misery will end at Loop 820 (which is also I-20 at that point). Of course Loop 820 has at least four different other names that I know of...

    I wouldn't recommend making this journey in real life. Not much of tourist interest along the way. Believe me, I grew up two blocks south of NE 28th St in Haltom City so I know of which I speak.

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    Fort Worth Outlet Mall

    by keeweechic Written Sep 17, 2004

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    On my last visit there in Sept 2004, I was really disappointed when visiting the Mall… the place was just about a ghost mall. All that seemed to be left was Radio Shack, a Burger fast food place and Hallmark – which was closing down. What happened to all the other businesses? For whatever it was before, don’t even bother going there now. You will enjoy the downtown area a lot more or venture further out to the other shopping areas.

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    Stay out of the Way

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Longhorns on Exchange Street
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    These steers have VERY long horns. They are most impressive when you see them attached to an animal who may or may not decide to use them. and while they are accustomed to doing this trip twice a day, every day (subject to weather), they are still not 'tame' animals.

    Think about it. Longhorn steers weigh as much as a ton each and have horn spans up to 6 feet. In the picture it looks almost like one of the steers is scratching the butt of the one in front of him. How would that grab you?

    The cattle are donated by breeders from throughout the state. To prepare the longhorns for what they might encounter during the daily outings, the drovers tried everything possible to irritate the one-ton beasts. They blared sirens, drove cars around them and pulled their tails. One steer, a red-and-white bovine named Bravo, passed every test but was pulled from the team the day he gored a horse

    Stay back on the curbs.

    According to the website: "The Trail Boss has the ultimate decision on whether to drive the cattle or not. Longhorns are not pets or show animals, and drives are subject to their disposition."

    The cowboy at the left is at the trailing end of the herd, most of which is out of sight on the right.

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  • Fort Worth.... yes you are in a big city.

    by henshall Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Overall, it it safe to move about Fort Worth with no worries. There are some areas to avoid, especially at night.

    Stop 6, Eastwood, Polytehnic Heights, Worth Heights, Highland Hills and parts of Northside. Basically the area inside the loop fomed by I-20, I-30, I-35, and E. Loop 820. For the most part stay on the freeways when crossing town. When you travel thoroughfare streets,stay on the main streets. If you are on E. Rosedale, E. Lancaster, S. Beach, E. Berry, and Northside Dr. it is not advisable to venture onto the side streets. Do not walk down any of these streets at night, except Northside Dr in the immediate Stock Yards area. Also, avoid seedy looking motels, as many if not most are havens for prostitution and drugs.

    Some streets change names and if the street goes east to west accross town, it will go through some rougher areas. Look at a map and find the community centers. Thomas Place, Meadowbrook, Southwest are in nicer areas.
    Generally speaking the others are not and really there isn't much to see in the neighborhoods right around them for tourists.

    If you find that you are in an area that makes you uneasy, trust your instincts. If you
    feel that you are in an area that is nearly completely void of people of your race, and it looks like a seedy area, trust your instincts.

    Use your head. If someone is harrassing you or throwing gang signs to you, just ignore them and keep going. In Northside and within the loop listed above, plus some areas west of I-35, south of downtown, there are gangs and there are people who will not appreciate your presence if you don't live there, or at least look like them.

    Basically in Fort Worth, stay on the Main Path!

    Now here's the cool part. Fort Worth has one of the safest and most beautiful downtown areas anywhere, including and even especially at night. There are things to do abound, and of course you want to book ahead to catch a production at the Bass Hall. The arts and cultural district is great and the stockyards are a blast! Don't miss our zoo!

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  • Fort Worth.... yes you are in a big city.

    by henshall Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Overall, it it safe to move about Fort Worth with no worries. There are some areas to avoid, especially at night.

    Stop 6, Eastwood, Polytehnic Heights, Worth Heights, Highland Hills and parts of Northside. Basically the area inside the loop fomed by I-20, I-30, I-35, and E. Loop 820. There are some ok spots inside this area, but for the most part stay on the freeways getting from one side of town to the other. When you travel thoroughfare streets,
    Stay on the main streets. If you are on E. Rosedale, E. Lancaster, S. Beach, E. Berry, and Northside Dr. it is not advisable to venture onto the side streets. Do not walk down any of these streets at night, except Northside Dr in the immediate Stock Yards area.

    Be aware that some streets change names and if the street goes east to west and goes across town it will go through some rougher areas. Use a local map and find the community centers. Thomas Place, Meadowbrook, Southwest are in nicer areas.
    Generally speaking the others are not and really there isn't much to see in the neighborhoods immediately around them as far as tourist stuff. If you find that you are in an area that makes you uneasy, trust your instincts. If you feel that you are in an area that is nearly completely void of people of your race, and it looks like a seedy area, trust your instincts.

    Use your head. If someone is harrassing you or throwing gang signs to you, just ignore them and keep going. In Northside and within the loop listed above, plus some areas west of I-35, south of downtown, there are gangs and there are people who do not like outsidersespecially of different races.
    Basically in Fort Worth, stay on the Main Path!

    Now here's the cool part. Fort Worth has one of the safest and most beautiful downtown areas anywhere, including and even especially at night. There are things to do abound, and of course you want to book ahead to catch a production at the Bass Hall. The arts and cultural district is great and the stockyards are a blast! Don't miss our zoo!

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