Fairmount Beat – Jan./Feb. 2014

by Sergio L. Guadarrama, Neighborhood Patrol Officer Hello. My name is Sergio L Guadarrama and as many of you might know I am your new Neighborhood Police Officer. I will be taking over for Officer Mark Russell who I know has been a great asset to all of you. Filling

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Holiday Safety Tips

By Madelyn Gibbs As we approach this year’s holiday season, the Fort Worth Fire Department wants everyone to enjoy their time with family and friends as safely as possible. The holidays are a high time for cooking related incidents. While we know that even with the best preparation and precautions,

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Fairmount Beat – December 2013

by Mark Russell, Neighborhood Patrol Officer Happy Holidays everyone! Wow what a fast paced year it has been. It seems like just yesterday people were taking down their Christmas lights and celebrating the New Year. 2014 is almost here and our little part of the city is making such great

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Homeowner offers insight into benefits of home tour

by Robert Wedding My name is Robert Wedding and I have lived in Fairmount for eight years. This year will be my second occasion to have my house be a part of the Fairmount Tour of Historic Homes and I just wanted to write a few lines and share the

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Original wood windows worth keeping older homes

by Roxanna Latifi Unless you were one of the lucky ones who bought a Fairmount home with windows already restored, you can probably tell how windy it is outside from the comfort of your couch. Old windows that have been left to deteriorate or left to the bonds of paint

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State markers denote highest honor awarded to historic structures

by Stacy Luecker, director of communications While the Fairmount Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places and many of the houses in Fairmount are contributing structures to the district, many of the houses are also eligible for individual recognition as Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks. RTHLs are properties

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1936 5th Ave.

1936 5th Ave. – Yard of the Month (February 2016)

February’s Yard of the Month is 1936 5th Ave. and the homeowner, Rebecca Guttery, is a three-time winner of Yard of the Month (circa 2009 and 2006). Rebecca’s garden was also featured on the Garden Conservancy tour in 2014 and is one of the most admired yards in Fairmount. Rebecca

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1821 S. Henderson St.

1821 S. Henderson – Yard of the Month (December 2015)

December’s Yard of the Month, elected by popular vote, is 1821 S. Henderson St. Brandon and Christa Garrett have owned the house since 2012, which was previously owned by one family, the Molinas, for over 30 years. Purchased and renovated in 2011 by Fairmount Dream LLC, 1821 S. Henderson was

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2105 Fairmount Ave.

2105 Fairmount Ave. – Yard of the Month (October 2015)

Fairmount’s Halloween Yard of the Month is 2105 Fairmount Ave., a 1920 Craftsman bungalow owned by Mary and Larry Harms. The Harms’ yard has won by Facebook vote two years in a row for their imaginative and witty Halloween décor. Mary said that she began to shop for her 2015

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1401 7th St.

1401 7th St. – Yard of the Month (September 2015)

September’s Yard of the Month is 1401 7th St., a sweet Craftsman bungalow in a quickly revitalizing part of Fairmount, near Magnolia and 8th Avenue. The 1916 home belongs to Marnie Hart and Wayne Plummer, Jr., who are excited to celebrate the bungalow’s 100th birthday next year. In 2014, they

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