UPDATE: This post has been updated from the previous version to include the retired firefighters and police employees as co-hosts of the CORE forum.
Fort Worth voters can hear from candidates in the May 11 City Council and school board races at several upcoming forums.
Here are major ones we know about:
City Council District 5 candidates forum, 7 p.m. Monday April 8, Handley United Methodist Church, 2929 Forest Ave.
Fort Worth/Tarrant County Minority Leaders & Citizens Council, forum for City Council and school board candidates, noon Wednesday April 10, Community Christian Church, 1800 E. Vickery Blvd. at Riverside Drive. Lunch $7, tickets available at the door. www.minorityleaders.org
Property Improvement District #6, North Fort Worth, City Council District 4 forum, 7 p.m.- 9.p.m., Thursday April 11, old YMCA, 5350 Basswood Blvd. www.pid6.org.
West Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association, association meeting and District 8 council forum, 6:30 p.m., Monday April 15, Meadowbrook United Methodist Church, north end, fellowship hall, 3900 Meadowbrook Drive. Free dinner. http://wmna.memberlodge.org/
Fort Worth Council of PTAs school board candidate forum, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., April 22, Tarrant County College Downtown, Energy Auditorium, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.
Coalition of Retired Employees, city of Fort Worth, City Council Candidate Forum, 7 p.m. April 25, Oak Room, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens,. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. http://corecfw.org/ CORE co-hosting with the Retired Firefighters Committee for Responsible Government and Fort Worth Retired Police Employees Association.
Oakhurst Neighborhood Association meet-and-greet with school board District 1 and Tarrant Regional Water District board candidates, 7 p.m. April 25, Calvary Academy Cafetorium, 1401 Oakhurst Scenic Drive.
Fort Worth has four contested City Council races: District 2 (North Side), incumbent Sal Espino vs. Jim Lane; District 4 (East/North/parts of far North), incumbent Danny Scarth vs. Paul Gardner; District 5 (Southeast/East/Northeast), incumbent Frank Moss vs. Gyna Bivens and John Tunmire; and District 8 (Southeast), incumbent Kelly Allen Gray vs. Kathleen Hicks.
Two Fort Worth school board races are contested: District 1 (North Side and eastern part of Arlington Heights), incumbent Carlos Vasquez vs. Jacinto Ramos and Camille Rodriguez; and District 9 (North/Northeast/parts of Near South), incumbent Juan Rangel vs. Ashley Paz.
Last day to register to vote is Thursday. In-person early voting is April 29-May 7.
To vote by mail, call 817-831-8683 or visit www.tarrantcounty.com/elections to obtain an application. Mail-in ballots must be received by the Tarrant County Elections Office by May 3.
Got an election forum scheduled? Please let us know.
- Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram Fort Worth City Hall reporter