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is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles. into three other counties: Denton, Parker, and Wise.
Fort Worth Texas has a council-manager government, with elections held every two years for a mayor, elected at large, and eight council members, elected by district. The mayor is a voting member of the council and represents the city on ceremonial occasions. The council has the power to adopt municipal ordinances and resolutions, make proclamations, set the city tax rate, approve the city budget, and appoint the city secretary, city attorney, city auditor, municipal court judges, and members of city boards and commissions. The day-to-day operations of city government are overseen by the city manager, who is also appointed by the council. The current mayor is Republican Betsy Price, making Fort Worth the largest city in the United States with a female Republican mayor.
Most of Fort Worth is served by the Fort Worth Independent School District. Amon Carter-Riverside, Arlington Heights, Benbrook Middle-High, Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Dunbar, Eastern Hills High School, Marine Creek Collegiate, North Side, Paschal, Polytechnic, South Hills High School, Southwest, Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences, I.M. Terrell Academy, TCC South, Trimble Tech, Western Hills High School, Wyatt, O.D., World Languages Institute, Young Men’s Leadership Academy.
Since the late 20th century several major companies have been headquartered in Fort Worth. These include American Airlines Group (and subsidiaries American Airlines and Envoy Air), the John Peter Smith Hospital, Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, Cash America International, GM Financial, XTO Energy (relocated to Houston in 2017),the BNSF Railway, and Bell Helicopter. Companies with a significant presence in the city are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, GE Transportation, and Dallas-based telecommunications company AT&T.