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Moncrief Era Ends Today

Betsy Price to be sworn in as mayor Tuesday



    Moncrief Era Ends Today
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    The city of Fort Worth will have new leadership installed Tuesday.

    Mayor Mike Moncrief ends his eight years on the job, and almost 40 years in public service, when former Tarrant County Tax Assessor Betsy Price is sworn into office Tuesday afternoon.

    Moncrief, 67, said last February that he wouldn't be seeking an unprecedented fifth term and that he planned to exit politics. He then endorsed Price, who later went on to win a runoff against former city councilman Jim Lane.

    Tuesday night's farewell speech is expected to be an emotional evening for Moncrief and his supporters.

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    "I will try my best to make it something everybody will remember," Moncrief said. "I will do my best to hold my emotions in check, because it will be an emotional evening for me. My family will be there, some friends will be there, but it should be a night to remember."

    Price's swearing-in ceremony takes place at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  At 7 p.m., she'll preside over her first official City Council meeeting.