May 2010

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Tarrant County Courthouse Clock TowerThe majestic Tarrant County Courthouse clock tower is set to undergo a multi-million dollar restoration starting this summer, and those efforts may include the possibility of the 115 year-old clock to go digital, ultimately making analog fans throughout the region cry Blasphemy! Recently, downtownfortworth.com was invited into the depths of the tower to witness the biannual  ritual of changing the clock the old fashioned way: By hand. more

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Samuel Burk BurnettYou’ve heard about his park, Burnett Plaza, Burnett Street, the BurkBurnett Building, and perhaps even the town of Burkburnett, Texas, but who was Samuel “Burk” Burnett?    A New York Times article about his passing in 1922 sheds light on the early Fort Worth philanthropist.

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Downtown Fort Worth Letter Scavenger Hunt #9Wow!  After receiving 522 entries for our 9th annual Letter Scavenger Hunt, the contest is now closed.  We will be announcing the results after all of the entries have been graded.  Stay tuned!

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Burnett Park re-opening dedication ceremonyBurnett Plaza re-opened with a fanfare today that included speeches by dignitaries, performance by Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Fort Worth, and a week full of events in the park.

May 10th will kick the week off with various activities including morning yoga sessions and  lunchtime concerts. more

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For almost four hours, a completely naked man was perched on top of a billboard’s sign West 7th street near downtown Fort Worth. Incidentally, it is reported the man had recently lost his job at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar and was overheard shouting things about a girlfriend to negotiators below. Most of the Cultural District was blocked off by police barricades while the man paced back and forth, occasionally forming odd naked poses.

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