From what is certainly the most-viewed Fort Worth City Council clip ever, Joel Burns appears on The Today Show and discusses with Matt Lauer his “It Gets Better” speech and how it’s skyrocketing to over a million views in under one week has spread the word about this campaign in unprecedented proportions. Â The clip can be viewed here.
Our now world-famous city councilman has been all over the Internet, television and radio discussing his touching speech he made during last Tuesday’s city council meeting.Â We have the audio posted here ofÂ Mr. Burns’ interview with Melissa Glass from NPR’s All Things Considered.
District 9 City Councilman Joel Burns’ passionate speech during last Tuesday’s city council meeting has been viewed over 500,000 times in just one day, and been featured on Gawker.com, Huffingtonpost.com and scores of other news websites worldwide. Â CNN aired an unprecedented thirteen minutes of Burns’ YouTube video before the live interview. Click here to view his interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN.
Joel Burns, councilman for District 9 which carries Downtown Fort Worth, made an incredibly impassioned and emotional speech about his own personal struggles as a gay teen during Tuesday’s city council meeting.Â In light of the recent attention given to the many suicides by gay youth, video of his speech has been resonating across the Internet. Click to view the Youtube clip
Every local news organization and some national ones have been crowded around 10th & Lamar all day hoping to catch a glimpse of Nolan Ryan, Mark Cuban and their respective legal teams as the battle for bidding rights to ownership of the Texas Rangers is carried out inside the Eldon Mahon Federal Courthouse. Continue reading “Nolan Ryan vs Mark Cuban bring Reporter-fest to Federal Courthouse” »
Under the newly constructed and much-welcomed 8.0 patio shade screen, Mayor Mike Moncrief, Ed Bass, John Goff of Crescent Real Estate, and Stephanie Druley of ESPN announce the exciting news that downtown Fort Worth will host ESPN’s coveted broadcast center during the entire week leading up to Superbowl XLV.Â The final seven minutes of the press-conference features Moncrief at his most passionate, Continue reading “Moncrief: “How Cool Is This Gonna Be, Fort Worth?”” »
Stephanie Druley of ESPN, along with Mayor Mike Moncrief, Sundance Square founder and downtown visionary Ed Bass, and John Goff, CEO of Crescent Real Estate announced during a joint-press conference ESPN’s decision to have Downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square be their broadcast center during Superbowl Week of the upcoming Superbowl XLV. Full video of the 26 minute press-conference is posted here.
During what would have been a nice quiet morning meal of Chorizo breakfast tacos with miniature Coronita beers, the silence was shattered by an eruption of excitement from USA’s thrilling 92nd minute goal in their World Cup performance against Algeria. See the video here.
What is one to do when you want to catch some matches with a beer and some food, but the games air here in the morning because the World Cup is a half-a-world away? Embargo has a solution to this dilemma: Open at 8am! Starting tomorrow, you can watch the Mexico vs South Africa game (which airs at 9:30am) at Embargo with a Coronita in one hand, a breakfast taco in the other. No word on if red cards are given for bad behavior. We will be posting their breakfast menu details soon.
The 9th Annual Downtown Fort Worth Scavenger Hunt received 522 entries, but only one managed to find all twenty-six hidden letters. Mike and Donna Hornsby are the sole winners and take in our great Downtown Fort Worth haul worth over $750! If their names sound familiar to readers of this website, they also won the Scavenger Hunt #7 and came in second-place for the Scavenger Hunt #8 last year.