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Fort Worth City Councilman prepares to leave for Washington, D.C. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns Resigning

He burst into the national spotlight 2010 after giving an emotional speech letting homosexual teens who are victims of bullying know “it gets better.” Tuesday night Joel Burns announced that he is resigning from the Fort Worth City Council.

CBSDFW.COM–02/11/2014

"Man With A Briefcase" sculpture in Fort Worth. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Fort Worth Road Projects Run Over Arts Funding

Anytime a bond package has been passed to help fix Fort Worth’s roads two percent of the money has been set aside for art projects. But in its next bond package the city says it needs more of that money for roads.

CBS 11–01/28/2014

James Fry of the TCU Horned Frogs prepares to snap the ball along side teammates Blaize Foltz and Aviante Collins against the SMU Mustangs on September 29, 2012 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Mayors Wager Over Iron Skillet Rivalry Game

Two city leaders have put their pride on the line in a friendly wager over a college football game. SMU plays TCU on Saturday in the traditional Iron Skillet rivalry matchup.

09/25/2013

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FW Mayor Price Says She Wants Solutions, Not Excuses From New T Board

The Fort Worth City Council replaced all eight of its Transportation Authority board members, transforming the complexion of the nine member board.

CBS 11–02/20/2013

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FW City Council Cleans House At The T, Appoints New Board

A CBS 11 I-Team investigation has led to major changes for leadership of The T.

CBS 11–02/05/2013

Changes, More Oversight Coming To Fort Worth Transportation Authority

A billion dollars worth of your tax money is on the line, and the agency overseeing that money is now under fire for missed deadlines, questionable spending and not enough oversight.

CBS 11–01/25/2013

Main Street Arts Festival 2012

Fort Worth Considers Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Sundance Square is in the middle of the facelift and the overhaul could now include more open space.

CBS 11–01/07/2013

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Council Approves Extensive Fort Worth Retirement Fund Changes

Facing $740 million in payouts it can’t afford Tuesday the Fort Worth City Council voted to make extensive changes. The majority of the monies are part of the financially troubled employee retirement fund.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

Customers board a Fort Worth city bus. (credit: Fort Worth Transportation Authority)

“Were You There To Have A Good Time?”

CBS 11 News obtained records showing that Fort Worth mass transit agency executive staff spent more than $50,000 in trips from May 2011 to July 2012.

CBS 11–09/26/2012

A driver tries to avoid potholes. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Mayor: New Budget Needed To Fix Fort Worth’s Roads

Fort Worth’s mayor says she’ll ask the city council to build a “back to basics” budget to put the city on a firmer financial path and help restore better, basic city services like roads, infrastructure, and public safety.

08/02/2012

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Fort Worth City Council Approves New Redistricting Map

The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2012

Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Hispanic Representation Debated In Fort Worth

The Fort Worth City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a redistricting plan, but some people fear that the plan does not take into account the growing Hispanic population.

07/24/2012

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