Fort Worth Council Member Joel Burns kept the fact he’d been accepted to the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School to study public administration close to his vest until Tuesday night’s council meeting. It was there that he resigned his post.
He made headlines in 2010 for his speech about bullying. And on Tuesday, Fort Worth councilman Joel Burns gave another tearful speech to say that he was stepping down.
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.
Budget cuts forced Fort Worth to close city pools in need of repairs, but those pools are set to open again. Fort Worth city councilman Joel Burns talked about the opening.
The City of Fort Worth is rolling out 300 new sets of wheels on Monday morning, for a bike sharing program launching on Earth Day.
School districts across North Texas are stepping up initiatives aimed at curbing bullying. The Fort Worth ISD wants to everyone to know that bullying hurts more than just students.
The issue of bullying hits very close to home for Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns. He experienced bullying, but rose to online fame with his ‘It Gets Better’ video.
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.
Drivers around the TCU campus in Fort Worth can rejoice. One of many road construction projects across North Texas is wrapping up three weeks ahead of schedule.
The cost of parking in Fort Worth’s cultural district is going up. Now, the question is when and by how much?
After making headlines for his story of being harassed as a child, a Fort Worth city councilman is in Washington to speak about bullying. Last October, Councilman Joel Burns tearfully described being bullied for being gay.
At a rally supporting gay teens in Dallas on Friday night, Fort Worth councilman Joel Burns was hailed as a hero for sharing his story.