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Weather Channel Picks Twitter Fight With Fort Worth Councilman

The Weather Channel has apologized to Joel Burns after exchanging a series of tweets with the Fort Worth city councilman over the weekend regarding its weather app.

CBS 11–05/12/2014

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Fort Worth Councilman Kept Resignation Plans Quiet

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.

CBS 11–02/12/2014


What’s Next For Fort Worth Councilman Burns?

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.


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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.


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Fort Worth Opens Pools Closed By Budget Cuts

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.


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Fort Worth Rolls Out Bike Sharing Program

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.


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Fort Worth ISD Fights Bullying: “It’s Not Okay”

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.


Joel Burns, District 9 Councilman in Fort Worth (Courtesy: Facebook)

Fort Worth Councilman Stands Against Bullying

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.


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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.


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Fort Worth Road Project Wrapping Up Early

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.



Council Divided Over Fee Increase At Downtown Garage

The cost of parking in Fort Worth’s cultural district is going up. Now, the question is when and by how much?


Joel Burns, District 9 Councilman in Fort Worth (Courtesy: Facebook)

Fort Worth Councilman At Washington Conference On Bullying

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.