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Host Forum: 'A City of Cowboys and Culture'

The May 4 Host Forum, “Fort Worth: A City of Cowboys and Culture,” brought together representatives of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and other community groups. From left: T President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Ballard welcomed session attendees; Andrew Blake, managing partner of Presidio Interests and a member of the Cultural District Alliance, described the city’s art museums, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Museum of Science and History and other notable features; Steve Murrin, owner, Murrin Properties, and known as “Fort Worth’s cowboy,” shared knowledge and anecdotes about the history of the Fort Worth Stockyards; and Johnny Campbell, president and CEO, Sundance Square Management, spoke about the 35-square-block Sundance Square downtown, which revitalized old buildings into a walkable new shopping and dining area. Other speakers not pictured included T Board Chair Scott Mahaffey, who talked about Fort Worth’s population growth, which is on track to equal or exceed that of Dallas by 2035. McDonald Transit Associates sponsored the forum.
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