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Katie Coleman

Katie Coleman

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City’s spending plan nearly excludes public transit

The Fort Worth city manager is setting aside $33 million for "Transportation and Public Works;" 32 percent less than last year. Six of the eight speakers who have appeared before the Fort Worth City Council to discuss the city’s proposed 2017 budget had one request: more public transportation. The only problem with the request is that public transportation isn’t part of the city’s general fund, or day-to-day operations.
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Down Syndrome Kosova - YouTube

A short photo documentary about the NGO in Kosovo representing their citizens with trisomy 21
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Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights

Men, women, and children of different backgrounds gathered in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse Saturday afternoon to participate in the Fort Worth faction of the Women’s March. The Women’s March on Washington was announced in early December. Since then, sister marches have cropped up all over the country, and in other parts of the world.
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Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood

Windows are boarded up, the concrete road is cracking and the pawn shop is one of the only businesses still open. This is stop six: a part of Fort Worth most choose to ignore or don’t even know exists. “It all started out with a letter,” said Parks and Recreation Director Richard Zavala as he pulled out plans and maps for renovating Ralph Bunche Park, an area in stop six.
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Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear

Angelina Tucker talks about charting a course for peace with the interfaith group Daughters for Abraham. With the increase in hate crimes and the rising threat of systemic discrimination in America following the election of Donald Trump, the Islamic community in Fort Worth is striving to maintain a positive attitude.
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Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits

Guests at the event get to try feeding the giraffes by hand, a feature the zoo plans to offer to the public by 2018. Four giraffes strolled around a large, enclosed area behind Ardon Moore, the president of the Fort Worth Zoological Association, as he announced the Fort Worth Zoo’s new $100 million capital campaign called “A Wilder Vision.”.
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Kimiya International talks about sex trafficking in DFW

"Transitions" is a documentary about sex trafficking in Cambodia. It was premiered at TCU's campus Monday night. The premiere of Kimiya International‘s documentary “Transitions” Monday night at TCU sparked an hour long, thought-provoking discussion about sex trafficking close to home. After director and producer Sana Syed showed the documentary concerning sex trafficking in Cambodia, she transitioned to open conversation with a statement that surprised some audience members.
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TCU’s School of Music takes on daring endeavor with John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus

TCU Wind Symphony shocked the audience out of their seats when it played John Corigliano’s “Circus Maximus” at Bass Performance Hall on Monday to kick off the TCU Festival of American Song. Five-time grammy winner John Corigliano collaborated with The School of Music as part of a TCU Green Chair residency.
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Improving the community one stroll at a time

Mayor Betsy Price and Councilman Sal Espino sported sneakers, answered questions and listened to concerns from their constituents Wednesday evening during a two-mile walk on Marine Creek Trail. “I started the rolling town halls when I was first elected,” Price said. “So I could selfishly get on my bike a little more, and connect with people.
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Party in Fort Worth’s district five promotes longevity and health

Members of Fort Worth’s district five pledged to live healthier lifestyles during the community-led Blue Zones party at the Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center Saturday. The Blue Zones project was advocated by Mayor Betsy Price to improve health in the city by encouraging residents to exercise more, eat a vegetable-rich diet and create a supportive community atmosphere.

About

Katie Coleman

Education:
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas
• Bachelor of Journalism Expected: 8/18

Experience:
TCU Student Media Fort Worth, Texas
Copy Desk Chief Aug ‘17-Current
• Train, schedule, and oversee copy editors
• Make sure edited articles are ready to publish
Copy Editor Jan ‘17-May ‘17
• Edited articles for clarity, brevity, and adherence
to AP Style
• Ensured articles were print-ready
Reporter Aug ‘16-Dec ‘16
• Investigated stories
• Wrote articles
• Reported on Fort Worth City Government

Skills:
Proficient in: Word Press, Spanish, AP Style
E.G.U.M.P.P. certified, 2015