David Cooke was named Fort Worth City Manager in 2014 after 13-1/2 years as County Manager and four years as Deputy County Manager, in Wake County, N.C.; and 12 years with the city of Charlotte, N.C. David is tasked with implementing the Mayor and City Council’s policies and managing the $1.6 billion city government enterprise with approximately 6,600 employees. His focus on exceptional customer service, maintaining a long-term perspective, stressing partnerships to provide services and solve complex public policy problems and planning and implementing the infrastructure needs of a city that has grown by 20,000 residents a year has served the city of Fort Worth well the last 8 years.
Retired Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M linebacker Dat Nguyen drops by the Roxo Media House studios and joins J.W. & Brinton on this episode of FORTitude FW. Dat reflects on his familiy’s journey to America and how they landed in Texas. He also discusses his time at Texas A&M and the Dallas Cowboys as well as what it was like to play with Darren Woodson.
The guys sit down with TV personality/reporter Kirbe Schnoor and City Boots founder/CEO Lizzy Bentley who will be hosting the new Fort Worth based-lifestyle podcast Kird Appeal.
On her new lifestyle show for Roxo Media House, Kirbe Schnoor talks about everything that appeals to her most with best friend Lizzy Bentley. Fashion, food, music, art, rodeo and Western culture — they cover it all, while giving you a behind-the-scenes look at their lives, favorite places, and things to do in Fort Worth.
Their friendship and careers are rooted in Cowtown. Now, tired of just talking to each other, the duo is looking for a new audience to appeal to. In some episodes, Kirbe and Lizzy grill special guests in studio; in others, they hit the streets of Fort Worth for the likes of red carpet interviews, shopping sprees, and to hunt for the best margaritas in town.
They play games, get real, and showcase more than just their curb appeal!
Mike Micallef joins JW & Brinton on this episode of FORTitude FW and talks about the future location of Reata, how the restaurant got its start in Alpine, the incredible team he’s assembled, and the accident that almost took him from us.
JW & Brinton welcome Rob Semple, President of the West Side Little League. Rob talks about his responsibilities, the money-making venture that is the concession stand, the history of the league, as well as a number of other topics relating to the season, the facilities, competing leagues, and much more.