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Fort Worth Urged To Wear Purple on Tuesday

Council wants to show support for TCU



    Fort Worth Urged To Wear Purple on Tuesday
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    People in Fort Worth are urged to wear purple on Tuesday, February 21 in support of TCU.

    This week, members of the Fort Worth community may make a special point to show support of Texas Christian University in light of recent drug arrests.

    Last Wednesday, police arrested 18 students and former students during a drug bust on and near the TCU campus.  The night after a much-publicized drug sweep, the president of TCU’s Interfraternity Council was arrested on a charge of furnishing alcohol to minors. Eleven minors were also cited for alcohol violations.

    Monday at 7:00 p.m., the TCU Wind Symphony concert will take place in the Ed Landreth Auditorium.  In an email to NBC 5, TCU alumna Amy Radford invited "the public to see some hard working scholar musicians doing the outstanding work that is occurring in 99% of the University every day."

    On Tuesday, the Fort Worth City Council encourages all residents and businesses to wear purple in support of TCU.

    "This is our opportunity to stand up for TCU and show that everyone in Fort Worth loves our Horned Frogs," Mayor Betsy Price said in a statement. "TCU sent a strong message that any attempt to harm its students or its reputation won't be tolerated, and we fully support them."

    In 1873, Addison and Randolph Clark founded TCU Thorp Spring, Texas. It moved to Waco in 1895.  TCU relocated to Fort Worth in 1910.