Posts Tagged ‘tabc’

Paying the Piper

Static
Static is no stranger to large bar tabs. But the Fort Worth Police and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission should really think about the one they’ve run up. In this case, they should stop hanging out at gay bars — it’s co...


Mother Jones Sees Brown In Rainbow Lounge Story

Jeff Prince
The latest edition of Mother Jones spotlights the police raid on Rainbow Lounge, which has already faded in memory around these parts. The lead paragraph gives a pretty good impression of the writer’s thoughts on the raid: ...



TABC Fires Agents

dan.mcgraw
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today that it is terminating the two agents who participated in the Rainbow Lounge raid, as well as the supervisor above them. We don’t have the official press release yet...


Observations on the TABC Report

dan.mcgraw
                Having gone through the 32-page TABC report on their agents’ actions at the Rainbow Lounge, not much to report. The three agents did violate TABC policy, the report says, but these were for weari...



TABC Admits Policy Violations At Rainbow Lounge

Jeff Prince
Today the news media is getting the results of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) investigation into the Rainbow Lounge raid, and after a quick look at the report here in the Fort Worth Weekly newsroom, it appears t...


Police Report on Rainbow Lounge

dan.mcgraw
Fort Worth police have just released some reports relating to the raid at the Rainbow Lounge raid on the night of June 27-28. Their version differs markedly from the accounts of numerous bar patrons interviewed by Fort Worth We...



Rainbow Lounge Heats Up

dan.mcgraw
A group of prominent Fort Worth business leaders and community activists are calling for an independent investigation by private citizens of the TABC/FWPD raid at the Rainbow Lounge. Here is their letter sent today to Mayor Mik...


Choruses of Condemnation

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a good web-exclusive video report by “Star-T” staffer Chris Kelly about the FW police raid on the Rainbow Lounge. Texas Stonewall Democrats are the latest to condemn the highly questionable actions of the police de...



Must Have Been The Uniforms

Jeff Prince
I visited a gay bar for the first time last summer and was surprised that nobody paid any attention to me. Fellow Weeklyteer Eric Griffey and I were writing a warped blog post called “Little Mikey’s Big Adventure” and we ...