Posts Tagged ‘Tarrant County’
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E-headache

A new court filing system is rolling out as smoothly as … that big insurance mess.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Fort Worth attorney Jason Smith had been screaming at his computer for an hour, over complications in using the state’s new electronic filing system, when a reporter called. The new system is “a pain in the neck,” he said...


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What Peace?

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Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright can’t seem to find any. She’s handled small-claims cases in her Precinct 4 courtroom for many years and is seeking re-election in 2014. She submitted a petition with more than the numbe...



In diverging slightly from their standard m.o., Quaker City Night Hawks produced the best song to come out of the 817 in ’13. At least according to HearSay.

Best Local Songs of ’13

It’s not a comprehensive list, but it’s, uh, something.
HEARSAY
By “best,” of course, I mean “my favorite.” And by “local,” I mean “Tarrant County.” For the most part. People from Dallas, Denton, and beyond have a lot to do with the great music that comes out of the 817 ever...


Kim: “The potential for ethical nightmares is huge.” Courtesy Alex Kim

Working for Judges They Work With

Candidates question assistant prosecutors’ political sideline.
JEFF PRINCE
The March 14 primary elections for Tarrant County criminal court judges are months away, but they’re creating a buzz in courtroom hallways as two assistant district attorneys have immersed themselves — some say too deeply ...



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Tasers Off

In three local cities, Tasers are temporarily on the shelf.
PETER GORMAN
Four Tarrant County cities temporarily suspended their police departments’ use of Taser electronic devices in late September, based on what their attorneys said were new warnings that the devices can be deadly. Anti-Taser act...


On The Town cover design winner and Art Institute student Jose Perez

Best Of On The Town 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Cheap Buzz If you’re griping about Mondays, stop by Baker Street Pub (6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW) to whine over $2.50 glasses of red and white house vino. On Tuesdays, lead your herd to Buffalo Bros. (3015 S University Dr, FW) ...



Good Grub cover design winner and Art Institute student, Cathy Lincoln

Best Of Good Grub 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Late-Night Dining If you can’t find a great bite to eat in this town after midnight, you’re just not looking. This year’s collection of late-night eateries only includes places that are open until at least 2 a.m. on weeke...


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Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks Feels Becky Oliver’s Bite

Jeff Prince
Becky Oliver has the most annoying delivery of any TV newsperson in the history of foreverness. But she makes for some interesting newscasts. A tipster notified FOX4 News that Tarrant County employees were told to perform work ...



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Ding Dong The Bell Is Back

Jeff Prince
Good news for everyone except tinnitus sufferers — the courthouse clock tower will resume ringing today. Other than sporadic test rings, the tower bell has been quiet since a $4.5 million reconstruction project began in A...


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San Antonio Newspaper On Guardianship, Tarrant County, FW Weekly

Jeff Prince
The San Antonio Current is examining probate courts and guardianship issues in Bexar County. The article refers to Fort Worth Weekly and our investigation into questionable tactics by Tarrant County Guardianship Services. Here&...