The writer who personified Fort Worth Weekly‘s willingness to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted died last night at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.
Betty Lee Bauer Brink was 80.
She was born and raised in Fort Worth, and was a civil rights activist in the 1960s before becoming a journalist.
She began working at the Weekly soon after it opened in 1996. Brink earned numerous awards during her stellar career as an investigative journalist.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Fort Worth, 5501 Trail Lake Drive.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Betty Brink Journalism Scholarship to support journalism students. Contributions may be sent to EECU, 1617 W. 7th St., Fort Worth TX 76102.
Fort Worth Weekly will profile Brink in this week’s cover story. Watch for it on Wednesday.