Marching In The Street
A crowd marched in protest of police brutality on Saturday, and the Star-Telegram published Laura Buckman’s photos. The No. 8 photo shows someone holding a sign seeking justice for Daniel Brumley, who was shot by a Fort Worth police officer on Jan. 18. Watch for an update of this case in this week’s Fort Worth Weekly.
Three Denton activists, as reported by the Blackland Prairie Rising Tide, were reportedly arrested for trespassing today. The residents were trying to enforce the ban against fracking in Denton, a local ordinance that was rendered moot by recent legislation signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. The group’s Facebook page said members were blocking the gates at a frack site.
That’s The Spirit
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce is giving love to little ol’ Tarrant County College, which isn’t little at all. Did you know TCC is the country’s 15th largest higher education institution? Me neither. The Chamber deems the college as crucial in training the local workforce, and will honor TCC with the Chairman’s Spirit of Enterprise Award on June 5. The award recognizes companies making significant contributions to the “city’s advancement and prosperity while reflecting the strengths of the American private enterprise system.” The award, established in 1975, goes to a higher education institution for only the second time, and not since Texas Christian University won it in 2006. Go Frogs! Go…uh…does TCC have a mascot? Oh, turns out they do. Toro was created in 2011. It’s a bull.
FOX Sports reporter Emily Jones wasn’t wearing the right dress to be drenched in Gatorade during an interview with the Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton. The right fielder’s ninth inning double won the game. Jones was getting the scoop when Elvis Andrus came calling with bucket in hand.
Campus Carry Goes To Governor
Gov. Greg Abbott has already said he’ll slap his John Hancock on Senate Bill 11 and make it legal for people to openly carry handguns at public universities, with limitations. I remember college barely. Lots of alcohol, hormones, and testosterone. Adding guns to that mix isn’t a great idea. However, I will take perverse satisfaction the first time one of the open-carry gunslingers takes down a crazed gunman during a campus shooting.