Paul Hicks strode into the Tarrant County Southwest Subcourthouse on an unseasonably hot Friday afternoon last September. The Fort Worth resident was there to help an absent friend with an eviction form at the Justice of the Peace’s office.
Hicks is a fit and youngish 63, a jack of all trades with piercing blue eyes and a Marlboro Man-with-a-mullet vibe. He’s also someone who takes a stand when he sees something wrong. That’s one reason he tried to get elected to the Fort Worth City Council a few years back without success.
Persistence is one of his traits. But one man’s persistence is another man’s pushy smart aleck.