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Eric Griffey

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Walking for Reform

Standing before a crowd of several dozen outside Fort Worth City Hall last evening, Leon Reed sent a message that was direct and unifying. “We...

Protesters Call for Compassionate Release of Carswell Prisoners

The all-female Federal Medical Center-Carswell recently received national attention following the COVID-19-related deaths of three inmates. At its peak, more than 500 inmates were stricken with the...

Downtown Rally Calls for Classroom Reopenings

Several dozen parents, plus children in school uniforms, held placards that read, “Open Texas Without Restrictions” and “Open Our Schools” in front of the...

Saturday Protests in Weatherford Marked by Violence

Yesterday was the scene of large marches and rallies in Fort Worth and Weatherford, both opposed to and for the Black Lives Matter movement....

Hundreds Rally for the Police Downtown

Fort Worth police have been the target of vocal criticism from Black Lives Matter supporters for the past two months. “Fuck the racist-ass police”...

Austin Teacher Rally Saturday to Protest Public School Openings

The message for Texas public school teachers is clear: Return to class amid a deadly pandemic or risk losing your livelihood.  “We want to start...

Police Group Snubs Meeting with Protesters

Members of the Fort Worth Black Law Enforcement Officers Association may be confused about why they canceled Saturday’s meeting with local protest leaders. That...

Fort Worth Protesters Honor Victims of Law Enforcement Abuse and Neglect

Standing next to a long table topped with flowers and photos of 37 deceased men and women, Kwame Osei Jr. addressed dozens of protesters...

Stirr Restaurant Not Permanently Closing, Co-owner Says

In today’s Star-Telegram, columnist Bud Kennedy announced that Stirr Restaurant has “closed permanently.” Not long afterward, Fort Worth Weekly owner Lee Newquist received a text...

Craft Breweries Call Out Gov on Recent Shutdowns

Breweries and bars typically bear little physical resemblance. Most craft breweries offer outdoor seating and sprawling indoor spaces. To brew beer generally requires a...