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Fort Worth Characters

Description: Fort Worth history is far more than the handful of familiar names that every true-blue Fort Worther hears growing up: leaders such as Amon Carter, B. B. Paddock, J. Frank Norris, and William McDonald. Their names are indexed in the history books for ready reference. But the drama that is Fort Worth history contains other, less famous characters who played important roles, like Judge James Swayne, Madam Mary Porter, and Marshal Sam Farmer: well known enough in their day but since forgotten. Others, like Al Hayne, lived their lives in the shadows until one, spectacular moment of heroism. Then there are the lawmen, Jim Courtright, Jeff Daggett, and Thomas Finch. They wore badges, but did not always represent the best of law and order. These seven plus five others are gathered together between the covers of this book. Each has a story that deserves to be told. If they did not all make history, they certainly lived in historic times. The jury is still out on whether they shaped their times or merely reflected those times. Either way, their stories add new perspectives to the familiar Fort Worth story, revealing how the law worked in the old days and what life was like for persons of color and for women living in a man’s world. As the old TV show used to say, “There are a million stories in the ‘Naked City.’” There may not be quite as many stories in Cowtown, but there are plenty waiting to be told—enough for future volumes of Fort Worth Characters. But this is a good starting point.
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Date: October 15, 2009
Creator: Selcer, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Shooter]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Colonel L. Larson sharpshooting at the Dallas Gun Club.
Date: April 15, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Trapped Hairdresser]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Phil Tack, a hairdresser, who got locked in the Hi-Hat Lounge overnight. Police were unable to get him out, and he missed the National Hairdressers Convention in Dallas.
Date: July 15, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: TCU Basketball]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the TCU basketball time as it gets ready for the 1956 season.
Date: October 15, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Mrs. Walkder]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an investigation into the stabbing death of Benjamin Walker.
Date: January 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cop hurt...follow cave in]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a collision involving an automobile and a three-wheel motorcycle sending a Fort Worth police officer to the hospital with minor injuries.
Date: November 15, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Vandals]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about three Fort Worth churches being vandalized.
Date: May 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Jaycees]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Jaycee luncheon in Fort Worth that actor Richard Googan attended.
Date: October 15, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Redbud planting]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the beginning of "Operation Redbud", a campaign by members of the Fort Worth garden club and the city's government to plant one thousand redbud trees in the city in 1960.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Missing girl]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an 11 year old Haltom girl missing.
Date: August 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Jaycees announce winner of award]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth Jaycee's annual awards banquet where John S. Justin Junior was named Fort Worth's Outstanding Young Man of 1952.
Date: January 15, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Carswell bomb wing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Carswell Air Force Base activating the 43rd Bomb Wing.
Date: March 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: City manager]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about L. P. Cookingham starting his new position as Fort Worth city manager.
Date: June 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Truck hits service station]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Howard Lollard's service station, into which a truck carrying 47,000 pounds of maize slammed after problems with the curve in the highway; the driver received only minor injuries, but the building may need quite a bit of repair.
Date: October 15, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rodeo]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Irving Junior Rodeo Club's annual rodeo.
Date: March 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Woman electrocuted; storm damage heavy]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth woman electrocuted by a metal clothesline that became electrified, while she stood on wet ground during a thunderstorm. The storm also did serious damage to buildings and trees in the city.
Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Trampoline]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a trampoline business in Fort Worth.
Date: May 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rise Stevens]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Rise Stevens, the Metropolitan Opera Star that will be performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rodeo champs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the results of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo in Fort Worth.
Date: May 15, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rodeo stock]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the National Finals Rodeo being held in Dallas.
Date: December 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections