Fri, Sep 2, at 1: The event was not marred, as its planners had feared it would be, by the unemployed rabble. Their leader, a Communist, had been jailed—and was dead before the festive procession began. A police band led a group of 2, down Main and Houston streets to the Tarrant County courthouse, followed by elected officials, including Texas Attorney General James Allred, soon to be governor. Trundling behind the cops and the pols, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, came the Union Band and groups of workers, from barbers and bricklayers to pressmen and painters.
Tue Mar 25, 6: Dan Parker followed an hour later. Fifteen minutes more, and Susan Fletcher and Dave Collard were out. But they didn't worry about it — their Texas Hold 'Em game at the Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama was zero-stakes, played simply as a way to hang out, have fun and hone skills with dozens of others who have caught the poker bug. That number is expected to continue to grow after this summer's release of a Texas attorney general's opinion that the tournaments don't violate the state's anti-gambling laws. Fletcher, 46, of Rowlett began playing at Bowl-A-Rama in March after her husband started going there. The APL is one of the largest leagues in the country to run zero-stakes tournaments.