In a Thursday, June 11, 1998, file photo, the rear of the 1982 pickup truck owned by Shawn Allen Berry, 23, of Jasper, Texas, is shown. The ball of the hitch has been removed by the FBI in their investigation into the death of James Byrd Jr.
In a Thursday, June 11, 1998, file photo, the rear of the 1982 pickup truck owned by Shawn Allen Berry, 23, of Jasper, Texas, is shown. The ball of the hitch has been removed by the FBI in their investigation into the death of James Byrd Jr. Ron Jaap Beaumont Enterprise-Journal
In a Thursday, June 11, 1998, file photo, the rear of the 1982 pickup truck owned by Shawn Allen Berry, 23, of Jasper, Texas, is shown. The ball of the hitch has been removed by the FBI in their investigation into the death of James Byrd Jr. Ron Jaap Beaumont Enterprise-Journal

1998: When James Byrd was murdered in East Texas

June 07, 2018 12:47 AM

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Bud Kennedy

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Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

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