Disabled street vendor Frankie Brierton of Santo is believed to have inspired the Willie Nelson song Pretty Paper.
Disabled street vendor Frankie Brierton of Santo is believed to have inspired the Willie Nelson song Pretty Paper. unknown Courtesy photo
Disabled street vendor Frankie Brierton of Santo is believed to have inspired the Willie Nelson song Pretty Paper. unknown Courtesy photo

A Fort Worth street vendor inspired Willie Nelson, ‘Pretty Paper’

December 24, 2016 03:40 PM

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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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