Mark Cuban Attends the Presidential Debate. Before the candidates went at each other, Cuban told reporters in the spin room: “I’m not here to cause a scene. I’m not here to make faces. I’m not here to stare him in the eyes. I haven’t practiced the stink eye. I don’t have a little dance move. I’m not going to do anything like that. He’s good enough at that on his own.” He also said that since he started trolling Trump, he has received death threats and has been under attack from hackers. (PS: Hank Stuever’s recap of the debate in the Washington Post is the best I’ve read.)
Dallas Wants a DART Subway. The transportation committee met and crafted a resolution that it will send to the City Council next month. The resolution calls for revamped bus service and for the second rail line through downtown to be built as a subway. And Councilman Philip Kingston said that he doubts DART’s claim that it can afford to build that subway and the controversial northern Cotton Belt line.
Bank Run on Pension Fund. Trustees of the police and fire pension met yesterday and revealed that in the last six weeks, pensioners have withdrawn $220 million from the fund. Board Chairman Samuel Friar said, “We’ve got to stop this runaway train. We think the action we took today will help in doing that.” Interesting word choice, given that the board took no action yesterday. Remember: if the pension fails, the city of Dallas is on the hook.
Greg Hardy Gets to Wear the Gray Towel. The former Cowboy had his mugshot taken after being arrested Sunday night in Richardson on a drug charge. He was pulled over for a traffic violation, but a cop found cocaine in the car and a Top Golf membership card issued to Overlord Hardy Jr. He posted bond last night before 6.
Frisco Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison. Zachary Callens was 16 when he gunned down his parents in their home. Yesterday at his sentencing hearing, his four siblings testified for the prosecution, saying their brother showed no remorse for the killings.Read More