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Leading Off (10/24/16)

| 6 hours ago
Photo: Jon Lorentz
Photo: Jon Lorentz

FC Dallas Wins Supporters’ Shield. The trophy goes to the team with the best regular season record. With a 0-0 draw in LA, FCD brought it home for the first time in franchise history. If they can take the MLS Cup without injured Mauro Diaz, they’ll be the first domestic squad to win a treble (three trophies in one season). #DTID

AT&T Acquires Time Warner. A Senate subcommittee will look into the $85 billion deal in November, but AT&T CEO Randall “The Ram” Stephenson thinks it’ll get approved. Will it make my home cable situation better? Unlikely, but that’s probably more on me.

Early Voting Starts Today. I’m voting for my late grandparents and myself, so I’ll probably space it out.

Two X Two Raises $7.5 Million For AIDS Research. In the year 2000, apparently, since Ricky Martin was the headliner. Oh, I’m being a snob. Good job, everyone.

Arlington Gets New Police Dogs. Puppies!

SMU Upsets No. 11 Houston. Sports!

Cowboys Move Into First In the NFC Without Playing. They’re on their bye week, but the first loss of the season by the Vikings (at the hands of the Eagles) has them tied at the end of Week 7. Philly and Dallas square off in primetime next Sunday. Will Tony Romo play? Probably only with his kids, and that’s OK.

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Nature & Environment

The Trinity Project: Reserve Your Spot Now for Meditation

| 3 days ago
The Trinity after rain (photo by Tim Rogers)
The Trinity after rain (photo by Tim Rogers)

We hope you’ve enjoyed the series of 10 essays from Laray Polk over the past two weeks. We hope they’ve broadened your understanding of the city’s relationship to the Trinity River. And we hope they’ll motivate you to join Laray and gallerist Liliana Bloch and artist Marcos Lutyens for a guided meditation tomorrow at the Trinity River. This is kind of a big deal. A lot of effort went into bringing Lutyens to town to do this. The gig is free, but you need to register if you’d like to participate. Call or email ([email protected], 214-991-5617). A shuttle will drive participants from the Liliana Bloch Gallery (2271 Monitor St.) to a spot along the river where Lutyens will conduct three guided meditation sessions. It’s a five-minute trip. Blankets will be provided. The sessions last about an hour, and only 15 people will be admitted to each session.

Again, here’s the intro to the Trinity Project, if you missed it. And just so they are all in one place, here are links to all 10 of Laray’s essays:

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