Christina Morris is Still Missing. It’s been a year since the 23-year-old disappeared from a Plano parking garage, but her parents aren’t giving up on finding her, or at least finding an answer to what happened.
Derek Holland Throws Three-Hit Shutout, Rangers Sweep Orioles. With the win, the Rangers are now seven games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season, and have a game and a half lead over the Twins for the second wild-card spot. They’re also just three back from the division-leading Astros, leaving me dangerously close to having no choice but to start watching games.
Fried Carrot Cake Roll Wins Best Taste at the State Fair. Christi Erpillo came up with the dish — (whispers) Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly — that took top honors at the Big Tex Choice Awards. Isaac Rousso’s Smoky Bacon Maragarita was named most creative. For the tenth straight year, my frisee salad with a very light dijon vinaigrette failed to place.
Proposal For Gun Range Next to School Surprisingly Controversial. Texas Legends wants to turn an old post office in Farmers Branch into a gun range, and the city’s planning and zoning commission has already given it the OK. But the nearby Westwood School has a started a petition asking for the company to find a better location, maybe somewhere not 350 feet away from a school. The City Council will discuss the issue Tuesday night. I’m sure Trey Garrison will be watching closely.
Blue Bell is Back. First deliveries started this morning in Brenham, Houston, and Austin. It’s not in North Texas yet. I guess I’m not too excited, because it will eventually mean the return of that treacly, pandering, garbage radio commercial. That song is like audio listeria.