Judge Receives Protection Detail After Suspicious Fire Kills Lawyer. Ira Tobolowsky, a civil lawyer, was found doused in gasoline in the garage of his North Dallas home Friday; the fire is still under investigation. Now, after Judge Eric V. Moyé warned of a possible connection between Tobolowsky and litigation in his court, Dallas Sheriff’s Office deputies are patrolling his home.
Son of ICE Director Dies In Motorcycle Crash. The accident involving Michael Saldaña Templin happened in Woodland Hills, California, on Friday. He was the son of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director and former U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña and retired attorney Don Templin, who was D Magazine‘s lawyer for years.
Dallas Wings Split First Two Games. They won the transplanted franchise’s first game as the Wings (against the Indiana Fever) on Saturday night, but couldn’t get past the New York Liberty yesterday. Skylar Diggins was held out of both games as she is still not 100-percent recovered from last season’s ACL tear. They have one more game on the road before making their Dallas (OK, OK — Arlington) debut this Saturday.
Man Drowns In Lake Ray Hubbard. Sreyas Antony was on a weekend visit from Michigan and jumped off a railroad trestle into a particularly dangerous spot, where water is up to 13 feet deep and old fishing lines below the surface up the risk for entanglement. He disappeared soon after. Dallas Fire-Rescue eventually found his body; he was only 28. You don’t need me to tell you to be careful when going to the lake this summer, but please be careful.
Rougned Odor Takes Exception to Jose Bautista’s late slide. OK, yes, fighting is bad. You shouldn’t do it. Stipulated. It’s a bad example for the kids in the stands and watching at home and OH MY LORD. And you knew this was coming before Odor’s chain even stopped swinging. Between that punch and Nolan Ryan steer wrestling Robin Ventura, the Rangers are at least an all-time brawling team. Oh, and they also won.
It’s Gonna Rain. It’s May.
Someone Paid Almost $7,000 For a Lock of Thomas Jefferson’s Hair. Heritage Auctions handled the sale, which is why I am telling you this. Looks like someone is in the market to make Clone High for real. Man, I loved that show and I love love the theme song.
FC Dallas Takes Six Points On Home Stand. Michael Barrios got back to his scoring ways and Mauro Diaz chipped in another from the spot as FCD knocked off Seattle, the second Pacific Northwest squad they took down this weekend. When Barrios is on (and he had a fantastic first touch on his goal) and Diaz is healthy, this is the most fun team in town. And they’re just a point back of first place.
Watch Out If You Hike the Buckeye Trail. I very narrowly avoided a pack of feral hogs there on Saturday afternoon. They are not exactly a majestic animal.