LEADING OFF

1. Mayor Tom Leppert says one of his first acts will be to establish an office of immigrant affairs. Collectively, the citizens of Farmers Branch sat up in their rockers, shook their fists at the sky, and wheezed, “Tarnation!”

2. Mo, Pops, and the entire youth crew heads to Vegas to play in the Mavs’ Summer League games beginning Friday. Basketball fans can get themselves a taste of the future (workshop?) tonight at Moody Coliseum as they take on the Chinese National Team. Tickets are just $5. Getcha some.

3. Interesting discussion on Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith’s blog about the backlash to the mag’s recent “Astronaut Sex!” cover, and how it resulted in one of the worst-selling mags in TM‘s history. When the issue arrived, we all looked at it and said, “Great cover.” I do like that he’s being very up front about behind-the-scenes decisions. (As Wired says, it’s all about being “naked” nowadays.) Which reminds me: any recent cover sales news you can share with readers, Tim?

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