1. Horrific scene this morning as a bus driving Vietnamese passengers on a mission trip from Houston to Missouri crashed in Sherman, killing 13 and injuring at least 40.
2. Love the way City Manager Mary Suhm handled this. First, she says, wow, times are so tough, we may have to raise property taxes and cut major services to make up a $50 million budget shortfall for the city. Now, she’s a genius because the budget proposal contained no major tax increases or cuts in services. It’s the expectations game. Like when you tell your spouse, “I’m only having 10 beers and I’ll be home by midnight.” Then, when you show up at 9 p.m. after six glasses of wine, you’re like a god. Well played.
3. Another day, two more folks with North Texas ties win reality show contests: Joshua Allen of Fort Worth on So You Think You Can Dance, and Eliza Iliza Schlesinger [DMN has corrected] (who went to Greenhill School) won Last Comic Standing. Now they can look forward to a life of being accosted by D employees during mid-week happy hours.