1. A Coppell homeowners association forced a resident to pull up his Obama yard signs. I haven’t seen it with my own eyes, but I’ve heard Wick has a larger-than-life animatronic statue of Obama in his yard that waves to passersby.
2. DISD is preparing to call a “financial exigency,” which would set the table for layoffs. Knowing what this will likely mean to my son’s elementary, and projecting that effect across the district, makes me profoundly sad.
3. Here’s what I don’t get about the newly renovated Cotton Bowl (at a cost of $57 million): in 2010, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic moves to the Cowboys Deathstar. That’s where the Cotton Bowl will be played, in Arlington. But the Cotton Bowl remains the Cotton Bowl. If the city owns the Cotton Bowl stadium, shouldn’t it own the “Cotton Bowl” name? Take the game, fine. But how’d we lose the name?