1. The D.A.’s in Dallas and Denton County have finished reviewing cases filed by former DPD officer Robert Powell. The result? Denton is declining to pursue a DWI case, and is dismissing a marijuana possession charge. In Dallas, 11 cases are still up in the air, but everything appears to be in order. So this should pretty much close the book on Powell. Unless, of course, at some point, he decides to reenact the plot of an average basic cable thriller and take out his revenge on the department in some sort of overly complicated fashion. Don’t really see that happening.
2. To help fund transportation projects, Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) is sponsoring legislation that would allow certain counties (including all 12 in the D-FW area) to raise the gasoline tax from 20 cents to 30, and hike up fees for registration by $60 and vehicle inspection by $15. And a bunch of other stuff. In turn, I am introducing legislation that would allow me to reenact the plot of an average basic cable thriller and take out my revenge on Carona in some sort of overly complicated fashion. There will be a statewide vote on my villainous catchphrase later this year.
3. And finally, my beloved Dallas Mavericks secured their ninth straight trip to the playoffs, stepping up huge against the Utah Jazz, 130-101. if I told you that, to celebrate, I put a ton of C4 somewhere on the parade route Laura Miller leaked to the press during the 2006 Finals and you have 45 minutes to find it, what would you do, hotshot? What would you do?