Leading Off (11/2/12)

Mansfield Man Jailed For Missing Jury Duty Five Times: Jose Bocanegra’s excuse was “Yeah I don’t want to wait,” which, really, is pretty spot-on. He also dodged his first summons by claiming he was a felon when he wasn’t, marking the first time in history that conversation has gone in that direction.

Temperatures Will Test The Record Books Today: The mercury could hit 90 today and tomorrow, 15 degrees warmer than the norm. Enjoy your pumpkin lattes!

Pantego Woman Sues Cops Over Burst Implant: I don’t know anything about breast implants, but it seems the technology should’ve advanced enough that I shouldn’t have to type that headline, no? Nonetheless, Rebecca Van Hooser claims one of her breasts popped when a Pantego cop threw her on the hood of her car following a headlight violation.

Goodbye, Bethany: I’m taking over the Friday Leading Off from Bethany Anderson, beloved commenter turned FrontBurner contributor. I will try to take the YouTube baton and run with it. Thanks for the memories.


  • bill h

    welcome sir and thanks Bethany. You were always a delight to read. Started my day right.

  • Seven

    Friday was always my favorite Leading Off, partly for content, partly because it was ready with my first cup of coffee.

    So far: check, check

  • Brent D.

    Bethany set a pretty high Friday morning bar.

  • Bethany, I hope to see you in the comments. You’ve been part of this blog for a long time. You will always be welcome.

  • Busted implant over a headlight violation.

    I see what you did there.

  • I had the over-under at four comments before a headlight joke, Phelps. I appreciate everyone’s restraint.

  • Steven

    I don’t comment much but I do stalk these halls daily as a reader. Bethany’s Friday Morning Leading Off was always my favorite post of the week. Thank you Bethany!! I hope we still get a great B. Anderson post every now and then. And Bradford, I enjoyed reading your posts on Oak Cliff People. Good luck with FrontBurner!

  • ernest t bass

    Yeah, Bethany rocks.

    Bradford, did your parents name your brother Bartlett Pearson?