Leading Off (1/17/13)

Two DISD Elementary Schools Without Heat. The heat has been out at Lenore K. Hall and Margaret B. Henderson for at least three days. When will it be fixed? Well, Hall should be good to go today, in theory, but Henderson’s time frame has been ominously listed as “could take some time to fix.” I’m sure it’ll be fine. It’s not like elementary-age kids are germ factories, fueled by the slightest of inclement weather, walking, complaining, lingering-illness sweatshops banging out snotty noses and hacking coughs easy and cheap because they’re too disorganized to union up. Everything should be A-OK.

Governor Perry Makes Statement On New Federal Gun Control Measures, May Have Gotten A Word Of The Day Calendar For Christmas, Probably Unclear On The Principle of Separation Of Church And State.  “As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be,” said Perry. “Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help.” I think, and I need to check, but I think Karl Marx said that. Again, I’m sure it’ll be fine. Probably work itself right out on its own. I mean, it’s not like we’re so gun crazy that some police departments, albeit small ones, are having trouble finding backup parts for AR-15 rifles because regular citizens are buying too many of them.

Mavericks Put Together First Four-Game Winning Streak Since, Well, I Don’t Know. Feels like forever.

Neighboring Businesses Ready For the Bush Center To Open Already. They’re anxious for people to start showing up. That’s not news, or at least not a surprise. But how will they get there? “We think a lot of people will not be necessarily coming here by plane but either by bus or by car from neighboring states,” said Jon Pettee from TriGate Capital, new owners of the Holiday Inn Central Park Cities (but you knew that). Pettee also speculated that some would, yes, come on motorcycles, a much smaller number would arrive via bicycle, one, maybe two would arrive by a dirigible of some sort, that no good Perkins kid up the street would, of course, come by on his damn skateboard (hoodlum), and like a handful, at most, would come on Segways, only because they don’t make them anymore and, listen, you watch, that was an idea ahead of its time.