Leading Off (4/1/13)

Kaufman County DA and Wife Gunned Down: We’re only beginning to scratch the surface on this one. But some, such as Forney Mayor Darren Rozell, are already drawing connections between the killing of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, and the murder of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse two months ago on the day the U.S. Department of Justice released a statement saying Hasse was involved in a racketeering case against the Aryan Brotherhood.

DMN Lauds Don Williams’ Speech, Still Mum of Golf Course: Late last week, Glenn was quick to point out that Rudy Bush’s piece (paywall) on former Trammel Crow CEO Don Williams’ chiding of the Dallas elite at the Dallas Country Club was missing some choice words about plans to build a golf club in South Dallas (namely, that Williams at first thought the course was the “worst use of $12 million that the city could possibly spend” before taking a step back and saying that a golf course doesn’t equal jobs or development). Well, over the weekend, this Dallas Morning News editorial offered formal support to Williams’ tough talk, but still nothing about the golf course, which this DMN editorial endorsed back in November,  saying that:

We know there will be naysayers and cynics. But when a corporation of AT&T’s size recognizes that it’s time to focus on southern Dallas — and then uses its substantial leadership powers to rally major backing — that’s a marker worth applauding. This golf course plan is a game changer.

So, DMN, tell us: Is Williams a naysayer or a cynic?

First Baptist Opens New $130 Million Campus For Easter: Those chewy, sugary gummy ducks in your kids’ Easter baskets? They weren’t the only tacky treats to arrive in Dallas yesterday morning.


  • CU Grad

    What’s the difference b/w the DMN withholding that quote and Glenn withholding the audit data on Kern Wildenthal? http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2013/03/28/wildenthal-thanks-friends-rips-false-info/

  • Glenn

    The difference is that my posts were about the reactions of Wildenthal’s supporters and Wildenthal himself to the many previous stories in The News. As you well know, the data you reference (the Hastings report) has been posted in full on the DMN site, as well as on the paranoid “Parkland House of Horrors” site, where Wildenthal is routinely skewered in the most vicious and outlandish manner possible. (You know that site–the one where photographers have had to ask that their photos be taken down because they were ripped off without credit or permission, befitting the site’s ethical “standards.”)

  • CU Grad

    But, you digress…..

  • mr_lakewood

    It’s “Trammell’, not Trammel Crow.