Leading Off (7/5/13)

Thousands Watch Fireworks at Fair Park. But there were only 10,000 tickets available for seats to witness the Independence Day celebration inside the Cotton Bowl, and those had all been claimed by about 7:30 p.m.

Hundreds of Smart People Gather in Fort Worth. American Mensa’s 51st Annual Gathering is under way. Want to see if you qualify for entry to the high I.Q. club and can join the ranks of the insufferably self-satisfied? You can take the exam Saturday morning at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.

Dozens Protest at Klyde Warren Park. The group Restore the Fourth was in downtown Dallas to voice their objections to the government’s domestic spying programs.

One Slow News Day.  Show of hands: How many of you are at work?


  • Amy

    (Raises hand)

  • SybilsBeaver

    raises hand, continues surfing the web for the next 6 hrs

  • Jerome Weeks

    Raises hand, looks around at all the empty cubicles. Sheepish, puts hand down. Sighs.

  • David Burrows

    At work.. and I even drove over the speed limit on 635. That kind of almost made it all worth being here.

  • Dan Koller

    My first two choices for a greasy breakfast in downtown were closed this morning. So I’m at work, and I’m hungry.