Leading Off (7/31/14)

Rick Perry Speaks at Israel Solidarity Rally. You can catch some of his comments here. Will I repurpose parts of that video at some point in the not-too-distant future? I mean, I guess I probably will.

ALLIGATOR WARNING. “Texas Game Warden Logan Griffin admits that often what people may initially think is something unusual in the water turns out to be nothing more a log or a tire. But officials want there to be no mistake — there are alligators in Lewisville Lake.” Gators!

Parkland Building New $19 Million Clinic South of Fair Park. That’s what this story is nominally about. To me, it’s more of an introduction to a woman I definitely want to hear more from, Mrs. Willie Mae Coleman.

Here is Everything You Ever Would Want To Know About Pedestrian Walk Buttons. If you don’t have time to read it all, I’ll give you the main takeaway: none of them work. So when you roll your eyes at someone who walks up to a crosswalk where, like, 10 people are already waiting and pushes the button a few times, it is 100-percent justified. Also: it was justified before. Semi-related: meet a cat named Traffic Light.

President Bush, Michael Young, and Pitbull Honor Derek Jeter On His Last Game at Whatever They Call The Place the Rangers Play At Now. Pretty good photos here.

Well, Human Civilization Had a Good Run. Oh, well. Catch you guys on the flippity-flop.


  • DelkusSleeves

    At San Jacinto by Plaza of Americas, the light is timed but if you dont press the button, the little white walk guy wont pop up and motorist will honk at you for being in their way