Leading Off (2/17/15)

Now we are having fun on Tuesday.

Amar’e Stoudemire Is Damn Near a Mav. Eddie Sefko says Stoudemire is “99.9 percent committed to joining the Mavericks.” I’m sure Zac will be along in a bit to tell us what we should think about this near-certain development, but I’d like to say, for now, on the record, that I am 99.8 percent committed to this blog. Start getting excited.

Should We Pay DISD Board Members? Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins thinks so. Maybe as much as $60k. It’s such a small price to pay to attract a better field of candidates. I’d honestly like to hear one good argument why this shouldn’t happen. (Meantime, Tawnell Hobbs and Matthew Haag are doing a victory lap over that whole HR scandal. Which I suppose they deserve.)

Eddie Ray Routh Confession Played in Court. “At the beginning of the 90-minute taped confession, Routh can be heard muttering about his soul and talking to several ‘Chrises.’ At one point, he said talking to Kyle was like ‘talking to the wolf.’ ” Just sadness.

More Details Emerge on Murder of Cop. Before she killed Officer Larry Tuttle and then herself, Otto Thomas said he was abusing her. Her journals paint a different picture of what was going on, suggesting that Thomas was a woman who “lost track of reality.”

8-Year-Old Golfer Is Better Than Tiger. I’m exaggerating a little. But just watch this.

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