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Leading Off (2/4/15)

People are stealing your debit cards while you're at funerals, plus even more depressing news.
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DISD Meeting Cut Short After Agenda Snafu. The agenda wasn’t specific enough to host a closed session, a possible Texas Open Meetings Act violation. So a meeting about a human resources scandal could’ve been brought down by a clerical error. But who would you bring that complaint to, then?

Contractor Accidentally Cuts Down Dallas Tree Older Than Dallas. Tim covered this late yesterday, but the level of incompetence here is just staggering. RIP Tree That Was As Old as Arthur MacArthur Jr., Father of World War II Pacific Theater Commander Douglas MacArthur. (There aren’t any famous people born in 1845.)

Armed Men Attacking Fort Worth Drivers. Add this to the “Maybe I should start taking the bus” ledger. In two separate incidents, men have forced their way into cars stopped at traffic lights, then robbed the female drivers. In one instance, a woman was shot in the foot.

Two Women Accused of Stealing Six Houses. That’s the exact headline on this NBC story. I used it because it had a certain Seven Brides For Seven Brothers pacing to it. I actually have no idea what that movie’s all about. Let’s Google it together. Pretty young cook…ill-mannered brothers…but after the brothers kidnap six local girls during a town barn-raising, a group of indignant villagers tries to track them down. That got dark rather quickly. ANYWAY, I guess these women were ganking these houses using by filing fraudulent title transfers. Boring. Back to the movie. How was a movie about kidnapping rated G?

Woman Stealing Debit Cards From Funerals. Heads on swivels, folks.




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