Leading Off (4/29/15)

Southwest Cancels Flights to Baltimore. As of this writing, things seem calm in Charm City. But the airline canceled at least 10 flights before last night’s curfew even went into effect, amid fears of rioting.

Independent Investigator Clears Richardson Mayor. Last month, there were calls for Laura Maczka’s resignation over accusations that a relationship with a developer affected her vote on zoning. Last night, a parade of citizens remarked on the relationship at the city council meeting. An investigator cleared Maczka on the ethics violations, but said she may have violated the Texas Freedom of Information Act when she didn’t turn over emails between her and the developer in question.

Video of Assistant DA’s DWI Arrest. The footage of Justin Moore, who was at the time a 27-year-old prosecutor with the Dallas DA’s office, serves as a lesson of what not to do on the off chance you’re ever pulled over after drinking. A quick list: 1) You shouldn’t try to speed away at over 100 mph. 2) You shouldn’t threaten to have the officers fired. 3) You shouldn’t ask the officers if they’re in the Ku Klux Klan. 4) You definitely shouldn’t call anyone an “Uncle Tom.” 5) You shouldn’t suggest that you hope you get fired. Because Justin Moore was.

Mavs Wish Rockets Well in Future Endeavors. The Houston Rockets beat the Mavericks last night, 103-94, clinching the series. Before the game was over, the Rockets team Twitter account posted a gun emoji next to a horse emoji and the words: “Shhhhh. Just close your eyes. It will all be over soon.” The Mavs responded gracefully, and the Rockets eventually apologized.

Dallas Cowboys Reveal Plans for Tomorrow Night’s Draft. There aren’t really any revelations here, but that’s how this story is billed. On a personal note, I’ve declared myself eligible for both the NFL and NBA drafts every year since I graduated high school. I feel like, despite my perceived lack of athletic prowess and my controversial statements about giraffes, I could really help the right organization. So far though, we haven’t found a GM gutsy enough to pull the trigger. Here’s hoping tomorrow night is the lucky night.

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Comments

  • Bizarro Big Tex

    Now I understand why I always feel the sudden urge to shower and burn my clothes after driving by Richardson City Hall.

  • Todd Krumholz

    What are they drafting tonight?

  • TheSamMorton

    The draft is tomorrow.

  • JSSS

    Although I am a Mavs fan, I actually thought the Rockets’ tweet was kind of funny. Somewhat tasteless, sure, but that’s the interwebs!

  • Long Memory

    I’m glad to know that it’s not an ethical lapse that the mayor didn’t inform her council colleagues that she’s shtupping the developer. I kinda think if I had a “relationship” with the person our family hired to renovate some portion of our house, or clean the swimming pool, or WALK THE FREAKIN’ DOG, and I didn’t mention that to my wife beforehand then that could be problematical. An impeachable offense, perhaps. But that’s why we’re not in politics.