Leading Off (8/17/16)

A high-speed police chase, a major H-E-B letdown, and crying over Jerry Jones' Hall of Fame nomination.

Carjacking Leads to Police Chase Which Ends in a Crash. Dallas police were able to locate the suspect in a Victory Park carjacking last night via the victim’s cell phone GPS tracker. However, once police caught the culprit, he took them on a 45-minute, high-speed chase through Dallas, going up to 75-miles-per hour down Lemmon, eventually ending when the suspect got stuck in a North Dallas cul-de-sac and rammed the stolen car into a police vehicle.

Jerry Jones Nominated for Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame selected the Dallas Cowboys owner as a finalist for the 2017 class. I personally don’t have an opinion on whether Jones is more or less deserving than the other nominee, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue, or a comment on Pat Bowlen’s snub. All I know is that I watched this video last night and again this morning, and it’s physically impossible for me to not tear up during the long pause when Stephen Jones says, “As great of an owner, as great of a member of the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys that he is………………….he is a better father.”

H-E-B Pulls a Fast One on Hopeful North Texans. As Tim noted in Tuesday’s Leading Off, H-E-B/Central Market has acquired six grocery stores in North Texas. This announcement induced a flurry of excitement over the H-E-B brand, which was quickly squelched when a rep said that while company may open more Central Market stores, it would not open any regular H-E-B brand stores in Dallas in the foreseeable future. So, I guess we’ll have to settle with dumb ol’ Central Market and its stupid award-winning meat selection and annoying gourmet cheese assortment. And do not even get me started on the Hatch Chile Festival. Whatever.

Everyone’s Talking About the Big Tex Food Finalists. But we talked about it first. Go ahead, check out some time stamps. Alice Laussade’s 5:22 a.m. post on broke the news on all the fried finalists, including Fried Jell-O and Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders On A Stick. You’ll have to read the post to figure out what the heck that is.