Leading Off

Leading Off (8/31/16)

Loose dog plan gets support, Cowboys headquarters has new tenant, and more.

Loose Dog Crisis Plan Gets Support from City Council. At yesterday’s meeting, the Boston Consulting Group laid out its plan to get loose dogs off the streets primarily in southern Dallas. The council was unanimous in its support, but City Manager A.C. Gonzalez might need a little more convincing. One of the consulting group’s ideas was to make Dallas Animal Services its own department, which they say would increase visibility and hold its head accountable. Gonzalez was the only one who didn’t see the benefit of that happening, but he said he will have a plan figured out within 30 days. The BCG also recommended spending an extra $1 million on animal services.

Cowboys Score New Tenant for The Star Headquarters. The $1.5 billion headquarters in Frisco is getting a new business tenant: FM Global, one of the biggest commercial and industrial property insurers in the world. The company is moving from West Plano and will have offices on the top two floors, their space measuring more than 79,000 square feet. They’ll probably have a pretty good view of the practice field. There’s also a second office building in the works at The Star because of all the business interest.

DISD Enrollment Drops Again. DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa had been expecting an increase of 700 students this year, but enrollment may be down about 2,000 students from last year instead. So far in the school year, daily enrollment totals are 700 to 2,000 fewer than last year. This will cost the district a lot of money, millions, in state funding. Hinojosa said that DISD will have to shuffle its staff accordingly, but that there will not be layoffs. This is the second year in a row that the district didn’t meet its enrollment projections.

Rougned Odor Homer Gives Rangers the Win. The Rangers had an 8-7 walkoff win against Seattle yesterday thanks to Rougned Odor. Earlier in the game, Odor had tried to go for a double when it should have stayed a single, and he got out. After Adrian Beltre talked some sense into him, Odor made up for it in the ninth inning. He hit a two-run homer to give the Rangers the win.

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