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Leading Off (9/9/16)

Jerry shows off his new ride, musicians strike, and DISD exceeds enrollment goals.

Train Collides With Moving Truck. The accident occurred around 2:15 p.m. Thursday on the tracks at the Medical Center Drive and Harry Hines Boulevard intersection. Debris spread across the intersection when the Amtrak train, headed to Chicago from San Antonio, hit the truck. No injuries were reported, and the train continued on its way about 90 minutes later.

DISD’s Pre-K Enrollment Hits 11K. The enrollment spike, preceded by concerns of meeting enrollment projections, is a first in district history. The increase is a result of the district’s outreach efforts and growth within other community partnerships.

Pride Week Events Bring Extra Security. As Oak Lawn residents prepare for the annual celebration, Dallas police have been planning for extra staffing and security for the event, which kicks off next week. There have been several violent crimes committed in the area throughout the past few months, prompting a more thorough police presence.

Jerry Jones Shows Off His New Ride. The billionaire’s new  Cowboys-themed helicopter was on display Thursday. Jones isn’t telling how much it cost, but the starting price for a similar model is $8.5 million. You’ll be able to spot the helicopter, which will transport Jones from the team’s Frisco headquarters to the Death Star, by the Cowboys familiar blue star on its tail.

Fort Worth Symphony Musicians Go On Strike. The musicians decided to strike after receiving a final contract offer that was identical to what they’d previously rejected. The symphony, which is trying to close a $700,000 deficit, offered a proposed contract with a 6.5 percent pay cut the first year, with pay increases in the future years. The symphony orchestra was set to begin a new season Friday but has canceled weekend performances.