Leading Off

Leading Off (2/1/17)

T.C. Broadnax starts, Irving mayor dismissed from suit, and more.

T.C. Broadnax Starts as City Manager Today. The former Tacoma, Washington, city manager has plenty to keep him busy during his first day on the job as Dallas City Manager.

Irving Mayor Dismissed from Defamation Suit. Beth Van Duyne was dismissed yesterday from the lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed’s father after the boy was detained in 2015 for taking a homemade clock to school that staff mistook for a bomb. Ahmed’s father agreed to remove the mayor from the suit.

Dallas County Schools Will Cut Jobs. Up to 100 jobs could be cut because the bus contractor is $42 million behind budget forecasts. Interim CFO Alan King said yesterday that revenue had been significantly overstated. It’s unclear where the jobs will be cut from.

Skip Fletcher, R.I.P. Neil “Skip” Fletcher of famed Fletcher’s Corny Dogs at The State Fair of Texas has died at age 82 after a battle with pneumonia. Skip’s father and uncle first introduced the corny dogs to the fair in 1942, and Skip and his late brother took over in the late 1980s. This year, it would have been his 75th anniversary at the fair.


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