Leading Off

Leading Off (2/23/17)

John Wiley Price opening statements, feral hog controversy, and more.

John Wiley Price Opening Statements Begin. At 8:30 a.m. this morning, opening statements for Dallas County Commissioner Price’s federal corruption trial will begin. The prosecution will go first, followed by the defense. Dapheny Fain, Price’s longtime assistant, will also be standing trial.

Dallas Disagrees with Texas Over Feral Hogs. State Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller may have made it legal to poison feral hogs in Texas, but the Dallas City Council wants a different solution. Yesterday, by a vote of 14-1, the council voted to pay Striker Outfitters $347,100 throughout the next three years to “humanely trap and remove” hogs in Dallas. The company has completed a 10-month pilot program that has led to the capture of 96 hogs. After hogs are captured, they taken to Frontier Meats in Fort Worth.

Arlington Preschool Teacher Fired for Anti-Semitic Posts. Nancy Salem was fired from The Children’s Courtyard for posting several anti-Semitic tweets. Watchdog group Canary Mission reported her comments. Salem has deleted her social media accounts.

Correction: An earlier version of this post said Nancy Salem was a student at the University of Texas at Arlington. That has since been removed.