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Leading Off (3/20/17)

Pete Sessions shouted down at town hall, more on 911 issues, SMU has another early exit, and more.

Loud, Unhappy Crowd Faces Pete Sessions at Town Hall. The U.S. representative appeared at a town hall at Richardson High School on Saturday, along with more than 2,000 of his more vocal constituents. I give Sessions credit for showing up, but he had to know what he’d be up against, so it probably wasn’t a great idea to start with, “I understand why you’re so frustrated. You don’t know how to listen.” Not that it would have mattered, more than likely, since he mostly stood behind the things that the crowd was unhappy about in the first place. Christine Allison was there; read her report here.

Mike Rawlings Kicks A.C. Gonzalez In the Ribs Over 911 Issues. On Inside Texas Politics, the mayor said: “It’s an example of some of the issues we’ve had at this city. We’ve had dog issues. We’ve had HUD issues. The great news is we have a new sheriff in town and his sense of urgency over the last few days on this tells me that things are not going to be the same as in the past. We have not had a sense of urgency, and we’ve had leadership issues in the middle of it.” To be fair, he also blamed himself.

Body of a Man Found In Storm Drain In Lake Cliff Park. The 60-year-old appeared to be homeless and using the drain as shelter. There was no sign of trauma.

Hey, Look, It’s Already Summer. Fun times.

SMU Knocked Out In First Round, Again. USC only led for 76 seconds in its first-round game against SMU, but that was enough to shock the Mustangs, who pretty much looked in control right until it was over. One thought: maybe they could have gotten it to Semi Ojeleye at the end, since he was cooking all game. But regardless, another heartbreaker. Baylor made the Sweet 16, though, if you’re into that.

FC Dallas Wins Its Home Opener. After taking down Pachuca in the first leg of its CONCACAF Champions League semifinal on Wednesday, FC Dallas came from behind on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium (in front of Dak Prescott), Maxi Urruti’s brace canceling out an earlier New England Revolution penalty. They don’t play again until the rematch with Pachuca on April 4. #DTID


  • DubiousBrother

    Where was Larry Brown when SMU needed him?