Dallas Stars Are First Pro Franchise to Publicly Oppose Texas Bathroom Bill. “Dallas welcomes all, and we welcome all,” President Jim Lites said. Take notes, Jerry, though rumor is the bill is going down the toilet.
The Fight Over Dallas’ Confederate Statues Continues. During a small rally at Pioneer Park Cemetery yesterday, protestors calling for the removal of confederate monuments clashed with a group called Sons of Confederate Veterans (one of whom is named Festus Allcock, obviously).
Denton Assistant Principal: Alt-Right Nationalist or Idiot? An assistant principal at Rodgriguez Middle School, Eric Hauser, published a children’s book on August 1 in which Pepe the Frog and his friend Centipede overpower a bearded alligator named Alkah to “restore law and order, and bring freedom back to Wishington Farm.” Now, “centipedes” are a Trump thing, which Hauser doesn’t deny, but he claims to have not known that Pepe is a meme appropriated by the alt-right. That’s a pretty tremendous feat of ignorance, because when I google “Pepe the Frog,” the first three things that come up are the meme’s listing on the Anti-Defamation League website, a Wikipedia page with a lengthy section about Pepe’s alt-right history, and an LA Times article titled “How ‘Pepe the Frog’ went from harmless to hate symbol.”
Highland Park ISD Asks Residents If Teachers Can Park In Their Driveways. The middle school’s underground parking lot is still under construction. But we’re talking about Highland Park, here. Why give up driveway space, when residents can just loan out their spare car lifts?