The State Fair is open today. Lyndsay told you so yesterday, and we’ve got a section for it. Here is The Dallas Morning News’ version. Look for an interview with Maren Morris later today on FrontRow. She kicks things off tonight.
Dallas ISD is renaming schools with Confederate names. Four campuses— William L. Cabell, Stonewall Jackson, Albert Sidney Johnston, and Robert E. Lee elementary—will be renamed. Lee will be known as Geneva Heights elementary. The other three must submit requests for new names by November. The board voted 9-0 on the renaming, and 5-4 on blocking an attempt to shorten them. Stonewall Jackson, for instance, would’ve been Stonewall. Which would’ve been lipstick on a pig.
The Cedars goes for Amazon. Add yet another neighborhood to the mix. This bid is a combination of Texas Central Partners, which is behind the upcoming high speed rail to Houston, and developer Matthews Southwest.
How did Tony Timpa die? He called police for help outside of a porn store near Love Field and was acting erratically. He was restrained by security guards until police showed up. And then he died. This News investigation is fascinating for a few reasons—this man’s mother couldn’t get much out of the department about how her son actually died. After involving the newspaper and lawyers and a small mountain of public information requests, pieces began to trickle out. What emerges is incredibly sad and frustrating, and the case has yet to go to a grand jury.