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Leading Off (11/7/18)

Election results, race relations, and a kid who loves water towers.

Colin Allred Takes Out Sessions in District 32. In a dog-shaped district redrawn in 2011 to include the Park Cities, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Wylie—but, huh, just happens to avoid the Beto-sign laden yards of East Dallas—the NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer managed to unseat Pete Sessions, a Republican Congressman since 1997 who was the head of the House Rules Committee and backed by Trump. A total of $11 million was spent in Dallas’ most contentious campaign. Allred was one of 26 seats gained by Democrats across the nation to take control of the House.

Other Election Results. Faith Johnson (R), the interim Dallas DA handpicked by Greg Abbott, lost a reelection campaign to former judge John Creuzot (D)…Don Huffines (R), who recently travelled to Russia to “investigate election meddling,” lost his Texas Senate seat to Nathan Johnson (D)…Angela Paxton (R), a one-time guidance counselor and singer (you may remember her little ditty that goes a little something like “I’m a pistol-packing mama whose husband sues Obama”), beat out Mark Pharris (D), the attorney trying to become the first openly gay Texas Senator.

In Other Race News. A Dallas man fatally shot a woman after she accused his female companion of calling her the N-word…Crews dug around a controversial Confederate memorial in Denton to investigate its water pipes, though there does not appear to be an effort to take down or turn on the one-time functioning fountain…Carroll ISD created a Cultural Competence Action Plan after a video of students reciting a racist chant went viral.

The 5-Year-Old Obsessed with the Plano Water Tower. You gotta love a quirky kid and the Plano public works operators who gave him his best day ever.

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  • “A Dallas man fatally shot a woman after she accused his female companion of calling her the N-word…”

    Wow, not just one but TWO news outlets managed to screw up the story in the headline. The story in the body is, “random women attacks another woman, second woman’s companion shoots first woman in self-defense.”

    But, you know, reporting is now all narrative and no facts.

    • S. Holland Murphy

      According to all news stories, the victim “spun” the other woman around. I’d say that behavior sounds significantly less violent than some of the actions our president and one of our Supreme Court justices have taken.

      • If I spun you around with enough violence to bust open your eyebrow, I think you would agree that it was an attack.

        • S. Holland Murphy

          Well, the other woman’s dead, so it’s really hard to say what really happened at this point. Have a great day.

          • Doesn’t seem to have been too little information for D to report it as fact.

          • S. Holland Murphy

            Leading Off doesn’t pretend to be reporting. This is news aggregation. Thus the one-sentence summary with a link. If I had written that the companion was attacked, which is not represented in any reported story about this incident, that would be problematic.

          • I can’t take anyone who uses the word “problematic” as a serious adult.

          • S. Holland Murphy

            Okey dokey

          • Happy Bennett

            No kidding. “D doesn’t pretend to be reporting “is a pretty honest assessment of public information failure at any level.

          • S. Holland Murphy

            “Leading Off” not “D” — you misquoted me, Happy. Plenty of reporting here, but Leading Off posts are strictly news aggregation.

      • Happy Bennett

        You are so full of it. There is no evidence that “one of our supreme court justices” did anything to anyone. Also the constant Trump bashing is getting very old. I would suggest that you stop your diarrhea of libel against the presumed innocent. You have a real problem.

        • S. Holland Murphy

          Okey dokey

    • Happy Bennett

      This is the wrong place to go if you want enough unbiased detail about CURRENT events to make an informed decision.