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It's going to be cooler and a rather blustery day. Patio time is over, folks.

Original Juneteenth Museum Destroyed by Fire. The residential building that most recently served as the original Juneteenth museum started by Opal Lee burned down overnight Tuesday, the Fort Worth Fire Department said Wednesday. Officials said that all the artifacts had been removed from the building in anticipation of the new Juneteenth museum.

Keep Your Head on a Swivel. McKinney police say they are working on at least four cases of jugging and are warning bank customers to take precautions. Jugging involves thieves watching people at banks or retail stores and then robbing them as they are grappling with bags, car keys, and smartphones in parking lots or at home.

Dallas Police Seeking Witnesses to Shooting. Dallas police are looking for information about the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kendreal Jones. Jones was found by police on the ground on North Jim Miller Road, and he was pronounced dead later at a hospital. There are no suspects in custody.

Delayed, Again. The Dallas City Council Wednesday decided to delay a performance review for City Attorney Chris Caso for the second time in five months. The decision comes as the city is embroiled in several court cases, including lawsuits regarding the city’s aim of shutting down poker houses, shortening the hours of strip clubs, and reducing panhandling.


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Bethany Erickson is the senior digital editor for D Magazine. She's written about real estate, education policy, the stock market, and crime throughout her career, and sometimes all at the same time. She hates lima beans and 5 a.m. and takes SAT practice tests for fun.