- The San Antonio girl who was stripped of her her Ms. San Antonio title (because she ate to many cheeseburgers) won her jury trial yesterday to get her crown back. A few photos, some kind of funny, here.
- Morning TV news: Fox 4's Tim Ryan took off all last week for Spring Break, showed back up on Monday, and then has been gone for the rest of the week. So what? Having Dan Godwin anchor is no way to start my day.
- The updated standing in the Liberally Lean March Madness Tourney sponsored by Decatur lawyer Mark "The Decatur" Hammer and myself are here. If you had Duke to go to the Final Four, you don't want to look at last night's scoreboard.
- What was that sound I was hearing just a minute ago?: The Family Cat decided to unroll half of a paper towel roll in the kitchen. The next sound might be one right out of a slasher movie.
- Why would anyone read an email that begins: "Dear Sir/Madam"?
- Texas Motor Speedway National Anthem contest has two Wise County contestants: Kate Cowling of Paradise and Hannah Martin of Decatur. Vote.
- Great line from someone in Newsweek this week regarding life in general: "Desperate to figure out what I should do, I sat down one day and wrote two versions of my obituary. The first was the one that I wanted . . . [and] the second version was the obituary that I was heading for . . . . "
- A couple of rescue workers who were involved in the truck-dangling-over-the-overpass situation in Fort Worth were in-studio on Fox 4 last night for an interview. Can anyone just do their job without being labeled a "hero"?
- Some married guy wrote my wife on Facebook to chew me out about the Random Thought girls. I'm on to your game, buddy.
- I want to gripe about the Texas Voter ID bill, but I really can't come up with a decent argument.
- The DPS troopers are all over 287 this week. I wonder if they designate certain highways to target or do they pretty much have the option to patrol anywhere in the county that they want.
- Texas Tech hired Billy Gillespie (who is an odd duck) as its basketball coach this week . The Dallas Morning News posted his newly signed contract here which reminded me that when he got fired from Kentucky we learned he never signed a contact but instead was working under a strange "Memo of Understanding." It was worth something, however, because he sued the University and settled for $3 million.
- Late night motorcycle death.
- Talked to a lawyer in the courthouse yesterday who was having a final meeting with his client in order to determine if the defendant wanted to take a plea bargain of 10 years probation or go to trial next week where, if found guilty, the range of punishment was 25 to Life. And you ask yourself why people plead guilty to crimes they didn't do? (I know nothing about the facts of that case or the defendant's guilt or innocence.)
- Can't believe I'm saying this, but that Lego exhibit at Grapevine Mills Mall looks pretty cool:
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