- New Parker County district judge Trey Loftin was really playing to the cameras in the courtroom when he denied the alleged kidnapper/arsonist/rapist Jeffrey Maxwell a court appointed attorney yesterday. "Sir, I don't think the people of Parker County want me to give you an attorney if you have this kind of financial ability."
- When the trash fails to get picked up (why was I the only one in the neighborhood?) it kind of puts you in a bind for the rest of the week.
- I had forgotten about the interview a few months back with the Fort Worth man who had a face transplant yesterday. Absolutely horrific what that accident did to him. (When I first wrote this I typed "faceplant" instead of "face transplant" which means I watch too many video clips.)
- A U.S. F-15 went down in Libya today due to mechanical issues but both crew members were rescued. (I suspect Maverick's ego was writing checks his body couldn't cash.)
- And Wikipedia tells me the cost of one of those planes is just under $30 million. We waste a lot of money being the World's War Machine.
- Just saw a Wise County felony criminal court docket that has six defendants with Hispanic surnames charged with "Hindering Apprehension Or Prosecution of Known Felon" on it. I hope that was one very bad felon or that's overkill.
- William Shatner is 80 today. He'll always be Captain Kirk to me.
- A tuition hike at UNT will now bring "the average tuition for 15 hours to $4,391 per semester." Is that right? When did that cost explode?
- The Love's truck stop (or whatever it's called), has put its sign up at 114/287 in Rhome and the McDonald's golden arches are part of it. That's Wise County's third one and a sure sign we've hit the Big Time. Edit: Oops. Forgot about the one in Walmart.
- The War on Drugs in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Oh, my.
- Irving MacArthur coach Suzie Oelschlegel promised her girls basketball team that she would get a tattoo of the team’s motto if they won the state title. They won. The motto: “We n dat thang.”
- The punk bully who got thrown down in last week's viral video went on A Current Affair and gives us seven seconds of video gold.
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