- I could have sworn I saw a story on Fox 4 this morning about another cop car being crushed by another motorist in Coppell but I can't find it. Edit: Here's a Channel 8 link. Thanks.Edit #2: After a strong rebuke from a person of power over at Fox 4, here is their link.
- Very uncomfortable interview moment when an old guy talks about how women used to practice contraception it back in the day. It would win an Emergency Brake award.
- Until around 1950, there was a Rhome Independent School District and a Fairview Independent School District in Wise County. They were both voted into Northwest ISD.
- I heard The Hammer on The Fan say that those TCU kids who bought from those "TCU drug dealers" better be worried because their purchase was "probably caught on tape" by the cops. No way. There's not a chance in the world. The buyers (and even the suppliers to the "drug dealers") have nothing to worry about. These "stings" are just what you see: Controlled buys. Nothing more, nothing less.
- I'm always bold enough to make personal bank deposits through the mail. I've done it for years and normally the deposit is posted within 24 to 48 hours. This time I made it on a Wednesday and it didn't make it to the bank's post office box until seven days later -- the post office box which is on the same property on which the deposit was mailed.
- And thanks to the nice lady (Rebecca?) over at First Financial for checking for me. But I sometimes wonder when I asked for help if a person doesn't secretly think, "Is this the crazy blog guy? I cannot screw this up!")
- Heck, even my friends will often say, "This is off the record, right?"
- A "court of inquiry" has been established to determine whether a sitting district judge and ex-DA withheld evidence that led to a wrongful conviction. Ninety-nine percent of Texas lawyers have never heard of such a court, and I'm in that group. (And after glancing at Chapter 52 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, I'm not exactly sure what what the court's purpose is.)
- That crazy "Zombie Apocalypse Survival" seminar in Decatur that I referenced a few weeks back now has Bridgeport Guns and Ammo as a sponsor.
- The wrongly accused Austin Carpenter in the TCU "scandal" is the great-grandson of John W. Carpenter who has a Dallas freeway named after him. (Which is also Highway 114 so we now have a Wise County connection to the TCU story!!!)
- Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram seems to think the TCU busts were much ado about nothing. (It was posted last night and already has more comments than the paper ever gets for a single story.)
- The Ticket listed the number of drug arrests of Texas college students by campus from 2006 to 2010 this morning and TCU was at bottom with four. Baylor had ninety-something. North Texas was in the three hundreds. Does anybody have that chart?
- Heard on the radio this morning: "You know who else is against the legalization of marijuana? Marijuana dealers. That tells you there is something fundamentally wrong with the policy."
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