Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Texas Monthly featured the crime blotter one time, and it is still there.  

  • The death of the teenager in the ATV accident in Chico is awful. We already knew it, but the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has identified her at thirteen year old Maycie South. 

  • TxDOT actually treated Highway 287 in Wise County last night. 

  • Elon Musk is gonna whiz away $48 billion isn't he?

    • From the Washington Post:
  • This Idaho murder of four college students has me very, very confused. All four were stabbed to death in the middle of the night in their home. There were two other people in another room who aren't suspects but didn't call 911 until noon. And two of the victims were last seen around 1:30 a.m. at a sidewalk food stand in no distress and with no one else with them. 

  • Denton County:

  • Didn't I tell you yesterday the man needs a PR person? One day after a press conference calling unwanted attention to the allegations, it is backfiring. He played an 11 second audio clip of one of his accusers, but the Morning News discovered that full interview "with then-prosecutor Fallon LaFleur shows she told Willis in spring 2021 she was sexually harassed during the nearly three years she worked for him." (And if for some reason you want to listen to the 20 minute exit interview between the two, here ya go.) Edit: I actually listened to it. It helps him for than hurts him. 

  • I think I'm prepared to say that Taylor Swift is the most popular singer I've ever seen in my lifetime. I can't remember any act who could sell so many tickets to so many people at any price.  The Beatles, U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Garth didn't do what she is doing. (Although Garth at his peak in the 1990s comes the closest.)

  • I'm not real sure why it's a 4:00 p.m. kickoff.

  • Historical review of how many seats are normally lost in the mid-terms by the governing party during the president's first term in office.

  • The new House majority held their first press conference yesterday and they locked onto the only issue that they think is critical to every American family: Hunter Biden's laptop.    (They are hell-bent on walking off the cliff even after last week's results. Knock yourself out.)

  • Of course she did. Please, please let them team up. 

  • Larry Brock, 55, from Grapevine has been found guilty in the Trump Insurrection. He will be sentenced on February 14th. He is subject of up to 20 years in prison. But he should face extra time for simply being a grown man playing dress-up. 

  • The Tarrant County Sheriff has killed another one. That's the 11th person this year. 

  • The NFL has deprived us of great joy. 

  • TCU being only a 2.5 favorite over Baylor seems to be wildly out of whack. But, remember kids, never bet on sports. 

  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office, despite having a full male DNA profile, has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 3 years, 136 days.
  • Messenger - Above the Fold