Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

Yep, he got probation out of Tarrant County for an Intoxication Manslaughter case arising out of a one vehicle wreck in downtown Fort Worth. But when I looked to find a link to the old story online, I found that four and half years later his probation was revoked, and he received 10 years in prison. 

  • A slew of faithful readers have informed be that the Bridgeport Methodist congregation did vote to split from the Methodist church.
  • But at least one Fort Worth Baptist church is making news, too. And that's a big church.

  • So Tiger has women he dates sign Non-Disclosure Agreements? And here's a nugget from the story: "The court papers state that those working on behalf of Woods’ . . .  convinced [her] to 'pack a suitcase for a short vacation and, when she arrived at the airport, they told her she had been locked out of her residence [on Jupiter Island], in violation of the oral tenancy agreement and in violation of Florida law.'”

  • We've got another brawl on a flight. This time on a Southwest airliner out of Dallas on Monday.  Society is just a bunch of Barbarians.

  • Big 12 Basketball is making its way to the news page -- and not in a good way:
  • And let's do a 180 to Wise County basketball with something you don't see every day:

  • I might be in the minority here. My view is that the Marriott says they kicked him out because they Irvin said something offensive.   They aren't the ones who may have overreacted and suspended him from his job. Blame that on ESPN.  And let's not go nuts and compare having to find a new hotel to an actual lynching -- in addition to suing Marriott for $100 million in Collin County.

  • Final news notes on the Mexico kidnapping and murder.
    • Here's a map of where everything happened for those who have been to Matamoros:

    • Anyone remember this kidnapping and murder of a University of Texas student?

  • I'm keeping an eye on a high profile Wichita Falls murder case. The State is relying on a so-called blood-splatter expert which should set off alarms to everyone that the case is very suspect. That's junk "science."

  • This is exactly what you'll see in Texas as a reaction to silly politicians throwing a hissy fit over drag shows:  Mainstream bands will preform wearing dresses which, under the wording of proposed laws, should get them arrested. 

  • And drag shows aren't the problem in Texas. News out of Wichita Falls yesterday  . . . 

  • That's a lot of Kentuckians from one tree. And look how it all started: "She took on household responsibilities very early in her life when she married her first husband, Bill Taylor, in 1940. 'She was 16 when she married him. He was 50. That's a big difference,' Howell told Fox News Digital. 'He already had 10 children. His wife died having twins at home. He worked on the railroad. He had to get back to work. He needed somebody to take care of the kids.'" Good lord. 

  • Very, very legal nerdy stuff: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday decided to resolve whether a COVID related mask worn by a witness at trial in Tarrant County violated the Confrontation Clause. But it got there in a very strange way. The Court rejected the State's petition to review the lower court's decision reversing the case, but at the same time decided to hear the case on the Court's own motion, and set forth four specific questions that it wanted the parties to brief. They are up to something. 
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