Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This led to a lawsuit (Cause no. CV13-08-682) which was settled, but I don't have the details. 

  • The indictment in Miami against Trump was amended yesterday to add new charges. And all eyes on D.C. to see if an indictment will come down because of January 6th and all that led up to it. 

  • This is amazing way to start of an address to a "prayer breakfast" by a congresswoman from South Carolina.  Video. (It's a cringey as you think.)

  • The Texas Senate gears up for the impeachment trial of Ken Paxton.

  • This got a rebuke from both Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer

  • A wreck in Garland shut down I-30 yesterday and, while that's not big news, I couldn't get over the number of trucks on the road. 

  • Tesla workers in Austin got a very specific warning this morning that turned out to be a false alarm. 

  • On the heels of Mitch McConnell freezing mid-sentence, comes Sen. Dianne Feinstein being told what to say. (She clearly was in favor of the bill, she just didn't understand that it was just time to vote instead of stating her reasons why she supported it.) Video.  
  • A crazy story with few answers so far. 

  • Colorado officially joined the Big 12 yesterday and the conference fired off quite the press release. And that's a little bit of a shot at exiting UT. (Now rumors all circulating about Oregon joining the Big 12 or Big 10 right now which would be a major coup.)

  • Flashback: The time Jerry Jones kicked off a tee in training camp. (1999.)

  • Very legal nerdy stuff for criminal practitioners: Yesterday the Austin Court of Appeals reversed a DWI conviction for failing to submit a necessity defense instruction -- there was evidence the defendant was fleeing an abusive boyfriend that night. 
  • 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: 4 years and days.