Random Friday Morning Thoughts

He was one of the first to jump on the anti-federal government bandwagon which is the current mainstay of Texas Republican politics. (From the cover of the Star-Telegram on 10/23/23.)

  • A Wise County high profile aggravated assault on a peace officer conviction was affirmed on appeal yesterday. It involved Royce Wood and involved the shooting of officer Rex Richie in the New Fairview area. There's quite a bit of interesting non-related law stuff in there. 
  • Still on the run this morning.

  • Nine individuals have been booked into the Wise County Jail within the last two days with only immigration holds on them. I presume it is related to the raid at the Indian food restaurant in Alvord mentioned in the Update yesterday.
  • The Liberally Lean Weather Team™ tells me that winds shift to out of north around 3:00 p.m. but with storms developing this evening -- although they won't become heavy until around 10:00 p.m. They will then continue throughout the night.  High tomorrow afternoon is only 59.
    • Exclusive Warning: There is a weird quirk for a quick downpour at noon today. 
  • All Texas Tech parents freaked out last night:

  • I wonder what the common denominator is? Oh, . . . 

  • "The church shared the news in an email to its [5.000 member] congregation Thursday, saying that the beloved pastor 'passed away in his sleep due to natural causes.'”  Say what?

  • It is unfathomable to me that a man this unhinged will get the Republic nomination. I sometimes think I'm living in some virtual reality game because all this crap going on around me can't possibly be real. 

  • Cooking oil incident on 407 in Denton County. 

  • Follow-up from last week. At least that gunman on the run in the Northeast was found.

  • I can't find it anywhere but in the Messenger, but our state representative, Dr. Lynn Stucky, has demanded his opponent say something about the $55,000 he has taken from the West Texas Oil Man PAC:  “I am repulsed by the antisemitic propaganda coming from people like Nick Fuentes and call on my opponent Andy Hopper to publicly denounce the actions of Defend Texas Liberty and Jonathan Stickland.”  Hopper hasn't done so, nor has he distanced himself from the PAC or Stickland's Pale Horse Strategies whose offices is where the meeting between the White Supremacist and Stickland took place.
  • Yeah, this is a bit, but who out there thought it was actually a good bit?

  • My gut reaction was, "Hey! Don't we have new law to stop someone from competing in a sport 'that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student ’s biological sex'?" Yep, we do. But it's only for college sports, so this Mansfield kicker doesn't get inadvertently caught up in it.

  • Random sports thoughts: Would the Rangers be in the World Series if they had had to play home games outdoors in last summer's crazy heat? I don't think so. 

  • A very Halloween-ish photo from the Mavericks-Spurs opening game. 

  • 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 113 days.