The victim’s girlfriend told police she’d received a call Saturday night from the suspect, who said he was inside the apartment and wanted to know where the victim kept his cash, according to the police report. The suspect then listed off the items he and an accomplice were taking, including cash, a laptop computer, knives and an iPod, according to the woman’s account to police.
She said the accomplice sent her photographs of the stolen items and of damages they caused to the apartment, but she could not produce the images to the officer because she deleted them, according to the police report.
The suspect says the victim is “always making things up.”
Apparently there are now (or always have been, I don’t know) feral hogs roaming White Rock Lake. One was actually sighted near Lawther and Northwest Highway recently.
Fact: Feral hogs are hairy. Another fact: I once copy edited a story where the writer kept referring to Farrell Hogs. It took me most of the article to figure out it wasn’t a person. Context is your friend.
And another fact, just because I adore linking to this because of the last paragraph: If a feral hog and a coyote faced off, don’t necessarily put your money on the coyote.
Poor Rick Perry gets no respect.
But David Dewhurst does. He’s leading by a double-digit margin over Ted Cruz, 36-18%. No other candidate, including Tom Leppert, has gotten beyond the teens.
And then there’s this:
The biggest news in the Texas Senate race over the last couple months has been Craig James’ entry, but it looks like he has a long way to go.Â Only 30% of voters have heard of him and those who have don’t like him…Just for fun we broke this poll down by college allegiance. James’ favorability is an extra poor -12 spread with Texas Tech fans at 14/26.Â But he’s not all that beloved by partisans of his alma mater, Southern Methodist, either.Â With them he comes in at -6
That there is a video of Mr. Glenn Beck–who comes across like that uncle of yours who spends all his time in his wood-paneled den fiddling with electronic doodads he bought at RadioShack–giving a tour of his new HQ being built at the Studios at Las Colinas. Â You may remember that he was initially going to set up shop in a former megachurch in Southlake, but he decided instead to work from the place that made Walker, Texas Ranger such an iconic television program.
He’s calling the place the “American Dream Labs,” and he hopes that it both inspires and will “drive the left out of their mind.”
Speaking of the left being driven out of places, July 26-28 might be a good time to plan to leave town for your summer vacation this year. Those are the dates when thousands of Beck’s acolytes will descend upon Dallas-Fort Worth for his “Restoring Love” event, which will conclude with a rally at Jerry’s Death Star.
Allisonette #4 and I strolled into the Nasher the other day to have lunch. To buy lunch, unlike at the DMA, we were told we first have to buy admission to the museum.
The policy is understandable considering how the Nasher is configured. To get to the restaurant, one has to walk through the museum, so you see a lot of what people pay admission to see. That design flaw hurts the Nasher and the Arts District, which lacks the sort of drop-by, buy-a-sandwich-and-a-beer, and check-your-IPad places that attract strollers. It also is a revenue-loser for the museum itself.
Memo to Nasher Trustees: Bite the bullet, move your restaurant to the main gallery facing the street, open it up and put tables outside, and invite people to come into your space. It will drive up food and drink revenues, increase paid attendance, and add some life to Flora Street. If you’re worried about architect Renzo Piano, just don’t tell him. He never comes to Dallas. He’ll never know.
I have a very innocuous question that I need to pose to someone, anyone, in the Pizza Hut media relations office in Plano. When I call the office’s number, a recording gives me three options:
Press 1 if you’re a member of the news media calling about something other than paid advertising.
Press 2 if you’re interested in a media sponsorship.
Press 3 if you’re a customer and want to register a complaint.
When I press 1, I get routed to the “Restaurant Support Center.” When I tell the operator there that I’m a member of the news media who is calling about something other than paid advertising, I get routed back to the original recording.
I’ve called the media relations office for Pizza Hut’s Kentucky-based owner, Yum Brands, and the only “help” I received was the phone number for the Plano media relations office. So, if anyone in that office is reading this, please call me at 214-523-5272.
While eating the unapologetically awful chips at Mi Cocina last night, I was dreaming about the chips from El Rancho Grande in Fort Worth. I know you’re supposed to love the one you’re with, but there’s no comparing tasteless bricks to light crispy bits of heaven. Anyway, I want those chips. Badly. Potentially enough to drive out there.
If you’re already honking around Cowtown, or you just enjoy Debussy played by an expert hand, classical pianist Joyce Yang is tonight’s performer at the Bass Hall. She’s only 24, but she took the silver medal during the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition when she was 19. I am officially jealous of her accomplishments, since at 19 I was learning about the mating rituals of Kublai Khan and trying not to sleep too conspicuously during a 9:30 a.m. lecture.
Parking at my beloved El Rancho might be bananas thanks to the stock show, but another good option is the original Spiral Diner. I like this one because you can easily finish off your Tuesday with a drink at The Usual right down the street. I’m convinced that this place has some of the best cocktails in North Texas.
For those who’d like to stay local, it is not a night to brave the elements. The temperature felt like it dropped 10 degrees just on my walk from the parking garage to the office. The wind is brutal. I’d hole up at Libertine, take advantage of half-price food night, and try a beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Andrew Chalk has the lowdown on their recently-released IPA over on SideDish, as well as his thoughts on their other offerings.
For more to do this evening, go here.
Pilot Tried To Warn Woman Who Walked Into Propeller. The National Traffic Safety Board is investigating what happened the night Lauren Scruggs had her accident. The pilot says he tried to stop her. Only thing I don’t get about this DMN story is why the pilot is never named.
Mavs Lose to Lakers. Zac, here are five things that the Los Angeles Times says you can take away from the Mavs’ 70-73 loss last night. Does that help any? No?
Khloe Kardashian Stands by Her Man. And those rumors about Lamar Odom and the strippers? Khloe is putting on a brave face.
Dez Bryant Involved in Nightclub Fight. Dez, Dez, Dez. From Yahoo Sports: “Sunday night, Jan. 15, Bryant was hanging out at a popular Miami Beach nightclub when he got into an altercation with members of a yet unknown popular rap star’s entourage. The altercation got so out of hand that the police had to separate them and detain Bryant.” Which is a great name. The Yet Unknown Popular Rap Star. Dibs.