Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cuts Ties with Planned Parenthood. Dallas-based Komen has told its affiliates that it will no longer give grants to the Planned Parenthood. The reason, as stated by Komen, is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation. But Komen is being accused of falling to pressure from anti-abortion groups. Now, Planned Parenthood is trying to recoup the loss. As stated in the Morning News/AP article, “Already, the family foundation of Dallas oilman/philanthropist Lee Fikes and his wife, Amy, has donated $250,000 for this purpose, Planned Parenthood said.”
Teacher Reinstated After Four Days of Paid Leave. You remember the story about Joseph Drake, the fourth grade teacher who sent an angry email to DISD Board Trustee Edwin Flores after the board decided to extend teachers’ days by 45 minutes. Well. Four days later, he’s been reinstated. I’m sure Flores’ comments about the entire situation will come up a few times before the May elections.
Brave Boys Turn in Burglars, Return Money. Two Fort Worth boys were playing outside when their neighbors’ house was broken into. One of the burglars gave the boys $100 each to not say anything. “So that’s why I knew right away we were going to have to tell police anyways,” said one of the boys, LaDarias. And that’s what he and LaDarian did. A week after the incident, one of the suspects punched LaDarias in the nose. But he’s not fazed. I like the cut of this kid’s jib.