Leading Off (1/11/13)

Plan Commission to Reconsider Fracking in February: “A handful of drilling opponents wept after the vote. Others were angry and defiant,” wrote the Morning News‘ Rudy Bush. Nothing like voting for one thing, agreeing to reconsider that thing, and pushing that vote to February. The best part? This will all happen again when the City Council gets the final say.

Randy Travis Charged With August DWI: Reason number 3,427 why I’m not the person in my household who’s an attorney: why does it take five months to charge someone with a DWI?

Attorney General Greg Abbott to Run for Governor: “That’s incredibly surprisingly,” said a man who crawled out of a four-year slumber, devoid of even the most basic knowledge of Texas politics and Twitpics.

Rick Perry Deludes Himself, Attacks New York Governor: Perry said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, “wouldn’t want to admit that he wanted to be a Texan.” Cuomo laughed, ate a delicious italian sub, followed by a real bagel, washed both down with a Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, flipped Perry the bird, and started plotting how he’d beat Perry in an imaginary 2016 presidential race.

Speaking of Which: Perry is currently a 100-1 underdog for the presidency, if you’re a betting wo/man.