Mike Miles Loses 2 More Top Dallas ISD Administrators. That makes six cabinet-level staff members who’ve left the school district since Miles became superintendent last July. These latest departures are further reason for concern, say his critics, like L. McDonald “Don” Williams. “If you bring in your own leadership team and they are going, you’re not a good picker of people,” Williams said. “It feels to me like the hollowing out of DISD.” Miles called the situation an opportunity “to re-evaluate our needs and structure” — in other words, he agrees with the Morning News editorial board, it’s a crisitunity.
Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Today. Unfortunately this mock trial will not be presided over by J. Reinhold. The accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy faces the death penalty if found guilty, though considering he’s been dead himself for almost 50 years I doubt he cares much either way. Defense attorney Toby Shook seems excited to play the part of a lawyer from 1963. “I’m going to try and smoke in the courtroom,” he says, an indication that he may be hoping to parlay this opportunity into an audition for Mad Men.
Big Tex Has a New Voice. But the State Fair of Texas won’t tell us who it is until opening day, Sept. 27, when the new-look 55-foot-tall cowboy debuts. There were 111 applicants, and the final selection was unanimous. Bill Bragg, the previous voice, was fired earlier this year and had been desperately campaigning to get the gig back. Today I imagine he’s sitting in a dark corner somewhere next to a plate piled high with half-eaten Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, silently weeping.