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Leading Off (6/24/13)

Businessman, Community Leader Is Also Serial Bank Robber: Farmers Branch resident Luis Delagarza was known by his neighbors as an upstanding citizen, a community activist, and a businessman. Then he was arrested in April for a robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch. Now the FBI has identified him as the “Mesh Mask Bandit,” a serial bank robber who has hit 19 banks since New Year’s Eve.

Ardon and Iris Moore of Fort Worth Are Philistines: When arts patron Ruth Carter Stevenson passed away in January, her estate sold her Fort Worth home, a “modernist gem” designed in the 1950s by architect Harwell Hamilton Harris, to Ardon and Iris Moore. Then it was discovered that the new owners had plans to tear the place down. Late last week, before preservationists could mount opposition, the home was demolished. The Dallas Morning News’ new architecture critic calls the demolition “an act of brazen philistinism.” But here’s the question: who is managing the Carter Stevenson estate, and how did they not properly vet the buyers of one of the area’s architectural jewels?

Will P1s Follow Bad Radio to The Fan? According to rumors, Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell will depart 1310 The Ticket for arch-rival 105.3 The Fan. The move, if it happens, will set up a intriguing showdown: are the radio station’s fervent followers more loyal to the brand or the on-air personalities?