The Government Still Can’t Regulate Ammonium Nitrate. Anything you wanted to know about the fertilizer that caused the explosion in West can be found in this Dallas Morning News investigation. It’s an exhaustive history lesson on the subject, detailing how and where it’s produced to why federal agencies struggle to regulate it and the role it’s played in tragedies throughout history. It’s a a nice complement to Zac Crain’s heart-wrenching take on the aftermath.
Is DA Craig Watkins Pushing Prosecutors to Run for Judge? This article would have you believe yes. Watkins’ office says no. Former district judge John Creuzot says Watkins is lying. All we know is that six prosecutors are indeed running, “more than in recent memory.” I’m going to stop there. This is a story? Not yet. At least not under the provocative headline provided.
Flight Makes Emergency Landing at DFW. The plane was headed to Seoul, South Korea, but it didn’t get far. Shortly after takeoff, pilots radioed that they needed to land. They circled for about 40 minutes, dumping fuel (video here), before landing safely. No one was hurt, and the cause of the emergency remains unknown.
Cattle Baron’s Ball Breaks Records Despite Mud Bath. It happened again. Rain wreaked havoc on the Cattle Baron’s Ball. But Jeanne Prejean is reporting that in the face of the downpour, it looks like the 40th CBB raised more than $6 million for cancer research, including a onetime $3.4 million gift. Pretty incredible.
Who Dumps Lightbulbs Near a Park? Come on.