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Leading Off (12/12/13)

Five Candidates Vie For City Manager Gig. The candidates are interim city manager A.C. Gonzalez and four other people who have no real hope of landing the job. Mayor Mike Rawlings says a sixth candidate may be added, because, hey, why not? If he were seriously being considered, I’d be pulling for former Cincinnati city manager Milton Dohoney Jr., who reminds me of Perd Hapley, and that would probably be great.

Prime Prep Academy Seems to Be a Tire Fire. Here is the latest, from Brett Shipp and his Oakleys.

Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Are Down More Than $500,000. It’s due to a “perfect storm,” says Major Ward Matthews. Thanksgiving fell late in November, Pete Delkus entombed North Texas in ice, and I’ve been too busy to watch Elf with Tim, thus renewing his belief in the generous spirit of Christmas.