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Leading Off 12/18/13

Plano Will Allow Dogs on Patios. Good news for  dog lovers in Plano: the ordinance to allow dogs on patios has passed. The following quote made me realize that Plano’s Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and I can never be friends: “I wouldn’t want to dine at a place where there are dogs near me, but I think it is the owner of the establishment’s choice as to who they want as a consumer.”

Home Exploded in Azle. Barbara Pickard returned home last night to find her house completely obliterated and one of her four dogs dead while another one and the four cats are missing. It’s believed the explosion was a result of the propane tank near the house.

Jail Time Sought for Ethan Couch. By now, you know Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who was given 10 years probation and time at a rehab center after admitting guilt in intoxication manslaughter. Couch also admitted guilt in two cases of intoxication assault. The DA is asking that he get jail time for those two cases.