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Leading Off (1/21/14)

Fraternal Order of Police Not Hot on A.C. Really, I just wanted to write that headline. But yeah. Some cops have made public their unhappiness about the presumed next city manager, A.C. Gonzalez. Council will vote today.

Josh Brent Trial Goes to Jury. Closing arguments will be heard today in Brent’s intoxication manslaughter trial. Then the jury goes to work.

Dallas Might Become More Hospitable to Breweries, Wineries. The way things currently stand, a business that makes alcoholic beverages can’t be any closer than 1,000 feet to a school or church. The City Council will vote on whether “daddy juice” producers can apply for an exception to that rule.

Wendy Davis Tries To Get Her Story Straight. Yes, this is a Fort Worth story. But listen. It involves the following passage from the DMN: “[A]nother potential question about Davis’ past comes from the Facebook page of her mother, Ginger Cornstubble, which references attending Muleshoe High School in West Texas. That contradicts a 2012 suggestion by Davis that her mother had just a sixth grade education.” You’ll forgive me for wandering a bit far afield to bring you news about a woman named Ginger Cornstubble who attended Muleshoe High. I mean, if Davis wants our sympathy, who cares which grade her mother completed? She should be saying, “I was a single mother living in a trailer. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, my mother’s name is Ginger Cornstubble!”