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Leading Off (9/4/14)

Man and Woman Found Dead In Frisco Home. It’s the same home where police found the body of 10-year-old Arnav Dhawan in January, which led to his mother, Pallavi, initially being accused of murder. Police haven’t confirmed, but the bodies found yesterday afternoon — near the pool and inside the house — are thought to be Pallavi and her husband Sumeet. A Collin County justice of the peace had recently ruled that police had probable cause to continue investigating Arnav’s death.

Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis Agree To Live, Televised Debate on September 30. It will be hosted by KERA after negotiations for a planned debate on WFAA on the same date fell apart.

Christian Group Plans Protest At AT&T Stadium Sunday To Protest Michael Sam Signing. Whatever.

Council Looks At Ordinance Requiring Rest Breaks For Construction Workers. The rule, first passed in Austin, doesn’t ask for much: 10 minutes of rest for every four hours of work; access to drinking water; penalties for violators. Sort of with Council member Sandy Greyson: “I can’t believe we’re even talking about this.”

Council Also Generally Supports Privatizing Fair Park. Nothing has been voted on but the Council mostly liked what it heard regarding a new governance structure from the special Fair Park task force. The task force was charged with coming up with “dramatic ideas,” and I’m still waiting to hear those. Putting a private nonprofit in charge? Not dramatic. Naming the ghost of the late Dennis Hopper as president of that private nonprofit? Closer. Making Ghost Hopper’s first order of business installing and maintaining a lava-filled moat around the midway? Definitely in the ballpark. Doing away with citywide elections and instead choosing the mayor and council based on who can successfully cross Ghost Hopper’s river of fire? Now we’re talking. But, sure, leave me off your task force. See if I care.