Council Essentially Closes Officeholder Account Loophole. City code limits how much an individual donor can give to a candidate for office — $1,000 for council elections, $5,000 if you’re running for mayor. But incumbents have access to an officeholder account which 1) has no limit and 2) could basically be used for anything, including their re-election campaigns. After mayoral candidate Marcos Ronquillo pointed out how unfair this is, the council decided to take a look at it, and yesterday voted that only $100 of officeholder account funds could be used on a campaign. You know what that means? PIZZA PARTY.
Shorthanded Mavs Lose to Atlanta. Playing the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks would be tough under normal conditions. The Mavs had to do it on the road, on the second game of a back-to-back, after weird weather-related travel conditions, and with only 11 players, since the law firm is injured, Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t really play back-to-backs, and Rajon Rondo was suspended for one game after his dust-up with Rick Carlisle. So, even after a hot start, it wasn’t terribly surprising that the Mavs lost by 17. The only winner in all this: ESPN Dallas’ Tim McMahon, who everyone in the country now knows.
FBI Looking For The “Cookie Bandits.” That’s what they’re calling the group of robbers suspected of holding up as many as 30 businesses across North Texas. Not bad, as a far as names go, but I’m wondering why we always have to be tied to the word “bandit” in these monikers. It’s always the Yellow Hat Bandit or the Flip-Flop Bandit or the Body Odor Bandit or something. I mean, that’s fine, but it’s also limiting. “FBI Looking For the Cookie Monsters.” I’m checking out that story every single time.
“Dez Bryant Appears to Respond to Speculation Over Alleged Video.” Come on, now. One more hedge word and we all fall into an infinite dreamscape of nothingness.Full Story