Meeting of Two Biker Gangs Turns Deadly. Two people were shot and killed at the scene Saturday evening in southeast Dallas, while a third shooting victim was dropped off at a police substation. Police are looking for witnesses, with no suspects in custody yet.
Sam Wyly Speaks. The Morning News has an interview with Wyly, former Dallas billionaire who has declared bankruptcy and is selling off his assets after a jury found in February that Wyly and his brother, Charles, had committed fraud by using offshore trusts to trade millions in securities. And while selling his indie bookstore in Aspen for $6.5 million, among many other things, might be “a disaster,” Wyly tells the News that it was worse to lose his state high school football championship.
Go Back To Dean Street. If you recall (and enjoyed) the Dallas Theater Center’s production of the new musical Fortress of Solitude last year, you will be pleased to note that the original cast recording, full of blues and funk and soul, with its recognizable homage to the real-life artists who refined the genres, is out on iTunes. I recommend it even if you didn’t get a chance to see it.
Republicans Want More Information About Minors Seeking Abortion Exemptions. Republicans in the Lege, including Ron Simmons from Carrollton and Matt Krause of Fort Worth, have taken a new tack this year by filing bills that would change how the legal exemption process for minors seeking an abortion works. Notably, these bills want to make public the names and identifying information of the judges who hear the exemption cases. I will leave you all to guess just why these lawmakers would like this information made public.
Homophobic Vandal Arrested, Charged. Excellent news here. A grand jury indicted outspoken anti-LGBT person Richard Sheridan, failed city council candidate who also apparently ran for mayor at one point, for painting “666” on the Legacy of Love monument in Oak Lawn and the Cathedral of Hope, the biggest gay and lesbian church in the world. (The Dallas Morning News building and the Dallas Observer building were also tagged.) Does this mean police got word of the theory posited by another former mayoral candidate who is “not a detective” but does work at D Magazine? Perhaps.Full Story