Leading Off (4/2/09)

1. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Trinity floodway assessment. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Spoiler alert: they don’t like the levees. Mayor Leppert says, despite this huge double guns from the Corps, the bridges and toll road can still be built. Of course, the Trinity could turn into a Stygian river of fire and he would still say that, so I’m not telling you anything you couldn’t have guessed.

2. One of the jurors in the capital murder trial of Terome Omar Richardson — who allegedly killed Daniel Barron in an Oak Cliff drug house for $7 and some cokecan’t seem to stay awake.

3. Dirk Nowitzki outperformed Dwyane Wade in the second half, and a couple of crucial close calls went the Mavs’ way in the endgame in a 98-96 comeback win over the Miami Heat. It’s three years late, but I’ll take it.


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9 responses to “Leading Off (4/2/09)”

  1. John M says:

    Well of course it can still be built. No one has ever really questioned if it could be built. We could build a 100 story tall McDonald’s downtown or a 20 story tall statue of Daffy Duck on McKinney Ave if we really wanted to. No one is questioning our ability to build the toll road if we threw enough money at it, the question has always been if it is a good idea and in my opinion, it’s a horrible idea.

  2. Daniel says:

    Styx is playing between the Trinity river levees (or possibly on top)? Welcome to the grand illusion indeed.

  3. Bethany says:

    I vote for the Daffy Duck statue instead.

  4. brett says:

    how do we start a recall election for mayor? I’m too lazy to actually do anything about it, but someone should.

  5. Bethany says:


    Page 32 (on the adobe page counter, 24 on theirs) explains it.

  6. Daniel says:

    Yeah, when is somebody gonna stand up and do something?! And while you’re up, could you grab me a beer from the fridge.

  7. Bethany says:

    Me, too. Looking up the information is about as much initiative as I feel like showing right now.

  8. rke says:

    Stygian river of fire?

  9. Wylie H. says:

    I’m beginning to think that Leppert is starting to become unhinged. Seriously.