Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: It's never a good thing when the head of a sheriff's department is accused of stalking and harassing a female cop, but it can be especially problematic when the sheriff sit's on a high-profile committee of the state legislature...aimed at protecting the privacy of citizens. Riverfront Times has the story.
Cedric Steele, 40, who had showed up at Senator Wendy Davis' office twice in the previous week, is now being identified by police as the man who firebombed the senator's Fort Worth office. It's unclear yet as to whether the attacks were politically motivated, based on recent speculation. Dallas Observer has the full story.
The Dallas police squad went undercover recently at the King Spa and Sauna, and netted themselves Duncanville councilman Scott Cannon. Cannon, who was arrested and charged with public lewdness twice in the 90s, was booked for Indecent Exposure after the "act that constitutes indecent exposure" at the spa and sauna. Dallas Observer has the full story.
Michael Berry, a former Houston city councilman and popular rightwing radio host who once called for the "Ground Zero mosque" to be blown up, is being investigated for a hit-and-run accident outside a gay bar. Security-cam footage shows him in the bar before the incident, enjoying that night's drag show.Houston Press has the story.
Coffee break reading from the Village Voice Empire: The over-the-top last meal request of Lawrence Brewer, the racist who dragged James Byrd to death, has caused an influential state senator to warn the prison system to stop allowing the privilege. An hour after the letter was released, prisons ended the practice.Houston Press has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: After a fourteen-year-old boy accompanied Dickinson's family on a trip, she reportedly asked for his cell-phone number so she could share some photos. But she wound up sending a lot more than that. Westword has the story.
Lunchtime reading from the Village Voice Empire: Smith knew his ex would be out of town when he asked if she wanted some chicken about to expire, but he didn't say where he planned to put it. His alibi involved a fundraiser he hosted. Westword has the story.