Creepy Clowns, Dismemberment and Murder-For-Hire: This Week's News in Review

News in the mirror is closer than it appears.EXPAND
News in the mirror is closer than it appears.
Joe Pappalardo

We know you're busy, so here's a recap of the week's news, brought to you by your friends at the Dallas Observer.

Mexican Officials Hand Over Alleged Murder-For-Hire Suspect Brenda Delgado
The alleged mastermind of the murder of a Dallas dentist has been returned to Dallas County.

At the End of His Last Day As Chief, David Brown Gets a VP Debate Shoutout
The head of the Dallas Police Department exits his post, leaving a trail of accolades — and some complaints — in his wake. 

How Did a Date End in Death and Dismemberment for a TWU Student?
Those looking for answers regarding what happened to Jacqueline Vandagriff include the friends of the man accused of killing her.

Denton Police Officer Urges Facebook Followers to "Pop a Cap" in Creepy Clowns
Clown/cop relations hit a new low in North Texas.

Weekly Schutze

When I looked at recent IRS filings for the Texas Tribune, I found the UT System gave the Tribune $196,243 in 2012 and $352,333 in 2013, for a total in those two years alone of well over half a million dollars, which, for an online news service without printing or distribution expenses is a damn sweet piece of change. But who cares, right? It’s all going to journalism, and, as we know, journalism is the holy pursuit of truth in which no one gives a thought to money and no one ever buys a sailboat with the extra. I’m sure that’s all true. But I was trying to figure out the difference between two very different stories I read about Wallace Hall and his court case against UT.

From Jim Schutze, "UT Admissions Case Goes to High Court, Journalism Goes to Hell"

Parting Shot

Pop a Cap In A Clown is not a Texas State Fair game.
Pop a Cap In A Clown is not a Texas State Fair game.

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