Knox Street Gets Skinny, the Rangers Release Hamilton and Protestors Wave Dildos: The Week's News in Review
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We know you're busy. So here's a roundup for those news junkies who missed out and now need their Friday fix.
Family and Friends Remember Kelli Cox, a Recently Discovered Serial Killer's Victim
In a house in Farmer's Branch, friends, family and police gather to remember Kelli Cox, whose body was found three months ago in an unmarked grave outside of Houston.
Knox Street Is Losing a Lane
Dallas urbanists picked up a significant victory from the Dallas City Council Wednesday. Knox Street is going from four lanes to three.
A Mass Murder of Police Officers 43 Years Ago Is Strikingly Similar to Downtown Dallas Shooting
"Eerily similar" cases of mass violence raise questions about the way black military veterans react to the racial and political tensions of their eras.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
TicketsFri., Feb. 24, 8:00pm
University of North Texas Mean Green Mens Basketball vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Mens Basketball
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 2:00pm
Dallas Sidekicks vs. Ontario Fury
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 7:00pm
Texas Legends vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 7:30pm
Say Goodbye: Rangers Release Josh Hamilton
The move ensures that Hamilton will not be on the team's roster should it win the World Series for the first time in Rangers history this fall, which is both sad and somehow fitting.
Dallas Police Shoot and Kill First Person of 2016
DPD says the man got out of his gray Nissan Sentra during a traffic stop and ran from officers. When he turned around and pointed a gun, police say, an officer shot him.
"The problem from the beginning with the so-called 'whitewater feature,' designed to be a Colorado-style kayak park, is that it was an idiotic concept poorly executed by morons. Maybe the force, depth and flow of the Trinity River could have been harnessed somehow to make it mimic a mountain stream, but not by dropping enormous dinosaur turds of concrete into the middle of it."
- Jim Schutze, from: "City to Decide on Ripping out Whitewater Feature or Fixing It. Let Her Rip."
The Horse's Mouth
Marshals Nab a "Most Wanted" Texan
U.S. Marshals Service's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Johnny Garcia, 35, a Texas "10 most wanted" fugitive. The marshals say they captured the Texas Mexican Mafia gang member last week in San Antonio. Garcia was wanted for parole violation and kidnapping. The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, so no reward will be paid.
Dallas Olympian Has Medal, but No Bed
Sprinter Courtney Okolo came back to Dallas on Tuesday with a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay. Okolo attended Newman Smith High School in Carrollton and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May. She's happy to be home but things have been a little busy, as she shared via Twitter:
The Texas anti-gun protest that the daily newspapers and local television stations couldn't fully cover:
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