The parade's begun, reports The Dallas Morning News, which is on Indictment Watch at the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse. Unfair Park has its own team on the way -- by which we mean Glenna Whitley -- but till then, Dallas' Only Daily No Longer Formally Affiliated With a TV Station counts ex-Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and State Rep. Terri Hodge among those to have RSVP'd for U.S. Attorney Richard Roper's VIP-only shindig.
The public reception begins at 11 a.m., when Roper holds a press conference unsealing the indictments the federal grand jury handed down last week in the corruption case that's been occupying City Hall monitors these last two-plus years. Glenna will begin filing later this morning and early this afternoon; till then, then. --Robert Wilonsky
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