Local election surprise of the night: Lupe Valdez — a lesbian Hispanic Democrat — was elected Dallas County sheriff.
I didn’t think Dallas County would be electing any Democrat sheriff any time soon, much less an out lesbian Hispanic one.
Apologies for the lack of posts. A technical problem prevented new posts from appearing for a couple days — they’re now below.
My story in today’s paper: “Wilmer-Hutchins schools weren’t on the ballot Tuesday. But they weren’t far from it. Outside polling places throughout the school district, a group of activists gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition to abolish Wilmer-Hutchins altogether.”
Sorry for the blog silence of late. Two stories of late:
– From Friday’s front page: You may remember this crabwalk.com global exclusive from Sept. 8: W-H accused of shredding files. Well, Wilmer-Hutchins Superintendent Charles Matthews (and an underling) were indicted for for felony document tampering on Thursday.
– From today’s paper: My column on the trouble with vision screening in public schools.