Dallas Bond Package, Exxxotica, Champ d'Or: Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Good morning!Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.🌞 Weather: Sunny and warm. High: 89Β°πŸ‘‹ Stay in touch: Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Dallas City Council has $800 million to spend and still no clear idea how to spend itThe Dallas City Council is still trying to figure out how to spend a proposed $800 million bond package. Several council members complained that their districts were getting a raw deal with the bond proposal presented Wednesday, and a few council members even suggested spending more money.The proposed bond package focuses primarily on Dallas' decaying streets, allotting $415.2 million for repairs. The proposal also allocated $144.3 million for parks and trails, $65 million for housing and economic development, $75.3 million for flood control and about $100 million for city facilities."You all did a wonderful job on very short notice," council member Philip Kingston told members of the Citizens Bond Task Force. "This was a very slapdash effort. It was not well thought out. And yet, the good brains in that room managed to produce some very useful results. But I want to apologize to you because there is a 100 percent chance we're going to ignore some of your advice. Maybe all of it."Unauthorized charges: ICE worker gets probation for buying $36K in tires, car tint, gas on government dime.Accidental deaths: Three found dead in Pleasant Grove home where high level of carbon monoxide detected.Dry drowning: Texas boy dies from 'dry drowning' a week after swimming.  Continue reading...

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