“The Zeke news has ruined my mood” and other quotes of the week

We are talking about serious cases — murder cases. We are talking about cases where people could potentially spend the rest of their lives in prison. And we don’t know what was on those tapes that may or may not have value. That’s the concern here.” — Tonya McClary, Dallas’ police oversight monitor, responds to news that some evidence has been expunged from police records related to pending charges. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)

“We’ll bring one Whole Foods for the hood.” — Jason Hernandez who, after receiving an overturned conviction on non-violent drug charges in 2013, is transforming the East McKinney convenience store where he made his first drug sale into a grocery store and community resource center. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)

“Ain’t gonna lie to yal, The Zeke news has ruined my mood. Trust me, I get the business and stuff. I get that this is part of the game, but come on. — Dallas Cowboys commentator Iisha Morrison is channeling the mood of many Cowboys fans this week after the team released running back Ezekiel Elliott. (Wednesday, Twitter)

“The Final Four here in Houston is a big element of that, as well as Houston being successful in the NCAA Tournament recently… The Cougars have a good team. They have a good shot. It’s like the Astros last season. They have a good path to get there and just have to go out and play well. — Houston furniture magnate Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, who has bet $3.55 million on the University of Houston to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which began this week. McIngvale made headlines after winning $72.6 million on a bet that the Houston Astros would win the World Series last year. (Wednesday, FOX Sports)

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“If we just focus on taking over school districts because they’re underperforming, we would have many more takeovers.” — Domingo Morel, a political science and public service professor at New York University who has studied school takeovers across the country, reacts to the news that the state of Texas announced the takeover of Houston ISD. (Wednesday, Associated Press)

“Scent is luxury in a bottle.” — Tatiana Birkelund, Neiman Marcus vice president, comments on the post-pandemic boom in perfume offerings in Texas, including a $60,000 perfume blending experience from luxury brand Krigler. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)

“I will wholeheartedly, unreservedly support the Republican nominee for president in 2024. … If it’s me.” — Former Vice President Mike Pence at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner in Washington, DC last weekend, where he also issued a rebuke of his former boss and rebels on January 6. (Sunday, New York Times)

“It’s not a case of if you have a pig problem, but when. They are everywhere.” — Jamie Sugg, Texas A&M Agrilife extension agent in Walker County, on the exploding feral hog population in Texas. Of the nearly 7 million wild hogs in the U.S., Texas has about a third, and experts say they are multiplying so quickly that conservationists would have to kill 75% of them just to keep the population level. (Thursday, FOX News)

“And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you are ever past your prime.” — Actress Michelle Yeoh apparently threw shade at CNN host Don Lemon during her acceptance speech at the 95th Academy Awards. Lemon recently made controversial comments about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s age, sparking backlash. Yeoh, 60, is the first Asian actress and only the second woman of color to win a best actress Oscar. (March 12, ABC)

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