A parent punched a teacher during an elementary school conference… 

A parent-teacher conference in southern Dallas went really wrong when a woman, presumably a parent or guardian, launched into a profanity laced tirade and punched, repeatedly, an educator at John Neely Bryan Elementary School in Oak Cliff. Dallas ISD police arrested the parent, Lakietha Lashell Lawrence, 27, on charges of assaulting a public servant and dropped her off at the Dallas County Jail. According to the arrest warrant affidavit and the Dallas Morning News report, “Lawrence began cursing out the teacher before the teacher could get the conference started and punched her repeatedly, refusing to let go of her hair as other school employees tried to pull the two apart.”

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Disproportionately popular jobs—these are the jobs each state has far more of per capita than the nation as a whole, according Business Insider 

The most disproportionately popular job in Dallas according to the magazine’s collected data is… wellhead pumpers. What is a wellhead pumper? “Someone who operates power pumps and other equipment so that gas or oil can flow from the oil well. This involves bringing an oil, gas, or mining product from a well up to the surface by means of pumps and compressors. Work is performed within a strong safety culture that follows detailed and exact safety regulations. Environmental rules also must be closely followed,” says the career website sokanu.

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body near White Rock Lake, again.

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Sports gambling is legal all over now.