Auction Preview: Silver & Vertu Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Oct 17

What: Sale of Intricate Silverworks and Jewelry

Where: Heritage Auctions, Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, TX 75207

When: Oct 17, 2017, 10.00 am CT

Public Viewing: October 13 – 17, 2017

The auction features a selection of intricate and rare silver objects from silver flatware, hollowware, silver smalls, to estate jewelry, Asian art, and decorative arts.

Top Lots of the Sale:

– An Asprey 18K Gold, Diamond, Mother-of-Pearl, and Gemstone Tri-Fold Frame, London, 20th century,  5-1/8 inches high x 13 inches wide (13.0 x 33.0 cm) (fully extended). Estimate: US$ 100,000-US$150,000

– A Pair of German Silver and Hardstone-Mounted Jousting Knight Figures, probably Hanau, early 20th century, 14 inches high (35.6 cm) (each, including bases). Estimate: US$ 17,000 – US$20,000

– A Large R & S Garrard & Co. Victorian Silver Nautical Figural Trophy, London, 1863, 22-3/4 inches high (57.8 cm) (trophy), 28 inches high (71.1 cm) (including base). Estimate: US$ 30,000 – US$ 50,000

– A Matthew Boulton Silver and Cut-Glass Epergne, Birmingham, England, 1825, 19-3/8 inches high x 19 inches wide (49.2 x 48.3 cm). Estimate: US$ 15,000 – US$ 20,000

– An Eleven-Piece Cased French Enameled Silver Lady’s Vanity Set Retailed by Cartier, circa 1910, 9-3/4 inches long (24.8 cm) (longest, brush). Estimate: US$ 15,000 – US$ 25,000

– A Fabergé 14K Gold, Gilt Silver, Opalescent Enamel, Moss Agate, and Diamond Vanity Case, workmaster’s marks for Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, Russia, 0-5/8 h x 4-1/8 w x 1-5/8 d inches (1.6 x 10.5 x 4.1 cm). Estimate: US$ 20,000 – US$ 30,000

– A Twelve-Piece International Silver Co. Art Deco Silver and Enamel Cocktail Service, circa 1930, comprising tray, pitcher, and ten stems. Estimate: US$ 15,000 – US$ 20,000

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Satisfy Rover, Texas Instrument’s Initially Educational Robotic » Dallas Innovates

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North Texas learners not too long ago had the chance to examination drive Texas Instruments’ newest academic robotic. 

TI-Innovator Rover is the Dallas-based mostly semiconductor company’s initially robotics alternative for center and large school learners. 

It can hook up to the TI-Innovator hub, a classroom resource introduced last September to increase functionality of graphic calculators and can be driven by both a TI-84 Moreover CE or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator. 

Peter Balyta, president of TI Instruction Technologies, stated in a launch that TI made Rover to “demystify robotics,” present learners a significantly less overwhelming gateway into coding, and likely spark their curiosity in science, technological know-how, engineering, and math topics. 

“Research shows that learners associated in robotics are far more likely to go after superior math, science, and laptop science courses” 

Peter Balyta

That desire could prepare them for their long term. 

“Research shows that learners associated in robotics are far more likely to go after superior math, science, and laptop science programs. And, even two times far more likely to go after STEM careers,” Balyta stated in a Dallas ISD video clip. 

Throughout a the latest pilot session with Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, learners made use of their mathematical skills to produce basic code enabling the calculator-managed robotic motor vehicle to dance, crash, or attract. 

“Normally, I’m really distracted when it arrives to math, but this was pleasurable sufficient for me to shell out interest,” stated Zamantha Romero, a freshman at Sunset Superior University, in a TI launch. 

Gifted and Gifted learners at Dallas ISD’s William B. Travis Academy had been also among the initially to use the new robotic. 

“Given the sheer pleasure we have viewed on students’ faces as they learned to code in the course of our testing stage, we are thrilled to see how Rover will inspire far more young minds via an introduction to robotics,” Balyta stated in the TI launch. 

Rover will be available for obtain in the U.S. and Canada afterwards this slide and in Europe in early 2018.

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TI-Innovator Rover is the Dallas-based mostly semiconductor company’s initially robotics alternative for center and large school learners. [Photo courtesy of Texas Instruments]


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Bathroom Privacy Legislation In Texas Debated During Facebook Live « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBS11) – Two bathroom privacy bills have just been filed before the Texas Legislature reconvenes in a special session next week.

Those bills are among those requested by Governor Greg Abbott.

During CBS11’s Facebook Live panel discussion on the issue Tuesday night, it didn’t take long to see just how emotional the issue is involving privacy in school and public bathrooms and locker rooms.

Leslie McMurray, a transgender woman and member of the Dallas Mayor’s LGBT Task Force responded to a comment by Republican State Representative Scott Sanford of McKinney, “When you said boys should use the boys’ room and girls should use the girls’ room, which bathroom should I use?”

Representative Scott Sanford said to McMurray, “Let me ask you this.  Are you comfortable with your grandchild is being alone in the restroom as a girl then a big, hairy, burly guy walking in because he identifies himself as a woman that day?”

McMurray replied, “It doesn’t happen that way.  That’s an insult to every transgender person because we don’t just decide one day, this takes years.”

Conservative businessman Vince Puente told McMurray, “You’re assuming that this is only a transgender issue.  This is not a transgender issue.  This is a privacy issue.”

Alison, a mother whose students are in the Fort Worth ISD said, “When we’re looking at rights, and I say this so respectfully, we have to come up with something where everybody has something, their rights, their privacy, their dignity protected.”

McMurray said, “I couldn’t agree more.”

The new bills, authored by Republican State Representative Ron Simmons of Carrollton,  would negate city and county ordinances and school district policies that offer protections to a class of people not protected under federal and state law — specifically as it relates to multi-occupancy bathrooms and locker rooms.

That could impact transgender men, women, and children.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, a Republican, has opposed this kind of legislation.

Phillip Jones, CEO of Visit Dallas praised Straus.  “I would just say thank God for Joe Straus.  He’s the grownup in the room.  He’s doing the right thing.  He knows it’s a bad bill for Texas.”

Democratic State Representative Nicole Collier also praised Straus, and disagreed with Puente and Sanford who said Straus alone kept bathroom privacy legislation from passing.

Collier said other Republicans opposed it as well.

Speaker Straus will be the key person to watch because he runs the House.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Greg Abbott support bathroom privacy legislation.

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SpaceX Launches 1st Recycled Supply Ship « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its first recycled cargo ship to the International Space Station on Saturday, yet another milestone in its bid to drive down flight costs.

After a two-day delay caused by thunderstorms, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off carrying a Dragon capsule that made a station delivery nearly three years ago. When this refurbished Dragon reaches the orbiting lab on Monday, it will be the first returning craft since NASA’s now-retired shuttles.

The first-stage booster flown Saturday afternoon was brand new, and as is now the custom, returned to Cape Canaveral following liftoff for a successful vertical touchdown. “The Falcon has landed,” SpaceX Mission Control declared from company headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and a cheer went up.

The plan is to launch the booster again, instead of junking it in the ocean as so many other rocket makers do. Just two months ago, SpaceX launched its first recycled booster on a satellite mission. Another flight featuring a reused booster is coming up later this month.

This Dragon capsule, meanwhile, came back for take two following a few modifications and much testing. Shortly before liftoff, a SpaceX vice president, Hans Koenigsmann, called the Dragon reflight “a pretty big deal.”

It’s all part of the company’s quest, he said, to lower the cost of access to space through reusability.

“Overall a great day,” Koenigsmann later told reporters.

“Another wonderful launch,” added NASA’s Ven Feng, a station manager.

The Dragon soaring Saturday has the same hull and most of the same parts from its 2014 flight. SpaceX installed a new heat shield and parachutes, among a few other things, for the trip back to Earth at flight’s end. The Dragon is the only supply ship capable of surviving re-entry; all the others burn up in the atmosphere. NASA’s other supplier, Orbital ATK, will see its cargo carrier depart the 250-mile-high complex on Sunday, six weeks after arriving.

Besides the usual supplies, SpaceX’s latest 6,000-pound shipment includes mice and flies for research, a new kind of roll-up solar panel and a neutron star detector.

For now, SpaceX said savings are minimal because of all the inspections and tests performed on the already flown parts. NASA’s space station program manager, Kirk Shireman, told reporters earlier in the week that SpaceX did a thorough job recertifying the Dragon and that the risk is not substantially more than if this were a capsule straight off the factory floor. He said the entire industry is interested in “this whole notion of reuse,” first realized with the space shuttles.

It was the 100th launch from NASA’s hallowed Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, the departure point for the Apollo moon shots as well as dozens of shuttle missions, including the last one in 2011. SpaceX now leases the pad from NASA; the company’s first launch from there was in February.

SpaceX has been hauling station supplies for NASA for five years, both up and down. This is the company’s 11th mission under a NASA contract. The company’s next step is to deliver astronauts using modified Dragons. That could occur as early as next year.

Until SpaceX and Boeing start transporting crews, astronauts will continue to ride Russian rockets. On Friday, a Russian and Frenchman returned from the space station in their Soyuz capsule, leaving two Americans and a Russian behind. The station was zooming over Oman in the Persian Gulf when the Falcon took flight.

Uber heads to Dallas to talk ‘flying cars’

Sure, Uber’s cars are learning to drive themselves. But the next step is making them fly.

Uber kicks off a three-day conference on “flying cars” Tuesday in Dallas, an elaborate show of force as the ride-hailing company seeks to nail down a spot at the forefront of the fast-growing industry. The event is expected to draw hundreds of vehicle manufacturers, regulators, investors and technology suppliers interested in VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft  — otherwise known as flying cars.

“This is certainly something that people who invest in futuristic technologies totally believe in. It makes complete sense,” said Lux Capital partner Bilal Zuberi, who is scheduled to speak at the conference Tuesday evening.

Some industry experts predict the small, personal aircraft, which can take off and land like a helicopter, will slice commute times and ease traffic congestion by opening new transit lanes in the sky. A handful of companies have had success flying prototype vehicles, but there’s still a ways to go before the technology becomes safe, cheap and practical enough for widespread use.

Uber doesn’t plan to build these flying cars itself, but is expected to pair its ride-hailing network and technology with vehicle manufacturers — possibly allowing passengers to summon flying cars with the Uber app. The ride-hailing startup wouldn’t say what it plans to reveal during this week’s Elevate Summit, but it has lined up a wide range of speakers including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, NASA researchers and engineers, and executives from on-demand helicopter service BLADE, aerospace manufacturer Bell Helicopter, and electric vehicle charging-station company ChargePoint.

Uber isn’t the only one exploring this technology. Google founder Larry Page is backing flying car projects, Airbus last month said it’s working on a vehicle, and smaller companies in the U.S. and abroad are getting ready to take their flying cars to market.

Slovakia-based AeroMobil on Thursday unveiled its latest model flying car at an auto show in Monaco and started accepting pre-orders. The company plans to deliver the car to customers starting in 2020, with the hefty price tag of about $1 million.

German-based Lilium Jet on Thursday said it had successfully test-flown the world’s first electric VTOL jet — a sleek, pod-like two-seater vehicle. The company is developing a five-seater jet to be used by ride-hailing services.

Massachusetts-based company Terrafugia plans to start shipping a flying car in two years. The company made its first public test flight of its Transition vehicle at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture convention in Wisconsin in 2013. The debut of the two-seater vehicle, which has foldable wings and can fly and also drive on the road like a typical car, was a success, said EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski, who was there.

Interest in the space has taken off since that test flight, he said, but he and other experts say it’s still early days.

“I don’t know if it’s even to the point where you could really call it an industry,” Knapinski said. “It’s more or less innovators working independently on a number of products.”

Regulation remains a major hurdle, as officials have yet to draft rules that explicitly cover flying cars. Questions abound — including what kind of license pilots of these vehicles will need, and where they can take off and land. Rules likely will have to come from both the Federal Aviation Administration and state Departments of Motor Vehicles, Knapinski said.

For now, the certification a VTOL company needs varies on a case-by-case basis, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor wrote in an email.

“We are taking a flexible, open-minded and risk-based approach to integrating new technologies into the world’s busiest, most complex – and safest – aviation system,” he wrote in a statement.

It could get even more complicated as companies add self-driving technology to their flying cars. Gregor said the FAA has discussed autonomous aircraft with several manufacturers.

“Several areas still need further research and development,” he wrote, “particularly the operational aspects of making sure the automation that will ‘fly’ the autonomous aircraft is safe, and how the automation will interact with the air traffic control system.”

Call of Duty World League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation® 4, Takes over the Dallas Metroplex Beginning Today

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–()–The Call of Duty® World League Presented by PlayStation®4 (CWL) 2017
season comes to Dallas, where top teams will vie for their share of a
$200,000 prize pool. Beginning today, Call of Duty teams from
North America, Europe, and for the first time this year in pool play,
squads from the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), will go head-to-head during
the CWL Dallas Open, hosted by Major League Gaming Corp., March 17-19 at
the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.

Today marks the beginning of the competition, featuring more than 130
teams from around the world. The top four teams from the open winners’
bracket will join pool play tomorrow for more competition, while the
final teams will compete on Sunday in the championship bracket, for the
$200,000 prize pool and the title of the CWL Dallas Open Champion.

This Dallas competition will mark the final Call of Duty event
where hopeful teams can earn CWL Pro Points in an effort to qualify into
Stage 1 of the CWL Global Pro League. The Stage 1 competition will begin
April 20 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio and will include 16 teams
from across the world. These teams will compete for a chance at their
share of the $1.4 million CWL Global Pro League prize pool as part of
the overall $4 million prize pool for the 2017 CWL season. Teams that do
not qualify for Stage 1 will still be able to earn CWL Pro Points online
via CWL ladders and tournaments, as well as via LAN events, for a chance
to compete in Stage 2 later in the year.

OpTic Gaming, winners of the CWL Paris Open, and eUnited, winners of the
CWL Atlanta Open, have secured their spots. Top teams FaZe Clan, Rise
Nation, and CWL Championship 2016 winners, Team EnVyUs, have also set
themselves apart with CWL Pro Points. The teams to watch this weekend
are the bubble teams of Enigma6, Cloud9, and PNDA Gaming from North
America; and Elevate, Fnatic, and Epsilon from Europe. The APAC region
is still wide open between MindFreak and Tainted Minds, with one likely
ending up as the lone APAC representative in the CWL Global Pro League.

For those interested in attending the event in Dallas, General Admission
(GA), three-day tickets, are currently available online for only $49.99.
The tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the
Fort Worth Convention Center.

Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation®4 is proud to partner
with Major League Gaming Corp. as North American tournament operator and
broadcast partner for the upcoming season. Through MLG’s proven live
streaming capabilities and technology, MLG.tv will help to deliver the
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and facebook.com/mlgpro.

For a taste of the captivating, non-stop action that can be expected
during this weekend’s competition, check out the following trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K-VxRDgCyQ

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Dallas ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Facebook Live ‘confession’ emerges

Video has emerged of the self-styled ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ from Dallas apparently confessing to a shooting in a Facebook Live video shortly before their arrest on murder charges. 

Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, were arrested on Sunday for the Thursday shooting of Drekeiston Alex, 19.

In a video prior to their arrest – which was initially deleted, but has since re-emerged on World Star Hip Hop – Griffin-White and Coleman are seen apparently admitting to participating in a shooting. 

‘I’m gonna let you know who did it,’ Griffin-White says, then later: ‘If I go back to jail, I’m going for life, n***a.’

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Caught on camera: Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, (both pictured) put a Facebook video online in which they seemingly implicated themselves in a shooting
Caught on camera: Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, (both pictured) put a Facebook video online in which they seemingly implicated themselves in a shooting

Armed: At one point Griffin-White showed off this pistol and some ammunition
Armed: At one point Griffin-White showed off this pistol and some ammunition

Caught on camera: Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, (both left) hosted a Facebook Live video in which they seemingly implicated themselves in a shooting

'Bonnie and Clyde': Coleman put this photo on her Instagram account. The pair were arrested on Sunday for the daylight murder of a 19-year-old in Dallas, which occurred last Thursday
'Bonnie and Clyde': Coleman put this photo on her Instagram account. The pair were arrested on Sunday for the daylight murder of a 19-year-old in Dallas, which occurred last Thursday

‘Bonnie and Clyde’: Coleman put this photo on her Instagram account. The pair were arrested on Sunday for the daylight murder of a 19-year-old in Dallas, which occurred last Thursday

The black-and-white video appears to be filmed first in either Griffin-White’s or Coleman’s home, and later her Chrysler.

It begins with Griffin-white pointing at a half-empty rack of pistol ammunition and claiming that each empty slot is a bullet he’s fired at someone.

‘This how many people I done shot here brother,’ he says. ‘I got at so many people, this how many bullets I got left. Real talk, brother, real G moves now, brother.’

It’s not clear who he’s addressing, but there are a series of comments at the bottom from skeptical viewers.

‘Look this how I do things, brother,’ he says, picking up a round and dropping it into the rack upside-down, so that the cartridge is facing down, and actual bullet is pointing up.

‘I put the bullet on they side… you see, I don’t wanna touch them hoes’ – the implication being that he doesn’t want to get his fingerprints on the cartridges that are thrown out of a pistol when shots are fired.

Coleman then complains ‘Baby, I want a go’ from off-camera, before taking the phone and apparently reading through the skeptical comments.

They include ‘Don’t tell or show what ya got, surprise em’ and ‘Real Gs move in silence.’

Show-off: Griffin-White also showed off bullets, saying each missing bullet was a dead person
Show-off: Griffin-White also showed off bullets, saying each missing bullet was a dead person

Annoyed: Griffin-White became annoyed by Facebook Live commenters that seemed not to believe his claims that he had shot many people
Annoyed: Griffin-White became annoyed by Facebook Live commenters that seemed not to believe his claims that he had shot many people

Annoyed: Griffin-White, who had also showed off bullets (left) became annoyed by Facebook Live commenters (right) that seemed not to believe his claims that he had shot many people

Killed: Drekeiston Alex (left), 19, was shot dead Thursday
Killed: Drekeiston Alex (left), 19, was shot dead Thursday

Fled: The shooter fled in a red Chrysler (right) similar to Coleman's. In his video, Griffin-White boasted about shooting someone
Fled: The shooter fled in a red Chrysler (right) similar to Coleman's. In his video, Griffin-White boasted about shooting someone

Killed: Drekeiston Alex (left), 19, was shot dead Thursday. The shooter fled in a red Chrysler (right) similar to Coleman’s. In his video, Griffin-White boasted about shooting someone

Annoyed that people don’t seen to believe him, Griffin-White then shows the camera his pistol, unloading the clip while repeating ‘Quit playin’ man.’ 

He sits in the front of the car and the duo go through the list of commenters, systematically calling each one ‘gay’.

Finally, angry at the continued disbelief, he says: ‘Didn’t we all leave the scene? Didn’t we all leave the scene? Don’t ya’ll talk s**t. 

‘Why don’t you all look at this, how you know it’s real,’ he says, bringing out his cell phone with text messages on it. ‘Look, This is real s**t, brother. I ain’t gonna lie to y’all brother.

‘Look, I hit him up… I said look, I shot at it, look…’

Quoting his text message, he says he told one victim ‘I could’ve killed you easy but I let y’all boys make it’ because a mutual friend had helped him.

Griffin then repeats the man’s reply over and over: ‘He said, “You shot your son when my son was in the car.”‘

Social media: Both suspects frequently used social media. Griffin-White posted this image of him counting money
Social media: Both suspects frequently used social media. Griffin-White posted this image of him counting money

Rapper: Coleman promoters herself as rapper 'Mamme Kash'
Rapper: Coleman promoters herself as rapper 'Mamme Kash'

Social media: Both suspects frequently used social media. Griffin-White posted this image (left) of him counting money, while Coleman promoters herself as rapper ‘Mamme Kash’ (right)

'All an image': Coleman posted on Facebook on Friday that she was 'far from a murderer' and that the gun-toting rapper 'Mamme Kash' was 'all an image'
'All an image': Coleman posted on Facebook on Friday that she was 'far from a murderer' and that the gun-toting rapper 'Mamme Kash' was 'all an image'

‘All an image’: Coleman posted on Facebook on Friday that she was ‘far from a murderer’ and that the gun-toting rapper ‘Mamme Kash’ was ‘all an image’

On Friday, after their arrest, Coleman – who raps under the name Mamme Kash – posted on Facebook: ‘Im Far From A Murderer. I Swear To God Its All An Image.’

She had previously posted an Instagram pictured of her with Griffin-White holding guns, captioned ‘KASH N KEEM. IM HIS BONNIE HE MY CLYDE.’

The pair are alleged to have been involved in the shooting of Alex at around 2.40pm on Thursday.

The teen was walking on the 4800 block of Sunnyvale Street when a man approached him and the pair began to argue, Dallas News reported.

The unidentified man then pulled out a handgun and shot Alex in the chest. The teen died in Dallas’s Baylor University Medical Center.

Police released security camera footage of the events leading up to the shooting. 

The gunman was driven from the scene by an accomplice in a red Chrysler PT Cruiser, police said.

That car was owned by Coleman, witnesses told police. A car similar to a Chrysler is visible in the black-and-white Facebook Live video.

A second witness also reportedly told cops that Griffin-White shot ‘that boy’ dead. 

'Think': Griffin-White posted on his Facebook page that it was illogical for him to kill someone while 'girl's son was in the car'. Coleman's Instagram posts show her with a young son
'Think': Griffin-White posted on his Facebook page that it was illogical for him to kill someone while 'girl's son was in the car'. Coleman's Instagram posts show her with a young son

‘Think’: Griffin-White posted on his Facebook page that it was illogical for him to kill someone while ‘girl’s son was in the car’. Coleman’s Instagram posts show her with a young son

Denial: Griffin-White also denied that he knew the victim, and asked what his Facebook Live video 'gotta do with that boy'
Denial: Griffin-White also denied that he knew the victim, and asked what his Facebook Live video 'gotta do with that boy'

Denial: Griffin-White also denied that he knew the victim, and asked what his Facebook Live video ‘gotta do with that boy’

Pleading: Coleman also posted 'Free me' early on Monday. She has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, as has Griffin-White
Pleading: Coleman also posted 'Free me' early on Monday. She has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, as has Griffin-White

Pleading: Coleman also posted ‘Free me’ early on Monday. She has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, as has Griffin-White

Suspects: Coleman (pictured) and Griffin-White reportedly made a Facebook Live video in which they claimed to have killed someone
Suspects: Coleman (pictured) and Griffin-White reportedly made a Facebook Live video in which they claimed to have killed someone

Protests: Griffin-White (pictured) and his girlfriend protested their innocence online later
Protests: Griffin-White (pictured) and his girlfriend protested their innocence online later

Suspects: Coleman (left) and Griffin-White (right) reportedly made a Facebook Live video in which they claimed to have killed someone. Both protested their innocence online later

A music video for her track ‘Shots Fired (Asian Doll Diss)’ shows her waving around a pistol and pointing it at the head of a young woman. 

Griffin-White proclaimed his innocence online after their arrest, writing ‘wtf [the Facebook Live video] gotta do with that boy thoo me n my gurr dnt even know dat n***a.’

‘Why Would I Kill Somebody While My Gurr Son Inna Car Df #Think,’ he also wrote.

Coleman has been arrested numerous times in Dallas County, and in 2010 pleaded guilty to assault.

Both Coleman and Griffin-White have been charged with first-degree murder. They have been jailed on $500,000 bond each. 

'All image': Coleman raps under the name 'Mamme Kash'. Pictured is one of her videos, where she waves around a pistol. She said this was 'all an image' and that she's 'far from a killer'
'All image': Coleman raps under the name 'Mamme Kash'. Pictured is one of her videos, where she waves around a pistol. She said this was 'all an image' and that she's 'far from a killer'

‘All image’: Coleman raps under the name ‘Mamme Kash’. Pictured is one of her videos, where she waves around a pistol. She said this was ‘all an image’ and that she’s ‘far from a killer’

Dallas Zoo to be featured in 10-hour Animal Planet Facebook Live marathon

DALLAS — Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for zoo animals behind the scenes? On Thursday you can get up-close access, without ever leaving your office or couch.

Animal Planet is holding a 10-hour marathon Facebook Live event Thursday called “Inside the Zoo,” featuring 18 of the best zoos and aquariums around the country.

This includes the Dallas Zoo, where the giraffe exhibit will be featured from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Popular dog and cheetah duo Winspear and Amani will be featured from 3:15-3:30 p.m.

Thousands of people are able to watch, ask questions, and get answers in real time during the stream.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums hopes seeing the work at zoos across the country will show people why their mission of animal conservation is so important.

“Every day, the animal care professionals at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos deliver expert care to the animals at their facilities. They also contribute tremendously to species conservation efforts, both locally and around the globe,” said Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the AZA.

“Inside the Zoo” will stream live on Facebook until 6 p.m. CST Thursday. You can watch here. 

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Mesquite Teacher Chosen As NASA “Space Educator” « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – A Mesquite engineering teacher has received a very special honor. Adlena Jacobs has been named as a member of the Space Educator Expedition Crew Program.

The program, called a “Year in Space Education”, and Jacobs recently returned from a kick-off conference with other educators in Houston.

On the agenda of the conference was educating students about a giant telescope NASA’s launching in October 2018, which hopes to expand knowledge of the universe.

“Obviously, it’s already developed, and they’re doing a lot of testing with it,” said Jacobs. “We want everyone to get excited about it. The teachers are there to educate.”

Jacobs, who majored in Physics and minored in Math, has a passion for education. After working nine years in the Mesquite Independent School District she applied online to be a part of the space education crew and was selected after a recommendation from her principal.

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The Technology Excellence Center instructor is one of 31 educators from across the country and just one of two in Texas, who were accepted into the program. Their goal is to learn from expedition crews and then show how STEM-based knowledge an educate communities and lead students to careers in aeronautics, science and technology.

Jacobs says she wants to and encourages others to be that special representative. “We need to be those people in the community to go out and say, ‘You can go out there and do this.’ NASA/space is just not going to the moon — it’s more than that,” she said.

Jacobs says her father, who is an aerospace engineer, inspired her. Now she, and the team of other K-12 teachers, is working on their action plan.

NASA, the Smithsonian and Boeing sponsor the Space Educator program.

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