Dallas city officials, who were remarkably silent during last week’s storm, have finally been heard from. They have decided not to punish us for putting fallen tree limbs on the curb before our appointed bulky trash pickup. That was amazingly considerate of them, wasn’t it? Of course, there is a catch (click the line that says more information; the line that says service information is the city furlough news release). You have to call 311 first to tell them you’re putting the trash on the curb or you’ll be cited.

This is a joke, right?

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