This story first appeared on The Scoop Blog of the Dallas Morning News.

7 things happening today that you might care about

Bruce Tomaso, The Dallas Morning News, April 2, 2012

The Dallas school board might announce its choice as the new suprerintendent.
Or, it might not.

Tawnell D. Hobbs writes on our DISD blog that an agenda item posted on Friday suggests that a lone finalist may be named at a 4 p.m. meeting.

That was supposed to happen on Wednesday, and Monday and Tuesday were supposed to be set aside, Tawnell says, for visits to the cities of select candidates.

That could mean the board has settled on a candidate from around here, negating the need for out-of-town visits.

Or, maybe not.

The Texas Rangers will unveil the new center field facilities at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and give a preview of new food items being offered this season. The preview is scheduled for 4 p.m., according to The Associated Press.

Opening day at The Ballpark is Friday.

The Richardson City Council will consider a recommendation from the North Texas Municipal Water District to ease lawn-watering restrictions, allowing sprinkling once a week.

The council meets at 6 p.m. It’s expected to approve the change. Right now, watering is only allowed twice a month.

The University of Kansas (KU) plays the University of Kentucky (UK) for the NCAA men’s basketball championship.

The game is on CBS. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:23 p.m. Dallas time.

Kenny Loggins performs in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The concert is a benefit to help LaunchAbility, a nonprofit organization whose stated goal is “to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives within our community.”

A reception begins at 6 p.m. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets areno longer available online. Check with the box office at the Meyerson, 972-991-6777.

Walter J. Humann, a longtime Dallas business executive and civic leader, will be honored with the 2012 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from Southern Methodist University.

The award will be presented at a noon luncheon in the Belo Mansion.

Among many other achievements over his long career, Humann is credited with helping to create Dallas Area Rapid Transit and with playing a lead role in the desegregation of Dallas public schools.

 
(Honestly, that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface. Here’s an announcement from SMU with a more detailed recitation of Humann’s accomplishments.)

The award, of course, is named for the late Dallas mayor and co-founder of Texas Instruments. It’s presented annually by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

Humann is a 1967 graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law. He also has a physics degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard.

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