|The Story||The Messenger pokes fun at
State Rep. Phil King's press release where he proclaims that some
organization has ranked him the 4th most powerful member of the House.
Which means, according to the Messenger,
he "carried a lot of water for Speaker Tom Craddick."
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Spin||Hey, don't be stealing the The Spin's thunder
before The Spin can get to
|The Story||A jury finds the owner of the
Runaway Bay Country Club, Rick Mai, guilty of resisting arrest after a
skirmish with Rex Richie of the Bay's police department.
|The Spin||After the guilty verdict, he
immediately reached for a Mai Tai.
|The Story||A plane clips some power lines at
Decatur Municipal Airport but, amazingly, does not crash. Gordon
Hofstra, Decatur Airport Board member, said the power lines should be
buried in the future so that they do not cause an obstruction.
|The Spin||Or the planes could fly just
a tad bit higher.
|The Story||A joke is made by a citizen at the
Decatur parks master plan meeting this week who wanted to see a new
grocery store. "Her initial request for a Skaggs
Kroger's drew big laughs from the other residents."
|The Spin||Skaggs? Anybody seen a Skaggs lately? Maybe one is
next to Piggly Wiggly.
|The Story||The EMS building's price tag edges
near $1 million due to a myriad of problems. It was originally
purchased in 1999 for $136,328 and the albatross continues to run up a
|The Spin||County Judge Dick Chase's response to an unruly crowd member on a
different subject is a perfect response to this financial fiasco.