A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/3/01:
The Story The Department of Public Safety cuts the number of troopers roaming the highways of Wise County from 14 to 8. Commissioner James Hubbard urged DPS officials to beef up that number. 
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin On behalf of all Wise County motorists: eight troopers is just fine.

The Story A former Wise County employee is arrested by a Texas Ranger, a Wise County Sheriff's Captain, and a Fort Worth officer for the alleged offense of stealing four tires.
News worthiness **
The Spin The SWAT team was apparently unavailable.

The Story Two hours before successfully completing his two year misdemeanor probation, Boyd Councilman Jeremmy McEntire is arrested on a motion to revoke his probation. Why? For allegedly committing a new crime by saying something during a telephone call.
News worthiness **
The Spin Sounds a little odd. The court of public opinion should probably take a "wait and see" approach on this one until all the facts are known.

The Story The Texas Department of Transportation announces that construction of improvements on 380 (between Bridgeport and Decatur) would probably take place at the same time as construction work on 1810 (between Decatur and Chico). "Traffic would be redirected to Texas 114," said resident engineer Bill Nelson.
News worthiness  ***
The Spin Come again?

The Story James Wood Motors runs a television ad during the first XFL football game broadcast on NBC.  (XFL is the brain child of WWF creator Vince McMahon.)
News worthiness *
The Spin James knows demographics. James is rich. 

The Story Darlene Pack of Alvord writes a letter to the editor to "throw off steam" after she watches a kid litter by throwing down a candy wrapper, she asked him to pick it up, and he gave her an "idiotic look" and kept walking.
News worthiness *
The Spin Hey, in this Jerry Springer kind of world, it could have been worse. He could have thrown down dope, brandished a handgun, and said "whazzup" as he slapped his chest with his fist.  

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