|The Story||With the lack of Wise County news,
one of the lead stories was the State's $8.2 million surplus.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||Two thoughts: (1) This means
that the people of Texas were over-taxed by $8.2 billion last year, (2)
Remember that figure the next time you hear that we don't have money
for improved roads, CPS reform, etc.
|The Story||A traffic stop in Decatur leads to
the discovery of 20 illegal immigrants.
|The Spin||Followed by an ad in the Messenger of "Immediate
availability. Emergency opening for twenty jobs that legal residents
will not do. No questions asked. No time off for protest marches."
|The Spin||The club house at the Bridgeport
Country Club is demolished to make way for a new 7,400 square feet
||Construction was slowed due
to four 70 year old members that refused to end their poker game in
protest. "We kinda prefer the smell of stale beer and the
ambiance of the stained carpet. I don't think we need to be going all
hoty-toty after all these years," said one fictions 30+ handicapper.
|The Spin||Decatur ISD considers moving two
portable building to the new high school that is nearing the end of its
|The Spin||On the agenda next month
will be the proposal to place vehicles in need of repair on blocks on
the lawn of the school.
|The Spin||The Messenger covers the demise of
dairy farms in Wise County (a reduction of 60 dairies in business in
1991 to only 13 now).
|The Spin||Most demographic research
reveals that Wise County became a "beer and/or cafe latte" county in