The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 4/23/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Incredibly Boring

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.
News worthiness ***
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 replacement.
News worthiness *
The Spin
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 construction.
News worthiness *
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).
News worthiness ***
The Spin Most demographic research reveals that Wise County became a "beer and/or cafe latte" county in around 1999.

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