|The Story||After a citizens group opposes the
bond election to replace the old Boyd High School (which Messenger reporter Robert Morgan
referred to as "dilapidated and beyond the simple help of a makeover"),
voters reject the proposal by a vote of 489-354.
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|The Spin||"If it was good enough for ol' Billy Joe Tolliver, it's good enough for little junior," said one voter opposing the bond package.|
|The Spin||Kevin Haney of Decatur wins a
school board seat in a landslide, 310-84.
|The Spin||Just think how much he would
have won by if he had actually disclosed that he was a former Decatur
High School football hero (or a Hollywood make up artist).
|The Story||Decatur High School won first
place in One Act Play for its 40 minute performance of "The Elephant
Man." John Gilliam also won "best actor in state" for his performance
of Joseph Merrick, the deformed 19th century Englishman.
|The Spin||In a shocking move, Michael
Jackson offered to by Gilliam's bones for $19.95.
|The Spin||Senior Loren Hodges of Paradise
won two gold medals at the State Track Meet in the 800 meters and the
1,600 meters. In the latter, she set a state record of 5:04.00 -
beating a mark that had been in place since 1980.
||"I credit this feat to her
not having a profile on myspace.com," the school said in a fictitious
of the Texas Minutemen, Shannon McGauley, was welcomed with open arms
by the Wise County Republican Women at its meeting Monday night. He
said that those that consider his group to be "dangerous
bigots" are simply those "who are afraid the organization is curbing
ended his speech with, "And if you know of any illegals you need for us
to shoot, just give us a holler." (Not really. That was a free