|The Story||The fallout for the failure of the Boyd school bond package to pass begins. Glenda Barnett writes a Letter to the Editor which simply says, "To Raymond Jordan and the so-called Concerned Citizens Group of Boyd: You are selfish, ignorant and an embarrassment to our city."|
|The Spin||Oh, yes, the joy of small
|The Story||Bridgeport School Board member Alan Powers catches some flak by mildly criticizing some of the teachers in the district after recent TAKS tests were not up to par.|
|The Spin||Either the teaching could be better, the kids could try
harder, or the kids are mentally incapable of doing any better. You
have to pick one.
ISD votes to allow seniors to participate in the graduation ceremony
even if they did not pass the TAKS test - a requirement in order to
receive a diploma. They will instead be handed "certificates of
completion" at the ceremony.
||Color us mistaken - there's another option: Pretend the
TAKS results don't matter.
|The Story||Newark takes steps to allow the
sale of alcoholic beverages in the city.
|The Spin||City officials are hopeful that alcohol sales will bring in an Albertson's, Chili's, a Hyatt, and a Del Frisco's. Plus, that four mile journey into Rhome was getting to be really inconvenient.|
|The Story||Rickie Smith of Bridgeport was
arrested by a make-shift SWAT team after a two hour standoff at his
home. He was eventually found sitting on his bed in his underwear.
Smith's mother had told police that he had been "hallucinating that a
man riding a horse was inside his residence."
|The Spin||Police brought in a horse
jockey as part of the SWAT team just in case the horse story turned out
to be true. "It was a little awkward, but we decided to place the
jockey on the shoulders of the Texas Ranger as we made our entry. From
that vantage point, he could have leapt from the Ranger onto the horse
in the event the horse made any funny moves. We called it Operation
Crazed Equine. We're thankful we didn't have to use excessive force."
said one ficticious Bridgeport Police officer.