The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/20/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: A Little Slow

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."
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The Spin Oh, yes, the joy of small Texas towns.

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. 
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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.

The Story Boyd 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.
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The Spin
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.
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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."
News worthiness ***
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.

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