|The Story||Decatur ISD announces it will probably run a deficit in connection with next year's budget. Supt. J.D. Kennedy "attributed the loss to a flat student growth rate this year. . . ."|
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|The Spin||How many years have been hearing "growth is coming, growth is coming"?|
|The Story||The new tax reappraisals land in the mail causing shock to most recipients. The taxable property value for Decatur ISD went from $639 million to $710 million.|
|The Spin||Didn't we read something about a budget deficit somewhere?|
|The Story||The DA and Rhome PD take shots at one another after Rhome Police Officer Daniel Flores records a conversation he had with the DA in the DA's office.|
|The Spin||There's a lot of secret recording going on these days.|
|The Story||The Dallas Observer runs a story on former Wise County Attorney Stephen Hale.|
|The Spin||The story has so many gems:
1. On smoking pot during his military service, "It made being a soldier a lot easier to take."
2. On why his job as a bartender didn't work out in Galveston: "Because I am bald and ugly."
3. His campaign bumper sticker for Harris County DA: "Decriminalize marijuana. Vote Stephen Hale for District Attorney"
4. On why he was unsuccessful for his bid as DA in Galveston County: "It's hard building a constituency out of old stoners. They just forget to vote."
|The Story||It's graduation week, so lets look at the favorite movies as listed by the members of the "All Academic Team"|
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