The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/26/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Memorable

The Story Bridgeport ISD receives the designation of a "property rich" school district thereby causing it to send some of its tax collections to the state for redistribution.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "Just when we on the verge of building an aquatics center and resurfacing the football field with artificial turf!" said one school official. "But throwing some money as some poor kids make us feel more Christian - I'll say that."

The Story The results of the TAKS test were released with Boyd doing the worst and Paradise the best. Overall, the county fared better than the state wide average.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "If there were any question about whether our kids have smarts real good, there ain't anymore," said one unnamed school administrator.

The Story Jesse Cahill surrenders to the Bowie Police Department after the Wise County Sheriff's office makes it known that he is wanted for the burning of the Twin Hills restaurant. He learned about the warrant from a local radio station.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Man, I've seen that 'Cops' show on Fox," someone reportedly heard Cahill say. "I figured I could turn myself in or find myself face down and kissing the pavement at Walmart or something. I might not pass the TAKS test, but I thought that decision was easy."

The Story State rep. Phil King calls the Messenger after a less than flattering editorial. As part of his remarks, he supported House Speaker Tom Craddick and opined, "Tom's in good shape."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Uh, sir, your daddy is not in good shape. In a story that many most missed over the holiday weekend, Craddick would have been removed as Speaker on Saturday night but he thwarted the effort by simply failing to "recognize" the representative that wanted to make the motion. (For political junkies, the only video I've found of the event is here.)

The Story Many seniors at Boyd forego their cars and drive their tractors to school on "Prank Day."
News worthiness *
The Spin And in other news, CDs of "Larry, The Cable Guy" are very popular in Boyd.

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