|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
|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.
|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
editorial. As part of his remarks, he supported House Speaker Tom
Craddick and opined, "Tom's in good shape."
|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."
|The Spin||And in other news, CDs of "Larry,
The Cable Guy" are very popular in Boyd.