|The Story||TxDot prepares for a public
hearing on the widening of highway 380. The leading TxDot
representative said that "the public will have the opportunity to offer
comments . . . [but] we will not respond to comments at the
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Spin||But they promise to smile
and nod a lot.
|The Story||From Monday's Update: "TOP HONORS FOR THE MESS –
The Wise County Messenger
walked away with Sweepstakes honors for the third consecutive year at
the annual convention of the Texas Press Association in Austin over the
weekend. The Messenger won
first place in advertising and editorials, second place in headline
writing, news writing and sports photography and third place in column
writing and general excellence. No other Wise County
newspaper won awards in the competition. ". (emphasis added)
|The Spin|| The Bridgeport Index immediately issued
a statement that read: "Hey, that really hurts."
|The Story||State Rep. Phil King shows up at a
Wise County meeting to wow the crowd as usual. "Our last special
session sounded like a big disaster," King said. "That was not true."
|The Spin||He's right. It didn't sound
like a disaster - It was
|The Story||King also criticized the current
state of funding for Texas schools by using a buzz word sure to strike
fear in good Texans everywhere: "It's a socialistic education," he
|The Spin||We all know those poor kids
on the border don't deserve an education equal to that of those
Highland Park kids. The commies must be behind Robin Hood after
|The Story||Decatur ISD considers implementing
a UIL soccer team but it may have to wait a few years. The Decatur ISD
superintendant said that potential "attendance needs to be examined" as
well before any formal decision is made.
|The Spin||"Quite frankly, I'm a little
nervous about going to a high school soccer game," said one ficticious
Decatur parent. "Every now and then I have some pretty horrific
flashbacks when my little Dakota was a three years old chasing that
dang soccer ball around in the Lion's Club Diaper League at 8:00 a.m.
on Saturday morning. I'm not sure I can handle it."