|The Story||Northwest ISD finalizes next
year's budget. The amount: $99,684,312.00. Yep. Almost 10% of a billion dollars.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Spin||And to think they will still
have money left over to send to the Robin Hood plan.
|The Story||Good news: A new marina opens up
at Lake Bridgeport.
|The Spin||Bad news: If this heat keeps
up, we'll be able to walk up to it on dry land by the end of the summer.
|The Story||Law Enforcement officers receive
training from a variety of sources on domestic violence. Thecia Jenkins
of Bridge Over Troubled Waters shared with the group the concept of
"cultural competency". "It allows individuals to acknowledge
differences in race, sex, religion, economic groups - anything that
differentiates us from one another - and consider those differences
when deciding how to provide services to a diverse group of victims."
|The Spin||"Ok, you're hispanic, poor,
Catholic and a woman? Alrighty. I just want to let you know that we
will be providing a different service than we just offered the white,
Baptist woman across town. Have a good day."
|The Story||Beall's prepares to open their
brand new big store in Decatur.
|The Spin||Not bad for a company that
declared bankruptcy in 2000 and closed 300 of its
|The Story||Adam Garza, pastor of Fairview
Baptist Church, writes and editorial in the Messenger where he dogs ABC's Desperate Housewives calling it "highly
|The Spin||We absolutely agree. All
that sex and flesh is just trash. And we wish ABC would move it to
Monday night so we wouldn't have to rush home so fast after Sunday
night services in order to catch it.
|The Story||Linda Markoff of San
Francisco writes a Letter to the Editor blasting Tony
Mooney of Corpus Christi for a letter that Mooney had written. After
pointing out that the Iraq war has cost 1,700 U.S. lives and $200
billion dollars all because "Bush lied like a dog", Markoff suggests
Mooney enlist. (We love this stuff).
|The Spin||Mooney penned a thoughtful
response but really meant to say "Oh, yeah! Well you live around a
bunch of gay people. So there!"
|The Story||In case you missed it, the Dallas Morning News ran a big
article on Mike Winchell, quarterback of Odessa Permian during the
"Friday Night Lights" season in 1988.
|The Spin||Why do we mention it?
Because he has lived in Decatur for the past six years. Pretty cool.