The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/3/04:

The Story Texas DOT finally decides to make some changes to Highway 287 heading through Decatur including a major modification to the intersection at CR 1810.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin And the biggest death trap in the county comes to an end.

The Story Major leaking occurs at the new EMS building which has been under constant criticism from county  commissioner Kyle Stephens due to the problems associated with the building. "It will be condemned before we move in there."
News worthiness *
The Spin Funny line from a guy that hasn't smiled much recently.

The Story Ken Hughes opines in a Letter to Editor that Decatur will "become the next Frisco" but that "[t]he county is already getting a new jail to deal with some of the more malevolent exports of the Metroplex to the south."
News worthiness *
The Spin Inmates at the Wise County Jail immediately began rioting and chanting "Who you calling a malevolent? What the heck is a malevolent? Who you calling a malevolent!"

The Story Justice of the Peace C.D. Archer asks for uniforms for him and his office staff ($1,300 to be exact) in connection with his involvement at death and accident scenes. "You carry out a lot of evidence on your britches," Archer said.
News worthiness **
The Spin We're not sure why that is so funny but the use of the word "britches" in any quote tends to make us smile.

The Story Dr. Elizabeth Rohr dominates the news again with a hearing in Southlake. And the Messenger receives more Letters to the Editor of people going ballistic over the situation.
News worthiness **
The Spin As a side note, has anyone else noticed how well she dressed for court?

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