|The Story||A petition for the sale of alcohol
in Bridgeport fails to gain the requisite number of signatures, and a
similar petition in Newark is expected to come up short as well.
|The Spin||"We know that we had the
support, we just couldn't find those dang people to sign the petition,"
said one fictitious supporter. "Next time were gonna track 'em down
whether they be in Frilly's or Rodeo Exchange. But for now were just
gonna go home and have a brewski - That we have to purchase in Decatur,
by the way!"
public hearing on the proposed route of the Trans-Texas Corridor
running from Texas to Oklahoma will be held in Decatur on July 11th.
The current proposed route will run past the east side of Dallas. The
alternative route would run through a portion of Wise County.
|The Spin||There's a vocal opposition
that actually wants the corridor to run through Wise County - fearing
that commerce would dry up if it were built 150 miles away. (That
opposition does not include those who own land that would be in its
|The Story||Bridgeport breaks ground for the
construction of a $2 million law enforcement center. Mayor Don Majka
said "This new building will be added to form a municipal complex which
will make the city of Bridgeport the premier city of the county."
|The Spin||"That's crazy," said one
fictitious Decatur leader. "If you ask me, he's been watchin' too much
of the Kim Jong feller on the television and gettin' a little too big
for his britches. Next thing ya know they'll be launchin' bottle
rockets at us. Thank God for the fireworks ban."
|The Story||Decatur ISD is forced to call an election to have voters approve of two methods for compensating for being a property rich district (like educating students from another district). If not, the State could detach the district's mineral wealth from its tax base. It's needlessly complicated and some official fear that the voters will think the election will actually be another bond election.|
|The Spin|| I think it will pass, but
if you want to see a record for low voter turnout, get ready. With
about 400 total votes cast in the last school board election, this
thing could be decided by less than 100.
|The Story||As we feared, the Messenger begins publishing
reports of restaurant inspections that have recently been implemented
in Decatur. We got to learn of "hair on the food prep table" and
"rodent droppings in the closet where drink syrup boxes are stored."
|The Spin||I don't want to know. I
don't want to know. I don't want to know.