|The Story||A report reveals that Wise County ranks third in the state in auto-train accidents. The Texas Railroad Commission says it "works year round to educate drivers about rail crossing safety with classes held in . . . statewide."|
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|The Spin||Rail crossing safety? How about this slogan: Don't pull a car out in front of a mega-ton train that can't stop on a dime.|
|The Story||Boyd considers extending its extraterritorial jurisdiction in an effort to take over land that Fort Worth may wish to claim. Residents in a proposed ETJ area have to agree to be included. "You would have to ask them if they would rather be in Fort Worth or Boyd," a city official said.|
|The Spin||Can you give us a minute to think on that?|
|The Story||A big chunk of a Delta plane falls off during a flight and lands north of Decatur.|
|The Spin||Oh my gosh! It could have struck Wal-Mart!|
|The Story||The Messenger runs an article about a manufactured homeowner, Lisa Pennington, who struggles with the stereotypes associated with that type of housing.|
|The Spin||Lisa Pennington: "I don't want people to think we're trash just
because we live in a mobile home."
"Stick and Bricks" homeowner Jim Peek: "We are not uppity folk. It's just a matter of what this will do to our property values".
The Spin: Kudos to Jim for using the word "uppity".
|The Story||Miss Wise County Linday Kellum won the "Overall Alpha Physical Fitness in a Swimsuit" award at the Miss Texas Pageant.|
|The Spin||We couldn't helped but be enthralled with the new name of the swimsuit competition. (The name of "Hottest Babe When All The Girls Wear the Least Amount of Clothing Competition" was a close second but ultimately rejected by pageant officials.)|