|The Story||Boyd citizens are angry because
code violations about junk cars and tall grass are not being
enforced. Currently the city just sends a letter to violators but
does no follow-up. One resident said "When a person in violation gets a
letter, they throw it away because they know it won't be enforced."
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||Some residents have become
creative by using the letters to serve as the base of a paper mache
block for their junk car.
|The Story||Construction of the new
Decatur High School is ahead of schedule.
|The Spin||Delays are feared this fall,
however, when workers will be asked to pass the Texas Assessment of
Konstruction Skills, or TAKS, test.
|The Story||NO MONSTERS HERE— The monster
truck show rescheduled because of the June rains has been canceled due
to scheduling conflicts. For a refund call (940) 393-5797 or (817)
|The Spin||Hey the Gun Show, Tractor Pull and Kidd Rock concert were
just too much competition.
|The Story||The United Way removed Helping
Hands Ministry "from the allocations list for not following accepted
|The Spin|| "So help me, there
were no checks and balances to help us assure ourselves that Helping
Hands didn't help their hands to some things that their hands shouldn't
help themselves to....if you understand what I'm saying," said one
fictitious United Way official.
|The Story||Jim Miller, Sr. writes a Letter to
the Editor urging Christians to be politically informed. "The reason
that we have no prayer in school, on-demand abortion, and the
deterioration of the family unit is because Christians have sat on
their blessed assurances, and let the ungodly liberals dictate to the
Christians how things are going to be," he wrote.
|The Spin||(1) We all know all liberals
are "ungodly" so you really didn't have to say that, and (2) the
reference to "blessed
assurances" was very funny.
|The Story||Wise County has had a rash of
snake bites, ten in fact, since January.
|The Spin||Hospital administrators
warned the bites could be nasty. "Most the bites are from snakes that
are Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization," they